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Want To March In Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade?

From Neighbors for Harry Osterman:"March with Harry & Friends in Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday, March 14, 2015I invite you, your family, and your friends to join me in marching in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade on...Show More Summary

"The Public Barber" Opens On Wilson

In spring 2014, the City of Chicago announced a program called "Up the Block," in which entrepreneurs would compete to start businesses in vacant storefronts, with encouragement, mentoring, and financial incentives from community supporters. Show More Summary

Learning Social Media For Small Businesses, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs, Etc.

click to enlarge For more information, and to register (space is limited), click here.

Seaworld Food Market On Argyle Closes

A reader says, "This company has been around at this location for a very long time, but it was empty for a bit and now is officially for rent." The storefront is at 1130 West Argyle, between the Red Line and Broadway.

One Earth Film Festival In Uptown This Saturday

"Join us at the at ICA GreenRise (4750 N. Sheridan) on Saturday, March 7th for special screenings of documentary films about people claiming and reclaiming local food production. No Land, No Food, No Life, at 11am, explores sustainable small scale agriculture around the world and the urgent call for an end to corporate global land grabs. Show More Summary

Uptown Underground's Grand Opening Month Begins Tonight

Uptown Underground (4713 North Broadway) is celebrating its Grand Opening Month, and there's so much on the agenda. If you want to stay in the loop, you can sign up for its mailing list, watch the events calendar on its website, and/or...Show More Summary

Northbound Red Line Trains Bypassing Uptown/Edgewater Stations This Weekend

Additional information from the CTA: "Signal Improvements and Track Maintenance will begin March 6th (9pm) to March 9th (4am). Work activity will take place at track level near the Lawrence Platform to the North and Clifton Substation...Show More Summary

Buena Bunnies Build Baskets, On March 22nd

From Buena Park Neighbors:"Buena Park Neighbors to Hold Buena Bunnies Event - The Buena Park Neighbors Association will hold its annual Buena Bunnies event on Sunday, March 22, 2pm to 3pm at St. Mary of the Lake, 4200 North SheridanShow More Summary

Monday Is Casimir Pulaski Day

The first Monday of March is that most Illinois of holidays, Pulaski Day. Most Cook County and Chicago government agencies and offices are closed. Chicago Public Schools will be open. Chicago Public Libraries are all closed. Most banks are open. Show More Summary

It Was So Much Fun, We're Voting Again On April 7th

City Election 2.0. Updated information about voting in the city run-off election for mayor and assorted aldermen, including James Cappleman and Amy Crawford in the 46th Ward: Not registered to vote, or would like to change your address or other information on your existing registration? You can do it until March 10th. Show More Summary

Davis Campaign Manager Throws Shade At Crawford Campaign Tactics, Endorses Cappleman in Run-Off

In the 46th Ward's aldermanic election last week, candidate (and former chief of staff to Helen Shiller) Denice Davis finished third, while James Cappleman and Amy Crawford will meet in a runoff on April 7th. The day after the election, Ms. Show More Summary

Wilson L Rehab Begins Southbound Track Work In March

click to enlarge We've seen signs of the Wilson Red Line station's rehab with the demolition of buildings around the station, but this is the first sign of infrastructure changes. According to the Tribune, the construction will add two to four minutes to your southbound commute, as 2,200 feet of old track is removed and replaced. Show More Summary

Vintage Garage Returns For Its Fourth Year In Uptown

It was far from a sure thing, but we're delighted to hear that Vintage Garage will be back for another summer of showcasing retro, kooky, unusual and memorable items at the Aon parking garage, 5051 North Broadway. Here's what we heard...Show More Summary

Great Raffle Prizes Tonight At Crew

A reminder from Friends of the 46th Ward Schools that they are hosting a fundraiser tonight. All money raised goes to support the children in our local schools with school supplies and other needed items."Join us at Crew Bar & Grill (4804 N. Show More Summary

Man Shot On 4700 Block of Beacon

A man was shot in the lower right leg around 4:45pm on the 4700 block of Beacon, near Lawrence. He ran for cover in the lobby of one of the residential buildings on that street, where police found him and EMTs began treating him. The shooters are reported to have been in a red Altima or Cruz. Show More Summary

It's National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend - Resistance Is Futile

We love our local Girl Scout troops, and we love their addictive cookies! Brennemann Troop 20317 will be selling cookies outside the Montrose/Broadway Jewel this Saturday, and March 7th and 21st. Help them meet their sales goals! All...Show More Summary

Not Sure What Mayoral Candidate To Vote For? There's An App For That

If you're still on the fence about who to vote for tomorrow for Mayor, there's a free app called "Pollenize" that lists all the Chicago Mayoral candidates' stances on the issues that may be important to you.Its founders say, "Pollenize...Show More Summary

Election Day Is Here (At Last)

The first aldermanic candidate announced her candidacy in September 2013. 17 months later, the votes will start being tallied tonight, shortly after 7pm. Two candidates (Rory Fiedler and Ameya Pawar) in the 47th Ward. Three candidates (James Cappleman, Amy Crawford and Denice Davis) in the 46th Ward. Show More Summary

Number of Early Voters Rises Citywide

According to AlderTrack, the number of early voters in the municipal election rose 23% citywide since 2011, from 73,268 to 89,867 voters. Locally, the 46th Ward had 7% more early voters, the 47th Ward stayed exactly the same as it did in 2011, and the 48th Ward went up 4% (not bad for a ward with no aldermanic race this time around). Show More Summary

Watch The Results Come In

There are two good places to watch the election results come in after 7pm, either the Chicago Board of Elections site, which seems the fastest to update, or the Chicago Tribune. Just keep refreshing the sites. Is it going to be a long night? Runoff or clear victor? We should know by midnight. Show More Summary

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