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Books in Spanish

I would like to donate books in Spanish, is there an idividual or organization interested in books these books? They are used but in good shape. Diverse subjects, literature.

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Get in the holiday spirit with these 10 Christmas activities in Chicago

2136 S. Peoria St., 312-600-5111

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12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-940-3552

20 E. Delaware Place 312-397-3633

Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-684-1414

521 N. Rush St. 312-645-1500

26 W. Hubbard St. 312-863-7427

2001 N. Clark St. 312-742-2000

Hancock Building, 875 N. Michigan Ave.

10 E. Randolph St. 312-739-0120

    Get in the holiday spirit with these 10 Christmas activities in Chicago
    Nothing dresses up Chicago like the holiday season. Lights twinkle from the trees, wreaths hang from doorways and decorations make windows festive. The holidays are a perfect time to spread love and loosen up before another year, so we've rounded up some of our favorite holiday-related activities, Christmas or otherwise, that are sure to put you in the spirit.
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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

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Updated Dec 11

My little Guy Max lost him 12/06/17!!! Live n...

My little Guy Max lost him 12/06/17!!! Live near 17th and ashland was last seen 16th & ashland ave and also heard seen on 16th & Morgan!!! He was with his brother lefty. We found lefty at animal shelter on ashland ave he was brought in by some one who seen them together but only lefty jumped in the car and Max the black French Bulldog ran off. He currently had eye surgery so needs his medication hoping he is somewhere warm!!! I hope he can come back home to us!!! Please any info let us know thank you. Max French Bulldog Black missing/Lost

    Ezequiel Peña
    My little Guy Max lost him 12/06/17!!! Live near 17th and ashland was last seen 16th & ashland ave and also heard seen on 16th & Morgan!!! He was with his brother lefty. We found lefty at animal...
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Dec 08

Dec 08

  • Chromebooks: Do or Die!

    Mrs. Ionita is asking for $2360.11:
    My students need Chromebooks! In today’s age, computer literacy is an integral component of any student’s learning plan. These Chromebooks will help engage my students with interactive lessons and prepare them for an increasingly digital workforce.
    Walsh Elementary School Comment

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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!
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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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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 ...
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Teen tried to rob woman of car keys in Pilsen, 2 others still sought: Officials

The two demanded the woman's keys as she got out of her car in the 900 block of West 21st Street.

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Jones, of the 1500 block of South Trumbull Avenue, had a prior case as a juvenile, Roy said in court. In 2015 he was...

In the most recent carjacking, a 20-year-old man was sitting in a 2014 Buick Verano with a female in the 2400 block of North Maplewood Avenue in Logan...

    Teen tried to rob woman of car keys in Pilsen, 2 others still sought: Prosecutors
    A 19-year-old Lawndale man accused of trying to steal a woman's keys as she got out of a car in Pilsen was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bond Friday. Tabion Jones and two other people threatened the 29-year-old woman about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday with what appeared to be a firearm, prosecutors said in court Friday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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

  • 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
  • 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

Nov 21

Nov 21

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

  • 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
  • Charged-Up Chromebooks!

    Ms. P. is asking for $291.18:
    My students need a charging station to keep their Chromebooks charged and organized!
    Walsh Elementary School Comment
  • Marking-Up Some Good Math!

    Ms. P. is asking for $314.12:
    My students need Dry-Erase boards and Expo markers to do their math work.
    Walsh 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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