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Get Healthy At Chase Park With RISE Fitness

Classes are inside, and are held at Chase Park (4701 N Ashland), Revere Park, and The Irish Heritage Center. Weekend and weekday classes are available. For more information, and to register, click here.

Save the Date: Lunar New Year Parade On Argyle

Circle the date for Uptown's second New Year -- Saturday, February 24th.To welcome the Year of the Dog on the lunar calendar, there will be a parade on Argyle Street, kicking off with firecrackers and lion dancers at the Argyle L. The parade will feature floats, drummers, and local Asian groups and dignitaries.It all begins at 1pm.

Uptown Networking Mixer at Hopleaf

From Business Partners - the Chamber for Uptown: "Join us Tuesday, January 9, for our first Uptown networking mixer of 2018 at Hopleaf Bar ( 5148 N Clark)! Meet other Uptown business owners, non-profit leaders, and community membersShow More Summary

Do good for Chicago kids with Urban Initiatives sports-based programs

Even if they’re not great athletes, Chicago Public Schools kids taking part in Urban Initiatives programs get to be part of a team. The nonprofit puts a lot more emphasis on the working together, making new connections, and learning leadership skills aspects of team sports than the winning. In...

Ald. Cappleman's 2017 Year In Review & Construction Update

HAPPY NEW YEAR!The past year has been especially exciting with the completion of major projects that have helped transform the 46th Ward. We’ve not seen this type of renaissance in generations, and it took many years of planning to get us where we are today. Show More Summary

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Ric Wilson, Xiu Xiu, Ohmme

Plenty of locals making good this week, as well exciting visiting acts. Thursday, Jan. 4 Ric Wilson, Manwolves Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600 Co-headlining a show at Subterranean are two of Chicago’s best up and coming artists who are reinventing the wheel and ushering in a new wave...

Ask Anna: How do I get out of a sexual dry spell?

Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. My girlfriend and I have been living together for about five months. We’ve been together for almost a year. We are both women; we have two dogs and an 11-year-old daughter....

Putting The Final Pieces Together

The 4 remaining pieces to the Gerber Arch in the 4600 block of Broadway Current Gerber Building status as of New Year's Day 2018 (photo by JK) The final four main pieces of the reconstructed Gerber Building's clock tower are currently lying on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of Broadway. Show More Summary

Happy New Year! Party Like It's 1917

A century ago, Uptowners flocked to the Green Mill Sunken Gardens, a new club that could seat 2000 people and was located where the seating portion of the Uptown Theater is now.100 -- soon to be 101 -- years later, we urge you to " Dine...Show More Summary

Freebies, Freezies, and Hangovers

Some New Year's reminders: It's going to be a brutally cold -- stupidly cold -- evening, with wind chills between -25 and -30. Actual temps at midnight will be between 3 degrees and -10. Dress for it. You have a lot of other nights to look cute. Show More Summary

Howdy, Neighbor!

Reader AL looked out her window today and had a visitor. "She was chilling on my balcony today at Montrose and Broadway. It was as big as my cat."So, people who know birds -- what is this gorgeous thing? A Cooper's Hawk? A Peregrine Falcon?

Uptown By Air

Thank you to reader Perri Smith, who shared the photo she took on Saturday of Uptown from her airplane seat. Can you find your home? (click to enlarge)

Arch Watch 2017 In Progress

For the first time in 60 years, a clock tower will crown the Gerber Building at Wilson and Broadway. We love watching it happen! Wednesday, December 27th, 2018 - courtesy of B. Spillie Thursday, December 28, 2017 Friday, December 29, 2017 The original. Show More Summary

Chicago date idea: Winter Wonderfest then D4 Irish Pub

Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we’re pairing an outing to the Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest with dinner at D4 Irish Pub. Main attraction: Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest 600 E. Grand Ave. 312-595-7437...

One Last New Year's Eve For Man's Country

Man's Country, the legendary bathhouse and former entertainment complex at 5017 North Clark, will close its doors forever on the first day of 2018. To honor its 44 years of indulgence and celebration, it is hosting a 13-hour New Year's...Show More Summary

New Year's Eve: Larry's At Lawrence House

"Bask in the roaring '20s glory of the Lawrence House lobby, sipping your choice of bubbly beverage while awaiting the arrival of 2018. Lock down a few bottles at pre-party pricing for you and your friends. Low-key RSVP: one Miller High...Show More Summary

New Year's Eve: Big Chicks

Big Chicks is located at 5024 North Sheridan. The Facebook event page is here.

Christmas Tree Recycling, Free Mulch Programs To Begin In January

As usual, the City of Chicago encourages residents to recycle their live Christmas trees rather than putting them out into the alleys. They can be received at 24 local parks, including Margate Park (4921 N Marine Drive), between January...Show More Summary

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