2 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL NEW ELECTRICAL SWITCHES, OUTLETS, LIGHTS, NEW WIRE AND NEW 100 AMPS PANEL IN THE 2ND FLOOR APARTMENT.

    1658 W. Cullerton St. Issued November 15, 2017 Comment

6 days ago

Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

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 11

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE ACOUSTICAL TILES, PATCH AND REPAIR DRYWALL, REPLACE DOORS, REPLACE DRYWALL AND VINYL TILES, PAINTING, REMODEL BATHROOMS TILE ONLY - THROUGHT OUT ENTIRE BUILDING.(ELECTRICAL PERMIT #100734878)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING (NO REDUCTION IN UNIT COUNT)

    2008 S. Blue Island Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment

Nov 10

Nov 09

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS, EXTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING 2 UNITRESIDENTIAL BRICK AND FRAME BUILDING, REAR PORTION (APPROX. 22'LONG)REMOVE AND REPLACE, FRONT PORTION FOUNDATION UNDERPINNINGREPLACING MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND PLUMBING SYSTEMS.

    1622 W. 21st Pl. Issued November 7, 2017 Comment

Nov 08

Nov 05

Updated Nov 07

fireworks or semi automatics?

I am at the 2200 block of 21st place. In the middle of the night there was a whole string of popping sounds in rapid succession. Did anyone hear?
It was difficult to tell if it was fireworks or semi automatic weapons.

  • Instead of training myself watching youtube videos on different gun sounds, I have decided to move out of the neighborhood.

  • I have been around Pilsen since the late nineties and have witnessed dozens of shootings, including seeing people die on the sidewalk. But I am not willing to deal with this anymore

Nov 07

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May 18

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

With two new breweries, Pilsen is now the brewing capital of the south side

...new spots have opened within a mile of Moody Tongue: first Alulu, a brewpub near Ashland and Cermak, and then Lo Rez, a brewery that's been making beer since last fall but...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom 2101 S. Carpenter, 888-404-2262, lorezbrewing.com

    With two new breweries, Pilsen is now the brewing capital of the south side
    click to enlarge Chicago's south side isn't exactly short on breweries, but they're a lot sparser than they are up north. Just a year ago there wasn't a single taproom in Pilsen, a problem that Moody Tongue remedied last fall by opening a tasting room.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 01

TRP Reopens Affordable Housing Waitlist Wednesday, November 1st

Casa Oaxaca, 1714 W. 19th St.

Casa Guanajuato, 1313 W. 19th St.

Casa Colima, 1427 W. Cullerton

Casa Chiapas, 1712 W. 17th St.

1821 W. Cullerton

Casa del Sol, 2008 S. Blue Island

© 2013 – 2017 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

This article has 31 other Chicago locations (Show)

2. Submit your completed application, with all required documents: By U.S. Postal Service (USPS): The Resurrection Project, 2014 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

Casa Tabasco, 2301 S. Drake Ave.

Casa Sor Juana, 2700 S. Drake Ave.

Casa San Luis Potosi, 1648 S. Throop St.

Casa Morelos, 2015 S. Morgan

Casa Monterrey, 967 W. 19th St.

Casa Maravilla, 2021 S. Morgan St.

Casa Hidalgo, 4600 S. Wood St.

Casa Guerrero, 963 W. Cullerton

5031 South Hermitage Avenue

5011 South Elizabeth Street

4949 South Justine Street

4937 South Seeley Avenue

4859 South Throop Street

4848 South Ashland Avenue

4744 South Loomis Boulevard

4742 South Elizabeth Street

4716 South Throop Street

4637 South Honore Street

4610 South Wood Street

4528 South Hermitage Avenue

4440 South Honore Street

2243 S. Central Park Ave.

2124 W. 19th St.

2012 W. 17th St.

1910 S. Albany Ave.

1825 West 45th Street

1234 West 49th Place

2301 W. 23rd St.

2300 S. Oakley

1924 S. Throop

    TRP Reopens Affordable Housing Waitlist Wednesday, November 1st - The Resurrection Project
    We offer affordable housing programs. To determine if you are eligible please follow the below steps: Download and print the pre-application Affordable Housing Pre-Application, English Affordable Housing Pre-Application, Spanish 2. Submit your completed application, with all required documents: By U.S. Postal Service (USPS): The Resurrection Project, 2014 S.
    http://resurrectionproject.org

Nov 01

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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 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

Oct 19

Oct 13

Updated Oct 16

what is that smell?

Has anyone noticed a steel smelting kind of odor on some mornings?

It's sort of metallic and ozone like.
Is there a factory nearby that could be emitting this smell?

I am near Oakley and 21st place.

  • I'd guess ice factory, too, but the tortilla factory has so many process systems. Maybe daily cleaning procedures or something?

  • Gotcha. Yeah I used to pass the chocolate factory on my way to work and sometimes it smelled pretty gross, not anything like chokolate. So, just like you said, depending what stage the processing is it can give out different odors.

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Oct 11

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 11

Oct 08

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT NEW 3 STORY, 9 D.U. MASONRY BUILDING W/BASEMENT, REAR AND SIDE BALCONIES, 4 STORY SIDE MENTAL OPEN PORCH AND ROOF TOP DECKS PER PLANS.

    1708 W. Cermak Rd. Issued October 6, 2017 Comment

Oct 04

Looking for seamstress

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

Oct 04

Oct 03

UIC students push for faculty diversity

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-hoy-uic-demands-latinx-representation-20170928-story.html

In 1973, a group of Mexican-Americans and Puerto Ricans protested the displacement of Mexican households by the construction of the university, and despite many arrests, continued to push for Latino inclusion on-campus. The pressure led to the founding of the LCC and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.

    40 years later, UIC students demand more Latinx representation
    Students of Mexican and Latin American descent from the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) gathered today to urge for more representation at the faculty and administrative level in the same place where, more than 40 years ago, students fought for the inclusion of Latin American Studies to the UIC curriculum.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 03

    Veterano podría salir de centro de detención por estrés post-traumático (PTSD)
    El lunes el veterano de guerra, Miguel Perez Jr., se someterá a un exámen físico y psicológico que será evaluado por las autoridades del Buró de Vigilancia de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) en octubre, y cuyos resultados podrían otorgarle libertad mientras su abogado, Chris Bergin, apela su caso de deportación.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Sep 29

Updated Oct 02

Need Dentist Recommendation

Hello neighbors!! I have noticed Bport has a plethora of dentist offices which is great and all, but which one is the best to choose? Any recommendations are appreciated! OH and I have Guardian insurance. Thanks!

  • Bruce Brighton Park

    Check out the insurance website. They normally have a list of providers that they use and you might save money using their providers.

  • Thank you!

Sep 13

Updated Sep 28

Pilsen Alliance not so innocent

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

  • Morgan S. has interpreted all of it incorrectly. We're only still commenting because of Morgan S's absolutely puzzling misreading of all of it. There is zero malice or accusation from this end. Bye, now. Sorry this has dragged out so long for no reason, Orange.

  • 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.

Aug 01 2014

Updated Sep 27

Pet turtle rescue

I have a red ear slider turtle to give away to a caring person. My friend's grandchildren had a turtle she was concerned was being mistreated and asked me if I could help her rehome it. If you're interested let me know. You tube has some good videos on how to care for it. I'm looking for a truly responsible pet owner. If I can't find one, I'll have to euthanize it by a vet.

Sep 23

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    NEW 3000AMP ELECTRICAL SERVICE / SWITCHBOARD, NEMA3R ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT CENTERS AND DOWNSTREAM ASSOCIATED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, INCLUDING (4) MCC'S, AIR COMPRESSORS AS SHOWN PER THE ENCLOSED "ISSUED FOR PERMIT" DRAWINGS.

    2500 S. Paulina St. Issued September 21, 2017 Comment

Sep 22

Sep 15

Updated Sep 21

ARE WE THE TAX PAYERS paying for w h a t

unless i heard wrong ,, the tax payers ,, are paying for all this immagration
court fighting ,, when our government that says it can;t be done yet it turns out to be ok to do it ,,
and this sugar tax ,,, lets have another debate ,, the tax payers are paying the bill who cares
and this police shooting and this people put in jail then released
and oh here;s a tax payers check ,,,
so help me...

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unless i heard wrong ,, the tax payers ,, are paying for all this immagration
court fighting ,, when our government that says it can;t be done yet it turns out to be ok to do it ,,
and this sugar tax ,,, lets have another debate ,, the tax payers are paying the bill who cares
and this police shooting and this people put in jail then released
and oh here;s a tax payers check ,,,
so help me if i am paying for any of this ,, everyone one who runs for
office will only served one term ,,, unless they figure out
how to stop the tax payers for all these mistakes made
by our government ,,

ps protester;s did you know how much overtime ,, the tax payers are paying the police ,, to keep u under control ,, i bet they laugh
all the way to the bank ,,, and can;t wait till the next protest ,,,

keep laughing ,,, it only costs ==== us ,,, ====

  • Bing Tse Chinese community liaison

    There are a few things to remember about some people we live with. Some of them have mental health issues. These are people who can't control themselves due to something that may or may not being happening in the brain.

    There are also the people who make bad judgments. For...

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    There are a few things to remember about some people we live with. Some of them have mental health issues. These are people who can't control themselves due to something that may or may not being happening in the brain.

    There are also the people who make bad judgments. For example, politicians are supposed to do the things that their voters ask. However, we know that they are humans and may negotiate to make life better for us voters in the long run. The other part of this picture is you and I being on the receiving end of decisions that we did not make. We become stuck with the repercussions. Why do we let ourselves and our family's get stuck with politicians passing laws that we don't approve? Where is the accountability?

    If everyone has to be accountable like you and me then maybe we would have a better world. Every time I make a mistake I get fined, especially for not coming to a complete stop at the stop sign or crossing into the intersection when the stoplight is yellow.

    What are we doing about the people who stick us with huge taxes, make us pay a private parking meter company to use City streets that we pay for, and then give that parking money to LAZ Parking when that very same money can go to support our police & fire workers and teachers.

    How are we going to make government be accountable? We are being taxed to DEATH, and the death of future generations too!

  • randy roaming pilsen living and liking pilsen

    right on target bing tse ,,
    if you ride the trains and buses the nuts cases always around
    them need of money ,,
    and that parking ,, try to look around area and see what mistakes are made ,, right now i am royally pizzzz off ,, cermak road ,,...

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    right on target bing tse ,,
    if you ride the trains and buses the nuts cases always around
    them need of money ,,
    and that parking ,, try to look around area and see what mistakes are made ,, right now i am royally pizzzz off ,, cermak road ,, big parking lots by aldi and cermak produce ,, yet south side of street
    pay for parking ,, oh i forgot they allow resident parking over night ,,well i work nights ,, what good it that ,, i bet a few other people work nights also ,, and would like to park and sleep during the day and what does it effect ,, the neighborhood people
    aldi;s got plenty parking and cermak produce ,, always open spots ,,
    but we get to pay ,, and its effects cermak road people ,, who park on 21 place and those people park on 21 st ,, and so on ,,
    enough of this stupid stuff,, and neighbors fighting each other when we should all get together and point out ,,, why do we suffer ,,,
    time for u to go ,,, lets all get going on this parking bans ,, they seem to waste money ,,, cause we pay for it who gives a fuxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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