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Construction Jobs - Illegal Immigration Anarchy

Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections...

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Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections in trade unions and it's a natural transition.

Many occupations that were once dominated by English speaking, native born and raised Black A. A. are now overwhelmingly Hispanic - jobs like cooks, bus boys, landscapers and especially nannies. Open borders advocates (the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation led by Sen. Dick Durban) always argue that the "undocumented"/Illegal aliens only do the jobs legal Americans don't want. But, if these jobs paid a higher, living wage - then native born Americans would take them.

The entire Black Congressional Caucus gets F immigration grades from NumbersUSA and go with the idea that mass immigration from Mexico and Central America is a good thing because these people will all vote Lib Democrat.

Since I lived in Southern California I noted that Hispanics have pushed out Black AA from historic places like Watts and Compton CA - and also taken over these service jobs once done by Black Americans. So far the Chicago Democrat machine has gerrymandered Aldermanic and Congressional districts to keep Black seats, but since Chicago the city has lost ~ 50% of it's Black AA population since 2000 - it's inevitable that many/most Black aldermanic and Congressional seats will turn to Hispanic.

I also go with the idea that Chicago should not be a city in anarchy where laws against illegal immigration, hard drug trafficking and human trafficking (slavery) are not enforced as are our laws against shootings and murder.

  • Juan from South Loop 16 year South Loop resident

    Jaye,

    Nannies was always different because they are in your house and raising your kids. Its more personal than the other jobs. Growing up in Greenville, SC my grandmother was a nanny/housekeeper for a Greek Family and an Italian family. They treated her with the up-most respect and the kids...

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    Jaye,

    Nannies was always different because they are in your house and raising your kids. Its more personal than the other jobs. Growing up in Greenville, SC my grandmother was a nanny/housekeeper for a Greek Family and an Italian family. They treated her with the up-most respect and the kids had to treat her almost like she was their own grandmother. However, my grandmother never had a desire for any of her kids or grandchildren to raise white folk kids.They saw too many new options.

    I understand what you are saying about the construction industry. Growing up I saw many AA guys who got off track use construction to get things going. Its an industry without an application that inquires about your background. Many went on to learn how to work with concrete and other skills they could use for a side hustle in the neighborhood.

    Race relation have always been a little odd. We had the most tumultuous race relation during the time than many blacks were nannies and butlers. The only difference now is a 3rd party is now involved. Its was mostly black and white for 400 years and now a large 3rd party has joined.

    Immigration, legal or illegal, has never benefited AA. When the hoards of immigrants from central and southern Europe flooded Ellis Island we complained about them bringing in poor Europeans instead of hiring the poor AA available. Immigration is never going to bring in a new hoard of AA because we don't exist outside the country. We have a tangential relation with Afro-Caribbeans and Africans. Those countries have small immigration into the US.

  • Juan from South Loop 16 year South Loop resident

    I wouldn't say that entire Chicago Democratic machine is on board with the current immigration process. Several AA alderman have taken a slightly different approach(passive aggressive). AA alderman had to donate a ward during the last redistricting. They gave up the historical black 2nd ward that was held by a white alderman at the time. Not sure it becomes that easy during the next redistricting. It matters when your job is on the line.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-budget-hearings-1025-story.html

    The congressional districts are probably safe for the next cycle.

1 hour ago

January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

    GSLA Neighbor's Night Out: Transportation
    Neighbors gathered at Baderbrau for the GSLA's January NNO, to hear updates from the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on local transportation infrastructure projects. Jeff Sriver from CDOT (also a South Loop resident) provided an overview of the scope of CDOT's work and recent projects in the area, then shared updates on upcoming projects and initiatives.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

6 hours ago

Changes on 35th Street

Alot happening in the area...development in Lake Meadows Shopping Center with Culver's opening this week, other retail soon to follow and shops closing before 6pm between Giles and Prairie.

32 hours ago

12 Voices: A Black Girl On Black Panther

2337 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

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1501 N Kingsbury Street, Chicago, IL

    12 Voices: A Black Girl On Black Panther
    B lack Panther will be released on February 16 and presale tickets are poised to break all records. Having a movie about a Black superhero in a Black universe, populated with fabulous-looking Black people during Black history month is causing all Black people to become the Blackest-possible versions of ourselves.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    CURRENT BUILDING USE: RETAIL/OFFICEPROPOSED USE: NIGHTCLUB/BAR/FOOD SERVICENEW TENANT SPACE WITHIN AN EXISTING RENOVATED BUILDING FOR LIPS, A DINNER THEATER VENUE, WHICH INCLUDES DINNER THEATER SEATING (TABLES AND CHAIRS), A KITCHEN FACILITY, SUPPORTING BUSINESS AREAS AND RESTROOMS.

    2229 S. Michigan Ave. Issued January 16, 2018 Comment

Oct 17

Updated 3 days ago

Steve's Bite Opens at 80 E. Cermak

Steve's Bite Opens at 80 E. Cermak

Looks like a new diner type of restaurant has opened at 67 E. Cermak (between Michigan and Wabash).  We can't find much online in the form of a website or yelp reviews.  A reader sent us the following pic of their menu:

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Pazzo's Appears to Be Coming to 825 S. State (Form...

    Steve's Bite Opens at 80 E. Cermak
    Looks like a new diner type of restaurant has opened at 67 E. Cermak (between Michigan and Wabash). We can't find much online in the form of a website or yelp reviews. A reader sent us the following pic of their menu: Additionally, we noticed that Chef Luciano has done some additional renovations and has opted for a very clean, modern look for their restaurant.
    http://www.sloopin.com

  • Was going to get a slice of pizza .As I was walking past Steve's Bite, the food smelled great. They menu looked delicious, I tried the Gyro bowl & Chicken Bowl. I could not resist the taffy apple grapes. I was offered a sample of the chili, it was awesome....

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    Was going to get a slice of pizza .As I was walking past Steve's Bite, the food smelled great. They menu looked delicious, I tried the Gyro bowl & Chicken Bowl. I could not resist the taffy apple grapes. I was offered a sample of the chili, it was awesome. a great balance of spices. It was quite delicious, am i am super picky.
    I enjoyed both entrees, the gyro & chicken was nicely seasoned , on a bed of rice & mixed salad , lightly drizzled vinagarette.
    Overall Steve"s Bite is a wonderful change from the same old fast food cycle. You have got to try a meal, you will not be disappointed.

Jan 13

Updated 4 days ago

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

    Launch Announcement: Visit our NEW GSLA Website! - Greater South Loop Association
    We at the GSLA love to bring neighbors together, and are excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, greatersouthloop.org! Here's a rundown of some of our favorite features: News: Here you'll find our blog, with summaries of our events and other pertinent information about the South Loop.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 13

Updated 6 days ago

Cell phone found

We found a cell phone in a black case in our front yard at 3527-3529 S King Dr

  • Annette Bada North Kenwood resident

    Good and neighborly for you to reach out and attempt to find the owner. You are to be commended.

  • We found the owner. It is a neighbor. Cell phones are so expensive!!!

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    I'll bet your neighbor is grateful. Thanks for being a good neighbor!

6 days ago

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

    Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicagoans are very fortunate to experience a winter that has it all - cold temps, biting wind chills, freezing rain, and of course, snow. And speaking of snow, now is a good time to remind everyone to clear their sidewalks after it snows.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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Republican Election Judges Sought in 3rd Ward

The 3rd Ward Republican Organization is looking for people to serve as election judges for the upcoming primary. If you are interested in serving as an election judge logon to :https://www.chipollworker.com Indicate you want to be a REPUBLICAN judge (Do Not Put Either Party, we will not place you!) and put in your home precinct. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2018.

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    https://www.chipollworker.com
  • Yeah, why would want to place someone who indicates "Either Party"... you might end up with an independent judge rather than a right-wing partisan hack who wants to intimidate voters...

Jan 10

Jan 09

+20 is Our Official Count for the 2017 Sloopin Business Counter

Bar Method (2112 S. Michigan)

Pizano's Pizza (2106 S. Indiana)

Parish 14 (2333 S. Michigan)

Royal Puppies (2000 S. Wabash)

Phenomenal Fitness (2001 S. State)

Steve Bite's (80 E. Cermak)

Jamaica Jerk Villa & Bar (2216 S. Michigan)

Asian Cajun (2113 S. State)

Lakeside Grocery (1912 S. State)

Lofty Aspirations (1934 S. Wabash)

• Pin me up (2411 S. Michigan)

• TBD tattoo Parlor  (2008 S. Prairie)

• Team Rehabilitation (2100 S. Michigan)

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Orange Theory Fitness (1005 S. State)

Air Aerial Fitness (1317 S. Michigan)

University of Chicago Center for Advanced Care (1101 S. Canal)

The Chicago Firehouse (1401 S. Michigan)

Poke & Roll (555 S. Dearborn)

Mercat a la Planxa (reopens 638 S. Michigan)

Pure Barre (1336 S. Michigan)

Timothy's Hutch (636 S. Michigan)

Hax: Hop's and Hamburgers (733 S. Dearborn)

Gordo's (729 S Dearborn)

EZ Dental (1466 S. Michigan)

Brighter Dental of South Loop (1620 S. Michigan)

Weissbluth Pediatrics (1471 S. Michigan)

Bulldog Ale House (15 E. 9th)

Title Boxing (250 W. Roosevelt)

Lobo Rey (1307 S. Wabash)

Himalayan Express (606 S. Wabash)

Cycmode (1333 S. Wabash)

Half Sour (755 S. Clark)

Not Just Cookies (901 S. Plymouth)

Pazzo's (825 S. State)

Kome (1303 S. Michigan)

Mai Tai (614 S. Wabash)

Art of Pizza (727 S. State)

Clark St. Cross Fit (730 s. Clark)

D'Jons Barbershop (1514 S. Wabash)

Belly-up Smokehouse and Saloon (1132 S. Wabash)

Phenomenal Fitness (1450 S. Michigan)

Freshii (1154 S. Clark)

Health Elements (79 E. 16th)

• Reflexology Foot Parlor (1319 S. Michigan)

• TBD Salon (705 S. Dearborn)

• Natural Girl (1547 S. State)

• Big Shoulders Chicago (1449 S. Michigan)

• Rosebud's Artist's Cafe (1150 S. Wabash)

• The Vault (1325 S. Michigan)

• TBD Asian Restaurant (1234 S. Michigan)

• TBD Medical Services Business (41 W. Congress)

• Taco Bell Cantina (407 S. Dearborn)

• Taco Madre (823 S. State)

• Poke Burrito (453 S. Dearborn)

• Dollop Coffee Co (801 S. Financial

• Willow Creek Community Church (1319 S. State

• Blaze Pizza (511 S. State

    +20 is Our Official Count for the 2017 Sloopin Business Counter
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 09

South Loop apartments close to the lake and Green Line at The LEX

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities.

    South Loop apartments close to the lake and Green Line at The LEX
    The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities. Available 1-bedrooms start at just $1,667 a month, and 2-bedrooms at just $2,250. Up to a month-and-a-half free rent is available.
    http://yochicago.com

Jan 06

Weekend picks: She's got a ticket to Raue ... for American English

...and support a good cause! 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com...

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...m. Saturday, Jan. 6, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. The show opens Jan. 15. $10-$25. See babeswithblades.org...

...m. Saturday, Jan. 6; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago. $30. See blackbuttoneyes.com...

...Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 524-0001; then at Zanies at 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago. (312) 337-4027. $22 plus a two-item purchase. zanies.com. 7:30 and...

...at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. The show opens Jan. 13. $18-$38. (773) 334-7728 or rivendelltheatre.org...

...the wonder of the cosmos during this month's free days at the Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Illinois residents get free general admission Sunday, Jan. 7, through Friday, Jan. 12, and...

• Ian's Party 2018: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago; and Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $12-$15 Saturday, $10-$12 Sunday; 69 bands across two venues and three nights. Check iansparty.com for lineup and schedule information.

• Ian's Party 2018: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago; and Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $12-$15 Saturday, $10-$12 Sunday; 69 bands across two venues and three nights. Check iansparty.com for lineup and schedule information.

• CASE, The Slaps: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

• Guerrilla Social, Chicago Crossroads Quartet, niiice., What's Our Age Again, She/Her: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Sons of the Silent Age perform David Bowie's "Berlin" and more, Talsounds and Craftwerc: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $20-$22; Proceeds benefit patients of NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center. (708) 703-8804 or etix.com.

• Dorothy: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $17.50-$67.50. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Lightweights, Burn Rebuild, Fire Fire Fire, Gray Ghost: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $6. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

• Desmond Jones, The Hacky Turtles: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted, Chicago. $10. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

• Dude Same, Juice Cleanse, Girl K: 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

• MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Lana Del Rey "LA to the Moon Tour": 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $39.50-$125. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

    Weekend picks: She's got a ticket to Raue ... for American English
    American English brings the best of the Beatles to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. More on this, an Elvis Presley Celebration at the Volo Auto Museum, comedy with "The Baby Boomer Show" at the Metropolis and other events.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 06

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATION OF EXISTING SIX (6) STORY WAREHOUSE / OFFICE BUILDING TO CONVERT TO RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT BUILDING WITH 1ST FLOOR RETAIL AS PER PLANS.

    2101 S. Wabash Ave. Issued January 4, 2018 Comment

Jan 06

Buoscio_Fine_Art posted 3 photos to Flickr:

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Jan 05

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

    State of the South Loop: Highlights
    We are pleased to share a summary of the feedback collected from the 2017 State of the South Loop Survey in November. We thank everyone who took the time to respond with their perspectives on life in the South Loop. The information collected from the survey is already being used to inform our 2018 programming calendar.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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