Uptown, Chicago

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Theatre was sold to Jam Productions Ltd, a Chicago-based music promoter. Jam Productions plans to restore the building and will seek development funds from the City of Chicago to help with this effort. A 2006 documentary, Uptown


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; Shiller said. The Uptown Coalition provided an array of programs geared toward providing essential services for the poor, including medical clinics for pregnant women, mothers and young children; a legal aid clinic, food pantries and distributing clothes and meals to the poor. Due to budget constraints Chicago eliminated the traditional July 3 fireworks in Grant Park, instead opting for a down-scaled fireworks displays in three different locations in Chicago on the 4th of July, the north side display will now be held at Montrose Beach every year. http: gochicago.about.com b 2010 06 29 4th-of-july-fireworks-in-chicago.htm


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, Anna Brown, Karen Nystrom, Dave Cooper, and John Sheehan, all fellow members of the Chicago Ensemble of Poetry. According to Smith, the first slam was more variety show than competition. Though all slams vary in format, Smith is considered responsible for key features, including the selection of judges from the audience and cash prizes. Lincoln Park Beaches Lincoln Park is Chicago's largest public park


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out from other near downtown and lakefront areas by urban renewal settled close to the border with Lakeview at Sheridan, near Irving Park. In 1975 Young Lords founder Jose (Cha-Cha) Jimenez joined with a broad coalition of whites, blacks and Latinos and ran unsuccessfully against Daley-sponsored Christopher Cohen. They still were able to garner 39% of the vote. His main campaign issue was housing corruption, which was then displacing Latinos and the poor from prime real estate areas of Chicago

two murals by American architect and muralist Henry Varnum Poor (Henry Varnum Poor (designer)). Uptown Entertainment District Historically a very popular tourist destination, the Uptown Entertainment District is home to various music venues, nightclubs, restaurants and shops. The Uptown Entertainment District is now experiencing a revival, with new restaurants and shops opening every year. Uptown Square, at the center of the Uptown Entertainment District, was designated as a National

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of Uptown, Chicago, looking northeast History The historical, cultural, and commercial center of Uptown is Broadway (Broadway Street (Chicago)), with Uptown Square at the center. In 1900, the Northwestern Elevated Railroad constructed its terminal near Montrose and Broadway (now part of the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) Red Line (Red Line (Chicago Transit Authority))). Uptown became a summer resort town for downtown dwellers, and derived its name from the Uptown Store

attractions tourism hutchinson_street.html It is in sharp contrast to the skyscrapers that populate the area around it. It can be accessed from the Sheridan (Sheridan (CTA station)) stop on the CTA's Red Line. Robert A. Waller developed Buena Park starting in 1887 by subdividing his property. The site of the original Waller home now holds St. Mary of the Lake church (built in 1917). Buena Park pre-dates the remainder of Uptown by a number of years. Buena Park is also home to one of the most active neighborhood organizations in Chicago: Buena Park Neighbors. Chicago Tribune, Buena Park: Tucked away next to everything, August 21, 2009. "The Delectable Ballad of the Waller Lot" by Chicago poet Eugene Field: ''Up yonder in Buena Park'' ''There is a famous spot,'' ''In legend and in history'' ''(Known as) the Waller lot.'' Sheridan Park thumb A Victorian house in the Sheridan Park Historic District (File:Uptown Victorian.jpg) Sheridan Park is a neighborhood bounded by Lawrence Avenue on the north, Clark on the west, Montrose on the south and Broadway on the east. It is mostly residential, containing six-flats, single family homes, and courtyard apartment buildings. There is a growing business district along Wilson Avenue, which bisects Sheridan Park from Broadway to Clark. Truman College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, is also located in Sheridan Park. The neighborhood can be accessed from either the Wilson (Wilson (CTA)) or Lawrence (Lawrence (CTA)) stop on the CTA's Red Line (Red Line (Chicago Transit Authority)). In 1985, the Sheridan Park Historic District (a National Landmark District) was established to protect the unique single family and smaller multi-family architecture of the area. Some structures of Uptown Square were also added as contributing structures. In 2007, the Sheridan Park area along Dover Street was also registered as an historic district. Many of the homes along Dover are large single family homes from the early 1900s. Little Vietnam Due to budget constraints Chicago eliminated the traditional July 3 fireworks in Grant Park, instead opting for a down-scaled fireworks displays in three different locations in Chicago on the 4th of July, the north side display will now be held at Montrose Beach every year. http: gochicago.about.com b 2010 06 29 4th-of-july-fireworks-in-chicago.htm


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of playspace for children. Artists Jim Brenner, Corinne D. Peterson, Ginny Sykes, and Roman Villareal created a unique space reflecting the urban locale catering to children's interests and local fauna. The houses were built in the 1890s. It remained a mostly white and wealthy area throughout the 20th Century. In 1940 some blacks who lived as domestic workers lived in a single block of houses in proximity to their employers. Those houses were described by Jacalyn D. Harden, author of ''Double Cross: Japanese Americans in Black and White Chicago'', as being "modest". Harden, Jacalyn D. ''Double Cross: Japanese Americans in Black and White Chicago''. University of Minnesota Press, 2003. p. 42. ISBN 0816640432, 9780816640430. Andersonville Terrace (North Uptown) This area of Uptown has been identified as many different names over the years. Its borders are Lawrence to the south, Broadway (Broadway Street (Chicago)) to the East, Clark (Clark Street (Chicago)) to the west, and Foster (Foster Avenue) to the north. Andersonville Terrace, or SOFO (South of Foster) are names often given to the area by those who wish to identify more closely with the part of the neighborhood that borders Andersonville (Andersonville, Chicago). The area itself is rich in Uptown history. Major landmarks include Essanay Studios, best known today for its series of Charlie Chaplin comedies filmed in 1915, and the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, a historic jazz lounge that once belonged to member of Al Capone's Chicago Outfit. North of the Green Mill along Broadway, notable buildings include the classic ornate movie palace, the Uptown Theater (Uptown Theatre (Chicago)), and a 1930s US Post Office containing two murals by American architect and muralist Henry Varnum Poor (Henry Varnum Poor (designer)). Uptown Entertainment District Historically a very popular tourist destination, the Uptown Entertainment District is home to various music venues, nightclubs, restaurants and shops. The Uptown Entertainment District is now experiencing a revival, with new restaurants and shops opening every year. Uptown Square, at the center of the Uptown Entertainment District, was designated as a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Uptown is also a stop for Chicago Gangster tours, with many locations tied to infamous gangsters such as John Dillinger, Al Capone, Machine Gun Jack McGurn


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in the Gilded Age, the Lyceum Movement, the jazz age, the silent film era, the swing era, the big band era, the rock and roll era, has been a filming location for over 480 movies, has ties to significant spectator sport athletes and organizations, including the Chicago Blackhawks and three Olympic figure skaters, as well as theater, comedy clubs, dance performers who later became nationally famous, and even "The People's Music School," a needs

includes ornate, terra-cotta clad hotels, immortalized in movies as Chicago Gangster Era apartment hotels. Some of these 1920s Jazz Age hotels have been since been converted to SROs (Single Room Occupancy) in the area to provide transitional and supportive housing, adding to the tremendously diverse population of the area. This lakefront neighborhood is home to Margate Fieldhouse, a gym and fitness facility. The area around the fieldhouse is an official off-leash area in the city

jazz performances with the movies. In the 1980s, the seats were removed on the main floor and it was converted to a concert venue. File:Uptown-Theatre-Chicago2.jpg thumb Uptown Theatre, 4816 N. Broadway in Chicago, Illinois


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helped organize the Intercommunal Survival Committee, a sort of white support arm of the Black Panther Party. The committee evolved into the Heart of Uptown Coalition, a political and social service organization then steeped in the rhetoric of Marxism. In the coalition, "comrades" were expected to organize "cadres." "We must have the frame of mind that as revolutionaries we have (to) be able to solve any problem that comes our way..." Shiller said. The Uptown Coalition provided an array of programs geared toward providing essential services for the poor, including medical clinics for pregnant women, mothers and young children; a legal aid clinic, food pantries and distributing clothes and meals to the poor. Due to budget constraints Chicago eliminated the traditional July 3 fireworks in Grant Park, instead opting for a down-scaled fireworks displays in three different locations in Chicago on the 4th of July, the north side display will now be held at Montrose Beach every year. http: gochicago.about.com b 2010 06 29 4th-of-july-fireworks-in-chicago.htm


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on weekends, hockey-playing groups would rent the ice at all hours of the day and night. The south end of the building housed a pro bowling alley in the 1960s which was converted in 1968 into the original Electric Theatre Kinetic Playground music venue. In the 1970s and thereafter, Rainbo was a popular late night roller rink until it was torn down for a new housing development called Rainbo Village. When the building was being demolished in 2003, an assortment of human bones and tennis shoes were


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as contributing structures. In 2007, the Sheridan Park area along Dover Street was also registered as an historic district. Many of the homes along Dover are large single family homes from the early 1900s. Little Vietnam This neighborhood is mostly populated by residents who had Vietnamese (Vietnamese people) and Cambodian (Khmer people) nationality. However, many, if not most, were from ethnic Chinese minorities and, for that reason, became

is to Edgewater's south, Lincoln Square (Lincoln Square, Chicago) to its west, West Ridge (West Ridge, Chicago) to its northwest and Rogers Park (Rogers Park, Chicago) to its north. thumb left 400x Historic Edgewater Beach (File:Edgewater Beach, Chicago.jpg) By the early 1900s, Edgewater was regarded as one of Chicago's most prestigious communities. Mansions dominated the lakefront, while large single-family homes spread inland to the former farming village of Andersonville (then also called

Uptown, Chicago

'''Uptown''' is one of Chicago’s 77 community areas (Community areas of Chicago). Uptown has well defined boundaries. They are: Foster (Foster Avenue (Chicago)) on the north; Lake Michigan on the east; Montrose (Ravenswood to Clark), and Irving Park (Clark to Lake Michigan) on the south; Ravenswood (Foster to Montrose), and Clark (Clark Street (Chicago)) (Montrose to Irving Park) on the west. Uptown borders three community areas and Lake Michigan. To the north is Edgewater (Edgewater, Chicago), to the west is Lincoln Square (Lincoln Square, Chicago), and to the south is Lake View (Lakeview, Chicago). left 500px thumb Skyline of Uptown, Chicago, looking northeast (File:2004-07-25 3180x600 chicago uptown pan.jpg)

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