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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

West Loop Parking Garage Pitched By Plumbers Union Lands Key City Approval

Union representatives say the parking garage would be used by union members and would be open to the public in a rapidly developing area where neighbors demand more parking options.

Uptown Apartment Building, Which Would Neighbor New Double Door Location, Gets Key City Approval

Developer Cedar Street received Plan Commission approval for a 62-unit apartment building and the redevelopment of a theater that is to host rock club Double Door.

Misericordia’s West Ridge Housing Expansion, At Center Of Preservation Fight, Lands Initial City Approval

To expand its housing campus, Misericordia demolished a historically significant former tennis club.

Uptown Building’s Courtyard Has 10,000 Lights, Field Of Inflatables To Bring Joy During Pandemic Winter

An Agatite Avenue condo building known for its elaborate courtyard decorations has outdone itself for Christmas.

Unable To Serve Customers Indoors, Rogers Park’s Charmers Cafe Turns Seating Area Into Gift Shop

The gift shop will help the cafe stay open while indoor dining is unsafe due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We definitely did not plan on being in the retail business," the owner said.

Un Residente De Uptown Huyó De Los Disturbios En Ecuador Para Comenzar De Nuevo En Chicago. 7 Meses Después, Fue Asesinado Durante Un Robo.

Juan Manuel Guamán recibió asilo político, obtuvo dos empleos y estaba estableciendo su vida en un nuevo país. Él fue asesinado durante un robo en Uptown en octubre. "Como todos, quería sobresalir en su vida”, dijo su hermano.

Grocery Chain Eyes Uptown For 1st Chicago Location, Taking Over Spot Intended For Treasure Island

Plainfield-based grocery store Peter Rubi will open in the 811 Uptown development's retail space, which has sat vacant since 2018.

Uptown Apartment Building Gets Key Committee Approval, Despite Objections From Historic District Neighbors

The Clark Street development would help revive a retail strip in "rapid downward spiral." But some neighbors believe the five-story building is out of scale with the neighborhood.

Seeking To Be Leader On Climate Change Studies, Loyola Launches Environmental Sustainability School

Loyola is the first Jesuit university to have a school dedicated to environmental sustainability, school leaders say.

Andersonville’s Brimfield Closing Months After Owner Called Cops On Black Lives Matter Activists

When Brimfield closes, it will leave another vacant storefront on Clark Street in Andersonville. Since the start of the pandemic, at least seven Andersonville businesses have closed.

Should A 7-Story Apartment Building Come To Rogers Park Side Street? Neighbors Are Mixed

A development would replace a vacant lot near the lakefront in Rogers Park, but some neighbors fear it is out of scale with the area.

Rogers Park Man Held Without Bail After Shootout With Police That Left Him Seriously Wounded

The 25-year-old man allegedly shot at officers trying to pull him over in connection with a domestic-related incident, prosecutors said.

Andersonville’s Ándale Market Brings ‘Curated Corner Store’ To Clark Street

Hyde Park resident Mia Sakai said the grab-and-go business is needed in Andersonville and is pandemic-friendly.

Chicago’s Last Swedish Businesses Are Struggling To Survive Pandemic: ‘It’s Very Hard To Make Money Now’

Not many Swedish institutions are left in Chicago. But the ones that remain — including Simon's Tavern, Svea and Tre Kronor — need help, Andersonville's Kristine Aronsson said.

Jarvis Square Shops Hosting Outdoor Holiday Craft Fair Featuring Local Artists

Jarvis Avenue — which is partially closed for the city's outdoor dining program — will host craft fairs on Sundays until Christmas.

Police Shoot, Wound Man Near Rogers Park Metra Station

Police and Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said officers were trying to stop a car in connection with a domestic incident when a man got out and fired at them.

Uptown Man Fled Upheaval In Ecuador To Start Over In Chicago. 7 Months Later, He Was Killed In A Robbery

Juan Manuel Guamán received political asylum, got two jobs and was settling into life in his new country. But he was killed in a robbery in Uptown in October. "Like everyone, he wanted to seek a better life," his brother said.

Andersonville’s Uvae Debuts Holiday Pop-Up With Neighborhood-Themed Gift Baskets

Gift baskets will include items from local businesses like Twidley Bits, Tasting India and Andersonville Fine Foods.

Seeing Spike In Demand For Youth Services During Pandemic, Howard Brown Expands Into Uptown Storefront

The LGBTQ-focused health organization is adding office space at Broadway and Sunnyside to accommodate its growing health care work.

Uptown’s Wilson Winter Walk Turns Into DIY Event With Cash Prizes For Shopping Local

Wilson Avenue will still be decked out in holiday decorations, but no in-person events will take place.

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