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Jan 13

Updated 3 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

4 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

Jan 11

Updated Jan 12

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.

Jan 11

Updated Jan 11

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?

Jan 07

Updated Jan 10

  • I wonder if the bakery will make custom fortunes if you buy in bulk. The Facebook page is one of those generic ones that are made by Facebook (I assume) rather than the owner of the business. Here's an article about the bakery: https://southsideweekly.com/sweet-fortune/

  • Custom made? Make them larger? Various colors? Check them out & inquire. They might ask for a deposit. On CBS' "Let's Make a Deal" I've seen large fortune cookies that they break open; these of course are some of their props.

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

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

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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 22

Nine Chicago-Area Restaurant Openings to Know

BRIDGEPORT— Connie’s Pizza, a South Side favorite, has expanded its Archer Avenue location by adding a brewpub element. There’s room for 45 customers to watch seven big-screen TVs. Status: Certified open, 2373 S. Archer Avenue.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

ANDERSONVILLE— There’s new place to pick up snacks and bottles of wine. Zak’s Clark Haus has opened. Status: Certified open, 5059 N. Clark Street.

BELMONT GARDENS— Crawford Food & Spirits, a neighborhood spot near Avondale and The Villa, is now open. Expect pub food like chicken fingers and burgers. Check out the menu below. Status: Certified open, 3942 W. School Street.

OLD IRVING PARK— Chicago Taco Authority is selling steak, shrimp, and chicken tacos inside the former Berrista space. The Sun-Times caught up with the owners of the “other CTA.” Status: Certified open, 4219 W. Irving Park Road.

SOUTH LOOP— Half Sour is bucking the trend that Jewish delis aren’t sustainable in Chicago. They serve sandwiches, bagels, cured fish, and even avocado toast. Status: Certified open, 755 S. Clark Street.

    Nine Chicago-Area Restaurant Openings to Know
    ANDERSONVILLE- There's new place to pick up snacks and bottles of wine. Zak's Clark Haus has opened. Status: Certified open, 5059 N. Clark Street. BELMONT GARDENS- Crawford Food & Spirits, a neighborhood spot near Avondale and The Villa, is now open. Expect pub food like chicken fingers and burgers.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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

Dec 20

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

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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 13

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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 10

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 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 05

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.

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

  • Permit issued for new construction

    RT-4, NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A THREE DWELLING UNIT THREE STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH BASEMENT, WITH ASSOCIATED MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND PLUMBING. THREE ON-GRADE PARKING SPACES. AS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    606 W. 26th St. Issued November 29, 2017 Comment

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