2 hours 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

40 hours ago

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Jane Addams has equipped me not only for college, but for life as a whole. It has prepared me academically and emotionally. It has also revealed and showed my true colors both good and bad, and helped me to recognize that I can change. There are aspects of my character that I have kept hidden for a long time. Jane Addams High School has helped me grow-up. I have been very successful at Jane Addams because the way the school is run has kept me from slacking in school and has kept me going in life. Another reason why Jane Addams made me successful is because the school is very organized. When I graduate from Jane Addams, I will leave knowing that I am part of a family. I know that I will always be welcome and that the staff will be there for me for the rest of my life.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 19, 2018 Comment

40 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INSTALLATION OF UNDERGROUND PLUMBING ONLY TO EXPAND BATHROOM CAPACITIES AND SERVICE AREAS IN AN EXISTING LARGE ASSEMBLY SPACE AS PER PLANS. ALL OTHER WORK TO BE INCLUDED UNDER MAIN BUILDING PERMIT (#100737429) SCOPE - 55,350 S.F.

    2120 S. Jefferson St. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I wasn't successful at Uno and I was behind almost a whole year. So I made the decision to transfer to Jane Addams. At Jane Addams I m more successful because they put me in the classes that are on my level. The teachers help me when I need it. I like how everyone communicates with each other and I like how the teachers bond with us students. I like how the teachers work with me on the level I am and help me when I need the help. The teachers don t let you move on forward until you understand what s going on. Jane Addams is a great fit for me.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 18, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I didn t like this school at first because of its size of student body, there are only about 200 students and the building is quite small as well. I ended up enjoying it because of the support staff and the teachers, especially Mrs. McDonald s class. I had her for health and she made the semester go by fast. I also like some of the support staff at Jane Addams, they are cool people to talk to. I am thankful to the staff and principal at JAHS for allowing me a second chance to finish my education and show my daughter what I am capable of.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 18, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...fun — and definitely attention grabbing — at the Adult Toy Making Workshop at Color Cocktail Factory (600 W. Cermak Road). Led by MFA grads from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, guests get...

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...for Illinois Free Days. On Thursday and Friday, it’s the Shedd Aquarium’s turn (1200 S. Lake Shore Drive), as residents from the Land of Lincoln have a chance to experience two full days...

...at Harry Potter Trivia (books only!) at 8 p.m. Thursday at Lion Head Pub (2251 N. Lincoln Ave.). Reservations are required, but there’s no cover. Just don’t drink too many butterbeers...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    Go to Shedd for free, make your own adult toy, enjoy a winter beer fest or party before and after "BLKS" at Steppenwolf this weekend. Free day at Shedd On certain dates throughout the year, different Chicago museums open their doors for free to Illinois residents with a valid state ID card for Illinois Free Days.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Before attending Jane Addams, I was at CPS for my freshman and sophomore year. I can honestly say, without a doubt, that CPS did absolutely nothing for me. My brother helped me make a big decision by leaving CPS and seeing how other schools would be beneficial for me. I thank him for that because now I m in JAHS which is an excellent school. Jane Addams High School is magnificent in every way. Jane Addams cares about everything I do. They are there to guide me and let me know that I m not alone and can be successful in every way. I have learned a lot from Jane Addams High School. I have learned how to accomplish my goals. Also, I have learned how to be responsible and take responsibility for every consequence in life. Jane Addams is all about how to be professional. When I graduate, I know I will apply everything I have learned at Jane Addams to my life.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 17, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    CPS just wasn t for me. They had many substitutes, every time they were in class, we learned nothing. We were just given worksheets, that's it. It was so easy to just get passed. CPS teachers don t care. Looking back I m glad my parents transferred me to Jane Addams. Jane Addams completely changed my life in a great way. The staff and teachers are just really amazing people. Mr. Avila is one of the best math teachers I have ever had. He s really great at teaching his lessons, and honestly he s just someone you can talk to about anything. I ve built so many relationships with teachers that it s difficult for me to believe myself. I love being around the staff who care about me and my well-being. The Jane Addams environment is friendly as well as the staff and teachers. The principal is very kind and helpful. She sets the rules and codes that the staff and students follow. She makes sure our school runs smoothly and makes sure the staff and teachers have the passion to teach us. In my last school, I felt that no one really cared for me. I am so glad that I decided to leave my other school and come to Jane Addams. The staff, teachers, and students of JAHS have helped me along the way to become who I am today.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 17, 2018 Comment

4 days ago

Jan 13

Updated 4 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

6 days ago

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

6 days ago

Jan 13

Jan 11

Updated Jan 12

Cleaning person

Im looking for a cleaning person. I pay $15 per hour. I live on 18th st. Near harrison park. I have a small 1 bedroom.

  • Hi Marla - You can call my room mate Kris. She is interested and we live in the area -- CERMAK & PAULINA. 773-562-9365. I am a slob and she keeps up with my mess so she is pretty good.

Jan 12

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    JAHS teachers won't be on our backs all the time asking us to do the work. It's really on us to stay focused and attentive in order to complete our assignments. All my teachers at JAHS put a lot into their lessons so it's really on us to show that we really care about our grades. JAHS has been a great experience. I ve had a lot of fun and I ve learned many things from this school. JAHS teachers won't be on our backs all the time asking us to do the work. It's really on us to stay focused and attentive in order to complete our assignments. All my teachers at JAHS put a lot into their lessons so it's really on us to show that we really care about our grades. JAHS has been a great experience. I ve had a lot of fun and I ve learned many things from this school.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 11, 2018 Comment

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Aug 11 2016

Updated Jan 05

Obnoxious Loudness in Pilsen

How can people in certain parts of Pilsen tolerate Banda music and drunkeness in the middle of the night? How? The is a total lack of regard for people who have wake up early. Moreover, if you call the police, you become a target for their animosity. Does anyone know how to silence these folks without becoming a target?

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    I live in La Villita so it's the same if not more so. It comes with the territory for living around Mexican Immigrants. It's a different way of life you need to get used to if you want to live Amongst different cultures

  • I've been here 6 years..a transplanted South Chicagoan.. Its a shame gentrification has softened peoples ears.. There are bigger fish to fry..but keep complaining about Banda music.. The assault rifles down Cermak Road during school hours bring perspective..

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 03

8 yoga classes in Chicago for wellness in the new year

643 W. 18th St. 773-413-9565

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300 N. Central Park Ave. 312-746-5100

2430 N. Cannon Drive 773-755-5100

1118 N. State St. 312-586-2000

644 N. Lake Shore Drive 312-943-9200

2027 W. North Ave. 773-661-2182

3340 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-588-2267

2419 W. Madison St. 773-387-1370

    8 yoga classes in Chicago for wellness in the new year
    Wellness is about more than pure physical fitness alone - it includes focusing on emotional and mental health for comprehensive benefits, and many find yoga a beneficial addition to a more holistic routine. Sometimes though, you want to get outside of your usual studio and switch up the scenery and vibe.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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 31

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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 21

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 19

Sheriff’s Officers Hand Out Gifts To Homeless At Pilsen Tent City

Sheriff’s officers brought coffee, donuts, warm socks, blankets, and more to those who call the tents at 18th and Canalport home.

    Sheriff's Officers Hand Out Gifts To Homeless At Pilsen Tent City
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Members of the Cook County Sheriff's Department made a special holiday trip to a "tent city" in the Pilsen neighborhood, to deliver much-needed gifts to help keep the homeless warm. Sheriff's officers brought coffee, donuts, warm socks, blankets, and more to those who call the tents at 18th and Canalport home.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 19

Bulls Waive Kay Felder

Sheriff's Officers Hand Out Gifts To Homeless At Pilsen Tent CitySheriff’s officers brought coffee, donuts, warm socks, blankets, and more to those who call the tents at 18th and Canalport home.

    Bulls Waive Kay Felder
    By Cody Westerlund- CHICAGO (670 The Score) - The Bulls have waived guard Kay Felder, they announced Tuesday. The little-used Felder, 22, had only played once in the past seven games. He averaged 3.9 points and 1.4 assists in 9.6 minutes in 14 games.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 18

find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 17

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EMERGENCY LIFE SAFETY EMERGENCY REPAIRS. INTERIOR WORK ONLY. PROVIDE FIRE RATED PARTITIONS AT FLOOR OPENING, PROVIDE FALL PROTECTION AT SHAFTS AND EXCAVATED FLOORS. PROVIDE NON METALLIC BARRICADES AT ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, AS PER PLANS.

    2105 S. Jefferson St. Issued December 15, 2017 Comment

Dec 15

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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 13

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Jane Addams High School allowed me to work way smoother in school and provided me with an engaging and comfortable environment to ask questions if I needed. Jane Addams prepared for my future after graduation. Many of the assignments helped after graduation.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools December 12, 2017 Comment

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/

Dec 08

Dec 07

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    What I like about JAHS is that the teachers create a great support system. If anyone I know ever needs another chance at school, I will tell them to give JAHS a chance.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools December 6, 2017 Comment

Dec 06

Isabelle Frances McGuire’s bread and butter is their art

629 W. Cermak

    Isabelle Frances McGuire's bread and butter is their art
    When you hear the word "bread," what do you imagine? A bakery? A sandwich? The beginning of a meal? Isabelle Frances McGuire, who rejects gender binaries and doesn't seem to approach anything in a straightforward way, thinks of the artist's own body. "I use bread and yeast and sugar .
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Dec 06

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    The way I ve become successful at JAHS is by changing my whole perspective of what I need to do. I make sure I do all my work, try not get into much trouble, and turn in my work on time. What I ve learned at JAHS is respect, safety, and engagement. I ve also learned how to get things done without any distractions and I m working on not letting people provoke me so easily. If my grades start to slip and I start to fall behind in my classes, they are on me. JAHS is just a small, quiet school with great teachers, staff members, and students.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools December 5, 2017 Comment

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