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Around Town at Chicago Scenic Studios

955 W. Cermak Rd.

    Around Town at Chicago Scenic Studios
    Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. 955 W. Cermak Rd. Chicago, Illinois 60608 312.274.9900 Considered the "granddaddy" of scenic construction in Chicago and unofficially serving as a training hub for stage designers for four decades, Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. President and Founder Bob Doepel established the company in 1978 as a design and fabrication studio for Chicago's up and coming theater community.
    http://wgntv.com

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Dec 04

Alderman Danny Solis added 4 new photos — at ...

Congratulations to Jungman Elementary School on receiving their STEM Grant! Juan F. Soto, Alderman Walter Burnett,

    Alderman Danny Solis
    Alderman Danny Solis, Chicago, Illinois. 2,331 likes · 27 talking about this · 27 were here. I have been privileged to serve as the 25th Ward Alderman for 20 years. Thank you for your continued support!
    https://www.facebook.com

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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.

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Updated Dec 02

Pilsen is NOT a Movie Set

Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment,...

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Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment, and indifferent personnel to feel their disdain for residents.
We don't want you here.
I don't want you in Pilsen.
Cinespace is but a mile away. Go there.

To digress a bit, what's with the resurgence of gangs and their ilk in Pilsen? Every other wall, building, sidewalk, or trash can is tagged with their graffiti. Where is asswipeman Danny Solis? There must be a lull in counting ill gotten gains to see to some of these neighborhood concerns, no?
When is election day? I've got to wake up my dead relatives and drag them to the polls.

And Can the Soda Tax!

That is all for now. Thanks.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Revision to permit #100713232 to change plumbing contractor to Patyk Plumbing, HVAC contractor to OK Heating and Cooling Inc and mason contractor to Masonry Restoration Inc.

    1163 W. 18th St. Issued November 29, 2017 Comment

Nov 30

    Former Priest Daniel McCormack Still A Sexually Violent Person, Judge Rules
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - Disgraced former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack could have to stay behind bars indefinitely after a judge Friday ruled he remains a sexually violent person. "I have to say Mr. McCormack ...
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Nov 30

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR REHAB OF EXISTING 3 DWELLING UNIT BUILDING WITH EXISTING EAST OPEN WOOD PORCH TO BE REPLACED IN KIND WITH NEW OPEN STEEL PORCH AND SOUTH OPEN WOOD PORCH TO BE REPLACED WITH NEW OPEN STEEL PORCH. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    1839 S. May St. Issued November 28, 2017 Comment

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • iPads for Preschool!

    Mrs. Bernardin is asking for $564.53:
    My students need an iPad! An ipad has endless education apps. They need access to high quality interactive technology.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment
  • An iPad for Our Writing Center!

    Mrs. Bernardin is asking for $564.53:
    My students need an iPad for our writing center! An iPad has endless apps to help students learn their alphabet and how to write letters & numbers!
    Jungman Elementary School Comment

Nov 21

  • Bilingual Learners Learn Best through Play!

    Ms. Morales is asking for $216.73:
    My students need sight word games and art supplies to use during our Literacy Center time. They need fun games and materials that keep them engaged and help them practice their sight word reading fluency.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment

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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)

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Nov 19

Schenn scores in OT to lift Blues past Canucks

...and point in nine games. ... Parayko and Edmundson's goals were St. Louis' league-leading 20th and 21st by a defenseman. ... Canucks D Christopher Tanev (hand) and D Troy Stecher (knee) took part...

    Schenn scores in OT to lift Blues past Canucks
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Brayden Schenn scored at 2:41 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Colton Parayko, Vladimir Sobotka and Joel Edmundson scored in regulation for Western Conference-leading St. Louis. Paul Stastny had three assists and Jake Allen stopped 20 shots.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman

1102 W. 18th Street

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

10324 S. Western Avenue

3000 N. Clark Street

3324 W. Wrightwood Avenue

    Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman
    Joni Hirsch Blackman To purchase a copy of the book: This Used to Be Chicago Events: November 25 Bookies New and Used Books 10324 S. Western Avenue Chicago December 2 Pilsen Community Books 1102 W. 18th Street Chicago December 7 Binny's 3000 N. Clark Street Chicago December 10
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Nov 15

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATION AT SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR UNITS, INTERIOR BUILDOUT OF FIRST FLOOR REAR SECTION GENERAL RETAIL SPACE, FOR AN EXISTING 3-STORY BRICK BUILDING, 8 RESIDENTIAL UNITS WITH 1ST FLOOR RETAIL (EXISTING ICE CREAM SHOP) (NO WORK AT FRONT FIRST FLOOR RETAIL SPACE) AS PER PLANS.NO WORK TO EXISTING 5-RESIDENTIAL UNITS WITH 1ST FLR RETAIL (PET SUPPLY STORE) AND NO WORK TO EXISTING COACH HOUSE**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    1044 W. 18th St. Issued November 13, 2017 Comment

Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

Lights Out

Most of the street lights on Paulina St. between 18th St. and Cermak Rd. are out. Anyone know why?
The area around Cooper School is especially dark. I've seen groups of young girls and elderly women walking cautiously in the area, while groups of young men linger about.
There is some construction going on with the roads (sewers) but it can't be impossible to have some temporary lights for safety.
- concerned guy

  • Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation...

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    Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation - good luck with them, if you ever need them...) Fortunately, there is a separate agency for street lighting.

    This is the direct link to the form for Street Lights out: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/traffic_signals_andstreetlights/svcs/street_light_1_out.html

    For any other future request, you can go to this site: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html or dial 3-1-1 from any phone.

  • Ward 25 25th Ward Alderman

    Lights are on Paulina from 18th St to Cermak rd. There are lights out from 1659 - 1715 W 19th St. I have submitted a work order fo get them repaired.

Nov 12

Chicago Park District shared Harrison Park's ...

We're hosting a teen Karaoke Night at Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton St.) on Wed., Nov. 15 from 6-8pm.

    Teen Karaoke Night at Dvorak
    TEENS - step up to the mic to perform the songs of your life! Join us at DVORAK PARK for a night of karaoke and fun! Meet other singers and performance...
    https://www.facebook.com

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