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Patti Smith Documentary At Bezazian Library This Wednesday

The Bezazian Library will present the documentary Patti Smith: Dream of Life this Wednesday at 6pm. It's free! And if you haven't been exposed to the rawness, the passion, and the energy of her work before, you're in for a treat. She was punk before the term was invented. Show More Summary

Positive Loitering Cancelled For Tonight

NOTE: Due to the threat of severe weather, no positive loitering will take place tonight. See you next week! Come stand with your neighbors and police officers for a safer Uptown. from the Uptown Chicago Commission: "Positive Loitering enters its fifth year in 2014, taking place in trouble spots in the 19th District on Friday evenings. Show More Summary

Don't Have A Cow, Man

The Uptown Broadway Building, located at 4711 N Broadway, has a new friend out front, a former member of the herd in the popular Cows On Parade art exhibit. It was donated by the Potocsnak Family, who also made a $2.5 million donation to Lurie Children's Hospital, a division of which is located in the Uptown Broadway Building. Read more about it at Windy City Times.

Final 2014 Argyle Night Market Tonight Features Ric Addy and the Pogo Ponies

From Uptown United: Drum circle starts at 5pm at the base of the Sheridan Road stage... At 6pm, the gathering from the nearby Vietnamese Association of Illinois' Mid-Autumn Festival will parade over to the Night Market And wind up the...Show More Summary

Red Line Rider Sought For Criminal Sexual Assault

This is not particularly an Uptown story, but still possibly affects readers. If you ride the Red Line, please keep an eye out for the man pictured. He is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman on the train yesterday, between the Chicago and Clybourn stops, on a crowded southbound train, in the morning rush hour. Show More Summary

Memorial Service Today For Hassan Al-Shwally

We apologize for the late notice in getting this information out to the community. Many Uptowners will recognize Mr. Al-Shwally by sight. We are saddened to hear of his passing, and his friends and family are in our thoughts."It is with deep sadness that I share with you the passing of our friend and neighbor, Hassan Al-Shwally. Show More Summary

"The Tarot Show" Coming To Uptown Arts Center

Coming in September to the Uptown Arts Center in the historic Preston Bradley Center: The Tarot Show... celebrating the elegant allegory of tarot Opening Reception 5-8pm Saturday, September 27th Exhibition thru October 26th, 2014 Tarot illustrates our attraction to insights into ourselves, our world, and our past, present and future. Show More Summary

... Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

Reader Susan Hannigan posted on UU's Facebook page: " a new big bike rack on south side of Irving Park Rd., just east of Sheridan. A very big bike rack!" Stop by the Holiday Club for a cold drink while you're there.

Second To Last Argyle Night Market Of The Season Tonight

From Uptown United: Feel the rhythm at 5pm with drum circle at the base of the Sheridan Road stage... followed by Kuumba Lynx, who seek to empower youth and their communities with their Hip-Hop sounds in partnership with... Elephant Rebellion, a collective of artist, writers, and activists inspired by, and in honor of John Vietnam Nguyen. Show More Summary

Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Setting Fires

There's been a lot of talk about someone setting fires in the north part of Uptown. Ald. Osterman's office sent out this note with regard to the alley fires set behind 840 W Ainslie and the 925 W Margate porch fire last week. Some good news from Ald. Show More Summary

Ashland Water Main Replacement Project - September Through December

If your commute takes you along Clark, Damen, or Ashland, read this. Gonna be a PITA for a few months, but if you broke an axle on one of Ashland's many potholes last winter (I did!) or were forced to play Bode Miller just trying toShow More Summary

Show Your True Colors At Crew

Whether it's azure-blue-and-maize, orange-and-blue, or green-and-white, Crew wants to see you in your alma mater's colors this weekend."Crew begins the season with our Wear Your College Colors promotion. Just wear your team's logo into Crew any time between Friday and Labor Day and you will draw for a prize. Show More Summary

Nominating Petitions May Now Be Signed By Registered Voters For February Election

It's the official beginning of the silly season, a/k/a Chicago Municipal Elections.As of Tuesday, August 26th, candidates interested in running in the municipal election next February are now able to begin circulating nominating petitions. Show More Summary

The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper Hosting Paper Machete This Saturday

If you haven't checked out Paper Machete, the comedy/music/news "Live Magazine" that takes place every Saturday at the Green Mill (always free!), what are you waiting for? This weekend will feature The Daily Show's correspondent, Jordan Klepper, as the host. Show More Summary

Daily Show's Jordan Klepper Headlines This Saturday's Paper Machete

The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper headlines the final installment of the Paper Machete’s FRESH MEAT series, a month-long project featuring exclusively comics and writers making their Machete debuts. CHANDLER...Show More Summary

Man Shot At Clarendon & Windsor

We're hearing that six shots were fired around 9:30pm at Windsor and Clarendon, just a couple blocks from the scene of last night's craziness.Clarendon is blocked at Wilson, as there are many first responders at the scene, includingShow More Summary

Sneak Peek Of Somerset Place Lobby

Somerset Place lobby A reader got a quick look at the lobby of Somerset Place Apartments still under construction at Sheridan and Argyle and as you can see, it looks impressive and will look ever more so when complete. We are glad that the developers are taking the time to restore the exterior and breathe new life into the interior. Bravo!

"Chicago Fire Festival" At Buttercup Park This Afternoon

As part of the "Great Chicago Fire Festival," Ald. Osterman, BPAC and Redmoon Theater are bringing the party to Uptown today.Per Ald. Osterman's newsletter:"Sunday in Buttercup Park - with Redmoon! Sunday, August 24 2:00pm - 5:00pm.Show More Summary

Wilson L Public Meeting, September 16 @ 7PM

Via Alderman Cappleman: After many conversations with you over the past two years about plans for the new Wilson L Station, we are now ready to go! I am hosting a public meeting with the CTA next month so we can all know how the construction will impact our daily lives for the coming years. Show More Summary

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