2 hours ago

Illinois District 5 State Representative Candidate Forum - Monday, Jan 29, 2018 @ 7PM!!!

Join us for the Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum on next Monday, January 29, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church - Service Hall (4622 S. King Drive) at 7PM!! Submit your questions in advance by sending to ilstaterep5@yahoo.com.

Come out and hear Lamont Robinson, Ken Dunkin, Felicia Bullock and Dilara Sayeed discuss how they are best suited to serve our district and address our needs!
See you on Monday!

3 hours ago

Win Tickets to First Bites Bash 2018

...60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, "Sponsors"), Choose Chicago, 301 E. Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL 60616 (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative...

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...eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, "Sponsors...

...take place Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, located at 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 at 5:30 P.M. CT (“Event”). Prize is subject to certain...

    Win Tickets to First Bites Bash 2018
    Chicago Restaurant Week officially kicks off at First Bites Bash with a feast of delicious flavors at Navy Pier. Want to go? Tickets are available online for $125 apiece. Or enter to win tickets through NBC Chicago's "retweet to win" contest.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

38 hours ago

2 days ago

January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

    GSLA Neighbor's Night Out: Transportation
    Neighbors gathered at Baderbrau for the GSLA's January NNO, to hear updates from the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on local transportation infrastructure projects. Jeff Sriver from CDOT (also a South Loop resident) provided an overview of the scope of CDOT's work and recent projects in the area, then shared updates on upcoming projects and initiatives.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

5 days ago

Jan 13

Updated 6 days ago

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

    Launch Announcement: Visit our NEW GSLA Website! - Greater South Loop Association
    We at the GSLA love to bring neighbors together, and are excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, greatersouthloop.org! Here's a rundown of some of our favorite features: News: Here you'll find our blog, with summaries of our events and other pertinent information about the South Loop.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 15

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

    Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicagoans are very fortunate to experience a winter that has it all - cold temps, biting wind chills, freezing rain, and of course, snow. And speaking of snow, now is a good time to remind everyone to clear their sidewalks after it snows.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 15

Jan 14

Jan 08

Updated Jan 10

Republican Election Judges Sought in 3rd Ward

The 3rd Ward Republican Organization is looking for people to serve as election judges for the upcoming primary. If you are interested in serving as an election judge logon to :https://www.chipollworker.com Indicate you want to be a REPUBLICAN judge (Do Not Put Either Party, we will not place you!) and put in your home precinct. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2018.

    Login Page
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    https://www.chipollworker.com
  • Yeah, why would want to place someone who indicates "Either Party"... you might end up with an independent judge rather than a right-wing partisan hack who wants to intimidate voters...

Jan 10

kingdufus posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Jan 09

+20 is Our Official Count for the 2017 Sloopin Business Counter

Bar Method (2112 S. Michigan)

Pizano's Pizza (2106 S. Indiana)

Parish 14 (2333 S. Michigan)

Brighter Dental of South Loop (1620 S. Michigan)

Royal Puppies (2000 S. Wabash)

Steve Bite's (80 E. Cermak)

Jamaica Jerk Villa & Bar (2216 S. Michigan)

D'Jons Barbershop (1514 S. Wabash)

Lofty Aspirations (1934 S. Wabash)

Health Elements (79 E. 16th)

• Pin me up (2411 S. Michigan)

• TBD tattoo Parlor  (2008 S. Prairie)

• Team Rehabilitation (2100 S. Michigan)

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Orange Theory Fitness (1005 S. State)

Air Aerial Fitness (1317 S. Michigan)

University of Chicago Center for Advanced Care (1101 S. Canal)

The Chicago Firehouse (1401 S. Michigan)

Poke & Roll (555 S. Dearborn)

Mercat a la Planxa (reopens 638 S. Michigan)

Pure Barre (1336 S. Michigan)

Timothy's Hutch (636 S. Michigan)

Hax: Hop's and Hamburgers (733 S. Dearborn)

Gordo's (729 S Dearborn)

EZ Dental (1466 S. Michigan)

Weissbluth Pediatrics (1471 S. Michigan)

Bulldog Ale House (15 E. 9th)

Title Boxing (250 W. Roosevelt)

Lobo Rey (1307 S. Wabash)

Phenomenal Fitness (2001 S. State)

Himalayan Express (606 S. Wabash)

Cycmode (1333 S. Wabash)

Half Sour (755 S. Clark)

Not Just Cookies (901 S. Plymouth)

Pazzo's (825 S. State)

Kome (1303 S. Michigan)

Mai Tai (614 S. Wabash)

Asian Cajun (2113 S. State)

Art of Pizza (727 S. State)

Clark St. Cross Fit (730 s. Clark)

Lakeside Grocery (1912 S. State)

Belly-up Smokehouse and Saloon (1132 S. Wabash)

Phenomenal Fitness (1450 S. Michigan)

Freshii (1154 S. Clark)

• Reflexology Foot Parlor (1319 S. Michigan)

• TBD Salon (705 S. Dearborn)

• Natural Girl (1547 S. State)

• Big Shoulders Chicago (1449 S. Michigan)

• Rosebud's Artist's Cafe (1150 S. Wabash)

• The Vault (1325 S. Michigan)

• TBD Asian Restaurant (1234 S. Michigan)

• TBD Medical Services Business (41 W. Congress)

• Taco Bell Cantina (407 S. Dearborn)

• Taco Madre (823 S. State)

• Poke Burrito (453 S. Dearborn)

• Dollop Coffee Co (801 S. Financial

• Willow Creek Community Church (1319 S. State

• Blaze Pizza (511 S. State

    +20 is Our Official Count for the 2017 Sloopin Business Counter
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 09

South Loop apartments close to the lake and Green Line at The LEX

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities.

    South Loop apartments close to the lake and Green Line at The LEX
    The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities. Available 1-bedrooms start at just $1,667 a month, and 2-bedrooms at just $2,250. Up to a month-and-a-half free rent is available.
    http://yochicago.com

Jan 07

Jan 05

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

    State of the South Loop: Highlights
    We are pleased to share a summary of the feedback collected from the 2017 State of the South Loop Survey in November. We thank everyone who took the time to respond with their perspectives on life in the South Loop. The information collected from the survey is already being used to inform our 2018 programming calendar.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 04

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    EXTEND (12) 480V 450A FEEDS FROM THE UPS DISTRIBUTION TO 4 PDU'S. EXTEND (32) 208V 225A FEEDS FROM (4) PDU'S TO (32) RPP'S. WORK IN ELECTRIC ROOM 119 ON FIFTH FLOOR. NO WORK IN LOBBIES OR EXTERIOR OF BUILDING. JOB# 287-085.

    350 E. Cermak Rd. Issued January 2, 2018 Comment

Jan 03

NOTABLE FIGURES YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

...Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Tunisia, and China convened in Chicago at the Marriot Marquis, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 31 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, for Hyde Park-based Obama Foundation’s...

The summit ended with a celebration at the Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Rd., with appearances by Chance the Rapper, Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Gloria Estefan, Andra Day, Nas, Brandi Carlile, The National, Francis & the Lights.

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University of Chicago students Asya Akca (far left) and Oluwaseyi “Shea” Omonijo (far right) applaud as the bust of Dr. Georgiana Rose Simpson, the first black woman to receive a Ph.D. from a U.S. university, is unveiled in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., Tuesday, Nov. 28. – Marc Monaghan

Before heading to McCormick Place, the President sat down for a one-on-one interview with NBC Nightly News Anchor, Lester Holt, at Valois Restaurant, 1518 E. 53rd St.

...County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Dr. Bryon T. Brazier pastor of Apostolic Church of God 6230 S. Dorchester Ave., Dr. Leon Finney pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church 4610 S. Prairie Ave., Ald...

...God 6230 S. Dorchester Ave., Dr. Leon Finney pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church 4610 S. Prairie Ave., Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), South Shore Chamber, and the Chicago Urban League...

The pair spoke in depth to a large crowd about his book, violence in Chicago and President Donald Trump’s response to the violence in Chicago on Wednesday night, Jan. 26, at KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.

Obama gives first public address since leaving the White House at U. of C. – In April, Obama met with young leaders at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., in his first public speaking appearance since leaving office in January.

McClear is a student at Loyola University Chicago; Patel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Watkins is a senior at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

Also, featured in social spaces was a bookstore operated in partnership with Seminary-Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Before the start of the summit, Prince Harry, and Michelle Obama met with 20 students at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., which is situated directly across from the future site for the OPC.

Fred Hochberg, former chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank led the discussion with Brazile that was held in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., Hochberg is a resident fellow at the IOP this quarter.

    NOTABLE FIGURES YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Notable figures visit Hyde Park in 2017 By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The University of Chicago's Institute of Politics hosted many high profile figures in politics in the last year. In January, just weeks before President Donald Trump's inauguration his then press secretary, Sean Spicer sat down with IOP director, David Axelrod and former White ...
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 03

Jan 02

Dec 30

Updated Jan 01

FOUND @ 41st & Drexel

"We found a very sweet dog today in our neighborhood (found at 41st and Drexel). She was found in between two houses, barking out in the cold all day. She has no identification. We brought her to MedVet (24 hour vet) and found out that she has no microchip, and recently had puppies. We think she may have been abandoned, but we are hoping to see if we can spread the message far and wide in the case that someone is looking for her. Please share - especially South Side folks!" ~ Neil Maude 12/29/17

Jan 01

Dec 31

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

    South Loop Lights: It's Christmas Time in the City! - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicago is beautiful any time of year, and the Christmas season is no exception. Falling leaves give way to thousands of sparkling lights, and we all do our best to ignore the falling temperatures and enjoy the beautiful decorations of Millennium Park, State Street, and the Magnificent Mile.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Dec 29

An Audit of the 2017 Sloopin Business Counter

Bar Method (2112 S. Michigan)

Pizano's Pizza (2106 S. Indiana)

Parish 14 (2333 S. Michigan)

Brighter Dental of South Loop (1620 S. Michigan)

Royal Puppies (2000 S. Wabash)

Steve Bite's (80 E. Cermak)

Jamaica Jerk Villa & Bar (2216 S. Michigan)

D'Jons Barbershop (1514 S. Wabash)

Lofty Aspirations (1934 S. Wabash)

Health Elements (79 E. 16th)

• Pin me up (2411 S. Michigan)

• TBD tattoo Parlor  (2008 S. Prairie)

• Team Rehabilitation (2100 S. Michigan)

This article has 41 other Chicago locations (Show)

Orange Theory Fitness (1005 S. State)

Air Aerial Fitness (1317 S. Michigan)

University of Chicago Center for Advanced Care (1101 S. Canal)

The Chicago Firehouse (1401 S. Michigan)

Poke & Roll (555 S. Dearborn)

Mercat a la Planxa (reopens 638 S. Michigan)

Pure Barre (1336 S. Michigan)

Timothy's Hutch (636 S. Michigan)

Hax: Hop's and Hamburgers (733 S. Dearborn)

Gordo's (729 S Dearborn)

EZ Dental (1466 S. Michigan)

Weissbluth Pediatrics (1471 S. Michigan)

Bulldog Ale House (15 E. 9th)

Title Boxing (250 W. Roosevelt)

Lobo Rey (1307 S. Wabash)

Phenomenal Fitness (2001 S. State)

Himalayan Express (606 S. Wabash)

Cycmode (1333 S. Wabash)

Half Sour (755 S. Clark)

Not Just Cookies (901 S. Plymouth)

Pazzo's (825 S. State)

Kome (1303 S. Michigan)

Mai Tai (614 S. Wabash)

Asian Cajun (2113 S. State)

Art of Pizza (727 S. State)

Lakeside Grocery (1912 S. State)

Belly-up Smokehouse and Saloon (1132 S. Wabash)

Phenomenal Fitness (1450 S. Michigan)

Freshii (1154 S. Clark)

•  Reflexology Foot Parlor (1319 S. Michigan)

• TBD Salon (705 S. Dearborn)

• Natural Girl (1547 S. State)

• Big Shoulders Chicago (1449 S. Michigan)

• Rosebud's Artist's Cafe (1150 S. Wabash)

• The Vault (1325 S. Michigan)

• TBD Asian Restaurant (1234 S. Michigan)

• TBD Medical Services Business (41 W. Congress)

• Taco Bell Cantina (407 S. Dearborn)

• Taco Madre (823 S. State)

• Poke Burrito (453 S. Dearborn)

• Dollop Coffee Co (801 S. Financial

    An Audit of the 2017 Sloopin Business Counter
    Yesterday we let you know that our readers were super engaged with restaurant opening/closing posts. Today, we take audit of our official Sloopin Business Counter for 2017. We've been doing this since 2012 and feel it gives a good gauge on how the neighborhood is developing.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Dec 29

Dec 29

Dec 28

Blue Island man accused of slaying cabbie, abandoning body in taxi on Christmas Eve

Francisco Ojeda, of the 2200 block of Prairie Street, was arrested Tuesday by Blue Island detectives and members of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, police said in a news release.

    Blue Island man charged in slaying of cabbie
    Blue Island Police said a 26-year-old resident of that city has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Chicago cab driver whose body was found in a vehicle Christmas Eve. Francisco Ojeda, of the 2200 block of Prairie Street, was arrested Tuesday by Blue Island detectives and members of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, police said in a news release.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 28

Blue Island man charged in slaying of cabbie

Francisco Ojeda, of the 2200 block of Prairie Street, was arrested Tuesday by Blue Island detectives and members of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, police said in a news release.

    Blue Island man charged in slaying of cabbie
    Blue Island Police said a 26-year-old resident of that city has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Chicago cab driver whose body was found in a vehicle Christmas Eve. Francisco Ojeda, of the 2200 block of Prairie Street, was arrested Tuesday by Blue Island detectives and members of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, police said in a news release.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 28

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    EXTEND (2) 225A/3PHASE, 120/208V FEEDERS FROM SUITE 820 (AT NORTH END) TO 9TH FL WRR ROOM (IN MIDDLE OF BUILDING).

    350 E. Cermak Rd. Issued December 26, 2017 Comment

Dec 23

Updated Dec 24

Indoor places for family pictures

I'm a stickler for taking family pictures every year, but this year I procrastinated and missed the fall season. Now it's way too cold to take outdoor pictures so I'm thinking this might give us an opportunity to take pictures at a cool location we wouldn't ordinarily use. Any suggestions?

  • Hi. How about Garfield Park Conservatory?

  • Carlos D Butler Husband and Father of 2

    We had a great photo session a few years ago inside the Blackstone Hotel. Lots of interesting spaces.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

Santa arrives early with wonder dog SYD

Santa dropped by the house early today to check out the chimney - to make sure he'd fit - and also to drop by and see his favorite canine - SYD - they obviously have a great rapport.

  • (Bow)Wow SYD, you must have been nice and not naughty to score a personal visit from Santa! Peace, love and joy to both of you.

Dec 20

Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction

You may want to pay the 1st installment of your property tax bill before the end of this year for a deduction on your 2017 federal taxes. You may not be able to utilize the deduction in 2018.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/prepay-your-property-taxes-for-2017-tax.html

    Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction
    With the likely passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is estimated that the majority of taxpayers who currently itemize their deductions will take the standard deduction for the tax year 2018. The reason for this change will be capping of State and Local Tax and Property tax deductions at $10,000.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Nov 28

Updated Dec 19

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!

    Hi New Neighbors...thank you for all of your feedback over this last month - we are moving to 60616 - renting at Cermak and Michigan. It is still a developing area - so, shopping and services won't be out my back door as they are in Streeterville. Without a car, I just have to plan better.

    New Question....what ward are we in? I have seen reference to Ward 3and Ward 4 And are there community/civic activities that I can get involved in?

Dec 14

M&J Fdtn. Gave and Gave at Christmas Time

TBT - MJ and I take a photo at the JUMP offices where we recorded his narration track for a video I produced and directed for the M&J Foundation (M&J stood for Michael & Juanita Jordan Charitable Foundation). MJ had a much bigger smile when he took a photo with my son Matt and his buddy Brett Witek, but they didn't make him work like I did.

Dec 12

4th Ward Food Drive

It's that time of the year, don't let those extra non-perishables go to waste! Myself, the Chicago Sky and the AARP will be hosting a food drive at the Jewel Osco located at 4443 E. 34th Street. The event will take place today the 12th, Thursday the 14th and this upcoming Saturday the 16th will feature a photo-booth with the Chicago Sky mascot Sky Guy!

Dec 12

The LEX, South Loop apartments close to the Green Line and the lake

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities.

    The LEX, South Loop apartments close to the Green Line and the lake
    The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities. Available 1-bedrooms start at just $1,807 a month, and 2-bedrooms at just $2,148. A month's free rent is available on all apartments.
    http://yochicago.com

Dec 12

Dec 11

Dec 11

Dec 09

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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