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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

Uptown’s Goudy Elementary, 4 Other CPS Schools Flip To Remote Classes After Hundreds Placed In Quarantine

School will be held virtually this week and return to classes on Monday — if cases continue to fall.

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Shootings Drop, But Carjackings, Robberies Jump On Far North Side

The local statistics mirror citywide trends in escalating crime during the pandemic. In an effort to halt the trend, local alderpeople are opening new offices, partnering with anti-violence groups and asking the city for more police.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
8:51 AM CST

Mental Health Experts Will Respond To Some Emergency Calls Instead Of Police As Part Of New Far North Side Program

Trilogy's mental health crisis response team is part of a statewide program to divert 911 calls for someone experiencing a crisis from police to trained specialists.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
7:22 AM CST

Don Pablo’s Chilean Empanadas Coming To Uptown’s Argyle Street After Launching As Ghost Kitchen

Don Pablo's launched as a ghost kitchen during the pandemic and is opening a restaurant to feature its unique take on empanadas.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Giant Letter On A Rogers Park Corner Tells Story Of A 100-Foot-Tall Boy — And Is Meant To Connect Neighbors Through Art

Now in its 10th year, the "Giant Letter" series tells the story of Bobby using gigantic handwritten notes and props. This is its first year in Rogers Park.

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Uptown’s Clark Street Getting Major Overhaul As 4 Developments Bring 100+ Residential Units To Area

The developments will transform what is a sleepy stretch of single-story retail buildings on Clark between Sunnyside and Wilson avenues.

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Uptown’s Lunar New Year Parade Returns Next Month After Skipping Last Year Due To COVID

The parade will return to the neighborhood this year after going virtual in 2021 due to the pandemic.

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Edgewater Food Pantry Adding Evening Hours To Reach More Working People

Care For Real has switched its Monday food distribution hours to the evening to make it easier for people to come to the pantry outside typical workday hours.

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Gullivers Closing This Weekend After 56 Years On Howard Street In West Ridge

Known for its pizza and collection of antiques, Gullivers Pizza has been an institution for five decades. Sunday will mark its last day in business.

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Chicago Students Return To Classrooms — But Some Already Sent Home To Quarantine: ‘This Whole System Has Been A Mess’

Wednesday marks the first day of in-person Chicago Public Schools classes after five days of cancellations — but not everyone is on board with the return to school.


Loyola University Switching To Virtual Classes For First Two Weeks Of Spring Semester

Loyola's spring semester will begin Tuesday with most classes meeting virtually, the university announced.

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Uptown Health Clinic, Pawn Shop Relocate To Make Way For Apartments

Sunnyside Health Center and a pawn shop are moving out of a Sheridan Road strip mall, which will be demolished.

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Milly’s Pizza In The Pan Moving From Logan Square Ghost Kitchen To Uptown’s Argyle Street

Milly's Pizza In The Pan was launched during the pandemic by an out-of-work waiter. It's been a hit, so the business is opening a spot in Uptown.

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Adam’s Apple, Chicago’s Oldest Head Shop, Closing West Ridge Store This Month After 52 Years

"At 75 years old, I figure I have a few good years left," owner Shelly Miller said. "I am a low-key guy. I'm just going to fade away."

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Vaccine Clinic For Kids Age 5-11 Opening Friday At Edgewater’s Broadway Armory

The pop-up clinic will help kids get vaccinated against COVID-19 as Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union debate the safe return to classrooms.

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What’s Causing Mysterious Explosions Around Rogers Park? Police Investigating Link To TikTok Bomb Challenge, Official Says

Loud explosions have vexed neighbors for months. One theory is the sounds are tied to a TikTok trend, the alderperson said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Francesca’s In Edgewater Closes After 21 Years On Bryn Mawr, Citing ‘Many Challenges With COVID’

Francesca's Bryn Mawr opened in 2000. It is the second Francesca's in Chicago to close since the pandemic's start.

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Recycle Your Broken Holiday Lights At These Far North Side Spots

Six offices and businesses are collecting broken string lights to keep them out of landfills.

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‘Polite’ Armed Robber Responsible For At Least 21 Robberies In Rogers Park, Edgewater And On West Side, Police Say

At least 13 of the robberies happened in Rogers Park or Edgewater, according to a police community alert.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s Argyle Street Gets 10 Igloos To Help Businesses Provide Outdoor Dining This Winter

The igloos are aimed at helping Argyle businesses attract customers during yet another pandemic winter, the chamber of commerce said.

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