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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 23

  • Permit issued for electric wiring


    2314 S. Princeton Ave. Issued December 21, 2017 Comment

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.

    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.

Dec 20

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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, 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

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Updated Dec 14

Watch out for guy ring door bell and leave

I live on 29 and Parnell, Some guy (heavy build) ring my door bell and knock on the door. He left when I get to the door and wave bye. I think he is checking if someone was home to break in.

  • could very well be what you think it is.

    be careful and stay vigilant

  • emj1900 bp

    Thanks.. knock on my door you can talk to my smith and wesson.....( dogs)

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 12

BravoDelta1999 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 10

Looking for some great holiday gifts for that fantastic neighbor? Doctor? Teacher? Co-worker?

Great holiday specials at Santa Lucia School today from 9am to 1pm. Superior Nut Co. has beautiful packaged items displayed and ready for purchase in Maratea Hall ( the school basement). Great products for baking, cookie containers, hot cocoa and snacks, chocolates, nuts, and gummies! Today is the last weekend day for sales. Last chance for shopping is Tuesday, December 12 from 3pm- 6 pm. Pop on in and check it out!

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.

    Contact us:

Dec 08

Dec 07

Santa Event!

Sunday December 17th 2pm to Metropcs 3146 S ashland ave.. 773-823-7072..I am Doing an Event Mainly for kids to take pictures with santa and his elves food will be provided i know alot of people cant afford to take pictures with santa like me so im making this event'll be fun .. also we will be letting customers know about our new promotions and bundles we have in our store.. we have a very friendly and helpful staff if you have any questions even if its not a phone or concern with metropcs we will do our best to answer your questions.. Hope to see everyone at the event...Btw its a free event so please stop by.

Dec 06

Zouhair Lhaloui posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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...

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Dec 01

Great Place to Get Some Holiday Gifts

Santa Lucia will be holding a baked goods and candy/nut mix sale (items from Superior Nut) in Maratea Hall (school basement). All are welcome to shop around.

Dec 01

Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all accepted at all Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker...

Punky’s Pizza and Pasta, 2600 S. Wallace St., is hosting its eighth annual holiday toy drive. Drop off toys at Punky’s, which delivers them to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago. Call (312) 842-2100 or log on to to learn more.

This article has 31 other Chicago locations (Show) that assists families facing homelessness. Casa Central is in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at 1343 N. California Ave. Call (773) 645-2300 or visit

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St., offers many opportunities to help during the holidays. The organization will host its 70th annual...

Charter Fitness once again is participating in Toys for Tots, an annual program that brings toys and gifts to children in need. Donations will be accepted at Charter Fitness’s Bridgeport location, 3145 S. Ashland Ave. until Sat., Dec. 23. For more information, call (773) 847-0900.

The Chicago Public Library’s Roosevelt Branch, 1101 W. Taylor St., is hosting a food drive through Fri., Dec. 8. It seeks non-perishable food and...

Deborah’s Place, 2822 W. Jackson Blvd., (773) 722-5080, opens the door to opportunity for women experiencing homelessness. It provides housing...

Erie Neighborhood House, 1347 W. Erie St.,, hosts its Holidays with Heart gift wrap and decoration dinner on Fri...

Haymarket Center, 932 W. Washington Blvd., provides in-house support and outreach programs for those wrestling with addiction issues. The organization...

Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., maintains a food pantry every Thursday, from noon until 2 p.m. Eligible recipients must...

...Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N...

...Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank... sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also...

...S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle...

...Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle, open to all, for a... less fortunate older adults who receive assistance from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland Ave. Drop off gifts at Little Brothers; pick-up also available. Call (312) 804-0496 or...

At Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., (877) 637-2955,, administrators’ greatest need during the holidays is financial contributions...

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave,, seeks volunteers to greet patients and work in the gift shop. A health and background exam is required for all volunteers. Call (312) 567-2366.

Midtown Educational Foundation and Metro Achievement Center for Girls, 718 S. Loomis St.,, provides academic tutoring, character education, parenting support, and sport and fitness...

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, 1668 W. Ogden Ave., needs volunteers to deliver 1,800 Christmas baskets to area families. The program operates daily through Sun., Dec. 10. For information, call (312) 997-2222, visit, or email

Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W. Congress Pkwy., (312) 942-5574, seeks volunteers to greet and transport patients who use wheelchairs; conduct tours...

Rush University Children’s Hospital, 1653 W. Harrison St., seeks unwrapped items for its year-round toy and game drive for hospitalized children age...

St. James Food Pantry, 2907 S. Wabash Ave. will host a Christmas party on Mon., Dec. 25. Its food pantry is open Tues...

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church El Comedor Popular soup kitchen, 2108 W. 21st St., serves 1,200 hot meals monthly. Monetary and food donations help assure that the homeless continue receiving nourishing meals. Provide donations to the address above, Zip code 60608.

St. Procopius Parish, 1641 S. Allport St., provides personal and household items for the needy from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. No identification necessary. Call (312) 226-7887, log on to, or email to learn more.

The Santa Maria Addolorata food pantry, 525 N. Ada St., seeks food donations this holiday season. It distributes food on Fridays, 7:30 to 9...

Second Chance Thrift, 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 924-9643,, helps support ReVive programs and services, which...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., hosts its annual Winter Coat Drive during the months of December and January. Bring your items by the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (312) 225-4951 or log on to

...for children up to age 12. Drop off donations at the Toys for Tots warehouse, 3034 W. Foster Ave.; for a full list of other donation sites, go to

...kick off Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Cardiss Collins Facility at 433 W. Harrison St. Letters will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through...

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Ave., seeks volunteers to work with veterans to staff the reception desk in the Voluntary Service...

...unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit...

...15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit to learn...

    Gazette Chicago " Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all
    November 30, 2017 The holiday season traditionally awakens a sense of generosity in all of us. It is a time when most people welcome the chance to reach within themselves to give whatever they can to enjoy a feeling of connection with others in their community.

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

  • Hello Maya,

    I have a FANTASTIC cleaning lady. Feel free to message me ( and I'll provide contact info.


  • 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

    Best of luck!


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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

Jul 13 2016

Updated Nov 28

Ignore these scam artists!

I'm sure a lot of you here have had somebody knock on your door from Direct Energy or some other utility 'representative'. I'm tired of these guys knocking on my door and asking to see a copy of my utility bill. They are a scam company and a quick google search will show you that. I snapped a photo of this clowns ID so you can know NOT to speak to him when he knocks on your door. I hate to do it but I might have put up a 'No Soliciting' sign on my door since these guys seem to show up once every month or two.

  • Okay - I get it. Calling 311 or 911 would not be appropriate. Thank you.

  • Report it at your next CAPS meeting or they have a form on the CPD website where you can report it.

Nov 28

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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.

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Nov 21

FREE FURNITURE - you pick up

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

Nov 21

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 18


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