47 hours ago

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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.

3 days ago

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CrossWalk across Ashland at Berwyn

Hi Neighbors,
For weeks, my partner literally "stalked the city" via email and phone to get the crosswalk at Ashland and Berwyn repainted, in hopes that it would be safer to cross the street there. The lines had been so faded, and we regularly saw parents with young children trying to cross and standing in between the two directions of traffic. We even had a couple close calls, with cars NEVER stopping. I thought the crosswalk being repainted would be...

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Hi Neighbors,
For weeks, my partner literally "stalked the city" via email and phone to get the crosswalk at Ashland and Berwyn repainted, in hopes that it would be safer to cross the street there. The lines had been so faded, and we regularly saw parents with young children trying to cross and standing in between the two directions of traffic. We even had a couple close calls, with cars NEVER stopping. I thought the crosswalk being repainted would be more obvious to cars, but it hasn't helped at all! Does anyone have any ideas? We are happy to take on this project and continue to bug the city/alderman to do something about it. I feel like this intersection is so busy that maybe there needs to be a pedestrian sign added?

  • I use that crosswalk almost every day. Why spend almost an hour a week accommodating speeding drivers who rarely slow down or stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk?

    For those of you who are newer to the neighborhood, it used to be worse; there used be no esplanade in the middle of Ashland and no light at Balmoral.

    One day, we will get that traffic light...

  • As one who formerly crossed that intersection daily, I rarely had a problem (yes, at times I did need to wait a minute, but I don't consider that a problem). That's why I consider the nearby lights a reasonable alternative for those who have problems. And many who cross there end up going north or south of Berwyn after reaching Clark anyway.

6 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Yesterday’s Storms Brought Havoc To Edgewater, See The Pics

Monday was officially the hottest day of the year with The National Weather Service saying that the heat index rose above 100 degrees in some areas. That heat fired up some nasty storms that engulfed the edgewater neighborhood. Around 12:30 p.m. the dark skies let loose with a large amount of rain and heavy winds. […]

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    Just responding to a comment about who's responsibility it is to care for trees. I Had To Say It may be a troll or maybe not. Just sayin'.

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    Okay everyone, you may or may not have noticed that this thread was initiated about the storm. I sat on my 10th floor balcony and watched 2 heavy stone planters get blown over and smashed. I watched what appeared to be a chaise lounge cushion 'fly' from the direction of Sheridan, 20+ feet over Lane Park to the Lake. There were trees pulled up by the roots on Balmoral. The trees would have had to have been pruned to the trunk, in order to have survived that storm unscathed.

2 days ago

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Police Foot Patrols Coming To Devon

Police foot patrols are the oldest form of neighborhood crime deterrence and it is scheduled to begin again soon on Devon Ave. This style of policing has been on the decline, but since gas prices have steadily increased over the years, Chicago’s finest have been slowly bringing them back along with additional bicycle patrols. It’s not all to ward […]

  • dj long time RP home owner

    After the shooting yesterday, perhaps they would be more effective to deterence of crime on Morse?

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    Come north....

21 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Ruff & Stuff Closing Today

I just made my bi-weekly cat food run and found out this is the last day this store will be open. The owner died unexpectedly a few weeks ago. No word yet on where Famous Fido and the rescue operation will be moving. That loud parrot is going to a bird sanctuary.

  • Not Gloria. Kathy. The woman who owned the pet store side of the business. I think both women were in their 60's. Kathy was the one with the long hair who often stepped outside for a smoke break.

  • Edgewater gardener Edgewater gardener

    Very sorry to hear this. My dog and I attended Kathy's obedience school and my dog was much happier with me after that experience. And vice versa. Kathy's legacy in community service is greater than she probably knew.

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Updated 14 hours ago

Lost ring

I was walking home down Winthrop the evening of 8/21. I fell on uneven sidewalk. I didn't think my ring came off, but after searching high and low for over a week, I decided to give up and see if anyone might have found a diamond and white gold engagement ring. I will be happy to pay a significant reward. Thanks so much!

  • ERussell Edgewater resident and dog owner

    I walk my dogs several times per day in the area. I will keep my eyes open. I hope you find it.

  • Malibu Pat Edgewater Dog person

    Thanks, I really appreciate it! !

17 hours ago

Trading Strawberry Plants

My June-bearing strawberry plants have overgrown my organic garden plot in Edgewater. Would anyone like to trade? I could use various garden supplies and seeds/seedlings. I also have mint plants I don't need. I believe that both strawberry and mint plants are perennials.

Thanks!

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FBI search for man wanted in multiple bank robberies

...month. The most recent holdup happened Saturday morning at the Fifth Third Bank in the 5500 block of North Ashland in Chicago.Police say no one was hurt in the robbery. Investigators suspect the same...

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4 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

How to set away parking legally

I have friends about to get married here in the 'hood at their home in Andersonville - but the challenge is no parking - they asked the bank etc - but no one will give them parking on a Saturday afternoon - is there somewhere to get a permit for some street parking? I see people get it all the time on Berwyn and Summerdale for "moving day" how do people get to commandeer parts of the street?

  • Melody Stanley Crafty/Techy Geek

    You get the signs to reserve parking for moving trucks from your ward office, but I do not know if they will give them out for private events or reserving more spaces than a moving truck takes up. I also think reserving a large portion of a residential block on a weekend afternoon will not exactly create goodwill with the neighbors. I agree with the suggestions to lease a lot with or without a shuttle if just letting the guests find street parking nearby is not an option.

  • Bellaisteps Native north sider

    At the end of the day, there cannot be as many people parking for the wedding as there are for Midsommer Fest. I say eat, drink and be merry.

43 hours ago

44 hours ago

Man robs Andersonville bank, suspected in Lakeview heist

The man robbed a Fifth Third Bank, 5501 N. Ashland Ave., about 11:35 a.m., authorities said. He's suspected in the robbery of another Fifth Third Bank, at 640 W. Diversey Parkway, on Aug. 5, according to the FBI.

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The man robbed a Fifth Third Bank, 5501 N. Ashland Ave., about 11:35 a.m., authorities said. He's suspected in the robbery of another Fifth Third Bank, at 640 W. Diversey Parkway, on Aug. 5, according to the FBI.

44 hours ago

FBI: North Side bank robbery is suspect's second

The Fifth Third Bank branch, at 5501 N. Ashland, was robbed at 11:30 a.m., according to the FBI.

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The man is also suspected of robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch, at 640 W. Diversey, about 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 5, the FBI said.

44 hours ago

Man robs Andersonville bank, suspected in Lakeview heist

The man robbed a Fifth Third Bank, 5501 N. Ashland Ave., about 11:35 a.m., authorities said. He's suspected in the robbery of another Fifth Third Bank, at 640 W. Diversey Parkway, on Aug. 5, according to the FBI.

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The man robbed a Fifth Third Bank, 5501 N. Ashland Ave., about 11:35 a.m., authorities said. He's suspected in the robbery of another Fifth Third Bank, at 640 W. Diversey Parkway, on Aug. 5, according to the FBI.

46 hours ago

FBI: North Side bank robbery is suspect’s second

...Saturday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood, the FBI said. A Fifth Third Bank branch, at 5501 N. Ashland, was robbed at 11:30 a.m., according to the FBI. The robber entered the...

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The man is also suspected of robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch, at 640 W. Diversey, about 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 5, the FBI said.

2 days ago

Fifth Third Bank In Andersonville Robbed

The robbery occurred at a Fifth Third Bank on the corner of Catalpa and North Ashland at around 11:30 a.m., according to police.

2 days ago

Man robs North Side bank

The man robbed a Fifth Third Bank, 5501 N. Ashland Ave., about 11:35 a.m., authorities said.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Facebook group for Edgewater families! moms, dads, kids

I thought it would be nice to get to know neighbors via facebook and to share things like baby items for sale, or anything child/family related. Playgroups, classes, nanny search, nanny share, questions about kids etc. All ages are welcomed, just love building a tighter "smaller" community. Here is the name of the group Edgewater, Andersonville, (and nearby) Chicago babies, kids, moms and dads

  • Now

    If you live east of Broadway, north of Devon, or west of Clark, you're going to be discouraged from joining Ruth's List. But if you live in Edgewater Glen, Andersonville or even Ravenswood please sign up. They are very welcoming to those who are very much like themselves.

  • Now

    Oh one other group Ruth's List welcomes almost unconditionally, the NCA crowd. All others need not apply.

2 days ago

Bryn Mawr Water Main Project Ending, Resurfacing Next

It has been a long several weeks for Bryn Mawr businesses and residents as they have endured many inconveniences due to the construction of a century old water main in dire need of replacement.  Now the light at the end of the tunnel is bright as work is scheduled to be completed by the end of […]

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Looking to rent a parking space

I'm looking to rent a parking space somewhere near the 1500 block of Rosemont Ave. Please let me know if you know of anything.

  • Nan

    If you post notices, you may want to create an email address just for that purpose. I wouldn't list your regular email address, and definitely not your phone number. Too many crazies out there......

  • I saw two signs today on Catalpa about parking available for rent. One on a building on the southside of the street east of Clark. #773-275-6070
    The other on highrise building on Catalpa just east of Broadway on the northside of the street just before the CTA tracks.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Thank You

I would like to thank the person who turned in my bag that I left behind at Starbucks yesterday. That was a very kind act. It is much appreciated. See…there are still good people out there. :)

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Best ice cream in Andersonville

No. 1: George’s Ice Cream and Sweets, 5306 N. Clark St.

No. 2: Forever Yogurt, 5309 N. Clark St.

No. 3: La Michoacana, 5645 N. Ashland Ave.

  • I have some Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream in my fridge. Is that good enough for 4th place or maybe even enough to squeeze me into 3rd?

  • HarleyMama Andersonville Resident Property Ownerfor 15+ years

    Lady Gregory's has ice cream pie from Bobtail ... I had some Rainbow Cone left ...nope gone... never mind

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Hardwood floor refinishing

Can anyone recommend a hardwood floor company?

  • JPC 20 + in the neighborhood

    We just used Modern Quality Flooring. 773 381 1087. They transformed 100-year old floors that had been basically trashed into something essentially new ones (this included some patching and repairing at points.

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

    Cornell Flooring. Many of my clients have used them and they were all very happy. Cornell is not cheap; probably middle of the road in price. But you can expect high quality work.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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