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  • Exploring Social Skills for Spanish Readers

    Ms. Ferdinandt is asking for $445.69:
    My students need books to build their capacity around social-emotional learning topics such as empathy, kindness, perseverance, bravery, and compassion!
    John Spry Elementary School Comment

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  • Staying Healthy and Having Fun on the Weekends!

    Mrs. Mendoza-Ramirez is asking for $1241.86:
    My students need sports balls and bags to check out for the long, winter weekends to enjoy at home with family and friends while staying healthy and logging their daily exercise time.
    Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Comment

5 days ago

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Jan 11

Updated 6 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.

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Jan 09

Jan 08

  • Sankofa Stories: Students Need Diverse Biographies

    Ms. Franzinger Barrett is asking for $324.74:
    My students need 101 Changemakers, Bad Girls Throughout History, and many other biographies of diverse individuals for their upcoming nonfiction writing unit.
    Telpochcalli Elementary School Comment

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

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Jan 02

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • School Supplies!

    Ms. Morfin is asking for $338.85:
    My students need school supplies like pencils, crayons and erasers to last them to the end of the school year.
    Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Comment
  • Printer to Publish our Stories

    Ms. Morfin is asking for $670.00:
    My students need a color printer to publish their unique stories.
    Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Comment

Dec 29

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Dec 23

Bond court reforms lead to record-low inmate count in Cook County

...after years of efforts to reduce the population of the once-overcrowded jail complex at 26th Street and California Avenue, but the reason fewer people are in the jail lies next-door in the Leighton...

    Bond court reforms lead to record-low inmate count in Cook County
    More people are home for Christmas in Chicago this year than any time in decades -- more people who are facing criminal charges, that is. The Cook County jail this week held some 5,900 detainees, the lowest total at the jail in decades, and down more than 1,500 in just the last three months, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Dec 15

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

Dec 12

  • Let the Math Games Begin!

    Mrs. Rivera is asking for $616.75:
    My students need math folder game libraries, dice, number lines and other materials to practice math skills at home.
    Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Comment

Dec 10

Dec 06

  • Word Sorts Games Anyone?

    Mrs. Rivera is asking for $1225.20:
    My students need phonics and literacy games to practice their phonics skills with their families at home.
    Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Comment

Dec 05

  • Writing about Reading!

    Mrs. Mendoza-Ramirez is asking for $409.55:
    My students need writing journals and utensils with requested books to Write about Reading!
    Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Comment

Dec 04

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.

Nov 30

Man Dies In Cook County Sheriff’s Custody After DUI Crash

Jerome Monroe, 56, died at the jail in the 2700 block of South California at 7:57 a.m. Friday, according to the sheriff’s and medical examiner’s offices. An autopsy did not rule on his cause and manner of death pending further studies.

    Man Dies In Cook County Sheriff's Custody After DUI Crash
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man died in the custody of the Cook County sheriff's office Wednesday afternoon after he was involved in a DUI crash. Francisco Marchan, 52, was arrested by Chicago Police on Monday for aggravated DUI after a crash at Lemoyne and Pulaski, according to Cook County sheriff's spokeswoman Cara Smith.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 30

  • You Got The Music In You

    Mrs. Fong is asking for $282.59:
    My students need books, puzzles, and headphones to begin their Music Making study.
    John Spry Elementary School Comment

Nov 29

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