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Nov 28

Updated 4 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 :)

4 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/

5 days ago

6 days ago

  • Chromebooks: Do or Die!

    Mrs. Ionita is asking for $2360.11:
    My students need Chromebooks! In today’s age, computer literacy is an integral component of any student’s learning plan. These Chromebooks will help engage my students with interactive lessons and prepare them for an increasingly digital workforce.
    Walsh Elementary School Comment

Dec 07

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

Dec 03

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    masonry work (appx 800 sf)-(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    1945 S. Halsted St. Issued December 1, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPAIR AND REPLACE EXISTING MASONRY WALLS AND REPAIR OF EXISTING ROOF MEMBRANE. NO CHANGE TO EXISTING MECHANICAL-ELECTRICAL-PLUMBING LAYOUT. TO CORRECT BUILDING VIOLATIONS LISTED ON DRAWINGS. TOTAL SQ. FOOTAGE OF WORK: 13,325

    1929 S. Halsted St. Issued December 1, 2017 Comment

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.

Sep 13

Updated Dec 02

Pilsen is NOT a Movie Set

Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment,...

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Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment, and indifferent personnel to feel their disdain for residents.
We don't want you here.
I don't want you in Pilsen.
Cinespace is but a mile away. Go there.

To digress a bit, what's with the resurgence of gangs and their ilk in Pilsen? Every other wall, building, sidewalk, or trash can is tagged with their graffiti. Where is asswipeman Danny Solis? There must be a lull in counting ill gotten gains to see to some of these neighborhood concerns, no?
When is election day? I've got to wake up my dead relatives and drag them to the polls.

And Can the Soda Tax!

That is all for now. Thanks.

Dec 01

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 27

Nov 24

Teen tried to rob woman of car keys in Pilsen, 2 others still sought: Officials

The two demanded the woman's keys as she got out of her car in the 900 block of West 21st Street.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Jones, of the 1500 block of South Trumbull Avenue, had a prior case as a juvenile, Roy said in court. In 2015 he was...

In the most recent carjacking, a 20-year-old man was sitting in a 2014 Buick Verano with a female in the 2400 block of North Maplewood Avenue in Logan...

    Teen tried to rob woman of car keys in Pilsen, 2 others still sought: Prosecutors
    A 19-year-old Lawndale man accused of trying to steal a woman's keys as she got out of a car in Pilsen was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bond Friday. Tabion Jones and two other people threatened the 29-year-old woman about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday with what appeared to be a firearm, prosecutors said in court Friday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 23

Nov 21

FREE FURNITURE - you pick up

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

Nov 21

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Charged-Up Chromebooks!

    Ms. P. is asking for $291.18:
    My students need a charging station to keep their Chromebooks charged and organized!
    Walsh Elementary School Comment
  • Marking-Up Some Good Math!

    Ms. P. is asking for $314.12:
    My students need Dry-Erase boards and Expo markers to do their math work.
    Walsh Elementary School Comment

Nov 19

Updated Nov 20

Where to sell used goods locally?

I would like to get rid of some decent electronics that are used but probably still have some value. (55" TV, laptops, etc).

Anyone know of a good place around Pilsen / Bridgeport that buys and resales used goods? (aside from Craigslist, etc)

Nov 19

Nov 16

Updated Nov 18

Found large male tabby boy cat very loving and missing his home.

Found in southeast Pilsen near Cermak and Morgan 11/14/17.

Contact me for details

  • What a precious little face! Seems to be a bot frightened though. Hope he can be reunited with his people soon. In the interim, thank you for helping him. Many, many blessings to you!

Nov 17

Nov 16

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

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?

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

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

    I had to call out the Streets &...

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

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

  • emj1900 bp lifer

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

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

Updated Nov 12

Lights Out

Most of the street lights on Paulina St. between 18th St. and Cermak Rd. are out. Anyone know why?
The area around Cooper School is especially dark. I've seen groups of young girls and elderly women walking cautiously in the area, while groups of young men linger about.
There is some construction going on with the roads (sewers) but it can't be impossible to have some temporary lights for safety.
- concerned guy

  • Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation...

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    Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation - good luck with them, if you ever need them...) Fortunately, there is a separate agency for street lighting.

    This is the direct link to the form for Street Lights out: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/traffic_signals_andstreetlights/svcs/street_light_1_out.html

    For any other future request, you can go to this site: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html or dial 3-1-1 from any phone.

  • Ward 25 25th Ward Alderman

    Lights are on Paulina from 18th St to Cermak rd. There are lights out from 1659 - 1715 W 19th St. I have submitted a work order fo get them repaired.

Nov 12

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 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.

    Homepage
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    http://thenearsouthplanningboard.org

Nov 09

Nov 08

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