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Debra Silverstein

Debra Silverstein
Debra Silverstein

Howard Street Rebuild Enters New Phase With Bike Lanes, Streetscape, New Lights And More On The Way

Work will include rebuilding Howard Street's sidewalks and streetscape, adding new lighting, safer crosswalks and improved bike lanes and bus stops.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge Getting Another Coronavirus Vaccination Site, Alderman Says

Appointments are available as early as Wednesday, and 150 appointments will be set aside for 50th Ward residents.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Its Closure, West Ridge Neighbors Hope To Keep Former YMCA Building As Community Center

The High Ridge YMCA closed after 70 years in January. Neighbors don't want the building replaced with a for-profit business.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Sudden Retirement, 6 Candidates Seek Appointment To Become Far North Side’s State Senator

The candidates are seeking to be appointed to the State Senate seat being vacated by recently reelected Sen. Heather Steans.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Save The High Ridge YMCA’: Neighbors, Aldermen Rally To Rescue Soon-To-Be-Closed Location

More than 200 community members went to a meeting to discuss the High Ridge Y's fate, but YMCA officials did not attend the event.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Shots Fired During Andersonville Vigil For Man Killed Over Weekend, Authorities Say

No one was wounded in the shooting, which took place near a memorial for Daniel Zetina, a former Peirce student killed Saturday in West Ridge.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Arrest Made In Violent West Ridge Armed Robbery Spree, Alderman Says

A person of interest is being questioned in the string of nine armed robberies and two shootings, a police spokesperson said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

More Police Assigned To West Ridge After 9 Armed Robberies, 2 Shootings

The robberies and shootings have been tied to two armed crews, police said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Police Stepping Up Patrols In West Ridge After At Least 5 Armed Robberies — With 2 Involving Shootings

At least five people have been robbed at gunpoint in West Ridge since Friday, with two being shot during a robbery.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Massive Howard Street Rebuilding Project Kicks Off In West Ridge

Work to install new water mains and streetlights, and upgrade streetscapes and pedestrian areas is scheduled to last until October 2021.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Free Coronavirus Antibody Testing Offered In West Ridge Thursday To Look For Potential Plasma Donors

"If you have recovered from COVID-19, this is your opportunity to help those who are still suffering," Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th) said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Bike-Friendly Bridge Over North Shore Channel Is Open, Adding Missing Link To 7-Mile Trail

The new bridge connects a 7-mile pedestrian path that was previously cut off by the North Shore Channel.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge Wedding Spills Into Street, Broken Up By Police: ‘I Am Absolutely Horrified’

The Jewish Orthodox wedding has been condemned by Ald. Debra Silverstein and the Chicago Rabbinical Council.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge’s Coronavirus Curve ‘Flattening,’ But Officials Say Precautions Are Still Needed

A virtual town hall held Thursday sought to shed light on West Ridge's coronavirus cluster.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After West Ridge’s Religious Communities Hit Hard By Coronavirus, Residents Try To Curb The Spread: ‘This Is Unparalleled’

Leaders in the Orthodox Jewish community believe a pre-stay home order Purim dinner may have caused the spread. Now, they're practicing their faith in private.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

What Should Join Starbucks At Former Bakers Square Spot? West Ridge Neighbors Weigh In

A Starbucks and Wingstop will take up about half of a proposed development in West Ridge.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge’s Closed Bakers Square Would Be Torn Down For Starbucks, Wingstop Under Proposal

The businesses would take up about half of the retail space in the proposed strip mall at Western and Touhy avenues.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Long-Vacant West Ridge Building Could Finally Be Used … As A Parking Garage

The Monsoon Plaza building has sat vacant since it was built, but new owner Joe Perillo has a plan for the structure.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park