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Archer and Kedzie

Anyone know what is going up at the sight of the old White Castle at Archer and Kedzie? I saw construction starting this morning.

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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.

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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..

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Dec 31

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXISTING RESIDENTIAL 3 STORY W/BSMT MASONRY BLDG. - INT.REMODELING OF UNIT 3R ONLY - TO ADDRESS STOP WORK ORDER#1287232 - ALL WORK AS PER APPROVED PLANS AND PERMIT - PERMIT TO COVER 2344-46 W 24TH PL, CHICAGO

    2344 W. 24th Pl. Issued December 29, 2017 Comment

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More Chicago gangs arming themselves with rifles as alliances spread conflict

The day of the meeting, young men inside a white SUV and a red van traded rifle fire as they careened down Cermak Road west of Leavitt, about half a mile from the school. They crashed into other vehicles and their errant rounds hit a 67-year-old man and 48-year-old woman, wounding them.

Ruiz is a red-brick elementary school at 24th and Leavitt streets, named for an officer killed in 1988 trying to stop a school shooting. It sits two blocks south of Cermak Road in territory long claimed by Satan Disciples.

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Aunts and other relatives lived near her first apartment at 45th and Wood streets. That’s the corner where the Saints trace their origins in the 1960s as a mostly Polish gang. Their territory extends out about two blocks in each direction.

For decades, the Saints were “renegades,” not aligning with the People or Folk nations that most gangs belonged to. They fought with everyone, though their main rival has been the La Raza gang on 48th Street east of Ashland.

Toward the end of the 26 days, more than 200 people gathered at 47th Street and Damen Avenue for the first of what Marina Alonso hoped would be an annual Christmas tree lighting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

    Chicago gangs arm themselves with rifles as alliances spread conflict
    One late afternoon over Labor Day weekend in 2016, near the arches welcoming truck drivers into the old stockyards south of Bridgeport, a gunman in a red minivan leveled a rifle and fired at a motorcyclist. The gunman hit the bike but not the driver.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 27

Chicago gangs arm themselves with rifles as alliances spread conflict

The day of the meeting, young men inside a white SUV and a red van traded rifle fire as they careened down Cermak Road west of Leavitt, about half a mile from the school. They crashed into other vehicles and their errant rounds hit a 67-year-old man and 48-year-old woman, wounding them.

Ruiz is a red-brick elementary school at 24th and Leavitt streets, named for an officer killed in 1988 trying to stop a school shooting. It sits two blocks south of Cermak Road in territory long claimed by Satan Disciples.

Police investigate a shooting scene in the 2100 block of West Cermak Road where two pedestrians were wounded in a shootout between shooters firing from vehicles with rifles in the Pilsen neighborhood on Nov. 6, 2017.

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Aunts and other relatives lived near her first apartment at 45th and Wood streets. That’s the corner where the Saints trace their origins in the 1960s as a mostly Polish gang. Their territory extends out about two blocks in each direction.

For decades, the Saints were “renegades,” not aligning with the People or Folk nations that most gangs belonged to. They fought with everyone, though their main rival has been the La Raza gang on 48th Street east of Ashland.

Toward the end of the 26 days, more than 200 people gathered at 47th Street and Damen Avenue for the first of what Marina Alonso hoped would be an annual Christmas tree lighting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

    Chicago gangs arm themselves with rifles as alliances spread conflict
    One late afternoon over Labor Day weekend in 2016, near the arches welcoming truck drivers into the old stockyards south of Bridgeport, a gunman in a red minivan leveled a rifle and fired at a motorcyclist. The gunman hit the bike but not the driver.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Weekend bets: Krampus events, art shows, Gingerbread Grindhouse

Prints of Unusual Size - (Dec. 9th from 7pm-10pm) Woodcut prints, live printing demos, ceramics, posters, tees, gifts, snacks, and more. Hoofprint Workshop, 2433 S. Oakley Ave., Chicago, IL 60608.

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Facets Warehouse Movie Sale - (Dec. 7th-14th) Titles as low as .99 cents! Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614.

IT - (Dec. 8th-14th; Closed Dec. 9th & 11th) Grab some drinks and enjoy Pennywise at the Brew & View! Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL. 6:30pm. ($5)

ST. FRANCIS HEARS A NOISE - (Dec. 10th at 6pm) Psychotronic sci-fi feature about a sound recordist whose microphone seems to be picking up sounds from the great beyond. Director Jimmy Schaus in attendance. Presented by ACRE Projects. $7-$10. Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.

RE-ANIMATOR - (Dec. 8th at 7pm) Free screening at Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. BYOB. (SOLD OUT)

KRAMPUS: A Haunted Christmas at 13th Floor Haunted House - (Dec. 8th & 9th) 13th Floor Haunted House, 1940 George, St., Melrose Park, IL 60160.

Holiday Mini Art Show - (Dec. 8th from 7pm-11pm) 3rd annual holiday mini exhibit displaying original artwork from 50 artists. All pieces priced under $50. Sponsored by Revolution Brewing. Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.

Jimmy Beans Art Show: Saturnalia - (Dec. 9th from 5pm-11pm) 30+ artists celebrate Saturnalia through mixed media artwork. All work is dark / low light. Jimmy Beans Coffee, 2553 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647.

Madman's Eye: The Art of Mac Blackout - (Dec. 8th from 6pm-10pm) Galerie F, 2415 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. Free. All ages.

PAZ: Piñatas & Zines - (Dec. 9th from 7pm-10pm) Various artists. Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey #208, Chicago, IL 60647.

RODIN: Sculptor and Storyteller - (through March 4th, 2018) Seeing Auguste Rodin's famous sculptures up close and personal is definitely an experience to remember and cherish. Hours. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

Roswel Solo Art Show - (Dec. 9th from 7pm-10:30pm) “No Bad Days” exhibit. Roswel “utilizes his playful Yeti character to explore everyday life in Chicago's urban landscape.” Presented by Graffiti Institute at Chicago Young Authors, 1180 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642.

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through Dec. 29th, 2017.

Improvised Black Mirror - (Extended through Dec. 29th) Styled after the popular techno horror television show, Black Mirror, the group performs a new episode based on a suggestion. Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. $12.

...company dedicated to putting women in charge onstage and behind the scenes. The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL...

Haunted Chicago Walking Tour - (Sept. 2nd through Dec. 30th) America's Tours & Second City Tours, 2959 N. Springfield, Chicago, IL 60618. (Goldstar discount HERE.)

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

Chicago Metal Market - (Dec. 16th from 12:30pm-4:30pm) Shop vinyl, CDs, tees, patches, art, and more. Metal vendors and artists. Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60618.

QUEEN OF THE DAMNED / DETROIT ROCK CITY - (Dec. 13th at 8pm) Horror vendors, giveaways, 21+. Free. Fat Cat Chicago, 4840 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640.

SLAY BELLS RING - (Jan. 13th, 2018) Murder Mystery Dinner. Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL 61201. (Dec. 16th already sold out, so book your tickets soon!)

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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.

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Dec 01

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    replace drywall , doors & windows. floors (wood/tile). cabinets. trim - all work same as existing (no electrical work under this permit)

    2431 W. 24th St. Issued November 29, 2017 Comment

Dec 01

Enjoy holiday dining and festive treats close to home

La Fontanella Ristorante, 2414 S. Oakley Ave., (773) 927-5249, info@lafontanellarestaurant.com, http://lafontanellarestaurant.com, Facebook, Google+.

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Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.

Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.

Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.

Bake for Me! is one of downtown Chicago’s and south Halsted Street’s best bakeries for cakes, as well as your source for convenient catering for breakfast, lunch, receptions, and holiday parties. The family-owned bakery has three locations, plus the affiliated Racine Bakery at 6216 S. Archer Ave.

Ferrara Bakery, 2210 W. Taylor St., (312) 666-2200, Facebook, www.ferrarabakery.com.

Vintage Lounge, 1449 W. Taylor St., (312) 526-3647, info@vintageontaylor.com, www.vintageontaylor.com, Facebook, Twitter.

The Jackalope Coffee & Tea House, 755 W. 32nd Street, (312) 888-3468, www.jackalopecoffee.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/JackalopeCoffeeTeaHouse.

Red Line Café, an eatery new to the area at 33rd Street and Wells, offers a variety of coffee drinks, smoothies, desserts, and sandwiches.

Antique Taco Bridgeport, 1000 W. 35th St., (773) 823-9410 christine@antiquetaco.com, www.antiquetaco.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

Chicago Curry House, 899 S. Plymouth Ct., (312) 362-9999, www.curryhouseonline.com, Facebook, Twitter.

Connie’s pizza, 2373 S. Archer Ave., (312) CONNIES, www.conniespizza.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Damenzo’s Banquets, 741 S. Western Ave., (312) 421-5065, www.damenzosbanquet.com, Facebook.

Damenzo’s Pizza & Restaurant, three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, (708) 771-5705, www.damenzospizza.com, Facebook.

Damenzo’s Pizza & Restaurant, three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, (708) 771-5705, www.damenzospizza.com, Facebook.

Eppel’s Restaurant, 554 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 922-2206 or (312) 922-6118, fax (312) 596-1202, www.eppelsrestaurant.com, Facebook.

Fontano’s Subs, 1058 W. Polk St., (312) 421-4474, fax (312) 421-1224, www.fontanossubs.com.

Franco’s Ristorante, 300 W. 31st St., (312) 225-9566, www.francoschicago.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Nepal House (Nepali Restaurant), 1301 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-0601, www.nepalhouseonline.com, Facebook, Twitter.

...9:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted. Nepal House now has a second location at 2601 W. Devon Ave.

Pompei on Taylor, 1531 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-5179, www.pompeiusa.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Red Line Café, 218 W. 33rd St., (312) 265-0219, www.redline33.com, Facebook, Instagram.

Stix ‘n Brix Wood Fired Pizza, 220 W. 33rd St., (312) 265-0219, www.stixnbrix33.com, Facebook, Instagram.

Sweet Maple Café, 1339 W. Taylor St., (312) 243-8908, www.sweetmaplecafe.com, Facebook.

Hyde Park Produce Market, 1226 East 53rd Street, (773) 324-7100, fax (773) 324-7929, www.HydeParkProduce.com, Facebook.

Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc., 1111 W. 40th St., (773) 254-7900 ext. 815, www.superiornutandcandy.com, rmastrangelo@sncnut.com, Facebook, Twitter.

    Gazette Chicago " Enjoy holiday dining and festive treats close to home
    November 30, 2017 Local restaurants, bakeries, bars, and food stores offer a great selection in holiday dining and gifts. Take a break from the busy holiday season and enjoy a bite to eat or a glass of holiday cheer, or purchase a gift of food right here in the community.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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Nov 30

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT NEW 3 STORY, III-B, 4DU TOWNHOME BUILDING AS PER PLANS (PROTOTYPE PLAN 2259 W. COULTER ST. PERMIT # 100698975) CURRENT USE: VACANT LAND/PROPOSED USE: RESIDENTIAL TOWNHOMES

    2241 W. Coulter St. Issued November 28, 2017 Comment

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