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Early Voting Has Begun

If you're as sick as we are of this endless election cycle, you can create your own personal November 8th and vote now. If you're willing to go downtown, that is.Early voting is available only in the downtown area until October 24th, when it expands to the neighborhoods. Show More Summary

Ald. Osterman To Hold Town Hall Meetings Beginning Tonight

A few weeks ago, Ald. Osterman announced he would be holding four town hall meetings around the 48th Ward, where "safety and other issues" would be discussed. The first of those meetings is tonight, with the sole Uptown venue happening later this week.If you have safety or other concerns you'd like to discuss with Ald. Show More Summary

First Annual Ainslie-Winmore Block Party October 8

The Ainslie-Winmore Block Club is hosting its first annual block party on Saturday, October 8 from 12pm-6pm. Please contact if you are interested in:1) participating in the chili cook-off2) loaning a cooler for the event3) volunteering for an hour or two to help run an activity (bounce house, mask making, pumpkin painting)Hope to see you there!

Uptown Historical Society Presents A Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

The Uptown Historical Society is proud to present the third tour of Uptown this year - a guided tour of Graceland Cemetery on Saturday, October 22 starting at 10AM. Arguably the most well-known cemetery in Chicago, you will learn about the history of the cemetery and some of its famous "residents" (including Daniel Burnham and Marshall Field). Show More Summary

Carol's Pub: Don't Count Us Out Yet!

It's a possibility, a wisp of an idea, not a certainty, but there's a chance that Carol's Pub may reopen.On Carol's Pub's Facebook page, the webmaster wrote on Friday: From the mouth of Carol herself.... Carol's Pub is not "officially" closed. Show More Summary

Pet Blessings In Honor Of St Francis Today and Next Sunday

In honor of St Francis of Assisi and his compassion for animals, some churches have a tradition of holding Pet Blessings near his feast day (October 4th). If you have a pet you'd like to bring to have blessed, we are aware of these opportunities in the areas including and around Uptown: St. Show More Summary

They Got It! Yeah, Baby, They Got It!

Sign in the window at 1224 W. Wilson Emerald City Coffee has finally set the date.Monday, October 3 to be exact...bright and early at 6AM. A celebratory sign announcing receipt of the elusive business license was up in the window at 1224 W. Show More Summary

24 Townhomes Proposed For 4740 N. Clark

Proposal for 4740 N. Clark (Axios Architects) Current buildings along proposed site A proposal for 24 townhomes has been shared on Ald. Pawar's website. The site is just south of a recently rehabbed building and steps from Chase Park. Show More Summary

Uptown Saturday Nights Ends Season With The Neo-Futurists

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHTS returns on Saturday, October 8 with its last event of 2016! We are beyond thrilled to be hosting this show featuring The Neo-Futurists and a one-time FREE Uptown performance of their signature show, Too Much Light...Show More Summary

Avoid The Flu Bug! City of Chicago Free Flu Clinics

As usual, the City of Chicago will provide free flu shots at locations around the city during the autumn months. Listed below are the ones in the areas around Uptown. For a full map, go to Monday, October 3rd, 9am-2pm:...Show More Summary

Portions of Wilson, Leland Closed to Vehicular Traffic For CTA Construction Work

With the CTA construction crews begin Phase 3 of the Wilson Station overhaul, there are some street closures. This phase primarily involves tearing down and rebuilding Track 3 (northbound Red Line) and building a new shared passenger platform. Show More Summary

Books on the Chopping Block: A Banned Books Week Read-Out

Where Performance Meets Freedom! Celebrate the 30th year of Banned Books Week by joining free thinkers at the Bezazian Branch Library for this readers theater performance by City Lit Theater.Hear live excerpts from the ten most frequently...Show More Summary

Stewart School "Tent City" Dismantled, Property Fenced Off

According to readers and DNAinfo, the homeless encampment that appeared this spring on the front lawn of the former Stewart School (4525 North Kenmore) is in the process of being dismantled today. DFSS staff, police, and city workers...Show More Summary

Eagles Bulding Starbucks To Close October 5th

Meanwhile, a block south of Uptown:Another indication that the gut rehab of the Eagles Building at Broadway and West Sheridan, as well as most of the 3800 block of Broadway, is really happening. Reader Jason Thompson sent a photo ofShow More Summary

New Temporary Entrances To Wilson Red Line Station Go Into Use Today

A reminder for passengers who use the Wilson station to access the Red Line:Monday begins Phase 3 of the project, which should last about six months. The immediate changes you will see: The main entrance to the station (Gerber Building) at 4620 Broadway is closed. Show More Summary

Attempted Hold-Up Of American Metro Bank On Friday

Yesterday afternoon a reader notified us that there was a heavy police presence inside American Metro Bank, at Broadway and Ainslie. We didn't know what had happened, but the FBI has filled in the blanks. There was an attempted hold-up of the bank, located at 4878 North Broadway, around 12:30pm. Show More Summary

Carol's Pub Closes (At Least For Now) - One Of Uptown's Last Appalachian-Era Hangouts

Photo courtesy of New City It's all very mysterious. The famous country music dive bar, Carol's Pub, has closed its doors at Clark and Leland, and its future is unclear. Even the person who runs its Facebook page seems to be in the dark about what's going on.It was open Labor Day weekend, but after that things get murky. Show More Summary

Sneak Peek: Upcoming Outdoor Space At Lawrence House

Colorful loungers and new sod fill the outdoor space on the north side of Lawrence House If you peered over the new fence along Kenmore just north of Lawrence you'll be in for a surprise. The upcoming outdoor space at Lawrence House is nearing completion. Show More Summary

Argyle Goes Green, Paid Parking Resumes Saturday

Workers were busy today installing lots of trees along the new Argyle streetscape, including side streets. A great improvement! If you park on Argyle, Ald. Osterman says in his weekly newsletter that "Parking meter boxes have been installed. Show More Summary

"Reza's House" On Winona Demolished

We're sorry to see that the century-old mansion at 1468-1472 West Winona has been demolished. Usually known as the "Reza's house" (since it was previously owned by the family of Reza Toulabi, the restaurateur), it sold last May.Neighbors...Show More Summary

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