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When Did They Put A Hardware Store There?

Sunday, May 24 October 2014, courtesy of Google Maps Streetview We joke because we love. ACE Hardware has helped us out of many jams, on many occasions. Somehow the tiny store manages to stock everything we need, and the customer service is outstanding. Now that the heavy concrete arch in front of it is gone, we hope more people find out about one of Uptown's "hidden" treasures.

The Last Piece

click to enlarge This is all that's left of the old North Shore Line concrete elevated tracks built nearly a century ago. It's north of the existing station and south of Clifton, across Broadway from Gigio's Pizza.After the CTA builds...Show More Summary

Hope You're Having A Great Memorial Day

A newly rehabbed Lionel wishes displays his patriotism from his perch at Dayton and Montrose. (Cribbed from his Facebook page.)

And Also Appearing....

Live and at Montrose Harbor.... The Red Knots! (People with dogs who are bird-watching are encouraged to keep them leashed. We are told there's been a terrible problem with the dogs rushing at the birds both inside and outside the protected area.)

Extra Extra: Chicagoland Honors Fallen Soldiers Memorial Day Weekend

Fallen soldiers were honored at Memorial Day events and services across the Chicagoland area this past weekend and today. [ more › ]

Nintendo World Championships Competition Coming To Schaumburg

After a 25 year hiatus, Nintendo is resurrecting the Nintendo World Championships and bringing a qualifying round to the Chicagoland area. [ more › ]

Around Town: Memorial Day Remembrance

  We pause and reflect on Memorial Day in Around Town. [ more › ]

Rare Bird Alights At Montrose Harbor

Our favorite wildlife photographer, Jerry Goldner, sent these photos of a rare bird sighting at Montrose Harbor last weekend. The Kirtland Warbler drew crowds of spectators, some coming from out of state just for a chance to glimpse it. Show More Summary

In The Mood For A Corn Dog?

Celebrate National End of School Day at Sonic on Tuesday, May 26th with 50 cent Corn Dogs all day. Sonic is located at Kenmore and Wilson.

When The 606 is your neighbor

John Knoerle admits he's the "designated curmudgeon" of the neighborhood, but when it comes to The Bloomingdale Trail, slated to open practically in his front yard, he thinks a little grumpiness is justified."It's going to change our lives dramatically, mostly for the worse," he said. Show More Summary

News From Crew

A reminder that Crew is your official Blackhawks bar in Uptown! Watch the mighty Hawks take on the Ducks tonight at 8pm.And a word about their hours this week. "Get ready for some great new menu items that shout Chicago: the Blackhawk burger, an Italian Beef sandwich, the Argyle Street salad and our version of cheddar and caramel popcorn. Show More Summary

Sip And Savor To Benefit Special Olympics Chicago

Come out this Thursday, drink cocktails and eat food made by chefs from Purple Pig, RPM Italian and more to benefit Special Olympics Chicago. [ more › ]

Your 2015 Memorial Day Weather Report

If you are one of the many off work observing Memorial Day and were planning on heading outside, you might want to grab an umbrella. [ more › ]

'San Andreas' star Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson officiates at longtime fan's wedding

Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson has been on a promotional roll on the days leading up to the release of his flick "San Andreas," in which everything is rocking and rolling.  He even married a longtime fan for the betterment of the movie. More...Show More Summary

Actress and comedian Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. Show More Summary

Senator-elect fighting extradition to Chicago in 'Orange is the New Black' case

A man newly elected to Nigeria's Senate was on Monday refusing to attend a court hearing on his extradition to the United States on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu, 56, has declared his innocence. Show More Summary

Meet The 20th District Police Commander

Another chance to meet your police commander, this time for residents of the 20th District (north of Lawrence). From Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter:"Commanders Meeting. At 7 pm on Tuesday, June 2, at the Broadway Armory, I will be...Show More Summary

Memorial Day Commemorations In The Area

For those who want to remember the fallen on Memorial Day in a religious service, there will be a field mass at St. Boniface Cemetery (4901 North Clark) on Monday at 10:30am. Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. Pollard of the Chicago Archdiocese will be the celebrant. Show More Summary

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