Many Uptowners have peeked into the Uptown Theater, hoping to catch a glimpse of the fabled lobby and stage. While the future of the Uptown is still unclear, you can finally see the interior as it looks today.Singer Regina Spektor recently released her video for Black and White, for which the Uptown provides a haunting and lovely setting. Show More Summary
The CTA warned of "major delays" on the Red Line Tuesday evening due to a person on the tracks at the State/Lake station around 7:40 p.m. CTA authorities announced that service was resuming with delays around 7:55 p.m. [ more › ]
Mitch Albom questions the ancient tradition of championship sports teams visiting the White House for a photo op with the president. Actually, it's not ancient at all, says the Detroit Free Press's Albom in a column published in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune—in its present form it dates back only to the era of Ronald Reagan. Show More Summary
He's apparently asking for quite a bit. [ more › ]
So-called VIPR agents, which operate under the TSA, staged a security checkpoint with Chicago police at the North Side CTA station on Tuesday morning. [ more › ]
Some relief may be on the way for lakefront residents who are kept awake by motorcycle noise on the Drive at night during the summer.Rep. Sara Feigenholtz has introduced a bill that would allow the city to install noise monitors along...Show More Summary
From Russia with love. [ more › ]
A neighborhood can dream. [ more › ]
Full disclosure: I don’t know who is playing Lollapalooza this year or if any of these predictions are correct. Considering my track record of getting several picks wrong every year, I’m expecting to chalk at least half of these up to wishful thinking, looking at the wrong festival posters and...
"Perhaps the Groundhog meant six more days of winter, not weeks!" [ more › ]
ICE and other officials from agencies have denied they conduct raids. Immigrants and others affected by the roundups however, say differently. [ more › ]
Seventeen leading universities in total are supporting a lawsuit that challenges Trump's ban. [ more › ]
What we'd give to be a fly on that wall. [ more › ]
From our favorite politically minded hip-hop duo Run the Jewels hitting Aragon Ballroom to some of the best kept musical secrets playing Hideout, there's a lot to love in Chicago music right now.
"If you’re a restaurant that is tired of using software from 1998, raise your hand. We’d love to show you the future." [ more › ]
You don’t want the night to end. You still have room for one more drink. You’re not ready to go home just yet. We’ve been there. When planning a date—whether it’s a day out with a friend or a cozy evening with a more-than-friend—it’s easy to focus on the main event. You make a dinner reservation...
drawing by OWK Architects, via Curbed Chicago There was a hubbub on Uptown Update's Facebook page on Monday when we linked to an article in Curbed Chicago that showed a rendering for a high-rise in the parking lot of the Jewel and gym...Show More Summary
Michelle Robey, 55, probably had no idea that the corner here in my neighborhood, where she was shot dead Friday night was once the home of a 200 acre movie studio where L. Frank Baum personally helped make the very first version ofShow More Summary
The Michelin-starred, San Francisco-based chef is setting up business in the Waldorf Astoria. [ more › ]
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke plans to allow deputies to enroll in a federal program that would allow them to act as immigration law-enforcement agents. [ more › ]