Bridgeport Chicago IL

Bridgeport Chicago IL Bridgeport Chicago IL Bridgeport was one of the first communities in Chicago and is still bustling on Chicago's South Side. Historically, much of the neighborhood was an Irish-American enclave.

In the 1830s, large numbers of immigrants from Ireland started settling in this working-class neighborhood. Many of the same Irish immigrants who helped build the Erie Canal later came to Chicago to work on the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Because of inadequate funding for the project, the State of Illinois began issuing "Land Scrip" to the workers rather than paying them with money. A large number of those Irish-Americans who received the scrip used it to purchase canal-owned land at the northern end of the canal where it meets the south branch of the Chicago River. The original Bridgeport village, named "Hardscrabble," centered here on what is now the diagonal section of Throop Street[1] on the northwest side of the Bridgeport community area. The area later became known as Bridgeport because of its proximity to a bridge on the Chicago River that was too low to allow safe passage for boats, so cargo had to be unloaded there. Finley Peter Dunne later wrote about this area in popular sketches around the turn of the 20th century. His Mr. Dooley character lived on "Archey Road" (present day Archer Avenue, Chicago) in Bridgeport. See also South Side Irish. Bridgeport is also home to many Italian Americans like its neighbor, Armour Square. Although the Irish are Bridgeport's oldest and most famous ethnic group (besides the Lebanese), Bridgeport has also been home to a large number of other groups. Many Lithuanian-Americans settled along Lituanica Avenue, which runs between 31st Street and 38th Place one block west of Halsted Street in what was once called "Lithuanian Downtown" and the center of Lithuanian settlement in Chicago . Today, there are also large numbers of first and second generation Mexican-Americans and Chinese-American who, like the Irish immigrants of the 19th century, have settled in the Bridgeport area due to its affordable housing and proximity to their work. In 2008 the Chicago Sun-Times listed Bridgeport as one of the four most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Chicago, alongside Albany Park, West Ridge, and Rogers Park. the White Eagle Brewing Company in Bridgeport designed by John S. Flizikowski. Bridgeport's Polish history can be seen in its two churches in the Polish Cathedral style: St. Mary of Perpetual Help, and St. Barbara. The Art Institute of Chicago has done restoration work on the paintings in the Shrine Altars at St. Mary of Perpetual Help which date back to 1890, with further plans calling for restoration of the stained glass windows and to complete the painting of the interior ceilings and rotunda. The influence of other Eastern European immigrants to Bridgeport is evident at St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, which holds services in both Croatian and English. Bridgeport has long been one of the city's political hotbeds, having been home to five of Chicago's 45 mayors. They are, in order of service: Edward Kelly, Martin Kennelly, Richard J. Daley, Michael Bilandic, and Richard M. Daley. The most prominent example of the neighborhood's influence on Chicago politics is illustrated by a 46-year long stretch (1933–1979) in which a Bridgeport native held the city's highest office. The current (as of 2010) mayor Daley no longer resides in Bridgeport. Bridgeport is also home to the Chicago White sox and U.S. Cellular Field (formerly Comiskey Park ), old churches, and some of the most beautiful architecture in Chicago , the Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport is an older, family-oriented spot with historic roots. Chicago's former mayor Richard J. Daley made it his home throughout his life. Once known as Hardscrabble, then Cabbage Patch, Bridgeport got its name because it was near a bridge on the Chicago River that was too low to allow boats to pass under it, so cargo had to be unloaded there. One of the founding neighborhoods of Chicago and once a center of industry, Bridgeport is now mainly residential and retains the feel of a real Chicago neighborhood. A neighborhood rich with generations of history, Bridgeport is enjoying a degree of modernization as former residents who left the neighborhood looking for more trendy locations are moving back to where they came from, bringing their newly-acquired modern tastes, aesthetics and families with them. The many taverns and restaurants along Halsted accommodate the multitudes who travel here to see the White Sox ( 333 W. 35th St .). Check out some of Bridgeport's sites: Morrie O'Malley's ( 3501 S. Union Street ); Healthy Food Lithuanian ( 3236 S. Halsted Street ); Ricobene's ( 252 W 26th Street). In the 1920's entertainment was at its peak. Bridgeport had 13 theatres. ( Only one stands today abandoned the Ramova Theatre. The other three are used as fine dining restaurants and stores.) 3 ballrooms. Unfortunately almost every single theatre is gone. All 3 ballrooms 1 the eagle room, 2 La Corndenda, and 3 unknown. Bridgeport is now a very mixed area.

01/02/2021

Happy new year

11/04/2020

Tonight is elections make sure you vote

10/25/2020

Wear a mask, shop small business.

10/25/2020

Its sad to say the Bridgeport news will stop printing news October 28th 2020.

08/24/2020

Make sure you register to vote

07/31/2020

Support your local businesses!!

07/15/2020

Stay safe and wear a mask when outside!

01/06/2020

The Ramova Theatre is finally going to be reopen!

11/20/2019

Yesterdays community meeting went well. The Ramova Theatre will be rennovated and will also include some recipes of the Ramova grill chili.

11/14/2017

Thanksgiving is coming around the corner.

10/09/2015

Who's ready for the fall season?!

06/08/2015

RIP to those who have died these past couple weeks.

04/07/2015

Vote today for the alderman. May the best man win.

01/04/2014

Have a happy New Year

11/22/2012

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

07/04/2012

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!

06/02/2012

So the Ramova grill is finally closed. Thanks for all the great years of your diner, and chilli. Booths are going to be used in a resturant. Don't know which one right now. Comment if you do

05/29/2012

A great day in Bridgeport

05/16/2012

The protestors were something else!!

05/01/2012

Sox Game tonight!

04/29/2012

New Antique shop by 33rd and Halsted

04/23/2012

Italian Deli opening soon by 36th and Halsted!

04/14/2012

Ramova Grill closing at the end of the month because of good business.

04/08/2012

Have a happy and safe Easter everyone!!!

03/24/2012

Cold weather Ramova grill unfortunately closing in April.... We will remember you hopefully someone brings you back.

Bridgeport Chicago IL's cover photo
03/24/2012

Bridgeport Chicago IL's cover photo

03/17/2012

Happy St. Pats day to one and all

03/14/2012

Anohter beautiful day and busy day in Bridgeport

03/14/2012

Ramova Grill will be closing.... someone should take over the business.... they had great chilli!!!!! One day it will come back.

02/12/2012

The sad thing is that 60,000 people live in Bridgeport... Only 25 people like this
page... can we please get the word out Thanks :)

Bridgeport's Halsted from 39th( Pershing) to Archer Ave
02/12/2012

Bridgeport's Halsted from 39th( Pershing) to Archer Ave

Bridgeport's Halsted from 39th( Pershing) to Archer Ave

An old factory now used as a warehouse. Located at 37th and Loomis
02/12/2012

An old factory now used as a warehouse. Located at 37th and Loomis

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Hello fellow Vegans/Vegetarians Bridgeport now has an establishment that has a wide variety of Vegan offerings. Expertly prepared and affordable. The paper to go menu is printed with green shamrocks next to vegan items. There are approx 30. Shinya Ramen House 3240 S Halsted,
Hi Bridgeport Community! I recently left the hospitality industry. I graduated with a B.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications and a minor in Social Entrepreneurship In December of 2019. I have internship experience in event/programming, marketing, and public relations and have a passion for music, film, sports, social justice, and mental health advocacy. Please comment below or PM me if you know of any jobs in the area I may be a good candidate for. Thank you to everyone in advance. Stay Safe!
This goes out to everyone in Illinois on voting on a fair tax law. This part does not matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat. Do not vote for the fair tax law. The fair tax law if you actually read it. It state that they can raise your taxes when ever they want without a vote. The fair tax act is not to raise taxes on the rich it’s to raise taxes on the middle class and poor people. Because if you actually think about it if you raise taxes on the rich that maintains jobs for everyone that means we the middle and the poor class will lose out on jobs. Remember Barack Obama he chased away 400 million jobs. All because he text all of these manufacturers and a ridiculous rate. So please vote no on the fair tax law.
Thank you for adding me, let’s keep Bridgeport strong and let’s all support our local business.
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At Northeastern Illinois University campus on Chicago’s Northwest Side—in connection with the 15th official observance of Chicago Hip-Hop Month and the first unofficial observance of Cook County Fine Arts Months—a handful of restless independent filmmakers met in caucus in July 2018 to forge an agenda toward influencing respects for their industry among their community, the urban fine arts community at large and among public policymakers as voters, taxpayers, businessfolk AND artists. The caucus unanimously agreed that it wanted to initially tackle the following issues in transforming Chicago’s world-class independent film community, distinguished in its own right from a non-vassal state of Hollywood, from disaffected and adversarial to engaged and collaborative with local, state and federal government: *A reboot of existing tackle city of Chicago and Cook County laws from adversarial to nurturing in encourage sustainable business and economic development growth among the local independent film industry; *With the help of local government, establishing training opportunities at the elementary and secondary education levels that lead to gainful employment in the local independent film industry; *With the help of local government, establishing hands-on internship and other employment opportunities for elementary, secondary and post-secondary students that lead to career-boosting experiences among the local independent film industry. Out of that deliberative assembly emerged the Chicago Film Action Board, an autonomous civic action think tank under the nurturing infrastructure of the civic action organization Chicago Urban Fine Arts Commonwealth, which launched as a child organization of Chicago Progress, founded by 40th Award Ald.-elect Andre Vasquez, after his initial association with the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign (and long after he operated a film production concern out of his Humboldt Park home as an early organizer at the turn of the 21st century among Greater Chicagoland’s hip-hop community)., Emulating CUFAC’s legacy of civic engaging results-achieving in its half year of existence, CFAB has collectively pulled off the following accomplishments: *Forged an on-going collaboration with the Cook County Social Innovation Commission and the Cook County Board of Commissioners Business and Economic Development Committee to chiseled out an initiative to carry out the agenda the July filmmakers caucus at NIEU settled on; *Acquired Chicago Police Department credentials and placed on the track to acquire credentials for covering the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Chicago one of CFAB’s more prolific news media content partners; *Gained support from the Cook County Board of Commissioners for CUFAC’s suicide awareness/prevention video content PSA series “Life Is Such a Gift” that’s a key facet of a collaborative Well Dome Alliance initiative; *Launched an emerging collaboration with the A Chiquita Maquinita open screening series offered every two months toward uniting Greater Chicagoland’s independent film industry, including organizing special events showcasing during the 16th official observance of Chicago Hip-Hop Heritage Month and the first official observance of Cook County Urban Fine Arts Month opportunities for business, economic development and civic engagement; *Brought 2017 Pulitzer Prize- and 2018 Guggenheim medal-winning poet Tyehimba Jess to address the Cook County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee, chaired by John P. Daley (Richard J, Daley’s middle son) on the benefits of public funding for the urban fine arts; *Launched a “We Aren’t Your Damn Archivists” speaking tour to reinforce how we filmmakers, AND ONLY WE FILMMAKERS, accurately and dependably speak for ourselves and our concerns. CFAB’s governing board is composed of two golden sisters, college arts educator, filmmaker and CFAB chair Rujanee Mahakanjana and NEIU student leader, talk media personality, community organizer and CFAB co-secretary Trudy Leong, two black guys with local urban fine arts hood cred, horror filmmaker, local film community organizer and co-vice chair Tommy Sigmon and accomplished filmmaker, writer, political strategist, community organizer and co-secretary Mark F. Armstrong and white chick down for the Cause, Chicago Public Schools educator, accomplished filmmaker and co-vice chair Sarah Falkiner. At another caucus in July TBA, looks forward to expanding its based, especially among its governing board. And even before then, CFAB is inching way toward getting on the ground floor with the incoming mayoral administration that campaigned on more public funding in Chicago for the arts. To discover how to get in where you can get in to preserve and elevate Greater Chicagoland’s world-class independent filmmaking community for democracy, feel free to contact [email protected] or [email protected], 773.540.0776 or on Facebook @cufacchiprogress1.
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