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Progress With Problem Buildings:
Thanks to participation from
members of the community working as
court advocates in Housing Court, the
landlord of the problem building located at
1001-03 W. Leland Ave. will be required to
pay $15,000 in fines in the coming six
weeks if long-standing violations are not
corrected. The fines will double if the
landlord, whose has been in Housing Court
for the past two years, fails to take action.
Thanks to community members who have
stayed involved in holding the owner of this
Night Out Against Crime:
Mayor Richard Daley, 46th Ward
Alderman Helen Shiller, representatives
from a variety of
ethnic groups and approximately 200
participated in a "National
Night Out Against Crime: Diversity Against
Violence," on Tuesday, August 7. The
event was sponsored by the Chicago
Police Department and CAPS. 23rd
District Commander Gary Yamashiroya
said that violent crime in the 23rd District,
which includes Uptown, had decreased
18% in 2006 and was down by 10%
Uptown Baptist Hosts Gun Turn-In
More than 250 guns were
turned in on at Uptown Baptist Church last
month during a city-wide gun turn-in event.
People who turned in a gun were given a
$100 pre-paid credit card. Weapons were
collected at 23 locations around the city,
including Uptown Baptist Church, located
at 1011 W. Wilson Ave.
For further information on court
advocacy cases, please contact
the 23rd District Community Policing
Office at 312-
20th District at 312-742-8770.
|Newz in the 'Hood
Uptown's First Annual Sidewalk Sale!
Join the growing cadre of great
area merchants and restaurants in the first
annual sidewalk sale on Sept. 7-9.
Purchase a $10 wristband and enjoy
discounts all weekend long at great local
venues like Unique So Chique, Marigolds,
Crew, Fat Cat, The Spot and more!
Wristbands can be purchased for $10 online at: Enjoy the Labor Day
weekend and help our commercial corridor
Dine locally! Welcome to these
new Uptown dining
establishments, and let's remember to
dine locally and support these great
additions to our neighborhood!
Dib Sushi Bar and Thai Cuisine:
1025 W. Lawrence, 773-561-0200.
Fat Cat: 4840 N. Broadway, 773-
Faz's Bakery1218 W. Wilson Ave.
Neighbors Association will hold its
sidewalk sale on Saturday, Sept. 8, from
9am until 3pm. (Sept. 9 in case of rain).
Anyone who lives between Montrose and
Lawrence, and Broadway and Clark is
welcome to participate. Each participant
must be registered for the event, however.
To register by the Sept. 5
deadline, call: 773-275-0648 or fax
information to: 312-861-4797. Include your
name, phone and address where you plan
to sell items. Enjoy cleaning out your
closets and making new friends!
Bridges to Success Clothing Donation
In case you miss the Sheridan Park
sidewalk sale, you have other ways to
make sure your gently used clothing finds a
good home. Clothing
Donor Days are held the second Saturday
of each month at Bridges to
Success, a program of Heartland
Human Care Services that provides
workplace and interview-appropriate
clothing to men and women. Clothes can
be dropped off between 9 am and noon at
Bridges to Success' office at 4822 N.
Broadway. Drop-off days continue through
the second Saturday of December
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activities and upcoming events to:
Letter from the President
As new neighbors put down roots
in the Uptown area, many want to know
how they can connect with their local
neighborhood group. In the densely
populated 46th and 48th Wards, that often
means becoming a part of your block
The Uptown Chicago Commission's
Website provides a list of the 17 block
clubs that cover the two wards. If you don't
know which block club serves your
immediate neighborhood, click on this link:
to find out (see block club link on left
that all of these block clubs are run on a
volunteer basis, and some are more active
than others. Block clubs that haven't been
active in a while can often be re-
invigorated by a committed volunteer (or
two!) willing to reach out to their
neighbors to support their community.
Also, feel free to contact our office if you'd
like suggestions on how to jump-start a
block that is no longer active.
While we are on the subject of block clubs,
I'd like to welcome a new one to the fold --
North Uptown Neighbors Association
(NUNA), which covers Lawrence to Argyle,
and Clark to Broadway. The club will meet
on a bi-monthly basis, and is headed by
Welcome NUNA, and thanks for your
commitment to the neighborhood!
Uptown block clubs
- Kathy Cook