2 hours ago

  • St Therese School reviewed by a parent

    My 2 kids are going to St Therese Chinese Catholic School, they learned a lot compared to their cousin going to Chicago public school.

    St Therese School (247 West 23rd Street) Published on GreatSchools January 22, 2018 Comment

36 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.

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3 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process


    2139 S. China Pl. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

4 days ago

4 days ago

  • Young Authors

    Mrs. Porter is asking for $285.93:
    My students need paper, pencils, and age appropriate journals to flourish as young authors. Keeping their writing in a journal will allow us to keep up with and track their products throughout the remainder of the school year.
    National Teachers Academy Comment

5 days ago

5 days ago

  • Help Us Pull the Carrot Out of the Ground!

    Mrs. Lei is asking for $538.91:
    My students need your help in securing costumes for their first ever theatrical attempt of a culturally rich production, while promoting a spirit of unity about coming together to 'pull out the carrot'.
    Haines Elementary School Comment

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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.

Jan 15

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chicago

...abalone ($138 per person). And remember that dumpling-making workshop I mentioned? Hing Kee Restaurant, (2140 South Archer Ave.) will be hosting a 2018 Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner on Saturday, February 10...

...with delicious, indulgent foods year-round. Fooditor 99, Chicago's insider food guide, recommends Dolo (2222 S Archer Ave.) for dim sum, A Place by Damao (2621 S Halsted St.) for authentic Chengdu street...

...by Damao (2621 S Halsted St.) for authentic Chengdu street food, and Slurp Slurp Noodles (2247 S Wentworth Ave.) for hand-cut noodles in soup and stir-fries. In recent years, new restaurants like...

2100 S. Archer Ave.

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Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 3 pm February 17

Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave., February 25 – May 13

Chinese New Year culinary-themed festivities also are scheduled throughout the city. The Peninsula Chicago (108 E Superior St.), for example, will dress for the occasion with red lanterns (red is a lucky color...

...food guide, recommends Dolo (2222 S Archer Ave.) for dim sum, A Place by Damao (2621 S Halsted St.) for authentic Chengdu street food, and Slurp Slurp Noodles (2247 S Wentworth Ave.) for hand...

...cut noodles in soup and stir-fries. In recent years, new restaurants like Imperial Lamian (6 W Hubbard St.) in River North and Won Fun (905 W Randolph St.) in the West Loop have...

...new restaurants like Imperial Lamian (6 W Hubbard St.) in River North and Won Fun (905 W Randolph St.) in the West Loop have begun to offer tasty contemporary twists on Chinese flavors, too...

Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington St.

Argyle St. (between Broadway and Sheridan)

    Chinese New Year 2018: Celebrate the Year of the Dog in Chicago
    As a young girl, I remember performing with my dance troupe beneath the pagoda in Chinatown Square for Chinese New Year, fluttering silk ribbons and pirouetting with long silk fans in mid-air. One of my fondest memories, though, is receiving red envelopes stuffed with lucky money - what kid wouldn't love that?

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.

Jan 14

Jan 14

  • March to Victory Book 3

    Ms. Laidler is asking for $522.14:
    My students need March Book 3! We are already received the first two books from other generous donors and now need to complete the series. The graphic novel is extremely appealing for all readers.
    National Teachers Academy Comment

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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.

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  • 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

Jan 10

Flint Foto Factory posted 4 photos to Flickr:

Jan 09

Three Thai Ice Cream Shops Will Roll Into Downtown Chicago

...two other partners opened Legend Tasty House, a Chinese restaurant that serves ice cream at 2242 S. Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown. Originally, Legend opened with a full menu. But when owners saw hour-long...

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...Place and on the second floor at North Bridge. Meanwhile, the Sixty Five location at 333 S. Franklin Street will be the chain’s first new location in 15 years. And given the trendiness...

Sixty Five is a family-owned local chain that’s been around Chicago for more than two decades. They’ve got four locations, all assembly-line spots that Chen compared to Panda Express. At one time, they had a sit-down restaurant in Lincoln Park on the corner of Armitage and Sedgwick.

    Three Thai Ice Cream Shops Will Roll Into Downtown Chicago
    Downtown Chicago is about to see more Thai rolled ice cream as Wonderoll, a new ice cream parlor chain, is opening locations at Water Tower Place and at The Shops at North Bridge.

Jan 09

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trainphotoz posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Jan 06

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.

Jan 05

Jan 05

ATN: January 2018

...of students, graduates of STCCS, and parents in the community. The school is located at 247 W. 23rd St. Call (312) 326-2837...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., hosts its annual winter coat drive during January. Donations of warm socks, coats, sweaters, sweatshirts...

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...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...

Bridgeport Catholic Academy, 3700 S. Lowe Ave., will have an open house on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. School registration also will begin then. For information, call (773) 376-6223.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 432-1995...

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 are Tuesday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Feb. 18. Call (773) 227-0180.

Join Chicago Hope Academy for boys’ and girls’ basketball games Friday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m., 2641 W. Harrison St. See chicagohopeacademy.org.

...Monday, Jan. 8. The Queen Contest will be held in the Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., on Sunday, Jan. 14. The parade and river dyeing will be held Saturday, March 17...

...North Central College, Naperville, IL, Sunday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m., and Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Monday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are from $10 to $62...

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. will host adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs from Monday, Jan. 8, through the week of March 12. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

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

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., will host the Fire and Ice Festival Friday, Jan. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy woodcraft, astronomy, a bonfire, and ice skating. Call (312) 742-3918.

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

The Field Museum will offer free basic admission on Monday, Jan. 15: Saturday, Jan. 27; and Sunday, Jan. 28; as well as throughout the month of February. The museum is at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Log on to www.fieldmuseum.org.

...Before Christmas’ runs through Sun., Jan. 7, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St. This comic take on the classic poem features a couple of dancing mice, a spunky...

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take 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.

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 date is Jan. 8.

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

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., hosts its 17th annual Winter WonderFest, which presents a 170,000-square-foot holiday-themed...

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

...of Your Health.” All are offered at Rush at the Johnson R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St. To reserve your spot, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

St. Barbara Catholic School, 2859 S. Throop St., will have an open house and book fair on Sunday, Jan. 28. Call (312) 326-6243.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

...Walsh School. All-tournament most valuable player was Gabriella Passarelli from St. Jerome, located at 2810 S. Princeton Ave. Walsh School is at 2015 S. Peoria St...

...Gabriella Passarelli from St. Jerome, located at 2810 S. Princeton Ave. Walsh School is at 2015 S. Peoria St.

St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., will have an open house on Sunday, Jan. 28. The school is at 2801 S. Princeton Ave. Call (312) 842-7668.

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.

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

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii is looking for liturgical and cultural event volunteers. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

...on the West Side. The exhibition runs through Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the museum, 800 S. Halsted St.

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

...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...

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: January 2018
    January 4, 2018 The AARP Foundation Experience Corps will hold volunteer information sessions on Thursday, Jan. 18, Friday, Jan. 19, and Tuesday, Jan. 23. Call (877) 926-8300. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W.

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Jan 03


Chan McKibben, activist, leader and Hyde Park resident, announcement was made on her website after hosting a campaign kick-off fundraiser at Lee Wing Wah Restaurant, 2147 S. China Place, in Chinatown on Saturday, Nov. 18.

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King during her election speech at Little Black Pearl, 1060 E. 47th St., she called her win “a victory for the community.”

The announcement was made at Tarver’s campaign kick-off fundraiser, held at Vice District Brewing Company, 1454 S. Michigan Ave., in October, a company Tarver co founded.

Carrillo, who was endorsed by Ald. Sadlowski-Garza of the (10th), made her announcement at Gorditas Loli’s Mexican Restaurant, 3522 E. 106th St.

Southside resident Adrienne Irmer hosted a campaign kick-off fundraiser at Litehouse Whole Food Grill, 1660 E. 55th St., on Thursday night Nov. 16, to publicly announce her run for State Representative of the 25th District of Illinois.

Chan McKibben also served as a singer and board secretary of the choir Le Cantanti de Chicago, a city-wide choir that rehearses at the Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., made up of an organization composed of women of many backgrounds and nationalities.

Biss made his announcement at an Indivisible Chicago-South Side monthly meeting held on Tuesday, July 11, at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

The meeting was hosted by Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

Raoul is entering his 13th year as Illinois State Senator. His district includes both the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods.

    POLITICS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    ALDERMAN SOPHIA KING ELECTION VICTORY IN THE 4TH WARD By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer Ald. Sophia King wins 4th Ward special election This year in politics started off with a win for Ald. Sophia King (4th) who was officially elected 4th Ward Alderman Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Jan 02

New Year, New Infrastructure: What’s on Deck for 2018

The off-kilter intersection of Cermak and Wentworth in Chinatown has long been a treacherous spot for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers alike. Last...

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...year CDOT broke ground on the reconstruction of Milwaukee between Belmont and Addison in the Avondale and Irving Park communities, and work should wrap up this year. While this project, which was designed years...

    New Year, New Infrastructure: What's on Deck for 2018
    Welcome back Streetsblog Chicago readers. I hope your holiday season was safe and joyous and, unlike me, you didn't wind up stranded on a freezing 'L' platform in the wee hours of New Year's Day after a Purple Line run was mysteriously canceled.

Jan 02

Jan 01

Dec 31

New year means fare hikes, new and ongoing roadwork

City transportation officials also say they expect crews to finish realigning the intersection of Wentworth Avenue and Cermak Road in Chinatown.

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...use by year end, with completion of a segment over the congested street crossings at Illinois Street and Grand Avenue, the Department of Transportation said. The flyover, which will eventually stretch from Ohio Street Beach...

    New year means fare hikes, new and ongoing road work
    In Chicago's transportation world, the new year will start with transit fare hikes, continue with roadwork on the Jane Byrne Interchange downtown as well as Interstate 88 and could end with part of the Navy Pier Flyover bike and pedestrian path ready to use. Nationally, the Trump administration is expected to release its long-promised infrastructure plan.


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