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Blog Profile / Uptown Update

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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Bike Rides & Safety Seminars On Argyle

A couple upcoming events from Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter: "This Monday, August 4 I will host a Safety Bike Ride beginning at 8:00pm at the Argyle Satellite Office (1008 W. Argyle). We will ride north and end at Granville and Kenmore. Show More Summary

National Night Out On Tuesday

This Tuesday evening will be the 31st observance of National Night Out (formerly National Night Out Against Crime). As Ald. Cappleman's most recent newsletter says, "For the past 30 years cities across the country have been celebrating...Show More Summary

Nhu Lan Now Open At Lawrence & Sheridan

Good news from a reader at Weiss Plaza, Lawrence & Sheridan: "Just wanted to let you know, the Nhu Lan in Weiss Plaza opened yesterday (Friday). I'm attaching a pic I took of the outside. They're giving out little envelopes with a coupon when you make a purchase. Show More Summary

This Weekend In Uptown: Yard Sale, Art Fair, & Garden Walk

Reminder that the Sheridan Park Yard Sale and the Sunnyside Mall Art Fair are happening today, between 9am and 3pm. Click on the handy-dandy map above and print it if you're interested in hitting as many of the sales as you can.But wait, there's more! Don't forget the Graceland West Garden Walk on Sunday, between noon and 5pm. Click the hyperlink for more information.

Uptown From The Air

Feast your eyes on this stunning view-from-above of Montrose Harbor, including the new multi-use sports facility/track next to Cricket Hill. Photographer and Uptown resident Paul Octavious says, "I was flying in from San Fran [Thursday]...Show More Summary

Walk-In Medical Clinic Coming To Sheridan Plaza

A walk-in medical clinic may not be the most exciting new business to come to Uptown, but when your kid sprains her wrist or when you've got a hacking cough that just won't stop, it will be a welcome one.It's coming to 4609 N Sheridan, in the Sheridan Plaza building. Show More Summary

The Purpose of Purple

Now it makes sense.In July, we saw the purple fence go up at the old Pollo Loco lot at Wilson and Sheridan. We, and others, questioned why it was... so.... purple.Now that the Cedar Street logos have gone up, the "official color" makes sense. Show More Summary

Positive Loitering Tonight, 7pm-8pm

Come stand with your neighbors and police officers for a safer Uptown. from the Uptown Chicago Commission: "Positive Loitering enters its fifth year in 2014, taking place in trouble spots in the 19th District on Friday evenings. Tonight...Show More Summary

Entertainment Tonight (Drum Circles, FacePainting and Spock)

Tonight is the fourth week of the season for the Argyle Night Market, and the entertainment begins right at 5pm, with a drum circle at Sheridan. Later, the Fruit Flies will perform! There will be face painting for kids between 5:30 and 7:30. Show More Summary

Sense8 Filming At The Aragon Today

click to enlarge The new Netflix series Sense8 is filming today around the area of the Aragon. Click on the notice to the left for parking restrictions.Remember that a car chase under the L tracks is supposed to shoot along the alley behind Kenmore between Irving Park and Buena during the next couple days as well.

Tuesday: The Return of Helen Shiller To City Government?

For those who still follow the exploits of former 46th Ward alderman Helen Shiller, here's a little tutorial on how Chicago works. You can do a horrible interview, you can be considered far from the best candidate for a job, but if you've...Show More Summary

Filming: A Car Chase Under The El Tracks

If you live near the el tracks along Kenmore between Buena and Irving, expect some excitement this weekend. Sense8, the Netflix series guided by the Wachowski siblings (who were responsible for The Matrix, among other things) will be back in Uptown filming.This time, it appears there will be car chase and car crash filmed under the tracks. Show More Summary

Second Annual Sunnyside Mall Art Fair This Saturday

Join the artists and musicians of Uptown this Saturday, August 2nd, on the Sunnyside Mall for the second annual Arts Fair. it all takes place between 9am and 3pm. Listen to live bluegrass, jazz and soul, courtesy of the CH3 Trio, Joyce Renee & the JK Connection. Show More Summary

Grand Opening For Aodoke Asian Bistro On Thursday

Please join Aodake Asian Bistro on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 for its Open House/Food Sampling from 1:00pm to 3:00pm The date was chosen by a Feng Shui expert for the best possible day. Ribbon Cutting at 2:00pm with Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. Show More Summary

7 Unit Building Coming To 4627 Beacon

The western face of the 7 unit condo coming to 4627 Beacon (DesignBridge) Looks like the excavation notice we posted for 4627 Beacon stating a single-family home would be built were incorrect. Via Ald. Cappleman's latest email blast: "DesignBridge architect sent in plans for a residential building for the 4627 N. Show More Summary

Positive Loitering Tonight (Weather Permitting)

Come stand with your neighbors and police officers for a safer Uptown. from the Uptown Chicago Commission: "Positive Loitering enters its fifth year in 2014, taking place in trouble spots in the 19th District on Friday evenings. Tonight...Show More Summary

FLATS Setting Aside 58 Units For Affordable Housing

By Mary Ellen Podmolik 1325 W. Wilson, a FLATS property Chicago Tribune A Chicago developer that has been among the most active firms behind the conversion of dilapidated, very-low-income housing into market-rate apartments is teaming with the city to offer more than four dozen subsidized units to Chicagoans who make no more than $15,200 a year. Show More Summary

Keeping Track Of Progress

They've been working on the new multi-use sports facility in the park (between Wilson and Montrose) since the winter. Just five weeks ago, they were only starting work on the track. As of last week, the track lanes look completely finished. Show More Summary

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