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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

Sheridan Road Closed To Southbound Traffic At Bryn Mawr Avenue Through Mid-December

The road is closed so crews can work on the water service for a development.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Kids Theater Group PlayMakers Laboratory Returns To The Stage After Nearly Closing Due To Pandemic

PlayMakers Laboratory's board voted to close the theater education company due to pandemic hardships. But after being revived by staff, PlayMakers is returning for two fundraiser shows Monday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Marina’s Bistro Puerto Rican Restaurant Opening In Uptown

Marina's Bistro opened during the pandemic, operating from a "ghost kitchen" in Avondale where it served modern takes on Puerto Rican cuisine.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Pickleball Courts, Fitness Equipment Added To Rogers Park Lakefront

A refinished tennis court has added pickleball court outlines at Rogers Beach Park while a workout facility was installed at Loyola Beach Park.

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Andersonville Winter Market, Uptown’s Winter Walk On Wilson Return This Weekend

Neighbors can shop for gifts in unique settings in these annual local events.

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Edgewater’s ‘Young Lincoln’ Statue Vandalized On Thanksgiving By Group Advocating Indigenous Rights

An anonymous group of activists poured red paint on the Lincoln statue in Senn Park, tagging the site with slogans including "colonizer" and "land back."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

At Rogers Park Tent City, Housed And Unhoused Gather For New Tradition: Weekly Chili Night

"We're all neighbors." Teams of Rogers Park neighbors organized to provide a weekly chili night for the dozens living in tents inside Touhy Park.

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Andersonville Restaurant Gadabout Closing Sunday After 3 Years On Clark Street

Gadabout served up elevated takes on street food with an emphasis on sustainability. But profitability hasn't returned during the pandemic, management said.


Double Door Gets Approval To Add Marquee To New Uptown Home, With Opening Eyed For Next Year

The Double Door's sign on its Uptown home will resemble the iconic sign from its years in Wicker Park.

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Shop Local 2022: An Uptown, Edgewater And Rogers Park Gift Guide

From turn-of-the-century art prints to locally made candles and West African drums, the Far North Side can meet all your holiday shopping needs.

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After Fire, Factory Theater In Rogers Park Raising Money To Keep Lights On And Shows Running

A fire started in The Factory Theater's heating and cooling system, causing $15,000 in damage.

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Pop-Up Markets, Arts Studios Coming To Rogers Park, Edgewater Storefronts Thanks To New City Program

The city is looking to boost traffic to Bryn Mawr Avenue and Howard Street shops this holiday season as small businesses try to recover from the pandemic.

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Uptown 6-Flat Coming To Site Of Former Mansion 8 Years After Historical Home Was Torn Down

A similar plan to redevelop the site failed in 2014, but neighbors and Ald. James Cappleman warmed to the revived proposal.

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Andersonville’s Viking Pub Crawl Returns To Clark Street Saturday For 5th Year

Hundreds dressed as Vikings will descend on Clark Street to celebrate Andersonville's take on traditional Swedish holiday Morten Gås Day.


CTA Needs 1,000 Workers As It Struggles With Ghost Trains And Buses, Transit Boss Says

After skipping meetings with aldermen, transit President Dorval Carter was grilled Thursday amid the CTA's mounting problems. "If the CTA is not safe, people will not take it," one alderman said.


1 Killed, 3 Wounded In Separate Rogers Park Shootings Wednesday, Police Say

A man was killed and two others wounded when someone opened fire outside Experanca Sports Bar, authorities said. Another man was shot in the area just an hour later.

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Loyola University Failed To Investigate Sexual Assaults And Underreported Campus Sex Crimes, Lawsuit Says

The lawsuit from three current and former students said sexual assault is "endemic" at Loyola University.

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Daniel Boone Elementary Becomes Mosaic School Of Fine Arts — But A Nearby Nonprofit Already Has A Similar Name

The founder of the Chicago Mosaic School in Edgewater said the new name for the West Ridge public school could cause confusion.

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Ukrainian Pro Soccer Coach Flees War, Lands In Chicago. He Now Has Edgewater Amateur Team On The Cusp Of A Championship

Andriy Berezovchuk played professional soccer in his native Ukraine before a distinguished coaching career that was disrupted by Russia's invasion.

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Heritage Outpost Coffee Shop Closes After 8 Years On Wilson Avenue, Consolidates Into Other Uptown Location

The bike-themed cafe opened in 2014 as the first sister business of Lakeview's Heritage Bikes & Coffee.

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