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One-Time Problem Building Proposes Converting Commercial Spaces to Residential Rentals

Residents who live near Leland and Kenmore are telling us that they have received letters from a zoning attorney informing them that a zoning change is proposed that would convert the five storefronts in the building at 1016-1028 West Leland to residential rentals. Show More Summary

New Business Alert: Welcome, Bodi Shak!

Bodi Shak Gym at 4704 N. Broadway If you were sad to see Body Fit Athletic Club close a few years back at the corner of Broadway and Leland, a new business is looking to fill that void!"Bodi Shak" will be opening soon at 4704 N. Broadway and the storefront windows claim the location will specialize in yoga, pilates, boxing, cycling and strength. Show More Summary

RibFest Comes To Uptown This Weekend

The Windy City RibFest takes place in Uptown for the eighth consecutive year, starting today! Drop by Broadway between Leland and Lawrence for all the fun. In addition to the music, the food, and the vendors, RibFest also features arts,...Show More Summary

Buttercup Park Wins $1,000 Grant to "Pollinate Peace"

Congratulations to Buttercup Park Advisory Council, who were awarded a $1,000 grant by The Chicago Community Trust and Goodcity Chicago. The Acting Up awards are cash prizes to help Chicago-area residents with creative ideas take action to make their communities safer, stronger and more dynamic. Show More Summary

Summer Food Programs For Children Ages 1-18

Chicago Public Schools serve meals to students during the school year because the vast majority of CPS kids come from low-income homes (in school year 2016-17, 80.22% of students citywide were classified as "economically disadvantaged").No...Show More Summary

How Uptown Showed Its Pride

Thank you to Uptown-based Make Stuff Media production company for this video of the parade highlights! Check out their Facebook page and website to see what else they can do! Lionel showed what "A Pride of Lion(s)" really is. The parade was great, even far back in the crowd. Show More Summary

BPN Community Meeting At Yacht Club Monday Night

Anchors aweigh! Experience one of Uptown's hidden gems, the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club, when you attend Monday's community meeting of Buena Park Neighbors, hosted by Dominic Irpino of Irpino Real Estate, who made this location available.The meeting takes place on Monday, June 26th, beginning at 7pm. Show More Summary

Positive Loitering Tonight At 6PM - Broadway & Wilson

Positive Loitering is back for its ninth year in Uptown. Residents and police will gather in "hot spots" for an hour a week to send a message that the streets belong to law-abiding residents. For more about positive loitering and what it is, check out this article, and this one. Show More Summary

Happy Pride! #UptownProud

From Uptown United: "We are Uptown Proud! Check out the awesome LGBT owned and LGBT friendly businesses and organizations in Uptown! To learn about specials at Uptown businesses during Pride Week, visit businesses (in order): Ald. Show More Summary

Raise Your Pride Flag!

Uptown United says, "Look for rainbow Uptown Proud flags in Uptown businesses all month long and enjoy perks & discounts." Here are participating businesses, their discounts, and the day(s) they are being offered. (Check Uptown United's...Show More Summary

Don't Rain On Our Parade -- Or Park Near The Route

Hey, we're hosting a parade on Sunday! This is the sixth year that the Pride Parade kicks off in Uptown, so we're pretty good at it by now.The parade's official start is at Montrose and Broadway at noon on Sunday, June 25.The staging...Show More Summary

Shots Fired Near Wilson and Racine This Afternoon

Last night a few readers noticed that there was an awful lot of gang loitering on Wilson near Racine, in front of Jimmy John's. We encouraged them to write to the 19th District CAPS Office to let them know. Today we received this from...Show More Summary

Get In The Swim: World's Largest Swimming Lesson Is Tonight

To kick off summer, the Chicago Park District is taking part in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson. Last year people all over the city, the country, and the world set a new record, and they're going for it again tonight at 6pm."Join...Show More Summary

Dermot Moffett, Age 34, Missing From Malden

Dermott Moffet is missing from the 4700 block of Malden Avenue.He is schizophrenic. He is 34 years old, 5'9", weighs 120 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. No clothing description was given.He was last seen Sunday morning.If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact the CPD's Special Victims Unit at 312-744-8266, or dial 9-1-1.

Progress Seen on Installation of Fourth (and Final) Wilson Station Track

Last week Broadway was closed to vehicular traffic at night so workers could continue the installation of the fourth and final track. You can see what they accomplished. When it's done, the Wilson station will be a full Red and Purple Line transfer station. Show More Summary

Coming Soon: New Apartments on Broadway

Photo courtesy of Quest Realty Group While most of the new development in Uptown has been occurring in the 46th Ward, there is a new apartment building under construction in the 5100 block of North Broadway in the 48th Ward. Formerly...Show More Summary

Business Partners Mixer At Nick's On Wilson

From Business Partners - the Chamber for Uptown:"Join us this Wednesday, June 21 for our next Uptown networking mixer! This event will take place in the newly re-opened Nick's on Wilson. Meet other business owners and community members while enjoying light food provided by The Jerk Stop and drinks offered by Nick's. Show More Summary

Pride Month Movie: Tchindas Tonight At The Bezazian Branch Library

As part of Pride Month, the Bezazian Branch Library will screen the movie Tchindas tonight, a documentary about Carnivale on the African island of Cape Verde, and the well-loved trans woman at the center of it. The screening is at 6pm. Show More Summary

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