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Another Mural Brightens Uptown

Here, fishie, fishie! The north side of the Montrose viaduct under Lake Shore Drive was recently brightened by muralist Tony Passero, the same artist who this summer revived the Bezazian Branch Library mural. He has also done commissioned...Show More Summary

Construction Begins on Structurally Deficient Lake Shore Drive Underpasses

Construction work began Monday morning, the first step in rebuilding the two dangerous viaducts at Wilson and Lawrence under Lake Shore Drive. Scaffolding is up, traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction, and the sound of jackhammers can be heard. Show More Summary

Judge rules construction that will displace tent city is ok

A federal judge has ruled the city of Chicago can move forward with plans to repair a crumbling Lake Shore Drive viaduct under which dozens of homeless people have been … Click to Continue »

Protesters Block Traffic On Lake Shore Drive In Support Of Homeless Rights In Uptown

Homeless tent-city residents will have to vacate their site ahead of bridge repairs and bike-lane installation. Advocates are demanding permanent housing. [ more › ]

Shedd Aquarium offers free admission to Illinois residents during September

Forget your money and grab your Illinois ID, as the Shedd Aquarium (1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-939-2438) is offering free admission through the end of September for Illinois residents with a valid Illinois ID card. The deal truly offers free admission, as it includes access to all exhibits,...

A Driver Hit 2 Triathlon Cyclists On Lake Shore Drive After Driving Around Cones

She was cited for negligent driving and operating a vehicle without insurance. [ more › ]

Construction To Begin On Lawrence & Wilson Viaducts September 18

Notice posted at the Wilson Avenue viaduct at Lake Shore Drive CDOT posted notices at both Lawrence and Wilson Avenue viaducts stating that the long overdue reconstruction of the crumbling bridges will commence on Monday, September 18. Show More Summary

Giant Bat-Like Entity Emerges From Under Chicago Lakefront Overpass

The following account was received by Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse. It occurred on Thursday July 20, 2017 at about 1700 hours (5:00 PM CT):We were driving down Lake Shore Drive toward North Avenue Beach. In the car with my best friend, my sister, and my boyfriend. Show More Summary

1 Dead, 7 Injured In Crash On Lake Shore Drive Near Uptown Monday Evening

Police had to temporarily close sections of Lake Shore Drive after the damaging four-car crash. [ more › ]

Best Chicago happy hour deals: July 13-19

Here’s where to drink on a budget this week. Thursday, July 13 The Field Museum (1400 S. Lake Shore Drive 312-922-9410) hosts a release party for Off Color Brewing's collaborative QingMing beer featuring a tasting, paired appetizers and a display of Asian drinking vessels from 6-8:30 p.m. $40....

Chicago Police Nab PETA Award for Saving Dog From Lake Michigan

A Compassionate Police Department Award is on its way from PETA to the Chicago Police Department, which was responding to a car accident on Lake Shore Drive on Tuesday... The post Chicago Police Nab PETA Award for Saving Dog From Lake Michigan appeared first on PETA.

Help Is On The Way: Bids Requested To Repair Structurally Deficient Lawrence & Wilson Bridges

What the roadway lights on topof the bridges will look like It's finally happening! Nine and a half years after Uptown Update did its first post (but hardly its last) about the crumbling Lake Shore Drive underpasses at Wilson and Lawrence,...Show More Summary

Man Shot While Driving On South Lake Shore Drive Friday Morning: Report

A man was shot on South Lake Shore Drive Friday morning, near Hyde Park's 57th Street exit, according to authorities. [ more › ]

Community Meeting: Redefine The Drive

We've been posting for a few years about "Redefine The Drive," the plan to completely reimage Lake Shore Drive between Grand Avenue and Hollywood Avenue. Next week there's a community meeting to talk about ideas for the terminus at Hollywood Avenue.If you are interested in participating, but can't make the meeting, use the contact form to send in your ideas.

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

From honoring fallen service members at Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade to gearing up for a morning of cycling along Lake Shore Drive, here's what we're up to this weekend. Long weekend alert Memorial Day (this Monday, May 29) is the unofficial kick-off of summer. So get your long weekend in motion...

LSD Closed On Sunday Morning For Bike The Drive

This Sunday is Bike The Drive, when the entirety of Lake Shore Drive is closed to vehicular traffic between 5:30am and 11am. If you want to participate, registration is still open. If you have plans to drive that morning, be aware that traffic on surface streets will be heavier than usual.

8 Chicago museum exhibits to check out in May

What's more metropolitan than a stroll through a museum? We've rounded up some of the best exhibits in Chicago's museums this month. Robot RevolutionMuseum of Science and Industry5700 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-684-1414Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry will reopen its “Robot Revolution” exhibit...

Kids & Kites Festival Returns On Saturday, May 6th

This Saturday is the annual Kids & Kites Festival at Cricket Hill (immediately northeast of Lake Shore Drive and Montrose). It runs from 10am to 4pm, and features kite kits for children to make, face painting, balloon art, and crafts.This...Show More Summary

At Last! Lawrence & Wilson Bridges To Get Long-Overdue Repairs

"A big chunk of concrete lies on the ground where it fell off from the top of the bridge at Wilson Avenue and Lake Shore Drive in Chicago on March 2, 2017. (Tribune photo/Nancy Stone)" After more than nine years of posting articles detailing...Show More Summary

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