2 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    ERECT 2ND FLOOR ADDITION TO BE DUPLEXED WITH EXISTING 1ST FLOOR. ALSO INTERIOR ALTERATIONS ON 1ST FLOOR AND BASEMENT LEVEL, INCLUDING ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL WORK. ALL WORK TO BE DONE AS PER ARCHITECTURAL PLANS.**CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    2614 W. Cullerton St. Issued December 8, 2017 Comment

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    ERECT NEW DORMER ADDITION, INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REHAB., REPLACE FRONT WOOD STAIR AND LANDING SAME SIZE AND LOCATION, IN EXISTING 2 STORY BRICK BUILDING AS PER PLANS. INCLUDES: ARCHITECTURAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND HVAC. REMOVE GARAGE AND ENCLOSED PORCH (no garage under this permit) conditional permit subject field inspections.

    2625 W. Cullerton St. Issued December 7, 2017 Comment

5 days ago

Dec 04

Nov 29

Updated Dec 02

Stop your whining.

I feel happy and proud when i see filming in the hood. It can be a slight temporary inconvenience. Shameless is a fabulous show that shines a light on a different way of life.

  • pbsene Local Business Owner, Tired American

    Right on! It creates way more jobs than just the overpaid actors - I have a good friend whose kids are both working behind the scenes on this show.

  • Pilsen/Heart of Chicago area have been part of movie & tv productions for decades. A few people that recently moved into area whine about many things that are not the real issues and concerns that actually effect our lives. The arts in general have thrived over the last few decades in our community, they add a great benefit to our community, and lives.

  • A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been...

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    A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been multiple shows (too many to count) and over 5 movie shoots there this past year. Each time this happens, the production companies take over entire blocks in the neighborhoods (off set) for their personal parking, trailer parking, and truck parking. Then, adding insult to injury (after kicking all the residents out) they don't even use all of the space.

    This would be a lot better if the Chicago Film Office actually did a service for the people of our City! They are only chartered to roll the red carpet out for outsiders and only have staff to rubber stamp applications given to them by Hollywood. (I confirmed this in multiple calls.) They do not limit shoots at particular locations, make sure the closed space is actually being used, or move the ancillary parking around from shoot-to-shoot. (So the same blocks keep getting hit for parking and catering.) When it rains and shoots are canceled, the "No Parking" zones stay up (even when the streets are empty) and the residents still get ticketed.

Dec 02

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALLATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY ANTENNAS AND EQUIPMENT ON EXISTING CELLULAR SITE ATT IL1616 / WIGDAHL JOB # 102-32167

    2619 W. 19th St. Issued November 30, 2017 Comment

Dec 02

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Nov 24

Nov 23

An expansion team unlike any other, Golden Knights could make NHL playoffs in 1st season

"The protected list was a joke," said Jack Lynch, a defenseman on that first Capitals team. "If you look back at the players who were exposed for the expansion draft back then, you were getting basically access to the 17th, 18th and 19th player on the existing NHL teams' rosters."

    An expansion team unlike any other, Golden Knights could make NHL playoffs in 1st season
    Nate Schmidt's first memory of an NHL expansion draft goes back to 2000, when he was 8 years old and his beloved home state of Minnesota got a new team, the Wild. That was also when Schmidt first learned about the reality for expansion franchises in their first season.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 21

The preschool classes at St. Agnes of Bohemia School are in need of basic materials.

We are in need of art materials, updated math manipulative items and apps for our tablets. Any amount donated goes directly to the teachers.

https://adoptaclassroom.force.com/donors/s/designation/a1mC0000001XvN8IAK/sandra-cervenka

    AAC Donor Community
    https://adoptaclassroom.force.com

Nov 19

Updated Nov 20

Where to sell used goods locally?

I would like to get rid of some decent electronics that are used but probably still have some value. (55" TV, laptops, etc).

Anyone know of a good place around Pilsen / Bridgeport that buys and resales used goods? (aside from Craigslist, etc)

Nov 20

Nov 19

Nov 18

LOST DOG

Last seen near 23rd and Trumbull. Brown/white female pit very friendly with white chest and paws. We miss her very much and would really like any information on bringing her home. Please call 7734370489 with any info.

Nov 18

Nov 17

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REHAB. AND REPLACE REAR PARTIALLY ENCLOSED WOOD PORCH WITH NEW OPEN WOOD PORCH IN SAME LOCATION AS PER PLANS IN EXISTING 2 STORY WITH BASEMENT BRICK BUILDING WITH 4 RESIDENTIAL UNITS. INCLUDES: ARCHITECTURAL, ELECTRICAL, HVAC AND PLUMBING **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    2627 W. Cullerton St. Issued November 15, 2017 Comment

Nov 16

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/16 – 11/19

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18th & 19th

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

Chicago Art Book Fair 2017 @ Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave., Various Times

Vinyl Emergency Podcast Live Taping: Lydia Loveless @ Pinwheel Records, 1722 W 18th St., 4:30PM – 6:00PM, all ages

Drink N’ Draw @ ii Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM – 9:00PM, 21+

Chicago Food Depository Benefit @ Bric-a-Brac Records, 3156 W Diversey Ave., 5:30PM – 8:30PM, all ages

Body Love Live @ Coalition Impact, 405 W. Superior, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

MSI After Hours: Naughty or Nice @ Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., 7:00PM – 10:00PM, 21+

Pool Holograph/mtvghosts/Ex Okays/Gal Gun @ Shuga Records, 1272 N Milwaukee Ave., 4:30PM – 6:00PM, all ages

Hot Chip DJ Set @ Smart Bar, 3730 N Clark St., 8:00PM, 21+

JC Brooks Band/ DeRobert & The Half-Truths/The Right Now/DJRC @ 1st Ward at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave., 8:00PM, 18+

Randolph Street Holiday Market @ Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W Washington Blvd., 10:00AM – 5:00PM

The Funky Brunch @ Headquarters Beercade, 213 W Institute Pl., Noon – 8:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/16 - 11/19
    The holiday season is definitely here as it's the first weekend of Lincoln Park Zoo's Holiday Lights (for members and their guests only) andall the decorations begin to fill out stores and event themes all over the city. So why not go out and enjoy the slightly early festivities and check out everything else Chicago...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Nov 14

Nov 12

MISSING WHITE & BLACK SHIH TZU MIX DOG -reward

My Mom’s dog is missing. He went missing on October 27th. He may have been seen around Douglas Park.

He is mostly white and black, with black long ears. He may look quite different from the long haired dog in the photo.

He is a lovable dog who keeps my Mom company. We miss him so much.

Please if you have seen him or have any information please contact me on

findingpotuschicago@gmail.com OR 773-256 9301

Thank you.

Pam

Nov 10

Best Chicago Beer for Every Season

Check out Laguanitas at 2607 W. 17th St.

    Best Chicago Beer for Every Season
    The difficulty in choosing a favorite beer lies somewhere between choosing a favorite movie and a favorite child, with the answer inevitably becoming "It depends." If I want something both flavorful and refreshing while munching on potato skins at an outdoor bar, I'll grab an amber ale.
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Nov 09

OMG! Keep your property safe. Designate transfers after you die.

THANK Karen Yarbrough for some long needed innovation in Cook County. Went to a seminar last night at Lawndale Community Church.

An excellent speaker Mario spoke on topics important to all of us. He had great slides and a good sense of humor. Everyone was mesmerized.

There are FORMS that will convey property of a deceased for property, FORMS to transfer auto. FORMS to transfer ownership of car. FORMS transfer Bank Account. FORMS to get out of inheritance (property with...

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THANK Karen Yarbrough for some long needed innovation in Cook County. Went to a seminar last night at Lawndale Community Church.

An excellent speaker Mario spoke on topics important to all of us. He had great slides and a good sense of humor. Everyone was mesmerized.

There are FORMS that will convey property of a deceased for property, FORMS to transfer auto. FORMS to transfer ownership of car. FORMS transfer Bank Account. FORMS to get out of inheritance (property with liens and problems inherited.

Sign up and be notified if there is activity that would affect title to your building.

Innovations by Karen will protect many in the community from being swindled out of their property. So many south and west side properties are demolished because of inability to have clear title.

These transfer forms are FREE and require typical recording fees but NO Lawyer.
Follow the legal process (steps). It is easy.

Call and request a speaker come to your organization., It is free.

go to the website. click http://cookrecorder.com, click videos, click mayor video. see the presentation online.

Many things can be done online.

http://cookrecorder.com/

    Cook County Recorder of Deeds - Karen Yarbrough
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    http://cookrecorder.com

Nov 09

Nov 07

Artists Peace Hub : Grow North Lawndale project will be introduced

Artists Peace Hub : Grow North Lawndale project will be introduced at two meetings this month.This project will create an "artists paradise" around the Kedzie pink line stop while improving the neighborhood by bringing new businesses, services, and jobs. 11/11 and 11/19 at 2p.m. at our site, 1957 S. Spaulding corner of 21st, 2 blocks west of Kedzie pink line stop, please RSVP at contact@urbanartretreat.com if you would like to attend to find out more and/or ask questions/give feedback. Seating is limited.

Nov 07

Nov 03

Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Our 9 fire extinguishers were on the recall list. Be sure yours is safe. Call Kidde amd ask.

Nov 03

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    UPDATE ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 400 AMPS WITH 6 METERS FOR 5 UNITS PLUS PUBLIC. ADD RECEPTACLES. LIGHTS AND SMOKE DETECTORS AS NEED IT ON APARTMENTS

    2020 S. Washtenaw Ave. Issued November 1, 2017 Comment

Nov 01

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE\REPLACE DRYWALL IN KITCHENS & BATHROOMS, CABINETRY, FLOORING THROUGHOUT, BATHROOM WALL & FLOOR TILE. BATHROOM PLUMBING FIXTURES, KITCHEN PLUMBING FIXTURES. PAINT INTERIOR STAIRWELLS. ADD 5\8" TPE X GYP BD. TO BASEMENT CEILING. ELECTRICAL PERMIT PULLED SEPERATLY.

    2020 S. Washtenaw Ave. Issued October 27, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    TUCKPOINTING - NO STRUCTURAL WORK - 875 SQFT

    1857 S. California Ave. Issued October 30, 2017 Comment

Oct 30

Updated Oct 30

What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Door

Join Jody Adler, Director of the Community Law Project, and me, for a discussion on what to do in the event that ICE shows up at your place of work.
http://mailchi.mp/ac823e834cb4/what-to-do-if-ice-comes-knocking-on-your-door?e=6548e7251e

    What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Door
    We are living in an environment in which immigration laws are being aggressively enforced. This has several implications in the workplace. Join Jody Adler, the Director of the Community Law Project, and me for a lively discussion on immigration rights in the workplace.
    http://mailchi.mp
  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for the thumbs up, Rachel. If you weren't able to catch the live broadcast, you can go to the link and download the podcast. There was some really, really good info shared. I learned a heck of a lot!

Oct 30

Oct 29

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    CORPORATE EVENT FOR ONE DAY, 10/30/17, TO INCLUDE POWER SYSTEM AND SMALL DISTRIBUTION. ON-SITE LSE, P.MITCHELL, 773-251-4260

    2607 W. 17th St. Issued October 27, 2017 Comment

Oct 27

Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event

Reminder: Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event Saturday, October 28th, from 10 am - 2 pm.

http://mailchi.mp/70a5b16b6e73/loving-lawndale-to-life-college-fair?e=6548e7251e

    Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event
    Don't miss our last event of the campaign. We will be hosting a nontraditional college fair with college resources and workshops for high school seniors, adult learners and career changers. There will be resource tables with college recruiters, financial aid consultants, community-based organizations and expungement professionals.
    http://mailchi.mp

Oct 16

Updated Oct 26

The Race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District

The race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District will very interesting. The 2nd District includes communities on the West and South Sides, including North Lawndale and Englewood. While the communities have similar issues, there will be that tendency to elect "one of our own". For some, "one of our own" is someone from our neighborhood. For some, "one of our own" is one who is easily controlled. For others, "one of our own" is someone with whom we can identify...

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The race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District will very interesting. The 2nd District includes communities on the West and South Sides, including North Lawndale and Englewood. While the communities have similar issues, there will be that tendency to elect "one of our own". For some, "one of our own" is someone from our neighborhood. For some, "one of our own" is one who is easily controlled. For others, "one of our own" is someone with whom we can identify culturally, regardless of where they live.

When I speak of "culturally", I'm not speaking of race or ethnicity, but about those intangibles that reflect similar values and political philosophies.

I don't know who all will be running. Technically, no one is a candidate until s/he makes the ballot. When the final cut comes, I hope there will be candidates with a demonstrated record of leadership, community service, good judgment; the willingness to carefully weigh and analyze the issues without being a rubber stamp; courage to speak truth to power and be a true advocate for the voters; strength of character (honesty and integrity) and loyalty, and the ability to put the voters' interests above his/her own personal and political gain. If you know of such a candidate, please share below.

  • Mitchellfred Sixty-year resident of North Lawndale/24th ward

    The POTUS wanted to know if he can "pardon" himself...is the jury still out? Fred Mitchell would make a good candidate. He will be declaring himself as a "write-in" candidate.

Oct 19

Updated Oct 24

Do we have a people problem or a system problem?

Why do some Chicago neighborhoods have 0 murders per 100,000 and mine East Garfield Park 93 per 100,000? Does 11th District Detectives have a 20% success amd 80% failire rate for solving cases? What are good ways to improve the success rate? Is there a corelation between low solve rate and criminals enbolden to committ crime?...and get away with it?

Is one of the problems a bankrupt city, state, county cannot afford lockup amd many criminals are left on the...

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Why do some Chicago neighborhoods have 0 murders per 100,000 and mine East Garfield Park 93 per 100,000? Does 11th District Detectives have a 20% success amd 80% failire rate for solving cases? What are good ways to improve the success rate? Is there a corelation between low solve rate and criminals enbolden to committ crime?...and get away with it?

Is one of the problems a bankrupt city, state, county cannot afford lockup amd many criminals are left on the streets to committ even more crime? Is a solution to lockup in a lower cost county, state, country? AND provide educational training?

Should should innovative top brains Tesla, Amazon, Google, air bnb, Uber take a stab at solving inner city problems? It is clear government and social,scientists have failed.

The IG investigated Police Overtime to save $&. Should he investigate solve rate amd find out why it is so low?

We know that pod cameras are not used to their best advantage for solving crime.

Source

https://postimg.org/image/70vt35aa6z/

    Chicago By Neighborhood Murder Rate - Postimage.org
    https://postimg.org
  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    Too many TOS acronyms to keep straight...the TOS above is Terms of Sentencing and not Terms of Service.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Too many uncivilized.

    Solution: Civilize the uncivilized.

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 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 20

Oct 19

Have You Seen Him?

Gregory Redman has been missing for almost a month from his North Lawndale home. If you've seen him, please contact one of his parents, who's phone number is listed on the flyer or call 911.

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