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Reviving the Roaring Era in Uptown

Reviving the Roaring Era in Uptown

The Uptown Theatre in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago still sits vacant and deteriorating near the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Broadway Street since closing 31 years ago. But after decades of abandonment, there is new hope for the Uptown Theatre with Chicago’s Cultural Plan 2012. Included in this plan, released […]

Uptown Bookstore Shakes Up Chicago Reading Scene

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Uptown Bookstore Shakes Up Chicago Reading Scene

Ric Addy, owner of Shake, Rattle & Read, a used bookstore in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago, said he once had a customer describe his store as a “pop culture museum.” The walls of the store are lined with wooden shelves overflowing with books, magazines, CDs and DVDs; racks of vinyl […]

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Uptown’s Grind: The Heart of Chicago’s Skateboarding Scene

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Uptown’s Grind: The Heart of Chicago’s Skateboarding Scene

No matter how many times they come crashing down onto the pavement, they always get back up. These are the skaters of Wilson Skate Park. Roughly a half-acre space located off of Wilson Avenue next to the Lakefront Trail in the Uptown neighborhood, Wilson Skate Park is home to a majority of Chicago’s skateboarding population. […]

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Voter Turnout for Illinois Primary anticipated to be low

As the 2012 Illinois Primary elections approach, the city of Chicago faces a potential low turn out of voters. Chicago’s Board of Election Commissioners reported voter registration in Chicago is at an all-time low for any election, with only 1.28 million voters registered by Feb. 13, eight days before the registration deadline. Rebecca Davis, a […]

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Local Chefs continue progress for better nutrition in Chicago schools

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Local Chefs continue progress for better nutrition in Chicago schools

Disney II Magnet Elementary’s initiative with local chefs to provide a better understanding of nutrition for students continues to make progress with Chicago Public School officials. Shari Berland, an advocate member for Disney II’s Interim Advisory Council, said the school is in conversation with CPS to get the initiative underway. CPS is considering Disney II, […]

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