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Harry Osterman
Harry Osterman

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

Former Edgewater Substance Abuse Center Demolished To Make Way For Housing, Retail

The treatment center closed in 2014. Its Ridge Avenue building is being demolished to make way for nine residences and ground-floor retail.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Closing Catalpa Avenue To Create A Permanent Andersonville Public Plaza Has The Support Of Neighbors And City Officials

A majority of neighbors are backing a plan to close Catalpa Avenue to car traffic to make way for the plaza, Ald. Andre Vasquez said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Family-Sized Condos Replacing Retail, Office Building On Clark Street Near Andersonville

An office and retail building were leveled to make way for 18 family-sized condos at the corner of Clark Street and Ardmore Avenue.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville’s Catalpa Avenue Could Become A Car-Free Public Plaza

Catalpa Avenue between Ashland and Clark is routinely closed to traffic for events like the Andersonville Farmers Market. A pedestrian plaza coming to the street could close it to cars permanently.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Here’s How You Can Donate School Supplies To CPS Students

Neighbors are encouraged to drop off or send backpacks to one of several sites on the North Side.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Ald. Harry Osterman Won’t Seek Reelection After Three Terms As Edgewater, Uptown Alderman

Ald. Harry Osterman was elected to the City Council in 2011 after time spent as a state representative. He announced Friday he will not seek another term as alderman.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Randall’s Pub Wants To Open In Edgewater At Former LGBTQ Bar

A local who worked for years at Edgewater's pool hall is trying to open a pub, but he needs the building to be rezoned.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Neighbors Reject Effort To Turn Edgewater Auto Lot Into Apartments, Another Developer Steps Forward

An Edgewater developer is trying to turn a closed auto lot on Broadway into 12 apartments after a previous 20-unit proposal was opposed by neighbors and the alderman.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Bryn Mawrket’ Will See Young Artists, Fashion Designers And Entrepreneurs Take Over Edgewater’s Bryn Mawr Avenue Friday

More than 40 young artists and business owners will pop up on the street and in vacant stores for a festival to revitalize the Bryn Mawr business corridor.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Broadway Through Edgewater Could Get Fewer Lanes, Lower Speed Limits And Bike Lanes

Ald. Harry Osterman is also proposing to add pedestrian islands to Broadway, boost density through new residential development and add a pool to the Broadway Armory.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Owner Of Edgewater’s Epworth Church Withdraws Demolition Permit As Landmark Process Moves Forward

The buyer of the 130-year-old church sought a demolition permit for a condo development. Those plans have changed after Ald. Harry Osterman endorsed landmark status for the church.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Osterman Wants To Landmark Epworth Church After Developer Moves To Demo 130-Year-Old Building

A developer is seeking to demolish the Epworth Church that dates back to the early days of Edgewater, but preservationists hope to save it.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Osterman Wants Police Foot Patrols, More Building Security On Bryn Mawr After Murder In Belle Shore Building

"COVID, crime and construction have been really hard on Bryn Mawr," Ald. Harry Osterman said. He laid out plans to help the area by addressing public safety and economic development.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Would You Improve Broadway In Edgewater, Uptown? Alderman Wants Neighbors To Share Their Ideas

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) is holding community meetings to improve Broadway's pedestrian safety, transit mobility, development and business activity.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Resident Nick Ward Announces Run For 48th Ward Seat, Setting Up Likely Showdown With Ald. Osterman

Nick Ward, a member of the progressive group 48th Ward Neighbors For Justice, is running for the seat held by Ald. Harry Osterman (48th).

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Steep Theatre Plans To Buy Edgewater Building After Losing Previous Home To Development

Steep Theatre Company is planning to open a venue two block from its old Edgewater storefront, which is being replaced with an apartment building.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater’s Mama K’s Cafe Closes, Leaving Another Vacancy On A Struggling Bryn Mawr Avenue

Mama K's Cafe opened in 2019, taking over the Zanzibar spot that had been on Bryn Mawr Avenue for more than a decade. It's the third popular business in the historic district to shutter in less than a year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Shootings Drop, But Carjackings, Robberies Jump On Far North Side

The local statistics mirror citywide trends in escalating crime during the pandemic. In an effort to halt the trend, local alderpeople are opening new offices, partnering with anti-violence groups and asking the city for more police.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Recycle Your Broken Holiday Lights At These Far North Side Spots

Six offices and businesses are collecting broken string lights to keep them out of landfills.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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