21 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

What A Difference A Year Makes

It was on December 23 of last year that North Side Housing and Supportive Services, the men's shelter in the Preston Bradley Center, announced happy tidings. Literally days before it was scheduled to close forever because of funding issues, a private donor (the Reva and David Logan Foundation) came up with enough money to keep the shelter running for several more years.

    What A Difference A Year Makes
    It was on December 23 of last year that North Side Housing and Supportive Services, the men's shelter in the Preston Bradley Center, announced happy tidings. Literally days before it was scheduled to close forever because of funding issues, a private donor (the Reva and David Logan Foundation) came up with enough money to keep the shelter running for several more years.
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33 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Tantalizingly Close (But No Cigar) - 2015 Plan To Revive Uptown Theater Scuttled

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    Tantalizingly Close (But No Cigar) - 2015 Plan To Revive Uptown Theater Scuttled
    What's up with the Uptown Theater? That's the eternal question. Most people who have been inside it want it to be revived. Others question whether it will ever happen. City planners see it as a crown jewel that will attract people from all over to Uptown. But right now, it sits.
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  • Owen Wilson Sock it to me!

    I don't see anybody spending and investing the Mega-bucks to repair this historic building, The neighborhood has not really progressed that well. I was talking to an employee of the BofA sometime ago and was told they are scared to even stand out-side. The Starbucks has not helped. It might be time for the dreaded alternative.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Yo soy Uptown.

    It's time to just keep waterproofing and the heat on until the scenario changes. That is the status quo. The building is no longer deteriorating like mentioned in the article...that is Rahm political salesmanship, just like the "children's programming". That is political salesmanship...who is against children huh...? If there is...

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    It's time to just keep waterproofing and the heat on until the scenario changes. That is the status quo. The building is no longer deteriorating like mentioned in the article...that is Rahm political salesmanship, just like the "children's programming". That is political salesmanship...who is against children huh...? If there is a big market for that then the many other venues would be doing it.

    It is a very fair argument that given the state of the City's financials, infrastructure and school system among other things this theater being restored with public money would offend many many people in other parts of the city.

21 hours ago

Checking In! New Hotel For Uptown In The Planning Stages?

There was an interesting paragraph in the article that Crain's ran about Uptown's future:

    Checking In! New Hotel For Uptown In The Planning Stages?
    There was an interesting paragraph in the article that Crain's ran about Uptown's future: In 2019 the city will start a five-year project to rebuild the nearby Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr Red Line stations and adjacent support structures so they'll feature what riders now see at Wilson-wider platforms, better lighting-plus a new track and new bridges and viaducts.
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2 days ago

Andersonville Late Nights Begin This Evening

Tonight is the first of three Andersonville Late Nights, when more than 60 businesses (on both the Uptown and Edgewater sides) will stay open late for holiday shoppers. Here's a list of the stores and their promotions. Additional nights are December 15th and 22nd.

    Andersonville Late Nights Begin This Evening
    Tonight is the first of three Andersonville Late Nights , when more than 60 businesses (on both the Uptown and Edgewater sides) will stay open late for holiday shoppers. Here's a list of the stores and their promotions. Additional nights are December 15th and 22nd. You can take the Andersonville Holiday Trolley there.
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2 days ago

Feed A Family For The Holidays

If you've got some extra cash and would like to help a local family celebrate the holidays, Jewel-Osco is partnering with two Uptown charities to make that happen.

    Feed A Family For The Holidays
    If you've got some extra cash and would like to help a local family celebrate the holidays, Jewel-Osco is partnering with two Uptown charities to make that happen. If you shop at Jewel at Montrose and Sheridan, you can support a family in need through the food pantry at St.
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2 days ago

Chain Link Fence Along Montrose Is But A Memory

New brick wall surrounding the CTA substation under the tracks on Montose

    Chain Link Fence Along Montrose Is But A Memory
    Montrose has gotten a bit of love from the Wilson L renovation that is now winding down. You might recall the chain link fence and the remains of the old concrete track structure that greeted pedestrians along Montrose.
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2 days ago

GWNA Block Club Holiday Party December 11

Graceland Wilson Neighborhood Association is ringing in the holidays at Uptown's hottest new retail spot, Provisions Uptown! Meet your neighbors, nosh on delicious appetizers and check out the amazing selection of gifts for your loved ones. The fun starts at 5:30PM on December 11 and runs till 8:30PM.

    GWNA Block Club Holiday Party December 11
    Graceland Wilson Neighborhood Association is ringing in the holidays at Uptown's hottest new retail spot, Provisions Uptown! Meet your neighbors, nosh on delicious appetizers and check out the amazing selection of gifts for your loved ones. The fun starts at 5:30PM on December 11 and runs till 8:30PM.
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4 days ago

Just Passing Through....

... between Truman College and the Sunnyside L entrance, that is! Yes, commuters, the pathway is now open to access the auxiliary entrance from the east and west. Enjoy.

    Just Passing Through....
    between Truman College and the Sunnyside L entrance, that is! Yes, commuters, the pathway is now open to access the auxiliary entrance f...
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4 days ago

One Arrest Made, CPD & Federal Investigation Ongoing In Sheridan Road Burglary

Some good news in the case of the alleged Sheridan Road burglars who may have entered the building by using a Post Office-issued master key. (Our original post is here.)

    One Arrest Made, CPD & Federal Investigation Ongoing In Sheridan Road Burglary
    Some good news in the case of the alleged Sheridan Road burglars who may have entered the building by using a Post Office-issued master key. ( Our original post is here.) Images of two men entering and leaving the building were caught on high-def security footage, and screen grabs were distributed around the neighborhood and online.
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4 days ago

La Ciudad Presents 4th Annual Christmas Eve Meal For The Homeless, Needs Some Elves To Help

One of our favorite Uptown restaurants, La Ciudad, is continuing its glorious tradition of providing a Christmas Eve meal for more than 100 homeless people. But it needs some help from elves who can volunteer their time, goods, money, and gifts to make this an occasion to remember for its guests. Can you help?

    La Ciudad Presents 4th Annual Christmas Eve Meal For The Homeless, Needs Some Elves To Help
    One of our favorite Uptown restaurants, La Ciudad, is continuing its glorious tradition of providing a Christmas Eve meal for more than 100 homeless people. But it needs some help from elves who can volunteer their time, goods, money, and gifts to make this an occasion to remember for its guests.
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5 days ago

Building Permit Issued For Cedar Street Synagogue Conversion

5029 N. Kenmore rendering (Space Architects & Planners)

    Building Permit Issued For Cedar Street Synagogue Conversion
    Expect to hear the pitter-patter of construction any moment. Cedar Street's conversion of the Agudas Achim Synagogue at 5029 N. Kenmore was issued building permits on December 4 according to Chicago Cityscape. The historic synagogue built in 1922 will be converted into a total of 40 residential units.
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5 days ago

Wooden Spoon Celebrates 15 Years on Thursday, Gives 15% Discounts

Got a foodie on your gift list? Want to learn to cook from Chicago area chefs? You're in luck, because one local store offers solutions, and there's a sale.

    Wooden Spoon Celebrates 15 Years on Thursday, Gives 15% Discounts
    Got a foodie on your gift list? Want to learn to cook from Chicago area chefs? You're in luck, because one local store offers solutions, and there's a sale. Thursday is the one day of the year when you can get a 15% discount on both non-sale items and cooking lessons from the Wooden Spoon, which celebrates its 15th anniversary on December 7th.
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5 days ago

SPNA Meeting Tuesday Night, Discussions Include Proposed Magnolia Wilson Development

Sheridan Park Neighbors Association (the umbrella organization for all the block clubs located between Montrose, Clark, Lawrence and Broadway) will hold a meeting Tuesday, December 5th, at Emerald City Coffee, 1224 West Wilson. The meeting will begin at 6pm. All Sheridan Park residents are invited.

    SPNA Meeting Tuesday Night, Discussions Include Proposed Magnolia Wilson Development
    Sheridan Park Neighbors Association (the umbrella organization for all the block clubs located between Montrose, Clark, Lawrence and Broadway) will hold a meeting Tuesday, December 5th, at Emerald City Coffee, 1224 West Wilson. The meeting will begin at 6pm. All Sheridan Park residents are invited.
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5 days ago

Black Ensemble Theater Presents Sammy, Previews This Weekend

Tickets are available here.

    Black Ensemble Theater Presents Sammy , Previews This Weekend
    Tickets are available here .
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