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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Walk-In Medical Clinic Coming To Sheridan Plaza

A walk-in medical clinic may not be the most exciting new business to come to Uptown, but when your kid sprains her wrist or when you've got a hacking cough that just won't stop, it will be a welcome one.It's coming to 4609 N Sheridan, in the Sheridan Plaza building. Show More Summary

The Purpose of Purple

Now it makes sense.In July, we saw the purple fence go up at the old Pollo Loco lot at Wilson and Sheridan. We, and others, questioned why it was... so.... purple.Now that the Cedar Street logos have gone up, the "official color" makes sense. Show More Summary

Positive Loitering Tonight, 7pm-8pm

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. Tonight...Show More Summary

Entertainment Tonight (Drum Circles, FacePainting and Spock)

Tonight is the fourth week of the season for the Argyle Night Market, and the entertainment begins right at 5pm, with a drum circle at Sheridan. Later, the Fruit Flies will perform! There will be face painting for kids between 5:30 and 7:30. Show More Summary

Sense8 Filming At The Aragon Today

click to enlarge The new Netflix series Sense8 is filming today around the area of the Aragon. Click on the notice to the left for parking restrictions.Remember that a car chase under the L tracks is supposed to shoot along the alley behind Kenmore between Irving Park and Buena during the next couple days as well.

Tuesday: The Return of Helen Shiller To City Government?

For those who still follow the exploits of former 46th Ward alderman Helen Shiller, here's a little tutorial on how Chicago works. You can do a horrible interview, you can be considered far from the best candidate for a job, but if you've...Show More Summary

Filming: A Car Chase Under The El Tracks

If you live near the el tracks along Kenmore between Buena and Irving, expect some excitement this weekend. Sense8, the Netflix series guided by the Wachowski siblings (who were responsible for The Matrix, among other things) will be back in Uptown filming.This time, it appears there will be car chase and car crash filmed under the tracks. Show More Summary

Second Annual Sunnyside Mall Art Fair This Saturday

Join the artists and musicians of Uptown this Saturday, August 2nd, on the Sunnyside Mall for the second annual Arts Fair. it all takes place between 9am and 3pm. Listen to live bluegrass, jazz and soul, courtesy of the CH3 Trio, Joyce Renee & the JK Connection. Show More Summary

Grand Opening For Aodoke Asian Bistro On Thursday

Please join Aodake Asian Bistro on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 for its Open House/Food Sampling from 1:00pm to 3:00pm The date was chosen by a Feng Shui expert for the best possible day. Ribbon Cutting at 2:00pm with Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. Show More Summary

7 Unit Building Coming To 4627 Beacon

The western face of the 7 unit condo coming to 4627 Beacon (DesignBridge) Looks like the excavation notice we posted for 4627 Beacon stating a single-family home would be built were incorrect. Via Ald. Cappleman's latest email blast: "DesignBridge architect sent in plans for a residential building for the 4627 N. Show More Summary

Positive Loitering Tonight (Weather Permitting)

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. Tonight...Show More Summary

FLATS Setting Aside 58 Units For Affordable Housing

By Mary Ellen Podmolik 1325 W. Wilson, a FLATS property Chicago Tribune A Chicago developer that has been among the most active firms behind the conversion of dilapidated, very-low-income housing into market-rate apartments is teaming with the city to offer more than four dozen subsidized units to Chicagoans who make no more than $15,200 a year. Show More Summary

Keeping Track Of Progress

They've been working on the new multi-use sports facility in the park (between Wilson and Montrose) since the winter. Just five weeks ago, they were only starting work on the track. As of last week, the track lanes look completely finished. Show More Summary

Got Happy Feet? Be Part Of The Traditional Bon Odori Dance Festival At Buddhist Temple Of Chicago

We heard from Rev. Patti at the Buddhist Temple of Chicago yesterday, and she hopes that some Uptowners/dancers will come for the next four sessions and be part of the Bon Odori Dance Festival next weekend.In preparation for Bon Odori, the annual festival of Japanese folk dancing, the Buddhist Temple of Chicago is having five practice sessions. Show More Summary

Two Uptown Aldermen On Task Force To Facilitate More Affordable Housing In Chicago

Ald. Pawar and Ald. Cappleman are members of a new Affordable Housing Task Force, the aim of which is to reform the city's existing Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO), which has created 187 units since 2007. The goal of the newShow More Summary

Vote Now For Uptown Viaduct Mural Submissions

One of the mural submissions for the viaducts Both the Wilson and Lawrence viaducts at Lake Shore Drive are slated for reconstruction some time in the distant future, but in the meantime, Ald. Cappleman's office would like your input on which mural design should grace the walkways under each overpass. Show More Summary

Vintage Garage On Sunday: Where Rockabilly Meets Tiki, Plus A Costume Contest

Retro rockabilly swirled with South Sea Tiki creates a cocktail of treasures.Vintage Garage Chicago Returns to Uptown July 20th with the popular Rockabilly and Tiki theme.You know you love Vintage Garage, and all its treasures. How much...Show More Summary

Kids Corner At Buena Park Open Day

Buena Park Open Day is open for children as well as adults. The Children's Corner will be at Buena and Clarendon. It will be going full swing with chalk drawing on the sidewalk, bubble machines, face painting, a cupcake food truck, hula...Show More Summary

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