Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rocky Horror Sing-A-Long At Crew

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Changes Afoot At Sheridan & Lawrence

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Looking SE at Sheridan & Lawrence
A few more neighborhood upgrades to report:
Now that the rehab of Lawrence House is underway by FLATS, the pharmacy that operated out of the building for years is likely moving to the ICA Building on the SW corner of Sheridan and Lawrence. We noticed that the awful black film that covers most all of the street level windows has been removed on the corner of the building (see photo above). There hasn't been retail in this space for as long as we can remember. We are glad the owners of the pharmacy are staying in Uptown, just down the street. We hope that the other retail spaces in this historic building find great tenants. Removing the black film on the windows is a welcome start.
There's another interesting development you can spot in the photo above. The blighted blue signage that hung over the entrance to Uptown Pantry (SE corner) has been removed. This building has seen better days and we hope that someone steps up and puts the TLC into that it really deserves. It is the last remaining building on this corner with retail on the ground level and setback apartments above. The other two corners all had beautiful buildings like this at one time that sadly met the wrecking ball. Could this be the start of better things for this corner?

Update: Interesting to note that if the Lawrence House Pharmacy does move into the corner space of the ICA building, this will be the first time in a loonnnng time a pharmacy has occupied this space. The last one we know of was Walgreen's back in the 1930s. Thanks to a savvy Facebook fan for reminding us of that.

Let The Sunshine In!

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SE corner of Wilson & Malden
The building on the SE corner of Wilson and Malden has been getting a bit of a facelift lately. The exterior of the building was tuckpointed and trim around the windows was repainted. New awnings are most certainly next. The biggest change at street-level is the addition of new windows and doors on all of the businesses. The new windows make a huge difference to the streetscape and we hope that the businesses, like Sheridan Park Food & Liquor, keep the windows clutter-free and inviting for pedestrians. We bet the police would appreciate a clear view into the stores as well.

Saturday Afternoon: Puptown's Traditional Howl-O-Ween

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Registration starts at 1:15pm. Judging begins at 2pm.  Local sponsors include SoFo Tap, Unleashed, Blum Animal Hospital, and Baker & Nosh.  Visit Puptown's Facebook page for more info.

Saturday Morning: Canine Costume Party at Baker & Nosh

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Prizes and onsite Puppy Adoptions from volunteers for PAWS Chicago.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

More Details About Decatur Classical School's Possible Move To Uptown

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Ald. Cappleman gave more details about the possibility of Decatur Classical School moving to the former Graeme Stewart campus in his weekly newsletter:

"A number of months ago, Decatur Classical School's principal (Susan Kukielka) and their local school council met with me to discuss the possibility of moving their school from Rogers Park to the Stewart campus.

Last week, I met with over a hundred parents from Decatur Classical School, along with the principal and the school's LSC, to further discuss this option of which I am in full support. For Decatur, this move would provide them an opportunity to add a 7th and 8th grade (currently they are only K-6) and increase the number number of classes to add more students.

Decatur Classical School is rated the #1 public grade school in Illinois, and their solid reputation would add greater strength to the 46th Ward. To view this school's website, click here.

Ultimately, it's the decision of CPS on whether or not this move will occur. Until that decision is made, I have asked to suspend the RFP process for other possible uses until a decision is made about Decatur Classical moving here. Although other private schools and developers have shown an interest, I believe that the best use for this site is a CPS school."

Autumnal Uptown

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Autumn leaves are turning, and it can be stunning (as long as you're not the one who has to rake).  Thank you to reader NG for this beautiful scene of the bridge over the lake in Graceland Cemetery.  This scene is located just feet from the intersection of Montrose and Magnolia.

Another Candidate Enters The 47th Ward Aldermanic Race

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It looks like Ald. Pawar may have some competition.  Businessman Rory Fiedler has announced his candidacy for 47th Ward alderman.

He says on his campaign website, "I am a lifelong resident of the area, attending Queen of Angels Grammar School and Lane Tech High School. I have extensive management, customer service, design and property rehabilitation and development experience -- in this area."

Right now aldermanic hopefuls are gathering resident signatures in order to get on the ballot. Signatures will be turned in to the Board of Elections near the end of November to determine which candidates qualify to be in each race.  The mayoral and aldermanic elections will take place in February 2015.  All three Uptown aldermen -- Cappleman (46th Ward), Pawar (47th Ward), and Osterman (48th Ward) -- have announced their intentions to run for second terms.

Stewart Campus To Host Another CPS School?

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Classical education coming to a classic building?
Remember the community workshops held last spring by Metropolitan Planning Council and Ald. Cappleman concerning the future of the former Stewart School?  The community said, among other things:
"Stewart School site.  The existing school building, a beautiful, historic and important structure in Uptown, should be preserved and reused. If the building is reused as a school, the community’s strong preference is that it be a public school."
That just may happen.  Yesterday's Sun-Times mentions that a Far North Side selective enrollment school -- one that prides itself on its student diversity and a "retro," classical curriculum -- may move into the former Stewart campus:
"[CPS] is considering the cost of moving the overcrowded Decatur Classical School currently at 7030 N. Sacramento Ave. into the building at 4525 N. Kenmore Ave. that used to house Stewart, he said. That building costs about $79,000 a year to maintain as empty."
You can read more about Decatur Classical School here.

  • In other news, the Sun-Times says that CPS is putting the former Trumbull building, located in Andersonville, just across the street from Uptown, up for bid.

Pumpkin Carving Contest At Buena Beach Bar & Grill This Thursday

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The old Razon space at 4250 North Marine has been transformed into Buena Beach Bar & Grill, which describes itself as "an eclectic American casual gastropub." You can find out more about it by visiting its Facebook page, here.

Or, why not show up on Thursday evening for a pumpkin carving contest?  Or pay a visit on Halloween in costume?

"Buena Beach Bar & Grill is challenging you to create the most outrageous Jack-O-Lantern. Whether it be scary, humorous or a chip off the old block, bring your knife skills to the new gastropub at 4250 N. Marine Dr. this Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and carve away.  Five dollars will get you a pumpkin. Bring your design and join neighbors and friends in creating your own signature pumpkin.

Pumpkins will be on display through Halloween. Judging will culminate at Buena Beach’s Halloween Costume Party 6 p.m. October 31. The costume contest entry fee is $20 which includes two drink tickets (house drinks, house wine and tap beer); costumed characters dining receive a complimentary dessert with purchase of an entree.  First prize costumed winner will receive $50."

Early Voting Taking Place Now

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You can vote early in the general election (Election Day: Tuesday, November 4th) now through Sunday, November 2nd.

Voters registered in the City of Chicago may use any Early Voting site in the city, regardless of where the voters live.

Ballots cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo ballots for any reason.

All 51 locations will be open Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 5pm. For information on voting locations, visit Early Voting.   A few locations, including the one in the 47th Ward, will be open on Sundays.

Uptown wards' locations are:
  • 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W Wilson
    Monday thru Saturday, 9am-5pm (closed Sundays)
  • 47th Ward - Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside
    October 20-25 (Monday thru Saturday), 9am-5pm
    October 26 (Sunday): 10am-4pm
    October 27-31 (Monday thru Friday), 9am-7pm
    November 1st (Saturday): 9am-5pm
    November 2nd (Sunday): 10am-4pm
  • 48th Ward - Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway
    Monday thru Saturday, 9am-5pm (closed Sundays)
Voting is for U.S. Senator, several U.S. Reps, state and county offices, as well as judges, and approximately ten referenda.  You can see what decisions are on the ballot here.

Voting for city offices (mayor, aldermen, city clerk, etc.) take place in late February.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Insidious At The Haunted Drive-In

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Come see Insidious (PG-13) ... if you dare!  It will be playing at the Haunted Drive-In at Margate Park (4921 N. Marine Dr.) on Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

$5 admission which includes popcorn, hot dog and a drink. Ages 13 and up. This movie is best suited for teens and adults. More info is here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Flats Studio Presents: Poortraits

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The Wilson L Rehab: We've Only Just Begun

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We bid two fixtures of Wilson Avenue adieu; soon to come, a modern L station.
If you were hoping to get one last glimpse of two buildings that have stood next to the Wilson L tracks for almost 100 years, you better do it fast. Demolition crews have put up fencing around the building known as the CTA Carpenter Shop (shown above on the right) and the white and green glazed brick building that most recently housed Rokito's Mexican Kitchen. This marks the start of the first phase of the Wilson L rehab. It has been a long time coming and we are excited to see the end result. Too bad we can't fast forward to the fall of 2017 when all of this construction will be behind us!

From Ald. Cappleman:
"The Wilson L rehab started yesterday and the dream of a new L stop will soon become a reality. From now until Oct. 31, the sidewalk on the south side entrance to the Wilson L will be fenced off and closed to pedestrian traffic so that the carpenter shop can be demolished. The sidewalk on the north side of Wilson will remain open during this time."

We also spotted fencing up along Broadway just north of the stationhouse, blocking off the parking lot to the old Wilson-Broadway Mall that will also be demolished.
The view looking south along Broadway from Clifton

Old Meets New With Autumn Tasting Menu At 42 Grams

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Autumn Tasting Menu @ 42 grams from Jack C. Newell on Vimeo.

via 42 Grams:
"Chef/Owner Jake Bickelhaupt of 42 grams (4662 Broadway St) unveils his much-anticipated third menu this fall.
“For this menu, I was inspired by simplicity; I wanted to perfect the art of simple cooking and honor culinary traditions and techniques from hundreds of years ago, while still making dishes that taste original and offer an element of surprise,” says Bickelhaupt. “I’m bridging the gap between ancient craftsmanship and contemporary, edible art, drawing from various cultures and customs that surround me in Chicago—the melting pot I call home.”
Dishes on the multi-course chef’s tasting menu will be raw, pure, and genuine with layers of hyper-sensitive flavors meant to awaken and excite the palate. Guests will be taken on an exhilarating journey from the edge of the Indian Ocean, through the diverse streets of Thailand, to the exotic highlands of Vietnam. Though the physical and chemical transformation of ingredients featured on previous menus will be subtly integrated on the latest installment, Chef Bickelhaupt’s ability to showcase the authenticity of food in a meaningful and compelling way remains the common thread throughout the dining experience. Standouts from the new menu include:

Cultured Barley Porridge
Crispy pork jowl, pig heart, housemade barley koji, grapefruit
 
Skuna Bay Salmon
Brined in a barrel-aged forbidden forest lapsang souchong tea, spent malted barley and hops sourdough, housemade miso, chanterelle mushroom dashi
 
A5 Miyazaki Wagyu
Marinated with housemade barrel-aged fermented soy sauce and grilled over binchotan coals, beef and bone marrow, umeboshi jus, red shiso

Check out the video above or visit 42 Grams online for more info or reservations

Monday, October 13, 2014

Update On Alleged Arsonist, Other Crimes

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An update on Uptown crime from Ald. Osterman in his latest email newsletter:

  • "My office is currently following a case in Uptown's Margate Park neighborhood regarding a suspected arsonist in the area. He is currently being held on $100,000 bond for attempted arson and burglary charges. He is suspect in several area fires including one on the 900 block of Margate Terrace and one at the Somerset this summer. Community participation and information helped piece together a case and over 20 court advocates have attended court to help emphasize the importance of this case in our community.
  • On September 25 at 10:25 pm, a 16-year old gang member was walking at 1006 W. Ainslie when rival gang members fired a handgun at him from a passing vehicle. He was not struck but the errant rounds struck and broke a window in a nearby building. 20th District officers broadcast a description of the offender’s vehicle and shortly thereafter, officers in the 24th District spotted the vehicle near Jonquil and Ashland. Several of the occupants fled the scene but the officers were able to apprehend a 24-year old male, who is a self-admitted gang member. The handgun was not recovered but he was charged with reckless conduct and resisting arrest.
  • Due to the recent increase in gang related violence in the Uptown area, 20th District tactical officers were performing a gang suppression mission near Sheridan and Ainslie on October 2. The officers observed a known gang member, a 20-year old male, driving a Toyota Camry and effected a traffic stop. The suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot with the officers in pursuit. Upon being captured, the suspect was returned to the vehicle and the officers learned that it had been stolen from Evanston. A search incident to the arrest recovered 9mm ammunition. This individual was on parole and in addition to being charged with the stolen car and ammunition, his parole was revoked.
  • Earlier this summer, a parole compliance check conducted by the Illinois Department of Corrections resulted in an arrest of an area gang member for possession of a firearm. I would like to thank the officers and leadership of the 20th and 24th police districts, Cook County State's Attorney office, Illinois Department of Corrections and court advocates who attended hearings for this case as it resulted in a sentence of 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. This individual is linked to many criminal incidents in our neighborhood and having him off our streets for several years is a big step in the right direction for our community's safety.
  • We are always looking for court advocates to represent the community during these trials. If you would like more information on what court advocacy is or would like to join us, please notify Marko Zaric from my office with your information. He can be reached at Marko@48thward.org or 773-784-5277."

Bum Steer

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Well, this is a depressing sight:  The Cow On Parade that was donated by a Lurie Hospital supporter to stand in front of the Uptown Broadway Building has been damaged.  Nice going, idiot vandal.

However, help is the way.  The reader who took this photo says, "Received confirmation from Cappleman that they will work to have it repaired. There are a number of hairline fractures around the horns and ears."

Seems like it was a bad week for animal art installations in Chicago.

Update:  A woman from Lurie Children's Hospital posted on UU's Facebook page:  "Looking for a fabricator to fix it. Some lovely citizen dropped off the horn so we have it."

Vintage Garage Season Finale Set For Sunday, October 19

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Indiana's Hunt and Gather Pop-Up Market Comes to Vintage Garage Chicago October 19

UPTOWN--dealer's from Indiana's Hunt & Gather Pop-Up Markets will be setting up at Vintage Garage Chicago this Sunday. Hunt and Gather is held several times a year at various locations in that state.

"The partnership with Vintage Garage Chicago seemed to be a natural extension of the growing interest by the next generation of antiques vendors," says Hunt and Gather owner Carey Keenan-Rowell. "Everyone is excited to bring their wares this weekend. We'll show Chicago what we've got."

The last event of the season, the October installation of Vintage Garage Chicago will also include the popular Record Ramp attraction, as well as Audio Archeology spinning vinyl records.

"For the Vintage Garage customer the partnership will mean a new crop of dealers and merchandise," says Melissa Sands of Vintage Promotions, LLC. "Some fresh faces and a new set of eyes curating vintage merchandise."

The market will feature furniture, records, housewares, clothing and jewelry, decor, architectural items and more.

The Season Finale of Vintage Garage Chicago and Record Ramp will be held October 19 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The address is 5051 N Broadway, at the Argyle stop on the Red Line. For More information, visit http://www.vintagegaragechicago.com

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Electrical Fire At 4639 Broadway Friday Afternoon

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Late yesterday afternoon, there was a small electrical fire in the building at 4639 N Broadway.  As you can see, the Fire Department responded in force and the fire was put out quickly.  Broadway was shut down for less than an hour.  Several readers reported a helicopter hovering in the area, and apparently it was ABC News, judging by the photo they posted.

Thank you to reader JM for supplying the photos.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Three-Week CTA Bus Reroute On Marine Drive Starts Monday

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There will be sewer replacement construction happening on Marine Drive between Margate and Ainslie, which will mean that the Route 136, 146 and 148 buses will be affected between Monday, October 13 and Saturday, November 1st.

If you pick up any of those routes between Lawrence and Foster, you'll want to read about the reroute here.

"Rock Docs" Returns To Bezazian

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On the heels of Bezazian Library's showing of Patti Smith: Dream of Life last month comes an Oscar and BAFTA winning documentary about another rock legend.

"October’s rock documentary received an Academy Award in 2013 for Best Documentary Feature as well as a BAFTA for Best Documentary.

Licensing restrictions prohibit publishing the title. What we can tell you: it’s an emotionally charged, deeply satisfying movie filled with jaw-dropping twists and haunting, beautiful music by an artist deserving wider attention  (87 minutes). For additional information, including the title, call the Bezazian Branch at (312) 744-0019."
  • When: Wednesday, October 15th 6pm-7:30
  • Where: Bezazian Branch, Chicago Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St.
Why pay for Netflix? It's free right here.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Former Nick's Uptown Building Designated As Chicago Landmark

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Some very good news about the building at 4015-4017 North Sheridan! Just 13 months after a tipster told Uptown Update that Nick's Uptown would be closing its doors and that Thorek Hospital had bought the much-loved building, the City Council voted yesterday to help preserve it.  Thank you to Ald. Cappleman for his support of designating the building as a Chicago Landmark.

Here's the press release from the City:

"A uniquely designed Uptown commercial building and a surviving example of the Near South Side’s “Furniture Row” were approved today as official Chicago Landmarks by City Council.

  • Cairo Supper Club Building, 4015-17 N. Sheridan Road.  The Cairo Supper Club Building was designed by noted Chicago architect Paul Gerhardt Sr. in the rare Egyptian Revival architectural style. Completed in 1920, the one-story commercial structure is clad with multi-colored terra cotta ornamented with a variety of ancient Egyptian motifs, including lotus-decorated columns and a concave “cavetto” cornice.

    The building’s first use was as an automobile showroom in the 1920s before becoming the popular Cairo Supper Club and hosting a variety of entertainment acts. The designation applies to all building elevations, including rooflines, with provisions to accommodate a potential redevelopment project that will preserve the front 20 feet of the structure.

    Both properties were recommended for Landmark designation by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks this summer."
1929 Hupmobile sedan
photo used courtesy of Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden
Photo by Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden
Here's an article from Architecture Chicago Plus that has a good history of the building, back to the days when Hupmobiles were sold out of its showroom.

Ten Million Visitors

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Sometime this morning, Uptown Update had its ten millionth visitor.

Quite a change from September 2007 when we were thrilled to have our 50,000th visitor. (We're still thrilled, just on a larger scale.)

Since May 15, 2007, there have been 8,728 posts and 65,264 reader comments. The all-time most-read post was from this past July, about the Montrose Beach music party that got out of hand.  Nearly 39,000 of you read that one.

Most of our visitors are from the U.S., unsurprisingly, but China, Germany, the U.K., and Ukraine round out the top five reader locations.  (Fun fact:  When Johnny Depp was filming Dillinger here, one-third of our readership originated in Japan.)  47% of you use Windows to read us, but Safari (25%) is the most common browser.  14% of you read us on iPhone; 9% use Android devices.

Behind the scenes, we've been through various scenarios, with as few as two Updaters on the team to as many as seven at a time.  Uptown Update has created caselaw (owe ya a solid, Electronic Frontier Foundation and First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution), and it was voted the Number 1 Online Neighborhood News Site in Chicago in 2012 by the Community Media Workshop.

The only constant is change, and we are blessed to live in a community that exemplifies that.  During the seven and a half years this blog has been in existence, there have been incredible evolutions in Uptown, as well as a staunch determination to preserve and remember its history.

We look forward to continuing to document what happens in our diverse, sometimes maddening, always dynamic, ever-changing corner of the city.  Thank you for the comments, the tips, the photos, and for being our eyes and ears.  Without you, we wouldn't be doing this.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Car Chase Ends Smashingly At Beacon & Wilson

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Taken at Wilson and Beacon Wednesday morning by a UU Facebook reader
The wreckage is taken away this morning (photo credit: Bill Biederman)
It's going to be one of those nights....

An apparent car chase southbound on Beacon has come to a crashing halt at Beacon and Wilson, as one of the vehicles involved ran the stop sign and hit another car traveling on Wilson.  Lots of cops on the scene, the alleged driver in handcuffs, and the predictable traffic tie-up.  Avoid the area if you can while first responders get it under control.

Update:  This was the end of an alleged carjacking that started on the Northwest side.  According to the Sun-Times:

"Two people were arrested for hijacking an elderly man’s car and leading police on a North Side chase that ended in Uptown Wednesday night.

The 76-year-old man was parking his 1998 Mercedes about 9:30 p.m. in a garage in the 3600 block of West Peterson when a 17-year-old boy and 21-year-old man walked up, hit him over the head and took off in the car, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Officers on patrol in a squad car spotted the stolen car, which led them on a car chase that ended when the Mercedes crashed into another vehicle in the 4600 block of North Beacon, Greer said. The alleged carjackers tried to run away but were arrested nearby.

The elderly man was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and an officer hurt during the foot chase was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said. Both were treated and released Wednesday night."  Read more here.

Update:  A 21-year-old from the West Side and a 17-year-old have been charged with the carjacking and other charges, including aggravated vehicular hijacking of a handicapped person, a felony; one felony count of aggravated fleeing of police; three counts of misdemeanor assault; one misdemeanor count of leaving the scene; and one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer. Read more about CBS Chicago here.

Shots Fired On Sheridan

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A photo of the bus windshield, originally posted to UU's Facebook page.

Around 9:15 tonight, six to eight shots were fired in the approximate location of the former Fresh Harvest Market on the 4600 block of Sheridan.  No apparent injuries, but a southbound Sheridan bus took a bullet to the windshield.  Cops were quickly on the scene and involved in a foot chase east on Eastwood. According to readers who listen to the police scanner, the person they are seeking is well known to them.  We'll update with any new developments as we hear them.

Update:  There are unconfirmed reports that a young male was hit in the shoulder.

Update:  Confirmed that a 17-year-old male was hit in the shoulder.  He is in good condition after taking himself to Thorek Hospital.

Meet Your Police Commanders

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Business Partners - The Chamber for Uptown is sponsoring its monthly mixer on Tuesday, October 14th at the Uptown Lounge, 1136 W Lawrence.

Chamber members and non-members are invited to meet and hear presentations from Eli Voulgaris, Police Commander of the 19th District (everything south of Lawrence in Uptown) and Kevin Duffin, Commander of the 20th District (everything north of Lawrence in Uptown).

There will be hors d'oeuvres and a drink as part of the admission price, which is $15 for non-members, $10 for basic Chamber members, and free for premium Chamber members.  You can sign up at this link.

Local Business Hiring Fair On October 16th

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From Ald. Cappleman's latest newsletter:

"As part of my commitment to increasing economic development and job growth in the 46th Ward, I will be sponsoring a Hiring Fair in collaboration with the Illinois Dept. of Employment Security (IDES) and Harry S. Truman College for anyone looking for employment opportunities. This event will create a space for qualified individuals to connect with area businesses seeking employees. We already have a long list of local businesses that are interested in hiring from our community.
  • When: Thursday, Oct. 16 from 9am - 1pm
  • Where: Truman College; 1145 W. Wilson Avenue
To register for this event as a job seeker, please click here.

To register as an employer, please click here.

For additional questions about this event or registration, please contact Caitlin McElroy by calling 773-878-4646 or email her at caitlin@james46.org."

UPS Holding Hiring Fair At Truman College On October 18th

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Looking for work for the holidays?  Part- and full-time positions are available with Big Brown.

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that UPS will create more than 4,000 full-time and part-time seasonal jobs in the Chicagoland area as part of a Fall Hiring Initiative.

The openings are for a combination of positions, including package handlers, delivery drivers, tractor-trailer drivers and driver helpers. Many seasonal employees will have the opportunity for advancements into permanent positions following the 2014 holiday season.

The City of Chicago and City Colleges of Chicago will conduct a series of hiring events to fill the more than 300 delivery drivers and tractor-trailer driver positions. The first of two pre-scheduled interview days will be held on Saturday, October 18 at Truman College at 1145 W. Wilson Ave. from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The second event will be held on Saturday, October 25 from 9:00AM to 2:00 PM at Olive-Harvey College at 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.

These events will focus on filling positions for delivery drivers and tractor-trailer drivers. Additional hiring events may be added based on need and interested candidates should check the UPS jobs website for updates.
  • All qualified candidates interested in applying for full-time delivery driver and tractor-trailer driver positions must pre-register by calling 708-387-4683, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Applicants for these positions must be at a minimum 21 years old with two years of all-weather driving experience. Up to 140 interviews for delivery drivers and tractor-trailer drivers will be conducted on-site. Only pre-registered candidates will be interviewed.
  • Candidates who are interested in package handler or driver helper positions should apply online at www.upsjobs.com/chicago for an opportunity to interview onsite at UPS locations."

Support Chase Park Thursday Evening

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The Chase Park Advisory Council is excited to share the news that on Sunday, October 5th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly and Alderman Ameya Pawar announced plans for a $2 million improvement project to replace the current field at Chase with a new artificial turf field that will include a soccer field and two baseball fields.

In light of this funding, we invite you to come celebrate the upcoming improvements to the fields at Chase Park at a Party for Our Park this Thursday, October 9th. Online ticket sales have been closed, but we ask that you consider making a donation at the door to support ongoing improvements at the park. This event will take place at Artango Bistro, and will feature great food, drinks, and music - and we'd love to see you there! Thank you for your continued support as we Chase the Dream!