Jan 01

Updated 47 min 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

    I explained it in earlier comment in this thread. It's pretty basic.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Omnia sic transeunt ut revertantur

    Here mute....I am taking a page out of your book and copy/pasting one of my previous comments..ha.

    "The key point...besides the deal with the devil...is LT is technically not a towing company, it is a "rendering company", basically a storage company for independent tow truck operators so they have a...

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    Here mute....I am taking a page out of your book and copy/pasting one of my previous comments..ha.

    "The key point...besides the deal with the devil...is LT is technically not a towing company, it is a "rendering company", basically a storage company for independent tow truck operators so they have a legal firewall against the actions of the drivers.

    Its a loophole so big you can tow a moving van through it."

    Basically all of the drivers are independent operations, that absolves LT from legal liability for what happens outside its gate.

6 days ago

Updated 52 min 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

11 hours 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

  • Jeffrey Littleton Omnia sic transeunt ut revertantur

    It's more propaganda, far short of the scale and scope of the actual problem.

    If scale and scope matters anymore? Let's look back at this in 12 months and see, it's worthless to debate now.

    It doesn't create a single unit if housing, it doesn't restore a single dollar of...

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    It's more propaganda, far short of the scale and scope of the actual problem.

    If scale and scope matters anymore? Let's look back at this in 12 months and see, it's worthless to debate now.

    It doesn't create a single unit if housing, it doesn't restore a single dollar of the mental health care cut in half which this Alderman voted for.

    Like it of not it won't be a less than $2 million hobbled together budget to get on the right path, it will take closer to $200M+ to create actual units and restore actual services that will stabilize those vulnerable lives.

  • Curious what sort of initiatives your favorite Uptown Ald. Osterman has introduced to help the homeless? He seems to get lots of passes from you.

13 hours ago

Updated 3 hours 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

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours 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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4 hours 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

12 hours ago

13 hours ago

What you can rent for $2,100 in Chicago right now

4553 N. Magnolia Avenue

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1040 W. Adams Street

2269 N. Kedzie Boulevard

107 E. 42nd Street

    What you can rent for $2,100 in Chicago right now
    Welcome to Curbed Comparisons , a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out! Today, we're looking at apartments renting around $1,400/month. Curate your own private patio garden at this West Loop apartment asking for $2,100/month.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

23 hours 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

36 hours ago

2 days 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.

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...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

3 days ago

Updated 2 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 Omnia sic transeunt ut revertantur

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

2 days ago

Updated 2 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 Omnia sic transeunt ut revertantur

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

    🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽

2 days 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 days ago

Jan 11

Updated 3 days ago

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

3 days ago

Updated 3 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

4 days ago

ryanbrevard posted 6 photos to Flickr:

5 days ago

5 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

5 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

5 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

Jan 07

Updated 5 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.

6 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

6 days ago

Updated 6 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

6 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

6 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

6 days ago

6 days ago

ryanbrevard posted 3 photos to Flickr:

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

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