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Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After 3rd Time Being Attacked, Cappleman Defends Street Interventions But Says He Will ‘Be More Careful When I Work’

Tony Landers, 58, was charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated assault after he allegedly struck the alderman with a piece of a table. Cappleman said he wasn't out looking for a confrontation, but needs to be more careful.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater’s Care For Real Celebrating 50 Years Feeding People In Need With Block Party Sunday

The Edgewater food pantry founded in 1971 saw record need during the pandemic. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, it will host a block party Sunday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Loyola Students Protest School’s Handling Of Sexual Assaults On Campus: ‘We Do Not Feel Safe Reporting To The School’

A Loyola senior said she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity party in January 2020. She said she felt the university didn't do enough to protect her or punish her attacker — and she's not alone.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Little Pantries Pop Up Around West Ridge As Neighbors Help Each Other Combat Food Insecurity

The West Ridge Community Response Team enlisted the help of youth in the neighborhood to design, construct and install little pantries around the neighborhood filled with free non-perishables.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Ald. James Cappleman Put In Chokehold, Beaten With Table After Confronting Men He Says Were Drinking On Uptown Corner

"I know the individual who assaulted me," Cappleman said. The attack happened after the alderman tried to remove a small table from the corner. One of the men said the table belonged to them.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

With Pinball And Pierogies, Uptown Arcade Is Now Mission Control Arcade Bar In Rogers Park

New to this version of the arcade bar is a kitchen, which will be manned by The Bare Naked Pole food company.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Historic’ Gang Feud To Blame For Recent Uptown Shootings Near Sheridan And Wilson, Police Say

Six people have been shot at Sheridan and Wilson since late July in a longstanding gang conflict. Neighbors in a nearby high rise are voicing concerns for their safety.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

At Halfway Point, The Top Vienna Beef Hot Dog Stand Challenge Contestant Has Been To 278 Stands In 4 Weeks

An elite group of five contestants are racing to visit 367 Vienna Beef hot dog stands before the challenge ends in four weeks. The owner of Byron's in Uptown said the contest has helped boost business.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Shelter For Women And Children Getting A Much-Needed Upgrade — Thanks To Neighbors Who Stepped Up To Help

New Life Interim Shelter has provided families housing and social services for 30 years, operating out of a 1920s auto garage.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown School Getting New Accessible Playground And Nature Walk After City Council Approval

Courtenay Elementary will get $2.1 million in city funds to update its play area for all ages of students.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

TimeLine Theatre Gets OK To Move To Uptown, Renovate Warehouse Into Arts Center

Lakeview-based Timeline Theatre is moving to a bigger facility in Uptown and will inhabit a rebuilt warehouse building on Broadway.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater’s Wing Hoe Building To Be Replaced By Apartment Complex After City Council Vote

The development, first proposed in 2019, will now move forward after the City Council granted a rezoning request.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Some CPS Parents, Fearful Of COVID-19 And Frustrated With District, Are Forced To Send Their Kids Back Despite Concerns

Responding to concerns, CPS authorized principals to flip classes to remote learning while COVID-19 case investigations are being completed.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Healthy Grocery Store Peter Rubi Opens In Uptown: ‘Our Main Mission Is To Change Lives’

The Plainfield-based Peter Rubi opened its second location in Uptown, selling exclusively health-conscious foods.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Park District Adds Life Rings To Dangerous Rogers Park Pier After Weeks Of Controversy Over Lakefront Safety

The Chicago Park District installed two life rings at Tobey Prinz Beach Park a week after removing neighbor-installed flotation devices.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Park District Will Install Life Rings, Close Off ‘Higher-Risk’ Lakefront Areas After Public Outcry Over Drownings

Park District officials say new precautions will be in place by the next beach season.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

A Secret Society Of Chicago Bakers Meets Every Month — And It’s Keeping Beloved Bakeries Alive

The Bakers Dozen was founded in the 1930s. Its members — beloved bakery owners — meet in secret once per month to sample each other's goods, catch up and help keep their businesses alive.

Citywide

Devon Days Sidewalk Fest Will Celebrate 10 Businesses That Opened During Pandemic

Devon Avenue will see live music, a circus performance the unveiling of three mosaics.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Argyle Night Music Debuts Today As Market Skips Second Straight Year

Performances and outdoor dining will take over Argyle Street on Thursdays through September.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Drowning Victim’s Mother Calls For Life Rings, Safety Measures At Chicago Beaches

Rogers Park residents have tried to take measures into their own hands, adding life rings to a local pier — but the Park District removed them.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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