27 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Underground Pedway

How safe is the underground pedway near the museums? I know there's an entrance near 1100 S. Columbus Drive near the Aquarium. Input greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Morgan S. Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood

    a bomb, your description is on point. The Lake Shore Dr. underpass has always been a little risky, but OK to use if you are aware of the environment around you. The Pedway is a great system downtown, except for accessibility for those with mobility disabilities has not been great.

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    I've used the underpass to the museum campus countless times without a problem. In fact, I've never heard of anyone having a problem there, though like anywhere there might have been a few incidents. I consider it to be quite safe.

5 hours ago

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitat...

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th through Saturday, January 20th, at 25 locations citywide. Live holiday trees can be dropped off inside tree corrals set up at any one of the 25 designated Chicago Park District locations. The holiday tree recycling program is not able to accept wreaths or garlands. Ornaments, lights, tinsels, and tree stands must be removed before the tree is dropped off and trees should be removed from any bags when placed in the tree recycling corrals. Trees recycled through the program are turned into mulch, wood chips for use at Chicago Park Districts and materials for use by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Participating locations near the 2nd Ward include: -Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr. -Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave. -Lincoln Park*, Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.) -Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland For more information on recycling in Chicago visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th...
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6 days ago

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitat...

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th through Saturday, January 20th, at 25 locations citywide. Live holiday trees can be dropped off inside tree corrals set up at any one of the 25 designated Chicago Park District locations. The holiday tree recycling program is not able to accept wreaths or garlands. Ornaments, lights, tinsels, and tree stands must be removed before the tree is dropped off and trees should be removed from any bags when placed in the tree recycling corrals. Trees recycled through the program are turned into mulch, wood chips for use at Chicago Park Districts and materials for use by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Participating locations near the 2nd Ward include: -Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr. -Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave. -Lincoln Park*, Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.) -Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland For more information on recycling in Chicago visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th...
    https://www.facebook.com

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Jan 06

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitat...

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th through Saturday, January 20th, at 25 locations citywide. Live holiday trees can be dropped off inside tree corrals set up at any one of the 25 designated Chicago Park District locations. The holiday tree recycling program is not able to accept wreaths or garlands. Ornaments, lights, tinsels, and tree stands must be removed before the tree is dropped off and trees should be removed from any bags when placed in the tree recycling corrals. Trees recycled through the program are turned into mulch, wood chips for use at Chicago Park Districts and materials for use by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Participating locations near the 2nd Ward include: -Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr. -Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave. -Lincoln Park*, Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.) -Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland For more information on recycling in Chicago visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 02

City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program

• Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

• Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

• Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

• Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

• Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

• Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

• Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

• Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

• McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

• Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

• North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

• Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

• Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

• Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

• Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland

• Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

• Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

• West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program - RNRA Chicago
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual holiday tree recycling program will run from Saturday, January 6 through Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 25 locations citywide.
    http://rnrachicago.org

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Dec 30

Updated Jan 01

FOUND @ 41st & Drexel

"We found a very sweet dog today in our neighborhood (found at 41st and Drexel). She was found in between two houses, barking out in the cold all day. She has no identification. We brought her to MedVet (24 hour vet) and found out that she has no microchip, and recently had puppies. We think she may have been abandoned, but we are hoping to see if we can spread the message far and wide in the case that someone is looking for her. Please share - especially South Side folks!" ~ Neil Maude 12/29/17

Jan 01

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling

Grant Park: 900 S. Columbus Dr.

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bessemer Park: 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park: 3400 N. Rockwell Ave.

Forestry Site: 900 E. 103rd St.*

Garfield Park: 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Kennedy Park: 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park: 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park: 4921 N. Marine Dr.*

Marquette Park: 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park: 3721 W. 111th St.*

North Park Village: 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.*

Norwood Park: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park: 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park: 1722 N Ashland Ave

Warren Park: 6601 N. Western Ave.*

Wentworth Park: 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park: 8223 S Princeton

    Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling
    If your tree is starting to look like it should star in a Charlie Brown special, it's probably time to take it down. Don't just throw it in the alley, though. Recycle it! The City of Chicago has 25 recycling locations where you can drop off your not-so-evergreen from January 6, 2018, through January 20, 2018.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Jan 01

Dec 30

Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

This article has 19 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018
    Beginning on Wednesday, January 6, 2018, Chicagoans will be able to drop off their used, real holiday trees for free Christmas tree recycling at any one of 25 sites through Wednesday, January 20, 2015. Trees dropped off at any of the 25 locations will be ground into fragrant mulch
    http://chicagofree.info

Dec 30

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL ALL NEW LIGHT FIXTURES THE APARTMENT.REPLACE ALL OLD OUTLETS AND SWITCHES FOR DECORA STYLE.INSTALL NEW GFCI OUTLETS IN THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS. INSTALL DIMMERS AS NECESSARY.

    860 S. Lake Shore Dr. Issued December 28, 2017 Comment

Dec 29

City tow truck driver who offered to return vehicles for cash sentenced to 9 years

The 39-year-old woman had been sightseeing in downtown Chicago, and when she returned to the spot where she had parked at Columbus and Balbo drives, not far from Buckingham Fountain, her vehicle was gone.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

...nearby ATM, collected the cash, and then dropped off the victim at her vehicle near East Lake Street and North Stetson Avenue, about one mile north of where it was originally parked, according to officials and court...

    City tow truck driver offered to return vehicles for cash, sentenced to 9 years
    The 39-year-old woman had been sightseeing in downtown Chicago, and when she returned to the spot where she had parked at Columbus and Balbo Drives, not far from Buckingham Fountain, her vehicle was gone. Looking for help, she flagged down a nearby tow truck from the city's Department of Streets and Sanitation.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 29

Former City Tow Truck Driver Gets 9 Years For Bribery Scheme

In the late evening hours of Sept. 19, 2014, a driver who had parked near Columbus and Balbo returned from sightseeing to find that her vehicle had been towed, prosecutors said. She flagged...

    Former City Tow Truck Driver Gets 9 Years For Bribery Scheme
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A former city tow truck driver has been sentenced to nine years in prison for soliciting bribes from downtown sightseers whose cars he'd towed. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Flood sentenced Lennie Perry to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of supervised release, according to a statement from the Chicago Office of Inspector General.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 28

Updated Dec 28

How to recycle your Christmas tree

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

...locations beginning Jan. 8: Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave...

...3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St...

...Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St.

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    How to recycle your Christmas tree
    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of the festive decorations, including the Christmas tree. Residents looking to recycle their trees will have to haul them to one of 25 city locations - mainly Chicago Park District sites - from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Or just get a fake one and save the trouble. Never understood why people who are so conscious about recycling use real trees but they do.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    We used to always have a neighborhood bonfire with the trees, which was a lot of fun, but ya, guess that wouldn't fly in the city.

Dec 28

How to recycle your Christmas tree

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

...locations beginning Jan. 8: Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave...

...3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St...

...Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St.

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    How to recycle your Christmas tree
    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of the festive decorations, including the Christmas tree. Residents looking to recycle their trees will have to haul them to one of 25 city locations - mainly Chicago Park District sites - from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Dec 12

4th Ward Food Drive

It's that time of the year, don't let those extra non-perishables go to waste! Myself, the Chicago Sky and the AARP will be hosting a food drive at the Jewel Osco located at 4443 E. 34th Street. The event will take place today the 12th, Thursday the 14th and this upcoming Saturday the 16th will feature a photo-booth with the Chicago Sky mascot Sky Guy!

Dec 07

Pershing #39 Bus Route, Weekend Service.

The Pershing #39 bus route weekend service pilot program is nearing its end. Make sure to tell your friends and neighbors about this valuable bus route so we can make sure it remains in our community.

Dec 06

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