Fans of the commotion raised $27,000 for the victims after the driver crashed into the old town bar’s courtyard

Fans of Uproar, a North Wells and Division bar and restaurant in Old Town, raised more than $27,000 via GoFundMe to help employees and operators recover after an allegedly stolen car driver Friday drove into his yard and injured at least six people. , including two employees.

Partner Dante Diana, DJ and writer at Barstool Sports, wrote on Friday: “Tonight a car was stolen, recklessly robbed on Main Street, Wales, and crashed into our UproarChi restaurant.” on Twitter Next to the wreckage photos. “Please pray for the six people who have been hospitalized, two of our dedicated staff.”

The accident began around 10:30 p.m. Friday when a driver in a Lexus sedan heading south on Wales collided with a nearby vehicle as he drove by and lost control of the vehicle, the Chicago Block Club reported. The car overturned on the sidewalk and in the Uproar’s outer yard, where it is said to have hit several people as the driver fled the scene.

Deiana Eater tells that an Uproar worker received seven stitches and is “bruised all over” but is “grateful to be alive”. A second female worker must be discharged from the hospital later on Monday after undergoing surgery on her foot. It will take some time for her to recover. The four non-clients were fine after sustaining minor injuries.

Diana adds that if the wreck had occurred an hour earlier, there would have been more casualties as the yard was full, saying he is “very grateful that nothing tragic happened,” and that he is grateful that the money raised would cover medical bills and help support workers while they can’t work.

The police made no arrests.

Cyber ​​scammers target more Chicago restaurants

Internet scammers seem to have taken over restaurateurs in Chicago and San Francisco, leaving a barrage of one-star Google ratings in an attempt to extort money from the owners. In the five days since owners of Sochi Saigonese Kitchen in Lakeview first reported receiving an email demanding a $75 Google Play gift card to end the influx of bad reviews, several local operators have also been targeted: Range in Lincoln Park, Nella Pizza e Pasta Hyde Park, Heritage in Ukrainian Village, and Split-Rail in West Town have identical messages. Fine dining establishments haven’t been saved: Michelin-starred EL Ideas in Douglas Park, Adalina in Gold Coast, and two-Michelin-star Ever in the West Loop have all been hit by the same trick, according to platform.

A local chef will host a barbecue to raise money for abortion access

As Illinois prepares to become a rare destination for abortion access in the Midwest, former Cat-Su chef Sando Shawn Clendening (Oriol, Saison, Blackbeard) this month will hold two major barbecue events to raise money for the Chicago Abortion Trust. Clendening says he and his smoked meats (plus some vegetarian options) will make an appearance on Sunday, July 17 at Big Kids in Logan Square and Monday, July 18 at Sportsman’s Club in the Ukrainian Village. A fundraiser he held in May for the Chicago Abortion Fund raised more than $1,000.

Shaun Clinding

Longtime Assistant Chef promoted in Topolobambo

Topolobampo’s luxuriously decorated Mexican restaurant from celebrity chef Rick Bayless has promoted assistant chef Megan O’Connor to the role of Chef de Cuisin, according to a rep. O’Connor, who has worked her way up from her original role as a prep chef over the course of nearly two decades, takes over the position formerly held by Zach Steen, now the culinary director of Bayless’ Frontera Restaurants.

A woman in a white chef jacket and yellow apron poses for a photo with a small smile.

Megan O’Connor

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