16 hours 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

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours 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

  • Mark Kieras Prairie District Resident

    Website looks awesome! very easy to navigate :)

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Cleaning person

Im looking for a cleaning person. I pay $15 per hour. I live on 18th st. Near harrison park. I have a small 1 bedroom.

  • Hi Marla - You can call my room mate Kris. She is interested and we live in the area -- CERMAK & PAULINA. 773-562-9365. I am a slob and she keeps up with my mess so she is pretty good.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Power out in bridgeport

Comed is on the corner of 35th and racine and i heard theres a ladder truck cfd at tripp lite

Anyone know whats up?

4 days ago

What to Eat. Drink. Do. in January

2119 S. Halsted St. 773-523-7437

This article has 16 other Chicago locations (Show)

1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252

127 W. Huron St. 312-374-1830

1520 N. Damen Ave. 773-252-1500

5101 N. Clark St. 773-942-7572

4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-293-2665

600 E. Grand Ave. 800-595-7437

1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150

1501 N. Kingsbury St. 773-880-5200

2412 W. North Ave. 312-828-8199

4740 N. Western Ave. 773-728-3890

1725 W. Hubbard St. 312-796-3119

505 N. Michigan Ave. 312-944-4100

149 W. Kinzie St. 773-348-8899

100 N. LaSalle St. 312-621-0801

3637 N. Clark St. 773-388-8260

1029 W. 35th St. 773-523-0200

    What to Eat. Drink. Do. in January
    FRIDAY, JAN. 12 Smokey Joe's Soul Shack at Pleasant House Pub 2119 S. Halsted St. 773-523-7437 Warm up after your stroll through the opening receptions at Pilsen studios during the Chicago Arts District's Second Fridays Gallery Night (6-10 p.m.) by grabbing a drink and dancing to a set from DJ Joe Bryl spanning soul, funk, R&B and disco.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 06

Aug 11 2016

Updated Jan 05

Obnoxious Loudness in Pilsen

How can people in certain parts of Pilsen tolerate Banda music and drunkeness in the middle of the night? How? The is a total lack of regard for people who have wake up early. Moreover, if you call the police, you become a target for their animosity. Does anyone know how to silence these folks without becoming a target?

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    I live in La Villita so it's the same if not more so. It comes with the territory for living around Mexican Immigrants. It's a different way of life you need to get used to if you want to live Amongst different cultures

  • I've been here 6 years..a transplanted South Chicagoan.. Its a shame gentrification has softened peoples ears.. There are bigger fish to fry..but keep complaining about Banda music.. The assault rifles down Cermak Road during school hours bring perspective..

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

Feb 11

Updated Jan 04

Purse Found Saturday Morning

I found a black purse running this morning in Pilsen on 16th Street. The license is in there so please just let me know your name and what was in it and I will gladly let you come pick it up.

  • jnicks1977 Constructing

    sorry this was returned to the police that day. I don't recall that being the name though.

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    How would that person know to look on this site? You have their name and ID. You find them.

Sep 13

Updated Jan 04

Pilsen Alliance not so innocent

The Pilsen Alliance isn't so innocent when it comes to race.

  • As a real estate professional ANYWHERE you can't "steer". Meaning you can't direct people to a neighborhood if the intention is good or bad.
    Example: You can't direct a Mexican family to Pilsen simply because they're Mexican and Pilsen presently has a high Mexican population.
    The intention may be good...

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    As a real estate professional ANYWHERE you can't "steer". Meaning you can't direct people to a neighborhood if the intention is good or bad.
    Example: You can't direct a Mexican family to Pilsen simply because they're Mexican and Pilsen presently has a high Mexican population.
    The intention may be good but for a real estate agent, it's illegal even so.
    I don't read any veiled meaning in these posts.
    What the Pilsen Alliance is doing is directly "steering" and even worse.
    They're singling out racial groups as enemies in their own neighborhood for the fact these people are not Mexican.
    Racism to a major degree.
    They have not interest in harmony.
    Their cause is self serving and delusional.

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    Looks to me there's alot of Indians and other Asian groups moving in as well. What they all have in common is green money. If you don't have money you can't choose were you live.
    Pilsen Alliance are nothing but a bunch of jerks.

Dec 31

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

    South Loop Lights: It's Christmas Time in the City! - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicago is beautiful any time of year, and the Christmas season is no exception. Falling leaves give way to thousands of sparkling lights, and we all do our best to ignore the falling temperatures and enjoy the beautiful decorations of Millennium Park, State Street, and the Magnificent Mile.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Dec 31

Dec 27

Dec 25

Dec 23

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 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.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/prepay-your-property-taxes-for-2017-tax.html

    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.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Nov 28

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 car....so, 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 17

Updated Dec 18

Books in Spanish

I would like to donate books in Spanish, is there an idividual or organization interested in books these books? They are used but in good shape. Diverse subjects, literature.

Dec 18

find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 17

U-Haul van driver dead after high-speed crash

The man was traveling in the 2400 block of South Halsted about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when his van struck the median of a bridge. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but he later died.

    U-Haul van driver dead after high-speed crash
    CHICAGO -- The driver of a U-Haul van is dead after a high-speed crash in Bridgeport. The man was traveling in the 2400 block of South Halsted about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when his van struck the median of a bridge. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but he later died.
    http://cltv.com

Dec 17

65-Year-Old Man Killed In U-Haul Crash On South Side Bridge

The 65-year-old was speeding north about 2:30 a.m. when the U-Haul he was driving hit the median of a bridge in the 2400 block of South Halsted, police said.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Burglar Damages 3 Vehicles Within Minutes In Greektown Parking GarageThe person broke in and damaged the vehicles in a garage in the 800 block of West Adams Street, then stole property from inside them.

    65-Year-Old Man Killed In U-Haul Crash On South Side Bridge
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man was killed early Sunday when he crashed a U-Haul van on a bridge near the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.. The 65-year-old was speeding north about 2:30 a.m. when the U-Haul he was driving hit the median of a bridge in the 2400 block of South Halsted, police said.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 17

U-Haul van driver dead after high-speed crash

The man was traveling in the 2400 block of South Halsted about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when his van struck the median of a bridge. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but he later died.

    U-Haul van driver dead after high-speed crash
    CHICAGO -- The driver of a U-Haul van is dead after a high-speed crash in Bridgeport. The man was traveling in the 2400 block of South Halsted about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when his van struck the median of a bridge. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but he later died.
    http://wgntv.com

Dec 17

Man killed in crash while driving U-Haul on Near South Side

The man was driving fast in a Ford U-Haul van in the 2400 block of South Halsted Street on the Near South Side just north of the Bridgeport neighborhood when the van hit a median on a bridge and crashed around 2:30 a.m., police said.

    Man killed in crash while driving U-Haul on Near South Side
    A 65-year-old man was killed when the U-Haul van he drove hit the median on a bridge.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 17

Dec 15

Dec 14

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

Dec 13

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 lifer

    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 14

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

Dec 14

Dec 13

Fly with Santa on a Chicago Helicopter Experience Holiday Lights Tour

Adding to the festive atmosphere, the heliport at 2420 S. Halsted will be transformed into the world's first "Hollyport" --transporting guests into an immersive holiday...

    Fly with Santa on a Chicago Helicopter Experience Holiday Lights Tour
    Ho! Ho! Ho! The Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE) is about to make your holidays a lot brighter! Consider this, soaring above the city, perhaps with Santa, checking out the festive lights all across town! Get a "reindeer's eye-view of such iconic sites as Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue and Lincoln Park Zoo, to name a few,...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu3VpI8nyMo

    Neli4Congress
    Contact us: Campaign@neli4congress.com
    https://www.youtube.com/

Dec 09

Dec 07

Santa Event!

Sunday December 17th 2pm to 4pm..at 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 ...it'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 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

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

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

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