16 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    Great. Have fun with that. It's all too commercial.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    Btw...the post is about a hip hop video...not supposed to be a leasing self-promoting leasing commercial.

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Yesterday's death at the Bryn Mawr Red Line stop?

Hi, neighbors -- I'm just curious if any of you know more details about the man who was hit by the train and died yesterday. The Sun Times names him as "52-year-old James Dillen" -- but that's it. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/red-purple-line-trains-shut-down-person-removed-from-tracks-at-bryn-mawr/ Does anyone know any more about the circumstances, or about Mr. Dillen?

Thanks,
Michael

    52-year-old man fatally struck by CTA train at Bryn Mawr
    Normal service resumed on the CTA Red and Purple lines about two hours after a person jumped in front of a train Friday morning in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood, according to police. The man jumped in front of the train just after 7 a.m.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I just feel like the word troubled has negative connotations attatched to it. We never say a person who suffers from a physical illness is troubled. Troubled is usually attatched to people with mental issues not physical.you know people who have behavioral issues are often labeled as troubled. Behavioral issues are generally due to mental health issues. Its a controversial subject.

  • ok, nitpick the word. but i am a hospice volunteer and i hear similar sentiment all the time.

33 hours ago

Updated 4 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 Kindly control yourselves.

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

8 hours ago

Updated 6 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 Kindly control yourselves.

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

    🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽

Jan 01

Updated 8 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
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "someone is getting rich off not prosecuting them"

    Noone from lincoln towing is paying anyone off in amount that qualify as someone getting rich. If you think im wrong you must not have ever seen the property andnits employees

  • PLSS Bowmanville

    Why on Earth would you think that the people doing the deal are operating the tow lifts...?

16 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

5 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – January 5, 2018

...of jackets, boots, blankets, and the like, please drop them off to Care For Real, 5339 N. Sheridan, to ensure they go to local families in need...

...are every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Latin School Uptown & Edgewater Community Space (4956 N. Sheridan) from 4-5:30 PM. If you have an outstanding student in mind, please encourage...

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

North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 N. Lakewood

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Please visit the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, in the coming weeks to see the new public art that was recently installed in...

Black Button Eyes Productions opens “Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe” tonight at Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, a musical tribute to the poet. Click here for more information and showtimes.

Our office has smoke detectors available for neighbors who do not have one in their home. Please stop by the 48th Ward Office, 5533 N. Broadway, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, to claim one. First come, first served.

Recycle your tree at Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive., from Saturday, January 6, to Saturday, January 20. Click here for more details and other locations.

There will be opening celebrations for both of the works in 2018. “Hear I AM” will be dedicated on Saturday, January 15, at 1:30pm in the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, and “Ashland” will be dedicated on Saturday, April 21, at 10am at its location at Thorndale and Sheridan.

Join the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center (CCEJC) for the following two (2) Senior Enrichment Seminars scheduled to be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois in Courtroom 2005 on the dates indicated below:

1070 W. Granville Avenue

Gentile Arena, 6511 N. Sheridan

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan

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

Chicago 2018 Point-In-Time Count of Homeless PersonsThe City of Chicago’s 2018 Homeless Count will take...

Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - January 5, 2018
    View this email in your browser Please visit the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, in the coming weeks to see the new public art that was recently installed in
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3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

    John M. Kahoun - View Obituary & Service Information
    Share a memory on John Kahoun's tribute.
    http://www.barrfuneralhome.com
  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Many a warm summer night was spent there with a burger and a beer...or two..or three...

    One of the reasons Moody's beer garden became so popular was that it was all-ages: you could bring the family and eat outside. Also, the bar indoors was very dark--and, before anti-smoking ordinances were...

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    Many a warm summer night was spent there with a burger and a beer...or two..or three...

    One of the reasons Moody's beer garden became so popular was that it was all-ages: you could bring the family and eat outside. Also, the bar indoors was very dark--and, before anti-smoking ordinances were enacted--smoky as hell. So the outdoors became a refuge from smokers too--people still smoked outside, but they could wave the smoke away. (And you & they could see each other and move to a different table).

    I never knew any other Moody's but the one on B'way. I know it's not the end of an era, but it's always sad when a person who established something beloved passes away. May his memory be for a blessing,

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Most beer gardens that serve food are all ages. No?

33 hours 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

35 hours 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

39 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

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

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours 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

Updated 2 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)

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3 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

3 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

3 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

Jan 08

Updated 3 days ago

Moving to Edgewater

Hi! My wife and I are looking to buy our first condo, and we we're wondering what the general opinion is of Ardmore between Ridge and Clark and if there is anything we should be aware of. Thanks!

  • Parking is difficult there. More then most places.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Depends on what part of Edgewater. East of B'way, parking is difficult because of so many apt. bldgs with so few garage spaces. West has more single-family homes and 2-flats with garages, so on-street parking's easier to find. I live less than 1/4 mi. from a Red Line station, and...

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    Depends on what part of Edgewater. East of B'way, parking is difficult because of so many apt. bldgs with so few garage spaces. West has more single-family homes and 2-flats with garages, so on-street parking's easier to find. I live less than 1/4 mi. from a Red Line station, and it has almost never taken me more than 45 minutes, even in rush hour, to get as far south as Jackson St. (Track problems & the like can happen on any line). Ubers & Lyfts are plentiful; and many of the city's taxi drivers live here--easy to flag down a cab on B'way.

    I grew up in NYC, and to get from Queens to Brooklyn on the subway, you had to go through Manhattan. (My husband's commute to college--no dorms at CUNY schools--was 2.5 hrs. each way every day). The NYC subway system is deteriorating due to budget cuts. I lived in Seattle, and drove to law school in south Tacoma-->1 hr. each way). Be glad you don't live in DuPage or Kane County and commute into the Loop. And don't even ask about Los Angeles or the Miami-W. Palm I-95 corridor.

    We Chicagoans don't realize how lucky we are when it comes to commuting from a residential 'hood to downtown.

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.

4 days ago

Edgewater Crossing Guard Out Of A Coma After Car Struck Her On Duty

An elderly Edgewater crossing guard who has been doing her job for over 30 years was struck by a vehicle from behind Monday. The woman, who was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, is now recovering after coming out of a coma and making steady progression. The 80-year-old Janet Gould has been […]

    Edgewater Crossing Guard Out Of A Coma After Car Struck Her On Duty
    An elderly Edgewater crossing guard who has been doing her job for over 30 years was struck by a vehicle from behind Monday. The woman, who was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, is now recovering after coming out of a coma and making steady progression.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

5 days ago

2017 Highlights in the 48th Ward

Latin School opened a community space at 4956 N. Sheridan earlier this year to provide space and programming for local students and organizations. In June...

...Mawr), Athletico Physical Therapy (1325 W. Devon); BLU 57 Seafood (5701 N. Clark); Bibim Town (5357 N. Broadway); Big City Optical (5653 N. Clark); Cowboys and Astronauts (1478 W. Summerdale); Colvin House/Creative...

...Chicago Mosaic School (1101 W. Granville); Edge of Sweetness (6034 N. Broadway); First Sip Cafe (1057 W. Argyle); Fix Your Kicks (1140 W. Thorndale); Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream (1120 W. Granville); Gallery...

...W. Granville); The Growling Rabbit (5938 N. Broadway); Heirloom Books (6239 N. Clark); Ice Station (1130 W. Argyle); K & J Global Pharmacy (6237 N. Clark); Pita O Grill (1103 W. Bryn Mawr); pHlour...

1436 W. Berwyn Ave.

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...than 25 new businesses to the 48th Ward this year, including: 2 x 10 Studio (1221 W. Devon); Artur’s Barber Shop (1135 W. Bryn Mawr), Athletico Physical Therapy (1325 W. Devon); BLU...

...Ward this year, including: 2 x 10 Studio (1221 W. Devon); Artur’s Barber Shop (1135 W. Bryn Mawr), Athletico Physical Therapy (1325 W. Devon); BLU 57 Seafood (5701 N. Clark); Bibim Town (5357...

...Studio (1221 W. Devon); Artur’s Barber Shop (1135 W. Bryn Mawr), Athletico Physical Therapy (1325 W. Devon); BLU 57 Seafood (5701 N. Clark); Bibim Town (5357 N. Broadway); Big City Optical (5653...

...Barber Shop (1135 W. Bryn Mawr), Athletico Physical Therapy (1325 W. Devon); BLU 57 Seafood (5701 N. Clark); Bibim Town (5357 N. Broadway); Big City Optical (5653 N. Clark); Cowboys and Astronauts (1478...

...Devon); BLU 57 Seafood (5701 N. Clark); Bibim Town (5357 N. Broadway); Big City Optical (5653 N. Clark); Cowboys and Astronauts (1478 W. Summerdale); Colvin House/Creative Coworking (5940 N. Sheridan); Chicago Mosaic...

...Clark); Bibim Town (5357 N. Broadway); Big City Optical (5653 N. Clark); Cowboys and Astronauts (1478 W. Summerdale); Colvin House/Creative Coworking (5940 N. Sheridan); Chicago Mosaic School (1101 W. Granville); Edge of...

...City Optical (5653 N. Clark); Cowboys and Astronauts (1478 W. Summerdale); Colvin House/Creative Coworking (5940 N. Sheridan); Chicago Mosaic School (1101 W. Granville); Edge of Sweetness (6034 N. Broadway); First Sip Cafe...

...and Astronauts (1478 W. Summerdale); Colvin House/Creative Coworking (5940 N. Sheridan); Chicago Mosaic School (1101 W. Granville); Edge of Sweetness (6034 N. Broadway); First Sip Cafe (1057 W. Argyle); Fix Your Kicks...

...House/Creative Coworking (5940 N. Sheridan); Chicago Mosaic School (1101 W. Granville); Edge of Sweetness (6034 N. Broadway); First Sip Cafe (1057 W. Argyle); Fix Your Kicks (1140 W. Thorndale); Gordo’s Homemade...

...Edge of Sweetness (6034 N. Broadway); First Sip Cafe (1057 W. Argyle); Fix Your Kicks (1140 W. Thorndale); Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream (1120 W. Granville); Gallery 1070 (1060-70 W. Granville); The...

...Cafe (1057 W. Argyle); Fix Your Kicks (1140 W. Thorndale); Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream (1120 W. Granville); Gallery 1070 (1060-70 W. Granville); The Growling Rabbit (5938 N. Broadway); Heirloom Books (6239...

...Your Kicks (1140 W. Thorndale); Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream (1120 W. Granville); Gallery 1070 (1060-70 W. Granville); The Growling Rabbit (5938 N. Broadway); Heirloom Books (6239 N. Clark); Ice Station (1130 W...

...Homemade Ice Cream (1120 W. Granville); Gallery 1070 (1060-70 W. Granville); The Growling Rabbit (5938 N. Broadway); Heirloom Books (6239 N. Clark); Ice Station (1130 W. Argyle); K & J Global Pharmacy (6237...

...Granville); Gallery 1070 (1060-70 W. Granville); The Growling Rabbit (5938 N. Broadway); Heirloom Books (6239 N. Clark); Ice Station (1130 W. Argyle); K & J Global Pharmacy (6237 N. Clark); Pita O Grill...

...Broadway); Heirloom Books (6239 N. Clark); Ice Station (1130 W. Argyle); K & J Global Pharmacy (6237 N. Clark); Pita O Grill (1103 W. Bryn Mawr); pHlour Bakery & Cafe (1138 W. Bryn Mawr); Pop...

...Ice Station (1130 W. Argyle); K & J Global Pharmacy (6237 N. Clark); Pita O Grill (1103 W. Bryn Mawr); pHlour Bakery & Cafe (1138 W. Bryn Mawr); Pop Hair Salon(5642 N. Broadway); Rosin Eyecare...

...Global Pharmacy (6237 N. Clark); Pita O Grill (1103 W. Bryn Mawr); pHlour Bakery & Cafe (1138 W. Bryn Mawr); Pop Hair Salon(5642 N. Broadway); Rosin Eyecare (5605 N. Clark); The Lytle House (5517...

...Grill (1103 W. Bryn Mawr); pHlour Bakery & Cafe (1138 W. Bryn Mawr); Pop Hair Salon(5642 N. Broadway); Rosin Eyecare (5605 N. Clark); The Lytle House (5517 N. Broadway); Tekkeez Tech Repair (6204...

...pHlour Bakery & Cafe (1138 W. Bryn Mawr); Pop Hair Salon(5642 N. Broadway); Rosin Eyecare (5605 N. Clark); The Lytle House (5517 N. Broadway); Tekkeez Tech Repair (6204 N. Broadway); TK Photography (6241...

...Mawr); Pop Hair Salon(5642 N. Broadway); Rosin Eyecare (5605 N. Clark); The Lytle House (5517 N. Broadway); Tekkeez Tech Repair (6204 N. Broadway); TK Photography (6241 N. Clark); VeRanda Restaurant & Coffee (1100...

...Broadway); Rosin Eyecare (5605 N. Clark); The Lytle House (5517 N. Broadway); Tekkeez Tech Repair (6204 N. Broadway); TK Photography (6241 N. Clark); VeRanda Restaurant & Coffee (1100 W. Thorndale); The Xchange (1129 W...

...Clark); The Lytle House (5517 N. Broadway); Tekkeez Tech Repair (6204 N. Broadway); TK Photography (6241 N. Clark); VeRanda Restaurant & Coffee (1100 W. Thorndale); The Xchange (1129 W. Bryn Mawr...

...Broadway); Tekkeez Tech Repair (6204 N. Broadway); TK Photography (6241 N. Clark); VeRanda Restaurant & Coffee (1100 W. Thorndale); The Xchange (1129 W. Bryn Mawr...

...N. Broadway); TK Photography (6241 N. Clark); VeRanda Restaurant & Coffee (1100 W. Thorndale); The Xchange (1129 W. Bryn Mawr...

This year we cut the ribbon on two exciting park projects: a brand new playground at Senn Park (Elmdale and Greenview) and a new dog park along the Lakefront Trail at Bryn Mawr. Both of these projects would not have been possible without the support and involvement of community members.

Following a three-year fundraising campaign, the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St.) installed a fiberglass replica of their iconic wooden water tank atop the building this summer...

Gallery 1070 (1070 W. Granville) is a new arts gallery and event space run by Edgewater Artists in Motion. We look forward to enjoying community events in this space in the new year.

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

    2017 Highlights in the 48th Ward
    Dear Neighbor: Happy new year! As we look toward a new year, it is important to reflect on the year behind us.
    http://48thward.org

Jan 09

Updated 5 days ago

Edgewater Woman Upset With Lack Of Affordable Housing, Protests Ben Carson Talk Yesterday

Being ranked as the third most segregated city in the country, Chicago is trying to break free of that distinction. Those groups rallying for better affordable housing in more idyllic Chicago neighborhoods found an opportunity to voice their concerns when Ben Carson, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, made an appearance in […]

    Edgewater Woman Upset With Lack Of Affordable Housing, Protests Ben Carson Talk Yesterday
    Being ranked as the third most segregated city in the country, Chicago is trying to break free of that distinction. Those groups rallying for better affordable housing in more idyllic Chicago neighborhoods found an opportunity to voice their concerns when Ben Carson, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, made an appearance in ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    The Color of Law is full of research on how the housing patterns of the past impact peoples' choice of neighborhoods today, and is very likely available at the library.

  • Wazzup not available

    the USA is a capitalist country. Capitalism through income generation will create various forms of housing - including a range of costs - it is the basis for the incentive to work and study hard to improve your chances of living in an idyllic environment. Everyone can make that effort.

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5 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

5 days ago

Jan 09

Updated 5 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

6 days ago

Updated 5 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

5 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

5 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 06

Updated 6 days ago

Empty commercial spaces 1200-1400 Devon Ave

I moved just south of Devon Ave off N Wayne Ave a couple of years ago and have noticed that many of the commercial spaces on Devon Ave in my area remain vacant in both older and newer constructed buildings, leading the drag to have a certain gloominess. Does anyone know why this is? Are there just one or two landlords responsible that hold these spaces?

  • SocioloGina Researcher in my 4th Yr in Chicago

    Laura_M, I can see why you would think that. But actually the whole Arcade building, which is a historical property and has housed PP for years, is coming down now and will be replaced by some condos, etc. So that housed my dentist, a coffee shop, and other businesses as well.

  • Planned Parenthood moved a bit further south on Broadway

6 days ago

Old Swedish Bakery Property In Andersonville To Get A New Tenant

When the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark closed its doors almost a year ago, it sent shock waves through the neighborhood as residents scrambled to get there last sugar fix from the store. But what was really upsetting to some was that a bit more of Andersonville’s Swedish charm was being lost. However, the building has found […]

    Old Swedish Bakery Property In Andersonville To Get A New Tenant
    When the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark closed its doors almost a year ago, it sent shock waves through the neighborhood as residents scrambled to get there last sugar fix from the store. But what was really upsetting to some was that a bit more of Andersonville's Swedish charm was being lost.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

6 days ago

Constant sirens in Edgewater???

Hey there, does anyone know what's going on in Edgewater this morning? Specifically up and down Sheridan between Ardmore and Granville? I'm hearing constant sirens but can't seem to figure out what happened? Thanks

Jan 09

Updated 6 days ago

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

Nov 15

Updated 6 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
  • Update: Chadha: 95; NPES: 84; Deadlocked: 33

  • Update: Chadha 129; NPES: 106; Deadlocked: 41 - And our "Progressive" Alderman of the 47th Ward had no qualms about being honored recently by the school that engaged in this.

6 days ago

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

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for signs

    SIGN 03: 3'-2"H X 7'-4"W X 8" DEPTH INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED WALL SIGN. ANN & ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO PEDIATRICS UPTOWN

    4851 N. Broadway Issued January 8, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    SIGN 02: 3'-2"H X 7'-4"W X 8" DEPTH INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED WALL SIGN. ANN & ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO PEDIATRICS UPTOWN

    4851 N. Broadway Issued January 8, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    SIGN 01: 3'-2"H X 7'-4"W X 8" DEPTH INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED WALL SIGN. ANN & ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO PEDIATRICS UPTOWN

    4851 N. Broadway Issued January 8, 2018 Comment

Jan 09

Swedish Covenant Hospital rents space in Swedish Bakery building

I'm glad that one of the many empty retail spots is being rent in Andersonville (seriously, I will say this again, the stretch of Clark Street is looking bleak), but I can't say I'm thrilled both personally and for the neighborhood that the best use for the old Swedish Bakery space is a Swedish Covenant doctor's office. Probably won't boost foot traffic much, and won't likely help neighboring businesses. Bottom line is that it's boring. Very boring.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180105/ISSUE01/180109946/swedish-cozies-up-to-its-heritage

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

Jan 09

Cold Weather Advice

The 20th District police (their district includes all of Uptown north of Lawrence) tweeted this a few days ago. Use caution and common sense.

    Cold Weather Advice
    The 20th District police (their district includes all of Uptown north of Lawrence) tweeted this a few days ago. Use caution and common se...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Ald. Osterman's Look Back at 2017: A Year In Review

Ald. Osterman sent out a Year In Review newsletter about the 48th Ward on January 1st. We didn't reprint the sections that deal exclusively with Edgewater for this version -- we are Uptown Update, after all -- but you can see the full newsletter here. There was a lot going on in the 48th Ward part of Uptown. We can't wait to see what happens in 2018.

    Ald. Osterman's Look Back at 2017: A Year In Review
    Ald. Osterman sent out a Year In Review newsletter about the 48th Ward on January 1st. We didn't reprint the sections that deal exclusively with Edgewater for this version -- we are Uptown Update, after all -- but you can see the full newsletter here.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    Ald. Osterman's website regarding the arts in the 48th ward.
    He was very instrumental in the effort to convert the former firehouse in Ridge into a filmhouse.

    http://48thward.org/art-organizations/

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    There have been a lot of great developments in public art and programming in the 48th ward. It's too much to list in a comment.

    The Edgewater community has a diverse arts community but is strongest in small theater/performing arts.

    The difference between the 48thward and 46th ward is stark...

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    There have been a lot of great developments in public art and programming in the 48th ward. It's too much to list in a comment.

    The Edgewater community has a diverse arts community but is strongest in small theater/performing arts.

    The difference between the 48thward and 46th ward is stark and obvious to anyone in a position to notice.

    Cultural development in the 46th ward has been extremely underserved and neglected by Alderman Cappleman. Less support, less programming, less public art, fewer outdoor fairs...just one a canned "Ribfest".

    Every cultural development category Cappleman has failed in, the evidence is real and actual.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Trivia Night Every Wednesday At Larry's

Get in touch with your inner "Einstein" each Wednesday for trivia night at Larry's Bar in the Lawrence House!

    Trivia Night Every Wednesday At Larry's
    Get in touch with your inner "Einstein" each Wednesday for trivia night at Larry's Bar in the Lawrence House! When: Wednesdays from 8...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • I might have to check this out. I had trouble finding a seat in the lobby last time I stopped by Lawrence House for coffee. It was hipsters as far as the eye could see!

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    Fake it till ya make it......not that it always works, most of the time it does not.

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