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Bus Crash at Sheridan and Berwyn

Looks pretty serious, the whole street is blocked off. Does anybody have more info?

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Sheridan Accident Victim’s Name Released, Additional Details

It was an incredibly horrific scene on Wednesday around 11:12 a.m. when a red Ford Focus sped through a stoplight at Berwyn Ave. and Sheridan Rd at a very high rate of speed plowing into the back of a car which a man was loading with groceries. The victim,  71-year-old Frank Kiley, was a client of […]

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10 things to do this weekend that aren’t Lollapalooza

5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale

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1400 W. Cermak

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State

St. Viator School Parking Lot, 3644 N. Kedvale

3300 N. Seminary

Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western

Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln

U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th

  • Just think if undercover cops patrolled Lolla for weed(and other vilations )how much $ we would make during the concerts time span.

  • M F

    Nothing because it costs more to prosecute than it pays to ticket people for petty crimes.

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  • Moving Sale

    5757 N. Winthrop Ave. August 2, 2014 @ See description

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At Least One Pedestrian Dead, Others Injured After 5335 Sheridan Accident

Reports are still a bit unclear, but witnesses say a red Ford was trying to get around a bus heading North at 5335 North Sheridan avenue around 11:12 a.m. this morning. Somehow the red vehicle did not make it around the bus and instead plowed into  two-three parked cars at a high rate of speed […]

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    Yup they seem to attempt to squeeze down into one at Balmoral, but there's no sign indicating that. However, right in front of Wing Ho, you can see in Google Street view that there are actually dotted center lines which would otherwise indicate it's two northbound lanes. But, it's also...

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    Yup they seem to attempt to squeeze down into one at Balmoral, but there's no sign indicating that. However, right in front of Wing Ho, you can see in Google Street view that there are actually dotted center lines which would otherwise indicate it's two northbound lanes. But, it's also a 4-6pm no parking rush zone designed to drive in during those periods, which actually is unusual to have also a lane marked as dotted down the center alongside also a rush hour no parking zone. I can think of 2 dozen rush hour driving / no parking streets where they have the same configuration of one intended driving lane and one tpyically parking lane, but they've left off the dotted lines to indicate two driving lanes in all of those cases. In this case it seems they are indicating there are always 2 driving lanes, and the rush hour parking no parking is re designed to accommodate that by reducing cars.. A few there would be easy for 2 cars to navigate, but at rush hour, no. They seem to be saying you can drive it as 2 all day, but it would be more difficult when cars are parked there AND traffic is heavy. There is no signage or markings indicating you need to go from 2 lanes to one.

    I'm sure some lawyer already is snapping pics of this illy marked street as we speak. Hopefully the speeding camera tickets in the name of pedestrian safety is enough to cover this lawsuit against the city. Then maybe someone at the city will grow up and realize how to actually improve pedestrian safety and not their bottom line.

  • Jim A Sic Semper Canis

    There are many places where the arterial streets are very poorly marked in Edgewater. On Southbound Broadway, for example, it seems like the markings fade in and out all the way from Devon to Ardmore. Seriously, please be careful out there. Also, I'm not sure of they've changed the configuration but northbound Broadway near Argyle, there never seemed to be enough room for parked cars and traffic in the right lane, even though there is (or used to be) a dotted marking indicating two northbound lanes.

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Mariano's Still in Violation of City Noise Abatement Statutes

I just came back from the Mariano's at Foster & Sheridan, at 11:41 PM, after speaking with the night receiving room person. The store has been a problem in its consistent violation of noise abatement statutes that require compressor(s) on the trailer(s) parked at the dock to be off -- an environmental noise abatement statute - between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM. The Carmen Winona block club allowed the store some slack and the manager agreed to a cut off...

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I just came back from the Mariano's at Foster & Sheridan, at 11:41 PM, after speaking with the night receiving room person. The store has been a problem in its consistent violation of noise abatement statutes that require compressor(s) on the trailer(s) parked at the dock to be off -- an environmental noise abatement statute - between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM. The Carmen Winona block club allowed the store some slack and the manager agreed to a cut off at 11:00 PM. Last week, the problem was consistent with compressors on later than 11:00 PM and being turned on at 5:00 AM. Tonight, the young man told me that the manager's direction are to turn it off (maybe) at 11:30 PM and back on at 3:00 AM. Now, I ask you, since when does the ward and the city allow a business to rewrite statute? And, you will NEVER see medical people recommending 3-4 hours for quiet for sleep. This is an arrogant business and I already terminated my $150 per week in purchases. This store does large volume - let it hire more people to unload the trailer(s).

  • It's impressive how on top of things you are! I wasn't aware of the special requirements for SNCs. Are those available somewhere online? The land by the loading dock for Mariano's is still available, I believe. It's the narrow, deep parcel between the Foster portion of the Club and the Mariano's building. I was surprised to hear the Club hadn't purchased it because theoretically something could go in there that would overshadow or otherwise affect their property in a significant way.

  • I thought of the wrong lot. I can't imagine how a buyer could use that sliver of land. Incidentally, about five months after Dom's opened, I had a conversation w/one of the fellows from the engineering co. that worked on the store. The loading dock was supposed to face the...

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    I thought of the wrong lot. I can't imagine how a buyer could use that sliver of land. Incidentally, about five months after Dom's opened, I had a conversation w/one of the fellows from the engineering co. that worked on the store. The loading dock was supposed to face the S & C Club, so that any noise would head toward a premise that's empty and unused at night. Safeway wanted a ramp up to the roof parking; to make space for it Safeway changed the dock orientation to face Foster.

    Go: http://www.noisefree.org/cityord/chicago.pdf and download it. Sec 11-4-2810 and 11-4-2825.

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  • Picture My Kids Working With This!

    Ms. Hoehn is asking for $677.79:
    My students need a projector to increase student engagement and support a variety of learning styles.
    G B Swift Elementary Specialty School Comment

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Jul 21

Updated 39 hours ago

Volunteers Needed for EdgeFest -- August 2 & 3

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our annual summer street festival, EdgeFest! EdgeFest will take place August 2 and 3 on Broadway between Thorndale and Ardmore. We'll have 2 stages with music, an interactive kids' tent with games and crafts, local food vendors and artists, and karaoke on the South Stage on Saturday night!

We are looking for volunteers to help pull off a great event! We have openings in the beer tent, at the Chamber table, and helping run the Bridgeview Bank money booth game.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email ally@edgewater.org indicating your name, desired placement, and desired day.

For more information about EdgeFest, visit http://edgewater.org/edgefest

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    I can't recall from last year -- can we bring lawn chairs? Would come in handy if we're going to hang out and listen to the music.

  • Ally Brisbin Marketing & Events, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

    Al, yes! You can bring lawn chairs. Hope you enjoy the festival!

40 hours ago

Any news from Ald. meeting last night

Missed Ald. O'Connor's meeting at Montessori last night. Did anyone on here attend? Anything new to report?

41 hours ago

New Lesbian Dating Webseries Set In Andersonville

Dating in the age of social media has turned some of our intimate and flirtatious attempts into a swipe of a finger, a double tap to ‘like’ someone’s image, a request to be friends, a follow on a new platform, or a #hashtag below someone’s content. Social media and technology have changed the dating ways of the world and […]

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Mariano's

Does anyone have any idea what's going on the empty lot beside Mariano's at sheridan and foster? They built fences last week.. Just curious :)

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Updated 45 hours ago

New EHS Exhibit Showcases Edgewater’s Automotive Glory Days

It is hard to believe, but back in the 1920s Edgewater was such a hub for the Chicago automotive industry that it was dubbed “The Northside Motor Row”.  Now,  a new exhibit which opened July 12th at the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum tackles the past showcasing photographs, artifacts and maps that help us get […]

  • I saw the exhibit for the first time this past weekend. It's really a fabulous exhibit with artifacts covering nearly every wall and also a slideshow of old automobile ads. If you're at all interested in old cars or Edgewater history, you should try to see it. It's free, but...

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    I saw the exhibit for the first time this past weekend. It's really a fabulous exhibit with artifacts covering nearly every wall and also a slideshow of old automobile ads. If you're at all interested in old cars or Edgewater history, you should try to see it. It's free, but the museum is only open on weekends from 1-4 p.m.

    About three months ago I posted a link to a fire-insurance map (PDF) showing the businesses on both sides of Broadway between Foster and Devon in 1928. That l-o-n-g map is stretched across a wall in the exhibit and the large number of automobile-related businesses are color-coded to identify the type of business.

    Oh. I almost forgot the link to the map. Go to the "maps" page on the Edgewater Historical Society website (http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/local/maps). The "1928 Sanborn map of Broadway" PDF link is about halfway down the page.

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Two Sidewalk Robberies Near Loyola Since Friday

There were two sidewalk robberies over the weekend in the Edgewater area near the Loyola campus. It is unknown at this point if it was the same attacker but police are currently investigating both incidents. The first happened on Friday about 10:55 a.m. on the usually quiet 6200 block of North Wayne. A woman was held […]

2 days ago

WEEKLY UPDATE FROM YOUR ALDERMAN- JULY 25, 2014

5:00pm-8:00pm: CAPS Night Out (Swift School, 5900 N. Winthrop)

5533 N. Broadway

Ice Cream and toppings are being donated by the Waterfront Café which is located in Berger Park and Lickity Split Frozen Custard and Sweets located at Broadway and Glenlake.  Admission will be free and ice cream will be available

Parking lot on Catalpa and Winthrop

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...I sent a public safety update regarding the fatal shooting of Demond Parnell on the 5200 block of North Kenmore. Initially, the Chicago Police Department believed this was a gang-related shooting. That is no...

The annual Andersonville Sidewalk Sale is this weekend! Friday – Sunday, 5000 – 5800 N. Clark. Click here for a list of participating businesses. Also, Eco-Andersonville is taking over Olive...

7-9pm:  CPD: Showcase in the Park (Berger Park – 6205 N. Sheridan)

3:00pm-5:00pm: Culture Jam Saturdays at Buttercup Park (Buttercup Park- 4901 N. Sheridan)

...are continuing to meet with property owners and managers on the 5800-6100 blocks of Kenmore and Winthrop.  Through cooperation, we have been able to identify issues facing these blocks and are working...

My office and CPD will be hosting a FREE women’s safety seminar at our Argyle Summer Satellite Office (1008 Argyle) on August 7th from 10am to 11am. Martial arts instructor Shi Han Frank Roman will join us for the seminar to share some self defense skills.

...30-7:30, the Peterson Garden Project is hosting an ice cream social at Vedgewater (6300 N Broadway) during which I will be doing a reading of “The Curious Garden”. Grab a chair...

Join us for another Little Library Build Day! My office and Edgewater Reads are hosting this build day this Saturday from 9am-noon in the back of Senn High School (Thorndale and Greenview). Materials will be provided but we welcome all volunteers, book donations and tools! Click here for the flyer.

Women and Children First Bookstore: 5233 N. Clark

The car will be out at the northeast corner of Berwyn and Clark St

5000-5800 N. Clark Street

Philadelphia Church (Rascher and Clark St.)

The Selfhelp Home (908 W. Argyle St.)

Marty’s Martini Bar (1511 W. Balmoral)

Headquarters for event: Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark), with host restaurants located throughout the neighborhood

Saturday, September 6th from  9am to noon - Berger Park (Sheridan & Granville). Focus will be on the area between the two mansions.

Join Green Scene Chicago for free family entertainment throughout the summer. All events take place at the Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden (4919 N. Winthrop). Click here for a list of events

Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark)

Edgewater Historical Society (5358 N Ashland)

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Current Events with Time For Kids

    Mrs. P. is asking for $211.19:
    My students need a class set, of Time for Kids magazine so they can learn about the importance of current events that around the world.
    G B Swift Elementary Specialty School Comment
  • "Fun, Fun Math Centers"

    Mrs. P. is asking for $250.16:
    My students need common core centers to master the standards in math.
    G B Swift Elementary Specialty School Comment
  • Learning Centers for Common Core

    Mrs. P. is asking for $201.27:
    My students need Common Core centers to master the standards in reading.
    G B Swift Elementary Specialty School Comment

3 days ago

Police About-Face On Kenmore Shooting, Not Gang-Related

It just did not seem to add up. Witnesses noticing a passionate argument between two men. One of them Demond Parnell who was a creative barber in Rogers Park. He stated on his Twitter page, “I’m an Open-minded outspoken Barber with an eye for fashion and style. I create my own lane”.  One of his […]

3 days ago

Chicago Bear Israel Idonije Visits Edgewater’s Third Coast Comics

Bears in our neighborhood? That’s right! Local comic shop Third Coast Comics had a special appearance from one of the well known Chicago Bear’s, Israel Idonije yesterday for an interview with CBS to discuss his comic books, The Protectors.  First launched in 2013, the comic is a story about the most amazing and skilled athletes in the world whose sole […]

3 days ago

If someone has lost their blue point Himalayan cat...

Please email Kirsten Kranz at Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue with a description: catslave9@gmail.com
The blue point Himalayan cat was found in the "northern Chicago area." Thank you!!!

3 days ago

Blacktop?? Vendor??

Calling all condo owners - we need to re-blacktop our parking lot (just 8 spaces) - any of the condo owners out there have a good paving/blacktop contractor to recommend? We can't seem to find anyone with good reviews.

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    OIA '3300 N SEMINARY AVE' PERMIT EXPIRES ON 09/21/2014 ERECT STAGE SOUTH STAGE FOR THE EDGEFEST 8-2-2014 8-3-2014

    5810 N. Broadway Issued July 21, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 09/21/2014 ERECT A MOBILE STAGE 24 X 16 FOR THE EDGEFEST 8-2-14 TO 8-3-14

    5930 N. Broadway Issued July 21, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    III-B EXISTING 5-STORY MULTI-DWELLING MASONRY BUILDING. REPAIR FIRE DAMAGE UNITS AND COMMON AREAS PER PLANS**Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    5820 N. Sheridan Rd. Issued July 25, 2014 Comment

4 days ago

Lost Cat?

I saw a small cat running about in the large garden of 5555 N. Sheridan Road while I was walking tonight about 10 p.m. I think it was dark colored and not completely wild because it stopped and looked at me when I called "kitty, kitty." I hate to see a cat out in the park (we are right next to Lincoln Park) since there are coyotes around.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

BBQ Coming to Andersonville!

Andersonville Chamber tweets that Avondale's very popular Pork Shoppe "executes lease for former former Kingfisher space" at the north end of the Clark Street corridor.

http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/

YES!

  • Indeed, Edgewater needed a good place for pork. Hopefully, this team can finally make a success of this hulk at Edgewater and Clark, which has struggled for such a long, long time. And, speaking of the North end of Clark, the Norse is a great bar with an incredibly good...

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    Indeed, Edgewater needed a good place for pork. Hopefully, this team can finally make a success of this hulk at Edgewater and Clark, which has struggled for such a long, long time. And, speaking of the North end of Clark, the Norse is a great bar with an incredibly good beer selection. There really is good news from all parts of Edgewater, from the Andersonville neighborhood on the west to the Edgewater Glen business district along Broadway on the East side of Edgewater there has been a steady stream of good economic news of late.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    That location has been “snakebit” ever since Felice’s Roundtable closed (Lord, how I miss that prime rib!) in the late ‘90s. Every restaurant since then in that space had been AWFUL and few lasted even a year. Hope Pork Shoppe “clicks;” won’t have to go NW to Rub or take the long slow slog down Pulaski to Smoque. And unlike Hecky’s (which won’t deliver s. of Devon), it’ll be nice to actually be able to sit and dine there!

Jul 21

Updated 4 days ago

Abbey My Calico Cat that has been lost since the 7th of July is found

Thank you all for your beautiful messages and show of support. I was called by a wonderful person on Rosedale street to inform me that ABbey was in his yard. I flew from Wisconsin back to reunite with my girl Abbey, It was a amazing to reunite with my kitty. Thank you all thank you thank you .

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