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A reminder that tonight between 6pm and 9pm is the Opening Reception of the Ten Thousand Ripples project show, Transparent Depictions, featuring the work of the Uptown Artist-In-Residence, Trisha Oralie Martin, and creations by community...Show More Summary
Mods vs Rockers Chicago 2013 - Teaser from Good Spark Garage on Vimeo. Mind Officially Blown. On June 14th and 15th, the Aragon and Uptown will host the Mods vs. Rockers Vintage Motorcycle and Scooter Rally, which this year includes a Hot Rod Rally, Film Fest, Outdoor Rockabilly Concert, Pin-Up Contest, and All-Night Dance Party at Fat Cat. Show More Summary
The Dock at Montrose Beach opened for the first time this year, and what a glorious day for it! After the week Uptown has had, we could all use a little downtime at the beach. The Dock is located at 200 Montrose Harbor Drive (near the volleyball courts).
Photo by Zita Stirbys, posted on Uptown Update's Facebook page It was quite the scene earlier this morning at Carmen and Marine Drive, as a fire was reported in a high-rise at that corner. Shortly after 9am, sirens started going crazy,...Show More Summary
Starbucks at Lawrence and Broadway is looking mighty fine, but it's still under construction and won't meet the anticipated Grand Reopening date of May 1st. The workers there say maybe by Thursday afternoon, more likely Friday morni...
A Night Market in Taiwan In 2008, the Urban Land Institute studied Argyle Street and identified several issues that kept it from becoming more economically successful. One of the problems perceived by ULI was that on weekdays, many businesses...Show More Summary
CBS Chicago has a story today about the police putting beat officers/foot patrols on Wilson this summer in an attempt to lessen gang violence. Seems like a good start to us. The text version of the story is here.
Damaris Woodbury, a Bilingual (Spanish) Kindergarten teacher at Stockton School, will be hosting a weekly free play and informal chat in my classroom for parents of Kinder-age children (siblings can certainly tag along) starting this Wednesday, May 1st from 3pm-5pm and also on Wednesdays, May 15, 22, and 29. Show More Summary
Put on your jellies, your one-shouldered sweatshirt, and your big hair and get down to Montrose Beach on Sunday, June 23rd, to see Huey Lewis and The News in concert, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Sports album. Tickets are $50 - $100 and part of the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Show More Summary
The endless gang cycle of retaliation is in full swing in Uptown. Tonight around 5pm, a Vice Lord was shot at Windsor and Sheridan. Two readers saw it happen. "I was walking my bike down the Sheridan when 4-5 shots were fired. I couldn't see the shooter, but one man was injured. Show More Summary
Photo courtesy of Batchgeo.com Many readers are wondering why they are seeing a helicopter hovering over the park at Wilson, and why there are many police cars at 4550 N Clarendon (Lake View Towers). Sad news: the body of an African-American...Show More Summary
The Welles Park Bulldog has been doing a lot of in-depth stories on the projected CPS school closings and consolidations, including Uptown's McCutcheon, which is one of the schools set to receive students from Edgewater's Trumbull. The...Show More Summary
There's a sneaky little ring of bike thieves in the area. Here's one reader's experience Monday afternoon, describing how they operate and how they were caught. "Just got back from the lakefront. Biked to Wilson and the path, ran 4 miles and was coming back and found an unmarked police car, a patrol wagon, and six guys against the car. Show More Summary
Last night around 10:30, a lot of Uptowners had their windows open on a warm spring night. Then shots rang out. Reports came in from all over Uptown, but it turned out that it all happened in the area around Sunnyside/Magnolia. We have no reports that anyone was hit. Show More Summary
If you live in the 46th Ward, we encourage you to vote for up to six of the nine proposals eligible to receive a million dollars of the ward's menu money. This is the only week voting will be open, to all ward residents 16 and older....Show More Summary
The good news is that it seems that winter is finally behind us. Enjoy this spring sunrise at Montrose Harbor from reader Mark Vanderah.
We're kind of loving seeing Uptowners get up close and personal with the Ten Thousand Ripples project Buddha heads that live amongst us.
A reader just sent in this video showing the intersection of Beacon and Leland on any average day. It shows the number of motorists who blatantly blow by the four-way stop. Want to know what might help stop this? Voting for item #7 on...Show More Summary
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Somerset Place, at Sheridan and Argyle, is being retrofitted to the purpose for which it was built: rental residences. But that doesn't mean the process is a smooth one. Medill Reports ran a feature last week about why construction has...Show More Summary