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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

Rogers Park Getting Vibrant Crosswalk Art At 2 Street Intersections This Year

AN AARP grant will allow the local business group to install new crosswalk art at prominent intersections in the neighborhood.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
10:37 AM CDT

Chicago Alfresco Program Nears Debut — But In Rogers Park, The Plans Face Backlash

The city awarded $2.3 million in grants for outdoor spaces for diners, shoppers and visitors, but some communities have been delayed in getting them off the ground.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
8:30 AM CDT

Edgewater Beach Hotel, Glitzy Lakefront Resort Demolished In ’70s, Memorialized In New Book

Neighborhood historians Kathryn Gemperle and John Holden wrote the book, which builds off an exhibit they designed about the hotel with its own private beach.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
7:55 AM CDT

Uptown Art Week Will Bring 40 Works Of Public Art To Neighborhood Starting Friday

After the success of Uptown Art Weekend last year, the event has been expanded to Uptown Art Week. There will be more events and murals.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘That’s Weird, Grandma,’ A Variety Show Written By School Kids, Celebrates 20 Years Of Performances

Catch a free livestream Thursday of the show, which features actors performing plays written by Chicago Public Schools students.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monty And Rose’s 2 Plover Chicks Now Named Imani And Siewka As They Prepare To Fly South For Winter

The Chicago Audubon Society announced the names during a livestream from Montrose Beach after seeking suggestions from neighbors.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Sarah’s Circle Unveils New Uptown Apartments For Women, Begins Work On 3rd Facility: ‘We Need The Housing’

"We can't end homelessness without having permanent housing for people with a history of homelessness," Sarah's Circle's executive director said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Loyola University Faculty, Staff Must Get COVID Vaccine As Campuses Reopen This Fall

Loyola already required students to be vaccinated before coming back to campus. All faculty and campus workers must get their shots, as well.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monty And Rose Lose 2 Plover Chicks, But Find Out The Names Of Their Remaining Baby Birds Friday

The two surviving piping plover chicks are almost ready to fly, and their names will be announced 5 p.m. Friday at Montrose Beach.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s Tank Noodle Investigated By City After ‘Egregious’ Labor Violations

The restaurant's been under heavy criticism for months after an investigation found it withheld pay from workers and its owners posted about attending the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s Boys & Girls Club Wins $100K From NBA For New Tech Center, Gets Virtual Visit From Chris Paul

The funds went toward a complete renovation of the club's technology lab, which has new computers, smart boards, furniture and smart TVs.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Opens Office In Uptown To Answer Neighbors’ Questions About Red Line Construction

It is the first community office the CTA has opened for a transit construction project.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Can A Rogers Park Street Be Safer For Cyclists, Pedestrians? Make It One-Way, Neighbors Say

Parts of Glenwood Avenue have been improved in recent years, but the stretch north of Devon Avenue is crammed, leading to crashes and near-misses.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

As Lake Michigan Recedes, Howard Beach Playground Getting Reinstalled After It Was Threatened By Erosion

A rising Lake Michigan had caused the loss of Howard Beach and the temporary removal of its playground.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Protected Bike Lane Coming To Clark Street In Edgewater, Alderman Says

The new bike lane will connect to an existing bike lane along Clark in Andersonville. Clark Street is a "spoke route," a direct biking route to Downtown.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Former Nick’s On Wilson Bar To Become LGBTQ-Friendly 2 Bears Tavern From Owners Of Popular North Side Bars

2 Bears Tavern will inhabit the former space of Nick's On Wilson, a popular late-night spot that closed during the pandemic.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s Black Ensemble Theater Gets $5 Million Grant From Mackenzie Scott, Moves Forward With Plans For Cultural Corridor

The theater will use the grant to reopen and to invest in an artist work/live space nearby.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Weiss Hospital Development Gets City Council Approval After Months Of Heated Debate

The apartments planned for the hospital parking lot have split opinions among Uptown neighbors, community advocates and elected officials.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater Esports Cafe, Put On Hold During Pandemic, Is Back In Play For Potential 2022 Opening

City Council approved plans for the esports center at 5214 N. Sheridan Road.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Benedictine Sisters Get City’s OK To Build Senior Housing Complex On West Ridge Campus

The senior apartments would help Benedictine Sisters stay on their century-old campus and help bring needed senior housing to the area, the order said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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