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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.

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3 days ago

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!

3 days ago

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

4 days ago

Two-bedroom loft in Motor Row’s Locomobile Building wants $340K

Located in the 1927 former Locomobile Company of America showroom and service building at 2000 S. Michigan Avenue, this lofty Motor Row condo offers a lot of historical charm for relatively little scratch...

    Own this two-bedroom loft in Motor Row's Locomobile Building for well under $400k
    Located in the 1927 former Locomobile Company of America showroom and service building at 2000 S. Michigan Avenue, this lofty Motor Row condo offers a lot of historical charm for relatively little scratch. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home features exposed brickwork, sturdy 16-foot concrete ceilings, and a wall of windows facing the South Loop's landmarked Gothic Revival-style Second Presbyterian Church.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

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Nov 28

Updated 5 days ago

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!

    Thank you all for your thoughtful responses....60616 here we come!

  • Hi Judy, my wife and I live in 60605 and work in 60616 often. We would be happy to help you find the right place to live. Please shoot me an email at marcus@marlenproperties.com so that we can help you accomplish your goal :)

6 days ago

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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Dec 08

Dec 07

Pershing #39 Bus Route, Weekend Service.

The Pershing #39 bus route weekend service pilot program is nearing its end. Make sure to tell your friends and neighbors about this valuable bus route so we can make sure it remains in our community.

Dec 07

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Dec 06

Lunchbreak: Wild mushroom pierogi

2121 S. Prairie Avenue

    Lunchbreak: Wild mushroom pierogi
    Executive Chef Joshua Murray Woven & Bound Marriott Marquis Chicago 2121 S. Prairie Avenue Chicago (312) 824-0500 www.marriott.com/ Wild Mushroom Pierogi Makes 32 pierogi (8 servings) Filling: 2 lb. potato 3 oz. melted butter 1 oz. shredded grana padano (you can sub parmesan cheese)
    http://wgntv.com

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Dec 05

Chicago Weather: Debris flies as high winds plague area; temps drop to 30s

...appeared to blow a whole couch off a balcony and into the street in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue.In south suburban Alsip, a gas station canopy collapsed. Esther Welch was inside her car...

...vulnerable to the high winds. Fabric was ripped off scaffolding at a site in the 2200-block of South Michigan Avenue in Chicago's South Loop. Those who live in high-rises heard the wind whistling...

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...didn't crush me."In the Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, a few windows in the 3700-block of North Halsted Street shattered, sending glass into the street. No one was hurt.In the city's West...

...was hurt.In the city's West Loop, the wind took down a fence near West Randolph and North Aberdeen streets and lights shook near West Adams and South Des Plaines streets.Construction sites have...

...in a thick, black, hooded coat.RJ Bryant works as an outdoor security guard near West Roosevelt Road and South State Street. He fought the weather all morning."It's just, we have 55 mile-per-hour...

    Debris flies as high winds plague Chicago area; temps drop to 30s
    Hold onto your hats! A Wind Advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chicago area. Gusts of 40-55 miles per hour are expected. Strong winds even sent a piece of aluminum siding crashing down on top of an ABC7 Eyewitness News live truck. No one was hurt.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 05

Chicago Weather: Wind Advisory in effect, temps to drop to 30s

...appeared to blow a whole couch off a balcony and into the street in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue.In south suburban Alsip, a gas station canopy collapsed. Esther Welch was inside her car...

...vulnerable to the high winds. Fabric was ripped off scaffolding at a site in the 2200-block of South Michigan Avenue in Chicago's South Loop. Those who live in high-rises heard the wind whistling...

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...didn't crush me."In the Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, a few windows in the 3700-block of North Halsted Street shattered, sending glass into the street. No one was hurt.In the city's West...

...was hurt.In the city's West Loop, the wind took down a fence near West Randolph and North Aberdeen streets and lights shook near West Adams and South Des Plaines streets. Construction sites have...

    Chicago Weather: Wind Advisory in effect, temps to drop to 30s
    Hold onto your hats! A Wind Advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chicago area. Gusts of 40-45 miles per hour are expected. The wind was so intense overnight, it appeared to blow a whole couch off a balcony and into the street in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 04

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

    GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night! - Greater South Loop Association
    We recently hosted a Neighborhood Paint Night at Bottle & Bottega as a fun holiday event and fundraiser for our organization. We really appreciate all who came out to support the GSLA and spend a fun evening in the neighborhood. The GSLA would like to extend an extra special thanks to Lakeside Bank for their sponsorship of this event and...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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Dec 01

CPS Proposes Community-Driven School Actions to Improve Students’ Education

1936 S. Michigan Ave.

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Students in Kindergarten - 4th grade would attend the current Ogden building, 24 W. Walton St. 

Students in 5th – 8th grade would attend the current Jenner building, 1119 N. Cleveland Ave. 

Students in 9th – 12th grade would attend the high school campus at 1250 W. Erie St.

...learning environment using evidenced-based learning strategies for its students. Currently Rudolph is located at 110 North Paulina Street and serves pre-K through 5th grade.   Rudolph’s current enrollment is 97 students and...

2524 S. Central Park Ave.

513 W 72nd St.

4540 N Hamlin Ave

4250 N St Louis Ave

7740 S. Ingleside Ave.

3241 S. Federal St.

1628 W Washington Boulevard

The following public hearings for proposed school actions will be held at CPS Central Offier, 42 W. Madison Street:

    CPS Proposes Community-Driven School Actions to Improve Students' Education
    CPS Will Invest $14M for Smooth Transition Focused on Individual Plans for Students' Academic and Safety Needs, in Addition to New School Facility Investments of More than $100M
    http://www.cps.edu

Dec 01

Dec 01

Community churches help celebrate the spirit of the season

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 225-4951, www.2ndpresbyterian.org. Sun., Dec. 3, first Sunday of Advent, 11 p...

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All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Tues., Dec. 19, Christmas concert, Collegiate Choir Illinois Wesleyan School of Music...

Blessed Sacrament Parish, (773) 523-3917, comprised of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church...

...of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor...

...Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish language only) will take place daily...

Chicago International Church (EFCA), 2304 W. Taylor St. (church office only), (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. Call for information.

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390, www.firsttrinitychicago.com. Sun., Dec. 24, worship with communion at 10:30 a.m., candlelight service, lessons, and carols at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, worship with communion at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave., (773) 523-3838, www.holycrosschicago.org. Sunday family worship at 10: 30 a.m.

Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen Ave., (773) 927-7424, www.chicagomonk.org. Sun., Dec. 10, 5 p.m., the Chicago Chorale...

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.org. VanderCook Christmas Concert, Thurs., Dec. 7, at 7 p...

Our Lady of Fatima/Shrine of St. Anne, 2751 W. 38th Pl., (773) 927-2421. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas carols at 6:30 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. bilingual Mass. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Mass in English at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at noon. Mon., Jan. 1, Masses 10 a.m. in English and noon in Spanish.

School, 911 W. 32nd Pl., (312) 361-0500, www.parkcommunity.church/bridgeport. Christmas service, Sun., Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. and New Year’s service on Sun., Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m.

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St., (312) 842-6115. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Masses at 10 a.m., 4 and 11 p.m. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Mass at 10 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Masses at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 1, New Year’s Day Mass at 10 a.m.

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, www.stbarbarachicago.org. Sat., Dec. 2, and Sun., Dec. 3, Feast of...

4522 S. Wallace St., (773) 268-9595,

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871, http://www.stjeromecroatian.org. Call for information.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com.  Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Fri., Dec. 8, Masses...

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500, www.afcchicago.org. Call church for information.

Bethel AME Church, 4440 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppinchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 9:45 a.m.

Corpus Christi Church, 4920 S. King Dr., (773) 285-7720, www.corpuschristichurchchicago.com. Regular Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144. Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. Call for information on Christmas and New Year’s services.        

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., (773) 285- 5819. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Dr., (312) 842-5957. Call church for information.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd., (773) 624-5375. Christmas Eve, Sun., Dec. 24 carols at 8 a.m., carols at...

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Regular Sunday worship services at 11 a.m.

Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., (773) 268-6757. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave., (773) 536-2046, www.mccchurch.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Baptist, 3933 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve service at 10:45 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s service at 10:45 a.m.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124, www.olivetbaptistchurchchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3300 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 842-4417. Call for information.

St. Ambrose, 1000 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695, www.ambrose47.com. Regular Mass at 10:30 a.m.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268- 1518. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268- 1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Sun., Dec. 24, worship at 8 and 11 a.m. and Christmas Eve Mass with carols, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s worship, 8 and 10: 30 a.m.

South Park Baptist, 3722 S. Martin Luther King Dr., (773) 548-6566. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225- 5300. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (773) 538-7590, www.wpmbc.org. Concert: Born to Die, a Christmas Cantata, Sun., Dec...

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC), 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545, www.ccuc.net. Combined Christmas Baptism Service, Sun., Dec. 17, 2 p...

...m.; Mandarin at 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. at the Pui Tak Center, 2216 S. Wentworth Ave.

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC-South), 3000 S. Wallace St., Sun., Dec 24, Christmas Eve Celebration (with drama, games, songs, and message) 7:30 p.m in the CCUC-South Gym. Christmas Eve services in Cantonese at 9 and 11: 45 a.m.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p...

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Fri., Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception, St. Cecilia Choir, 7...

Santa Maria Addolorata Church, 528 N. Ada St., (312) 421- 3122, www.smacatholicchurch.com. Sun., Dec. 3, to Tues., Dec. 12, Our Lady...

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886. Sun., Dec. 3, visit by St. Nicholas after 10:30 a.m...

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442, www.holyfamilychicago.org. Sunday, Dec. 10, the Cardinal’s Christmas concert. Sunday...

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Regular Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St, (312) 243-7400, www.nddc.archchicago.org. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena Sun., Dec. 3...

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasilchicago.org. Call church for information.

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, fax (312) 421-3756, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Sat., Dec. 2, Mary and...

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St., (312) 226-2929. Call for information.

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, Fri., Dec. 8, Mass...

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, www.stmatthewchicago.org. Call for information.

St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161. Novenas for the Virgin of Guadalupe will take place on Sun., Dec...

St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St., (312) 226-7887, www.stprocopiuschurch.org. Call for information.

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047. 59th Annual Presentation of Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 10, at 3...

Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Day sunrise service at 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve, Sun., Dec. 31, Watchmeeting service at 11 p.m.

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 738-0053. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

St. Malachy and Precious Blood Church, 2248 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-1068. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena, from Sat., Dec. 2, through Sun., Dec...

First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Fri., Dec. 1, Taizé Candlelit service at 6 p...

Fourth Chicago Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., (312) 787-4570, www.fourthchurch.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve services at 11 a...

Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St., (312) 922-1426, www.gracechicago.org.Thurs., Dec. 21, Blue Christmas Service at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Eucharist at 8 p.m., followed by Christmas cheer refreshments. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Eucharist at 10 a.m.

Loop Christian Ministries, Daystar School building, 1550 S. State St., (312) 427-7962, www.loopchurch.org. Worship Sundays at 10 a.m. Special Sunday Brunch...

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Thurs., Dec. 7, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of...

Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Sun., Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Family Masses at...

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842-1919, www.stjameswabash.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 6:30...

St. Peter’s Church in the Loop (Roman Catholic), 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111. Thurs., Dec. 7: Christmas Concert 5 to 6:45 p.m. cost...

Soul City Church, 1150 W. Adams St., (312) 252-3062, www.soulcitychurch.com

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., (773) 360-5752, www.cabrininationalshrine.org. First Sunday of Advent, Sat., Dec. 2, Vigil Mass...

    Gazette Chicago " Community churches help celebrate the spirit of the season
    November 30, 2017 We are only a couple of weeks away from 2018 and the holidays are upon us. Community churches have prepared a long list of special events celebrating Advent, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Simbang Gabi, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Dec 01

Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave, www.mercy-chicago.org, seeks volunteers to greet patients and work in the gift shop. A health and background exam is required for all volunteers. Call (312) 567-2366.

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., hosts its annual Winter Coat Drive during the months of December and January. Bring your items by the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (312) 225-4951 or log on to www.2ndpresbyterian.org

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...boutique that assists families facing homelessness. Casa Central is in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at 1343 N. California Ave. Call (773) 645-2300 or visit www.casacentral.org...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St., offers many opportunities to help during the holidays. The organization will host its 70th annual...

Charter Fitness once again is participating in Toys for Tots, an annual program that brings toys and gifts to children in need. Donations will be accepted at Charter Fitness’s Bridgeport location, 3145 S. Ashland Ave. until Sat., Dec. 23. For more information, call (773) 847-0900.

The Chicago Public Library’s Roosevelt Branch, 1101 W. Taylor St., is hosting a food drive through Fri., Dec. 8. It seeks non-perishable food and...

Deborah’s Place, 2822 W. Jackson Blvd., (773) 722-5080, opens the door to opportunity for women experiencing homelessness. It provides housing...

Erie Neighborhood House, 1347 W. Erie St., www.eriehouse.org, hosts its Holidays with Heart gift wrap and decoration dinner on Fri...

Haymarket Center, 932 W. Washington Blvd., provides in-house support and outreach programs for those wrestling with addiction issues. The organization...

Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., maintains a food pantry every Thursday, from noon until 2 p.m. Eligible recipients must...

...be accepted at all Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker...

...Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N...

...Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank...

...off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also...

...S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle...

...Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle, open to all, for a...

...to less fortunate older adults who receive assistance from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland Ave. Drop off gifts at Little Brothers; pick-up also available. Call (312) 804-0496 or...

At Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., (877) 637-2955, www.mercyhome.org, administrators’ greatest need during the holidays is financial contributions...

Midtown Educational Foundation and Metro Achievement Center for Girls, 718 S. Loomis St., www.midtown-metro.org, provides academic tutoring, character education, parenting support, and sport and fitness...

Punky’s Pizza and Pasta, 2600 S. Wallace St., is hosting its eighth annual holiday toy drive. Drop off toys at Punky’s, which delivers them to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago. Call (312) 842-2100 or log on to www.punkyspizza.com to learn more.

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, 1668 W. Ogden Ave., needs volunteers to deliver 1,800 Christmas baskets to area families. The program operates daily through Sun., Dec. 10. For information, call (312) 997-2222, visit www.ReViveCenter.org, or email christmasbaskets@revivecenter.org.

Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W. Congress Pkwy., (312) 942-5574, seeks volunteers to greet and transport patients who use wheelchairs; conduct tours...

Rush University Children’s Hospital, 1653 W. Harrison St., seeks unwrapped items for its year-round toy and game drive for hospitalized children age...

St. James Food Pantry, 2907 S. Wabash Ave. will host a Christmas party on Mon., Dec. 25. Its food pantry is open Tues...

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church El Comedor Popular soup kitchen, 2108 W. 21st St., serves 1,200 hot meals monthly. Monetary and food donations help assure that the homeless continue receiving nourishing meals. Provide donations to the address above, Zip code 60608.

St. Procopius Parish, 1641 S. Allport St., provides personal and household items for the needy from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. No identification necessary. Call (312) 226-7887, log on to www.stprocopiuschurch.org, or email silviaj28@aol.com to learn more.

The Santa Maria Addolorata food pantry, 525 N. Ada St., seeks food donations this holiday season. It distributes food on Fridays, 7:30 to 9...

Second Chance Thrift, 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 924-9643, www.revivecenter.org/our-store, helps support ReVive programs and services, which...

...for children up to age 12. Drop off donations at the Toys for Tots warehouse, 3034 W. Foster Ave.; for a full list of other donation sites, go to https://chicago-il.toysfortots.org...

...kick off Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Cardiss Collins Facility at 433 W. Harrison St. Letters will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through...

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Ave., seeks volunteers to work with veterans to staff the reception desk in the Voluntary Service...

...unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit...

...15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit www.wafedbank.com to learn...

    Gazette Chicago " Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all
    November 30, 2017 The holiday season traditionally awakens a sense of generosity in all of us. It is a time when most people welcome the chance to reach within themselves to give whatever they can to enjoy a feeling of connection with others in their community.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Dec 01

Variety of events create a holiday wonderland

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave. On Sat., Dec. 2, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the museum, Glessner...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will offer a sing-along Messiah on Sun., Dec. 10, at 3:30 p.m...

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360 Chicago, 875 N. Michigan Ave., formerly the John Hancock Observatory, offers TILT, the moving 360 degree thrill ride available on...

...Sun., Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St. Tickets range from $30 to $70. Join professional and amateur singers and musicians in their...

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., offers several holiday events. Inspired by the Nuremberg Christmas Market that began in 1545, Christkindlmarket...

...171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; Sat. Dec. 9, 8 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Michigan Avenue at Delaware Place, Chicago; Sun., Dec. 10, 4 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave...

...Avenue at Delaware Place, Chicago; Sun., Dec. 10, 4 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago; Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston...

...5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago; Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston (enter on Grove Street; front steps under construction); Sat. Dec. 16, 8 p.m...

...Street; front steps under construction); Sat. Dec. 16, 8 p.m. at St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Pl., Chicago; and Sun. Dec. 17, 4 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St...

The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., will host free weekly holiday concerts and performances in Preston Bradley Hall, produced by the...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., will perform Merry, Merry Chicago! with Broadway vocalist Ashley Brown and the 160-voice Chicago...

The Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., will present its Christmas Spectacular 2017 on Sun., Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. Join...

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony, featuring the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, will perform a free concert from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sun. Dec. 17, at the Logan Center for the Arts in Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 595-1318.

...Dec. 4, Metropolis, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; Fri, Dec. 8, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St; and Sat., Dec. 9, Grace United Methodist Church 300 East Gartner Rd., Naperville. Ticket costs...

The Thorne Miniature Rooms (Gallery 11) at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, are back, decorated in all their holiday finery. See the Thorne Room tree and its...

...or the very busy spider weaving a web. The museum is located at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. Tickets are $14...

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., features festively decorated galleries and themed programs. This year, Holly Jolly Jazz Concert happens on...

The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., has fun for the whole family. Discover the scientist within and explore the Crown Family...

...descend into a mining shaft over at the Coal Mine. The museum is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Admission is $11 for children, $17 for seniors, and $18 for adults. Call (773) 684...

Explore nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., through the museum’s exhibits and events. Enjoy Slightly Fractured Fairy Tales, a comedic play...

...a free gift or explore Shedd’s Polar Play Zone. The aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. General admission is $39.95 for adults and $29.95 for children (three to 11...

...all tours depart on the half hour from the Chicago Cultural Center visitor center at 77 E. Randolph St. Call (312) 945- 4231 or visit www.chicagogreeter.com...

...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...

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., now in its 16th season, draws more than 100,000 skaters annually to this multipurpose...

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

Polar Adventure Days will be held at Northerly Island on the Sundays of Dec. 10, Jan. 21, and Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy outdoor and indoor events featuring animals, crafts, and winter activities. The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

...performance every Sat. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee every Sun., at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Ticket prices are $19 to $49. Call (773) 327-5252 or visit www.americanbluestheater.com...

Chicago’s Cadillac Theatre at 151 W. Randolph St. presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a stage adaptation of the classic film. The story...

...Before Christmas runs through Sun., Jan. 7, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St. Kick off your family’s yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem...

...Obtain tickets by calling (312) 443-3800 or at the theater’s box office at 170 N. Dearborn St. Visit www.goodmanthatre.org...

...to 7 p.m. All performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. For tickets, call (312) 386-8905 or visit joffrey.org/nutcracker...

...1 and 6:30 p.m.; and Sun., 2 p.m. at the Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway St. Tickets are $10 to $15 plus a processing fee. Call (773) 334-4543 or log...

...bringing Christmas trees, runs Wed. through Sun. until Sun., Dec. 31, at the Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets are priced from $30 to $45. Call (773) 325-1700 or log on to...

Late Nite Catechism/Bible Bingo by Vicki Quade returns to the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St. In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while answering questions about Christmas. Another holiday...

...completely new holiday revue. Performances run through Sun., Dec. 31, at the Second City Theatre, 1616 N. Wells St. See the group’s touring show, the Non-denominational Christmas Show, at the Beverly Arts...

At the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., take a stroll around the annual holiday flower show. This year’s theme, Fire and...

...family friendly festivities include light refreshments, music, and dance. The event is free. Location is 118 N. Clark St., Ste. 112. The trees will be on display throughout December from 9 a.m. to...

...and Shelter Lighting Ceremony on Sat., Dec. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 7225 N. Western Ave. Purchase a tribute light in honor or memory of a loved one or beloved pet...

    Gazette Chicago " Variety of events create a holiday wonderland
    November 30, 2017 No matter what your age or your areas of interest, the Chicago area offers fun events for the whole family that can make new holiday memories. So find a little time to experience both outdoor and indoor entertainment that will make the season bright.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Nov 28

Updated Nov 30

Cleaning Person--Bridgeport area of Chicago

Hello Neighbors,

Looking for a reliable cleaning person for our home, every 2 weeks with a strong work ethic and professional. Any suggestions much appreciated.

Thank you!

  • I live in Bridgeport and cleaned for an air b n b for about 1 year contact me betzyg25372@gmail.com

  • Hello Maya,

    I have a FANTASTIC cleaning lady. Feel free to message me (gspags@gmail.com) and I'll provide contact info.

    Suzanne

  • Hi, Maya!

    I can recommend my cleaning person. She comes with references, background check, is very professional and cleans like nobody's business. You can email me for her number nathalyschool@gmail.com

    Best of luck!

    Nat

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Nov 22

Updated Nov 27

Racial Wafts

There are no less than 8 mentions of an attack by 4 black youth on 1 white man on south Michigan Monday night.
Yes, a problem exists. Always has.
But I don't recall Lequan McDonald getting this much press when he was murdered (prior to video release).
Every single news outlet posted their take, and the underlying theme in most is "Oh, no. Not in my playground. Call the National Guard." Please.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 27

Robbery alert on the near South Side

The most recent was last night at about 5:30 at 21st Street and South Indiana. A group of young men approached a victim and showed a gun. They got away with the victim’s belongings.

    Robbery alert on the near South Side
    CHICAGO- Chicago Police are warning people on the near South Side to stay alert. The neighborhood has seen at least ten armed robberies since last month. The most recent was last night at about 5:30 at 21st Street and South Indiana. A group of young men approached a victim and showed a gun.
    http://cltv.com

Nov 27

Nov 27

Robbery alert on the near south side

The most recent was last night at about 5:30 at 21st Street and South Indiana. A group of young men approached a victim and showed a gun. They got away with the victim’s belongings.

    Robbery alert on the near south side
    CHICAGO- Chicago Police are warning people on the near south side to stay alert. The neighborhood has seen at least ten armed robberies since last month. The most recent was last night at about 5:30 at 21st Street and South Indiana. A group of young men approached a victim and showed a gun.
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 26

4 robbed at gunpoint in 2 separate South Loop robberies, police say

...s South Loop neighborhood.The latest robbery happened at 5:26 p.m. in the 2100-block of South Indiana Avenue. Two armed men wearing all black pushed a woman down and took her purse before...

...stolen.The victims told police they were getting into their car at the intersection of South State Street and East 21st Street when an SUV bumped the back of their car and a second car pulled up...

    Police: 4 robbed at gunpoint in 2 separate South Loop robberies
    Four people were robbed at gunpoint Saturday in two separate robberies in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. The latest robbery happened at 5:26 p.m. in the 2100-block of South Indiana Avenue. Two armed men wearing all black pushed a woman down and took her purse before getting in a dark colored SUV and fleeing the scene, police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Nov 23

Jamaica Jerk Villa Bar and Grill: Real Caribbean Food

...has worked hard to bring back the popular eatery beyond its carryout crowd. Located at 2216 S. Michigan Ave. in the heart of the real estate boom of high cranes, with the Wintrust Arena...

    Jamaica Jerk Villa Bar and Grill: Real Caribbean Food
    C hicago has some of the best Caribbean food spots and the choices are growing. For a while, in order to get some great Island cooking-most had to travel to the South Side of Chicago where places such as Maxine's and Daddy O's dominated the category.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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