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Year Of The Dog Festivities (Woof!)

The dancing lion and dragon opened the parade Dignitaries, including Ald. Cappleman (waving) and Ald. Osterman (rear) Ald. Osterman's float Good to see so many of the McCutcheon Elementary School kids participating! Rickover Academy Marching Band The Vietnamese Veterans Association of Illinois A reminder that Argyle Night Market will be returning this summer

"Uptown Doughnuts" Coming Soon To 1122 W. Wilson

We had wondered what was in store for the one story retail building just west of the tracks on Wilson. At one time, Viet Bowl occupied one space with Hing Wang Chinese in the middle. The two businesses consolidated into one and moreShow More Summary

"Soul of Uptown Awards" To Recognize Uptown Movers & Shakers

Soul of Uptown Awards Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm Bridgeview Bank Rotunda 4753 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640 As one of the most ethnically and economically diverse communities in Chicago, Uptown’s mix of locally-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations reflects the neighborhood’s storied history. Show More Summary

Wilson Station, Then and Now

The CTA has come out with this nifty video about the three-year Wilson station reconstruction. Looking good! If you are interested in buying a print of the Gerber Building with its restored clock tower arch and train behind it, as shown, you can do so at for $15 plus shipping. We've already made space on our wall.

Lantern Bearers Needed For Argyle Lunar Parade

I love a parade!Looking for something fun to do with you and your children? Uptown United is looking for "lantern bearers" for the upcoming Lunar Parade. Details below!"We’re still looking for a handful of volunteers for our event coming...Show More Summary

Meeting On Re-Opening Carol's Pub, March 1

Join your neighbors at a meeting to discuss the re-opening of Carol's Pub by Ed Warm of "Joe's on Weed Street." Read more about "the plan of operation" as well as the "safety plan" from Ald. Cappleman's website.

Happy Ten to Spoil Me Salon!

Spoil Me Salon & Spa is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with a party? The joint will be rocking with a DJ and music, spirits and bites, between 5pm-8pm on Saturday, March 3rd.Stop by and bring...Show More Summary

Former JJ Pepper Storefront Available For Lease

According to a real estate brochure that a keen-eyed reader sent in, JJ Pepper has fully abandoned its Lawrence and Sheridan storefront and the property is for lease. This puts to an end speculation that the store would be reopeningShow More Summary

Learn about Connections Between Health and Nature at ICA’s Mental Wellness & Uptown’s Coast

Mental Wellness & Uptown’s Coast, scheduled for February 27th, 2018, at 6:30PM, will be the seventh session of the Out and About Uptown’s Coast environmental education series.The session will start at 6:30pm at the Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Show More Summary

"Coverage Where It Counts" -- In Uptown

A reader reminded us that we have not mentioned one of the new tenants in the Ross Dress For Less building at 918 West Montrose. If you are a Verizon customer, there's no need to travel out of Uptown to buy a phone or pay your bill or...Show More Summary

GoGrocer Coming To Imperial Towers

Coming soon to Marine Drive: GoGrocer will open around the middle of March at Imperial Towers, 4250 North Marine. In addition to food and alcohol, it will feature a pharmacy and a cafe.The previous convenience store closed last November after many years, when the owner took a well-earned retirement.We'll keep you informed about the opening as it draws nearer.

Grand Purim Party At Chabad of Uptown

"It's Purim! Let's Party! Join us for Uptown's Grand Purim Party! Featuring: Music, Buffet Dinner, Masquerade, Lechaims, Megilah Reading, Guest Magician, and more.Looking forward to seeing you and your friends. More information and RSVP today at or Purim!"

The Satellite Cafe Now Serving Liquor

Good news if you were looking for another option for imbibing adult beverages in the neighborhood:Press Release:"The Satellite Cafe owners Tim Benedict and Margaret McCall are thrilled to announce they are now licensed to sell alcohol at their 942 W Montrose location. Show More Summary

What A Difference A Year Makes (The Sequel)

Montrose and Clarendon, February 2017 Montrose and Clarendon, February 2018

What A Difference A Year Makes

Google Streetview, August 2016 The new mid-rise a block south of Uptown, at Broadway and West Sheridan, is really taking shape. The exterior of the "Viridian on Sheridan" looks to be nearly complete, with windows in the brick (northern)...Show More Summary

Presidents' Day Closings

The Federal holiday of Presidents' Day will be celebrated on Monday, February 19th.City, county, state, and federal offices will be closed. So will most courts and most banks. The Post Office will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery except for Express Mail.Chicago Public Schools will be closed, as will City Colleges. Show More Summary

Vintage Garage Returns In April, Chicago Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show In March

Good news! Vintage Garage -- Chicago's only all-vintage and antiques show -- will be returning in 2018 for its seventh season, beginning in April and running through October.But if you can't wait, get a sneak preview on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd, at the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, brought to you by the same promoter. Show More Summary

Stop at McDonald's On Foster Friday Afternoon, and Support Goudy School

From Ald. Osterman:"On Friday, Feb. 16, I will join Goudy School Principal Pamela Brandt as a guest worker at the McDonald's at 5130 N. Sheridan. Please stop by between 4 and 6pm, as McDonald's will donate 20% of all in-store sales to Goudy to support after school programming with Circesteem. Show More Summary

Thieves Targeting Unoccupied Vehicles With Engines Running In Uptown And On North Side

Please, neighbors, use your street smarts and don't leave your car running unless you are sitting in the driver's seat. "Community Alert -- Motor Vehicle Thefts19th District (Town Hall) About the Crime: This alert gives notice of recent Motor Vehicle Thefts that have occurred in the 19th District. Show More Summary

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