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Pet Owners: Be Aware of Coyotes in the Park

Dear Pet Owners:
There are coyotes in the park. I've seen them from my window. Be very vigilant with your dogs, especially if they're smaller creatures. Every year, I hear about someone who loses a beloved pet that was allowed to run around unleashed. There are coyotes all over the city (I encountered one on Ashland last week and I first thought it was a large dog. Just a warning.

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Foster Dog Beach Badly Deteriorating, Unsafe

Chicago is known for being an extremely dog friendly city. Take a walk along the lake and you are bound to pass several pet owners walking their dogs along the path or heading toward one of the dog beaches. Our city has over 20 dog parks, pet dedicated businesses, a few dog-friendly beaches, and many local shops that have water bowls outside (sometimes even treats!) for our loved furry friends. Chicago dog beach visits have steadily grown over the years, and the Foster dog beach as well as the Montrose-Wilson dog beach have had quite a bit of wear and tear. With limited up-keep and continued deterioration, are these beaches becoming too unsafe for dogs and their owners?

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    I didn't think Foster was an official dog beach. There's no barriers at all between the dog and people beaches or between the dog beach and the walking path. But I love going there, watching people play with their pups, and wishing desperately that I could get a dog of my own :'-(

  • Rob

    That' the problem with the Foster beach DFA (dog friendly area). They haven't bulldozed the sand down from the walking path so dogs can quite easily just run up to the path, and the fence separating the dog area from the regular beach hasn't been maintained and extended with the lake levels being lower. It's a very dangerous situation, and I'm worried that the park district is allowing it to happen as a precursor to closing the DFA entirely.

Mar 10

Updated 8 hours ago

Home Inspection recommendation?

Has anyone found a home inspector they love, who is reasonably priced? If you had a co op inspected, that would be a bonus!

  • I reccommend:
    Jarrod Spadino

    Windy City Home Inspection, Inc.

    Office: 847.926.HOME (4663)

    Fax: 847.926.4463

    PO Box 812 - Highland Park, IL 60035

    He was very thorough, explained more than I ever needed to know and sent me all kinds of info in print and email incase I forgot anything he said. And he didnt treat me like some stupid female who doesnt know anything about furnaces and "guy" stuff. I think I was charged around $300 - $400.

  • Costel Malureanu Licensed/Certified Home Inspector

    Jai,

    Thank you for recommending me to the community! I am getting calls regarding home or condo inspections related to this post,but unfortunately I cannot bid the pricing you listed.There is no way for me to perform an inspection for this amount and should be corrected.
    Thank you for understanding.
    Costel
    Home Inspection Star Inc
    P 773 9601342
    Email mc@homeinspectionstar.com
    Website www.homeinspectionstar.com
    Reviews about this business can be found as Chicago home inspector on Google,Yelp or Yahoo.

9 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Firetrucks at Magnolia and Bryn Mawr

I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

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I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

At first they piled out and some began to hook up hoses to the fire hydrant. There were about 20 guys standing on the sidewalk on Bryn Mawr. I also saw one in the alley talking to a guy who was on a top floor balcony. Then they seemed to abandon the fire hydrant and instead one truck raised its latter to the roof of the building. I moved on at that point.

Just thought I'd report what I saw. I didn't see any smoke or anything so I'm not sure what's going on.

37 hours ago

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Welcome home Billy!

“I grew up at Ardmore and Sheridan, on the fourth floor overlooking Hollywood Beach,” said Zane, who has a charming, eloquent voice. “I’m here for a few months and really looking forward to being a citizen again.” 

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Food glorious food… the new Mariano’s at Lawrence and Ravenswood opened last week and like its other stores, Mariano’s does not disappoint with this...

37 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Mariano’s Foster/Sheridan First Look

It was a beautiful morning for a first look at the new Marianp’s Foster and Sheridan store. Edgeville Buzz was invited along with other community leaders to be the first to see what the store has planned for the neighborhood. It started with a few words from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Harry Osterman and the man of the moment, Roundy’s CEO, Bob Mariano. The highlight of the speeches came when Lyle Allen of Care For Real received a $2500 check to help support his growing food pantry. Then after a quick ribbon cutting, people were anxious to set off on a tour of the new grocery store.

11 hours ago

Term Limits for Mayor

Next year is the mayoral election. In addition to voting for Mayor, I'd like it if Chicagoans were able to vote on whether or not there should be term limits for Mayor, like there are in other cities. I'm thinking limiting the Mayor to three terms, consecutive or non-consecutive, sounds like a good number. Considering the power that the Mayor's office holds over the City Council, I think that it's important that we be able to change our Mayor if...

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Next year is the mayoral election. In addition to voting for Mayor, I'd like it if Chicagoans were able to vote on whether or not there should be term limits for Mayor, like there are in other cities. I'm thinking limiting the Mayor to three terms, consecutive or non-consecutive, sounds like a good number. Considering the power that the Mayor's office holds over the City Council, I think that it's important that we be able to change our Mayor if we're dissatisfied with him/her. Regular elections aren't enough, because it's extremely difficult to beat an incumbent. Just look at Mayor Daley.

Does anyone else like this idea? If so, what's needed to get this proposition on a city-wide ballot and to make it binding?

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Feb 10

Updated 23 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

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New building on Broadway?

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

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    What about next to Element Resale-there is some construction being done there?

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    An urgent care clinic would be great. Several years ago I slipped and fell on my ankle in a very painful way. I had the option of taking an ambulance, but knew that my insurance wouldn't cover it (and that I didn't really need it). Instead, I took a taxi...

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    An urgent care clinic would be great. Several years ago I slipped and fell on my ankle in a very painful way. I had the option of taking an ambulance, but knew that my insurance wouldn't cover it (and that I didn't really need it). Instead, I took a taxi to a walk-in medical center, got seen within the hour, and my insurance covered it.

    I just hope this clinic takes insurance poor folks have, like Medicaid and County Care. That's one problem with the Take Care clinics at CVS and Walgreens. Last time I checked, they don't take either insurance.

Apr 14

Updated 41 hours 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.

  • 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.

  • Oak Street Health we work closely with the hospitals that Nana Cross mentioned above in addition to Advocate and Resurrection Hospitals. With that being said, although we have admission privileges at these hospitals we are able to send you to whatever hospital you would like as long as your insurance would allow us. Hope this helps!

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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

  • pat c resident-photographer

    Price fixing by done in Chicago since the mid 1990s.

  • zippy8 mostly happy resident

    I second Stephanie's suggestion to get a roommate. To me it'd be worth it to live in a larger, nicer place and probably a better location. In this economy it may be more common now, even with some "older" folks.

43 hours ago

Eating Healthy in Edgewater

Eating out shouldn’t derail your health goals. Nor should you sacrifice one of the things we love most about food: How good it tastes.

43 hours ago

CTA Unveils Rebuild of North Red Line Including New Stations

CTA Unveiled a plan that calls for a reconstruction of the red line from Belmont to Howard which includes a near complete rebuild of the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations. The construction will also include rebuilding all tracks, support structures, bridges, and viaducts between Leland and Hollywood Avenues. The new stations will include all modern amenities including elevators for those with disabilities. The new tracks and signals are promising to increase speeds and reliability.

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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.

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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!!!

4 days ago

Easter Day at Atonement

Sun, Apr 20, 2014 11:00 am

If you're searching for a church for Easter Day, consider the Episcopal Church of the Atonement at 11:00 am on Sunday, complete with choir, orchestra, a bishop and lots of incense. We're at 5749 N. Kenmore Ave. (corner of Kenmore and Ardmore).

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lakeshore

What's going on via Lakeshore drive? It's closed off at the sheridan entrance.

  • I have contacted 311 thru the website that there is a lot of plastic bags and clothing dangling from the trees in this area. At least twice in the past month. As soon as I read the tribunes headline of suspicious items found and the location I guessed it was a homeless person. Glad it wasn't something deadly.

  • Melih Chicago Lover

    Yea I remember we were driving and they had the entire place shut down.....lots of cops everywhere. LOL Crazy.

Apr 02

Updated 4 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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This Is Your Alibi @ The Frontier

This Is Your Alibi is a free, BYOB comedy showcase hosted by Lev Kalmens every third Thursday at the Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave., at 8pm. This month's featured comedians include Kevin Brody, Danny Maupin, Joshua Murphy, Lara Beitz and Adam Burke.

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Apr 14

Updated 5 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/

5 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.

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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/

6 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!

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