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As the weather warms up, there will be plenty
of opportunities to join your neighbors in
making Uptown safer. Stay tuned for
news of community walks, positive
loitering and other safety-related
the meantime, please consider attending some
of the folllowing cases as a Court
The Ruth Shriman House at 4040
Sheridan is in Housing Court for code
violations. The case is continued to April
6, 9:30 A.M., Room 1103 at the Daley
Michael Greenstreet is
charged with Residential Burglary. Public
records show that Greenstreet already has 6
felony convictions for Burglary and 2 felony
convictions for Attempted Residential Burglary.
The case is continued to April 9, 9:30
A.M. in Court Room 604 at 26th and
Anna Green has been charged with the
misdemeanor of Solicitation on the Public
Way. The case will be heard on April 23,
1:30 P.M. at the Court Room 29 at Belmont and
Western. Although the charge is considered
a misdemeanor, there is concern that Ms.
Green has been arrested over 280 times.
For further information on court
advocacy cases, please contact
the 23rd District Community Policing
Office at 312-744-0064 or the
20th District at 312-742-8770.
meetings (times are all 7 P.M. to 8 P.M.)
Beat 2311 -- First Tuesday of every
month, Truman College, 1145 W
Beat 2312 -- Third Tuesday of every
month, Cafe Too, 4715 N Sheridan.
Beat 2313 -- Second Wednesday of every
month, Clarendon Park Fieldhouse, 4501 N
Beat 2322 -- First Thursday of every
month, Buena Park Library, 929 W Buena.
Beat 2323 -- Third Wednesday, odd months,
Center on Halsted, 3656 N
Beat 2024 -- Third Thursday, even
months, Margate Park, 4921 N Marine
Beat 2033 -- First Tuesday, even months,
Bezazian Library, 1226 W Ainslie.
|New Dominick's Fresh Food Concept Coming to Uptown
Dominick's is considering making the upcoming
39,000 s.f. store at Sheridan and Foster its "Chicago
flagship store". Dominick's purchased the adjoining
hotel property on Foster; this site will be demolished
existing store, built in 1978, will remain open as
long as possible. The new store will occupy the
land currently used as its parking lot and
the hotel. Construction is expected to begin this
|What's Happening in Uptown??
Fresh Harvest Market thrills neighbors!
A new grocery store has opened at the northwest
corner of Leland and Sheridan (4650 N
UCC would like to applaud the owners on their new
venture. This store exemplifies what UCC would like
to see in all of Uptown's retail establishments. They
have unobstructed windows
so people can see into and out of the store, which
makes it appear more inviting while promoting a
sense of safety. It has wonderful lighting, both
inside and outside... and happily, no scissor
Simply put, they want to be what we all strive to be...
Fontana Grill has its liquor license!
It was a long time coming... but just in time for
spring and the new outdoor patio, Fontana Grill
Wine Bar has received its liquor license. Wine is
served in a unique manner. There are basically two
price points. Wines are either priced at $1/oz,
or $2/oz, and poured in 3 and 6 oz sizes. Bottles of
wine are either $22 or $44 a bottle. There is also a full
bar also for those who prefer beer or spirits.
Annual Clean and Green
Check with your block club - the City's Annual Clean
and Green is April 25th. The block clubs usually plan
activities that day. If yours isn't participating this
take some initiative and clean up in front of your
house and on your side of the street. Plant something
in that empty corner.... Spring is here again!
Events to benefit Chase Park....
CPAC is hosting the following events to benefit the
Chase Park Playlot Renovation Project:
April 10, 2009 - Easter Egg Hunt
10 A.M. - noon ($3 per "hunter")
May 7, 2009 - Second Annual Ladies Spa
Just for the ladies - come enjoy mini spa treatments,
food, wine and a silent auction! $50 /
May 23, 2009 - Ravenswood Yard Sale, 8
table for $20 and get rid of some of your
To find out more about any of these events click on the
|We're having another Pub Crawl!!!!!
Celebrate May Day in style... join us May 1st
2nd Annual Pub Crawl! Everyone had so
much fun last year, we've been asked to do it again!
It's $5 for a
wristband, and then you're eliglble for all the drink and
food specials at our host bars:
We'll start at Fat Cat around 7:30 P.M. and
we'll "crawl " home from Nick's around
midnight. Join us for what will surely be a good time!
Letter from the President
Despite the cold weather, we know Spring is
because neighborhood activities are popping up
everywhere... just like the Jonquils. From
Park Neighbors making Easter baskets for
neighborhood children to Keitha Benkowski
organizing the annual Girl Scout cookie
it's time for us to do our part to make Uptown a
brighter spot on the Chicago map. A special
everyone who works so hard to make Uptown a
- James Cappleman
Uptown block clubs