25 hours ago

Eight Pilsen Homes Have Sold for $600K or More This Year

1704 S. Newberry Ave.

1105 W. 16th St.

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729 W. 19th St.

    Eight Pilsen Homes Have Sold for $600K or More This Year
    Published today at 11:46 a.m. Looking to buy ultralow in trendy Pilsen? You're too late: Price per square foot in the Lower West Side, which includes the neighborhood, has skyrocketed from $84 to $225 over the past five years.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

26 hours ago

Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman

1102 W. 18th Street

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10324 S. Western Avenue

3000 N. Clark Street

3324 W. Wrightwood Avenue

    Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman
    Joni Hirsch Blackman To purchase a copy of the book: This Used to Be Chicago Events: November 25 Bookies New and Used Books 10324 S. Western Avenue Chicago December 2 Pilsen Community Books 1102 W. 18th Street Chicago December 7 Binny's 3000 N. Clark Street Chicago December 10
    http://wgntv.com

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATION AT SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR UNITS, INTERIOR BUILDOUT OF FIRST FLOOR REAR SECTION GENERAL RETAIL SPACE, FOR AN EXISTING 3-STORY BRICK BUILDING, 8 RESIDENTIAL UNITS WITH 1ST FLOOR RETAIL (EXISTING ICE CREAM SHOP) (NO WORK AT FRONT FIRST FLOOR RETAIL SPACE) AS PER PLANS.NO WORK TO EXISTING 5-RESIDENTIAL UNITS WITH 1ST FLR RETAIL (PET SUPPLY STORE) AND NO WORK TO EXISTING COACH HOUSE**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    1044 W. 18th St. Issued November 13, 2017 Comment

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Updated 4 days ago

Lights Out

Most of the street lights on Paulina St. between 18th St. and Cermak Rd. are out. Anyone know why?
The area around Cooper School is especially dark. I've seen groups of young girls and elderly women walking cautiously in the area, while groups of young men linger about.
There is some construction going on with the roads (sewers) but it can't be impossible to have some temporary lights for safety.
- concerned guy

  • Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation...

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    Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation - good luck with them, if you ever need them...) Fortunately, there is a separate agency for street lighting.

    This is the direct link to the form for Street Lights out: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/traffic_signals_andstreetlights/svcs/street_light_1_out.html

    For any other future request, you can go to this site: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html or dial 3-1-1 from any phone.

  • Ward 25 25th Ward Alderman

    Lights are on Paulina from 18th St to Cermak rd. There are lights out from 1659 - 1715 W 19th St. I have submitted a work order fo get them repaired.

5 days ago

Chicago Park District shared Harrison Park's ...

We're hosting a teen Karaoke Night at Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton St.) on Wed., Nov. 15 from 6-8pm.

    Teen Karaoke Night at Dvorak
    TEENS - step up to the mic to perform the songs of your life! Join us at DVORAK PARK for a night of karaoke and fun! Meet other singers and performance...
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Nov 10

swimfinfan posted 2 photos to Flickr:

Nov 10

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO EXISTING PERMIT # 100683033 TO RELOCATE REFRIGERATOR AND REMOVE TWO CAN LIGHTS IN FIRST FLOOR, RELOCATE KITCHEN FROM NORTH WALL TO SOUTH WALL AND ADD TWO NEW WINDOWS IN THIRD FLOOR OF EXISTING 5 D.U. BUILDING AS PER PLAN.

    1608 S. Carpenter St. Issued November 8, 2017 Comment

Nov 08

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT. ADMINISTRATIVE RELEASE. 40 PVC FOR DRAINAGE, VENT PIPE & PIPE FIITING MATERIALS INSTEAD OF CAST IRON.

    1008 W. 18th St. Issued November 6, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100628073, NEW LAYOUT TO BASEMENT FLOOR AND NEW KITCHEN CONFIGURATIONS FOR ALL 10 RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS, FOR EXISTING 10 RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS, 3 STORY BRICK BUILDING AS PER PLANS

    1829 S. Racine Ave. Issued November 6, 2017 Comment

Nov 07

Nov 07

Nov 07

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

  • Concrete Coding: Dash and Dot Robot

    Ms. Cabrera is asking for $369.64:
    My students need Wonder Workshop's Dash and Dot Wonder Pack to learn how to code!
    Jungman Elementary School Comment
  • Pre-K Programmers

    Ms. Cabrera is asking for $305.11:
    My students need a Cubetto Coding Toy for a concrete way to learn about computer programming.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment

Nov 05

Nov 04

  • Permit issued for signs

    ADVERTISING WALL SIGNWEST ELEVATIONCHANGE OF SIGN CO. & PAYORORIGINAL PERMIT #ES3374785

    1122 W. 18th St. Issued November 2, 2017 Comment

Nov 03

May 18

Updated Nov 02

Mowing/Snow Removal Service

Hello!

Looking for a lawn care/snow removal service for a small lot in Pilsen. Please reply with any recommendations! Thank you!

  • Hey there, I know a guy in the Logan Square neighborhood. GTZ Lawn Care provide lawn mowing and yard cleanup give them a shout 773-397-1659

Nov 02

Young Thug kicks off Red Bull Sound Select's '30 Days' concert series

Kali Uchis, Twelve'len, Elley Duhé — Nov. 9 at Thalia Hall, 1225 W. 18th St.

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Fake Shore Drive 10th Anniversary: Big Tymer$, Tee Grizzley, special guests — Nov. 4 at Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Discogs Presents Crate Diggers Record Fair: Poliça, Ohmme — Nov. 5 at House Of Vans, 113 N. Elizabeth St.

Ibeyi, Themind, Koda — Nov. 10 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.

Alice Glass, NOLIFE, Nadia Tehran — Nov. 17 at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave.

Jacob Banks, Durand Jones & The Indications — Nov. 22 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave.

Kehlani, Kodie Shane, Blaise Moore, DJ King Marie — Nov. 3 at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave.

Music + Photo Master Class: Jeremy Deputat and more — Nov. 6 at The Annex, 1620 W. Chicago Ave.

Sabrina Claudio, Kiya Lacey, Amanda Delara — Nov. 12 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.

Music & Tech: Carl Chery, Andrew Barber — Nov. 13 at Columbia College, Hokin Lecture Hall, 623 S. Wabash Ave.

Parquet Courts, Meat Wave, Good Willsmith — Nov. 15 at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave.

Mura Masa, Tennyson, bonzai — Nov. 16 at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Daniel Caesar, SiR, Cherrie - Nov. 20 at Reggie's Rock Club - 2015 S. State St.

Kweku Collins, KAMAU, Trapo - Nov. 25 at SPACE - 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston

Xavier Omär, Jesse Baez, Jake&Papa - Nov. 28 at Chop Shop/1st Ward - 2033 W. North Ave.

Khalid, Amber Mark, Marteen - Nov. 29 Aragon Ballroom at 1106 W. Lawrence Ave.

    Young Thug kicks off Red Bull Sound Select's '30 Days' concert series
    On the first day of November, Young Thug led off Red Bull Sound Select's "30 Days in Chicago" concert showcase with a banger. The notoriously tardy rapper-no shots, but he missed his set at Chance the Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day last September-arrived basically on time and played to a ravenous, sold-out Metro crowd for a little more than an hour.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 02

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...community procession in Pilsen for the holiday on Thursday. The procession begins in Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton St.) features large puppets, decorated push carts and street-level “ofrendas.” Refreshments and light bites will...

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...and will throw a party at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Untitled Supper Club (111 W. Kinzie St.), where attendees get to eat, drink and vote on this year’s winner. Tickets: $25...

Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) hosts a lot of art exhibitions, so here’s what makes SOFA different: The event...

...legendary Big Tymers duo for a special show 8 p.m. Saturday at Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.). The concert celebrates FSD’s 10th anniversary as well as Red Bull’s 30 Days...

...2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Becky Shaw” began its run at the Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) in September, and, after a successful run, was recently extended through the early part of...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    As the weather grows colder, the weekend's best events move inside. We've still got one outdoor parade this weekend, though, as well as a quarter of other stellar indoor options. What's the Big Idea? RedEye and our friends at Blue Sky Innovation will support and showcase Chicago's aspirational young thinkers through our Big Idea Awards, our fourth annual ideas competition.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 02

Nov 01

TRP Reopens Affordable Housing Waitlist Wednesday, November 1st

2. Submit your completed application, with all required documents: By U.S. Postal Service (USPS): The Resurrection Project, 2014 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

Casa San Luis Potosi, 1648 S. Throop St.

Casa Morelos, 2015 S. Morgan

Casa Monterrey, 967 W. 19th St.

Casa Maravilla, 2021 S. Morgan St.

Casa Guerrero, 963 W. Cullerton

Casa Guanajuato, 1313 W. 19th St.

1924 S. Throop

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Casa Tabasco, 2301 S. Drake Ave.

Casa Sor Juana, 2700 S. Drake Ave.

Casa Oaxaca, 1714 W. 19th St.

Casa Hidalgo, 4600 S. Wood St.

Casa Colima, 1427 W. Cullerton

Casa Chiapas, 1712 W. 17th St.

5031 South Hermitage Avenue

5011 South Elizabeth Street

4949 South Justine Street

4937 South Seeley Avenue

4859 South Throop Street

4848 South Ashland Avenue

4744 South Loomis Boulevard

4742 South Elizabeth Street

4716 South Throop Street

4637 South Honore Street

4610 South Wood Street

4528 South Hermitage Avenue

4440 South Honore Street

2243 S. Central Park Ave.

2124 W. 19th St.

2012 W. 17th St.

1910 S. Albany Ave.

1825 West 45th Street

1234 West 49th Place

2301 W. 23rd St.

2300 S. Oakley

1821 W. Cullerton

Casa del Sol, 2008 S. Blue Island

© 2013 – 2017 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    TRP Reopens Affordable Housing Waitlist Wednesday, November 1st - The Resurrection Project
    We offer affordable housing programs. To determine if you are eligible please follow the below steps: Download and print the pre-application Affordable Housing Pre-Application, English Affordable Housing Pre-Application, Spanish 2. Submit your completed application, with all required documents: By U.S. Postal Service (USPS): The Resurrection Project, 2014 S.
    http://resurrectionproject.org

Nov 01

Oct 31

Oct 30

3 Classic Chicago-Invented Cocktails and Where to Find Them

...Cohasset original, though pineapple replaces peaches and Templeton Rye replaces vermouth for a contemporary update. (1222 W. 18th Street...

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This basement bar will transport you to your Grandma and Grandpa's living room. The Chicago Fizz is off-menu, but the bartender will be happy to whip you up this egg-whited delight. (601 N State Street)

...of the first 100 bars in Chicago thanks to its post-Prohibition Liquor License #73. (2356 W. Cullom Avenue...

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago offers “The Chicagoan” cocktail, which is a playful twist on the classic Chicago Cocktail, but made with Templeton Rye Whiskey instead of brandy (to tie in the Prohibition era) along with Grand Marnier, a dash of bitters and prosecco. (63 W. Ontario Street)

...orange bitters and . . . a canned peach and its juices) to Ladner Bros., a saloon at 207 W. Madison Avenue. After Prohibition, Ladner Bros. built its business on the popular punch, their once-iconic sign...

    3 Classic Chicago-Invented Cocktails and Where to Find Them
    In the short forward to his classic 1917 tome  The Ideal Bartender , Tom Bullock, a St. Louis bartender and the first African American to publish a cocktail recipe book, mused, "Is it any wonder that mankind stands open-mouthed before the bartender, considering the mysteries and marvels of an art that borders on magic?"
    https://www.choosechicago.com

Oct 30

  • Let's Use the Printer!

    Ms. Cabrera is asking for $220.36:
    My students need black toner for a shared laser printer for basic printing.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment

Oct 29

Oct 28

Oct 16 2012

Updated Oct 25

Pilsen dog park needed

New gal here and decided to post regarding a need for a dog park in Pilsen. There are doggies everywhere!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    There are quite a few puparents who frequent Jackson Bark. All routes to and from are less congested than going to the dog parks around the loop or northside, plus free parking is available. Click the map icon at the bottom of the page for directions www.jacksonbark.com

  • Agree with melirodgriguez! The small triangle next to the pool at Dvorak Park would be an ideal place for a dog park where many dogs are there most days anyway. I have taken my dog there many times and met other dog owners in the neighborhood who would love to...

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    Agree with melirodgriguez! The small triangle next to the pool at Dvorak Park would be an ideal place for a dog park where many dogs are there most days anyway. I have taken my dog there many times and met other dog owners in the neighborhood who would love to have a dog park, new and old residents. For now, I do visit the dog park on Wabash in-between 16th and 18th which is a great park but a bit of a walking distance from Pilsen. There are really no dog parks for owners to use in the nearby area and it would be nice to have a designated space so dogs can run freely and safely.

Oct 25

Oct 22

Updated Oct 24

Columbus vandalized in Little Italy

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/chicago/ct-vandalizan-estatua-de-colon-en-little-italy-20171009-story.html

"Colón es visto como un héroe por muchos, especialmente por los italiano-americanos, pero es visto como un colonizador asesino de indígenas americanos entre otros."

    Vandalizan estatua de Colón en Little Italy, Chicago
    Un residente de Pilsen fue arrestado el sábado luego de rayar una estatua de Cristóbal Colón con pintura de aerosol en el barrio italo-americano de Little Italy, dijo la Policía de Chicago. Tres hombres fueron descubiertos vandalizando la estatua en Arrigo Park, 801 S.. Loomis St, poco después de la medianoche.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Pat

    That's a shame. Defacing public property. You can disagree and speak your mind, but to actually try to destroy a public statue is sickening. Where do you draw the line? And using profanity diminishes your point.

Oct 24

Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

Pilsen Open Studios XV

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-pilsen-artists-open-up-their-studios-on-their-quinceanera-20171020-story.html

"Although most artists are Latino, not everyone uses the same aesthetic and not everyone makes folk art. The Latin American community is just as complex in styles and philosophies as what you are going to find in the Art Institute of Chicago."

    Pilsen artists open up their studios on their 'quinceañera'
    15 years ago, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events designated October as Chicago Artists' Month. They sent a letter to the muralist Héctor Duarte to propose the idea that he open up his workshop to the public, located across the street from the National Museum of Mexican Art, and offer him some publicity in their brochure.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • In the 15 years of the Open Studios, many of us that live our life in Pilsen/ Heart of Chicago area. we are not allowed to visit the art studios. People with mobility disabilities are excluded due to no access to the studios locations. Maybe that should be included in such articles. Many of the businesses on 18th Street exclude those with disabilities on a daily basis,

Oct 23

  • Show Me the Picture, Please!

    Ms. Cabrera is asking for $176.65:
    My students need printer ink and Velcro dots to create picture labels and adapted books.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment

Oct 22

    Diez y Ocho restaurant 'priced out', re-opens Friday for the last time
    'Diez y Ocho' is the name by which Michael Hernandez calls the neighborhood where he grew up, and it's what he decided to name his burger joint located on 18th St. and Damen Ave., a promising, but short-lived venture that could not survive the increasing cost of commercial space in Pilsen, he said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 22

Cross country: Glenbard West has some fun

In 2016 May missed all-regional by one place. She was sixth most of Saturday before a late surge.

    Cross country: Glenbard West has some fun
    Junior Rory Cavan and his Glenbard West boys cross country teammates received special encouragement before the Class 3A Wheaton North regional Saturday at St. James Farm Forest Preserve. Mike Lederhouse, a 2012 graduate, was a state qualifier, two-time track all-stater and All-American for Georgetown University who achieved a sub-four-minute mile.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Oct 21

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