4 days ago

    Why Mr. Rogers Got It and Fox News Never Will!
    By now I'm sure you're aware that 2018 is the 50th anniversary of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," broadcast nationally by PBS. The milestone has received a great deal of media coverage, a documentary on PBS - hosted by Michael Keaton, who actually worked on the show, a theatrical documentary that came out in June and Tom...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

4 days ago

Oakley Ave

Is the 700 block of Oakley Ave safe?

Oct 22 2016

Updated Jun 17

blue ribbons on all trees on the 3000 block of S Throop?

Someone put blue ribbons on every street tree on the 3000 block of S. Throop. Does anyone know who did this? I'm a property owner on the block and no one asked my permission.

Jun 16

Be Careful everyone

Be Careful a lot of women is being kidnapped and killed and the elderly is being killed also

Jun 16

Jun 15

May 14

Updated Jun 14

Merging Bridgeport Churches and Schools

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

  • emj1900 bp

    Catholic school system has nobody else to blame but themselves for their dwindling church and school attendance. PERIOD! They are going merge whether you agree or disagree. And it's sad that the merging schools had to suck up their money in the red... The almighty Vatican needs to suck it up.... Maybe they can open that vast vault they have their and sell off a few gold chalices... of which they have plenty...

  • Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up...

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    Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up their pocketbooks.
    In addition, St. Therese was able to increase their school enrollment with a long waiting list due to the high educational standards set. Many other Catholic schools are within a 1 or 2 mile radius from St, Therese. These other schools need to do more to reach out to the community and raise their educational standards. Their are people in the neighborhood willing to pay for a better education for their kids.

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

It been a long time since I been here

Celebrate my 50th Birthday

Jun 13

Jun 12

Jun 12

Police release video of purse snatcher pushing woman to the ground

The incident happened June 2 near 26th Street and Stewart Avenue.

    Police release video of purse snatcher pushing woman to the ground
    CHICAGO - Police have released a video of a purse snatcher pushing a woman to the ground in Bridgeport. The incident happened June 2 near 26th Street and Stewart Avenue. In the video, the suspect is seen approaching the victim from behind, grabbing her purse and knocking her to the ground.
    http://cltv.com

Jun 11

Caught On Video: Purse Snatcher Throws Woman To The Ground In Bridgeport

It happened around 3 p.m. on June 2 at the intersection of 26th and Stewart.

    Caught On Video: Purse Snatcher Throws Woman To The Ground In Bridgeport
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police are hoping surveillance video helps them catch a mugger who knocked a woman to the ground and stole her purse earlier this month in the Bridgeport neighborhood. It happened around 3 p.m. on June 2 at the intersection of 26th and Stewart.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 11

VIDEO: Robber snatches woman's purse, knocks her to ground in Armour Square

...released video of a violent robbery on the South Side.The robbery occurred in the 2600-block of South Stewart Avenue at 3 p.m. on June 2.Surveillance video shows the suspect approaching the victim...

    VIDEO: Robber snatches woman's purse, knocks her to ground in Armour Square
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE Chicago police have released video of a violent robbery on the South Side. The robbery occurred in the 2600-block of South Stewart Avenue at 3 p.m. on June 2. Surveillance video shows the suspect approaching the victim from behind and grabbing her purse and knocking her to the ground.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jun 08

Updated Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

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...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • ihuntbeavers Ombudsmen

    Just got the NEWS Anthony Bourdain, Found Dead in France ! Terriable !

Jun 08

Updated Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • This is a reprint from 2016 that the Trib reposted today in honor of his passing. So far from being inappropriate, it's exactly what one should do in light of today's news.

  • Ok, thanks Lesko. I didn't see the time stamp. I thought this was unfortunate timing and bad QC by Trib.

Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 08

Jun 08

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Jun 07

Jun 07

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Jun 06

Chinese communities in Chicago targeted by financial scammers

a 64-year-old woman in the 2700 block of South Princeton Avenue

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a 37-year-old woman in the 5400 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard

and a 30-year-old woman in the 5000 block of South Lake Shore Drive.

    Chinese communities in Chicago targeted by financial scammers
    CHICAGO - Police are warning people in Chicago's Chinese communities to be aware of a new financial scam. Here's how it works: A potential victim will receive a call from someone pretending to be with the Chinese Consulate in Chicago.
    http://cltv.com

Jun 03

Jun 01

Updated Jun 02

Chicago readies for summer fun, family events, and great entertainment

...will be held Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Along with the Lion Dance procession, entertainment includes Chinese classical dance and music, martial arts...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Place and Wentworth. The fair is sponsored by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. Log on to www.chicagochinatown...

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Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., in Preston Bradley Hall offers the Dame Myra Hess Concerts, a free weekly classical series...

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., is a 20-acre lakefront park and recreation center that offers a broad range of...

...free weekly series every Tuesday from June 5 through Aug. 28 at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. These chamber music events feature world-class musicians. Doors open at 5 p.m., pre...

...offer summer camps focused on instrumental improvement and ensemble play. The school is located at 38 S. Peoria St. Call (312) 786-9428 or log on to www.meritmusic.org...

...why design is important. This summer, the CAF will move to its new location at 111 W. Wacker Dr., located just above the dock for the CAF River Cruises aboard Chicago’s First Lady...

The 29th annual African Festival of the Arts will be held in Washington Park, 51st St. at Cottage Grove Ave., Friday through Monday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. The park will come alive during Labor...

...galleries and artist studios centered around south Halsted Street beginning at 1711 and ending at 2005 S. Halsted every second Friday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free...

...17, on Father’s Day weekend in the Heart of Chicago/Little Tuscany community on Oakley Avenue at 24th Street. The event draws 25,000 visitors annually. The festivities run 5 to 11 p.m...

...m., the Chicago Food Truck Festival 2018 will be held at its new location at 1600-1800 S. Wabash Ave. The event is free with up to 30 gourmet food trucks and a sangria fest...

...College of Music’s graduate band on Tuesday, July 10, behind the Clark House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana Ave. The Toddlers, Tunes, & Turtles program begins at 5:30 p.m. A family drum circle...

The Dragon Boat Race for Literacy at Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th St., will be held Saturday, June 23, with an awards ceremony at the end.

...Tutti I Santi (All Saints Festival), sponsored by the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon  to 5 p.m., immediately after Mass...

...and tobacco-free family friendly festival, runs Thursday through Sunday, July 26 through 29, at 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Hours are Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to...

PDNA also will sponsor the new South Loop Beer and Cider Fest at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. on Saturday, July 28, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Try a sampling of beers and ciders. Call (312) 401-2688 for any questions on PDNA events or go to www.pdnachicago.com.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1341 W. Randolph St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

St. Barbara’s Church will host its four-day carnival at 2859 S. Throop St., featuring rides, carnival games, and sweet treats. Admission is free. Prices vary, but megapasses are...

Greektown will host its 28th annual Taste of Greektown, 100 to 400 S. Halsted St., on Friday, Aug. 24, 4 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25...

...are Allen Stone, The Devil Makes Three, and Chicano Batman. Held in six blocks around 900 W. Randolph St., the event will feature food from neighborhood restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and artisans and vendors selling...

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., will host the Pitchfork Music Festival Friday through Sunday, July 20 through 22. Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, and Lauryn Hill are among the headliners. Single day tickets cost $75; a three-day advance ticket is $175. Log on to www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

The Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., has new hours, open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m...

The Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5...

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., (312) 738-1503, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m...

Celebrate the Summer Nature Festival at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, and (773) 755-5100, on Thursday, July 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. The...

Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., offers summer hours after Monday, June 11, through Sunday, Aug.19, 9 a.m. to...

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., (312) 742-2000. This year the zoo celebrated its sesquicentennial with the exhibition From Swans...

    Gazette Chicago " Chicago readies for summer fun, family events, and great entertainment
    June 1, 2018 Summertime is the best time for fun in the city. A variety of summer-time events provide joy for everyone-there is plenty to do for both youngsters and adults in terms of cultural, musical, and community events.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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

    Summer is one long running festival in Chicago. I love it!

May 31

Updated Jun 01

Back up, city's main sewer need to be clean up

There is backing up in my place for 4 weeks already. I had two plumbers proved that there is no water flooding in the city's main sewer, which means it is clogged. I have called the city and they confirmed that the city needs to rod the main sewer. But 4 weeks passed already, they haven't done anything, just keep telling me to wait. The situation is getting worse. can you imagine how do we live in a building that has very strong smell from the backing up under such hot weather? Any good advices?

  • Wow! What a horrible situation. I am sorry that you are going through this. Have you contacted your alderman’s office? I would go in person to the office with the pictures because you’ll be less likely to get the run around. Check also with neighbors to see if anyone else has had the problem. There is strength in numbers.

    Good luck!

May 30

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May 30

May 23

Updated May 27

Cat Found

Hi. I live in the area of 29th and archer. There is a white and grey long haired cat that has been wandering the block the last month.

She now looks like a stray but answers and comes to my back porch everyday. Shes in need of some clean up and medical but it seems she belonged to someone once.

Anyone still missing a medium to long haired grey and white cat? She wanders around crying and its heartbreaking. Anyone know of a service that will pick her up?

  • Jambo neighbor

    Dear Cat Helper, Theresa and Miss Priss, THANK YOU to these ladies for watching out for animals in need! You are LOVED for this!

  • MissPriss, thank you so much for helping this kitty. Having a tender heart for animals is a gift...and you are using your gift well. Many, many blessings to you!

May 27

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