Oct 22 2016

Updated 2 days ago

blue ribbons on all trees on the 3000 block of S Throop?

Someone put blue ribbons on every street tree on the 3000 block of S. Throop. Does anyone know who did this? I'm a property owner on the block and no one asked my permission.

3 days ago

Free Summer Solstice Party : food, drink, live music, raffle with prizes, baby goats!

Join us for our Summer Solstice Grand Opening Party! The party is FREE and open to all. Bring your family and friends!

When: Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM. Rain or shine.
Where: Blue Island Traditional Medicine. 1843 S. Racine Ave. (on the corner of 19th and Racine)
Who: We are a holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, yoga, nutritional counseling, and animal therapy
What: Our grand opening party! Celebrate the summer & our open doors. We will have snacks, beverages, a band, a raffle with prizes from local businesses, and a visit from our therapy animals (five baby goats and a pony (!)).
How much: Free
More information: www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com. Instagram: @blueislandmedicine

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for info on old McKinley Park storefronts and taverns

Walking around the neighborhood you can't miss all the buildings, mostly sitting on corners, that use to be stores or taverns in the past. I'd love to hear from any residents that remember what some of these places were, when they closed down, and what it was like inside. I've tried doing research online, but it's hard to find specifics.

A couple buildings I've noticed close to me:

corner of 36th & wood
36th & honore
old bar at 36th & damen
wood & 34th pl
Wolcott & 38th st

Any info would be appreciated. I love learning about our neighborhood's history.

  • I don't have pics but I think 36th and Wood used to be called the FBI Tavern. Never had the chance to visit.

  • 36 and Damen was the 3600 Club alot of Daley family members patronized it

4 days ago

May 14

Updated 5 days ago

Merging Bridgeport Churches and Schools

Anyone have any update abouts what's going on with Bridgeport Churches and Schools merging?

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Catholic school system has nobody else to blame but themselves for their dwindling church and school attendance. PERIOD! They are going merge whether you agree or disagree. And it's sad that the merging schools had to suck up their money in the red... The almighty Vatican needs to suck it up.... Maybe they can open that vast vault they have their and sell off a few gold chalices... of which they have plenty...

  • Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up...

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    Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up their pocketbooks.
    In addition, St. Therese was able to increase their school enrollment with a long waiting list due to the high educational standards set. Many other Catholic schools are within a 1 or 2 mile radius from St, Therese. These other schools need to do more to reach out to the community and raise their educational standards. Their are people in the neighborhood willing to pay for a better education for their kids.

5 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATIONS TO SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR APARTMENT UNITS, TO EXISTING FOUR STORY MASONRY BUILDING CONTAINING SIX APARTMENTS AS PER ARCHITECT'S PLANS.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    3157 S. Racine Ave. Issued June 12, 2018 Comment

6 days ago

Holistic health clinic opens in Pilsen

Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at...

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Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

If you are a Pilsen resident, you receive your first treatment (acupuncture or bodywork) 25% off, and if you are a Pilsen small business owner, your first acupuncture treatment is free.

Mark your calendars: our Grand Opening Summer Solstice party will be Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM... We hope to see you there!

    Welcome
    Holistic, person-centered healthcare in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Effective and long-lasting solutions.
    https://www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

Jun 11

    McKinley Park News - Enjoy Fathers Day Fun, Connect with Community Groups This Week in McKinley Park
    The neighborhood's largest park, McKinley Park, will be abuzz with activity over the next week, centering around the upcoming Fathers Day weekend. The McKinley Park Farmers Market again offers fresh eats and more from an expanded lineup of vendors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 17.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jun 09

Jun 07

    McKinley Park News - Montessori School Moving to New Location, Expanding Curriculum
    The Montessori Foundations of Chicago is moving from its storefront at Archer Avenue and Leavitt Street to a rehabbed property and building a block away, and is expanding its early childhood program and starting up an elementary program, in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, said school founder and Principal Beata Skorusa.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jun 05

Jun 04

    McKinley Park News - Celebrate Garden Opening, Enjoy Concerts and Connect with the Community This Week in McKinley Park
    The week of June 4, 2018, offers tons of fun for the McKinley Park neighborhood, including the Community Play Garden Grand Opening, concerts at Bethany Baptist Church and the Farmers Market, free health screenings and fitness activities at Vive tu Vida! Get up!
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jun 01

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR & REPLACE DRYWALL, CABINETS, COUTNERTOPS, FLOORING, & MILLWORK THROUGHOUT EXISTING RESIDENTIAL BLDG. REPAIRS TO EXISTING FRAME GARAGE PER VIOLATION. 20'-4"W X 24'-3"L X 12'H

    1231 W. 31st St. Issued May 30, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE 3-PHASE 800 AMP 120/240 VOLT LIVE FRONT DISCONNECT WITH NEW 800 AMP DISCONNECT. REMOVE EXISTING CT METER AND ADD THREE AND TWO GANG METER BANKS WITH 200/200/200/200/100 METERING POSITIONS. ADD TWO 200 AMP PANELS FROM THIS SERVICE NOW.

    3333 S. Iron St. Issued May 30, 2018 Comment

May 31

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Celebrates Memorial Day
    The McKinley Park neighborhood celebrated Memorial Day with a parade through the neighborhood and a ceremony honoring fallen veterans at the William McKinley American Legion Post 231 on Monday, May 28, 2018, that included numerous neighborhood groups, including the organizing McKinley Park Civic Association.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 30

    McKinley Park News - Midnight Circus Returning to McKinley Park
    The popular and astounding Midnight Circus is returning again to McKinley Park for five performances over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, including acrobatics, animal tricks, clowning and daring feats to entertain residents of the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 29

    McKinley Park News - Kick Off Summer with Farmers Market, Walking Tour This Week in McKinley Park
    The week of May 29, 2018, heralds the return of the McKinley Park Farmers Market and its concert series featuring the Greenleaf Band. The neighborhood Walking Tour returns from Chicago for Chicagoans, and the library again presents Games Day. These and more events are taking place for the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 23

Updated May 27

Cat Found

Hi. I live in the area of 29th and archer. There is a white and grey long haired cat that has been wandering the block the last month.

She now looks like a stray but answers and comes to my back porch everyday. Shes in need of some clean up and medical but it seems she belonged to someone once.

Anyone still missing a medium to long haired grey and white cat? She wanders around crying and its heartbreaking. Anyone know of a service that will pick her up?

  • Jambo neighbor

    Dear Cat Helper, Theresa and Miss Priss, THANK YOU to these ladies for watching out for animals in need! You are LOVED for this!

  • MissPriss, thank you so much for helping this kitty. Having a tender heart for animals is a gift...and you are using your gift well. Many, many blessings to you!

May 27

McKinley Dog Park @ Farmers Market Again!

The McKinley Park Farmers Market is soon to be open for the summer! June 3rd marks the opening day for the market that hosts live music at noon. The project manager has worked hard to secure more vendors and a longer season. We hope you enjoy!

The McKinley Dog Park Committee will once again have a booth and hope to see you there! We will be selling the following items: t shirts, tennis balls, canvas bags, paw balm, dog treats, etc. All funds contributed to the future McKinley Dog Park. If you're unfamiliar with our efforts please visit mckinleydogpark.org

If you have any questions please reach out to mckinleydogpark@gmail.com

    McKinley Dog Park
    Official Page for the McKinley Dog Park Committee
    http://mckinleydogpark.org

May 23

New City - Safe and Peaceful Communities

In May 2018 The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resouces, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.

May 20

McKinley Dog Park Committee @ MP Farmers Market Again This Summer!

The McKinley Park Farmers Market is soon to be open for the summer! June 3rd marks the opening day for the market that hosts live music at noon. The project manager has worked hard to secure more vendors and a longer season. We hope you enjoy!

The McKinley Dog Park Committee will once again have a booth and hope to see you there! We will be selling the following items: t shirts, tennis balls, canvas bags, paw balm, dog treats, etc. All funds contributed to the future McKinley Dog Park. If you're unfamiliar with our efforts please visit mckinleydogpark.org

If you have any questions please reach out to mckinleydogpark@gmail.com

    McKinley Dog Park
    Official Page for the McKinley Dog Park Committee
    http://mckinleydogpark.org

May 14

Updated May 15

The Chinese Exclusion Act

PBS/WTTW Channel 11 on May 29th is having a special presentation of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It examines the history of how this Act kept the Chinese from coming to America and the Chinese who are already in America from becoming US citizens until the 1940's.

  • emj will love watching this. If she had her way, Bridgeport would have dozens of boarded up storefronts where Chinese businesses flourish today.

  • In 1944, a Chicagoan became the first Chinese-American to naturalize after repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. He was in the US since 1892.

Apr 27

Updated May 15

My favorite Bridgeport Pizza?

Does anyone know what happened with Lina's Pizza on Morgan Street?

  • Too many people are just brave when sitting behind a key board. I really wish he would take his comments and racial slurs to the streets of Bridgeport.

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    R. Gar ... Tad is the classic definition of a troll. But you are correct in that I would love to see him take his comments and racial slurs to the streets - especially around Armour Square - there he would turn into a magician in that he would actually disappear.

    p.s. bye Tad, you've been muted.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    I already muted the troll as well .... He seems to really hate this area, why is he even here...? And you are right R. Gar.....Let him make those racist slur comments in let's say Rockys.......Now that would be funny.....

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

May 13

Apr 16

Updated May 12

Homeless drunks on corner 24/7

On 21st and leavitt, drunks loitering mixed with gangbangers everyday every kind of weather,no help from no one they urinate and defecate in public while kids are going to school and women walking to go shopping on cermak can some one help it gets worse in the summer we had about 5 shot on corner last summer.every weekend broken beer bottles out there, Garbage all over

  • I lived over there 8 years ago and that's just the way it is you should have moved somewhere else.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Kristin Talbert....from your sad reply, I assume you were one of them....No one has to but up with that.....Sad to think you seem to think it's ok.....WOW!!

May 11

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPAIR OF EXISTING TRUCK DOCKS DAMAGED IN ACCIDENT - REPLACE DAMAGED MASONRY WITH STEEL TO EXISTING 1 STORY TYPE 2 STORAGE MODERATE HAZARD BUILDING PER PLANS

    1801 W. 31st Pl. Issued May 9, 2018 Comment

May 09

Apr 28

Apr 27

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    GARAGE STRUCTURE AWAY FROM THE MAIN BUILDING AT 3333 S IRON ST. ADD NEW 3-PHASE 200-AMP 120/240 VOLT ELECTRICAL SERVICE WITH METER SOCKET, CIRCUIT BREAKER PANEL, FOUR 20-AMP CIRCUITS (RECEPTACLES), TWO 15-AMP CIRCUITS (LIGHTING). ADD 30-AMP 2P CIRCUIT FOR HEATER.

    3333 S. Iron St. Issued April 25, 2018 Comment

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