10 hours ago

Looking for a good honest plumber for Pilsen

Some friends of mine on 21st street are having a clogged toilet problem. Three-story house, it's a problem with the toilet on the second floor, only. Seems isolated to that stack. They need a good plumber, but obv. like everyone else, they're budget-minded folks.

37 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Piano teacher?

Hi, I'm looking for a piano teacher for my five year old. Any recommendations? We have a piano, so we're able to have someone come to us, if needed. Thanks!

  • Merit School of Music is a good school. They may have or know of "at home" teachers. My goddaughter went there for 2 or 3 years. I haven't tried Chicago Academy Of Music on 17th, but they may have or know of resources. That's great that he's starting so young! Good luck. :)

  • Even though Old Town School of Folks Music is north, you could ask them if they have any teachers from or who travel to the Pilsen area.

  • These are great ideas, thank you! I also found a site, takelessons.com, where you can look within an area code and see reviews for a teacher, too. I'm going to check out the places you recommended, as well. Thank you!

4 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

    Launch Announcement: Visit our NEW GSLA Website! - Greater South Loop Association
    We at the GSLA love to bring neighbors together, and are excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, greatersouthloop.org! Here's a rundown of some of our favorite features: News: Here you'll find our blog, with summaries of our events and other pertinent information about the South Loop.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

2 days ago

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

    Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicagoans are very fortunate to experience a winter that has it all - cold temps, biting wind chills, freezing rain, and of course, snow. And speaking of snow, now is a good time to remind everyone to clear their sidewalks after it snows.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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.

6 days ago

Alderman: Steak 'n Shake planning first Chicago location

Steak ‘n Shake is planning to open its first Chicago location, at 1322 S. Halsted St., according to the office of Ald. Patrick Thompson, 11th Ward.

Thompson announced the news on Facebook last week by posting the chain’s logo and writing: “Coming soon to Halsted and Maxwell.”

    Steak 'n Shake planning first Chicago location
    Steak 'n Shake is planning to open its first Chicago location, at 1322 S. Halsted St., according to the office of Ald. Patrick Thompson, 11th Ward. Thompson announced the news on Facebook last week by posting the chain's logo and writing: "Coming soon to Halsted and Maxwell."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

Steak 'n Shake planning first Chicago location

Steak ‘n Shake is planning to open its first Chicago location, at 1322 S. Halsted St., according to the office of Ald. Patrick Thompson, 11th Ward.

Thompson announced the news on Facebook last week by posting the chain’s logo and writing: “Coming soon to Halsted and Maxwell.”

    Steak 'n Shake planning first Chicago location
    Steak 'n Shake is planning to open its first Chicago location, at 1322 S. Halsted St., according to the office of Ald. Patrick Thompson, 11th Ward. Thompson announced the news on Facebook last week by posting the chain's logo and writing: "Coming soon to Halsted and Maxwell."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

Bruce Rauner wants Quincy veterans' home to remain open after one-week stay, and other Chicago news

...and in downstate Illinois, is interested in taking over a former Jamba Juice location at 1322 S. Halsted Street near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. [Eater Chicago...

    Bruce Rauner wants Quincy veterans' home to remain open after one-week stay, and other Chicago news
    click to enlarge Phil Carlson/The Quincy Herald-Whig via AP Welcome to the Reader's weekday news brief Rauner finally leaves Quincy veterans' home, calls for water system upgrade Governor Bruce Rauner left the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, where 13 people have died of Legionnaires' disease since July 2015, Wednesday after a week-long stay.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jan 10

Alderman Announces Chicago’s First Steak ‘n Shake Location

Ald. Pat Thompson announced last week the first Steak ‘n Shake location in Chicago’s city limits on his Facebook page. The eatery will be located in University village at Halsted and Maxwell streets.

    Alderman Announces Chicago's First Steak 'n Shake Location
    Get ready to Steak 'n Shake. Ald. Pat Thompson announced last week the first Steak 'n Shake location in Chicago's city limits on his Facebook page. The eatery will be located in University village at Halsted and Maxwell streets. Constituents and commenters were overjoyed with the announcement. "Wonderful news!
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Jan 10

Steak ‘N Shake is Planning its First Chicago Restaurant

...been shared, but Steak ‘n Shake is interested in the former Jamba Juice space at 1322 S. Halsted Street...

Coming soon to Halsted and Maxwell:

    Steak 'N Shake is Planning its First Chicago Restaurant
    Steak 'n Shake, the fast-food chain many University of Illinois transplants are familiar with from their days in Champaign, is planning to open its first Chicago location. While the Indianapolis-based chain has restaurants in the surrounding suburbs, it hasn't opened within the city's limits.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 10

Bop N Grill Pops Up At Revival Food Hall, and Other Food News

Alderman Patrick Thompson announced on Facebook last week that a Steak ‘n Shake is coming to Halsted and Maxwell streets. Believe it or not, it’ll be the only outpost in city limits.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Au Cheval might be temporarily closed for renovations, but burger lovers can still get their fix, as a third location of Small Cheval opened this week in Old Town (1345 N. Wells Street). The menu is the same as other Small Cheval locations, though this outpost will serve liquor.

    Bop N Grill Pops Up At Revival Food Hall, and Other Food News
    Au Cheval might be temporarily closed for renovations, but burger lovers can still get their fix, as a third location of Small Cheval opened this week in Old Town (1345 N. Wells Street). The menu is the same as other Small Cheval locations, though this outpost will serve liquor.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Jan 09

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Cragin Spring posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Jan 06

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..

Jan 05

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

    State of the South Loop: Highlights
    We are pleased to share a summary of the feedback collected from the 2017 State of the South Loop Survey in November. We thank everyone who took the time to respond with their perspectives on life in the South Loop. The information collected from the survey is already being used to inform our 2018 programming calendar.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 05

Jan 04

Coming soon to Halsted and Maxwell:

Coming soon to Halsted and Maxwell:

    Alderman Patrick D. Thompson
    Coming soon to Halsted and Maxwell:
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 11

Updated Jan 04

Purse Found Saturday Morning

I found a black purse running this morning in Pilsen on 16th Street. The license is in there so please just let me know your name and what was in it and I will gladly let you come pick it up.

  • jnicks1977 Constructing

    sorry this was returned to the police that day. I don't recall that being the name though.

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    How would that person know to look on this site? You have their name and ID. You find them.

Sep 13

Updated Jan 04

Pilsen Alliance not so innocent

The Pilsen Alliance isn't so innocent when it comes to race.

  • As a real estate professional ANYWHERE you can't "steer". Meaning you can't direct people to a neighborhood if the intention is good or bad.
    Example: You can't direct a Mexican family to Pilsen simply because they're Mexican and Pilsen presently has a high Mexican population.
    The intention may be good...

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    As a real estate professional ANYWHERE you can't "steer". Meaning you can't direct people to a neighborhood if the intention is good or bad.
    Example: You can't direct a Mexican family to Pilsen simply because they're Mexican and Pilsen presently has a high Mexican population.
    The intention may be good but for a real estate agent, it's illegal even so.
    I don't read any veiled meaning in these posts.
    What the Pilsen Alliance is doing is directly "steering" and even worse.
    They're singling out racial groups as enemies in their own neighborhood for the fact these people are not Mexican.
    Racism to a major degree.
    They have not interest in harmony.
    Their cause is self serving and delusional.

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    Looks to me there's alot of Indians and other Asian groups moving in as well. What they all have in common is green money. If you don't have money you can't choose were you live.
    Pilsen Alliance are nothing but a bunch of jerks.

Jan 04

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Jan 01

Jan 01

Juan ito Lucero posted 2 photos to Flickr:
trainphotoz posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 31

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

    South Loop Lights: It's Christmas Time in the City! - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicago is beautiful any time of year, and the Christmas season is no exception. Falling leaves give way to thousands of sparkling lights, and we all do our best to ignore the falling temperatures and enjoy the beautiful decorations of Millennium Park, State Street, and the Magnificent Mile.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Dec 31

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Dec 23

Updated Dec 24

Indoor places for family pictures

I'm a stickler for taking family pictures every year, but this year I procrastinated and missed the fall season. Now it's way too cold to take outdoor pictures so I'm thinking this might give us an opportunity to take pictures at a cool location we wouldn't ordinarily use. Any suggestions?

  • Hi. How about Garfield Park Conservatory?

  • Carlos D Butler Husband and Father of 2

    We had a great photo session a few years ago inside the Blackstone Hotel. Lots of interesting spaces.

Dec 23

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

Santa arrives early with wonder dog SYD

Santa dropped by the house early today to check out the chimney - to make sure he'd fit - and also to drop by and see his favorite canine - SYD - they obviously have a great rapport.

  • (Bow)Wow SYD, you must have been nice and not naughty to score a personal visit from Santa! Peace, love and joy to both of you.

Dec 22

lairdascott posted 2 photos to Flickr:

Dec 20

Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction

You may want to pay the 1st installment of your property tax bill before the end of this year for a deduction on your 2017 federal taxes. You may not be able to utilize the deduction in 2018.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/prepay-your-property-taxes-for-2017-tax.html

    Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction
    With the likely passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is estimated that the majority of taxpayers who currently itemize their deductions will take the standard deduction for the tax year 2018. The reason for this change will be capping of State and Local Tax and Property tax deductions at $10,000.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Nov 28

Updated Dec 19

Thinking about Moving to 60616

Hi friends...we are thinking about moving from over the river to south of the river....seems like a great - upcoming area. A new Marriott Marquis just went up, a Hilton is in process - and I hope that a grocery, walgreens, etc. are on their way.

Any hints or pointers those of you who live in the area can offer. We don't have a car....so, public transit, walking are our primary modes of getting around....

  • Judy Happy Chicago Resident!

    Hi New Neighbors...thank you for all of your feedback over this last month - we are moving to 60616 - renting at Cermak and Michigan. It is still a developing area - so, shopping and services won't be out my back door as they are in Streeterville. Without a car, I just have to plan better.

    New Question....what ward are we in? I have seen reference to Ward 3and Ward 4 And are there community/civic activities that I can get involved in?

Dec 19

Dec 17

Updated Dec 18

Books in Spanish

I would like to donate books in Spanish, is there an idividual or organization interested in books these books? They are used but in good shape. Diverse subjects, literature.

Dec 16

WIERCIPIETAS posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 15

Dec 14

M&J Fdtn. Gave and Gave at Christmas Time

TBT - MJ and I take a photo at the JUMP offices where we recorded his narration track for a video I produced and directed for the M&J Foundation (M&J stood for Michael & Juanita Jordan Charitable Foundation). MJ had a much bigger smile when he took a photo with my son Matt and his buddy Brett Witek, but they didn't make him work like I did.

Dec 11

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Dec 10

Dec 09

Neli Vazquez Rowland Announces Run for Congress

Neli Vazquez Rowland is running for Congress. She has 20 years of experience in helping homeless - including homeless VETS - so - please share this because we need more WOMEN in Congress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu3VpI8nyMo

    Neli4Congress
    Contact us: Campaign@neli4congress.com
    https://www.youtube.com/

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