11 hours ago

Updated 2 hours 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

6 hours ago

Updated 2 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

Nov 05

Updated 2 hours 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

    "Alderman Cappleman brought up the bathrooms. "

    Cappleman is not a we. Cappleman is not commenting on this thread.

    "Where was Littleton when they closed the crapbucks on Wilson and magnolia"

    Capplemen wasnt talking about their bathrooms so he didnt care about those starbucks workers or patrons.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Oooooooooooookay.

Nov 09

Updated 2 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

  • What a notion; to actually wait until someone has been convicted of a crime before condemning them. Why wait, when it's so much darn fun to ridicule, harrass and slander. Well, I'm just not into this kind of stuff.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Hmmmmmm.....don't make me post the Wikipedia troll definition again.....

4 hours ago

Updated 4 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.

10 hours ago

11 hours 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

14 hours ago

Hazel + Junior?

I came home about 30 minutes ago (8:30PM) and couldn’t get through the intersection because of several squad cars blocking Junior. They didn’t have their lights on, but there were officers walking around, seemingly looking for something. Anyone know what’s going on?

17 hours 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

18 hours 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

20 hours 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

Nov 07

Updated 30 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.

34 hours ago

ryanbrevard posted 1 photo to Flickr:

35 hours 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

5 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Nov 07

Updated 44 hours 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

45 hours 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 2 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.

2 days ago

Updated 2 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

Oct 20

Updated 2 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 2 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.

2 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

2 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

2 days ago

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2 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

2 days ago

Donate to Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive

4315 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago 60613

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454 N. Columbus, Chicago 60611

500 W. Jackson, Chicago 60661

414 S. LaSalle, Chicago 60605

151 E. Randolph, Chicago 60601

500 W. Madison, Chicago 60661

132 E. Van Buren, Chicago 60605

547 W. Jackson, Chicago 60661

2941 N Central Ave., Chicago 60634

5713 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 60651

2270 N. Clybourn, Chicago 60614

2151 W. Devon, Chicago 60659

3301 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 60618

509 N. Union Ave., Chicago 60654

6434 W. 63rd St., Chicago 60638

6536 W. Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park 60304

4052 W. Grand Ave., Chicago 60651

    Donate to Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive
    Give the gift of warmth this holiday season by donating to the NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago and Comcast Making A Difference Coat Drive. Donate a new or gently used coat to the Salvation Army as part of the annual event. Special thanks to our Coat Drive partner, Metra.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

2 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

3 days ago

3 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

3 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

3 days ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – November 3, 2017

Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson

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...48th Ward International Unity Day on Saturday, Nov. 18, 11am – 2pm, at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. Please join us to enjoy performances, exhibits, conversations, and tastes from around the globe to...

The CTA is hosting a meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6-8pm at Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway to discuss their TOD study as it relates to the upcoming improvements to the Red...

Cellars Bar and Grill, 5900 N. Broadway, is donating 50% of all proceeds of sales from 4-7pm to McCutcheon Elementary School. Click here for more details.

...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...

...location will alternate between the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and Engine 70 Fire House, 6030 N. Clark.  Click here to download a schedule...

...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...

...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...

Please drop off your used eyeglasses at our office, 5533 N. Broadway

6200 N. Broadway

Enjoy fantastic food and drink at Cellars Bar and Grill, 5900 N. Broadway. Fifty percent of all sales will benefit McCutcheon Elementary School (4865 N. Sheridan)

Friday, Nov. 17 Growling Rabbit, 5938 N. Broadway, is donating 10% of sales from the entire day to Swift Elementary School (5900 N. Winthrop). Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Friday, Nov. 17 Growling Rabbit, 5938 N. Broadway, is donating 10% of sales from the entire day to Swift Elementary School (5900 N. Winthrop). Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

A portion of proceeds from sales during this time at the 5304 N. Clark St. location of Potbelly’s will be donated to Goudy Technology Academy (5120 N. Winthrop)

A portion of proceeds from sales during this time at the 5304 N. Clark St. location of Potbelly’s will be donated to Goudy Technology Academy (5120 N. Winthrop)

Take a tasty trip around the city by learning to cook five different dishes! All proceeds from class sales will be donated to Peirce Elementary School (1423 W. Bryn Mawr)

...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...

1120 W. Argyle

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

Fair Trade Holiday Market Sunday, November 12 10am-3pm Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan

Ravenswood Community Services, 1757 W. Wilson

Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N. Ashland

Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan

City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale

Chicago Cultural Center – Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington

Unity Community Center, 1212 W. Balmoral

Choir Boy By Raven Theatre Performances September 27 – November 12 Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - November 3, 2017
    Dear Neighbor: Thank you to everyone who contributed to a safe and festive Halloween in the 48th Ward. Though it was a bit chilly, we saw thousands of trick-or-treaters enjoying our community on Tuesday night. Last night in Uptown, a man was killed and two people were injured, including a 12 year-old boy, in a shooting incident that police believe was related to drug sales.
    http://48thward.org

4 days ago

ryanbrevard posted 6 photos to Flickr:

4 days ago

4 days ago

Spirit Game Film Screening At Bezazian Branch Library on Wednesday

    Spirit Game Film Screening At Bezazian Branch Library on Wednesday
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Chicago Market's Thanksgiving Shopping One-Stop Pop-Up Shop

From Chicago Market:

    Chicago Market's Thanksgiving Shopping One-Stop Pop-Up Shop
    From Chicago Market: "Imagine completing all of your Thanksgiving dinner shopping in just one afternoon. Even better, everything came from local and sustainable vendors. You can make this happen by attending Chicago Market's Thanksgiving Co-Op Pop-Up Market on Saturday, November 18!
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Japanese American Service Committee Holds Holiday Delight Festival

Children learning to play instruments (Bill Biederman photo)

    Japanese American Service Committee Holds Holiday Delight Festival
    The Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) at Clark and Sunnyside held its annual Holiday Delight festival. As part of the "Kodomo Matsuri" children dressed up in the traditional kimonos and played instruments. Be sure to follow the JASC Facebook page to stay up to date on future events.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

No Thanksgiving Plans? Spend It With Neighbors At Driftwood Bar!

The details from Rick Heintz from one of our favorite Uptown bars, Driftwood!

    No Thanksgiving Plans? Spend It With Neighbors At Driftwood Bar!
    The details from Rick Heintz from one of our favorite Uptown bars, Driftwood! When: Thursday, November 23, 3PM-9PM (Dinner at 5:00PM) Where: Driftwood 1021 W. Montrose Details: Everyone is welcome no matter what the circumstances. Turkey and stuffing is provided.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

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