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What Does $1,800 Rent You In Chicago, Today?

1407 S Michigan Ave., #619 (Near South Side)

1503 S State St., #607 (Near South Side)

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2650 N Lakeview Ave., #406 (Lincoln Park)

401 E Ontario St., #2908 (Streeterville)

1521 West Chestnut St., #3 (West Town)

1600 North Wells St., #30111 (Old Town)

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    What Does $1,800 Rent You In Chicago, Today?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding a place in Chicago if you're on a budget of $1,800 / month. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)
    http://abc7chicago.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Golden Anniversary Remembrance

50 YEARS AGO YESTERDAY - 1st Broadcast of the nationally televised Mister Rogers Neighborhood on PBS. I had the pleasure of working with Fred and David Newell -- Mr. McFeely (a.k.a. Mr. Speedy Delivery) for 3 days in Chicago during the celebration of WTTW's 30th Anniversary

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Suggestions for Block of Land For Sale

Hi Neighbors. We noticed that there is a for sale sign at a parking lot on the 2100 Block of South Indiana (adjacent to The Lex and across from the Wintrust Arena). Our community needs a full grocery store and a pharmacy. Any suggestions regarding how we can encourage these types of businesses into our developing neighborhood?

  • Craig Stanley Board President Locomobile Lofts

    @Douglas_Peep,
    Yes, I was being a little cheeky about Ickes happening, but I have been attending meetings for years now and still not a shovel in the ground yet. Conversely, the new South Loop Elementary was approved long after the Ickes plans and that is going up at a furious...

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    @Douglas_Peep,
    Yes, I was being a little cheeky about Ickes happening, but I have been attending meetings for years now and still not a shovel in the ground yet. Conversely, the new South Loop Elementary was approved long after the Ickes plans and that is going up at a furious pace. While I believe something will go up at Ickes, I think people and the politicians are ambivalent about it. It would not surprise me at all to see a reduction in the final number of public and affordable units.
    As for a casino, it baffles me that the city just watches people cross the border 12 miles from our neighborhood and contribute to the State of Indiana. I have little doubt campaign contributions flow from those connected to our city officials to kill such an idea. Given the history of Ickes, I doubt a casino would ever go in on that site.

  • Ickes still planned - go through some design iterations and approvals. Being multi jurisdictional entities and involving federal $$ takes time https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/2/6/14522750/chicago-ickes-homes-redevelopment-plan-public-housing

Feb 16

Updated 4 days ago

Criminal activity

Residents are not being notified of neighborhood criminal activity in a timely manner.
If residents and guests are not notified by the city or association management companies, the criminals are free to attack again until they are caught.
There must be a better notification system sent immediately once an attack is reported by a victim.

  • JL

    John Adams III
    will be in prison for quite a while.So what your saying is he will get out
    How about this. Bring back the death penalty so people like this will not be getting out of jail. Instead be carry out of jail
    Also your words not mine.
    In a perfect world, not in Chicago. He'll sadly receive a slap on the wrist and be let back out sooner than you think.

  • This guy isn't going to receive a slap on the wrist, he killed a cop, it's game over for him this time. It's the slap on the wrists for his previous (non-homicide) violent crimes that need to be the focal here, and what judges let this filth back out on the streets before he finally hit the murder lottery. These liberal judges need to be publicly shamed and outed.

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Monitoring the air quality on my corner sure taught me a few things about the EPA, particulates and Wifi

One day, though, a few blocks away at 16th and Clark, I noticed the air was registering positively awful, filled with particulates like there was no...

    Monitoring the air quality on my corner sure taught me a few things about the EPA, particulates and Wifi
    When I was asked a few months ago to participate in a short study that required monitoring the air quality on the street where I live, I was eager to please. Not only did I want to please the person who asked me to do it-Gail Merritt, who started Alliance for a Greener South Loop, always...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT - INTERIOR REMODEL OF AN EXISTING GROCERY STORE TO ADD A SERVER ROOM AND ROOF TOP CONDENSING UNIT. NO CHANGE TO EXISTING USE GROUP OR ZONING.

    1615 S. Clark St. Issued February 8, 2018 Comment

Feb 09

Updated Feb 10

Man charged in sexual attacks, robberies in Lakeview, South Loop

...Police also identified Robinson as a suspect in stealing a woman's purse in the 1400-block of South Federal Street at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 31. Police said Robinson was taken into custody...

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...of a 26-year-old woman on a stairway in Wrigleyville last weekend in the 900-block of West Cornelia Avenue. He ran off when people saw him police said.Robinson is also accused of grabbing...

...Robinson is also accused of grabbing a 19-year-old woman from behind in the 300-block of West Roosevelt Road on at about 12:45 a.m. on Dec. 20. Police said he dragged the...

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    Man charged in sexual attacks, robberies in Lakeview, South Loop
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Chicago police have arrested a man accused in a string of sexual attacks and robberies. Tyrone Robinson, 26, has been charged in connection with the assault and robbery of a 26-year-old woman on a stairway in Wrigleyville last weekend in the 900-block of West Cornelia Avenue.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 09

Man charged with attacking women in South Loop, Wrigleyville

About a month later, Robinson stole a purse from a woman around 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the 1400 block of South Federal Street, police said.

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In the December attack, Tyrone Robinson, 26, grabbed a 19-year-old woman around 12:45 a.m. in the 300 block of West Roosevelt Road, dragged her to a stairwell and sexually assaulted her, police said.

On Feb. 3, Robinson is accused robbing and trying to sexually assault a woman around 1:10 a.m. in the 900 block of West Cornelia Avenue, police said.

Robinson, of the 2000 block of West 70th Street, was due in bond court Friday.

    Man charged with attacking women in South Loop, Wrigleyville
    Criminal sexual assault charges have been filed against a man accused of attacking three women since December, two in the South Loop and one in Wrigleyville, according to Chicago police. In the December attack, Tyrone Robinson, 26, grabbed a 19-year-old woman around 12:45 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Jan 31

Updated Jan 31

Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show

1924 State St.

1530 S. State St.

1503 Michigan Ave.

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2301 South Lake Shore Drive

2106 S. Indiana Ave.

1933 S. Indiana Ave.

    Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show
    Chicago is famous for many things, not the least of which is the variety and quality of its restaurants. As there are nearly 450 restaurants within a few miles of McCormick Place, those who work at or come to Chicago Auto Show should consider going outside of the exhibit hall to explore and enjoy some of the city's culinary delights.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 31

Love living downtown

Downtown is great the food, movies, and plays . Great takeout

Jan 31

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum - Jan 29

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum from Jan 29. Courtesy of the Chicago Defender. https://youtu.be/cJ9afUwM59A

    Illinois 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
    Here's a snippet of the first 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum hosted by community group, Bronzeville Nextdoor on Monday, January 29, 2018.
    https://www.youtube.com/

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Jan 29

TONIGHT: Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum

Hope to see you this evening, good people! Come hear the candidates and how they plan to best serve YOU!

Jan 29

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Illinois District 5 State Representative Candidate Forum - Monday, Jan 29, 2018 @ 7PM!!!

Join us for the Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum on next Monday, January 29, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church - Service Hall (4622 S. King Drive) at 7PM!! Submit your questions in advance by sending to ilstaterep5@yahoo.com.

Come out and hear Lamont Robinson, Ken Dunkin, Felicia Bullock and Dilara Sayeed discuss how they are best suited to serve our district and address our needs!
See you on Monday!

Jan 23

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Jan 21

January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

    GSLA Neighbor's Night Out: Transportation
    Neighbors gathered at Baderbrau for the GSLA's January NNO, to hear updates from the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on local transportation infrastructure projects. Jeff Sriver from CDOT (also a South Loop resident) provided an overview of the scope of CDOT's work and recent projects in the area, then shared updates on upcoming projects and initiatives.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 20

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Jan 19

3 teens charged in string of downtown, South Side robberies using stolen cars

About 11:40 a.m. Dec. 28 in the 1600 block of South State Street;

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The last of the three, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, after officers arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, about 2 p.m. on Jan. 12 in the 8000 block of South Prairie Avenue, when the officers found them in a stolen car, police said in a news release.

A robbery about 1:15 p.m. Jan. 12 in the 1100 block of South Jefferson Street;

Just before noon on Jan. 10 in the 1000 block of South Desplaines Street;

About 8:20 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 5000 block of South Lake Park Avenue;

About 8:10 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 100 block of East Chicago Avenue;

Just before 8 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1200 block of South Indiana Avenue;

And about 6:50 p.m. Dec. 26 in 1300 block of East 47th Street.

    3 teens charged in string of downtown, South Side robberies using stolen cars
    Three teenagers have been charged in a string of carjackings and robberies downtown and on the South Side committed by people driving previously stolen cars, police said Friday. The last of the three, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, after officers arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, about 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 15

Updated Jan 19

Underground Pedway

How safe is the underground pedway near the museums? I know there's an entrance near 1100 S. Columbus Drive near the Aquarium. Input greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    I've used the underpass to the museum campus countless times without a problem. In fact, I've never heard of anyone having a problem there, though like anywhere there might have been a few incidents. I consider it to be quite safe.

  • Thanks so much, everyone! I thought it was going to be completely underground, but it ended up being an open underpass as folks have mentioned. I'm curious to try the actual underground Pedway. I guess I should explore one of these days!

Jan 13

Updated Jan 16

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

    Launch Announcement: Visit our NEW GSLA Website! - Greater South Loop Association
    We at the GSLA love to bring neighbors together, and are excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, greatersouthloop.org! Here's a rundown of some of our favorite features: News: Here you'll find our blog, with summaries of our events and other pertinent information about the South Loop.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 15

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

    Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicagoans are very fortunate to experience a winter that has it all - cold temps, biting wind chills, freezing rain, and of course, snow. And speaking of snow, now is a good time to remind everyone to clear their sidewalks after it snows.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 12

Get a 3-Story South Loop Townhouse for Under $440,000: 1529 S. State

Get a 3-Story South Loop Townhouse for Under $440,000: 1529 S. State

    Get a 3-Story South Loop Townhouse for Under $440,000: 1529 S. State
    This 2-bedroom townhouse at 1529 S. State in the South Loop originally came on the market in July 2017. If you're wondering why there's a picture of a high rise with this post, it's because this is one of the rare high rise buildings that also has townhouses.
    http://cribchatter.com

Jan 08

Updated Jan 10

Republican Election Judges Sought in 3rd Ward

The 3rd Ward Republican Organization is looking for people to serve as election judges for the upcoming primary. If you are interested in serving as an election judge logon to :https://www.chipollworker.com Indicate you want to be a REPUBLICAN judge (Do Not Put Either Party, we will not place you!) and put in your home precinct. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2018.

    Login Page
    login page
    https://www.chipollworker.com
  • Yeah, why would want to place someone who indicates "Either Party"... you might end up with an independent judge rather than a right-wing partisan hack who wants to intimidate voters...

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