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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

Touhy Park’s Tent City Is Gone, And Restoration Is Underway After Residents Leave For Housing

A tent city that occupied Touhy Park for over two years disbanded this month, with all of its residents being paired with or finding their own housing.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Save The Uptown Theatre? Here’s What The 2 Candidates Running For 46th Ward Alderperson Want To Do

Multiple leaders have tried to revive the historic Uptown Theatre, which has been closed for over 40 years.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Can Silent Horror Film Series Save Rogers Park’s Struggling New 400 Theaters?

Classic silent films "Nosferatu" and "Phantom Of The Opera" will be screened and accompanied by live organ — just like the New 400 Theaters would have presented the movies in the 1920s.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

46th Ward Candidates Will Debate Uptown, Lakeview Issues Thursday

Kim Walz and Angela Clay are running to replace the retiring Ald. James Cappleman in City Council. The forum is Thursday night.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

As Outside Groups Spend Big To Back Kim Walz In 46th Ward Election, Campaign Contribution Cap Lifted

Candidates Kim Walz and Angela Clay, vying to represent Uptown and part of Lakeview, can raise unlimited funds from donors after special interests spent over $100,000 in the race — mostly in support of Walz.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

48th Ward Candidates Talk Public Safety, Housing And Favorite Restaurants At Edgewater Forum

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth said her top priorities are housing affordability, economic development and health care, while Joe Dunne said he would focus on affordable housing and repealing the automatic property tax increase.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Look Inside Bridgeport’s Iconic Ramova Theater As It Undergoes A Massive Restoration

PHOTOS: The 1929 movie house, a sister theater to Lakeview's Music Box, is getting a $30 million makeover into an entertainment complex after sitting dormant for more than 30 years.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Edgewater Retail Strip Will Be Partially Demolished And Rebuilt As Dollar Store, Auto Parts Shop Move Out

The building slated for demolition previously held a Payless shoe store and North Shore Optical. Both shops have since closed.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

The Understudy, A Theater-Themed Bookstore And Cafe, Debuts In Andersonville

The book and coffee shop will host script readings and other events with local theaters.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

48th Ward Candidates Will Discuss Issues At Forum Wednesday Hosted By Local Chambers

Joe Dunne and Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth advanced to the runoff from a 10-candidate race to replace Ald. Harry Osterman.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Perception Cannabis Pot Dispensary Looks To Open In A Former Rogers Park Currency Exchange

"If I'm going to buy pot, I'd like to support small business, not huge conglomerates," said a 76-year-old resident of Rogers Park who supports Perception Cannabis' bid for North Clark Street.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Begins Plan To Rebuild Red Line’s Sheridan, Rogers Park Stops In Massive North Branch Overhaul

The CTA is already rebuilding tracks and stops in Uptown and Edgewater. Now, it is planning to rebuild the other century-old stops on the north end of the Red Line.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Colorful ‘Tuk Tuks’ Will Line Devon Avenue As Part Of New Art Installation

Tuk tuk rides will be available along Devon Avenue on Sunday when the public art installation is unveiled.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Joe Dunne, Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Go Head To Head In 48th Ward Runoff

The two candidates emerged from a 10-person race to determine who will succeed retiring Ald. Harry Osterman.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

46th Ward Runoff Comes Down To Community Organizer Angela Clay, Former Congressional Aide Kim Walz

Clay and Walz emerged from six candidates to advance to the April 4 runoff. They'll vie to replace retiring Ald. James Cappleman, who has served since 2011.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Drivers Caught On Camera Blocking Bike Lanes Will Soon Get Tickets In The Mail

The Smart Streets pilot program will mail tickets to drivers caught by city camera blocking bike lanes in the Downtown area.


Uptown Retail Building To Be Replaced With 77 Apartments, Ground-Floor Commercial Space

The latest retail building to be redeveloped in Uptown will have 77 apartments, 40 parking spaces and ground-floor commercial space.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago-Evanston Border Could Get 3 Dispensaries Within 6 Blocks As Pot Shops Target Howard And Clark Area

Plans are in the works for two cannabis dispensaries in Chicago and a bakery-dispensary on the Evanston side of Howard Street.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park’s New 400 Theaters Could Close After 100 Years As Fans Make Last-Ditch Effort To Save It

The New 400 Theaters opened in 1912 and made it through the pandemic. But the crowds haven't returned, signaling the theater's likely demise, its owner said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Retail Building Near Wilson ‘L’ Stop Could Get 3-Story Addition With 24 Apartments

A developer is looking to renovate and add apartments to a Broadway retail building near the Wilson Red Line stop.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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