5 days ago

Updated 48 min ago

How safe is the area near Lawrence/Racine, Racine/Broadway/Lawrence?

I recently signed a short-term sublet here for the summer after trying to do as much research as I could and surveying the area when I went to visit the unit. However, a building nearby, the Darlington Hotel, is apparently a shelter/drug trade haven? For some reason, given the non-activity during the day and run-down nature of the building, I assumed it was just abandoned.

Any info or tips I should keep in mind as a petite single woman, aside from the usual requisite city vigilance? Or is it/will it be extremely bad (given summer is on the horizon) to the point I should look for another subletter?

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    As a Realtor I legally can't tell you how safe or unsafe a neighborhood is. The property values have been steadily rising at a similar rate to the surrounding neighborhoods. I would take that to mean that it hasn't taken a turn towards being an undesirable neighborhood. I lived there...

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    As a Realtor I legally can't tell you how safe or unsafe a neighborhood is. The property values have been steadily rising at a similar rate to the surrounding neighborhoods. I would take that to mean that it hasn't taken a turn towards being an undesirable neighborhood. I lived there a few years ago, if you do stay, some of the things I recommend are The Golden House Restaurant & Pancake House. You are right next door at the Darlington. I also recommend GiGio's Pizza, it's also super close and the carry out special can't be beat. Take advantage of the Aragon Ballroom and The Riviera if you like to go to concerts at all. Since I left the Wilson Red Line station has been updated and is now also a Purple Line stop.
    I would be interested in your take on the neighborhood if you decide to stay, especially at the end of your sublease.

  • Jersey Joe Recent Transplant

    Andrew
    Perhaps you could enlighten us as to why a realtor cannot tell you how safe or unsafe a neighborhood is? Is this a professional rule or a state law? I would be curious as to the history of this law, and how it was legislated because it just sounds...

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    Andrew
    Perhaps you could enlighten us as to why a realtor cannot tell you how safe or unsafe a neighborhood is? Is this a professional rule or a state law? I would be curious as to the history of this law, and how it was legislated because it just sounds like the moral low road. Is it because you represent the seller? Would the buyer's realtor be able to assist in this matter? Just seems kind of an "awful but lawful" thing to do to a customer.
    Just curious.
    (By the way, I did a lot of crime research before I moved to my neighborhood, and surprised that someone didn't do the late night cruise by at least )

17 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

St. Boniface Cemetery To Hold Memorial Day Field Mass

As is its tradition, St. Boniface Cemetery will honor the fallen at a field mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. The service will begin at 10:30am. This year it will include an honor guard from the Knights of Columbus, and American flags will be distributed to all in attendance. The officiant will be Rev. Msgr. Dennis J. Lyle of the Chicago Archdiocese.

    St. Boniface Cemetery To Hold Memorial Day Field Mass
    As is its tradition, St. Boniface Cemetery will honor the fallen at a field mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. The service will begin at 10:30am. This year it will include an honor guard from the Knights of Columbus, and American flags will be distributed to all in attendance.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

6 hours ago

Sneak Peek at Public Art

A quick peek at the base of the sculpture being installed at the traffic triangle at Montrose and Broadway.

There is also an opportunity to meet the artist at an event on 5/30, hope to see ya there.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=839109486296772&id=144813692393025

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    Sneak peek at the sculpture going into the triangle at Montrose and Broadway.
    https://m.facebook.com

9 hours ago

Property Tax Assessment Help Available (Including Today!)

With some eyebrow-raising increases in the values of Chicago homes hitting mailboxes in the last few weeks, it's especially important to note that Lakeview Township (which includes all of Uptown) is giving residents the opportunity to appeal their property tax assessments until June 7th.

    Property Tax Assessment Help Available (Including Today!)
    With some eyebrow-raising increases in the values of Chicago homes hitting mailboxes in the last few weeks, it's especially important to note that Lakeview Township (which includes all of Uptown) is giving residents the opportunity to appeal their property tax assessments until June 7th.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

17 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Art Show Opening Reception At The Guesthouse Hotel On June 1st

You're invited to an opening reception and meet-and-greet with Chicago artist ISz, who is debuting his newest art exhibition at The Guesthouse Hotel, 4872 North Clark.

    Art Show Opening Reception At The Guesthouse Hotel On June 1st
    You're invited to an opening reception and meet-and-greet with Chicago artist , who is debuting his newest art exhibition at The Guesthouse Hotel , 4872 North Clark. "Local Chicago artist brings his latest collection to The Guesthouse Hotel.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Welcome to Sign Island

More community art perhaps...it represents the diversity of urban signage?

Was there not another way to do this?

*Signs are numbered to help with count.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=838004169740637&id=144813692393025

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    In the lands of the 46th ward where the feckless Alderman dithers there is a magical place called....."Sign Island". Hard as stone built on a bedrock of inattention to detail, a place where...
    https://m.facebook.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    No reason to get upset...stop trolling thank you.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    Thousands of alternative solutions ti a thicket of signs out there in the world.

16 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

33-Unit Rental Building Rises on Sheridan, While Surrounding Area Booms

Progress at 4424 North Sheridan Road, as of Wednesday

    33-Unit Rental Building Rises on Sheridan, While Surrounding Area Booms
    Work continues on the 33-unit residential rental building going up at Sheridan and Agatite. We love the vintage look of the salvaged Chicago common bricks being used on the exterior. The two lots on which it is being built stood empty for nearly half a century until work began late last year.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Follow-up on Public art/identifier

Update on installation planned for in front the Riviera.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=836384363235951&id=144813692393025

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    Update on the status of the public art piece conceptualized by fellow Uptown Artist Lowell Thompson in 2014 during the planning process for the streetscape in front of the Riviera. Below is a description from Matt in the Alderman's office, edited for brevity along with a 3-D model and flier.
    https://m.facebook.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    His real friends and fellow artists don't think he should have been exploited, being underpaid is exploitation.

    Some hyper-local point-of-reference....I make more income on each of those little mosaics you see hanging in the coffee shop where both me and Lowell have art on display. Cheers!

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    The email stating this is a community identifier and a photo of the original presentation board is in this post.

    The other post is a frivolous, mis-names it as a pun on a clothing store and implies it's a sculpture, it is not.

    It is being constructed by a fabricator who specializes in....."community identifiers"...or 3D signage.

5 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

The United Colors of Uptown

Ald. Cappleman tweeted today:

    The United Colors of Uptown
    Ald. Cappleman tweeted today: "This gives everyone an idea of what the 17' sculpture in front of the Riv will look like. The sculpture can be lit at night (and also turned off) and will be a great addition to highlighting our Entertainment District. Installation will be after the July 4th weekend."
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    United Colors of Benetton?

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    It's a "community identifier", not a sculpture per se. Like the " Asia on argyle" sign.

    It says as much in the email from the Alderman's office in the Sheridan Park Neighbors post.

    I'll note it for you. You're most welcome.

20 hours ago

25 hours ago

Concerns Grow After 3 More Andersonville Properties Are Slated For Development

After residents protested the demolition and development of 1436 Berwyn, they succeeded in saving the home from the wrecking ball. However, many area residents remain concerned after a 2-flat located just off of Clark Street at 1470 W. Balmoral was recently demolished and now two additional Andersonville properties seem to be headed towards new developments […]

    Concerns Grow After 3 More Andersonville Properties Are Slated For Development
    After residents protested the demolition and development of 1436 Berwyn, they succeeded in saving the home from the wrecking ball. However, many area residents remain concerned after a 2-flat located just off of Clark Street at 1470 W. Balmoral was recently demolished and now two additional Andersonville properties seem to be headed towards new developments ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

29 hours ago

Mark Your Calendar For Independence Day Fireworks

With the long holiday weekend approaching, many of us start thinking about the next summer holiday, Independence Day. If you've been around for a bit, you know that Uptown enjoys a local fireworks show, easily seen from the north end of the community, thanks to our neighbors at a tucked-away country club.

    Mark Your Calendar For Independence Day Fireworks
    With the long holiday weekend approaching, many of us start thinking about the next summer holiday, Independence Day. If you've been around for a bit, you know that Uptown enjoys a local fireworks show, easily seen from the north end of the community, thanks to our neighbors at a tucked-away country club.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

35 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

River North Gets Another Rooftop Bar Today With Boozy Rose Ice Pops

— Uptown Chinese favorite Hon Kee, which originally opened in 1981, is in the midst of a large expansion that encompasses the entire building at 1064 W. Argyle Street, the Tribune reports. Look for a remodeled space, a larger menu, and more features when its complete hopefully around the year’s end.

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...summery weather and Memorial Day weekend. Bounce Sporting Club, the new-ish sports clubstaurant at 324 W. Chicago Avenue, will serve an array of frozen cocktails, boozy ice pops, bottle service and other alcoholic...

— West Loop staples Morgan Street Cafe and M2 Cafe have been sold to new ownership, according to hospitality real estate firm Kudan Group. The restaurants, at 111 S. Morgan Street and 850 W. Jackson Boulevard respectively, will continue to operate as is under the same names.

— West Loop staples Morgan Street Cafe and M2 Cafe have been sold to new ownership, according to hospitality real estate firm Kudan Group. The restaurants, at 111 S. Morgan Street and 850 W. Jackson Boulevard respectively, will continue to operate as is under the same names.

    River North Gets Another Rooftop Bar Today With Boozy Rose Ice Pops
    River North is getting another rooftop bar destination today at 3 p.m., just in time for summery weather and Memorial Day weekend. Bounce Sporting Club , the new-ish sports clubstaurant at 324 W. Chicago Avenue, will serve an array of frozen cocktails, boozy ice pops, bottle service and other alcoholic beverages; plus a full food menu in a rooftop space that includes bleacher seating.
    https://chicago.eater.com

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

  • I've been curious about that myself. I'm wondering if it may be an expansion of the theater next door.

  • Could also be connected with red line work- they will have staging areas for equipment and workers. Check with alderman’s office.

  • P

    It is construction for the theatre expansion

38 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Man stabbed overnight on Red Line train in Uptown

The 25-year-old man was on a southbound train when he was confronted by another man near the Argle stop in the 1100 block of West Argyle Street shortly before 2:05 a.m., police said.

    Man stabbed overnight on Red Line train in Uptown
    A man was stabbed during an attempted robbery on a Red Line train in the Uptown neighborhood early Wednesday, Chicago police said. The 25-year-old man was on a southbound train when he was confronted by another man near the Argle stop in the 1100 block of West Argyle Street shortly before 2:05 a.m., police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Argyle is getting wild again. The streetscaping didn't do much to cut down on crime and vagrancy. Cars have already damaged most of the planters. What is Osterman doing about this?

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    It happened ON the train, try reading the article.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    CTA security is almost non-existent in real time, millions more spent on cameras...nothing/Nada/zip on real guards so we get more brazen attacks.

6 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Andersonville Midsommerfest To Add Elevated VIP Viewing Area For Concerts

The concerts at Andersonville Midsommerfest are a big draw at the event, but the crowds can cause a problematic quest for the nearest beer booth or bathroom. To help eliminate the issue, a new elevated VIP platform is being added to the North stage. The line-up is diverse at the North stage with such band […]

    Andersonville Midsommerfest To Add Elevated VIP Viewing Area For Concerts
    The concerts at Andersonville Midsommerfest are a big draw at the event, but the crowds can cause a problematic quest for the nearest beer booth or bathroom. To help eliminate the issue, a new elevated VIP platform is being added to the North stage. The line-up is diverse at the North stage with such band ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Do you really need a VIP experience seeing Chicago lame street fest coverbands? They should pay you.

  • A.S Living and Playing in Chicago

    They do this in Europe to thin the crowding out. It kinda helps but not really.

39 hours ago

Man stabbed on Red Line train overnight in Uptown

It happened shortly before 2:05 a.m. as the man was aboard a southbound train near the Argyle stop in the 1100 block of West Argyle Street.

    Man stabbed on Red Line train overnight in Uptown
    A 25-year-old man was stabbed during an attempted robbery while riding a Red Line train early Wednesday in the Uptown neighborhood, Chicago police said. It happened shortly before 2:05 a.m. as the man was aboard a southbound train near the Argyle stop in the 1100 block of West Argyle Street.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

39 hours ago

Man stabbed on CTA Red Line train near Argyle in attempted robbery

...handed.An ambulance met the 25-year-old man at the CTA station in the 1100-block of West Argyle Street.He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition stabilized.Officers stopped the...

    Man stabbed on CTA Red Line train near Argyle in attempted robbery
    A man was stabbed on a CTA Red Line train early Wednesday morning near the Argyle stop in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Police said the victim was stabbed around 2 a.m. during a robbery around, but the attacker left empty-handed. An ambulance met the 25-year-old man at the CTA station in the 1100-block of West Argyle Street.
    http://abc7chicago.com

5 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Need help changing range hood halogen bulb

(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out....

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(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out.
I don't want to go through any apps or clearinghouse websites. I just want someone strong enough to come over soon and do this for a reasonable and normal basic handyman fee. (Abt, the merchant who sold me the hood, wants me to fork over an arm & a leg and wait a week--highway robbery even with a discount). PM me if you can do this.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Never touched the old ones before they failed, but will take your advice. Wonder why they don't make LEDs with that kind of socket--halogens burn very hot and suck a lot of power. LEDs are less delicate, too.

  • Range hood lights? So, definitely not inside oven? If they're not for inside oven use, you can replace with LED. The manufacturer will usually not be selling an LED replacement but you can buy one as long as you match the bulb socket type, diameter/width, length.

    I've replaced an E17...

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    Range hood lights? So, definitely not inside oven? If they're not for inside oven use, you can replace with LED. The manufacturer will usually not be selling an LED replacement but you can buy one as long as you match the bulb socket type, diameter/width, length.

    I've replaced an E17 T6-1/2 with an E17 LED that's shorter (diameter was important but length was not). I've also replaced the two 20W halogen bulbs (G-something, forgot type) under the OTR microwave oven with 3W LEDs. For this one, it wasn't just the Pins that mattered. The size and the shape of the base mattered.

45 hours ago

2 days ago

Former Edgewater Alderman and Activist Marion Volini Dies At Age 83

The former Alderman of the Edgewater neighborhood from 1978-1987, Marion Volini,  has passed away after her battle with leukemia. She is best known for officially making Edgewater Chicago’s 77th community, her human rights activism, and her work on lakeside erosion. Volini served under Chicago’s only female mayor and was a important supporter of Chicago’s first African-American […]

    Former Edgewater Alderman and Activist Marion Volini Dies At Age 83
    The former Alderman of the Edgewater neighborhood from 1978-1987, Marion Volini, has passed away after her battle with leukemia. She is best known for officially making Edgewater Chicago's 77th community, her human rights activism, and her work on lakeside erosion. Volini served under Chicago's only female mayor and was a important supporter of Chicago's first African-American ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

It's Demo Day!

Demolition underway on the former El Pollo Loco/Burger King at Wilson & Sheridan

    It's Demo Day!
    Demolition permits to wreck and remove the former El Pollo Loco (and before that, Burger King) were issued in the past few days and CRG Development wasted no time in getting to work on their new project. The photo above was from yesterday afternoon, so El Pollo Loco might be a distant memory by now.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Oh mylanta. I have been waiting for this day! Can't wait to welcome all my new neighbors! Who could have ever imagined we'd have a beautiful 12 story TOD on this blighted site? What a great day for Uptown.

  • I like the new build photo. That will definitely help that corner.

2 days ago

Bike The Drive Is This Sunday Morning

Reader Bill Andres sent this to us back in 2008

    Bike The Drive Is This Sunday Morning
    Sunday morning is the one time a year that motor vehicles are nowhere in sight, and it's all pedal power on Lake Shore Drive, for the 17th annual "Bike The Drive." The ride begins at 5:30am, with riders encouraged to join in by 7am at the latest.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

Former 48th Ward Alderman Marion Kennedy Volini Has Passed

Before there was Harry Osterman, there was Mary Ann Smith. Before Mary Ann Smith, there was Kathy Osterman. And before Kathy Osterman, there was Marion Volini.

    Former 48th Ward Alderman Marion Kennedy Volini Has Passed
    Before there was Harry Osterman, there was Mary Ann Smith. Before Mary Ann Smith, there was Kathy Osterman. And before Kathy Osterman, there was Marion Volini. As alderman of the 48th Ward in the late 1970s and most of the 1980s, she stood up for gay rights, and stood with Mayor Harold Washington.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

May 16

Updated 2 days ago

Full List: Taste of Chicago 2018 to feature 73 food vendors

5039 N. Broadway

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4156 N. Kedzie Ave.

1217 W. Devon Ave.

2100 W. Belmont Ave.

1535 W. Madison St.

8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

613 N. McClurg Ct.

2034 W. Division St.

300 W 26th St.

816 W. Fullerton Ave.

2214 S. Wolcott Ave.

2373 S. Archer Ave.

939 W. 18th St.

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

623 S. Wabash Ave.

2518 W. 63rd St.

9233 S. Western Ave.

1758 W. Grand Ave.

252 W. 26th St.

225 S. Canal St.

11 E. Illinois St.

210 E. Illinois St.

6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

238 W. 33rd St.

1014 W. Taylor St.

1059 W. Belmont Ave.

6232 N. Broadway

1247 S. Western Ave.

7100 S. South Shore Dr.

3313 N. Clark St.

307 W. Lake St.

75 E. Lake St.

2770 N. Milwaukee Ave.

5033 N. Elston Ave.

1251 W. Fullerton Ave.

436 E. 79th St.

135 S. LaSalle St.

1140 W. Madison St.

1623 N. Milwaukee Ave.

738 N. Clark St.

1148 W. Monroe St.

131 N. Clinton St.

    Taste of Chicago 2018 to feature 73 food vendors
    The list of restaurants and food trucks that will be featured at the Taste of Chicago 2018 this summer was released on Wednesday. The free food festival will be held July 11-15 in Grant Park. More than 300 menu items will be available from 38 five-day vendors, 22 pop-up restaurants and 13 food trucks.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    those wilding suburbanites again...

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I went to the first one in 1980, when I worked in the Loop--I don't recall how much it cost except it was much cheaper, you could try a bigger variety before you either filled up or ran out of tickets, and much of what was there was unique. Great...

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    I went to the first one in 1980, when I worked in the Loop--I don't recall how much it cost except it was much cheaper, you could try a bigger variety before you either filled up or ran out of tickets, and much of what was there was unique. Great lunchtime alternative to the ubiquitous Loop cookie-cutter Greek "coffee shop" luncheonettes. On the last day I remember I had a 25-cent ticket remaining, it was warm out, and one of the vendors didn't want to cart perishables back. So I got a flat of 12 containers of strawberry Yoplait (a brand and style new to Chicago, which had only Dannon at the time), put it in the office fridge, and drove it home after work. (But to this day I can't stand strawberry yogurt),

    Nowadays, I go only when my knees can take standing around for hours and there's a musical act I want to go see. You have to jockey for a table to put your food & drink down while you stand, nearly half the items are fast-food from well-known restaurants available across the area year-round; and there are those stupid tickets! You can't buy only as many as you want, because the booklets contain odd quantities that are too few or too many. I end up either forgoing something I'd really wanted, compromising and eating something I wasn't really craving, or having leftover scrip to languish in a drawer (not knowing if they'd be usable next year) or to give to strangers. Last time we went (to see the Chieftains), so few items appealed to us that we actually ended up at a real restaurant in Millennium Park with normal portions, tables & chairs, metal utensils, glasses and servers. And we spent no more than had we eaten the same quantity of food standing up, spilling stuff on our clothes and sweltering,

2 days ago

2 days ago

  • Engaged and Inspired at Theatre & Education Conference

    Ms. Strassel is asking for $1641.39:
    I need to participate in professional development to maintain my teaching license. Attending the American Alliance for Theatre & Education's 5-day National Conference will engage, inspire and improve the teaching to my Chicago drama students.
    Goudy Elementary School Comment

May 17

Updated 3 days ago

CDOT To Expand Bike Routes In Edgewater

With the Lake Shore Trail ending at Ardmore Ave. in Edgewater and an increasing presence of cyclists on our streets, it has been announced that the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be expanding bike routes in the 48th Ward. The news was announced by Alderman Harry Osterman in an email yesterday. In that communication […]

    CDOT To Expand Bike Routes In Edgewater
    With the Lake Shore Trail ending at Ardmore Ave. in Edgewater and an increasing presence of cyclists on our streets, it has been announced that the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be expanding bike routes in the 48th Ward. The news was announced by Alderman Harry Osterman in an email yesterday.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • d3 NoHo

    ' I seem to recall that some past discussions about bike lanes (thinking about Glenwood in particular) were less than productive when people with strong biases, and not a lot of empathy, weighed in on the discussion.'

  • To the contrary, public meetings about bike lanes are highly productive when people clearly express their strong preferences and opinions so that decisions can be made. In some past meetings there was strong opinion that bicyclists requests and demands neither reflected the general feeling of a community nor were in the general best interest of a community. Democratic decision making requires votes and opinions which some call biases. Empathy isn't a requirement of the democratic process and never has been.

3 days ago

Final Community Meeting Re Red Line Improvements Between Leland & Bryn Mawr

From Ald. Osterman's Friday newsletter:

    Final Community Meeting Re Red Line Improvements Between Leland & Bryn Mawr
    From Ald. Osterman's Friday newsletter: " CTA RPM Development Meeting Wednesday, May 23 6:30-8pm St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), in conjunction with the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, is continuing its redevelopment study for sites surrounding the Red and Purple Modernization transit construction project (RPM Phase One).
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Scenes From The First Uptown Thai New Year Water Festival

Thank you to reader and frequent contributor Rick Baer, who shared his photos of the Thai New Year Water Festival, taken on Saturday of the two-day event. We hear a good time was had, and at one point the line to enter stretched from Lawrence to Foster. We hope it's an annual event. (Hint, hint!)

    Scenes From The First Uptown Thai New Year Water Festival
    Thank you to reader and frequent contributor Rick Baer, who shared his photos of the Thai New Year Water Festival, taken on Saturday of the two-day event. We hear a good time was had, and at one point the line to enter stretched from Lawrence to Foster. We hope it's an annual event.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

5 days ago

Vintage Garage Returns On Sunday With Mid-Century Modern As Its Theme

Are you discovering your inner Don (or Betty) Draper?  Be sure to attend Vintage Garage, where you can celebrate the wonders of Mid Century Modern on Sunday, May 20h from 10am to 5pm. Vendors have been saving their best Mid Century for the show, and for those who aren't into MCM there will be a great mix of vintage in all categories ready to go!

    Vintage Garage Returns On Sunday With Mid-Century Modern As Its Theme
    Are you discovering your inner Don (or Betty) Draper? Be sure to attend Vintage Garage, where you can celebrate the wonders of Mid Century Modern on Sunday, May 20h from 10am to 5pm. Vendors have been saving their best Mid Century for the show, and for those who aren't into MCM there will be a great mix of vintage in all categories ready to go!
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Interested in current and world events? Join in Great Decisions - starting in June

GREAT DECISIONS: America’s Largest Discussion Program on World Affairs

The Foreign Policy Association provides background information, policy options and stimulates discussion on eight critical issues facing America today. Join people across our country in a shared learning experience.

We are so excited to begin this new 9-week course to learn and discuss world events, stimulate thinking and re-discover the art of discourse. Topics include:

The waning of Pax Americana?
Russia’s foreign policy
China and America: the new geopolitical equation
Media...

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GREAT DECISIONS: America’s Largest Discussion Program on World Affairs

The Foreign Policy Association provides background information, policy options and stimulates discussion on eight critical issues facing America today. Join people across our country in a shared learning experience.

We are so excited to begin this new 9-week course to learn and discuss world events, stimulate thinking and re-discover the art of discourse. Topics include:

The waning of Pax Americana?
Russia’s foreign policy
China and America: the new geopolitical equation
Media and foreign policy
Turkey: a partner in crisis
U.S. global engagement and the military
South Africa’s fragile democracy
Global health: progress and challenges
Registration is limited to 30 participants Cost is approximately $30.00 for materials.

Convened by: Forward Chicago, Leage of Women Voters of Chicago, Ofice of 47th Ward - Ald. Ameya Pawar, and Sulzer Regional Library

Course dates (Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 pm): June 4, 11th, 18th, 25th; July 9, 16, 23, 30th.
To sign up and for more information: https://2018greatdecisions.eventbrite.com

Questions? email info@forwwardvchicago.org or call 773-633-8312

    Forward Chicago
    Forward Chicago is a grassroots, all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) that connects neighbors, business, and local organizations to build a stronger community. Together, we're creating neighborhoods where people of all ages are active, engaged and influential. Visit www.forwardchicago.org to learn more.
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May 11

Updated 5 days ago

Community Bench Building Project

Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a...

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Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a place to rest as they go around the neighborhood.

Our goal is to build 15 benches. If you would like to help build the benches please come to the work group Sunday May 20th at Waters School. All ages and abilities are welcome. You can rsvp to info@forwardchicago.org or call 773-633-8312. Please come support this project - thank you!

Rain date is June 3.

    Click here to support Community Bench Project
    If residents aren't confident that they can get from here to there without a place to rest people won't walk. This impacts people of all ages - parents with children, folks with bad knees, someone with a walker. A new bench-building initiative addresses this issue: From Here to There: Benches to...
    https://www.youcaring.com
  • Bench Building Update:
    Happy weekend all supporters! Due to rain and unseasonably bad weather, we have decided to cancel this Sundays bench build until mid June, likely the weekend of June 16th or 23rd.
    We'll be in touch next month with more details. Thank you for your support. If you have questions or need any thing at all, please email info@forwardchicago.org or call 773-633-8312.
    Thank you!
    Forward Chicago

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May 17

Updated 6 days ago

Uptown-Based Superior Donuts Canceled By CBS

Awww. The CBS sitcom set in an Uptown donut shop, Superior Donuts, has been canceled after two seasons. The season finale ended with Arthur, the old-school proprietor of the shop, deciding to sell the donut shop to his entrepreneurial next-door shop owner, Fawz, to the dismay of his customers and his only employee, Franco.

    Uptown-Based Superior Donuts Canceled By CBS
    Awww. The CBS sitcom set in an Uptown donut shop, Superior Donuts, has been canceled after two seasons. The season finale ended with Arthur, the old-school proprietor of the shop, deciding to sell the donut shop to his entrepreneurial next-door shop owner, Fawz, to the dismay of his customers and his only employee, Franco.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Treees World class gentrifier

    Zero surprise. This show was honestly terrible.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    Never saw it, been watching Versailles on Netflix recently, surprised I actually like it.

6 days ago

Weekly Update for the Alderman – May 18, 2018

944 W. Argyle

1124 W. Ainslie

Berwyn & Glenwood

4956 N. Sheridan Road

Burke’s Public House, 5401 N Broadway

Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway

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.

Argyle & Sheridan

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

5051 N. Broadway Ave.

1109 W. Lawrence Ave.

Bridgeview Bank Parking Lot, 4753 N Broadway

Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn

This article has 61 other Chicago locations (Show)

...great opportunity arises for youth this Saturday, May 19th in the Broadway Armory’s ballroom, 5917 N Broadway, from 10 am to 1 pm when we host our 48th Ward Youth Resource Fair...

...in our community. This week the Department of Transportation has expanded existing bike ways on Winthrop and Kenmore from Ardmore to Argyle, as well as on Glenwood, from Ridge to Devon. Tomorrow morning...

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd

Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

ComEd will be working on a transformer that is located below ground at 5701 N. Sheridan Rd. beginning on May 21st.

5630-5640 N. Kenmore

6230-6240 N. Kenmore

1255-1259 W. Granville

1531-1535 W. Thorndale

1549-1551 W. Highland

1333-1343 W. Norwood

5821-5831 N. Broadway

1042 W. Glenlake

1413 W. Catalpa

1339 W. Rosemont

1425 W. Victoria

5645 N. Wayne

5948 N. Greenview

6148 N. Greenview

6210 N. Wayne

1214 W. Norwood

Wayne & Hollywood (west side)

Greenview & Thorndale (west side)

Thorndale & Winthrop

Glenwood & Gregory (east side)

Clark & Hollywood (completed)

Clark & Olive (completed)

Clark & Rascher (completed)

Clark & Summerdale (completed)

Devon & Lakewood (completed)

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavillion 2751 W. Winona

...at city wide hearings. I will be participating in the meeting at Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, on Tuesday June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Below is a...

Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m.– to- 8:30 p.m. at Corliss High School, 821 East 103rd Street.

Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 p.m.-to-3 p.m. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S Rockwell.

Tuesday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m.-to– 8:30 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W Franklin Boulevard.

Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m. at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N Narragansett Ave.

St. Ita’s Jubilee Hall 5500 N. Broadway

...can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above...

Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005

Swift Elementary, 5900 N Winthrop

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, 820 S. Damen Ave.

1420 W. Glenlake

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine, 5212 N Clark St.

The Call Bar in Andersonville, 1547 West Bryn Mawr

Marty’s, 1511 West Balmoral

Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Uptown Library, 929 W Buena Ave

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan

IIT Tower Building, 10 West 35th St

1401 W. Devon Ave

Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville

Hadiya Pendleton Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave

Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr

City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr

    Weekly Update for the Alderman - May 18, 2018
    Last night, I held a public safety meeting with 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran and 24th District Police Commander Roberto Nieves, where we discussed ongoing safety issues in our community. Both commanders outlined their efforts to address summer safety concerns and the crime in our community.
    http://48thward.org

6 days ago

Finishing Touches In The Heart of Uptown

Red stamped "brick" crosswalks are being installed around Lawrence & Broadway

    Finishing Touches In The Heart of Uptown
    The finishing touches to the $6M Broadway streetscape from Leland to Gunnison are wrapping up. The latest change being the addition of the stamped brick crosswalks at Lawrence and Broadway and other crosswalks in the immediate vicinity. The crosswalks are bright and easier for drivers to see crossing pedestrians.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

PAWS' Annual Adoption Event is Almost here

Every year, PAWS does its annual "Angels with Tails Event" in the Gold Coast area, then there's the 5K run by Montrose Beach. Check the link...adopt a fur baby! See: http://www.pawschicago.org/our-work/pet-adoption/pets-available/

    Pets Available | PAWS Chicago
    Getting Started - A Guide for Bringing Home a New Dog
    http://www.pawschicago.org

6 days ago

STOLEN: Figure Skates, Zuca

STOLEN: Lincoln Square neighbors: Zuca and pair of womens FIGURE SKATES stolen from a van at Giddings and Seeley last night. Along with softball gear. Attached is pic that shows the type of bag. Likely tossed aside in some alley, dumpster or park.

Message me if anyone find skates - 13 yo girl needs for solo tonight ...
Thank you!

May 17

Updated 6 days ago

Brown Paper Comes Down To Reveal Interior of Macaron Store T'Oui

Ba Le Sandwich Shop has been planning its next door cafe and macaron shop, T'oui, forever, but it seems like it may ... conceivably ... possibly ... be closer to happening.

    Brown Paper Comes Down To Reveal Interior of Macaron Store T'Oui
    Ba Le Sandwich Shop has been planning its next door cafe and macaron shop, T'oui, for ever, but it seems like it may ... conceivably ... possibly ... be closer to happening. Thank you to reader JC, who noticed that the brown paper in the windows of the shop at Argyle and Broadway has come down and "Coming Soon" signs have gone up.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

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