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FOR RENT: 2 bed, 1 bath; $1,175/month; 1306 S. Fairfield; East Douglas Park

Welcome home to a beautifully rehabbed 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom unit in a very quiet area! Walk into soaring, 11 foot ceilings with a dramatic, Chicago brick accent family room wall that opens up to a new kitchen! The kitchen features 42" kitchen cabinets with a beautiful backsplash, granite c-tops and s/s appliances. Then head to a spacious bathroom with stunning tile work! Every bedroom is spacious with natural light. There is a free, in-unit, stackable W/D. Other unit features include...

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Welcome home to a beautifully rehabbed 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom unit in a very quiet area! Walk into soaring, 11 foot ceilings with a dramatic, Chicago brick accent family room wall that opens up to a new kitchen! The kitchen features 42" kitchen cabinets with a beautiful backsplash, granite c-tops and s/s appliances. Then head to a spacious bathroom with stunning tile work! Every bedroom is spacious with natural light. There is a free, in-unit, stackable W/D. Other unit features include LED lighting, refinished h/w floors, recessed lighting, motion lights outside, a full perimeter camera system, excellent neighbors and more. This unit is within walking distance to to Mt. Sinai, Rush, Schwab, Douglas Park, local elementary schools, Pink Line, Lagunitas Brewerey, Cinespace and more! Available February or March 2018. There is a $300 non-refundable, one-time charge move-in fee; there is no security deposit. A 2-year lease preferred. The listing agent is related to the owner.

13 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INSTALLATION OF UNDERGROUND PLUMBING ONLY TO EXPAND BATHROOM CAPACITIES AND SERVICE AREAS IN AN EXISTING LARGE ASSEMBLY SPACE AS PER PLANS. ALL OTHER WORK TO BE INCLUDED UNDER MAIN BUILDING PERMIT (#100737429) SCOPE - 55,350 S.F.

    2120 S. Jefferson St. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...fun — and definitely attention grabbing — at the Adult Toy Making Workshop at Color Cocktail Factory (600 W. Cermak Road). Led by MFA grads from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, guests get...

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...for Illinois Free Days. On Thursday and Friday, it’s the Shedd Aquarium’s turn (1200 S. Lake Shore Drive), as residents from the Land of Lincoln have a chance to experience two full days...

...at Harry Potter Trivia (books only!) at 8 p.m. Thursday at Lion Head Pub (2251 N. Lincoln Ave.). Reservations are required, but there’s no cover. Just don’t drink too many butterbeers...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    Go to Shedd for free, make your own adult toy, enjoy a winter beer fest or party before and after "BLKS" at Steppenwolf this weekend. Free day at Shedd On certain dates throughout the year, different Chicago museums open their doors for free to Illinois residents with a valid state ID card for Illinois Free Days.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Jan 13

Updated 3 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.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

5 days ago

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.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 13

Jan 11

Updated Jan 12

Cleaning person

Im looking for a cleaning person. I pay $15 per hour. I live on 18th st. Near harrison park. I have a small 1 bedroom.

  • Hi Marla - You can call my room mate Kris. She is interested and we live in the area -- CERMAK & PAULINA. 773-562-9365. I am a slob and she keeps up with my mess so she is pretty good.

Jan 11

Jan 11

Aug 11 2016

Updated Jan 05

Obnoxious Loudness in Pilsen

How can people in certain parts of Pilsen tolerate Banda music and drunkeness in the middle of the night? How? The is a total lack of regard for people who have wake up early. Moreover, if you call the police, you become a target for their animosity. Does anyone know how to silence these folks without becoming a target?

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    I live in La Villita so it's the same if not more so. It comes with the territory for living around Mexican Immigrants. It's a different way of life you need to get used to if you want to live Amongst different cultures

  • I've been here 6 years..a transplanted South Chicagoan.. Its a shame gentrification has softened peoples ears.. There are bigger fish to fry..but keep complaining about Banda music.. The assault rifles down Cermak Road during school hours bring perspective..

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.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Dec 31

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

    South Loop Lights: It's Christmas Time in the City! - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicago is beautiful any time of year, and the Christmas season is no exception. Falling leaves give way to thousands of sparkling lights, and we all do our best to ignore the falling temperatures and enjoy the beautiful decorations of Millennium Park, State Street, and the Magnificent Mile.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Dec 31

Dec 23

Updated Dec 24

Indoor places for family pictures

I'm a stickler for taking family pictures every year, but this year I procrastinated and missed the fall season. Now it's way too cold to take outdoor pictures so I'm thinking this might give us an opportunity to take pictures at a cool location we wouldn't ordinarily use. Any suggestions?

  • Hi. How about Garfield Park Conservatory?

  • Carlos D Butler Husband and Father of 2

    We had a great photo session a few years ago inside the Blackstone Hotel. Lots of interesting spaces.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

Santa arrives early with wonder dog SYD

Santa dropped by the house early today to check out the chimney - to make sure he'd fit - and also to drop by and see his favorite canine - SYD - they obviously have a great rapport.

  • (Bow)Wow SYD, you must have been nice and not naughty to score a personal visit from Santa! Peace, love and joy to both of you.

Dec 20

Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction

You may want to pay the 1st installment of your property tax bill before the end of this year for a deduction on your 2017 federal taxes. You may not be able to utilize the deduction in 2018.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/prepay-your-property-taxes-for-2017-tax.html

    Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction
    With the likely passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is estimated that the majority of taxpayers who currently itemize their deductions will take the standard deduction for the tax year 2018. The reason for this change will be capping of State and Local Tax and Property tax deductions at $10,000.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Nov 28

Updated Dec 19

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!

    Hi New Neighbors...thank you for all of your feedback over this last month - we are moving to 60616 - renting at Cermak and Michigan. It is still a developing area - so, shopping and services won't be out my back door as they are in Streeterville. Without a car, I just have to plan better.

    New Question....what ward are we in? I have seen reference to Ward 3and Ward 4 And are there community/civic activities that I can get involved in?

Dec 19

Dec 18

find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 17

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EMERGENCY LIFE SAFETY EMERGENCY REPAIRS. INTERIOR WORK ONLY. PROVIDE FIRE RATED PARTITIONS AT FLOOR OPENING, PROVIDE FALL PROTECTION AT SHAFTS AND EXCAVATED FLOORS. PROVIDE NON METALLIC BARRICADES AT ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, AS PER PLANS.

    2105 S. Jefferson St. Issued December 15, 2017 Comment

Dec 14

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.

Dec 11

Dec 09

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/

Dec 06

Isabelle Frances McGuire’s bread and butter is their art

629 W. Cermak

    Isabelle Frances McGuire's bread and butter is their art
    When you hear the word "bread," what do you imagine? A bakery? A sandwich? The beginning of a meal? Isabelle Frances McGuire, who rejects gender binaries and doesn't seem to approach anything in a straightforward way, thinks of the artist's own body. "I use bread and yeast and sugar .
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Dec 05

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

Dec 03

Nov 29

Updated Dec 02

Stop your whining.

I feel happy and proud when i see filming in the hood. It can be a slight temporary inconvenience. Shameless is a fabulous show that shines a light on a different way of life.

  • pbsene Local Business Owner, Tired American

    Right on! It creates way more jobs than just the overpaid actors - I have a good friend whose kids are both working behind the scenes on this show.

  • Pilsen/Heart of Chicago area have been part of movie & tv productions for decades. A few people that recently moved into area whine about many things that are not the real issues and concerns that actually effect our lives. The arts in general have thrived over the last few decades in our community, they add a great benefit to our community, and lives.

  • A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been...

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    A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been multiple shows (too many to count) and over 5 movie shoots there this past year. Each time this happens, the production companies take over entire blocks in the neighborhoods (off set) for their personal parking, trailer parking, and truck parking. Then, adding insult to injury (after kicking all the residents out) they don't even use all of the space.

    This would be a lot better if the Chicago Film Office actually did a service for the people of our City! They are only chartered to roll the red carpet out for outsiders and only have staff to rubber stamp applications given to them by Hollywood. (I confirmed this in multiple calls.) They do not limit shoots at particular locations, make sure the closed space is actually being used, or move the ancillary parking around from shoot-to-shoot. (So the same blocks keep getting hit for parking and catering.) When it rains and shoots are canceled, the "No Parking" zones stay up (even when the streets are empty) and the residents still get ticketed.

Nov 30

    Former Priest Daniel McCormack Still A Sexually Violent Person, Judge Rules
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - Disgraced former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack could have to stay behind bars indefinitely after a judge Friday ruled he remains a sexually violent person. "I have to say Mr. McCormack ...
    https://www.dnainfo.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

Aug 21

Updated Nov 28

Loud Motorbike Racing Over East Pilsen

Motorcycles, some easily reaching speeds over 100mph, race on Dan Ryan Expy with impunity. Nightly, between midnight and 4am, motorcycles speed South of Roosevelt to God-knows-where. I never hear a siren give chase. What gives? Where's the State Police? You could easily make a few thousand in fines for empty state coffers.
Loudest is Ryan over Canalport @2am. Your help will be appreciated.

  • Noel Siwel , hey BUDDY The DAY is Friday Oct 22 / the TIME is 6:30 AM / the PLACE is in Pilsen

  • Noel Siwel, hey BUDDY The DAY is Tuesday Nov 28 / the TIME 10:52 PM / the PLACE is in Pilsen

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 26

Nov 24

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