Sep 05

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Is Edgewater taking a turn for the worse? Your opinion wanted.

Is Edgewater taking a turn for the worse? We walked 1.5 miles/1.5 hr for coffee and breakfast this morning at 9 AM and had:

1. Three men lean towards us and say something to us ("sup man", "sup", "do you have any money?") - yes, I understand people are always going to ask for money... but three in a row in an hour is too much, especially when they just say, "sup man", like what is that supposed to mean?...

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Is Edgewater taking a turn for the worse? We walked 1.5 miles/1.5 hr for coffee and breakfast this morning at 9 AM and had:

1. Three men lean towards us and say something to us ("sup man", "sup", "do you have any money?") - yes, I understand people are always going to ask for money... but three in a row in an hour is too much, especially when they just say, "sup man", like what is that supposed to mean?
2. A used condom in the middle of the sidewalk
3. A mentally ill woman walking around in her socks
4. A drunk couple sitting on the bricks outside of Jewel-Osco
5. A straggly looking man dashing out of Jewel-Osco through the parking lot, across on coming Berywn traffic and south on Broadway—running right next to us (and no, he was not exercising—it was as if he was running away from something that happened)
6. Trash everywhere
7. A couple of people trying to scrub graffiti off a commercially rented moving van that was clearly tagged overnight

Mind you, this was in a 1.5 mile radius over the duration of 1.5 hours at 9 AM this morning.

It's becoming of a pain the a** to go anywhere because of crazy things that I always see. When you don't feel comfortable walking to the grocery store or to get coffee, I see that as a huge red flag. I know this is city living, but last summer in Edgewater it didn't seem this bad. And no, I'm not going to be scared to the suburbs, it's just more of a pain the a**.

Are things getting worse? Are people from Uptown migrating north to Edgewater? What is your opinion?

  • @60660Gal

    I apologize for my attempt at humor, which seems to have failed utterly. I do not for one second think that Edgewater is "worse" than it was back then. Quite the contrary. I absolutely agree with you.

    My joke about things being worse was quite personal, being that things are worse now because I am now old. However the dilapidated and neglected house in which I lived has experienced a welcome bit of rejuvenation.

  • robin. thanks for clarification...I bet you are full of life no matter what your age

4 hours ago

New Store Selling Cannabis and Kratom Products Opens On Andersonville Strip

A new store that focuses on products derived from cannabis plants and the kratom tree has opened at one of the busiest intersections on the Andersonville strip. Located in the storefront that used to house Homemade Pizza Co. at 5303 N. Clark, this will be the company’s second location. The store, which is simply named CBD Kratom, […]

    New Store Selling Cannabis and Kratom Products Opens On Andersonville Strip
    A new store that focuses on products derived from cannabis plants and the kratom tree has opened at one of the busiest intersections on the Andersonville strip. Located in the storefront that used to house Homemade Pizza Co. at 5303 N. Clark, this will be the company's second location.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

New Andersonville Shop Sells Low-THC Products Like Brownies, Gummies, Oil

The store at 5303 N. Clark St., like the Bucktown location, offers a variety of Kratom strains, Cannabidiol (CBD) products along with a variety of other supplements and natural pain relievers, said Andrew Goth, an employee at the store.

    New A-ville Shop Sells Low-THC Cannabis Products For Non-Medical Customers
    ANDERSONVILLE - CBD Kratom has opened its second Chicago location in Andersonville. The store at 5303 N. Clark St., like the Bucktown location, offers a variety of Kratom strains, Cannabidiol (CBD) products along with a variety of other supplements and natural pain relievers, said Andrew Goth, an employee at the store.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Sarahdonis 25+ years in Edgewater; also a fan of RP & A'ville

    Kratom is a potentially dangerous substance. Easily used as a form of speed, it has also been used by heroine addicts, to help them to abstain from heroine use, and has been found to be addictive, with potential heart function complications.

  • SWEET! They sell Kratom there. Now I wont have to go all the way into Lakeview

7 hours ago

DNA Links Inmate To 2012 Edgewater Cold Case, Prosecutors Say

Victim Denise Ayers, 34, was standing with a witness near Winthrop and Bryn Mawr avenues about 3 a.m. May 5, 2012, when Joshua Holt approached and said, "What's up?", according to prosecutors.

Ayers and Holt walked north on Winthrop toward Hollywood Avenue and turned a corner, prosecutors said. That was the last time Ayers was seen alive.

Her body was found four hours later in an alley near the 5600 block of North Broadway, Santini said. Ayers was partially undressed; an unused condom lay on her stomach. Police found an empty condom wrapper nearby.

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    DNA Links Inmate To 2012 Edgewater Cold Case, Prosecutors Say
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - Prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old man with murdering a sex worker in an Edgewater alley in 2012. Victim Denise Ayers, 34, was standing with a witness near Winthrop and Bryn Mawr avenues about 3 a.m. May 5, 2012, when Joshua Holt approached and said, "What's up?", according to prosecutors.
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4 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Historic Preservation in Uptown: Lawrence House Now Open

Flats Chicago: 5411 Winthrop

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Flats Chicago: 1325 Wilson

| 1754 West Byron St. |

    Lawrence House | Historic Preservation | moss Design
    The Lawrence House, a stunning showcase of historic preservation, is now mostly open to tenants. Formerly a residential hotel in the '20s, the roost of cosmopolitans who were seldom home, the Lawrence House later became a retirement hotel (fun fact, my grandma lived there for a time).
    http://moss-design.com

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Phoenix, you may be on to something.

  • Wazzup not available

    @rogers park phoenix - i am living in a $ 520,000 condo - how about you? jealous? stop attacking people on this blog.

8 hours ago

Man charged with domestic shooting in Andersonville

Officers responded to a domestic-related incident at 3:27 a.m. Nov. 24 in the 5300 block of North Paulina, police said.

    Man charged with domestic shooting in Andersonville
    A man was charged with shooting and critically wounding another man on Thanksgiving Day in the Andersonville neighborhood on the North Side. Georgie Harris, 54, faces one misdemeanor count of possession of a firearm without an FOID card, according to Chicago Police. Officers responded to a domestic-related incident at 3:27 a.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

11 hours ago

Cool And Unique Gift Ideas From Chicago's Neighborhoods

...the neighborhood's Swedish heritage. Each pillow is $79 and can be purchased at Transistor, 5224 N. Clark St. in Andersonville...

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...prefer customers support local bookstores who stock his compilation, including Bookie's Paperbacks & More at 2419 W. 103rd St. in Beverly...

If you're sick of boring festive patterns and crazy cat prints on ugly Christmas sweaters, head to Grandstand Sports, 600 W. 35th St., where you'll find ugly Christmas sweaters ($64.99) themed after Chicago's most popular sports franchises: the Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears.

...be sold exclusively at Lego's Water Tower Place store and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., beginning Dec. 11 before it's sold nationwide Jan. 1...

...massage oil and more. Annie Bell Fragrances can be found in the Englewood Whole Foods, 832 W. 63rd St. They are also in three other locations. Visit the website at www.anniebellfragrances.com...

Farther up the avenue, Five Elements Home, at 2216 N. Clybourn, is a new store bringing unique Chinese handmade housewares to Chicago from small, independent artisans...

...love the idea of giving out-of-towners a taste of home. Chicago Distilling Company, 2359 N. Milwaukee Ave., sells gift packs of three 200ml flask-sized bottles that allow you try a variety...

The city is full of Chicago-themed souvenir shops, but none quite like Rep Chi, 4427 N. Milwaukee Ave. Its vast selection includes house-made T-shirts, coasters, glasses and scarves chic enough to be modeled by Ald. John Arena (45th).

...grab a few at Local Goods Chicago's pop-up shop near Loyola University at 6443 N. Sheridan Road for $18 each, or $60 for four...

...by Andrew Miller will be a conversation starter. The shirts are $20 at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., or $22 on the Wicker Park Committee's website.  For those who are really in...

    Cool And Unique Gift Ideas From Chicago's Neighborhoods
    CHICAGO - You like to give unique gifts, right? The ones people remember because they're thoughtful? We've scoured Chicago's stores for suggestions for you. Here are some of the highlights. But also click on the neighborhood links for a much deeper list.
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35 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Lots of used electronics

We are cleaning out a hoarder unit, and have LOTS of used electronics (printers, tvs, computer components, vcrs, just to name a few..) Where can I drop these items off? Or does someone know a reputable company that will pick these items up?

  • There's a family in Ravenswood looking for computer for their children. The ad is on this same site if you like to help them out.

  • erin kelly Owner of Arranged By Erin

    Chicago computers for schools will pick up if you have over a certain amount. Otherwise Best Buy is the closest place to take electronic recycling. They don't take tv's or screens though

12 hours ago

You have 3 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

13 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Edgewater (Olive & Hermitage) Female Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie.Grey/White Call 773-343-2685 Email Sherrie.voyles@gmail.com...


3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – December 2, 2016

Also tomorrow evening, I am co-sponsoring a winter coat drive with the Double Bubble (6036 N. Broadway) benefiting Swift Elementary School. Please drop off new or gently used coat donations tomorrow, Saturday, December 3, between 6 and 9 pm to enjoy drink specials.

This week the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and I welcomed a new restaurant the ward. Mango Pickle, 5842 N. Broadway, is an Indian bistro specializing in a variety of lamb preparations. Please join me in giving owners Marisa and Nakul a warm welcome to the community.

...throughout the neighborhood include the Holiday Pop-Up Shop geared toward kids and family retail (5653 N. Clark) hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, and the Verzênay patisserie which pops up...

...pops up to offer sweet treats and baked goods through the end of December at 5420 N. Clark...

The fun continues that weekend when on December 3 and 4, the annual Julmarknad Festivalfeatures a handicrafts fair plus traditional Swedish food and entertainment at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark).

...we have dug up a brand new street. There were gas leaks that occurred at Granville and Broadway and at Ridge and Glenwood after the repaving of the streets. Emergency repairs were needed...

...brand new street. There were gas leaks that occurred at Granville and Broadway and at Ridge and Glenwood after the repaving of the streets. Emergency repairs were needed, and Peoples Gas responded quickly...

...purchase items from this list and deliver them to the front office of Swift School (5900 N Winthrop Ave). Another way to give is by donating online atfriendsofswift.org or with cash or check...

Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood Ave.

Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway

Firehouse Chicago, 1545 W. Rosemont

Anna Held Floral Studio, 5557 N. Sheridan

St. Gertrude’s Church, 1420 W. Granville

5533 N. Broadway

Support Peirce Elementary School by eating pizza! On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Giordano’s in Andersonville (5207 N. Clark), will donate 15% of all sales to Peirce School. All proceeds will go to support arts integration, after school and sports programs.

1052 W. Bryn Mawr

Primary Campus, 6216 N. Glenwood

Park Tower Condo, 5415 N. Sheridan

Edgewater Branch, 6000 N. Broadway

...and above and receive a 30 minute EXPRESS! whitening session at Radiant Smiles for You, 5555 N. Sheridan Rd. Offer valid for Care for Real Monetary Donations from Monday, November 28  – Saturday, December 31...

The Coffee Studio, 5628 N. Clark – drop off a gift or you, and get a free gingerbread cookie!

George’s Ice Cream & Sweets, 5306 N. Clark – drop off a gift or toy, and get a free scoop of ice cream!

Toys Et Cetera, 5311 N. Clark – double your gift by purchasing your donated toy at Toys Et Cetera!

6205 N. Sheridan

5451 N. Broadway

6157 N. Clark

5400 N. Clark

1020 W. Bryn Mawr

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Underneath Argyle Train Stop, 1118 W. Argyle

4926 N. Hoyne

Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson 

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005

he Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month. 

Four-Sided Holiday Shop, 5059 N. Clark – drop off a gift or toy, and get a free vintage jewel brite ornament!

1303 W. Wilson

4753 N Broadway

4740 N. Western

6433 N. Ravenswood

5153 N. Ashland

1579 N. Milwaukee

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - December 2, 2016
    On Wednesday, my colleagues and I voted unanimously to approve the creation of a Transit TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district. The Transit TIF is expected to generate over $622M over the course of 35 years, providing the required local funding match needed to take advantage of a $1.1B Federal transit grant.
    http://48thward.org

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Nov 24

Updated 30 hours ago

10 People Shot Since Wednesday Morning, Police Say

• At 3:19 a.m. in the 5300 block of North Paulina, a 56-year-old man was shot in his stomach and leg during a domestic dispute. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he is listed as “critical.”

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...m., a 20-year-old man was a passenger in a car driving in the 1900 block of West 59th Street when a red SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said. The...

• At 12:35 p.m., a 70-year-old man was in a parking lot in the 3300 block of West North Avenue when he got into a fight with another man who shot him, police said. The man, who was shot on the right side of his body, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

• At 3:10 p.m., a 29-year-old man was in the 10700 block of South Green Bay Avenue when someone in a red pickup truck pulled up and fired shots, police said. The man, who was shot in the buttocks, was taken to Advocate Christ Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

• Around 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Maypole Avenue, a 20-year-old man was shot in his arm and leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed as “stable.”

...At 10:28 p.m. in the 200 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue, two men — ages 25 and 23 — were sitting in a parked car when another man...

• At 12:04 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Massasoit Avenue, a 16-year-old boy sitting on a front porch was shot in his left leg by a shooter passing in a white car. The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he was listed as “stable.”

...At 2:12 a.m. in the 2200 block of North Springfield Avenue, a 22-year-old woman sitting in a car noticed a crowd gathering nearby. She...

    10 People Shot Since Wednesday Morning, Police Say
    CHICAGO - At least 10 people have been shot since Wednesday morning, according to Chicago Police. Here's a look at the pre-Thanksgiving violence: * At 11:40 a.m., a 20-year-old man was a passenger in a car driving in the 1900 block of West 59th Street when a red SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said.
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  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Part 1 of 2

    Tamara, to state that, "Stop and frisk is unconstitutional, so I'm not sure we should even be talking about how it should be brought back into law..." is NOT stating an OPINION. It was not a "miscommunication." Your communication was quite clear.

    It was, however, a...

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    Part 1 of 2

    Tamara, to state that, "Stop and frisk is unconstitutional, so I'm not sure we should even be talking about how it should be brought back into law..." is NOT stating an OPINION. It was not a "miscommunication." Your communication was quite clear.

    It was, however, a false statement of FACT.

    A fact is a statement that can be proven true or false. An opinion is an expression of a person's feelings that cannot be proven.

    There is no such thing as a false opinion. Everyone is free to state opinions about X. There are ridiculous opinions, misguided opinions, naive opinions, intelligent opinions, well-founded opinions, factually based opinions, etc.

    And everyone is free to state their opinions about that opinion.

    "The M855 'green tip' cartridge has a steel core 'penetrator' at the tip, which helps it go through barriers more easily. (A fact.)

    "The M855 cartridge will penetrate every defensive armor system, including steel plates." (A false statement of fact.)

    "Of all the AR-15 ammunition variations available the Federal 5.56 Nato M855 round with a 50 grain projectile is the best AR-15 available and the only one that people should rely upon for self-defense and tactical operations." (Opinion.)

    "That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard regauding AR-15 ammunition." (Opinion about an opinion.

    No harm. No foul. The false fact is irrelevant to this discussion. But in a discussion in which people want to know which 5.56 M855 AR-15 round they depend upon use to defend their lives is is NOT a harmless error. Life and death may hang in the balance.

    So, where someone falsely states something as fact ... and attempts to use that untruth to bolster their opinion and convince others that THEIR position is correct and most valid BECAUSE of said (false) fact - well, that cannot stand.

    (continued)

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    (Part 2 of 2)

    It is not a harmless error in a discussion about that specific fact. Especially when the error is to misstate applicable law. Even more so when the true fact is so easily determined. No, that is not a simple error.

    The conclusion that stop-and-frisk is not...

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    (Part 2 of 2)

    It is not a harmless error in a discussion about that specific fact. Especially when the error is to misstate applicable law. Even more so when the true fact is so easily determined. No, that is not a simple error.

    The conclusion that stop-and-frisk is not a valid solution because it is unconstitutional is wrong.

    It, in fact, remains one viable, legal solution to the problem of murders here. And BTW, its PRIMARY purpose is to protect the lives of law enforcement officers (See Terry v Ohio). Blue Lives Matter ... and they matter much more than the life of any predatory, murderous, scumbag criminal.

    Some may not like it and prefer adding more restrictive gun laws. Fine, that is their opinion. But it's not going to happen. The composition of SCOTUS is about to settle into one that is decidedly pro 2nd Am and which will outlast the offices of the next several Presidents.

    Some would eschew that option because it does not solve every problem regarding shooting homicides and accidents.

    But there is NO one, viable, universal solution.

    So my opinion, ridiculous though it may be, is that we should first tackle the homicide issue that affects the greatest number of people.

    Nothing short of stop-and-frisk will accomplish that. Target the criminals. Take them down. That alone will reduce the accidental shootings of children in their homes, while simultaneously reducing the incidence of domestic abuse shootings committed by them.

    Get them off the streets and EVERYONE - mothers, wives, girlfriends, babies, teens, husbands, brothers, shopkeepers, cab drivers, bus drivers, teachers, firemen, paramedics, police officers - you, me, us - will be exponentially safer as a result.

    Then we can address the rest of the partner-abusing jerks who shoot their mates, as well as the idiots who do not secure their firearms when kids might gain access to them.

    It is going to have to be one step at a time here ... or else the situation will remain in stasis.

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Where You Can Buy A Christmas Tree In Chicago (MAP)

• Gethsemane Garden Center (Andersonville) 5739 N. Clark St., 773-878-5915

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•â€‹ Sierra Auto Group lot (Avondale) 2340 W. Belmont Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Home Depot (Brighton Park) 4555 S. Western Blvd., 773-247-4766

•â€‹ Near Damen, Fullerton and Elston intersection (Bucktown) 2407 N. Elston Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Near Damen, Fullerton and Elston intersection (Bucktown) 2407 N. Elston Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Home Depot (Bucktown) 2570 N. Elston Ave., 773-289-4615

•â€‹ City Escape Garden Center & Design Studio (East Garfield Park) 3022 W. Lake St., 773-638-2000

•â€‹ Adams & Son Gardens (Humboldt Park) 1057 N. California Ave., 773-235-0991

•â€‹ Max's Christmas Trees (Garfield Ridge) 6746 W. Archer Ave.

•â€‹ Farmer’s Market Garden Center (Irving Park) 4110 N. Elston Ave., 773-539-1200

•â€‹ Patrick Markham Christmas Tree Sales (Irving Park) 3301 W. Irving Park Road

•â€‹ Ivy's Christmas Trees (Lakeview) 1013 W. Roscoe St., 773-908-3122

•â€‹ Jewel-Osco parking lot (Lakeview) 2950 N. Ashland Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Heritage Bicycles (Lakeview) 2959 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-388-4444

•â€‹ Home Depot (Lakeview) 2665 N. Halsted St., 773-472-7740

•â€‹ Nettelhorst School (Lakeview) 3252 N. Broadway

•â€‹ Treasure Island (Lakeview) 3460 N. Broadway

•â€‹ Near Sedgwick Brown Line station (Lincoln Park) 401 W. North Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Jayson Home and Garden (Lincoln Park) 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., 800-472-1885

•â€‹ Daily Bar & Grill (Lincoln Square) 4560 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-561-6198

•â€‹ Queen of Angels (Lincoln Square) Sunnyside and Western avenues, 773-383-6221

•â€‹ St. Matthias School (Lincoln Square) 2310 W. Ainslie St., 773-784-0999

•â€‹ Zouras Family Lot (Lincoln Square) 2018 W. Lawrence Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ 90 Miles Cuban Cafe (Logan Square) 2540 W. Armitage Ave., 773-227-2822

•â€‹ Poor Bob's Tree Land (Mayfair) 4855 W. Foster Ave., 715-965-3482

•â€‹ Home Depot (Montclare) 2555 N. Normandy Ave., 773-745-9900

•â€‹ North Center Town Square (North Center) 4100 N. Damen Ave., 312-476-9627

•â€‹ ChristmasTreeDelivery.com (North Park) 6263 N. McCormick Blvd., 773-789-8177

•â€‹ Bob's Christmas Tree Farm (Norwood Park)  Harlem and Bryn Mawr avenues

•â€‹ Jewel-Osco parking lot (Old Town) 2550 N. Clybourn Ave.

•â€‹ Christmas Trees Chicago (Ravenswood) 1821 W. Montrose Ave., 773-388-4444

•â€‹ Chicago Hope Academy (Tri-Taylor) 2189 W. Bowler Ave.

•â€‹ Sprout Home (Ukrainian Village) 745 N. Damen Ave., 312-226-5950

•â€‹ Home Depot (West Ridge) 6211 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-588-5828

•â€‹ City Tree Delivery in Big Star lot (Wicker Park) 1531 N. Damen Ave., 312-476-9627

•â€‹ Home Depot (Wicker Park) 1232 W. North Ave., 773-486-9200

    Where You Can Buy A Christmas Tree In Chicago (MAP)
    CHICAGO - The holidays are here. Here's a map and list of lots where you can buy Christmas trees, wreaths and other festive foliage for the season. Most of these locations, alphabetized by neighborhood, will be open for the year by Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving.
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  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    If your looking to save some money, Menards has great trees for a really good prices. We bought 2 trees last night, one 8-9 foot for us and one 6-7 foot for our elderly aunt who lives upstairs from us. Both Frasier Furs although they had about 3 different other...

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    If your looking to save some money, Menards has great trees for a really good prices. We bought 2 trees last night, one 8-9 foot for us and one 6-7 foot for our elderly aunt who lives upstairs from us. Both Frasier Furs although they had about 3 different other kinds. In total we spent $75 on 2 beautiful trees. No, unfortunately the $ doesn't support a school or a noble purpose, it just keeps more $ in your pocket book that creates opportunity for you to then support a worthy cause :)

  • For cut your own tree...We used to go to Richardsons Xmas Tree Farm in Spring Grove...They also have a barn with misc. ornaments, fresh donuts, coffee and cider...Great if you have kids !

Sep 11

Updated 2 days ago

Unusual amount of planes?

Is anyone else noticing a large volume of planes flying overhead from 7 am to 8 am this morning? And pretty low? At first I thought it was a flyover out of respect for 9/11, but I found nothing about it online. They're regular airline planes. I live near Ridge/Clark and I don't ever recall being in the middle of a flight path to O'Hare. Wondering if something is different or happening or if I'm ultra-sensitive today on 9/11.

  • Robin - if you meant my link, you probably already figured out to select 20 miles if you want to see the planes going over Edgewater and Rogers Park. It's too bad it requires Java, but it's neat that it shows helicopters (I see two now which might be traffic copters)

  • Earbuds work. However, yes more flights, new runways, holiday travel....

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Police Warn Of Robberies At North Side Grocers, Drug Stores

- 6100 block of N. Broadway St. on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4:19 a.m. and 7:40 p.m.

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- 3200 block of N. Broadway St. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 1:28 a.m.

- 3400 block of N. Western Ave. on Sunday, Nov. 27 1:50 a.m.

    Police Warn Of Robberies At North Side Grocers, Drug Stores
    Police are warning businesses after a rash of robberies of grocery stores and drugstores over the weekend. The suspect was armed and demanded money from the register in each altercation, according to police. Most of the incidents occurred in the early morning. Locations, date and times were: - 6100 block of N.
    http://chicagoist.com

2 days ago

DNA Links Inmate To 2012 Edgewater Cold Case, Prosecutors Say

Victim Denise Ayers, 34, was standing with a witness near Winthrop and Bryn Mawr avenues about 3 a.m. May 5, 2012, when Joshua Holt approached and said, "What's up?", according to prosecutors.

Ayers and Holt walked north on Winthrop toward Hollywood Avenue and turned a corner, prosecutors said. That was the last time Ayers was seen alive.

Her body was found four hours later in an alley near the 5600 block of North Broadway, Santini said. Ayers was partially undressed; an unused condom lay on her stomach. Police found an empty condom wrapper nearby.

    DNA Links Inmate To 2012 Edgewater Cold Case, Prosecutors Say
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - Prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old man with murdering a sex worker in an Edgewater alley in 2012. Victim Denise Ayers, 34, was standing with a witness near Winthrop and Bryn Mawr avenues about 3 a.m. May 5, 2012, when Joshua Holt approached and said, "What's up?", according to prosecutors.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Chicago shines with entertainment excellence during the holiday season

...1 p.m.; and Mon., 6 p.m. Performances take place at the Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10 to $15 plus a processing fee. Call (773) 334-4543 or log...

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Over the past year, 360 Chicago, 875 N. Michigan Ave., formerly the John Hancock Observatory, has created an entirely new guest experience: TILT, the moving...

...Sun., Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr. Tickets are from $30 to $70. Call the box office (312) 334-7777 or visit...

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., offers several holiday events. Inspired by the Nuremberg Christmas Market that began in 1545, Christkindlmarket...

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave. The annual gingerbread decorating party will be Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 1...

...Ave. and Delaware St.; Sun., Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Pl.; Chicago; Fri., Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E...

...171 E. Chicago Ave, Naperville; Sat., Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago; and Sun., Dec. 18, 4 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St...

The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., will host free holiday concerts and performances in Preston Bradley Hall. The Dame Myra Hess...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., will perform Merry, Merry Chicago along with the 160 voice Chicago Children’s Choir, with...

In a special collaboration, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., will celebrate the season with Handel’s Messiah performed by Apollo Chorus of Chicago in...

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony, featuring the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, will perform a free concert from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 14, at the Logan Center for the Arts in Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 595-1318.

Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., will present its Christmas Spectacular 2016 on Sun., Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. Enjoy...

...and locations are Fri., Dec. 2, Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; Sun., Dec. 4, 3 p.m., Barrington’s White House, Barrington, IL; Mon., Dec...

...Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL; and Sun., Dec. 18, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. Ticket costs are adults, $35; seniors, $25; and children younger than 12, $10. For tickets...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will offer a sing-along Messiah on Sun., Dec. 11, at 3:30 p.m...

The Thorne Miniature Rooms (Gallery 11) at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, are back. The rooms will be decorated in all of their holiday finery. Also, the...

...kids dance through the flurries of a snowfall. The museum is located at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Hours are daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Christmas Day. Tickets are...

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., features festively decorated galleries and themed programs and will host its third annual holiday brunch...

...free admission days on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 3 and 4, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. For family fun, explore the Crown Family Play Lab, an interactive, hands-on space where...

...cultural performances that exhibit ethnic traditions from around the world. The museum is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Museum entry is $11 for children, $17 for seniors, and $18 for adults. Call (773...

Explore nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., through the museum’s exhibits and events. Leap into the month with Frogs: A Chorus...

...a free gift or explore Shedd’s Polar Play Zone. The aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. General admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Call (312) 939-2438 or...

...all tours depart on the half hour from the Chicago Cultural Center visitor center at 77 E. Randolph St. Call (312) 945- 4231 or visit www.chicagogreeter.com...

...Warm up afterward in the main barn with special refreshments. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., now in its 16th season, draws more than 100,000 skaters annually. Located on Michigan...

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., hosts its 16th annual Winter WonderFest, which presents a 170,000-square-foot holiday-themed...

Polar Adventure Days will be held at Northerly Island the Saturdays of Dec. 10, Jan. 21, and Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy outdoor and indoor events featuring animals, crafts, and winter activities. The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

...Sat. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee every Sun., at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Ticket prices are $19 to $49. Call (773) 404-7336 or visit www.americanbluestheater.com...

...Brown Christmas runs through Sun., Jan. 8, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St. This heartwarming classic features live music, animal puppets, and familiar Peanuts characters to tell the...

...both shows by calling (312) 443-3800 or at the theater’s box office at 170 N. Dearborn St. Visit www.goodmantheatre.org...

...to 7 p.m. All performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. For tickets, call (312) 386-8905 or visit joffrey.org/nutcracker...

The heartwarming tale The Christmas Schooner, about the first ship to sail to Chicago bringing Christmas trees, runs Wed. through Sun. until Sat. Dec. 31 at the Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets are priced from $30 to $40. Call (773) 325-1700 or log on to www.mercurytheatrechicago.com.

Late Nite Catechism/Bible Bingo by Vicki Quade returns to the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St. In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while answering questions about Christmas. Another holiday...

...in December through Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. The theater is located at 1616 N. Wells St. Call (312) 337-3992 or visit www.secondcity.com...

At the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., take a stroll around the annual holiday flower show, Sky Forest, which evokes a walk...

The family friendly festivities include light refreshments, music, and dance. The event is free. Location is 118 N. Clark St, Ste. 112, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the trees will be on display throughout December. Call (312) 603-3826 or log on to www.cookcountytreasurer.com.

...its annual Lights of Love open house and lighting ceremony at its new location at 7225 N. Western Ave. Purchase a tribute light in honor or memory of a loved one or beloved pet...

    Gazette Chicago " Chicago shines with entertainment excellence during the holiday season
    December 3, 2016 By Susan Fong For many, the holiday season brings back memories of family fun and traditions. No matter what your age or your interest, you can make new memories as the holiday season in Chicago offers fun events for the whole family.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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Looks like a police chase glenwood north from ridge. 12/1 6PM

Looked like they were chasing someone who crashed into a car on glenwood north or ridge then flipped a few blocks north on glenwood. Glenwood is shut down from ridge to thorndale.

  • Rogers Park Phoenix It happens.

    So much crime in Edgewater these days.

  • It's out of control I have never seen so much crime in Chicago Roger's park use to be a nice place to live not anymore.

  • JohnL Retired old foggey.

    Crime is not limited to Edgewater or Rogers Park, crime has a hold on the whole city. Thankfully not too many homicides in this part of town.

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