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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    B2-3 SELF CERT FIRST TIME BUILD OUT FOR A RESTAURANT WITH ASSOCIATED MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND PLUMBING ON GROUND FLOOR PER PLANS. BASEMENT NOT INCLUDED IN SCOPE OF WORK.

    234 W. 22nd Pl. Issued November 14, 2017 Comment

3 days ago

    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

3 days ago

Caught On Video: Two Women Robbed Of Purses In Chinatown

The two incidents on the 200 block of West 23rd Street were among at least a half dozen robberies in the area in the last two weeks.

Investigators also were looking into another robbery in Chinatown, in which two sisters reported being pistol-whipped for their purses around 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 2, as they were walking through an alley in the 2400 block of South Wentworth Avenue.

• about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the 2100 block of South China Place.

    Caught On Video: Two Women Robbed Of Purses In Chinatown
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police have released surveillance video in two recent robberies in the Chinatown neighborhood. The two incidents on the 200 block of West 23rd Street were among at least a half dozen robberies in the area in the last two weeks. The most recent ones happened across the street from each other, three days apart.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

2 robberies in Chinatown captured on surveillance video

200-299 W. 23rd St.

    2 robberies in Chinatown captured on surveillance video
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police have released new surveillance video of two robberies last week in Chinatown. In the video, a man and woman can be seen walking down the street, right after they grabbed the purse of a woman and caused her to fall. It happened along 23rd near Wentworth Saturday night.
    http://wgntv.com

3 days ago

Police searching for suspects in Chinatown purse snatchings

Chicago police released surveillance video of two people wanted in a Nov. 11, 2017, robbery that took place in the 200 block of West 23rd Street in the Chinatown neighborhood. (CPD)

    Police searching for suspects in Chinatown purse snatchings
    Chicago police are searching for two people who stole a 58-year-old woman's purse and made her fall this past weekend in the Chinatown neighborhood, officials said. On Tuesday, police released a video of two suspects running down a residential street. About 6:50 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

    Why We Love Good Guys
    Not long ago while going through some old photos and memorabilia, I found a press clipping from the Chicago Daily News - a newspaper that folded years ago. The story described how a fireman ran into a burning building an saved three small children. The kids were living in a building in a poverty stricken...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

3 days ago

Police searching for suspects in Chinatown purse snatchings

Chicago police released surveillance video of two people wanted in a Nov. 11, 2017, robbery that took place in the 200 block of West 23rd Street in the Chinatown neighborhood. (CPD)

    Police searching for suspects in Chinatown purse snatchings
    Chicago police are searching for two people who stole a 58-year-old woman's purse and made her fall this past weekend in the Chinatown neighborhood, officials said. On Tuesday, police released a video of two suspects running down a residential street. About 6:50 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

VIDEO: Woman robbed at gunpoint in Chinatown

...four suspects running up from behind the female victim as she walks alone in the 200-block of W. 23rd Street just before midnight on November 8. In the video, one of the suspects pulls out...

...ago, two sisters were robbed at gunpoint and pistol-whipped in an alley off the 2400-block of South Wentworth Avenue in the early morning hours of November 2. Police have not said if the two...

    VIDEO: Woman robbed at gunpoint in Chinatown
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Gunman picking random targets kills 4 in Northern California WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Gunman picking random targets kills 4 in Northern California Chicago police are searching for several suspects accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in the Chinatown neighborhood.
    http://abc7chicago.com

4 days ago

39 best cheap things to eat in Chicago right now

...sauce. Don't forget to top your plate with the pickled cabbage and chile oil. 2247 S. Wentworth Ave., 312-982-2969, www.slurpslurpnoodles.com

...the lamb and coriander dances between gamy meat with fragrant herbs in an intoxicating way. 2002 S. Wentworth Ave. #103, 312-799-1118, www.qxydumplings.com

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...with onions, cilantro and the restaurant's wickedly spicy salsa, and dig in with abandon. 4852 S. Pulaski Road, 773-523-3700, www.birrieriazaragoza.com

...shop's spicy giardiniera, a mixture of oil-soaked pickled chiles, provides the final flourish. 901 W. Randolph St., 312-666-4587, www.jpgraziano.com

...are gleeful fun. But ordered crispy, they gain a golden crunch and extra meaty depth. 2500 S. Whipple St., 773-247-1402

...spicy and funky ones like gaeng tai plah (mackerel and veggies mixed with fish entrails). 4949 N. Broadway, 773-293-7378, www.immmchicago.com

...a side, don't forget a whole sleeve of crackers, which goes for 55 cents. 3259 E. 95th St., 773-933-9855, www.calumetfisheries.com

...RHR-style, which ensures you get lettuce, tomato, onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377

...onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377

...Harold's evangelist. Wildly juicy, seasoned aggressively — this is fried chicken meant to be devoured. 100 W. 87th St., 773-224-3314, www.haroldschicken55.com

...tame by comparison. The exclamation point is Uncle J's distinctive tomato-laden barbecue sauce. 502 E. 47th St., 872-244-3853

...in the kitchen probably deserve the credit for frying up these perfect nuggets of pork. 1725 W. 18th St., 312-226-2654, www.carnitasuruapanchi.com

...thoughtful and balanced meal, the Milanesa, a thin sliver of fried pork, is my favorite. 817 W. Fulton Market, 312-455-9200, www.cemitaspuebla.com

...great, as do the chocolate ones. So, you know, basically every pie in the shop. 1618 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-4846, www.hoosiermamapie.com

...the bottom of the box, the house-made crinkle-cut fries are also top notch. 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-763-0660, www.superdawg.com

...corn tortillas, it's as close to Mexico City as you can get in Chicago. 4540 W. 63rd St., 773-582-8226, www.tacosmarios.com

...It's about the only time when ordering two burritos sounds like a reasonable idea. 3759 W. 26th St., 773-823-1499, www.gordillas.com

...distinctive chocolate with only water, allowing you to appreciate the wild complexity of each sip. 449 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434, www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/xoco

...condiments one could want, the Double Fatso stands out as a greasy beacon of hope. 2258 W. Chicago Ave., 773-482-1000, www.fatsoslaststand.com

...kissed with smoke and complemented with the restaurant's signature spice rub, every single time? 3800 N. Pulaski Road, 773-545-7427, www.smoquebbq.com

...flawless, including hunks of tender beef, bouncy rice noodles, bright basil and crunchy bean sprouts. 6261 McCormick Blvd., 773-509-0909

You know what goes well with smoke-scented rib tips? Extra spicy links of smoked sausages doused in Honey 1's excellent honey barbecue sauce. 746 E. 43rd St., 773-285-9455

...leches slice has its merits, I actually prefer the bittersweet notes of the chocolate version. 1733 S. Halsted St., 312-829-4150

...dip in the sauce spiked with funky fish sauce, chiles and a touch of sugar. 4825 N. Western Ave., 773-754-7660, rainbowthaichicago.com

...very unscientific testing confirmed that the original on Taylor Street still serves the best one. 1079 W. Taylor St., 312-226-4017, www.alsbeef.com

...texture to the soft fish. It's upscale, low-brow food, and remarkably under $10. 860 N. Orleans St., 312-943-0000, www.bigandlittleschicago.com

...fusing into one harmonious bite. And the corn muffins on the side don't hurt. 3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000, www.honeybutter.com

...to the fire by asking for giardiniera to this inarguably crazy, yet undeniably compelling creation. 240 E. 35th St., 312-326-1890, www.southtownsub.com

...and thigh, you get multiple salsas, refried beans, rice and spectacular house-made corn tortillas. 2809 W. 55th St., 773-424-8100, mezquitepolloexpress.com

...tastes over-the-top, thanks to the pickled daikon radish, fresh cilantro and curt jalapeno. 5014 N. Broadway, 773-561-4424, www.balesandwich.com

...maneuver) sports a pleasingly crisp crust and fat slices of apple packed in the middle. 11248 S. Michigan Ave., 773-995-7420

...In other words, don't worry about a dipping sauce. These have flavor to spare. 2621 S. Halsted St., 312-929-2088, www.bydamao.com

...thin slab of beef. Advanced jibarito eaters should try the morcilla, a black blood sausage. 3400 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-799-8601

    39 best cheap things to eat in Chicago right now
    Just about every week day, I grab a Tribune pool car and set out alone into the flat expanse of Chicagoland in search of something delicious to eat. More often than not, I encounter the kind of solid fare that any neighborhood would be proud to call its own.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 09

Updated 4 days ago

Neighbor repeatedly reporting us to City agencies... Is there any way to stop the harassment?

The older, single woman living in the house next door to us has been repeatedly reporting our house to various city agencies, complaining of rodents (rats, which live in HER yard), "trash" in our yard, building code violations. We have had our yard inspected repeatedly with no violations. Can she be reported for harassment?

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets &...

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    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets & Sans Supervisor for my neighborhood to put to bed once and for all that our fence on the alley wasn't a problem for traffic (since it was my neighbor's one and only pressing issue, apparently). As soon as he met me in the alley, he pointed to the house with the old lady in it who was causing the huff and said he remembered her from 15 years earlier when she was causing a condo development headaches and calling all the time. He gave me his direct number and said to call if I ever had an issue. They've never been back out since.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    what's the saying....those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? I think every block has one...... Scott and I just so happen to live next door to ours...lol...

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4 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    "SELF-CERT. PROJECT"-INTERIOR RENOVATION OF AN EDUCATIONAL SPACE ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF AN EXISTING 3 STORY MASONRY SCHOOL BUILDING INSTALLING 3 NEW CLASSROOMS.

    2263 S. Wentworth Ave. Issued November 12, 2017 Comment

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5 days ago

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

    Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities - Greater South Loop Association
    About the survey: The objective of the survey is to gather feedback from stakeholders in the South Loop, including community residents, families who live within the proposed expanded boundary for South Loop Elementary School, and families who attend South Loop Elementary or National Teachers Academy.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

6 days ago

Nov 11

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

    October Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future - Greater South Loop Association
    At the October GSLA Neighbors' Night Out, about 35 people joined in conversation about metro Chicago regional planning issues. The event was held at Bulldog Ale House, 901 South State Street. Two urban planners from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning-the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal, Lake, McHenry, and Will-joined the...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

    November Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row - Greater South Loop Association
    The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor's Night Out. Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

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Nov 11

Second armed robbery in nearly reported in Chinatown

200-299 W. 23rd St.

    Second armed robbery in nearly reported in Chinatown
    CHICAGO -- Police are investigating another armed robbery in Chinatown. The robbery is the second in about a week in an area that has seen a several in violent crimes since October 23rd. Late Wednesday night surveillance cameras on 23rd and S Wentworth captured the crime.
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 10

Gunman in white mask confronts security guard: ''I'm going to kill all you officers'

The man fired three times as the guard ran to the security office at 2220 South Archer Ave.  She was not hit and the man ran around the corner at Stewart Avenue, firing several more shots in the air before tossing the gun in a garbage can, police said.

Deering District police officers caught up with the man in the 200 block of West Cermak Road.  They found a Smith & Wesson handgun in the garbage can and a green jacket discarded...

...and a green jacket discarded in a nearby alley.  Officers recovered shell casings in the 2200 block of South Stewart and in the 2200 block of South Archer...

...alley.  Officers recovered shell casings in the 2200 block of South Stewart and in the 2200 block of South Archer...

    'I'm going to kill all you officers:' Man charged after shooting at Chinatown security guard
    A Park Manor man has been charged with shooting at a security guard in Chinatown on Wednesday afternoon, according to Chicago law enforcement sources. Maurice Strickland, 30, faces multiple charges in connection with the shooting in the 2200 block of South Archer Avenues on the Near South Side about 1:25 p.m., police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 10

'I'm going to kill all you officers:' Man charged after shooting at Chinatown security guard

The woman ran to the security office at 2200 South Archer when the man fired three rounds from a handgun with an extended clip at the woman, according to source information. The man ran westbound and threw the weapon in a garbage can.

Deering district officers detained Strickland in the 200 block of West Cermak Road, and he matched the description of the shooter.

Officers found a Smith & Wesson handgun with an extended clip in a garbage can in the 2200 block of South Stewart Avenue. A green jacket was found in a nearby alley.

    'I'm going to kill all you officers:' Man charged after shooting at Chinatown security guard
    A Park Manor man has been charged with shooting at a security guard in Chinatown on Wednesday afternoon, according to Chicago law enforcement sources. Maurice Strickland, 30, faces multiple charges in connection with the shooting in the 2200 block of South Archer Avenues on the Near South Side about 1:25 p.m., police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 10

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Replacement Of The Door Operator On One (1) 2100lb.cap, 2-Stop, LH Operation Hydraulic Passenger Elevator. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted.EV014169

    2335 S. Wentworth Ave. Issued November 6, 2017 Comment

Nov 09

South Loop Culinary Crawl on November 16, 2017 - Experience the Evolution

Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two...

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Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two late tasting tours - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Check in at Near South Planning Board, 2600 S. Michigan Avenue - Free Parking. Enter for a chance to win a gift card at each location!

Register at www.theNSPB.com or call 312-987-1980.

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    http://thenearsouthplanningboard.org

Nov 09

Nov 09

Nov 08

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL ONE SET OF INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED CHANNEL BOX SIGN TO BE MOUNT ON EAST SIDE OF BUILDING ELEVATION

    2342 S. Wentworth Ave. Issued November 7, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL ONE ILLUMINATED SINGLE SIDE LIGHT BOX SIGN TO BE MOUNT ON EAST SIDE OF BUILDING ELEVATION

    2342 S. Wentworth Ave. Issued November 7, 2017 Comment

Nov 08

Nov 06

Woman charged in Chinatown hammer attack, robbery

200-299 W. 23rd St.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Stephine Criner, of the 7700 block of South St Lawrence, faces one felony count of robbery, armed with other dangerous weapon.

    Woman charged in Chinatown hammer attack, robbery
    CHICAGO -- A 31-year-old woman was charged after police say she struck a woman over the head with a hammer and stole her belongings in Chinatown. Stephine Criner, of the 7700 block of South St Lawrence, faces one felony count of robbery, armed with other dangerous weapon.
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 06

Nov 06

Confessions of a Condo Board member…

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    Confessions of a Condo Board member... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be renewing their contract with us......
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 05

Nov 05

  • Haines Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    My son is new to this school as of 2017 and we could not be more pleased with the teachers, administration, and the school as a whole. My son is thriving and couldn't be happier. The teachers nurture each child's differences and this facilitates such a confidence in these kids. I'm proud of this school district and beyond blessed to have my son in such loving and capable hands.

    Haines Elementary School (247 West 23rd Place) Published on GreatSchools November 4, 2017 Comment

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