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Updated 19 hours ago

Archer ave & Francisco Safety Island

What alderman, city planner, or person was responsible for the safety Island installed at the intersection of Archer ave & Francisco?. This will impede the flow of the traffic on Archer and will create a real nice mess of traffic and air pollution during rush hour and winter driving. Why weren't residents notified of this? Was a permit issued for this waste of taxpayers money?

  • I agree. Since you put this in, maybe you can look at having people maybe not park during rush hour on Archer Ave. It amazes me that no one can go to the stop light and cross the street there.

  • Fellow Resident-Non PC liflong B.P. resident.

    When We were younger. We were taught to cross at the corners , look both ways etc. Now , People are entitled to just walk across anywhere the please and without looking !! And 'REMOVE the damned island We the People are speaking!!!! Dont let our gov become dictators !!!

  • cadraski Concerned life long resident of Brighton Park

    IDOT held a community meeting regarding it at the Brighton library at least 2 years ago. At that time they wanted to put it at Richmond which would have made traffic at Sacramento even worse. There were only 6 of us in attendance and I haven’t heard anything since. Those of us there were against the Island but they were adamant that it was going up but didn’t know where. We agreed that Francisco was a better spot over Richmond.

Oct 08

Updated 21 hours ago

Alley light not fixed as of June 2017 despite calling 311 3x and requesting service on-line 2x

I pay hefty Chicago/Cook County taxes and every year they increase-and yet, I can't get the city to fix the alley light. Twice I have seen it reported on-line with the status "closed". When I call 311 to complain they don't want to hear anything other than the address and click-they disconnect. Is this the norm? Does it usually take this long? Let's face it, our neighborhood is no longer safe and a dark alley is asking for trouble.

  • R Brighton Park

    @tpchallenger53-trust me, every election year I take these things in consideration. The last election I was on a mission to elect Cardenas out but he won by default secondary to nonexistent opposing candidates. That’s usually why we are stuck with these lazy and incompetent “civil servants”.

  • R Brighton Park

    @emj1900-Agree and feel the same frustration. This is why the goal is to move out of Chicago. Hard working middle class neighborhoods are neglected and ignored.

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Nov 16

Updated 3 days ago

McKinley Park curious

Hello all, I'm considering purchasing a home in McKinley park. The neighborhood has great transportation to the Loop (where I work) and the overall aesthetic is quaint and pleasant. However, I'm concerned about crime and the many foreclosures throughout. The property that I like is priced on the very high spectrum of the median price. So the possibility of neighborhood depreciation is also top of mind. Are any residents here able to share their thoughts addressing my concerns? I'd love to here perspective from an actual resident. Thanks so much!

  • Mike mckinley park

    BTW I moved here from Bridgeport . I find Mckinley park an infinitely better place to live. It is quieter, there is more green space, and less noticeable crime. Night life and coffee shops can quickly be accessed in other neighbor hoods.I find that better than living in close proximity to bars. I walk to Bridgeport regularely. One last very important detail is we have great resources for food, marionos, target ,cermak foods, jewel,, and a farmers market.Good luck with the search!

  • Keep an eye on 35th in the coming years, I bet new businesses will (slowly) start popping up. Like in Bridgeport, a little more every year.

3 days ago

    Is That Turkey Hazardous to Your Health?
    Have you ever wondered how long food really lasts after preparation? How about that turkey dinner? Do the mashed potatoes, a hearty root vegetable, last longer than cranberries? As American's work weeks increase, currently 47 hours a week, prepared food has become the new national dinner.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Where to sell used goods locally?

I would like to get rid of some decent electronics that are used but probably still have some value. (55" TV, laptops, etc).

Anyone know of a good place around Pilsen / Bridgeport that buys and resales used goods? (aside from Craigslist, etc)

Nov 16

Updated 6 days ago

Damen overpass

Does anyone remember what year the Damen avenue overpass was torn down. The one from 37th to 47th.

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Nov 13

Updated Nov 15

Would you rather pay a fine than vote?

    Would You Rather Pay A Fine Than Vote?
    Why do you vote? Maybe a family tradition. You're a dedicated party supporter or even an anti-party voter. Either way, it turns out very few Americans elect people to over 511,000 political seats. Voter turnout declines while massive political protests increase across our great nation.
  • Fellow Resident-Non PC liflong B.P. resident.

    This is BULSHIT forf of a tyranny ! Just another way of robbing your hard earned money

  • Been to a few third world countries where this is the law. Of course they are also required to fill out their ballots in pencil. Vote or live with the vote of others, your choice.

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Updated Nov 14

  • Chi Talker, with all due respect perhaps you should consider taking some of your own advice...

    "Get to know your new neighbors before making assumptions."

    Are there companies (both MBE/WBE and non-minority/woman owned) utilizing these programs that engage in fraudulent practices/behavior? Absolutely. In the same way that a certain percentage...

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    Chi Talker, with all due respect perhaps you should consider taking some of your own advice...

    "Get to know your new neighbors before making assumptions."

    Are there companies (both MBE/WBE and non-minority/woman owned) utilizing these programs that engage in fraudulent practices/behavior? Absolutely. In the same way that a certain percentage of companies in ANY industry will always be willing to bend/break the rules.

    At the same time, there are countless firms that are using these programs legally/ethically in order to grow and thrive. And while it's unfortunate that these small businesses need my services in order to navigate the City's maze of rules/rules, I am, like most people, only working to provide for my family - not to engage in fraud or run scams.


  • Wasn't the Hired Truck Scandal connected to Bridgeport? Look, there are countless city government related scams, but Bridgeport has extracted more than its share over the last 100+ years.

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

33rd and damen lot

Anyone know what is happening with the lot on 33rd and Damen? The trucks are gone.

  • heard a long time ago that walmart was going in there. this was when they bought and tore down the houses on 33 and hoyne

  • Thank you for asking! I kept forgetting to do so. And I really, really hope it is not a Walmart.

  • I think it would be too small to put a walmart there.

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Oct 31

    McKinley Park News - Advisory Council Brings Halloween to the Park for Fun Run
    Costumed runners enjoyed the Halloween 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the McKinley Park Advisory Council on Sat., Oct. 28, 2017.

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Oct 24

    McKinley Park News - Aquinas Graduates New Language Tutors, Seeks More Volunteers
    The Aquinas Literacy Center graduated a new crop of 17 volunteer tutors and seeks more help in its mission to provide English literacy services to the neighborhood.

Oct 24

    McKinley Park News - Who Loves Halloween? McKinley Park Loves Halloween!
    The McKinley Park neighborhood is gearing up for seasonal festivities centered around Halloween, already kicked off with the Hoyne Park Advisory Council's kids Halloween party and costume contest, held Saturday, October 21, at Hoyne Park. Children and parents enjoyed treats, crafts and a bounce house, as well as a costume contest with fierce yet very cute competition (winners below).

Oct 23


Looking for the owners of this found pup..found at Archer & Western on 10-20-17

Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

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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Found - Pitbull Puppy Mix!

I found a pitbull puppy mix at the Target on 45th and Pulaski. She is about 6-8 months old and 35-40 pounds. She is VERY sweet with people and well groomed. Posted on Lost Dogs IL. Wearing a small black collar with no tags and no microchip. Clipped tail and brown and white marbled paws. Please share!

Oct 16

Anyone lose a ferret?

Hello, my husband found a ferret in Mckinley Park this morning, it was cold but very docile. Please let me know ASAP if you are missing one, if we can't find its owner, we'll be turning it over to a rescue this afternoon.

Oct 07

Updated Oct 12

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.


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