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Change of Leadership In 20th District Police

There were a lot of changes made in the command staff of the Chicago Police Department this weekend, per a press release sent out Sunday. The ones pertaining to Uptown are below. The press release detailing all the changes can be seen here. Show More Summary

Santa Comes To Uptown By Train and Bus Next Week

That Santa, he gets around. Chicagoans know he's an annual rider of the CTA buses and L. Next week, he'll be around Uptown using both methods of transportation. photo courtesy of CTA's Flickr account The CTA Holiday Train travels the Red and Purple Lines starting Tuesday, December 15th. Show More Summary

Attention, Jewel Shoppers!

If you are asked to make a donation at the Jewel checkout, you might want to know that the money goes to local food pantries for Christmas dinners for their clients. You can add a donation to your grocery total or put cash in the container at each checkout: Jewel, Clark and Bryn Mawr -- donations go to St. Show More Summary

First Ascent Climbing & Fitness Gym Hopes To Open By Year End; Facility Tours Next Week

Buzz has been building about First Ascent, which announced last February that a bouldering gym and fitness/yoga classes would be coming to the second floor of the Borders building at Broadway and Racine. This week we got to go inside...Show More Summary

Flashback Friday -- Clark and Winnemac

Costa d'Oro restaurant, circa 1990 (image from Chicago Public Library Sulzer collection) From grocery to bar to restaurant to bar to restaurant, the building at 5025 North Clark has had a presence in Uptown since it was built in 1922. Show More Summary

Wilson Avenue Closed For L Construction Next Week

Photo courtesy of James Cappleman via Twitter The mild fall and winter weather is enabling the CTA to get ahead of itself on construction of the new Wilson L tracks. It's possible that trains will be able to run on the new tracks by late winter. Show More Summary

Renderings of Belle Plaine Building Approved Tuesday Night

As we posted last night, the revised plans for a new residential building at 931-933 West Belle Plaine were approved last night by residents in attendance at the General Meeting of Buena Park Neighbors.Above is the architect's rendering of the new building. Show More Summary

Holiday Origami Class At The Bezazian This Saturday

There's a fun and timely craft event at the Bezazian Library Saturday, December 12, from 11am to noon. "Sandra Congreve is back to teach holiday origami! You will leave here with at least one ornament or other object certain to brighten up your holiday and become a conversation starter. Show More Summary

Dispensary 33 Becomes First To Sell Medical Marijuana In Chicago

This morning Dispensary 33 (5001 North Clark) opened its doors and became the first seller of medical marijuana in Chicago. Approximately 150 people are currently registered as approved buyers.If you need information on whether or not...Show More Summary

Revised Plan for 17-Unit Residential Building On Belle Plaine Approved By Vote of Residents

After its general meeting Tuesday night, which included a revised proposal for 931-933 West Belle Plaine, Buena Park Neighbors posted on Facebook: "Thank you to everyone who came to the General Meeting tonight. The final vote on the 931-933 Belle Plaine Development was Yes - 41 votes No - 30 votes Which means the 17 unit plan is approved. Show More Summary

Holiday Movie Night: Elf At Chase Park Friday

From Chase Park Advisory Council: Holiday Movie In The Park! December 11th, 6:00pm Wear your holiday pajamas and slippers and get cozy for a showing of Elf at Chase Park! Doors open at 6pm, movie at 6:30. $2 suggested donation includes popcorn.

La Ciudad Requests Your Help To Feed The Homeless On December 24th

photo courtesy of Chicagoist Last Christmas Eve, La Ciudad Mexican Café and Grill (4515 N Sheridan) opened its doors and served a noontime meal to more than 100 homeless men, women and children. There was food, music, dancing, and gifts,...Show More Summary

Skate With Saint Nick At Margate Park

Santa is making a lot of appearances in Uptown this December, including his traditional stop at Margate Park to roller skate with boys and girls ages five and up."Skate With Santa" will take place on Friday, December 18th, between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Show More Summary

Uptown United / Business Partners - the Chamber For Uptown Is Hiring!

Uptown United and Business Partners - the Chamber for Uptown are nonprofit business-serving organizations with a shared mission of leading efforts to build a strong, unified business environment; facilitate economic development; andShow More Summary

Holiday Open House At World Gym On Wednesday

World Gym, located next to Jewel at Montrose and Broadway, invites you to an open house this Wednesday, December 9th, to check out the facility and look into special rates they're having on memberships (two for the price of one) and renewals. Details are in the flyer below.

Godzilla Takes Uptown

Uptown Update broke the news in September that Godzilla Sushi would be opening soon on Clark Street. It did, with a Grand Opening on October 19th. We finally made it there for dinner last week. It was impressive. A very pretty spaceShow More Summary

New 19th District CAPS Meeting Schedule For 2016

The CPD's 19th District, which includes everything in Uptown south of Lawrence Avenue, is revising its CAPS community beat meeting schedule for next year. Meetings will take place every other month in each beat, rather than monthly. Below are the beat maps for each area in Uptown, along with the 2016 meeting schedules. Show More Summary

A Winter Walk on Wilson

Friday night was Winter Walk on Wilson, where seven different businesses and seven different groups of entertainers entertained along Wilson Avenue. People came out en masse to hear the music, enjoy the free goodies, meet Santa, and see the fourth annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Baker & Nosh, 1303 West Wilson. Show More Summary

BPN Holiday General Meeting Tuesday (931 Belle Plaine & French Macarons On Tap)

Tuesday is the Buena Park Neighbors quarterly meeting and holiday socializer. We hear a hot rumor that there will be freshly made French macarons available for those who show up early enough to get some. There will also be a presentation and vote regarding revised plans for 931-933 Belle Plaine, currently a parking lot. Show More Summary

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