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Guy On The Metra Creepily Tried To Follow A Women Off The Train

The woman told Chicagoist he seemed drunk and, by the end of the ride, "it looked like he had soiled himself." [ more › ]

Rogue Tickets? Watch Your Car For 7-Day Tow Notices

Something to keep an eye out for, unfortunately. If this has happened to you, please contact your alderman. In this case, it took place in the 48th Ward, Harry Osterman's turf.A reader wrote in:"Hey there,Sending this message because I'm not sure if we have an unscrupulous city employee wandering Uptown. Show More Summary

#TBT - November 2009: Maryville Site In Development Talks

click to enlarge Throwback Thursday! Development has been a long time coming to Clarendon/Montrose. In this November 2009 News-Star front-page article, a deal was in the works for Sedgwick Properties to build 850 new housing units and a Roundy's supermarket on the site along with 100,000sf of retail space. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Tamny's cookies look too good to eat—but don’t let that stop you

Elizabeth Tamny has been immersed in the world of the cookie arts since December. She's not baking snickerdoodles or Toll House, but rather applying her illustrative and calligraphic skills to sugar and chocolate-mint cookies.…

Facebook Issued A 'Violent Crime Safety Check' To Some Chicago Users

The alert has been issued in the past for terrorist attacks and major natural disasters. [ more › ]

Insanely Honest Uber Driver Returns Passenger's Wallet With $3K Inside

When his passenger offered him a $100 reward for the return, he at first tried to turn it down, saying "I just did the proper thing." [ more › ]

The 10 Best Neighborhood Parks In Chicago

Beyond the tourist-laden headliners, the city's neighborhoods are dotted with prime, if underrated, parkland as well. [ more › ]

Rahm Emanuel Cast As Political Villain By His Own Party In DNC Clip

Rahm played the role of craven health-care roadblock in a video created for the DNC. [ more › ]

Here's Lolla's Evacuation Plan, In Case It Storms As Hard As Last Weekend

There are thunderstorms in the forecast for today, so... better safe than sorry. [ more › ]

16-Year-Old Shooting Witness Suffered Fatal Asthma Attack During Shooting That Killed 2

The gathering was a block-party celebration in honor of the 25th birthday of a man who was shot to death in the vicinity four years prior. [ more › ]

Tackling Violence Against Women In Africa

When one of Africa's biggest music superstar, Kofi Olumide was recently caught on camera angrily kicking one of his female dancers at the Nairobi airport, many African women were shocked but not surprised. Violence against women in both public and private settings is common place in Africa. Show More Summary

Kanye West Disses Taylor Swift During Drake's Chicago Show

Kanye West made a guest appearance at the United Center last night, and Taylor Swift came up in a big way. [ more › ]

Save The CTA's #11 Lincoln Bus By Drinking A Lot Of Beer

A group of Lincoln Avenue bars have joined forces to help save the #11 bus. [ more › ]

Photos: Navy Pier Has More Big Makeover Plans In The Works

Could Navy Pier become cool for locals? There are plans for a walkway at the end of the pier, a concert space, a rooftop garden and so much more... [ more › ]

The Green Line's Historic Garfield Station is Getting A Major Makeover

The grant includes a partnership with artist/community builder Theaster Gates. [ more › ]

Charges To Be Dropped Against Student Who Made UChicago Shooting Threat

If Jabari Dean can follow probationary regulations for 18 months, the charge against him will be dropped. [ more › ]

Uber Will Drive You To A Secret, Free Wale Concert Tonight

If the system's not too clogged, you and up to three guests will be driven directly to the show. [ more › ]

Sheridan Park Planters Pop Up On Wilson

One of the new planters on Wilson at Malden Something that would have been unheard of when Uptown Update began back in 2007 has taken place.Planters that are nearly identical to the ones that line Broadway through Buena Park are being installed down Wilson Avenue through Sheridan Park.This is certainly thanks to our Uptown SSA #34. Show More Summary

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