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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

How To Improve Howard Street? Rogers Park Business Alliance, City Of Evanston Team On 1st Joint Study Of Business Corridor

A grant is allowing the Rogers Park Business Alliance and city of Evanston to work together for the first time to improve the street that borders the cities.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Smash Your Pumpkins At Andersonville, Edgewater Jack-O-Lantern Composting Events This Week

The third Edgewater Pumpkin Smash is being held the same day as Andersonville's new Pumpkin Smash Festival.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge Man Killed Shop Clerk In Attempted Robbery And Dropped His Phone At Crime Scene, Officials Say

Sean Dunnavant is charged with murder in the killing of 66-year-old store clerk Salim Khamo, who tried to pull his own gun to defend himself, prosecutors said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s Historical Preston Bradley Center Bought By Local Surgeon, Blues Man Who Plans To Convert It Into Nonprofit Community Hub

Daniel Ivankovich, a renowned orthopedic surgeon and blues musician known as Chicago Slim, plans to turn the church into a home for his and other nonprofits.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Developer Unveils Plans For Andersonville Trader Joe’s As Neighbors Discuss Impact To Small Businesses

Ald. Andre Vasquez is collecting neighbor feedback on a rezoning request that would bring a Trader Joe's to Andersonville's Clark Street.


West Ridge’s VPT Grill, Known For Its Deep-Fried Burgers, Closes After Over 50 Years

VPT started as Vince's Pizza and Taqueria in 1968 before being rebranded and moving to Western Avenue in 2015. It closed due to pandemic-related issues, an owner said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

110 Affordable Apartments Proposed For Corner Across From Howard Street Red Line Station

"It's not every day you get someone who wants to build 100 percent affordable," Ald. Maria Hadden said. "This is a wonderful opportunity, and I think this is exactly what the neighborhood needs."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville’s Catalpa Avenue Will Close For Trick-Or-Treating Event Saturday With Photo Booth, Costume Contest

Halloween On Catalpa will include free treats, a 360-degree photo booth and a best costume contest. A kid's parade will lead trick-or-treaters to the event.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Aragon Ballroom To Turn Into Casino For Uptown Chamber Fundraiser

The casino will have poker, blackjack, roulette and craps on the Aragon Ballroom dance floor.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Belmont Army Vintage Expands Into Andersonville After Fire Temporarily Closes Belmont Location

While the Lakeview location gets rehabbed, the popular vintage shop is opening a second location on Clark Street.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater’s Maloney Funeral Home Closes After 125 Years; Building To Be Replaced With Apartments

John E. Maloney Funeral Home opened in 1897 but closed its Devon Avenue location this summer. The nearly 90-year-old building it occupied is being demolished for a development.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Police Release Photos, Video Of West Ridge Liquor Store Killer, Will Increase Patrols In Area

A person trying to rob the store fatally shot store owner Salim Khamo, police said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge Liquor Store Clerk Fatally Shot In Armed Robbery, Police Say

The 66-year-old store clerk was able to return fire against the assailant but missed.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Capt’n Nemo’s Closes Rogers Park Sub Shop After 51 Years Amid Dispute With City

"I'm not going to pay the fine if this is how you're going to run the city," owner Steve Ragusi said. "They're trying to get another $400 from me after 50 years?"

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Vintage Shop ‘Swantiques’ Opening Andersonville Pop-Up Offering Furniture, Art And Clothes

The Skokie-based vintage and antiques dealer is taking over the former Akira shop through Nov. 6.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Downstate Donuts Bringing Potato-Based Pastries To Uptown With New Wilson Avenue Shop

After years of selling its award-winning doughnuts at farmers markets and from a custom-made mobile bakery, Downstate Donuts will open its first storefront in Uptown.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Check Out Uptown, Rogers Park And West Ridge Buildings During Open House Chicago

The annual architecture event returns this weekend with over 150 sites in more than 20 neighborhoods.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Heartland Health Centers Renamed Tapestry 360 Health To Avoid Confusion With Former Sister Agency

Heartland Health Center's 16 locations are now know as Tapestry 360 Health following the agency's spinoff years ago from Heartland Alliance.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uncommon Ground Closing Edgewater Location After 15 Years. It Was Once Named Greenest Restaurant In The US

The pioneering farm-to-table restaurant opened its second location on Devon Avenue in 2007 with a rooftop urban farm. Its original Lakeview location will remain open.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Church’s Pro-LGBTQ Sign Stolen: ‘We’ll Put It Back Up As Many Times As We Need To’

The United Church of Rogers Park previously took a stand in support of LGBTQ congregants after the United Methodist church voted to exclude them.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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