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News From Crew

A reminder that Crew is your official Blackhawks bar in Uptown! Watch the mighty Hawks take on the Ducks tonight at 8pm.And a word about their hours this week. "Get ready for some great new menu items that shout Chicago: the Blackhawk burger, an Italian Beef sandwich, the Argyle Street salad and our version of cheddar and caramel popcorn. Show More Summary

Meet The 20th District Police Commander

Another chance to meet your police commander, this time for residents of the 20th District (north of Lawrence). From Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter:"Commanders Meeting. At 7 pm on Tuesday, June 2, at the Broadway Armory, I will be...Show More Summary

Memorial Day Commemorations In The Area

For those who want to remember the fallen on Memorial Day in a religious service, there will be a field mass at St. Boniface Cemetery (4901 North Clark) on Monday at 10:30am. Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. Pollard of the Chicago Archdiocese will be the celebrant. Show More Summary

Meet The 19th District's New Police Commander

Safety is on everyone's mind right now, so if you'd like to meet the new police commander of the 19th District, Robert Cesario (he's been coming to your local CAPS meetings since his appointment, too), please plan to attend an open house...Show More Summary

Four More Years, According To Ald. Cappleman

In his weekly newsletter, Ald. Cappleman outlined his vision for the next four years in the 46th Ward:"Last Monday, I was honored to be sworn in for a second term as your alderman. Think back about what the 46th Ward was like 4 years ago. Show More Summary

Silent Movie Filmed In Uptown A Century Ago Rediscovered, Restored

This is so cool. A silent movie filmed at Essanay Studios on Argyle in 1915 (now St. Augustine College), featuring the only screen appearance by the then-well-known stage star William Gillette, was presumed lost. Amazingly, a complete print of the movie in excellent condition was discovered in the archives of a film repository in France. Show More Summary

Sticking Around The Holiday Weekend? Free Concert At People's Music School

BRASS BASH! Join us for a free recital celebrating the beautiful sounds of brass instruments! This event will feature Uptown Academy students, performers from Northwestern University, and our ensemble in residence, The People's Brass Quintet.WHEN: Saturday, May 23rd at 3pmWHERE: The People's Music School, Uptown Academy, 931 West Eastwood AvenueCOST: FREE!

Ace Hardware Gets Its First Dose Of Vitamin D

Looking south on Broadway from Clifton Ace Hardware (Broadway and Clifton) is getting its first real taste of sunshine now that the concrete tracks that ran directly in front of it for years and years have finally come down. The jackhammer was banging away at the last remaining section just south of the building this afternoon. Show More Summary

#TBT Foster Avenue Beach 70 Years Ago

click to enlarge Seems a shame to have a beach picture in black-and-white, especially one featuring a pink building in the background, but that's how they rolled in 1945. Check out Uptowners enjoying Foster Avenue Beach, looking north, with the Edgewater Beach Hotel in the background. In present day, Friday is the official opening day for Chicago beaches!

"State Of Uptown" Luncheon May 27 @ Uptown Underground

Please join us for the annual "State of Uptown" luncheon with speakers Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward), Alderman Ameya Pawar (47th Ward), and Alderman Harry Osterman (48th Ward) as well as Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th District). Show More Summary

Do You Get Updates From "SweepAround.Us"?

If you get monthly reminders about street cleaning from SweepAround.Us, time to re-up."On May 18th, 2015, the City of Chicago's new ward map went into effect, affecting many city services, including the street sweeping areas used by this website. Show More Summary

Jake La Botz Returns To The Tattoo Factory

Alright! Bluesman Jake La Botz is returning to a familiar venue next month: The Tattoo Factory. Come see and hear him perform on his Tattoo Across America tour. He'll be hitting Uptown on Saturday, June 27th, at 9pm. The Tattoo Factory is located at 4441 North Broadway, right next to Drink & Ink. Show More Summary

Parks Summer Schedule: Movies, Performances, Kids' Activities

The City has released its Nights Out in the Parks schedule for 2015, with more than 1000 events taking place all over the city between May and October. You can see the citywide schedule here, and download the app for it at Google Play and the App Store.This is what's going on in and around Uptown. Show More Summary

Breakfast "On The Table" Tomorrow Morning

THE CHANGING FACE OF UPTOWN. Mercy Housing Lakefront and ONE Northside bring Uptown neighbors together for a free breakfast as part of Chicago Community Trust’s “On the Table”Residents, businesses, nonprofits and government discuss everyday challenges and successes in Uptown. Show More Summary

Peeved At The Post Office?

A month ago, when many people on UU's Facebook page, chimed in about the horrible service at the 60640 Post Office, Channel 2's Pam Zekman's producer asked people to contact him for a possible report.Today he posted: "Last chance...Show More Summary

Mid-Century And Mad Men At Vintage Garage Sunday

Vintage Garage had its biggest day ever last month, and now it's back in May with more dealers, more fun."With Mid-Century Modern as the focus for May 17th Vintage Garage Chicago, our dealers are ready! Mid-Century Modern furniture decor galore, along with vintage from all eras. Show More Summary

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