Uptown news

"Risking Their Lives to Attend School"

A student at Uptown's Uplift Community High School responds to charges that students at the school are responsible for increased violence in the neighborhood.... more

over 3 years ago | Gaper's Block | Permalink

The Uptown Theatre's opulent decay

Last Saturday I went with my 83-year-old grandmother to see Eric Holubow 's photography exhibit “In Decay—Stitching America’s Ruins” at the Chicago Cultural Center. My grandmother grew up in Uptown and used to spend her Saturday afternoons going to the Uptown Theatre , where... more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Reader | Permalink

Is Your Neighborhood Hip Enough For A Bike Rental?

West Side alderman Jason Ervin rightly complains that the city's bike rental program will only serve neighborhoods close to the lake. more

over 3 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Coming Soon: The Vintage Garage

As AON moves out of the Uptown neighborhood this summer, the neighborhood is gaining another type of commerce. The company's staff parking structure on Broadway (near Argyle) will be utilized as a part-time vintage market from June-October, with vendors selling... more

over 3 years ago | Gaper's Block | Permalink

1 seriously injured in North Side highrise fire

One person was seriously injured this evening in a fire that broke out on the sixth floor of a highrise building in the city's Buena Park neighborhood. more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Craigslist Post: Woman Got Pregnant From Encounter In Aragon Restroom

A Craigslist message sought to find the man who fathered a woman's unborn baby in a bathroom at the Aragon Ballroom. more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Chicago’s American Indian Center perseveres as funding gets slashed

A reduction in funding by the City of Chicago and the Illinois Arts Council has cut the number of programs that the American Indian Center of Chicago can offer. But one of its most important reduced programs, a weekly senior lunch, exists despite the cutbacks and is an example of... more

over 3 years ago | Medill Reports | Permalink

Lollapalooza Unveils Colorful 2012 Lineup

Mix of veteran performers join newer acts on summer festival bill. Photo Credit: Getty Images more

over 3 years ago | NBC 5 | Permalink

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath To Headline Lollapalooza

There’s no more speculating about leaked lists – the Lollapalooza lineup is out. more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

High-Rise Tenant Denied Therapeutic Dog Sparks Lawsuit

State human rights officials filed a lawsuit against a Lake Shore Drive condo association Tuesday, claiming its refusal to allow a tenant to keep a service animal for therapeutic purposes violates anti-discrimination laws.more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Uptown Theater hopes to find a place in city’s cultural plan

The owner of the Uptown Theater hopes the landmark movie house will become the driving force in Chicago’s Cultural Plan for a North side entertainment district. “Uptown Theater is really the key” to figuring out how the city will define what is expected by the term “entertainment district” according to... more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Neighborhood News Bureau | Permalink

The Most "Complex" Wards In Chicago

As Complex Magazine ranks the 25 Douchiest Bars in Chicago, Ward Room investigates the link between frequenting such watering holes and voting for Rahm Emanuel. more

over 3 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Report: Evidence May Support 1992 Uptown Murder Convict’s Alibi

A man who has spent nearly half his life behind bars may not have been physically able to commit the murders for which he... more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Suspect in Sox GM Burglary 'Unfit' for Trial

A judge ruled that a homeless man suspected of breaking into the home of White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams last November is unfit to stand trial. more

over 3 years ago | NBC 5 | Permalink

Man Who Broke Into Sox GM’s House Deemed Unfit For Trial

A judge has found a homeless man who broke into White Sox general manager Kenny Williams’ house and defrosted a lobster unfit to stand trial. more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink