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Holiday Craft Fair To Take Over Broadway Armory This Saturday

Over the summer you may have seen the food trucks at the Edgewater Beach Apartments every Friday. At the weekly event, put on by the Edgewater Development Corporation (EDC), they surveyed many of the attendees. “We talked to hundreds of people to ask them what they might like to see on Bryn Mawr,” said Jennifer […]

    Holiday Craft Fair To Take Over Broadway Armory This Saturday
    Over the summer you may have seen the food trucks at the Edgewater Beach Apartments every Friday. At the weekly event, put on by the Edgewater Development Corporation (EDC), they surveyed many of the attendees. "We talked to hundreds of people to ask them what they might like to see on Bryn Mawr," said Jennifer ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

5 days ago

Updated 7 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

  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    What a positive thread this is...rare and welcome.

  • Jarvis John I am a deplorable!!

    Aldermen that improve the standard of living in their wards deserve to be re-elected and recognized for their good work.

9 hours ago

No Bond For Man Charged With Killing Pastor’s Son In West Ridge

Assistant State’s Attorney Bryan Grissman said Sheleru, who lived less than a mile away in the 6100 block of North Hermitage in Edgewater, had just left the the banquet hall in the 2400 block of West Devon through the back door and was walking to his vehicle.

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Assistant State’s Attorney Bryan Grissman said Sheleru, who lived less than a mile away in the 6100 block of North Hermitage in Edgewater, had just left the the banquet hall in the 2400 block of West Devon through the back door and was walking to his vehicle.

The shooting was captured on video surveillance cameras from the Bombay Hall parking lot. Bradbury was arrested Dec. 6 at 3:50 p.m. in the 5300 block of North California by the Chicago Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

    No Bond For Man Charged With Killing Pastor's Son In West Ridge
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Abimbola Sheleru and a friend were leaving a party at Bombay Hall in the West Ridge neighborhood early in the morning of Nov. 20 when a man jumped out of a car and shot him multiple times.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

10 hours ago

No bond for man charged with killing pastor’s son in West Ridge

Assistant State’s Attorney Bryan Grissman said Sheleru, who lived less than a mile away in the 6100 block of North Hermitage in Edgewater, had just left the the banquet hall in the 2400 block of West Devon through the back door and was walking to his vehicle.

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Assistant State’s Attorney Bryan Grissman said Sheleru, who lived less than a mile away in the 6100 block of North Hermitage in Edgewater, had just left the the banquet hall in the 2400 block of West Devon through the back door and was walking to his vehicle.

The shooting was captured on video surveillance cameras from the Bombay Hall parking lot. Bradbury was arrested Dec. 6 at 3:50 p.m. in the 5300 block of North California by the Chicago Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

    No bond for man charged with killing pastor's son in West Ridge
    Abimbola Sheleru and a friend were leaving a party at Bombay Hall in the West Ridge neighborhood early in the morning of Nov. 20 when a man jumped out of a car and shot him multiple times.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

13 hours ago

Delivery Issues???

Watching the news last night about neighborhood having problems with people stealing packages off of their porches while not at home. One clever homeowner took to wrapping bricks & leaving them on his porch. Hmmm. Got me thinking, you want to get rid of that "garbage?" Wrap it up put a fake address label on it, and leave it on your porch. What an interesting surprise for the thieves.

13 hours ago

Edgewater CVS Robbed At Gunpoint, Second Time In Nine Days

The CVS store at 6150 N. Broadway was robbed at gunpoint this past Monday evening around 8:40 p.m. According to police, the man who robbed the store held a 27-year-old employee at gunpoint and demanded money from the register. After the employee handed over the cash to the suspect, he fled in a red four-door vehicle which proceeded southbound on […]

    Edgewater CVS Robbed At Gunpoint, Second Time In Nine Days
    The CVS store at 6150 N. Broadway was robbed at gunpoint this past Monday evening around 8:40 p.m. According to police, the man who robbed the store held a 27-year-old employee at gunpoint and demanded money from the register. After the employee handed over the cash to the suspect, he fled in a red four-door vehicle which proceeded southbound on ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Sep 05

Updated 14 hours ago

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?

  • Jon 10yr Rogers Park / 8yr Edgewater

    As shocking as it is, IMO armed robbery is not a particularly good gauge for trends in neighborhood safety since these crimes happen in all sorts of places – including the in the Loop - and the offenders often don't live anywhere nearby.

    Street crime, aggressive panhandling, vandalism, etc. are...

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    As shocking as it is, IMO armed robbery is not a particularly good gauge for trends in neighborhood safety since these crimes happen in all sorts of places – including the in the Loop - and the offenders often don't live anywhere nearby.

    Street crime, aggressive panhandling, vandalism, etc. are the things that seem to stick to some areas more than others and affect day-to-day quality of life. This second list the type of thing that we as a community can impact if we are diligent, work with community policing efforts etc.

  • AS as I wrote in an earlier post Lakeview lost some police officers to the south and west side and are looking into private security--but I believe that is for street crime.I . How is increased police presence going to stopped an armed robber? They would have to be inside or outside every store. I agree with Jon ..any place can be robbed by an armed robber..How is this the Alderman's fault?

3 days ago

Updated 14 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?

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Updated 15 hours ago

Doorless garage = teenager hideyhole

I have a question related to Chicago's building code, or any other code that may apply to this situation. I live near Thorndale and Glenwood. The building nextdoor to ours has an empty garage with no door. Some Rickover kids have been trespassing in the space frequently to hang out in and smoke weed in the mornings. My neighbor and I have chased them off a few times, and we've called the cops on them too, but they keep coming...

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I have a question related to Chicago's building code, or any other code that may apply to this situation. I live near Thorndale and Glenwood. The building nextdoor to ours has an empty garage with no door. Some Rickover kids have been trespassing in the space frequently to hang out in and smoke weed in the mornings. My neighbor and I have chased them off a few times, and we've called the cops on them too, but they keep coming back. The dean at Rickover told me there's not much they can do because it's off-campus and they don't know who the cadets are, which I understand.

Here's my question: is it legal to have a doorless garage in Chicago? It just seems to be a magnet for trouble, especially near a high school. The owners of the garage have been lousy neighbors over the years (bad tenants, aggressive dogs, rat infestation, etc.) and based on past experience, will not do anything to secure their property unless they are compelled to. Before I contact Osterman's office, I was just wondering if there is any code or requirement for property owners to secure their garages.

15 hours ago

Old Town Taco Pub Opens Friday, South Side Restaurant Legend Dies, More Intel

...over the former The Brixton space and extremely-short-lived relocated Taverna 750 space at 5420 N. Clark St. in Andersonville. Verzenay Patisserie, the French pastry bakery that’s popular at the Green City...

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...Taco Pub is slated to open on Friday in the former Pomp & Circumstance space at 1400 N. Wells St., Stefani COO/CFO Steven Hartenstein says. The main up-tempo Mexican-inspired pub and eatery...

—The longtime owner of a 50-year-old South Side restaurant favorite has sadly passed away, according to announcements on Facebook and its website. Edward Perkins, owner of Taurus Flavors at 8534 S. Stony Island Ave., opened the sandwich and ice cream icon in 1966. He was 79.

...s Sandwiches, but that deal fell through, DNAinfo reports. The bar opened in 1964 at 1054 N. Wolcott Ave.

    Old Town Taco Pub Opens Friday, South Side Restaurant Legend Dies, More Intel
    Plus, the proposed Happy Village sale falls through
    http://chicago.eater.com

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SOFO Tap And Andersonville SSA Fund New Fence For Local Autism Center

The Andersonville SSA has awarded $750 to Envision Unlimited to build a much needed new border fence around their therapeutic garden at the Kruger Center, 4717 N. Clark. With a generous donation from Center’s next door neighbor, the SOFO Tap has matched that amount in order to get the job done. In 2014, the North Uptown Neighbors Block Club […]

    SOFO Tap And Andersonville SSA Fund New Fence For Local Autism Center
    The Andersonville SSA has awarded $750 to Envision Unlimited to build a much needed new border fence around their therapeutic garden at the Kruger Center, 4717 N. Clark. With a generous donation from Center's next door neighbor, the SOFO Tap has matched that amount in order to get the job done.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

37 hours ago

The Most Anticipated New Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017

Address: 5959 N. Broadway St.

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Address: 738 W. Randolph St.

Address: 4229 N. Lincoln Ave.

Address: 1800 S. Carpenter St.

Address: 2500 W. Chicago Ave.

Address: 933 N. Ashland Ave.

Address: 2456 N. California Ave.

Address: 630 N. Rush St.

Address: 1748 W. Lake St.

    The Most Anticipated New Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017
    Rum, ramen and pizza will provide the season's warmth
    http://chicago.eater.com

38 hours ago

Lunchbreak: Gluten free sugar cookies, prepared by Amy Brophy

Amy Brophy defloured 1477 W. Balmoral Chicago (773) 234-5733 deflouredbakery.com/ For more information about the events in Andersonville: www.andersonville...

    Lunchbreak: Gluten free sugar cookies, prepared by Amy Brophy
    Amy Brophy defloured 1477 W. Balmoral Chicago (773) 234-5733 deflouredbakery.com/ For more information about the events in Andersonville: www.andersonville.org Sugar Cookies Ingredients: 2 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 large egg yolks 2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
    http://wgntv.com

42 hours ago

Refugee family looking for a sewing machine and a computer

I support refugees who had worked for the US government in Afghanistan as interpreters. We need help with the above items.
My name is Evan and can be reached via 773-230-8225 cell

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  • Teaching For the Future!

    Ms. Toma is asking for $972.68:
    My students need technology in the classroom because integrating technology into the classroom is definitely a great way to reach diversity in learning styles.
    G B Swift Elementary Specialty School Comment

2 days 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

5 days ago

Updated 2 days 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

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.

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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.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

2 days 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

2 days 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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