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1050 West Wilson Going Through Approval Process (And What A Change!)

Ald. Cappleman tweeted today, "1050 W Wilson development went through Chicago Plan Commission today and passed unanimously. Next stop: Zoning Com." This is the building that will be built in what is currently a parking lot at Wilson and Kenmore, next to the former Wilson Theater/TCF Bank (which will remain). Show More Summary

Those April Showers Brought May Flowers

? 2016 Perri Smith ? 2016 Perri Smith ? 2016 Perri Smith A month away from the first day of summer, we're finally getting some spring-like weather. The rest of the week will be in the high 50s and low 60s near the lake. Reader Perri Smith sent in some photos she took around Uptown of the cheery daffodils. Show More Summary

Proposed Maryville Redevelopment Moves Forward In City Council; Revenue to Help Rehab Fieldhouse and House Viaduct Homeless

In a press release from the City Council following today's monthly meeting: "TIF Would Support New Mixed-Use Development in Uptown A $125 million, mixed-income housing and retail complex in Uptown would move forward through a Tax increment...Show More Summary

Surfs Up At Wilson/Montrose Avenue Beach

An overview of the proposed surf area with the Wilson Avenue Beach House visible on the left (Facebook) via the 46th Ward office: Alderman Cappleman is hosting a community meeting at Clarendon Park Community Center on Thursday evening May 19th beginning at 7:00pm. Show More Summary

Uptown-Based "Superior Donuts" A Possibility For CBS

A prime-time comedy series based on Uptown still might happen.This winter CBS filmed a pilot based on Superior Donuts, playwright Tracy Letts' homage to the changing dynamics and power of friendship in our part of town. The networks are currently announcing what pilots have been picked up to be turned into TV series in the fall and mid-season. Show More Summary

Demera Joins Iyanze As Uptown's Taste of Chicago Representatives

Congratulations to Demera Ethiopian Restaurant, which joins the line-up at Taste of Chicago for the first time this year. It joins perennial favorite Iyanze West African in representing Uptown. With the addition of 20 new vendors, there...Show More Summary

New Uptown Facebook Groups Launch

There are a couple new Facebook groups about Uptown that readers might be interested in: Uptown Uplifted "aims to brings the local residents together for discussing and sharing ideas to make our neighborhood a more thriving and prosperous community. Show More Summary

Spin Your Story Tuesday Night At Uptown Underground

The monthly storytelling series continues on Tuesday, May 18th at Uptown Underground, 4713 North Broadway. It takes place on the third Tuesday of each month.No experience is necessary for this open mic evening. Bring your stories -- fact or fiction (no poems or stand-up comedy, please). Show More Summary

Ric Addy Of Shake, Rattle & Read To Be Honored At "State Of Uptown" Luncheon

It seems impossible that this is really happening, but after more than 50 years in business, this is the last week for Shake, Rattle & Read. Head on over to 4812 North Broadway before the close of business on Saturday, May 21st, to pay your respects to one of the greatest book and record stores Chicago has ever seen. Show More Summary

"Crazy Crab" Signage Goes Up at Leland & Clark

In March, we posted that it looked like a new restaurant, Crazy Crab, was coming to 4650 North Clark, next to Bella'Mbriana. Over the weekend, new signage went up, so it's still on track. A peek in the window shows a rustic interior,...Show More Summary

Shakespeare At The Library, This Tuesday

2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, and Chicago is celebrating his life with a series of programs all over the city called Shakespeare 400.On Tuesday, it comes to Uptown with a free performance at the Uptown...Show More Summary

Free Walking Tours Of The Entertainment District Saturday

"Want to see the neighborhood from a new perspective? Check out this Saturday's Uptown Walking Tours!These hour-long free walking tours of the Uptown Entertainment District are led by a knowledgeable local docent from Choose Chicago's Greeter Program.Saturday, May 14Tours leave at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pmMeet at Crew Bar + Grill, 4804 N. Show More Summary

Dinner, Drinks & Theater

We all know about the Pat Whalen Show, the live talk show at Truman College tonight - right? It's part of Uptown Saturday Nights and it's free.Business Partners reminds us of the great array of places to dine or snack before or after...Show More Summary

Vintage Garage Is This Sunday, and the Theme Is Mid-Century Modern

Chicago's only all-vintage monthly market is happening again this Sunday. Vintage Garage features more than 100 vendors, all just waiting for you with items ranging from jewelry, furniture, clothing, decor, art, and more.This month's theme is mid-century modern. Show More Summary

Aon Redevelopment Project To Move Ahead

From Ald. Osterman's weekly newsletter:"Last night we held the last of several community meetings to discuss the proposed development of the 5050 N. Broadway building (former Aon Insurance building) and adjacent structures and land.I...Show More Summary

Marriage Equality: What's Next At The Bezazian Saturday

Two years after Illinois became the 15th state to have marriage equality, and nearly a year after the Supreme Court decision made it the law of the land, the Bezazian Library is honored to have four of the primary figures who made it...Show More Summary

Uptown Bikes Readies Its Argyle Street Pop-Up Shop

At 11am on Thursday, May 19th, Uptown Bikes will open an annex on Argyle, right next to the Red Line station (1124 W Argyle). It will be open Thursdays/Fridays 11am-7pm and Saturdays/Sundays 10am-2pm.The pop-up shop will be UB-Lite. As the website says,"The Pop Up Shop will be staffed by an experienced mechanic. Show More Summary

International Buddhist Festival This Saturday

A note from Rev. Patti Nakai at the Buddhist Temple of Chicago:"Explore some of the many facets of Buddhism and Asian culture at two Uptown locations - Wat Phrasriratanamahadhatu at 4740 N. Racine (next to the pancake house) from 9am to 4pm (morning ceremony, speakers, afternoon meditation) and at the Buddhist Temple of Chicago at 1151 W. Show More Summary

"The Guy With The Eye" -- An Evening With Bob Rehak, Rick Kogan, & the Next Generation of Photojournalists

Bob Rehak, far right, was interviewed by the Trib's Rick Kogan, as a slide show of some of his his mid-1970s Uptown photographs ran on the screen. "It was like a different planet. I'd never seen anything like it." That's how former street...Show More Summary

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