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    NYPD's assistant inspector general chosen as Chicago's police watchdog
    An assistant inspector general riding herd over the New York Police Department has been chosen to serve as Chicago's deputy inspector general for public safety. Joseph Lipari replaces Laura Kunard, who resigned from the $137,052-a-year job in January after just six months on the job.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

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Weekend: G-Fest, Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Horror Plays

Pintura Obscura - (July 13th 6pm-10pm) Dark & whimsical art show in Pilsen. 1637 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL.

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E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial - (July 13th-16th at 11pm) Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

...inhabits a handful of very strange tenants. Who could it be? Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601...

A QUIET PLACE - (July 13th, 15th, 17th-19th) Horror thriller that requires absolute silence to fully appreciate! 9:15pm. Brew & View at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL.

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS - (through July 19th) Stranger than fiction documentary about three strangers who reunite after having been separated at birth and adopted by different families. Times vary. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

Music Box Theatre's Outdoor Summer Movie Series - (May 16th-Sept. 19th) See classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Home Alone, Back to the Future, Twister, and more on Wednesdays. Gates open at 6pm. Movies at 7:30pm. Free. Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. TWISTER July 18th!

...dark side. Presented by About Face Theatre Youth Ensemble. Located at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL. Tickets are $20 or pay-what-you-can...

HORRIFIED - (July 16th at 8pm) Exploring fear and the strange way humans deal with it through sketches and songs. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657.

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS - (May 23rd-Aug. 26th) Lookingglass Theatre presents a stage production of this wonderful classic tale. Directed by David Kersnar. Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60622.

BAT-HAMLET - (through July 14th) When Shakespeare and Batman collide... Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB)

Deadly Prey Gallery - (July 15th from 10am-3pm) See amazing hand-painted movie posters from Ghana up close on the lawn! They're wilder than you think! Highly recommended. Comfort Station Logan Square, 2579 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

Summer of Satan Night Market - (July 14th) Dark art, drinks, tarot, and more! Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.

...your eager eyes on the splendid beauty of decay. Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 273, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL...

A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Planning in Mid-century Chicago - (through August 17th) Free, rare surrealist art exhibit presented by the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Science Behind Pixar - (through Jan. 6th, 2019) Learn about the science and technology behind the wonderful films Pixar creates. All ages. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637.

...much more. The SNL exhibit is also stationed in the building. Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, Chicago, IL 60654...

...the grand opening this Saturday from 7pm-midnight. $25 ticket includes food, drinks, and entertainment. 3914 N. Clark, 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.

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: G-Fest, Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Horror Plays
    Another great variety of ways to spend your weekend going through next week in the city of Chicago and beyond. Weird dark art exhibits, horror screenings, outdoor movies, horror plays, and the biggest, baddest convention ever to celebrate Godzilla! "Don't walk to the theater-RUN!" MOVIES: G-FEST XXV - (July 13th-15th) 25th anniversary of the largest...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Apr 19

Updated 2 days ago

THANKS 2 Rat Patrol!

We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we...

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We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we have very few rats!

it is an effort involving: 1. Baiting, 2. Getting Garbage cans. #. Replacing damaged cans. 4. having Safer clean alleys, streets, parkways, vacant lots. 5. Getting weed spray.6. getting forestry to pick up branches. 7. getting flydup0ed tires, construction debris, trees, etc removed.

We now are at the point where we need CPd to issue citations for can theft, can rummaging, littering, using COMMUNITY CONCERNS and CITY SERVICES directive to continually have Beat and Patrol cars order the city service we need as well as gang/drug issues.

Everyone said this clean up could never be done. WELL...it is done!

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times...

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    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times instead of 8 times. IF we can keep the stuff off the ground and alleys clean.

    We were a REAL MESS with 550 active holes on half a block, once upon a time.

    Post the steps you did. What happened. It is always good to SHARE steps that work.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Gini, did u do the plan? Did u get good results?

2 days ago

Poor HD reception?

Found a 150 mile HD TV antenna. It works really well. Most of pixles reduced and channels are more clear.

On my block lots tell me they have problems with this. Here is the solution!

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Does anybody remember ECON101 in High School?

There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the...

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There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the pie..I presume the 2% percentage based on gdp means everyone should build a military for their own country. No where is it written one country should fund all.

This one country invading other countries is not part of the equation for NATO. the US is not picking up somebody elses' share of payment. We CHARGE countries when we invade them so the $$ come back to us in many ways.

There is no transparency in $$ in and $$ out for the cost of war, invasions, etc.

This is all very unclear when one THINKS closely about what we consume in the news.

If the ultimate goal is to reduce war, reduce military spending, create PEACE....ramping up all countries in an ARMS RACE will continue to drain $$ off of what Residents in countries need. Example: Infrastructure like roads. Schools. Our own law enforcement, a healthy consumer society.

Any economists out there who can chime in? THANKS

If we take it even further and say military in Chicago is Police; Military for State is State Police; Military for County is Cook County Sheriff...,does that mean Chicago spends too much on military.

Evidence would say that 2/3rds of the city is a blighted slum and that is possible.
My block is not so bad but has 2 vacant lots and 3 abandoned buildings. However, neighboring streets have as many as HALF vacant lots. Some are 705 vacant lots and vacant housing.

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Jul 07

Updated 5 days ago

What is your opinion of the Expressway shut down?

It was nice to see the Mayor, Superintendent, Marchers in solidarity.

  • @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that...

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    @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that the government is an answer to all of our issues. I am for much smaller government. But what our local government can most certainly do is improve school quality in these areas.

    Regarding jobs, that's great that you had the ability to move whenever you got a job but I think you are failing to understand that black youth needs jobs in their community to learn skills first, such as working in a local ice cream shop, fast food restaurant, grocery store, bussing tables, whatever. These jobs are non-existent because these communities are devoid of businesses.

    And about guns, why is it that I know many people with guns who have them legally, yet they haven't committed any crime using a gun? Don't blame the gun. It's an inanimate object. A kid in NJ was recently hacked to death with a machete. It's not the weapon because anything can be a weapon, even a baseball bat or a golf club so let's get real here.

    There is something profoundly wrong in these black neighborhoods and what they have in common is poverty, dependence on the government dole, no jobs, no city services, horrible schools, gangs and drugs. They are living in a horrific reality and stuck where they are. You think they wouldn't move if they could? It's not so simple.

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel...

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    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel miles to find work and to go to work. Why should it be different for the teenagers of Chicagos South and west sides. Poverty isn't exclusive to Chicago. I hear excuse after excuse. Complaining about this and waiting for hand outs. Not right. Get up and do it and you will see change.

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CHS Pics | Plenty of Clouds settles in at 15th and Pine

Plenty of Clouds is located at 1550 15th Ave and open Sunday through Thursday 5 to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 PM, closed Tuesdays. You can learn more at plentyofclouds.com.

    CHS Pics | Plenty of Clouds settles in at 15th and Pine
    Flavors of South Central China by way of New York City have settled in at 15th and Pine. Plenty of Clouds debuted over the post-4th of July holiday weekend as two Ethan Stowell alumni have started a new restaurant generation in the space formerly home to his longtime Capitol Hill favorite Anchovies and Olives.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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Jul 07

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    **FOR FILMING PURPOSES ONLY** NEW MASONRY OPENING AND LINTEL INSTALLATION ON 1ST FLOOR PER PLANS. OPENING TO REMAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2018 AFTER WHICH OPENING WILL BE CLOSED AND RESTORED TO ITS PREVIOUS STATE.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100738090, DUPLEXING OF EXISTING FIRST FLOOR WITH EXISTING BASEMENT, INCLUDING M.E.P. FOR UNIT 1F AND UNIT 1R, FOR EXISTING 6 RESIDENTIAL UNITS, 3 STORY BRICK BUILDING AS PER PLANS **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

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Updated Jul 05

Lost Cat, Pilsen (18th and Ashland)

I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to...

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I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to come into her own. I have had her as an indoor house cat for the past 5 years in Chicago. I assume with her behavior and personality that she is likely scared and hiding somewhere right now.

I am distraught over the whole situation.

  • I used to bang canned food around my home to find my guys if they got out. Try that, and call her, maybe you'll find her. Good luck!!

  • She is probably hiding somewhere nearby. Put out her litter box. When it is quiet, go out and call to her. She could also have gotten into an open garage so check with your neighbors. I am confident she will find her way home. My friend lost her cat the same way and she came home 28 days later.

  • So sorry that you lost your cat. I think that there are several facebook and other sites where you can post your pictures and see if someone has found her. If you need help with that, I am happy to search other threads for the links.

    Hope this helps.

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What will $1,200 rent you in Chicago, right now?

1733 W. 19th St., #3s (Heart Of Chicago)

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632 W. Arlington Place. | Photos: Zumper

3230 N. Clark St., #1S (Lakeview)

3081 S. Lock St. (Bridgeport)

6775 W. Wrightwood Ave., #3N-C (Montclare)

    What will $1,200 rent you in Chicago, right now?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down an apartment in Chicago if you've got $1,200/month earmarked for your rent.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 03

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT: REMODELING OF EXISTING WASHROOMS AND ADDITION OF BAR TO EXISTING AN GROUND FLOOR RESTAURANT; KITCHEN TO REMAIN THE SAME AS IS. NO MECHANICAL/VENT WORK.

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