35 hours ago

McKinley Dog Park Committee @ MP Farmers Market Again This Summer!

The McKinley Park Farmers Market is soon to be open for the summer! June 3rd marks the opening day for the market that hosts live music at noon. The project manager has worked hard to secure more vendors and a longer season. We hope you enjoy!

The McKinley Dog Park Committee will once again have a booth and hope to see you there! We will be selling the following items: t shirts, tennis balls, canvas bags, paw balm, dog treats, etc. All funds contributed to the future McKinley Dog Park. If you're unfamiliar with our efforts please visit mckinleydogpark.org

If you have any questions please reach out to mckinleydogpark@gmail.com

    McKinley Dog Park
    Official Page for the McKinley Dog Park Committee
    http://mckinleydogpark.org

May 14

Updated 3 days ago

Merging Bridgeport Churches and Schools

Anyone have any update abouts what's going on with Bridgeport Churches and Schools merging?

  • The Catholic church need to update their policies to relate better with the younger generation. I believe a great way to start is having better schools. The Archdicese of Chicago need to invest more into their schools. Chicago have a demand for better education. If you build it, they will come.

  • I'm an atheist and it saddens me to think that these lovely Catholic church buildings will one day be gone. They are architecturally pleasing and function as community centers, which we need more of instead of storefronts and condos. I went to MSA and always found the bell towers of StAnthony's inspiring. I'm not sure how I can help, as I'm neither a worshiper nor have deep pockets.

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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 14

Updated May 15

The Chinese Exclusion Act

PBS/WTTW Channel 11 on May 29th is having a special presentation of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It examines the history of how this Act kept the Chinese from coming to America and the Chinese who are already in America from becoming US citizens until the 1940's.

  • emj will love watching this. If she had her way, Bridgeport would have dozens of boarded up storefronts where Chinese businesses flourish today.

  • In 1944, a Chicagoan became the first Chinese-American to naturalize after repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. He was in the US since 1892.

Apr 27

Updated May 15

My favorite Bridgeport Pizza?

Does anyone know what happened with Lina's Pizza on Morgan Street?

  • Too many people are just brave when sitting behind a key board. I really wish he would take his comments and racial slurs to the streets of Bridgeport.

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    R. Gar ... Tad is the classic definition of a troll. But you are correct in that I would love to see him take his comments and racial slurs to the streets - especially around Armour Square - there he would turn into a magician in that he would actually disappear.

    p.s. bye Tad, you've been muted.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    I already muted the troll as well .... He seems to really hate this area, why is he even here...? And you are right R. Gar.....Let him make those racist slur comments in let's say Rockys.......Now that would be funny.....

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May 15

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Updated May 12

Homeless drunks on corner 24/7

On 21st and leavitt, drunks loitering mixed with gangbangers everyday every kind of weather,no help from no one they urinate and defecate in public while kids are going to school and women walking to go shopping on cermak can some one help it gets worse in the summer we had about 5 shot on corner last summer.every weekend broken beer bottles out there, Garbage all over

  • I lived over there 8 years ago and that's just the way it is you should have moved somewhere else.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Kristin Talbert....from your sad reply, I assume you were one of them....No one has to but up with that.....Sad to think you seem to think it's ok.....WOW!!

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 08

May 07

New plan for stalled Chicago Spire to debut next week

Co-hosted by 25th Ward Alderman Daniel Solis, the presentation for The 78’s is set for Thursday, May 10th at 5:30 p.m. at the IUOE Local 399 at 2260 S. Grove Street in Chinatown.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

While it’s pretty safe to assume that Related is planning something tall for the prominent 2.2-acre site at 400 N. Lake Shore Drive, details such as the number of towers, building height, and programming are still a mystery.

    New plan for stalled Chicago Spire to debut next week
    After years of rumors and speculation, the official redevelopment plan for the failed Chicago Spire site will finally get its long-awaited public debut. Developer Related Midwest will present its proposal on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the ballroom of Streeterville's Sheraton Grand hotel, according to an email notice sent from the office of 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly on Friday.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

May 07

Related Midwest Set to Provide More Details for "The 78" Development on Thursday

WHERE:  Local 339 Union Hall,  2260 S. Grove Street Chicago, IL

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

...present our proposal to transform the undeveloped 62-acre site at the southwest corner of Clark Street and Roosevelt Road into The 78, a neighborhood complete with all of the civic amenities, cultural features and...

    Related Midwest Set to Provide More Details for "The 78" Development on Thursday
    Not sure if you received this in the mail, but we did: If you have a hard time reading the above, the main take is: My colleagues and I are honored to present our proposal to transform the undeveloped 62-acre site at the southwest corner of Clark Street and Roosevelt Road into The 78, a neighborhood complete with all of the civic amenities, cultural features and unique character that make Chicago neighborhoods distinct.
    http://www.sloopin.com

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

  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A TWO STORY RETAIL PLAZA WITH 74 PARKING SPOTS AS PER PLANS.FOUNDATION PERMIT ISSUED UNDER PERMIT # 100696430(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    2300 S. Archer Ave. Issued May 2, 2018 Comment

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.

May 01

Apr 28

River Grove massage business ordered closed as 2 employees face prostitution charges, police say

...Hu, 37, of the 8400 block of Grand Avenue, and Liming Sun, 59, of the 300 block of West 23rd Street, Chicago, each was charged with one count of misdemeanor prostitution. Each was released on $100...

    River Grove massage business ordered closed as 2 employees face prostitution charges, police say
    Two employees of a River Grove massage parlor were arrested April 24, and Wonderful Spa, their place of work, was ordered closed indefinitely after police said an investigation determined the women had traded sexual favors for money. So long as the employees' case is in court, Wonderful Spa, at 8412 Grand Ave., will remain closed, village officials said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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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 14

Apr 07

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR THE REAR OF THE BUILDING 1ST,2ND,AND 3RD FLOORS WASHED OUT MORTAR & WINDOW SILL.PROVIDE THE GUARD RAIL AND REPAIR THE MISSING EXTERIOR STAIR SYSTEM FOR REAR BASEMENT TO 1ST FLOOR. INSTALL VIEWING DEVICES FOR 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD AND 4TH FLOOR ENTRANCES. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    260 W. 24th Pl. Issued April 5, 2018 Comment

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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

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gun shots?

anyone hear (2) guns shots about 5am this morning around 35th and Union?

Mar 27

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