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Senn Alumni Picnic Over Labor Day

For our readers who are long-time residents and who went to Senn (the community high school for Uptown before Uplift was created in 2005).There will be a picnic for Senn alumni (all classes, not matter how recent or distant) and faculty over the Labor Day weekend.It's only $5 to attend, and kids are free.Show that Bulldog Spirit! More information is here.

Man Murdered Sunday Morning In Possible Domestic Dispute

A reader's photo posted to Uptown Update's Facebook page Shortly before 7am on Sunday, shots were fired at 1032 West Montrose, west of Broadway. A 25-year-old man was reportedly hit multiple times when another man got out of a small black car with Michigan license plates and opened fire. Show More Summary

Free CTA Rides On First Day Of School For Chicago Students

CTA will again this year provide all students and accompanying adults with free bus and train rides on the first day of Chicago Public Schools’ school year, which is Tuesday, September 5. This program, which has been going on since 2011,...Show More Summary

BPN Hosts Fall Concert In The Park On Thursday

It's been a busy weekend, but the entertainment continues next week. Join Buena Park Neighbors for their Fall Concert on Thursday evening at Buena Park Circle.

A Visit To Klein's Bakery & Cafe

A reader writes: "Was just at Klein's Bakery & Cafe at 4155 N. Broadway and loved the place and the owners. They are young Venezuelans trying to make it after leaving Maduro's dictatorship. It would be great if you guys featured them so they get more exposure. Show More Summary

Magic In The Garden, Saturday Morning at 11AM

"Come and feel connected to your neighbors via the magic of seeds at the Winthrop Heritage Garden!In a guided interaction, participants will perform a magic illusion in their own hands, using seed paper cards. Participants join together to care for this evolving communal garden, with seeds as the focus as a reminder of how seeds connect all of us. Show More Summary

Finding Dory and Summer Picnic At Buttercup Park On Saturday

Buttercup Park holds its traditional "Wear Your Summer Whites" community picnic on Saturday evening at 6pm, followed by a showing of Finding Dory at dusk. Enjoy! Buttercup Park is located on Sheridan Road between Ainslie and Argyle.

Crafters & Musicians Pop-Up Market On Sunday

This takes place at the Harold Washington Apartments at Sheridan & Ainslie.More information is here.

Somboon Auto Service Owner Returns To Business

Somboon Auto Service, 4501 N. Clark A familiar face has returned to run the namesake business he had previously been leasing to another group.Junior Somboon of Somboon Auto Group is back in business at 4501 N. Clark. Lots of neighbors...Show More Summary

DUI Saturation Patrol Out In 20th District On Saturday

The CPD has announced that its DUI Saturation Patrol will be out in force in the 20th District Saturday night, between 7pm and 3am. The 20th District encompasses all of Uptown north of Lawrence, as well as Edgewater.The news releaseShow More Summary

Sheridan Park Yard Sale Is Saturday

The 24th Annual Sheridan Park Yard Sale is tomorrow! It runs between 9am and 3pm. There are lots of participants and lots of treasures to be had! Here's a list of participating sellers: Beacon: 4452 N. Beacon 4451-4459 Beacon 4531 N....Show More Summary

Siam Noodle & Rice Has Opened At Its New Location

For nearly 30 years, Siam Noodle & Rice operated at 4654 North Sheridan, gaining a reputation as a friendly, authentic, family-owned restaurant that endured through Uptown's many changes.Due to the possible upcoming sale of the building...Show More Summary

Got A Teen? Know A Teen? After School Matters Is Now Accepting Fall Applications

After School Matters is now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 programs. For those not familiar with it, ASM is "a non-profit organization that provides life-changing after-school and summer program opportunities to more than 15,000...Show More Summary

Andersonville Water Tower Replica To Be Hoisted Tuesday

From Ald. Osterman:"Installation of the new blue-and-yellow Andersonville Water Tank on the roof of the Swedish American Museum is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8.Clark Street will be closed from Foster to Farragut to accommodate two lifting cranes beginning at 7 a.m. Show More Summary

Budlong Concept To Be Named "Beacon St. Market"

Safe to say the Sheridan Park neighborhood rejoiced when it was first announced that Jared Leonard was bringing his Budlong Hot Chicken and BBQ Supply Co. to the corner of Beacon and Wilson. We are now learning more about the fusion of these two brands and what to expect. Show More Summary

Uptown Fest Brings Together Art & Community

(click to enlarge for more details) Uptown, Chicago, IL, August 7, 2017 - On Saturday, August 12, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the Sheridan Park Neighbors Association (SPNA) will host the 5th Annual Sheridan Park Art Festival, with a focus on family entertainment and community engagement. Show More Summary

"First Sip Cafe" Coming Soon To 1057 W. Argyle

Window to 1057 W. Argyle, future home of "First Sip Cafe" While a few residents in Sheridan Park opine about the abundance of coffee shops, those living near the Argyle corridor have been opining about the lack of coffee shops.This news should thrill the latter!"First Sip Cafe" is coming soon to 1057 W. Show More Summary

43-Year-Old Bezazian Branch Library Mural Being Restored; Meet The Original Muralist On Wednesday

Day One of the mural restoration! (photo courtesy of reader Rick Baer) You can really see how the paint has faded, down to almost bare brick in several spots (photo courtesy of reader Rick Baer) The original colors of the mural, mapped out Ald. Show More Summary

Plein Aire Painting In The Entertainment District

Thank you to reader Gerald Cernak, who spotted this work in progress at Lawrence and Broadway.

Budlong Hot Chicken & BBQ Coming To 1329 W. Wilson

The dining scene along Wilson Avenue in Sheridan Park has been growing like mad with Kal'ish, Longacre and Pokiology. Now we can add another dining option to that list!The former Fontana Grill space at 1329 W. Wilson has been vacantShow More Summary

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