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Community meeting set for Maryville Academy site

Clarendon Park aerial

Two weeks ago Uptown Update reported that JDL Development had signed an agreement to acquire the Maryville Academy site at Clarendon and Montrose in Uptown‘s Clarendon Park neighborhood. The site is at the center of the above aerial photo. Yesterday Uptown Update posted news that a community meeting will be held next week to hear ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 9, 2012
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Chicago’s top five neighborhood blogs

Hyde Park aerial, Kardas Photography

The bad news is that Chicago, despite its 100s of neighborhoods and residents’ obsession with them, has a surprisingly small number of active neighborhood blogs and websites. The good news is that the few that do exist fall into the “must read” category if you’re interested in the neighborhoods they cover. Here are my top ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 2012
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Is Uptown going down?

Uptown Update (UU) has been one of my favorite neighborhood blogs since its launch. It offered a fresh, generally upbeat look at people and places in a community whose positives had long been overlooked. Of late, however, UU seems to be obsessing over Uptown crime, giving a newcomer to the blog the impression that Uptown ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 1, 2010