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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 […]

Nov 19

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  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Another thing: My brother now works for another market and he is now in charge of overseeing the products coming in-he went on a farm and the same produce you are buying is the same produce in Mariano's Aldi,Sam's Club,etc except Aldi is cheaper. So now he shops at Aldi for produce.

    He's been in the grocery market for years and it's great to have information at my disposal

  • d3 NOH

    I often find WF's 365 brand is usually cheaper with better ingredients than the leading brand at Jewel/Marianno's...

    The Aldi on Oakton in Evanston is really nice and has a diverse selection of products. They have grass fed beef even. It's not any cheaper than anywhere else.. but surprising to find none-the-less. Bought some baby carrots there over the weekend though and they weren't anything better than chicken feed by Wednesday.

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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 […]

Dec 11

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Thoughts on Giordano's coming to Andersonville

So curious what people think about (while some consider local) Giordano's Pizza coming to Andersonville.

1) The large banner hanging on the sidewalk
2) Another pizza restaurant to the neighborhood (albeit a Chicago chain)
3) Parking situation

  • I am craving a real Chicago style deep dish pizza. My friend just had somebody visiting him from Texas and they wanted a real deep dish pizza delivered because they couldn't get out for whatever reason. Ginos East, Giordano's, Uno's were all outside the delivery zone. They were bummed. They...

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    I am craving a real Chicago style deep dish pizza. My friend just had somebody visiting him from Texas and they wanted a real deep dish pizza delivered because they couldn't get out for whatever reason. Ginos East, Giordano's, Uno's were all outside the delivery zone. They were bummed. They ordered the pan pizza from Rannalli's, I guess it's their deep dish equivalent, and they were so disappointed. We just don't have true Chicago pizza in the neighborhood. This is something that is Chicago, it is unique to the neighborhood and will draw people from other areas to come eat, shop, drink, and walk our streets. Now put down your Starbucks for a moment and stop complaining about chains coming to the neighborhood, especially ones that are Chicago chains. Now I am hungry.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Gino's North guys!!! It's a little gem that no one know about. Peg,owner makes them from scratch. Been there for years!

3 days ago

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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.

4 days ago

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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.

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Anyone know what the story is with the former Julie Mai's/T's building being torn down?

I was really looking forward to the new Cantina de la Granja farm to table Mexican restaurant moving into that space as was announced last spring. Their FB page still lists 5025 N Clark as their proposed address with an opening planned for Spring 2015. The page was last updated 12/11.

Scaffolding went up a couple of weeks ago, which I thought was just in preparation to spruce up the place for the new restaurant to move in. I was shocked to notice last week that the rear addition had been demolished and this week the rest of the building is being demolished.

I posted the question on the restaurant's FB page but I'm wondering if anyone here knows anything.

  • Thanks, Mroper. I am relieved that Cantina de la Granja still seems to be a go, though from the state of the building as I saw it yesterday, I'm having a bit of trouble imagining how they are going to get that space together in time for a spring opening....

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    Thanks, Mroper. I am relieved that Cantina de la Granja still seems to be a go, though from the state of the building as I saw it yesterday, I'm having a bit of trouble imagining how they are going to get that space together in time for a spring opening. It's not as if we are lacking for empty spaces they might move into instead, down at this end of Andersonville, so if that space doesn't make it, I hope they choose another in the area. I've been waiting for that restaurant since they announced the plans and the chef last spring.

  • They answered my question on their FB page, Still planning for that spot in Spring and will be posting progress photos on their FB page later this week.

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Found Ventra Card

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

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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 […]

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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:
    -food
    -water
    -shelter

    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.

4 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 05

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High School Kids Causing Mischief

Yesterday around 1:30 pm a group of 5 Hispanic youth (high school aged) shook a few doorknobs to the back entrances of my condo building (located around N Paulina, Berwyn, and Summerdale).

This alerted one of my neighbors (due to their dog barking) who accidentally stumbled upon them while they were hanging out in the basement alcove smoking weed (and this alcove is still outside).

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Yesterday around 1:30 pm a group of 5 Hispanic youth (high school aged) shook a few doorknobs to the back entrances of my condo building (located around N Paulina, Berwyn, and Summerdale).

This alerted one of my neighbors (due to their dog barking) who accidentally stumbled upon them while they were hanging out in the basement alcove smoking weed (and this alcove is still outside).

When confronted, they scattered down the alley and weren't caught, but not before they tagged a column with a gang tag (which I won't repeat) and they also dropped a letter that can best be described as a manifesto against "white cops" treatment of youths in the city. Also, they obviously weren't part of this gang they were tagging on behalf of (wrong racial makeup for membership).

Probably just a bunch of bored little punks, but keep an eye out. They didn't gain access into the interior, but they possible could have.

While not very intimidating, I don't recommend confronting them, but rather calling the cops to catch them in the act.

A police report was filed following a 911 call and police indicate that they have been trying to find these same kids.

  • Was there a girl with the group? Say 3-4 boys and a girl. With backpacks shortly after school got out? I encountered a group like this smoking weed in an alleyway near my residence.

  • Roscoe P Coltrane Roscoe P Coltrane

    Not sure if a girl was with the group, I'll find out. And this was around 1:30 pm, so I assume school was still in session?

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    But you have accolades here regarding the weed factory opening soon down the way.

    This post is akin to my racist lesbian neighbor calling the cops with a 1.75 litre bottle of vodka in her hand everytime she spots a colored persons car parked near her "condo" (that her outstate parents make the payments on and your tax $$ pay her detox bills).

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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

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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!

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Dec 11

Updated 5 days ago

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.

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Raven's Big Give Closes Tonight!

Raven's Big Give closes tonight at 10:00 PM!

We've added many items since the auction opened and there's something for everybody. So bid on that perfect gift, spread some holiday cheer and support the arts!

Don't Forget: Every bid supports the work we do at Raven Theatre!

Featured Items:
$100 Gift Certificate to Language Stars PLUS a t-shirt and CD!
$100 Toward Classes or Birthday Party at Musical Magic
4 Tickets to FROSTY'S SHAKES -N- DOGS at Li'l Buds Theatre Company
1 Year Household of Note Membership to The Old Town School of Folk Music
4 Tickets to CircEsteem's annual Spring Circus Show
2 Year Membership to Neighborhood Parents Network

View All Auction items at https://www.biddingforgood.com/raventheatrechicago

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  • Math and Reading Unit!

    Mrs. Keiner is asking for $1853.22:
    My students need fiction books that relate to math. My students need 80 copies of "Secrets, Lies, and Algebra" so each child can be included in the reading. My students also need book #2 in the series.
    Peirce International Studies Elementary School Comment

Dec 12

Updated 6 days ago

5000-03 N. Clark - Cannibis Store

More info regarding the shop that plans to open on Clark Street. See article in the News Star - Pot Clout Surprise!

http://www.insideonline.com/

  • CannAbis.

  • good catch Jeff…and the address is 5001 - 5003. Maybe somebody should be smoking a little more and they would get their basic information correct…pass the bong, please!

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