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Record Row ... NOT Motor Row

As more and more development and investment continues to flood the South Loop area, I can't help but wonder if anyone will discuss Record Row -- the TRUE identity of what everyone seems to want to brand "Motor Row."

"Record Row" is the more relevant history for this area of Chicago. If the powers that be were smart, the strip along Michigan near McCormick's new 'Entertainment District' should really become a cultural corridor for Chicago, celebrating the historical Jazz and Blues contributions that line that entire strip. Nashville has Broadway Street ... New Orleans has Bourbon Street .... why on earth doesn't Chicago have something similar????

There's a great documentary on this strip if anyone is interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7qXuoI-Wo

    Record Row
    Record Row - Was produced by WTTW in Chicago (PBS) and aired in February 1997. I happened to tape it. Lost my tape a few months ago and then discoved that Record Row had disappeared from the earth more or less. Found one copy in a small college's library somewhere in the south but not available for loan.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded...

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    I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded even as we were not included. What concerns me is that this should be on the front of the consideration of the tourism bureau's investment portfolio, lets consider this area as an asset and as something to present to the World for celebration.If you can have art festivals, rib festivals and so on in the North side neighborhoods, why not have these festivals in the Southside venues.

  • The History and the greatness of Bronzeville is what we have to preserve, if we let this area become anything other than an Historical area then we have lost a great treasure.

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Updated Apr 16

7 Chicago apartments in bike-friendly neighborhoods for $1,200/month

2065 S Indiana Ave., #1005 (Douglas)

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2125 W 18th Place | Photos: Zumper

2346 W 24th Place, #2r (Lower West Side)

2506 W Cullom Ave., #g (North Center)

2205 W Highland Ave., #1n (West Ridge)

2254 W Foster Ave., #1f (Lincoln Square)

606 E Woodland Park Ave., #411 (Douglas)

    7 Chicago apartments in bike-friendly neighborhoods for $1,200/month
    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 locating a place in Chicago if you're on a budget of $1,200 / month. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • The property at 2065 S Indiana Avenue says it's in Douglas, but that area is more Prairie District / South Loop I believe? The unit at 606 E Woodland Park Avenue doesn't look like you get a whole lot (and I'm not familiar with the quality of that building) but...

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    The property at 2065 S Indiana Avenue says it's in Douglas, but that area is more Prairie District / South Loop I believe? The unit at 606 E Woodland Park Avenue doesn't look like you get a whole lot (and I'm not familiar with the quality of that building) but that's a nice area. That unit puts you minutes from the 31st Beach and pier and you're steps from the brand new pedestrian bridge they built on 35th (taking you directly to the Lake). I'd say there's still a moderate amount of crime in the area (you sometimes hear of things happening in and around Lake Meadows), but all-in-all, that's relatively quiet area.

  • bikeable is better than walk-able. Too many crime incidents in the area

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What does $1,200 rent you in Chicago, today?

2065 S Indiana Ave., #1005 (Douglas)

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5415 N Sheridan Rd. | Photos: Zumper

4970 N Marine Dr., #1029 (Uptown)

5225 N Ashland Ave., #2d (Andersonville)

2029 W 21st Pl., #3 (Lower West Side)

2033 W 19th St., #2f (Lower West Side)

5051 N Kenmore Ave., #408 (Uptown)

2125 W 18th Pl., #2f (Lower West Side)

2205 W Highland Ave., #1n (West Ridge)

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

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

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Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...an adult. The next session is Monday, April 9, at Old St. Mary’s Parish, 1500 S. Michigan Ave. Those interested may contact landings@osm.com or phone (312) 922-3444 for more information...

...and Story on Sunday April 15, at 3 p.m. at the church, located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Commemorating the 106th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, the program will feature organist John...

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...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...

...to Taste fundraiser on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ovation, 2324 W. Fulton St. The evening will honor the Rev. Tom Hurley of Old St. Patrick’s Church as...

...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...

Chicago Hope Academy will host its eighth annual Hoops for Hope three-on-three basketball tournament on Thursday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at Quest MultiSport, 2641 W. Harrison St. Chicago Hope is located at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

Chicago Hope Academy will host its eighth annual Hoops for Hope three-on-three basketball tournament on Thursday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at Quest MultiSport, 2641 W. Harrison St. Chicago Hope is located at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

The Chicago Latino Film Festival will run Thursday through Thursday, April 5 through 19, at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. Log on to ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org.

...Great Futures Gala on Friday, April 20, at 6 pm at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St. The honorees are Andrew and Lynn Kopon of Kopon Airdo, LLC; George and Betty Lombard...

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

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.

The Fulton Market Neighborhood Run 5k to 1k will be held Sunday, April 15, at 9 a.m. There will be an after-race party at Federales, 180 N. Morgan St. Log on to 5kto1k.com.

...on Thursday, April 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kehoe Designs, 2555 S. Leavitt St. Tickets are $40. Enjoy live music, a silent auction, and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres...

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

Instituto College now is offering an associate’s degree in nursing. The college is at 2520 S. Western Ave. Call (773) 890-0055.

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 date is April 9.

The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

Open Books and Laugh, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m., is a night of standup comedy supporting Open Books’ reading and writing program. The event is at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. Open Books is at 651 W. Lake St. and 905 W. 19th St. Call (312) 243-9776.

Open Books and Laugh, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m., is a night of standup comedy supporting Open Books’ reading and writing program. The event is at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. Open Books is at 651 W. Lake St. and 905 W. 19th St. Call (312) 243-9776.

Open Books and Laugh, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m., is a night of standup comedy supporting Open Books’ reading and writing program. The event is at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. Open Books is at 651 W. Lake St. and 905 W. 19th St. Call (312) 243-9776.

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

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/

Prismatica is a free, temporary public art installation in Polk Brothers Park at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., featuring 25 six-foot pivoting prisms resembling giant kaleidoscopes. The art will be on display until Sunday, April 15. Call (312) 595-5073.

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Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts will host a musical performance on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.roosevelt.edu/ccpa.

...Both screenings and the workshop will be held at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St. Log on to https://www.rush.edu/rush-generations...

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.

Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

The South Loop Neighbors will host a Clean and Green on Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. in Printers Row Park, 632 S. Dearborn St.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave., through Sunday, July 29, is hosting the exhibition Pushing the Limits, selections from the UIMA...

...vanguard of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Ferguson, MO, through the School of Theatre & Music at 1044 W. Harrison St. from Friday through Saturday, April 13 through 21. Call (312) 996-2939 or log on...

The Fulton Market Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. at Blue Plate at 1362 W. Fulton St. Attend the post event at noon, at Fulton Market Emporium. Email rod@wcachicago.org or call (312) 504-1884.

The WCA is located at 850 W. Madison St. Call (312) 902-4922.

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

Frances Xavier Warde School, 751 N. State St., will host a Children at the Crossroads Foundation scholarship dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel...

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.

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    April 5, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 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 members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks This Summer

August 4-5 and 11-12 @ Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens (1801 S. Indiana Ave., 60616)

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July 7-8 @ Lincoln Park (2045 N Lincoln Park West, 60614)

July 14-15 and 21-22 @ Gross Park (2708 W Lawrence, 60625)

July 28-29 and August 18-19 @ Touhy Park (7348 N Paulina, 60626)

    Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks This Summer
    Continuing the tradition of free summer Shakespeare in Chicago Parks, Midsommer Flight will perform the comedy TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA from July 7 - August 26, 2018.
    http://chicagofree.info

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Bill, do you understand that the theater company mentioned in the original post is NOT Chicago Shakespeare Theater? The locations mentioned in the original post most likely are the only ones in which Midsommer Flight will be performing "Two Gentlemen of Verona."

  • Jeffrey Littleton Local Uptown Artist #1

    I noticed last year's the Chicago Shakespeare released the schedule mid-May. Good to know there are actually two productions out there to see.
    I saw them more than once last year, made a field trip down to the new Steelworkers Park.

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What Does $1,300 Rent You In Douglas, Today?

2065 S Indiana Ave., #1005

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3001 S Michigan Ave. | Photos: Zumper

601 E 32nd St., #905

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    What Does $1,300 Rent You In Douglas, Today?
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Fresh start for Rockford felon at this bustling burger joint

Nothing about 15th & Chris is what you’d expect. The restaurant at 201 15th Ave. in Rockford, Ill., sits unassumingly at the corner of a housing project. Inside there are no tables — just elbow-to-elbow customers and a familiar face at the helm: James Purifoy.

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There may not be redemption in a burger, but on the corner of 15th and Christiana, James Purifoy comes pretty close.

    Fresh start for Rockford felon at this bustling burger joint
    ROCKFORD, Ill. - For 10 years James Purifoy was identified by the number on his prison suit. Today, he runs one of the best burger joints in Illinois. WGN's Erin Ivory has the story. Nothing about 15th & Chris is what you'd expect. The restaurant at 201 15th Ave.
    http://wgntv.com

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South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School

South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School

    South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School - 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

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March is Women's HERstory Month!

In celebration of Women's HERstory Month, we invite you to join us a member of the Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women organization! GREATLAKESILRW.CLUB

    Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women
    Interested in joining the ​Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women? ​Leave us a message!
    http://www.3rdwardchicagogop.com
  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    Women who voted for a man that loathes and uses women, loves crotch grabbing, is on his 3rd wife, who has physically abused his first wife, are blind to reality. There is a long list of negatives about this simple-minded man. They voted for him anyhow. I can see men...

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    Women who voted for a man that loathes and uses women, loves crotch grabbing, is on his 3rd wife, who has physically abused his first wife, are blind to reality. There is a long list of negatives about this simple-minded man. They voted for him anyhow. I can see men voting for him, because they have the same views as he does. They are scared of equality. Republican women don't want equality. They are followers, and/or afraid to speak up. Again, I have a list of over 200 anti-female quotes spit out by misogynist Republican males. I'm not going to waste my time posting the rest of them. The few I posted gave you enough info. I will respect Republican women when they begin to respect themselves. I'm closing the book on this conversation.

  • This from a person who probably voted for hilary

    Think about it

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McCormick Place parking lot

Who knows what those items are that have been in McCormick Places parking lot for about 10 days? They are very colorful and some of them light up at night.

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