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Do You Know This Bank Robber?

If you can help get him captured, there's a reward in it for you.The FBI says he robbed the PNC Bank at Montrose and Broadway this morning shortly before 11am.He's white, approximately 6' tall and weighs about 200 pounds. Witnesses say he has blond hair, but that's debatable in this photo. Show More Summary

46th Ward Budget Town Hall Meeting

From Ald. Cappleman's latest newsletter:"Due to the pension crisis, the City of Chicago's 2016 budget shortfall is expected to be at around $754 million. As my colleagues and I work together to create real solutions to fill this gap in our budget, it is more important than ever before to have as many creative solutions as possible. Show More Summary

Happy 90th Birthday To The Uptown Theater

click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge 90 years ago today, the Uptown Theater opened its doors to the public. Today, it sits in suspended animation, no longer open to the public, but with hope of a revival lurking just around...Show More Summary

CPNA Approves Cedar Street's Zoning Change Request; On To Z&D Next

The proposed Cedar Street development at Sheridan and Wilson is a little closer to becoming a reality. We'd heard rumors, but today it was confirmed by Ald. Cappleman's office that residents living within the boundaries of the Clarendon...Show More Summary

Putting the Heat into Summer! BET's 7th Annual Sex In The City Summer Series Is Back

The Summer Series is BACK! Reception is at 7:00 PM - Performance at 7:30 PM both nights, 8/25-8/26 All tickets $15 Click here to buy tickets

Inspector General: DFSS Needs To Do Better in Distributing Money To Prevent Homelessness

Well, here's a shocker: DFSS (Chicago Department of Family and Support Services) spent $60 million in 2013 and 2014 funding service providers to the homeless, and they didn't do a very good job of following the money, according to Chicago's...Show More Summary

944 West Montrose Sells For $1.95M

Side view from the parking lot next door.The building has a 45' frontage, and a 124' depth Seems like the ripple effect is real. With two major properties on the same block selling this year, the market is hot for other properties on Montrose. Show More Summary

Challenger Bark Tree Fundraising 90% There; Can You Help?

After only six days, the Challenger Bark GoFundMe has raised $315 toward the purchase of three beautiful red maple trees to provide shade at the dog park for dogs and their humans. Just $35 more to go -- if just seven people chip inShow More Summary

Uptown Theater Prepares To Turn 90

An observant reader saw this new sign on the marquee of the Uptown Theater on Friday, and wondered what it meant. The theater marks the 90th anniversary of its opening on Tuesday, August 18th. When it opened its doors in 1925, one of its architects, C.L. Show More Summary

A-Maize-ing! Fat Cat Celebrates "Corn Week"

Celebrate Summer's amazing grain at Fat Cat's Corn Week August 14th - August 20th. Featuring Chef Phu's corn creations: Sweet corn ice cream with salted caramel Gourmet popcorn Curry corn chowder Elotes Deconstructed Chipotle cream shrimp and pepper tamales Maize so many ways. Show More Summary

Empty Shelves, Empty Store: No More S-L Pantry?

It's been rumored since spring, but it appears the convenience store at the southeast corner of Lawrence and Sheridan, most recently known as SL Foods, is no longer in business. A reader sent us photos showing that today the Cook County Sheriff's Office placed an eviction notice on the door. Show More Summary

Another Parcel For Lease At Future Ross Dress For Less Site

Most of us have heard that Ross Dress For Less is coming to 918 Montrose Avenue. A reader found the sales brochure for the remaining retail parcel on the land (4800 sq ft), and it also gives us a better idea of what the layout of the new construction will look like. Show More Summary

Argyle Safety Update

This is from Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter about what's been happening in the Argyle area and what's being done to make it better: "At around 11:45 pm last Friday, August 7, in an alley on the 4900 block of Kenmore, a shooting occurred as a result of a parking dispute. Show More Summary

Vintage Garage Brings Back 1985 This Sunday

Spray up your hair real big, put on your lace fingerless gloves, and wear your best pastel Miami Vice t-shirt with a linen jacket. Yes, it's time again for Vintage Garage on Sunday, and they're bringing back 1985, when Chicago was ground...Show More Summary

46th Ward School Supply Drive

From Friends of the 46th Ward Schools:"After voting in a new board and being blessed with a number of new volunteers to help us, we're ready to launch our Fall School Supply Drive! Along with Alderman James Cappleman 's office, we are...Show More Summary

Got Office Furniture? Uplift High School Is Interested

From Friends of the 46th Ward Schools:"Uplift High School Seeking Office Furniture Donations. Uplift High School is looking for donations of office furniture. We're not sure what they specifically need, but if you have something in the...Show More Summary

48th Ward School Supply Drive

Officially, this ends Friday, and we apologize for not getting the word out sooner. Maybe they'd be able to accept supplies past the deadline for those interested in donating. Click here for more information and to donate.

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