2 days ago

Updated 10 hours 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

5 days ago

Updated 16 hours 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.

33 hours 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

2 days ago

Lincoln was best, Nixon among the worst: Southland's history experts weigh in on presidential performance

...the Declaration of Independence and its absence in the Constitution by helping add the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution, which respectively abolished slavery, created equal protection under the law for...

    Lincoln was best, Nixon among the worst: Southland's history experts weigh in on presidential performance
    Abraham Lincoln has been named the best president in American history in a very unofficial, very unscientific survey of a handful of local high school and college social studies teachers. "In large part because of his devotion to democracy," says Rob Shapiro, adjunct professor of political philosophy at Saint Xavier University on Chicago's southwest side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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5 days ago

Lincoln was best, Nixon among the worst: Southland's history experts weigh in on presidential performance

...the Declaration of Independence and its absence in the Constitution by helping add the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution, which respectively abolished slavery, created equal protection under the law for...

    Lincoln was best, Nixon among the worst: Southland's history experts weigh in on presidential performance
    Abraham Lincoln has been named the best president in American history in a very unofficial, very unscientific survey of a handful of local high school and college social studies teachers. "In large part because of his devotion to democracy," says Rob Shapiro, adjunct professor of political philosophy at Saint Xavier University on Chicago's southwest side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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6 days ago

CoreSite buys downtown site for data center

CoreSite Realty has bought two acres of land at 550 W. 14th Place for $4.5 million to build a four-story, 175,000-square-foot data center...

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...early 2019. The site is about a mile from CoreSite's existing data center at 427 S. LaSalle St., which is next to the Chicago Board of Trade...

A couple of large data center projects near downtown have been proposed near McCormick Place, and 350 E. Cermak Road, which is one of the world's largest data centers. But neither of those appears close to breaking ground.

Digital Realty, which plans a facility at 330 E. Cermak, plans to do substantial pre-leasing before starting construction, probably about 50 percent. Project could...

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

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Feb 09

Updated Feb 11

Valentine's events for lovers of the weird, scary and unusual

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

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THE LOVE WITCH [35mm] - (Feb. 9th, 12th, 14th) Date movie or not, this visually stunning film returns to the big screen! A modern day witch seduces men with spells and potions to gain their affections which brings unexpected results. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, Chicago, IL 60601.

...Italy, with the supervision of Argento's director of photography Lucian Tovoli.” Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

...WildClaw Theatre! Music, poems, sweet creepy confections, and more. Facebook Event Page. Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614...

...in town drives him to once again aim to win her love. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60603...

LOVE OBJECT / MY BLOODY VALENTINE - (Feb. 14th at 8pm) Free double feature on Valentine's Day. Horror-themed vendors, giveaways, and more. Fat Cat Chicago, 4840 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. 21+.

WILD Hearts Valentine's Flea Market - (Feb. 11th from noon-7pm) Off Color Brewing at the Mousetrap, 1460 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642.

DRAG ME TO HELL - (Feb. 15th at 9:45pm) Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637.

THE WOMAN WHO LEFT - (Feb. 9th at 7pm) Film Studies Center, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL.

Naked Art Museum Scavenger Hunt - (Feb. 10th & 11th at 1pm) No worries–the nudity is on the canvas! Adult-oriented art tour. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

...open! Check out their Heavy Metal Happy Hour event TONIGHT. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618...

Rhinofest - (through Feb. 25th) 29th Annual Rhinoceros theater festival at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.

Feb 11

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    NEW KITCHEN CABINETS, FLOORS, NEW BATHTUBS, NEW VANITIES, WINDOW REPAIR AND REPLACEMENTS, NEW INTERIOR DOOR. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1901 S. Ruble St. Issued February 8, 2018 Comment

Feb 11

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Feb 09

Valentine's events for lovers of the weird, scary and unusual

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

THE LOVE WITCH [35mm] - (Feb. 9th, 12th, 14th) Date movie or not, this visually stunning film returns to the big screen! A modern day witch seduces men with spells and potions to gain their affections which brings unexpected results. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, Chicago, IL 60601.

...Italy, with the supervision of Argento's director of photography Lucian Tovoli.” Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

...WildClaw Theatre! Music, poems, sweet creepy confections, and more. Facebook Event Page. Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614...

...in town drives him to once again aim to win her love. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60603...

LOVE OBJECT / MY BLOODY VALENTINE - (Feb. 14th at 8pm) Free double feature on Valentine's Day. Horror-themed vendors, giveaways, and more. Fat Cat Chicago, 4840 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. 21+.

WILD Hearts Valentine's Flea Market - (Feb. 11th from noon-7pm) Off Color Brewing at the Mousetrap, 1460 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642.

DRAG ME TO HELL - (Feb. 15th at 9:45pm) Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637.

THE WOMAN WHO LEFT - (Feb. 9th at 7pm) Film Studies Center, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL.

Naked Art Museum Scavenger Hunt - (Feb. 10th & 11th at 1pm) No worries–the nudity is on the canvas! Adult-oriented art tour. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

...open! Check out their Heavy Metal Happy Hour event TONIGHT. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618...

Rhinofest - (through Feb. 25th) 29th Annual Rhinoceros theater festival at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.

    Valentine's Events for Lovers of the Weird, Scary, and Unusual
    As Valentine's Day approaches, a fun way to enjoy the holiday is to go off the beaten path and do whatever your heart desires. (It's all about hearts, right?) Granted, experts expect a good foot of snow to drop on the Midwest today, but if you're snowed in, many of these events last through next...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Feb 09

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT 3 STORY 6 D.U. BUILDING (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, REAR DECK AT 2ND/3RD FLOORS, REAR 3 STORY STAIR, DETACHED TWO 3 CAR GARAGES, 6' HIGH 7.5' BY 3' MASONRY TRASH ENCLOSURE AS PER PLAN**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    730 W. 17th Pl. Issued February 7, 2018 Comment

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Jan 31

Love living downtown

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

Jan 16

Updated Jan 29

Piano teacher?

Hi, I'm looking for a piano teacher for my five year old. Any recommendations? We have a piano, so we're able to have someone come to us, if needed. Thanks!

  • These are great ideas, thank you! I also found a site, takelessons.com, where you can look within an area code and see reviews for a teacher, too. I'm going to check out the places you recommended, as well. Thank you!

  • Follow-up, I tried the takelessons.com and had a miserable experience. Wouldn't stop harassing me after I created a profile, and when I did try to enlist a teacher, the teacher backed out within 30 minutes. Was told I would have someone try and help find a replacement, but no one ever contacted me and I called to get a refund. So, just FYI! Now looking at other options.

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Jan 27

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I attended Kelly High School for 3 years. Kelly being a huge school with a population of 2000 plus students made it really easy for me to do whatever I want and cut every day. It was easy because there are only 2 deans for 2000 students, and let's be real... The security really didn't do much. I made the decision of attending Jane Addams High School because I knew how strict they were and knew that only with discipline I would get my act together. There was plenty of other options that I had of schools but Jane Addams was my best choice. While I ve been at Jane Addams I have learned a lot of discipline. At JAHS there are no excuses. I really like the environment at Jane Addams. The school is so small everyone knows each other and there is no room for ditching class or hiding from staff. Being at JAHS definitely helped my biggest problem which was skipping class and never showing up to school. If I don't show up at JAHS it will not go unnoticed and will not be ignored! I thank the school for that because it has really helped me stop my laziness.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 26, 2018 Comment

Jan 23

Updated Jan 24

In search of a small house or apt in Bridgeport , Ch. Il. 60608

The max rent is 900.00

  • Lily Maggie Lily Maggie Bridgeport resident

    Im looking for an apt, or small house to rent in Bridgeport, zip code 60608

    Move In date Jan/2018

  • Hi, we have an available apt at 26th and Princeton, if you are interested. It's a smaller 2 bed for $850.

  • Peter Drossos Douglas Park

    I have a 2 bedroom by Roosevelt and Western. Newly rehabbed. Great unit. Message me if you are interested.

Jan 24

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Jane Addams is a genuinely a great school to go to. It gives you an extra opportunity that not every school gives to make a change and focus on what you want to do in the future, making sure that your on the right path to do so.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 23, 2018 Comment

Jan 23

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Coming into Jane Addams, I didn t know what to expect but automatically starting my first day, I loved it already. The teachers and tutors are super helpful. I wasn t afraid to ask for help anymore and all the topics I didn t understand before, I mastered at Jane Addams. I swear I have learned so much in my life. What I like especially about JAHS is the safe and fun environment we have. And I say fun because the staff and teachers make you enjoy coming to school. JAHS sure is the perfect school for someone who is really looking to become someone in life and for someone who loves working for what you want.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 22, 2018 Comment

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

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Jane Addams has equipped me not only for college, but for life as a whole. It has prepared me academically and emotionally. It has also revealed and showed my true colors both good and bad, and helped me to recognize that I can change. There are aspects of my character that I have kept hidden for a long time. Jane Addams High School has helped me grow-up. I have been very successful at Jane Addams because the way the school is run has kept me from slacking in school and has kept me going in life. Another reason why Jane Addams made me successful is because the school is very organized. When I graduate from Jane Addams, I will leave knowing that I am part of a family. I know that I will always be welcome and that the staff will be there for me for the rest of my life.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 19, 2018 Comment

Jan 19

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I wasn't successful at Uno and I was behind almost a whole year. So I made the decision to transfer to Jane Addams. At Jane Addams I m more successful because they put me in the classes that are on my level. The teachers help me when I need it. I like how everyone communicates with each other and I like how the teachers bond with us students. I like how the teachers work with me on the level I am and help me when I need the help. The teachers don t let you move on forward until you understand what s going on. Jane Addams is a great fit for me.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 18, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I didn t like this school at first because of its size of student body, there are only about 200 students and the building is quite small as well. I ended up enjoying it because of the support staff and the teachers, especially Mrs. McDonald s class. I had her for health and she made the semester go by fast. I also like some of the support staff at Jane Addams, they are cool people to talk to. I am thankful to the staff and principal at JAHS for allowing me a second chance to finish my education and show my daughter what I am capable of.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 18, 2018 Comment

Jan 18

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    CPS just wasn t for me. They had many substitutes, every time they were in class, we learned nothing. We were just given worksheets, that's it. It was so easy to just get passed. CPS teachers don t care. Looking back I m glad my parents transferred me to Jane Addams. Jane Addams completely changed my life in a great way. The staff and teachers are just really amazing people. Mr. Avila is one of the best math teachers I have ever had. He s really great at teaching his lessons, and honestly he s just someone you can talk to about anything. I ve built so many relationships with teachers that it s difficult for me to believe myself. I love being around the staff who care about me and my well-being. The Jane Addams environment is friendly as well as the staff and teachers. The principal is very kind and helpful. She sets the rules and codes that the staff and students follow. She makes sure our school runs smoothly and makes sure the staff and teachers have the passion to teach us. In my last school, I felt that no one really cared for me. I am so glad that I decided to leave my other school and come to Jane Addams. The staff, teachers, and students of JAHS have helped me along the way to become who I am today.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 17, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Before attending Jane Addams, I was at CPS for my freshman and sophomore year. I can honestly say, without a doubt, that CPS did absolutely nothing for me. My brother helped me make a big decision by leaving CPS and seeing how other schools would be beneficial for me. I thank him for that because now I m in JAHS which is an excellent school. Jane Addams High School is magnificent in every way. Jane Addams cares about everything I do. They are there to guide me and let me know that I m not alone and can be successful in every way. I have learned a lot from Jane Addams High School. I have learned how to accomplish my goals. Also, I have learned how to be responsible and take responsibility for every consequence in life. Jane Addams is all about how to be professional. When I graduate, I know I will apply everything I have learned at Jane Addams to my life.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 17, 2018 Comment

Jan 17

Looking for a good honest plumber for Pilsen

Some friends of mine on 21st street are having a clogged toilet problem. Three-story house, it's a problem with the toilet on the second floor, only. Seems isolated to that stack. They need a good plumber, but obv. like everyone else, they're budget-minded folks.

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

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