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Yo-Yo Ma Visits RefugeeOne

RefugeeOne's after-school program got a surprise guest on November 30th. "We’re still awestruck from Yo-Yo Ma's surprise visit to our after-school program yesterday! Mr. Ma stopped by to treat the kids to an afternoon of beautiful music, dancing, and storytelling. THANKS for joining us for a day we’ll never forget!"

The Holiday Bus Hits The Road! (In Uptown Friday & Saturday)

The CTA's Holiday Train gets more press, but we love the Holiday Bus even more. It ran the #92 Foster route tonight, and it will be in Uptown Friday and Saturday. The interior is cheery and carols play throughout the ride. CTA elves give out candy canes and help you with photos of Santa...... Show More Summary

Wilson & Magnolia TOD Proposal Revealed

4600 Magnolia proposal (jonathan SPLITT architects) Well, what do we have here? A proposal was just released on Ald. Cappleman's website for 4600 N. Magnolia, currently the stripmall that was recently home to Starbucks. DLG Construction is proposing a 5 story TOD brick and masonry new construction with the all-important 30' Sheridan Park setback. Show More Summary

Now & Then, Northern Point Of Gerber Building

November 2017 July 2007 Proving that the only thing constant in life (and Uptown) is change.

Sunny(side) Days Ahead! Auxiliary Entrance To Open Friday

At last! A very much anticipated component of the Wilson L renovation will officially open tomorrow. Ald. Cappleman just tweeted, "On Dec. 1st, CTA will open its 3rd and final entrance to the Wilson L Station on Sunnyside. The Gerber Building is scheduled for completion in January. Show More Summary

Rubloff Comes Alive (Majestically)

The construction fence came down today on the Leland side of the Rubloff Building, aka The Majestic Store (Everything For Men) and the reincarnation of the building can be seen. Work continues on the Broadway side.The terra cotta has been cleaned and, when necessary, replaced. Show More Summary

Learn More About Becoming A Member of Chicago Market Co-op

Let's get the big question out of the way first: We asked, and they don't know if they have been chosen as the tenant for the renovated Gerber Building. We will let you know as soon as we hear who has been selected to set up shop atShow More Summary

Shnockered With Santa

See how jolly St. Nick can get on Thursday, December 21st, as the man of the season makes an appearance at Larry's at Lawrence House between 10pm and 11pm.

Winter Walk On Wilson Route - This Friday, 5pm-7pm

click to enlarge "Business Partners - The Chamber for Uptown is hosting our 4th Annual WINTER WALK ON WILSON on Friday, December 1 from 5-7PM. This FREE event features sweet treats, warm drinks, and menu samples offered by local Uptown...Show More Summary

'Tis The Season for Package Thieves

All those Cyber Monday packages are arriving, and all over the city, package thieves are waiting to grab them. We can't stress enough, Don't let anyone in your building you don't know. Don't buzz in anyone unless you're expecting them. Show More Summary

Winter Clothing Drive Begins For 46th Ward Schools

From Friends of the 46th Ward Schools:"Let's help our 46th Ward students get ready for winter! Once again, we're partnering with Alderman James Cappleman to collect donations of NEW coats, hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves of all sizes (preschool to adult). Show More Summary

Amundsen Student, Age 15, Missing

Calista Ortiz, age 15, has been reported missing since Sunday.She was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt with koala ears on the hood, green sweatpants and white Jordan gym shoes. She was carrying a black pack with a Jamaican flag on it.Calista is 5'6" and weighs 145 lbs. Show More Summary

Community Alert: Armed Robberies In Uptown and Edgewater

The 20th District detectives have issued a community alert regarding three armed robberies in the past two weeks, two in Edgewater and one in Uptown. They occurred on the 5400 block of Broadway (November 17 at 6pm); the 5700 block of...Show More Summary

First Look At First Sip

What a fun and funky addition to Argyle! With First Sip Cafe, the Hoang sisters have opened a much-wished-for coffee shop and filled a long-empty storefront. You can't get much further from a traditional Asian gift shop (the previous tenant) than the comfortable eclectic vibe of First Sip, located at 1057 West Argyle. Show More Summary

Rollin' With Santa

Santa is a busy guy this time of year, but he's making time for his annual evening of roller skating at Margate Park.He'll be there on Friday, December 15th, between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, and would be delighted to skate with anyone five years old and older.Admission is $5 and includes popcorn, hot dog and a drink. Show More Summary

Santa's Coming To Chase Park For Brunch (And A Holiday Bazaar)

You can buy your brunch tickets here (admission to the Bazaar is free)

First Look At Proposed Sunnyside/Broadway TOD Renderings

As we posted earlier this month, Morningside Development is requesting a zoning change to build a mixed-use residential mid-rise at Sunnyside and Broadway. The preliminary renderings of the building are up on the 46th Ward website. The...Show More Summary

First Sip Coffee Shop Opening On Argyle Monday Morning

With First Sip Cafe's grand opening coming up on Monday, it reminded us how many sons and daughters of the retail pioneers on Argyle are bringing their visions to Uptown. Ba Le, La Patisserie P, and Sun Wah are all run by second-generation restaurateurs in the Argyle area.Joining them Monday are the owners of First Sip, Erin and Gigi Hoang. Show More Summary

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