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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!

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    I agree with you- the dog waste is unsanitary & just embarrassing to look at. I really like the availability of waste bags stations they have in University Village & think that may help. Not sure businesses would contribute but wonder if the alderman can get involved? Also would have to research who’s responsible for refilling/maintaining the containers.

  • Natalie, in the 15 yrs I have been in Pilsen this has always been an issue. Last year thru Ald Solis office signs were made available. Contact 25th ward office PH (773) 523-4100. I also want to add that as one of many people who use a wheelchair or walkers in Pilsen, to have the large amount of feces left on sidewalks by irresponsible dog owners is not appreciated.

  • srapach GR civic member

    I see many full bags, along the parkways around 15th and Throop Streets as well as the open land next to the police station. There use to be garbage carts around that area which allowed those of us who care to dispose in a proper manner. We need more garbage carts around the neighborhood to encourage people to pick up and dispose of within a short distance.

35 hours ago

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.

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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. :-)

Mar 06

NAI Hiffman inks leases of three information technology tenants

She represented HealthiPASS in a 4,693 square-foot fully furnished spec suite lease at 1111 W. 22nd St. in Oakbrook. HealthiPASS's, now in Naperville, offers patient registration and billing software for medical...

    NAI Hiffman inks leases of three information technology tenants
    NAI Hiffman in Oakbrook Terrace said Vice President Aubrey Van Reken has represented three information technology tenants signing new leases within the East-West corridor submarket. She represented HealthiPASS in a 4,693 square-foot fully furnished spec suite lease at 1111 W. 22nd St. in Oakbrook.

Mar 05

  • Teens Get the Wiggles Too

    Mrs. Castro-McLaughlin is asking for $273.51:
    My students need wobble chairs to help them get some of their extra energy out and focus on learning.
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Found a small black dog

We found a smallish black dog with brown legs. She's got gray eyes and I can tell a bit older. Prettt clean and well groomed, not sure if lost or abandoned. 773-317-2574

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  • Class Leopard Gecko Habitat Upgrade

    Ms. Mendez is asking for $492.02:
    My students need a larger tank, heating pad, terrain mat, basking rocks, habitat background, and other care accessories for our class leopard gecko.
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  • Permit issued for easy permit process


    1839 S. May St. Issued February 2, 2018 Comment
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Feb 02

ATN: February 2018

...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...

City Garden Waldorf School, 920 W. 19th St., will host prospective family orientations on Monday, Feb. 5, and Monday, Feb. 12, at 8:30 a.m. Call (312) 421-3050.

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...show runs Tuesday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, April 29. The Art Institute is located at 116 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 443-7297...

...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...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St., will have an open house on Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

Chicago a cappella will perform Love Stories, Sunday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 281-7820 or log on to www.chicagoacappella.org.

Three children explore how to deal with hurtful words about skin color in My Wonderful Birthday Suit! at Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave. Performances run from now through Monday, Feb. 18. Call (773) 227-0180.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. will host adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs from now through the week of March 12. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

Parents of prospective students are welcome to join the principal of Children of Peace Catholic School for coffee and donuts and a talk on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. The school is at 1900 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-8186.

Chinatown will host the Lunar New Year Parade starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 24th St. and Wentworth Ave. For information see ccc-foundation.org.

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355.

...life” and send it to Mary Beth Howard, the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60607. Deadline is Friday, March 2. Scholarship officials will announce the winner Sunday...

The Field Museum will offer free basic admission throughout February. The museum is at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Log on to www.fieldmuseum.org.

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.

Jazz Showcase at Dearborn Station, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., (312) 360-0234, will feature the Big Bari Band, Sun., Feb. 4, at 4, 8...

...Warm up afterward in the main barn with special refreshments. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

...degree. Tours given daily; call to schedule your appointment. Loop Learning Center is located at 2001 S. Michigan Ave. (inside Long Grove House). For more information, call (312) 225-8828 or visit www.looplearningcenter...

...Fleur de Lis Ball on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Cocktails, a live band, and auction are at 6 p.m., dinner and awards at...

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 dates are Feb. 12 and March 12.

Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., will host a shadow day on Monday, Feb. 19. Log on to mothermcauley.org.

Music @ Grace will present Woodwind Chamber Music on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St. Call (312) 341-2352.

Northerly Island is located at 1521 S. Linn White Dr.

Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., on Saturday, March 3, will host a diversity job fair for teachers, staff, and administrators...

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/market.

...a.m. on Tuesdays, March 20 through April 24, in the Johnston R. Bowman Center, 710 S. Paulina St. To register, call (800) 757-0202...

...7:30 p.m. at Rush Tower AB Dick Conference Room, third floor, Suite 03510, 1620 W. Harrison St. To reserve your spot, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

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.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art will hold its annual art auction Saturday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m., 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522.

...and school closures on the West Side. The exhibition runs through Saturday, March 31, at 800 S. Halsted St.

Get free, limited dental screenings at the UIC College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St., on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary: patients needed...

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

Santa Lucia School, 3017 S. Wells St., will host its Lead with Your Heart fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 10. Tickets are $75...

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 " ATN: February 2018
    February 2, 2018 The Art Institute of Chicago will present I Strongly Believe in our Right to be Frivolous, the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of works by Mounira Al Solh, an artist living and working in Beirut and Amsterdam who creates drawings on yellow legal paper.

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Piano teacher?

Hi, I'm looking for a piano teacher for my five year old. Any recommendations? We have a piano, so we're able to have someone come to us, if needed. Thanks!

  • These are great ideas, thank you! I also found a site, takelessons.com, where you can look within an area code and see reviews for a teacher, too. I'm going to check out the places you recommended, as well. Thank you!

  • Follow-up, I tried the takelessons.com and had a miserable experience. Wouldn't stop harassing me after I created a profile, and when I did try to enlist a teacher, the teacher backed out within 30 minutes. Was told I would have someone try and help find a replacement, but no one ever contacted me and I called to get a refund. So, just FYI! Now looking at other options.

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In search of a small house or apt in Bridgeport , Ch. Il. 60608

The max rent is 900.00

  • Lily Maggie Lily Maggie Bridgeport resident

    Im looking for an apt, or small house to rent in Bridgeport, zip code 60608

    Move In date Jan/2018

  • Hi, we have an available apt at 26th and Princeton, if you are interested. It's a smaller 2 bed for $850.

  • Peter Drossos Douglas Park

    I have a 2 bedroom by Roosevelt and Western. Newly rehabbed. Great unit. Message me if you are interested.

Jan 21

One man's quest — change Dan Ryan signs from '22nd Street' to 'Cermak Road'

...I-55 N, Lake Shore Drive and 22nd Street, while exit 53A is labeled as Canalport Avenue and Cermak Road. As for whether it might be less confusing to refer to the roadway as Cermak...

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...been aiming at President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The road is “Cermak” from 400 East to 4600 West, said Mike Claffey, spokesman for the Chicago Department of Transportation...

The last hearing will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 20. at Metra headquarters at 547 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago.


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