35 hours ago

Chicago's next great park? Hardly

...of Chicago's business district, to be connected via a new Red Line station at 15th and Clark, new roads, and bike lanes...

    Chicago's next great park? Hardly
    On a warm afternoon in May, a pair of geese and their gaggle of goslings waddle single file over broken pavement and shaggy patches of weeds on their journey to the edge of the Chicago River. Elsewhere, red-winged blackbirds chirp their nasally songs while yellow butterflies flutter over wildflowers peeking through piles of rubble.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

40 hours ago

BravoDelta1999 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    FURNISH AND INSTALL ONE 240VOLT 30AMP 1-PHASE 4-WIRE NEMA 14-30R OUTLET IN A NEW LOCATION ON THE WEST WALL IN THE GARAGE.

    1812 S. Clark St. Issued May 18, 2018 Comment

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May 15

Updated 6 days ago

WXRT - a bit of history you might never hear

SIDETRIP THEATRE (circa late 1972 (prep)/early 73-broadcast) - the very first rock program on WXRT - which was then a foreign language station the rest of the broadcast day. SIDETRIP was hosted by Don Bridges and ran from 12M to 3AM - I know - I was the board op. Others followed like John Platt, Mitch Michaels Salchow, Seth Mason etc....but somehow Don's contribution to change the WXRT landscape from foreign language to underground rock - always gets left untold. Arnie Granat and Jerry Michelson of JAM PRODUCTIONS were also instrumental because initially they were the very first sponsors.

  • I think I heard Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on this show. Unfortunately the “Mavericks” of back then have morphed into only a couple of hours on Monday night worth of listening on Xrt.
    Thanks for the post.
    Cheers

May 12

Thousands Participate In Chicago River Cleanup

Volunteers at Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. (Credit: Friends of the Chicago River)

    Thousands Participate In Chicago River Cleanup
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Around 2,000 volunteers went to 70 sites near the Chicago River to help out in the annual spring cleanup effort. They removed plastic, cans, tires and other garbage from the river. "The Chicago River system has improved dramatically thanks, in part, to volunteers such as those who turned out today," said Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director of Friends of the Chicago River.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 12

May 11

TEEN LEADERSHIP SUMMER CAMP at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens - a few spaces available

Summer 2018 TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET
http://chicagowomenspark.com/TeenCamp.php

1. Review info packet attached below or request packet from park. (enclosed / attached below)
2. Schedule child's interview at park. Interviews are June 2, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm. (No make-up date available at this moment)
3. Bring completed CPD Volunteer Application and supplemental documents to interview.
4. CWPG Staff will notify selected teens to come register for camp beginning Tuesday, June 4, 2018.

Thanks in advance for all your support and help!...

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Summer 2018 TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET
http://chicagowomenspark.com/TeenCamp.php

1. Review info packet attached below or request packet from park. (enclosed / attached below)
2. Schedule child's interview at park. Interviews are June 2, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm. (No make-up date available at this moment)
3. Bring completed CPD Volunteer Application and supplemental documents to interview.
4. CWPG Staff will notify selected teens to come register for camp beginning Tuesday, June 4, 2018.

Thanks in advance for all your support and help! Please let the Women’s Park staff know if you have any questions at 312-328-0821 or Vincent Williams at vincent.williams@chicagoparkdistrict.com.

ENCLOSED INFORMATION for CAMP PARTICIPANTS:
· Teen Leadership Camp Flier
· CWPG 2018 TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP INFORMATION including Goals, Requirements, Specifics, Dates, Costs Interview Information
· ‘MINOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION’ Form
· Leadership Camp Participant Interview Goals & Suggestions Preparation sheet

    Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council - Teen Leadership Camp
    Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council
    http://chicagowomenspark.com

May 11

New CTA stop and buried Metra tracks on tap for ‘The 78’ megadevelopment

The intersection of Clark and 15th streets will form a gateway to The 78. Note how 15th dips under the enclosed Metra tracks.

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On Tuesday, the Related team will present its long-awaited plan for the former Chicago Spire site at 400 N. Lake Shore Drive. The public meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the ballroom of Streeterville’s Sheraton Grand Hotel.

    New CTA stop and buried Metra tracks: A closer look at 'The 78' development
    After breaking cover in October, the massive 62-acre development known as 'The 78' was the topic of a formal community meeting on Thursday evening. Presentations from developer Related Midwest and architectural master planner Skidmore, Owings & Merrill outlined new details of the plan to transform the vacant riverfront parcel between Chicago's South Loop and Chinatown into a new mixed-use neighborhood.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

May 10

Chicago Police Search For Suspects Involved In South Loop Armed Robberies

20 minutes after the robbers hit Bronzeville, Chicago Police say the same men may have hit another residential area near 15th Street and Clark Street in the South Loop, displaying a gun and robbing another man.

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Officers say it happened just after 12 AM near 29th Street and Michigan Avenue. They say the men flashed a gun, attacked a man, and then went through his pockets before taking off in a 4-door hatchback.

    Chicago Police Search For Suspects Involved In South Loop Armed Robberies
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago Police are looking for two men who attacked and robbed people at gun point in two near South side neighborhoods. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports the robbers flashed a gun, hit their victims, and then went through their pockets before telling them to run away.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 10

May 10

Chicago Police Search For Suspects Involved In South Loop Armed Robberies

20 minutes after the robbers hit Bronzeville, Chicago Police say the same men may have hit another residential area near 15th Street and Clark Street in the South Loop, displaying a gun and robbing another man.

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Officers say it happened just after 12 AM near 29th Street and Michigan Avenue. They say the men flashed a gun, attacked a man, and then went through his pockets before taking off in a 4-door hatchback.

    Chicago Police Search For Suspects Involved In South Loop Armed Robberies
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago Police are looking for two men who attacked and robbed people at gun point in two near South side neighborhoods. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports the robbers flashed a gun, hit their victims, and then went through their pockets before telling them to run away.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 09

Cops warn of Near South Side armed robberies, release surveillance photo

The robberies took place about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of South Clark Street, where a 33-year-old man was attacked, and about 12:25 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Michigan Avenue, where a 43-year-old man was attacked.

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The robberies took place about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of South Clark Street, where a 33-year-old man was attacked, and about 12:25 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Michigan Avenue, where a 43-year-old man was attacked.

    Cops warn of Near South Side armed robberies, release surveillance photo
    Chicago police on Wednesday released a surveillance photo of two men or teenage boys who robbed people at gunpoint in the South Loop and Bronzeville neighborhood early Tuesday. In the robberies, one of the attackers showed a silver and black semi-automatic handgun and the other man went through the victims' pockets and took property, according to a police alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 09

May 08

NEEDED: Cleaning Lady--Bridgeport

Hello!

Looking for recommendations for a cleaning lady in the Bridgeport neighborhood every 2-3 weeks for our home.

Thank you in advance!

May 08

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May 06

The blog below recognized by Chicago Trib as one of 20 best in April.

I was pleased to hear that my blog, "Go Do Good," has for the third time in the last 12 months been recognized as one of the top 20 (in a specific month) by the Chicago Tribune. Let me share you with you another blog (one of the 20 recognized also for outstanding composition) that might be of help to someone you know in PAIN seeking an alternative method other than using opioids like NARCO. The blog is by Chicagoan...

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I was pleased to hear that my blog, "Go Do Good," has for the third time in the last 12 months been recognized as one of the top 20 (in a specific month) by the Chicago Tribune. Let me share you with you another blog (one of the 20 recognized also for outstanding composition) that might be of help to someone you know in PAIN seeking an alternative method other than using opioids like NARCO. The blog is by Chicagoan Judy Marcus. Having helped a senior relative secure a medical marijuana card, I'm familiar with the process but Judy's blog spells it all out plus provides an opportunity to learn more. Please share with those who might want to consider an alternate to opiod Rx. http://www.chicagonow.com/opinionated-woman/2018/04/everything-you-need-to-know-to-buy-medical-marijuana-legally-in-illinois/

    Everything you need to know to buy medical marijuana legally in Illinois
    I've experienced debilitating back pain off and on for over a decade. When the pain gets bad enough, I alternate between taking Aleve and Norco, an opioid which was prescribed for me by an orthopedic surgeon. Norco makes me feel like I'm floating on a lovely white cloud.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

May 02

May 02

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE LIGHT FIXTURES & GFI RECEPTACLES. RECONNECT REPLACED APPLIANCES (GARBAGE DISPOSAL, DISHWASHER & RANGE HOOD).

    1812 S. Dearborn St. Issued April 30, 2018 Comment

May 02

May 02

Chuck Zeiler posted 2 photos to Flickr:

May 01

South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements

South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements

    South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements - Greater South Loop Association
    The GSLA's mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community. Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Apr 29

Updated May 01

Front Page Chicago Trib Expose on TWIN PEAKS Restaurants

Front page news in today's Chgo Trib: "Charges Say Twin Peaks Was Abusive - Ex-'breastaurant' staffers in Orland Park go to EEOC" Quote from story: "The charges filed with the EEOC also allege that the dressing room where the women were expected to change was doorless, drawing catcalls from male colleagues and that security camera was angled inside."

  • Orland Park isn't in South Loop?

  • You're right but one of the three major litigants featured in the article in the Tribune, Daryll Rodriguez lives in the south Loop on Polk.

Apr 30

More Details Emerge for New Mid-Size Development at 1802 S. State

More Details Emerge for New Mid-Size Development at 1802 S. State

The Steak Out Coming to 2113 South State Street

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    More Details Emerge for New Mid-Size Development at 1802 S. State
    More information for new condos at the southwest corner of 18th and State was sent to us last week. As a reminder, we posted about a new 39-unit building coming last February. Details at that point were scant, but at the time we saw this as a sign of promise for the neighborhood and this specific stretch of the Sloop.
    http://www.sloopin.com

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Updated Apr 17

Record Row ... NOT Motor Row

As more and more development and investment continues to flood the South Loop area, I can't help but wonder if anyone will discuss Record Row -- the TRUE identity of what everyone seems to want to brand "Motor Row."

"Record Row" is the more relevant history for this area of Chicago. If the powers that be were smart, the strip along Michigan near McCormick's new 'Entertainment District' should really become a cultural corridor for Chicago, celebrating the historical Jazz and Blues contributions that line that entire strip. Nashville has Broadway Street ... New Orleans has Bourbon Street .... why on earth doesn't Chicago have something similar????

There's a great documentary on this strip if anyone is interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7qXuoI-Wo

    Record Row
    Record Row - Was produced by WTTW in Chicago (PBS) and aired in February 1997. I happened to tape it. Lost my tape a few months ago and then discoved that Record Row had disappeared from the earth more or less. Found one copy in a small college's library somewhere in the south but not available for loan.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded...

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    I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded even as we were not included. What concerns me is that this should be on the front of the consideration of the tourism bureau's investment portfolio, lets consider this area as an asset and as something to present to the World for celebration.If you can have art festivals, rib festivals and so on in the North side neighborhoods, why not have these festivals in the Southside venues.

  • The History and the greatness of Bronzeville is what we have to preserve, if we let this area become anything other than an Historical area then we have lost a great treasure.

Apr 14

Apr 08

Thousands Raised For Police Vests

Roenick will also be on hand to take pictures at 1718 South State Street at 1:30 Sunday afternoon.

    Thousands Raised For Police Vests
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will get a special delivery Sunday. A huge donation in honor of fallen Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer for the organization's "Get Behind The Vest Program." Illinois pizza chain Aurelio's and former Chicago Blackhawks star Jeremy Roenick will present a check for $8,000 for 16 new bullet-proof vests.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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