6 hours ago

Chicago's Major Healthcare Systems: Is One Better Than the Others?

I'm trying to evaluate the differences between the major Chicago healthcare systems. There's Advocate, Northwestern, Rush, Loyola, and University of Chicago (and probably others I'm unaware of).

I've been seeing doctors in the Northwestern system for a few years, and I'm less than impressed. Northwestern has a reputation for being "world class," and they've clearly invested millions and millions of dollars in their facilities, which are lovely. But the doctors--from generalists to specialists--leave me wanting more. A lot more. I...

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I'm trying to evaluate the differences between the major Chicago healthcare systems. There's Advocate, Northwestern, Rush, Loyola, and University of Chicago (and probably others I'm unaware of).

I've been seeing doctors in the Northwestern system for a few years, and I'm less than impressed. Northwestern has a reputation for being "world class," and they've clearly invested millions and millions of dollars in their facilities, which are lovely. But the doctors--from generalists to specialists--leave me wanting more. A lot more. I get three minutes with someone who stares at a laptop screen the whole time, hands me a prescription and a referral, and disappears; there's no follow-up, even for more major things like a brain MRI. ZERO follow-up. It's stunning to me how incredibly hands-off the Northwestern staff is.

Most likely every doctor is like this nowadays, as healthcare's two graph points, cost and quality, continue in opposite directions.

BUT...

Do you have an opinion about which system may be better? Do you use one other than Northwestern and have had good experiences? I know this is an impossibly broad question, but I thought I'd ask.

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Updated 14 hours ago

Post Office in 1600 Block of Devon

A few years ago the Postal Service took over the property (auto repair garage) at 1600 Devon for postal parking. Around the perimeter evergreen trees and some leaf bearing trees were planted and it looked very nice. The people at Canines and Felines did a lot of work to keep the Paulina side of the post office looking nice. Now the weeds and un-pruned trees hang over the sidewalk and hinder people walking along sidewalk.
Some of the weeds are three and four feet high.

  • d3 NOH

    That isn't where the mail comes out of, the carriers and mail come out of the Devon po

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    The Paulina facility is a substation. It opens late around 11 AM and is not open on Saturday. It's very convenient for buying stamps and mailing packages for those of us around the neighborhood when it's open.

14 hours ago

15 hours ago

To Infinity And Beyond!

Some Uptowners had their cameras handy during practice runs of the Air and Water Show, and shared their photos to Uptown Update's Facebook page.

    To Infinity And Beyond!
    Some Uptowners had their cameras handy during practice runs of the Air and Water Show, and shared their photos to Uptown Update's Facebook p...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

23 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Construction To Begin On Lawrence & Wilson Viaducts September 18

Notice posted at the Wilson Avenue viaduct at Lake Shore Drive

    Construction To Begin On Lawrence & Wilson Viaducts September 18
    CDOT posted notices at both Lawrence and Wilson Avenue viaducts stating that the long overdue reconstruction of the crumbling bridges will commence on Monday, September 18. When construction is completed in March, expect new bridges that look strikingly similar to the original bridges constructed back in the 1930s.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

23 hours ago

Found SD camera card at Montrose Harbor

I found an SD card at Montrose Harbor Saturday afternoon (8-19) and left it at the Montrose beach concession stand. You can go there and give them a description of it to claim it.

29 hours ago

Lost wallet on the 92/Foster

Hey everybody! I'm from out of state and lost my wallet on the bus. It was on the 92/Foster like the title says. It's brown and pretty thick. Figured I'd give this site a try.
Thanks so much!

30 hours ago

Park District Eclipse Viewing Parties

As we posted earlier, Adler Planetarium and the Park District are holding eclipse viewing parties on Monday between 11am and 3pm. They will distribute viewing glasses while supplies last. In Uptown, the eclipse party will be at Clarendon Park.

    Park District Eclipse Viewing Parties
    As we posted earlier, Adler Planetarium and the Park District are holding eclipse viewing parties on Monday between 11am and 3pm. They will distribute viewing glasses while supplies last. In Uptown, the eclipse party will be at Clarendon Park.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

31 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Happy Eclipse Day

Happy Eclipse Day to everyone. To the eclipsers, to those feeling eclipsed, to the eclipse-friendly, to the eclipse-intolerant...a good day.

Remember not to look straight at it, even with your retro Blues Brothers dark sunglasses no no no. Borrow some welders goggles.

This was how they did it old school in the 60's...courtesy of TIME magazine:

http://time.com/3737424/solar-eclipse/

    How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Like a 1960s School Kid
    To build your own, get a carton and cut a hole in one side, big enough to poke your head through. Paste white paper on the inside surface that you will be facing. Then punch a pinhole into the opposite side, high enough so that the little shaft of light will miss your head.
    http://time.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    I'm old enough to remember doing this in elementary school!

38 hours ago

39 hours ago

Vintage Garage Is This Sunday, and Love Is In The Air As Vintage Weddings Are Featured

It's been a great season so far for Vintage Garage, Chicago's only monthly all-vintage marketplace. This Sunday is a special, and new, theme: VINTAGE WEDDINGS!

    Vintage Garage Is This Sunday, and Love Is In The Air As Vintage Weddings Are Featured
    It's been a great season so far for Vintage Garage, Chicago's only monthly all-vintage marketplace. This Sunday is a special, and new, theme: VINTAGE WEDDINGS! Check out dresses, place settings, cake toppers, jewelry, guest books, and more, all part of ceremonies and celebrations from days gone by.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

39 hours ago

Free Circus Fun At Chase This Sunday, 2pm-4pm

Chase Park is located at Ashland and Sunnyside.

    Free Circus Fun At Chase This Sunday, 2pm-4pm
    Chase Park is located at Ashland and Sunnyside.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

47 hours ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Bella 'Mbriana Closes, Promises New Experience (And We Have A Cunning Plan)

Unfortunately, this sign went up at Bella 'Mbriana a week or so ago. We loved Bella's food and coffee, and hope a "new experience" is on the way.

    Bella 'Mbriana Closes, Promises New Experience (And We Have A Cunning Plan)
    Unfortunately, this sign went up at Bella 'Mbriana a week or so ago. We loved Bella's food and coffee, and hope a "new experience" is on the way. You know what we'd love to see? A collaboration between the talents behind Baker & Nosh and Bella.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Yes Baker & Nosh really needs to put another local food establishment/storefront in a shuttered legal limbo... right on uptownupdate.

    Lets go for 3...!

45 hours ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Buena Park Neighbors Fall Concert in the Park Draws Large Crowd

On Thursday evening, Buena Circle Park was packed with more than 100 residents who ate their picnic dinners and listened to Wall of Denial, a Stevie Ray Vaughn cover band.

    Buena Park Neighbors Fall Concert in the Park Draws Large Crowd
    On Thursday evening, Buena Circle Park was packed with more than 100 residents who ate their picnic dinners and listened to Wall of Denial, a Stevie Ray Vaughn cover band. Photos and short videos (Dancing with the Younger Stars) from the event are here .
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

Bike to Books Family Ride Saturday Morning

Join the best all-ages bike ride of the year! You are invited to join in the Bike to Books Family Ride on Saturday at 9:30am starting at the Edgewater Branch (6000 N. Broadway) and ending at the Bezazian Branch (1226 W. Ainslie) with snacks, a DJ, line dancing and book giveaways in the Bezazian parking lot. See the Bezazian's new Bibio Bike (pictured above), ridden for the first time!

    Bike to Books Family Ride Saturday Morning
    Join the best all-ages bike ride of the year! You are invited to join in the Bike to Books Family Ride on Saturday at 9:30am starting at the Edgewater Branch (6000 N. Broadway) and ending at the Bezazian Branch (1226 W. Ainslie) with snacks, a DJ, line dancing and book giveaways in the Bezazian parking lot.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Large Dog Crate Wanted!

If anyone has a large dog crate that they do not use or any other dog related items that they do not need. I am adopting a 2 year old dog tomorrow and need a few things.

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    He may be lab and bluetick coonhound. There is definitely some sort of hound going on because of his ears. He has mixed white and black hair on his chest as well as a little on his muzzle and a tiny bit on his feet. He should be fully grown but he is super skinny. We will feed him to a healthy weight, maybe another 10 lbs.

  • Have fun with him! He has a happy home now!!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Local Man Among Three Arrested At Anti-Fascism Protest

Three people were arrested after about two dozen protesters took to the streets after a 2 p.m. rally at the Cook County Courthouse at 2452 W. Belmont Ave. on Tuesday afternoon. The event was organized to denounce white supremacy and more specifically a man who had a hearing at the courthouse and protesters say has ties […]

    Local Man Among Three Arrested At Anti-Fascism Protest
    Three people were arrested after about two dozen protesters took to the streets after a 2 p.m. rally at the Cook County Courthouse at 2452 W. Belmont Ave. on Tuesday afternoon. The event was organized to denounce white supremacy and more specifically a man who had a hearing at the courthouse and protesters say has ties ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Rob

    Wazzup - It's not a personal attack, It's just your very own words on a post with a picture of a black man in a hoody-

    "looks like a thug to me - i try to stay away from thug looking people - take note of the picture and stay away from people who look like that."

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/apr29-redline-alert-7478315/#comment-848857

  • Anti- anything goes against the laws of attraction. You don't fight against something. You fight for something. The idea is that whatever you are fighting for or against gains power.

2 days ago

Andersonville’s Goddess and Grocer To Close End Of August

There was much excitement in Andersonville when The Goddess And Grocer owner Debbie Sharpe announced the opening of her next location in our neighborhood. However, after just 14 months at the new store at 5318 N. Clark, it will officially close at the end of this month. Sharpe has catered for big name celebrities s Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon, The Grateful […]

    Andersonville's Goddess and Grocer To Close End Of August
    There was much excitement in Andersonville when The Goddess And Grocer owner Debbie Sharpe announced the opening of her next location in our neighborhood. However, after just 14 months at the new store at 5318 N. Clark, it will officially close at the end of this month.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Two Renderings Released Of Development To Replace Edgewater’s Historic Woodruff Arcade

A new development is slated for the busy corner of Sheridan and Broadway in Edgewater and renderings of the proposed building are being circulated. Unfortunately, the historic Woodruff Arcade (the last remaining commercial structure of its kind in Chicago) sits on the property and is set to be demolished. Two different images of the proposed building have been […]

    Two Renderings Released Of Development To Replace Edgewater's Historic Woodruff Arcade
    A new development is slated for the busy corner of Sheridan and Broadway in Edgewater and renderings of the proposed building are being circulated. Unfortunately, the historic Woodruff Arcade (the last remaining commercial structure of its kind in Chicago) sits on the property and is set to be demolished.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • How original. Looks nothing like the numerous other new construction projects in Chicago.

  • JohnL Happy in Edgewater

    What a shame to destroy a nice building. If it ain't broke....don't fix it!

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXISTING RESTAURANT, C-2 OCCUPANCY: INTERIOR RENOVATION INCLUDES NEW EXTERIOR FOLDING DOORS, NEW SKYLIGHT AND NEW TOILETS. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    5308 N. Clark St. Issued August 16, 2017 Comment

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Broadway Gets New Street Paving and Sidewalks; Southbound Lanes To Close Between Wilson & Leland Through September

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    Broadway Gets New Street Paving and Sidewalks; Southbound Lanes To Close Between Wilson & Leland Through September
    The end is in sight, at long last. Just a couple more months remain until the Grand Opening of the reconstructed Wilson Red Line Station. CTA is finishing up, but this phase includes street and sidewalk closures as they get replaced and repaved.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Andersonville Goddess And Grocer Closing A Year After Opening

Employees at the location and its headquarters confirmed the cafe at 5318 N. Clark St. will close Aug. 27, but declined to comment further. 

    Andersonville Goddess And Grocer Closing A Year After Opening
    ANDERSONVILLE - Barely a year after opening on Clark Street, Goddess and Grocer will close its Andersonville location. Employees at the location and its headquarters confirmed the cafe at 5318 N. Clark St. will close Aug. 27, but declined to comment further. The owner could not be immediately be reached for comment.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • This is a bummer, but I feel like Pastoral was already doing the same thing a block away, better and cheaper (which is saying a lot, Pastoral isn't cheap).

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Night Market Greeters and People-Counters Sought

From Uptown United:

    Night Market Greeters and People-Counters Sought
    From Uptown United: "Hello Uptown Volunteers! Our 5th annual Argyle Night Market is nearing the end of its season (only 3 markets left!). The group that has been providing volunteers all season is unable to cover these last few markets, so we could really use your help.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Killer Clowns and Spawn Come To Trash Movie Night At Fat Cat

More information is on the Facebook event page.

    Killer Clowns and Spawn Come To Trash Movie Night At Fat Cat
    More information is on the Facebook event page .
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Men At Work

As seen today, new sidewalks are going in near the new tracks on the 4600 block of Broadway. Just a few more months until the long Wilson Red Line project reaches completion. We look forward to the repaved street as well.

    Men At Work
    As seen today, new sidewalks are going in near the new tracks on the 4600 block of Broadway. Just a few more months until the long Wilson Red Line project reaches completion. We look forward to the repaved street as well.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

What's That Sound? Probably Air Show Practice

A gentle reminder, particularly to those who may be new to Chicago, that the Air & Water Show takes this weekend, and the aircraft practice their moves in advance. Thursday and Friday prior to the show are usually practice days.

    What's That Sound? Probably Air Show Practice
    A gentle reminder, particularly to those who may be new to Chicago, that the Air & Water Show takes this weekend, and the aircraft practice their moves in advance. Thursday and Friday prior to the show are usually practice days. If you hear loud and low-flying jets around Uptown, it's likely not anything nefarious.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for an apartment

Our building is being sold and we have to move out. Looking for a two bedroom apartment that allow a small dog. Looking at Edgewater, Uptown and Andersonville. I am hoping to get an apartment for $1,100. Any information will be great thank you.

  • Catherine NO!

    I just renewed my lease, because I was looking for an apartment in the same budget and couldn't find one that worked for me. However, if you only have the one dog, you might have better luck, because some places that allow dogs have a two pet limit. The two...

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    I just renewed my lease, because I was looking for an apartment in the same budget and couldn't find one that worked for me. However, if you only have the one dog, you might have better luck, because some places that allow dogs have a two pet limit. The two bedrooms for $1,100 were generally located right by the Howard el stop, right by the Wilson el stop, or a garden unit. I only looked for places that were near the CTA. Padmapper had the majority of the listings. Good luck!

  • PLSS Bowmanville

    Unless you need to be near the red line, go a little further west and look in Bowmanville (west of Andersonville at Foster and Damen) and along Winnemac Park. It's quiet, safe, and has a lot of apartments. We just moved from the area but really liked it while we were there.

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George Maher Sheridan Road Mansion Sells, To Be Rehabbed

Just 12 days after the George Maher-designed home at 4506 Sheridan Road went on the market in June, it went under contract. The sale closed on Tuesday, according to Crain's. Uptown family-owned apartment rental company Slater Realty & Investments bought it, and according to the realtor, plans a full rehab.

    George Maher Sheridan Road Mansion Sells, To Be Rehabbed
    Just 12 days after the George Maher-designed home at 4506 Sheridan Road went on the market in June, it went under contract. The sale closed on Tuesday, according to Uptown family-owned apartment rental company Slater Realty & Investments bought it, and according to the realtor, plans a full rehab.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Aug 12

Updated 3 days ago

Explosion in Uptown last night!

Around 1AM last night I was woken up but what sounded like an explosion. It wasn't a shooting or anything like that, it was just real loud. I haven't heard anything today about it. So if anyone knows what happened please fill us in on the details. Disturbing!

  • I heard the same thing just 15 minutes ago near Wilson and Wolcott! Two really loud and quick explosions about 5 minutes apart! No idea, but it made me jump both times.

  • I also heard something around 12:15 last night/this a.m. coming from the Winnemac Park-ish area. It made me wonder if they were fireworks.

  • Mare Wilson Avenue Watchdog!

    I've heard a few reports that it may have been a transformer, which sounds plausible. They overload when people use too much electricity and then there's a BIG explosion. I wouldn't worry too much, at least we weren't attacked by N. Korea!

4 days ago

Happy Puppy!

Thanks to everyone who posted on my previous crate request! He seems to like his new crate and we cover it with the sheet at night. The sheet is pulled up so he can get in the doors. He has bedding in other areas that he uses sometimes but chooses the crate too.

Aug 09

Updated 4 days ago

Gino's North

Gino's North on Granville is no longer serving deep dish pizza. Not sure if this is EveryBlock worthy, but thought you should know. They said too many people complained about the time it took to make the pizzas. It is a shame, I loved their deep dish and drinking wine while waiting for it to cook was part of the charm! Sorry, I feel this is an important post as I always took my out of town guests here lol, and I felt it my civic duty to let the neighborhood know.

  • Kateri in Rogers Park artist at heart

    Sorry to hear about the cut. I sure hope Giordanos @ 6836 N Sheridan Rd doesn't drop their deep dish pizza! I rely on it for deep dish pizza for all the same reasons that you folks relied on it from Gino's.

  • J

    Perhaps if more than ONE person was scheduled to work FOH, this would expedite the dining process. Past 2 visits, the "lovely" bartender was in the weeds all evening barking at us for asking for a beverage because the rowdy stool dwellers could not stop inquiring her at their every beck and call. I have a bartender friend, and I recognize when they're overwhelmed and have empathy.

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Watch The Great American Eclipse From Clarendon Park

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    Watch The Great American Eclipse From Clarendon Park
    The Chicago Park District is holding Eclipse Viewing Parties at 20 Chicago parks, including Clarendon (4501 North Clarendon). It will begin at 11am and go until 3pm on Monday, August 21st. "Children and entire families are invited to see and experience this exciting celestial event with the use of special viewing glasses that will be provided by the Adler Planetarium, while supplies last."
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

    Man killed in Uptown shooting
    A man was shot to death Sunday morning in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. At 6:52 a.m., he was in the 1000 block of West Montrose when a black vehicle approached and someone wearing a black hooded sweatshirt exited the vehicle and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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