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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I have attended a total of 5 different CPS high schools. The CPS system was horrible. I wasn t learning anything. I wasn t happy at any of the schools. They were all like a playground in the wild. It seemed like I was not coming to get my education at all; instead, I was coming to school to play. My mom told me about Jane Addams High School and I agreed to come check it out. I decided to give it a try. What has made me successful at JAHS is the help and encouragement they give students. JAHS staff members actually make time to work with us. This school pushes students to do better and also to strive for better. I have never had a problem with getting help nor have I been worried about getting ignored because they do not ignore us; they make sure we stay on task at all times. This school is really strict but it s all for a good reason. At JAHS students have to show that they really want it. Saying it is one thing, but doing it is another. JAHS has taught me how to take my schooling seriously by doing things such as being on time, being respectful, and minding my manners and studying.

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

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    In my time attending Jane Addams High School I have learned how to be more self-sufficient and get on track with my education. All of my previous schools have been close enough but I was always late. At Jane Addams I know I have to wake up at an exact time every morning and have my things ready the night before. I never cared about being tardy at previous schools because there were no real repercussions, but JAHS does not tolerate being late. I really needed the structure that JAHS has offered me. The staff at Jane Addams is helpful and it was what I needed after often feeling that I was looked down at by previous staff at different schools.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools May 21, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/21 – 5/23

Sun Ra Birthday Celebration @ Rootwork Gallery, 645 W 18th St., 7:00pm – 9:30pm

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2001: A Space Odyssey in 70MM – 50th Anniversary @ Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Various Times

Ladylike @ Cafe Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

Slide Show @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 7:00pm, 21+

Dirty Projectors @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 7:30pm, 17+

The Sea and Cake & James Elkington @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 7:00pm & 10:00pm, 21+

Between The Covers: A Bookstore Erotica Reading @ Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, 7:00pm

A Babely Bazaar 1 Year Anniversary @ Slippery Slope, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00pm – 11:00pm, 21+

CHIRP Night w/Imelda Marcos and Comfort Food @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:30pm, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/21 - 5/23 - Third Coast Review
    Looking to fill your after work hours with something fun? Well, we have some ideas for the start of your week. Movies, talks, readings, concerts and a night market are all waiting for you to join in and enjoy! So don't let the beginning of the week be all work and no play, get out...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Where I come from, if you graduate high school you are seen as someone special. Nobody in my life graduated high school. Not even my mom. Where I come from, teen girls are having kids and not finishing high school. I personally don t want to go down that road. That s why I came to Jane Addams High School. It has set me on my route to find my purpose in life. Jane Addams teaches you that nothing is given to you. Everything requires hard work. JAHS helps you prepare for things coming your way. At Jane Addams it's totally different. If you don t work hard then you don't pass. Which means you won't graduate. At JAHS they don t play around. In order to be successful at JAHS, you have to separate yourself from all the drama that some students bring and strive for greatness. I can finally say that I m getting good grades, coming to school every day, passing each class, and working hard thanks to Jane Addams.

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

May 17

2 Investigators: CTA Vows To Improve Screening Of Bus Drivers After $60 Million In Settlements

Like one who killed a pedestrian near 1800 South Halsted, and another at Michigan and Ohio that left Amy Koplin unable to walk after a bus crushed her feet.

    2 Investigators: CTA Vows To Improve Screening Of Bus Drivers After $60 Million In Settlements
    (CBS) - It's a $60-million problem: That's the cost of settlements and judgments paid out by the CTA for bus accidents. As 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports, some of the accidents have far greater consequences. In one case, video recorded on board a CTA bus showed a bus driver going west on Grand Avenue.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 17

Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch

Yvolina's Tamales, 814 W. 18th St., 312-731-3167 , www.yvolinas.com

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Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St., 312-715-0708, www.blackbirdrestaurant.com

The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Ave. , 312-372-4243, www.thegagechicago.com

Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St., 312-929-2486, nanaorganic.com/

Manny's Deli, 1141 S. Jefferson St., 312-939-2855, www.mannysdeli.com

Tempesta, 1372 W. Grand Ave., 312-929-2551 , tempestamarket.com

La Unica Food Mart & Restaurant., 1515 W. Devon Ave, 773-274-7788, launicafoodmart.eat24hour.com

Frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-853-2160, frunchroomchicago.com

Goree Cuisine, 1126 E. 47th St., 773-855-8120, goreecuisine.com

Moon's Sandwich Shop, 16 S. Western Ave., 312-226-5094, www.moonssandwichshopchicago.com

The Family House, 2305 W. Devon Ave., 773-856-0192, the-family-house-restaurant.business.site

5 Loaves Eatery, 405 E. 75th St., 773-891-2889, 5loaveschicago.com

Arbor, 2545 W. Diversey Ave., 312-866-0795, arborprojects.com

Tiger Ceviche, 131 N. Clinton St., 781-606-0112, tigerceviche.com

Boeufhaus, 1012 N. Western Ave., 773-661-2116, www.boeufhaus.com

Dollop/Hoosier Mama, 749 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-868-8863, www.dollopcoffee.com, www.hoosiermamapie.com/evanston.html

Susie's Noon Hour Grill, 6930 N. Glenwood Ave., 773-338-9494

Local Foods, 1427 W. Willow St., 312-432-6575, localfoods.com

TriBecca's , 125 S. Clark St., , revivalfoodhall.com

    Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch
    Food & Dining is seeking out Chicago's best lunches around town and in the suburbs, as our monthly "Craving" series explores all things lunch every weekday in April. NANA Price: $13 The plantain sandwich at Nana, topped with seasoned grilled chicken, cheddar, pickled red onion and a cilantro-lime slaw, gets a little messy, but you won't regret it.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 16

Updated May 17

2 Investigators: CTA Vows To Improve Screening Of Bus Drivers After $60 Million In Settlements

Like one who killed a pedestrian near 1800 South Halsted, and another at Michigan and Ohio that left Amy Koplin unable to walk after a bus crushed her feet.

    2 Investigators: CTA Vows To Improve Screening Of Bus Drivers After $60 Million In Settlements
    (CBS) - It's a $60-million problem: That's the cost of settlements and judgments paid out by the CTA for bus accidents. As 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports, some of the accidents have far greater consequences. In one case, video recorded on board a CTA bus showed a bus driver going west on Grand Avenue.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • After the CTA and RTA make settlements of $60 million dollars of tax payers money - politics as usual in Illinois, which in these cases left people permanently disabled, and loss of live.- SHAMEFUL !

May 15

Updated May 16

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

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    At Jane Addams, they don't pressure you to compete against each other to see who is the smartest. Instead, teachers and staff help every student to be successful and achieve their own personal best. I especially love my classes with Mr.Avila and Ms.Bustamante because they help me further my math skills and always have fun ways to help students learn more. Jane Addams is a very good school. It gives students a decent education. I believe this school is beneficial for someone who needs a little more attention in class and that the amount of students allows for one-on-one attention with teachers. Also the school staff always looks out for their students. From Ms. Hernandez always helping students stay focused on graduation to Ms. Comparini and Ms. Juarez always planning something good for the all the students. When I look back at my high school experience at Jane Addams I will remember about the awesome stuff we did, the friends I have made and of course how the staff are very nice and helpful.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools May 14, 2018 Comment

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

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I started at Rudy Lozano Leadership Academy; I loved it there but the school was bad, the principal showed no interest in the students graduating, and the way the teachers taught wasn't helpful at all. I learned nothing the whole time I was there although the school was fun. My grandmother had enough and transferred me to Jane Addams High School where the staff is very helpful not only to me but to all the students that attend it. Jane Addams really makes sure that every student who walks in actually learns. They don t play around with the rules or permit slacking; once they see someone s grades getting bad, they are quick to get on you. The school is strict with their rules but if they weren't, so many students wouldn't be as successful as they are now. Like me! I learned a lot more at JAHS in one year than I did in my previous high school years. I learned things that I thought I would never learn, things I struggled with and stressed about. Both my grandma and I wish we knew about Jane Addams long ago. They have the best staff. They make sure you are on the right path to success. It's a great school and I would highly recommend this school to anyone, even those who never thought they could finish high school or think school is not for them will find that JAHS will prove them wrong.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools May 10, 2018 Comment

May 10

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/10 – 5/113

Renegade Craft Fair @ Halsted St. in Pilsen, 18th Street & Halsted, 11:00am – 6:00pm, All Ages

NOW WHAT: The event is free and open to the public. The fair will be on Halsted St. in Pilsen Between W 18th St. and S Canalport Ave., giving you a great spot to shop and support DIY crafters.

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

Eric B & Rakim The Technique Tour @ The Patio Theatre, 6008 W Irving Park Rd., 7:00pm, 18+

MISSION: Elbo Room: Fay Ray, Flow Tone, Fiona Kimble, Stephen James @ The Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00pm, 21+

Funny Ha Ha: Oh, Mother @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 6:30pm, 21+

Flora Fauna Group Art Show @ Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N Western Ave, 7:00pm -11:00pm, All Ages

Kitten Forever / OvefOw / Vacuum @ Happy Gallery, 902 N California Ave., 7:00pm

Sunflower Bean & Dream Wife @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 9:00pm, 18+

Midwest Connect Residency: Esso Afrojam Funkbeat / Immigré / Puerko Yakaa Yayauhqui Pitzotl @ Emporium Arcade Bar Wicker Park, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

Pilsen Murals Walking Tour @ Mexican Fine Arts Museum, 1852 W 19th St., 2:00pm – 4:00pm, All Ages

Andrew W.K. & The Kickback @ The Vic, 3145 N Sheffield Ave., 7:00pm, 18+

Speedy Ortiz / Nnamdi Ogbonnaya / Didi @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave., 9:00pm, 21+,

Third Coast Percussion @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, 7:30pm, All Ages

Spaceface / Faux Furrs / The Voluptuals @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00pm, All Ages

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/10 - 5/113 - Third Coast Review
    The curated weekend is here and it's a big one! So big in fact that there are quite a few events in the calendar that just couldn't fit into this list. So when your done perusing these carefully selected event including concerts, comedy, art, and craft shows, check out the rest of the calendar for...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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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 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

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May 04

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I transferred to Jane Addams and I liked it right away because they knew all I wanted to do was graduate on time. They keep you busy and they help you to become successful step by step. The rules are stricter and that has helped me focus on my work instead of wasting time. At JAHS it is just easier to follow the rules than break them. I tend to take the easy way out instead of dealing with challenges. Now that I m at Jane Addams I am learning to go through the obstacles that I need to go through, and taking the easy way out isn t always going to be the best option for me. JAHS is a small school, there is less drama and everyone is nice and friendly to me. Throughout all the high schools I ve been to I always had a problem in each school. But now that I m at Jane Addams high school I don t have any problems and that s what makes JAHS so different from the other high schools and so I m really glad I came to Jane Addams high school.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools May 3, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    JAHS has small classes, which really helps the students because they are able to get the help they need. They will not stop checking up on you until you fully understand what you are doing and learning. The teachers and staff are friendly and always there to help the students. They are easy to talk to, and you do not have to feel uncomfortable because they make you feel welcome in their classes and in the school.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools May 3, 2018 Comment

May 02

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I wasn't successful at my last school was because I was too focused on my friends, occasionally ditching class, and I was hanging with the wrong crowd. But at Jane Addams I now have good grades and good teachers to help me out with the work I don't understand. I love it. JAHS is the best. At JAHS you are not alone. At JAHS you will have someone by your side through it all to help you out with anything. This school will push you through your hard struggles and never let you down. It is like having a second mother or home-- that is literally the feeling I get when I walk in the school. Thanks to Jane Addams, I got my life together and straight. The thing I like most about Jane Addams is the teachers and the staff; they are just amazing people. I am glad that I ended up attending Jane Addams. Attending this school is the best decision I have made. There is a quote that states that your life doesn't start until you leave high school . But I feel that my life started when I enrolled at Jane Addams.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools May 1, 2018 Comment

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 28

Apr 28

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    What I really like about Jane Addams High School is the diversity and strictness. There are different types of people at this school. In my old school races clicked together. But not at JAHS. Here I have learned things from Hispanic students too. I have enjoyed being around new people and personalities, and not just my own race. I also like the strictness in this school. Without rules and discipline the school would be chaotic and the students would be out of order. In my other schools it was often chaotic. I feel very grateful and lucky to attend this school. I don t think I would be as successful and graduating on time if I didn't come to Jane Addams.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 27, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Since starting at Jane Addams, I attend school every day and I try to act appropriately in every class; getting my work done, and focusing on my high school diploma. The change wasn t instant and I have faced some obstacles when it came to getting used to this school. But the challenge to be more responsible has had a very positive effect on me. I am now used to going to school every day. Every day I look forward to all the new learning experiences at Jane Addams. I learn something new almost each day. Jane Addams has inspired me to be a better person. The new me understands the importance of my education. Jane Addams taught me things that I would have never imagined I would know. This school is better than any other school out there. I would recommend this school to everyone, mainly because the learning environment is amazing.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 27, 2018 Comment

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