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Edgewater swim lessons?

i am looking for swim lessons for my 4 1/2 yr old. Anyone who can recommend the Edgewater athletic club? Thanks!

  • Actually the high ridge ymca is really good. That is where my son took lessons.

  • I volunteer at the ymca- great place to go. Very family friendly and has reasonable prices. I learned to swim there when I was younger as well.

  • I like EAC. The instructors are great with my three year old

3 hours ago

Ring In The New Year With One Of These Edgewater Parties

There are plenty of NYE dining and party options right here in Edgewater and Andersonville. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or dine with a small group of friends, we’ve compiled a list of options for you to ring in the New Year in the neighborhood. Where do you plan to celebrate? Hopleaf (5148 […]

35 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

New Year's Eve at Marty's

In keeping with our tradition, it will be a regular night at Marty's, no cover charge, no dress up, no tickets/reservations. We will have complimentary champagne at midnight. So if you're not up for all the New Year's Eve fuss, spend it locally with us.

Regardless of where or how you spend your New Year's Eve, I hope it's a safe and enjoyable evening.

Marty Rogo

15 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Swat Car zipping through Sheridan

Was waiting for the bus and a cop suv was speeding by followed by a speeding Swat car going en route to Rogers Park-anyone know what that's about? I don't think I ever seen a Swat car roll through our neighborhood before.

  • I was looking for parking between 1:45am and 3:10am after my parents Christmas celebration last night, and there were cops everywhere. Now the choppers are all above my house again (Fargo/Greenview). Ugh.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I hear a lot of sirens last night even before that,woke up my toddler twice and she usually sleeps through the first couple ones.

    Man,can we always have a Swat truck roll through this area,you know,since we are short on cops :-)

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Andersonville Celebrates The Holidays Big Time Tonight

This is a terrific night to get out to Andersonville! For those of you who have not found your Holiday mojo yet or those of you who are seriously worried that it will not be a white Christmas, this is the evening that just might get you into the spirit. The night will consist of […]

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4 days ago

Antica Pizzeria’s Brick Oven Pizza Gains Popularity

In Edgewater and Andersonville there is no shortage of restaurants and any number of places where one can stop for pizza. But is there a place in Andersonville where one can be served a brick oven pizza just like in Sicily? Mario, the owner of Antica Pizzeria at 5663 N. Clark, says that business has […]

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Edgewater Shooting Monday Afternoon Sends Residents Running For Cover

On Monday afternoon, as neighborhood residents walked their usual path from the busy Thorndale Red Line to get home for the evening, shots rang out at 3;45 p.m. It caused people to run for their lives not knowing where the shots were being fired. Many ducked into nearby businesses for cover. Only 45 minutes earlier, Swift […]

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Come on Osterman,you are friends with Rahm from what I've read-get him to bring in more members.

    I didn't realize how close Swift was to there-I'll make sure not to send my kid at least in that part of the area.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I meant more "cops" sorry defintely not more gang members unles you can get them to flip.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Wanted: space to hold group meditation programs

Hello, I'm an integrative medicine practitioner on staff at Rush, & have a private practice in Andersonville.

In early 2015, I'll be facilitating a 6-week meditation series for people who would like to learn more about the mind/body connection, & explore a variety of meditation skills to help reduce stress and enhance well-being.

I'm looking for a beautiful, warm, extremely quiet, cozy, carpeted space that's large enough to comfortably hold 15-20 ppl who will meet 1x per week for 6-weeks (most likely held in the evening or wkend).

If you have any creative ideas, please contact me.

Thank you and happy holidays.


  • RTG_RP Doing things.

    It's not carpeted necessarily, but you may be able to use some of the props there to make sitting more comfortable, but maybe you can rent some space at Yoga Tree.

  • Also in the non-carpeted, but potentially conducive category -- Cheetah Gym on Broadway. They used to hold a Community Yoga class on Sundays--but discontinued it for some reason. In any case, they have a nice big group exercise room with lots of yoga mats in different sizes & there currently aren't any classes in there on Sat & Sun afternoons. Not sure what all of your needs are, or what their rules are, but they're an extremely nice group of folks there, and it might be worth looking into.

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Found Ventra Card

Found this morning in front of Metropolis
Identify it and it's yours

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5 days ago

Edgewater Shooting Monday Afternoon Leaves Residents Running For Cover

On Monday afternoon, as neighborhood residents walked their usual path from the busy Thorndale Red Line to get home for the evening, shots rang out at 3;45 p.m. It caused people to run for their lives not knowing where the shots were being fired. Many ducked into nearby businesses for cover. Only 45 minutes earlier, Swift […]

6 days ago

  • 4 stars out of 5: m.henry on Yelp

Dec 14

Updated 6 days ago

New Community

Has anyone noticed the growing new neighborhood under the Foster LSD underpass? Includes a large group of homeless with recliner chairs Christmas socks and houses. Also at the Lawrence underpass. What are donations to the foodbank good if they don't use it. Is the begging for alcohol and drugs and should we encourage these villages to grow? Have written Alderman 3 times with no response or action... Maybe we need to get a new Alderman..

  • Hard drinkin' Lincoln ahh! A torrent of psychological abuse!

    A lot of decrepit Sro's have been shut down, the last cluster of Lawrence House tenants left awhile back.

  • People's needs:

    Money is not included in this list. The most that the average person can do for a random unknown person requesting help is offer food or water.
    BTW, if you really care about the homeless people you see on the street, cook up an awesome dinner and bring it to them. A nice, hearty, proper meal is something many homeless seldom see.

6 days ago

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Seeking Space on North Clark

The Cannabis Group LLC is seeking to “establish a medical cannabis dispensing organization” at the former Pie Hole Pizza Joint on 5001-03 N. Clark St. The group submitted an application for a special use zoning permit from the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 24, 2014, which is set to discuss the request at […]

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Dec 15

No Injuries In Edgewater High-Rise Fire, One Pet Dies

There were no injuries from a fire that broke out around 3:15 a.m. this morning in Edgewater. The blaze sent fire trucks and ambulances racing to the twelve story Shore Manor high-rise at the 5800 block of Sheridan Rd. The fire started in a third floor apartment but was quickly put out. It caused so much heavy […]

Dec 08

Updated Dec 15

Jewelry Repair Recommendations

Looking for someone to fix a gold chain in the Andersonville/Edgewater area. Obviously I don't want to overpay. Looked at Yelp, but most of the businesses listed are into Cash 4 Gold. I just want a decent repair shop, possibly one where I can have an antique watch repaired in the future. But right now I'm just looking for someone to fix the chain.

  • Nick-G Lakewood-Balmoral since the Millennium

    Went today, chain repair is reasonable (ten dollars) and I left the watch for an estimate. Appreciate everyone who took the time to give their feedback.

  • Thanks to everyone's advice, I got a reasonable quote for resizing for two rings at Bryn Mawr Jewelers. 45 bucks a ring! Best price that I've found!

Dec 15

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Dec 11

Updated Dec 15


Today while leaving the house a man tried to hand me this flyer. I said "no thank you". He then spat on me, began swearing and threatening me. When I tried to leave he began following me until I ran away. While I've handled informing the authorities who may need to know about this, I am now informing you. Please do not hire Mariano's Garage Doors and Construction. It is NOT ok what happened and being sexually harassed, or any harassment whatsoever things is unacceptable. Please share with the rest of Chicago.

  • Sun God King of Death, Sorcery,Necro, Witch,Shadow,Sith

    If she did not take the flyer am I to assume she found a flyer, or had the same flyer in her home or did a friend give her the flyer. Did she yes or no get the flyer from the diner? I still agree with 60660Gal u dig. In...

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    If she did not take the flyer am I to assume she found a flyer, or had the same flyer in her home or did a friend give her the flyer. Did she yes or no get the flyer from the diner? I still agree with 60660Gal u dig. In a court of law i.e. defamation of character/slander against the diner Jessie would have to explain where she got flyer she posted with this thread. This thread is a perfect example of how people "believe everything posted on inter-net but I won't swing my pendelum to find out if Jessie is lieing. I will leave that fact of responsibility up to the posters of this thread.

  • Sun God King of Death, Sorcery,Necro, Witch,Shadow,Sith

    Jessie, good morning an Happy Holidays. What is the name of the company that owns the diner you say is not a member of the Chamber of Commerce? Rogers Park and Edgwater there are several mexican men passing out neighborhood diner menus. We will not allow 1 person's view of them to slant us as a community against them.

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Updated Dec 12

Clothing Donation Drop Boxes in Edgewater

I have a lot of clothes I'd like to donate to charity, but since I've moved to EdgewaterI haven't seen any of the clothing donation drop boxes that were ubiquitous in Lakeview.

Can anyone in the Thorndale-Granville area tell me of any clothing donation drop boxes that are nearby?


  • Mrs S RP/WR resident since 1991

    There is drop box at St Hilary's for St Vincent DePaul 5614 North Fairfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659 Also, AmVets will pick up.

  • JMG

    Care for Real or Brown Elephant for nicer stuff in good condition.
    Salvation Army gets the older stuff, I figure they will recycle what they can't sell.

Dec 12

Alderman Warns About Neighborhood Phone Scam

In a statement released today from Alderman Osterman’s office, they warn the community to be aware of a phone scam that could happen to area residents. The calls appear to be local but they may be actually coming from Puerto Rico. The scam involves individuals who call the victim and claim that a relative has been in […]

Dec 04

Updated Dec 12

CPS Releases New School Rating System, Edgewater Schools Place High

Chicago Public Schools released their new rating system yesterday for the 664 schools in the district. Instead of the old three level rating system (1 being best and 3 being worst), there will now be five. Tier one consists of the top performing schools with level-1+ being best and level-1 next. Tier two consists of […]

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    That was over 10 years ago,CPs went through a lot since then I'm sure.

  • Sandy R in Edgewater Edgewater resident

    These all used to be great schools and I am sure they could be again. It all really starts with involved parents. My dad graduated from Sullivan in '57 and my grandfather graduated from Lakeview in '28. After two generations in the burbs, we're back on the north side. Our daughter is graduating with her degree in math education from IU and plans to apply to CPS.

Dec 12

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Dec 11

Upcoming Andersonville Holiday Traditions, What’s Yours?

As the holidays quickly approach we see our neighborhood being transformed into a warm, inviting atmosphere with brilliant white lights and festive green garland. Walking down both Bryn Mawr and Clark streets residents may gaze into the beautifully decorated store front windows and partake in any number of wonderful neighborhood restaurants. With the holidays often […]

Dec 11

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Dec 10

Uncommon Ground Ranks In USA Today’s “Top 10″ Chicago Healthy Menus

If you know anything about Uncommon Ground at 1401 W Devon Ave, it’s that the food always seems to hit the spot. The cozy space with its warm fireplaces is a great place to sip one of their house-infused vodkas and relax. But what’s even more special is what’s on top. The roof that is. They […]

Dec 09

Updated Dec 10


Looking for a g-rated, lively bingo game, somewhere in the Edgewater, Rogers Park or Andersonville vicinity. Can anyone help?

  • The Call on Bryn Mar has a bingo night I think the second or third Thursday of the month. Not G rated.

  • Teri Cassidy edgewater beach resident

    I was looking for bingo that is g- rated also. Glad you asked! You at least got a response. Please post any other information you get. Thanks!


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