5 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100742713 ISSUED ON MARCH 8, 2018. SCOPE OF REVISION IS A 100% MIRROR IMAGE OF APPROVED PLANS ELEVATIONS AND SITE PLAN. NO OTHER CHANGES.

    1709 S. Jefferson St. Issued April 24, 2018 Comment

6 days ago

6 days ago

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    The experience in Jane Addams High School has been wonderful, I like the positive motivation and the patience the staff has in dealing with the students that have or have had struggles or discipline issues. It has been a really good experience and I love the communication between the staff, the parent and the student. Keep doing what you're doing.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 19, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    I am very thankful to JAHS for believing in my daughter and allowing her to finish high school. From the moment I saw the flyer in a restaurant, I called, I knew that was a school for my daughter and she was enrolled the next day. I am so happy to say that my daughter goes to JAHS.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 19, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    I am very thankful to Jane Addams High School, from the moment I saw the flyer I knew that it was the school for my daughter. It is an awesome school and I am very happy that my daughter has the opportunity to finish high school. Thank you to all of the staff at JAHS for everything you do.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 19, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    All of the teachers always have great things to say about my child, I feel like my child is a totally new student here. All of the staff always pays attention to each student and I like that about JAHS.

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

    Jane Addams is an excellent high school for children, the academics are awesome.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 19, 2018 Comment
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Apr 18

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I spent a year and a half at Rudy Lozano High School but didn't really learn much since the school was mostly filled with gang members and the teachers were not strict at all, so everybody could do anything they wanted in that school. I eventually transferred to Jane Addams High School (JAHS). At JAHS I've learned so much. I've learned how to be more organize, not only in school but my personal life too. I've learned how to be punctual to places I have to be at a certain time. I like everything about JAHS. My classes challenge me. Being at JAHS has been good because it prepared me for a better, more successful future.

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

Apr 13

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 17

Apr 17

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I wasn t sure what to expect from JAHS but first impressions are always long lasting. When I first went on the JAHS website to find out more about the school, the mission statement of the school presented itself clearly, stating: Critical thinking. Personal Responsibility. Self-Sufficiency. Those words started cycling through my mind and I knew JAHS was the school for me. Now that I ve been at Jane Addams for a while, I learned that having a plan is the beginning of achieving a goal. I ve started thinking more about what I want to do post-secondary, and I ve been increasingly independent and self-motivated. Jane Addams provides no nonsense discipline and incentives that schools I ve been to don t have. Jane Addams is allowing me to graduate on time and to see that blessings in disguise are real.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 16, 2018 Comment

Apr 16

One carjacking and one attempt in two days

Oak Park police are investigating an armed carjacking and a failed carjacking attempt that took place on April 14th and 15th, respectively. Read More...

    One carjacking and one attempt in two days
    Oak Park police are investigating an armed carjacking and a failed carjacking attempt that took place on April 14th and 15th, respectively.
    http://www.riverforest.com

Apr 14

Apr 13

Weekend: Ichi the Killer, Basket Case, Satanic Panic, Horror Music Jam

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

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34th Chicago Latino Film Festival - (April 5th-19th) AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60611. Gen. admission $13; ILCC members/students/seniors $10. ($10 on Mondays & Tuesdays.) Horror selections include:

BASKET CASE - (April 13th & 14th) New 4K digital restoration. Back for another weekend of classic Henenlotter! Midnight Friday and Saturday. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

SOUND OF SILENT FILM FESTIVAL - (April 14th from 7pm-9pm) 13 short films have been chosen and each scored by a different composer. Also includes a special late night program. Genres range from sci-fi to drama, comedy, and more. Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625. (Event Page)

...it all went wrong. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637...

...anaglyph short Red Capriccio will screen beforehand. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637...

TERMINATOR 2: Judgment Day - (April 13th-16th at 11:10pm) Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. (Also screening: A Quiet Place, Ready Player One, Isle of Dogs, and The Death of Stalin.)

Sinema Obscura Movie Night - (April 16th at 7pm-10pm) They'll be screening 15-minute segments of their favorite flicks including BAD ATTITUDE aka WHITE COP. Logan Bar, 2230 N. California, Chicago, IL 60647.

...event! Dress in your best punk rock, goth, or heavy metal attire. SAIC MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603...

...and horror-themed albums! Possible screening if things get rockin'. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618...

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

...dealing with her own evolution while the house of Bedlam is collapsing. Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood #405, Chicago, IL 60613...

SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - (March 9th-April 29th) In the mood for bloody meat pies and sweet revenge? See website for information on dinner packages. No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60626.

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through May 25th, 2018.

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

...ve explored ideas and dreams regarding society's relationships with technology. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

    Weekend: Ichi the Killer, Basket Case, Satanic Panic, Horror Music Jam
    Happy Friday the 13th, horror fans! While there aren't many F13-specific events going on in Chicago this weekend, Bucket O' Blood Books & Records is having a happy hour jam session at their store tonight where they'll be spinning horror records and drinking beer! The Music Box Theatre has some great older horror films screening...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Apr 13

Apr 13

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Jane Addams is one of the best schools I have attended during my high school career. Jane Addams has taught me that it is always important to be on time and it is always important to be able to do things for yourself without depending on anyone to do it for you. Overall I would recommend this school to a friend because it is the best school I have attended. The school overall always pushes us to be better. They push us to get ourselves together and be able to get things done regardless of what gets in our way. Jane Addams is a school that more people should know about because it can really impact your life and really push you to be your best self in and out of school.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 12, 2018 Comment

Apr 13

Apr 12

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100687404 REVISE WEST END OF LOWER LEVEL DWELLING UNIT TO ENCLOSE COMMON MECHANICAL AREA AND PROVIDE 1 HR RATED EGRESS CORRIDOR PER PLANS (NO HVAC WORK) **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    1610 S. Union Ave. Issued April 10, 2018 Comment

Apr 12

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    At JAHS the teachers are more involved in your learning. The school wants students to succeed and they focus on building you up to be ready for your success. The school shows discipline, and motivates you to understand that for every action, there is a consequence. One thing I especially liked about JAHS is the staff, they can be funny and the students are able to speak to them about issues and they always understand. They also want you to do your best with your abilities. The school really cares about your success and will not let anything hold you back.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 11, 2018 Comment

Apr 11

Apr 06

Weekend Horror: Basket Case, Murder in the Woods, C2E2, Walker Stalker

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

This article has 18 other Chicago locations (Show)

34th Chicago Latino Film Festival - (April 5th-19th) AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60611. Gen. admission $13; ILCC members/students/seniors $10. ($10 on Mondays & Tuesdays.) Horror selections include:

BASKET CASE - (April 6th & 7th) New 4K digital restoration. Classic Henenlotter! Midnight Friday and Saturday. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE [35mm] - (April 8th at 7pm) Dark comedy about a man driven to violence thanks to a barking dog. Directed by Bong Joon-Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host). Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

GOLDSTONE - (April 6th-12th) Crime thriller. Australian “outback noir” following the story of a detective investigating a woman's disappearance and finding himself deep in a rabbit hole of crime and corruption related to the case. Times vary. Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL.

10th Anniversary Screenings at Nightingale - (April 4th-7th) Celebrate a decade of Nightingale cinema with a variety of screenings through April 7th (which is Home Video Day 1pm-5pm). 1084 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL.

MACHETE - (April 6th-9th at 11:10pm) Danny Trejo at his finest! Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. (Also screening: A Quiet Place, Ready Player One, Isle of Dogs, and The Death of Stalin.)

...happily in love. Part of their 23rd Annual Asian American Showcase. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601...

...Punk, Dave Bautista, Ricky Whittle, Troma Entertainment, vendors, and much more! McCormick Place (South Building), 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. Join Goldstar and get discount passes HERE...

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY - (March 2nd-April 15th) Adapted from Oscar Wilde's brilliantly disturbing novel about a truly vain man who is willing to sell his soul for permanent youth. The scene is set in NYC around 1970-1980. City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60660.

...dealing with her own evolution while the house of Bedlam is collapsing. Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood #405, Chicago, IL 60613...

SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - (March 9th-April 29th) In the mood for bloody meat pies and sweet revenge? See website for information on dinner packages. No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60626.

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through May 25th, 2018.

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - (April 12th) Silent with live organ by Jay Warren. Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln.

Satanic Panic - (April 13th from 7pm-midnight) Good vs. Evil! 40+ visual artists, designers, and performers. Vendors, interactive characters, games, photo ops, and more. SAIC MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603.

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

    Weekend Horror: Basket Case, Murder in the Woods, C2E2, Walker Stalker
    Chicago horror fans have it good this weekend. Countless genre screenings, 35mm fun, several conventions, film festivals, and so much more. "Don't walk to the theater-RUN!" MOVIES: 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival - (April 5th-19th) AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60611. Gen. admission $13; ILCC members/students/seniors $10.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Apr 04

Who is Martin Luther King Jr. to us, 50 years later?

...in the sit-ins and Freedom Rides to compel the federal government to uphold the 14th and 15th amendments through the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. But King always knew...

    Who is Martin Luther King Jr. to us, 50 years later?
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, 50 years ago on April 4, 1968, setting off a period of mourning, reflection and anger that gripped America.
    http://cltv.com

Apr 03

Dog waste

Even with gentrification, many people leave their neatly bagged dog waste on the parkway. Why because there aren't garbage cans close to the open areas where many people walk their dogs.
Recently, we were around Chicago & Ogden admiring the architecture of a beautiful old Catholic church. The dogs were in the car. We drove around the corner and let them out for a breather when I had to go back to the car to get a bag to pick up our surprise. Then came the fun part, looking for a garbage can. Drove one stinky block to dispose. Yuk! Many people just go back to their condo, they're not carrying a bag of sh** back home

Mar 20

Updated Apr 03

Dog Waste

How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage...

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How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage businesses and home owners in the area to provide waste bags? I know that it's not their problem, but if we care about our neighborhood, our health, the expense could be ever changing. Beer and alcohol bottles are next. I love the culture, small businesses, and the food carts in the morning. It's a really special place to live. Please. Ideas are welcome!

  • MaPaCa Live well in West Humboldt Park.

    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it...

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    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it is hard to teach an old dog owner new tricks. Many of the people who let their pet waste lay where it was excreted are the very same people who have left the neighborhood. I think there is a soon-to-be-discovered link between intelligence, dog poop clean-up, and the ability to afford one's residence.

  • They should create a dog park so people know where to take their dogs. I know many people like to use the trees planted on the sidewalk, but as you pointed out, don't pick up after themselves.

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