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  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Sad--had no idea we even had any remaining farmhouses in W. A'ville. And to think I drove past it whenever I took Balmoral east from Damen to Ashland.

  • It was a classic farmhouse that was ruined when the idiot who bought it tried to flip it. All it needed was renovation inside and a classic wrap around porch. The new windows were ridiculous. The siding inappropriate. This was a devastation several years ago. Glad the eyesore is being removed.

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Haunted Edgewater Locations

Hi all! I'm a paranormal investigator by profession and I'm looking to hear of any reports of haunted sites (aside from St. Andrews, Edgewater lounge, Edgewater athletic club and the old Armory). Just interested in any cool stories or sites I should check out. Thanks!!

  • I once heard the Wing Ho restaurant on Sheridan was haunted. It's an old house that has a restaurant on the first floor. I googled it and can't find anything on it being haunted. Anyone ever heard that?

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I lived in the “garden level” (aka daylight basement) apt. at 1430 W. Berwyn for a year (1979-80). The building is a neighborhood landmark: huge Victorian greystone, stained glass, gargoyles and dark wood galore. Landlord collected and installed many Gothic outdoor statues straight out of Chas. Addams/Edward Gorey. We never...

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    I lived in the “garden level” (aka daylight basement) apt. at 1430 W. Berwyn for a year (1979-80). The building is a neighborhood landmark: huge Victorian greystone, stained glass, gargoyles and dark wood galore. Landlord collected and installed many Gothic outdoor statues straight out of Chas. Addams/Edward Gorey. We never encountered anything paranormal (just the usual run of indigenous Chicago pests, which our cat at the time believed were there expressly for her amusement). But some neighborhood historians told us that in the 1880s the place was an upscale clandestine abortion clinic. The covered awning over the outdoor cement stairs leading down to our side-entrance door had been the porte-cochere; and instead of a garage there was (still is?) a carriage house. After we moved out, exteriors for the sitcom “Perfect Strangers” were sometimes filmed there.

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Edgewater Residents

Hi, I'm a journalism grad student who's doing a video story on the growing popularity of Andersonville and Edgewater. I'm looking for neighbrhood residents who would be available for an interview tomorrow morning. Just general questions on the neighborhood and what its like to live there. Please feel free to comment here or e-mail me at marielturner2015@u.northwestern.edu. Thanks!

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Don't be a jerk seriously. It's not the end of the world that you make it out to be.

  • At least you could read my post with comprehension. Good job DicK!!!!

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Bad smell in my apartment

This is a weird post. There is a bad smell in my apartment, right inside my door, as soon as I enter. I thought it was my trash, I had made chicken, but I took the trash out and it's still there. I had the window cracked open yesterday but I still smell it.

The hallways are not cleaned or maintained in this building. The management said they were having an exterminator come around last week for maintenance, but I never saw them when I was home.

Any ideas what it could be? How to get rid of a smell? It's been 3 days now.


  • Thank you all for your replies and suggestions. The smell is gone. I don't smell it anymore when I'm coming into my apartment, which is the only place I smelled it.

    I have hardwood floors in my apartment. The hallways of the building are carpeted, but not vacuumed in the past, maybe 2 months....

    I can't afford to move. I just moved in this summer and it was a big expense for me and I have a lease.

    At least my apartment is clean and not smelly!


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The ‘Greenest House’ In Andersonville Meets Its Fate

A couple weeks ago we reported on the story about the ‘greenest house’ in Andersonville and the approval of the permits needed to tear down the home. It quickly became one our biggest stories of the year and earned many comments online in favor of demolition and others in support of the structure to remain […]

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This GEEKend: Uchi-Con, Berlin, and Super Bowl alternatives

...brand new to Westeros! (Saturday, January 31st, 2015. 7:30 PM. Burke's Public House, 5401 N. Broadway. FREE. Meetup...

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...Kirk, you can dance your face off. (Friday, January 30th, 2015. 10PM-4AM. Berlin Nightclub, 954 W. Belmont. Geeks Out * Sugar Gamers * OutLoud Chicago...

...t be shocked. :) (Saturday, January 31st, 2015. 10AM-6PM. Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St. FREE! Official Site * Facebook...

...such will be there, too. ;) (Sunday, February 1st, 2015. 5:30 PM. Headquarters River North, 213 W. Institute. $20, buy tickets HERE. Official Site * Facebook...

...Did you catch The Simpsons reference, btw? (Sunday, February 1st, 2015. Noon-2AM. Logan Arcade, 2410 W. Fullerton. FREE + drinks. Official Site * Facebook...

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Suburbanite in the city!

We are between Hollywood and a Glenwood on Ridge and would love some feedback on the area. We work early hours so are going to the car and walking dogs between 4-5am. We typically walk on Glenwood, Early and Wayne. I'm aware you need to be alert at all times no matter where you are in the city but am just curious about others general vibe with the area. Lease is up soon and we haven't been able to explore like we hoped but love our place.

  • It wasn't about you at all, sorry. For coming from the suburbs, you seem to be very realistic about the area traffic and all. If all the people coming from the burbs were as realistic as u it would be nice. Unfortunally, many suburbanites buy their cheap, crappy condo near a busy street and then want the street to go away. That area is getting a lot safer and nicer. Hope you continue to like the area :-).

  • JMG

    aww ben!

    we can't all be rough, tough michelin men like you, maybe you should get out of edgewater before we flaccid suburbanites turn it into schaumburg. you'll be happier anyway, flexing your abs somewhere gritter and more urban, like Logan Sq or uk village.

    now I'm going to call Olive Garden & Applebees and and see if we can convince them to open on Clark because what edgewater needs is more diverse dining options.

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Dining: Kanela cocktails; Crew's ownership changes

...At Anteprima, 5316 N. Clark St., on Monday, Feb. 9, 6:30-9 p.m., Marty Fosse welcomes Paolo Saracco of...

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...Brian Wells and Steve Milford—who founded and opened Crew ( 4804 N. Broadway ) in the summer of 2004—have decided to bow out of the ownership and management...

...have decided to bow out of the ownership and management of Crew and SoFo Tap ( 4923 N. Clark St. ), Uptown Update noted. Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan, who joined Milford and Wells as co...

...South Water Kitchen, 225 N. Wabash Ave., is hosting its annual "Outdoor Groundhog Day Lunch" on Monday, Feb. 2, at 11 a...

...The Barrelhouse Flat, 2624 N. Lincoln Ave., has launched its new Bartender with Benefits series. Upcoming bartenders include Ben Schiller of The...

...On Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m., Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., partners with Sierra Nevada to present guests with an exclusive vertical tasting of Sierra Nevada...

...Michael Jordan's Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave., has a new executive chef. Craig Couper will oversee the kitchen, development of new dishes...

...TWO—1132 W. Grand Ave., a recipient of the 2015 Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand—announced the appointment of Kevin...

...BIG Bar, 151 E. Wacker Dr., is entertaining New England Patriots fans and the 12th Men from Seattle ( Seattle Seahawks ) with...

...Filini Bar & Restaurant, 221 N. Columbus Dr., offers a creative, untraditional way to spend Valentine's Day with a special "Seven Deadly...

...Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., celebrates Fat Tuesday with a Louisiana shrimp boil on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p...

...The 16th Chicago's Best WingFest will take place Feb. 22 at Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St., 1-5 p.m. WingFest has tailgating, wings from 25 area restaurants, competitive wing-eating...

—On Sunday, Feb. 1, Blue Door Farm Stand, 843 W. Armitage Ave., will celebrate its one-year anniversary with complimentary miniature carrot-cake cupcakes from Friday, Jan. 30, through National Carrot Cake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Visit bluedoorfarmstand.com .

...Joe Fish Executive Chef Joe Farina will share the kitchen of his River North restaurant, 445 N. Dearborn St., with internationally-recognized Italian chef, Maurizio Albarello, owner of Antica Torre in Barbaresco, Piemonte. Farina...

...compete in the 14th Annual Illinois ProStart® Invitational. The event will occur at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m...

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THEATER REVIEW The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle

Playwright: Ross Dungan. At: Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn Ave.. Tickets: 866-811-4111; www.steeptheatre.com; $10-$35. Runs through: Feb. 28

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The "African-American Getty" for Sale

...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.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

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!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

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Thanks to those who have shoveled and salted.

My geriatric bones thank you. Lots of ice out there today.

  • You are so very wrong on both counts.

  • RT Here

    Well anyways.... keep up the good work. Your life's work is a great contribution to society.

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