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46 hours ago

Score Luxurious, Limited-Edition Gifts from Two Chicago Brands

Wardrobe for CPS hosts a pop-up shop at Artpentry (1932 S. Halsted St.) on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Selling Champion merchandise decked with...

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Meanwhile, exclusive hat-maker Optimo (51 W. Jackson Blvd., optimo.com) will make 150 custom pieces of its Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired hat. Dubbed...

Madewell (932 N. Rush St., madewell.com) is taking 25 percent off purchases made in store and online through December 19. Gift-worthy goods at the women’s store include a D.I.Y. necklace kit ($42 full-price) and a ring with mixed-metal stars ($18 full-price).

Ted Baker (1011 N. Rush St., tedbaker.com) has items on sale for up to 50 percent off. Score a party-ready skater dress (reduced from $439 to $263) and a festive zig-zag bowtie (reduced from $60 to $41).

Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington Blvd., randolphstreetmarket.com) hosts its Holiday Market Shopping Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. More than 125...

    Score Luxurious, Limited-Edition Gifts from Two Chicago Brands
    Looking for a last-minute but lavish holiday gift? Two local brands have you covered with new, limited-edition pieces for women or men. Ricorso ( ricorsodesign.com), a Chicago-based luxury label, released its Madison Jacket earlier this week. Created as a holiday accent piece, the limited-edition jacket combines gold or silver tweed with grommets, sequins, and fur textiles; it retails for $1,000.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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Get in the holiday spirit with these 10 Christmas activities in Chicago

2136 S. Peoria St., 312-600-5111

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12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-940-3552

20 E. Delaware Place 312-397-3633

Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-684-1414

521 N. Rush St. 312-645-1500

26 W. Hubbard St. 312-863-7427

2001 N. Clark St. 312-742-2000

Hancock Building, 875 N. Michigan Ave.

10 E. Randolph St. 312-739-0120

    Get in the holiday spirit with these 10 Christmas activities in Chicago
    Nothing dresses up Chicago like the holiday season. Lights twinkle from the trees, wreaths hang from doorways and decorations make windows festive. The holidays are a perfect time to spread love and loosen up before another year, so we've rounded up some of our favorite holiday-related activities, Christmas or otherwise, that are sure to put you in the spirit.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

Get in the holiday spirit with these 10 Christmas activities in Chicago

2136 S. Peoria St., 312-600-5111

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-940-3552

20 E. Delaware Place 312-397-3633

Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-684-1414

521 N. Rush St. 312-645-1500

26 W. Hubbard St. 312-863-7427

2001 N. Clark St. 312-742-2000

Hancock Building, 875 N. Michigan Ave.

10 E. Randolph St. 312-739-0120

    Get in the holiday spirit with these 10 Christmas activities in Chicago
    Nothing dresses up Chicago like the holiday season. Lights twinkle from the trees, wreaths hang from doorways and decorations make windows festive. The holidays are a perfect time to spread love and loosen up before another year, so we've rounded up some of our favorite holiday-related activities, Christmas or otherwise, that are sure to put you in the spirit.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Maria Elaine Hadden shared an event to Alderm...

Hey 45th Ward residents, don't forget the Participatory Budgeting Chicago 5 year celebration and volunteer appreciation event, THIS Saturday, 12p-4p @ 2150 S Canalport, 2nd Floor, The Lacuna Loft building. Come help us vision what the next 5 years of #PBChi could do for your community! Free parking, Free lunch, registration required! #OurMoney, #OurVision, #OurChicago New Economy Coalition The Participatory Budgeting Project

    PB Chicago Celebrates 5 Years: Volunteer Appreciation Event
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 28

Updated Dec 09

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 :)

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 09

Dec 09

Dec 08

  • 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 06

Around Town at Chicago Scenic Studios

955 W. Cermak Rd.

    Around Town at Chicago Scenic Studios
    Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. 955 W. Cermak Rd. Chicago, Illinois 60608 312.274.9900 Considered the "granddaddy" of scenic construction in Chicago and unofficially serving as a training hub for stage designers for four decades, Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. President and Founder Bob Doepel established the company in 1978 as a design and fabrication studio for Chicago's up and coming theater community.
    http://wgntv.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

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.

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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

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