31 min ago

Updated 28 min ago

Three way race in the 46th

We have 3 candidates filed.

Amy Crawford

Denice Davis

James Cappleman

I like Amy!!

12 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Crime Uptown

What is crime like in Uptown?

I am a resident who thinks this is a good way to find out for some reason.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

$10 Classes at The Shift Coworking & Community Space

To our Uptown neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community...

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To our Uptown neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community Space.

To view our Event Calendar directly, please visit: www.TheShiftChicago.com/events.html
Or, just stop in! We give tours of our space all day and are always happy to provide free coffee, tea, or snacks to our visitors;)

If anyone has ideas and suggestions for classes, please let me know. We're always looking for qualified teachers too (and we offer compensation for teaching).

Hope to see many of you soon!

All the best,

Nicole Vasquez (Small Business Owner of The Shift)
773-360-1199
@TheShiftChi
nicole@theshiftchicago.com
www.TheShiftChicago.com

5 days ago

Mike here, Uptown Graphic Designer

Hey everyone, I've been living in the Uptown area for about a year and a half now and I'm looking to get a little more active on Everyblock and in the community. I just emailed Cappleman's office to volunteer some of my Graphic Design work as well as the office of the 48th ward too.

If anyone needs any design work, web design and development or anything of the like, I'm always willing to work with any reasonable budget! Especially if it's going towards the betterment of the community.

email: mikemendoza.design@gmail.com

Nov 04

Updated Nov 07

Heritage Outpost ETA?

Does anyone have any insight into the New Heritage Outpost coming to 1325 West Wilson? Initially they gave this past August as a date, but that's the last I have heard.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

Taxpayers Money to be used!!

Decatur Classical has been promised by the Alderman State of the Art Science Labs, State of the Art Computer Labs, Brand New office for Principal, Closed in Gate, Buses to bus kids to and from school, Police officer, Complete remodel and State of the art facility. Will your kids be able to attend this school? 46th Ward #STANDFOROURKIDS #NOCITIZENLEFTBEHIND

  • Can anyone explain how the process & qualifications compare between Disney, Courtenay Language Arts, Brenneman, McCutcheon, and Decatur, particularly for a neighborhood child? The Options for Knowledge Guide for 2015–2016 indicates the following programs, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how the requirements differ:

    Courtenay Language Arts = Open Enrollment School
    Brenneman = Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School
    Decatur = Classical School
    Disney = K-8 Open Classroom/Fine Arts/Technology Magnet School
    McCutcheon isn't listed as having any special program

    Options for Knowledge Guide: http://www.cpsoae.org/2015-2016%20Options%20for%20Knowledge%20Guide.pdf

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Admission to magnet programs is by lottery. Admission to Classical and Gifted schools is based on testing and economic tier. I believe with the current process, you need to apply online, and schedule the test.

    The CPS Obsessed blog has great information: http://cpsobsessed.com/gifted-and-classical-testing-info/

    I suspect that if Decatur does move,...

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    Admission to magnet programs is by lottery. Admission to Classical and Gifted schools is based on testing and economic tier. I believe with the current process, you need to apply online, and schedule the test.

    The CPS Obsessed blog has great information: http://cpsobsessed.com/gifted-and-classical-testing-info/

    I suspect that if Decatur does move, they will set aside a few slots for neighborhood children who are academically ready for the school. This is not a school for all children. It is fast paced, rigid and competitive. My daughter blossomed at Decatur, after a disastrous two years in a Montessori-based school (a wonderful school, that does not serve children at either end of the academic spectrum).

Nov 04

Updated Nov 05

Good Bye Pastime

The Pastime Theater may be gone now. But I have a strong feeling good times ahead, the room looks better without those risers...open. Still...I will miss Pastime, their crazy productions, the people, I heard it all my studio is under the stage (and piano worth noting sometimes), performance energy never lacking in variety.
Changes underway. The creative heart of Uptown is strong.

  • The Peoples Church / Preston Bradley Center (http://www.prestonbradley.org/) is a remarkable building full of great history—the convergence of architectural and community history with the history of evolving media is remarkable!

    A lot of people know that making and showing movies (from silent to present day) has been a big part...

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    The Peoples Church / Preston Bradley Center (http://www.prestonbradley.org/) is a remarkable building full of great history—the convergence of architectural and community history with the history of evolving media is remarkable!

    A lot of people know that making and showing movies (from silent to present day) has been a big part of Uptown's history, but the Peoples Church illustrates so well how the creative heart of Uptown as expressed in many different "new" media has been a part of our history too.

    Preston Bradley broadcast an an amazing and inclusive message from The Peoples Church—which was in a sense carried from his radio show to television when Irna Phillips's "The Guiding Light" transitioned from being a radio series to television in 1952 to become one of the longest-running TV dramas of all time. The Wikipedia entry totals the broadcast history—radio + television—at 72 years! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guiding_Light

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Resident/Artist

    It is only the beginning nkot!

    Thank you very much for the links.

    The Creative Heart of Uptown is Strong!

  • Uptown Creative Hearts can withstand a lot! https://www.flickr.com/photos/98922841@N05/12014561396/

Oct 25

Updated Nov 04

Shots Not Fired

As of 10pm Saturday night there have been no gunshots in the neighborhood.

We should have a jamboree to celebrate!

Nov 03

Updated Nov 04

Closure on Montrose

Does anyone know what was up on Montrose last night - somewhere between 9:30 and midnight? There was a police SUV blocking westbound traffic at Racine, and it looked like there were a number of emergency response vehicles/cop cars at Magnolia. No traffic was passing through on Montrose. Anyone have any information?

Nov 02

Updated Nov 04

Window Guy at Sheridan and Argyle

What's with the dude who sits at his open window on the top floor of the building at Sheridan and Argyle? He sits up there in front of an old CRT TV, whistling and shouting at passersby. Seems pretty sketch.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Resident/Artist

    He is the Good Humor man.

    Is there another answer you are fishing for?

  • Probably mentally-ill. Mental illness is pretty "sketch"- for the inflicted person. Show a little compassion.

    Also, maybe the guy is just fed up with all the blatant crack-dealing going on outside his crib. What's up with that? Seems pretty sketch.

  • There was a gentleman living in the building on the SW corner of Seridan/Argyle who was creatively vocal standing outside talking into a microphone (real but not working). If he wasn't on the street with the microphone, he was upstairs with his window open talking. I haven't seen him in a while, but I assumed it was because they vacated that building to renovate. Maybe he's back home. I never saw him bother anyone.

Oct 30

Updated Nov 02

Carved Trees

Has anyone else noticed the carved trees north of Lawrence at the lake? A group of three tree carved into headless/praying figures and another one close by is being worked on.

By chance does anyone know whats up? I've seen this by North Av. too and I think on the South Shore.

  • pat c resident-photographer

    I'm glad that someone had read and followed through with my Facebook suggestions on turning the dead trees into works of art instead of turning them into mulch. I had been writing about it for a few years. My suggestion was to allow the after school matters program or an artist that didn't have the money to purchase blocks of wood. Now I'd like to see them do the same thing with the tree trunks and branches that they cut down in the rest of the city.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Resident/Artist

    I've seen some pretty cool large scale bamboo sculpture somewhere.

Oct 29

Updated Oct 31

Traffic on Broadway and Argyle

Anyone else know the messed up traffic pattern on Broadway between Foster and Argyle? Now that they have implemented the bike lanes, it is actually more dangerous because 1) drivers are super agitated because traffic is so backed up and 2) they drive crazily into the bike lane at high speeds. Who's great idea was this? I called Alderman Pawer's office to complain and they said I have to call Osterman's office because Pawer doesn't take over that stretch until...

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Anyone else know the messed up traffic pattern on Broadway between Foster and Argyle? Now that they have implemented the bike lanes, it is actually more dangerous because 1) drivers are super agitated because traffic is so backed up and 2) they drive crazily into the bike lane at high speeds. Who's great idea was this? I called Alderman Pawer's office to complain and they said I have to call Osterman's office because Pawer doesn't take over that stretch until next year (hello, confusing). All they need to do is walk out to Argyle and Broadway in any afternoon to *SEE* how bad it is. Also, I do not intend this as a bikers are wrong post or anything like that. I'm pro-bikes in the city. Just think that the city planning needs to be better thought out a little with better signage and notices of new changes.

  • I think some of this could be solved with turn lights at argyle and lawrence. Long term they should consider planter structure in the median too.

  • 'Gold Neighbor'... With rheumatoid arthritis, that's not an option but thanks for imposing your thoughts on my transportation.

    For many people, biking or walking 28 miles to work isn't an option either. I let others make the best decision for their situation rather than imposing my life beliefs on others when I am ignorant to their situations.

Oct 25

Found keys on Beacon

I hung them up on the gate outside of 4743 n beacon

Oct 21

Updated Oct 23

A Fowl Question

By chance...would anyone know if it is legal to keep a peacock bird in the city limits?
Just one....maybe a rooster later.

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    There's a way to private message people after clicking on their username, but I don't think you've enabled it for yours.

  • well, hit my fb page- moah's ark
    send me a message.

Oct 14

Updated Oct 21

Rahm Elected for second term as Mayor

What...that may as well be the headline today......

Oct 10

Updated Oct 12

Chicago Artists Month in Uptown

In celebration of Chicago Artists Month and my birthday you are invited to Open Studios at the Uptown Arts Center!

Located in the historic Preston Bradley Center at 941 Lawrence Ave. just east of Sheridan.

13 artists embedded in Uptown Arts Center iconoclastic spaces throughout this National Historic Landmark, The Preston Bradley Center, open their studios to the public.
Refreshments, music and ambiance...
The artists: Dennis Denman, Mari Lamp, Jeffrey Littleton, Robert W Pockmire,Sara Miller,Chris Remele, Jesse Seay,Julia Sugden,Lowell Thompson,Laura Wetter,Mariusz Zaleski,Colette Wright Adams, Joshua Kent.

This Saturday October 11th, 6-9pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/544374645663842/

Oct 06

Updated Oct 11

New Candidate for the 46th

Apparently we have another option beyond the business minded social worker thing.
Her name is Amy Crawford.
Does anybody know anything about her?

If she can pull off a community art project without turning it into a cheesy re-branding joke would be a big plus in my book.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Resident/Artist

    Littleton is busy setting up for open studios in the iconoclastic spaces of the Uptown Art Center tonight 6-9.

    Littleton thanks Uptown.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Resident/Artist

    Thread needs more diversity.

Oct 10

Updated Oct 10

Broadway chaos?

Anybody know what's going on just north of Wilson? I was just walking home on Lawrence and looks like the police had broadway completely blocked off.

  • Diane Galleher Rogers Park neighbor since 2005.

    According to people on Twitter, there was a fire.

Sep 30

Updated Oct 02

Helicopters on Montrose and Sheridan?

Two of the biggest, blackest, loudest helicopters I've ever heard/seen flew right over my apartment building about 5 minutes ago. I'm just west of Broadway/Sheridan on Montrose. I checked the President's schedule and he's supposedly in the White House right now. Any ideas of who it could be?

Sep 28

Updated Sep 30

Flower store

Does anyone know why the flower store closed?

  • If it the place that I am thinking of, I think the owner may have retired or something. Again, I maybe be thinking of another florist, but this was located on Bryn Mawr just east of the L and on the north side of the street. I hope things are treating him well!

  • Scott that's the one , thanks

May 24 2012

Updated Sep 26

Unlawful garbage pickups

What's the most effective way to deal with illegal garbage pickups that occur in violation of the hours permitted by city ordinance 11-4-2830?

Flood Bros. is the worst, usually coming between 5 & 5:30 AM. Waste Management takes silver, with most pickups around 6:30 AM. Does anyone know what the incentive is for them to break the law? Is it that they can take on more customers because they can do more pickups?

Ordinance 11-4-2830: Loading and unloading operations.
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What's the most effective way to deal with illegal garbage pickups that occur in violation of the hours permitted by city ordinance 11-4-2830?

Flood Bros. is the worst, usually coming between 5 & 5:30 AM. Waste Management takes silver, with most pickups around 6:30 AM. Does anyone know what the incentive is for them to break the law? Is it that they can take on more customers because they can do more pickups?

Ordinance 11-4-2830: Loading and unloading operations.
No person shall undertake or cause the loading, unloading, opening, closing or other handling of boxes, crates, containers, building, materials, garbage cans, dumpsters or similar objects between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. in such a manner as to cause a noise disturbance within a residential district or within a noise sensitive zone.

Some on the block have tried contacting the alderman and we've tried talking to the drivers.

I see from this article that this has been a recalcitrant problem elsewhere in the city.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-08-18/business/ct-biz-0818-problem-dyson-20110818_1_garbage-trucks-trash-pickup-recycling-corp

Any advice is most appreciated!

  • I had NO idea it was a city violation to pickup before 7am. Thank you for that info!!!!!! I'm at the end of a long alley that has an entranace from Irving Park rd and the beeping and slamming of dumpsters is just ridiculous.

  • Wow, when can we get some of these e-trucks up here? http://dnain.fo/1my5IHU

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