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Thai Buddhist Temple Holds Saturday Event

A reader saw this flyer posted under the L at Leland and Broadway. We don't know anything official, but readers in need of extra food, clothing or blankets might consider showing up.

Tree Lighting Concludes Walk On Wilson

photo courtesy of Baker & Nosh Facebook page There it is, the lit tree at Baker & Nosh (1303 West Wilson). For the third year in a row, it brings its light to Uptown.Still in the mood for some holiday cheer after Walk on Wilson? Get over to Chase Park for the Holiday Open House, which is going until 9pm.

Chase Park Annual Holiday Open House On Friday

Stop by Chase Park this Friday, December 5th, for the annual Holiday Open House & Showcase. This fun, FREE event features a showcase of Chase Park's programs starting at 6:30pm.Come early or stay after the show for lots of other family-friendly...Show More Summary

Win WILCO Vinyl Boxed Set At Shake, Rattle & Read

Into Wilco? Into vinyl? Into winning free stuff?Win Wilco's four-LP limited edition boxed set "Alpha Mike Foxtrot" in celebration of their six-night set at the Riviera, starting Friday night (December 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12th). Stop by Shake Rattle & Read to enter (4812 Broadway) to enter. Show More Summary

See How Uptown's Public School Stack Up

CPS has come out with a new "report card" for its schools, and a new way to rank them academically. According to the Sun-Times, it goes like this:1+: Highest level1: Second-highest level2+: Third-highest level2: Fourth-highest level3:...Show More Summary

Ballots Are Set For Aldermanic Races

Ready, Set, Go!Unlike four years ago, when a massive number of appeals were filed in the three wards' aldermanic races, there were no challenges or objections to any of the nominating petitions of candidates running for alderman in Uptown.While...Show More Summary

Candea Breaks Ground On Lawrence & Clark Development

Construction equipment has moved into the lot at Clark & Lawrence The vacant lot on the NW corner of Lawrence and Clark is going to look a lot different soon.Candea Development has officially broken ground on their "Andersonville Gateway" project that will bring 19 condos with private yards and parking to this long vacant corner. Show More Summary

Burgled Between March & November? The Cops May Have Your Stuff

This press release from the police covers the 19th and 20th Districts, both of which cover Uptown. The police arrested two people who committed home invasions between March and November of this year. If you were burgled, please try to...Show More Summary

All Three Uptown Aldermen Vote To Raise Minimum Wage

Today the City Council voted to raise Chicago's minimum wage to $10 an hour by July 1st, with incremental adjustments bringing it to $13 by 2019. Alds. James Cappleman (46th Ward), Ameya Pawar (47th) and Harry Osterman (48th) all voted in favor of the new wage plan. Show More Summary

Tips On Foiling The Grinch From Stealing Your Packages

You may have heard (everywhere) that today is "Cyber Monday." Soon all those packages you've ordered (or others have ordered for you) will be arriving. And, sure as the snow will fly in December, thieves will be out trying to grab those packages before you can.It happens every year. Show More Summary

Permit For Cannabis Dispensary Requested At 5001-03 N. Clark

From Mat Olson with Winona Foster Carmen Winnemac Block Club (WFCW): "Please take a look at this application for special permit. For or against please contact WFCW/Mat Olson at 773-301-4262 and Alderman Ameya Pawar to voice your opinion. Show More Summary

Shop Local On Saturday

We love our national chains, but we also love our mom-n-pops! Today is Small Business Saturday, a chance to show our locally owned businesses some love and some dollars.Did you know that when you shop at an independent business, more...Show More Summary

"Nigerian Kitchen" Closes On Wilson

Nigerian Kitchen, now for rent at 1363 W. Wilson Long-time Wilson Avenue restaurant Nigerian Kitchen has closed and is for rent. We also got a disconnect message when a call was placed to the restaurant.A fire broke out in the church storefront just to the east of the restaurant back in September. Show More Summary

No TIF Funds Will Be Used If Stewart School Reopens As Decatur

In an article entitled Decatur Parents Want to Expand into Stewart Building, the Sun-Times explores the question of what will happen to the building that formerly housed Graeme Stewart School, located at 4525 North Kenmore. At community...Show More Summary

Some Lakefront Park Closures Thanksgiving Morning

The Turkey Day Run will be taking place in the park along the lakefront Thursday morning, with a few closures to be aware of, in you're in the area and an early holiday riser: Irving Park (northbound off-ramp and northbound on-ramp)Show More Summary

Rahim AlHaj In Concert At Truman College Tuesday

Truman College Student Government in association with Truman Student Activities cordially invites the public to attend An Afternoon with Rahim AlHaj, an event designed to experience AlHaj’s “journey of determined optimism”. The event...Show More Summary

Prospective Candidates Throw Their Hats In The Ring

Today was the deadline for candidates running for city offices in February 2015 to file their nominating petitions with the Board of Elections, and this is how it all shakes out for Uptown: 46th Ward: Signatures were submitted for James Cappleman, Amy Crawford, and Denice Davis for Alderman. Show More Summary

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