14 hours ago

Updated 3 min ago

Broadway Bank space

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

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    They have events there, it may just be another event? Haven't heard anything.

  • The bank at that location is now that of Bridgeview Bank and has been for years. The 13-story office building of which it is part has many floors and offices and there are 3-4 available retail spaces on the first floor. So, what are you speaking of, JJ?

Nov 05

Updated 35 min 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

    "Mute, it's not likely that I use the mute option in your case."

    Then you will continue to be annoyed. If you dont care about me annoying you you cant expect i will.

    "I enjoy your posts"

    Weird. I dont enjoy things that annoy me.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    How enlightening...thanks for sharing this deeply personal insight.

Nov 07

Updated 35 min 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

6 hours ago

Youth Open Mic Night on Friday, December 1st

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

Nov 09

Updated 8 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

15 hours ago

Updated 13 hours 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

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Wow! They must have seen all the other high end retail moving into Uptown and are joining the party!

15 hours 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

18 hours 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

19 hours ago

26 hours ago

Lost iPhone

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

44 hours ago

Updated 30 hours 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

Sep 23 2016

Updated 33 hours 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.)

  • Cats pee outside the box for different reasons. Perhaps he or she has a medical issue or you may not be keeping it clean. I’d take your cat to the vet. This isn’t normal vevahoir and needs to be addressed in addition to cleaning the stain which hopefully is your bigger concern.

  • 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.

4 days ago

Updated 33 hours 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

Nov 07

Updated 34 hours 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

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours 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

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours 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

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours 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.

2 days ago

The Chicago Art Book Fair and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

...17-Sat 11/18: It's closing weekend for Tangles & Plaques at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland). The Reader's Max Maller says, "[The show] challenges its audiences to experience the decline...

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

...and past work. Satellite studios outside the main location at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan) host more vendors; a complete lists of locations can be found at cabf.no-coast...

Fri 11/17-Sat 11/18: James Adomian, an excellent impressionist and astute humorist, brings a cast of characters and absurd jokes to the Lincoln Lodge (956 W. Newport). Local comic Terence Hartnett opens. Fri 8 PM, Sat 8 and 10 PM, free

...are throwing a 40th birthday party for him and a fundraiser at Guaranteed Rate Field (333 W. 35th), which includes a free drink, light appetizers, and most importantly a show with secret out...

Sat 11/18: Both A Charlie Brown Christmas and the story of Rudolph are affably spoofed at the Annoyance Christmas Pageant—an annual yuletide tradition that takes place, fittingly, at the Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont). 7 PM, $20, $12 children under 12

Sun 11/19: Support the efforts of Second City's employees to unionize by attending Monkey Wrench, a special stand-up show headlined by James Fritz—a former Chicagoan and excellent, thoughtful storyteller. The show takes place at Cole's (2338 N. Milwaukee). 9 PM, $10

2 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

4 days ago

Updated 2 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.

2 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

2 days ago

Updated 2 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

2 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

4 days ago

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce added an ev...

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and SSA #22 are excited to run a FREE holiday trolley for 5 dates this holiday season! Debuting on Andersonville Small Business Saturday on November 25, the Andersonville Holiday Trolley will make a continous loop to six stops (south to north) along the Clark Street District for visitors and shoppers to easily hop on and off throughout the day/evening. Stops includes: - Lawrence & Clark (north east corner, just norht of CTA bus stop) - Carmen & Clark (south east corner) - Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark) - Balmoral & Clark (south east corner) - Bryn Mawr & Clark (south east corner) - Gethsemane Garden Center (5739 N Clark) Dates of service include: Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 | 11AM-4PM Andersonville First Friday Holiday Edition, Dec. 1 | 5-9PM Andersonville Late Nights, Dec. 8, 15 & 22 | 5-9PM

    Andersonville Holiday Trolley
    The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and SSA #22 are excited to run a FREE holiday trolley for 5 dates this holiday season! Debuting on Andersonville...
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4 days ago

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

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Break into silver 2001 bmw

Last around early morning, any where from 11:00pm-6:30am my car was broken into. $250 was stolen from my glove compartment as well as my debit card and other cards that were in the car. They also took the WHOLE change compartment as well. Always remember to lock your car doors. Happen by oakley between winnemac and argyle. If anyone has camera and captured it please message me.

  • I work midnights and wasn't locking my car doors after using it during the day expecting to be using it again "soon".Silly me - someone went thru my door pockets and glove compartment recently, might have had an emergency 20 dollar bill in the glove box, it was long ago,...

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    I work midnights and wasn't locking my car doors after using it during the day expecting to be using it again "soon".Silly me - someone went thru my door pockets and glove compartment recently, might have had an emergency 20 dollar bill in the glove box, it was long ago, can't remember. So I lost probably nothing except my naive belief that crime takes place in the wee hours - all good advice, lock doors and keep nothing of value in your vehicle , property crime is obviously up in the city - do what you can to not be a victim.Even if they don't take anything you're left with that creepy feeling of finding papers and stuff scattered all around your car, hard to shake.

  • I had the money in my car because I’m a sever and forgot to go to the bank after work because i was so tired and had to rush home because my little brother was sick.

Nov 11

Updated 4 days ago

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.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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 10

Updated 4 days ago

Does anyone else miss DNAinfo?

116 people lost their jobs thanks to billionaire Joe Ricketts. It was a valuable neighborhood resource for information and discussion along with EB.

  • It is suspicious that he didn't see the business, he just shut it down. It leads me to believe it was an ideological as opposed to financial decision. How do you know he did not make a profit, or at.lwast was not on track to do so? You don't know, you are taking his word for it.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Joan M - maybe he thought economies of scale would help him. Who knows? That’s why nobody here can answer your questions “in good faith.” We are all speculating.

    A “savvy billionaire” would be unlikely to shut down a business just because the workers unionized. But it could have been...

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    Joan M - maybe he thought economies of scale would help him. Who knows? That’s why nobody here can answer your questions “in good faith.” We are all speculating.

    A “savvy billionaire” would be unlikely to shut down a business just because the workers unionized. But it could have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. Or just one more hassle he didn’t want to deal with to eventually, hopefully, make DNAInfo and Gothamist work.

    Again, just speculation. You’d have to ask Mr. Ricketts his real reasons. Please report back!

Oct 20

Updated 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

Rubloff Building Reappears

Three years to the day after the terra cotta was removed from the Rubloff Building (aka Majestic Store (Everything For Men)) at Leland and Broadway, the familiar blue-and-cream tiles and yellow brick exterior are being replaced after cleaning and restoration.

    Rubloff Building Reappears
    Three years to the day after the terra cotta was removed from the Rubloff Building (aka Majestic Store (Everything For Men)) at Leland and Broadway, the familiar blue-and-cream tiles and yellow brick exterior are being replaced after cleaning and restoration. For years we despaired at seeing this tiny architectural gem deteriorate.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Trash Movie Night Returns To Fat Cat On Thursday

Ready for some Mortal Kombat Annihilation?  The Horror Society presents another Trash Movie Night at Fat Cat on Thursday. The show starts in the back room at 9pm, with the movie starting at 9:30. It's an over-21 event, and free to attendees.

    Trash Movie Night Returns To Fat Cat On Thursday
    Ready for some Mortal Kombat Annihilation? The Horror Society presents another Trash Movie Night at Fat Cat on Thursday. The show starts in the back room at 9pm, with the movie starting at 9:30. It's an over-21 event, and free to attendees.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Nearly Ready To Roll -- New Street Surfaces Around Wilson Station

It looks like the 4600 block of Broadway is close to being finished with its street repaving, all part of the Wilson Station rehab. Reader JMM says "Let there be stripes!" and sent in these photos taken today.

    Nearly Ready To Roll -- New Street Surfaces Around Wilson Station
    It looks like the 4600 block of Broadway is close to being finished with its street repaving, all part of the Wilson Station rehab. Reader JMM says "Let there be stripes!" and sent in these photos taken today.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Street Sweeping Program Extended A Month

Today the Department of Streets and Sanitation announced that it will do one more month of street sweeping, to try to get rid of the autumn leaves so they don't clog up the drains.

    Street Sweeping Program Extended A Month
    Today the Department of Streets and Sanitation announced that it will do one more month of street sweeping, to try to get rid of the autumn leaves so they don't clog up the drains. So keep an eye out for parking signs in November!
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

CTA Releases Conceptual Drawings Of Land Use After Red Line Rebuild, Includes New Hollywood Ave Train Entrance

At a meeting held last week at the Edge Theater, CTA showcased a conceptual vision of land use after the red and purple modernization project (RPM) phase one is complete. Those drawings include new residential construction and a Hollywood Ave. entrance to the Bryn Mawr train station. The transit-oriented development (TOD) study introduced at the meeting aimed […]

    CTA Releases Conceptual Drawings Of Land Use After Red Line Rebuild, Includes New Hollywood Ave Train Entrance
    At a meeting held last week at the Edge Theater, CTA showcased a conceptual vision of land use after the red and purple modernization project (RPM) phase one is complete. Those drawings include new residential construction and a Hollywood Ave. entrance to the Bryn Mawr train station.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Nov 10

Updated 5 days ago

Crosswalk Signage Needed

There is a crosswalk at the intersection of Foster and Claremont, however there are no signs in either direction notifying drivers of this. I've seen children on their way to school almost get hit by speeding cars attempting to make the light at Western and Foster. This needs fixing immediately. I've requested 311 to do this at least 6 times over the summer. So far....

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

    It's not 'walk one block' - it's TWO blocks: one was to, and one way back from.

    Cars should stop for pedestrians. What has a one-way street got to do with this question?

    I saw a driver stop for pedestrians, that's the polite and sensitive thing to do, instead of drivers complaining on Every Block about things that get in their way and slow them down.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Cars should respect pedestrians if the pedestrians are using a crosswalk. If the pedestrians are jaywalking the cars should also stop (of course) sans the respect part. That's the civilized way.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Thorndale and Sheridan: Loud bang around 6:45AMish this morning

I saw a bright flash of light from my apartment window that looks east, and then an explosive sound. All the power in my apartment went out for about an hour. Anyone know what it was?

  • Wazzup not available

    sounds like a transformer blew out -these transformers are usually in the alley

5 days ago

5 days ago

Man Shot, Killed in Sheridan Park, Gang Involvement Suspected

A few minutes after 6pm, readers started letting us know about a volley of shots near Racine and Leland. A man was shot in the chest and later died after being brought to Illinois Masonic. Cars in the area also sustained damage from the shots, as did at least one residence.

    Man Shot, Killed in Sheridan Park, Gang Involvement Suspected
    A few minutes after 6pm, readers started letting us know about a volley of shots near Racine and Leland. A man was shot in the chest and later died after being brought to Illinois Masonic. Cars in the area also sustained damage from the shots, as did at least one residence.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

Gerber Building Gets Some Love

The new terra cotta at the northernmost point of the Gerber Building is getting placed today (4600 block of Broadway). It's sure nice to see this one-magnificent building getting the rehab it deserves. Below is a photo from 2007, showing the condition into which it had been allowed to deteriorate.

    Gerber Building Gets Some Love
    The new terra cotta at the northernmost point of the Gerber Building is getting placed today (4600 block of Broadway). It's sure nice to see this one-magnificent building getting the rehab it deserves. Below is a photo from 2007, showing the condition into which it had been allowed to deteriorate.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

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