Nov 28

Updated 26 hours ago

Thinking about Moving to 60616

Hi friends...we are thinking about moving from over the river to south of the river....seems like a great - upcoming area. A new Marriott Marquis just went up, a Hilton is in process - and I hope that a grocery, walgreens, etc. are on their way.

Any hints or pointers those of you who live in the area can offer. We don't have a car....so, public transit, walking are our primary modes of getting around....

  • Judy Happy Chicago Resident!

    Thank you all for your thoughtful responses....60616 here we come!

  • Hi Judy, my wife and I live in 60605 and work in 60616 often. We would be happy to help you find the right place to live. Please shoot me an email at marcus@marlenproperties.com so that we can help you accomplish your goal :)

27 hours ago

Neli Vazquez Rowland Announces Run for Congress

Neli Vazquez Rowland is running for Congress. She has 20 years of experience in helping homeless - including homeless VETS - so - please share this because we need more WOMEN in Congress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu3VpI8nyMo

    Neli4Congress
    Contact us: Campaign@neli4congress.com
    https://www.youtube.com/

45 hours ago

2 days ago

My little Guy Max lost him 12/06/17!!! Live n...

My little Guy Max lost him 12/06/17!!! Live near 17th and ashland was last seen 16th & ashland ave and also heard seen on 16th & Morgan!!! He was with his brother lefty. We found lefty at animal shelter on ashland ave he was brought in by some one who seen them together but only lefty jumped in the car and Max the black French Bulldog ran off. He currently had eye surgery so needs his medication hoping he is somewhere warm!!! I hope he can come back home to us!!! Please any info let us know thank you. Max French Bulldog Black missing/Lost

    Ezequiel Peña
    My little Guy Max lost him 12/06/17!!! Live near 17th and ashland was last seen 16th & ashland ave and also heard seen on 16th & Morgan!!! He was with his brother lefty. We found lefty at animal...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

  • Chromebooks: Do or Die!

    Mrs. Ionita is asking for $2360.11:
    My students need Chromebooks! In today’s age, computer literacy is an integral component of any student’s learning plan. These Chromebooks will help engage my students with interactive lessons and prepare them for an increasingly digital workforce.
    Walsh Elementary School Comment

3 days ago

3 days ago

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    What I like about JAHS is that the teachers create a great support system. If anyone I know ever needs another chance at school, I will tell them to give JAHS a chance.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools December 6, 2017 Comment

4 days ago

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    The way I ve become successful at JAHS is by changing my whole perspective of what I need to do. I make sure I do all my work, try not get into much trouble, and turn in my work on time. What I ve learned at JAHS is respect, safety, and engagement. I ve also learned how to get things done without any distractions and I m working on not letting people provoke me so easily. If my grades start to slip and I start to fall behind in my classes, they are on me. JAHS is just a small, quiet school with great teachers, staff members, and students.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools December 5, 2017 Comment

5 days ago

6 days ago

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

    GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night! - Greater South Loop Association
    We recently hosted a Neighborhood Paint Night at Bottle & Bottega as a fun holiday event and fundraiser for our organization. We really appreciate all who came out to support the GSLA and spend a fun evening in the neighborhood. The GSLA would like to extend an extra special thanks to Lakeside Bank for their sponsorship of this event and...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

6 days ago

Dec 03

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPAIR AND REPLACE EXISTING MASONRY WALLS AND REPAIR OF EXISTING ROOF MEMBRANE. NO CHANGE TO EXISTING MECHANICAL-ELECTRICAL-PLUMBING LAYOUT. TO CORRECT BUILDING VIOLATIONS LISTED ON DRAWINGS. TOTAL SQ. FOOTAGE OF WORK: 13,325

    1929 S. Halsted St. Issued December 1, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    masonry work (appx 800 sf)-(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    1945 S. Halsted St. Issued December 1, 2017 Comment

Nov 29

Updated Dec 02

Stop your whining.

I feel happy and proud when i see filming in the hood. It can be a slight temporary inconvenience. Shameless is a fabulous show that shines a light on a different way of life.

  • pbsene Local Business Owner, Tired American

    Right on! It creates way more jobs than just the overpaid actors - I have a good friend whose kids are both working behind the scenes on this show.

  • Pilsen/Heart of Chicago area have been part of movie & tv productions for decades. A few people that recently moved into area whine about many things that are not the real issues and concerns that actually effect our lives. The arts in general have thrived over the last few decades in our community, they add a great benefit to our community, and lives.

  • A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been...

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    A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been multiple shows (too many to count) and over 5 movie shoots there this past year. Each time this happens, the production companies take over entire blocks in the neighborhoods (off set) for their personal parking, trailer parking, and truck parking. Then, adding insult to injury (after kicking all the residents out) they don't even use all of the space.

    This would be a lot better if the Chicago Film Office actually did a service for the people of our City! They are only chartered to roll the red carpet out for outsiders and only have staff to rubber stamp applications given to them by Hollywood. (I confirmed this in multiple calls.) They do not limit shoots at particular locations, make sure the closed space is actually being used, or move the ancillary parking around from shoot-to-shoot. (So the same blocks keep getting hit for parking and catering.) When it rains and shoots are canceled, the "No Parking" zones stay up (even when the streets are empty) and the residents still get ticketed.

Sep 13

Updated Dec 02

Pilsen is NOT a Movie Set

Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment,...

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Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment, and indifferent personnel to feel their disdain for residents.
We don't want you here.
I don't want you in Pilsen.
Cinespace is but a mile away. Go there.

To digress a bit, what's with the resurgence of gangs and their ilk in Pilsen? Every other wall, building, sidewalk, or trash can is tagged with their graffiti. Where is asswipeman Danny Solis? There must be a lull in counting ill gotten gains to see to some of these neighborhood concerns, no?
When is election day? I've got to wake up my dead relatives and drag them to the polls.

And Can the Soda Tax!

That is all for now. Thanks.

Dec 01

Dec 01

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT 3 STORY 6 D.U. BUILDING (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, REAR DECK AT 2ND/3RD FLOORS, REAR 3 STORY STAIR, DETACHED TWO 3 CAR GARAGES, 6' HIGH 7.5' BY 3' MASONRY TRASH ENCLOSURE AS PER PLAN.

    722 W. 17th Pl. Issued November 29, 2017 Comment

Dec 01

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    As I walked in the building and met the staff- I felt a different approach. I felt comfortable. I believe what has allowed me to become successful is the confidence and the discipline that Jane Addams has given me. The teachers have shown me how to be more optimistic and turn negatives into positives. Being a student of Jane Addams has allowed to me to learn how to be self-sufficient. I have learned not to rely on anyone. Using critical thinking skills that I have developed, I have managed to keep my grades up which I am very proud of. Jane Addams has taught me to take responsibility for my own actions. I have developed a wiser type of character because of this. I speak up for myself and when something I do causes a bad outcome, I take full responsibility for it. Jane Addams has been an amazing journey so far. At Jane Addams, I see patience and tolerance in every way. This is what I have liked the most at this school. Jane Addams has been everything that I needed to go on to the next chapter of my life. Jane Addams has prepared me to be mentally and emotionally ready for the rocky roads on my way to success.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools November 30, 2017 Comment

Dec 01

Nov 30

    Former Priest Daniel McCormack Still A Sexually Violent Person, Judge Rules
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - Disgraced former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack could have to stay behind bars indefinitely after a judge Friday ruled he remains a sexually violent person. "I have to say Mr. McCormack ...
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Nov 28

Updated Nov 30

Cleaning Person--Bridgeport area of Chicago

Hello Neighbors,

Looking for a reliable cleaning person for our home, every 2 weeks with a strong work ethic and professional. Any suggestions much appreciated.

Thank you!

  • I live in Bridgeport and cleaned for an air b n b for about 1 year contact me betzyg25372@gmail.com

  • Hello Maya,

    I have a FANTASTIC cleaning lady. Feel free to message me (gspags@gmail.com) and I'll provide contact info.

    Suzanne

  • Hi, Maya!

    I can recommend my cleaning person. She comes with references, background check, is very professional and cleans like nobody's business. You can email me for her number nathalyschool@gmail.com

    Best of luck!

    Nat

Nov 30

Nov 29

Nov 29

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Thanks to the administrators at Jane Addams, they have helped me get an Internship at a retail store to gain experience on a job since I have never worked part of a team management before. I like the honesty from Jane Addams staff that will alarm you to real life obstacles and will help you prepare for them on how to overcome whatever s getting in your way. Before Jane Addams, I rarely went to school, missed countless of unexcused days, skipped lunch and hanged out at the library. I ve always had in mind of what a huge failure I considered myself to be, and at some point, like many times; I thought that it would be my destiny. Thanks to the Jane Addams staff that showed me the positive side of the options I had which I didn t know existed, I now want to accomplish a whole lot more.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools November 28, 2017 Comment

Aug 21

Updated Nov 28

Loud Motorbike Racing Over East Pilsen

Motorcycles, some easily reaching speeds over 100mph, race on Dan Ryan Expy with impunity. Nightly, between midnight and 4am, motorcycles speed South of Roosevelt to God-knows-where. I never hear a siren give chase. What gives? Where's the State Police? You could easily make a few thousand in fines for empty state coffers.
Loudest is Ryan over Canalport @2am. Your help will be appreciated.

  • Noel Siwel , hey BUDDY The DAY is Friday Oct 22 / the TIME is 6:30 AM / the PLACE is in Pilsen

  • Noel Siwel, hey BUDDY The DAY is Tuesday Nov 28 / the TIME 10:52 PM / the PLACE is in Pilsen

Nov 28

Nov 28

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    This is a REAL school. Having 3 of my 5 children go to many schools in Chicago, Jane Addams was the last and best school out of them all. They are just normal like school is supposed to be. They don't do a lot of nonsense like all the schools are doing now. They really teach and that is why I send my kids to school... to be taught. Jane Addams gets a A+

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools November 27, 2017 Comment

Nov 22

Updated Nov 27

Racial Wafts

There are no less than 8 mentions of an attack by 4 black youth on 1 white man on south Michigan Monday night.
Yes, a problem exists. Always has.
But I don't recall Lequan McDonald getting this much press when he was murdered (prior to video release).
Every single news outlet posted their take, and the underlying theme in most is "Oh, no. Not in my playground. Call the National Guard." Please.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 27

Nov 24

Teen tried to rob woman of car keys in Pilsen, 2 others still sought: Officials

The two demanded the woman's keys as she got out of her car in the 900 block of West 21st Street.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Jones, of the 1500 block of South Trumbull Avenue, had a prior case as a juvenile, Roy said in court. In 2015 he was...

In the most recent carjacking, a 20-year-old man was sitting in a 2014 Buick Verano with a female in the 2400 block of North Maplewood Avenue in Logan...

    Teen tried to rob woman of car keys in Pilsen, 2 others still sought: Prosecutors
    A 19-year-old Lawndale man accused of trying to steal a woman's keys as she got out of a car in Pilsen was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bond Friday. Tabion Jones and two other people threatened the 29-year-old woman about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday with what appeared to be a firearm, prosecutors said in court Friday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 24

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIRS TO INCLUDE PLUMBING VIOLATIONS. INTERIOR STAIRS AND EAVES. ALL WORK NOIN STRUCTURAL. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1833 S. Halsted St. Issued November 22, 2017 Comment

Nov 23

Nov 22

Nov 22

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    JAHS has been the best fit for me. The staff is very honest, friendly, and helpful. Not just any regular stay after class to complete your assignment helpful they go beyond that. Staff members at Jane Addams reach out to you almost as if you're one of their own. With the help of Jane Addams I ve learned a lot. I learned to practice my self-sufficiency skills. I'm able to make important decisions as well as provide for myself based on my needs and not my wants. I take responsibility for my actions, which is something I ve learned at Jane Addams as well... Also, I ve learned to think critically in order to continue to be successful.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools November 21, 2017 Comment

Nov 21

FREE FURNITURE - you pick up

Leather couch - bar stool - free - you pick up. If interested send an email to dublu51@gmail.com.

Nov 21

Nov 21

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Charged-Up Chromebooks!

    Ms. P. is asking for $291.18:
    My students need a charging station to keep their Chromebooks charged and organized!
    Walsh Elementary School Comment
  • Marking-Up Some Good Math!

    Ms. P. is asking for $314.12:
    My students need Dry-Erase boards and Expo markers to do their math work.
    Walsh Elementary School Comment

Nov 19

Updated Nov 20

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 20

Nov 19

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