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Local Author Marcus Jones To Appear At The Uptown Branch Library Tuesday

Excerpt from his book, Everyone Has A Story, This Is Mine: "At 7:49 a.m. on April 17th 1995, I could run a mile in just over two minutes. I could leap a six-foot fence without hesitation. I was a 'street entrepreneur' making very good...Show More Summary

Harold's Rebrands, Now Ms. T's Southern Fried Chicken

When Harold's Chicken #42 closed on Wilson last autumn, it said it would be opening again soon in a new location.And so it has.It has also rebranded, and is now Ms. T's Southern Fried Chicken, in Lakeview, at 3343 North Broadway, near Roscoe. And yes, there is a Groupon!

No More Shaking or Rattling

It's a cute vintage storefront -- good bones, as they say -- at 4812 North Broadway. But only the glass door shows any indication that one of Chicago's great book and record stores was ever there. After 50 years, the landlords want to do some rehab, and Ric wants to do some retiring.

Learn More About Graceland Cemetery & Arboretum With A Walking Tour

Patrick Butler, who has written several books about the history of this area, will lead the tour.

Man Grazed By Bullet At Foster Beach

Megan Crepeau of the Tribune posted this photo on Twitter, with the caption:"It's so dark police are using bike lights to light the scene as they wait for e-tech" Shortly before 9pm Friday, there were shots fired at Foster Beach (near Simonds Drive). Show More Summary

Buena Park's Profiles Theatre Subject Of Reader Investigative Report

uncredited Facebook photo shows Profiles Theatre's storefront papered with copies of the article Profiles Theatre (4147 N Broadway) is the subject of a long investigative article in Chicago Reader this week, which alleges that the theater company's artistic directors, Darrell W. Show More Summary

Sellers Sought For Community Yard Sale Next Weekend

There's still time to participate as a seller in the CarmenWinona Block Club's annual community yard sale, to be held June 18th and June 19th (Saturday and Sunday).The CWBC encompasses the south side of Foster (Marine to Sheridan), Winona,...Show More Summary

Chicago Offers Summer Jobs For Ages 14-24

Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader for passing this information along from the Sustainable Chicago newsletter:"On May 20th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced more than 3,000 additional youth jobs will be offered under his One Summer Chicago youth employment initiative thanks to an investment by Emerson Collective. Show More Summary

Positive Loitering Tonight, 6pm-7pm

From Uptown Chicago Commission:"Positive Loitering will take place again this evening between 6PM and 7PM. The location will again be Wilson and Racine. Please join your neighbors in front of Jimmy John's. Last week there was a definite...Show More Summary

Homeless Man Accused Of Murder Found Unfit For Trial

The 58-year-old homeless man who was charged with the murder of another man in the bus shelter in front of Target last year has been found unfit to stand trial. Ross Feiwell was charged with stabbing 49-year-old Thomas Sawyer in the neck with a box cutter, killing him, on June 14, 2015, after the two men argued. Show More Summary

Sense8 Filming Inside Thorek On Saturday

From Ald. Cappleman's website: Readers with good memories will know that Sense8 has filmed in Uptown on several previous occasions.

Late Night Blues With Uptown Saturday Nights

In conjunction with the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival, UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHTS returns with another FREE event on Saturday, June 11. We are thrilled to host the Chicago Blues All-Stars featuring Jimmy Tillman on drums. 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR. Show More Summary

#TBT: The Bezazian Branch Library, A Gift Of Love

Many of us are familiar with the Bezazian Branch Library at Magnolia and Ainslie, and its wonderful free programs. How many of us realize that this busy library exists as a lasting reminder of a father's love for his son?John B. Bezazian was an Armenian immigrant who came to the U.S. Show More Summary

Civil Rights Panel Discussion & Documentary, This Saturday at the Bezazian

click to enlarge The Bezazian Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1226 W Ainslie Stree is hosting a panel discussion entitled Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the African-American Civil Rights Struggle on Saturday, JuneShow More Summary

Fine Chocolates & Sweets Boutique Coming To Uptown This Summer

Broadway's about to get a whole lot sweeter: My Chocolate Soul, an all-natural chocolate boutique, is preparing to open in Uptown this summer.The storefront build-out is underway at 4442 North Broadway (yes, right next to Weight Watchers. Show More Summary

48th Ward's "Second Fridays" Takes Place At Cafe Hoang on Argyle

Join your neighbors, friends, and representatives from Ald. Osterman's office this Friday for "Second Fridays," a monthly meeting and meal taking place in the Argyle community. This Friday, June 10th, it takes place at Cafe Hoang, 1020 West Argyle, 6pm-9pm.Ald. Show More Summary

Man Stabbed In Robbery On Montrose

According to the police scanner and the Sun-Times, a 20-year-old man was stabbed in the chest at 9:45 tonight in the 1000 block of Montrose (west of Broadway). According to the news report, he was walking with a friend when two men approached them and attempted to take his wristwatch. Show More Summary

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