2 days ago

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Hey it's Autumn and it's Gloomy Out Most Days so Take Your Meds!

I figure I'll post this now because it just needs to be said. If I'd have said it sooner maybe we wouldn't have to live in fear of summoned meteors and what not. Be kind to your neighbors! It's gonna be a long winter. Who wants some comics?

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    What is a good recommendation for a winter, cozy, under the blanket comic? I find single issues don't interact with blankets well, and most trade paperbacks I finish in an hour. Maybe something with meaty text?

  • Terry Midnight Owner of Third Coast Comics in Edgewater

    Hey Caroline, lemme know when you're ready and i'll have some ideas for you!

22 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Is this typical now?

I was walking on Bryn Mawr/Winthrop near the 7-11 and there was a Chicago police officer standing up against the building near the door with an assault rifle. There was no obvious criminal activity occurring and there was no armored truck picking up cash from a business there. Is this normal now for the police to stand on the street with assault rifles? I like the police presence, but unless it's a SWAT raid, why in the hell do they need assault rifles? Maybe it's silly to be more concerned about an assault rifle than a standard police revolver, but I found it very unsettling.

Aug 10

Updated 6 hours ago

Viewmaster

Does anyone know where I can have pictures on a viewmaster disk transferred to a digital format? I tried Walgreens, but the employees there had never heard of viewmaster.

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2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Electrician

Hi,
I need a licensed and insured electrician to put up some lights in my condo. Does anyone have a recommendation for someone who is reasonable and dependable?

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

    David Pangelo (708) 516-3468. My only complaint is that he is harder to track down for an appointment as he gains in popularity. But the work is high quality and he is reasonable in price. I think I originally found him on Angie's List.

  • JPC 20 + in the neighborhood

    I have used Metro Electric for small jobs (replacing lights, etc.) and big jobs (rewiring an entire floor). They do excellent work. Besides, they're punctual, courteous and their prices are reasonable.

    http://www.volts99.com/

22 hours ago

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48th Ward Halloween Festival 2014 - What's Happening in the District

Come join the 48th Ward for our 3rd annual Halloween Festival. The Festival will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Gethsemane Gardens (at the intersection of Clark St and Edgewater Ave). 

Sep 27

Updated 27 hours ago

Clark Street in Andersonville

Is anyone else wondering what's going on with all the store closures in Andersonville? One after another. There's almost an entire block closed in one area. So many times I go there and there's another store closed or has store closing signs on their windows. Anyone have ideas?

  • The statue place now has a going out of business sign up, too. I don't have high hopes for the leather shop. There was a leather museum and shop in that block when I first moved to the neighborhood in the 90s and I don't remember it being a particularly nice addition.

  • HarleyGrrl ruining your outside dining on Clark St since 1998

    The Leather Archives and Museum moved up to Devon into a much bigger space and bring people from all over the world to visit and do research. They were cited with helping that neighborhood fight crime by calling in drug deals they would see etc. Prior to it being the...

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    The Leather Archives and Museum moved up to Devon into a much bigger space and bring people from all over the world to visit and do research. They were cited with helping that neighborhood fight crime by calling in drug deals they would see etc. Prior to it being the Archives I believe a vet was in that space on Clark.

    Business keep going in and out since Clarkes on Clark left - seems the challenge is not having a liquor license.

    A "leather shop" will be interesting - something like the old "leather sport" on Halsted or like 6410 up at Devon and Clark... with Early to Bed already nearby it will become a "fun" area to shop....

30 hours ago

New Chiropractic Wellness Center Opens On The Andersonville Strip

Starting next week, residents of Edgeville will have a new Wellness Center to visit on Clark Street. RE: Chiropractic and Wellness (RE for short) is opening in the space over Big Jones at 5347 N. Clark Street. The owner, Sarah Ghorbanian, has been a chiropractor for 9 years, the last 7 in a group practice, which makes it […]

30 hours ago

Theater events: Paramount hosts 'SPANK!' for 1-night only

...the conflict between religion and science in a small Kansas town. Performances take place at 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. Season flex passes ($80, $110) are available, as are single tickets. (773) 334-7728...

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Goodman and Roundabout Theatre. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Free, but reservations are required. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org...

...to protect against blood splatter. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at 1434 N. Western Ave., Chicago. The Oct. 31 performance includes the show and an after-party. Costumes optional. See...

...p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2120 S. Jefferson St., Chicago. The event includes a haunted cavern, music, dancing, games and gadgets. For the 21...

...titled "Chicago's Weird, Grandma." It opens Monday, Oct. 27, at The Neo-Futurist Theatre, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. Guest companies scheduled to work with the young students include Lookingglass Theatre, The Neo...

...Leigh Johnson's world premiere effort, which begins previews Tuesday, Oct. 28, at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago. At every performance, SSP will collect donations for the Family Farm Disaster Fund, a...

...Productions recently announced its upcoming four-show season. It begins March 26 at The Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, with "Creation's Birthday," Hasan Padamsee's examination of the big bang theory. That...

...That's followed by Neil Cole's "Groucho" (July 23-Aug. 9 at Raven Theater, 6157 N. Clark St.), a play with music chronicling Groucho Marx's life. Stephanie Liss' "On Holy Ground" (July...

...Marx's life. Stephanie Liss' "On Holy Ground" (July 2-Aug. 2 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.) is about two mothers -- one Israeli and one Palestinian -- who are united by a tragedy...

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Oct 04 2012

Updated 32 hours ago

Andersonville Yelling Guy

Hey neighbors. I'm wondering if anyone has any info on Yelling Guy, who hangs out in Andersonville and can be heard yelling at all hours of day, particularly late night while walking the alleys. He is a middle aged black man with a beard and wearing rags, probably homeless. I've lived in the area for years and he has been a constant during that time. I've never seen or heard of him doing anything violent, have actually heard he may...

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Hey neighbors. I'm wondering if anyone has any info on Yelling Guy, who hangs out in Andersonville and can be heard yelling at all hours of day, particularly late night while walking the alleys. He is a middle aged black man with a beard and wearing rags, probably homeless. I've lived in the area for years and he has been a constant during that time. I've never seen or heard of him doing anything violent, have actually heard he may have tourettes, but I am not so sure as police I've talked to in passing have said crack can make you do things like that as well. Additionally, I have seen him inside neighborhood businesses being quiet as a mouse and I was not aware that tourettes could be controlled by will (maybe I'm wrong).

Anyway, after all that ramble, I am wondering what the deal is because, while I suspect he is probably harmless, I am incredibly tired of being woken up by him screaming outside of my apartment in the middle of the night. Last night he had me up from 1-2:30 - I have to get up at 5:30 so this is just totally unacceptable. He was also outside of my place about 2 weeks ago at 3 am - I had fallen asleep on the couch and was afraid to take my dog out to pee when I awoke at that time because of his presence, as he was not only yelling but he was hitting himself in the head - and there was no one around. I actually waited until he shuffled down the alley to go outside and then he came back (!) while I was out there and scared the crap out of me.

So I guess I'm looking for info and suggestions. Should I be calling 911 to come pick this guy up every time he is screaming? Is anyone else bothered by him? I hate to call the police on someone who may have a mental illness and isn't harming anyone, but I'm tired and, sorry, he's scary as all heck looking. What to do?

  • HarleyGrrl ruining your outside dining on Clark St since 1998

    I know for a fact that the Screaming guy did indeed use his pepper spray on a business person on the east side of Berwyn - but he refused to press charges because he knew that he would be in and out and back here and didn't want the continued...

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    I know for a fact that the Screaming guy did indeed use his pepper spray on a business person on the east side of Berwyn - but he refused to press charges because he knew that he would be in and out and back here and didn't want the continued problems.

    At one point I did call 9-11 about him after he scared a mom with kids while standing in the Paper Trail (now Yogurt) doorway. They came, they talked to him and they said they it wasn't worth taking him in because he would just be out the next day but they would give him a ride to a shelter.

    last fall a few of us were headed by Alamo shoes on the way to dinner and a friend who is a police officer made some comments to him and he let us know he was a vet and he could defend himself. We were 4 women... he then decided to pull his pepper spray - she let him know she was a police officer and he begrudgingly put it away after letting her knew she didn't scare him and he could take care of himself.

    so don't be so sure that he isn't going to do "something" when he feels agitated or threatened

  • There is also Mustache Lady, who lives on Ravenswood, just south of Balmoral. She walks a very cute dog and sometimes asks for money with some pretty unbelievable stories as justification. She once threatened to sic her dog on my wife because she would not give her money, but fortunately our dog is bigger.

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A Strip Mall Is Born, EVB Has The First Renderings

Like it or not, the strip mall at Foster and Broadway is currently in full construction swing. The walls are going up and the the first buildings are taking shape. Now, Edgeville Buzz has received the first renderings for public view. The strip mall which was developed by Chody Real Estate Corp at 5206 N. […]

Oct 09

Updated 2 days ago

Gas fireplace repair

Pilot light is working on my gas fireplace but ventless logs won't ignite. Anyone know a person/place that comes out for this type of repair? Yelp doesn't have much. Thanks.

  • Betsy is right on the money. I experienced the same problem last year, and I wish I had known that I could have cleaned out the pipes myself. I had American Heritage do it, after several other companies either declined to service my fireplace model (the company went out of business a few years ago) or proved to be incompetent.

  • Greenforestfireplace@gmail.com
    1236 W Belmont Ave
    Chicago IL 60657
    (773) 348-9111

    Was ALLtypes Fireplace - they install and service my gas logs - Alltypes was pretty knowledgeable - I assume this company that bought Alltypes are continuing the tradition.

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Halloween Kids events in the area?

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

3 days ago

Found Pre paid card

Hi Everyone,

Found a pre-paid Visa card on Winthrop just south of Hollywood this morning, 10/22.

Hopefully it is a card that was used up and carelessly tossed on the ground. (I could not get in touch with customer service via the number on the back, as I obviously don't have the appropriate pin number).

Was going to shred it, but in the off chance it has someone's living expenses on it, wanted to check here first.

So if it is yours, email with the last 4 digits and I'll get it back to you.

3 days ago

Andersonville’s Famous ‘Landmark’ Closing But Space Remains Local

The famous and long time Andersonville favorite, The Landmark will be closing this week with their last day open to the public on Sunday, October 26. Located at 5245 N Clark St, the establishment has been a loved staple in the community and sustained for 30 years of business. Owned and run by the wildly-adored Jan Baxter, […]

Oct 13

Updated 3 days ago

2:30 AM on 10/13

I was woken up at 2:30 in the morning on Monday 10/13 to the sound of a women screaming for help. I live on a high floor in a high rise and sadly was not able to do anything. It sounded like she was near Berwyn and Kenmore area. I did see several cops flood the area a few minutes later. Does anyone know what happened?

  • So I just saw this post in the crime reports, I wonder if this is what I heard:

    Robbery: Strongarm: no weapon / Sidewalk
    5200 block N. Kenmore Ave. October 13, 2014 @ 2:30 a.m.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I wish there were more details about these crimes.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Music Lessons

Hi All!

I teach beginning piano lessons to ages 5+ and voice lessons to ages 11+, and am looking for more students in the area. I can teach out of my apartment in Edgewater, or come to you.

I have a Bachelor's and a Master's in music performance, have been teaching for 8 years, and also run a children's choir, do opera outreach, direct children's theater, and am working which Chicago Opera Theater and CPS on an awesome opera project, just to give you a bit of background.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

To the Jerk on the Vintage Motorcycle - using the bike lanes

Bike lanes are for Bicycles - even if your under powered one stroke vintage motorcycle is slower than a bicycle... YOU do not belong in the bicycle lane!

To the scooter people YOU don't belong in the bicycle lane EITHER! You are not a bicycle - and YOU should be stopping for stop signs and not zigzagging around traffic - YOU are a motor vehicle - just like my car or my Harley

knock it off

ok that felt better...

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Bike lanes are for Bicycles - even if your under powered one stroke vintage motorcycle is slower than a bicycle... YOU do not belong in the bicycle lane!

To the scooter people YOU don't belong in the bicycle lane EITHER! You are not a bicycle - and YOU should be stopping for stop signs and not zigzagging around traffic - YOU are a motor vehicle - just like my car or my Harley

knock it off

ok that felt better

and before the bashing - I own a '73 Honda, a Ducati (sport bike please don't use the term crotch rocket and a Harley) so I get the need for speed - and keeping yourself safe - I was recently a victim of a car deciding that my lane on 90 was what he wanted and he took me out at 70 mph. So I get it that cars don't pay attention - but your actions are a) illegal and b) gives motorcycles a bad rep

and for the cars that have road rage - remember - "Cars have bumpers - Bikers have bones"

  • Herecomestheman Character assassin.

    How about you bike riders stay off the sidewalks,and follow the traffic laws.

  • Staying off sidewalks and following traffic laws is the right idea. I ride that way. I think a lot of the sidewalk riding comes about because so many streets are terrifying to ride, especially if you are not experienced. It's often hard for cyclists to find safe routes unless they...

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    Staying off sidewalks and following traffic laws is the right idea. I ride that way. I think a lot of the sidewalk riding comes about because so many streets are terrifying to ride, especially if you are not experienced. It's often hard for cyclists to find safe routes unless they know the streets in excruciating detail. I know people who ride the wrong way down one-way side streets because there are no decently quiet streets going in the direction they need to go. I don't do this, but then again I don't mind going far out of my way when I'm riding.

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Edgewater Theaters Produce Work for the Visually Impaired: Steep’s “The Vandal”

I am a blind woman who is well past the age to join AARP. Going to movies meant one needed to be told what was happening on the screen. The same, until recently, occurred with live theater.  Now one only needs to visit Edgewater theaters such as Raven Theatre on Clark or Steep Theatre on […]

3 days ago

Lawsuit filed in bullying suicide of 12-year old Edgewater student

...and a half of being bullied at the Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Edgewater. The lawsuit claims that as a result of their bullying, McKenzie sustained physical...

Oct 08

Updated 4 days ago

Whole Foods on Broadway

Hello!

I see that they are making great progress at the Whole Foods on Broadway and Glenlake, they have the whole store gutted.

Does anyone one know if they are still on track to open in Early 2015? I have not heard anything from the Alderman's Office.

  • What does that have to do with Whole Foods? Get out of here!

  • ERussell Edgewater resident and dog owner

    Wowwwwww. Simmer down.

    Peter, there was a recent community meeting. It looks like April of 2015. They did get a liquor license, so there will be the new usual pub/grill type stuff there. I wish it would open sooner, too! No more drives, however short, to Evanston to shop there.

Oct 17

Updated 4 days ago

Lost kitty? Muddled orange and grey tabby with a bell collar Paulina/Balmoral

Just had the sweetest encounter with a shivering kitty. Paulina & Balmoral at 10pm If this is your cat please let him in the door. He ran straight up to me and jumped in my arms shivering. People it is gonna be 40 degrees tonight. All cats indoors! Cat ran slipped away and back out he went.

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    I have said this on numerous threads numerous times--Tree House and every other no kill shelter have VERY long waiting lists-- Nickolas I think it is great you are concerned about the cat but please don't think you can just drop it off at a no kill because it doesn't work that way. (any doubts just call any no kill and see what they say)

  • Good point! Thanks for the tip!

Oct 18

Updated 4 days ago

TV Repair

Does anyone know of a TV repair shop that works on (and has parts for) older, picture tube model TV's? I have an older Sharp TV that I really like - but the picture tube finally gave out. I'd like have it repaired, even though I know I could easily buy a new TV, probably for what it will cost to repair it. I already have several newer, flat screen TV's, but this one's my favorite. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Prefer someone in the Edgewater/Andersonville, Rogers Park area, but I'm willing to venture out of the neighborhood for someone reputable.

  • Aram- Minas TV & Video owner- Edgewater neighbor for 44 years

    Feel free to call anytime 773-764-0726 to discuss details, we are open everyday.

  • I have been a Minus customer for many years. Totally honest and fair!!!

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