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Uptown Community Guide 2007 - Pioneer Press Communities Online

Uptown

business and community

guide

2007

3701 W. Lake Ave., Glenview, Illinois 60026

inside:

from the president 2

membership 3

from uptown united 5

from your aldermen 7

TIF info 7

from your police commanders 9

business resources 11

special service area 17

parks & beaches 23

uptown history 24

index of advertisers 28

architectural treasures 29

chamber members alphabetical 30

chamber members by category 32

important contact info 36

Nancy Batson, Advertising Sales Manager

Shane Davies, Advertising Account Executive

Kyle Leonard, Manager - Niche Publications

Matthew Morris, Special Projects Coordinator - Niche Publications

Christina Royston, Designer - Niche Publications

Photography: Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, Alexander Goulteas

This guide is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development.

Published October 5, 2006 by Pioneer Press. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this book.The Publishers cannot

guarantee the correctness of all the information available to them and assume no liability arising from error or omission. Comments concerning

this book should be sent to: Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown, 4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 822, Chicago, IL 60640 and/or 3701 W. Lake

Ave., Glenview, IL 60026. nichepublications@pioneerlocal.com Copyright© 2006 Pioneer Press and Business Partners,The Chamber for Uptown. All

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“Hwangyong-hamnida”

Uptown speaks your language

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from the president

As the adage goes, “location, location, location…” What

location you might ask? Many people these days seem to think

UPTOWN! We have it all. UPTOWN is in a remarkable mode of

growth and revitalization, making us one of the most sought

after business destinations in Chicago. Businesses looking to

relocate to UPTOWN will find a highly ready and able work

force. UPTOWN is an excellent place to live with an exemplary

school system, affordable housing, vast recreational opportunities,

in addition to an expansive offering of arts and culture.

UPTOWN abounds with tremendous infrastructure for public

transportation, office space and educational resources.

New construction can be found around every corner of

the city, and nowhere is that more obvious than Uptown. The

new Borders and Agami are open for business. Right across the

street is an expansive rehabilitation of the Broadway Leland

building. The old Helig Meyer building has had a complete renovation

and is getting new tenants every day. An extensive

rehab of not only the Aragon, but its neighboring properties is

either completed or in the ground breaking stages.

Construction has begun on the five acre parcel known as the

Wilson Yard. Things are happening in UPTOWN and now is a

proud time to be a part of it.

"The mission of the Business Partners, the Chamber for UPTOWN is to promote and

enhance the economic vitality of UPTOWN, and to be the leading advocate on issues

that affect the economic well-being of our members."

For over eighty years, the UPTOWN Chamber of

Commerce has been proudly serving the UPTOWN area. We

realize what a truly exciting time it is to do business in

UPTOWN. In today’s ever competitive and fast-paced business

environment, it is easy to feel the pressures of these demands.

Our Chamber is committed to providing ways in which we can

help you grow your business. Business Partners is a great

resource tool if you are currently doing business in UPTOWN or

if you are thinking about relocating here. We look forward to

serving our members and the business community at large.

BUSINESS PARTNERS

2006 Board of Directors

Paul Collurafici, Tattoo Factory, President

Armando Lopez, Aragon Entertainment, Vice President

Stewart Sheinfeld, Uptown Car Wash, Vice President

Brian Wells, Crew Bar + Grill, Vice President

Philip A. Greiner, Harris Bank, Treasurer

Jan Graves, Secretary*

John Livensparger, Esq. , Legal Counsel

Nerma Bajramovic, Bridgeview Bank

Kelly Cheng, Wye Trading

Dominic Condotti, Chase Bank

Alexa Yen Doan, Alexa Realty

Angelo Karavites, McDonald’s

Alan Klein, Alan Klein & Associates

Laura Lee, American Metro Bank

Michael Roper, Hopleaf

Henry Thai, Broadway Supermarket

Paul Tsang, Hon Kee

Staff

Jan Graves, Administrative Director

Tom Camacho, Director of Business Affairs

*Officer, not Director

Thank you,

Paul Collurafici

President


membership Benefits in Chamber Membership include:

Business Partners

The mission of the Business

Partners, the Chamber for

Uptown, is to provide comprehensive

support services

and access to technical assistance

programs to businesses

and economic investors

located in and serving

Uptown. The assistance furnished

by the Business

Partners will insure that

Uptown businesses have the

opportunity and tools to

thrive, and that the needs for

goods and services in the

community are met.

Name:

Title:

Business Name:

Address:

• Information on and referral to City, State, and Federal

programs, and community services.

• Networking with fellow local businesses to organize and

access local resources.

• Technical assistance and consulting from start-up to

business expansion.

• Marketing assistance and promotional services such as

weekly emails to the community, quarterly newsletters,

advertising in various publications and on the internet.

• Educational and training seminars and workshops.

• Business & Neighborhood directory.

• Luncheons, receptions, and events.

• Annual leadership recognition awards.

Join Business Partners today so you can become a part of the

thriving business community in Uptown.

Please fill out the attached application and start enjoying the

benefits of the Chamber. Your membership can only increase

your opportunities and the powerful mix of people that make

Uptown so unique and exciting.

Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown Membership Application Form

City: State: Zip:

Phone: Fax:

Email:

Website:

Signature: Date:

Chamber Membership Dues Structure (please check one)

❑ 1 to 4 Employees $100

Please make checks payable to Business Partners.

❑ 5 to 9 Employees $150

Return completed form and dues to:

❑ 10 to 19 Employees $200

Business Partners

❑ 20 to 39 Employees $350

The Chamber for Uptown

❑ 40+ Employees $600+

4753 N. Broadway, Suite 822

Chicago, IL 60640

“Barka dá zuwá” Uptown speaks your language

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AMERICAN METRO BANK

4878 N. Broadway Street

Chicago, IL 60640

Telephone: 773-769-6868

Fax: 773-769-6288

www.americanmetrobank.com

“Your community’s financial partner”

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Congratulations to

the Uptown Chamber

The NEW Admiral at the Lake is proud to support the

Uptown Chamber of Commerce and those individuals

involved with the exciting revitalization and growth

of Uptown. Best wishes for another successful year.

Information Center ~ 1055 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 7 ~ Chicago, IL 60660

(on Winthrop Avenue at Bryn Mawr)

(773) 433-1800 ~ www.thenewadmiral.com


from uptown united

Years 2006-2007 will be noted as Uptown United’s most productive times. We invested in the

restructuring of our organization to ensure total focus and resources for each segment of business,

development, and community.

The challenge ahead is to use these partner

groups as incubators for community

growth in areas of reinvestment for all segments

of our community. The partners are

devoted to community development that

enhances the vitality and character of our

healthy neighborhood.

The businesses in this directory are the backbone of our commercial district. Support them,

tell your friends about the diversity of our businesses, our great entertainment district, and the

“hidden treasures” of Uptown.

Sincerely,

Suellen G. Long Joyce Dugan

Chair President/CEO

Uptown United

The mission of Uptown United is to provide technical assistance to businesses and economic

investors located in and serving Uptown, initiate and participate in strategic planning, encourage

economic development to strengthen the community’s economic base, address broad issues

pertaining to the quality of life for Uptown’s diverse population, and be a network to encourage

partnerships.

Development Partners

The mission of the Development Partners is to

initiate and participate in strategic planning,promote

appropriate land use, and encourage

development projects that provide employment

opportunities, a strengthened economic base,

and an enhanced quality of life for Uptown’s

diverse population.

Uptown Low Down

The Green Mill is the oldest jazz

club in the United States

(and presumably the world).

Community Partners

The mission of the Community Partners is to initiate

and participate in strategic planning and

discussion to address broad issues of community

development, including balanced growth,

social diversity, and economic vitality.

Community Partners will be a network promoting

productive interaction and will serve as a catalyst

to effect partnerships among businesses

and community organizations to enhance the

quality of life for Uptown’s diverse population.

“Irashaimasu” Uptown speaks your language

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MARY ANN SMITH

ALDERMAN 48 TH WARD

5533 N. BROADWAY

(773) 784-5277

MASMITH48.ORG

Be an active part of Uptown

Join the chamber!

www.uptownbusinesspartners.com


from your aldermen

Dear Chamber Board and Members:

Bravo for all you've accomplished and all you are

doing to make Uptown an ever greater place to

do business!

The past few years have seen significant growth

in our business community. From the opening of

the Borders Books and Phoenix lofts to the relocation

of the Annoyance Theater and the construction

of new mixed-use developments, it is

clear that Uptown is on the move.

The coming years will see even greater growth

and improvement as we, finally, see progress in

creating a true entertainment district around a

revitalized Uptown Theater.

I urge you to remain involved in the Chamber

and in Uptown. Working together we will make

great things happen.

Warm regards,

Mary Ann Smith

Alderman, 48th Ward

A hearty welcome to all!

At one time, Uptown was the most popular

shopping area, second only to the Loop. We are

currently enjoying a rebirth in housing and business

growth. Please encourage your family and

friends to visit and shop in Uptown–enjoy our

diversity and architectural heritage. We are close

to Lake Michigan, the Red Line and many main

bus routes. Great people, beautiful Lake

Michigan, and transportation!! What could be

better?

Those of us who live and do business here are

proud of Uptown and our thriving community. I

encourage you to stay in contact with Business

Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, for all your

retail and restaurant needs.They are an excellent

source of information and are pleased to help

you.

Sincerely,

Helen Shiller

Alderman, 46th Ward

Interested in theory & statistics on TIF?

TIF Districts in Uptown: Lawrence/Broadway;

Clark/Montrose; Wilson Yard.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a term we

often hear in conversations about neighborhood

development.Tax increment refers to the

amount of revenue accumulated in each district’s

fund after establishment of a district.

Accumulated funds may be used to subsidize

new development, as well as for infrastructure,

streetscape and a number of other uses. There

are several websites with extensive information

on the theory of TIF and also on the specific

allocation of funds in local TIF districts.

City of Chicago Website

For general information on the TIF process

and on specific TIFs in Chicago, please go to

www.cityofchicago.org and type “TIF” in the

search window.

Neighborhood Capital Budget Group

NCBG is an advocacy and research organization

with emphasis on Public Works, TIF,

Schools and Transit. NCBG has an excellent site

with thought-provoking articles on policy and

practice that challenge commonly held public

opinion. Take a few minutes to browse their

site at www.ncbg.org

“Merhaba” Uptown speaks your language

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CARING HANDS INC.

A STEP AHEAD LEARNING CENTER

A Division of Caring Hands Inc.

Phone: 773-404-8664

Fax: 773-871-5863

•In-home Child Care

•In-home Elderly Care

•Part-time & Full-time

Placements

•Housekeepers/Companions/

Nannies/CNAs

Phone: 773-871-6443 Fax: 773-871-5863

•Preschool Classes

•After Hours Academy,

7pm - Midnight

•Learning Center for

Ages 6 Weeks–12 Years

•State Pre-K for

3 Years - 5 Years

•Before & After School

Program & Summer Camp

•Spanish, Japanese

and Chinese

• We Help Potty Train

4208-20 N Broadway•Chicago, IL 60613

4234 West 124th Place

Alsip, IL 60803

Ph: 708-385-0225

Fx: 708-385-1107

“Preserving Chicago’s Skyline from the Ground Up”

• Masonry Restoration • Facade Repairs

• Building Inspections • Tuck Pointing

• Terra Cotta Repair • Caulking / Sealing

and Replacement • Concrete Restoration

www.GroveMasonry.com


from your police commanders

The 20th police district serves the area bounded

by Peterson, Lawrence, the Chicago River, and

Lake Michigan, and includes much of the

Uptown community.We have appreciated working

with this very active, participatory community

for many years. The partnerships formed

between the residents, businesses, police, and

other city and private agencies in this area have

ensured that this is one of the safest neighborhoods

in the safest big city in the nation.

Through our CAPS program on beats 2024 and

2033, we have made much progress in attacking

the narcotics, gang, and other illegal activity conducted

by those criminals who have sought to

stake a claim in this community. Crime in the

district, including violent and property offenses,

has decreased significantly during the past year.

During the past year and one half, the Chicago

Police Department has responded to the information

supplied by community residents and

business owners by initiating two street corner

narcotics operations in the Uptown area of the

20th District, Operation Fort Sheridan and

Operation Rolling Stones. These investigations

have resulted in the identification and arrests of

40 gang members for selling drugs to undercover

police officers, effectively shutting down two

drug operations. Community members and

police officers have continued to work diligently

in their efforts to keep these criminals from operating

in this neighborhood.

Despite our successes, we still have much to do.

We look forward to working with our business

community and residents at CAPS meetings to

address potential crime problems in this area.

Together we can continue on our path to making

this an even safer community.

Sincerely,

Kathleen M. Boehmer

District Commander

20th District

We in the 23rd District are committed to continuing

our work with your organization in maintaining

a safe environment for residents, businesses,

patrons, and visitors of Uptown. It is

through the Chicago Alternative Policing

Strategy or CAPS, that we build relationships

with community members that share our vision

of a neighborhood where children can safely

play in the streets, people can walk without fear

of being victimized and residents and businesses

can be free from the influence of gangs and drug

dealers and the violence that they often bring.

We have worked hard over the past few years to

build these bridges and our mission remains

clear: Regardless of your ethnicity, socioeconomic

status, race, sexual orientation, etc.,

you are entitled to a safe community.

We welcome anyone and everyone that is willing

to work with us in combating crime in Uptown,

Lakeview and Lincoln Park. These past few years

have seen many accomplishments. We have

organized Uptown community events with

many wonderful organizations and individuals

including Ceasefire, Inspiration Corporation,

McDonalds, Salvation Army, Uptown Baptist

Church, Truman College, to name a few. Others

including elected officials, governmental agencies,

businesses, and chambers, property owners/managers

and, most importantly, residents,

have been invaluable partners, as well.

Although, we've accomplished a great deal, we

still have a great deal of work to do. It is our

hope that the community will see the diversity of

the 23rd District and Uptown as an infinite pool

of valuable resources and will work together to

make the streets safer for all. Thank you for all of

your hard work to improve Uptown and we look

forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Gary H.Yamashiroya

Commander

23rd District

Chicago Police Department

“Mirë se vini” Uptown speaks your language

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Bicycles for Practical Urban Transportation

SALES • SERVICE • PARTS

4653 N. Broadway, Chicago

Between Wilson & Lawrence

Tel. 773-728-5212

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Closed Wednesday

Women-Owned & Managed


usiness resources

City of Chicago Business Assistance

Go to www.cityofchicago.org and follow the

links for business information and city departments

City of Chicago, Department of Business

Affairs & Licensing (DBA)

121 N. La Salle St., Rm. 800, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-74-GOBIZ (744-6249)

Fax: 312-744-0261

www.cityofchicago.org/businessaffairs

The City of Chicago has a comprehensive online

section dedicated to business which includes information

about licenses, permits, taxes, business

assistance, incentives and more.

City of Chicago, Department of Planning &

Development

121 N. LaSalle St., Rm.1000, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-744-4190

E-mail: planning@cityofchicago.org

DPD offers both small and large businesses a comprehensive

menu of financial resources, such as

low-interest loans and Tax Increment Financing,

and business services, such as site assistance and

market information. Get your questions answered

about licenses, inspection, taxes, and any businessrelated

services available from the City of Chicago.

Uptown Low Down

Business Leaders buried at

Graceland Cemetery include

Marshall Field, Potter Palmer,

George Pullman, Martin Ryerson,

and Phillip D. Armour.

State of Illinois Business Assistance

Illinois Department of Commerce &

Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

100 W.Randolph St.,Ste.3-400,Chicago,IL 60601

Phone: 312-814-7179

www.illinoisbiz.biz/dceo

DCEO's Bureau of Business Development administers

a wide array of programs and services designed

to help Illinois businesses thrive in todays economy.

They offer expansion incentives, technology support

services, access to capital, global marketing

expertise, or job training and education for workers.

Illinois Finance Authority (IFA)

180 N. Stetson, #2555, Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312- 651-1300

Fax: 312- 651-1350

www.idfa.com

The IFA is a self-financed, state authorized authority

principally engaged in issuing taxable and taxexempt

bonds, making loans, and investing capital

for businesses, non-profit corporation, and

local government units statewide.

Illinois Secretary of State

Business Services Division

69 W.Washington Blvd.,Ste.1240,Chicago,IL 60602

Phone: 312-793-3380

www.cyberdriveillinois.com/services/services_business.html

Business filings and downloadable forms, statutes on

incorporation, Corporate name searches, and more.

Illinois State Treasurer

Economic Development Division

100 W.Randolph St.,Ste.4-100,Chicago,IL 60601

Phone: 312-814-1788

Fax: 312-814-2765

www.state.il.us/treas/

A number of business assistance programs are

available including: Day Care Initiative is designed

to encourage the construction and expansion of

licensed day care facilities in Illinois, the Targeted

Initiative Program, and the State Treasurer's

Economic Program (STEP) of linked loans to

encourage and promote economic development

and expansion of businesses in Illinois.

continued on page 13

“Zayt vilkum” Uptown speaks your language

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Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

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Washer/Dryer

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Broker / Owner

Deeded Parking

773.275.0808

Seller Incentives

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C4 offers a full range of outpatient behavioral healthcare services

for adults, children and families, including substance abuse

treatment and services for survivors of sexual assault.

773-769-0205

www.c4chicago.org

24-hour telephone response


usiness resources

Federal Business Assistance

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Chicago Office

230 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-566-4912

www.irs.gov/businesses

Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop

Resource section offers a broad range of resources

across federal and state agencies, as well as industry/profession

specific information for selfemployed

entrepreneurs, employers and businesses.

U.S. Department of Commerce

www.commerce.gov

DOC has several regional offices in Chicago for the

Census, Economic Development Administration,

International Trade Administration, and Minority

Business Development Agency.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Illinois District Office

500 W.Madison St.,Ste.1250,Chicago,IL 60661-2511

Phone: 312-353-4528

Fax: 312-886-5688

www.sba.gov/il

The SBA is a federal agency that offers technical,

regulatory, and financial support for small businesses.

The SBA illinois District Office offers free or

low cost counseling, advice, and info on starting a

business through the Service Corps of Retired

Executives (SCORE). Also, financial assistance for

new or existing businesses through guaranteed

loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders

and assistance to businesses owned and controlled

by socially and economically disadvantaged

individuals through the Minority Enterprise

Development Program.

Small Business Development Centers

& Technical Assistance Providers

Acción Chicago

1618 W 18th Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: (312) 275-3000

Fax: (312) 275-3010

E-mail: info@accionchicago.org

www.accionchicago.org

ACCION Chicago is a non-profit organization dedicated

to providing credit and other business services

to small business owners who do not have

access to traditional sources of financing. Many of

ACCION’s clients do not have access to traditional

bank loans. Because of the small size of their loan

request, lack of or poor credit history, they cannot

obtain the credit they need to grow their businesses.

ACCION Chicago provides this credit and helps

small business owners to increase their incomes,

create new jobs and strengthen their communities.

Asian American Alliance

2169B South China Place, Chicago, IL 60616

Phone: 312-225-9320

Fax: 312-225-9340

Email: info@asianamericanalliance.com

www.asianamericanalliance.com

The Asian American Alliance is a not-for-profit

small business advocacy organization committed

to assisting Asian American, minority, nonminority,

women-owned small and disadvantaged

business owners in Illinois. The Alliance

was incorporated in 1994 as a result of collaborative

efforts by the Chinatown, Korean, Philippine

and Vietnamese American Chambers of

Commerce. The mission of the Alliance is to

increase the economic potential of small businesses

by providing technical knowledge to

entrepreneurs through training, vendor development,

technical assistance and advocacy.

continued on page 15

Uptown Low Down

The streets in Sheridan Park are subtly different from Chicago’s grid numbering system.

Due to unusually bent and curved streets, the neighborhood is wider at the north side

than at the south side.

“Dobro pozhalovat'”

Uptown speaks your language

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Why pay $25,000 or even $50,000

for two years of college when you

can pay less than $5,000 at Truman?

The instruction is the same, the instructors are every bit as qualified, and your courses will

transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Plus financial aid is available.

Truman offers transfer degrees in Biology, Business, Chemistry, Engineering, English, Fine Arts,

History, Journalism, Mathematics, Physics, Pre-law, Psychology, Social Science, and Teaching. Degrees

that take you straight into a career include those in Accounting, Biotechnology, Business

Administration, CAD Technology, Chemical Laboratory Technology, Child Development, Computer

Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Appliance Technology, Management and Marketing,

Networking Systems and Technology Nursing, and Web Development.

The college also has a Continuing Education Department offering short-term training and certificates in a

number of career areas and is the largest provider of free English as a Second Language courses in Chicago.

Truman, at 1145 West Wilson Avenue, is convenient to public transportation.

For more information, call (773) 907-4000 or visit www.trumancollege.edu

Be an active part of Uptown

Join the chamber!

www.uptownbusinesspartners.com


usiness resources

Small Business Development Centers

& Technical Assistance Providers

Chicago Community Ventures

700 N. Sacramento, Ste. 130, Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: 773-822-0320

Fax: 773-822-0310

www.chiventures.org

Chicago Community Ventures is a not-for-profit

business development organization that provides

financing, consulting and information technology

services to small businesses and entrepreneurs in

Chicago's underserved urban markets.

Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC)

4432 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 773-728-9769

Fax: 773-728-9785

www.jane-addams.org

JARC's primary goal is the retention and growth of

local industry and jobs through a broad range of

economic development, educational and worker

training programs and services.They offer a range

of business and employment skills training, including

a wide selection of computer training classes

at low cost. JARC's focus is the "Ravenswood

Corridor" to the west of Uptown, but they also

work with organizations, schools and individuals

throughout the Chicagoland area.

LEED Council, Inc.

1866 N. Marcey, Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: 773-929-5552

Email: info@leedcouncil.org

www.leedcouncil.org

The Local Economic and Employment

Development (LEED) Council is an independent

not-for-profit community development corporation

with a mission to promote a healthy environment

that encourages business growth and creates

access to jobs and economic opportunities

throughout the North Side. They offer entrepreneurial

training in areas such as business plan

writing, cash flow analysis, and personnel management.

Service Corps of Retired Executives

500 W. Madison St., Ste. 1250, Chicago, IL 60661

Phone: 312-353-7724

Fax: 312-886-5688

www.scorechicago.org

In addition to offering low cost workshops on subjects

such as developing business plans, understanding

cash flow, and buying and selling a franchise,

SCORE pairs new entrepreneurs with retired

business executives who use their experience to

mentor and guide those who are just starting a

business or who need assistance.

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

200 E. Randolph Street, Suite 2200

Chicago, IL 60601-6436

Phone: 312-494-6700

Fax: 312-861-0660

www.chicagolandchamber.org

The Chicagoland Chamber serves as the unified

business voice of greater Chicago, aggressively

representing business interests at the city, county,

regional and state levels. The Chamber creates

partnerships with other organizations in the

region to facilitate increased networking and collaboration.

A key alliance is with The Chicagoland

Entrepreneurial Center, which meets the special

needs of small and emerging businesses by providing

assistance in the areas of business plan

development, access-to-capital, IT security, professional

development.

Uptown Center Hull House

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

4520 N. Beacon St.

Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 773-561-3500

www.hullhouse.org/sbdu.asp

Uptown Center Hull House SBDC provides a wide

range of small business training and counseling

programs to new and existing businesses in areas

such as marketing, business finance, and legal

issues. In addition, they offer specific business programs

targeted to the community such as assistance

to refugees to obtain micro-loans to start or

expand a business, and youth entrepreneurship.

“Khush amaadiid”

Uptown speaks your language

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MDT

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4753 n broadway, 832 chicago, illinois 60640 773.561.1987 www.mdtarch.com


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Foster

Winona

Carmen

Leland

Hermitage

Berteau

Winnemac

Ainslie

Lawrence

Wilson

Sunnyside

Montrose

Paulina

19 A World Class Concierge Service

41 Action for Children

44 AGAMI Contemporary Sushi

1 Alan Klein & Associates

9 Alexa Realty

55 Alma Pita Restaurant

39 Alternatives, Inc.

49 American Family Insurance

23 American Metro Bank

91 A-N Parts and Service Co., Inc.

85 Andie’s Restaurant

84 Anna Maria Pasteria

57 Anna Nalls CPA PC

41 Apna Ghar

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Ashland

6

5

Cullom

45

Greenview

Belle Plaine

Janssen

Clark

47

85

84

Hutchinson

Warner

4

Dover

Glenwood

Argyle

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St. Boniface

Cemetery

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48

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88

Beacon

77 At Ease Wellness Center

5 A-Windy City Self Storage

78 Azuza Liquors

41 Balancing Point: Center for Wellness

62 Beck’s Book Store

71 Becovic Management Group

92 Best Blinds, Inc.

88 Black Ensemble Theater

42 BodyFit Athletic Club

41 Bridgeview Bank Uptown

87 Brightview Care Center

81 Broadway Montrose

Currency Exchange

24 Broadway Supermarket

49 50 51

Malden

Magnolia

Magnolia

Foster

7

8 9

10

Racine

2

Winona

21

22

23 24

25

Racine

Argyle

12

Clifton

Clifton

Ainslie

Gunnison

26

27 29

28 30 31

41 32

55

59

44

42

52 5753

54

Graceland

Cemetery

56 58

43

41 Business Partners,The Chamber

for Uptown

45 C4 Cmty. Counseling Ctrs. of Chgo.

89 Caring Hands Inc./A Step Ahead

Learning Center

32 Chase Uptown

93 Chicago Pride Real Estate, Inc.

82 Chgo.Treatment & Counseling Ctr #2

25 Children’s Uptown Teen Health Ctr.

8 Combined Insurance / AON

28 Crew Bar + Grill

54 Curves - Uptown South

69 Daniel Realty & Investment

73 Dearborn Wholesale Grocers L.P.

Winthrope

13 14 15 16

Broadway

20

Kenmore

60 63

61

62

Kenmore

3

18

37

33 34

36

39

Sheridan

Carmen

17

Eastwood

66

Marg

19

Ainslie

Castlewood

Gunnison

64 67

68

70 65

69 Windsor

83

82 78

81 79

80 77

35

Sunnyside

Agatite

Irving Park

38

Cullom

Gordon

Belle Plaine

Cuyler

Lakesid

75 74 73 76

90 91

89

93

70 Emmaus Ministries

27 Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants

90 GNS Foods

63 Harris Trust & Savings Bank

58 Harry S.Truman College

34 Heartland Health Outreach, Inc.

36 Heartland Human Care Services

53 Hoffman Media Group

46 Home Instead Senior Care

14 Hon Kee Restaurant

6 Hopleaf Bar

13 Indecor, Inc.

61 Inspiration Corp.

36 Institute of Cultural Affairs

Haze


ate

el

e

Leland

Dayton

Marine

Eastwood

6 72

Jr Terrace

Clarendon

Hutchinson

Belle Plaine

71

40

Jr Terrace

Buena

Gordon

92

Bittersweet

75 Jake’s Pup in the Ruf

41 Jan Willer, Ph.D.

86 Japanese American Svc Cmte of Chgo.

30 Just Tires

41 Kmetko & Associates, Ltd.

2 Laurie’s Pizzeria

41 Law Offices of J. Livensparger

52 Magnolia Café

41 Manske Dieckmann Thompson

Architects

26 Marigold Restaurant

35 McCormick Boys & Girls Club

64 McDonald’s Restaurant

3 McDonald’s Restaurant

Marine

Wilson

600 W

5200 N

4800 N

Lawrence-Wilson Drive

4400 N

4000 N

Simonds

Sydney R

Marovitz

Golf Course

Montrose

20 Mid America Convalescent Center

50 New Vision of Hope Foundation -

Resale Shop

59 Organization of the North East

17 Parc Paris Apartments

56 Pegasus Players

66 People’s Music School

38 Preston Bradley Center

15 Riques Regional Mexican Restaurant

36 Sarah’s Circle

68 Scrap Mettle Soul

51 Sheridan Park Food & Liquors

18 Sheridan-Foster Currency Exchng.

37 Sheridan-Lawrence Currency Exchng.

Montrose

Harbor

Montrose Harbor Drive

29 Silver Seafood Restaurant

76 Slater Realty & Investments, Inc.

60 Smoke Dreams

16 Somerset Place

80 Spanish Speaking Bookstore

11 St. Augustine College

74 State Farm Insurance Agency

21 Tai Nam Supermarket

80 Tattoo Factory

33 The Building Group, Inc.

83 The Salvation Army - Tom Seay

Svc. Ctr.

79 The Spot

47 U.S. Cellular

Montrose Beach

7 Unicell Communications, Inc.

4 United Methodist Homes & Svcs

10 Uptown Accounting & Financial

Services

67 Uptown Baptist Church

43 Uptown Bikes

22 Uptown Car Wash/Svc. Station

48 Uptown Center Hull House

31 Uptown Lounge

41 Uptown United

72 Urban Tea Lounge

40 Weiss Memorial Hospital

65 Wilson-Windsor Apartments

12 Wye Trading Co.


Uptown Special Service Area

History

Uptown, Community Area #3, is one of the

oldest and most historic neighborhoods on

Chicago’s north side. It was, during the 1920’s

and 1930’s, the most popular shopping area

after the Loop. It also contains the largest convergence

of historically significant buildings in

the United States.

During the 1950’s and 1960’s, ideas on

housing and shopping changed. People left the

large, extravagant flats and houses in Uptown

and moved to the suburbs, making their purchases

at suburban shopping malls. The retail

districts in Chicago, and especially in Uptown,

languished as money left the city.

Because of its proximity to Lake Michigan,

the availability of public transportation and the

beauty of its Historic Districts, Uptown has

become popular again. The residential markets

have improved significantly and are attracting

local customers as well as other Chicagoans

and suburbanites.

Uptown United (formerly Uptown

Community Development Corporation) and

Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown

(formerly Uptown Chamber of Commerce), recognized

the opportunity to use the Special

Service Area program to bring additional services

to the commercial district that would not

be possible without the added revenue.

Uptown United began conversations to initiate

the creation of the Special Service Area eighteen

months ago, public process ensued, and

the Sole Service Provider Agreement, ordinance

and accompanying documentation was

entered into at the end of 2005.

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SSA Today

Uptown SSA #34, established in December,

2005, covers the major commercial corridors

including Broadway from Foster to Irving Park,

Sheridan Road from Foster to Montrose, the

commercial areas just north of Irving Park, as

well as the commercial areas on Argyle,

Lawrence, Leland, Wilson, and Montrose.

The largest portions of the SSA budget

address cleanliness, including sidewalk snow

removal, additional street and sidewalk cleaning

and power washing of sidewalks. The SSA is

partnering with Cleanslate, a project of The

Cara Program. The concept for Cleanslate was

created by a senior Goldman Sachs executive

who spent a sabbatical with The Cara Program.

He recognized the importance of work to the

well-being of the individual and created the

program to give people with barriers to

employment the necessary job and communication

skills to stay employed and provide for

themselves. In Uptown, Cleanslate performs

handsweeping and litter removal, snow

removal and light landscaping tasks. Cleanslate

recruits from local Uptown agencies to give

people in Uptown the first chance to participate

in the program. The SSA chose to partner

with Cleanslate not only for their superior

beautification skill but also because Cleanslate

provides a real opportunity for individuals in

Uptown to learn and apply new skills, improve

their long-term job prospects, and make a real

difference in the community.

The SSA will also be working on area marketing,

including a new banner program for

Uptown. The goal is to get the maximum benefit

from the program while keeping the additional

tax rate as low as possible.

“Laskavo prosimo”

Uptown speaks your language

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parks & beaches

Uptown features two public beaches: Foster

Beach and Montrose Beach. There is also a dog

beach at the southern edge of Montrose Beach.

Montrose Harbor, just near Montrose Beach, is a

marina for local and transient boaters and is

home to the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club. Small

craft boat rental is available at Montrose Beach.

Uptown also has an extensive park system. The main park for the Uptown area is

Lincoln Park, which has soccer and athletic fields, a segment of the Chicago lakefront

bicycle/running path, Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary ("The Magic Hedge"), a sledding

hill, Puptown Dog Park, Wilson Skatepark and Waveland (Marovitz) Golf Course to the

south.Two separate parks, which may be considered inland extensions of the lakefront

Lincoln Park, are located just west of Lake Shore Drive. Named Clarendon Park and

Margate Park, each feature athletic fields, children's playgrounds and indoor sports

facilities. Both parks in turn give its name to the surrounding neighborhood. Chase

Park, located on the west side of Clark Street at Leland Avenue, has indoor and outdoor

athletic facilities, as well as an outdoor pool and tennis courts.

Montrose beach and Margate parks both have dog friendly areas.

A unique park in Uptown is the Wilson Skatepark. It is 21,647 sq. ft. of concrete

designed for use by skateboarders. It is a lighted facility and there is no admission

fee.

Broncho Billy Playlot Park

History

The Chicago Park District established this small

park in 1991 on .2 acres obtained from the

Board of Education. Until the park's creation, its

densely-populated Uptown neighborhood was

lacking in recreational space, especially when

compared to neighborhoods to the east, with

easy access to the lakefront. The park now

includes a playground, a spray pool, and basketball

courts.The park district officially designated

the property Broncho Billy Park in 1999.

Broncho Billy was the screen name of silent film

star Gilbert M. Anderson (1882-1971), who

founded Essanay Studios,located at 1333 Argyle

in Uptown, near what is now the park site.

Anderson (formerly Max Aronson), had his start

in the 1903 Western, The Great Train Robbery.In

1907, Anderson, together with Chicagoan

George Spoor, formed Essanay Studios. The following

year, Anderson made The Life of Jesse

James. In search of more realistic backdrops,

Anderson took his film crews west to shoot further

cowboy adventures, establishing the

Essanay Western Company at Niles Canyon,

California. Anderson created the much-loved

Broncho Billy character in 1911, and went on to

star in 376 Broncho Billy films. Essanay Studios

closed its doors in 1917.

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history

During the last half of the nineteenth century,

the rural beachfront north of Chicago was a

favorite recreational destination for the city's elite.

Residential development began in the 1860's and

grew as commuter rail service extended north

from the city early in the twentieth century.

By the 1920's, Uptown had developed a

bustling retail and entertainment district, rivaled

only by downtown. The Gold Coast, as its wealthy

residents called Uptown, boasted 11 theaters, 36

hotels, and beautiful mansions. Three of these

theaters–the Uptown, Riviera, and Aragon

Ballroom–still stand.

In its zenith, Uptown was the hub of café society

and entertainment in the Midwest. The film

industry began and thrived in Uptown at Essanay

Studios on Argyle Street. Before the studios

moved to Hollywood, Uptown was the home of

well known entertainment figures including

Gloria Swanson, Douglas Fairbanks, and, briefly,

Charlie Chaplin. Frank Sinatra got his break

singing at the Aragon.

The Green Mill has a colorful history. Opened

in 1907 as Pop Morse's Roadhouse, it served as a

stopping place for mourners "to celebrate the passing

of a friend" before proceeding to St. Boniface's

Cemetery.

Uptown's housing stock suffered after World

War II. Relaxed standards encouraged division of

large residential units into smaller units to meet

an increased housing demand. The neighborhoods

further declined in 1960, when 25% of

Uptown's historic housing was lost to fire in a single

year.

During the 60's and 70's, large numbers of

low-income residents poured into Uptown seeking

jobs in Chicago manufacturing. Urban renewal

projects, including large institutions, displaced

residents and removed many historic structures.

Fortunately, much of Uptown's architectural

legacy remains. Increased appreciation of our

architectural heritage and our proximity to lake

Michigan have attracted new residents and businesses.

Residential and commercial areas are

being revitalized with care to preserve our rich

past and plan for the future.

history: The Green Mill

4802 N. Broadway

A scant three years later, new owners converted

the roadhouse into the Green Mill Gardens,

emphasis on the "garden." Lantern-lit outdoor

dancing ran into the wee hours, carried by headliners

like Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor and Sophie Tucker.

Actors Wallace Beery and Bronco Billy Anderson

"also visited the Gardens, hitching their horses to

the outdoor post and settling down for a drink

after a days work filming westerns at nearby Spoor

and Anderson Studios," says the Mill's Web site.The

Green Mill was famous for being a speakeasy often

visited by gangster Al Capone during the

Prohibition-era roaring 20s. The oldest jazz club in

the U.S. and possibly the world, currently under

Dave Jemilo's care, it is one of the city's liveliest jazz

venues.


history: Uptown Theater

4816 N. Broadway

Year Built: 1925

Architect: C.W. and Geo. L. Rapp

Date Designated a Chicago Landmark:

October 2, 1991

The Uptown Theatre is an extraordinary

movie palace in the Uptown neighborhood.

This 1925 movie palace was built by Balaban &

Katz and designed by Rapp and Rapp. The

largest in Chicago, it boasts almost 4,500 seats

and the size (volume) of which is said to be

Uptown Low Down

The Uptown Theatre

housed the most expensive

Wurlitzer organ ever built,

with 10,000 pipes.

larger than any other movie palace in the

United States, including Radio City Music Hall

in New York. The mammoth theater has an

ornate five story entrance waiting area with an

eight story facade.The theater, at one time, had

a full time 30 piece orchestra and elaborate

stage show productions would accompany the

movie. The Uptown Theatre is on several landmark

and historic registers.

It has been closed since 1981, and has fallen

into disrepair. Since then, it has been used to

film scenes in movies such as the Academy

Award Nominated Ron Howard Movie,

Backdraft, the Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte

movie, I Love Trouble and as Duncan's Toy Store

in Home Alone II. A diverse advocacy group of

friends, neighbors, historians, and theatre

enthusiasts, Friends of the Uptown, supports

restoring the venue to its position as an entertainment

and economic asset for the

Uptown neighborhood.

An award-winning 2006 documentary

by filmmakers John Pappas and

Michael Bisberg, Uptown: Portrait of

a Palace, chronicles the history of

the theatre and the current

preservation efforts surrounding

it. The Uptown Theatre is featured

on the cover of a new

book entitled "The Chicago

Movie Palaces of Balaban and

Katz" by David Balaban.

Used as a concert venue in

the 1970’s, the Uptown

Theatre hosted, among

others, Bruce Springsteen,

Genesis, Electric Light

Orchestra and Prince.

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history: The Aragon

1106 W. Lawrence Ave

The Aragon was built in 1926 by two brothers,

William and Andrew Karzas, at an exorbitant cost

of two million dollars (considering the price of

admission was only 90 cents).The Aragon, named

after a providence in Spain, was the crowing jewel

in a cluster of lucrative properties owned by the

Karzas. It was designed to replicate a Spanish

Uptown Low Down

The Aragon was the last

venue played by rock-cult

phenomenon Nirvana.

palace courtyard with its crystal chandeliers,

mosaic tiles, garishly painted plaster, terra-cotta

ceiling and beautiful arches.The shiny bent wood

floor was created for dancing and rests on a cushion

of cork, felt and springs. It appears to be a

palace of illusions, where artificial stars twinkle

overhead and projectors beam clouds scudding

across the domed roof some 60 feet above the

dance floor.

When it opened in July, 1926 more than 8,000

people jammed the Aragon to enjoy its unprecedented

beauty. It was dubbed the most beautiful

ballroom in the world.The Aragon was a smashing

success and soon became the most famous dance

hall in America.

Weekly attendance regularly topped 18,000

during the 20's, 30's, and 40's. Radio broadcasts

featuring live music and dancing were made six

nights a week from 10:05 PM to 11:00 PM on WGN

Radio.The ballroom was closed only on Monday.

Every big name band played the Aragon,

which became a status symbol separating the

orchestras that had "arrived" from the amateurs.

Acts included Frank Sinatra, Lawrence Welk,

Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo,

Wayne King and many more.

By 1955 an era in which an estimated 50 million

people had danced at the Aragon to the very

best of America’s orchestras was in decline. In

1958 the Normandy Cocktail Lounge, located next

door to the Aragon, caught fire and an explosion

erupted. Damage to the Aragon was estimated at

$50,000.00. The explosion occurred at 3:35 am,

three hours after the Aragon had closed. No one

was injured.Consequently,the Aragon closed for a

few months in order to repair the lobby. When it

reopened, attendance dwindled.

The Aragon changed hands several times in

the fifties and sixties, becoming a skating rink,

sporting venue, and even a mod-style discotheque

under the name of The Cheetah. In

1968, Emerson Whitney regained possession of

the Aragon and reinstated its original name. He

spent a near-fortune refurbishing the venue in

hopes for a nostalgic revival of the big bands era

and a romantic return to the dance floor magic of

the late 1930's. The Aragon continued to struggle

with it’s identity in a changing world.


In 1973, two Latin promoters,

Willy Miranda and Jose Palomar,

who had been successfully producing

Latin dances in Chicago since

1964, purchased the Aragon. They

concentrated their efforts on restoring

the appearance of the venue

while continuing to promote their

dances. Shortly after they purchased

the Aragon, they were

approached by two new concert

promoters, Arny Granat and Jerry

Mickelson of JAM Productions, who

began to book their concerts at the

Aragon along with other venues.

The current owners, operating

under the name of Aragon

Entertainment Center, host a variety

of Spanish language shows as well

as English language rock concerts.

The Aragon also hosts large private

events, and plans on expanding all

concert operations. Restoration

efforts are on-going.

history: Argyle Mural

Location: Southwest corner of Winthrop & Argyle Streets,

on the side of the Hoa Nam grocery store in Uptown.

The Roots of Argyle is a

centennial celebration

of the historic movers

and shakers of the community

that made up

Argyle Street from 1900

to 2000.The over 100 ft.

painting was designed

by community members

and painted by

world famous muralist

Br. Mark Elder and his mural students from DePaul

University. The artist chose the front doorway façade

of the old Essanay Studios on Argyle Street as the

main architectural motif of the mural.

The five generation periods are each represented

through the doorway façade or “time portal.” The left

side of the mural shows a sequence of portals for the

time periods 1980–1960, 1960–1940, 1940–1920 and

1920–1900. The center

of the mural depicts in a

trompe l’oeil (“deceive

the eye”) fashion, the

continuation of the

brick building located

behind the mural. A

large opening in the

building reveals a ship

similar to one immigrants

arrived in coming

to the U.S. A set of

three kiosks displays the word “welcome” in the immigrants’

home languages. On the right side of the

mural is painted the 2000–1980 portal and to the left

is the last portal representing contemporary times

and the future.

In each of the six portals, immigrants from the last

century pass from their home country into the plaza

of Argyle Street history. More information about the

mural and the individuals depicted can be found

online at www.uptownunited.org/roa/intro.htm

“Välkommen” Uptown speaks your language

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history: Graceland Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery covers nearly 120 acres of land.

Architects buried at Graceland Cemetery include

Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, William LaBaron

Jenny and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

The Getty mausoleum at Graceland, designed by

Louis Sullivan, is on the National Register of Historic

Places.

Advertiser Index

AccountTemps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 4

Alderman Mary Ann Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 6

American Metro Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 4

A-N Parts and Service Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 22

Aragon Entertainment . . . . . . . . .Inside Back Cover

Black Ensemble Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 22

Bomberg Property Management . . . . . . . .Page 22

Bridgeview Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 6

C4 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 12

Caring Hands Inc./A Step Ahead . . . . . . . . . . .Page 8

Chicago Pride Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

CMS Consolidated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 6

Crew Bar + Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 8

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Department store multimillionaire

Marshall Field

lies in a grave watched

over by Memory by sculptor

Daniel Chester French.

Uptown Low Down

St. Boniface Cemetery, established

in 1863, was founded by German

Roman Catholics who didn’t want

to be buried with the Irish!!

Grove Masonry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 8

Hopleaf Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 22

Just Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 22

Lakefront Realty Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 12

MDT Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page16

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating . . . . . . . . . . .Page 14

State Farm Insurance–Karen Ayers . . . . . . . .Page 20

Tattoo Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Front Cover

The New Admiral at the Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 4

Truman College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 14

Uptown Bikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 10

Uptown Car Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 12


architectural treasures!

Uptown is regarded as one of the

most architecturally rich communities in

Chicago, and is home to three National

Historic Districts

Buena Park Historic District

Sheridan Park Historic District

Uptown Square Historic District

You may view the National Historic

District nominations for these districts by

searching under those specific titles.

Each nomination contains boundaries for

all districts as well as detailed descriptions

and histories of all the buildings that are

considered Historic District Contributors

(contributing structures) by the State

agency. This process is administered by

the State of Illinois on behalf of the

Federal Government. Contributing structures

are eligible to receive Historic

District tax credits for rehabilitation work

done in accordance with specifications

designated by the Department of the

Interior, National Park Service. To find out

more about this process and its benefits,

please search under Federal Historic

Preservation Tax Incentives.

See Uptown’s treasures through the

eyes of the experts… take a Chicago

Architecture Foundation Tour.

Chicago Architecture Foundation currently

offers three tours in Uptown

Uptown (2 hours)

• Graceland Cemetery (2 hours)

• Graceland: A Second Look (2 hours)

For specifics on dates, times, and meeting

places, go to www.architecture.org.

These tours are a fantastic way to discover

(or re-discover) the history of Uptown.

Loren Miller Department Store

Postcard circa 1926 [courtsey of Lake County (IL)

Discovery Center, Curt Teich Postcard Archives]

Shuttered Goldblatt’s Store

The Goldblatt’s complex in 2000

Completed Uptown Square

Joseph Freed’s completed Uptown Square redevelpment

in 2006

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Chamber Membership 2006-2007 Alphabetical Listing

A B

A World Class Concierge Service, Inc.

Personal Services-Concierge .773-275-1006

Abbell Credit Corporation

Real Estate Development . .312-341-9000

Action for Children

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-769-8011

Affordable Dental 4U

Dental Benefits . . . . . . . . . . .708-986-9709

Aflac

Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312-661-1222

AGAMI Contemporary Sushi

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-506-1845

Alan Klein & Associates

Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-275-0073

Alexa Realty

Real Estate Services . . . . . . .773-728-6688

Alma Pita Restaurant

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-561-2787

Alpha Adjusting Co.

Insurance Adjuster . . . . . . . .773-973-7100

Alternatives, Inc.

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-506-7474

American Family Insurance

Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-728-2100

American Metro Bank

Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-769-6868

A-N Parts and Service Co., Inc.

Laundry Equipment . . . . . . .773-525-6577

Andie’s Restaurant

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-348-0654

Andrea A. Raila & Associates

Property Tax Consultant . . .312-587-9494

Anna Maria Pasteria

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-506-2662

Anna Nalls CPA PC

Accounting/

Financial Services . . . . . . . . 773-835-1696

Ansonia Properties

Real Estate Development . .312-332-9705

Apna Ghar

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-334-0173

Aragon Entertainment

Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . .773-561-9500

At Ease Wellness Center

Health Care/Wellness . . . . .773-561-7966

Audience Logic

Marketing-Arts . . . . . . . . . . .773-561-1222

A-Windy City Self Storage

Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-271-9898

Azuza Liquors

Liquor Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-769-1178

Balancing Point: Center for Wellness

Health Care/Wellness . . . . . 773-271-8284

Beck’s Book Store

Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-784-7963

Becovic Management Group

Real Estate Management . . 773-271-6143

Best Blinds, Inc.

Window Treatments . . . . . .773-348-0054

Black Ensemble Theater

Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . .773-769-4451

BodyFit Athletic Club

Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773-878-8822

Bridgeview Bank Uptown

Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773-989-5702

Brightview Care Center

Senior Housing . . . . . . . . . . .773-275-7200

Broadway Montrose Currency

Exchange

Banks/Currency Exchange . . .773-561-0560

Broadway Supermarket

Groceries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-334-3838

The Building Group, Inc.

Real Estate Management . .773-989-8100

Business Partners,

The Chamber for Uptown

Business/

Economic Development . . .773-878-1184

C

C4 Cmty. Counseling Ctrs. of Chgo.

Health Care/Wellness . . . . .773-769-0205

Caring Hands Inc./

A Step Ahead Learning Center

Day Care/In Home Care . . .773-871-6443

Chase Uptown

Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-506-6652

Chestnut Cleaning Service

Cleaning Service . . . . . . . . . .312-332-5575

Chicago Pride Real Estate, Inc.

Real Estate Services . . . . . . .773-665-4916

Chicago Treatment & Counseling

Center #2

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-506-2900

Children’s Uptown Teen Health Ctr.

Health Care/Wellness . . . . .773-561-6640

CMS Consolidated, Inc.

Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-447-3992

Coldwell Banker

Real Estate Services . . . . . . .312-944-7911

Com Ed - Chgo Region North

Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773-509-3249

Combined Insurance - Worksite

Solutions

Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312-543-4305

Combined Insurance / AON

Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-275-1000

Conn’s Catering

Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-262-2666

Crew Bar + Grill

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-784-2739

Curves - Uptown South

Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-769-4500

D

Daniel Realty & Investment

Real Estate Services . . . . . . .773-334-8200

Dearborn Wholesale Grocers L.P.

Groceries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-728-7500

Digital Interplay

Internet/Web Services . . . . .773-743-9843

E

Edgewater Uptown Builders Assn.

Business/

Economic Development . . . 773-878-4517

Emmaus Ministries

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-334-6063

F

Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-769-4244

G

GNS Foods

Groceries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-248-8642

Graceland Cemetery & Cremetorium

Cemetery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-525-1105

Greene & Proppe Design, Inc.

Architects/Design . . . . . . . . .773-271-1925

H

Haines Directories (Chgo City No.)

Business/

Economic Development . . . 847-352-8696

Harris Trust & Savings Bank

Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-561-0800 x3950

Harry S Truman College

Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-907-4452

Hayes Mechanical, Inc.

Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-342-0000

Heartland Alliance

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 312-660-1301

Heartland Health Outreach, Inc.

Health Care/Wellness . . . . .773-751-4107

Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 773-271-6357

Hoffman Media Group

Internet/Web Services . . . . .773-275-7537

Holsten Real Estate Group

Real Estate

Development . . . . . . . . . .312-337-5339x11


Home Instead Senior Care

Health Care/Wellness . . . . . 773-784-4024

Hon Kee Restaurant

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-878-6650

Hopleaf Bar

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-334-9851

I

Indecor, Inc.

Window Treatments . . . . . . 773-561-7670

Inspiration Corp.

Social Services . . . . . . .773-878-0981 x206

Institute of Cultural Affairs

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-769-6363

J

Jake’s Pup in the Ruf

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-728-1188

Jan Willer, Ph.D.

Psychological Services . . . .773-859-1822

Japanese American Svc Cmte of Chgo

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-275-0097

Joseph Freed & Associates, LLC

Real Estate Development . .847-215-5447

Just Tires

Auto Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-334-5552

K

Kenard Management Corp.

Real Estate Services . . . . . . .312-669-0900

Kmetko & Associates, Ltd.

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-561-6196

L

Lakefront Group Realty Associates

Real Estate Services . . . . . . .773-275-0808

Lakefront Supportive Housing

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .312-447-4700

Laurie’s Pizzeria

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-561-3100

Law Offices of J. Livensparger

Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-784-2102

LR Development Co.

Real Estate Services . .312-595-7400 x116

M

Magnolia Café

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-728-8785

Manske Dieckmann Thompson

Architects Architects/Design .773-561-1987

Marigold Restaurant

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-293-4653

McCormick Boys & Girls Club

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-271-8400

McDonald’s Restaurant (Wilson)

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-275-9885

McDonald’s Restaurant (Sheridan)

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . .77 3-275-9035

Mid America Convalescent Center

Senior Residences/Services .773-769-2700

N

The New Admiral at the Lake

Senior Residences/Services .773-433-1800

New Vision of Hope Foundation -

Designer Resale Shop

Health Care/Wellness . . . . . 773-907-3480

Newcastle Limited

Real Estate Development . .312-252-1400

North Community Bank

Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773 293-4779

O

Organization of the North East

Community Organization . 773-769-3232

P

Parc Paris Apartments

Real Estate Management . .773-275-9858

Pegasus Players

Performing Arts . . . . . .773-878-9761 x16

People’s Music School

Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . 773-784-7032

Preston Bradley Center

Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . .773-784-5340

Prudential Preferred Properties-Lincoln

Square

Real Estate Services . . . . . . .773-290-2105

Re/Max Edge

Real Estate Services . . . . . . .773-453-0127

Riques Regional Mexican Restaurant

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-728-6200

S

The Salvation Army - Tom Seay Svc. Ctr.

Social Services . . . . . . .773-271-6182 x216

Sarah’s Circle

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-728-1014

Scrap Mettle Soul

Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . .773-275-3999

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-271-5244

Sheridan Park Food & Liquors

Groceries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-878-0700

Sheridan-Foster Currency Exchange

Sheridan-Lawrence Currency Exchange

Currency Exchange . . . . . . .847-459-9811

Signs Now

Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-935-2100

Silver Seafood Restaurant

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-784-0668

Slater Realty & Investments, Inc.

Real Estate Management . .773-271-7100

Smoke Dreams

Tobacco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-506-1269

Somerset Place

Long Term Care Facility . . . .773-561-0700

Spanish Speaking Bookstore

Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-878-2117

The Spot

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . . 773-728-8933

St. Augustine College

Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-878-8756

State Farm Insurance Agency

Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-728-2900

T

Tai Nam Supermarket

Groceries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-275-5666

Tattoo Factory

Body Art/Piercings . . . . . . . .773-989-4077

U

U.S. Cellular

Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-728-2038

Unicell Communications, Inc.

Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-334-8831

United Methodist Homes & Svcs

Senior Residences/Services .773-769-5500

Uptown Accounting & Financial Services

Accounting/

Financial Services . . . . . . . . .773-561-0086

Uptown Baptist Church

Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-784-2922

Uptown Bikes

Bicycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-728-5212

Uptown Car Wash/Svc. Station

Auto Repair/Car Wash . . . . .773-784-9002

Uptown Center Hull House

Business/

Economic Development . . . 773-561-3500

Uptown Lounge

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-878-1136

Uptown United

Business/

Economic Development . . . 773-878-1064

Urban Tea Lounge

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . . 773-907-8726

V

Vietnamese Association of Illinois

Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . .773-728-3700

W

W & W Properties, LLC

Real Estate Management . .312-263-4056

Kathrene Wales

Event Planner . . . . . . . . . . . .773-882-2682

Weinstein Family Services

Funeral Services . . . . . . . . . .773-761-2400

Weiss Memorial Hospital

Health Care/Wellness . . . . . 773-564-5105

Wilson-Windsor Apartments

Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-728-3000

Wing Hoe Restaurant

Food/Dining/Drinks . . . . . . .773-275-4550

Wye Trading Co.

Importer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-769-3776

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Chamber Membership by category 2006-2007

Accounting/

Financial Services

Anna Nalls CPA PC

1220 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-835-1696

anna@annanallscpa.com

www.annanallscpa.com

Uptown Accounting &

Financial Services

5012 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-0086

Architects/Design

Greene & Proppe Design, Inc.

1209 W. Berwyn Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-271-1925

info@gpdchicago.com

www.gpdchicago.com

Manske Dieckmann

Thompson Architects

4753 N. Broadway Ste. 832

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-1987

mdtarch@aol.com

www.mdtarch.com

Attorney

Alan Klein & Associates

5210 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-0073

Law Offices of J.

Livensparger

4753 N. Broadway #620

Chicago, IL 60640

773-784-2102

Auto Repair/Car Wash

Just Tires

4809 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-334-5552

gsr1262@goodyear.com

www.justtires.com

Uptown Car Wash/Svc.

Station

4900 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-784-9002

Banks

American Metro Bank

4878 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-6868

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Bridgeview Bank Uptown

4753 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-989-5702

www.bridgeviewbank.com

Chase Uptown

1101 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-506-6652

dominic.j.condotti@chase.com

www.chase.com

Harris Trust & Savings Bank

4531 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-0800 x3950

www.harrisbank.com

North Community Bank

5342 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773 293-4779

www.northcommunitybank.com

Bicycles

Uptown Bikes

4653 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-728-5212

Body Art/Piercings

Tattoo Factory

4441 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-989-4077

info@tattoofactory.com

www.tattoofactory.com

Bookstore

Beck’s Book Store

4520 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-784-7963

GeneralInfo@becksbooks.com

HTC@becksbooks.com

www.becksbooks.com

Spanish Speaking Bookstore

4441 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640-5659

773-878-2117

sales@spanishbookstore.com

www.spanishbookstore.com

Business/Economic

Development

Business Partners, The

Chamber for Uptown

4753 N. Broadway Ste. 822

Chicago, IL 60640-4992

773-878-1184

info@uptownbusinesspartners.com

www.uptownbusinesspartners.com

Edgewater Uptown Builders

Assn.

5414 N. Magnolia Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-4517

www.edgewateruptownbuilders.org

Haines Directories

(Chgo City No.)

1517 S. Wright Blvd.

Schaumburg, IL 60193

847-352-8696

haineschgo@aol.com

www.haines.com

Uptown Center Hull House

4520 N. Beacon St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-3500

www.hullhouse.org/uptown.htm

Uptown United

4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 822

Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-1064

jdugan@uptownunited.org

www.uptownunited.org

Catering

Conn’s Catering

1535 W. Devon Ave.

Chicago, IL 60660-1313

773-262-2666

info@connscatering.com

www.connscatering.com

Cell Phone

U.S. Cellular

4616 N. Clark

Chicago, IL 60640

773-728-2038

heather.owens@uscellular.com

www.uscc.com

Unicell Communications, Inc.

5106 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-334-8831

unicellcomm@sbcglobal.net

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery &

Cremetorium

4001 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60613-1992

773-525-1105

contact@gracelandcemetery.org

www.gracelandcemetery.org

Cleaning Service

Chestnut Cleaning Service

P.O. Box 11438

Chicago, IL 60611

312-332-5575

Community

Organization

Organization of the

North East

1207 West Leland

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-3232

www.onechicago.org

Contractors

CMS Consolidated, Inc.

3740 Main

Skokie, IL 60076

773-447-3992

info@cmsconsolidated.com

www.cmsconsolidated.com

Hayes Mechanical, Inc.

2160 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614-3024

773-342-0000

www.hayesmechanical.com

Currency Exchange

Broadway-Montrose

Currency Exchange

1002 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

773-561-0560

Sheridan-Foster

Currency Exchange

5056 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

847-459-9811

abby@mycheckexpress.com

www.mycheckexpress.com

Sheridan-Lawrence

Currency Exchange

4812 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

847-459-9811

abby@mycheckexpress.com

www.mycheckexpress.com

Day Care/In Home Care

Caring Hands Inc./

A Step Ahead

Learning Center

4208-20 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60613-0161

773-871-6443

Dental Benefits

Affordable Dental 4U

Chicagoland Service Area

708-986-9709

www.mybenefitsplus.com/boverton


Education

Harry S Truman College

1145 W. Wilson

Chicago, IL 60640

773-907-4452

mboyd@ccc.edu

www.trumancollege.cc

St. Augustine College

1333-45 W. Argyle St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-8756

www.staugustinecollege.edu

Event Planner

Kathrene Wales

2150 N. Lincoln Park West Ste. 909

Chicago, IL 60614

773-882-2682

kathrenewales@earthlink.net

Fitness

BodyFit Athletic Club

4704 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-8822

www.bfac.net

Curves - Uptown South

1144 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-4500

Curvesuptown@hotmail.com

www.curvesinchicago.com

Food/Dining/Drinks

AGAMI Contemporary Sushi

4712 N. Broadway St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-506-1845

agamisushi@hotmail.com

Alma Pita Restaurant

4600 N. Magnolia Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-2787

Andie’s Restaurant

1467 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

773-348-0654

andies@andiesres.com

www.andiesres.com

Anna Maria Pasteria

4400 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60613

773-506-2662

annamariapasteria@gmail.com

www.annamariapasteria.com

Crew Bar + Grill

4804 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-784-2739

info@theworldsgreatestbar.com

www.worldsgreatestbar.com

Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants

4806 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-4244

info@fiestamexicanachicago.com

www.fiestamexicanachicago.com

Hon Kee Restaurant

1064 W. Argyle St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-6650

Hopleaf Bar

5148 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-334-9851

Hopleaf@mindspring.com

Jake’s Pup in the Ruf

4401 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60613

773-728-1188

RoyalPay@comcast.net

Laurie’s Pizzeria

5153 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-3100

Magnolia Café

1224 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-728-8785

www.magnolia-cafe.com

Marigold Restaurant

4832 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-293-4653

sandeep@marigoldrestaurant.com

www.marigoldrestaurant.com

McDonald’s Restaurant

1004 W. Wilson

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-9885

www.mcdonalds.com

McDonald’s Restaurant

5130 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-9035

www.mcdonalds.com

Riques Regional Mexican

Restaurant

5004 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-728-6200

www.riqueschicago.com

Seattle Sutton’s

Healthy Eating

5244 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-271-5244

edgewateril@sshe.com

www.seattlesutton.com

Silver Seafood Restaurant

4829 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-784-0668

The Spot

4437 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-728-8933

www.spotchicago.com

Uptown Lounge

1136 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-1136

bettysinfo@aol.com

www.bettysbluestarlounge.com/uptown.htm

Urban Tea Lounge

838 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

773-907-8726

info@urbantealounge.com

www.urbantealounge.com

Wing Hoe Restaurant

5356 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-4550

Funeral Services

Weinstein Family Services

1300 W. Devon Ave.

Chicago, IL 60660

773-761-2400

Groceries

Broadway Supermarket

4879 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-334-3838

Dearborn Wholesale

Grocers L.P.

918 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

773-728-7500

jimkeaveny@dearbornwholesale.com

www.dearbornwholesale.com

GNS Foods

4092 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60613

773-248-8642

Sheridan Park Food & Liquors

1255 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-0700

Tai Nam Supermarket

4925-J N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-5666

mgr@tainammarket.com

www.tainammarket.com

Health Care/Wellness

At Ease Wellness Center

4403 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-7966

at_ease2day@yahoo.com

Balancing Point: Center for

Wellness

4753 N. Broadway Ste.101

Chicago, IL 60640

773-271-8284

info@balancing-point.com

www.balancing-point.com

C4 Community Counseling

Ctrs. of Chgo.

4740 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-0205

www.c4chicago.org

Children’s Uptown Teen

Health Ctr.

4867 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-6640

www.childrensmemorial.org

Heartland Health Outreach, Inc.

1015 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-751-4107

www.heartlandalliance.org

Home Instead Senior Care

4619 N. Ravenswood Ave. Ste. 200

Chicago, IL 60640

773-784-4024

www.homeinstead.com

New Vision of Hope Foundation

Designer Resale Shop

1303 W. Wilson Avenue

Chicago, IL 60640

773-907-3480

victoriawilson50@sbcglobal.net

www.newvisionofhope.org

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Weiss Memorial Hospital

4646 N. Marine Dr.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-564-5105

www.weisshospital.com

Housing

Wilson-Windsor Apartments

915 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-728-3000

Importer

Wye Trading Co.

1119 W. Argyle St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-3776

aasba1119@aol

Insurance

American Family Insurance

1313 West Wilson Ave

Chicago IL 60640

773-728-2100

mdonalds@amfam.com

www.amfam.com

Aflac

350 N. LaSalle St. Ste. 1410

Chicago IL 60610

312-661-1222

bob_ball@us.aflac.com

www.aflac.com

Combined Insurance -

Worksite Solutions

5313 W. Foster Ave.

Chicago, IL 60630

312-543-4305

darniece.beck@combined.com

www.combined.com

Combined Insurance / AON

5050 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-1000

www.combined.com

State Farm Insurance

Agency

950 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613-1411

773-728-2900

karen.ayers.jxal@statefarm.com

www.statefarm.com

Insurance Adjuster

Alpha Adjusting Co.

1259 W. Loyola

Chicago, IL 60626

773-973-7100

alphaadjusting@yahoo.com

www.thepublicadjuster.com

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Internet/Web Services

Digital Interplay

6243 N. Wayne Ave.

Chicago, IL 60660-1912

773-743-9843

info@digiplay.com

www.digiplay.com

Hoffman Media Group

1222 W. Wilson Ave. Ste. 2E

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-7537

michael@hoffmanmediagroup.com

www.hoffmanmediagroup.com

Laundry Equipment

A-N Parts and Service Co., Inc.

4023 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60613-2110

773-525-6577

anprtsrv@aol.com

Liquor Store

Azuza Liquors

4411 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-1178

Long Term Care Facility

Somerset Place

5009 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-0700

www.somersetcares.com

www.carecenters.com

Marketing-Arts

Audience Logic

5443 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-1222

info@audiencelogic.com

www.audiencelogic.com

Performing Arts

Aragon Entertainment

1106 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-9500

www.aragon.com

Black Ensemble Theater

4520 N. Beacon St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-4451

BlackEnsemble@aol.com

www.blackensembletheater.org

Pegasus Players

1145 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-9761 x16

info@pegasusplayers.org

www.pegasusplayers.org

People’s Music School

931 W. Eastwood Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-784-7032

Info@peoplesmusicschool.org

www.peoplesmusicschool.org

Preston Bradley Center

941 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-784-5340

Scrap Mettle Soul

4750 N. Sheridan Rd. Ste. 375

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-3999

info@scrapmettlesoul.org

www.scrapmettlesoul.org

Personal Services-

Concierge

A World Class Concierge

Service, Inc.

905 W. Margate Terr. Suite 2W

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-1006

teresa@aworldclassconciergeservice.com

www.aworldclassconciergeservice.com

Property Tax Consultant

Andrea A. Raila & Associates

676 N. LaSalle St. Ste. 520

Chicago, IL 60610

312-587-9494

www.taxestoohigh.com

Psychological Services

Jan Willer, Ph.D.

4753 N. Broadway Ste. 530

Chicago, IL 60640

773-859-1822

jan@drwiller.com

www.drwiller.com

Real Estate Development

Abbell Credit Corporation

30 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1008

Chicago, IL 60602

312-341-9000

liz@abbell.com

Ansonia Properties

350 W. Hubbard St. Ste 222

Chicago, IL 60610

312-332-9705

www.ansoniaproperties.com

Holsten Real Estate Group

1333 N. Kingsbury, Ste. 305

Chicago, IL 60622

312-337-5339 x11

Info@holstenchicago.com

www.holstenchicago.com

Joseph Freed &

Associates, LLC

220 N. Smith St. Ste. 300

Palatine, IL 60067

847-215-5447

freedleasing@jfreed.com

www.josephfreed.com

Newcastle Limited

150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 3220

Chicago, IL 60601

312-252-1400

info@newcastlelimited.com

www.newcastlelimited.com

Real Estate Management

Becovic Management Group

4520 N. Clarendon Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-271-6143

www.becovicmgmt.com

Parc Paris Apartments

941 W. Carmen Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-9858

Slater Realty &

Investments, Inc.

900 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

773-271-7100

mike@sriapartments.com

www.SRIapartments.com

The Building Group, Inc.

1045 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640-5046

773-989-8100

info@BuildingGroup.com

buildinggroup@aol.com

www.BuildingGroup.com

W & W Properties, LLC

77 W. Washington St. Ste. 407

Chicago, IL 60602

312-263-4056

Real Estate Services

Alexa Realty

5041-43 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-728-6688

alexa@alexarealty.com

www.alexarealty.com

Chicago Pride

Real Estate, Inc.

919 W. Irving Park Rd.

Chicago, IL 60613

773-665-4916

craig@chicagopriderealestate.com

www.chicagopriderealestate.com


Coldwell Banker

1840 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60614

312-944-7911

www.cbchicagoland.com

Daniel Realty & Investment

4526 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-334-8200

www.daniel-realty.com

Kenard Management Corp.

328 S. Jefferson St. #200

Chicago, IL 60661-5614

312-669-0900

www.kenardchicago.com

Lakefront Group Realty

Associates

1048 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Chicago, IL 60660-4630

773-275-0808

marionvolini@comcast.net

www.lakefrontgroup.com

LR Development Co.

350 W. Hubbard St. #301

Chicago, IL 60610

312-595-7400 x116

info@lrrealty.com

www.lrdevelopment.com

Prudential Preferred

Properties-Lincoln Square

2156 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618

773-290-2105

srosley@propref.com

www.prupref.com

Re/Max Edge

3843 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60613

773-453-0127

patrick.martin@remax.net

Senior Housing

Brightview Care Center

4538 N. Beacon St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-7200

www.managcare.com/brightview.htm

Senior Residences &

Services

Mid America

Convalescent Center

4920 N. Kenmore Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-2700

www.managcare.com

United Methodist

Homes & Svcs

1415 W. Foster Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-5500

corporate@umhschicago.org

www.umhschicago.org

The New Admiral at the Lake

1055 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste. #7

Chicago, IL 60660-4631

773-433-1800

www.admiralatthelake.com

Signs

Signs Now

3838 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

773-935-2100

signs@signsnowchicago.com

www.signsnowchicago.com

Social Services

Action for Children

4753 N. Broadway Ste. 1200

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-8011

www.actforchildren.org

Alternatives, Inc.

4730 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-506-7474

www.alternativesyouth.org

Apna Ghar

4753 N. Broadway Ste. 632

Chicago, IL 60640

773-334-0173

info@apnaghar.org

www.apnaghar.org

Chicago Treatment &

Counseling Center #2

4453 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-506-2900

info@chicagotreatment.com

www.chicagotreatment.com

Emmaus Ministries

921 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-334-6063

emmaus@streets.org

www.streets.org

Heartland Alliance

208 S. LaSalle St. Ste 1818

Chicago, IL 60604

312-660-1301

moreinfo@heartlandalliance.org

www.heartlandalliance.org

Heartland Human Care

Services, Inc.

4750 N. Sheridan Rd. Ste. 300

Chicago, IL 60640

773-271-6357

Inspiration Corp.

4554 N. Broadway Ste. 207

Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-0981 x206

info@inspirationcorp.org

www.inspirationcorp.org

Institute of Cultural Affairs

4750 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-769-6363

Chicago@ica-usa.org

www.ica-usa.org

Japanese American Svc

Cmte of Chgo

4427 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-275-0097

jascinfo@jasc-chicago.org

www.jasc-chicago.org

Kmetko & Associates, Ltd.

4753 N. Broadway Ste. 1010

Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-6196

www.kmetko.com

Lakefront Supportive

Housing

247 S. State St. Ste. 810

Chicago, IL 60604-2053

312-447-4700

publicrelations@lakefront.org

www.lakefrontsro.org

McCormick Boys & Girls Club

4835 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-271-8400

www.bgcc.org

Sarah’s Circle

4750 N. Sheridan Rd. #220

Chicago, IL 60640

773-728-1014

grussell@sarahs-circle.org

www.sarahs-circle.org

The Salvation Army - Tom

Seay Svc. Ctr.

1025 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-271-6182 x216

www.usc.salvationarmy.org/met

Vietnamese Association of

Illinois

5252 N. Broadway 2nd Fl.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-728-3700

www.vietnamese-illinois.org

Storage

A-Windy City Self Storage

5145-47 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-271-9898

dawn507@aol.com

Tobacco

Smoke Dreams

4560 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

773-506-1269

SmokeDreams@sbcglobal.net

Utilities

Com Ed - Chgo Region North

3500 N. California Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618-5810

773-509-3249

www.exeloncorp.com

Window Treatments

Best Blinds, Inc.

708 W. Bittersweet Pl., Ste. 801

Chicago, IL 60613

773-348-0054

berek@bestblindschicago.com

www.bestblindschicago.com

Indecor, Inc.

5009 N. Winthrop Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640-3130

773-561-7670

indecor@flash.net

www.indecor.com

Worship

Uptown Baptist Church

1011 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

773-784-2922

info@uptownbaptistchurch.org

www.uptownbaptistchurch.org

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important contact info

City Emergency Number: 911

City Non-Emergency Number: 311

20th Police District

Kathleen Boehmer, Commander

5400 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60625 312-742-8714

district20@chicagopolice.org

23rd Police District

Gary Yamashiroya, Commander

3600 N. Halsted St.

Chicago, IL 60613 312-744-8320

district23@chicagopolice.org

U.S. Senator, Dick Durbin

Chicago Office

230 S Dearborn St. Ste. 3892

Chicago, IL 60604 312-353-4952

http://durbin.senate.gov

U.S. Senator, Barack Obama

Chicago Office

230 South Dearborn St. Ste. 3900

Chicago, Illinois 60604 312-886-3506

http://obama.senate.gov

U. S. Representative - 9th District

Janice Schakowsky

5533 Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640 773-506-7100

www.house.gov/schakowsky

Governor, Rod Blagojevich

207 State House

Springfield, IL 62706 312-814-2121

www.illinois.gov

Secretary of State

Jesse White

69 W. Washington, Ste 1240

Chicago, IL 60602 312-793-3380

www.sos.state.il.us

State Senator - 7th District

Carol Ronen

5533 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640 773-769-1717

www.senatedem.state.il.us/ronen

State Representative - 14th District

Harry Osterman

5535 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640 773-784-2002

www.housedem.state.il.us/members/ostermanh

State Representative - 13th District

Larry McKeon

(Gregory Harris as of January 2007)

Chicago Office

1967 W. Montrose Ave

Chicago, IL 60613 773-348-3434

www.larrymckeon.com

10th District Cook County Commissioner

Mike Quigley

1057 W. Belmont Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657 773-935-1010

commissioner@mikequigley.com

Mayor, Richard M. Daley

City Hall - 121 N. LaSalle, Rm. 507

Chicago, IL 60602 312-744-3300

www.cityofchicago.org

Uptown Low Down

The Green Mill was once

owned by notorious

mobster “Machine Gun”

Jack McGurn and was

frequented by Al

Capone.

46th Ward Republican Committeeman

Bridget Byron

4011 N. Kenmore, Unit 102

Chicago, IL 60613 773-456-2759

bridget.byron@ubs.com

46th Ward Democratic Committeeman

Tom Sharpe

4084 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

www.tomsharpe.org

46th Ward Alderman

Helen Shiller

4544 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640 773-878-4646

ward46@cityofchicago.org

46th Ward Streets and Sanitation

Donald Nowotny

4750 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60640 312-744-5030

48th Ward Republican Committeeman

Kurt James Eckhardt

6007 N. Sheridan Rd. Apt. 7E

Chicago, IL 60626 773-275-2757

www.48thwardgop.com

48th Ward Democratic Committeeman

Michael Volini

5539 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640 773-878-1195

michaelvolini@aol.com

48th Ward Alderman

Mary Ann Smith

5533 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640 773-784-5277

www.masmith48.org

48th Ward Streets and Sanitation

Conrad Suerth

5853 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60660 312-744-2130


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