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After 25 Years, Uncommon Ground Is Still Low-Key And Keeping It Local

In 2007, the Camerons opened a second restaurant in Edgewater at 1401 W. Devon Ave. as a showcase for a first-of-its-kind rooftop farm. In 2014, they added Greenstar Brewing at the Wrigleyville restaurant, the state’s first certified organic brewery.

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They found it, they thought, on the southwest corner of Broadway and Roscoe, and they put down the money needed to secure the property.

...loan from relatives and a lot of elbow grease, the couple opened Uncommon Ground at 1214 W. Grace St., within walking distance of their apartment. They filled the 24-seat coffeehouse with reclaimed furniture...

They own the building on that northwest corner of Clark and Grace and are using all but one commercial space there, with plans to expand the brewery into it.

    After 25 Years, Uncommon Ground Is Still Low-Key And Keeping It Local
    Michael and Helen Cameron opened Uncommon Ground in 1991, before eating local was cool. [DNAinfo/Janet Rausa Fuller] WRIGLEYVILLE - The roots of a pioneering restaurant in the slow food movement were set down 25 years ago over an uncharacteristic lunch of Subway sandwiches.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Updated 11 hours ago

Rodents?

After two years of peaceful living in my apartment, I have recently seen several mice scurry across my floor. (A fun way to discover a new phobia!)

My question to you all is twofold:

1. How frequently do you see rodents in Edgewater? I haven't noticed any until now, just curious how common of an issue it is in our neighborhood.

2. Any neighborly advice on how to deal with the issue? So far I've thoroughly cleaned the apartment and splurged on getting a professional cleaning later this week. Also set some traps and plugged up some holes with steel wool. But would LOVE any further advice to not deal with this again!

Thanks!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 years

    Jordane, mice are not baby rats.

  • Helen, this post is about rodents. In fact, the OP specifically asked this: "1. How frequently do you see rodents in Edgewater?" Would you like me to define rodent, so that we can both have a go at being absolutely petty? Here's a hint: rats are included under the "rodent" umbrella term.

32 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Edgewater medical center

Hi, I live in the 60626 zip code but was wondering if an work or demolition has begun on the old hospital yet? Would like to get pictures of the progress. Thanks.

  • JW resident since 2006

    The parking lot was converted to houses about 15 years ago. The parking garage was torn down within the last 12 months. Half of the houses are up and some are already occupied. Regarding the hospital structure, they are going to tear down the buildings west of the alley within...

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    The parking lot was converted to houses about 15 years ago. The parking garage was torn down within the last 12 months. Half of the houses are up and some are already occupied. Regarding the hospital structure, they are going to tear down the buildings west of the alley within the next 6 months. The buildings east of the alley will be converted into apartments.

    I've heard the same group will be tearing down Jeron and building houses. But I don't know if that's true and haven't heard a timeline for that property. I would be interested to hear what anyone knows.

  • Yep, for sure, the garage is gone. So I WAS right in the first place. Apologies for any confusion. Houses are up on the whole block and there's a big fence surrounding the area immediately behind the main hospital structure.

23 hours ago

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32 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Reasonable TV repair

Our TV is starting to get the "white dot" syndrome. Does anyone know a reasonable TV repairman that can replace a DLP chip?
Apparently the process is simple, but repair shops ask for 4x the price of what we paid for the TV and I am not confident enough to attempt it myself.

Thanks!

  • mia xx none at all

    I forgot the name, but the guy name is Anthony. His shop is on Broadway near Irving

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Feb 19

Updated 32 hours ago

Last Edgewater Medical Center Buildings Sold, Demolition Planned for Spring

Ald. Patrick O'Connor (40th) said the city's Plan Commission approved the plan as part of MCZ Development's proposal to re-use some of the old buildings at 5700 N. Ashland Ave. for housing, including a 141-unit apartment building with 78 parking spaces.

Earlier, the city acquired six parcels between 1623-25 W. Edgewater Ave. and 1628-30 W. Hollywood Ave. and simultaneously got permission to then later sell the land to the Park District for development.

Earlier, the city acquired six parcels between 1623-25 W. Edgewater Ave. and 1628-30 W. Hollywood Ave. and simultaneously got permission to then later sell the land to the Park District for development.

    Last Edgewater Medical Center Buildings Sold, Demolition Planned for Spring
    EDGEWATER - The former Edgewater Medical Center hospital buildings facing Ashland Avenue were officially bought by a developer and approved by the city to become residential apartment units Wednesday. Ald. Patrick O'Connor (40th) said the city's Plan Commission approved the plan as part of MCZ Development's proposal to re-use some of the old buildings at 5700 N.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

37 hours ago

Northwest suburban police blotter

• Vandals set two portable toilets on fire around 3:35 a.m. June 10 in Meadows Park, 1401 W. Gregory St.

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• Thieves stole a girls bicycle around 11 a.m. June 20 on the 6800 block of Highland.

    Northwest suburban police blotter
    Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. * Burglars stole a wallet with driver's license, debit and credit cards around 8 a.m. June 16 out of a unlocked car in a driveway on the 200 block of Cummings Drive.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

39 hours ago

Dying Edgewater woman fights eviction, with sheriff’s help

Linda Danner, who is terminally ill with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, iis being threatened to be evicted from her apartment at 1040 West Granville because her name is not on the lease. | Max Herman/For the Sun-Times

    Dying Edgewater woman fights eviction, with sheriff's help
    When she moved in late last year, Linda Danner liked having neighbors one-third her age because it made her feel young, and - until her body could no longer tolerate it - she loved the sunlight that flooded her tiny studio apartment. It felt like a good place to live.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

40 hours ago

Edgewater Chamber Program Helps Local Entrepreneur’s Ideas Become Competitive Businesses

If you live or work in Edgewater Area, chances are that you know of someone who would like to start a small business or not for profit organization. Perhaps you have an idea, but are not sure how to get it off the ground? Would your idea be something that the community would embrace? What […]

    Edgewater Chamber Program Helps Local Entrepreneur's Ideas Become Competitive Businesses
    If you live or work in Edgewater Area, chances are that you know of someone who would like to start a small business or not for profit organization. Perhaps you have an idea, but are not sure how to get it off the ground? Would your idea be something that the community would embrace?
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Hot Spots To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks!

Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway. 219-769-2111.

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McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave. Free. 630-256-3370.

Brickyards Park, 375 Elm St. Free. 847-395-2160.

Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave. Free. 847-488-1456.

...p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the Palatine Concert Band performs at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street, featuring the Palatine Concert Band; grand fireworks display at dusk, launched from Clark Street Beach...

...m. on July 4, traveling down Ridge Road in Homewood to the Izaak Walton Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road, ending at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Annual Family Fun Fest from 11 a...

Wolf Lake Pavilion, 2324 Calumet Ave. Free. 219-659-7678

Wolters Field, 1080 Park Ave. $5 tickets. 847-926-1033.

HarborPark, 206 55th St. Free. 262-653-4177.

Williams Park, 741 Main St. Free. 847-395-2160.

Shuttle service to and from Madison Meadow will run from 7-11:30 p.m. from Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St., Madison Elementary School, 150 W. Madison St., and Pleasant Lane School, 401 N. Main St.

Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave.; and Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1750 Techny Road. www.Northbrook4thofJuly.com.

Oak Park River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park. www.oak-park.us.

    Hot Spots To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks!
    From the city to the suburbs, there are tons of places to catch a good fireworks show during 4th of July weekend in Chicago. Arlington Heights Parade: 10 a.m. July 4 Arlington International Fireworks: dusk, July 3. Arlington International Park, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights.
    http://b96.cbslocal.com

  • How misleading for this to be on the River North Everyblock feed. The 150 W. Illinois address is actually in Aurora!

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    In Edgewater the Saddle & Cycle Club's annual fireworks that can be seen from Foster Beach, along Lake Shore Drive, Osterman Beach is on the 4th also starting at sundown.

43 hours ago

Lake and Porter County, Indiana 4th of July 2016 Fireworks Displays

6355 Broadway

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2324 Calumet Ave

    Lake and Porter County, Indiana 4th of July 2016 Fireworks Displays
    ABC7 has learned of the following 4th of July 2016 fireworks displays in Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. Return to Chicago area fireworks displays main menu Indiana Dunes State Park Fireworks June 30, 2016 at Dusk Indiana Dunes State Park1600 N. 25 EastChesterton, IN 46304 Cedar Lake Summerfest July 3, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Coomon sense drug laws for veterns.

Judge Neil Cohen ordered Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah to add PTSD within 30 days. It's the first decision among eight lawsuits filed by patients disappointed with across-the-board rejections by Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration of recommendations from an advisory board on medical marijuana.

2 days ago

Hot Spots To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks!

Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway. 219-769-2111.

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave. Free. 630-256-3370.

Brickyards Park, 375 Elm St. Free. 847-395-2160.

Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave. Free. 847-488-1456.

...p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the Palatine Concert Band performs at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street, featuring the Palatine Concert Band; grand fireworks display at dusk, launched from Clark Street Beach...

...m. on July 4, traveling down Ridge Road in Homewood to the Izaak Walton Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road, ending at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Annual Family Fun Fest from 11 a...

Wolf Lake Pavilion, 2324 Calumet Ave. Free. 219-659-7678

Wolters Field, 1080 Park Ave. $5 tickets. 847-926-1033.

HarborPark, 206 55th St. Free. 262-653-4177.

Williams Park, 741 Main St. Free. 847-395-2160.

Shuttle service to and from Madison Meadow will run from 7-11:30 p.m. from Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St., Madison Elementary School, 150 W. Madison St., and Pleasant Lane School, 401 N. Main St.

Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave.; and Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1750 Techny Road. www.Northbrook4thofJuly.com.

Oak Park River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park. www.oak-park.us.

    Hot Spots To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks!
    From the city to the suburbs, there are tons of places to catch a good fireworks show during 4th of July weekend in Chicago. Arlington Heights Parade: 10 a.m. July 4 Arlington International Fireworks: dusk, July 3. Arlington International Park, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights.
    http://b96.cbslocal.com

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Police @ Kenmore and Balmoral 9 PM

Anyone know why police were at Kenmore and Balmoral tonight at 9 pm ish?

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