Uptown A northside Chicago neighborhood. We are the historic home of the Aragon Ballroom, Riviera Theater,

09/06/2023

Owner Lan Ho launched her retail coffee business online during the pandemic and got her big break after appearing on — and almost winning — the cooking show.

06/16/2023

Connect with 75+ employers across the Chicagoland area – access thousands of job openings with great wages and benefits! Registration is required to attend. Come see what it's all about!

08/21/2022

Papa Ray's Pizza & Wings opened in 2011 in Uptown as the second location of the local pizza chain, which now has six outposts.

12/11/2021

The Gunnison Street Lofts building, which houses Fat Cat and Lao Sze Chuan, is one of 12 buildings to win Adopt-A-Landmark funds.

11/29/2021

Harris advocated from unique experience as an LGBTQ person who is HIV-positive

02/26/2021

If you’re in Chicago and practice dibs, your items will be thrown away starting March 2.

An Uptown resident becomes new state senator.
02/07/2021

An Uptown resident becomes new state senator.

Mike Simmons, a Black and LGBT activist community organizer, was appointed to the 7th district seat vacated by Illinois state Sen. Heather Steans. He will speak for the residents and workers of the North Side communities of Rogers Park, Edgewater, Andersonville, Uptown, et al.The founder of Chicago-

Call 311 to report your landlord is not in compliance.
01/24/2021

Call 311 to report your landlord is not in compliance.

Carjackings in Uptown.
01/23/2021

Carjackings in Uptown.

Chicago Police on Saturday were searching for the culprits in a pair of carjackings within the past 24 hours.

01/23/2021
Tank Noodle, Wakamono, Ping Pong, Wang’s in crisis mode after owners attend Trump March on the Capitol.
01/08/2021

Tank Noodle, Wakamono, Ping Pong, Wang’s in crisis mode after owners attend Trump March on the Capitol.

The owners of Tank Noodle posted Facebook photos from a D.C.-bound flight as they joined the effort to overturn the election results

Curfew is in effect tonight into Monday morning.
05/31/2020

Curfew is in effect tonight into Monday morning.

05/31/2020
Wilson Yard Target closed due to protests.
05/31/2020

Wilson Yard Target closed due to protests.

As protests continue after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Target has announced that it will temporarily close more than 170 of its stores, including at least seven in Chicago. According to the company’s website, officials believe that the closures will be temporary, and that staffers at...

It’s coming down.
05/06/2020

It’s coming down.

One of the city's biggest developers has bought the City Sports building at 4601 N. Broadway, but the firm isn't sharing its plans yet.

03/21/2020

NOW IN EFFECT: In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. Under the order, residents are to remain at home, except for essential needs like going to the grocery store, a doctor, to care for someone or work at an essential job.

A non-exhaustive list of businesses deemed essential are below. For more details, please visit: chicago.gov/coronavirus

- Stores that sell groceries, medicine, and pet supplies
- Gas Stations
- Restaurants (takeout & delivery)
- Hospitals & pharmacies
- Transportation (CTA, taxis, rideshare, etc.)
- Laundromats
- Financial institutions (banks, tax prep, etc.)
- Hardware stores
- Mail and goods delivery (FedEx, Amazon, etc.)
- Businesses that provide supplies for remote work
- Home-based care and services
- Daycare centers
- Critical labor functions (plumbers, cleaning, etc.)
- Hotels and motels
- Charitable and social service organizations
- Media (newspapers and radio stations)
- Bike and automobile shops
- Utilities and infrastructure.

Details at chicago.gov/coronavirus

01/11/2020

Its owner says it is "the world's first" all-vegan traditional Jewish deli.

Bridgeview Bank building could be turned into luxury apartments by new owners.
09/09/2019

Bridgeview Bank building could be turned into luxury apartments by new owners.

Leaders said the building's redevelopment from service hub to likely luxury housing is yet another sign that Uptown is rapidly gentrifying.

Lori Lightfoot has been elected mayor of Chicago. History was made. She will be the first Black woman and first openly g...
04/03/2019

Lori Lightfoot has been elected mayor of Chicago. History was made. She will be the first Black woman and first openly gay mayor of any of the three largest cities in America.

Tuesday is Election Day in the 46th ward and there’s a runoff for alderman.
04/02/2019

Tuesday is Election Day in the 46th ward and there’s a runoff for alderman.

In the final days of his re-election fight, Alderman James Cappleman tries to sweeten the deal for voters.

Congratulations, Sarah’s Circle.
02/28/2019

Congratulations, Sarah’s Circle.

The new building will incorporate original details from the 1914-era building — and provide permanent housing for 38 women.

A neighborhood favorite is closing.
11/21/2018

A neighborhood favorite is closing.

“I tried to save it because of what it was," owner Sue Stoker said. "I drive for Lyft on the side and I’ve been pouring that money back into here. But it’s not enough.”

From public school to exclusive apartments.
08/22/2018

From public school to exclusive apartments.

A peek inside the Stewart School Lofts, a new Uptown apartment building where contemporary kitchens and bathrooms contrast with historic elements.

A big deal.
07/30/2018

A big deal.

After a 35-year long hiatus, the Roaring Twenties-era stage is returning to the spotlight.

Carol’s Pub returns with new owners.
05/22/2018

Carol’s Pub returns with new owners.

The sale to Joe’s on W**d Street’s owner has been finalized

Learn more about Sarah's Circle.
04/10/2018

Learn more about Sarah's Circle.

That's more than six times the annual budget of Sarah's Circle, which will use the money for a $17.5 million building that will provide housing for homeless women.

Huge development!
04/05/2018

Huge development!

Cedar Street’s adaptive reuse of the former Combined Insurance Company building ready to begin.

New buildings going up!
01/06/2018

New buildings going up!

The North Side neighborhood is looking to carry 2017’s momentum into the new year.

Forty years ago.
11/15/2017

Forty years ago.

A passion for photography and curiosity about the neighborhood drew Chicagoan Bob Rehak to Uptown. Over the course of four years, he captured what everyday life was like for neighborhood residents during the mid-1970s. Those photographs—now 40 years old—are being shared in a new book. We talk with t...

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