37 hours 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

2 days ago

Oakley Ave

Is the 700 block of Oakley Ave safe?

Oct 22 2016

Updated 4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

Be Careful everyone

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

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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 11

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

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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

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

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

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!

Jun 01

Archdiocese discusses merging parishes in Bridgeport, Canaryville, Chinatown

All Saints-St. Anthony is at 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744, https://assaparish.org. Nativity of Our Lord is at 653 W. 37th...

...Wallace St., (773) 268-9595, www.stgabes.com. St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church is at 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871, www.stjeromecroatian.org. St. Mary of Perpetual Help is at 1039 W...

...Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Santa Lucia-Santa Maria Incoronata is at 3022 S. Wells St., (312) 842-6115, https://santaluciachicago.org...

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

...W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744, https://assaparish.org. Nativity of Our Lord is at 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.org. St. Barbara is at 2859 S. Throop St., (312...

...at 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.org. St. Barbara is at 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, https://stbarbarachicago.org. St. Gabriel is at 4522 S. Wallace St., (773...

...at 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, https://stbarbarachicago.org. St. Gabriel is at 4522 S. Wallace St., (773) 268-9595, www.stgabes.com. St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church is at 2823 S...

...Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871, www.stjeromecroatian.org. St. Mary of Perpetual Help is at 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com. St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church is at 218 W...

...32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com. St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church is at 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Santa Lucia-Santa Maria Incoronata is at 3022 S...

    Gazette Chicago " Archdiocese discusses merging parishes in Bridgeport, Canaryville, Chinatown
    June 1, 2018 The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago is looking to merge eight parishes across Bridgeport, Canaryville and Chinatown. This upcoming consolidation is part of Cardinal Blase Cupich's initiative "Renew My Church," the Rev. Jason Malave, the cardinal's liaison for Renew My Church explained.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

May 30

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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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May 26

May 26

May 23

elsecretoazteca posted 2 photos to Flickr:

May 16

Updated May 22

Full List: Taste of Chicago 2018 to feature 73 food vendors

300 W 26th St.

252 W. 26th St.

This article has 40 other Chicago locations (Show)

4156 N. Kedzie Ave.

1217 W. Devon Ave.

2100 W. Belmont Ave.

1535 W. Madison St.

8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

613 N. McClurg Ct.

2034 W. Division St.

816 W. Fullerton Ave.

2214 S. Wolcott Ave.

2373 S. Archer Ave.

939 W. 18th St.

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

623 S. Wabash Ave.

2518 W. 63rd St.

9233 S. Western Ave.

1758 W. Grand Ave.

225 S. Canal St.

11 E. Illinois St.

210 E. Illinois St.

6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

238 W. 33rd St.

1014 W. Taylor St.

1059 W. Belmont Ave.

6232 N. Broadway

1247 S. Western Ave.

7100 S. South Shore Dr.

3313 N. Clark St.

307 W. Lake St.

75 E. Lake St.

2770 N. Milwaukee Ave.

5033 N. Elston Ave.

1251 W. Fullerton Ave.

436 E. 79th St.

135 S. LaSalle St.

1140 W. Madison St.

1623 N. Milwaukee Ave.

738 N. Clark St.

5039 N. Broadway

1148 W. Monroe St.

131 N. Clinton St.

    Taste of Chicago 2018 to feature 73 food vendors
    The list of restaurants and food trucks that will be featured at the Taste of Chicago 2018 this summer was released on Wednesday. The free food festival will be held July 11-15 in Grant Park. More than 300 menu items will be available from 38 five-day vendors, 22 pop-up restaurants and 13 food trucks.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    those wilding suburbanites again...

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I went to the first one in 1980, when I worked in the Loop--I don't recall how much it cost except it was much cheaper, you could try a bigger variety before you either filled up or ran out of tickets, and much of what was there was unique. Great...

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    I went to the first one in 1980, when I worked in the Loop--I don't recall how much it cost except it was much cheaper, you could try a bigger variety before you either filled up or ran out of tickets, and much of what was there was unique. Great lunchtime alternative to the ubiquitous Loop cookie-cutter Greek "coffee shop" luncheonettes. On the last day I remember I had a 25-cent ticket remaining, it was warm out, and one of the vendors didn't want to cart perishables back. So I got a flat of 12 containers of strawberry Yoplait (a brand and style new to Chicago, which had only Dannon at the time), put it in the office fridge, and drove it home after work. (But to this day I can't stand strawberry yogurt),

    Nowadays, I go only when my knees can take standing around for hours and there's a musical act I want to go see. You have to jockey for a table to put your food & drink down while you stand, nearly half the items are fast-food from well-known restaurants available across the area year-round; and there are those stupid tickets! You can't buy only as many as you want, because the booklets contain odd quantities that are too few or too many. I end up either forgoing something I'd really wanted, compromising and eating something I wasn't really craving, or having leftover scrip to languish in a drawer (not knowing if they'd be usable next year) or to give to strangers. Last time we went (to see the Chieftains), so few items appealed to us that we actually ended up at a real restaurant in Millennium Park with normal portions, tables & chairs, metal utensils, glasses and servers. And we spent no more than had we eaten the same quantity of food standing up, spilling stuff on our clothes and sweltering,

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