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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

Uptown’s Brenneman School Gets New Playground To Replace One From 1960s: ‘It Really Means A Lot To Us’

The playground was requested by Brenneman's new leaders, who got the playground built in mere months.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

COVID-Safe Trick-Or-Treating Returns To Andersonville’s Clark Street Saturday

The Andersonville chamber will also bring back its socially distanced Halloween on Catalpa event, which debuted last year.

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2 Apartment Buildings Proposed For Happy Wash Retail Strip On Uptown’s Wilson Avenue

Developers Ayman Khalil and Kareem Musawwir are asking to build to the property line, without a rear or front property-line setback, drawing criticism from neighbors.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Nonprofit Trilogy Hits 50 Years Of Providing Mental Health Services To Those In Need — And Demand Is Soaring

Trilogy served 300 clients in 2007. In 2020, it provided critical mental health support to 3,200 Chicagoans — and demand is still increasing.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Proposed Grocery Store Could Boost Howard Street In Rogers Park, But Some Bristle At Liquor Sales

A 4,000-square-foot grocery store could come to a vacant Howard Street building, but the owner wants to overturn a liquor sales moratorium for the area.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park’s Charmers Cafe Spins Pandemic Pivot Into New Gift Shop, Opens Horseplay By Charmers

Charmers Cafe put its dining room to use during the pandemic by selling local items. It was so successful the owners have opened a standalone gift shop.

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Andersonville’s The Bird Cage, LGBTQ-Friendly Club And Restaurant, Closing 1 Year After Debut

The Bird Cage, a restaurant and night club with a "bondage wall," opened in July 2020, but the pandemic quickly forced the owner to close for several months.

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Edgewater Pop-Up Fall Market Bringing Pumpkins, Live Music To Neighborhood Saturday

Pumpkins, apples and other seasonal goods will be for sale at the market.

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Truman College Adds Hub For CPS, City Colleges Students To Bridge Racial Divide In Tech

Truman College's new technology center is bringing state-of-the-art equipment to more students and teachers.

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Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar Expands In Andersonville With Retail Store

The Fromagerie & Tasting Room will sell cheese, wine and charcuterie while holding wine tastings and other events.

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COVID-19 Vaccine, Flu Shot Clinics Coming To West Ridge, Rogers Park And Edgewater

The clinics will provide flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines.

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Eli Tea Bar Brings Its ‘Sober Bar’ To Andersonville, Offering A Booze-Free Gathering Space For Queer People

The spot will be the second location for Eli Tea Bar, which will have a mini-stage for performances. There will also be events, including drag bingo.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Recycle Your Plastic Takeout Utensils At Andersonville Farmers Market To Help Food Insecurity Nonprofit

Some of the plastic utensils collected at the farmers market will be given to A Just Harvest, a Rogers Park nonprofit that fights food insecurity.

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Neon Art Coming To Edgewater Storefronts Impacted By CTA Red Line Work

More than 10 light-up art pieces are coming to storefronts that are vacant or have been impacted by the Red Line rebuild.

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Year After Owner’s Death, Friends Keep Edgewater’s Heirloom Books Running As A Nonprofit

After owner Chelsea Carr Rectanus died in August 2020, friends, local businesses and neighbors stepped up to keep the beloved book store open in her memory.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Alfresco Program Debuts In Uptown Just As Outdoor Dining Season Comes To A Close

Some business groups have been frustrated with the pace of the program's rollout, but each space can remain for up to three years, a city spokesman said. Several are still on track to make their debut this year.

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Transistor Chicago Closes Andersonville Shop After 12 Years, But Owner Plans Comeback

"Andersonville is our goal, to continue to serve our community," the owner wrote to fans. "The plan is to reopen in the not-so-distant future."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Temporarily Halts Lead Paint Removal On Red Line After ‘Clouds Of Dust’ Escape Work Site In Uptown

Red Line modernization work was twice stopped this week after dust escaped from a lead containment area, but it has since resumed, according to CTA.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park’s Family Matters To Host Walk & Roll-A-Thon Saturday To Raise Funds For Youth Programs

An 8-mile bike ride added during the pandemic is part of this year's event.

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Heartland Cafe Site Being Turned Into Apartments As Developer Breaks Ground After COVID-19 Delays

Work is finally starting on a developer's plan to turn the former Heartland Cafe site into a 30-unit apartment building.

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