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Open windows where the original stained glass was removedon the north-facing side of the home The front trees come down The stained glass window in the front has been removed Well, it's over. All that's left is for the wrecking equipment...Show More Summary
Quite a few readers are telling us that heavy-equipment work has been going on at the 1896 Victorian home at 4642 N Magnolia. Since around 8am, four mature trees and the back fence have been removed. "It looks like the property is getting prepped from demolition. I don’t think there’s a glimmer of hope for anything but an empty lot for the foreseeable future."
Language Stars, a full-immersion foreign language school for children ages 1-12, is opening at 4648 North Clark this week, with festivities beginning today. It all culminates on Thursday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a raffle, the main prize being a free year of tuition for your child.You can check out the schedule of events here. Show More Summary
This Friday and Saturday are the last chances to celebrate the return of Pegasus Players to a new home (the Preston Bradley Center) in their old stomping grounds (Uptown). Come get a glimpse of the future with three shows written by gifted young playwrights from local high schools: The Diner, Senioritis, and Fears For Fairy Tales. Show More Summary
This has certainly been a roller coaster ride for sure. We are hearing from blog ArchitectureChicago PLUS that the owners who recently closed on the purchase of 4642 N. Magnolia are willing to entertain offers on the home...if certain conditions are met. Show More Summary
A primer for those not familiar with its history. The coolest part is at the end, with old black-and-white photos fading into color versions of what it looks like now. Thanks to Chicagoist for featuring this as the "Friday Morning Diversion" yesterday. No photos of the giant icicle in the basement, unfortunately.
Apparently Mayor Rahm was showing the CDOT workers on Marine Drivehow the app works (Photo Credit: Brooke Collins // City of Chicago) Last week's Uptown potholes-no-more If you've ridden in a car or bus the last couple weeks, you'll know it's pothole season. Show More Summary
From Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter:"My office has been focused on the vacant property at 5026 N. Sheridan Road as it is a key location with great potential, especially with its close proximity to Argyle Street, the Somerset, theShow More Summary
click for a larger version of the flyer Immanuel Anglican Church, which meets on Sundays in the Uplift High School building, is holding a winter clothing drive for the students who attend there. If you have coats or warm clothing to donate, please contact the church or drop them off by Sunday, January 26th.
Those looking for a closer option when shopping for vegetables and basic household items now have something to check out. Uptown Produce is now open at Wilson and Magnolia. We stopped by recently and found the store to be inviting and easy to navigate. Show More Summary
via Uptown Business Partners: Saturday, February 1, Parade step off at 1pm Parade begins in front of the sponsoring Hip Sing Association, 1121 W Argyle The parade will begin just east of the Red Line after firecrackers explode to ring in the new year. Show More Summary
And... the other shoe drops.The city has announced that the speed camera "for the children" located at 1142 W Irving Park Road will begin issuing tickets beginning this Sunday.It joins the two on the 4400 block of Broadway, which have...Show More Summary
If you're a fan of Chicago Fire, you probably know about its new spinoff, Chicago PD, which airs Wednesday nights on NBC.The owner of Dalia Food Market, 4661 N Broadway (at Leland) tells us that Chicago PD is scheduled to shoot in his store on Wednesday, January 22nd. Show More Summary
We've been hearing from readers that there are several blocks with no streetlights on either side of the street for a few nights now, most notably Wilson between Clark and Malden. There's also Carmen between Glenwood and Broadway, and...Show More Summary
1926 rendering of the Uptown's lobby Housing court, in short: Inspector: There's no heat in the theater and there's a 30 foot tall icicle in the basement! Judge: Say What? Owner: You told us to switch heating systems -- it's in transition. Show More Summary
5026-5030 N Sheridan on Sunday, January 12 According to DNAinfo, the long-vacant laundromat at 5026-5030 N Sheridan that was knocked down last week will become a new self-storage facility operated by Safeguard Self Storage. We're not sure how, or if, this lines up with Ald. Show More Summary
Since late last fall, several readers have asked about the work going on in the soccer fields just north of Cricket Hill in the park (between Montrose and Wilson). "Recently we have noticed some pretty serious construction work going on over by Cricket Hill. Show More Summary
Uptowners have a history of being involved in CPS libraries. In 2011, we donated books to Brennemann School students to create "home libraries" so they'd have a chance to read outside of school. In 2012 and 2013, community volunteers...Show More Summary