5 hours ago

Second Annual My Chicago Bookstore Day Challenge

905 W. 19th St.,

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1276 N. Milwaukee Ave.

5233 N. Clark St.

1501 E. 57th St.

5112 Main St.

123 W. Jefferson Ave.

1301 E. 57th St.

824 W. Superior St., Suite 100

4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave.

1712 Sherman Ave., Alley #1

651 W. Lake St.

2142 N. Halsted St.

2142 W. Roscoe St.

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.

1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.

1854 W. North Ave.

410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 210

10324 S. Western Ave.

714 S. Dearborn St.

662 N. Western Ave.

    Second Annual My Chicago Bookstore Day Challenge
    As Amazon.com devours mom and pop stores like a ravenous Pac Man, one business is standing up to them. From 2009 to 2015, the number of independent bookstores in America grew by 35%. There are enough independent bookstores in Chicago to warrant a couple of top-10 lists.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Apr 14

Updated 30 hours ago

  • We Want Wonder!

    Ms. Kovach is asking for $448.60:
    My students need to read Wonder! My co-teacher and I were discussing how our 6th graders would benefit from the lessons of empathy and friendship developed in this story!
    Walsh Elementary School

6 days ago

Chicago date idea: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night then drinks and bites at S.K.Y.

...gallery owners themselves. Maps for navigating the evening are available at the information center at 1945 S. Halsted St.

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1239 W. 18th St., 312-846-1077

    Chicago date idea: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night then drinks and bites at S.K.Y.
    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we're pairing Pilsen's 2nd Fridays art walk with pan-Asian fare at S.K.Y. Main attraction: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night Halsted Street from Canalport Avenue to 17th Street, 312-738-8000 How much: Free Don't stop: S.K.Y.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    I am very thankful to JAHS for believing in my daughter and allowing her to finish high school. From the moment I saw the flyer in a restaurant, I called, I knew that was a school for my daughter and she was enrolled the next day. I am so happy to say that my daughter goes to JAHS.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 19, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    The teachers help the students a whole lot. They are more involved in what they are teaching and more attentive to what the students need. My son made the Principal's List this year and I couldn't be prouder of his achievements.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 19, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed

    My daughter just started this year and I regret not enrolling her sooner. I like that they always tell me what is happening with my daughters academics. The staff and teachers pay close attention to all of the students.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 19, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    Me gusta mucho como trabajan los maestros, hay muchas actividades para los estudiantes. A mi hija le encanta la esciuela y siempre me mantienen informados de todo.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    The experience in Jane Addams High School has been wonderful, I like the positive motivation and the patience the staff has in dealing with the students that have or have had struggles or discipline issues. It has been a really good experience and I love the communication between the staff, the parent and the student. Keep doing what you're doing.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I spent a year and a half at Rudy Lozano High School but didn't really learn much since the school was mostly filled with gang members and the teachers were not strict at all, so everybody could do anything they wanted in that school. I eventually transferred to Jane Addams High School (JAHS). At JAHS I've learned so much. I've learned how to be more organize, not only in school but my personal life too. I've learned how to be punctual to places I have to be at a certain time. I like everything about JAHS. My classes challenge me. Being at JAHS has been good because it prepared me for a better, more successful future.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 17, 2018 Comment

Apr 13

Updated Apr 17

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.

Apr 17

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I wasn t sure what to expect from JAHS but first impressions are always long lasting. When I first went on the JAHS website to find out more about the school, the mission statement of the school presented itself clearly, stating: Critical thinking. Personal Responsibility. Self-Sufficiency. Those words started cycling through my mind and I knew JAHS was the school for me. Now that I ve been at Jane Addams for a while, I learned that having a plan is the beginning of achieving a goal. I ve started thinking more about what I want to do post-secondary, and I ve been increasingly independent and self-motivated. Jane Addams provides no nonsense discipline and incentives that schools I ve been to don t have. Jane Addams is allowing me to graduate on time and to see that blessings in disguise are real.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 16, 2018 Comment

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Jane Addams is one of the best schools I have attended during my high school career. Jane Addams has taught me that it is always important to be on time and it is always important to be able to do things for yourself without depending on anyone to do it for you. Overall I would recommend this school to a friend because it is the best school I have attended. The school overall always pushes us to be better. They push us to get ourselves together and be able to get things done regardless of what gets in our way. Jane Addams is a school that more people should know about because it can really impact your life and really push you to be your best self in and out of school.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 12, 2018 Comment

Apr 12

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100687404 REVISE WEST END OF LOWER LEVEL DWELLING UNIT TO ENCLOSE COMMON MECHANICAL AREA AND PROVIDE 1 HR RATED EGRESS CORRIDOR PER PLANS (NO HVAC WORK) **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    1610 S. Union Ave. Issued April 10, 2018 Comment

Apr 12

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    At JAHS the teachers are more involved in your learning. The school wants students to succeed and they focus on building you up to be ready for your success. The school shows discipline, and motivates you to understand that for every action, there is a consequence. One thing I especially liked about JAHS is the staff, they can be funny and the students are able to speak to them about issues and they always understand. They also want you to do your best with your abilities. The school really cares about your success and will not let anything hold you back.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 11, 2018 Comment

Apr 06

April: ATN

...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...

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.

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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...

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.

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.   

...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.

...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...

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.

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.

...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...

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.

    Gazette Chicago " April: ATN
    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

Apr 03

Dog waste

Even with gentrification, many people leave their neatly bagged dog waste on the parkway. Why because there aren't garbage cans close to the open areas where many people walk their dogs.
Recently, we were around Chicago & Ogden admiring the architecture of a beautiful old Catholic church. The dogs were in the car. We drove around the corner and let them out for a breather when I had to go back to the car to get a bag to pick up our surprise. Then came the fun part, looking for a garbage can. Drove one stinky block to dispose. Yuk! Many people just go back to their condo, they're not carrying a bag of sh** back home

Mar 20

Updated Apr 03

Dog Waste

How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage...

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How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage businesses and home owners in the area to provide waste bags? I know that it's not their problem, but if we care about our neighborhood, our health, the expense could be ever changing. Beer and alcohol bottles are next. I love the culture, small businesses, and the food carts in the morning. It's a really special place to live. Please. Ideas are welcome!

  • MaPaCa Live well in West Humboldt Park.

    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it...

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    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it is hard to teach an old dog owner new tricks. Many of the people who let their pet waste lay where it was excreted are the very same people who have left the neighborhood. I think there is a soon-to-be-discovered link between intelligence, dog poop clean-up, and the ability to afford one's residence.

  • They should create a dog park so people know where to take their dogs. I know many people like to use the trees planted on the sidewalk, but as you pointed out, don't pick up after themselves.

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