Edgewater Church Delivers Its Message Through Chalking in
Community Christian Church in Edgewater started Chalk the Block to inspire a community that lacked engagement.
- Audio slideshow: A night of chalking
Photo: Church members write messages in busy foot-traffic areas. (Photo by Taylor Hyslop)
Gentrification Threatens Diversity in
A 2008 study by the Chaddick Institute at DePaul University combining ethnicity, income and age found that Uptown was the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago. But that diverse mix is starting to change as the neighborhood's landscape is changing with gentrification.
Read the story, watch the slideshow and participate in the discussion at the end of the story.
Photo: The Uptown Theatre, which has been closed since 1981. (Photo by James Mazurek)
Bakery Works Through Recession
Owned and operated by Peter Yuen and his wife Susan, La Patisserie P is an upscale, contemporary ethnic bakery in the northern area of the Uptown neighborhood on Argyle Street.
Will the Uptown Theatre
Make a Comeback?
The 4,000-seat auditorium, closed for three decades, could make a return. Jam Productions bought the building for $3.2 million at a forced judicial sale in 2008. Jam would need help from the city to restore or rebuild the 46,000-square-foot building, which needs a lot of work.
Photo: The interior of the Uptown Theatre. (Photo purchased from the Theatre Historical Society of America)