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Pegasus & Black Ensemble Theatre Invite You To A Free Reading of 10 Ten-Minute Plays

You are invited to attend BLACK LIVES, BLACK WORDS.On Tuesday, July 28th, The Black Lives, Black Words International Project will present a new staged reading series of ten-minute plays from ten black Chicago playwrights. OriginatedShow More Summary

Fresh Produce Is In At Weiss Farmer's Market

We don't have any photos, but the crops are in and for sale at the Weiss Farmer's Market, which takes place in the parking lot at Weiss Hospital, corner of Clarendon and Wilson, each Thursday between 7am and 1pm. Here are some of the...Show More Summary

Big Changes Proposed On Wilson Avenue By FLATS

Proposed 7 story development by FLATS at 1050 W. Wilson (currently a parking lot) Two big proposals will be presented to local block clubs and then the 46th Ward Zoning and Development Committee soon.FLATS hopes to develop a vacant parking lot next to its property at 1050 W. Show More Summary

Reunited (And It Feels So Good)

After an Unfortunate Incident last fall, the Cow on Parade at 4711 North Broadway once again has horns numbering two. The cow, part of the famous art exhibit that debuted in summer of 1999, was donated by the Potocsnak Family to Lurie Children's Hospital, which has a division in the Uptown Broadway Building, in front of which she stands. Show More Summary

Community Alert: Strong Armed Robbery - 20th District (Lincoln)

About the Crime:This alert gives notice to residents of the 20th District (Lincoln) of three Robberies occurring at the end of June and beginning of July 2015. In each of the Robberies, the offender(s) approached the victims from behind, knocking them to the ground before taking the victims’ jewelry and wallets. Show More Summary

July Entertainment Reminders

July is a busy, busy time for Uptown entertainment. Save the dates: Thursday, July 16 Weiss Farmers Market, 7am-1pm, Clarendon & Wilson Argyle Night Market, 5pm-9pm, Argyle & Sheridan Friday, July 17 Movie in the Park, The Goonies, 8:30pm,...Show More Summary

Community Cookout This Sunday

Missio Dei Uptown is having a Summer Cookout! It is this Sunday, July 19th between 12:30pm-2:00pm at 820 W Lawrence Ave. (Alden Lakeland Patio) Come meet some people in the the neighborhood, and get some free food!

How Uptown Schools Fared With the New CPS Budget (Hint: Mostly Not Well)

Greg Hinz of Crain's has written an article on how budget changes will affect each Chicago public school in the upcoming school year. "Chicago Public Schools just released the detailed list of how the new budget for the 2015-16 termShow More Summary

Love Over Money Performance At Buttercup Park Saturday

You must go and get ready to meet The Queen of Luxuria, she requests your presence. She will be holding court at Buttercup Park (4901 N Sheridan Rd,) this Saturday, July 18, from 2-4pm. She comes bearing amazing gifts.This performance is part of a trilogy first presented at the Bridgeview Bank in 2013, and then later at Buttercup Park in 2014. Show More Summary

What To Do If You See Gang Tagging

A reader posted this photo to UU's Facebook page. Graffiti Blasters arrived first thing Monday morning to eradicate the gang graffiti that appeared over the weekend. We got a note from someone affiliated with the police department who asked to remain anonymous, since CPD can't post "officially" on social media. Show More Summary

Where Am I Located?

It's been a while since we played this game. Can you identify where this is located? Bonus points if you can tell where it came from. Update: Reader Jeffrey Wheatley got it right -- there are three of these located outside St. Augustine College on Argyle. Show More Summary

Cedar Street Begins To Market Former Kinetic Playground Storefronts

Well, that didn't take long. Just a couple weeks after buying the retail space and adjacent parking lot across from the Aragon, Cedar Street Commercial is marketing the storefronts for tenants. According to the listing on its website,...Show More Summary

FelFel Grill "Open Soon" At 4429 Broadway

Over the weekend, a reader noticed signs announcing the imminent arrival of Felfel Grill at 4429 North Broadway, across the street from Wilson Yard. The website isn't active yet (, but the menu in the window (below)...Show More Summary

Oh-La-La! Uptowner Opens French Pastry Shop

In the mood for luscious French pastries, made daily and by hand? You're in luck. Southern France Patisserie has just opened at Irving Park and Southport, and although it's a couple blocks outside of Uptown, both the storefront and the...Show More Summary

Positive Loitering Tonight: Broadway North of Wilson

From Uptown Chicago Commission:"Please join your neighbors for an evening of "Positive Loitering" tonight from 7-8 PM at 4613 N Broadway.The Uptown Chicago Commission has sponsored this event for the past five years and tonight kicks off the beginning of the sixth. Show More Summary

Enjoying The Argyle Night Market

Yesterday evening the first Argyle Night Market of 2015 kicked off. The weather was perfect, the crowds were affable, and there were plenty of vendors, foods, and activities. The Night Market runs each Thursday, 5pm to 9pm, through August 27th. Show More Summary

Argyle Night Market Begins Tonight

From Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter:"These are exciting times along Argyle Street.The 3rd Annual Argyle Night Market, featuring fresh food and produce sellers, a variety of product vendors, entertainment and family activities, begins...Show More Summary

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