22 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Happy Thanksgiving Uptowners!

I am thankful for all the good people in Uptown I know, the good people I haven't met yet, and my studio....and my cats Misty and Louie who wake me up every morning. Them too.

Thankful for my family even though they all left Uptown, some near, some far....thankful.

  • Best regards to the three of you. What happened to the Peacock from China Town? Did it have a run in with Misty and Louie? Wasn't it named Pepe?

1 hour ago

14 hours ago

Refugee Families Celebrate First Thanksgiving At St Thomas Of Canterbury

On Saturday, November 18, 120 refugees from ten different countries enjoyed their first Thanksgiving meal at Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement headquarters located in Uptown. The refugees are a part of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program and receive services ranging from securing housing and employment to learning English and placing their children in school.

    Refugee Families Celebrate First Thanksgiving At St Thomas Of Canterbury
    On Saturday, November 18, 120 refugees from ten different countries enjoyed their first Thanksgiving meal at Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement headquarters located in Uptown. The refugees are a part of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program and receive services ranging from securing housing and employment to learning English and placing their children in school.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

17 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

GWCA and SGNA

Please clean up leaves in street in front of your house because it keeps the drains clean and the street safer during icy times.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Im pretty sure blowing the leaves into the street is against the law in chicago

Nov 09

Updated 30 hours ago

In regards to "the incident"

Uptown EB has been hijacked by people with an axe to grind against me. That is unfair to the greater readership who may or may not care. Of those who care, who are fair, deserve some explanation.

Until it is resolved there is little I can say. But when it is resolved I will release on the Sheridan Park Neighbors Page and other media outlets every detail. I will share every tape, every transcript...everything.

You will see then and only...

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Uptown EB has been hijacked by people with an axe to grind against me. That is unfair to the greater readership who may or may not care. Of those who care, who are fair, deserve some explanation.

Until it is resolved there is little I can say. But when it is resolved I will release on the Sheridan Park Neighbors Page and other media outlets every detail. I will share every tape, every transcript...everything.

You will see then and only then. I embarrassed the Alderman. Yes I did. An argument could be made that it wasn't me who embarrassed the Alderman (Cappleman of course) but the Alderman himself for attacking Starbucks. The absurdity has not been lost on many so it seems. Whose fault is that?

But tell that to James Cappleman, his husband Richard Thale, and his excitable "team", I was harrassed on the street.

All the facts will be shared, by me in due time, I promise. You will see then what happened. In the meantime trolls are going to troll, to spin, the more they spin the more vindicated I will be. I have a perfectly clean record for a reason, I am peaceful, I am the peace garden artist, your artist Uptown.

In the meantime I cannot apologize for the incessant trolling its beyond my control these are adults, if it bothers you just report it, its all that can be done. I have been bullied in Uptown before, I was a skinny kid it happened all the time, I have been attacked, stabbed, shot at, beat up, I can handle it.

I am proud to have started the petition, to have given the people a voice to show love and support for the employees of Starbucks, my friends, our neighbors. I am proud of the people of the Uptown, well most of them. Thank you for the messages of love and support.

All will be shared. With Love,

Jeffrey Littleton

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

42 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Restaurant Slated For Lawrence House Retail Space

1020 W. Lawrence and corner retail space slated for restaurant

    Restaurant Slated For Lawrence House Retail Space
    Rumors have been swirling for months now that a restaurant was planned for the corner retail space of the Lawrence House at Lawrence and Kenmore. We had even heard that the restaurateur was behind a very trendy brunch spot in Logan Square. That rumor has yet to be confirmed but one rumor has been confirmed.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Wow, I can't believe we will have a diner from the guy that runs Jam Restaurant in Logan Square!

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

New Laurels To Rest On

Wow! Take a look at the north point of the renovated Gerber Building with its restored terra cotta laurel-framed cartouches. To see how bad that spot had gotten over 90-plus years of wear-and-tear and deferred maintenance, check out the photo beneath it, taken in 2007.

    New Laurels To Rest On
    Wow! Take a look at the north point of the renovated Gerber Building with its restored terra cotta laurel-framed cartouches. To see how bad that spot had gotten over 90-plus years of wear-and-tear and deferred maintenance, check out the photo beneath it, taken in 2007.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Are you sure about the Chicago Stan? Some of the original cartouches are still extant and were not replaced, look the same.

    However, I vaguely remember a scarab like you described detail on another Uptown building but can't put my finger on it at the moment.

  • Very excited about this renovation. Gerber is the heart of the neighborhood IMHO.

3 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Best Place to Advertise an Apartment for Rent?

it used to be the best way was to have a sign on the door - LOL - old skool and the Reader.

Then it was a Craig's List

Now there are all kinds of places- Domu, RadPad, Zillow, blah blah

For those that looked for apartments recently - how did you find places? Do you think it is generational?

  • Mute Mute Me

    I use apartment rental services. They drive me around for free i pay for one credit check and i dont have to call everyplace to ask if they allow cats.

  • My husband and I have been looking for several months for a new apt. I personally found that Trulia was a very good site to use because I could target specifics i.e., rent, cat friendly, etc. We found our new apt. this way.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

New Image Released Of High Rise That Could Replace Woodruff Arcade

New renderings have been released for the proposed high rise that could replace the Woodruff Arcade building at 6361 N. Broadway. The new images are the third incarnation of the complex (which is now called ‘The Arcade’) from the developer, Borekci Real Estate and Algonquin Ventures Real Estate LLC (who have an office in Schaumburg but are based in Ankara, Turkey). […]

    New Image Released Of High Rise That Could Replace Woodruff Arcade
    New renderings have been released for the proposed high rise that could replace the Woodruff Arcade building at 6361 N. Broadway. The new images are the third incarnation of the complex (which is now called 'The Arcade') from the developer, Borekci Real Estate and Algonquin Ventures Real Estate LLC (who have an office in Schaumburg but are based in Ankara, Turkey).
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • JohnL Happy in Edgewater

    This is better than the previous one, but still sterile looking and not anything new.

2 days ago

Nov 15

Updated 2 days ago

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com
  • Worth a read. Cast my vote too..can't wait to see end results.

  • Votes are trickling in: Chadha: 24 NPES: 28 Deadlocked: 7

  • MJP

    Absolutely worth the read. Citizens in this neighborhood need to be aware of how their neighbors are being treated and how their tax dollars are being squandered accordingly.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Broadway Bank space

It looks like something is moving into the Broadway Bank building. Does anyone know what’s happening there?

  • I think that event space that wanted to go in on Ridge Avenue and was turned away by the area residents is opening up shop there. I could be wrong but that's my guess.

  • If you look at the posts on their Facebook page (linked above), they seem to have been working on turning the bank building into an event space since the end of 2015 (nearly two years), so it is not likely related to the event space on Ridge.

2 days ago

New Public Art Gallery & Venue on Granville Avenue and Winthrop

It's really cool to see that someone who has the means, support a neighborhood they believe so much in versus hoarding their cash or investing it elsewhere. Not sure if others heard about the new venue that Rae Ann and her husband developed and instituted in the neighborhood recently.

http://www.edgewaterartists.com/gallery-1070.html

Granville area is really becoming a great part of the Edgewater Neighborhood to live in. It's because of YOU, me and people like the Rae Ann (hope I am not messing up her name). You create your environment, your reality.

Excited to continue to build a great place to live with all of you.

    Gallery 1070 | A Chicago Art Gallery
    Gallery 1070 is a Chicago art gallery in Edgewater, hosting group art shows & solo art exhibits. Rental space available for art classes and private parties.
    http://www.edgewaterartists.com

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Dollar Tree Coming To Former Unique Thrift Store Location?

You may have noticed that beige paint with green trim has replaced the mud-brown exterior at the former Unique Thrift Store (Sheridan and Sunnyside), which closed without notice nearly a year and a half ago.

    Dollar Tree Coming To Former Unique Thrift Store Location?
    You may have noticed that beige paint with green trim has replaced the mud-brown exterior at the former Unique Thrift Store (Sheridan and Sunnyside), which closed without notice nearly a year and a half ago. The colors may be a hint as to the new tenant.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • PLSS Bowmanville

    I'm curious if/why Cappelman would ok a dollar store when he seems so bent on raising the financial profile of the area. Does he have anything to do with what businesses come in? He seems to take credit for the nicer ones but I've not heard if he takes credit for the less nicer ones. I used to live and Wilson and Sheridan, Unique (the previous version, not the one before it closed) was a boon to the neighborhood, it's hard to imagine a dollar store will be too.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    There is no special use permits or zoning variances required so the Alderman has no say one way or the other whether it's a dollar store.

2 days ago

CEO of Starbucks Visits Uptown Broadway Starbucks

Thank you Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson for visiting the Broadway Starbucks this morning to show some suppprt for the employees impacted by the recent terrible crime that burst in their doors.

Thank you everyone for signing the petition, it made a huge difference not just to our friends who work at this location but all the way up to the top of the Starbucks corporate ladder.

The petition gave a voice to the true spirit of Uptown, the everyday people...

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Thank you Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson for visiting the Broadway Starbucks this morning to show some suppprt for the employees impacted by the recent terrible crime that burst in their doors.

Thank you everyone for signing the petition, it made a huge difference not just to our friends who work at this location but all the way up to the top of the Starbucks corporate ladder.

The petition gave a voice to the true spirit of Uptown, the everyday people and it got noticed. 1300 people signed the petition and many left meaningful comments. About a dozen people showed up to Alderman Cappleman's bizarre event outside Starbucks to "demand action", left early, even stood up news crews. Attaching the Aldermans flyer for reverence.

I am proud of Uptown, love my neighbors, at the same time ashamed of Cappleman and his disconnection to large swaths of the community he was elected to serve not scapegoat.

2 days ago

Islands In The Street

Crossing Broadway at Racine will be a little less death-defying in the future. As part of the streetscaping project, a pedestrian island has been installed in the center of the crosswalk.

    Islands In The Street
    Crossing Broadway at Racine will be a little less death-defying in the future. As part of the streetscaping project, a pedestrian island has been installed in the center of the crosswalk.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

CTA Claus Is Coming To (Up)Town

After Thanksgiving, there are two ways to get into a festive state of mind, courtesy of the CTA: The always-popular Holiday Train and Holiday Bus.

    CTA Claus Is Coming To (Up)Town
    After Thanksgiving, there are two ways to get into a festive state of mind, courtesy of the CTA: The always-popular Holiday Train and Holiday Bus. By bus: The antlers, they sleigh us! Ride with Santa in the Jewel-Osco Holiday Bus on various routes throughout the city.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    ***SELF-CERT.***INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING 2 1/2 STORY FRAME AND MASONRY BUILDING WITH A 1 STORY FRAME AND MASONRY REAR ADDITION WITH BALCONY AND 1 STORY REAR OPEN FRAME PORCH

    5340 N. Lakewood Ave. Issued November 19, 2017 Comment

3 days ago

Local Residents Donate Prime Granville Property As Edgewater Art Space

A new community art space on Granville will be opening to the public soon and will include a gallery, event space and multi-purpose meeting room. The gallery was donated to the Edgewater Artists In Motion to continue their work of increasing the visibility of local art in the neighborhood. The new corner space located at […]

    Local Residents Donate Prime Granville Property As Edgewater Art Space
    A new community art space on Granville will be opening to the public soon and will include a gallery, event space and multi-purpose meeting room. The gallery was donated to the Edgewater Artists In Motion to continue their work of increasing the visibility of local art in the neighborhood.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Sep 23 2016

Updated 3 days ago

Carpet Cleaning Recommendations Needed, Cat Urine Stain

Hi all,

My cat (the one in my profile photo) has been peeing on my low pile carpet and the staining is present on the reverse/bottom side. The carpet is 6ft by 5ft 9in. I'm not sure of the material, but I'm guessing synthetic. I'm a renter, but the carpet was bought by the previous tenant, so it's technically mine. I'd rather get the carpet professionally cleaned than have to buy a new one. I don't care if the color...

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Hi all,

My cat (the one in my profile photo) has been peeing on my low pile carpet and the staining is present on the reverse/bottom side. The carpet is 6ft by 5ft 9in. I'm not sure of the material, but I'm guessing synthetic. I'm a renter, but the carpet was bought by the previous tenant, so it's technically mine. I'd rather get the carpet professionally cleaned than have to buy a new one. I don't care if the color changes, I just need a way to protect the wood floors and get the odor removed. I've already tried cleaning it by hand, but given the heavy staining on the reverse/bottom size, I'm concerned it'll eventually disintegrate and maybe stain the wood flooring.

Can someone please recommend an inexpensive place to get my small low pile carpet professionally cleaned in Edgewater? Can I take it to a regular dry cleaner or no? This is my first time having to do this.

Thanks!

(My cat is medically fine. He's recently been to the vet.)

  • Catherine NO!

    My initial post was over a year ago. I resolved the issue then.

    In case someone else runs into the same problem, this is how I successfully dealt with it.

    1) My cat had recently been to the vet who said he was medically healthy.
    2) I got a spray...

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    My initial post was over a year ago. I resolved the issue then.

    In case someone else runs into the same problem, this is how I successfully dealt with it.

    1) My cat had recently been to the vet who said he was medically healthy.
    2) I got a spray bottle of "Nature's Miracle 3in1" and heavily sprayed the carpet, following the directions on the bottle.
    3) I got a very large clear thick painter's tarp and folded it up to fit the carpet. I then duct taped it to the underside of the carpet to prevent any moisture from going through the carpet.
    4) I moved my furniture around, so that the spot my cat was peeing in would be blocked, in case his scent was still there. The areas around the litterbox are now also blocked, so none of the wood floor is exposed. (The litterbox is wedged in a corner with an additional tray to catch kitty litter as he exits the litterbox.)
    5) I also created additional barriers to keep my dog from getting to the litter boxes around my apt. I'm guessing that my dog's litterbox intrusions are what caused the problems in the first place. As disgusting as it is, it's common for dogs to want to eat cat feces. One theory is that cats pass a lot of protein into their feces, and that's why dogs want to eat them. Dogs are scavengers. And yes, my dog regularly goes to the vet for his annual exam and shots and is medically healthy.

  • Get a pheremone spray. Our cat did this a few times on our door frame when he got a whiff of another cat next door. We sprayed this stuff on the doorframe called No Mark that I got at Pet Co next to Jewel and it works SO WELL. He is like an entirely different cat now. It relaxes them and takes away their urge to spray and go outside the box.

Nov 07

Updated 3 days ago

If It Doesn't Say "Association," It's Not Sheridan Park Neighbors

We've noticed there has been some confusion among residents of Sheridan Park. There are currently two Facebook pages bearing the name Sheridan Park Neighbors, but only one true Sheridan Park Neighbors Association. 

    If It Doesn't Say "Association," It's Not Sheridan Park Neighbors
    We've noticed there has been some confusion among residents of Sheridan Park. There are currently two Facebook pages bearing the name Sheridan Park Neighbors, but only one true Sheridan Park Neighbors Association. If the Facebook page you are following does not display the logo above, you are following the personal, self-promoting Facebook page of one resident cleverly disguised as a community group.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Sheridan Park Neighbors page and group are fine and dandy.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    SPN is going to expand east to Sheridan, going to put the Sheridan into Sheridan Park.

Nov 05

Updated 3 days ago

We Support Our Uptown Starbucks on Broadway

Please read and sign if you agree. Starbucks and their employees deserve better in the wake of that terrible crime they had no part of. The completely unsubstantiated claims of "tolerating crime" are beyond the pale and unprecedented.

At the time of this posting approx. 670 of your neighbors have signed, read the comments made by actual patrons in their own name, in their own words.

Most of the employees of this Starbucks live in Uptown and are a solid part of our community, they need to be supported and shown love in the wake of a traumatic incident, not scapegoated. The petion will be delivered to the Alderman.

Thank You.

https://www.change.org/p/alderman-cappleman-we-support-our-uptown-starbucks-on-broadway?recruiter=78090938&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive&sharerUserId=78090938&utm_content=nafta_twitter_shortlink:shortlink

    Sign the Petition
    Alderman Cappleman: We Support Our Uptown Starbucks on Broadway
    https://www.change.org
  • Mute Mute Me

    Reality is sad.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Yes it can be. It doesn't have to be 24/7. If it is you may be suffering some kind of chronic depression, you most likely know this.

4 days ago

Man Missing From Uptown, Age 39

The police have issued an alert about a missing man from Uptown, Scott Skinner, age 39.

    Man Missing From Uptown, Age 39
    The police have issued an alert about a missing man from Uptown, Scott Skinner, age 39. The last time he was seen was Friday, and there are concerns for his safety. He is Caucasian, 5'9" tall, and weighs 195 lbs. He is missing from the 1300 block of Wilson.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Youth Open Mic Night on Friday, December 1st

    Youth Open Mic Night on Friday, December 1st
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

All Aboard! Open House Sunday Afternoon At Uptown's Model Railroad Club

Photo courtesy of Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Club

    All Aboard! Open House Sunday Afternoon At Uptown's Model Railroad Club
    A few blocks away from the great big train project at Wilson, there's something much smaller and equally fascinating going on. The Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Club is holding its biannual Open House this afternoon, Sunday, November 19 from 1pm-4pm at the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse, 4501 N Clarendon.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Meet Your 20th District Officers On Argyle in Sunday/Monday Events

The 20th Police District is holding community events on Argyle through Monday, giving residents the chance to talk to officers about their concerns and insights.

    Meet Your 20th District Officers On Argyle in Sunday/Monday Events
    The 20th Police District is holding community events on Argyle through Monday, giving residents the chance to talk to officers about their concerns and insights.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Lost iPhone

I lost an iPhone near the corner of Berwyn and Kenmore this afternoon (11/18). Reward if returned.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

First Sip Cafe On Argyle To Open Thanksgiving Monday

Per its Facebook page, the long-awaited opening of First Sip Cafe (1057 W Argyle) will take place on Monday, November 27th. We can't wait!

    First Sip Cafe On Argyle To Open Thanksgiving Monday
    Per its Facebook page , the long-awaited opening of First Sip Cafe (1057 W Argyle) will take place on Monday, November 27th. We can't wai...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 07

Updated 5 days ago

Jeffrey Littleton Arrested

This man was arrested for committing battery against a senior citizen engaging in positive loitering on November 3rd. Court date is set for Dec. 15. Stay tuned for more details. Residents concerned about public safety are encouraged to attend this hearing.

  • Mamma Mia, This Thread is like one big old you're going to go have to do some community service or jail or something worse thread. Christ he's not even smart enough to shut the hell up before his hearing is he? I suppose I should be thankful because anything he says or does online that can be shown to a judge only works against him. Lithium much?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Thank you everyone for staying on topic"

    Famous words from jeff

    The topic is not trolling jeff

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Calling All Uptown History Buffs!

Each year, the Bezazian Branch Library honors the memory of its namesake, war hero Harold A. Bezazian, with a talk by an Uptown native. This year, Al Walavich, a historian who's been conducting local tours since the 1980s, will speak about Uptown's past and present.

    Calling All Uptown History Buffs!
    Each year, the Bezazian Branch Library honors the memory of its namesake, war hero Harold A. Bezazian, with a talk by an Uptown native. This year, Al Walavich, a historian who's been conducting local tours since the 1980s, will speak about Uptown's past and present. As with all library events, it is free of charge.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 16

Updated 5 days ago

Saturday Apartment Search

A friend has a job interview this Friday that might mean he could be looking for an apartment Saturday but he is unsure of his schedule. Do you know landlords or apartment brokers that take walk-ins on Saturdays?

  • My new landlord probably would. Call 773.507.9668. They have several buildings in Rogers Park and Edgewater. They may all be 2 bedroom though.

  • You can also try my landlord. He has an apartment available.
    You can text or call him at 773-510-2271. His name is John.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    I'm around today showing a place I have on Balmoral and ashland . It's a3 bdrm 1 bath for 1600 they can call or text me at (773) 800-9779

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Seeking parking space

Hello neighbors, does anyone know how I can find out about parking spaces available for rent in the Margare Terrace section of Uptown? I live on Carmen and it's particularly hard to find street parking. I would be willing to pay someone to rent their spot.

  • Typo....meant Margate Terrace

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    I believe the surface lot just west of Sheridan on Southside of Foster leases parking. It's close, but not technically Margate Park.

6 days ago

GWNA To Hold Block Club Meeting On December 2nd

Graceland Wilson Neighborhood Association is the area bordered by Montrose, Wilson, Malden, and Broadway.

    GWNA To Hold Block Club Meeting On December 2nd
    Graceland Wilson Neighborhood Association is the area bordered by Montrose, Wilson, Malden, and Broadway.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 15

Updated 6 days ago

These Andersonville 2-Bedroom Condos Are Listing For Just Under $600K

A new development called ‘TheWin’ in Andersonville that has just been completed has three 2-bedroom top floor condominiums listed at just under $600,000. Another first level 3-bedroom is listed at $650,000. The new construction at 1470 W. Winona, which replaced a large single family home that was referred to by neighbors as ‘the compound,’ are currently […]

    These Andersonville 2-Bedroom Condos Are Listing For Just Under $600K
    A new development called 'TheWin' in Andersonville that which was just completed has three 2-bedroom top floor condominiums listed at just under $600,000. Another first level 3-bedroom is listed at $650,000. The new construction at 1470 W. Winona, which replaced a large single family home that was referred to by neighbors as 'the compound,' are currently the ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Wazzup not available

    Oh Oh - that was sell not sll.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I work for a couple who live on a 4 level walk up. I asked them about an elevator. They said the way the building was designed they couldnt put one in. 2 million dollar condo. I guess they didnt think about what happens when their knees are shot from running all those marathons.

6 days ago

Unleash Your Inner Viking This Weekend In Andersonville

The Andersonville strip is gearing up for the first ever Viking Challenge and Craft Beer Crawl which will highlight some of the area’s local bars and restaurants. According to Laura Austin, who is the Community and Events Manager for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, the idea for the Andersonville Viking Challenge & Craft Beer Crawl was borne out […]

    Unleash Your Inner Viking This Weekend In Andersonville
    The Andersonville strip is gearing up for the first ever Viking Challenge and Craft Beer Crawl which will highlight some of the area's local bars and restaurants. According to Laura Austin, who is the Community and Events Manager for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, the idea for the Andersonville Viking Challenge & Craft Beer Crawl was borne out ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Nov 17

Updated 6 days ago

Building Break-Ins Caught On Camera, Thieves Took Keys Meant For Postal Carrier

There was a break-in at a multi-unit residential building on Tuesday that involved the theft of the key meant for the mail carrier. The victims have been in touch with residents at other buildings who believe that their postal keys were taken in similar break-ins.

    Building Break-Ins Caught On Camera, Thieves Took Keys Meant For Postal Carrier
    There was a break-in at a multi-unit residential building on Tuesday that involved the theft of the key meant for the mail carrier. The victims have been in touch with residents at other buildings who believe that their postal keys were taken in similar break-ins.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 17

Local Businesses Present A Holiday Art Pop-Up Market on Thanksgiving Weekend

Join StudioUs (4806 N Clark), The Guesthouse Hotel (4872 N Clark), Ridman's Coffee (4758 N Clark) and Sidewinder Gallery (4880 N Clark) for our first Holiday Market. Kick off your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday with local artists, who will be featuring their work at each business.

    Local Businesses Present A Holiday Art Pop-Up Market on Thanksgiving Weekend
    JoinStudioUs (4806 N Clark), The Guesthouse Hotel (4872 N Clark), Ridman's Coffee (4758 N Clark) and Sidewinder Gallery (4880 N Clark) for our first Holiday Market. Kick off your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday with local artists, who will be featuring their work at each business.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 16

Marches, Positive Loitering, And Hot Dogs As Part of 20th District Community Events, Today Through Monday

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    Marches, Positive Loitering, And Hot Dogs As Part of 20th District Community Events, Today Through Monday
    After the recent drug sting, the 20th District will be holding community events through Monday. "Join the 20th District Chicago Police Department CAPS office along with 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Community Justice Center for five days of events in Uptown.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 16

Major Drug Bust On Argyle, Five People Still Sought On Warrants

Good news! The 20th District announced that it has arrested and charged eight people with felonies in "Argyle Takedown," a narcotics enforcement mission. In a statement, the district said that the operation was initiated due to community concerns about drug sales and increased violence in the area on and surrounding Argyle.

    Major Drug Bust On Argyle, Five People Still Sought On Warrants
    Good news! The 20th District announced that it has arrested and charged eight people with felonies in"Argyle Takedown," a narcotics enforcement mission. In a statement, the district said that the operation was initiated due to community concerns about drug sales and increased violence in the area on and surrounding Argyle.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 16

Save The Date! Annual Walk On Wilson Announced

If you haven't done the annual Walk on Wilson before, it's a blast! Uptown United just announced the date for this year's Walk -- December 1st.

    Save The Date! Annual Walk On Wilson Announced
    If you haven't done the annual Walk on Wilson before, it's a blast! Uptown United just announced the date for this year's Walk -- December 1st. "Business Partners - The Chamber for Uptown is hosting our 4th Annual WINTER WALK ON WILSON on Friday, December 1 from 5-7PM.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 16

Window Dressing

Glass exterior walls have begun to go up on the Agatite side of the Eight Eleven Uptown development on the former site of Maryville Academy.

    Window Dressing
    Glass exterior walls have begun to go up on the Agatite side of the Eight Eleven Uptown development on the former site of Maryville Academy. For an update on what's going on with the construction, check out the November developer's note on the 46th Ward website.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 15

Larry's At Lawrence House Holding Canned Goods Food Drive Thursday

According to the Facebook event page, the hours are 5pm-midnight on Thursday, November 16th. Lawrence House is located at 1020 West Lawrence.

    Larry's At Lawrence House Holding Canned Goods Food Drive Thursday
    According to the Facebook event page , the hours are 5pm-midnight on Thursday, November 16th. Lawrence House is located at 1020 West Lawr...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 11

Updated Nov 15

Community Safety Alert

SAFETY ALERT!!! PLEASE SHARE WITH NEIGHBORS
Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred

According to neighborhood blog CWBChicago.com, the first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.

Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.

Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a...

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SAFETY ALERT!!! PLEASE SHARE WITH NEIGHBORS
Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred

According to neighborhood blog CWBChicago.com, the first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.

Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.

Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to the ground, but he was not robbed. The attackers ran north on Clarendon. The victim was treated at a hospital.

The blog said there is surveillance video of one of the violent attacks. The robbers appear to be between 15-18 years old.

http://abc7chicago.com/at-least-2-mugged-in-uptown-in-15-minutes-police-say/2622478/

  • Am Imo

    There should a description of the monsters so we can look out for them. Age is not enough. They can change their clothes but they can't change their faces.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    This is still active.

Nov 14

Updated Nov 15

Still Waiting For Decision On Lincoln Towing...

The "Lincoln Park Pirates" lot at 4882 North Clark

    Still Waiting For Decision On Lincoln Towing...
    The Tribune ran an editorial over the weekend wondering why the ICC has been taking so long to make a decision about Lincoln Towing's future. It pointed out that it's been "almost two years since the Illinois Commerce Commission began a hearing process to determine whether Lincoln Towing - a magnet for complaints from motorists who say their cars were wrongfully towed - should have its license suspended or revoked."
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 13

Updated Nov 15

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – October 27, 2017

I would like to share positive news related to 1436 W. Berwyn, a historic building in the Andersonville part of our community. This week the building was...

Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway

Family Paint Workshop Friday, October 27, 7-9pm Unity Lutheran Church & Community Center, 1212 W. Balmoral

WARD OFFICE: 5533 N. Broadway St., Chicago, Illinois 60640

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Beat 2433 meetings are held at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. The meeting location will alternate between the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and Engine 70 Fire House, 6030 N. Clark.  Click here to download a schedule.

Reminder that Kimberly Foxx, the Cook County State’s Attorney now has a satellite office open at 4956 N. Sheridan, at the corner of Sheridan and Argyle. Stop by on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with any questions or concerns from 10am-12pm.

Reminder that Kimberly Foxx, the Cook County State’s Attorney now has a satellite office open at 4956 N. Sheridan, at the corner of Sheridan and Argyle. Stop by on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with any questions or concerns from 10am-12pm.

...are strongly encouraged.  773-681-8436 or admissions@shschicago.org.  Sacred Heart is located at 6250 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.  Sacred Heart is a Catholic independent school serving children in...

...on Friday, October 20, from 7-10pm at the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club located at 601 W. Montrose Avenue. The event was co-chaired by Kate Polgar, Rene Ryan, Sara Irmen, Emily Helmke and...

...20 – November 19, 2017 in various Uptown locations starting at the Chinese Mutual Aid Association, 1016 W. Argyle St. The intimate performance experience is limited to 16 audience members per show. Tickets, priced at...

This group meets Sundays, noon, at Edgewater Athletic Club, 1040 W. Granville. To​ ​Register​ ​Email​ ​Diana:​ ​  dmonier@rcn.com.

Waters Elementary School, 4540 N. Campbell

Ravenswood Community Services, 1757 W. Wilson

Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan

City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - October 27, 2017
    Planned Water Main Projects in 48th Ward The Department of Water Management plans to install approximately 2,002 feet of 8-inch water main on Kenmore between Bryn Mawr and Berwyn. As part of this project, the east half of Kenmore will be resurfaced along with the repair of damaged parkway and sidewalk.
    http://48thward.org

  • The Walk sign on the crosswalk at Addison and Kennedy is not working. It is the sign which faces east as you cross over the northbound entry to the Kennedy walking toward the station.

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    That sign doesn't make a lot of sense anyway. When working, the walk light is lit when cars have the green light and are turning to enter the expressway!

    The walk light should be lit when cars on Addison have the red light, and a "No Turn on Red" sign should be posted. Eastbound on Addison cars with an arrow would still need to stop for pedestrians.

Oct 20

Updated Nov 15

Positive Loitering At Wilson/Broadway Tonight 6PM - 7PM

Positive Loitering is back for its ninth year in Uptown. Residents and police gather in "hot spots" for an hour a week to send a message that the streets belong to law-abiding residents. For more about positive loitering and what it is, check out this article, and this one.

    Positive Loitering At Wilson/Broadway Tonight 6PM - 7PM
    Positive Loitering is back for its ninth year in Uptown. Residents and police gather in "hot spots" for an hour a week to send a message that the streets belong to law-abiding residents. For more about positive loitering and what it is, check out this article, and this one.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Oct 21

Updated Nov 15

Maryville Progress By Day and By Night

Work continues at the 811 Uptown site at Clarendon and Montrose. According to the September newsletter from the construction company, the concrete structure is expected to be topped off by January 2018, with interior work continuing throughout 2018.

    Maryville Progress By Day and By Night
    Work continues at the 811 Uptown site at Clarendon and Montrose. According to the September newsletter from the construction company, the concrete structure is expected to be topped off by January 2018, with interior work continuing throughout 2018.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • I can't wait for this Treasure Island to open. It will be a nice addition to Mariano's & Jewel. It supposed to open next year some time.

  • Treasure Island is cool. But no setbacks at all. It's like a wall towering over Clarendon. Bad design that could have been avoided. It's like the building going up at the south end of Broadway by Sheridan. Goes right up to a narrow sidewalk. Everywhere you look it is concrete and signs down there.

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