4 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Halloween Kids events in the area?

Any upcoming Halloween events for the kids in the Edgewater/Andersonville area? Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Handyman/woman needed

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good handyman/woman? I just need help installing some ikea curtains and rod and I don't own a drill or have a good working knowledge of how to do this sort of thing. Pretty straightforward job. Any recs would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • Taskrabbit is a good place to look for handymen/women, too.

  • Bruce at 773-474-0617. He lives in Edgewater and can do all kinds of home handyman stuff.

Jun 19

Updated 2 days ago

Homeless

Was a little upset by the act of a obvious homeless man yesterday @Jewel-Osco on Bway near Foster. There are normally a couple or so "homeless" people hanging arund the entrance to this store. No one seems to shoo them off & they are not basically violent or harrassing anyone that I have seen until yesterday. We were putting our groceries into our car when a man came up & started loading our vehicle for us & then demanded/requested some...

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Was a little upset by the act of a obvious homeless man yesterday @Jewel-Osco on Bway near Foster. There are normally a couple or so "homeless" people hanging arund the entrance to this store. No one seems to shoo them off & they are not basically violent or harrassing anyone that I have seen until yesterday. We were putting our groceries into our car when a man came up & started loading our vehicle for us & then demanded/requested some money for the "service" also stating that he would return the basket to the store. Of course, I don't have any cash money on me & declined his request. I hope this does not become a common occurance. I should have called the store to complain I suppose.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I wish people in Andersonville would stop giving money to the homeless. I know people feel sorry for them, but there are plenty of social services; giving them money just invites them to set up permanent camp in our neighborhood. The one I'm thinking of specifically used to hang out...

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    I wish people in Andersonville would stop giving money to the homeless. I know people feel sorry for them, but there are plenty of social services; giving them money just invites them to set up permanent camp in our neighborhood. The one I'm thinking of specifically used to hang out by the eastern wall of Jewel and beg for money; when he got enough, he'd go buy beer and drink it right out on the sidewalk (making sure to leave the empty beer can on the ground even though there's a garbage can 20 feet away). I talked to him once and he told me he had a permanent place to stay, and not a shelter, either.

    He seems to have migrated south a few blocks since the summer...now he sits in front of the market around Balmoral/Clark.

  • A polite No Thank You always works for me.

Oct 14

Updated 5 days ago

Convenience Stores on Granville

There is apparently two opening up, one of them in the former Royale Cupcakes place. We have around 4-5 as it is in that section of Granville-do we really need MORE covenience stores? I know it's better than empty storefronts but still. I don't get it.

One thing at least they put a nice awning to make it more appealing. But the lottery kiosk near the window makes it tacky.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    This is a new location for an old convenience store that was located next door to the el station and had closed up. Evidently they had a profitable business on Granville before or they would not have come back to re-establish their business. They were the most popular convenience store of all of them. I can see why they came back as I patronized them almost daily and they were always busy. I don't see how the rest of the stores survive though.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    They put huge "play lottery here!" signs all over their windows, disappointing that they don't try to make it more appealing at least. I never understood why that would look attractive.

    I know for Revival they had a community meeting about it,not sure if there was one for this store.

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Hit & Run @ Lakewood Between Thorndale & Elmdale

If anyone saw a hit and run this morning between 9:30-110:30 am on Lakewood, between Thorndale and Elmwood, please get in touch! This car was very damaged by a driver who left the scene without leaving information. Police report is filed, we are looking for any witnesses who may have seen the responsible vehicle. The damage is just under 2k and because it was a phantom driver (and we don't have collision...) our insurance company will not help us cover it. We are counting on our amazing Edgewater neighbors to help us be vigilant so this person can be held responsible and not do this to others.

  • Ugh. This happened on my block a few weeks ago. When I spoke to the police officer, he said he sees this every day, and it is most likely the result of the driver texting while driving. Sorry this happened to you.

  • This makes me sick to see. I have no information for you. But I'm really sorry this occurred. You don't deserve it.

  • d3 NOH

    nothing too useful to add other than I once witnessed a horrific hit-and-run in progreess and 911 didn't want to take the info because I didn't own the car. It was a college kid doing an extremely sharp and fast complete turn-about and backed right into the parked car, then kept on his way... #citythatworks

Oct 08

Updated Oct 09

Painter needed

Good Morning All,

Could anyone recommend a reliable and affordable interior painter?

  • Dirk A. Gould 10+ year Resident and Promoter of RP Real Estate

    I would highly recommend Jefferson Koegel. He painted my entire home a couple times and I referred him to about 25 clients. All 25 sung his praises. He is especially good with vintage units that need a little extra attention. He spends more time prepping than actually painting sometimes, so that the finished product looks amazing. His cell is (773) 710-6780

  • Adam G. Brand new resident of Edgewater Beach

    We've been using Drake Painting with excellent results. They got a very good review on Angie's List, and were a previous Service Provider Award winner. We tried them once for a small project, and have used them again. They were great.

    http://www.drakepaintingco.com/
    Phone: 847-818-8004
    My contact there is Dan

Oct 03

Updated Oct 07

Broadway Whole Foods opening date pushed up to April

This according to the Whole Foods rep at the community meeting last night

  • The Sheriff new sheriff in town

    Never understood buyin' meat at the market when y'all can just take down one of them deer that roam up by the river.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I don't encounter grumpy employees at either of Evanston's Whole Foods stores both of which are on Chicago Ave., not Clark. (Evanston does have a Clark St. north of Church.)

Oct 01

Updated Oct 03

Mechanic Recommendations

Hi EveryBlock neighbors!
I'm looking for an affordable mechanic nearby that might help me with some car issues. Does anyone have any recommendations?
It seems to be my exhaust... I think it might have came lose after hitting a speed bump or something (my car is very low to the ground) and it's making a very loud noise. Thanks four your help!!!!!

  • ZParedes60660 Owner/Partner of The Hsieh Law Group, LLP

    AB Marathon at Ashland and Bryn Mawr is great, highly recommend them!

  • Runges on Rogers and Paulina. They are great!

Sep 29

Updated Oct 01

Speed Bumps on 5600 block of Kenmore

I'm interested if anybody can tell me what the process of requesting speed bumps on the street would be? There are speed bumps on every street around u, even in our alleys but people drive so fast to make the light at Kenmore in Hollywood.

Last week our two-year-old pug was hit by one of those cars trying to make a green light.

  • Sorry about your dog, which vet did you take him to? And how was the experience? I am looking for an emergency vet (in case anything ever happens to my dogs).

  • brandon sheridan walker

    if you don't have speed bumps/humps on that stretch section of the block, (we're talking NB Bryn Mawr to Hollywood) right? then contact your block club president to see if we can declare that a safety zone section since there is a school & the Pomeroy senior living community. do...

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    if you don't have speed bumps/humps on that stretch section of the block, (we're talking NB Bryn Mawr to Hollywood) right? then contact your block club president to see if we can declare that a safety zone section since there is a school & the Pomeroy senior living community. do you know who is your block club is? is there a "No Turn on Red" sign on the corner? if not, we can start with that. a lot less expensive than the bumps/humps....but we have to start somewhere. i'm sorry that Lucy has had to have such a horrible experience in her early stages of life......sad lesson, but nevertheless a lesson: keep your dog close & keep your lead closer.

Sep 28

Updated Sep 30

Flower store

Does anyone know why the flower store closed?

  • If it the place that I am thinking of, I think the owner may have retired or something. Again, I maybe be thinking of another florist, but this was located on Bryn Mawr just east of the L and on the north side of the street. I hope things are treating him well!

  • Scott that's the one , thanks

Sep 27

Updated Sep 28

Fireworks

Does anyone know what the fireworks barrage we are experiencing is all about?

  • ScottPhillips Long time RP resident

    Very cool that Loyola puts on a great show for the students and their parents.

    It's a great contrast to all the negative things happening in our neighborhood of late.

  • Edgewater sucks....

Sep 28

Updated Sep 28

Screaming/cheers

It's Sunday, I'm trying to sleep in but can't because all I hear are cheers and people screaming.... What is going on??? It's too early for this!!!!

Sep 24

Updated Sep 27

DNAInfo Covers Clark Devon Hardware Article in Popular Mechanics

Did EveryBlock know that Clark Devon Hardware was the focus of a piece in September issue of Popular Mechanics all about the Great American Hardware Store - an Appreciation by Ted Allen? DNAinfo covered the coverage, which highlighted the people at the store who really help you find what you need. Here's the link
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140909/rogers-park/clark-devon-hardware-dubbed-great-american-hardware-store
Tried to post this via EB's media link, but wasn't sure how..

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Thanks for being a solid part of our community! Time and time again I've gone in there looking for a part, a screw, or a tool for one of my crazy projects and there is ALWAYS someone who can figure out the best solution. Congrats on being featured, because it's well deserved!

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    They are the absolute BEST. They really know their stuff and are super super helpful. So glad they are here. Really wonderful place.

Sep 23

Call for Volunteers -- Edgewater 5k, this Sunday!

We're still looking for volunteers for this weekend's first ever Edgewater 5k!

The race is this Sunday, Sept. 28, kicking off at 8am at Granville and Kenmore, with the course going down Sheridan road and through the park along the lakefront. A portion of each registration fee goes toward the 48th Ward school of the runner's choice!

If you are interested in participating in this community event, but don't feel up to running, we've got space among our volunteer ranks!...

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We're still looking for volunteers for this weekend's first ever Edgewater 5k!

The race is this Sunday, Sept. 28, kicking off at 8am at Granville and Kenmore, with the course going down Sheridan road and through the park along the lakefront. A portion of each registration fee goes toward the 48th Ward school of the runner's choice!

If you are interested in participating in this community event, but don't feel up to running, we've got space among our volunteer ranks!

Available slots include: course marshal (making sure people stay on the right path), helping set out food and water for post-race refreshments, gear check, and event break down.

Click this link to sign up! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094faaae28aafa7-edgewater

We need a cheering section, as well! Come out Sunday morning and show our students you believe in them! We expect over 300 48th Ward students will be among the 700+ runners out there on Sunday!

For more information, visit edgewater.org/5k.

Sep 21

Updated Sep 22

Space next to Element Green Store?

Anyone know if anything is going in that space next to the Green Element Resale store?

  • No plans for the parcel- hopefully someone will develop and take Green Element - what an eyesore.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Oh I know-that side of Broadway with exception of Bar 63 can be an eyesore and Green Element doesn't seem to be helping. At least update the store front.

Sep 13

Updated Sep 16

Choppers?

Anyone know why we're under siege from helicopters? Last night for a while, too. Usually there's a clue if I check all the local news channels' and papers' websites. Really loud right now.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Yea that helicopter did linger for awhile didn't it?

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    last night was definitely the longest I had heard them up there.

Sep 13

Updated Sep 16

Scotland - Will They Stay or Will They Go? (Referendum Viewing)

Scotland is voting this coming Thursday on whether they should remain part of the United Kingdom or break away and become an independent nation. It is history making and very exciting! I am looking for a bar, pub, restaurant, or other establishment (living room?) that would be open early Thursday morning to watch the results roll in from Scotland's Referendum (I am perhaps foolishly presuming the BBC will be broadcasting this live). Obviously many establishments have community events when we...

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Scotland is voting this coming Thursday on whether they should remain part of the United Kingdom or break away and become an independent nation. It is history making and very exciting! I am looking for a bar, pub, restaurant, or other establishment (living room?) that would be open early Thursday morning to watch the results roll in from Scotland's Referendum (I am perhaps foolishly presuming the BBC will be broadcasting this live). Obviously many establishments have community events when we have this country's elections and many open early for soccer/football games, so is there possibly any place that is interested enough in Scotland's future to open early and sell me breakfast or alcohol where I can enjoy the camaraderie of others (who might also help make sense of the outcome)?

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    @Bellaisteps - I thought of them, but last time I was there I didn't remember them having a TV. Thank you for reminding me that making a phone call is better than making an assumption! I will have to call and see what the details are.

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    Indeed Duke of Perth will be following the results as they come in. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Duke-of-Perth/203000686404572
    Polls in Scotland close at 10 pm (4 pm our time) and counting is expected to last all night until 7 am (1 am for us). Looks like a long night of whisky and haggis on Thursday!

Sep 03

WWI Women: Let's follow-up to the event at Sulzer Library Sept 6, 2014 2PM

I will be attending a presentation/discussion by author Kathryn J. Atwood about her latest book. ?? Anyone interested in starting follow-up FUN meetings at our local EDGEWATER LIBRARY using her book and any handy but not necessary-to-own computers ? Try Amazon (full of great comments) and GOOGLE for the book and subject. THANKS in advance.

Sep 02

Updated Sep 02

New establishment

Anybody know what's going into the former bar at the corner of Paulina, Peterson, and Ridge? It's been vacant for a few years and now it looks as if it's being prepped to re open soon....

Aug 30

Updated Sep 01

Free spider plant.

Would anyone like a free,double tiered spider plant? It is healthy,ready to hang,etc..I'm just re-decorating my apt and no longer want it. If interested,you can pick it up on Monday (Sept 1st). I will set it in the back alley of 5528 N Kenmore at 10 am that day.

Sep 01

Spanish Conversation Group

I hope everyone is having a good Labor Day!
Just a reminder that our group will be
meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 7:30 at the Heartland Cafe.
Hope to see you.

Barbara

Aug 29

Friendly Reminder: Multi-Unit Yard Sale - Saturday, August 30, 10 am - 2 pm

Proud owners of a multi-unit, courtyard building to host yard sale in Uptown/Andersonville/Edgewater area. Easy access from Berwyn and Argyle Red Line El stops, Sheridan and Broadway buses. Non-permitted street parking throughout immediate surrounding area, as available.

Items available include: End and coffee tables, furniture, housewares, glassware, kitchen appliances, decorative objects, folding wheel chair, Men's 10-speed bike, purses, scarfs, casual jewelry and MORE! Some new, most used, but everything in good, reusable condition!

Location: 5119 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

Aug 25

Updated Aug 28

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    Katie,they eat small pets only when very hungry. There are lots of their natural prey available so your cat has probably not been a casualty. I pray you get your 'little monster' back safe and sound.

  • d3 NOH

    they're supposedly coywolves. I saw one standing in Calvary cemetery about 3 weeks ago, in the morning. They try to avoid people and hide as much as possible it seems.

    I kinda wish something could eat some squirrels around here

Aug 26

Updated Aug 27

Spanish Conversation Group

Buenos Dias~
Unfortunately I won't be able to get over to the Heartland tonight. Unforeseen
circumstances. Since next Monday is Labor Day, let's meet a week from today...
Tuesday, Sept. 2, ...7:30 p.m. at the Heartland. Hope that's good
for everyone. The handouts I have worked really well last night.

Muchas Gracias,
Barbara

  • Hi,
    We're new to the neighborhood and would love to get more information about this Group, thanks!

Aug 25

Updated Aug 26

Spanish Conversation Group

Hi Everyone!
Let's cancel our group tonight if there's a huge downpour around 7:30....our
regular meeting time. We can schedule a meeting for another day
this week or wait till a week from today.
Best,
Barbara

  • Ary Neighborhood Patrol

    Either way, I got this post on Tues. So I didn't make it. ;( I won't be able to make it next week or for the next 3 weeks after, due to work. See you later hopefully.

  • Hi Ary!
    Thanks for contacting me. Hope all's going well, and see you when
    it's good for you.
    Best,
    Barbara

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