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Uptown PlayStreet Summer Schedule

Now that school's out, the PlayStreet program is going strong. These dates and locations are currently posted for Uptown, but things can change. Please check the schedule here before heading out. Thursday, July 7th, 4:30pm-7:30pm, Winthrop...Show More Summary

Saddle & Cycle Club Fireworks Show To Take Place On July 4th

Our festive neighbors, the Saddle & Cycle Club, will present its annual fireworks show at dusk on Monday, July 4th. The club is located at Foster & Marine, but only its members and guests may view the show from inside the club.Luckily for us, the fireworks can be seen for miles around. Show More Summary

Windy City RibFest Back In Uptown July 1st-3rd, Still Time To Sign Up To Volunteer

Top local and national ribbers will again mix saucy slab offerings that are complemented with an eclectic music lineup at this 8th annual festival. This tasty happening takes place over the long Fourth of July weekend. It grows in popularity...Show More Summary

"Becoming A Man" Mentoring Program Gets Winning Marks

Photo courtesy of Youth Guidance According to the Sun-Times, a mentoring program that was enacted at Goudy Elementary School in Uptown this past school year, as well as in other parts of Chicago, is having a positive impact on youngShow More Summary

"Pride at Montrose" Happening At The Lakefront 11am-6pm

There's another big Pride event happening in Uptown today. The old Montrose Rocks festival, which celebrates LGBT people of color, has been rebranded as "Pride At Montrose" and takes place at the lakefront and at Cricket Hill.Check out...Show More Summary

A Pride Of Lion(s)

Lionel's parade-ready at his perch at Dayton and Montrose. Follow his adventures on his Facebook page.

Local Pride!

A few more local Pride celebration opportunities: Baker & Nosh, at 1303 West Wilson: "Make sure to stop by and see us 9am-noon Pride Sunday, and grab a free La Colombe coffee! Happy Pride, Chicago!" Uptown Lounge, at 1136 West Lawrence:...Show More Summary

#TestForFlu Bug Hits Town

The #TestForFlu Bug, aka the Virus Buster, was in Uptown last week, educating the public about influenza. We saw it parked on Clark. It was kind of hard to miss, to be frank.

Edgewater Shooting Ends At Foster/Sheridan

Tonight shortly before 9pm, a 42-year-old man was shot several times in Edgewater. The shooting occurred on Kenmore between Berwyn and Balmoral. Witnesses reported hearing shots and seeing a dark blue Mercedes speeding away from theShow More Summary

"We Are Uptown Proud!"

The Uptown Chamber has come up with a fun video celebrating the businesses and pride that Uptown has. Check it out at -- and see what discounts and freebies are available this Pride Weekend, too.

More Words of Love on Sheridan

click to enlarge and read the messages It started with Alchemia Art of Hair, who invited the public to write messages of pride, love, and support on the sidewalk outside the shop at 5009 N Sheridan. Now the trend has moved slightly north, with the wall and sidewalk at 5050 N Sheridan full of messages proclaiming love. Show More Summary

Lakeview Pantry Holds Open House Today To Show Off New Space

Lakeview Pantry, which has served the public for 46 years and is Chicago's largest food pantry, has moved to a new home just steps from Uptown, at 3945 N Sheridan (across from the Red Line station). They are rightly proud of their new location, which doubles the size of their previous space. Show More Summary

Detailed Stewart School Conversion Plans Surface With 64 Residential Units

If there is still any doubt that the Broadway and Wilson corridor is going to be unrecognizable in a few years, here is yet another planned development we heard about a few months ago, now in greater detail. Ald. Cappleman has also issued a letter of support to the city to make Stewart School a Chicago landmark. Show More Summary

Parking Restrictions This Week Due to Wrigley Concerts, Pride Parade

There are a lot of great events happening during the next ten days, but if you park your vehicle on the street in Uptown, you'll want to be sure it's not going to be towed, because parking restrictions are on the horizon. The concert restrictions on Irving Park and Clark begin TODAY at 2pm. Show More Summary

Game-Changing Transit-Oriented Development Proposed For Broadway & Wilson

Proposed development looking NE at the corner of Broadway & Wilson (MX3 Architects) The corner of Broadway and Wilson as we all know it today Looking north on Broadway from Wilson (MX3 Architects) Looking south on Winthrop showing the...Show More Summary

City Council Passes Towing Bill of Rights

The "Lincoln Park Pirates" lot at 4882 North Clark Yesterday a lot of legislation was passed during the City Council's meeting, including the Towing Bill of Rights, co-sponsored by Ald. Ameya Pawar and "inspired" by Uptown's LincolnShow More Summary

Paver's Paradise

Looking east on Argyle from Kenmore Street level brick paving is going on as we speak on Argyle. Argyle is closed from Kenmore eastward as work is underway. Once complete, the street will be flush with the sidewalk. You can get a good idea of how the completed project will look from the photo above.

City Sums Up Montrose-Clarendon TIF

Here's the official City press release on the approval of the Maryville project. Interestingly, there were several other TIF plans approved yesterday, including giving Whole Foods $8million to move a distribution center from Indiana to Pullman."TIF PLAN APPROVED TO SUPPORT NEW MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN UPTOWN. Show More Summary

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