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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

Juneteenth Could Become An Official Chicago Holiday In 2022 After Getting Lightfoot’s Support

The move only needs City Council's approval, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a tweet. She had previously opposed making Juneteenth a city holiday.

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City Hosting First Juneteenth Flag-Raising Ceremony At Daley Plaza Monday As Kickoff To Week-Long Celebrations

The Juneteenth flag will be raised at Daley Plaza as part of Chicago's first day of observance for the holiday honoring the liberation of enslaved people.

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Plan To Turn Weiss Hospital Parking Lot Into Apartment Building Shot Down By Neighborhood’s Alderman

Ald. James Cappleman said he will not support Lincoln Property Company's plans for a 314-unit apartment building on a Weiss Hospital parking lot.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monty And Rose Have A New Nest And Egg After Lakefront Skunk Ate Their Last 4

The resilient, endangered piping plovers have rebounded from last week's skunk attack to make a new nest and lay an egg at Montrose Beach.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Montrose Bird Sanctuary Getting Paved Path This Summer To Improve Accessibility

The bird sanctuary's main loop will have an asphalt path to keep visitors in approved areas and make more space for nature.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Free Movie Screenings Coming Back To Uptown’s Buttercup Park Starting This Weekend

The event organized by an Uptown neighbor kicks off Saturday with concert film "Monterey Pop" and an iconic short movie with local ties.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Benedictine Sisters Want To Sell Part Of West Ridge Monastery Campus For Senior Living Development

To help its aging population, the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago wants to sell a portion of its St. Scholastica Monastery to build a senior living center.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park’s Candyland House, The Pastel-Colored Home Of Local Artists, Up For Sale

Jackie and Don Seiden's home is as colorful inside as it is outside, with virtually every part of the house painted in pastels. "It's like a Barbie's dream home. It's the most eclectic house I've seen in 20 years as a realtor."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Parson’s Chicken & Fish Opening Andersonville Location Next Week

The popular local chain is taking over the former Stone Fox restaurant space at 5721 N. Clark St. Stone Fox abruptly closed in 2019.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Bowmanville Street Sale Returns Saturday With More Than 100 Families Selling Goods Throughout Neighborhood

The sale has happened every year since 1996 except for last year, when coronavirus forced its cancellation.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Monty And Rose’s Eggs At Montrose Beach Eaten By A Skunk, But The Piping Plovers Are Trying To Nest Again

It's a setback for the endangered Great Lakes piping plovers, but birders say the couple is already attempting to produce another clutch of eggs.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

As Long-Awaited Red Line Overhaul Begins, Officials Say Disruption To North Side Stations Will Be ‘Worth It’

The reconstruction will completely rebuild Red and Purple line tracks and create stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Naming Riverwalk And Park — Not Lake Shore Drive — After Du Sable A Better Way To Honor City Founder, Lightfoot Says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan was announced after aldermen proposed naming Lake Shore Drive after du Sable, which angered some residents.


Rogers Park Cafe Nibbles And Nosh Closes After 4 Years On Sheridan Road: ‘It Is Time To Move On’

"We love you, Rogers Park, and it's been a helluva ride," owners Lindzi Shanks and Kat Connor said in a note to Nibbles and Nosh customers.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, Chalk Howard Street Return To Rogers Park This Summer

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival will return as an in-person event, while Chalk Howard Street will remain virtual.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Development Next To Berwyn Red Line Stop To Include 77 Apartments, But Neighbors Say Affordable Ones Shouldn’t Be All On Ground Floor

The developer swapped out ground-floor retail for affordable apartments at Ald. Harry Osterman's request, but not all neighbors are on board with the plan.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Apartment Building Getting 16 More Units After City Council Approval

The addition would bring 16 relatively affordable units near the Morse Red Line station and help modernize the four-story building.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Century-Old Andersonville Home Will Be Replaced By Condos After City Council OK

The home, built in 1916, will make way for a four-unit condo building on a changing block in Andersonville.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Edgewater’s Planned Parenthood Vandalized Twice In 2 Days, Neighbors Plan Rally To Support Clinic

"We think it's very important for the community to come together and say this is unacceptable," an organizer said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Double Door’s New Uptown Home Under Construction As Developer Breaks Ground On 2 Major Projects

Cedar Street is working on projects at 5440 N. Sheridan Road and 1050 W. Wilson Ave., which will become the new home of the Double Door.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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