2 days ago

Updated 14 min ago

Log Cabin Republican Calls Police on Wrong Woman

In what appears to be another case of calling the police because someone is Black, Morry Matson, Log Cabin Republican candidate for Edgewater's Mayor, has a lot of explaining to do. His last claim to fame was promoting a multi-million dollar carnival boardwalk in front of lots of people's homes and cutting off their unobstructed views of the lake.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-woman-says-cvs-manager-called-police-because-she-had-wrong-coupon/

    Black woman says CVS manager called police because she had wrong coupon
    Camilla Hudson wanted to use a manufacturer's coupon at CVS on North Broadway on Friday night, but a manager who said he'd never seen a coupon like that called the police, she said in a Facebook post. "So, THIS just happened: I had the police called on me for attempting to use a coupon @ the CVS Pharmacy located at 6150 N.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • The important result is that CVS did the right thing. They publicly honored their customer, disciplined (fired) two employees for improper behavior on the job and preserved their reputation in the community. Matson's reputation was not damaged because it was less than commendable to begin with.

  • Andrew Linc Sq Lifer

    I'm not sure what you say is correct. You don't know what transpired. They probably got fired because she was black and raised a hoot. Corporate PR people run scared every time someone hollers "Racism". They're use to Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton years of corporate shakedowns. Hope it never...

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    I'm not sure what you say is correct. You don't know what transpired. They probably got fired because she was black and raised a hoot. Corporate PR people run scared every time someone hollers "Racism". They're use to Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton years of corporate shakedowns. Hope it never happens to you.

    Last year I witnessed a scene in Sarasota where a TJ Maxx clerk was accused of "racism" because she would take a food wrapper from a customer's hand to throw away. Instead, she pointed to a nearby trashcan. lots of hollering ensued and a lot of protesting was directed towards the camera in the ceiling. I hung around until the manager showed up to tell her that this was a baseless claim. This left a bad taste in my mouth.

    K: A legitimate coupon would have a bar code that would go thru. There's the rub.

11 hours ago

Updated 19 min ago

Strip Mall Preservation

The current vacant strip mall at 4600 N. Magnolia

    Strip Mall Preservation
    Disappointing (or joyous) news depending which side of "strip mall preservation" you are on. According to Ald. Cappleman's ward development page, the owner of the mostly vacant strip mall at 4600 N. Magnolia that was slated for a five-story transit oriented development, and was given approval by the local block club, is not moving forward.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Another CappleFailure.

    Womp womp.....

  • Yes. Thank goodness when the next proposal comes in, it will go to the entire Sheridan Park Neighbors Association. I heard that it was recently agreed upon that any development on a major thoroughfare will now to go to SPNA with all 4 block clubs getting a say. Progress!

5 days ago

Updated 21 min ago

Everyblock to fade away

In case you need more info than is supplied by the top of page banner, check the Tribune article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-comcast-ends-everyblock-20180711-story.html

This was posted also by a Logan Square participant.

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Sheridan Park Neighbors is the original, years older, it's about the whole Uptown community not "membership".

    ¡Simple/Simplemente!

    https://www.facebook.com/sheridanparkneighbors/

  • Sheridan Park is not the whole Uptown community. Does Buena Park Neighbors represent all of Uptown? You simply recreate boundaries that do not exist. Your "Uptown Neighbors" page should be your vehicle for promoting your version of Uptown. Stop disparaging Sheridan Park.

35 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Aldermanic Ward Night Schedule

Ald. Pawar has announced that the 47th Ward's next Ward Night (after-business-hours opportunities to speak with the alderman or his staff) will be held on Wednesday, July 18th, 5pm-7pm at the ward office, located at 4243 North Lincoln.

    Aldermanic Ward Night Schedule
    Ald. Pawar has announced that the 47th Ward's next Ward Night (after-business-hours opportunities to speak with the alderman or his staff) will be held on Wednesday, July 18th, 5pm-7pm at the ward office, located at 4243 North Lincoln.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Cuban Cigars Found

Did anyone lose a full box of Cuban cigars is a cool box?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlLCgqoAJVW/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=526wf1j3qzye

  • Maggie neff

    Lol. That is beyond ridiculous. What I have seen is that you trolls are constantly accusing other people of what you are guilty of yourselves. I do agree that not having an audience will be a loss for some, but Jeffrey is not included in that small group.

  • Helen you can't win in a discussion about a Cuban cigar box that is surrounded by a cloud of opioid-induced madness.

3 hours ago

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Girlpool, Zola Jesus, Sylvan Esso

4746 N. Racine Ave., 773-275-6800

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

2011 W. North Ave., 773-278-6600

1035 N. Western Ave., 773-276-3600

1300 S. Linn White Drive

2424 N Lincoln Ave., 773-525-2501

3145 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-472-0449

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Girlpool, Zola Jesus, Sylvan Esso
    Sure, Pitchfork Music Festival might be taking over Chicago's alternative rock scene this week, but there are still great concerts happening outside of Union Park. If you're in an indie mood, check out musical duos Girlpool and Sylvan Esso. Still craving a festival-worthy lineup?
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 hours ago

The Officially Recognized Sheridan Park Neighbors Association Welcomes you!

Please join the active members of Sheridan Park who are on the officially recognized page at

https://www.facebook.com/spneighborsassociation/

This group is not political and is not used as an advertisement to sell art.

6 hours ago

Sheridan Park Neighbors

Sheridan Park Neighbors facebook page & group cover all of Uptown.

https://www.facebook.com/sheridanparkneighbors/

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    Sheridan Park Neighbors, Chicago. 785 likes. The Original Sheridan Park Neighbors. The Heart of Uptown. We cover all of Uptown and all Uptowners are welcome to post, just keep it Uptown.
    https://www.facebook.com

11 hours ago

CAPS Meeting For Beat 1912 Is Tuesday At Sulzer Library

The CAPS meeting for Beat 1912 is Tuesday, July 17th, 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 Tuesday, July 17th, 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.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

19th District National Night Out Block Party August 7

    19th District National Night Out Block Party August 7
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    This is in the 47th ward.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Susy D....the "Merit Wind Ensemble is playing the gazebo that night. Might just check it out....thanks.

    DATE PERFORMER NAME Style/description
    6/21/2018 Make Music Chicago
    6/26/2018 Brazilian Jazz with Luciano Antonio Brazilian Jazz
    7/3/2018 Kilgubbin Brothers “American-Irish Kitchen Racket”
    7/10/2018 Ramblin’ Rose and the 290 East Ramblers R&B and Blues
    7/17/2018...

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    Susy D....the "Merit Wind Ensemble is playing the gazebo that night. Might just check it out....thanks.

    DATE PERFORMER NAME Style/description
    6/21/2018 Make Music Chicago
    6/26/2018 Brazilian Jazz with Luciano Antonio Brazilian Jazz
    7/3/2018 Kilgubbin Brothers “American-Irish Kitchen Racket”
    7/10/2018 Ramblin’ Rose and the 290 East Ramblers R&B and Blues
    7/17/2018 The Imperial Sound Swinging Pop
    7/24/2018 Family Concert with The Dreamtree Shakers Children
    7/31/2018 Something Old, Something New (tentative) Original Pop, father/daughter songwriters
    8/7/2018 Merit Wind Ensemble Summer Wind Ensemble
    8/14/2018 Double Bill featuring Old Town School ensembles, Rockabilly & Modern Country led by Jacob Sweet! Rockabilly and Modern Country
    8/21/2018 Wendy and DB Children
    8/28/2018 School of Rock Rock

    http://chicago47.org/welles-park-gazebo-concert-series/

33 hours ago

JASC Continues "Memories Of Now" Series With Seminar About WWII Japanese War Brides

On Tuesday, July 24th, the JASC Legacy Center will host the latest in its “Memories of Now” Seminar Series about WWII Japanese War Brides. It is co-sponsored by the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society (CJAHS) and JACL Chicago.

    JASC Continues "Memories Of Now" Series With Seminar About WWII Japanese War Brides
    On Tuesday, July 24th, the JASC Legacy Center will host the latest in its "Memories of Now" Seminar Series about WWII Japanese War Brides. It is co-sponsored by the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society (CJAHS) and JACL Chicago. Admission is free, and parking is available in the JASC parking lot.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

33 hours ago

Free Ice Cream At Buttercup Park On Monday

    Free Ice Cream At Buttercup Park On Monday
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

34 hours ago

2 days ago

Vintage Garage Is Sunday: Vintage Clothing and Rockabilly Featured

Today is the third Sunday of the month, and that means it's time for Vintage Garage, the monthly all-vintage marketplace that takes place in the parking garage at 5051 North Broadway.

    Vintage Garage Is Sunday: Vintage Clothing and Rockabilly Featured
    Today is the third Sunday of the month, and that means it's time for Vintage Garage, the monthly all-vintage marketplace that takes place in the parking garage at 5051 North Broadway. There are 75-100 vendors every month, and there's all kinds of vintage. This month the theme is Vintage Clothing and Rockabilly.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Farewell Dear Neighbors

It’s been a good run here on Everyblock. May you all do well and be safe. Thank you for being caring neighbors.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Having seen the conversations from other neighborhoods, I'm grateful that our share of trolls and racists was relatively low. Relatively.

2 days ago

Does anyone own a pneumatic wrench that I can rent?

I want to change the anode in my water heater. I cannot get the old one out. Yes, I have a 24" socket wrench and a cheater bar. It still won't budge.
I hate to have to disconnect the gas line, and water lines, AND remove the blower just to get more room to work.
I need a little help.
Do you have any ideas?
(Yes, trolls, that was your que.)

Jul 03

Updated 2 days ago

Uptown's Sad Bike Lanes

We in Uptown have the ifnoble distinction of having the only bike lane the biking community rejects.

Maybe everyone isn't ashamed...but many are and how is that a good thing? Bike Lanes on the sidewalk to deter the homeless?

From Streetsblog...Not In Our Name

https://chi.streetsblog.org/2017/08/11/dont-use-sidewalk-bike-lanes-as-defensive-architecture/

    Let's Not Use Sidewalk Bike Lanes as Defensive Architecture
    Did you ever notice how the glass panels of standard CTA bus shelters don't go all the to the roof, so that when you wait for a ride during a heavy rainstorm you tend to get wet anyway?
    http://chi.streetsblog.org
  • Treees World class gentrifier

    As both a pedestrian and a bike rider, I really appreciate the dedicated lane, especially under the bridge. I can't control cars and most don't pay attention. I do feel safe separated from vehicle traffic. I travel under the bridge almost every day now and can say for certain, everyone...

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    As both a pedestrian and a bike rider, I really appreciate the dedicated lane, especially under the bridge. I can't control cars and most don't pay attention. I do feel safe separated from vehicle traffic. I travel under the bridge almost every day now and can say for certain, everyone uses the right path here.

    On a separate note, I noticed the new bike only lanes are up and running in the park. I do hope there is much more effort to create signage and educate the public on which lane to use for what. Currently I see the speed demons still almost colliding with pedestrians on the walking path and I see pedestrians literally just standing around on the bike only path.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Sounds like exactly what I said.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Argyle Safety Walk On Wednesday Evening - Let Your Voice Be Heard

Photo from 2015 Safety Walk

    Argyle Safety Walk On Wednesday Evening - Let Your Voice Be Heard
    Talk with the police commander! Walk with the Alderman! Readers often contact us about feeling unsafe or seeing illegal activity occurring in the Argyle business district, particularly in the evenings. Several have begun avoiding Argyle altogether. Here is a chance to talk with 20th Police District Commander Sean Loughran and 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman about what you see going on.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rainbow Shops And City Gold Close Up Shop at Wilson & Broadway

A couple weeks ago, we posted that Wilson Optical was moving out of the retail complex at Wilson and Broadway that is set to become a mixed-use TOD residential rental building.

    Rainbow Shops And City Gold Close Up Shop at Wilson & Broadway
    A couple weeks ago, we posted that Wilson Optical was moving out of the retail complex at Wilson and Broadway that is set to become a mixed-use TOD residential rental building. Since then we've learned that City Gold and Jewelry (located inside City Sports) has also moved.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Weekly Newsletter – June 13, 2018

...in collaboration with the Chicago Police. A new security camera will be installed at the Argyle and Winthrop intersection to deter illegal activities...

...lakefront bike path renovation is currently underway and will be completed in August. Please use Kenmore and Winthrop to Foster or Argyle before heading east to link up with the lakefront trail. I...

Wednesday, July 18 5-7:30 p.m. Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N. Sheridan Rd.

Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden 4919 N. Winthrop

SelfHelp Home Chicago, 908 W. Argyle

This article has 19 other Chicago locations (Show)

...you to join me and Rabbi Craig Marantz, Tuesday night, July 17th, at Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan Road, at 7 p.m. for a Community Conversation on Immigration. We will be joined by...

In a development update regarding the Edgewater Overture building at 5440 N. Sheridan Road. Last year the community and I supported a zoning change for this 16-story, 174...

If you don’t want to brave the crowds at Taste of Chicago, stop by Taste of Summer at St. Ita’s, 5500 N. Broadway, this Sunday July 15th, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to enjoy great food and music.

Cars 3 Tuesday, July 17 Plaza at Wayne and Hollywood

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N. Broadway) Development

This fabulous Mediterranean lunch costs only $5.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the church office at 5749 N. Kenmore Avenue by Sunday, July 15. For more information, call the Episcopal Church of the Atonement at 773.271.2727

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Edgewater Historical Society garden, 5358 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Ave.

Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N. Broadway St.

Uptown neighborhood around 5100 Marine Drive

Pickup/Dropoff: Irazu 1865 N. Milwaukee

...School (CMS). This is the first GoCM exhibition in a new, permanent exhibition space at 1127 W. Granville Ave.

5211 N. Clark St.

(Chicago) Southgate Media Group is hosting the first annual Women in Podcasting Festival (WiP) and is looking for podcast and panel submissions. The festival will be at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 October 6.

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd.

Uncommon Ground, 1401 West Devon Ave.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive

WARD OFFICE: 5533 N. Broadway St., Chicago, Illinois 60640

    Weekly Newsletter - June 13, 2018
    Dear neighbor, On Wednesday we kicked off our CAPS Night Out initiative at Buttercup Park, where over 100 kids, neighbors, and local police officers joined together for a fun and safe night in our community. This was preceded by a safety walk with the District Commander Sean Loughran and local residents in the area around Argyle Street.
    http://48thward.org

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Essex on the Park Reveals Two New Renderings for Its "Winter Garden"

Rainbow Shops And City Gold Close Up Shop at Wilson & Broadway

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Poke & Roll Closes at 555 S. Dearborn

    Essex on the Park Reveals Two New Renderings for Its "Winter Garden"
    The "winter garden" is one of the most interesting components of the new Essex on the Park development. We're curious to see how it comes to life, but some new renderings give us a new glimpse into what it could hold (via Curbed): As the South Michigan Avenue's 56-story Essex on the Park tower continues its skyward climb, a pair of newly released renderings provide fresh perspectives of the skyscraper's stunning four-story winter garden overlooking Grand Park.
    http://www.sloopin.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Beautiful.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Local Resident/Teacher/candidate in the Tribune

One of the two announced candidates running for Alderman, both women, has penned an article in the Tribune about why she became a teacher.

Way to go Erika!

Sheridan Park Neighbors will be covering the local elections, propaganda-free.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=876526319221755&id=144813692393025

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    Teachers Rock! Tribune article by Uptown resident and Aldermanic candidate Erika Wozniac.
    https://m.facebook.com
  • Maggie neff

    No "RacineSteve". I think we can all agree that anyone who "tries to be logical and sane" would not be considered a troll.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Here is a link to Ericka's website.

    https://www.erikafor46thward.com/

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