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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

Uptown Underdawg, Serving Hot Dogs And Gelato, Opens On Wilson Avenue

Viet Cao, who co-owned Uptown Donuts before it closed at 1122 W. Wilson Ave., is serving sweets, pastries and, of course, hot dogs at the same location.

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Former Uptown Principal Charged With Stealing $200K From CPS In Bogus Overtime Payments, Feds Allege

Sarah Jackson Abedelal approved false overtime payments at Brennemann Elementary School and then ordered school employees to give her the cash, according to a federal indictment.

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Andersonville Dog Days Of Summer Event Will Bring Pop-Up Dog Park, Pet-Friendly Street Fest To Neighborhood Saturday

The event will include a dog-friendly photo booth, free doggie goodie bags and free dog flower collars at Foursided.

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Uptown’s Wilson Men’s Hotel Is Now The Wilson Club — And A Few Former Tenants Are Moving Into The Upscale Micro-Apartments

The redevelopment of one of Uptown's last single-room occupancy hotels, 1124 W. Wilson Ave., became a rallying point for those fighting gentrification in the neighborhood.

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Baby Of The Family: Monty And Rose’s 4th Plover Hatches, And It’s ‘Healthy And Vocal’

This marks the third straight year Monty and Rose, the city's beloved piping plover pair, have successfully hatched eggs at Montrose Beach.

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Clark Street, Sheridan Road To Be Resurfaced On Far North Side Starting This Week

Major reconstruction of Clark Street and Sheridan Road in Uptown and Edgewater is scheduled to start Monday.

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3 Of Monty And Rose’s Fluffy Chicks Hatch At Montrose Beach

Monty and Rose laid four eggs after a skunk attacked their previous nest. Three chicks hatched, with bird watchers waiting on the final one.

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Rogers Park Nonprofit Family Matters Hosting Block-Wide Yard Sale With Its Neighbors This Weekend

Family Matters is selling school and office supplies, furniture, games, art supplies and more things stocked by the youth nonprofit in a pay-what-you-want system.

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West Ridge Bakers Square To Be Replaced By Starbucks, Buffalo Wild Wings In New Strip Mall

An Athletico physical therapy center also will open in the strip mall, which has one remaining space to be filled.

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Alderman Backs Apartments Near Berwyn Red Line After Developer Redesigns Project, Moves Affordable Units

MCZ Development's building will have five affordable units spread throughout the building rather than placing them all at street level, according to new plans.

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Fighting Displacement In Uptown Has Gone On For 200 Years. A New Project Tells The Story Of Those Who’ve Been Pushed Out

From the removal of Indigenous peoples to redlining and modern urban redevelopment, two UIC professors charted the history of displacement in Uptown and the movements to stop such actions.

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Rogers Park’s Flatts & Sharpe Music Shop Hosting 2nd Street Fest And Concert Saturday

Flatts & Sharpe, 6749 N. Sheridan Road, has been around since 1976 but held its first music festival in 2019.

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After Uptown Advisory Panel Flip Flops On Weiss Hospital Parking Lot Development, Alderman Says He’ll Support It

Ald. James Cappleman's zoning advisory board initially voted down the development. But the board changed its vote, and Cappleman has now said he supports the project.

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Nobody’s Darling, A Black Woman-Owned, Queer Cocktail Bar, Opens In Andersonville

The name of the bar, 1744 W. Balmoral Ave., is inspired by an Alice Walker poem, "Be Nobody's Darling," and ode to outsiders and outcasts. Its opening comes as queer bars catering to women vanish across the country.

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Rogers Park’s Paulina Street Gets Massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural, New Shared Street Designation

Rogers Park's Paulina Street is the fourth place to get a "shared street" designation this year.

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Pride North Organizers Illegally Charged $20 Cover, Fest Goers Say: Pride Is ‘Supposed To Be Inclusive’

Pride North organizers flouted city rules by charging $20 at the door on Sunday and restricting pedestrian access to Glenwood Avenue, Ald. Maria Hadden said. She said its permit will face further scrutiny next year.

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Rogers Park’s Pride North Returns This Weekend, Overlapping With Neighborhood’s ‘626 Day’ Celebration

626 Day honors Rogers Park's 60626 ZIP code. Businesses will offer special promotions for the local holiday.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Could Be Added In Rebuild Of Rogers Park Gas Station Next To Loyola Beach

The Shell gas station at 7138 N. Sheridan Road needs the city’s permission to rebuild its facility.

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Andersonville Vintage Market To Debut Sunday, With 2 More Summer Dates Planned

The first Andersonville Vintage Market will see the area's vintage stores take over Catalpa street for three Sundays this summer.

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Rogers Park’s New 400 Theaters Officially Survives 2 Pandemics, With Movie Screenings Returning Friday

The New 400 Theaters opened in 1912. To survive coronavirus, it operated as a COVID testing center, candy shop and events space.

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