13 min 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

38 hours ago

Updated 29 min 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

  • Lawrence House, it's new residents and new businesses are contributing to a big renaissance. This would've been unheard of a few years ago. This amazing music video confirmed it.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Omnia sic transeunt ut revertantur

    Confirmed what? It was a music video.

Jan 01

Updated 5 hours 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 Omnia sic transeunt ut revertantur

    The legal separation between LT and the drivers IS the loophole.

    As bad as LT is there was at one "rendering company" that was actually worse and got closed down a few years ago.
    I cannot remember the name, it operated out of Bridgeport and got busted fencing stolen automobiles.

    LT may cross all lines of common decency but know exactly where the line of the law is.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Lincoln towing as a whole refers to more than just the people operating the tow lifts.

13 hours ago

26 hours ago

Sound check: Story of the Year, Davlin play Bottom Lounge

• Passion Pit, slenderbodies: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $35-$129. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

...kick the night into gear. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $22. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com...

...Birth of Rock 'n' Roll takes the stage Saturday, Jan. 20. Evanston Rocks Music Hall, 1012 Church St., Evanston. The Nick Pontarelli Band plays at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19; $8. The...

...indie artists, national performers and up-and-coming comedians at five Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; Metro, 3730 N. Clark...

...up-and-coming comedians at five Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.; and Smart Bar, 3730...

...Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.; and Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St. The fest runs...

...N. Lincoln Ave.; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.; and Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St. The fest runs Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 17...

• Motherfolk, The Regular, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Gin & Jokes comedy and hip-hop open mic hosted by Mikey to the P: 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Rhyme or Reason, 1938 W. Division St., Chicago. Free; drink package is available. (773) 687-8240 or rhymeorreasonchicago.com.

• The Footlight District, The Smoking Revolvers, Two Ton Heads, Rotten Mouth, Saltwater Tap: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• 2018 Blizzard Bash, featuring Burned, Stars Aligned, Bullet to the Heart, Threatening the Order, Vent To Atmosphere: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at LiveWire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 756-5363 or livewire.do312.com.

• Tedeschi Trucks Band with JJ Grey & Mofro: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $19-$60. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

    Sound check: Story of the Year, Davlin play Bottom Lounge
    St. Louis-based Story of the Year heads to Chicago with Davlin, Make Room and Face the Fire rounding out the bill. More on this, Wayland and Werewolves at Hour 30 at West Dundee's Rochaus, Julianne Q in Clarendon Hills and Evanston's new music venue.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours 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 Omnia sic transeunt ut revertantur

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

29 hours ago

Updated 27 hours 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 Omnia sic transeunt ut revertantur

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

    🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽

38 hours ago

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

2 days ago

As Wilson Men's Hotel prepares to close for renovations, a look at shrinking number of SROs in Chicago

So Adams, a 13-year resident of the SRO, has mixed feelings when he thinks about packing what few belongings he has and moving out later this year when the hotel on Wilson Avenue near Broadway shutters for renovation by its new owners.

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...once called the SROs home during the winter months, according to the Encyclopedia of Chicago. Madison Street east of Halsted Street was one of the stretches with a cluster of SROs...

    As Wilson Men's Hotel prepares to close for renovations, a look at shrinking number of SROs in Chicago
    The 7-by-7 room fits a mattress, a plastic bin for clothes and milk crates that double as storage. The wooden floors in Jonathan Adams' North Side unit are worn and creaky, and he frequently cleans his mattress to keep out bed bugs.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

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

2 days ago

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

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

5 days ago

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
  • Hurray....the article in the Trib and broadcast news had some results. Yesterday, 30-40 dogs were adopted (10:00 PM news 1/13/18 and it showed the lines of people waiting with, or for, their new furry friends). I hope that there will be another 30-40 adopted and that cages are emptied.

  • I know Friends of Animal Care and Control (groups name) are putting up some dogs to prevent them from being euthanized. If a permanent new pet is not right for you the many rescue groups who pull from CACC can always use fosters. If you cant foster FCACC can always use donations. And most rescues and shelters usually haveva wishlist on their websites. Along with cash many groups may take cleaning and laundry supplies, towels and linens and I know Anti Cruelty is always in need of newspapers.

  • Friends is putting up some dogs in the Petsmart Hotels to avoid euthanazation. (To clarify)

3 days ago

3 days ago

ryanbrevard posted 6 photos to Flickr:

4 days ago

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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?

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Its quite possible a cat can transmit worms felv or fiv between now and tomorrow if op is unaware its great advice even if being seen by the vet tomorrow to keep cats seperated. Felv is highly contagious and incurable.

  • 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.

5 days ago

Black Veil Brides are back in black, but they never left

Sat 1/20, 6:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine, $41.50, $37.50 in advance, all-ages

    Black Veil Brides are back in black, but they never left
    Fun game: make an 80s hard-rock/hair-metal/stadium-goth/early-thrash-metal playlist, sneak a track by LA's contemporary Black Veil Brides onto it, and see if anyone notices. Bonus points if you pass it by anyone old enough to remember some of the junk-and-fire-everywhere hard-rock videos that looked like they were filmed in an unused corner of a Mad Max set and were de rigueur back in the day.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Person struck, killed by CTA train; Purple Line service suspended

Howard-bound service has begun to resume from Belmont to Howard via the outbound express track, stopping only at Sheridan and Wilson before Howard due to the medical emergency on our tracks at Bryn Mawr.

    Person struck, killed by CTA train; Purple Line service suspended
    CHICAGO -- A person was struck and killed by a CTA train, the fire department has confirmed. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday near Bryn Mawr. Service on the Purple Line has been temporarily suspended in the Loop due to the accident.
    http://wgntv.com

5 days ago

Major rush hour delays after body removed from Red Line tracks on North Side

Howard-bound Red Line trains were not stopping at all stations between Belmont and Howard, except Sheridan and Wilson, the CTA said in an alert.

    Red, Purple Line service suspended on North Side
    Trains are standing at the Bryn Mawr station while crews are working to restore service.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Person struck, killed by CTA train; Purple Line service suspended

Howard-bound service has begun to resume from Belmont to Howard via the outbound express track, stopping only at Sheridan and Wilson before Howard due to the medical emergency on our tracks at Bryn Mawr.

    Person struck, killed by CTA train; Purple Line service suspended
    CHICAGO -- A person was struck and killed by a CTA train, the fire department has confirmed. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday near Bryn Mawr. Service on the Purple Line has been temporarily suspended in the Loop due to the accident.
    http://cltv.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

ryanbrevard posted 3 photos to Flickr:

6 days ago

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

6 days ago

Jan 09

Updated 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

6 days ago

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

6 days ago

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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