2 days ago

2 days ago

    Why Mr. Rogers Got It and Fox News Never Will!
    By now I'm sure you're aware that 2018 is the 50th anniversary of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," broadcast nationally by PBS. The milestone has received a great deal of media coverage, a documentary on PBS - hosted by Michael Keaton, who actually worked on the show, a theatrical documentary that came out in June and Tom...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Sep 09 2016

Updated 2 days ago

Family Dollar 1700 W. 18th Street Chicago IL 60608

Please speak up customers.

  • Padilla parent

    Thank you Cristina for putting this out there it's been dangerous working conditions for the employees but Corporate said they can still work! Sad isn't it? they are in air conditioning in their office comfortable. Walked in for 15 minutes and said no reason to close store here are portable a/c units and seeing ceiling collapsed and said just block it and tell customers don't go that way, unbelievable!

  • gcn888 west side worker

    Those are fire hazards. The place should be fined.

3 days ago

Oakley Ave

Is the 700 block of Oakley Ave safe?

Oct 22 2016

Updated 5 days ago

blue ribbons on all trees on the 3000 block of S Throop?

Someone put blue ribbons on every street tree on the 3000 block of S. Throop. Does anyone know who did this? I'm a property owner on the block and no one asked my permission.

5 days ago

5 days ago

Be Careful everyone

Be Careful a lot of women is being kidnapped and killed and the elderly is being killed also

5 days ago

Free Summer Solstice Party : food, drink, live music, raffle with prizes, baby goats!

Join us for our Summer Solstice Grand Opening Party! The party is FREE and open to all. Bring your family and friends!

When: Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM. Rain or shine.
Where: Blue Island Traditional Medicine. 1843 S. Racine Ave. (on the corner of 19th and Racine)
Who: We are a holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, yoga, nutritional counseling, and animal therapy
What: Our grand opening party! Celebrate the summer & our open doors. We will have snacks, beverages, a band, a raffle with prizes from local businesses, and a visit from our therapy animals (five baby goats and a pony (!)).
How much: Free
More information: www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com. Instagram: @blueislandmedicine

Jun 15

May 14

Updated Jun 14

Merging Bridgeport Churches and Schools

Anyone have any update abouts what's going on with Bridgeport Churches and Schools merging?

  • emj1900 bp

    Catholic school system has nobody else to blame but themselves for their dwindling church and school attendance. PERIOD! They are going merge whether you agree or disagree. And it's sad that the merging schools had to suck up their money in the red... The almighty Vatican needs to suck it up.... Maybe they can open that vast vault they have their and sell off a few gold chalices... of which they have plenty...

  • Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up...

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    Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up their pocketbooks.
    In addition, St. Therese was able to increase their school enrollment with a long waiting list due to the high educational standards set. Many other Catholic schools are within a 1 or 2 mile radius from St, Therese. These other schools need to do more to reach out to the community and raise their educational standards. Their are people in the neighborhood willing to pay for a better education for their kids.

Jun 13

Holistic health clinic opens in Pilsen

Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at...

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Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

If you are a Pilsen resident, you receive your first treatment (acupuncture or bodywork) 25% off, and if you are a Pilsen small business owner, your first acupuncture treatment is free.

Mark your calendars: our Grand Opening Summer Solstice party will be Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM... We hope to see you there!

    Welcome
    Holistic, person-centered healthcare in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Effective and long-lasting solutions.
    https://www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

It been a long time since I been here

Celebrate my 50th Birthday

Jun 13

The Retreat is one experimental dance performance that wants to put you to sleep

Mon 6/18-Sun 6/24: 24 hours, the Glass Factory, 900 W. Cermak, khecari.org.  F

    The Retreat is one experimental dance performance that wants to put you to sleep
    The creators of Khecari's weeklong dance event, The Retreat , encourage audience members to fall asleep. Or rather Khecari's artistic directors, Jonathan Meyer and Julia Rae Antonick, who have been developing the project since 2014, fuse improvisation and highly structured choreography into an amorphous performance designed to put viewers in a meditative headspace.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 08

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2017 Fire Service Upgrade Mandate On One (1) 2000lb.cap, Hydraulic Passenger Elevator In John A. Walsh Elementary School. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted. EV016144

    2015 S. Peoria St. Issued June 6, 2018 Comment

Jun 01

Updated Jun 02

Chicago readies for summer fun, family events, and great entertainment

...galleries and artist studios centered around south Halsted Street beginning at 1711 and ending at 2005 S. Halsted every second Friday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free...

This article has 26 other Chicago locations (Show)

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., in Preston Bradley Hall offers the Dame Myra Hess Concerts, a free weekly classical series...

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., is a 20-acre lakefront park and recreation center that offers a broad range of...

...free weekly series every Tuesday from June 5 through Aug. 28 at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. These chamber music events feature world-class musicians. Doors open at 5 p.m., pre...

...offer summer camps focused on instrumental improvement and ensemble play. The school is located at 38 S. Peoria St. Call (312) 786-9428 or log on to www.meritmusic.org...

...why design is important. This summer, the CAF will move to its new location at 111 W. Wacker Dr., located just above the dock for the CAF River Cruises aboard Chicago’s First Lady...

The 29th annual African Festival of the Arts will be held in Washington Park, 51st St. at Cottage Grove Ave., Friday through Monday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. The park will come alive during Labor...

...17, on Father’s Day weekend in the Heart of Chicago/Little Tuscany community on Oakley Avenue at 24th Street. The event draws 25,000 visitors annually. The festivities run 5 to 11 p.m...

...m., the Chicago Food Truck Festival 2018 will be held at its new location at 1600-1800 S. Wabash Ave. The event is free with up to 30 gourmet food trucks and a sangria fest...

...College of Music’s graduate band on Tuesday, July 10, behind the Clark House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana Ave. The Toddlers, Tunes, & Turtles program begins at 5:30 p.m. A family drum circle...

...will be held Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Along with the Lion Dance procession, entertainment includes Chinese classical dance and music, martial arts...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Place and Wentworth. The fair is sponsored by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. Log on to www.chicagochinatown...

The Dragon Boat Race for Literacy at Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th St., will be held Saturday, June 23, with an awards ceremony at the end.

...Tutti I Santi (All Saints Festival), sponsored by the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon  to 5 p.m., immediately after Mass...

...and tobacco-free family friendly festival, runs Thursday through Sunday, July 26 through 29, at 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Hours are Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to...

PDNA also will sponsor the new South Loop Beer and Cider Fest at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. on Saturday, July 28, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Try a sampling of beers and ciders. Call (312) 401-2688 for any questions on PDNA events or go to www.pdnachicago.com.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1341 W. Randolph St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

St. Barbara’s Church will host its four-day carnival at 2859 S. Throop St., featuring rides, carnival games, and sweet treats. Admission is free. Prices vary, but megapasses are...

Greektown will host its 28th annual Taste of Greektown, 100 to 400 S. Halsted St., on Friday, Aug. 24, 4 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25...

...are Allen Stone, The Devil Makes Three, and Chicano Batman. Held in six blocks around 900 W. Randolph St., the event will feature food from neighborhood restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and artisans and vendors selling...

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., will host the Pitchfork Music Festival Friday through Sunday, July 20 through 22. Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, and Lauryn Hill are among the headliners. Single day tickets cost $75; a three-day advance ticket is $175. Log on to www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

The Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., has new hours, open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m...

The Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5...

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., (312) 738-1503, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m...

Celebrate the Summer Nature Festival at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, and (773) 755-5100, on Thursday, July 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. The...

Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., offers summer hours after Monday, June 11, through Sunday, Aug.19, 9 a.m. to...

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., (312) 742-2000. This year the zoo celebrated its sesquicentennial with the exhibition From Swans...

    Gazette Chicago " Chicago readies for summer fun, family events, and great entertainment
    June 1, 2018 Summertime is the best time for fun in the city. A variety of summer-time events provide joy for everyone-there is plenty to do for both youngsters and adults in terms of cultural, musical, and community events.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    Summer is one long running festival in Chicago. I love it!

Jun 01

Bond denied for man accused of beating former mother-in-law to death

Landingham’s daughter came back from running errands with her father Sunday afternoon to find her mother dead at the bottom of the basement stairs around 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Halsted in the Chicago Heights neighborhood. Officials ruled her death a homicide.

    Bond denied for man accused of beating former mother-in-law to death
    MARKHAM, Ill. - A south suburban man accused of killing his former mother-in-law was denied bond Friday. Charles Williams is accused of beating Australia Landingham, 82, to death. Landingham was found dead in her Chicago Heights home earlier this week.
    http://wgntv.com

Jun 01

Son-in-law charged with murder in death of 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman

About 5 p.m. on Sunday, a relative found Landingham lying in a pool of blood at the bottom of the basement stairs in her home in the 2300 block of South Halsted Street.

    Son-in-law charged with murder in death of 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman
    The son-in-law of an 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman has been charged with first-degree murder in her death, authorities said. A bond hearing for Charles Williams, 48, of Riverdale is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Cook County courthouse in Markham.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 31

Updated Jun 01

Back up, city's main sewer need to be clean up

There is backing up in my place for 4 weeks already. I had two plumbers proved that there is no water flooding in the city's main sewer, which means it is clogged. I have called the city and they confirmed that the city needs to rod the main sewer. But 4 weeks passed already, they haven't done anything, just keep telling me to wait. The situation is getting worse. can you imagine how do we live in a building that has very strong smell from the backing up under such hot weather? Any good advices?

  • Wow! What a horrible situation. I am sorry that you are going through this. Have you contacted your alderman’s office? I would go in person to the office with the pictures because you’ll be less likely to get the run around. Check also with neighbors to see if anyone else has had the problem. There is strength in numbers.

    Good luck!

Jun 01

Man Charged With Murder of 82-Year-Old Mother-in-Law

Authorities said at around 5:15 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a 911 call of a person that fell down the stairs of a residence in the 2300 block of South Halsted Street.

    Man Charged With Murder of 82-Year-Old Mother-in-Law
    A man was charged Thursday in the beating death of his 82-year-old mother-in-law in south suburban Chicago Heights over the weekend.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

May 31

Vigil held for 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman found beaten to death

Landingham's daughter came back from running errands with her father Sunday afternoon to find her mother dead at the bottom of the basement stairs around 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Halsted in the Chicago Heights neighborhood. Officials ruled her death a homicide.

    Vigil held for 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman found beaten to death
    CHICAGO -- A vigil was held Wednesday evening for an 82-year-old woman who was found beaten to death in her Chicago Heights home. The friends and family in attendance at the vigil were desperate for answers after finding out Australia Landingham's death was a murder.
    http://cltv.com

May 30

Police Search For Killer Of Elderly Woman

Investigators who discovered the body Sunday of Australia Landingam at her residence on the 2300 block of South Halsted Street said her death was accidental, but police now say she died of blunt force trauma.

    Police Search For Killer Of Elderly Woman
    CHICAGO (CBS)- An 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman initially thought to have died from a fall down the stairs was actually murdered, police said. Investigators who discovered the body Sunday of Australia Landingam at her residence on the 2300 block of South Halsted Street said her death was accidental, but police now say she died of blunt force trauma.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 29

Family of 82-year-old woman beaten to death says she may have known attacker

Crystal Landingham, her daughter, came back from running errands with her father Sunday afternoon to find her mother dead at the bottom of the basement stairs around 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Halsted in the Chicago Heights neighborhood. Officials have ruled her death a homicide.

804-899 W. 23rd St.

    Family of 82-year-old woman beaten to death says she may have known attacker
    CHICAGO -- The family of an elderly woman who was found beaten to death in her home said they believe she knew her attacker. Family members said Australia Landingham, 82, would give you the shirt off her back but she never let a stranger into her home.
    http://wgntv.com

May 29

Woman, 82, beaten to death in Chicago Heights

...a 911 call that a person had fallen down stairs at a home in the 2300 block of South Halsted, according to Chicago Heights police.Australia Landingham was found unresponsive at her home in the...

    Woman, 82, beaten to death in Chicago Heights
    An 82-year-old woman was beaten to death Sunday afternoon in south suburban Chicago Heights. Officers responded about 5:15 p.m. following a 911 call that a person had fallen down stairs at a home in the 2300 block of South Halsted, according to Chicago Heights police.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 29

Death of 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman was homicide, authorities say

Australia Landingham, of the 2300 block of South Halsted Street, was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

    Death of 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman is ruled a homicide, authorities say
    An 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman died during the weekend of multiple blunt force injuries, and her death was ruled a homicide, according to officials.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 29

Death of 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman is ruled a homicide, authorities say

Australia Landingham, of the 2300 block of South Halsted Street, was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

    Death of 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman is ruled a homicide, authorities say
    An 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman died during the weekend of multiple blunt force injuries, and her death was ruled a homicide, according to officials.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 29

Elderly Chicago Heights woman was beaten to death, medical examiner says

She was attacked Sunday evening just after 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Halsted in the Chicago Heights neighborhood. Officials have ruled her death a homicide.

    Elderly Chicago Heights woman was beaten to death, medical examiner says
    CHICAGO - Medical examiners say 82-year-old Australia Landingham died of multiple blunt force injuries. She was attacked Sunday evening just after 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Halsted in the Chicago Heights neighborhood. Officials have ruled her death a homicide.
    http://wgntv.com

May 23

Updated May 27

Cat Found

Hi. I live in the area of 29th and archer. There is a white and grey long haired cat that has been wandering the block the last month.

She now looks like a stray but answers and comes to my back porch everyday. Shes in need of some clean up and medical but it seems she belonged to someone once.

Anyone still missing a medium to long haired grey and white cat? She wanders around crying and its heartbreaking. Anyone know of a service that will pick her up?

  • Jambo neighbor

    Dear Cat Helper, Theresa and Miss Priss, THANK YOU to these ladies for watching out for animals in need! You are LOVED for this!

  • MissPriss, thank you so much for helping this kitty. Having a tender heart for animals is a gift...and you are using your gift well. Many, many blessings to you!

May 25

May 20

McKinley Dog Park Committee @ MP Farmers Market Again This Summer!

The McKinley Park Farmers Market is soon to be open for the summer! June 3rd marks the opening day for the market that hosts live music at noon. The project manager has worked hard to secure more vendors and a longer season. We hope you enjoy!

The McKinley Dog Park Committee will once again have a booth and hope to see you there! We will be selling the following items: t shirts, tennis balls, canvas bags, paw balm, dog treats, etc. All funds contributed to the future McKinley Dog Park. If you're unfamiliar with our efforts please visit mckinleydogpark.org

If you have any questions please reach out to mckinleydogpark@gmail.com

    McKinley Dog Park
    Official Page for the McKinley Dog Park Committee
    http://mckinleydogpark.org

May 19

May 15

Updated May 16

WXRT - a bit of history you might never hear

SIDETRIP THEATRE (circa late 1972 (prep)/early 73-broadcast) - the very first rock program on WXRT - which was then a foreign language station the rest of the broadcast day. SIDETRIP was hosted by Don Bridges and ran from 12M to 3AM - I know - I was the board op. Others followed like John Platt, Mitch Michaels Salchow, Seth Mason etc....but somehow Don's contribution to change the WXRT landscape from foreign language to underground rock - always gets left untold. Arnie Granat and Jerry Michelson of JAM PRODUCTIONS were also instrumental because initially they were the very first sponsors.

  • I think I heard Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on this show. Unfortunately the “Mavericks” of back then have morphed into only a couple of hours on Monday night worth of listening on Xrt.
    Thanks for the post.
    Cheers

May 14

Updated May 15

The Chinese Exclusion Act

PBS/WTTW Channel 11 on May 29th is having a special presentation of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It examines the history of how this Act kept the Chinese from coming to America and the Chinese who are already in America from becoming US citizens until the 1940's.

  • emj will love watching this. If she had her way, Bridgeport would have dozens of boarded up storefronts where Chinese businesses flourish today.

  • In 1944, a Chicagoan became the first Chinese-American to naturalize after repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. He was in the US since 1892.

May 15

In honor of the royal wedding, 10 ways to be British in Chicago

2119 S. Halsted St., 773-523-7437

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

113-125 N. Green St., 312-754-6915

140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200

330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7710

800 W. Diversey Parkway, 773-697-9581

605 N. Michigan Ave., 312-965-9182

2700 N. Western Ave., 773-235-2930

    In honor of the royal wedding, 10 ways to be British in Chicago
    Sure, we may never be royals, but the nuptials of Prince Harry and (Northwestern alumna!) Meghan Markle are reason enough to celebrate like nobility. From high tea to spa treatments worthy of a queen, here are 10 ways to celebrate the Crown.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 27

Updated May 15

My favorite Bridgeport Pizza?

Does anyone know what happened with Lina's Pizza on Morgan Street?

  • Too many people are just brave when sitting behind a key board. I really wish he would take his comments and racial slurs to the streets of Bridgeport.

    ===

    R. Gar ... Tad is the classic definition of a troll. But you are correct in that I would love to see him take his comments and racial slurs to the streets - especially around Armour Square - there he would turn into a magician in that he would actually disappear.

    p.s. bye Tad, you've been muted.

  • emj1900 bp

    I already muted the troll as well .... He seems to really hate this area, why is he even here...? And you are right R. Gar.....Let him make those racist slur comments in let's say Rockys.......Now that would be funny.....

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Apr 16

Updated May 12

Homeless drunks on corner 24/7

On 21st and leavitt, drunks loitering mixed with gangbangers everyday every kind of weather,no help from no one they urinate and defecate in public while kids are going to school and women walking to go shopping on cermak can some one help it gets worse in the summer we had about 5 shot on corner last summer.every weekend broken beer bottles out there, Garbage all over

  • I lived over there 8 years ago and that's just the way it is you should have moved somewhere else.

  • emj1900 bp

    Kristin Talbert....from your sad reply, I assume you were one of them....No one has to but up with that.....Sad to think you seem to think it's ok.....WOW!!

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