May 19

Updated 1 hour ago

'Jefferson Place' 16-Story Apartment Tower OKd By Commission For NW Side

The tower at 4849 N. Lipps Ave., dubbed "Jefferson Place," would reach 16 stories along the triangle-shaped property's southern edge, tapering down to six stories where it faces the Jefferson Park Transit Center to the north. At its highest, the building would stretch 211 feet into the air.

The proposal will be considered for final approval by the City Council's zoning committee at 10 a.m. on Monday, right before an ad hoc meeting set to discuss a storage warehouse and 100-unit mixed-income apartment complex proposed for 5150 N. Northwest Hwy.

    'Jefferson Place' 16-Story Apartment Tower OKd By Commission For NW Side
    CITY HALL - The Chicago Plan Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve construction of a 114-unit apartment tower in downtown Jefferson Park, a structure that would loom five stories taller than the next-tallest building in the neighborhood. The tower at 4849 N.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • I'm a little confused. Are we still talking about the 16 story building with units at market rate?

  • Zoe's mom Hypocrisy is not attractive.

    @Jordan Jacobs

    If you aren't tying the two building s together 5150 and the 15 story building.. then perhaps you are not understanding that the folks in the 45th ward that were against 5150 were against density and height.

    So the issues ARE intertwined, and this building has what doubled in height since the initial proposal?

    But let's double that...and it "ain't pretty".

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Pet walkers

I live by Austin Foster Park and my dog was recently diagnosed with hookworm Please be aware of this problem it is fatal to dogs and cats

8 hours ago

Farmers Market Time

In a couple weeks the small but mighty Uptown Farmers Market will start back up in the hospital parking lot off Wilson. Its early but later in the season produce grown on the top deck of the parking structure on Clarendon will be sold at the market...locally growmn, sold, and to be eaten....just like the Pilgrims had it.

Poster illustration by Uptown-based artist Jeffrey Littleton....yours truly.

Stay Fresh Uptown!

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SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS HAPPENED THIS MORNING, 05.27.17 ON THE 7200 BLOCK OF RASCHER. POLICE HINTS

I was sitting in the living room this morning, 05.27.(Screen door was closed/locked; front door was open.) At 9:05am, someone walked up my front porch steps and "jiggled" something. I did not see his face. All I could saw was his right arm and that he was VERY tall. He was wearing a light gray, long-sleeved sweatshirt. He OPENED our mailbox and closed it again.
I did not yell "Hey", in case he had a gun. It took me less...

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I was sitting in the living room this morning, 05.27.(Screen door was closed/locked; front door was open.) At 9:05am, someone walked up my front porch steps and "jiggled" something. I did not see his face. All I could saw was his right arm and that he was VERY tall. He was wearing a light gray, long-sleeved sweatshirt. He OPENED our mailbox and closed it again.
I did not yell "Hey", in case he had a gun. It took me less than 10 seconds to walk to the door HE WAS ALREADY GONE! If someone had walked down my stairs and turned right or left on the sidewalk, I would have seen that person.

I called the 16th Dist Police tonight. The officr agreed with me that it would have been a waste of time to call "911" this morn since I couldn't see the man. Yet, he said that if something similar happens and you have ANY clues (ethnicity, hair color), IMMEDIATELY call "911," The policeman felt certain that he was planning to break in. Here was his feedback:

-Do you live alone?
-Do you have something in the house with which to defend yourself? (baseball bat behind the front and back doors, gun?)
-Have you told your neighbors about this? You should.
-Always be vigilant. Watch your neighbors' homes, too. If something strange happens, IMMEDIATELY call the police ("911") (For example, a man wearing all black, including black gloves and carrying a gym bag during the middle of a Summer heatwave looks at houses and cars.)
-Also watch your garage and light it up at night. Some have been broken into.
-Do you have:
*a light on the front porch that is turned on at night? *an electronic home security system? *a back door lock that must be opened with a key, not just a flip switch?
*a dog? An unlisted phone number?
-Packages are stolen from porches.Get them delivered to your work or a neighbor, or have the package put behind the house where it cannot be seen.Is there a Neighborhood Watch on this site or at the Oriole Park Neighborhood Organization?

May 11

Updated 20 hours ago

    Ald. Arena pledges to bring 50 CHA units to the ward
    by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has pledged to bring 50 Chicago Housing Authority-sponsored apartments to the 45th Ward by the end of his term in the spring of 2019. Arena and six other aldermen recently signed the pledge as part of an effort that they say will help end segregation on the North and Northwest Side.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • I'm right behind cubshawksbears. Time to bail.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Artist/ Chicago/ Uptown

    Btw....the great majority of EB visitors are readers only and never comment.

    I knw better than to try and sway a hardened opinion in a format like this.

    Its also true that for whatever reason these threads on not just EB bit Neighborhood Square get dominated by right leaning folks.
    For whatever reason left leaning folks don't want to play with y'all in this sandbox.

    That os whoy comments are for...the observant majority.
    I know they are here...they know...and so does the Alderman I would gander a guess.

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Summer Part-Time Sitter(s) Needed

We are looking for someone to pick up our 3 kids from camp and watch them for a 2 - 3 hours until we get home from work (get dinner started, etc). Their camp (Portage Park) is 1/2 mile from our house. Ideally, it would be good to have someone to send them off to camp too (1 - 1.5 hours in the morning). I'm happy with a collection of part time sitters - college age and older. Let me know if you are interested or have a good resource

  • M

    I am sending you an email. Thnak you for your post.

5 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

    Committee approves Northwest Hwy proposal; one member rips project opponents for "racist tendencies"
    by BRIAN NADIG The City Council Zoning Committee at its May 22 meeting approved a controversial plan to build a five-story storage warehouse and a housing development at 5150 N. Northwest Highway. The 3-hour hearing became contentious at times. Committee member Alderman Ray Lopez (15th) said that the project opponents "should all be ashamed of yourselves" due to "your racist tendencies."
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • I remember taking the train to Rosemont Horizon to see Journey and Genesis in the early eighties. It was a great idea but then we all got cars.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    How many section 8 by city aldermans homes, and who is racist? What do they fear , its about money and votes.

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Updated 3 days ago

Possible road rage shooting in Schiller Park leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

...a man in his 20s were shot while driving a black Honda sedan in the 5900-block of W. Lawrence Ave....

    1 dead, 1 injured in possible road rage shooting
    One person was killed and another injured in a possible road rage shooting in west suburban Schiller Park, police said. Investigators said a woman in her 50s and a man in his 20s were shot while driving a black Honda sedan in the 5900-block of W. Lawrence Ave.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Schiller Park police conducted a search of the area and determined there was no immediate danger to residents.

    The West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is assisting the Schiller Park Police Department in the investigation.

  • Yes, it is 9500 west

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May 21

Updated 4 days ago

3 Shot at 5348 N Milwaukee

Just before 4AM three men were shot outside of Zachary's bar (photo Elyssa Cherney - Tribune). Male 51, male 50, male 30 and a stabbing victim showed up at Community First that looks to be related. As of 5:45AM there are now over a dozen unanswered calls for police service in the 16th district including a Criminal Sexual Assault call, a criminal trespass in progress, several burglar alarms and burglaries.

And we had more police assigned to the district? Where are they?

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    SCC, there are plenty on CPD on the Southside and Westside. Too many according to the thugs and their apologists

    I say bring the cops they don't want to 016, where the over taxed and underrepresented property owners live. We appreciate and deserve more city services than the catered to "communities."

  • Tori "South Edgebrook" resident for 4 years

    Anyone in custody? If not, any leads???

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