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May 15

Updated 6 days ago

WXRT - a bit of history you might never hear

SIDETRIP THEATRE (circa late 1972 (prep)/early 73-broadcast) - the very first rock program on WXRT - which was then a foreign language station the rest of the broadcast day. SIDETRIP was hosted by Don Bridges and ran from 12M to 3AM - I know - I was the board op. Others followed like John Platt, Mitch Michaels Salchow, Seth Mason etc....but somehow Don's contribution to change the WXRT landscape from foreign language to underground rock - always gets left untold. Arnie Granat and Jerry Michelson of JAM PRODUCTIONS were also instrumental because initially they were the very first sponsors.

  • I think I heard Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on this show. Unfortunately the “Mavericks” of back then have morphed into only a couple of hours on Monday night worth of listening on Xrt.
    Thanks for the post.
    Cheers

May 16

May 15

In honor of the royal wedding, 10 ways to be British in Chicago

2119 S. Halsted St., 773-523-7437

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113-125 N. Green St., 312-754-6915

140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200

330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7710

800 W. Diversey Parkway, 773-697-9581

605 N. Michigan Ave., 312-965-9182

2700 N. Western Ave., 773-235-2930

    In honor of the royal wedding, 10 ways to be British in Chicago
    Sure, we may never be royals, but the nuptials of Prince Harry and (Northwestern alumna!) Meghan Markle are reason enough to celebrate like nobility. From high tea to spa treatments worthy of a queen, here are 10 ways to celebrate the Crown.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 12

May 11

TEEN LEADERSHIP SUMMER CAMP at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens - a few spaces available

Summer 2018 TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET
http://chicagowomenspark.com/TeenCamp.php

1. Review info packet attached below or request packet from park. (enclosed / attached below)
2. Schedule child's interview at park. Interviews are June 2, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm. (No make-up date available at this moment)
3. Bring completed CPD Volunteer Application and supplemental documents to interview.
4. CWPG Staff will notify selected teens to come register for camp beginning Tuesday, June 4, 2018.

Thanks in advance for all your support and help!...

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Summer 2018 TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET
http://chicagowomenspark.com/TeenCamp.php

1. Review info packet attached below or request packet from park. (enclosed / attached below)
2. Schedule child's interview at park. Interviews are June 2, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm. (No make-up date available at this moment)
3. Bring completed CPD Volunteer Application and supplemental documents to interview.
4. CWPG Staff will notify selected teens to come register for camp beginning Tuesday, June 4, 2018.

Thanks in advance for all your support and help! Please let the Women’s Park staff know if you have any questions at 312-328-0821 or Vincent Williams at vincent.williams@chicagoparkdistrict.com.

ENCLOSED INFORMATION for CAMP PARTICIPANTS:
· Teen Leadership Camp Flier
· CWPG 2018 TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP INFORMATION including Goals, Requirements, Specifics, Dates, Costs Interview Information
· ‘MINOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION’ Form
· Leadership Camp Participant Interview Goals & Suggestions Preparation sheet

    Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council - Teen Leadership Camp
    Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council
    http://chicagowomenspark.com

May 08

NEEDED: Cleaning Lady--Bridgeport

Hello!

Looking for recommendations for a cleaning lady in the Bridgeport neighborhood every 2-3 weeks for our home.

Thank you in advance!

May 06

The blog below recognized by Chicago Trib as one of 20 best in April.

I was pleased to hear that my blog, "Go Do Good," has for the third time in the last 12 months been recognized as one of the top 20 (in a specific month) by the Chicago Tribune. Let me share you with you another blog (one of the 20 recognized also for outstanding composition) that might be of help to someone you know in PAIN seeking an alternative method other than using opioids like NARCO. The blog is by Chicagoan...

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I was pleased to hear that my blog, "Go Do Good," has for the third time in the last 12 months been recognized as one of the top 20 (in a specific month) by the Chicago Tribune. Let me share you with you another blog (one of the 20 recognized also for outstanding composition) that might be of help to someone you know in PAIN seeking an alternative method other than using opioids like NARCO. The blog is by Chicagoan Judy Marcus. Having helped a senior relative secure a medical marijuana card, I'm familiar with the process but Judy's blog spells it all out plus provides an opportunity to learn more. Please share with those who might want to consider an alternate to opiod Rx. http://www.chicagonow.com/opinionated-woman/2018/04/everything-you-need-to-know-to-buy-medical-marijuana-legally-in-illinois/

    Everything you need to know to buy medical marijuana legally in Illinois
    I've experienced debilitating back pain off and on for over a decade. When the pain gets bad enough, I alternate between taking Aleve and Norco, an opioid which was prescribed for me by an orthopedic surgeon. Norco makes me feel like I'm floating on a lovely white cloud.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

May 04

ATN: May 2018

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000...

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...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

The Art Institute of Chicago’s Society for Contemporary Art will hold its benefit on Saturday, June 2, with cocktails, dinner, and a live and silent auction at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St. Call (312) 443-3630.

The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 499-4111 or log on to www.artic.edu.

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...p.m. with cocktails, dinner, a program, and dancing at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456...

...Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org...

...to Taste fundraiser on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ovation, 2324 W. Fulton St. Enjoy appetizers, wine, and a silent auction. The center is located at 703 W. Monroe...

...W. Fulton St. Enjoy appetizers, wine, and a silent auction. The center is located at 703 W. Monroe St. and helps people find new jobs and careers. Email ajenke@ctcchicago.org...

The Chicago Artists Coalition will hold its annual benefit, Work in Progress, at its future home at 2130 W. Fulton St. VIP reception honoring Rhona Hoffman begins at 6 p.m.; party featuring interactive installations, food, and drink begins at 8 p.m. Call (312) 491-8888.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...12th Ward) announced a $100,000 public arts grant for Open Center for the Arts, 2214 S. Sacramento Ave., a regular collaborator with local schools, citywide organizations, and international artists. The grant will fund...

...artists. The grant will fund murals at 19th and California and on the viaduct at 33rd Street and Damen Avenue in McKinley Park, a Voices of the World art installation on local school buildings, a...

...benefit in her honor on Sunday June 10, at the St. Joseph’s Club at 2724 S. Union St. from 2 to 6 p.m. A $20 admission includes food and beer and wine...

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

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...lecture, John Vinci: Life and Landmarks, on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at 1800 S. Prairie Ave. Architect Vinci is acclaimed for his pioneering activism for historic preservation over a career spanning...

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The McKinley Park Civic Association will host its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m., starting at the McKinley Park Public Library, 1915 W. 35th St. Alderman George Cardenas will sponsor the senior trolley for the parade. See https://mckinleyparknews.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The hospital is at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next date is May 14.

The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

...an eight-week session. Both will take place at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St. To reserve your spot, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) by May 10. Affected by lupus...

...30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Tower Resource Center, 4th Floor, Suite 04547, 1620 W. Harrison St. To register for the support group, call (800) 258-7872 or email taurean@lupusil.org...

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

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

St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., will host open houses on Wednesday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m. Call (312) 842-7668 to register. Log on to www.stjeromeschool.net for more information.

St. Malachy and Precious Blood School will have an open house on Wednesday, May 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The parish is located at 2248-52 W. Washington Blvd. Call (312) 733-2252.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

...younger, and age 14 and younger. Register at www.jfl.com. Sheridan Park is at 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., and the church’s evangelism and music ministries will hold a Youth Day worship service on Sunday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Zachary Mills. The theme will be Bringing Youth to Christ. Call (312) 225-5300.

South Loop Neighbors will have a condo presidents roundtable Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at 899 S. Plymouth Ct. in the party room.

The group will host its annual yard sale in Dearborn Park, 865 S. Park Terrace, Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Email yardsale@southloopneighbors.org.

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

Frances Xavier Warde School, 751 N. State St., will host a Children at the Crossroads Foundation scholarship dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel...

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: May 2018
    May 4, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

May 01

South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements

South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements

    South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements - Greater South Loop Association
    The GSLA's mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community. Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Apr 29

Updated May 01

Front Page Chicago Trib Expose on TWIN PEAKS Restaurants

Front page news in today's Chgo Trib: "Charges Say Twin Peaks Was Abusive - Ex-'breastaurant' staffers in Orland Park go to EEOC" Quote from story: "The charges filed with the EEOC also allege that the dressing room where the women were expected to change was doorless, drawing catcalls from male colleagues and that security camera was angled inside."

  • Orland Park isn't in South Loop?

  • You're right but one of the three major litigants featured in the article in the Tribune, Daryll Rodriguez lives in the south Loop on Polk.

Apr 14

Updated Apr 25

  • We Want Wonder!

    Ms. Kovach is asking for $448.60:
    My students need to read Wonder! My co-teacher and I were discussing how our 6th graders would benefit from the lessons of empathy and friendship developed in this story!
    Walsh Elementary School

Apr 25

Apr 20

Chicago date idea: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night then drinks and bites at S.K.Y.

...gallery owners themselves. Maps for navigating the evening are available at the information center at 1945 S. Halsted St.

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1239 W. 18th St., 312-846-1077

    Chicago date idea: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night then drinks and bites at S.K.Y.
    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we're pairing Pilsen's 2nd Fridays art walk with pan-Asian fare at S.K.Y. Main attraction: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night Halsted Street from Canalport Avenue to 17th Street, 312-738-8000 How much: Free Don't stop: S.K.Y.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 18

Apr 13

Updated Apr 17

Record Row ... NOT Motor Row

As more and more development and investment continues to flood the South Loop area, I can't help but wonder if anyone will discuss Record Row -- the TRUE identity of what everyone seems to want to brand "Motor Row."

"Record Row" is the more relevant history for this area of Chicago. If the powers that be were smart, the strip along Michigan near McCormick's new 'Entertainment District' should really become a cultural corridor for Chicago, celebrating the historical Jazz and Blues contributions that line that entire strip. Nashville has Broadway Street ... New Orleans has Bourbon Street .... why on earth doesn't Chicago have something similar????

There's a great documentary on this strip if anyone is interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7qXuoI-Wo

    Record Row
    Record Row - Was produced by WTTW in Chicago (PBS) and aired in February 1997. I happened to tape it. Lost my tape a few months ago and then discoved that Record Row had disappeared from the earth more or less. Found one copy in a small college's library somewhere in the south but not available for loan.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded...

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    I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded even as we were not included. What concerns me is that this should be on the front of the consideration of the tourism bureau's investment portfolio, lets consider this area as an asset and as something to present to the World for celebration.If you can have art festivals, rib festivals and so on in the North side neighborhoods, why not have these festivals in the Southside venues.

  • The History and the greatness of Bronzeville is what we have to preserve, if we let this area become anything other than an Historical area then we have lost a great treasure.

Apr 15

Apr 06

April: ATN

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000...

Open Books and Laugh, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m., is a night of standup comedy supporting Open Books’ reading and writing program. The event is at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. Open Books is at 651 W. Lake St. and 905 W. 19th St. Call (312) 243-9776.

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...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...to Taste fundraiser on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ovation, 2324 W. Fulton St. The evening will honor the Rev. Tom Hurley of Old St. Patrick’s Church as...

Chicago Hope Academy will host its eighth annual Hoops for Hope three-on-three basketball tournament on Thursday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at Quest MultiSport, 2641 W. Harrison St. Chicago Hope is located at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

Chicago Hope Academy will host its eighth annual Hoops for Hope three-on-three basketball tournament on Thursday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at Quest MultiSport, 2641 W. Harrison St. Chicago Hope is located at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

The Chicago Latino Film Festival will run Thursday through Thursday, April 5 through 19, at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. Log on to ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...Great Futures Gala on Friday, April 20, at 6 pm at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St. The honorees are Andrew and Lynn Kopon of Kopon Airdo, LLC; George and Betty Lombard...

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

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

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

The Fulton Market Neighborhood Run 5k to 1k will be held Sunday, April 15, at 9 a.m. There will be an after-race party at Federales, 180 N. Morgan St. Log on to 5kto1k.com.

...on Thursday, April 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kehoe Designs, 2555 S. Leavitt St. Tickets are $40. Enjoy live music, a silent auction, and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres...

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

Instituto College now is offering an associate’s degree in nursing. The college is at 2520 S. Western Ave. Call (773) 890-0055.

...an adult. The next session is Monday, April 9, at Old St. Mary’s Parish, 1500 S. Michigan Ave. Those interested may contact landings@osm.com or phone (312) 922-3444 for more information...

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The hospital is at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next date is April 9.

The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

Open Books and Laugh, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m., is a night of standup comedy supporting Open Books’ reading and writing program. The event is at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. Open Books is at 651 W. Lake St. and 905 W. 19th St. Call (312) 243-9776.

Open Books and Laugh, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m., is a night of standup comedy supporting Open Books’ reading and writing program. The event is at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. Open Books is at 651 W. Lake St. and 905 W. 19th St. Call (312) 243-9776.

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/

Prismatica is a free, temporary public art installation in Polk Brothers Park at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., featuring 25 six-foot pivoting prisms resembling giant kaleidoscopes. The art will be on display until Sunday, April 15. Call (312) 595-5073.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan

Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts will host a musical performance on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.roosevelt.edu/ccpa.

...Both screenings and the workshop will be held at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St. Log on to https://www.rush.edu/rush-generations...

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

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

...and Story on Sunday April 15, at 3 p.m. at the church, located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Commemorating the 106th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, the program will feature organist John...

Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

The South Loop Neighbors will host a Clean and Green on Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. in Printers Row Park, 632 S. Dearborn St.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave., through Sunday, July 29, is hosting the exhibition Pushing the Limits, selections from the UIMA...

...vanguard of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Ferguson, MO, through the School of Theatre & Music at 1044 W. Harrison St. from Friday through Saturday, April 13 through 21. Call (312) 996-2939 or log on...

The Fulton Market Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. at Blue Plate at 1362 W. Fulton St. Attend the post event at noon, at Fulton Market Emporium. Email rod@wcachicago.org or call (312) 504-1884.

The WCA is located at 850 W. Madison St. Call (312) 902-4922.

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

Frances Xavier Warde School, 751 N. State St., will host a Children at the Crossroads Foundation scholarship dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel...

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette Chicago, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email info@gazettechicago.com.

    Gazette Chicago " April: ATN
    April 5, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Apr 03

Dog waste

Even with gentrification, many people leave their neatly bagged dog waste on the parkway. Why because there aren't garbage cans close to the open areas where many people walk their dogs.
Recently, we were around Chicago & Ogden admiring the architecture of a beautiful old Catholic church. The dogs were in the car. We drove around the corner and let them out for a breather when I had to go back to the car to get a bag to pick up our surprise. Then came the fun part, looking for a garbage can. Drove one stinky block to dispose. Yuk! Many people just go back to their condo, they're not carrying a bag of sh** back home

Mar 20

Updated Apr 03

Dog Waste

How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage...

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How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage businesses and home owners in the area to provide waste bags? I know that it's not their problem, but if we care about our neighborhood, our health, the expense could be ever changing. Beer and alcohol bottles are next. I love the culture, small businesses, and the food carts in the morning. It's a really special place to live. Please. Ideas are welcome!

  • MaPaCa Live well in West Humboldt Park.

    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it...

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    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it is hard to teach an old dog owner new tricks. Many of the people who let their pet waste lay where it was excreted are the very same people who have left the neighborhood. I think there is a soon-to-be-discovered link between intelligence, dog poop clean-up, and the ability to afford one's residence.

  • They should create a dog park so people know where to take their dogs. I know many people like to use the trees planted on the sidewalk, but as you pointed out, don't pick up after themselves.

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