3 days ago

Updated 5 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.

  • "he'll spend the rest of his days in jail."

    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.

  • JL

    John Adams
    Were you talking about the commanders death?
    If so your right about the In Chicago. He'll sadly receive a slap on the wrist and be let back out sooner than you think.
    The politicians say they want to something. How about bringing back the death penalty for crimes like this
    But that will never happen with all the snow flakes and politicians with no Bxxxs

14 hours ago

Updated 9 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?

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2 days ago

  • New Threads Needed

    Mr. Neal is asking for $891.67:
    My students need softball pants and socks to complete their uniform.
    Walsh Elementary School Comment

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  • Music Makes Us Feel!

    Ms. Cabrera is asking for $254.72:
    My students need books about music to read during our music making study.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment

Feb 02

Updated Feb 04

5 Bowls of Pho in Chicago that You Must Try

1800 S. Carpenter St., Pilsen

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

1055 W. Argyle St., Uptown

2218 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park

1542 N. Damen Ave., Wicker Park

4925 N. Broadway, Uptown

    5 Bowls of Pho in Chicago that You Must Try
    Until recently, Argyle Street in Uptown, long the epicenter of Chicago's Vietnamese community, had the market cornered on pho (pronounced "fuh"). And to be sure, it's still one of the city's premier destinations for those seeking a taste of Vietnam's famously meaty soup, which is typically made with a long-simmered beef bone stock and served with fresh, leafy accompaniments.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Feb 04

Feb 02

ATN: February 2018

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000...

City Garden Waldorf School, 920 W. 19th St., will host prospective family orientations on Monday, Feb. 5, and Monday, Feb. 12, at 8:30 a.m. Call (312) 421-3050.

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...show runs Tuesday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, April 29. The Art Institute is located at 116 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 443-7297...

...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St., will have an open house on Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

Chicago a cappella will perform Love Stories, Sunday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 281-7820 or log on to www.chicagoacappella.org.

Three children explore how to deal with hurtful words about skin color in My Wonderful Birthday Suit! at Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave. Performances run from now through Monday, Feb. 18. Call (773) 227-0180.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. will host adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs from now through the week of March 12. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

Parents of prospective students are welcome to join the principal of Children of Peace Catholic School for coffee and donuts and a talk on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. The school is at 1900 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-8186.

Chinatown will host the Lunar New Year Parade starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 24th St. and Wentworth Ave. For information see ccc-foundation.org.

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355.

...life” and send it to Mary Beth Howard, the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60607. Deadline is Friday, March 2. Scholarship officials will announce the winner Sunday...

The Field Museum will offer free basic admission throughout February. The museum is at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Log on to www.fieldmuseum.org.

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

Jazz Showcase at Dearborn Station, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., (312) 360-0234, will feature the Big Bari Band, Sun., Feb. 4, at 4, 8...

...Warm up afterward in the main barn with special refreshments. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

...degree. Tours given daily; call to schedule your appointment. Loop Learning Center is located at 2001 S. Michigan Ave. (inside Long Grove House). For more information, call (312) 225-8828 or visit www.looplearningcenter...

...Fleur de Lis Ball on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Cocktails, a live band, and auction are at 6 p.m., dinner and awards at...

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The hospital is at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next dates are Feb. 12 and March 12.

Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., will host a shadow day on Monday, Feb. 19. Log on to mothermcauley.org.

Music @ Grace will present Woodwind Chamber Music on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St. Call (312) 341-2352.

Northerly Island is located at 1521 S. Linn White Dr.

Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., on Saturday, March 3, will host a diversity job fair for teachers, staff, and administrators...

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

...a.m. on Tuesdays, March 20 through April 24, in the Johnston R. Bowman Center, 710 S. Paulina St. To register, call (800) 757-0202...

...7:30 p.m. at Rush Tower AB Dick Conference Room, third floor, Suite 03510, 1620 W. Harrison St. To reserve your spot, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art will hold its annual art auction Saturday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m., 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522.

...and school closures on the West Side. The exhibition runs through Saturday, March 31, at 800 S. Halsted St.

Get free, limited dental screenings at the UIC College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St., on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary: patients needed...

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

Santa Lucia School, 3017 S. Wells St., will host its Lead with Your Heart fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 10. Tickets are $75...

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette Chicago, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email info@gazettechicago.com.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: February 2018
    February 2, 2018 The Art Institute of Chicago will present I Strongly Believe in our Right to be Frivolous, the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of works by Mounira Al Solh, an artist living and working in Beirut and Amsterdam who creates drawings on yellow legal paper.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Jan 31

Love living downtown

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

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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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Romance Blooms at Chicago's Lovebird-Led Restaurants

HaiSous is located at 1800 S. Carpenter St. Make your reservation.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Smyth and The Loyalist are located at 177 N. Ada St​. Make your reservation.

Elske is located at 1350 W. Randolph St. Make your reservation.

    Romance Blooms at Chicago's Lovebird-Owned Restaurants
    February is the month of romance-hearts and flowers ornament shop windows, candles spill flickering light throughout Chicago's nightspots, and chocolatiers experience a surge in sugar-loving customers. What really says Valentine's Day, though, is an intimate, decadent dinner for two.
    https://www.choosechicago.com

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Jan 25

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Learning Through Tablets

    Mrs. Winters is asking for $393.49:
    My students need Amazon Fire Kids 7" tablet to learn new and exciting facts about our different studies in pre-K. These tablets will allow my students to learn in English and their own language.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment
  • Favorite Stories with Puppets

    Ms. Rubio is asking for $481.80:
    My students need the Puppet Theater so they could role-play. The puppets encourage self-expression and imagination. The Puppet Theater may be used to transform it into a store, or post office for further play.
    Jungman Elementary School 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 22

Mark 2400 posted 5 photos to Flickr:

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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

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Jan 20

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100684517 TO REMOVE AND REPLACE FRONT METAL PORCH WITH FRONT OPEN CONCRETE PORCH AND TO REMOVE AND REPLACE REAR OPEN WOOD PORCH WITH REAR OPEN METAL PORCH AT EXISTING 2 STORY 2 DWELLING UNIT FRAME BUILDING AS PER PLANS.

    1919 S. Shelby Ct. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

Jan 18

Updated Jan 19

Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets

HaiSous, 1800 S. Carpenter St. A first-time participant, HaiSous was one of the best restaurants to open in 2017...

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Beacon Tavern, 405 N. Wabash Ave. I really like the blackened-redfish sandwich here, and it’s part of Beacon Tavern’s three-course lunch menu. Other dishes include an eggplant-parmigiana sandwich, Brussels sprouts-kale salad and clam chowder. Dinner and brunch menus also available.

Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. Four-star dining for $22; that’s the lure at Blackbird. Skimming through the menu...

Chez Joel, 1119 W. Taylor St. The three-course lunch menu is loaded with bistro classics, including moules frites, boeuf aux champignons, profiterole and creme brulee. Dinner menu also available.

Cindy’s, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Assuming it isn’t blizzarding, the glass-enclosed rooftop restaurant should offer beautiful Millennium Park views along with its lunch menu, which includes gnocchi parisienne and chocolate quesillo with maple-pecan ice cream.

Gene & Georgetti, 500 N. Franklin St. and 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. G&G’s city and suburban locations are part of CRW this year. The lunch menu includes a sirloin-steak sandwich, along with beet-orange salad, pistachio-crusted whitefish and tuxedo mousse cheesecake.

The Kitchen, 316 N. Clark St. Part of me wonders what “seasonal bruschetta” means in late January, but the rest of the lunch menu (turkey burger with Sriracha aioli, pasta bolognese, creme fraiche panna cotta) has me sold. Dinner menu also available.

Marisol, 205 E. Pearson St. The restaurant inside Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has a lunch menu that includes the signature Marisol salad, porchetta sandwich and a veggie cheeseburger. And when you’re finished, you can wander around the museum for a while.

Pearl Brasserie, 180 N. Wacker Drive. The newest casual-French restaurant in the Loop makes its CRW debut with a three-course menu that includes tomato soup with mini grilled cheese, chicken milanese, prime burger and apple tart.

Portsmith, 660 N. State St. Decisions, decisions. The $22 lunch and $33 dinner both appeal (the latter has that upscale “fish and chips” dish I like), but the lunch menu offers “fried fish and waffle” with Dark Matter (local coffee) maple syrup, and that tips the scales for me. Eat early.

Booth One, 1301 N. State Parkway. Classic glamour is back at the former Pump Room, which is offering a four-course...

City Mouse, 311 N. Morgan St. Plenty of options for guests who try the three-course ($44) dinner menu: at least four choices per course (five entree options). Bring friends.

Lena Brava, 900 W. Randolph St. Rick Bayless’ open-fire restaurant joins the CRW club with a four-course ($44) menu that includes a vegetarian option in every course. In fact, the vegetarian dishes — including the superb grill-roasted pineapple with hazelnut salsa macha — all sound terrific.

The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St. Last month, Bon Appetit ranked the Loyalist’s cheeseburger as one of the three best burgers in the nation. Said burger, along with the tempura-fried chicken sandwich and other treats, is part of the restaurant’s three-course ($33) dinner menu.

Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St. Michael Mina’s gorgeous Parisian brasserie comes with Gold Coast prices, which makes the three-course ($33) dinner option (including smoked-salmon tartine, blanquette de veau and dark-chocolate pot de creme) especially attractive.

Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. For a taste of Barcelona and other Spanish-inspired dishes, check out Mercat’s three-course ($44) menu of savory choices, including cannelloni stuffed with short rib and chicken, with a creamy foie gras and truffle bechamel.

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. Lunch is so popular during CRW that chef/owner Carrie Nahabedian routinely adds extra tables to the dining room. I prefer the relative quiet of the three-course dinner menu ($44), with dishes such as “popcorn” polenta with goat cheese and mushrooms.

Split-Rail, 2500 W. Chicago Ave. Dueling five-course ($44) menus at Split-Rail invite you to choose between menus inspired by “Seinfeld” (yes, there’s soup for you) and “Friends.” Each dish is listed with the episode that inspired it. A binge-watcher’s dream.

Tanta, 118 W. Grand Ave. The three-course ($44) menu includes Peruvian favorites, such as cebiche, lomo saltado and chihoakay marino.

Bad Hunter, 802 W. Randolph St. Not surprisingly, the lunch and brunch menus are heavily veggie-focused, though there is a...

Bar Siena, 832 W. Randolph St. Bar Siena offers lunch, dinner and brunch CRW menus, but I’m especially intrigued by...

Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave. Martial Noguier always rises to the CRW occasion. This year’s brunch menu is especially intriguing. The three-course menu is $22, or $39 with bottomless mimosas. (There’s an hour-and-a-half time limit on the elbow-bending.) Lunch and dinner menus also available.

Ella Elli, 1349 W. Cornelia Ave. A CRW newbie, the flashy Ella Elli offers dinner and brunch menus, the latter including poached-egg avocado toast, mushroom-artichoke quiche and stuffed brioche French toast.

Mon Ami Gabi, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West and 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. MAG’s city and suburban locations are part of...

Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St. Like Remington, a 4 Star Restaurant Group property, also offering a “cocktail course” (bloody mary or mimosa) as part of its three-course brunch menu. Dishes include blueberry cornbread and pulled-pork Benedict. Lunch and dinner menus also available.

    Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets
    In 2008, Chicago's very first Restaurant Week featured 35 restaurants. The 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 8 (yes, it lasts two weeks) boasts more than 370 city and suburban participants. I'd call that a success story.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 18

Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago

1800 S. Carpenter St. 312-702-1303

This article has 14 other Chicago locations (Show)

3634 W. Belmont Ave. 773-754-8341

605 N. Wells St. 312-929-0065

65 W. Kinzie St. 312-940-9900

3647 N. Clark St. 773-377-4770

1745 W. North Ave. 773-360-1793

1655 W. Cortland St. 773-904-7433

205 E. Pearson St. 312-799-3599

113 W. Hubbard St. 312-644-0113

326 N. Morgan St. 312-763-6564

2118 N. Damen Ave. 773-904-7805

60 E. Ontario St. 312-313-1007

116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466

1112 N. State St. 312-586-2150

2500 W. Chicago Ave. 773-697-4413

    Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago
    It takes a lot of motivation to leave the house when temperatures are in the negatives. Luckily, these 16 bars and restaurants provide just that, serving up hot plates of French toast and biscuits and gravy to warm you up.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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 17

Jan 17

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Can You Hear Me Now?

    Ms. P. is asking for $550.94:
    My students need wireless headphones to listen to educational math videos.
    Walsh Elementary School Comment
  • Basically Preschool!

    Ms. Cabrera is asking for $156.47:
    My students need basic preschool materials: construction paper, dancing scarves and walking rings.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment
  • I Can't Find My Homework!

    Ms. P. is asking for $215.52:
    My students need blue folders to keep their papers organized and to help distinguish them from their other subject folders.
    Walsh Elementary School Comment
  • Eek! Help Us Organize Our Mess!

    Ms. P. is asking for $629.96:
    My students need locker shelves to help keep their things organized!
    Walsh Elementary School Comment

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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