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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

Rogers Park’s Howard Street Could Get 104-Unit ‘Workforce Housing’ Complex Across From CTA Station

The building would bring a sizable investment into an area that has struggled with safety, but some neighbors say the area already has a high concentration of affordable housing.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Is Plover Mania Back? More Piping Plovers Spotted At Montrose Beach After Imani’s Return

Fans of the birds have celebrated the return of Imani — and expressed cautious hope the sighting of an unbanded female could mean love is in the air.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Imani, Piping Plover Baby Of Monty And Rose, Returns To Montrose Beach For 2nd Straight Year

The prodigal bird son of Montrose Beach has returned.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

5-Story Apartment Building Coming To Wilson Avenue In Uptown After Developers’ Third Try Gets Approved

The development will bring 28 apartments and 25 parking spaces to the site of the Happy Wash retail building.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Long-Awaited Park Behind Old Edgewater Hospital To Be Built This Year. Here Are The Plans

The park is coming to a brown site on the former Edgewater Hospital campus that has been redeveloped into apartments.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Farmers Market Returns Next Week In New Location On Sunnyside Mall

The farmers market was held at the future home of Chicago Market co-op but was moved due to store construction.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Here’s What Andersonville’s New Tree-Lined Public Plaza On Catalpa Avenue Could Look Like

The area near the plaza between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue would be completely closed to cars, giving more room for a gathering area and events space. Construction could start next year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater Single-Room Occupancy Building Will Expand, Add Social Services After City Council OK

Three apartments will be added to the Devon Avenue building at a time when single-room occupancy units have been disappearing from the city.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CircEsteem’s Uptown Headquarters Gets $5 Million For Renovation With City Council Approval

The circus arts nonprofit plans to renovate its Sheridan Road building into a performing arts center. The project required the removal of a popular mural.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Kosher Spot Main Pizza Chalavi Moving Into Closed Gullivers Location On Howard

The West Ridge kosher pizza restaurant plans to relocate to the former home of the legendary pizzeria, which closed in 2022 after nearly 60 years on Howard Street.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown, Andersonville Wine Walks Pair Local Shops With Wine And Appetizer Samples

The two spring events allow neighbors to walk the local business districts while trying wine and food samples.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rebuilt Red Line In Uptown, Edgewater Will Include 1 Mile Of Public Space Under The Tracks, CTA Says

The CTA is asking neighbors for their input on how to use the public space. It will hold community meetings on the subject in late spring.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater’s Epworth Church Nears Landmark Status As Owner Plans To Turn It Into Affordable Apartments

The 132-year-old Epworth Church and community building will be converted into 40-45 affordable apartments, its owners said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Grassroots Organizing Fueled Brandon Johnson’s Victory: ‘It Was 100-Percent People Power’

Beyond Johnson's big endorsements were a few thousand clipboard-toting volunteers and organizers talking to everyday Chicagoans on sidewalks and front porches about his platform.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Shorter Games From Major League Baseball Rule Changes Are Helping Wrigleyville Taverns: ‘For Bars, It’s Great’

MLB's new pitch clock has resulted in shorter games, giving fans more time to spend outside the park: "People are getting one less beer in the stadium and one more beer outside, which is fantastic for us."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Speed Limit Lowered From 30 To 25 MPH On Broadway Between Lawrence And Devon

The 2-mile stretch now has the lower speed limit as city officials work to make more improvements there.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Massive Mosaic Mural On Uptown’s Lakeside Theater Building Coming Down As Nonprofit Plans Renovation

CircEsteem wants neighbors to help disassemble and take home portions of the mural as the organization transforms the building into a performing arts hub. The mural's artist says he's "obviously saddened."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Joe Dunne Concedes To Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth In Hard-Fought 48th Ward Race To Replace Ald. Harry Osterman

Dunne congratulated Manaa-Hoppenworth on her victory after two days of counting mail-in ballots showed the small business owner maintaining her lead.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

64 Apartments Coming To Site Of Edgewater House, Parking Lot Near Thorndale Red Line

Plans call for a 60,000-square-foot building with a lobby and parking on the first floor and apartments above.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Declares Upset Victory In 48th Ward Race

The race to replace retiring Ald. Harry Osterman started at 10 people before coming down to business owner Manaa-Hoppenworth and developer Joe Dunne.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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