3 days ago

Updated 57 min ago

Marty’s Martini Bar Anticipated Expansion Canceled

With a die-hard following of cocktail lovers, Marty’s Martini Bar at 1511 W Balmoral Ave. has been filling up glasses with spirits for ten years now. The narrow bar has a charm of its own with a very intimate setting. However, the small space can get very crowded as the ever-growing number of patrons come in to celebrate. Over the last year […]

  • I am sure that they will since they been there for years... but I understand that another cocktail lounge is going to take over the space.. so it will thin the crowd so that you can get in..

  • I agree with Teddy…and part of the atmosphere of Marty's is the crowd and wall to wall people. Yes, a larger space would have been nice, but Elixir will be nice to go to as an over flow or another option. Personally, I am psyched for Replay. Forget about laundry…my quarters are going there instead!!!

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29 hours ago

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Cable outage

Does anyone have any information about the ComCast cable outage in Edgewater? They're probably talking about it on the news, but since there's no cable.... ;-)

  • jenna! love is the law

    Did you check your router, Michelle? Try a reset

  • MichelleB in Edgewater New Chicago resident

    Jenna - I did try that and then looked on the ComCast website and there is an outage reported. They just don't give any further information and I was on hold 17 minutes with no answer so I was hoping someone else had gotten through. Internet and phone are working fine--just the TV is out. Thanks though!

  • Ted

    We have given up on Comcast. RCN is better (so far).

11 hours ago

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2 days ago

Quest Theatre’s ‘Tomato Queen’ Delights Child And Adult Alike

It takes time and quite a bit of trial and error before Camina becomes the Tomato Queen in Quest Theatre Ensemble’s free Friday production of the musical by the same name. But along the way, this headstrong girl learns about patience, hard work, and the qualities that lead to real friendship. Written by Quest Theatre Ensemble […]

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Many sirens at Granville and Sheridan

Anyone know what's going on? Sheridan is closed northbound; 147 bus rerouted.

  • Teri Cassidy edgewater beach resident

    I live in the building and I posted on this site as the fire was happening. My post never appeared. The fire was on 23rd floor. It started on a pile of clothing. It was put out quickly.

  • Next time get it right Teri!!! People were in panic not knowing what the hell was going on. This is just unacceptable!!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Apartment needed

Hi, my apartment lease ends April 30th and would like to rent an affordable large 1+ den or 2 bedroom for me, my son, and cat. I would like to stay in the Edgewater/Andersonville area. I'd be open to Limcoln Square. Does anyone know of any apartments available or coming available end of April?

2 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Loud BOOM sounds last night around 4am

I'm on Ravenswood, across from the Rosehill Cemetery entrance, and was awakened by a super loud BOOM around 3 - 4am last night (2/22-23). Sounded like a transformer blowing. Strange thing is, this has been happening a lot lately--loud booming sounds in the middle of the night. Caused by cold?? Anyone else hearing this? Maybe it's just me. :) Thanks!

3 days ago

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3 days ago

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Election Drama: Some Area Alderman Have An Easy Win, Others Not So Much

Yesterday’s voting proved to be an interesting one as area politicians worked hard to gain the support needed to win their election bids. But by the time the final numbers started rolling in, one word stole the headlines, ‘run-off’. With Mayor Emanuel unable to pull off the 50 percent he needed to clinch a second term, Chuy […]

  • Yahoo for Pawar! Now its Rahm or Chuy. I get to work another election. This one could get exciting. See you in April!

4 days ago

2 Men Shot, 1 Critically On Kenmore Last Night

Two men were shot last night on the 5800 block of N. Kenmore Ave. at around 12:05 a.m. A 25-year-old male victim was shot several times and is in critical condition. The other man, a 22-year-old, was shot in the leg and his condition has since stabilized. Both were taken to Saint Francis hospital. According to police the […]

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6 days ago

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Man hit by car

Please be cautious when crossing the streets. We just witnessed an elderly man pushing his grocery cart get hit by a car attempting to beat the red light at Balmoral & Broadway.

4 days ago

1905 and 1911 W. Morse, c.1890

...gradually (it was pretty swampy), but large picturesque homes were being constructed on land between Clark and Ridge.  This stretch is the highest point of the neighborhood, and is a good option you...

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1905 and 1911 W. Morse, c.1890

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1762-1766 W. Morse, c. 1905

900 Block of Fulton Market

Feb 20

Updated 5 days ago

Theater events: ‘Princess and the Pea' opens at Marriott

...Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago, presents a staged workshop production of Chicago Dramatists playwright Susan Lieberman's "Netta at...

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...Cotovsky and Darci Nalepa. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 404-7336 or americanbluestheater.com...

...Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions. Previews begin Friday, Feb. 20, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 26. See theaterwit.org...

...in their unhappy home post-apocalypse. Previews begin Friday, Feb. 20, at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Ensemble members Kurt Ehrman and Donna Mcgough appear with Brian Shaw and Sean Sineski...

...Ensemble presents the world premiere, which begins previews Friday, Feb. 20, at The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory Ave., Chicago. The show opens Feb. 28. (312) 458-0895 or questensemble.org...

...storefront theaters performing in repertory -- begins Friday, Feb. 20, at the company's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Single tickets are $20; a festival pass is $45. Performances continue through April 26...

...Previews begin Friday, Feb. 20, at 1909 W. Byron St., Chicago, for American Theater Company's premiere of the revised version of "The Royale," by...

...in all-day performances on Saturday and Sunday) beginning Friday, Feb. 20, at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. House artistic director Nathan Allen directs the plays, which he co-wrote with Chris...

...did anything at all. Performances begin Friday, Feb. 20, at Collaboraction, Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Admission is pay-what-you-can. See honesttheatre.com...

• "Olio!" -- a combination scripted play and improv show hosted by Phil Meister -- opens at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at The Annoyance theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

...The Maniac who plans to kill himself on stage. Performances begin Saturday, Feb. 21, at 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago. See theorchardtheatre.com...

...s Theatre's interactive performance for children with autism, runs at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, from Saturday, Feb. 21, through March 4. The story centers on several birds who...

...eight international plays, continues at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, with "The Walruses," a Cuban play by Laura Liz Gil Echenique, about a couple...

...m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Loyola's Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 1020 W. Sheridan Road, 4th floor, Chicago. Featured works include Isaac Gomez's play "The Women of Juarez;" Juan...

...Chicago for a limited run beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com...

...whose work sparks a debate about where art belongs. Performances begin Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org...

...of the musical "Wonderful Town," from Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 25-28, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Supporters bid on roles in the Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical about...

...never knew. Previews for The Gift Theatre's world premiere begin Thursday, Feb. 26, at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show, directed by Fox Valley Repertory artistic director John Gawlik, opens March 5...

...comes up against Macbeth's widow, Gruach. The show opens Feb. 28 at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com...

...of the new musical "The Book of Merman" will transfer to the Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, on Thursday, Feb. 26. A parody (of sorts) by Leo Schwartz, the musical centers...

  • Karl JP Retired from Jefferson's Park.

    Jerry Morrison the SEIU's CHIPOLCON discovered the Giant Peach was grown at James the 1%er's non-UFW orchard. It's obvious that the purpose of his post is to rally the masses to forcibly confiscate James' property & send him to the gulag. The orchard, & the Giant Peach will be a Gift to the proletariat.

  • Karl,
    Do you now understand what watching Fox does to your mind?

5 days ago

Local Lions Club Celebrates 94th Year Of Service

Have you ever heard of a Lions Club? Not the kind of four legged roar that you would find at Lincoln Park or Brookfield Zoo but an international group of individuals committed to service. The Lions club is just that, an international organization with the motto, “We serve.” The first Lions Club was actually organized […]

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Feb 21

Updated 5 days ago

Notary public

Hi, all. I'm looking for a notary public who can notarize a bank document. I know many banks have notaries, but my bank is a regional one that has no offices here. Are there any banks in the area maybe that would notarize a document for someone who isn't a client? Or other options? Looking for advice. Thanks in advance.

  • Any currency exchange has a notary public!

  • Hi, all. Thanks for the suggestions; ended up using UPS because there's a location next to my office.

    Amy- thanks for the offer anyway! I'll keep it in mind if anything else arrises!

6 days ago

Andersonville Walgreens Employee Deemed ‘Hero’ After Last Week’s Shooting

Last week on a busy Valentine’s Saturday evening on Clark St. in Andersonville, a violent struggle unfolded in the Walgreens parking lot at 5440 N. Clark. The result of fight left two officers injured and another man arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder. Now, additional detail are surfacing abut exactly what […]

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Feb 19

Updated 6 days ago

Red Light & Speed Cameras

Anyone see this series/article?

http://tribads.chicagotribune.com/microsite/presson/redlightB.html?int=Display-Ad|PressOn|House-Ad||||||Barker-20150205

I think what is still interesting is that when they speak of revenue, most people don't know that only 10-20% of the actual ticket goes to the City itself. The rest goes to the company that owns and maintains the cameras. This is true for any municipality as I received one once in the suburbs. When I was paying I spoke to the city clerk (much easier in a small suburb to do so) and...

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Anyone see this series/article?

http://tribads.chicagotribune.com/microsite/presson/redlightB.html?int=Display-Ad|PressOn|House-Ad||||||Barker-20150205

I think what is still interesting is that when they speak of revenue, most people don't know that only 10-20% of the actual ticket goes to the City itself. The rest goes to the company that owns and maintains the cameras. This is true for any municipality as I received one once in the suburbs. When I was paying I spoke to the city clerk (much easier in a small suburb to do so) and she informed me of this. I was able to pay a little less but she said because the company takes so much the city still needed to get something.

So in short, we are funding a company more than we are funding the City.

Thoughts?

  • Litisha-Watkins-Banks Rollin down the strip on Vogues

    I agree DK

  • I would be curious about how much is actually getting back to the City. I agree with Les in that I have seen people become more stressed when approaching by how they behave. There's either more of slamming on the breaks or accelerating at a much higher rate than they...

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    I would be curious about how much is actually getting back to the City. I agree with Les in that I have seen people become more stressed when approaching by how they behave. There's either more of slamming on the breaks or accelerating at a much higher rate than they normally would to avoid a ticket. If there was no camera I could see people still possibly accelerating but not at such a rate that puts more at risk.

    What is interesting also is that you never hear the truth behind them. It's statistics and you can play with them all you want to make them look good for your cause. I've heard from one Alderman who's against the cameras (speed particularly) where they mention the City avoids the topic of the kangaroo affect. Where everyone slows down for the cameras and then immediately hits the gas, sometimes going faster than what they would have through the area in the first place, to catch up for time lost slowing in that camera zone.

    Did find this though:
    A study commissioned by the Chicago Tribune concluded that the city's red-light cameras had failed to deliver the significant benefits claimed by officials and were responsible for increases in some crashes that caused injuries. Chicago has 350 cameras, and its program has generated more than $500 million in fines since 2002.

    In New Jersey, more than 15,000 tickets were voided this year because of a computer glitch. In 2012, the state suspended dozens of the cameras because of concerns that yellow lights were not properly timed to give drivers time to brake safely.

    What's interesting is the disparity between Legislatures. Remember our cameras were purposely put below government yellow light safety standards.

Feb 22

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Feb 21

Updated Feb 22

Police near Berwyn and Kenmore

Plenty of cops here, at least 4-5 cruisers. Anyone know what happened?

Feb 21

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Feb 19

Updated Feb 20

HMO in network Dentist?

Hi. I have a HMO dental plan so I want to stay in network. I looked for providers in my area and am wondering if anyone has gone to any of these dentists? It is for my cleaning.
Dr. Reza Khoshnood from Clark Dental
Dr Tina Shroff from Devon Dental
Drs Danielle McCarron and Dhiraj Sharma from American Dental
Dr Mark Sawyer from Lake Shore Dental

Thank you!

  • I don't know about the other three, but avoid Khoshnood. He caused a lot of problems for me.

  • diana Life is short. Death is long. Act accordingly.

    I like Dr. Tran at North Broadway Dental. He takes my HMO (Humana). Good luck.

  • Thanks Diana, but I have Cigna hmo and Dr Tran is not in network.

Feb 20

Einstein Bros Bagels In Andersonville Closing, Company Downsizes Nationwide

On Tuesday, February 24, Einstein Bros Bagels at 5318 N Clark St. will be closing its doors for good.  In an effort to downsize and eliminate the restaurants that are not performing well, the Andersonville store will be among other Chicagoland locations which are also expected to be closing. Nationwide, Einstein Bros Bagels will be shuttering 39 stores. […]

Feb 20

Raven to screen ‘Trip to Bountiful’

Raven Theatre Company, 6157 N. Clark St., will present a free screening of the new film version of “The Trip to Bountiful” by Horton Foote at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Feb 20

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Feb 19

O’Connor Running to Maintain His Aldermanic Position

Chicago City Council 40th Ward incumbent Alderman Patrick O’Connor will face his first aldermanic challenge in 24 years against Dianne Deleiden, a Chicago Public Schools teacher and Edgewater resident, on Feb. 24. Economic development, public safety and parks remain some of O’Connor’s main campaign priorities. In Andersonville specifically, however, he is touting his efforts to […]

Feb 10

Updated Feb 19

Long Distance Mover recommendations

Hi -
I am looking for recommendations for long distance moving companies - need to move from Chicago to New England. Anyone have any suggestions for reliable/affordable companies?

Feb 08

Updated Feb 19

Reclaim Chicago by reclaiming the 40th Ward - vote for Dianne Daleiden for Alderman

http://www.dianne4ward40.com/meet.html.

I have met Dianne. In person. Numerous times at this point. She has answered many questions from our fellow neighbors.

Having listened to her approach to representing our community, I have no doubt she is the candidate we need in City Council to represent our interests locally as well as city wide. It is not just about picking up garbage, as important as that is. It is about the quality of our community and the fiscal priorities of the city. Both have a direct impact on our lives.

  • Daniel Kelber Living the Good Life in Bowmanville

    Anyone who thinks home prices in the 40th going up so much is due to our alderman doesn't understand the economics of the City. Gentrification has been happening throughout the City, not ward by ward, for a good 15 - 20 years. Helping/protecting business who make big campaign contributions to...

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    Anyone who thinks home prices in the 40th going up so much is due to our alderman doesn't understand the economics of the City. Gentrification has been happening throughout the City, not ward by ward, for a good 15 - 20 years. Helping/protecting business who make big campaign contributions to you does not make a good alderman.

    This is not to say that O'Connor has done nothing for the ward. If he is to be believed, he brought Half Acre Brewing here; a big win for the neighborhood. I'm sure there have been other such instances. But for each good business like this there is another that he takes care of that is a detriment to the ward. For example, the vacant lot on Damen, a rat nest eyesore that isn't required to keep it's sidewalks in good repair or shoveled.

    We need someone who is beholden to the constituents who live in the ward, not to business interests and the mayor.

  • Kevin B. My dogs own me.

    Thanks Daniel. I'm still waiting for some of his biggest supporters on here to provide specifics of what they have seem him do personally; out in the community. I've read the endorsements, I've read his and Dianne's commentary on what they believe they've done or would do. I want to hear from the community.

    Seems he spends more time in private practice leaving his office do (or not do in my experience) the job he is supposed to be doing.

Feb 19

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Feb 19

Locally Owned Bistro/Retail Store Will Take Over Old Urban Orchard Spot

Since opening their first store in August of 2004 in Lakeview, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine has been a growing enterprise for its owners Greg O’Neill and Ken Miller. Within the following decade, they added a store on Lake Street in the Loop area, another in the Chicago French Market and in 2012 expanded next door to the […]

Feb 17

Updated Feb 18

Andersonville’s Most Curious Places: 5400 N. Clark aka Hamburger Mary’s

Our next building in the Most Curious Places series is 5400 N. Clark suggested by William Collins. Currently the home of Hamburger Mary’s, it was originally built for the Swedish American State Bank in 1913. The architects were Ottenheimer, Stern, and Reichert, who only worked together in Chicago for a few years. Their most famous […]

  • Thankfully an interesting news report that has nothing to do with the election. Not to ruffle any feathers, but I think we all have a pretty good idea of who is going to win certain elections…STILL VOTE, but I am so tired of the mud slinging. This is a nice article about the neighborhood in which we leave. The 24th can't come soon enough…unless there is a runoff…ugh.

  • Phil L. property owner/lincoln square

    And, don't forget to look next door at 5404 N. Clark at the Calo Theatre: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/3455/photos

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Anyone here remember the restaurant that used to be next to the Calo Theatre in the early ‘80s: Ko-Chi? It was a self-proclaimed “Japanese-French Fusion Steakhouse,” at first BYOB-only but in its final year also sold Guenoc wines by the bottle at little-to-no markup. Its schtick was that it sold...

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    Anyone here remember the restaurant that used to be next to the Calo Theatre in the early ‘80s: Ko-Chi? It was a self-proclaimed “Japanese-French Fusion Steakhouse,” at first BYOB-only but in its final year also sold Guenoc wines by the bottle at little-to-no markup. Its schtick was that it sold NY strip steaks with several different housemade sauces in little dishes on the plate. And for an appetizer, its menu included escargot at an affordable price, served on a platter made of glazed bread dough. Looked just like one of those 6-depression porcelain escargot dishes. But the platters got reused: the wait staff admonished diners that the plate was “not eatable” (sic). It probably lost money hand over fist, considering the quality of the steaks coupled with the low prices.

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