6 days ago

Updated 37 min ago

Oak Street Health!

Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult...

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Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult to get to your doctors appointments if you rely on the CTA to get around. Oak Street Health patients enjoyed being picked up and dropped off for their appointments. They also have a community room that all patients can come and enjoy anytime even if they just want to hangout and have coffee with friends. Plus they are able to enjoy many of the programs happening in the community room such as workouts, presentation on diabetes and other health related issues. I hope you really take a look at it if you or someone you know is a senior who is on Medicare.

  • Julie in Edgewater retired and curious

    Are they affiliated with a major hospital?

  • Swedish Covenant and Weiss Memorial Hospitals.

  • I like the idea of the community room. Because social isolation is a detriment to health, especially of seniors. Conversely, having support of community can help them (and everyone) survive a health crisis. This shows that this company is thinking about more than just the medical factors in the health of their patients.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Looking for an apartment for rent.

Hi everyone! I am new to the area and I am looking for an apartment that's around $500 or $600. Anyone have any great picks for an apartment. Just a good looking, clean place is all I need. If you have any tips let me know. Thanks! :D

Feb 10

Updated 5 hours ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I apologize if my tone sounded rather cavalier--I am very lucky to be able to afford to indulge both my low-carb diet and foodie tastes. (As to organic produce, there are some fruits and a few veggies where organic vs. conventional doesn't matter--anything you peel, for instance, except tubers, is...

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    I apologize if my tone sounded rather cavalier--I am very lucky to be able to afford to indulge both my low-carb diet and foodie tastes. (As to organic produce, there are some fruits and a few veggies where organic vs. conventional doesn't matter--anything you peel, for instance, except tubers, is safe to eat if grown conventionally as long as you don't eat the peel). As to TP and paper towels, I usually get them either at Costco or via Peapod; I rarely buy animal-origin milk, for dietary reasons. (My husband & son don't like it anyway).

  • TuesdayApril 22 Is Grand Opening Of Marianos On Sherida foster

32 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

New building on Broadway?

Anyone know what is being built next to the Broadway Antique shop?

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Oh wow no kidding. That's really cool. I have a toddler so that is convenient when the car is not available.

    I wrote to alderman that we need retail shops-I know Andersonville is right there but we have nothing in Edgewater.

  • These urgent care medical clinics are a feature of Obamacare, and they're opening up all over the country. They're designed to reduce patient flow and cost at hospital ERs. One of many aspects of the ACA that doesn't get much attention.

12 hours ago

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30 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Police taped off area around Rosehill & Hermitage

I just went for a run and saw that police had taped off the alley behind an apartment complex at Rosehill and Hermitage. There were cops all over the place and I was wondering if anyone knew what happened.

30 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Rosehill

Anyone know what is going on on Rosehill? Lots of police and crime tape.

  • There was a 46 year old male shot critically in his car at 11:35 this morning. Person went up to him and shot him in the stomach. Most likely the gang turf war that's been going on in Lincoln Square & Andersonville areas.

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Thorndale Positive Loitering - Thursday April 24th

Hello,

Thorndale positive loitering is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24, beginning at the southeast corner of Thorndale and Broadway (Little Corner Restaurant). Please note beginning time change.

Walkers will walk the walk on Thorndale and Winthrop and Kenmore between Hollywood and Granville.

Days of the walk will change weekly and will be scheduled the night of each walk.

Meredith Mays Espino & Rachel Sibio-Sanchez Thorndale Positive Loitering Coordinators
Lynn Pierce, Thorndale Action Task Force Chairman, Emeritus Coordinator

  • ChicagoGirl0042 30+ Years in Logan Square/Edgewater/Andersonville

    At the last walk we had 26 people show up, we would love to have a great turnout again this time around, so please join us! Pets and Children are welcome!!!

Mar 10

Updated 2 days ago

Uptick in Gang Graffiti

Anyone else noticing the uptick in Gang Graffiti around Andersonville. Specifically I saw a large LK and Crown covering the entire length of the garage door in the alley off of Glenwood between Balmoral and Summerdale. Many garbage cans also have graffiti.

I looked online and saw there are quite a few articles talking about a gang turf war in 20th district but it seemed to focus on Lincoln Square.

Found a picture of it on chicago's reporting website and attached.

  • Robert Gatz Born and reared Chicago Resident.

    They're tagging in Bowmanville also, just saw one on a garage on Leavitt just north of Foster.

  • FYI: They aren't "moving West". They have always been there. Gang members have lived in and around A-Ville, Lincoln Sqr, Bowmanville, Ravenswood, and other "nicer" areas for decades: not JUST uptown. The reason people associate them more with Uptown is because the area is a tad sketchier, so they do more "activity" in Uptown where they get bothered less by police.

Apr 02

Updated 2 days ago

Building Condition Report Recommendations

Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with...

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Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with individual condo inspections, were not thorough enough, or didn't return phone calls. In the case of one of the most popular companies on Yelp's list, Domicile Consulting - they were very difficult to reach - by phone or through their website. Tried contacting them for months! When I finally got them, they promised to send a draft contract out and never did. Then when I tried calling them back to remind them, still never returned my calls. I would not say I'm difficult to deal with. At any rate, I would welcome any suggestions!

  • Ann - What is the purpose of the evaluation? The company/person that you seek to hire will probably vary depending on what you need. For example, do you need the building evaluated for real estate transaction purposes, fiscal planning or are there building condition issues that need to be addressed? Are you considering improving the building somehow - new windows, mechanical system, energy efficiency, etc.? Your answers will help determine the type of evaluation that is necessary and the correct professional for the evaluation.

  • Ann

    Good Questions Chad -
    We want do some proactive planning because we have an older building that is in need of repairs and we want to determine the best ways to make these repairs, get cost estimates, and create a timeline for the repairs need to be made. We want, as much as possible, to avoid being caught by surprise with a huge special assessment and/or the boiler breaking down in the middle of the winter, for example.

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Affordable spaces for 100 guests in the Andersonville/Edgewater area?

I've seen this post before but wanted to see if anyone had any FRESH/NEW ideas of affordable spaces that would cater to a decent-sizes group to celebrate getting legally married! I wrote down every suggestion from past threads but wanted to reach out in case any of you have found another place we could consider. Thanks for your time!

  • One last update...we decided to go with Hamburger Mary's for their pricing, facilities that caters to a large number of guests, and all that comes along with it! I highly recommend working with them and their event planner, Shanna Behrend, has been a really positive experience. Thank you, everyone, for the wonderful suggestions!

  • Clark Devon Hardware Neighborhood hardware, rental & repair since 1924.

    Try checking out Mayne Stage on Morse http://www.maynestage.com/private-events/

3 days ago

Chicago Danztheatre Performance This Weekend

Chicago’s Danztheatre Ensemble is in the midst of a month long performance series that utilizes performance, visual art, film, dance and contemporary movement to explore topics related to activism and  promote change in the world around us. Lucky for us, there is one more weekend of shows coming up starting on Friday April 18th and Saturday April 19th at Ebenezer Lutheran Church at 1650 W Foster. Chicago Danztheare is the current artist resident at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and the partnership has been great for both the church as well as the artists rehearsing and performing there.

3 days ago

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  • 4 stars out of 5: m.henry on Yelp

3 days ago

4 days ago

Celebrate Neighborhood Public Schools in Edgewater

Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student...

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Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student essays. Food and beverages will be provided. Silent auction/raffle that will include a book signed by Jimmy Carter, an autographed copy of James McBride’s Good Lord Bird, and Cubs tickets. Music will be provided by Edgewater’s own Steve Solomon.

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater.

The event will be held at the Swedish Museum (5211 N. Clark Street) on
Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets $35 online & at the door

To order tickets: http://northshorekiwanis2014.brownpapertickets.com/

4 days ago

Growing Presence of Breweries In and Around Edgewater

We at the Edgeville Buzz enjoy an occasional local and fresh beer, and we have done our best to be aware of local businesses that continue to keep our glasses full and plenty. We also look forward to businesses that are planning to move into our community and lucky for us, Half Acre is expanding their operations and our neighborhood gets to be their new home!

Apr 13

Updated 4 days ago

when no one's home at 911?

last night about 2 am there was what sounded like a horrible screaming match going on in a car right outside my window (5400 block of Ashland). when it kept going and sounded like it was escalating, I thought I should call the police just in case they drove away in this state and caused more trouble. however, I tried to call 911 several times and there was no answer! not a dial tone or put on hold, just ringing and ringing. what do you do in this situation?

4 days ago

Rumored Charlie Chaplin Theater Goes to Auction

Since 2007, owner Rosario Rosi had spent about $2.2 million to restore the crumbling building at 5757 N. Ridge Ave. into a community attraction and event venue, as well as a gallery and workshop for his sculptures.

4 days ago

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Apr 12

Updated 4 days ago

Apartment needed!

Looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom in Andersonville area. $1400/month max. with some utilities included if possible and pet friendly!

  • I saw an apartment for rent sign at the corner of Catalpa and Ravenswood ave today.

  • Ricky, can you clarify this "unwritten rule" on advertising. We found both of the apartments we lived in online (been here since 1999). The Reader, Craigslist, Trulia and Domu have several apartment listings in Andersonville.

4 days ago

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4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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?

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    I live there and have never noticed meetings for it. You could start a dialogue with them by emailing ward40@cityofchicago.org or patrick.o'connor@cityofchicago.org.

5 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Mariano's is hopping(?)

Anyone know why Mariano's rooftop parking lot is full today? It may be staff preparing for the opening - but if so, I sure hope their employees don't drive to work (or park somewhere else). The lot is literally packed!

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    And the Doms on B'way closed at the same time as the one @Sheridan & Foster but is already opening this coming week. Strange that WF is doing nothing at that one except put paper on the windows & needs over a year to get it ready.

  • ScottK Near Glenwood/Devon in North Edgewater

    Looking forward to using the 151 again, almost door to door, to discover Mariano's. I really miss the Dominick's and will be glad to shop at that location again.

5 days ago

Fido to Go! Our Favorite Pet Food Truck Coming Soon

Spring is in the air and Fido is cheerfully wagging his tail burying the latest polar vortex deep in Chicago’s historical past!  What could make your canine companion happier than dry paws and fur waving in the warm breeze?  Perhaps a wholesome, no additives or sugar and gluten-free doggie snowball donut will help your pup forget Jack Frost, at least for now.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Drywall Recommendations

Dear Neighbors, we are looking for a drywall installer and people to mud/tape. Your recommendations are much appreciated. We've had someone recommend Tino Construction earlier and they were great giving an estimate, but later told us they are too busy to do the work.

5 days ago

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Apr 03

Updated 5 days ago

Edgewater Lounge closed?

I saw a sign on the door of the Edgewater Lounge saying it was closed by the city. Does anyone know what is going on? Thanks!

  • confirmed they are now open again went there last night and had a delicious bowl of chili

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    OK so they DO have good chili there, eh? I'll have to check it out.

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