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Updated 4 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?

  • @Craig, I thought Ickes was breaking ground soon, no? I know there was some controversy regarding the affordable-to-market-rate ratios (there always is), but I was under the impression the matter was settled with the city ... maybe not? If things go to McPier's plan and that area in and around...

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    @Craig, I thought Ickes was breaking ground soon, no? I know there was some controversy regarding the affordable-to-market-rate ratios (there always is), but I was under the impression the matter was settled with the city ... maybe not? If things go to McPier's plan and that area in and around Motor Row/McCormick Center truly does become an 'entertainment district', the Ickes redevelopment is going to be a huge wild card. Outside of Reese, that's the largest empty parcel left. I believe the city still really wants to build a downtown casino, and building something like that in close proximity to the convention center and the new arena is a no-brainer. Who knows, as the city/state budgets get more and more out of hand, maybe a casino approval fast-track is closer than anyone imagined ... maybe that's also the holdup for shovels in the ground.

  • Craig Stanley Board President Locomobile Lofts

    @Douglas_Peep,
    Yes, I was being a little cheeky about Ickes happening, but I have been attending meetings for years now and still not a shovel in the ground yet. Conversely, the new South Loop Elementary was approved long after the Ickes plans and that is going up at a furious...

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    @Douglas_Peep,
    Yes, I was being a little cheeky about Ickes happening, but I have been attending meetings for years now and still not a shovel in the ground yet. Conversely, the new South Loop Elementary was approved long after the Ickes plans and that is going up at a furious pace. While I believe something will go up at Ickes, I think people and the politicians are ambivalent about it. It would not surprise me at all to see a reduction in the final number of public and affordable units.
    As for a casino, it baffles me that the city just watches people cross the border 12 miles from our neighborhood and contribute to the State of Indiana. I have little doubt campaign contributions flow from those connected to our city officials to kill such an idea. Given the history of Ickes, I doubt a casino would ever go in on that site.

5 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.

  • JL

    John Adams III
    will be in prison for quite a while.So what your saying is he will get out
    How about this. Bring back the death penalty so people like this will not be getting out of jail. Instead be carry out of jail
    Also your words not mine.
    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.

  • This guy isn't going to receive a slap on the wrist, he killed a cop, it's game over for him this time. It's the slap on the wrists for his previous (non-homicide) violent crimes that need to be the focal here, and what judges let this filth back out on the streets before he finally hit the murder lottery. These liberal judges need to be publicly shamed and outed.

23 hours ago

Golden Anniversary Remembrance

50 YEARS AGO YESTERDAY - 1st Broadcast of the nationally televised Mister Rogers Neighborhood on PBS. I had the pleasure of working with Fred and David Newell -- Mr. McFeely (a.k.a. Mr. Speedy Delivery) for 3 days in Chicago during the celebration of WTTW's 30th Anniversary

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BravoDelta1999 posted 3 photos to Flickr:

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Chuck Zeiler posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Feb 11

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    NEW KITCHEN CABINETS, FLOORS, NEW BATHTUBS, NEW VANITIES, WINDOW REPAIR AND REPLACEMENTS, NEW INTERIOR DOOR. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1901 S. Ruble St. Issued February 8, 2018 Comment

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Feb 04

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    PLUMBING ONLY--- REPLACEMENT OF PLUMBING FIXTURES IN 2 UNIT BUILDING. 2 WATER CLOSETS,2 LAVS,2 TUBS, 2 SHOWER VALVES. SAME LOCATION. SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION

    1934 S. Desplaines St. Issued February 2, 2018 Comment

Jan 31

Love living downtown

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

Jan 31

trainphotoz posted 2 photos to Flickr:

Jan 30

2 Investigators: Tow Truck Drivers Follow Accident Victim To Hospital

Holtz got into an accident near the 1900 block of South Canalport. Her car was totaled and she suffered arm and leg injuries.

    2 Investigators: Tow Truck Drivers Follow Accident Victim To Hospital
    (CBS) - In Chicago, tales of aggressive tow truck drivers and billing abuses are well known. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman has been reporting on them for years. Recently, she heard a story so incredible she had to check it out.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 29

trainphotoz posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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BravoDelta1999 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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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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

Jan 15

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

    Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicagoans are very fortunate to experience a winter that has it all - cold temps, biting wind chills, freezing rain, and of course, snow. And speaking of snow, now is a good time to remind everyone to clear their sidewalks after it snows.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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The_Bjbuttons posted 7 photos to Flickr:

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