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Congratulations, Blackhawks

Even Lionel is thrilled, and he's usually got a stone face.

Lake Shore Drive Underpasses Flooded

Heard from a reader: "Irving, Montrose, and Wilson Ave viaducts at LSD impassable due to flooding. People rescued from cars at Irving and Montrose." Readers are posting on our Facebook page that Lawrence and Foster are also flooded and pretty hazardous to cross. Show More Summary

Heading To Wrigleyville Tonight?

If you're going to the Cubs/Indians game at Wrigley tonight, or if you're planning to go that way to celebrate or watch the Hawks, know that it could be a wild one, with both games potentially ending at the same time. The Cubs have released...Show More Summary

Locations For Bird Watching Tonight

For the first time in decades, the Hawks can clinch the Stanley Cup on their home ice. If you want to watch history being made with some of your fellow fans, Uptown watering holes are ready for you. Here are just a few: Buena Beach Bar & Grill isn't usually open on Mondays, but they're open tonight! $9 Italian Buffet. Show More Summary

Police Activity In Front of Target, Possible Stabbing

At 10pm, Broadway is closed to traffic north of Montrose as police and emergency vehicles surround the area.Unconfirmed rumor is that someone was stabbed in front of Target. Unconfirmed, we're working on getting more information.Stay away from the area if you don't need to be there.

BPN Spring Concert & Fun At Buena Park Circle

Buena Park Neighbors presents its Spring Concert in the Park at Buena Park Circle on Thursday, June 19th, at 7pm. Neighbors are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners to Kenmore and Buena and hear local favorite The...Show More Summary

Women's Health Fair Saturday

Not in Uptown, but nearby -- and sponsored by several of Uptown's elected officials.

Next Monday At The Bezazian: Total Eclipse, Part of Pride Month Festival

The Queer Film Society, in association with The Chicago Public Library, present The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name, a free series celebrating Victorian era LGBT movies in honor of Gay Pride month. The series comprises four free screenings taking place on the first four Mondays in June – at the Bezazian branch at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm). Show More Summary

Noble Charter School Decides Against Uptown

About an hour ago, Ald. Cappleman tweeted: "Victory for our neighborhood schools. Noble will not move to 46 Ward!"The Tribune confirms in more detail:"Noble charter drops plans for Uptown campus. After encountering a growing chorus of...Show More Summary

Weiss Farmers Market Opens Today at 7AM

Radtke Farms (click to enlarge) Beijo de Chocolat (click to enlarge) It's the second Thursday for Weiss Hospital's farmer's market, open 7am to 1pm throughout the summer. There were six or seven vendors when we were there last week, and while there wasn't a lot of fresh produce (yet, due to the cool spring), we did go home with some treasures. Show More Summary

Courtenay Pre-K Painting Project Postponed

Volunteers still needed, but not quite yet. The "Paint the Pre-K" has been pushed back to August, instead of this Sunday and Monday. On the Dover Street Neighbors Facebook page, the resident organizing the sprucing up wrote:Attention to all Paint Courtenay Pre-k volunteers and support. Show More Summary

Missing Juvenile From Uptown Sought By SVU

A 14-year-old girl has been reported missing from her Uptown home after she left following a fight with her mother last night. Johneka Marshall, of the 4400 block of Magnolia, is 5'1" and weighs just over 100 pounds. She has black hair...Show More Summary

Rally Planned To Oppose Charter School Coming To Uptown

It's something when nearly every elected official in an area agrees on an issue. In this case, it's opposing the proposed move of a charter school into the facility that will be vacated by Lycée Français de Chicago. Noble Academy, a charter school, wants to move into the space at 640 West Irving Park Road. Show More Summary

Community Plans For Next Week's Mumford & Sons Concert

As was announced last April, Mumford & Sons will be playing at Montrose Beach on June 17th. Last night there was a meeting with the police, the promoter, and the alderman to explain the logistics. A resident who was in attendance sent...Show More Summary

CAPS Meeting for Beat 1914 Tonight

From Amy, co-facilitator for Beat 1914 [the area bounded by Lawrence, Montrose, the lake and Broadway]:"Please make your way around the construction this evening to join us for June's CAPS meeting for Beat 1914 -- at 7pm at the Clarendon...Show More Summary

Three Spheres of Self at the Triangle

There's more information on the new sculpture in the Racine/ Broadway triangle, courtesy of Uptown United.It's called Three Spheres of Self and is the creation of Jaci Willis, a central Illinois artist who graduated from and has taught at Bradley University. Show More Summary

More About Public Art At The Wilson Station

New City Chicago has an article about the CTA's meeting last month about the art that will be designed for the new Wilson Station by internationally known artist Cecil Balmond. CTA said they'd never seen so many people show up for meeting...Show More Summary

Ahoy, Bargain Hunters and Treasure Seekers!

Click to enlarge image if you'd like to scan the QR code WFCW Block Club's HUGE 5th Annual Yard Sale Join us 9am-4pm on Saturday June 20th (rain date 21st) from Winnemac to Foster between Broadway to Ashland. Sellers will have maps Children's,...Show More Summary

The Loving Story Documentary At The Bezazian On Friday

It's hard to believe that within recent memory, it was illegal in some states for people of different races to legally marry. The Bezazian Library is showing a documentary about the landmark case, Loving vs. Virginia, that went all the...Show More Summary

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