13 hours ago

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.

40 hours ago

FREE FURNITURE - you pick up

Leather couch - bar stool - free - you pick up. If interested send an email to dublu51@gmail.com.

5 days ago

5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about this weekend

Chance the Rapper performs during a Community Event that is part of the Obama Summit at Wintrust Arena at 200 E. Cermak Rd. in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.

    5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about this weekend
    Quick! Think of something interesting to say at dinner Friday night. If nothing's coming to you, here are your conversation starters for the weekend. Citizen Chance Chance the Rapper's involvement in the community is nothing new, but his most recent venture in improving life in Chicago brought him to a city council meeting where he spoke against the development of a police academy on the West Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Nov 15

    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

Nov 15

Nov 15

    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

Nov 09

Updated Nov 14

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?

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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 &...

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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...

Nov 13

Nov 13

Free rent at The LEX, luxury South Loop lofts and apartments

The LEX, a luxury rental community at 2138 S Indiana, was built as a condo and has both tower and loft apartments that rank among the most stylish and attractively-priced in the South Loop.

    Free rent at The LEX, luxury South Loop lofts and apartments
    The LEX, a luxury rental community at 2138 S Indiana, was built as a condo and has both tower and loft apartments that rank among the most stylish and attractively-priced in the South Loop. One-bedroom tower apartments at The Lex start at $1,827, $1,849 with a den.
    http://yochicago.com

Nov 13

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

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 10

Nov 10

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    WORK IN SUITE 120B. INSTALL CONDUIT AND WIRE TO (8) 225A RPP AND (40) 60A-3P CONNECTORS FOR (20) DATA RACKS. JOB# 757-038

    350 E. Cermak Rd. Issued November 8, 2017 Comment

Nov 10

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

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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 04

Who’s Bud Billiken, anyway?

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    Who's Bud Billiken, anyway?
    August is nearly upon us, and that means the Bud Billiken Parade is right around the corner. Have you heard of this annual event and wondered what it celebrates? Our friends at the Chicago Defender Charities made us aware of their annual gala, A Night in Bronzeville, which is coming up this Thursday, August 3.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville

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    Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville
    Parents and community members packed the gymnasium at the South Loop Elementary School's main building (1212 S. Plymouth) on Tuesday, June 21 and the cafeteria and gymnasium at National Teachers Academy on Monday, July 10 to hear more information and provide feedback on the recently released proposal to repurpose NTA into a high school serving the Near South neighborhoods of the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Neighbors’ Night Out summary – July 2017, Riverline South Loop development

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    Neighbors' Night Out summary - July 2017, Riverline South Loop development
    Approximately 65 neighbors attended the GSLA's July Neighbors' Night Out to meet representatives from the Riverline development team, CMK and Perkins + Will, and to get a close-up look at the current construction progress. The event was held at Sociale (800 S Clark St).
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update:  Results of GSLA’s Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan

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    Education Update: Results of GSLA's Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan
    This post summarizes the key findings of two GSLA surveys which followed the first and third community meetings held by CPS to gather feedback on a proposal to expand the South Loop Elementary School's boundary southward to 22 nd Street and close the National Teacher's Academy elementary school (NTA) to repurpose it to serve as a 1,000 student high school which would be available to students residing in the South Loop, Chinatown, Armour Square, Bridgeport, and north Bronzeville areas.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

September Neighbors’ Night Out – Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!

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    September Neighbors' Night Out - Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!
    This month's NNO was a bit of a break from the norm, with a free 30-min workout session at the beginning to allow neighbors to check out the new Evolve & Elevate fitness studio, located in East Pilsen. The host establishment for the beverage and presentation portion of the evening was the Pleasant House Pub, located at 2119 S.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 03

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Nov 02

Michelle Obama and others headline the main stage on final day of Obama Foundation Summit

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has a conversation with poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander during the second day of the Obama Foundation Summit in the Great Lakes Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 1. – Marc Monaghan

...the Rapper listen during the Obama Foundation Summit’s Community Event in the Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road, Wednesday, Nov. 1. – Marc Monaghan

    Michelle Obama and others headline the main stage on final day of Obama Foundation Summit - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The inaugural Obama Foundation Summit has come to a close. The final day of the event featured speakers from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Former First Lady Michelle Obama; Common, a Chicago native and hip-hop artist and Lin-Manuel Miranda, co
    http://hpherald.com

Nov 02

Parking and traffic a concern near Wintrust Arena

As Wintrust Arena is poised for a full slate of activities at 200 E. Cermak Rd., so are neighboring residents who generally see the development as a plus with a cautionary tale: increased traffic and parking issues.

...countdown signals for pedestrian crossings along that same stretch of Cermak as well as at Michigan Avenue at Cullerton Street, 24th Street at State Street, and at King Drive where it crosses 24th Place and...

Officials also proposed a number of curbside changes, including no parking around the arena to accommodate a fire lane, cab stands on Cermak and Prairie to serve the Marriott, and moving the bus stop to the northwest corner of the same intersection.

    Gazette Chicago " Parking and traffic a concern near Wintrust Arena
    November 2, 2017 As Wintrust Arena is poised for a full slate of activities at 200 E. Cermak Rd., so are neighboring residents who generally see the development as a plus with a cautionary tale: increased traffic and parking issues.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Nov 02

Two new sports facilities to benefit the Near South and West Haven communities

Wintrust Arena, a $170 million, 10,000-seat facility, has opened at 200 E. Cermak Rd. as the latest jewel in the McCormick Square campus of entertainment facilities. It will host additional entertainment and be home to local college and professional basketball teams. 

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...their $65 million, 125,000-square-foot MB Ice Arena – Chicago Blackhawks Community Rink at 1801 W. Jackson Blvd. at Wood Street, just a few blocks from their United Center home ice. It will...

    Gazette Chicago " Two new sports facilities to benefit the Near South and West Haven communities
    November 2, 2017 The city's Near South and West Haven communities are about to enjoy and play host to the sporting life in brand new ways. Wintrust Arena, a $170 million, 10,000-seat facility, has opened at 200 E. Cermak Rd. as the latest jewel in the McCormick Square campus of entertainment facilities.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Nov 02

Chance, Gloria Estefan, Aziz Ansari, Nas Close Out Obama Summit

Around 8:30 p.m., the lights dimmed in the new Wintrust Arena at 200 E. Cermak Road near McCormick Place, as Andra Day took the stage singing her inspirational single "Rise Up." Following Day's exit, Chance took the stage and introduced the former first lady, a Chicago native.

    Chance, Gloria Estefan, Aziz Ansari, Nas Close Out Obama Summit
    SOUTH LOOP - An all-star lineup of diverse talent including soulstress Andra Day, Gloria Estefan, Aziz Ansari, Brandi Carlile and Chance The Rapper closed out the Obama Foundation Summit Wednesday evening. Organizers had billed the concert, like the summit, as a community event to inspire active citizenship.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Nov 01

This is Your Brain on Beer Comedy Show!

Where comedians put there skills to the test after indulging in a few delicious brews from Motor Row Brewing. The stakes are high when the audience chooses who's skills held up the best!
Hosted by: Ramon Smith and Leah Eva
More info at: mrandmrssmithcomedy.com

Nov 01

Local influences, national visitors highlight of first half of Obama Foundation Summit

Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama enter the Great Lakes Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., as the Obama Foundation Summit commences Tuesday, Oct. 31. – Marc Monaghan

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Also, featured in social spaces is a bookstore operated in partnership with Seminary-Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.

...and is bringing the surrounding community back to life as the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave., a hybrid gallery, media archive, library and community center...

Peterson, a graduate of Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., and Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is the president and executive director...

...a graduate of Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., and Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is the president and executive director of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum...

...is the president and executive director of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, 10406 S. Maryland Ave., which works to preserve African American labor history...

Also on Tuesday before the start of the summit, Prince Harry, and Michelle Obama met with 20 students at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., which is situated directly across from the future site for the OPC.

The final item on the agenda for Tuesday was a community supper held at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive.

    Local influences, national visitors highlight of first half of Obama Foundation Summit - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Local events, people and places that have and continue to inspire former President Barack Obama were a highlight of the first day of the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit that began on Tuesday, Oct. 31 and continued on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
    http://hpherald.com

Nov 01

Oct 31

Want A Selfie With The Obamas? Forget About It, They Say

Obama spoke Tuesday at the Marriott Marquis, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., where young activists and community leaders from more than 60 countries had gathered for the Obama Foundation Summit.

    Want A Selfie With The Obamas? Forget About It, They Say
    SOUTH LOOP - If you came to Barack Obama's two-day Chicago summit hoping to snap a selfie with the former president - you might want to rethink your plans. In his opening remarks Tuesday, Obama banned the social-media staple. "For Michelle and myself, no selfies," Obama said. "This seems trivial, but it's not.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 31

Barack Obama Kicks Off His Own Summit With Call For Civility

"Make sure you when you disagree, you're not disagreeable," Obama told a packed room at the Marriott Marquis at 2121 S. Prairie Ave., where young activists and community leaders from more than 60 countries had gathered for the two-day summit.

    Barack Obama Kicks Off His Own Summit With Call For Civility
    SOUTH LOOP - President Barack Obama kicked off his Chicago summit Tuesday with a call for civility in public discourse. "Make sure you when you disagree, you're not disagreeable," Obama told a packed room at the Marriott Marquis at 2121 S.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 30

Oct 30

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

    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 [...]
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Oct 29

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    JOB# 456003 DEMO & REMODELING APPROX. 1,750 SQ FT EXISTING EIGHTH FLOOR OFFICE SPACE. NEW LIGHTING, RECEPTACLES AND CIRCUITS, DATA RACEWAYS AND CABLING. INTERIOR WORK. NO CHANGE IN USE OF SPACE. NO WORK IN LOBBY AREA OR ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING.

    350 E. Cermak Rd. Issued October 27, 2017 Comment

Oct 29

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