6 days ago

Updated 41 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.

  • It wasn't about you at all, sorry. For coming from the suburbs, you seem to be very realistic about the area traffic and all. If all the people coming from the burbs were as realistic as u it would be nice. Unfortunally, many suburbanites buy their cheap, crappy condo near a busy street and then want the street to go away. That area is getting a lot safer and nicer. Hope you continue to like the area :-).

  • JMG

    aww ben!

    we can't all be rough, tough michelin men like you, maybe you should get out of edgewater before we flaccid suburbanites turn it into schaumburg. you'll be happier anyway, flexing your abs somewhere gritter and more urban, like Logan Sq or uk village.

    now I'm going to call Olive Garden & Applebees and and see if we can convince them to open on Clark because what edgewater needs is more diverse dining options.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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

Jan 21

Updated 5 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.

Jan 19

Updated Jan 20

  • I am excited that they just cut two doors into the Broadway side of the facade. That will hopefully transform that side of the building from the long lonely strip of brick and sidewalk it has been for so very many years.

Jun 01

Updated Jan 07

Auction of old Carson's Ribs?

Anyone hear an update on the status of the auction on May 21st of the old Carson's Ribs at Peterson & Clark? I can't seem to find an update on Alderman O'Connor's website. Thanks!

  • How exciting….I wonder what they will put there and how the new train station will effect the traffic in the neighborhood. Thankfully I rarely travel that way so I won't be too affected by it, but interesting none the less.

  • JW resident since 2006

    Thank you very much for sharing this news.

Jan 02

Updated Jan 03

Sirens in 5300 sheridan

Anyone know what happened around 5300 block if sheridan? Tons of firetrucks and ambulances and now hearing helicopters.

  • ....I googled and she passed last night at 6:23pm. So sad.

  • It was sad to watch the news and to learn that she died from her burns. I knew yesterday AM (at the bus stop) that the large number of responding fire trucks and ambulances indicated a high rise fire - the CFD sends lots of equipment in those cases. Her...

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    It was sad to watch the news and to learn that she died from her burns. I knew yesterday AM (at the bus stop) that the large number of responding fire trucks and ambulances indicated a high rise fire - the CFD sends lots of equipment in those cases. Her building was built post-1978, so it was sprinklered throughout according to statute. Because of that, the fire was confined to the woman's apartment. Still, it's so sad as we consider her likely fear and terror. To me, a building fire is high on the scale of terrifying incidents.

Dec 26

Updated Jan 01

Ranalli's of Andersonville 1st Annual NYE Pizza Party!!!

Looking for a low key, fun evening for New Year's Eve this Year?
Join me at Ranalli's of Andersonville for their 1st annual NYE Pizza Party!
There are going to be board games, cards, Hors D’oeuvres, Pizza, drinks and just a fun, relaxed night. I think it will be a good night!

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    What a fun idea! If anyone ever needs to throw a party there do it! I threw my daughter's first birthday there. We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves and they let you bring your own playlist. Food was very reasonably priced and good.

  • JohnL Retired old foggey.

    A friend had my 70th surprise birthday party at Ranalli's and it was a wonderful time.

Dec 31

Cheers to a new year!

Wherever you find yourself this evening, we hope it's enjoyable and safe. Thanks for all your support in 2014.

Dec 23

Updated Dec 28

Know No Limits Gym Closing December 31st

Was informed today the gym is closing at the end of the year due to the building being sold and the lease not being renewed. It's very interesting that they continued to sell memberships knowing the building was listed for sale or was under contract. They are making it right with the members but I find their business ethics interesting (not the employees but the owners).

Dec 24

Updated Dec 25

Helicopter hovering above Broadway & Holiywood

Began at 6:45am. Loud as heck... Does anyone know what's happening out there?

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    It was a really ugly car crash, at Sheridan and Thorndale. A pick-up's front corner was smushed in pretty good, and the whole front end of the other car was smushed nearly all the way to the drivers seat. There were no people at the scene when I walked my dog around 8 am, the airbags were deflated, though, and the drivers's compartments appeared intact.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    So sad--no time is the right time for a horrible accident, but right around Christmas is especially awful. Hope the passengers fared better than the vehicles. I had been hoping, given the length of time the choppers were hovering, that instead it was just Santa doing recon about who’s been naughty or nice....

Dec 24

Updated Dec 24

Helicopter hovering over 6125 N. Broadway this morning?

Anyone know what this was all about? Was hovering for almost a half an hour over the old Dominic's store area and surrounding blocks.

  • I am almost sure that something was up around Thorndale station.

  • There was a reported traffic accident around Sheridan&Thorndale.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

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
Owner

Dec 16

Updated Dec 18

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.

http://rebalancemindbody.com

  • 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.

Dec 17

Found Ventra Card

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

Dec 11

Updated Dec 15

BEWARE

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.

Dec 10

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?

Thanks!

  • 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 05

Updated Dec 09

Best Pizza Delivery

I've just recently moved to the neighborhood and am looking for a good pizza delivery place for Edgewater. I've tried Pizzeria Aroma and it's alright, but I'd like to see if there's something better. Suggestions are welcomed!

  • Emily Edgewaterite since '98

    My vote is for Jimmy's Pizza Cafe!

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Alberto's if you can tolerate the inadequacies of the remedial hired help.

Dec 06

Holmes and Watson

I just saw Holmes and Watson at City Lit theatre (corner of Kenmore and Bryn Mawr). The acting is excellent, and they run through next weekend.

If you are Sherlockian, or a fan of good acting, you should check it out.

Find out more or buy tickets at http://www.citylit.org

Dec 03

Updated Dec 04

Raven's Big Give! - Raven Theatre's Annual Online Auction

We're up and running! Raven Theatre, located in Edgewater, is conducting its second annual online auction. Get ready to take advantage of the best holiday deals all while supporting the arts!

We have numerous fun and unique items perfect for your holiday shopping list. Take a look at what we have to offer on our auction site (items are being updated daily): www.biddingforgood.com/raventheatrechicago/RavensBigGive

Featured Items:
- $100 Gift Card to Sable Kitchen and Bar
- 1 Year Divvy Membership
-...

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We're up and running! Raven Theatre, located in Edgewater, is conducting its second annual online auction. Get ready to take advantage of the best holiday deals all while supporting the arts!

We have numerous fun and unique items perfect for your holiday shopping list. Take a look at what we have to offer on our auction site (items are being updated daily): www.biddingforgood.com/raventheatrechicago/RavensBigGive

Featured Items:
- $100 Gift Card to Sable Kitchen and Bar
- 1 Year Divvy Membership
- 2 Tickets to Steppenwolf Theatre
- Complimentary Cut and Style at Curls and Co.

All of the proceeds will allow Raven to expand its thriving artistic programs and arts education initiatives. The 13/14 season auction was a huge success, raising nearly $17,000! Can we make it $20,000 this year?

We have moved the timing of our auction to make the most of the holiday shopping season - get ready to find great gifts for the whole family! Give a little and get a lot in return!

  • JFK neighbor

    Great stuff!!! People should check this out!

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