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  • 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

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 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

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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

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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

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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 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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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

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  • 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

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Looking for seamstress

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

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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.

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  • 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

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