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Snow Update From Ald. Cappleman

"At this time, snow plows and salt spreaders have cleared all arterial routes and most of the side streets are clear as well. If your street is not clear yet, please look at the plow tracker or contact our office. Plow trucks are still out clearing streets and will be throughout the evening until they are all completed. Show More Summary

Getting While The Gettin's Good

Hah! A reader sent in this photo of a moving truck. Think they made that decision while watching the Super Bowl take place in the desert and looking at 19+ inches of snow?

Snow Update From Ald. Pawar

"As you know, Chicago experienced the fifth worst snow storm in our city's history with over 19 inches of total accumulation. The Department of Streets and Sanitation deployed their entire fleet (350) of snow removal vehicles to clear streets. Show More Summary

Whiteout Conditions

Thank you to UU Facebook reader Michael Villafana, who says, "I ventured out on Sunday afternoon to Montrose beach and found this lonely tree...Somewhere in and around it are Lake Michigan and Montrose beach..."

Blizzards and Bygones

This looks like one of those old-timey black and white photos, but it's Sunday. Reader Kevin MacDonald posted to UU's Facebook page and says, "Montrose looking west towards Broadway."

Side Streets Impassable ...

A reader writes: "You might want to warn drivers to avoid the residential streets around here. I'm on Gunnison between Sheridan and Marine Drive, and we've been watching car after car get stuck in the snow all day today. There's currently a pair of ambulances stuck here, despite a bunch of neighbors' valiant efforts at digging/pushing them out. Show More Summary

... And The Main Streets Aren't Much Fun, Either

A reader sent in this photo and says, "Still waiting on my bus just west of Broadway on Lawrence.?"

Hey Hey Holy Mackerel, Snow Doubt About It

Reader Lawrence Gallegos posted this photo to UU's Facebook page Sunday: "Snow drift off the back porch."

CPS Closed Monday

In light of the snowstorm, which is expected to keep going overnight and produce up to 5 more inches of lake effect snow, Chicago Public Schools have canceled classes tomorrow. So has Lycee Francais on Bittersweet. To keep up with all the school closings, check CBS Chicago's list or add to the comments.

Ch'ava Says Farewell

Readers who are fans of good coffee and delicious sandwiches will be sad to hear that today is the last day for Ch'ava Cafe at 4656 N Clark. We'd heard the news earlier this week, but were waiting for confirmation, and today it came:On its Facebook page, Ch'ava writes:"Our Final Service. Show More Summary

Inside Lawrence House

sign listing some of the amenities from the days when Lawrence House was a first-class residential hotel Last summer, one of Uptown Update's frequent contributors took a tour of Lawrence House before the current renovations and construction began. Show More Summary

Art Show Opening Reception Saturday Evening

“the good, the true, the beautiful” is a group show exploring how moving images are translated into the physical world. How does a 4-D object become 3-Dimensional? By working with tropes and common ideas in videos (both as an art form...Show More Summary

Help Restock School Supplies For 46th Ward Schools

Friends of the 46th Ward Schools has officially kicked off our 100th Day of School Re-Supply Drive. This drive aims to restock a few of the supplies that start to dwindle midway through the school year. Supplies can be purchased on-line at Show More Summary

Rique's Sets The Date

Way back in May, we told you it would be happening, and Chef Enrique Cortes just announced that the long-anticipated reopening of Rique's Cocina Mexicana, back at its original location (5004 N Sheridan), will take place on Friday, February 6th, at 5pm.You can make reservations now at 773-728-6200 or by emailing Show More Summary

About Last Weekend...

Today the police released the results of the DUI Strike Force being in the 19th District (the area between Lawrence and Fullerton east of the river). They were in various locations around the district, so we're not sure if any of these...Show More Summary

Construction Begins On Lawrence House

Close-up of some of the detail of 1020 W. Lawrence (former Lawrence House) Moss, the architects behind the renovation of FLATS No. 1020, has an inside look at what is going into the rehab of this historic building, which is an important piece of the puzzle to the Uptown Entertainment District. Show More Summary

Helping Incarcerated Women By Donating Travel-Size Toiletries

Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer is collecting travel-size toiletries such as shampoo, soap, and lotion for women in prison. Someone from her office will be picking up these items at the 46th, 47th and 48th Ward Offices on Friday, January 30th. Show More Summary

Last Day To Register To Vote

If you have a strong opinion about who'll be your next mayor, or who'll be your next alderman, you'll want your vote to count. Today's the last day to register for the city election. Check to make sure you're registered here. Find out how to register here. Show More Summary

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