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Don't Miss This Friday! Join Us For Fun Night of Painting Party!

All are invited (adults only please) to join us on Friday, November 17th- 6:30-10:30PM. BYOB and/or appetizers and snacks! Make some fun, new friends, and beautiful holiday artwork!
$35 per person- register online @wetpaintchicago.com
Questions? Call Santa Lucia School Office- 312-326-1839

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Chambershines posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Nov 07

Join Us For a Fun Night of Painting!

All are invited (adults only please) to join us on Friday, November 17th- 6:30-10:30PM. BYOB and/or appetizers and snacks! Make some fun, new friends, and beautiful holiday artwork!
$35 per person- register online @wetpaintchicago.com
Questions? Call Santa Lucia School Office- 312-326-1839

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Friday Night Fun at Santa Lucia School- Annual Bunco Party- All are welcome!

Join us Friday, November 3rd from 6:30 - 9:30pm for a fun evening of games, food, and fun! Tickets are available at the door ($20) so grab your girls and roll some dice!

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Pilsen Open Studios XV


"Although most artists are Latino, not everyone uses the same aesthetic and not everyone makes folk art. The Latin American community is just as complex in styles and philosophies as what you are going to find in the Art Institute of Chicago."

    Pilsen artists open up their studios on their 'quinceañera'
    15 years ago, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events designated October as Chicago Artists' Month. They sent a letter to the muralist Héctor Duarte to propose the idea that he open up his workshop to the public, located across the street from the National Museum of Mexican Art, and offer him some publicity in their brochure.
  • In the 15 years of the Open Studios, many of us that live our life in Pilsen/ Heart of Chicago area. we are not allowed to visit the art studios. People with mobility disabilities are excluded due to no access to the studios locations. Maybe that should be included in such articles. Many of the businesses on 18th Street exclude those with disabilities on a daily basis,

Oct 23

Oct 22

    Diez y Ocho restaurant 'priced out', re-opens Friday for the last time
    'Diez y Ocho' is the name by which Michael Hernandez calls the neighborhood where he grew up, and it's what he decided to name his burger joint located on 18th St. and Damen Ave., a promising, but short-lived venture that could not survive the increasing cost of commercial space in Pilsen, he said.

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Oct 19

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Oct. 19-25

Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar (960 W. 31st St. 773-890-0588) hosts a Collective Arts Brewing tap takeover from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring samples, swag giveaways, a beer can art gallery and $6-$8 pints.

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Representatives from Bell's Brewery give away swag and pour rare and seasonal beers including 2015 whiskey barrel-aged Neptune imperial stout and a firkin of Kalamazoo stout ($5-$9 or $13 for a flight) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tuman's Tap & Grill (2159 W. Chicago Ave. 773-782-1400).

City Mouse (311 N. Morgan St. 312-764-1908) offers $2 Old Style cans, $7 glasses of rosé, $6 avocado toast, $8 grilled chicken wings and $9 burgers from 3 to 5 p.m.

Alive One (2683 N. Halsted St. 773-348-9800) offers $7 CH vodka bloody marys with a Surly Hell sidecar from 5 to 7 p.m.

Trader Todd's (3216 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-348-3250) offers a quarter-pound burger with a side of fresh-cut fries and a Rolling Rock draft or well mixed drink for $5 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Katana (339 N. Dearborn St. 312-877-5544) offers $6 glasses of wine, $4 beer, $5 cocktails and $5 roasted beet poke from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Oct. 19-25
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.

Oct 17

Updated Oct 19

Bridgeport's 126-Year-Old Buddhist Temple Is A Gem [Photos]

The temple was opened to the public over the weekend as part of the city's Open House Chicago, where residents are invited into local buildings that are typically closed to the public. A tour of the Buddhist temple, 1035 W. 31st St., shows just how unique the facility is.

    Bridgeport's 126-Year-Old Buddhist Temple Is A Gem [Photos]
    BRIDGEPORT - In a neighborhood known for its many places of worship, Bridgeport's Ling Shen Ching Tze Buddhist temple is somewhat of a local hidden gem. The temple was opened to the public over the weekend as part of the city's Open House Chicago, where residents are invited into local buildings that are typically closed to the public.

  • NanSea nosy neighbor!

    It is beautiful and I love the smell of the incense burning as I pass by the Temple.

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Oct 16

Collective Arts comes to Chicago

Tap Takeover at Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago 5-8 pm

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Tasting at Whole Foods Market, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago 4-6 pm

Tap takeover at Dusek’s Beer Cellar, 1227 W. 18th St., Chicago  6-8 pm, followed by a Benjamin Booker Show at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago

Tap takeover at Dusek’s Beer Cellar, 1227 W. 18th St., Chicago  6-8 pm, followed by a Benjamin Booker Show at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago

Tasting at Whole Foods Market, 3201 N Ashland Ave., Chicago 4-6 pm

Tap Takeover + Art Gallery at The Beer Temple, 3173 N. Elston Ave., Chicago 5-8 pm

Tasting at Binny's Lincoln Park, 1720 N. Marcey St., Chicago 4-6 pm

Tasting at Binny's South Loop, 1132 S. Jefferson St., Chicago 4-6 pm

Tasting at Whole Foods Edgewater, 6009 N Broadway 5-7pm

Tasting and Meet the Brewer at Bitter Pops, 3345 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 6-8pm

Tap Takeover at Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph St., Chicago 5-7pm

Tasting at Binny’s Lakeview, 3000 N Clark St, Chicago 4-6 pm

Tasting at Binny's, 213 W. Grand Ave 5-7 pm

Tasting at Bottles and Cans, 4109 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 5-8 pm

    Collective Arts Comes to Chicago
    We have yet another brewery making its break into the Chicago market. Collective Arts Brewing of Canada is making its aesthetic splash this week. Collective Arts is located in Hamilton, near Toronto, in Ontario; one of a very few Canadian brewers to push into the midwest market.

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Cleaning prson

Hi. Im looking for a cleaning person every other week. $15.00 per hour. Im at 18th and Wood. :)

  • Marla S Pilsenmama

    Hello Anna. If you give me your email address I will contact you. Thanks!

  • Anna espinosa Brighton Park neighborhood watch.


Oct 11

Bridgeport Shootings Sparked By Gang Feud, Police Say

In the shooting that happened at nearly 4 a.m. Oct 1, someone in a black SUV fired into a car driving in the 3100 block of South Aberdeen Street, police said. Police found at the scene six 9mm casings and a radio equipped to pick up police scanner channels, McAndrew said.

    Bridgeport Shootings Sparked By Gang Feud, Police Say
    BRIDGEPORT - Feuding gangs are behind a series of shootings in the neighborhood, but local police officials said resources are being shifted to address the issue. There have been five shootings in Bridgeport since August, resulting in one man being killed and four others wounded, according to crime statistics kept by DNAinfo .

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Around the Neighborhood

...century Renaissance composers Josquin, Byrd, Lassos, and Guerrero in original polyphony. The monastery is at 3111 S. Aberdeen St. Call (773) 927-7424...

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The Art Institute is located at 116 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.artic.edu.

...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Cardenas joined a recent block party on 39th Place and California Avenue and spoke with residents about City services, his alley safety program, and school funding. He also joined the Sam Colonna Boxing students in sparring. 

Chicago a cappella will present Funny, That Doesn’t Sound Jewish, a concert of music from Jewish composers, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. at K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Call (773) 281-7820.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 432-1995...

Chicago Hope Academy college prep will host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org. The school is at 2189 W. Bowler St.

Chicago Children’s Theatre is performing A Year With Frog & Toad through Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Station, 100 S. Racine Ave. Join the cheerful frog and grumpy toad on a trip filled with adventure and music.

The Lighthouse is at 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 666-1331.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens’ advisory council meets the Tuesdays of Oct. 10 and Dec. 5. The park is located at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. Call (312) 328-0821.

...on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Loyola University Law School, 25 E. Pearson St. Sessions are $40 each. Call (312) 804-3230 or email tom@civiclab.us...

Daley Plaza Market, 50 W. Washington St., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, now through Oct. 26.

Edens Place Farmers Market, Fuller Park, 4911 S. Shields Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, now through Oct. 14.

Green City Market, 115 S. Sangamon St., Saturday, now through Oct. 28.

Pilsen Community Market, 1800 S. Halsted St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, now through Oct. 29.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355.

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody. For more information, call (773) 434-4162.

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., will celebrate Halloween with haunted tours of Prairie Avenue on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27...

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St., will host Music @ Grace on Thursday, Oct. 12, featuring Roosevelt University piano students. Call (312) 922-1426 for time.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The Growing Solutions farm stand featuring food trucks is open every Wednesday from now through Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2201 W. Campbell Park Dr. Log on to www.jmtf.org.

Intercultural Montessori Language School will have an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Call (312) 265-1514 for the Chicago campus, 114 S. Racine Ave., or (708)

848-6626 for the Oak Park campus, 301 S. Ridgeland Ave., email admissions@interculturalmontessori.org, or log on to www.interculturalmontessori.org.

New members get a free assessment and free registration ($250 value) if signing up for a six- or 12-month contract at Mathnasium of Chicago-West Loop, the math learning center for youngsters, at 8 S. Peoria St. Call (407) 454-7419 and mention Gazette Chicago.

...incoming freshman placement test Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m. The school is at 3737 W. 99th St. Call (773) 881-6566, or log on to www.mothermcauley.org...

Fans will gather at Mercy Home again on Bank of America Chicago Marathon day, Sunday, October 8, as the home holds its annual cheer station party, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. The event will feature music, food, and kids’ entertainment. Call (312) 738-7560.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Dates are Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11.

Mount Carmel High School will have open houses on the Sundays of Oct. 29 and Nov. 19. For a shadow day, log on to www.mchs.org.admissions. The school is located at 6410 S. Dante Ave. Call (773) 324-1020.

Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr., will offer free after-school archery field trips to groups of ten to 45 participants...

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

Park 571, home of the Eleanor St. Boathouse at 2828 S. Eleanor St., and the Park Advisory Council are sponsoring a community rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 14...

...exhibit, Nowhere People, running now through Saturday, Dec. 2, at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, tells the story. The exhibition by photographer Greg Constantine features 39 black-and-white...

...2, Music, Music, Music on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m., Sauris Auditorium, 4510 S. Wallace Ave. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for dinner and the concert are $30...

Rush is at 600 S. Paulina St. Call (312) 942-7100.

St. James Catholic Church will hold a celebratory Blue Mass in honor of police officers on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the St James Parish Hall at 2907 S. Wabash Ave. Principal celebrant will be the Rev. John Edmunds. Enjoy Octoberfest food and refreshments immediately following the Mass.

The St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host Oktoberfest @ Newman Friday, Oct. 20, from 6 p.m. to midnight at 700 S. Morgan St. Enjoy food, beer, wine, apple cider, and a raffle. Call (312) 226-1880.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling, including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

The school is at 247 W. 23rd St. Call (312) 326-2837 or log on to www.sttheresechicago.org.

San Miguel School Chicago will expand its programs and open the San Miguel Community Center. Attend a free open house on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with food, activities, and tours. Call (773) 890-0233. The school is located at 1949 W. 48th St. 

Santa Lucia School has hired Mark Chamberlain to teach science, technology, math, and computers and Samantha Sheppard to teach physical education. The school is at 3017 S. Wells St. Call (312) 326-1839.

The shrine will host its 17th annual Lost Child Pilgrimage for those grieving the loss of a child on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Richard Fragomeni, rector of the shrine. Cost is $25. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

...the University of Chicago, on display now through Sunday, Dec. 17. The gallery is at 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200...

...music alumni activities will be held from 10:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 1040 W. Harrison St. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. at 1044 W. Harrison St. A...

...at 1040 W. Harrison St. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. at 1044 W. Harrison St. A celebration dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at Francesca’s at 1400...

...St. A celebration dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at Francesca’s at 1400 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 355-0480...

Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., will host a Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The fee is $3/child and includes pumpkins, crafts, games, and inflatables.  Participants should wear costumes. Call (312) 747-6729.

Frances Xavier Warde School will host Preschool and Kindergarten Information Night Thursday, Oct. 12, and Thursday, Oct. 26, at 120 S. Desplaines St. Log on to www.fxw.org.

    Gazette Chicago " Around the Neighborhood
    October 6, 2017 From Sunday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 7, the Art Institute of Chicago will present the first North American exhibition devoted to Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral. The Art Institute is located at 116 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.artic.edu. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process


    2951 S. Throop St. Issued October 3, 2017 Comment

Oct 04

Looking for seamstress

Im looking for someone who can sew a costume for a 2 year old? Any suggestions?

Oct 01

Updated Oct 04

Shots fired in Bridgeport last night

Does anyone know about shots fired near St. Mary's church (32nd & Morgan) in Bridgeport last night around 12:30am? We heard them pretty clearly and called it in but no police activity or squealing tires we know of afterwards. Hopefully a false alarm!?

  • Does anyone know what relation there is (if any) to the incident at 31st and Aberdeen today? This morning, someone fired at a passing car. Holden School had a soft lockdown.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    all gang related.....for more info please read the FB Bridgeport Chicago Il page....

Oct 03

UIC students push for faculty diversity


In 1973, a group of Mexican-Americans and Puerto Ricans protested the displacement of Mexican households by the construction of the university, and despite many arrests, continued to push for Latino inclusion on-campus. The pressure led to the founding of the LCC and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.

    40 years later, UIC students demand more Latinx representation
    Students of Mexican and Latin American descent from the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) gathered today to urge for more representation at the faculty and administrative level in the same place where, more than 40 years ago, students fought for the inclusion of Latin American Studies to the UIC curriculum.

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Updated Oct 02

Need Dentist Recommendation

Hello neighbors!! I have noticed Bport has a plethora of dentist offices which is great and all, but which one is the best to choose? Any recommendations are appreciated! OH and I have Guardian insurance. Thanks!

  • Bruce Brighton Park

    Check out the insurance website. They normally have a list of providers that they use and you might save money using their providers.

  • Thank you!

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does anyone know why the City posted a Stop Work Order notice on the multi-unit of 3334 S. May -- any information would be helpful as it is under contract

  • Best way to find out is to call 311 or your alderman's office.

  • Usually just permit problems

  • There was work done in the basement without obtaining plans and or a permit. The work could've been done recently or in the past. If it was done by a previous owner it's up to the new owner to resolve the issue.


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