Nov 09

Updated 25 min 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

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Moore's opponent will be a well-educated, well-spoken person with a notable record of engagement in community issues.

    It wouldn't surprise me to see a record number of incumbents roll out of office in 2019. Ald. Moore hasn't bee the worst Alderman but it's time to go, time to turn the page. Nobody should be in that job that long, it's called political entrenchment.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Oops...wrong neighborhood and post.

Nov 05

Updated 1 hour ago

We Support Our Uptown Starbucks on Broadway

Please read and sign if you agree. Starbucks and their employees deserve better in the wake of that terrible crime they had no part of. The completely unsubstantiated claims of "tolerating crime" are beyond the pale and unprecedented.

At the time of this posting approx. 670 of your neighbors have signed, read the comments made by actual patrons in their own name, in their own words.

Most of the employees of this Starbucks live in Uptown and are a solid part of our community, they need to be supported and shown love in the wake of a traumatic incident, not scapegoated. The petion will be delivered to the Alderman.

Thank You.

https://www.change.org/p/alderman-cappleman-we-support-our-uptown-starbucks-on-broadway?recruiter=78090938&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive&sharerUserId=78090938&utm_content=nafta_twitter_shortlink:shortlink

    Sign the Petition
    Alderman Cappleman: We Support Our Uptown Starbucks on Broadway
    https://www.change.org
  • Mute Mute Me

    "Mute, you really reley on these constant quotes, don't you? "

    I find when i dont use quotes people who just read the last two comments showing tend to get confused. With posts like these at one point only the last two or so comments show.

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    "Mute, you really reley on these constant quotes, don't you? "

    I find when i dont use quotes people who just read the last two comments showing tend to get confused. With posts like these at one point only the last two or so comments show.

    "At least refrain from beginning your comment with a quote. It reads as if you are saying it yourself. "

    I think most people here are aware quotes arent usually referring to ones own statements.

    "it gets annoying"

    Thats what the mute button is for. You are in charge of if you want to be annoyed by me or not. Dont rely on others to do for you what you can do for yourself. You might end up more annoyed.

    "since we just finished reading the same thing ourselves."

    Then there is no confusion about who said what i have in quotes as you claim. Also again when post comments go into the hundreds at some point people will resort to just reading the last couple comments showing. People who are new to the convo is who im quoting for.

    "It's not necessary to retype every word you disagree with that a commenter makes."

    Neither is your comment or a petition telling the alderman be quiet. Prettt much nothing on eb is necessary.

  • Mute, it's not likely that I use the mute option in your case. I enjoy your posts much too much for that; not for the validity, of course, but for the study of human behavior when they are given the freedom of ranting anonymously.

8 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Dollar Tree Coming To Former Unique Thrift Store Location?

You may have noticed that beige paint with green trim has replaced the mud-brown exterior at the former Unique Thrift Store (Sheridan and Sunnyside), which closed without notice nearly a year and a half ago.

    Dollar Tree Coming To Former Unique Thrift Store Location?
    You may have noticed that beige paint with green trim has replaced the mud-brown exterior at the former Unique Thrift Store (Sheridan and Sunnyside), which closed without notice nearly a year and a half ago. The colors may be a hint as to the new tenant.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

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

8 hours ago

All Aboard! Open House Sunday Afternoon At Uptown's Model Railroad Club

Photo courtesy of Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Club

    All Aboard! Open House Sunday Afternoon At Uptown's Model Railroad Club
    A few blocks away from the great big train project at Wilson, there's something much smaller and equally fascinating going on. The Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Club is holding its biannual Open House this afternoon, Sunday, November 19 from 1pm-4pm at the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse, 4501 N Clarendon.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

11 hours ago

Meet Your 20th District Officers On Argyle in Sunday/Monday Events

The 20th Police District is holding community events on Argyle through Monday, giving residents the chance to talk to officers about their concerns and insights.

    Meet Your 20th District Officers On Argyle in Sunday/Monday Events
    The 20th Police District is holding community events on Argyle through Monday, giving residents the chance to talk to officers about their concerns and insights.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

12 hours ago

12 hours ago

20 hours ago

Lost iPhone

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

37 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

First Sip Cafe On Argyle To Open Thanksgiving Monday

Per its Facebook page, the long-awaited opening of First Sip Cafe (1057 W Argyle) will take place on Monday, November 27th. We can't wait!

    First Sip Cafe On Argyle To Open Thanksgiving Monday
    Per its Facebook page , the long-awaited opening of First Sip Cafe (1057 W Argyle) will take place on Monday, November 27th. We can't wai...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 12

Updated 24 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com

Nov 07

Updated 27 hours ago

Jeffrey Littleton Arrested

This man was arrested for committing battery against a senior citizen engaging in positive loitering on November 3rd. Court date is set for Dec. 15. Stay tuned for more details. Residents concerned about public safety are encouraged to attend this hearing.

  • Mamma Mia, This Thread is like one big old you're going to go have to do some community service or jail or something worse thread. Christ he's not even smart enough to shut the hell up before his hearing is he? I suppose I should be thankful because anything he says or does online that can be shown to a judge only works against him. Lithium much?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Thank you everyone for staying on topic"

    Famous words from jeff

    The topic is not trolling jeff

Nov 07

Updated 28 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

2 days ago

Updated 28 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

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Saturday Apartment Search

A friend has a job interview this Friday that might mean he could be looking for an apartment Saturday but he is unsure of his schedule. Do you know landlords or apartment brokers that take walk-ins on Saturdays?

  • My new landlord probably would. Call 773.507.9668. They have several buildings in Rogers Park and Edgewater. They may all be 2 bedroom though.

  • You can also try my landlord. He has an apartment available.
    You can text or call him at 773-510-2271. His name is John.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    I'm around today showing a place I have on Balmoral and ashland . It's a3 bdrm 1 bath for 1600 they can call or text me at (773) 800-9779

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Seeking parking space

Hello neighbors, does anyone know how I can find out about parking spaces available for rent in the Margare Terrace section of Uptown? I live on Carmen and it's particularly hard to find street parking. I would be willing to pay someone to rent their spot.

  • Typo....meant Margate Terrace

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    I believe the surface lot just west of Sheridan on Southside of Foster leases parking. It's close, but not technically Margate Park.

36 hours ago

46 hours ago

GWNA To Hold Block Club Meeting On December 2nd

Graceland Wilson Neighborhood Association is the area bordered by Montrose, Wilson, Malden, and Broadway.

    GWNA To Hold Block Club Meeting On December 2nd
    Graceland Wilson Neighborhood Association is the area bordered by Montrose, Wilson, Malden, and Broadway.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

Grizzly Bear collides frothy melodies with inquiries into failed romance and conflict on its fifth album

Wed 11/29, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine, $40, 18+

    Grizzly Bear collides frothy melodies with inquiries into failed romance and conflict on its fifth album
    For Grizzly Bear's first album in five years, Painted Ruins, the band broke from its independent roots to join forces with major label RCA. Produced by bassist Chris Taylor, the new music has a glossier surface finish than ever, and the band hasn't simplified its intricate style.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Building Break-Ins Caught On Camera, Thieves Took Keys Meant For Postal Carrier

There was a break-in at a multi-unit residential building on Tuesday that involved the theft of the key meant for the mail carrier. The victims have been in touch with residents at other buildings who believe that their postal keys were taken in similar break-ins.

    Building Break-Ins Caught On Camera, Thieves Took Keys Meant For Postal Carrier
    There was a break-in at a multi-unit residential building on Tuesday that involved the theft of the key meant for the mail carrier. The victims have been in touch with residents at other buildings who believe that their postal keys were taken in similar break-ins.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL VINYL TO INTERIOR SOFFIT BAND FACING EAST OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY. ZONING MAP INDICATES PARCEL ADDRESSES AS 4718 N. BROADWAY AND 4715 N. RACINE AND BUILDING ADDRESS AS 4728-4744 N. RACINE. EXISTING SIGNAGE TO BE REMOVED.

    4718 N. Broadway Issued November 15, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL VINYL TO INTERIOR SOFFIT BAND FACING EAST OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY. ZONING MAP INDICATES PARCEL ADDRESSES AS 4718 N. BROADWAY AND 4715 N. RACINE AND BUILDING ADDRESS AS 4728-4744 N. RACINE. EXISTING SIGNAGE TO BE REMOVED.

    4718 N. Broadway Issued November 15, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL VINYL TO INTERIOR SOFFIT BAND FACING EAST OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY. ZONING MAP INDICATES PARCEL ADDRESSES AS 4718 N. BROADWAY AND 4715 N. RACINE AND BUILDING ADDRESS AS 4728-4744 N. RACINE. EXISTING SIGNAGE TO BE REMOVED.

    4718 N. Broadway Issued November 15, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL VINYL TO INTERIOR SOFFIT BAND FACING WEST OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY. ZONING MAP INDICATES PARCEL ADDRESSES AS 4718 N. BROADWAY AND 4715 N. RACINE AND BUILDING ADDRESS AS 4728-4744 N. RACINE. EXISTING SIGNAGE TO BE REMOVED.

    4718 N. Broadway Issued November 15, 2017 Comment

2 days ago

2 days ago

Local Businesses Present A Holiday Art Pop-Up Market on Thanksgiving Weekend

Join StudioUs (4806 N Clark), The Guesthouse Hotel (4872 N Clark), Ridman's Coffee (4758 N Clark) and Sidewinder Gallery (4880 N Clark) for our first Holiday Market. Kick off your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday with local artists, who will be featuring their work at each business.

    Local Businesses Present A Holiday Art Pop-Up Market on Thanksgiving Weekend
    JoinStudioUs (4806 N Clark), The Guesthouse Hotel (4872 N Clark), Ridman's Coffee (4758 N Clark) and Sidewinder Gallery (4880 N Clark) for our first Holiday Market. Kick off your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday with local artists, who will be featuring their work at each business.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days 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?

2 days ago

Marches, Positive Loitering, And Hot Dogs As Part of 20th District Community Events, Today Through Monday

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    Marches, Positive Loitering, And Hot Dogs As Part of 20th District Community Events, Today Through Monday
    After the recent drug sting, the 20th District will be holding community events through Monday. "Join the 20th District Chicago Police Department CAPS office along with 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Community Justice Center for five days of events in Uptown.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

Major Drug Bust On Argyle, Five People Still Sought On Warrants

Good news! The 20th District announced that it has arrested and charged eight people with felonies in "Argyle Takedown," a narcotics enforcement mission. In a statement, the district said that the operation was initiated due to community concerns about drug sales and increased violence in the area on and surrounding Argyle.

    Major Drug Bust On Argyle, Five People Still Sought On Warrants
    Good news! The 20th District announced that it has arrested and charged eight people with felonies in"Argyle Takedown," a narcotics enforcement mission. In a statement, the district said that the operation was initiated due to community concerns about drug sales and increased violence in the area on and surrounding Argyle.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

Save The Date! Annual Walk On Wilson Announced

If you haven't done the annual Walk on Wilson before, it's a blast! Uptown United just announced the date for this year's Walk -- December 1st.

    Save The Date! Annual Walk On Wilson Announced
    If you haven't done the annual Walk on Wilson before, it's a blast! Uptown United just announced the date for this year's Walk -- December 1st. "Business Partners - The Chamber for Uptown is hosting our 4th Annual WINTER WALK ON WILSON on Friday, December 1 from 5-7PM.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Uptown drug investigation leads to 8 arrests

The arrests follow a triple shooting at a Starbucks in Uptown, which left one man dead and a child injured, on Nov. 2 that stemmed from a drug deal gone bad. The Starbucks is located at 4753 North Broadway Avenue

    Uptown drug investigation leads to 8 arrests
    A narcotics investigation in the North Side's Uptown neighborhood led to the arrest of eight people on felony drug charges, Chicago police said Wednesday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Window Dressing

Glass exterior walls have begun to go up on the Agatite side of the Eight Eleven Uptown development on the former site of Maryville Academy.

    Window Dressing
    Glass exterior walls have begun to go up on the Agatite side of the Eight Eleven Uptown development on the former site of Maryville Academy. For an update on what's going on with the construction, check out the November developer's note on the 46th Ward website.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Larry's At Lawrence House Holding Canned Goods Food Drive Thursday

According to the Facebook event page, the hours are 5pm-midnight on Thursday, November 16th. Lawrence House is located at 1020 West Lawrence.

    Larry's At Lawrence House Holding Canned Goods Food Drive Thursday
    According to the Facebook event page , the hours are 5pm-midnight on Thursday, November 16th. Lawrence House is located at 1020 West Lawr...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 11

Updated 4 days ago

Community Safety Alert

SAFETY ALERT!!! PLEASE SHARE WITH NEIGHBORS
Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred

According to neighborhood blog CWBChicago.com, the first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.

Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.

Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a...

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SAFETY ALERT!!! PLEASE SHARE WITH NEIGHBORS
Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred

According to neighborhood blog CWBChicago.com, the first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.

Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.

Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to the ground, but he was not robbed. The attackers ran north on Clarendon. The victim was treated at a hospital.

The blog said there is surveillance video of one of the violent attacks. The robbers appear to be between 15-18 years old.

http://abc7chicago.com/at-least-2-mugged-in-uptown-in-15-minutes-police-say/2622478/

  • Am Imo

    There should a description of the monsters so we can look out for them. Age is not enough. They can change their clothes but they can't change their faces.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    This is still active.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

1 man dead after Uptown shooting

Police said the man was shot in the chest on the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue around 6 p.m. Monday night. The victim was taken to Masonic Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    1 man dead after Uptown shooting
    CHICAGO -- One man died after a shooting in the city's Uptown neighborhood on Monday, according to police. Police said the man was shot in the chest on the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue around 6 p.m. Monday night. The victim was taken to Masonic Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    http://wgntv.com

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Still Waiting For Decision On Lincoln Towing...

The "Lincoln Park Pirates" lot at 4882 North Clark

    Still Waiting For Decision On Lincoln Towing...
    The Tribune ran an editorial over the weekend wondering why the ICC has been taking so long to make a decision about Lincoln Towing's future. It pointed out that it's been "almost two years since the Illinois Commerce Commission began a hearing process to determine whether Lincoln Towing - a magnet for complaints from motorists who say their cars were wrongfully towed - should have its license suspended or revoked."
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Man Shot Dead In Uptown Monday Evening: "They ain't stop making guns when they made yours."

...blocks. Shortly after 6 p.m., a man was shot in the chest in the 1200 block of West Leland, police said. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical

    Man Shot Dead In Uptown Monday Evening: "They ain't stop making guns when they made yours."
    An 18-year-old man was shot to death in Uptown Monday evening, left lying among a string of over 30 shell casings that stretched for two city blocks. Shortly after 6 p.m., a man was shot in the chest in the 1200 block of West Leland, police said.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Am Imo

    Nice pictures. Good riddance!

  • Mute Mute Me

    I lived on the 1300 block of leland 17 years ago. Same stuff was happening then. Just because a bunch of transplant yuppies move in doesnt mean this stuff will stop.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Man shot and killed in Sheridan Park identified

Deshawn Johnson, 18, was shot in the chest around 6:05 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue in the Sheridan Park neighborhood. 

    Man shot and killed in Sheridan Park identified
    A man shot and killed on the North Side on Monday night has been identified.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Man shot and killed in Sheridan Park identified

Deshawn Johnson, 18, was shot in the chest around 6:05 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue in the Sheridan Park neighborhood. 

    Man shot and killed in Sheridan Park identified
    A man shot and killed on the North Side on Monday night has been identified.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 20

Updated 4 days ago

Positive Loitering At Wilson/Broadway Tonight 6PM - 7PM

Positive Loitering is back for its ninth year in Uptown. Residents and police gather in "hot spots" for an hour a week to send a message that the streets belong to law-abiding residents. For more about positive loitering and what it is, check out this article, and this one.

    Positive Loitering At Wilson/Broadway Tonight 6PM - 7PM
    Positive Loitering is back for its ninth year in Uptown. Residents and police gather in "hot spots" for an hour a week to send a message that the streets belong to law-abiding residents. For more about positive loitering and what it is, check out this article, and this one.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

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