Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lights! Cameras! No Parking!

From Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown, we have learned that Universal Pictures will be filming in Uptown this weekend and parking will be affected.

No Parking signs will be posted on the following streets, Sunday, May 18, 7pm to Monday, May 19, 11pm:

  • Both sides of Broadway from Lawrence to Leland

  • Both sides of Racine from Broadway to Leland

  • North side of Lawrence from Clifton to Winthrop

  • South side of Lawrence from Broadway to Kenmore

  • West side of Winthrop from Lawrence to ½ block north

  • Both sides of Winthrop from Lawrence to Leland

26 comments:

  1. Straight from the chamber of commerce E-Chambergram! Of course, you wouldn't know it from the credit line... Seriously, if you're going to repost material, it wouldn't hurt to credit the source every now and then, especially considering the chamber-bashing that goes on at times around here.

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  2. Yea and like the "Chamber" has never used info in their "chambergram" from UU without giving credit. Chill.

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  3. anonymous,

    If that's the case, could you provide an example? UU frequently uses info from the chambergram without sourcing it, but I can't recall a single instance of the chambergram borrowing anything from UU. Seriously, you must have an example in mind...can you elaborate?

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  4. Lord, don't get me started. How about how they ripped off WAMA's "Experience Uptown" slogan without credit? How about how up until February they were calling their e-gram "Uptown Updates?"
    UU, please edit this to add credit to UBP before they go to the corner and pout.

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  5. Since far more people check out UU than the Uptown Business Partners website, they need all the help they can get to show they are doing "something" for the neighborhood. I totally understand.

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  6. enuffisenuff,

    Lord, don't get me started. How about how they ripped off WAMA's "Experience Uptown" slogan without credit?

    First of all, a non-trademarked phrase consisting of two words, one of which is the name of the community itself, is not the same as copying an entire block of text verbatim without credit. Second, I remember the phrase "Experience Uptown" being used in literature(both by the chamber and by others) long before WAMA existed. It's a pretty generic term.

    How about how up until February they were calling their e-gram "Uptown Updates?"

    I'm an e-mail pack rat, so I have all the prior chambergrams. I went back and looked up all of them from the previous year. The ONLY time "Uptown Update" was used in a chambergram was in the subject line of the February mail--a single e-mail. The chambergram tends to use a different subject line every month. Oh, and the phrase "Uptown Update" is even more generic than "Experience Uptown". It seems like a reasonable subject line for an e-mail that provides an update of events happening in Uptown, does it not?

    Do you have any better examples?

    UU, please edit this to add credit to UBP before they go to the corner and pout.

    That would be appreciated. It would be even more appreciated if UU would get into the habit of sourcing all the material they use before they get called on it.

    Although I'm a member of the chamber, I'm not a director or officer (although I somehow doubt you'll believe that). My post really wasn't about the chamber. It's just a pet peeve of mine when others reuse published material without giving credit where due.

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  7. where is the aldercreature notices have the people in the area been informed ... a big no - way to go helen - you are one goofy democrat

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  8. As the person who made the post, I probably should have given credit. Vlad, I stand corrected by your considerate reminder.

    This is what I was thinking: It's general information. It's not "an exclusive." To my way of thinking (at 7:30 a.m.), it was similar to posting street cleaning times or hours the alderman's office is open. Just general community information that as many people need to know as possible.

    The Chamber put the Street Safety Seminar at the Library in its Chambergram a couple days after it ran in UU. Did the Chamber get the information from us? Who knows? Who cares? It doesn't matter. Why? Because it's general information, and the more people who know, the better.

    As far as "It wouldn't hurt to credit the source every now and then..." that's just a low, and incorrect, blow.

    If you check out most of the posts on UU, the source is clearly given, such as Metromix and the insider's book on Chicago in the "Ark House" post. The two books about "The Scene of the Crime" in the "Notorious Chicago" posts. And -- I need to get back to my real job right now, so that's all I can think of at the moment.

    Oh, and Vlad, I'm a dues-paying member of the Chamber. I don't see it as an adversarial or territorial relationship between UU and BP, but as a way to let as many people know pertinent information, like huge parking closures, that will affect them.

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  9. What is all this BS about UU not citing their sources? I think they do a damned good job of it. I bet keeping this site updated is a lot of work and on top of that, they don't make a cent. How much taxpayer money does UBP get to keep the community updated and bring business to the community? UU has done a way better job or promoting new businesses and vacant storefronts, without one dime of taxpayer money or putting fugly banners touting themselves next to vacant storefronts. The first anonymous was right. People need to "chill."

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  10. Who cares where this came from? UU is passing on important information. Give it a rest.

    Btw - I receive the Chamber's E-gram. Not real informative. I would hope for more from our Chamber - but UU is WAY more informative. Too bad the Chamber couldn't do better. What a disappointment.

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  11. I think the "chamber" succeeded in a getting a bit of publicity. I think this source has been more than "cited" now.

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  12. caring neighbor,

    This is what I was thinking: It's general information. It's not "an exclusive."

    You're correct, of course, it's not an exclusive. I wasn't objecting to the posting of the news itself, just to the cut-and-pasting of the chambergram. In my opinion, if you cut-and-paste someone else's work, it deserves a credit.

    The Chamber put the Street Safety Seminar at the Library in its Chambergram a couple days after it ran in UU.

    This is a perfect example of what I mean. Perhaps the chamber got the news of the Safety Seminar from UU, perhaps not. However, if you compare the chambergram to the UU posting, the way it's reported and the words used are completely different. In other words, the chambergram reported the same news, but it was still an original work, not a direct copy from another source.

    If you check out most of the posts on UU, the source is clearly given

    Well, I agree that UU is getting better at sourcing, but in the past they have been notoriously bad at it. Even though UU is giving credit more often these days, there are still examples (especially for photographs) where a source is given but is not done properly. For example, the original source of a photo may be credited, but the book that it was more directly photocopied from is not listed. In other cases a source is listed, but the owner never gave UU permission to use the item (in the case of copyrighted photos). I may have been a bit harsh, however, so I apologize. I know the posters at UU are not journalists or professionals, so I shouldn't expect them to be perfect in their sourcing. I do appreciate UU's continuing effort to improve in this area.

    anonymous @10:38,

    I receive the Chamber's E-gram. Not real informative.

    Actually, it is quite informative, albeit intentionally brief. It's apparently informative enough to serve as a source for UU posts at times.

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  13. Vlad - if you don't like what UU posts on here, then why frequent this blog?

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  14. How interesting that people are now bickering about the proper notation of news in Uptown, when only a few years ago we had so few means of accessing any neighborhood news at all. Thanks to both Uptown Update and the Chamber for your work.

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  15. anonymous @11:22,

    if you don't like what UU posts on here, then why frequent this blog?

    I do like what UU posts, more often than not. That doesn't mean I have to be a cheerleader, does it?

    Let's turn that around... If you don't like my comments, why do you read them and respond to them?

    loose cougar in uptown,

    Thanks to both Uptown Update and the Chamber for your work.

    That I can agree with.

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  16. Oh gee look it's Edward Scissorhands. "What did you say Ed? I should plan to spend my refund check at an online store this weekend because It will save me from the parking situation and help me avoid the Crook County sales tax? Thanks Ed! Oh and don't cut yourself when you hear a gunshot. You'll get used to the sound."

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  17. Welcome to the Bickersons. And you wonder why people think Uptown is home to so many nut cases.

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  18. Vlad,

    take a deep breath.

    Now go find some other online atrocity to impale.

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  19. irishpirate,

    Take a deep breath.

    Now go find a worthy keel to haul your tiresome arse across.

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  20. Lamest. Comment. Section. Ever.

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  21. Lamest. Comment. Section. Ever.

    Said the anonymous to the anonymous, with the full support of anonymous and his gang of anonymous friends.

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  22. Can we talk about the filming please?

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  23. Who knew that the plot of this movie was centered around plagerism...How clever!

    Take a bite out of crime
    source: McGruff the Crime Dog

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  24. Wow! Ya'll are silly....I am interested in the filming of the movie! It only has the sexiest man alive playing the lead role. So when does the No Parking start? It says Sunday. Is that correct?

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  25. As far as we know, hon. We probably won't know for sure until the signs go up.

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