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Edgewater Chamber Partners With Loyola To Bring Match.com CEO Sam Yagan To Speak

As current CEO of Match.com, Sam Yagan has brought his unique style of professional expertise to the world of love and romance. Yet he has done so much more over the last decade. In 1999, he co-founded SparkNotes, a free study guide for students which covers everything from literature and poetry to math and economics. Then in […]

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Thanks to those who have shoveled and salted.

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

  • You can't really mute Ben...It show up has a person you have muted....and we all know we look....can't help it....let the Child be.

  • Yes, I saw that but, believe me, I won't look to see what Ben has to say.

Jan 19

Updated 4 hours ago

Recycling?

I am renting a place in Edgewater and the building does not have a Recycling container (forcing me to use the neighbors across the alley way - shhh). Does anyone know if there is a place I can call to have a recycling container dropped off at my location?

  • WC Turck writer, artist, broadcaster and activist

    Claire, thanks for that link. I live in a condo with 30 units and get heartbroken as I am loading my tub of recycling while 29 other units simple dump all of their garbage in the common bin.

    I would like to hear from more folks who have seen blue containers dumped with regular containers in the same truck, as Amy reported. I'd like to know if it is isolated or common practice and then make some noise about it.

  • Common practice. There is far more recycling waste than market to sell it in. Unfortunately, a lot of the separated recycling goes to the landfill anyway :-(

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

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.

  • Julia.... I can't agree more with you and very well said. I grew up at Glenwood and Ridge in the late 70's and remember Ridge being 3 lane one lane at rush hour times. Us kids never had a problem crossing and we learned to pay attention. Ridge is tame today compared to then.

  • I have never had any trouble with Senn students, live practically right next to it.

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Another Yelp-review headscratcher

This one isn’t about individual Yelp reviews, but rather a question as to how EB decides which Yelp reviews to put in the daily digest. Twice in the past week I’ve clicked on a cited Yelp review, only to find the most recent one having been posted months or even nearly a year ago. I click on these in the digest to see what people are saying about business establishments LATELY, and what the current state of these places are...

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This one isn’t about individual Yelp reviews, but rather a question as to how EB decides which Yelp reviews to put in the daily digest. Twice in the past week I’ve clicked on a cited Yelp review, only to find the most recent one having been posted months or even nearly a year ago. I click on these in the digest to see what people are saying about business establishments LATELY, and what the current state of these places are in order to either try them or avoid them. Is there a particular algorithm the site software uses, and if so, why does it sometimes pick old reviews to list???

(I’m sure some trolls will inevitably seize on this post as a complaint about a first-world problem, declaring it has “racist undertones,” or telling me not to pay attention to Yelp...or just see their comments in print. If you don’t have something pertinent to say.....what the hey, knock yourself out anyway).

  • I found the link that Sandy is referring to:

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/business-reviews/jan25-granville-towers-reviewed-brian-s-6644318/

    Note that the link refers to a review by a brian-s, dated Jan 25. This review does not exist on the Yelp page for the Granville Towers. I suspect this review was deleted, but the Everyblock post is a snapshot in time and doesn't update to reflect this change.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    What I’d also like to see on Yelp is a “reply” button (not for the business owner but for those of us consumers who want to address or disagree with a review). Even an “off-base” button option added to the “Do you think this review is....?” array. So many reviewers...

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    What I’d also like to see on Yelp is a “reply” button (not for the business owner but for those of us consumers who want to address or disagree with a review). Even an “off-base” button option added to the “Do you think this review is....?” array. So many reviewers base their opinions on their personal prejudices (like the one-star for a Catholic priory), particular dietary preferences (e.g., slamming a pastry-shop for not offering gluten-free or a burger-and-hot dog joint for not having vegan options); scathing reviews based on delivery alone for primarily-table-service restaurants when the reviewer has never deigned to set foot inside; or for prices higher than those charged by late-night-drunk-food joints. (I’ve learned to ignore deplorable grammar and spelling, since those skills are being ignored by budget-strapped science-and-math-obsessed schools, and everyone depends on flawed AutoCorrect these days). But what’s with the rash of F-bombs lately? Doesn’t sound any less obnoxious just because the other three letters are eliminated. How a review like that (the latest one-star for Calo) gets in while others that civilly address pertinent issues are “not recommended” because the reviewer hasn’t posted in awhile is beyond me. Oh, those wacky website algorithms!

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

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!!

  • My parents building. There's something that resembles a little boy always making an appearance.

  • Matthew G. Andersonville resident

    1428 W. Balmoral Avenue -- lived there for several years and there was a great deal of activity.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

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.

  • Samething happened to us. Right after an exterminator had come because the people upstairs saw a mouse. It seemed to be coming from our pantry. I emptied and bleached it and it still smelled so bad that I avoided the kitchen. Was a dead mouse. Came up from basement and...

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    Samething happened to us. Right after an exterminator had come because the people upstairs saw a mouse. It seemed to be coming from our pantry. I emptied and bleached it and it still smelled so bad that I avoided the kitchen. Was a dead mouse. Came up from basement and died under our kitchen floor. Found it where the pipes are capped off when they took radiator out of the kitchen. Lucky for us it was easily accessible. Our dog kept trying to show me where I just didn't listen. Thought she wanted to go outside. Then it hit me. I would check any small places like that. Even if you haven't seen anything in your apartment. Exterminators come for a reason!

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    If it's just a single dead mouse,it'll be gone in a month. It sounds like you have other issues though. The halls stink? Dead rodents in the walls? If you can afford to,you may want to consider moving. The tenant's rights thing is all well and good,but those are meantto...

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    If it's just a single dead mouse,it'll be gone in a month. It sounds like you have other issues though. The halls stink? Dead rodents in the walls? If you can afford to,you may want to consider moving. The tenant's rights thing is all well and good,but those are meantto establish basic expectations. It doesn't sound like a great place to live. The suggestion for using Fresh Wave is a good one for relatively minor odors and may help this one. Rodents dying in the walls is a problem in most older buildings and may not in and of itself point to a problem with your landlord if this was the only problem. The rodent problem can be the fault of a nearby building and not yours.

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Feb 05

Updated 23 hours ago

Good Handyman

Can anyone suggest a good handyman near the Rogers Park/Edgewater border?

  • Justin long Names justin, I'm handy man. Live in Rogers park

    Names justin. I live in east Rogers park and have this week free. I work for a construction company and took a little time off,but........ Now I wanna get back to work. :)

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    I think i can help. Have knowledge & tools, I live close. Call 312-890-7558

25 hours ago

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Andersonville Ranks In 2015 Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods Nationwide

Andersonville got big news this past week as it was named in the top ten hottest neighborhoods in the nation for 2015 by Redfin. Specifically, it ranked #7 nationwide and #1 for the the entire Chicago area which includes the suburbs. Redfin is one of the top five real estate search engines with an estimated […]

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Healthcare

Hi, I am a student journalist.

I'm writing a story on healthcare, specifically on how the Affordable Care Act has made the system more efficient or less efficient (for you). Obama has mandated a streamlined medical health records system using technology.

So, I'm looking specifically for a patient who HAS had difficulty or has NOT had difficulty with needing medical documents transferred from one hospital (for many reasons) to another hospital.

It this applies to you, I'd love to speak with you and share your story.

If your interview is used, it would be published on a Chicago news website.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    EMR has put more pressure on healthcare providers, and added many more working hours to their days

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shooting

Heard shots lots of police activity. 6000 n kenmore

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    There is a world of difference between the dirty doings of politics and gangbanging,though I see your point. Also,lay off the Southside.I'm from the south side!(go Sox) There are gangs all over the city. Very nasty and inconvenient truth until some yuppy wants to get his high on. Not all of them want to get their Priusi dirty driving to the nearest ghetto. Convenience shopping and abetting of the worst kind.

  • Alikat: If you believe someone has called you a racist never say "My best friends are black and educated"....you sort of prove their point.

    My point was the language. Casual racism exist and your "joke" was just one example found on Everyblock everyday.

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

stopping yellow book drop offs

any one have any idea how to stop getting these phone books? my entire building is on the opt out list for the last 10 years but every year they drop the books in front. i know some people want them, but we don't!

i have called every year to say stop, but it hasn't... any insight would be appreciated.

  • Mei

    I feel all these unsolicited mailers should be illegal. If you don't want it and didn't ask for it, they're littering! Their company taglines should be, "Here, you throw this out."

    I do use the newspaper adds to line my students' desks when we paint or do something messy, and phone books become paper mache. Also good for drying flowers. However, I will now try opting out. There's never a shortage of paper for student crafts if you pay attention

  • Our package delivery guys and mailman use the phone books to hide our packages. So far (5 years) no thefts.

2 days ago

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