26 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Happy Thanksgiving Uptowners!

I am thankful for all the good people in Uptown I know, the good people I haven't met yet, and my studio....and my cats Misty and Louie who wake me up every morning. Them too.

Thankful for my family even though they all left Uptown, some near, some far....thankful.

  • Best regards to the three of you. What happened to the Peacock from China Town? Did it have a run in with Misty and Louie? Wasn't it named Pepe?

5 hours ago

19 hours ago

Refugee Families Celebrate First Thanksgiving At St Thomas Of Canterbury

On Saturday, November 18, 120 refugees from ten different countries enjoyed their first Thanksgiving meal at Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement headquarters located in Uptown. The refugees are a part of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program and receive services ranging from securing housing and employment to learning English and placing their children in school.

    Refugee Families Celebrate First Thanksgiving At St Thomas Of Canterbury
    On Saturday, November 18, 120 refugees from ten different countries enjoyed their first Thanksgiving meal at Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement headquarters located in Uptown. The refugees are a part of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program and receive services ranging from securing housing and employment to learning English and placing their children in school.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

21 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

GWCA and SGNA

Please clean up leaves in street in front of your house because it keeps the drains clean and the street safer during icy times.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Im pretty sure blowing the leaves into the street is against the law in chicago

29 hours ago

29 hours ago

30 hours ago

  • Graffiti Removal Open

    Uptown Broadway Building, 4743-4763 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60626, United States of America Requested November 22, 2017 Comment

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Row house on Chicago’s north side: $850,000

4646 N. Kenmore Ave. in Chicago: $850,000

    Row house on Chicago's north side: $850,000
    4646 N. Kenmore Ave. in Chicago, illinois
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 09

Updated 34 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

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

46 hours ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Restaurant Slated For Lawrence House Retail Space

1020 W. Lawrence and corner retail space slated for restaurant

    Restaurant Slated For Lawrence House Retail Space
    Rumors have been swirling for months now that a restaurant was planned for the corner retail space of the Lawrence House at Lawrence and Kenmore. We had even heard that the restaurateur was behind a very trendy brunch spot in Logan Square. That rumor has yet to be confirmed but one rumor has been confirmed.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Wow, I can't believe we will have a diner from the guy that runs Jam Restaurant in Logan Square!

37 hours ago

Queens of the Stone Age find their boogie on Villians

Sat 12/2, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence, sold out, all-ages

    Queens of the Stone Age find their boogie on Villians
    Back in the late 90s, Queens of the Stone Age edged themselves out of the ooze of the desert-fried stoner-rock underground and turned themselves into the most interesting band in mainstream rock. Taking the massively heavy shredding of sole constant member Josh Homme's groundbreaking previous project, Kyuss, and adding an impossibly smooth sheen, Queens of the Stone Age made a name for themselves with crunchy, otherworldly stoner pop.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

37 hours ago

Punctuation geniuses Migos put exclamation points on hip-hop

Thu 11/30, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine, sold out, 18+

    Punctuation geniuses Migos put exclamation points on hip-hop
    The chief innovation Atlanta trio Migos have brought to rap music is using words as punctuation. (Period). Quavo, his cousin Offset, and his nephew Takeoff don't merely rap or sing or rap-sing, they pepper their bars with stray words or onomatopoetic sounds that aren't just stylistic quirks or sound effects (boom), but integral components of their vocals.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

New Laurels To Rest On

Wow! Take a look at the north point of the renovated Gerber Building with its restored terra cotta laurel-framed cartouches. To see how bad that spot had gotten over 90-plus years of wear-and-tear and deferred maintenance, check out the photo beneath it, taken in 2007.

    New Laurels To Rest On
    Wow! Take a look at the north point of the renovated Gerber Building with its restored terra cotta laurel-framed cartouches. To see how bad that spot had gotten over 90-plus years of wear-and-tear and deferred maintenance, check out the photo beneath it, taken in 2007.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Are you sure about the Chicago Stan? Some of the original cartouches are still extant and were not replaced, look the same.

    However, I vaguely remember a scarab like you described detail on another Uptown building but can't put my finger on it at the moment.

  • Very excited about this renovation. Gerber is the heart of the neighborhood IMHO.

2 days ago

Nov 15

Updated 2 days 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
  • Worth a read. Cast my vote too..can't wait to see end results.

  • Votes are trickling in: Chadha: 24 NPES: 28 Deadlocked: 7

  • MJP

    Absolutely worth the read. Citizens in this neighborhood need to be aware of how their neighbors are being treated and how their tax dollars are being squandered accordingly.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days 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

  • PLSS Bowmanville

    I'm curious if/why Cappelman would ok a dollar store when he seems so bent on raising the financial profile of the area. Does he have anything to do with what businesses come in? He seems to take credit for the nicer ones but I've not heard if he takes credit for the less nicer ones. I used to live and Wilson and Sheridan, Unique (the previous version, not the one before it closed) was a boon to the neighborhood, it's hard to imagine a dollar store will be too.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    There is no special use permits or zoning variances required so the Alderman has no say one way or the other whether it's a dollar store.

2 days ago

Uptown Bikes is at Uptown Bikes.

Step 1: Come in. Step 2: Take a test ride. Step 3: Treat yourself to a new bike*. Step 4: Enjoy. * Flash Sale includes all IN-STOCK new bikes. Quantities, models & sizes are limited.

    Uptown Bikes
    Step 1: Come in. Step 2: Take a test ride. Step 3: Treat yourself to a new bike*. Step 4: Enjoy. * Flash Sale includes all IN-STOCK new bikes. Quantities, models & sizes are limited.
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Chicago comedy spotlight for Nov. 20-26

Christmas By Melania at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Melania hosts a Christmas special with guests “Paul Manafort, Mike and Karen Pence, Barron Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Vladimir Putin, Maxine Waters” and more TBA.

This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)

Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Mike Cronin hosts Emily Galati, Tom Thakkar, Jimmy Roberson, Sabeen Sadiq, Mike O'Keefe, Jessica Hong, and Dave Losso.

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who got his start...

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases. Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, and Kumail Nanjiani all got their start here. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Mike Lebovitz, Kristen Toomey and more TBA.

Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:30 p.m. This is a show where the improvisers morph from character to...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famed stand-up showcase is now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Jokesplaining at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 10:00 p.m. Pushing boundaries is the goal. Featuring Megan Stalter, Allison Dunne and Erica Nicole Clark. Guest set by Denise Medina.  The evening is hosted by Alex Kumin. Bring in one coat to donate and get two free tickets. 

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 20-Sunday, November 26, 2017
    In town: Shawn Wayans and Alingon Mitra. Returning to their comedy hometown: Chris Redd, Emily Galati, Kyle Kinane, and John Caponera. A "who's who" in improv and music will appear nonstop for 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday at Second City. Keep reading for details.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

2 days ago

CEO of Starbucks Visits Uptown Broadway Starbucks

Thank you Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson for visiting the Broadway Starbucks this morning to show some suppprt for the employees impacted by the recent terrible crime that burst in their doors.

Thank you everyone for signing the petition, it made a huge difference not just to our friends who work at this location but all the way up to the top of the Starbucks corporate ladder.

The petition gave a voice to the true spirit of Uptown, the everyday people...

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Thank you Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson for visiting the Broadway Starbucks this morning to show some suppprt for the employees impacted by the recent terrible crime that burst in their doors.

Thank you everyone for signing the petition, it made a huge difference not just to our friends who work at this location but all the way up to the top of the Starbucks corporate ladder.

The petition gave a voice to the true spirit of Uptown, the everyday people and it got noticed. 1300 people signed the petition and many left meaningful comments. About a dozen people showed up to Alderman Cappleman's bizarre event outside Starbucks to "demand action", left early, even stood up news crews. Attaching the Aldermans flyer for reverence.

I am proud of Uptown, love my neighbors, at the same time ashamed of Cappleman and his disconnection to large swaths of the community he was elected to serve not scapegoat.

3 days ago

Islands In The Street

Crossing Broadway at Racine will be a little less death-defying in the future. As part of the streetscaping project, a pedestrian island has been installed in the center of the crosswalk.

    Islands In The Street
    Crossing Broadway at Racine will be a little less death-defying in the future. As part of the streetscaping project, a pedestrian island has been installed in the center of the crosswalk.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

CTA Claus Is Coming To (Up)Town

After Thanksgiving, there are two ways to get into a festive state of mind, courtesy of the CTA: The always-popular Holiday Train and Holiday Bus.

    CTA Claus Is Coming To (Up)Town
    After Thanksgiving, there are two ways to get into a festive state of mind, courtesy of the CTA: The always-popular Holiday Train and Holiday Bus. By bus: The antlers, they sleigh us! Ride with Santa in the Jewel-Osco Holiday Bus on various routes throughout the city.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Alex Lahey, The Frights, Dua Lipa

1106 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-561-9500

4746 N. Racine Ave. 773-275-6800

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600

2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2501

1807 S. Allport St. 312-526-3851

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Alex Lahey, The Frights, Dua Lipa
    Talent comes in from Australia, San Diego, London and Canada in this week's music scene in Chicago. Alex Lahey Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600 Hailing from Melbourne, Alex Lahey has supreme guitar skills born from the repulsion that came with learning music in the congested regiments of university.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 07

Updated 3 days 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

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Sheridan Park Neighbors page and group are fine and dandy.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    SPN is going to expand east to Sheridan, going to put the Sheridan into Sheridan Park.

Nov 05

Updated 3 days 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

    Reality is sad.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Yes it can be. It doesn't have to be 24/7. If it is you may be suffering some kind of chronic depression, you most likely know this.

4 days ago

4 days ago

Man Missing From Uptown, Age 39

The police have issued an alert about a missing man from Uptown, Scott Skinner, age 39.

    Man Missing From Uptown, Age 39
    The police have issued an alert about a missing man from Uptown, Scott Skinner, age 39. The last time he was seen was Friday, and there are concerns for his safety. He is Caucasian, 5'9" tall, and weighs 195 lbs. He is missing from the 1300 block of Wilson.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Missing man may suffer from depression

Scott Skinner, 39, of the 1300 block of West Wilson Avenue was last seen on Friday, according to a notification from Chicago police.

    Missing man may suffer from depression
    Police are searching for a man who was reported missing and possibly suffering from depression, authorities said on Sunday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Youth Open Mic Night on Friday, December 1st

    Youth Open Mic Night on Friday, December 1st
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days 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

5 days 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

5 days ago

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5 days ago

Lost iPhone

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

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