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Halloween in Edgewater Glen?

So I keep reading about how Edgewater Glen does a great Trick or Treat event every year,but can't find street names-anyone know what streets they are?

Also is it safe? It's dark out there so debating if I should take my daughter out around here.

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  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Let me make this clear: what I was railing about in the first place was the phenomenon of ADULTS trick-or-treating for THEMSELVES...and for their significant others, who for whatever reason didn’t accompany them. Trick-or-treating has always been for the kids--whichever arbitrary age limit (within the teens) one chooses to define...

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    Let me make this clear: what I was railing about in the first place was the phenomenon of ADULTS trick-or-treating for THEMSELVES...and for their significant others, who for whatever reason didn’t accompany them. Trick-or-treating has always been for the kids--whichever arbitrary age limit (within the teens) one chooses to define the term. I saw plenty of young adults out tonight with their babies and toddlers--in arms, in strollers--trick-or-treating and holding the pumpkin or goody bag. I’m fine with that. Given tonight's horrendous weather, I’m fine with lack of any semblance of a disguise (we were all dressed as potential frostbite victims anyway), and also with having to commute by car to my block. I salute everyone--kids, parents, siblings, caregivers, neighbors--who braved the wind and cold to keep alive the traditional joy of Halloween. I stood out on my porch till well past 8pm, when the last piece of my 20# of candy was gone (and I’m still trying to warm up).

    But I am not fine with lack of courtesy and consideration--I’m sure there were some children after 8:15 who didn’t get their candy from me because young adults got there earlier. Each year there are fewer “thank you”s unless a parent is there to remind them to say it. And there were the couple of kids who, instead of saying “thank you” or “Happy Halloween,” looked into the bowl of candy and declared “I want that one instead. I don’t like this kind” (e.g, the brand I gave them). It was all I could do to keep from answering “this isn’t a restaurant, it’s Halloween.” (And for all I know, they might well be neighborhood kids).

    But all you kids and parents who WERE gracious and polite? Thank YOU, you’re welcome, Happy Halloween and see you next year--same Bat time, same Bat channel.

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Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

AshtonRep Theatre Company at the Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., 773-828-9129 or online.

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Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-7005 or online.

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Eyes on the Street: Loyola University’s New Kenmore Avenue Path

...its main campus across busy Sheridan Road. The university closed to car travel the entire 6300 block of North Kenmore Avenue, between Rosemont Avenue and Sheridan Road, and replaced the avenue with a wide brick shared...

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A Man in Dire "Need" Depends on the Kindness of "Neighbors"

A friend noted that he did this to him during the summer near Amundsen High School. Yesterday, he was at Bryn Mawr and Ravenswood. On 10/29, a middle-aged, African-American man showed me an inhaler needed for his daughter's asthma. She needed help right away. He displayed $7 in cash, but he needs $10. He has three daughters and lives a block away. Anyway you can help? Please give. And God bless you.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    I never give panhandlers anything period. They are all scammers and freeloaders and if you figure out how many people do give them money then they are collecting enough in a week than some low income job earners make in a week. I was approached by this sick child/inhaler years...

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    I never give panhandlers anything period. They are all scammers and freeloaders and if you figure out how many people do give them money then they are collecting enough in a week than some low income job earners make in a week. I was approached by this sick child/inhaler years ago in the old walgreens parking lot and told him to NO. There is now a guy that begs in front of the new Walgreens alone and sometimes with children. If I go there three times a week he is out there. These guys go back to the same place because they are collecting money so why leave a good area because the people change every day.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    The reason I quoted my friend was to indicate what hazelg said...the panhandlers are scammers.

    There are plenty of shelters in the area, and plenty of food pantries. At Care for Real, you can just go in and get food...they don't check anything. None of these people are starving...in fact,...

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    The reason I quoted my friend was to indicate what hazelg said...the panhandlers are scammers.

    There are plenty of shelters in the area, and plenty of food pantries. At Care for Real, you can just go in and get food...they don't check anything. None of these people are starving...in fact, you go in Saturday morning to CFR and at least a third of them are fat.

    I used to get angry when ppl would say, "Oh, the homeless like being on the street...they don't want a job." How dare they say that! How dare they presume anyone would rather beg than work for a living!

    Well...I spent two years living with roommates and a brief period being homeless (at Pacific Garden). And yes, they have no shame about bilking you out of money...instead, they consider you fools and think of themselves as smart for getting people to fall for their sob stories. Yes, most of them are drunks/druggies...during the 90-minute break between dinner and the obligatory 90-minute sermon before bedtime, the PGM guys would go to Dominick's, pool their money, buy a magnum of vodka, and chug it straight out by the loading dock because they knew that at worst, the shelter would make them sleep on a mat on the floor in a separate room. They don't want jobs...they want just enough money to buy booze/drugs and maybe pay whatever rent they have to. They get food from Link or pantries.

    I got into an argument with a former resident of my building when I asked him politely not to give money to the bum who used to sit on the east wall of Jewel. He told me it was "our duty to help those less fortunate" and that "it's not my business if they spend the money I give them on alcohol." He later borrowed $70 from me - which I foolishly gave him since I know what it's like to be broke and how even $10 or $20 can make a difference - and then he moved out of the building (meaning he left the couch he was sleeping on and skipped out on rent he owed to the real tenant).

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Shuffling Papers

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

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In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

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Last Tuesday, October 21, the Alderman’s office hosted a meeting at Epworth United Methodist Church to discuss a zoning change for the Kenmore Plaza, a senior housing development in Edgewater. There were notices left on the doors of neighborhood residents from the 48th Ward’s office requesting attendance so the community could provide input and ask […]

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Watch 'Thriller' Zombies Take Over Andersonville

The dancers performed the choreographed dance from Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" music video twice on West Farragut Avenue near North Clark Street.

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Metro stop

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Theater events: Chicago Children's Theatre hosts signed performance

...20th season. Tara Mallen directs. Previews begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. The show opens Nov. 8. $15-$35. (773) 334-7728 or rivendelltheatre.org...

...contest at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Senn Hall, Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The performance features four short plays written during the company's residency at Frances...

...series. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 3-5, at 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. Jessica Fisch directs the comedy about the inhabitants of a Chicago high-rise, including...

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...preparing for winter, runs through Nov. 16 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (872) 222-9555 or chicagchildrenstheatre.org...

...spectacle. Previews begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. The show opens Nov. 14. $15-$45. (773) 769-3832 or thehousetheatre.com...

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...You Can Dance." The Broadway in Chicago-sponsored tour comes to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2. The show also features "American Idol" vocalist...

...carols. Performances continue through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com...

...independence. Previews begin Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, 3015 W. Division St., Chicago. The show, directed by Juan Castaneda, opens Nov. 7. (312) 239-8783 or urbantheaterchicago...

...take on the founding of the nation, begins previews Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. Marc Frost directs seven actors who re-create the fight for independence beginning with...

...his wife, Clytemnestra, and Stephanie Andrea Barron plays Iphigenia. The show opens Nov. 15 at 4435 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago. (773) 753-4472 or courttheatre.org...

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Troubles With FedEx Packages, Anyone Else?

Hey Neighbors,

I live at the corner of Lakewood and Elmwood, and last week was supposed to receive two packages from FedEx. The first one was delivered, but left outside my building - not even in the foyer and our buzzer was not pressed. The next was not delivered. According to tracking, it was delivered and signed for, although no attempt was made to contact my husband or I upon its arrival. I left a note for my neighbors to...

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Hey Neighbors,

I live at the corner of Lakewood and Elmwood, and last week was supposed to receive two packages from FedEx. The first one was delivered, but left outside my building - not even in the foyer and our buzzer was not pressed. The next was not delivered. According to tracking, it was delivered and signed for, although no attempt was made to contact my husband or I upon its arrival. I left a note for my neighbors to ask if anyone signed for it to please come forward (the name FedEx says was on the signature did not match any of our residents) and a neighbor came forward to say the same thing happened to her. Same day, same time delivery, also no contact made and package was not received. We called FedEx who says they can't find the driver of that route and that we're basically on our own. Anyone else having trouble getting their packages from them recently?

Much thanks!

  • It happened to us as well about two months ago. My son works from home and was waiting for a package that never appeared. He called UPS and they claim they delivered it but had to "talk to the driver first". He waited (2) weeks for the call back that...

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    It happened to us as well about two months ago. My son works from home and was waiting for a package that never appeared. He called UPS and they claim they delivered it but had to "talk to the driver first". He waited (2) weeks for the call back that never came. Called again and got the run around. We don't know if the package was stolen by the driver or if he left it outside and someone came along and picked it up or is just lost in the UPS system. He got a replacement but drove to the UPS distribution center to pick it up rather than take the chance on the driver.

  • Mis-deliveries happen, too. I spent 20 minutes last week on the phone with UPS because the driver had left a package in our foyer that had the right street number on it but should have been delivered to that address on Winona, not on Argyle, which is where it was...

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    Mis-deliveries happen, too. I spent 20 minutes last week on the phone with UPS because the driver had left a package in our foyer that had the right street number on it but should have been delivered to that address on Winona, not on Argyle, which is where it was left. I told them I would just walk it over but I wasn't sure if I would be able to get it inside that person's entryway. I also wanted UPS to know it had happened. They insisted on having the driver come back for it--which was just as inconvenient for me as walking it over would have been but at least correct recipient probably eventually got her delivery from Piper Lime.

    I work for a company that sends hundreds of UPS packages out every week, mostly without incident, but sometimes they do screw up. Fed Ex is actually quite a bit worse when it comes to errors and sloppiness, like not bothering to make second delivery attempts, etc.

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What Kind of Flag is it?

There is a black and gold flag on a flag pole on the NorthWest corner of Hermitage and Thome. Any one have an idea what country or event it is there for?

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This Week’s Top Local Shopping Events

Hurry over to Andersonville boutique Presence (5216 N. Clark St., presencechicago.com) before 9 p.m. tonight to get in on a killer dress sale, where all frocks—including clearance—are 20 percent off.

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...make Randolph Street, you’ve got six more Sundays to make it right. Prime Market (2033 W. North Ave., 1stwardevents.com) will pop up in Chop Shop’s super-hip events space, 1st Ward...

Until November 9, the sleek, modern home wares of Blu Dot are going for 20 percent off at the brand’s two Chicago locations, ID Modern Home (375 W. Erie St., idchicago.com) and Office Designs (720 Landwehr Rd., Northbrook, officedesigns.com).

Stock up on unmentionables at G Boutique’s spooky Halloween sale (2131 N. Damen Ave., boutiqueg.com) which promises “the return of the $20 bra bin” as well as plenty of lingerie at 50 to 80 percent off.

If you’re a forward thinker—or deep in denial about winter’s approach—stop by the Maison Marie Saint Pierre trunk show, now through Sunday, at Urban Style Emporium (200 E. Delaware St., urbanstyleemporium.com) to check out the Canadian designer’s spring/summer 2015 collection.

It’s full-fledged cashmere season, so drop by Krista K Boutique (3458 N. Southport Ave., kristak.com) today or tomorrow for the White + Warren trunk show to make sure you survive the cold temps in style. Buy two or more of the brand’s cozy cashmere items and you’ll receive 20 percent off.

For those who like their discounts with a side of enigma, grab a pumpkin at maternity shop Kickin’ Boutique (2118 W. Roscoe St., kickinmaternity.com) from now until Halloween for a mystery discount at checkout. Spoiler: the discount won’t be more than 20 percent. But a ghoul can dream!

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Edgewater Shooting Witnesses Describe What They Saw, Rip Police Response

...a 27-year-old man was shot about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 6000 block of North Winthrop Avenue. Lemmon said the victim took himself to Weiss Hospital with gunshot wounds to the back...

Smith, who recently moved to Chicago from Kane County, said he and his two friends live in the area and were on their way to buy beer at Castle Food & Liquor, 1128 W. Thorndale Ave., when they heard the shots.

...the back of a fleeing car just feet away from them at the corner of Thorndale and Winthrop avenues. The shots shattered the rear windshield of the car. There appeared to be only...

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Local Ghost Stories To Get You In The Edgewater Halloween Spirit

Ready to get your inner ghoul out this Halloween? Here are a few local haunts to get you started right. In Edgewater, the most famous haunting is probably the sadly closed Old Saint Andrews Inn. The story goes that the original owner, Frank Giff, was so devoted to his bar and his drinking that he […]

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Found License

Rebecca Eden - I found your license. If you send your birthday as verification of identity, I'd be happy to get it back to you.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    I believe when you move you are require to update your drivers license within a certain length of time. This is an official document for identification. I know a lot of people don't, but if you were involved in an accident or other event , notifying next of kin or other designated persons would be delayed

  • d3 NOH

    Only if you're a CDL driver do you have to get it actually replaced, otherwise you just have to notify them of the new address; the Chicago police themselves often don't know this, though. I've been told twice by two different cops my license was invalid. The beat cop in...

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    Only if you're a CDL driver do you have to get it actually replaced, otherwise you just have to notify them of the new address; the Chicago police themselves often don't know this, though. I've been told twice by two different cops my license was invalid. The beat cop in 24 (a real d'khead) gave me a ticket for something unrelated, because I challenged him on this fact, in fact. And it turns out, he's wrong. His ticket was also bogus and thrown out.

    'How do I get my license and registration corrected if my name or address changes?
    Within 10 days of changing your name or address, you must notify the Secretary of State by visiting a Driver Services facility or by writing to the Driver Services Department, Central Services, 2701 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62723. If you wish to have a new driver's license reflecting the change, you must visit a driver facility and pay a $5 fee. To change your address, you can use the online Address Change Notification to transmit notification of address changes to the Driver Services Department. Please be sure to include your Driver's License or Identification Card number and registration number. A change of name for driver's license or ID card must be completed at a Driver Services facility. A CDL holder must obtain a corrected driver's license within 30 days of any such change.'
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/faq.html

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Is this typical now?

I was walking on Bryn Mawr/Winthrop near the 7-11 and there was a Chicago police officer standing up against the building near the door with an assault rifle. There was no obvious criminal activity occurring and there was no armored truck picking up cash from a business there. Is this normal now for the police to stand on the street with assault rifles? I like the police presence, but unless it's a SWAT raid, why in the hell do they need assault rifles? Maybe it's silly to be more concerned about an assault rifle than a standard police revolver, but I found it very unsettling.

  • DK, it doesn't really matter the situation or how fast the officer thinks. 5.56 is a powerful, high velocity round, its going to keep going after it hits someone and will likely still have enough force to go through a wall. Stray rounds are going to be a nightmare. Any...

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    DK, it doesn't really matter the situation or how fast the officer thinks. 5.56 is a powerful, high velocity round, its going to keep going after it hits someone and will likely still have enough force to go through a wall. Stray rounds are going to be a nightmare. Any of the standard handguns CPD carries are going to have 15+ rounds in the magazine and aren't going to be nearly as likely to injure bystanders in a busy, densely populated urban area. No cop has any business carrying a rifle unless he's going into a situation where he knows a suspect is going to have body armor, its just irresponsible.

    Lets hope this idiot doesn't run into a situation where he needs to "think fast" because someone is going to get hurt and then the city is going to lose a lawsuit.

  • William,
    You make a lot of assumptions. You don't know his/her training, skill, experience, load and caliber, etc. in light of attacks on military and police, their job is even more dangerous. Plus, to call them idiots make you sound idiotic.

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