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Bus Crash at Sheridan and Berwyn

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

  • I agree Les. I was not seeking sympathy for him. I wanted Julia to know that he did not walk away from the crash and is suffering consequences already. He is also in police custody, and likely will be for the remainder of his life.

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    @Edgewater Observational Laboratory:
    I wish I could be as sure of that as you are. If he wasn't drunk, he may end up serving a very moderate sentence. If he WAS drunk, I'm not sure what they'll do.
    Meanwhile, he himself is in critical condition. Whatever the case, he's going...

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    @Edgewater Observational Laboratory:
    I wish I could be as sure of that as you are. If he wasn't drunk, he may end up serving a very moderate sentence. If he WAS drunk, I'm not sure what they'll do.
    Meanwhile, he himself is in critical condition. Whatever the case, he's going to have to live with this for the rest of his life.
    I don't know how anyone could kill someone with a car after an accident like this could ever again sleep at night. I myself would sink into a deep depression if I did that to a dog or cat. I hate to tell you how many times I've swerved quickly for animals. The thought of killing ANYTHING (except bugs) makes me very uneasy.
    Still, you pose an interesting point. I am very curious as to how the law will handle this incredibly reckless and heedless human being.

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EdgeFest Brings Global Fare, Local Art, More This Weekend

How does global cuisine, karaoke on a big stage, and relaxing on a landscaped oasis in the middle of Broadway sound? You can find all that and more this weekend at EdgeFest. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is hosting their third annual summer street festival on Aug. 2 and 3. Last year, over 10,000 people […]

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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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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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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!

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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?

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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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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 […]

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WEEKLY UPDATE FROM YOUR ALDERMAN- JULY 25, 2014

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...

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.

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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

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Is the 40th Ward doing participatory budgeting?

So I'm reading all these articles about the participatory budgeting process in nearby wards -- some are holding votes, some conducting online surveys, some holding public meetings -- and I'm realizing that I've never heard a single word about PB from Ald. Patrick O'Connor, who ganked my Lincoln Square block in the redistricting. Is O'Connor even doing PB in the 40th?

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