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Icarus Investment Group

If anyone has done business with or has any information as a tenant in any building that has been recently acquired by this company, please give some info as to what has been your experience with them.

  • Mary Creamer Block Club leader on 51st Street

    They own 3 units in our building and I heard they are trying to acquire a 4th. The tenants don't seem to be unhappy but they haven't paid their assessments in over 6 months which is causing our association to have difficulty paying bills. If you have any info on them, please share but they are not looking good so far. I've seen they own a building on 54th and Prairie near the green line too.

  • Forcible entry detainers/ file a lien on the properties. If they are getting loans to purchase the units it will be hard because banks like to make sure Associations are in good standing. I would have the president of your association contact some attorneys.

  • They own a huge apartment building on 43rd & Michigan. My coworker has a client that lives there, total slum! I drove past the building and noticed the big Icarus management sign. I would definitely contact an attorney ASAP. Condo association has the right of first refusal as well. Are the units in foreclosure?

5 days ago

building permits for rehabs

What apartment buildings in bronzeville have had recent rehab activity done by icarus investment group?

This would be in the areas of 41st to 49th from wabash to drexel.

Property manager might be Asa Garland.

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Worth Lickin’ Your Fingers: Chicago Top Five BBQ Joints

65 E. 43rd St. | Chicago, IL 60653

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311 E. 75th St. | Chicago, IL 60619

746 E. 43rd St. | Chicago, IL 60653

502 E. 47th St. | Chicago, IL 60615

    Worth Lickin' Your Fingers: Chicago Top Five BBQ Joints
    Whether it's rib tips, hot links or the mild sauce (a Chicago thing)-Chicago has become dominant in the BBQ game. Outside of how the meat is smoked or grilled, if you don't have a good sauce game to soak up them fries-you are out of your league.
    http://chicagodefender.com

Feb 11

HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? An 18-year-old man who may...

HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? An 18-year-old man who may need medical attention has been reported missing for more than a week from the Bronzeville neighborhood. O’Shai Royal has been missing since February 2 from the area of East 44th Street and South State Street. *SHARE TO HELP FIND HIM*

    18-year-old man in need of medical attention missing from Bronzeville
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - An 18-year-old man who may need medical attention has been reported missing for more than a week from the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. O'Shai Royal has been missing since February 2 from the area of East 44th Street and South State Street, according to an alert from Chicago Police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

Feb 11

Chicago teen missing more than a week

...O'Shai Royal left his family's home Feb. 2 and was last seen near East 44th Street and State Street. His family said he suffers from bipolar disorder.Royal's mother keeps thinking he'll...

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Filming Notice - Federal

February 12th, see flyer for details

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Updated Feb 05

Censorship on Everyblock - Common Sense Education/cultural reforms are needed

I am making a complaint about censorship on Everyblock. I made an intelligent post opposing the worst forms of Rap music in the Chicago Public Schools and on Grammy and other awards shows. I advocating teaching our young people time tested standards of decency, promoting traditional education and positive music and culture.

Pretty much every successful adult I meet of all racial and ethnic groups agrees with these positions, and yet we are the ones who are censored, not the...

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I am making a complaint about censorship on Everyblock. I made an intelligent post opposing the worst forms of Rap music in the Chicago Public Schools and on Grammy and other awards shows. I advocating teaching our young people time tested standards of decency, promoting traditional education and positive music and culture.

Pretty much every successful adult I meet of all racial and ethnic groups agrees with these positions, and yet we are the ones who are censored, not the worst, most violent, hateful rap "Musicians".

This #*$&*# isn't even music as few rap "musicians" know how to play instruments or read music.

I'll support any Christian pastor, ex military veteran, grandmother from the South anybody that can step in and give our young people some positive direction in life - Catholic Nuns used to wash students mouths out with soap for using the vile language I hear in almost every single rap song - and this music seems to be infecting every part of society. When will it end? How long to the Bubonic plague in Europe last?

  • upen e31st and indiana av

    fully agreed. I felt the same when I recently visited my son's cps hosting an art show for their kids at evening. Whatever pop/rap music it was.. it was loud not only for kindergarteners but for all parents who also came to see art which was mostly the pictures drawn or taken by their kids.

  • Meh, your comment is a bit of a mixed bag ... I grew up on Punk Rock and listened to some pretty vile lyrics as a kid and I grew up just fine. Although, I would agree that today's Hip Hop has absolutely plummeted into god awful noise vs music....

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    Meh, your comment is a bit of a mixed bag ... I grew up on Punk Rock and listened to some pretty vile lyrics as a kid and I grew up just fine. Although, I would agree that today's Hip Hop has absolutely plummeted into god awful noise vs music. Even Tupac (himself often raping about violence) had an underlining message of hope and betterment. He'd be disgusted that today's "artists" are only about face tattoos and posing in front of $100 dollar bills. You're never going to get rid of Hip Hop. And frankly, your comment comes across no different than the legions of white squares from the 40s/50s yammering on about how Rock N' Roll would be the downfall of civilization. However, what we CAN do is hope that today's generation rediscovers their music's roots, which were more based on conscious observations of life (urban and otherwise). Spitting rhymes and creating poetry of linguistic nuance is rather brilliant, and takes intellect. It's myopic to gloss over that fact, even if we both agree the overall message needs to discover new light.

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Juarez high school guard charged with sex assault in relationship with teen girl

Davis, of the 4500 block of South Indiana Avenue, was arrested at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of West Cermak Road, in the same block as Juarez high school, according to a police spokeswoman. It wasn’t clear if he was arrested at the school.

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Davis, of the 4500 block of South Indiana Avenue, was arrested at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of West Cermak Road, in the same block as Juarez high school, according to a police spokeswoman. It wasn’t clear if he was arrested at the school.

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Juarez high school guard charged with sex assault in relationship with teen girl

Davis, of the 4500 block of South Indiana Avenue, was arrested at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of West Cermak Road, in the same block as Juarez high school, according to a police spokeswoman. It wasn’t clear if he was arrested at the school.

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Davis, of the 4500 block of South Indiana Avenue, was arrested at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of West Cermak Road, in the same block as Juarez high school, according to a police spokeswoman. It wasn’t clear if he was arrested at the school.

    Juarez high school guard charged with sex assault in relationship with teen girl
    A Chicago Public Schools security guard at Benito Juarez high school in the Pilsen neighborhood has been charged with criminal sexual assault after having sex for months with a 17-year-old girl he knew from the school, prosecutors said Wednesday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 31

Grand Boulevard’s historic Swift Mansion dips below $1M

...for $1.3 million, the South Side’s historic Swift Mansion at the corner of 45th Street and Michigan Avenue returned this week with a new, lower price. The massive 10,000-square-foot Grand...

4500 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL [Estately]

    Grand Boulevard's historic Swift Mansion dips below $1M
    After hitting the market roughly one year ago for $1.3 million, the South Side's historic Swift Mansion at the corner of 45th Street and Michigan Avenue returned this week with a new, lower price. The massive 10,000-square-foot Grand Boulevard home and its 2,400-square-foot coach house can now be had for just shy of $1 million.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jan 31

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum - Jan 29

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum from Jan 29. Courtesy of the Chicago Defender. https://youtu.be/cJ9afUwM59A

    Illinois 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
    Here's a snippet of the first 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum hosted by community group, Bronzeville Nextdoor on Monday, January 29, 2018.
    https://www.youtube.com/

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Jan 29

TONIGHT: Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum

Hope to see you this evening, good people! Come hear the candidates and how they plan to best serve YOU!

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Updated Jan 27

Handyman wanted

Neighbor’s
I am search of an “honest”, competent, reliable, handyman. References will be verified prior to meeting. If anyone knows of someone they’ve worked with who fits that’s description please reach out.
spencertracie56@gmail.com

Thanks in Advance

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    Search for 'Handyman' in the Everyblock search box and you will get several hits.

  • Jambo neighbor

    Tracie, if you still need handyman I know a very good one. Just respond and then I will contact at above email you provided...or I can just supply his contact info. The man is honest and does not turn down small jobs. I plan on hiring him for future and so do a lot of my neighbors! He has good reputation!

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Updated Jan 25

What you can rent for $2,100 in Chicago right now

107 E. 42nd Street

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1040 W. Adams Street

2269 N. Kedzie Boulevard

4553 N. Magnolia Avenue

    What you can rent for $2,100 in Chicago right now
    Welcome to Curbed Comparisons , a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out! Today, we're looking at apartments renting around $1,400/month. Curate your own private patio garden at this West Loop apartment asking for $2,100/month.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

  • Lo

    chi techie: Exactly. I'm full time and tenure tracked at a university in Chicago. I feel for your nephew, my partner (also at SAIC, who is infamous for its exploitive labor) is also part-time. The part time teaching hustle is a total sham. If universities were (a) more affordable and...

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    chi techie: Exactly. I'm full time and tenure tracked at a university in Chicago. I feel for your nephew, my partner (also at SAIC, who is infamous for its exploitive labor) is also part-time. The part time teaching hustle is a total sham. If universities were (a) more affordable and (b) didn't engage in unethical labor practices to keep their costs down and (c) didn't pay their leadership teams and executives exorbitant salaries, maybe we'd be able to rent one of these fancy $2100/mo places, because buying right now is OUT of the question (to loop it back to the threat topic). There is so much to blame here.

  • He does get some good perks - travels to a different city each weekend in the fall to judge students work for admission to SAIC. All expenses paid, but no salary.

    But things certainly have changed since I attended UIC 45 years ago. Tuition was $225 a quarter in 1975,...

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    He does get some good perks - travels to a different city each weekend in the fall to judge students work for admission to SAIC. All expenses paid, but no salary.

    But things certainly have changed since I attended UIC 45 years ago. Tuition was $225 a quarter in 1975, now it's $4500 a semester. That's 20x as much. In the meantime, my salary increased by only 8x. That's a big difference. Where are they spending it?

    Back to rent/ own ... there are still affordable neighborhoods, just not hip, close to downtown, or "safe".

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Updated Jan 24

Changes on 35th Street

Alot happening in the area...development in Lake Meadows Shopping Center with Culver's opening this week, other retail soon to follow and shops closing before 6pm between Giles and Prairie.

  • Culvers is going to need security, there are two high schools and several elementary schools nearby.

  • Marc of Bronzeville Homeowner, longtime Bronzeville resident

    Was there yesterday...security was visibly present

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