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Apr 14

  • 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 Comment

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Apr 10

A guide to 100-plus trivia nights in Chicago

960 W. 18th St., 312-666-8601

1800 S. Racine Ave., 312-226-7427

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2683 N. Halsted St., 773-348-9800

2532 W. Chicago Ave., 773-384-0701

958 W. Belmont Ave., 773-388-1574

4264 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-1007

2934 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-770-0700

4328 W. Irving Park Road, 773-725-1800

3358 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-404-2151

2105 S. State St., 312-949-0120

221 N. LaSalle Drive, 312-739-3900

2027 W. North Ave., 773-661-2182

3135 W. Montrose Ave., 773-681-0341

343 S. Dearborn St., 773-216-3213

5401 N. Broadway, 773-944-1109

3553 N. Southport Ave., 773-325-0123

20 W. Division St., 312-787-4318

4620 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-961-8946

1935 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-5600

420 W. Diversey Parkway, 773-549-9090

1330 W. Morse Ave., 773-654-1565

1942 W. Division St., 773-681-5236

3010 N. Broadway, 773-327-5101

1934 W. Irving Park Road, 773-871-3757

3441 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-666-5450

755 S. Clark St., 312-224-1772

5400 N. Clark St., 773-784-6969

1458 W. Taylor St., 312-226-3951

4000 N. Sheridan Road, 773-348-9600

2200 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-697-4576

546 N. Wells St., 312-973-7792

325 N. Jefferson St., 312-648-0100

5215 S. Harper Ave., 773-643-8008

661 N. Clark St., 312-335-8121

3032 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-802-0111

1559 Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-7692

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-342-5555

2909 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-935-7500

3101 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-883-4400

950 W. Webster Ave., 773-549-8200

650 N. Dearborn St., 312-265-0768

4356 N. Leavitt St., 773-279-4900

1516 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-1155

6334 N. Clark St., 773-942-6344

1635 N. Damen Ave., 773-384-3555

2100 W. Irving Park Road, 773-478-2100

1758 W. Grand Ave., 312-929-2515

204 N. Halsted St., 312-997-3100

2535 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-486-0011

952 W. Addison St., 773-929-1441

1332 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-904-8615

1970 N. Lincoln Ave., 312-642-0007

935 W. Webster Ave., 773-975-8030

9 W. Hubbard St., 312-644-0004

3407 N. Paulina Ave., 773-871-1200

1617 N. Wells St., 312-944-1617

3030 N. Racine St., 773-528-4400

3801 N. Ashland Ave., 773-348-2767

3634 W. Belmont Ave., 773-754-8341

5024 N. Sheridan Road, 773-728-5511

1932 W. Division St., 773-278-1919

420 W. Belmont Ave., 773-248-6654

3937 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-528-3700

2356 W. Cullom Ave., 773-588-1110

2000 W. Roscoe St., 773-697-7965

1645 W. Cortland St., 773-862-7877

2630 N. Clark St., 773-248-3900

810 W. Diversey Parkway, 773-525-2515

100 W. Grand Ave., 312-836-0066

3701 N. Broadway, 773-549-0226

1448 N. Wells St., 312-664-5264

1938 W. Chicago Ave., 773-235-3483

1560 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-9339

3215 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-525-9696

2577 N. Clark St., 312-257-2599

1367 W. Erie St., 312-374-3487

2048 W. Armitage Ave., 773-227-6700

1736 S. Michigan Ave., 312-235-1400

1020 W. Lawrence Ave., 312-841-7149

3204 W. Armitage Ave., 773-360-8896

2211 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-687-9135

2922 W. Irving Park Road, 773-866-2010

2642 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-871-1600

2375 Milwaukee Ave., 773-276-0270

1953 N. Sedgwick St., 312-337-7900

939 S. Western Ave., 312-421-4860

4923 N. Clark St., 773-784-7636

1419 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-661-6454

4265 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-7112

324 S. Racine Ave., 312-0374-8915

3462 N. Clark St., 773-975-2010

1658 W. Cortland St., 773-394-9898

1622 W. Belmont Ave., 773-281-3805

1202 N. Wells St., 312-642-3000

221 N. Wood St., 855-464-4222

3328 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-525-5571

5938 N. Broadway, 773-654-1444

2723 N. Halsted St., 773-883-0304

950 W. Armitage Ave., 773-348-0010

6666 N. Northwest Highway, 773-775-1077

2451 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-1072

2109 W. Chicago Ave., 773-722-0406

3554 N. Clark St., 773-327-8572

1503 S. Michigan Ave., 312-588-0230

1367 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-7362

3516 N. Clark St., 773-244-1025

2624 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-857-0421

2230 N. California Ave., 773-252-1110

201 N. Clinton St., 312-212-5463

    A guide to 100-plus trivia nights in Chicago
    Whether you're a pop culture connoisseur, a sports aficionado or a history buff, there's a trivia night in Chicago to give your brain a workout. Play solo or build a team of friends and coworkers and pick from over 100 weekly trivia events around the city. 2683 N.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Apr 06

Voters elect to repeal ban on rent control in Chicago

Members of the Pilsen Alliance and other community groups fighting to lift the ban on rent controls in Chicago celebrated long into the night at Simone’s Bar and Grill, 960 W. 18th St., on March 20.

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At a community meeting in mid-March at the Little Village Library, 2311 S. Kedzie Ave., Sigcho and Malone both argued that the kind of gentrification that has been hitting communities like Pilsen often hurts homeowners and apartment landlords as well as lower- and middle-income renters.

    Gazette Chicago " Voters elect to repeal ban on rent control in Chicago
    April 5, 2018 Members of the Pilsen Alliance and other community groups fighting to lift the ban on rent controls in Chicago celebrated long into the night at Simone's Bar and Grill, 960 W. 18th St., on March 20.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    MASONRY WORK ONLY: SOUTH ELEVATION PARTIAL REPAIR AND REBUILT (100 sq.ft.) OF LIMITED SECTION OF EXISTING EXIT. FACADE AT STEEL LINTEL STRUCTURE OVER EXISTING STORE FRONT.ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1008 W. 18th St. Issued March 27, 2018 Comment

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Mar 26

Best New Restaurants

1800 S. Carpenter St. • Pilsen

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1239 W. 18th St. • Pilsen

564 W. Randolph St. • West Loop

Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan St. • West Loop

1112 N. State St. • Gold Coast

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 205 E. Pearson St. • Gold Coast

565 W. Randolph St. • West Loop

5842 N. Broadway • Edgewater

1372 W. Grand Ave. • West Town

2800 W. Logan Blvd. • Logan Square

2523 N. Milwaukee Ave. • Logan Square

817 W. Lake St. • West Loop

1745 W. North Ave. • Wicker Park

1521 N. Fremont St. • Goose Island

2958 W. Irving Park Rd. • Irving Park

    Best New Restaurants
    This year's top spots are attracting neighborhood crowds with audacious cuisine that used to be the domain of posh prix fixe temples.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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Pilsen Garden looks to grow beyond stalled plans for the El Paseo Trail

The El Paseo Trail, sharing the name of the community garden near its origin at Cullerton and Sangamon Street, had been in planning since 2006. The ultimate goal was to provide a pedestrian path...

    Pilsen Garden looks to grow beyond stalled plans for the El Paseo Trail
    By Nathan Ouellette Medill Reports The raised plant beds that dot the wood chip-covered pathways of Pilsen's El Paseo Community Garden begin sprouting vegetation in early spring.. These community and volunteer-run growing stations are not merely an aesthetic choice but a necessity.
    http://news.medill.northwestern.edu

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Mar 12

  • Softball Bats Needed

    Mr. Fronczak is asking for $846.60:
    My students need a set of team bats because we are currently using old, beat up bats that are inhibiting our progress as hitters.
    Walsh Elementary School Comment

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Josh Thompson posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Updated Mar 10

Lost dog - Black lab mix - Last seen at wood and cullerton

He is all black, white fur on chest and tips of paws. Has a heart collar with red fake gems the says “Khal”. If seen please call six three zero 843 one one 78

Mar 08

Weight Watchers

Hello. Is anyone interested in joining WW? I just joined and I go downtown to the meetings. If we can get 15 people interested in attending meetings they would provide a group leader. Then I would ask Harrison Park if we could use a meeting room. If you are interested please contact me with your phone # and your preference for AM, Lunch or PM times. Thank You! Be Well. :-)

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Chuck Zeiler posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Updated Mar 06

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS OF PILSEN: Meet Isauro...

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS OF PILSEN: Meet Isauro Barrera, owner of one of Pilsen’s hidden gems, Barrera Shoe Repair. A fascinating part of my visit to Isauro’s shop happened while we took photos of him for this Small Business-Owner spotlight. We must’ve taken at least a dozen of him behind his counter; in back near his machines; standing in front of his shop— all while he maintained a focused expression. Then I asked him to take a photo sitting on top of his shoe-shine bench—where all his customers have sat for over two decades, and suddenly he couldn’t control his ear-to-ear grin. I asked what’s so funny, and he said, “I’ve never sat here.” Isauro left Mexico for Chicago at the age of 14 and instantly picked up odd-end jobs as a shoe shiner in the loop. He was particularly good at what he did, and caught the attention of professional shoe repairmen, (including an Italian, a Polish, and a Mexican), who all took him under their wings at different points of his life. He learned a different skillset from each of them, making him a skilled and versatile shoe repairman. But you wouldn’t know this from the humble shoe shop he opened 18 years ago, which I assure you shouldn’t be judged by its cover. Isauro’s shop doesn’t have a website, nor an FB page (yet), but what he lacks in marketing savvy, he makes up for in heart. “My goal is to teach the young folks the work I do here for two reasons: The first, the shoe repair industry is becoming a lost trade; secondly and more importantly, I think it’s important our youth have opportunities, no matter what their story is. Everyone deserves to learn a trade… and a second chance.” Learn more about Isauro’s services, which include luxury handbag repair; Air Jordan restoration; and shoe redesign, (applying an entirely different fabric to your shoes). 312.265.1078 - 1004 W. 18th St. #SmallBusinessOwners25thWard #25thWardChicago #PrideofPilsen #Community


  • Maybe Alderman Solis Office will actually assist this small business as many others in the 25th Ward to be compliant with federal, state, and local accessibility requirements. To many in the area a Non-Accessible business is missing the opportunity to succeed, and not being a good neighbor.

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