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24 Hours To Vote For Either Uptown or Streeterville

And it's on -- a 24-hour period in which to vote for Uptown or Streeterville as neighborhood of the year in the 2014 Curbed Cup drama.Here's what Curbed has to say:"A match between dense Streeterville and far north Uptown might seem like an odd pairing, but both neighborhoods are known for their civic engagement and pride. Show More Summary

'You are so Beautiful' singer Joe Cocker dies at age 70

British vocalist Joe Cocker, whose blues-drenched, unfettered performances made him one of the most distinctive rock singers of the late '60s and early '70s, died Dec. 22 in Colorado. He was 70, and had been battling lung cancer.TheShow More Summary

Clausen Concussed, Cutler Returns

With Jimmy Clausen sidelined by a concussion, Marc Trestman again turns to Jay Cutler in what could be his final F.U. to the Bears. [ more › ]

Chicago Singles Club Mines Local Music Underground

Chicago Singles Club is slowly becoming an online catalogue showcasing some of the more interesting Chicago bands lurking in the city's underground. [ more › ]

Police Still Looking For Owners of Stolen Property

In early December, the police held an open house for recovered stolen property taken from in and around the Uptown area by burglars. According to a press release, "The below listed items remain unclaimed and Area North detectives continue to seek their rightful owners. Show More Summary

Midday News Links: 1 Killed On Wrong-Way Crash On Lake Shore Drive

One person was killed and six more injured in a crash involving a vehicle going the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive overnight. [ more › ]

Cutler to cover concussed Clausen

A day after making his first 2014 start, Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen was ruled out for Sunday's season finale after being diagnosed with a concussion, returning Jay Cutler to the starting lineup. The Bears announced Monday that Clausen...Show More Summary

Fire-Damaged Vintage Home Rises From The Ashes

Looks like the vintage three-flat that experienced a horrific early-morning fire just over a year ago has a new lease on life. December 5, 2013 Neighbors were awoken before dawn on December 5, 2013, when there was a massive response to a fire at the 1901 home located at 4631 North Kenmore. Show More Summary

This Week In Chicago Food Porn: Holiday Edition

  It's the best time to eat cookies and drink hot chocolate [ more › ]

Pencil This In: Smith Westerns At Lincoln Hall

Fans of Smith Westerns have one final chance to catch the band's blend of ethereal power-pop before they break up go on "indefinite hiatus" with this all-ages show at Lincoln Hall 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23. Frontman Cullen Omori explained...Show More Summary

Stolen Bike BOLO

We heard from a reader late last week:"Sometime between midnight and 8 am, my black Surly Troll was stolen from the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. Please note that it also has Planet Bike fenders and a rack (not pictured). There is a Roscoe Village Bikes sticker on the seat tube. Show More Summary

Free Fitness Week @ Park District To Kick Off 2015

Eat, drink and be merry as 2014 draws to a close. You have January to get in shape, and you can do so for free between January 2nd and 11th at Chicago Park District Fitness Centers. The ones in and around Uptown are at Chase Park (4701...Show More Summary

Uptown Advances To Round Two Of Curbed Cup Competition

As we told you, Uptown won the first round of the "Curbed Cup" for best neighborhood and will be up against Streeterville sometime this week, possibly as soon as Tuesday. Get your voting fingers ready.

Around Town: A Botanic Garden Christmas

  Not only is the Chicago Botanic Garden one of our favorite places to enjoy the outdoors, it's always festive this time of year. [ more › ]

United Nation's Committee Against Torture Addresses Systemic Problems in US Law Enforcement and Justice Systems

Dec. 10th was International Human Rights Day, first declared in 1950 by the United Nations in order to "bring to the attention 'of the peoples of the world' the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement...Show More Summary

Former Alderman Bernard Stone Dies At Age 87

The colorful former 50th Ward alderman served nearly 40 years in City Council. [ more › ]

New QB, Same Result For Bears

The Bears lost their fourth in a row. [ more › ]

A couple Chicago Wolves test Maggie Daley ice ribbon

Chicagoans and tourists can "ooh" and "aah" all they want about the new quarter-mile long ice skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park, but the true test of coolness comes from the pros who've practically worn ice skates since they couldShow More Summary

Music Box Gifts Us With A Kubrick Christmas

Nothing says 'Merry Christmas' quite like a masked orgy among the decadent rich or a father trying to murder his family with an axe, right? [ more › ]

Merry Christmas From CTA: The Damen Avenue Blue Line Station Has Re-Opened

The station is re-opened after 64 days of renovations and upgrades. [ more › ]

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