2 days ago

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

1102 W. 18th Street

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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
    http://wgntv.com

3 days ago

  • 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

5 days ago

Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

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

Nov 11

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Nov 09

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/9 – 11/12

Rezident: Elloo Gallery Closing @ Lo Rez Brewery & Taproom, 2101 S Carpenter St., 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Ted Leo + The Pharmacists & Ian Sweet @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 8:30PM

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Pop out at h! bar @ The Robey, 2022 W North Ave., 8:00PM, All Ages, 21+ to drink.

Sauced Night Market @ House of Vans, 113 N Elizabeth St., 5:00PM – 10:00PM, 18+

Handmade Market Chicago @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., Noon – 4:00PM

Mister Heavenly & Anna Burch @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 9:00PM, 18+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/9 - 11/12
    This weekend is looking nice and full of events from great concerts, interesting films, engaging discussions, art exhibits, and a nice showing of local crafters selling their wares! So don't hesitate, put on you fall coat an get out there and enjoy some of the great things our city has to offer!
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Nov 09

  • Books for our Classroom Reading Nook

    Ms. Mendez is asking for $927.79:
    My students need more books to add to our library. We need materials to label them and establish a "check out" system so that that students also have the option of taking them home to read.
    Benito Juarez Community Academy Comment

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  • Permit issued for signs

    ADVERTISING WALL SIGNWEST ELEVATIONCHANGE OF SIGN CO. & PAYORORIGINAL PERMIT #ES3374785

    1122 W. 18th St. Issued November 2, 2017 Comment

Nov 04

Nov 03

May 18

Updated Nov 02

Mowing/Snow Removal Service

Hello!

Looking for a lawn care/snow removal service for a small lot in Pilsen. Please reply with any recommendations! Thank you!

  • Hey there, I know a guy in the Logan Square neighborhood. GTZ Lawn Care provide lawn mowing and yard cleanup give them a shout 773-397-1659

Nov 02

With two new breweries, Pilsen is now the brewing capital of the south side

Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom 2101 S. Carpenter, 888-404-2262, lorezbrewing.com

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...new spots have opened within a mile of Moody Tongue: first Alulu, a brewpub near Ashland and Cermak, and then Lo Rez, a brewery that's been making beer since last fall but...

    With two new breweries, Pilsen is now the brewing capital of the south side
    click to enlarge Chicago's south side isn't exactly short on breweries, but they're a lot sparser than they are up north. Just a year ago there wasn't a single taproom in Pilsen, a problem that Moody Tongue remedied last fall by opening a tasting room.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 02

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...community procession in Pilsen for the holiday on Thursday. The procession begins in Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton St.) features large puppets, decorated push carts and street-level “ofrendas.” Refreshments and light bites will...

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...and will throw a party at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Untitled Supper Club (111 W. Kinzie St.), where attendees get to eat, drink and vote on this year’s winner. Tickets: $25...

Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) hosts a lot of art exhibitions, so here’s what makes SOFA different: The event...

...legendary Big Tymers duo for a special show 8 p.m. Saturday at Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.). The concert celebrates FSD’s 10th anniversary as well as Red Bull’s 30 Days...

...2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Becky Shaw” began its run at the Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) in September, and, after a successful run, was recently extended through the early part of...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    As the weather grows colder, the weekend's best events move inside. We've still got one outdoor parade this weekend, though, as well as a quarter of other stellar indoor options. What's the Big Idea? RedEye and our friends at Blue Sky Innovation will support and showcase Chicago's aspirational young thinkers through our Big Idea Awards, our fourth annual ideas competition.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 02

Nov 01

TRP Reopens Affordable Housing Waitlist Wednesday, November 1st

2. Submit your completed application, with all required documents: By U.S. Postal Service (USPS): The Resurrection Project, 2014 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

Casa San Luis Potosi, 1648 S. Throop St.

Casa Morelos, 2015 S. Morgan

Casa Monterrey, 967 W. 19th St.

Casa Maravilla, 2021 S. Morgan St.

Casa Guerrero, 963 W. Cullerton

Casa Guanajuato, 1313 W. 19th St.

1924 S. Throop

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Casa Tabasco, 2301 S. Drake Ave.

Casa Sor Juana, 2700 S. Drake Ave.

Casa Oaxaca, 1714 W. 19th St.

Casa Hidalgo, 4600 S. Wood St.

Casa Colima, 1427 W. Cullerton

Casa Chiapas, 1712 W. 17th St.

5031 South Hermitage Avenue

5011 South Elizabeth Street

4949 South Justine Street

4937 South Seeley Avenue

4859 South Throop Street

4848 South Ashland Avenue

4744 South Loomis Boulevard

4742 South Elizabeth Street

4716 South Throop Street

4637 South Honore Street

4610 South Wood Street

4528 South Hermitage Avenue

4440 South Honore Street

2243 S. Central Park Ave.

2124 W. 19th St.

2012 W. 17th St.

1910 S. Albany Ave.

1825 West 45th Street

1234 West 49th Place

2301 W. 23rd St.

2300 S. Oakley

1821 W. Cullerton

Casa del Sol, 2008 S. Blue Island

© 2013 – 2017 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    TRP Reopens Affordable Housing Waitlist Wednesday, November 1st - The Resurrection Project
    We offer affordable housing programs. To determine if you are eligible please follow the below steps: Download and print the pre-application Affordable Housing Pre-Application, English Affordable Housing Pre-Application, Spanish 2. Submit your completed application, with all required documents: By U.S. Postal Service (USPS): The Resurrection Project, 2014 S.
    http://resurrectionproject.org

Oct 31

Oct 16 2012

Updated Oct 25

Pilsen dog park needed

New gal here and decided to post regarding a need for a dog park in Pilsen. There are doggies everywhere!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    There are quite a few puparents who frequent Jackson Bark. All routes to and from are less congested than going to the dog parks around the loop or northside, plus free parking is available. Click the map icon at the bottom of the page for directions www.jacksonbark.com

  • Agree with melirodgriguez! The small triangle next to the pool at Dvorak Park would be an ideal place for a dog park where many dogs are there most days anyway. I have taken my dog there many times and met other dog owners in the neighborhood who would love to...

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    Agree with melirodgriguez! The small triangle next to the pool at Dvorak Park would be an ideal place for a dog park where many dogs are there most days anyway. I have taken my dog there many times and met other dog owners in the neighborhood who would love to have a dog park, new and old residents. For now, I do visit the dog park on Wabash in-between 16th and 18th which is a great park but a bit of a walking distance from Pilsen. There are really no dog parks for owners to use in the nearby area and it would be nice to have a designated space so dogs can run freely and safely.

Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

Pilsen Open Studios XV

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-pilsen-artists-open-up-their-studios-on-their-quinceanera-20171020-story.html

"Although most artists are Latino, not everyone uses the same aesthetic and not everyone makes folk art. The Latin American community is just as complex in styles and philosophies as what you are going to find in the Art Institute of Chicago."

    Pilsen artists open up their studios on their 'quinceañera'
    15 years ago, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events designated October as Chicago Artists' Month. They sent a letter to the muralist Héctor Duarte to propose the idea that he open up his workshop to the public, located across the street from the National Museum of Mexican Art, and offer him some publicity in their brochure.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • In the 15 years of the Open Studios, many of us that live our life in Pilsen/ Heart of Chicago area. we are not allowed to visit the art studios. People with mobility disabilities are excluded due to no access to the studios locations. Maybe that should be included in such articles. Many of the businesses on 18th Street exclude those with disabilities on a daily basis,

Oct 22

    Diez y Ocho restaurant 'priced out', re-opens Friday for the last time
    'Diez y Ocho' is the name by which Michael Hernandez calls the neighborhood where he grew up, and it's what he decided to name his burger joint located on 18th St. and Damen Ave., a promising, but short-lived venture that could not survive the increasing cost of commercial space in Pilsen, he said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 22

Cross country: Glenbard West has some fun

In 2016 May missed all-regional by one place. She was sixth most of Saturday before a late surge.

    Cross country: Glenbard West has some fun
    Junior Rory Cavan and his Glenbard West boys cross country teammates received special encouragement before the Class 3A Wheaton North regional Saturday at St. James Farm Forest Preserve. Mike Lederhouse, a 2012 graduate, was a state qualifier, two-time track all-stater and All-American for Georgetown University who achieved a sub-four-minute mile.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Oct 20

Michelin Guide 2018: The Full List Of Restaurants That Got (And Lost) Stars

• Dusek's Board & Beer, 1227 W. 18th St. (Pilsen)

• DeCOLORES, 1626 S. Halsted St. (Pilsen)

• HaiSous, 1800 S. Carpenter St. (Pilsen)

• Pleasant House Pub, 2119 S. Halsted St. (Pilsen)

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• Alinea, 1723 N Halsted St, (Lincoln Park)

• Grace, 652 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave. (South Loop)

• Oriole, 661 W. Walnut St. (West Loop)

• Sixteen, 401 N. Wabash Ave. (River North)

• Smyth, 177 N. Ada St. (West Loop) = Gained a star this year.

• Band of Bohemia, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Boka, 1729 N. Halsted St. (Lincoln Park)

• EL Ideas, 2419 W. 14th St. (Douglas Park)

• Elizabeth, 4835 N. Western Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Elske, 1350 W. Randolph St. (West Loop) - New to List

• Entente, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lakeview) - New to List

• Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St. (Loop)

• Goosefoot, 2656 W. Lawrence Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Green River, 259 E. Erie St. (Streeterville)

• NAHA, 500 N. Clark St. (River North)

• North Pond, 2610 N. Cannon Dr. (Lincoln Park)

• Parachute, 3500 N. Elston Ave. (Avondale)

• Roister, 951 W. Fulton Market (West Loop)

• Schwa, 1466 N. Ashland Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St. (West Loop)

• Spiagga, 980 N. Michigan Ave. (Gold Coast)

• Topolobampo, 445 N. Clark St. (River North)

• Arami, 1829 W. Chicago Ave. (Ukrainian Village)

• Au Cheval, 800 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Avec, 615 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• BellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Bohemian House, 11 W. Illinois St. (River North)

• Ceres' Table, 3124 N. Broadway (Lakeview)

• Chilam Balam, 3023 N. Broadway (Lakeview)

• Cumin, 1414 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Dos Urban Cantina, 2829 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• Dove's Luncheonette, 1545 N. Damen Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Fat Rice, 2957 W. Diversey Ave. (Logan Square)

• Giant, 3209 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• Gilt Bar, 230 W. Kinzie St. (River North)

• Girl and the Goat, 809 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Green Zebra, 1460 W. Chicago Ave. (Noble Square)

• GT Fish and Oyster, 531 N. Wells St. (River North)

• Han 202, 605 W. 31st St. (Chinatown)

• Herb, 5424 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. (Andersonville)

• Jaipur, 847 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Jam, 3057 W. Logan Blvd. (Logan Square)

• Jin Thai Cuisine, 5458 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Kai Zan, 2557 W. Chicago Ave. (Humboldt Park)

• Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. (Logan Square) - Lost star

• Luella's Southern Kitchen, 4609 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Lula Cafe, 2537 N. Kedzie Ave. (Logan Square)

• Mana Food Bar, 1742 W. Division St. (Wicker Park)

• Mango Pickle, 5842 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Maude's Liquor Bar, 840 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• mfk., 432 W. Diversey Pkwy. (Lakeview)

• Mi Tocaya, 2800 W. Logan Blvd (Logan Square)

• MingHin Cuisine, 2168 S. Archer Ave. (Chinatown)

• Mott Street, 1401 N. Ashland Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St. (Bridgeport)

• Quiote, 2456 N. California Ave. (Logan Square)

• Sabri Nihari, 2502 W. Devon Ave. (West Ridge)

• San Soo Gab San, 5247 N. Western Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Smoque, 3800 N. Pulaski Road (Irving Park)

• Sol de Mexico, 3018 N. Cicero Ave. (Belmont Cragin)

• Sushi Dokku, 823 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Table, Donkey and Stick, 2728 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• The Angry Crab, 5665 N. Lincoln Ave. (West Ridge)

• The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen Ave. (Bucktown)

• The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor St. (Bridgeport)

• The Publican, 837 W. Fulton Market (West Loop)

• The Purple Pig, 500 N. Michigan Ave. (Magnificent Mile)

• True Food Kitchen, 1 W. Erie St. (River North)

• Two, 1132 W. Grand Ave. (West Town)

• Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie St. (River North)

• Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St. (Lakeview)

    Michelin Guide 2018: The Full List Of Restaurants That Got (And Lost) Stars
    CHICAGO - Twenty-five Chicago restaurants were awarded with coveted stars in the upcoming Michelin Guide 2018. West Loop's Smyth was upgraded from a one-star ranking last year to two stars for what the guide calls "unique and inventive cuisine." Michael Ellis, international director of Michelin Guides, said he's tried about half of Chicago's starred restaurants himself, including Smyth.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Oct 18

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT 100576650 SCOPE TO INCLUDE FRAMING REVISIONS AND NEW REAR STEEL DECK AT EXISTING 4-STORY (6) D.US AND (1) COMMERCIAL UNIT AS PER PLANS.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    1140 W. 18th St. Issued October 16, 2017 Comment

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Oct 11

Updated Oct 12

Car Windshields on 16th St

Does anyone have any issues with parking their cars on 16th and getting tiny nicks in their windshields? My bf has complained about this happening to him twice. He thinks someone's doing it; I think it might be from pebbles falling from the train tracks. Other cars parked nearby display the same type of scratches, too.

  • My first thought when I read the title of the post was 'trains' . I don't think anyone would be throwing rocks at your windshield, unless you've done something to anger someone haha. My guess is the same as yours - gravel/pebbles from the metra line either falling from the...

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    My first thought when I read the title of the post was 'trains' . I don't think anyone would be throwing rocks at your windshield, unless you've done something to anger someone haha. My guess is the same as yours - gravel/pebbles from the metra line either falling from the rumble of the trains or actively getting shot into the air as the train rolls by. If you don't want to move your car to another street, you could try getting one of those windshield covers that loops over the side mirrors. I hear they are useful in the winter for getting snow & ice off your car fast, but I've never used them myself

  • Yes. This happens. The trains do launch gravel into the air at speed. We had a stone break a double pane window on our house and the alignment of the holes was such that only a train in the middle of the overpass could have done it.

    BNSF has a...

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    Yes. This happens. The trains do launch gravel into the air at speed. We had a stone break a double pane window on our house and the alignment of the holes was such that only a train in the middle of the overpass could have done it.

    BNSF has a community relations and claims department to address any large amount of damage, but I suspect small nicks and gouges in a windshield would be tougher to cover. (Most auto insurance policies fix windshield nicks for free since they can grow into cracks.) Parking on the North side of 16th St. vs. the South side, should keep one out of the path of anything thrown from the tracks.

Oct 07

Updated Oct 12

Cleaning prson

Hi. Im looking for a cleaning person every other week. $15.00 per hour. Im at 18th and Wood. :)

  • Marla S Pilsenmama

    Hello Anna. If you give me your email address I will contact you. Thanks!

  • Anna espinosa Brighton Park neighborhood watch.

    annatrevino34@gmail.com

Oct 12

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION OF OFFICE AND ASSOCIATED SPACES FOR AN EXHIBIT DESIGN/BUILD COMPANY PER PLANS. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    955 W. Cermak Rd. Issued October 10, 2017 Comment

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