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Time To Vote! Uptown vs. Bronzeville In The Curbed Cup

After handily winning against the South Loop in the first round of the "Curbed Cup," the polls are now open in the next round. In this round, Uptown is up against Bronzeville. The post reads: "In the first round of Curbed Cup voting, Uptown easily defeated the South Loop to cruise into the second round. Show More Summary

New Convenience Store In Former S&L Pantry Storefront

The brown paper in the windows is gone, and "Finest Foods & Subs" looks ready to go at the southeast corner of Lawrence and Sheridan. We're not sure if they've been licensed to open yet at the site of the former S&L Pantry, which closed in August 2015. Show More Summary

A Note From North Side Supportive Housing On The Men's Shelter Closure

Many people are understandably concerned and distraught about the closure of the men's overnight shelter at Preston Bradley Center. One thing that really stood out in all the press conferences and protests to keep the shelter running...Show More Summary

Tell Your Story Tuesday Night At The Uptown Underground

A storyteller shares her story on stage at Uptown Underground Uptown Underground's monthly storytelling show entitled "Do Not Submit: Uptown" is happening Tuesday night at 4707 N. Broadway. If you have a story you have always wanted to share, sign up at 7PM for the show that starts at 7:30PM. Show More Summary

Uptown-Set Superior Donuts To Air Beginning In February

Make room for donuts on Thursday, February 2nd.For the past year or so, we've been hearing that a comedy series based on Tracy Letts's Superior Donuts is coming to CBS. Based in Uptown, the play tells the story of a changing neighborhood,...Show More Summary

Community Meeting On Maryville Demolition Slated For January

From Ald. Cappleman's latest email newsletter:"The Clarendon/Montrose development is in full swing. Asbestos removal is underway per City and EPA guidelines and demolition has begun at the Maryville/Cuneo buildings.As with any building...Show More Summary

Man Follows Food Delivery Driver Into Building, Takes Packages

We got this from a condo association president this morning telling about a brazen package theft in his building. We all know not to buzz in strangers, but the thieves are getting more cunning. Below are some hints so this doesn't happen to your building. Show More Summary

Uptown Advances To Next Round of Curbed Cup Voting

Uptown beat the South Loop handily, by a two-to-one margin, in the first round of the Curbed Cup competition for best Chicago neighborhood. So it will be on to the next round soon for another 24-hour voting window. Keep your polling fingers warm!

The Latest Regarding The Men's Shelter Closure In Preston Bradley Center

From Ald. Cappleman's recent newsletter:"UPDATE ON NORTHSIDE SHELTER CLOSING. Ald. Cappleman learned of the Northside Housing shelter's budget crisis from the organization's announcement in September after they had already made the decision to close.By that time, the Board of Directors of the Northside Housing shelter, located at 941 W. Show More Summary

Tonight Is CAPS For Beat 2024

The bimonthly CAPS meeting for Beat 2024 (the boundaries are the lake, Foster, Broadway, and Lawrence) is tonight at the Margate Park Fieldhouse, 4921 North Marine. It begins at 7pm.CAPS is an open forum between police, businesses and...Show More Summary

Landmark Status Approved for Uptown Square District

From the City Council today:"Forty two structures clustered around Lawrence Avenue and Broadway in Uptown were approved as an official Chicago Landmark District by City Council today.Characterized by highly stylized, mixed-use buildings...Show More Summary

Curbed Cup Voting For Uptown Has Begun!

Uptown is once again one of 16 Chicago communities up for the "Curbed Cup," awarded to the best neighborhood in Chicago. In this first round, we're up against the South Loop. The post reads: Similar to the last few years, this anchor of Chicago’s Far North Side has continued to evolve and see new development in 2016. Show More Summary

CAPS Beat 1914 Meets Tonight

Beat 1914 (the area bordered by the lake, Montrose, Broadway, and Lawrence) is having its bimonthly CAPS meeting tonight at 7pm. It's held at the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse, 4501 North Clarendon. It's a chance to find out crime statistics...Show More Summary

Santa And The CTA Holiday Train Come Through Uptown All This Week

All aboard! The CTA's Holiday train will be running on the Red and Purple Lines Tuesday through Saturday, and there's an additional Purple Line run through Uptown on Thursday, December 22nd. Here's the schedule to ride and/or see it: Tuesday, December 13 (Red Line): The train is scheduled to leave Howard going southbound at 2:43. Show More Summary

Dollop Coming To Clark Street?

Dollop coffee shop started out in Uptown 11 years ago, and it looks like it may be adding another store here soon.According to business permits filed last week, a new coffee shop will open at 5060 North Clark, at Carmen. A source tells us that the owner is Daniel Weiss and that the coffee shop is Dollop. Show More Summary

Jesus Ortiz, Missing Since September, Found On West Side

An Uptown family received some long-hoped-for news this evening.The family of Jesus Ortiz has been frantic since he disappeared from his home on the 4500 block of Sheridan late one night in September. Mr. Ortiz has a disability thatShow More Summary

Holiday Pop-Up Market Saturday, 3pm-9pm

Snow? Who cares when you're shopping close to home! Going on from 3pm to 9pm today, the Base Line Holiday Pop-Up Market at the Argyle Red Line. Food, vendors, entertainment, and fun. The Facebook event page is here.

Maryville Pedestrian Bridge Likely To Be Removed This Weekend

If you park along Clarendon between Montrose and Agatite, you will need to find another spot for the weekend. A reader sends us these photos showing the Maryville Pedestrian Bridge that crosses over Clarendon and the signs recently put up stating no parking from 12:01PM on Saturday till just before noon on Sunday, all suggesting bridge demolition. Show More Summary

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