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Man Missing From Uptown, Considered High Risk

Michael Weatherly, age 51, left his home on the 4800 block of Winthrop on Thursday, November 3rd, without the knowledge of his family. He has not been seen since.Mr. Weatherly is mentally challenged. He cannot carry on a conversation, but he does know his name and can tell people who he is. Show More Summary

"Montrose/Clarendon Ready To Go"

From Ald. Cappleman's email newsletter:"The former Maryville site was officially sold last week to JDL and Harlem Irving. As a result, I'm sure you have seen the new equipment and increased activity at that site. This $125M project will include 381 residential units and a Treasure Island Foods grocer. Show More Summary

Hold The Future In Your Hands: Vote

Early voting is available all over the city on Sunday until 4pm, and Monday between 9am and 7pm. You can vote at any of the 51 different polling places. On Tuesday, Election Day, polls are open between 6am and 7pm and you must vote in...Show More Summary

Turn Back Time This Weekend As Daylight Saving Time Ends

If you thought it was getting dark too early, you ain't seen nothing yet.Set your clocks back an hour tonight as Daylight Saving Time ends for the year, and enjoy the extra hour of sleep... or whatever.The good news for morning people is that dawn comes an hour earlier, too. (Photo of Goldblatt's - at Racine & Broadway - used with the kind permission of Mark 2400 on Flickr.)

Argyle Shared Street To Have Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Saturday

Photo by Ted Millner From Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter:"Tomorrow, the celebrations will continue as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and I host a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of the Argyle Streetscape. Please join us at noon at theShow More Summary

4600 Block Of Broadway Closed Saturday For CTA Work

Beginning at 6am on Saturday, CTA will have a full closure of Broadway between Leland and Wilson so its workers can do some painting as part of the Wilson Red Line reconstruction. Work will conclude, and Broadway will reopen, by 4pm."Detour...Show More Summary

Cubs Parade Route Announced, Traveling From Wrigleyville To Grant Park

Here's the text of a press release from the city today about celebrating the impossible. While it does not include Uptown, the extra traffic and Red Line ridership will undoubtedly affect commutes. (Go, Cubs, we are so proud of you!)"Mayor...Show More Summary

Demolition Permits Issued For Maryville

The Maryville site at Montrose and Clarendon Demolition permits were issued yesterday to "wreck and remove a 3 story concrete building." That will be welcome news to most neighbors of the Maryville site. Thanks to Josh Dugan at the Uptown Uplifted Facebook page for linking to Chicago Cityscape which shows the permit in question. Show More Summary

Flu Shots Available Via Health Fairs on Thursday and Saturday

There will be two Uptown opportunities to get your free flu shot from the city this week. Annual 46th Ward Health Fair - Thursday, November 3, 10am-2pm, at Weiss Hospital, 4646 Marine Drive. Get your annual free flu shot from the Chicago Dept. Show More Summary

McJunkin Drive-Through?

This morning a car jumped the curb in front of the McJunkin Building on Broadway (just south of Wilson). One of the decorative wrought-iron planter boxes in front prevented it from entering the building or hitting the scaffolding on the sidewalk. As far as we know, there were no injuries. Phew! Could have been so much worse! (Photo credit, Peter Mavrikos on Twitter.)

Kal'ish Sets Opening Date as Friday, November 4

Upcoming Kalish Short Order Vegan at 1313 W. Wilson If you have been wondering when Kal'ish Short Order Vegan is opening its doors on Wilson, we have a date: FRIDAY at 11AM!Neighbors got a sneak-peek at what to expect during the "Taste of Uptown" event last month and the reviews seemed glowing. Show More Summary

Calling 9-1-1 When You See Something

Chicago experienced an extremely violent weekend, followed by a violent Halloween. Citywide, there were more than 19 shootings and two deaths between Monday afternoon and the early morning hours on Tuesday. Sadly, two of them were in Uptown. Show More Summary

Statement From Ald. Cappleman On Recent Gang Violence

Ald. Cappleman sent out this statement this afternoon regarding last night's gang-related shootings:"In the past 24 hours, we have had 2 separate shootings in the Sheridan Park neighborhood, both of which were gang related. One, a 24...Show More Summary

Sheridan Park CAPS Meeting Is Tuesday Evening

Good timing! The bimonthly CAPS meeting for Beat 1913, which includes Sheridan Park, is Tuesday night at 6:30pm, at Courtenay School, Wilson and Beacon. We fully expect that the recent gang-related gun violence that has marked the past two months -- and especially Monday night -- in our area will be addressed. Show More Summary

Man Shot In Front Of Truman College Tonight

Around 7pm, readers started reporting hearing 10-15 shots fired on Wilson. Turns out a man was hit by shots fired from a passing care at Wilson and Racine. His friends helped him to sit at the base of the Truman College sign while an ambulance came from the firehouse a block away. Show More Summary

Early Voting Gets Extended Hours Starting Today

This week it gets a little easier to vote early, with all Chicago polling places open from 9am to 7pm Monday through Saturday, and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Details from an earlier post are here. We went last Friday and there was a line, so...Show More Summary

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips From The CPD

C A P S T I P SBrought to you by the Chicago Police DepartmentYour Partners for Safe Neighborhoods HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Halloween can and should be a day of fun for the children and families of our city who wish to take part in the custom of trick-or-treat. Show More Summary

Property Tax Rebate Program Open Through November

From Business Partners - the Chamber for Uptown:"If you are a Chicago homeowner with a household adjusted gross income (HAGI) of $75,000 or less earned in 2015 and the City portion of your most recent property tax bill (received in July...Show More Summary

BPN Presents Boo-ena Park Safe Trick-or-Treating On Halloween Night

Photo by Gene Tenner The longest-running Halloween event in Uptown returns on Monday evening! Boo-ena Park Safe Trick-or-Treating will take place on Kenmore between Irving Park and Montrose between the hours of 6pm and 8:3opm. Ghosts,...Show More Summary

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