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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

North Side Businesses Hurting From Red Line Overhaul Get A Boost From New CTA Ad Campaign

The new online business hub will let neighbors know more about businesses near the Red Line and how they are working to survive the project.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater Vacant Car Lot Would Be Turned Into Apartments With Art Gallery Under Developer’s Plan

A North Side developer wants to turn a vacant car lot into 20 apartments, but not all neighbors are on board with the plan.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Hundreds Mourn Adé Hogue In Ghost Bike Vigil After Popular Cyclist Killed By Driver: ‘Our Community Is Tired Of This’

“We want to celebrate him and what he loved so much," one of Hogue's teammates said. "But we’re also mad. We’re pissed off."


New Metra Station In Edgewater Will Help Transform Area, Officials Say: ‘I Am Elated’

The Peterson-Ridge station will open in 2023, 11 years after the project was publicly announced.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Adé Hogue, Beloved Cyclist And Designer, Mourned By Thousands After Being Killed In Downtown Crash

The driver of a van hit and killed Hogue last week while he was riding his bike Downtown, authorities said. Friends have raised $160,000 for his family.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Edgewater ‘Pumpkin Smash’ Lets Neighbors Compost Their Jack-O’-Lanterns This Weekend

Neighbors can bring their pumpkins to the event and toss them in a giant compost container.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville’s Scout Hosts First Art Exhibit In 2 Years With Works From Chicago Artist Mariano Chavez

A gallery debut party will be held Friday evening, with the exhibit open through Nov. 7.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Nature Center, Lakeview School Playground And West Ridge Sports Fields In Running For City Grant

The proposals for Nettlehorst Elementary, Leone Beach Park and Warren Park are part of the Chicago Works Community Challenge.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Historical Terra Cotta Removed And Thrown Out From Protected Rogers Park Building, Leading To Stop Work Order

City officials say workers removed historical facade features from the 1912 movie house at 1618 W. Devon Ave. without proper permits. The new owner said she didn't know it was protected.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park’s Metra Corridor Getting Decorative Crosswalks To Boost Foot Traffic To Local Businesses

A $30,000 plan to decorate crosswalks near Metra stations is moving forward with help from the city's Equitable Transit-Oriented Development program.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Metra To Break Ground On Edgewater Station Next Week After Decade Of Planning

The station at Peterson and Ridge avenues was announced in 2012 but faced many delays.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park’s ‘Dead On Damen’ Display, A Premier Halloween Destination, Is Back With Candy, Chili And Demented Dolls

The condo building at Damen and Birchwood avenues will host a trick-or-treating event with free candy, hot dogs, chili and spiked hot cider for the adults.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater’s Rewired Pizza Cafe Dresses Up As ‘Dominoes’ For Halloween After Being Inspired By McDowell’s

The local pizza place is serving up Domino's-inspired menu items as a Halloween stunt.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Trick Or Treat At Rogers Park’s Howard Street, Jarvis Square Business Districts Friday

Fourteen businesses in Rogers Park will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters Friday afternoon.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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