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Updated 2 hours 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

  • Jon 10yr Rogers Park / 8yr Edgewater

    d3

    Of course I do - but I try my best to pair that with empathy (referred to in the second part of my statement). There is nothing wrong with having a strong opinion as long your ears remain open.

  • 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.'

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Updated 3 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

2 days ago

Updated 4 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

    Lowell got dissed, he should have been paid at least 12× that amount.

    Industry standard artist fee 15%.

    Instead he is just getting roasted on Uptown Update.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    There should have been an RFP.

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Updated 10 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.

  • PJ is correct, that is how we replace ours too.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I have on hand only smooth-surface clear duct-tape (the texture is stupidly on the adhesive side), but I will scrounge around for the real cloth stuff, which I hope has some grippy texture. (Maybe buried in my gig bag with extra cables, batteries, etc.).

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Updated 12 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.

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Updated 15 hours 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?

  • You will get very mixed opinions on here when it comes to safety in Uptown. For me personally I would not feel safe going for a long stroll around there by myself, but I think it depends on what you're used to and what your tolerance level is for certain...

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    You will get very mixed opinions on here when it comes to safety in Uptown. For me personally I would not feel safe going for a long stroll around there by myself, but I think it depends on what you're used to and what your tolerance level is for certain things. I do think that area is a bit better than other parts of Uptown because of the foot traffic and constant activity, plus it is really close to the train so you won't have to walk too far when you're coming and going. Where are you moving there from?

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Updated 17 hours 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

  • MSA

    That makes sense... although the idea of 'Suspicious Package' being a restaurant name is funnier. :)

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    The Taste of Chicago. Where people from the suburbs can come pay $7 to try their first (mini) samosa.

    My older relatives say that when the Taste first started in 1979 or 80, the idea was you could come and pay like 25c or 50c each for a "taste" of a lot of different foods. That's why the portions are so small, though the prices have shot up over the years.

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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

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Updated 41 hours 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.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

May 11

Updated 42 hours 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

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    June 17 is Fathers' Day

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3 days ago

Updated 2 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.

2 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

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...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

2 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

2 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

2 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!

3 days ago

Updated 2 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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Updated 3 days ago

Learn About Our Lakefront's Hidden Treasures This Saturday

    Learn About Our Lakefront's Hidden Treasures This Saturday
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Help Support McCutcheon's After-School Activities At Fat Cat on June 7th

McCutcheon Elementary is an Uptown neighborhood school with a Level 1+ rating. Of its approximately 400 students, 93.8%  come from low-income homes and nearly 20% are homeless.

    Help Support McCutcheon's After-School Activities At Fat Cat on June 7th
    McCutcheon Elementary is an Uptown neighborhood school with a Level 1+ rating. Of its approximately 400 students, 93.8% come from low-income homes and nearly 20% are homeless. In order to bolster its after-school programming, Fat Cat (along with sponsors City Pads, The Edge of Sweetness, DLG Management, and Lakeside Bank) are sponsoring a fundraiser.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

"Third Thursday" Discounts & Pop-Up Shop on Argyle Tonight

3rd Thursdays on Argyle is a monthly event on Argyle Street - with food specials from restaurants, drink discounts from Foremost Liquors, and pop-ups of art & music.

    "Third Thursday" Discounts & Pop-Up Shop on Argyle Tonight
    3rd Thursdays on Argyle is a monthly event on Argyle Street - with food specials from restaurants, drink discounts from Foremost Liquors, and pop-ups of art & music. Curious about Vietnamese, Thai, or Chinese cuisine or simply craving it? Looking to indulge in art and music?
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Uptown Shavuos Holiday Celebration On Sunday

click to enlarge From Chabad of Uptown:

    Uptown Shavuos Holiday Celebration On Sunday
    From Chabad of Uptown: "Join us as we celebrate this special event in Uptown! 3330 years ago the Jewish people stood as one a nation at the foot of Mount Sinai and received the Torah from G-d. Each year on the holiday of Shavuot this historic event is re-lived as the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Bella'Mbriana Rebrands; Munno Opens As Pizzeria Bistro This Weekend

Many of our readers lamented the closure of Bella'Mbriana last August. The owners left some wiggle room in their closing sign, saying "We're working on a new experience...."

    Bella'Mbriana Rebrands; Munno Opens As Pizzeria Bistro This Weekend
    Many of our readers lamented the closure of Bella'Mbriana last August. The owners left some wiggle room in their closing sign, saying "We're working on a new experience...." Now that experience is about to open. Munno, at 4656 North Clark, is having its soft opening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Taste of Chicago: Food and restaurant line-up for 2018

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.

225 S. Canal St

4623 N. Broadway

2101 W. Chicago Ave.

3221 W. Armitage Ave.

4171 S. Archer Ave.

805 S. State St.

9233 S. Western Ave.

1758 W. Grand Ave.

252 W. 26th 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: Food and restaurant line-up for 2018
    Taste 2018 includes 26 NEW vendors representing a 63% increase from 2017 Sandwich King Jeff Mauro and Mayor Rahm Emanuel went one on one yesterday at the press conference announcing the lineup of restaurants and food trucks that will participate at the 38th Annual Taste of Chicago - the world's largest free food festival - this July 11-15 in Grant...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

4 days ago

Sun Wah and Iyanze To Represent Uptown at Taste Of Chicago

The participating restaurants for this year's Taste were announced today. In addition to mainstay Iyanze (4623 North Broadway), Uptown will be represented by James Beard Foundation Award-winning Sun Wah (5039 North Broadway).

    Sun Wah and Iyanze To Represent Uptown at Taste Of Chicago
    The participating restaurants for this year's Taste were announced today. In addition to mainstay (4623 North Broadway), Uptown will be represented by James Beard Foundation Award-winning (5039 North Broadway). A complete list of participating restaurants, including 26 new ones, is here.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Adiós, El Pollo Loco

Finally the news we've been waiting for at Wilson and Sheridan! Demo has begun at the site of the former El Pollo Loco, which has sat unused for nearly eight and a half years.

    Adiós, El Pollo Loco
    Finally the news we've been waiting for at Wilson and Sheridan! Demo has begun at the site of the former El Pollo Loco, which has sat unused for nearly eight and a half years. The neighbor who sent these photos to us says, "So excited for that eyesore to come down!"
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Get wet at the first Thai New Year Water Festival

...Year Water Festival starts at 10 AM Saturday at the parking lot of Bridgeview Bank, 4753 N. Broadway, and runs through Sunday evening. A $5 donation is requested.  The full schedule follows...

The "meat-and-three" concept goes Thai at the fast-food spot on Broadway and Argyle.

    Get wet at the first Thai New Year Water Festival
    click to enlarge The problem with celebrating Songkran, the Thai New Year, in Chicago is that it's too cold for a water fight in mid-April.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Enjoy Movies At Buttercup For The Third Consecutive Year

There will again be free movies this summer at Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 North Sheridan.

    Enjoy Movies At Buttercup For The Third Consecutive Year
    There will again be free movies this summer at Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 North Sheridan. Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and/or friends. Curated by Victor Herrera, the evenings are free and the shows begin at dusk. This year there is a website to help you plan your summer: Vic's Pix .
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • ...so I've heard and read...I'm just waaay behind in movie-going. :(

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    I like the movies in the Parks. It kinda reminds me of going to the drive-in theater back in the day but without the car and my parents trying to keep me and my 4 siblings from causing a ruckus.

May 09

Updated 4 days ago

Heated debate with my brother about Chicago

He clearly points out how violent Chicago is-I told him well he doesn't live here and gasp-people do like living here,not everyone is leaving. He thinks he knows the city just because he works in Stoney Island full-time and then goes back to his bubble in Indiana. I told him working here and living here are two different things. It's too bad the news doesn't talk about the good things in Chicago. They really know how to scare people. I don't even know what to say to him.

  • A.S Living and Playing in Chicago

    60660 Gal to answer your previous question yes that was the plan to move to Indiana. We reconsidered because we realized how much we loathed Indiana and how it doesn't fit into the lifestyle that we wanted,my biggest concerns was the schools for my daughter but we figured it out....

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    60660 Gal to answer your previous question yes that was the plan to move to Indiana. We reconsidered because we realized how much we loathed Indiana and how it doesn't fit into the lifestyle that we wanted,my biggest concerns was the schools for my daughter but we figured it out. We are glad we decided to stay. I don't think there truly is a perfect place out there. My husband's best friend left the country after living on the east coast,west coast and here and from an outsider he said Chicago is the best city no doubt. This is even saying this after almost getting robbed on the redline where he just punched the guy in the nose to defend himself.

  • AS..I agree there is no perfect place out there and we all have different places that match our lifestyles and what we want out of life. Everyones "best" is different. Glad you figured out your daughters school and decided to stay.

5 days ago

Salsa Dancing, And Hutchinson Tours, And Entertainment District Tours! All Free on June 2nd

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHTS returns for its fourth season of free entertainment!

    Salsa Dancing, And Hutchinson Tours, And Entertainment District Tours! All Free on June 2nd
    UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHTS returns for its fourth season of free entertainment! This year's season opener will be held on Saturday, June 2 at Buttercup Park (6-9pm, at 4901 N Sheridan)! To celebrate the arrival of warmer weather, we are thrilled to host Afinca'o and the Dance Academy of Salsa for a special night of Salsa in the Park!
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Superheroes (Junior Size) Assemble This Sunday At Chase Park

A day of superhero adventure awaits at Chase Park! Let your mighty little ones discover their superhero powers, strengths and virtues as they explore their favorite hero's sanctum. Chase Park will be taken over by the Chicago Park Superheroes Guild and transformed into the Superhero Training Academy.

    Superheroes (Junior Size) Assemble This Sunday At Chase Park
    A day of superhero adventure awaits at Chase Park! Let your mighty little ones discover their superhero powers, strengths and virtues as they explore their favorite hero's sanctum. Chase Park will be taken over by the Chicago Park Superheroes Guild and transformed into the Superhero Training Academy.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Andersonville Wine Walk Is Back And Bigger Than Ever

The Andersonville Wine Walk has become a local tradition in the neighborhood celebrating its 12th year. With the event’s growing popularity, a third route has been added to satisfy the masses. The Andersonville Wine Walk will be held Sunday, May 20 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. This year 30 area businesses will open their […]

    Andersonville Wine Walk Is Back And Bigger Than Ever
    The Andersonville Wine Walk has become a local tradition in the neighborhood celebrating its 12th year. With the event's growing popularity, a third route has been added to satisfy the masses. The Andersonville Wine Walk will be held Sunday, May 20 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

5 days ago

Section Of Clark Street To Be Named In Honor Of Gay Leather Pioneer Chuck Renslow

After passing away June 29 of last year, LGBT rights champion and leather pioneer Chuck Renslow’s spirit remains in the hearts of all he had inspired after 70 years of activism and philanthropy. It has now been announced that a section of Clark Street from Ainslie to Winnemac will be named as Chuck Renslow Way. The City […]

    Section Of Clark Street To Be Named In Honor Of Gay Leather Pioneer Chuck Renslow
    After passing away June 29 of last year, LGBT rights champion and leather pioneer Chuck Renslow's spirit remains in the hearts of all he had inspired after 70 years of activism and philanthropy. It has now been announced that a section of Clark Street from Ainslie to Winnemac will be named as Chuck Renslow Way.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

5 days ago

CAPS Meeting For Beat 1912 Is Tuesday At Sulzer Library

The CAPS meeting for Beat 1912 is tonight, Tuesday, May 15th, 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 tonight, Tuesday, May 15th, at 7pm. It takes place at the Sulzer Library, 4455 N Lincoln. The beat's boundaries are Lawrence, Clark, Irving Park, and Damen, which puts it just west of our coverage area, but it is still technically part of Uptown.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Registration Is Open for Dim Sum & Then Some Uptown 5K On June 2nd

"Please join the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) this year for the second annual Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K! Proceeds will directly support Chinese Mutual Aid Association's efforts to provide crucial services to Chicago's immigrant and refugee communities!

    Registration Is Open for Dim Sum & Then Some Uptown 5K On June 2nd
    "Please join the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) this year for the second annual Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K! Proceeds will directly support Chinese Mutual Aid Association's efforts to provide crucial services to Chicago's immigrant and refugee communities! This isn't your typical get a shirt, and go home type of race.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Fifth Annual "Soul of a Powerful Woman" This Sunday For Black Ensemble Theater

THE 5th ANNUAL SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN is a fundraising performance for the theater started by Ms. Taylor in 2013 because she understands and believes in the Power of Women. She asked a few other powerful women to help in her efforts and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, feminist activist Hedy Ratner, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and many, many great women leaders of the community joined in to help make this woman lead, woman sponsored and woman united campaign be the success that it has become.

    Fifth Annual "Soul of a Powerful Woman" This Sunday For Black Ensemble Theater
    THE 5th ANNUAL SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN is a fundraising performance for the theater started by Ms. Taylor in 2013 because she understands and believes in the Power of Women.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

6 days ago

"Disoriented" Uptown Man Missing Since Friday, Police Say

...person bulletin this evening. Roy Taylor, 65, apparently walked away from his home in the 4900 block of North Kenmore sometime Friday evening, police said. He was wearing a black Tam hat, blue jeans, and...

    "Disoriented" Uptown Man Missing Since Friday, Police Say
    An Uptown man who has been missing since Friday evening is disoriented and needs medication, Chicago police said in an endangered missing person bulletin this evening. Roy Taylor, 65, apparently walked away from his home in the 4900 block of North Kenmore sometime Friday evening, police said.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

6 days ago

Roy Taylor, Age 65, Missing From Uptown

Roy Taylor, age 65, has not been seen since May 11th, and is considered an endangered missing person.

    Roy Taylor, Age 65, Missing From Uptown
    Roy Taylor, age 65, has not been seen since May 11th, and is considered an endangered missing person. He was last seen the Friday evening on the 4900 block of Kenmore. He takes daily medication, which he did not have with him when he went missing. Mr. Taylor is 5'7", and 140 lbs.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

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