Uptown

Neighborhood

 My original web page on Uptown

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UPTOWN

Chicago

Uptown Links

The most comprehensive list of Uptown, Chicago links.  Over 80 of them!

New NEWS (as of Sept. 16, 2001):

  • Final Comments for the Wilson Yards Development due to 46th ward Alderman Helen Shiller's office by October 14. For more info 773-878-4646

  • Neighborhood Clean and Green/ UPTOWN PRIDE.  Block clubs organize trash pick up & city provides supplies. Saturday, October 13. Meet at Frankie J's, 4437 N. Broadway,  at 10 am.

  • Warm Clothes Day on Saturday, November 17.

Old NEWS:

  • Sunnyside Festival, At Broadway & Sunnyside, across from Aldi's, Saturday, 11am - 4pm
  • Chaney (FREE Rock concert), Sunday, August 27, 1011 W. Wilson Ave. For more info, call 773-784-2922
  • Uptown on WBEZ 91.5 (NPR), on the "Chicago Matters" series starting April 24-25 (Mon-Tues)
  • Chicago Tonight

Uptown Politics

This will give you an idea of some of the forces at work in the neighborhood

Uptown Calendar

 

Interactive Uptown

MSN Community: features chat, message boards, interactive recommendations page

 

 

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Sorry about the "genericness" of this page. This is really just the "easy" way to go to my pages of the neighborhood of Uptown in the city of Chicago, one of the most diverse areas in the city! 

Click on one of the links, to learn more about the different aspects of the neighborhood. 

There's a "links" page to help sort through many of web pages on Uptown and its inhabitants. 

If you're doing research on the neighborhood, THESE are the pages to start with! 

There's also a guest book on the first linked page---please feel free to add to it. If you have YOUR OWN opinion on Uptown, please e-mail me at jp@paulus.com Enjoy!

By the way, here's a quick summary of the Uptown Neighborhood:, from my personal web page on the neighborhood

UPTOWN!!!If you want diversity, the neighborhood of Uptown in Chicago is the place (as of the year 2000). 

Here, you can always find someone who is very different from you, and yet you can also find someone who is very similar to you as well. You will find a few people who hate you (mainly because you represent a quality or group of people they despise--much more subtle than racial prejudice), but you can also find someone you can sincerely trust.  

 Uptown's diversity is not necessarily racial & economic harmony--more like a detente between a couple major groups, and many others caught somewhere in-between.  You might be able to see that if you attend meetings of Uptown's many community groups.  One life-long resident jokes about Uptown Community meetings that you play the game of "Find the Hidden Agenda." 

Yet at the same time, everyone in Uptown speaks at least one grain of truth, even if it is hidden in anger or other (literal) mental illness.  If you read the news or listen to extremists, you would think that people fall into two main categories in Uptown.  The truth is, most Uptown residents fall somewhere in between, and would rather connect with you than fight with you.

Geographically, Uptown is located on the North Side of Chicago, next to Lake Michigan. The boundaries are [approximately] from Irving Park Road north to Foster Avenue, and from Ashland Avenue to Lake Michigan (In Street Numbers: 4000 North to 5200 North, by 1600 West to approximately 10 blocks east or until you start drowning). Uptown includes areas which don't always want to be associated with the name Uptown, such as Buena Park and Sheridan Park. Click here for a map

Neighboring neighborhoods include Lake View/ Wrigleyville to the South (where many new residents are coming from), Rogers Park (far North Chicago neighborhood where many long-time residents are forced to move to), Edgewater (to the immediate north; this neighborhood seceded from Uptown in the 70's), and Ravenswood to the West. 

Uptown Calendar

The following is a list of yearly events that happen in Uptown (plus a few new additions if i was able to post it in time). Please check the Uptown Web Links page for details. Also, please let me know of any additions or corrections:

January

February

       3rd Tuesday =>    Chicago Primary Elections for offices such as alderman (2003 for 46th ward alderman) and party committeemen (2004)

March

April

       3rd Tuesday =>   Chicago Runoff Elections

       Last Saturday of the month (see City of Chicago web site) =>   Neighborhood Clean and Green.  Many neighborhood block clubs organize to do trash pick up around the neighborhood.  The city provides supplies and pick up of trash

May

June

       3rd Monday =>   Organization of the North East (O.N.E.) Convention, which sets the agenda for O.N.E. for the upcoming year

       Last 2 Sundays =>   Summer concerts sponsored by Uptown Baptist Church

       Last weekend of July =>   Natsu Matsuri Japanese Summer Festival 

July

       Sundays =>   Summer concerts sponsored by Uptown Baptist Church

       Last Weekend =>   Uptown Fest

August

       1st two Sundays =>   Summer concerts sponsored by Uptown Baptist Church

September

       1st Saturday =>   Sunnyside Fest

       1st Saturday (after school starts) =>Back to School Health Fair

October

       2nd Saturday of the month (see City of Chicago web site) / 13 October 2001 =>   Neighborhood Clean and Green.  Many neighborhood block clubs organize to do trash pick up around the neighborhood.  The city provides supplies and pick up of trash

November

       3rd Saturday of the month (see City of Chicago web site) / 17 November 2001 =>   "Warm Clothes Day"

December

 

The above counter started 10 February 2000

 

 

  Uptown (Chicago) Related Pages 

Uptown Portal

 

Uptown Links

Uptown MSN Community

 

Guestbook

 

People

 

Culture & History 

 

Politics

 

Why Am i Here?