Jul 21

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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!

2 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?

2 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 […]

Jun 07

Updated 5 hours ago

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.

Philadelphia Church (Rascher and Clark St.)

Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark)

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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...

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)

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

...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...

Women and Children First Bookstore: 5233 N. Clark

5533 N. Broadway

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

5000-5800 N. Clark Street

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

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

Parking lot on Catalpa and Winthrop

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

Edgewater Historical Society (5358 N Ashland)

Apr 15

Updated 30 hours ago

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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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 […]

42 hours 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 […]

42 hours ago

Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale

The stores of Andersonville are taking to the streets! Take stroll the sidewalks between 5000 to 5800 North Clark Street to peruse bargain-priced wares, courtesy of the neighborhood's local businesses. The event runs all weekend, so there's plenty of opportunity to see the sales.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Huge Police Presence

Does anyone know why there were numerous police cars and officers on the 6200 block of North Wayne Ave. and in the alley behind this block?

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Makes absolutely no sense to reroute buses for EdgeFest this weekend instead of during the actual festival weekend--did CTA decide it needed a 4-hr dress rehearsal? And I’m glad neither of our cars were parked on the street, or they might have gotten dinged. (Ever try filing any kind of damage claim against the CTA? Hahahaha....). Anyway, the CTA website site mentions “Granville” and “Sheridan,” not Glenlake, Hood, Norwood or Elmdale. And it was only yesterday. Totally illogical.

  • Found this article / report on the incident that occurred.
    UPDATE: Man with gun steals purse on Wayne

    http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2014/07/man-with-gun-steals-purse-on-wayne.html

2 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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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.

4 days ago

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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!

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Jul 21

Updated 3 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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5 days ago

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ComEd Door-to-Door People

This evening, two guys in suits claiming to be from Integrys rang our doorbell to talk to us about a recent change that might be affecting our ComEd bill. They said they were checking for overcharges and that only they could fix it. We told them that now wasn't a good time, but after checking our bill later, we did see potentially what they were talking about. Has anyone else in the neighborhood seen these guys? In person they seemed pretty legit, even though I've heard of plenty of scams that follow a similar routine. This was in the vicinity of Magnolia and Devon.
Thanks in advance.

  • I've seen these people but they identified themselves as Spark Energy.

    Just google Spark Energy scam or Chicago Energy Provider Scam and this stuff will be on Everyblock or google at the top of the list.

  • Jeff Life long Chicago kid

    This is the calculator mentioned in the trib story pasted by @jenna http://www.ChicagoPowerCalculator.com. I put a fake email in on the first screen :)

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Jul 22

Updated 5 days ago

Sifu Design Studio Facing Closure

Per Sifu: "Due to a shifty accountant, back taxes and fines have threatened to close our store. We had a payment plan worked out, but now the IRS said we have 10 days to pay our outstanding balance.

So, on July 26, the IRS is threatening to revoke our business license and close us down. We are trying to get an extention, but we can't rest knowing that the end could be so near."

They're trying to raise emergency funding HERE:

http://www.gofundme.com/savingsifu

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Jul 22

Updated 5 days ago

Parking on Thorndale in Tow Zone

What is going on on Thorndale with cars parking in the tow zone between Winthrop and Kenmore? It's mainly happening on the weekends and most are probably going to the beach and avoiding the meters. Why are these cars not getting tickets?

  • d3 NOH

    pics or it didn't happen!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I'm a little confused here. HC asks why the illegally parked cars aren't getting ticketed. Then when s/he's told how to get the cars ticketed, s/he doesn't want to do it. Perhaps Robin's method works. Personally, I would call 911 like d3 does.

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Sifu Design Studio Saved By Online Donations

It is a story way too many businesses face. You put your faith and trust in an accountant that is supposed to steer your finances in the right direction and you later find out you were a victim of terrible neglect. That is just what happened to Sifu design studio. However, this story has a […]

6 days ago

alamo shoes annual sidewalk sale July 24th thru 27th

alamo shoes annual sidewalk sale July 24th thru July 27th,
5321 N. Clark street, chicago

Jul 21

Updated 6 days ago

Edgewater shooting

5200 block of North Kenmore. Tonight. About 10 pm. Guy shot on sidewalk. Chicago has become a shooting gallery -- cops & pols do little. Time for a change.

  • We need more cops on the beat, who stay in the district.

  • d3 NOH

    They're still full force with traffic enforcement--no we can't reassign resources to fight this violent crime, we have tickets to issue at non-peak times!

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Need someone to put in wood floor and tile

I'm looking for someone to put in hardwood and tile floor, approx 200 SF total. I'd really like someone that could do both. Any good people you can recommend? Thank you!

  • Thanks, I appreciate the info. It's nice to have neighbors give referrals :)

  • We had a very good experience with Gaby (Transylvania Flooring). He did a complete replacement of hardwood floor on the first floor and will be coming back for the second floor. Reasonably priced and very knowledgeable, but I am not sure if he does tile. 773-396-1991

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