46 min ago

At Least One Pedestrian Dead, Others Injured After 5335 Sheridan Accident

Reports are still a bit unclear, but witnesses say a red Ford was trying to get around a bus heading North at 5335 North Sheridan avenue around 11:12 a.m. this morning. Somehow the red vehicle did not make it around the bus and instead plowed into  two-three parked cars at a high rate of speed […]

1 hour ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Bus Crash at Sheridan and Berwyn

Looks pretty serious, the whole street is blocked off. Does anybody have more info?

5 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Tax accountant

Hi everyone,

Anyone have a recommendation for a good tax accountant in the neighborhood or neighborhoods close by?

Thanks in advance!

8 hours ago

15 hours ago

Water Tower Fundraising

I know that it hasn't been all that long, but does anybody know how the fundraising is going towards returning the Andersonville water tower to its perch? I miss our horse and water tower.

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

What happened to burger philosophy?

Does anyone have any information on what happened to burger philosophy? The store is completely papered up with no sign on the door and nothing on their website.

Jul 21

Updated 23 hours ago

Volunteers Needed for EdgeFest -- August 2 & 3

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our annual summer street festival, EdgeFest! EdgeFest will take place August 2 and 3 on Broadway between Thorndale and Ardmore. We'll have 2 stages with music, an interactive kids' tent with games and crafts, local food vendors and artists, and karaoke on the South Stage on Saturday night!

We are looking for volunteers to help pull off a great event! We have openings in the beer tent, at the Chamber table, and helping run the Bridgeview Bank money booth game.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email ally@edgewater.org indicating your name, desired placement, and desired day.

For more information about EdgeFest, visit http://edgewater.org/edgefest

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    I can't recall from last year -- can we bring lawn chairs? Would come in handy if we're going to hang out and listen to the music.

  • Ally Brisbin Marketing & Events, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

    Al, yes! You can bring lawn chairs. Hope you enjoy the festival!

24 hours ago

Any news from Ald. meeting last night

Missed Ald. O'Connor's meeting at Montessori last night. Did anyone on here attend? Anything new to report?

24 hours ago

New Lesbian Dating Webseries Set In Andersonville

Dating in the age of social media has turned some of our intimate and flirtatious attempts into a swipe of a finger, a double tap to ‘like’ someone’s image, a request to be friends, a follow on a new platform, or a #hashtag below someone’s content. Social media and technology have changed the dating ways of the world and […]

6 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Three Things I'd Like To See In Andersonville

A movie theater. A coffee shop that isn't Starbucks below Foster. A bowling alley.

Jun 07

Updated 27 hours ago

Mariano's

Does anyone have any idea what's going on the empty lot beside Mariano's at sheridan and foster? They built fences last week.. Just curious :)

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

New EHS Exhibit Showcases Edgewater’s Automotive Glory Days

It is hard to believe, but back in the 1920s Edgewater was such a hub for the Chicago automotive industry that it was dubbed “The Northside Motor Row”.  Now,  a new exhibit which opened July 12th at the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum tackles the past showcasing photographs, artifacts and maps that help us get […]

  • I saw the exhibit for the first time this past weekend. It's really a fabulous exhibit with artifacts covering nearly every wall and also a slideshow of old automobile ads. If you're at all interested in old cars or Edgewater history, you should try to see it. It's free, but...

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    I saw the exhibit for the first time this past weekend. It's really a fabulous exhibit with artifacts covering nearly every wall and also a slideshow of old automobile ads. If you're at all interested in old cars or Edgewater history, you should try to see it. It's free, but the museum is only open on weekends from 1-4 p.m.

    About three months ago I posted a link to a fire-insurance map (PDF) showing the businesses on both sides of Broadway between Foster and Devon in 1928. That l-o-n-g map is stretched across a wall in the exhibit and the large number of automobile-related businesses are color-coded to identify the type of business.

    Oh. I almost forgot the link to the map. Go to the "maps" page on the Edgewater Historical Society website (http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/local/maps). The "1928 Sanborn map of Broadway" PDF link is about halfway down the page.

29 hours ago

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42 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Anyone know what's going into 5001 N. Clark?

Formerly Pie Hole Pizza (sadface), there is paper up in the windows, and I saw a plumbing / HVAC truck parked next to it this afternoon. Anyone know what's going into the space?

  • smctopia I still call Happy Foods "Certified".

    What will be going into T's?

  • If I am correct, (I have heard a few rumors out there) T's will be a farm to table restaurant. I believe the theme is Mexican. The restaurant is owned by the same people who own Crew and SOFO, among other high volume businesses in Boystown. Lets hope that they can keep their winning streak going and turn T's into another thriving restaurant.

44 hours ago

Two Sidewalk Robberies Near Loyola Since Friday

There were two sidewalk robberies over the weekend in the Edgewater area near the Loyola campus. It is unknown at this point if it was the same attacker but police are currently investigating both incidents. The first happened on Friday about 10:55 a.m. on the usually quiet 6200 block of North Wayne. A woman was held […]

Apr 15

Updated 2 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?

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Recommended local (or local-ish) financial advisors?

Hello neighbors! My husband and I are expecting our first child and it's time to get our finances in order. I'm interested in visiting an hourly, fee-based financial planner, and I'm wondering if anyone knows of any good ones. I did a bit of Googling, but most of the planners I stumbled across seemed geared toward people with WAY more money than we have. We'd be looking for basic financial advice for a young family just starting out. Would really appreciate any recommendations. Thank you!!

  • My fiance and I were recommended to Jeff Kostis who we really like and is located in downtown Chicago.

    He's a fee only advisor which means he charges you a hourly rate and doesn't get any sort of financial incentive for recommending certain products etc.

    We were really happy with our experience with him and the planned he pulled together for us.

    http://www.jkfinancialplanning.com/about-us.php

  • Richard Owen, a long-time Andersonville resident, founder of the Chicago Dads Group and father of one with another on the way (he also happens to be my husband). May be able to help. He is also fee-based. Office downtown but meets clients locally or wherever is handy for them http://www.morganstanleyfa.com/richard.p.owen/m_index.htm.
    Good luck and congrats!

2 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Annual Back to School Back Pack Drive

State Senator Heather Steans, State Rep Kelly Cassidy, and Alderman Harry Osterman are proud to work again with the community to collect school supplies for low-income children in the neighborhood. The seventh annual "sponsor-a-student" is a partnership with Care for Real-Edgewater's food and clothing pantry, Howard Area Community Center, Housing Opportunities for Women, and Family Matters to provide school supplies for children in Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown.

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State Senator Heather Steans, State Rep Kelly Cassidy, and Alderman Harry Osterman are proud to work again with the community to collect school supplies for low-income children in the neighborhood. The seventh annual "sponsor-a-student" is a partnership with Care for Real-Edgewater's food and clothing pantry, Howard Area Community Center, Housing Opportunities for Women, and Family Matters to provide school supplies for children in Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown.

Students need a wide variety of supplies. You can drop off a back pack filled with supplies, or individual supplies, such as pencils, pens, glue, scissors, and back packs, or gift cards are gratefully accepted and will used to purchase school supplies.

The drive ends August 20th, so please get your donations ASAP to one of the following locations:
Offices of Steans, Cassidy & Osterman - 5533 N Broadway
Brightview Care Center - 4538 N Beacon St.
Bridgeview Bank - 1058 W Bryn Mawr Ave.
Mid America Care Center 4920 N Kenmore Ave.
Sol Cafe - 1615 W Howard St
For more information or questions, email cathy@heathersteans.com or call 773-769-1717

  • AMLC of Chicago

    Hi, are gently used backpacks ok? Or should everything be new?

  • Malibu Pat Edgewater Dog person

    Hi,
    We usually give the kids all new things, but if it really genly used, it might work. Thanks!!

2 days ago

Police About-Face On Kenmore Shooting, Not Gang-Related

It just did not seem to add up. Witnesses noticing a passionate argument between two men. One of them Demond Parnell who was a creative barber in Rogers Park. He stated on his Twitter page, “I’m an Open-minded outspoken Barber with an eye for fashion and style. I create my own lane”.  One of his […]

2 days ago

Chicago Bear Israel Idonije Visits Edgewater’s Third Coast Comics

Bears in our neighborhood? That’s right! Local comic shop Third Coast Comics had a special appearance from one of the well known Chicago Bear’s, Israel Idonije yesterday for an interview with CBS to discuss his comic books, The Protectors.  First launched in 2013, the comic is a story about the most amazing and skilled athletes in the world whose sole […]

3 days ago

Blacktop?? Vendor??

Calling all condo owners - we need to re-blacktop our parking lot (just 8 spaces) - any of the condo owners out there have a good paving/blacktop contractor to recommend? We can't seem to find anyone with good reviews.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Lost Cat?

I saw a small cat running about in the large garden of 5555 N. Sheridan Road while I was walking tonight about 10 p.m. I think it was dark colored and not completely wild because it stopped and looked at me when I called "kitty, kitty." I hate to see a cat out in the park (we are right next to Lincoln Park) since there are coyotes around.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

BBQ Coming to Andersonville!

Andersonville Chamber tweets that Avondale's very popular Pork Shoppe "executes lease for former former Kingfisher space" at the north end of the Clark Street corridor.

http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/

YES!

  • Indeed, Edgewater needed a good place for pork. Hopefully, this team can finally make a success of this hulk at Edgewater and Clark, which has struggled for such a long, long time. And, speaking of the North end of Clark, the Norse is a great bar with an incredibly good...

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    Indeed, Edgewater needed a good place for pork. Hopefully, this team can finally make a success of this hulk at Edgewater and Clark, which has struggled for such a long, long time. And, speaking of the North end of Clark, the Norse is a great bar with an incredibly good beer selection. There really is good news from all parts of Edgewater, from the Andersonville neighborhood on the west to the Edgewater Glen business district along Broadway on the East side of Edgewater there has been a steady stream of good economic news of late.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    That location has been “snakebit” ever since Felice’s Roundtable closed (Lord, how I miss that prime rib!) in the late ‘90s. Every restaurant since then in that space had been AWFUL and few lasted even a year. Hope Pork Shoppe “clicks;” won’t have to go NW to Rub or take the long slow slog down Pulaski to Smoque. And unlike Hecky’s (which won’t deliver s. of Devon), it’ll be nice to actually be able to sit and dine there!

Jul 16

Updated 3 days ago

Apartment needed for August 1st!

Looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom in Andersonville area. $1000-1400/month max., allows cats and not a garden level!

  • There is a two bedroom for rent on glenwood and Edgewater that is 1195 per month. They allow cats.

  • Nicholas Ryan Chicago Real Estate Broker

    Please let me know if I can help you find a rental. You should be able to find a very nice one bedroom in that price range... 2 bedroom will be a little harder to find

Jul 21

Updated 3 days ago

Need apartment for Aug. 1

Hi all,

I know this is cutting things really close, but I spent the first half of July in the hospital so couldn't get out to look at apartments then. I also know this isn't primarily a real estate site, but I'm hoping that maybe my neighbors can help me out!

I am looking for a studio or 1 bedroom, move-in Aug 1 (or even better Jul. 31)... Price range is approx. 900/under, but that's somewhat flexible.

Would be happy...

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Hi all,

I know this is cutting things really close, but I spent the first half of July in the hospital so couldn't get out to look at apartments then. I also know this isn't primarily a real estate site, but I'm hoping that maybe my neighbors can help me out!

I am looking for a studio or 1 bedroom, move-in Aug 1 (or even better Jul. 31)... Price range is approx. 900/under, but that's somewhat flexible.

Would be happy with Ravenswood, Andersonville, Edgewater, Uptown, North Center– As long as the area is safe and convenient to CTA (bus or L- red line would be great) I'm pretty flexible on location.

If anyone has a rental, or can point me to a listing, I'd be very grateful.

Thanks! B

4 days ago

Olive In Motion A Smashing Success!

The good people at the Andersonville Development Corp./Chamber/Eco-Andersonville put together a "Pop-Up Park & Market" Friday at Clark/Olive. I think the pictures convey the fun quite well.

Many more HERE: http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/instagram/

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Sports Bar

Appreciate Andersonville for what it is, but can someone tell me where I can find a worthwhile sports bar?

  • Chris B. Neighborhood blogger and activist

    I have to say... Crew, Andersonville Brewing Company, and Burke's are all amazing spots if you want to catch a game. Great atmosphere and food at each.

  • Kate Living in Edgewater since 2006

    Burkes and Andersonville Brewery!!

    Burkes is great for laid back atmosphere and I'm always so pleasantly surprised by how present the owner is. Andersonville Brewery is a little more sports focused (college football, specially) and can be a little more lively.

Jul 21

Updated 4 days ago

Abbey My Calico Cat that has been lost since the 7th of July is found

Thank you all for your beautiful messages and show of support. I was called by a wonderful person on Rosedale street to inform me that ABbey was in his yard. I flew from Wisconsin back to reunite with my girl Abbey, It was a amazing to reunite with my kitty. Thank you all thank you thank you .

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

ComEd Door-to-Door People

This evening, two guys in suits claiming to be from Integrys rang our doorbell to talk to us about a recent change that might be affecting our ComEd bill. They said they were checking for overcharges and that only they could fix it. We told them that now wasn't a good time, but after checking our bill later, we did see potentially what they were talking about. Has anyone else in the neighborhood seen these guys? In person they seemed pretty legit, even though I've heard of plenty of scams that follow a similar routine. This was in the vicinity of Magnolia and Devon.
Thanks in advance.

  • I've seen these people but they identified themselves as Spark Energy.

    Just google Spark Energy scam or Chicago Energy Provider Scam and this stuff will be on Everyblock or google at the top of the list.

  • Jeff Life long Chicago kid

    This is the calculator mentioned in the trib story pasted by @jenna http://www.ChicagoPowerCalculator.com. I put a fake email in on the first screen :)

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