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State of the 27th Ward (2017)

...police districts back in 2013 and the relocation of the station from Monroe & Racine to 1412 S. Blue Island. In particular, the change led to a decrease in personnel and a larger area to...

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...of West Loop hosted a”State of the 27th Ward” event at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). During the event, Alderman Walter Burnett led a discussion about current topics of interest in...

...improvements around the neighborhood, including the Fulton Market Streetscape Project, the forthcoming traffic signal at Morgan & Lake, and parking restrictions along the Morgan Street north of Randolph. The planned West Loop permit...

...Market Streetscape Project, the forthcoming traffic signal at Morgan & Lake, and parking restrictions along the Morgan Street north of Randolph. The planned West Loop permit parking program is still coming soon. Looking further west, Ald...

...soon. Looking further west, Ald. Burnett mentioned the Blackhawks new facility $60 training facility on Jackson just west of Ogden and the new L station at Damon & Lake...

...60 training facility on Jackson just west of Ogden and the new L station at Damon & Lake...

...12th and 13th police districts back in 2013 and the relocation of the station from Monroe & Racine to 1412 S. Blue Island. In particular, the change led to a decrease in personnel...

Fulton West (1330 W. Fulton) ribbon cutting for Glassdoor

    State of the 27th Ward (2017) - Neighbors of West Loop
    On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Neighbors of West Loop hosted a"State of the 27th Ward" event at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). During the event, Alderman Walter Burnett led a discussion about current topics of interest in the 27th Ward and the West Loop as a whole, including public safety, development, and infrastructure needs.
    http://neighborsofwestloop.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 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)

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Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

Lights Out

Most of the street lights on Paulina St. between 18th St. and Cermak Rd. are out. Anyone know why?
The area around Cooper School is especially dark. I've seen groups of young girls and elderly women walking cautiously in the area, while groups of young men linger about.
There is some construction going on with the roads (sewers) but it can't be impossible to have some temporary lights for safety.
- concerned guy

  • Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation...

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    Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation - good luck with them, if you ever need them...) Fortunately, there is a separate agency for street lighting.

    This is the direct link to the form for Street Lights out: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/traffic_signals_andstreetlights/svcs/street_light_1_out.html

    For any other future request, you can go to this site: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html or dial 3-1-1 from any phone.

  • Ward 25 25th Ward Alderman

    Lights are on Paulina from 18th St to Cermak rd. There are lights out from 1659 - 1715 W 19th St. I have submitted a work order fo get them repaired.

Nov 12

  • Raspberry Pi Video Wall

    Mr. Gutierrez is asking for $580.60:
    My students need Raspberry Pi kits and memory cards to build a Video Wall to display their work.
    Chicago Tech Academy High School Comment

Nov 10

Nov 07

Alderman Danny Solis shared Neighbors of West...

12th District Police and the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center will be hosting a Public Safety & Awareness workshop on Wednesday, November 29th at 6 PM at the 12th District Police Station – 1412 S. Blue Island.

    Neighbors of West Loop
    12th District Police and the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center will be hosting a Public Safety & Awareness workshop on Wednesday, November 29th at 6 PM at the 12th District Police Station -...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 07

12th District Police and the State's Attorney...

12th District Police and the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center will be hosting a Public Safety & Awareness workshop on Wednesday, November 29th at 6 PM at the 12th District Police Station – 1412 S. Blue Island.

    Neighbors of West Loop
    12th District Police and the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center will be hosting a Public Safety & Awareness workshop on Wednesday, November 29th at 6 PM at the 12th District Police Station -...
    https://www.facebook.com

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Updated Nov 02

Mowing/Snow Removal Service

Hello!

Looking for a lawn care/snow removal service for a small lot in Pilsen. Please reply with any recommendations! Thank you!

  • Hey there, I know a guy in the Logan Square neighborhood. GTZ Lawn Care provide lawn mowing and yard cleanup give them a shout 773-397-1659

Nov 02

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 12/31/2017 ERECTION STARTS: 11/3/2017, ERECTION ENDS: 11/4/2017. SELF-CERT. CARERRA DE LOS MUERTOS 2017 STAGE. 24X16 MOBILE STAGE. AMERICAN MOBILE STAGING.**SELF-CERT***CONDITIONAL APPROVAL* SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION*AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION REQUIRED*

    1301 W. 14th St. Issued October 31, 2017 Comment

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Oct 16 2012

Updated Oct 25

Pilsen dog park needed

New gal here and decided to post regarding a need for a dog park in Pilsen. There are doggies everywhere!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    There are quite a few puparents who frequent Jackson Bark. All routes to and from are less congested than going to the dog parks around the loop or northside, plus free parking is available. Click the map icon at the bottom of the page for directions www.jacksonbark.com

  • Agree with melirodgriguez! The small triangle next to the pool at Dvorak Park would be an ideal place for a dog park where many dogs are there most days anyway. I have taken my dog there many times and met other dog owners in the neighborhood who would love to...

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    Agree with melirodgriguez! The small triangle next to the pool at Dvorak Park would be an ideal place for a dog park where many dogs are there most days anyway. I have taken my dog there many times and met other dog owners in the neighborhood who would love to have a dog park, new and old residents. For now, I do visit the dog park on Wabash in-between 16th and 18th which is a great park but a bit of a walking distance from Pilsen. There are really no dog parks for owners to use in the nearby area and it would be nice to have a designated space so dogs can run freely and safely.

Oct 22

Updated Oct 24

Columbus vandalized in Little Italy

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/chicago/ct-vandalizan-estatua-de-colon-en-little-italy-20171009-story.html

"Colón es visto como un héroe por muchos, especialmente por los italiano-americanos, pero es visto como un colonizador asesino de indígenas americanos entre otros."

    Vandalizan estatua de Colón en Little Italy, Chicago
    Un residente de Pilsen fue arrestado el sábado luego de rayar una estatua de Cristóbal Colón con pintura de aerosol en el barrio italo-americano de Little Italy, dijo la Policía de Chicago. Tres hombres fueron descubiertos vandalizando la estatua en Arrigo Park, 801 S.. Loomis St, poco después de la medianoche.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Pat

    That's a shame. Defacing public property. You can disagree and speak your mind, but to actually try to destroy a public statue is sickening. Where do you draw the line? And using profanity diminishes your point.

Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

Pilsen Open Studios XV

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-pilsen-artists-open-up-their-studios-on-their-quinceanera-20171020-story.html

"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.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • 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 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.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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The Chicago Police Department will hold a pub...

The Chicago Police Department will hold a public safety workshop on the topic of Street Safety this Thursday, October 19, at 6 pm at the District 12 station (1412 S. Blue Island).


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Updated Oct 12

Car Windshields on 16th St

Does anyone have any issues with parking their cars on 16th and getting tiny nicks in their windshields? My bf has complained about this happening to him twice. He thinks someone's doing it; I think it might be from pebbles falling from the train tracks. Other cars parked nearby display the same type of scratches, too.

  • My first thought when I read the title of the post was 'trains' . I don't think anyone would be throwing rocks at your windshield, unless you've done something to anger someone haha. My guess is the same as yours - gravel/pebbles from the metra line either falling from the...

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    My first thought when I read the title of the post was 'trains' . I don't think anyone would be throwing rocks at your windshield, unless you've done something to anger someone haha. My guess is the same as yours - gravel/pebbles from the metra line either falling from the rumble of the trains or actively getting shot into the air as the train rolls by. If you don't want to move your car to another street, you could try getting one of those windshield covers that loops over the side mirrors. I hear they are useful in the winter for getting snow & ice off your car fast, but I've never used them myself

  • Yes. This happens. The trains do launch gravel into the air at speed. We had a stone break a double pane window on our house and the alignment of the holes was such that only a train in the middle of the overpass could have done it.

    BNSF has a...

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    Yes. This happens. The trains do launch gravel into the air at speed. We had a stone break a double pane window on our house and the alignment of the holes was such that only a train in the middle of the overpass could have done it.

    BNSF has a community relations and claims department to address any large amount of damage, but I suspect small nicks and gouges in a windshield would be tougher to cover. (Most auto insurance policies fix windshield nicks for free since they can grow into cracks.) Parking on the North side of 16th St. vs. the South side, should keep one out of the path of anything thrown from the tracks.

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.

    annatrevino34@gmail.com

Oct 12

Oct 06

New rec center coming to Addams/Medill

Addams/Medill Park at 1301 W. 14th St. soon will be the site of a major new facility, the Exelon Student Recreation Center. Development costs for the 100,000 square foot multi-purpose indoor recreation center and its outdoor area will total $25 million.

    Gazette Chicago " New rec center coming to Addams/Medill
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Oct 06

Oct 04

Looking for seamstress

Im looking for someone who can sew a costume for a 2 year old? Any suggestions?

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