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Future Cautiously Optimistic for Uptown Theatre - August 27, 2008
Chicago Journal

Potential Development near the Aragon - February 7, 2008
News-Star

Fat Cat Restaurant a Success - January 30, 2008
News-Star

Will Transfer Tax hurt Wilson Yard? - January 24, 2008
Medill News

Live Nation has Eyes on Uptown - January 9, 2008
Sun-Times

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2007 Articles

Business – Target Coming? - December 12, 2007
Sun-Times

Sheridan Park gets Landmark Designation - December 3, 2007
Sun-Times

Positive Loitering at Hazel and Wilson - September 19, 2007
News-Star

New Restaurant - Fat Cat - September 13, 2007
Chicago Tribune

Restaurant Review - Fat Cat - September 6-12 Issue, 2007
Time Out Chicago Magazine

UCC and LVCC work together to restore Jewish Cemetery - September 5, 2007
News-Star

Upzoning Approved for Carmen Manor - July 18, 2007
Chicago Tribune

Carmen Manor to become an SRO? - June 20, 2007
News-Star

Uptown has a Rich History - June 13/14, 2007
Pioneer Press

Uptown experiencing Growth in retail and Residential Development - June 13/14, 2007
Pioneer Press

Wilson Yard developer insists Target is coming - June 13, 2007
News-Star

Breaking Theater News Blog - June 1, 2007

Wilson Yard gets increased funding - May 23, 2007
Crain's Chicago Business

Uptown Theater in a bidding war! - May 19, 2007
Crain's Chicago Business

Wilson Yard Aldi's wants Liquor License - May 16, 2007
News-Star

Jewish Graceland Cemetery Gets New Owner - May 13, 2007
Chicago Tribune

Clark Street to get needed makeover - April 4, 2007
News-Star

Clarendon TIF project in final planning stages - April 1, 2007
Chicago Tribune

Gun Violence Increased in Uptown - March 28, 2007
News-Star

Magnolia-Malden Block Club website showcases Uptown - February 28, 2007
News-Star

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2006 Articles

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial - Uptown Theater Rebirth? - December 29, 2006
Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial - Historic Uptown may get an encore at last - December 1, 2006
Sun-Times

5 pockets stand out in city makeover - May 14, 2006
Sun-Times

Developer discusses plans for Wilson Yard - March 15, 2006
News-Star

Crown Rallies Against Hatred - February 22, 2006
News-Star

Developer discusses plans for Wilson Yard - February 15, 2006
News-Star

Senior Housing a go for Wilson Yard - February 15, 2006
News-Star

4703 N. Broadway slated for a rehab - January 25, 2006
News-Star

People's Music School - January 25, 2006
News-Star

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2005 Articles

Tattoo Factory moves - December 14, 2005
News-Star

Uplift Mural divides community - December 7, 2005
News-Star

Uptown Baptist gets a new Pastor - December 7, 2005
News-Star

Attacks on middle-aged and elderly - September 28, 2005
News-Star

Drug Bust in Uptown - September 21, 2005
News-Star

Chasm in Chicago Schools Funding - September 21, 2005
News-Star

Fate of 2 historic Uptown residences in jeopardy - September 14, 2005
News-Star

Uptown Mural showcases community - August 24, 2005
News-Star

Financing Forces Developer to Add Units to Project - August 22, 2005
GlobeSt.com

Kinetic Playground Annoys Neighbors - August 17, 2005
News-Star

Cook County requiring fees for City dog parks - August 3, 2005
News-Star

CPAN eligibility - August 3, 2005
News-Star

Rehab underway at the Uptown Theater - August 3, 2005
News-Star

Number of Overnight Beds will be reduced to 750 - July 6, 2005
News-Star

Park for Truman Square Neighbors - June 8, 2005
News-Star

First phase to start in June (security for L stations) - May 4, 2005
News-Star -

3 police officers to receive commendations - May 4, 2005
News-Star

(Wilson Yard) Project moving ahead despite setbacks - April 27, 2005
News-Star

Uptown politics hurts sale of CTA site - April 27, 2005
Chicago Sun-Times

CTA acused of selling Wilson Yard too cheaply - April 25, 2005
Chicago Reader

Former Uptown Commander stripped of police powers - April 24, 2005
Chicago Tribune

Obstacles for affordable housing - April 2005
Illinois Real Estate Journal

City Council approves Wilson Yard proposal - March 16, 2005
News-Star

New Condo Development on Sheridan Road - March 23, 2005
Chicago Sun-Times

CHA Overhaul - February 27, 2005
Chicago Tribune

Kerasotes theater chain coming to Wilson Yard - January 31, 2005
Crain's Chicago Business

Argyle Street Burglar Bars - January 23, 2005
Old, new cultures divided

Renaissance 2010 and Arai Middle School - January 17, 2005
City drafts teams to launch 18 schools

Announcement by the CTA - January 12, 2005
Wilson Station Rehabilitation

Wilson Yards Plan Heads to Council - January 7, 2005
Zoning Committee endorses plan

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2004 Articles

Soap Business Helps Women Find Future Opportunity - December 29, 2004
A Clean Start for a New Life

Independent School for Arai? - December 22, 2004
Six reform proposals mulled

Commission Endorsement of $113M - December 16, 2004
Wilson Yards Project

City panel approves Uptown Development - Novembr 24, 2004
1122-44 West Winona project

Saving the Music at Stewart School - Novembr 24, 2004
Save the Music Foundation donation

Affordable housing paying off for city - September 25, 2004
Commentary by Frank Wolff

City panel OKs plan for Wilson Yard - September 22, 2004
Wilson Yard Development

Rainbo Homes - September 20, 2004
Lender files to foreclose

Uptown getting look at controversial development - September 16, 2004
Wilson Yard Development

Affordable Housing Proposal - September 15, 2004
Wilson Yard Development

Uptown getting look at controversial development - September 8, 2004
Wilson Yard Development

Noise and Fury in Uptown - Chicago Tribune - September 6, 2004
Wilson Yard Development

Metromix.com Review of Crew Bar & Grill - August 25, 2004
Baseball, beer and boys mix it up at Uptown's newest bar

Uptown factions at odds - August 23, 2004
As neighborhood changes, housing for poor debated

Chicago Tribune News Clip - August 16, 2004
North Side woman dies after apartment blaze

Chicago Tribune Article - August 13, 2004
Man charged in stabbing over $5

Uptown Residents Protest Wilson Yard - Newstar - July 28, 2004
Wilson Yard Development

What's Doing in Chicago - The New York Times - July 25, 2004
Where to Eat

Man Shot Multiple Times - June 9, 2004
Lawrence 'L' stop shooting

A Reality TV Star is Born at Weiss Hospital - May 12, 2004
Woman in Uptown-based reality TV show gives birth on episode

New Montrose Lake Wall Might Need Big Repair - April 24, 2004
Tests indicate concrete used to build wall may be too weak

Not Quite a Breath of Fresh Air - April 23, 2004
Air concert at the Riviera is reviewed

Back from the Brink - April 23, 2004
Threatened peregrine falcons are thriving in Chicago, including Uptown

Let 'Em See You Sweat - April 16, 2004
N*E*R*D concert at the Riviera is reviewed

Disturbing Trend: Parking Garages Entered, Multiple Cars Damaged - April 7, 2004
Report on several property crimes in Uptown

Try Finding a Home when You Can't Speak English - April 4, 2004
Assistance is available to elderly Koreans trying to find housing in Uptown

Student Health in New Hands - April 4, 2004
Free health clinics are available for Uptown children in middle and high school

Parking Firm Sues Warshauer - March 31, 2004
Local entrepreneur sued by Annoyance Theater and Standard Parking

House Backs 'Big Chicks' Bill - March 31, 2004
Big Chicks' liquor license woes

Big Chicks Bill Passes Illinois House - March 31, 2004
Big Chicks' liquor license woes

Bill to Save Big Chicks Leaps Hurdle in House - March 31, 2004
Big Chicks' liquor license woes

Fisherman in Wheelchair Falls into Lake and Dies - March 29, 2004
Elderly Uptown resident dies in lakefront accident

What's What on Vietnamese Menus - March 29, 2004
Two Argyle Street restaurants are recommended

Girls Find Statistics, Fashion Mix - March 28, 2004
Uptown teens study fascination low-income students have with brand name clothing

Shoestring Cinema - March 28, 2004
"Hoop Dreams" filmmaker's latest work features Uptown immigrant family

Activists call for Affordable Housing - March 19, 2004
Uptown low-income cooperative building featured

Middle-Class Living Room - March 19, 2004
Uptown organization ONE advocates for affordable housing set-asides

Bridgeview Opens Andersonville Branch - March 17, 2004
Local bank opens another branch in Uptown

Big on Small Stuff - March 17, 2004
North Side developer discusses his condo-conversion criteria

Cocoa Buff - March 12, 2004
Unique So Chique's tea room is featured

Haymarket Opens Uptown Facility - March 10, 2004
Another organization offers substance abuse treatment and HIV support in Uptown

The Day School Receives Grant - March 10, 2004
Private school for students with learning and behavior problems receives vocational training grant

833 W. Buena Acquired - March 10, 2004
22-story apartment building changes hands

Payday Lenders Evading Laws, Activists Say - March 10, 2004
Uptown-based North Side Credit Union is featured as positive alternative to userous payday loan organizations

From Afar, Dylan Shakes Up his Songs - March 8, 2004
Bob Dylan's concert at the Aragon Ballroom is reviewed

Deep Blue Trio Swings with Soul - March 8, 2004
Deep Blue Organ Trio's performance at the Green Mill is reviewed

1 College, 2 Languages - March 7, 2004
Chicago's St. Augustine College

Uptown's Public Schools Face Eroding Enrollment - March 3, 2004
Several Uptown schools have enrollment levels at 40% capacity

McKeon Not Giving Up Fight to Save Big Chicks - March 3, 2004
Big Chicks' liquor license woes

Rebel Souls Walk a Fine Line at Mill - March 1, 2004
Rebel Souls' performance at the Green Mill is reviewed

Foul Play Killed Rabbits, Sleuth Says - February 29, 2004
Montrose Point rabbits found poisoned

Wilson Yard Project Advances - February 29, 2004
Wilson Yard Update

House Postpones Action on Liquor License Bill - February 25, 2004
Big Chicks' liquor license woes

Wilson Yard Plan Receives Favorable Reviews at Meeting - February 25, 2004
Wilson Yard update

Wilson Yard Project to Offer Movie Theater, Big Box Retail, Affordable Housing - February 25, 2004
Wilson Yard update

Liquor License Delays Parch Restaurants - February 23, 2004
City demands more data than most

Bump in the Road for Big Chicks - February 21, 2004
Big Chicks' liquor license woes

Saving Gay Bar Falls 3 Votes Short - February 21, 2004
Big Chicks' liquor license woes

Arts Play Leading Role in Uptown Development - February 18, 2004
Update on new and existing businesses in the Lawrence/Broadway entertainment district

Uptown's Broadway Revival - February 18, 2004
Former Goldblatt's building redevelopment

Shiller Strives to Keep Affordable Housing Part of the Mix - February 18, 2004
Elected official speaks out on development and gentrification

2 Teenagers Face Charges in Uptown Man's Death - February 15, 2004
Rogers Park gang members charged in murder of Uptown teen

A New Lease on Comedy - February 15, 2004
Annoyance Theatre moving to Uptown

City Sights, Sounds Stake Uptown Claim - February 14, 2004
former Goldblatt's building redevelopment

Chicago's Plan to End Homelessness Gets $32M in HUD Funding - February 11, 2004
Social service agencies receive federal funds to assist Chicago's homeless

New Top Cop in 23rd Police District - February 5, 2004
Interview with new commander Gary Yamashiroya

Lakeshore Medical Center - January 28, 2004
Walgreens site adjacent to Weiss Memorial Hospital to be redeveloped

Target: Uptown - January 19, 2004
Wilson Yard update

Gays, Straights Agree: Bar Worth Fighting For - January 16, 2004
Big Chicks' liquor license woes

Tweet a Sweet Treat - January 9, 2004
Restaurant review of Tweet restaurant

Baby, New Year Arrive Together - January 2, 2004
Chicago's new year baby born to Uptown parents at Weiss Memorial Hospital

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2003 Articles

More Bones Found at Site of Old Roller Rink - December 3, 2003
Bones found on Rainbo Roller Rink site

Inside Commercial Real Estate - December 3, 2003
Redevelopment of the Wilson Yard site

Cops Hunt Remains at Roller Rink Site - December 2, 2003
Bones found on Rainbo Roller Rink site

Balancing Act Article - December, 2003
Former Goldblatt's/Plymouth Hotel Redevelopment

Kids ask for Warm Clothes - November 28, 2003
Letters to Santa from Brenneman Elementary school children

Demolition Crew Finds Human Remains - November 27, 2003
Bones found on Rainbo Roller Rink site

Promising Future Recalled - November 28, 2003
Sunnyside Avenue murder

Poetry in Commotion - November 23, 2003
Green Mill - poetry slam

One Woman Killed - November 19, 2003
Fire at Malden and Sunnyside

North Side Apartment Fire - November 13, 2003
Fire at Malden and Sunnyside

1 Dead, 10 Hurt - November 13, 2003
Fire at Malden and Sunnyside

37 New Home Owners - November 12, 2003
Lottery held for affordable housing in Uptown

Loyalty to Weiss Hospital - October 29, 2003
Multi-generations of one family work at Weiss

Uptown Woman Charged with Murder - October 22, 2003
Murder victim found at 900 West Eastwood

Slaying Leaves Eritreans at a Loss - October 19, 2003
Former Uptown resident slain on the West Side

Sheridan Road Care Facilities - October 1, 2003
Refinancing of mental health facilities

Movin' On Up - September 23, 2003
Hip new lounges, shops and restaurants are giving once-shabby Uptown an extreme makeover

Developers Find Gold - September 15, 2003
Good investments found in older class B and C properties

On Tap at the Hopleaf - September 12, 2003
Hopleaf tavern now has a food menu

Montrose Revetment - September 3, 2003
New concrete seawall accommodates disabled

Sisters of Long Ago - September 3, 2003
Reunion of students and teachers of St. Mary of the Lake

Activists Slam Upscale Housing - August 27, 2003
Local community group (ONE) protests development

Uptown Rally Hits Housing Costs - August 24, 2003
Local community group (ONE) protests development

Vintage Building Included in Plan for Development - August 20, 2003
Redevelopment of the Wilson Yard site

As Preservationists Decry Rainbo's Fate - August 20, 2003
Redevelopment of the Rainbo Roller Rink site

Study Finds Barriers - August 17, 2003
Summary of Asian Health Coalition Study

City May Help Developer Get Key Retail Corner - August 14, 2003
Redevelopment of the Wilson Yard site

New on the Scene - August 6, 2003
New owners update a classic Uptown dive at Lawrence and Broadway - The Uptown Lounge

Housing, Retail are Planned for Rainbo Roller Rink Site - August 3, 2003
Redevelopment of the Rainbo Roller Rink site

Free Needles - August 1, 2003
Accupuncture for the homeless

The Art of Breakfast, by Tweet of Uptown - August 1, 2003
Restaurant Review - Tweet

An Uptown Bar Owner Feeds Her Flock - August 1, 2003
Restaurant Review - Tweet

Who's Your Daddy? - August 1, 2003
Green Mill - poetry slam

Organizations try to Unite - July 31, 2003
Multi-nation groups try to form united African identity

Another Suspect Arrested - July 30, 2003
Windsor Avenue murder

Clinic Beckons Reluctant Immigrants - July 25, 2003
Asian Human Services expands into Chinatown

Views of Homeless Center Clash - July 23, 2003
Zoning hearing regarding Cornerstone shelter

The People' s Music School - July 23, 2003
Receives $5000 contribution

UCC, Area Block Clubs to Oppose Zoning Variance for Homeless Shelter - July 16, 2003
Zoning hearing regarding Cornerstone shelter

More Uptown Murders Despite Community Efforts - July 16, 2003
Windsor Avenue murder

Suspect Held in Slaying - July 14, 2003
Windsor Avenue murder

Agencies Serving Poor Merge - July 11, 2003
Inspiration Café and the Living Room Café to come under an umbrella company called Inspiration Corp.

User Friendly; Giving Addicts Clean Needles - June 8, 2003
Needle exchange program

Reality Show Starts Over in Uptown - July 7, 2003
Reality show filming in Uptown

Starting Over on North Side - July 6, 2003
Reality show filming in Uptown

Vendors Offer Provisions for Picnics - July 4, 2003
Ideas for picnics in the parks

More Murder in Uptown - July 2, 2003
Murder on Broadway

Uptown Rises Again - July, 2003
Commercial, Retail and Residential redevelopment in Uptown

Phoenix Takes Off in Uptown - July, 2003
Former Goldblatt's/Plymouth Hotel building site redevelopment

$24M Mixed-Use Project Now Rising in Uptown - June 30, 2003
Former Goldblatt's/Plymouth Hotel building site redevelopment

Long Named President of Bridgeview Branch - June 25, 2003
Sale of Uptown Bank to Bridgeview Bank, new President

Siam Café - June 18 2003
Restaurant review

The Rebirth of Spoken-Word Poetry - June 15, 2003
Green Mill - poetry slam

Final Chapter for Prologue? - June 13, 2003
Alternative high school faces financial trouble

Agency Gets Grant to Assist Homeless - June 13, 2003
Chicago Health Outreach receives grant

Uptown Looks Back on First Decade of Community Policing -June 4, 2003
CAPS retrospective

Brainy Bars - June 4, 2003
The Green Mill included in list of "Brainy Bars"

25 Chicago Icons: Jazz Age Gem - June 2, 2003
25th Anniversary issue of Crain's Chicago Business lists Green Mill

Man Held in Fatal Knifing - May 28, 2003
Argyle Street murder

Slaying in Road Dispute Probed - May 28, 2003
Victim lived on North Magnolia

Condos and Shops Set for Uptown Site - May 25, 2003
Redevelopment of the Heilig-Meyers building

Activism Classes for New Citizens - May 16, 2003
Citizenship schools

$2 Million Bond Set for Man in Uptown Killing - May 14, 2003
Sheridan Road murder

The Melting Pot - Magnolia Cafe - May 11, 2003
Restaurant Review - Magnolia Cafe

JAM Rumors for Uptown Theatre - May 7, 2003
Speculation on sale of Uptown Theatre

Chi Lives: Frankie J's - May 2, 2003
Restaurant/Entertainment Review

Rainbo's End - April 25, 2003
Redevelopment of the Rainbo Roller Rink site

In Uptown, Different Kind of Trash Talk - April 24, 2003
Review of Scrap Mettle SOUL's theatre production

This Trash Talk not Just Dissin' - April 24, 2003
Review of Scrap Mettle SOUL's theatre production

The End of the Rainbo? - April 9, 2003
Redevelopment of the Rainbo Roller Rink site

The Rainbo Fades Away - April 9, 2003
Redevelopment of the Rainbo Roller Rink site

UTCA Good Will Short - April 9, 2003
Challenges facing Uptown Theatre group

Teen Hangout - March 30, 2003
Redevelopment of the Rainbo Roller Rink site

A Sense of Community and Beyond - March 7, 2003
Jane Adams Hull House, Uptown Community Center, and the Black Ensemble Theatre

Slammin' Smith Refuses to Quit - February 28, 2003
Green Mill - poetry slam

Aldermanic Candidates Debate - February 19, 2003
Shiller vs Reed debate

Judge Won't Halt Demolition - January 25, 2003
Redevelopment of the former Goldblatt's/Plymouth Hotel site

Heartbreak Hotel - January 24, 2003
Redevelopment of the former Goldblatt's/Plymouth Hotel site

Daley Wins Endorsement - January 19, 2003
North side aldermen endorse Daley

City to Overhaul its Fitness Centers - January 19, 2003
Upgrading of Margate Park Fieldhouse

Riviera Theater Renovation - January 15, 2003
Riviera Theater placed on City's acquisition list

Gunfire Endangers Uptown Residents - January 8, 2003
Shots fired on Magnolia Avenue


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