11 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Vintage Garage Chicago Season Event

Question..How can I become a vendor @ the Vintage Garage
Event on April 27th..?????

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Fabric store

I used to go to Hancock Fabrics on Broadway but that's gone. Are there any other real fabric/sewing stores (not craft stores) close by - near Uptown, Edgewater, Andersonville, Lakeview, Rogers Park, etc.

The only other fabrics store I've seen and been to is Vogue (not sure of the name) near Maxwell flea market.

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    Joann off Elston and Logan is pretty good. I've bought a lot of fabric for a lot of different projects from there.

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    One more suggestion, it looks like The Needle Shop moved to just across the street from Trader Joe's on Lincoln. They carry fabrics you won't find elsewhere in Chicago, have a love of sewing, and even teach classes. I haven't been to this location, but when it was in the Wicker Park area it was quite charming. http://www.theneedleshop.net/

30 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Helicopters Circling the Area

Does anyone know why there are about 3-5 helicopters circling just north of Lawrence, close to the lakeshore?

Mar 08

Updated 2 days ago

Say no to Cubs parking at Irving and Rockwell

In the latest newsletter for our ward, it was announced that the Cubs will be soon turning our neighborhood into their parking lot. This doesn't require ward approval. Sounds like a deal has been made between the Cubs and Basic wire, a factory with a gigantic lot by the river.
I can only imagine what wonders this will do for traffic on Irving, Western and all the side streets. I'm not just talking car traffic, some of the fans aren't...

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In the latest newsletter for our ward, it was announced that the Cubs will be soon turning our neighborhood into their parking lot. This doesn't require ward approval. Sounds like a deal has been made between the Cubs and Basic wire, a factory with a gigantic lot by the river.
I can only imagine what wonders this will do for traffic on Irving, Western and all the side streets. I'm not just talking car traffic, some of the fans aren't all too respectful. Ready to have your area turn into Wrigleyville? Finally, what positive does our community get from this? What traffic studies were done? I know this is a free market but let's make sure we let Basic Cable and Cubs ownership hear are voices.

  • Hi every blockers, would anybody like to comment (negatively or positively) about the parking lot for a college news story i am doing. I would really appreciate it. Please contact me at ricardo.guzman@loop.colum.edu

  • Hey guys. i need somebody that is opposing the parking lot to comment about it for my school assignment. please please please email me at ricardo.guzman@loop.colum.edu.

Mar 31

Updated Apr 07

Big Beautiful Broadway Billboard

We have a new neighbor moving in.....a commercial billboard...woohoo.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    While I dislike billboards, I hate huge empty buildings. Has anyone bought/leased the old Borders yet?

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    It is definitely not an electronic billboard according to the powers that be. Lighted yes...video no.....maybe Four Loko tho....anything goes.

Apr 03

Updated Apr 06

Shooting in Uptown

“Our prayers and condolences goes out to all the families involved in tuesdays (04/01/2014) shooting. We ask that Uptown pull together and help families involved pull through.”

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Littleton - the best place for (factual) crime information is CAPS meetings

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    I go to the local CAPS meeting now and then. Learn some details like the charge for turnstile jumping is o-ficially called "deceptive practice" and it happens a lot at Wilson Station apparently so.

Apr 03

Ambulances and Fire Engines at Wilson and Sheridan

I've been told there's a number of ambulances and fire engines at this intersection, and a lot of commotion, but I'm not there to find out any details.

Anyone have any information?

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Murals in LSD viaducts

I think Alderman Cappleman's plan to cover the rotten viaducts of Lawrence and Wilson with art is an awesome idea.
It is about time. A bargain and more bang for the buck.
Wish me luck, if my art gets chosen going to do my honest best, make it beautiful.
In a couple weeks or so will post up drawings and make public my own process, making art is ok...not like watching law or sausage making.

  • My favorite is the one on Brywn Mawr, however, I think the one in uptown though should reflect our neighborhood.

  • Littleton Artist/Uptown/Chicago

    I talked to Tressa last night at the zoning meeting. She said they are open to small, medium, or large murals. The budget is about $15,000 per side. Depending on what it costs for the blasting and sealing beforehand not sure how much that leaves for the artist or group....

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    I talked to Tressa last night at the zoning meeting. She said they are open to small, medium, or large murals. The budget is about $15,000 per side. Depending on what it costs for the blasting and sealing beforehand not sure how much that leaves for the artist or group. Knowing what the union rates are I have to think not much.

    It sounds like a lot of money but it isn't. In the 49th ward they spent almost $120,000 for 20 viaduct murals alone and 100% of it went to artist fees. Knowing what the union rates are I have to think not much. A couple friends of mine took advantage of that, the fees made it possible to commit fully their expertise, time and highest quality materials.

    She did say materials would be donated but trained artists do not use donated materials from Sherwin-Williams.

    The details are still sketchy and whether or not it works for me I fully support it. There are student groups and others who deserve the opportunity to engage in their community in this way.

    I already have a mural under LSD I painted for material money next to the Peace Garden so it may be time to let others give it a go.

Mar 28

Updated Mar 31

Eye Care Recommendations

I think it's about time to admit that I need glasses and I can't remember the last time that I had my eyes checked! I know there are great eye care professionals in Uptown, Ravenswood and Edgewater, preferably within a shop that sells glasses as well. Any suggestions?

  • Lisa Z Mom. Nurse. Lincoln Square neighbor.

    Quality Optical on Lincoln by the Davis Theatre has the best customer service.

  • Several of our staff members go to Visionary in Andersonville, but we've heard great things about Spex from neighborhood folks as well.

Mar 25

Updated Mar 25

Did You Catch Jessica Knodt of Uptown's Forget Me Knodt on TV Yesterday?

Local florist Jessica Knodt did a floral design tips segment on WGN.

http://uptown.quickercity.com/

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 15

Updated Mar 18

Coyote Spotted at Wilson & Ravenswood

Saw this big coyote late Friday evening. He was walking around right by the METRA tracks, then walked across Wilson avenue like he didn't even care....

  • I'd take a coyote over a rat popping out of my dumpster when I take out the trash. And yes that's happened. Scared me to death

  • John P Manufacturer Ravenswood

    the treehugger article is misinformation at best. Yes, there was a study done outside the city that tagged coyotes some time ago, some of those animals may have found there way into the city along with all the other coyotes that manage to get here without any help. The city did not release any coyotes, but they are not doing anything about the ones that are here because they eat rats

Mar 17

Updated Mar 18

Pup Town in Uptown

Hello neighbors of Uptown. Any thoughts or feedback regarding the dog park, Pup Town? Thanks!

  • any such name live, walk, & cook in logan square

    We've been a couple of times and have had mostly good experiences. The last time we were there (December), there was an older guy with an aggressive female husky that I would steer clear of.

  • Lee F Margate Park regular

    I've been over there a few times when there was nobody else around. My dog doesn't love other dogs, so I try to avoid busy times. He's not aggressive, just not interested. Same goes for the dog park here: doesn't love it, doesn't hate it. He does a lap around the perimeter and then comes back to me ready to explore the rest of the park.

Mar 16

Updated Mar 16

Lake Shore Drive Entrance Blocked??

Does anyone know why the entrances to LSD are blocked at Hollywood and Bryn Mawr? Southbound traffic is diverted down Sheridan which is a mess! If you're driving, avoid the area. If you're using public transit you might be waiting a long time on the cold.

Jan 25

Updated Mar 14

Illinois Concealed Carry Coming To Chicago

Another poster has a discussion about concealed carry classes and I was surprised on some of the nasty responses. The new law is in place and people will be carrying weapons legally soon (if not already) in our Neighborhood. I for one think it's a good thing.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    @DonnyKerabotsos: What do our views have to do with anything? Why would I discuss my views with your friends and relatives? Why would that subject even come up? Why would my opinion even come up? I extended a hand of friendship to colleagues, for nothing other than friendship. Our opinions should mean absolutely nothing to anyone. It was just a discussion.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Well CCW is here! What do we think?

Mar 12

Updated Mar 12

Lost Black and Tan Shepard mix!!!! Could be in this area

Please keep an eye out for a Black and Tan Shepard mix - 60lbs. She is wary of humans - so if u approach she may run. Treats may help. Call numbers on attached flyer if u see her. Her Name is Ryan.

Thank you!!!

Mar 09

Updated Mar 09

Another Uptown Gem

I wanted to follow on an earlier message about Everybody's Coffee that opened recently at 935 W Wilson. I stopped by there yesterday to warm up from the damp cold and did not want to leave! Friendly people, comfy space, great coffee and homemade treats and wifi. Great to have a local coffee shop!

Mar 06

Updated Mar 07

Run with Team CCO!

Team CCO (http://teamcco.com) is the charity fitness team for Cornerstone Community Outreach, a shelter for homeless families and individuals. Team CCO is an affiliated charity running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k.
The Chicago Marathon lottery opens on March 19th, and Team CCO has guaranteed entries.
If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, in using their abilities to do more, contact or join the team at http://teamcco.com.

Mar 02

Updated Mar 04

Uptown Theatre

Does anybody know something about the rehab of the Uptown Theatre? I have lived in the area for about 14 years and I have anxiously been waiting for something to happen. Just wondering...

  • John M. Holden John Holden, 20+year Uptown resident

    It is still waiting for a magic pot of $70 million for the rehab. Check out the Friends of the Uptown website for more info.

Mar 04

(3) 48th WARD DEALS OF THE DAY!!!

EMERALDS, FACIALS AND INJERA, OH MY!

Help support your local businesses! #48wardLoveLocal

http://uptown.quickercity.com/

Mar 26 2012

Updated Mar 03

Take This Poll - Based On Your Experience w/Uptown Post Office!

There's a debate going on regarding closing Post Offices around the country.

Based on your experience with only this one (1) Post Office, would you be for or against closing the Uptown 60640 Post Office?

http://poll.pollcode.com/fqmn

(If you have no experience with 60640, please don't take Poll).

  • It's no better and no worse than other post office branches in the city. I've lived in a few other neighborhoods and dealt with the same over-it clerks, slow-moving lines, and poor customer service. But I've always been able to mail what I needed to mail. Closing this branch would not do anything to fix the service issues with USPS.

  • DJM 25 yr. RP & Edgewater resident.

    I've never had people be rude to me at the PO, but it is slow. I like going to the Uptown PO because it's such a fine example of WPA architecture, even though it's farther away. It would be a shame for the building to be torn down, or turned into condos.

Mar 03

48th WARD DEAL(S) OF THE DAY: MONDAY, MARCH 3rd

Free cookies and discounted concierge services! Help support your local businesses!

http://uptown.quickercity.com/

Mar 01

Updated Mar 03

Need a kid-friendly family restaurant in NC/Ravenswood

Pasta and salads are the goal. Need less pricey than Piazza Bella but more than Pauline's.

Ideas?

Feb 20

Updated Mar 02

Uptown-Focused Site

Hello There, My name is Robert McCarthy and I'm working on a startup called Quickercity. Here is something I've put together for Uptown. Please take a look if you like and shoot me any feedback you have.

http://uptown.quickercity.com/

Feb 18

Updated Mar 02

Public meeting set Tuesday on environmental impact of new CTA Wilson station

The environmental assessment of the new Wilson Transfer Station Project will be available for review at a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Uplift Community High School, 900 W. Wilson.

Read more in CTA Tattler:

http://www.chicagonow.com/cta-tattler/2014/02/public-meeting-set-tuesday-on-environment-impact-of-new-cta-wilson-station/#image/1

  • Apparently the station will remain open during construction. That's good news.

  • Littleton Artist/Uptown/Chicago

    Catch the Purple Line to Uptown!

    One day......

Mar 01

Open Studios Uptown

Saturday March 15th at Uptown Arts Center
15 plus artists in their open to the public studios and visiting artists on display. 4th Floor & 31/2 East

Jeffrey Littleton * Mari Lamp * Robert Pockmire * Jeffrey Littleton * NEXT Pictures * Joshua Kent * Colette Wright Adams * Lowell Thompson * Chris Remele * Joy Campbell * Gretchen Ehrhart * Laura Wetter * Mariusz Zaleski * Jesse Seay * Scott Hemsey * Jimmy Wilnewic * Julia Sugden

Feb 27

48th Ward Launches March DEAL OF THE DAY

Great specials throughout the month in Uptown, Edgewater and Andersonville.

http://uptown.quickercity.com/

Feb 26

Groups win Polk Bros. award for rehab of Hazel Winthrop Apartments

When Hazel Winthrop Apartments (HWA) fell into disrepair, a consortium of groups led by Chicago Community Development Corp. and Voice of the People (VOP) in Uptown sprang into action to preserve and renovate 30 affordable apartments in four vintage scattered-site buildings.

For their work preserving affordable rental housing and its resilience in creatively financing and renovating Hazel Winthrop Apartments, Chicago Community Development Corp. and Voice of the People of Uptown were the winners of the 2014 Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable...

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When Hazel Winthrop Apartments (HWA) fell into disrepair, a consortium of groups led by Chicago Community Development Corp. and Voice of the People (VOP) in Uptown sprang into action to preserve and renovate 30 affordable apartments in four vintage scattered-site buildings.

For their work preserving affordable rental housing and its resilience in creatively financing and renovating Hazel Winthrop Apartments, Chicago Community Development Corp. and Voice of the People of Uptown were the winners of the 2014 Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award.

The award was presented Feb. 20 at the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, organized by LISC Chicago. Read more and view a two-minute video here:
http://www.lisc-cnda.org/Past-winners/20th-CNDA-Winners/The-Polk-Bros-Foundation-Affordable-Rental-Housing-Preservation-Award.html

The buildings are located at 4509 N. Hazel Street/852 W. Sunnyside Avenue, 4426 N. Magnolia Avenue, 912-14 W. Montrose Avenue, and 4813 N. Winthrop Avenue.

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