Jul 13 2016

Updated 2 hours ago

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.

  • nice work paul!

  • Daniela, 311 is for things like potholes and burned out streetlights....it isn't "911 -lite"

    I'm curious, I don't like the energy creeps any more than you do, but what request would you be making with 311?

5 days ago

    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

5 days ago

    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

6 days ago

Don't Miss This Friday! Join Us For Fun Night of Painting Party!

All are invited (adults only please) to join us on Friday, November 17th- 6:30-10:30PM. BYOB and/or appetizers and snacks! Make some fun, new friends, and beautiful holiday artwork!
$35 per person- register online @wetpaintchicago.com
Questions? Call Santa Lucia School Office- 312-326-1839

Nov 09

Updated 6 days ago

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

Nov 11

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

    October Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future - Greater South Loop Association
    At the October GSLA Neighbors' Night Out, about 35 people joined in conversation about metro Chicago regional planning issues. The event was held at Bulldog Ale House, 901 South State Street. Two urban planners from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning-the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal, Lake, McHenry, and Will-joined the...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

    November Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row - Greater South Loop Association
    The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor's Night Out. Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

Nov 10

Gunman in white mask confronts security guard: ''I'm going to kill all you officers'

The man fired three times as the guard ran to the security office at 2220 South Archer Ave.  She was not hit and the man ran around the corner at Stewart Avenue, firing several more shots in the air before tossing the gun in a garbage can, police said.

Deering District police officers caught up with the man in the 200 block of West Cermak Road.  They found a Smith & Wesson handgun in the garbage can and a green jacket discarded...

...and a green jacket discarded in a nearby alley.  Officers recovered shell casings in the 2200 block of South Stewart and in the 2200 block of South Archer...

...alley.  Officers recovered shell casings in the 2200 block of South Stewart and in the 2200 block of South Archer...

    'I'm going to kill all you officers:' Man charged after shooting at Chinatown security guard
    A Park Manor man has been charged with shooting at a security guard in Chinatown on Wednesday afternoon, according to Chicago law enforcement sources. Maurice Strickland, 30, faces multiple charges in connection with the shooting in the 2200 block of South Archer Avenues on the Near South Side about 1:25 p.m., police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 10

Man Charged With Shooting At Security Guard In Armour Square

About 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, 30-year-old Maurice M. Strickland Jr. of the Park Manor neighborhood threatened the 41-year-old security guard in the 2200 block of South Stewart, according to Chicago Police.

    Man Charged With Shooting At Security Guard In Armour Square
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A South Side man is facing felony charges for allegedly shooting at a security guard Wednesday in the Armour Square neighborhood. About 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, 30-year-old Maurice M. Strickland Jr. of the Park Manor neighborhood threatened the 41-year-old security guard in the 2200 block of South Stewart, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 10

'I'm going to kill all you officers:' Man charged after shooting at Chinatown security guard

The woman ran to the security office at 2200 South Archer when the man fired three rounds from a handgun with an extended clip at the woman, according to source information. The man ran westbound and threw the weapon in a garbage can.

Deering district officers detained Strickland in the 200 block of West Cermak Road, and he matched the description of the shooter.

Officers found a Smith & Wesson handgun with an extended clip in a garbage can in the 2200 block of South Stewart Avenue. A green jacket was found in a nearby alley.

    'I'm going to kill all you officers:' Man charged after shooting at Chinatown security guard
    A Park Manor man has been charged with shooting at a security guard in Chinatown on Wednesday afternoon, according to Chicago law enforcement sources. Maurice Strickland, 30, faces multiple charges in connection with the shooting in the 2200 block of South Archer Avenues on the Near South Side about 1:25 p.m., police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 10

Nov 09

South Loop Culinary Crawl on November 16, 2017 - Experience the Evolution

Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two...

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Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two late tasting tours - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Check in at Near South Planning Board, 2600 S. Michigan Avenue - Free Parking. Enter for a chance to win a gift card at each location!

Register at www.theNSPB.com or call 312-987-1980.

    Homepage
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    http://thenearsouthplanningboard.org

Nov 08

Police: Gunman held after firing shots at security guard in Chinatown

It happened about 1:25 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Stewart Avenue in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood.

    Police: Gunman held after firing shots at security guard in Chinatown
    One man is in custody after firing a gun at a security guard working at a housing complex in the Chinatown neighborhood.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 08

Water Main Break: There was a water main br...

Water Main Break: There was a water main break that occurred at 481 W 26th Street. DWM has crews working on this until it is repaired. They are expecting to complete the repair within 2 hours. Buildings located on the south side of W 26th Street between S Canal ST and S Normal Ave will be without water until the main is repaired.

    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 08

Police: Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing Shots at Guard

The incident took place at the Archer Court Apartments in the 2200 block of South Stewart, according to Chicago police. At approximately 1:25 p.m., a 30-year-old man...

    Police: Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing Shots at Guard
    A man is in custody after he allegedly fired multiple shots at a security guard in the city's Chinatown neighborhood on Wednesday. The incident took place at the Archer Court Apartments in the 2200 block of South Stewart, according to Chicago police.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Nov 07

Join Us For a Fun Night of Painting!

All are invited (adults only please) to join us on Friday, November 17th- 6:30-10:30PM. BYOB and/or appetizers and snacks! Make some fun, new friends, and beautiful holiday artwork!
$35 per person- register online @wetpaintchicago.com
Questions? Call Santa Lucia School Office- 312-326-1839

Nov 06

Confessions of a Condo Board member…

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    Confessions of a Condo Board member... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be renewing their contract with us......
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 05

Nov 04

Who’s Bud Billiken, anyway?

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    Who's Bud Billiken, anyway?
    August is nearly upon us, and that means the Bud Billiken Parade is right around the corner. Have you heard of this annual event and wondered what it celebrates? Our friends at the Chicago Defender Charities made us aware of their annual gala, A Night in Bronzeville, which is coming up this Thursday, August 3.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville

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    Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville
    Parents and community members packed the gymnasium at the South Loop Elementary School's main building (1212 S. Plymouth) on Tuesday, June 21 and the cafeteria and gymnasium at National Teachers Academy on Monday, July 10 to hear more information and provide feedback on the recently released proposal to repurpose NTA into a high school serving the Near South neighborhoods of the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Neighbors’ Night Out summary – July 2017, Riverline South Loop development

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    Neighbors' Night Out summary - July 2017, Riverline South Loop development
    Approximately 65 neighbors attended the GSLA's July Neighbors' Night Out to meet representatives from the Riverline development team, CMK and Perkins + Will, and to get a close-up look at the current construction progress. The event was held at Sociale (800 S Clark St).
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update:  Results of GSLA’s Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan

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    Education Update: Results of GSLA's Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan
    This post summarizes the key findings of two GSLA surveys which followed the first and third community meetings held by CPS to gather feedback on a proposal to expand the South Loop Elementary School's boundary southward to 22 nd Street and close the National Teacher's Academy elementary school (NTA) to repurpose it to serve as a 1,000 student high school which would be available to students residing in the South Loop, Chinatown, Armour Square, Bridgeport, and north Bronzeville areas.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

September Neighbors’ Night Out – Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!

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    September Neighbors' Night Out - Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!
    This month's NNO was a bit of a break from the norm, with a free 30-min workout session at the beginning to allow neighbors to check out the new Evolve & Elevate fitness studio, located in East Pilsen. The host establishment for the beverage and presentation portion of the evening was the Pleasant House Pub, located at 2119 S.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 03

Friday Night Fun at Santa Lucia School- Annual Bunco Party- All are welcome!

Join us Friday, November 3rd from 6:30 - 9:30pm for a fun evening of games, food, and fun! Tickets are available at the door ($20) so grab your girls and roll some dice!

Nov 01

This is Your Brain on Beer Comedy Show!

Where comedians put there skills to the test after indulging in a few delicious brews from Motor Row Brewing. The stakes are high when the audience chooses who's skills held up the best!
Hosted by: Ramon Smith and Leah Eva
More info at: mrandmrssmithcomedy.com

Nov 01

Oct 30

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

    Confessions of a Condo Board member.... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be [...]
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Oct 25

How to Check if you are Entitled to a Red-Light Camera Ticket Refund

You may be entitled to a refund from the City of Chicago red-light camera settlement. Here is how you can check online to see if you qualify to receive a refund or have your violation debt forgiven.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/10/check-to-see-if-you-are-entitled-to-red.html

    Check to See if you are Entitled to a Red Light Camera Refund
    As many drivers in and around the City of Chicago know, red-light cameras have been installed on many of the intersections we navigate. Unfortunately, many of us know all too well of how they work as you may have received a violation notice in the mail sometime soon after seeing the flash of the camera as you went through an intersection.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Oct 25

Oct 19

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    BUILDING VIOLATION ADDITION ON THE FRONT BUILT WITH OUT PERMIT. INTERIOR REMODELING OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDING INCLUDES CARPENTRY, CONCRETE, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND PLUMBING (CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    330 W. 25th Pl. Issued October 17, 2017 Comment

Oct 18

Exec. Producer of Weigel Sports - at IL Media School today at 1:30 p.m.

Today at the IL Media School - vocational college in south Loop - 530 S. State St. - Fred Weintraub (a seasoned Emmy award winning sports producer) will be meeting with students studying broadcast media arts at the campus. The public is invited.

Oct 10

Updated Oct 16

This is Your Brain on Beer Comedy Show!

Stand up Comedy is a hard craft to hone. It takes years of refinement and dedication. Let's see how that holds up when each comic gets to do two sets: a dry set and the other on the juice! The stakes are high when the audience chooses who's skills held up the best!
Hosted by: Ramon Smith and Leah Eva
Tickets at: mranmrssmithcomedy.com

Oct 14

BIBO AWARDS will be telecast on CAN-TV-19 four times in October.

10/17/17 at 8:00 p.m.
10/18/17 at 3:00 p.m.
10/26/17 at 7:30 p.m.
10/27/17 at 2:30 p.m.

If you're not familiar with BIBO (Beautiy In Beauty Out) Awards - this 501c honors outstanding women who give back to their community. Traci S. Campbell is the founder.
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=MBefJfzKbkQ

Oct 08

Updated Oct 09

GSLA Board of Directors 2017-18

GSLA Board of Directors 2017-18

    GSLA Board of Directors 2017-18 - Greater South Loop Association
    The board of directors of the Greater South Loop Association received nominating petitions for the board of directors and held its annual election on Saturday, October 7, 2017. From Cristina Hall, incoming President: As the incoming President of the Greater South Loop Association, I'd like to offer a HUGE thank you to Deb Soehlig, our [...]
    http://greatersouthloop.org

  • Mark Kieras Prairie District Resident

    Agree.....Deb has done a wonderful job over the years. The organizations success and focus owes a great debt to her efforts. As a side note Cristina will do a great job taking over the reigns based on what I've seen. The organization is in good hands :)

Oct 06

Oct 04

Neli Vazquez Rowland - advocate for homeless honored by BIBO AWARDS.

Neli Vazquez Rowland is President of A Safe Haven Foundation, that since 1994 has helped over 100,000 people change their lives and become contributing members of society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=sD7Nqw9JnPk

    BIBO AWARDS PURPLE CARPET INTRV OF NELI VAZQUEZ
    Neli Vazquez Rowland is President of A Safe Haven Foundation, that since 1994 has helped over 100,000 people change their lives and become contributing members of society.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Oct 01

Updated Oct 04

Shots fired in Bridgeport last night

Does anyone know about shots fired near St. Mary's church (32nd & Morgan) in Bridgeport last night around 12:30am? We heard them pretty clearly and called it in but no police activity or squealing tires we know of afterwards. Hopefully a false alarm!?

  • Does anyone know what relation there is (if any) to the incident at 31st and Aberdeen today? This morning, someone fired at a passing car. Holden School had a soft lockdown.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    all gang related.....for more info please read the FB Bridgeport Chicago Il page....
    .

Oct 01

Savagly Beaten By Her Spouse - She Fought Back - BIBO Awards Honoree

Payal Patel interviews Yolanda Carter, a 2017 BIBO AWARDS Honoree about her story. Yolanda thought she was in a happy relationship. That changed in March of last year when she became a victim of spousal abuse. The pain and damage, the multiple surgeries needed, and the ongoing push forward to recover, led her to reveal her story and to share with other women, the obvious signs of domestic violence, and get them to walk through the darkness of the moment and back into the light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjl2zamB8c

    BIBO HONOREE YOLANDA CARTER
    Payal Patel interviews Yolanda Carter, a 2017 BIBO AWARDS Honoree about her story. Yolanda thought she was in a happy relationship. That changed in March of last year when she became a victim of spousal abuse.
    https://www.youtube.com/

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