5 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

City Council Approves Cappleman-Sponsored Program To House Homeless

One of the measures approved by the City Council on Wednesday will provide the chronically homeless with case management/wraparound services and access to housing. Here is the news release that the city issued Wednesday afternoon:

    City Council Approves Cappleman-Sponsored Program To House Homeless
    One of the measures approved by the City Council on Wednesday will provide the chronically homeless with case management/wraparound services and access to housing.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

27 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Join Uptown Arts Center At Opening Reception On Sunday

The Uptown Arts Center is holding a reception on Sunday, January 27th, to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit. Join participating artists as they exhibit the art works created during this unique collaboration between the Uptown Arts Center and North Side Housing’s Uptown Men's Shelter.  Refreshments served. Free & open to the public.

    Join Uptown Arts Center At Opening Reception On Sunday
    The Uptown Arts Center is holding a reception on Sunday, January 27th, to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit. Join participating artists as they exhibit the art works created during this unique collaboration between the Uptown Arts Center and North Side Housing 's Uptown Men's Shelter. Refreshments served.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 hours ago

Celebrate New Orleans Style Mardi Gras In Uptown

Get your tickets now for Fat Cat's 10th Annual Mardi Gras bash! There will be two seatings for the all-you-can-eat Louisiana Crawfish Boil, at 5:30 and 8pm. The night will include Zydeco music, Abita beer, hand-crafted hurricane punch bowls, Sazeracs, beads beads beads, chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya, red beans and rice, Cajun fried catfish, hush puppies, cornbread, and king cakes.

    Celebrate New Orleans Style Mardi Gras In Uptown
    Get your tickets now for Fat Cat's 10th Annual Mardi Gras bash! There will be two seatings for the all-you-can-eat Louisiana Crawfish Boil, at 5:30 and 8pm. The night will include Zydeco music, Abita beer, hand-crafted hurricane punch bowls, Sazeracs, beads beads beads, chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya, red beans and rice, Cajun fried catfish, hush puppies, cornbread, and king cakes.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 hours ago

Tax Season Volunteers Sought

The Center for Economic Progress is seeking volunteers for tax season, including at Truman College.

    Tax Season Volunteers Sought
    The Center for Economic Progress is seeking volunteers for tax season, including at Truman College. Visit economicprogress.org/volunteer to learn more, register and begin your online training as a Tax Preparer, Tax Site Specialist or Savings Coach (Savings Coach roles available at these locations: Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville, Loop, Uptown, Aurora, Chicago Heights and Elgin).
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 hours ago

One Foggy Uptown Eve

"The fog comes

    One Foggy Uptown Eve
    "The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on." So said Carl Sandburg ( our Ravenswood neighbor) in the aptly named Chicago Poems. Sunday night's weather made his words a reality.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

8 hours ago

11 hours ago

Supposed gun shots heard around Sunnyside and Sheridan

Stepped out and heard a large bang and hood got flooded with cops ansking if I saw anyone running.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Don't Get Conned By The Armani Jacket Scam

The international "Armani Jacket Scam" has come to Uptown, according to a reader. He or she says,

    Don't Get Conned By The Armani Jacket Scam
    The international " Armani Jacket Scam" has come to Uptown, according to a reader. He or she says, "Please warn Uptown residents about this individual driving around the neighborhood pretending he is lost asking for directions to the airport. He has a thick Italian accent.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    There is another long-running same the "new-in-box" scam.
    Usually some kind of electronics, in a deceivingly looking new box resealed with a brick or something.

    30 years ago it was a VCR most likely, these days a laptop perhaps...

    🎮🕹️📢🎧📻📠☎️💽🖨️📼📹📸📽️📺📀📡

    💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵

  • Kisse Mad Scientist

    Are you trying to tell me the Prada leg warmers I bought behind Jake's Pup in the Ruf aren't legit??

32 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Observing Epiphany With A Plunge In The Lake

Brrrr! No matter how long you live in Uptown, there's always something new to learn.

    Observing Epiphany With A Plunge In The Lake
    Brrrr! No matter how long you live in Uptown, there's always something new to learn. Thanks to reader Bill Biederman, who was there to record it, we discovered that it's a religious rite in the Russian Orthodox Church to take a plunge into water on Epiphany, which is celebrated by Orthodox Christians on January 19th.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Car break-in with no theft

Sometime last night or early this morning, our car was broken into and the glove box ransacked, but nothing appears to have been taken. We could have sworn we locked the doors, but they were all unlocked. Apparently, the same thing happened to a neighbor. Anyone else! This is near Glenwood and Winnemac.

  • We had something similar happen a couple weeks ago, also thinking we had locked the doors but assumed we must not have. Again, nothing that we can tell was taken.

    If thieves are doing that to determine if folks are home, not sure if that’s the smartest plan. We have...

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    We had something similar happen a couple weeks ago, also thinking we had locked the doors but assumed we must not have. Again, nothing that we can tell was taken.

    If thieves are doing that to determine if folks are home, not sure if that’s the smartest plan. We have garages, so while one car may have to park on the street most people around have a couple cars and one will always be on the street and one in a garage or parking space for the building. There have also been times when we’ve had to park a block or two away, so unless they’re continually doing a sweep it’s hard to be certain that folks aren’t home.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    if it wasn't their plan, it nevertheless is now the result

2 days ago

Michael Pfeiffer, Former Crew Server, Missing

    Michael Pfeiffer, Former Crew Server, Missing
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

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2 days ago

A Soldier’s Journal Weaves Together History and Romance in Yank! A WWII Love Story

Yank! A WWII Love Story runs almost 2.5 hours including an intermission. It continues at Pride Films & Plays Broadway stage, 4139 N. Broadway, through February 18. Tickets are $30-40 for performances Thursday-Sunday, with Wednesday shows on February 7 and 14.

    A Soldier's Journal Weaves Together History and Romance in Yank! A WWII Love Story - Third Coast Review
    A soldier's journal is the thread that weaves together the characters and the story in Yank! A WWII Love Story over 75 years. Today, a young man (Matthew Huston) finds an old diary in a junk shop and he's fascinated by the story told through the pages.
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Chance The Rapper Visited Uptown Last Night

Guess who showed up at the Pedersen-McCormick Boys and Girls Club on Friday night? Chance the Rapper made an unannounced appearance to help distribute winter clothing to club members. He stayed for a couple of hours giving autographs, talking to the attendees, and posing for photos.

    Chance The Rapper Visited Uptown Last Night
    Guess who showed up at the Pedersen-McCormick Boys and Girls Club on Friday night? Chance the Rapper made an unannounced appearance to help distribute winter clothing to club members. He stayed for a couple of hours giving autographs, talking to the attendees, and posing for photos.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 12

Updated 3 days ago

Can you help CACC's dogs and the doggy overpopulation by adopting a dog?

This winter CACC has rapidly approached its maximum dog population. Can you help? Have you thought about adopting a pooch? Here's the opportunity for you (with some financial incentives) and a new life for a sadly caged dog. See:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-dog-shelter-at-capacity-20180111-story.html

    City dog shelter hits capacity of 300, has to consider euthanizing animals
    The number of dogs at Chicago's Animal Care and Control shelter reached 300 Thursday, a level that prompted the city shelter to consider euthanizing animals. "We do have to make a decision this evening if we can't get the population down.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Me to...Misty and Louie would never accept it anyway.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    The city is doing a better job with this overall, adoption up, euthanasia down.

Jan 01

Updated 4 days ago

Lincoln Towing Stokes Again

The much deservedly maligned Lincoln Towing decided the best way to close out 2017 was to illegally tow a moving van packed with belongings and to make that burn a double their personal car too.

The incident occurred close to Broadway Lawrence...thank you Alderman Pawar for keeping up the pressure on LT. At least someone in the city council is paying attention.

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2017/12/after-lincoln-towing-hauls-away-uptown.html?m=1

    After Lincoln Towing Hauls Away Uptown Family's Moving Truck, Alderman Re-Ups Call For Company To Go
    A day after the North Side's infamous Lincoln Towing company took possession of a family's U-Haul and their personal car in Uptown, 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar is renewing his call for the firm to be outlawed. And this is the second case we know of involving Lincoln Towing's apparently illegal removal of moving trucks in 2017.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    It's a near certainty they do not do "payoffs" as some keep alleging.
    It's just not as common these days that happens.

    Especially with judges since Operation Gaylord in the 80's.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Correction... Operation Graylord.

    I wonder who comes up with these operational names...?

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Happy Anniversary, La Patisserie P!

From Ald. Osterman's newsletter:

    Happy Anniversary, La Patisserie P!
    From Ald. Osterman's newsletter: "Please join me in congratulating La Patisserie P , 1050 W. Argyle, on celebrating 35 years in business this month. La Patisserie P has been a staple on Argyle St, anchoring the eastern end of the district.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 16

Updated 5 days ago

Towkio Visits Lawrence House For Newest Video

Take a look at the Lawrence House's bar (Larry's), lobby, and pool, as they are featured in Chicago rapper Towkio's new release, Symphony.

    Towkio Visits Lawrence House For Newest Video
    Take a look at the Lawrence House's bar ( Larry's ), lobby, and pool, as they are featured in Chicago rapper Towkio 's new release, Symph...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

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5 days ago

City Announces Start Date (2019) And Staging Area (Parking Lot) For Complete Rebuild of the Lawrence Red Line Station

It's a sign of things to come! The City of Chicago has announced that it will lease the parking lot it owns at 1130 West Lawrence to the CTA for use as a staging area for the reconstruction of the Lawrence Red Line station beginning in 2019.

    City Announces Start Date (2019) And Staging Area (Parking Lot) For Complete Rebuild of the Lawrence Red Line Station
    It's a sign of things to come! The City of Chicago has announced that it will lease the parking lot it owns at 1130 West Lawrence to the CTA for use as a staging area for the reconstruction of the Lawrence Red Line station beginning in 2019.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Cabaret star Charles Busch relives his youth in My Kinda 60s

Charles Busch: My Kinda 60s. Sun 1/21 and Mon 1/22, 7:30 PM, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, 800-737-0984, pridefilmsandplays.com, $40, $75 reserved seating.

    Cabaret star Charles Busch relives his youth in My Kinda 60s
    click to enlarge Fresh from winning the 2017 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Award in the category "Best Show, Celebrity Male," Charles Busch returns to Chicago with his latest cabaret act, My Kinda 60s. The witty Busch is best known as the author and original star of the 1980s camp comedies Vampire Lesbians of Sodom , Psycho Beach Party , and Die, Mommie, Die!
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

5 days ago

Black Playwrights Festival At BET

More information and ticket sales are available here.

    Black Playwrights Festival At BET
    More information and ticket sales are available here .
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

Jan 15

Updated 6 days ago

Wilson Bike Racks

Has anyone used the new racks at Wilson Station?

Are these types of racks really as bad as the biking advocates say?

https://chi.streetsblog.org/2018/01/10/eyes-on-the-street-subpar-bike-racks-at-the-wilson-station/

    Eyes on the Street: Subpar Bike Racks at the Wilson Station
    If you're a regular Streetsblog Chicago reader you may be aware that I'm a fan of the nearly completed Wilson 'L' station reconstruction in Uptown. The project includes transforming the stop into a Red-Purple transfer, adding wheelchair accessibility, new station entrances, the restoration of the 1923 Gerber building, and cool public art by Cecil Balmond.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org
  • Cool and sculptural is great if it is functionally easy.

    I just don't understand why they cannot install the Inverted U Shaped black ones.

    Not only are they easy to use, But also much more secure and you can rest your bike against it.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    I like the Louis Sullivan test....function then form.

Jan 16

Updated 6 days ago

New Scaled back CAPS Schedule

There have been some major changes to the CAPS meeting schedule for Uptown south of Lawrence (19th district). There are now only 3 per year or every 4 months.

Dates have also changed, check schedule for your area/beat.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=776474765893578&id=144813692393025

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    This is the new CAPS schedule for Uptown. Take note the meetings which were monthly until a couple years ago were cut back to every other month. The meetings have now been cut back to every 4...
    https://m.facebook.com
  • Uptown south of Lawrence is completely in the Townhall 19th Police District. Why is the Lincoln 20th Police District CAPS schedule being shown here? Only a small part of Uptown between Lawrence and Foster is in the 20th Police District. This information isn't from the 19th Police District or even coming from the official Sheridan Park Neighbors Association which was incorporated in the summer of 2017, and is registered as a not-for-profit with the state of Illinois.

  • Six meetings a year. The sky isn't falling. Kindly control yourself.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    H yea...see ya in March! Thanks!

    🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽

Jan 16

CAPS Meeting For Beat 1912 Is Tuesday At Sulzer Library

The CAPS meeting for Beat 1912 is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16th, at 7pm. It takes place at the Sulzer Library, 4455 N Lincoln.  The beat's boundaries are Lawrence, Clark, Irving Park, and Damen, which puts it just west of our coverage area, but it is still technically part of Uptown.

    CAPS Meeting For Beat 1912 Is Tuesday At Sulzer Library
    The CAPS meeting for Beat 1912 is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16th, at 7pm. It takes place at the Sulzer Library, 4455 N Lincoln. The beat's boundaries are Lawrence, Clark, Irving Park, and Damen, which puts it just west of our coverage area, but it is still technically part of Uptown.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 15

Snowy City Night

The falling snow and the new lighting on the Gerber Building and the Wilson L station combined to make Wilson and Broadway a dramatic scene Sunday evening.

    Snowy City Night
    The falling snow and the new lighting on the Gerber Building and the Wilson L station combined to make Wilson and Broadway a dramatic scene Sunday evening. We love how the modern station glows blue and vintage Gerber Building has warmer golden tones. Click to enlarge.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 15

Lawrence/LSD Viaduct Closed to Vehicular Traffic Overnight This Week

A reminder that the viaduct under Lake Shore Drive at Lawrence will be closed this week between 8pm and 6am. This is to allow the workers to install steel and make repairs under the bridge as part of its safety rehabilitation.

    Lawrence/LSD Viaduct Closed to Vehicular Traffic Overnight This Week
    A reminder that the viaduct under Lake Shore Drive at Lawrence will be closed this week between 8pm and 6am. This is to allow the workers to install steel and make repairs under the bridge as part of its safety rehabilitation. Foster and Wilson will serve as alternate routes.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 15

Jan 11

Updated Jan 14

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    Lost: Orange Tabby named Lincoln.
    https://m.facebook.com

Jan 14

Updated Jan 14

Do You Have The Time?

Gerber Building status as of Sunday, January 14

    Do You Have The Time?
    For the first time in over 60 years, if someone asks you for the time at Broadway and Wilson, you don't have to look at your wrist or smartphone. You can simply gaze upon the Gerber Building because the clock is back.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 14

Jan 14

Jan 13

Chicago Wheel Jam At Chase Park On February 4th

Book your tickets here.

    Chicago Wheel Jam At Chase Park On February 4th
    Book your tickets here . For more info on Cirques Experience, click here .
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 13

Books, Business, and Folk Music: It's What's Happening At The Bezazian

There's a lot going on at the Bezazian Branch Library in January and February (1126 W Ainslie):

    Books, Business, and Folk Music: It's What's Happening At The Bezazian
    There's a lot going on at the Bezazian Branch Library in January and February (1126 W Ainslie): Business Planning Workshop with the Duman Entrepreneurship CenterFriday, January 26, 11am Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Small Businesses with Andrea KarleTuesday, January 30, 1-2pm Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (book
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 13

Zen and the Art of Escalator Maintenance

There have been questions about the escalators at the new Wilson station being out of service, so we reached out to our contact at the project management firm. This is what he said this afternoon:

    Zen and the Art of Escalator Maintenance
    There have been questions about the escalators at the new Wilson station being out of service, so we reached out to our contact at the project management firm. This is what he said this afternoon: The extreme cold has been causing problems for the escalators.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 07

Updated Jan 12

Feeding Kitten

Hello EB neighbors! I found a kitten without its mother in sight. Because of the brutally cold weather,I didn't want to leave it outside. The kitten looks young enough to still require nursing. I asked my neighbor to pickup supplemental kitten milk and feeding bottles from Petco en route to his trip to Whole Foods. Do anyone know if there is a proper way to bottle-feed kittens? Is it best to feed them while they stand upright? On their stomach? Side?

  • ...good idea, SMR, but Bunnieface has the appt. tomorrow. Bunnieface, I'm delighted that Sprinkles and Blackie have adapted to each other.

  • Thanks everyone! I will keep them in separate rooms until she is cleared by the vet. My cat received his annual vaccines last month when I took him in for an aural hematoma.

Jan 11

The Shift Co-Working Space Offers Classes and Deals For 2018

photo courtesy of cowork22

    The Shift Co-Working Space Offers Classes and Deals For 2018
    photo courtesy of cowork22 Did you know that Uptown has a co-working and community space? The Shift has been around since 2014 and is ...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

Friends of Bezazian Meet on Wednesday

Friends of Bezazian, the volunteer group that advocates on behalf of the branch library located at Magnolia and Ainslie, will hold its first meeting of the year Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the library.

    Friends of Bezazian Meet on Wednesday
    Friends of Bezazian, the volunteer group that advocates on behalf of the branch library located at Magnolia and Ainslie, will hold its first meeting of the year Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the library. If you are interested in helping this hidden gem of Uptown be all that it can be, please consider joining the Friends of Bezazian.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 10

Updated Jan 10

Wilson Station Voted Best New Transit Facility By Streetsblog Readers

Uptown may have lost out in the Curbed Cup (in a very abbreviated voting period of just a few hours), but we have a Streetsie!

    Wilson Station Voted Best New Transit Facility By Streetsblog Readers
    Uptown may have lost out in the Curbed Cup (in a very abbreviated voting period of just a few hours), but we have a Streetsie! The Wilson station rehab beat out the Washington-Wabash station and the 95th Street station rehab to win the coveted title of Best New Transit Facility in voting sponsored by Streetsblog Chicago.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 10

Volunteers Needed For Chicago 2018 Point-In-Time Count of Homeless Persons

The City of Chicago's 2018 Homeless Count will take place on Thursday, January 25th.  The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) asks your help with informing Chicagoans about the citywide 2018 Count and to recruit volunteers for the night of the Count.

    Volunteers Needed For Chicago 2018 Point-In-Time Count of Homeless Persons
    The City of Chicago's 2018 Homeless Count will take place on Thursday, January 25th. The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) asks your help with informing Chicagoans about the citywide 2018 Count and to recruit volunteers for the night of the Count.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 10

48th Ward Youth Advisory Council Seeks Student Members

From Ald. Osterman's newsletter:

    48th Ward Youth Advisory Council Seeks Student Members
    From Ald. Osterman's newsletter: Alderman Osterman's Youth Advisory Council is looking for youth representatives to serve on the council. We hope to have every school in the 48th Ward represented. Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Latin School Uptown & Edgewater Community Space (4956 N.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 09

Updated Jan 10

13th Annual Chili Cookoff For Charity - Be A Judge, Be A Competitor

The 13th Annual Chili Contest to Benefit Care for Real has a new home this year at The SoFo Tap (4923 N Clark). Join us Saturday, January 27th, from 3-5:30 pm.

    13th Annual Chili Cookoff For Charity - Be A Judge, Be A Competitor
    The 13th Annual Chili Contest to Benefit Care for Real has a new home this year at The SoFo Tap (4923 N Clark). Join us Saturday, January 27th, from 3-5:30 pm. For only $12, you can sample all our amazing chili entries and vote for your favorites!
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 10

Agudas Achim Synagogue Begins Its Transformation Into Residences

Demo begins on the next-door Hebrew School building (click to enlarge)

    Agudas Achim Synagogue Begins Its Transformation Into Residences
    The process of converting Agudas Achim synagogue into a 40-unit residential building began Monday, with the demolition of the long-boarded-up Hebrew School immediately north of the temple (5029 N Kenmore). Thank you to reader SS for taking the photo and to reader JS for sending it in.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

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