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Nov 28

Updated 30 hours ago

Thinking about Moving to 60616

Hi friends...we are thinking about moving from over the river to south of the river....seems like a great - upcoming area. A new Marriott Marquis just went up, a Hilton is in process - and I hope that a grocery, walgreens, etc. are on their way.

Any hints or pointers those of you who live in the area can offer. We don't have a car....so, public transit, walking are our primary modes of getting around....

  • Judy Happy Chicago Resident!

    Thank you all for your thoughtful responses....60616 here we come!

  • Hi Judy, my wife and I live in 60605 and work in 60616 often. We would be happy to help you find the right place to live. Please shoot me an email at marcus@marlenproperties.com so that we can help you accomplish your goal :)

31 hours ago

Neli Vazquez Rowland Announces Run for Congress

Neli Vazquez Rowland is running for Congress. She has 20 years of experience in helping homeless - including homeless VETS - so - please share this because we need more WOMEN in Congress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu3VpI8nyMo

    Neli4Congress
    Contact us: Campaign@neli4congress.com
    https://www.youtube.com/

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DuPage author tells story of 'Addiction to Redemption'

Wilder will sign copies of the book, which tells the story of musician Jon Wayne's struggles with addiction and sobriety, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Reggie's Rock Club, 2105 South State St.

    DuPage author tells story of 'Addiction to Redemption'
    DuPage County author Thom Wilder will mark the release of his new book, "One More Trip: Jon Wayne's Journey from Addiction to Redemption," during a Dec. 14 appearance in Chicago. Wilder will sign copies of the book, which tells the story of musician Jon Wayne's struggles with addiction and sobriety, at 7 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Cragin Spring posted 1 photo to Flickr:

6 days ago

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

    GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night! - Greater South Loop Association
    We recently hosted a Neighborhood Paint Night at Bottle & Bottega as a fun holiday event and fundraiser for our organization. We really appreciate all who came out to support the GSLA and spend a fun evening in the neighborhood. The GSLA would like to extend an extra special thanks to Lakeside Bank for their sponsorship of this event and...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

6 days ago

Shop and drink local at the Crafts and Drafts holiday market

at 102 19th Street in the Strip District.

    Shop and drink local at the Crafts and Drafts holiday market
    Photo by Matt Dayak. Calling all procrastinators, last-minute shoppers and 11th-hour elves to the East End Brewing Company. Pittsburgh's go-to spot for fresh, locally-produced beer since 2004, the Larimer-based brewery invites you to imbibe - and shop - local at the holiday edition of its Crafts and Drafts market.
    https://www.nextpittsburgh.com

Dec 04

Chicago Crime Scenes posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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Nov 30

Chicago’s Pale Horseman find new doomy revelations on The Fourth Seal

Sat 12/9, 8 PM, Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 S. State, $10

    Chicago's Pale Horseman find new doomy revelations on The Fourth Seal
    On December 8, Chicago's outstanding sludge doom-metal quartet Pale Horseman started another apocalypse with the release of their fourth full-length, The Fourth Seal (Black Bow). The album finds new drummer Jason Schryver, who joined the band in 2016, adding muscular propulsion to the solid team of bassist Rich Cygan and twin guitarist-vocalists Eric Ondo and Andre Almaraz.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 28

Updated Nov 30

Cleaning Person--Bridgeport area of Chicago

Hello Neighbors,

Looking for a reliable cleaning person for our home, every 2 weeks with a strong work ethic and professional. Any suggestions much appreciated.

Thank you!

  • I live in Bridgeport and cleaned for an air b n b for about 1 year contact me betzyg25372@gmail.com

  • Hello Maya,

    I have a FANTASTIC cleaning lady. Feel free to message me (gspags@gmail.com) and I'll provide contact info.

    Suzanne

  • Hi, Maya!

    I can recommend my cleaning person. She comes with references, background check, is very professional and cleans like nobody's business. You can email me for her number nathalyschool@gmail.com

    Best of luck!

    Nat

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Nov 28

Johnson Publishing building to become apartments after $10 million sale

3L Real Estate is also close to completing 21st Street Lofts, a conversion of a former Yellow Cab warehouse at 57 E. 21st St. into 137 apartments, Slezak said. Previously, the developer bought student housing properties from the University of Chicago.

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Developer 3L Real Estate announced it has acquired the former headquarters of Johnson Publishing at 820 South Michigan. 3L plans to transform the 46 year old office building into 150 affordably priced rental apartments.

Other examples involving Chicago media include the former office building at 360 N. Michigan Ave., formerly home to publisher Crain Communications, being redeveloped into the LondonHouse hotel, and, just to...

But after deciding to build a new student center at Wabash Avenue and Eighth Street, where the college recently broke ground, Columbia instead decided to sell the building. The publisher briefly remained in the building as a tenant of the college but moved out in 2012.

Slezak’s firm also has a preliminary deal to buy the 343-bed student housing building at 731 S. Plymouth Court, which the developer could eventually convert to traditional apartments, he said. Slezak declined to say how much 3L Real Estate has agreed to pay for the student housing building.

Nov 28

New owner of Johnson Publishing building eyes nearby property

3L, meanwhile, is putting the finishing touches on another big multifamily project near McCormick Place. The firm is converting a five-story vintage warehouse at 57 E. 21st St. into 137 apartments. Slezak said he expects the property's first residents to move in early next year.

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3L has agreed to buy a 343-bed student housing complex at 731 S. Plymouth Court from Columbia, confirmed 3L CEO Joe Slezak. The firm may keep running the property as a student residence or convert it into traditional apartments, he said.

...plan to convert the 11-story Johnson Publishing building into 150 apartments. The property at 820 S. Michigan Ave. has been vacant since the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines moved out in 2012...

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
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Nov 22

Updated Nov 27

Racial Wafts

There are no less than 8 mentions of an attack by 4 black youth on 1 white man on south Michigan Monday night.
Yes, a problem exists. Always has.
But I don't recall Lequan McDonald getting this much press when he was murdered (prior to video release).
Every single news outlet posted their take, and the underlying theme in most is "Oh, no. Not in my playground. Call the National Guard." Please.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 26

4 robbed at gunpoint in 2 separate South Loop robberies, police say

...s South Loop neighborhood.The latest robbery happened at 5:26 p.m. in the 2100-block of South Indiana Avenue. Two armed men wearing all black pushed a woman down and took her purse before...

...stolen.The victims told police they were getting into their car at the intersection of South State Street and East 21st Street when an SUV bumped the back of their car and a second car pulled up...

    Police: 4 robbed at gunpoint in 2 separate South Loop robberies
    Four people were robbed at gunpoint Saturday in two separate robberies in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. The latest robbery happened at 5:26 p.m. in the 2100-block of South Indiana Avenue. Two armed men wearing all black pushed a woman down and took her purse before getting in a dark colored SUV and fleeing the scene, police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Nov 22

Chicago cop faces discipline for insensitive, threatening posts on Facebook

...Brian J. Hansen allegedly parked his Chevrolet Equinox outside the Central District police station at 1718 S. State St. with a bumper sticker on the back windshield showing a truck running over fleeing protesters...

    Chicago cop faces discipline for insensitive, threatening posts on Facebook
    Chicago's police oversight agency has cited a veteran officer for more than 60 rule violations, blasting him for repeatedly posting insensitive racial and religious comments on Facebook and promoting violence against police protesters, Muslims and others. In addition to the Facebook posts, Officer Brian J.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 22

Nov 21

FREE FURNITURE - you pick up

Leather couch - bar stool - free - you pick up. If interested send an email to dublu51@gmail.com.

Nov 17

Updated Nov 20

Please suggest an honest electrician

Hi everyone,

Please share information on electricians you have had work for you at your home that were honest and priced fairly.

thanks

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    Do you have a suggestion for an electrician? Be neighborly Lamrry. Thank you

  • @Leonard
    I'm looking for electrician recommendations. I'm being neighborly. Not sure what you mean? Are you trying to stir things up perhaps?

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    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Nov 15

    Why We Love Good Guys
    Not long ago while going through some old photos and memorabilia, I found a press clipping from the Chicago Daily News - a newspaper that folded years ago. The story described how a fireman ran into a burning building an saved three small children. The kids were living in a building in a poverty stricken...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Nov 14

Sound check: America rides to town for two Arcada shows

• W.C. & the Fam, The Belvederes, Vox Kakumeika: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Reggies Music Joint, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $8-$10. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

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...Mile Lights Festival. Reservations are recommended for the free, family-friendly events. Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario St., Chicago. Free. (312) 943-2252 or hardrock.com/cafes/chicago/. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov...

...nights at The Hideout with Sports Boyfriend, Chicago goth-pop rocker Eileen Peltier. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. $20. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov...

• Columbia College Takeover, featuring Caving, Stratford, Summerbruise, Burly Gates and Friday Pilots Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at East Room, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 698-8774 or eastroomchicago.com.

• Hoodie Allen, Luke Christopher: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $30. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

• Aqueous, The North 41: 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$17. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Highly Suspect, Bones, DJ Redbees: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $26-$30. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Swingin' Utters, Western Settings, Darius Koski, Top Shelf Lickers: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $16. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• Bestman, Broken Holmes, Rakunk: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $6-$9. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Mike & Joe: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Trophy Room, 170 W. Ontario St., Chicago. $5; $10 at the door. (312) 600-6920 or events.wamilive.com.

• The Way Down Wanderers, Great Sky Band: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

• Mariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You Tour": 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $99.50-$150. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com.

• Scott Collins, The Hang Union, OUTDrejas, Spit G & the Most Low: 8 p.m Sunday, Nov. 19, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

    Sound check: America rides to town for two Arcada shows
    Folk rock favorite America celebrates the band's 47th anniversary on stage with two shows in St. Charles this weekend. Catch classic rock jams such as "A Horse with No Name," "Sister Golden Hair" and more long-standing influential hits. Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59 Saturday, $55 Sunday.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 09

Updated Nov 14

Neighbor repeatedly reporting us to City agencies... Is there any way to stop the harassment?

The older, single woman living in the house next door to us has been repeatedly reporting our house to various city agencies, complaining of rodents (rats, which live in HER yard), "trash" in our yard, building code violations. We have had our yard inspected repeatedly with no violations. Can she be reported for harassment?

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets &...

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    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets & Sans Supervisor for my neighborhood to put to bed once and for all that our fence on the alley wasn't a problem for traffic (since it was my neighbor's one and only pressing issue, apparently). As soon as he met me in the alley, he pointed to the house with the old lady in it who was causing the huff and said he remembered her from 15 years earlier when she was causing a condo development headaches and calling all the time. He gave me his direct number and said to call if I ever had an issue. They've never been back out since.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    what's the saying....those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? I think every block has one...... Scott and I just so happen to live next door to ours...lol...

Nov 13

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