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Pumpkin Carving Contest At Buena Beach Bar & Grill This Thursday

The old Razon space at 4250 North Marine has been transformed into Buena Beach Bar & Grill, which describes itself as "an eclectic American casual gastropub." You can find out more about it by visiting its Facebook page, here.Or, why...Show More Summary

Early Voting Taking Place Now

You can vote early in the general election (Election Day: Tuesday, November 4th) now through Sunday, November 2nd.Voters registered in the City of Chicago may use any Early Voting site in the city, regardless of where the voters live.Ballots cast in Early Voting are final. Show More Summary

Insidious At The Haunted Drive-In

Come see Insidious (PG-13)... if you dare! It will be playing at the Haunted Drive-In at Margate Park (4921 N. Marine Dr.) on Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 - 8:30pm.$5 admission which includes popcorn, hot dog and a drink. Ages 13 and up. This movie is best suited for teens and adults. More info is here.

Changes Afoot At Sheridan & Lawrence

Looking SE at Sheridan & Lawrence A few more neighborhood upgrades to report: Now that the rehab of Lawrence House is underway by FLATS, the pharmacy that operated out of the building for years is likely moving to the ICA Building on the SW corner of Sheridan and Lawrence. Show More Summary

The Wilson L Rehab: We've Only Just Begun

We bid two fixtures of Wilson Avenue adieu; soon to come, a modern L station. If you were hoping to get one last glimpse of two buildings that have stood next to the Wilson L tracks for almost 100 years, you better do it fast. Demolition...Show More Summary

Old Meets New With Autumn Tasting Menu At 42 Grams

Autumn Tasting Menu @ 42 grams from Jack C. Newell on Vimeo. via 42 Grams: "Chef/Owner Jake Bickelhaupt of 42 grams (4662 Broadway St) unveils his much-anticipated third menu this fall.“For this menu, I was inspired by simplicity; IShow More Summary

Farewell to Man's Country

It opened in 1973, but Man's Country (5017 N Clark) has apparently closed its doors. The website is gone, and the windows on the building that formerly housed Chicago's oldest gay men's bathhouse are boarded up. According to a reader, the space is in a sorry condition, but will be rehabbed and turned into retail space. Show More Summary

Update On Alleged Arsonist, Other Crimes

An update on Uptown crime from Ald. Osterman in his latest email newsletter: "My office is currently following a case in Uptown's Margate Park neighborhood regarding a suspected arsonist in the area. He is currently being held on $100,000 bond for attempted arson and burglary charges. Show More Summary

Bum Steer

Well, this is a depressing sight: The Cow On Parade that was donated by a Lurie Hospital supporter to stand in front of the Uptown Broadway Building has been damaged. Nice going, idiot vandal.However, help is the way. The reader who took this photo says, "Received confirmation from Cappleman that they will work to have it repaired. Show More Summary

Vintage Garage Season Finale Set For Sunday, October 19

Indiana's Hunt and Gather Pop-Up Market Comes to Vintage Garage Chicago October 19UPTOWN--dealer's from Indiana's Hunt & Gather Pop-Up Markets will be setting up at Vintage Garage Chicago this Sunday. Hunt and Gather is held severalShow More Summary

Electrical Fire At 4639 Broadway Friday Afternoon

Late yesterday afternoon, there was a small electrical fire in the building at 4639 N Broadway. As you can see, the Fire Department responded in force and the fire was put out quickly. Broadway was shut down for less than an hour. Several...Show More Summary

Three-Week CTA Bus Reroute On Marine Drive Starts Monday

There will be sewer replacement construction happening on Marine Drive between Margate and Ainslie, which will mean that the Route 136, 146 and 148 buses will be affected between Monday, October 13 and Saturday, November 1st. If you pick up any of those routes between Lawrence and Foster, you'll want to read about the reroute here.

"Rock Docs" Returns To Bezazian

On the heels of Bezazian Library's showing of Patti Smith: Dream of Life last month comes an Oscar and BAFTA winning documentary about another rock legend."October’s rock documentary received an Academy Award in 2013 for Best Documentary Feature as well as a BAFTA for Best Documentary.Licensing restrictions prohibit publishing the title. Show More Summary

Former Nick's Uptown Building Designated As Chicago Landmark

Some very good news about the building at 4015-4017 North Sheridan! Just 13 months after a tipster told Uptown Update that Nick's Uptown would be closing its doors and that Thorek Hospital had bought the much-loved building, the City Council voted yesterday to help preserve it. Show More Summary

Ten Million Visitors

Sometime this morning, Uptown Update had its ten millionth visitor.Quite a change from September 2007 when we were thrilled to have our 50,000th visitor. (We're still thrilled, just on a larger scale.)Since May 15, 2007, there have been 8,728 posts and 65,264 reader comments. Show More Summary

Car Chase Ends Smashingly At Beacon & Wilson

It's going to be one of those nights....An apparent car chase southbound on Beacon has come to a crashing halt at Beacon and Wilson, as one of the vehicles involved ran the stop sign and hit another car traveling on Wilson. Lots of cops on the scene, the alleged driver in handcuffs, and the predictable traffic tie-up. Show More Summary

Shots Fired On Sheridan

Around 9:15 tonight, six to eight shots were fired in the approximate location of the former Fresh Harvest Market on the 4600 block of Sheridan. No apparent injuries, but a southbound Sheridan bus took a bullet to the windshield. Cops were quickly on the scene and involved in a foot chase east on Eastwood. Show More Summary

Meet Your Police Commanders

Business Partners - The Chamber for Uptown is sponsoring its monthly mixer on Tuesday, October 14th at the Uptown Lounge, 1136 W Lawrence.Chamber members and non-members are invited to meet and hear presentations from Eli Voulgaris,Show More Summary

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