9 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

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!

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2 days ago

Updated 9 hours 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 […]

  • So Sorry to hear about this... we anticipated the expansion and redo. We have often stayed away just because of the uncomfortable atmosphere. Who wants to pay a higher price for a cocktail only to be shoved and bounce around and not able to hear the friends you came in. I think they missed an opportunity to improve the atmosphere and not to chase customers away.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

You're vote for best city college or university.

Besides the obvious- (university of Chicago).... What college or university is the best in the city?

23 hours ago

Edgewater Shooting Believed To Be Gang-Related, Alderman Says

On Wednesday, two men ages 22 and 25 were walking on the sidewalk around midnight in the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue when they were approached by four men, one of whom opened fire, police said.

23 hours ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – February 27, 2015

On February 25, just after midnight, there was a shooting that occurred on the 5800 Block of Kenmore. Chicago Police believe this was a gang-related shooting and that the two injured individuals...

5900 N. Winthrop, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

1020 W. Bryn Mawr, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway, community room

Alderman Osterman’s 15th annual Senior Health Fair will be held Monday, March 16, 10am to 1pm at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale). 

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...anniversary! Andersonville residents and business owners are invited to attend at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark) on Thursday, March 5 at 7pm to discuss a proposed slight expansion of this year...

...Additional parking is available along Broadway, Sheridan Road and in the VAI parking lot at 5017 N. Winthrop. During this construction, please join us in making an effort to support Argyle area businesses...

1115 W. Granville, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

4921 N. Marine Drive, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

5040 Kenmore, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

All workshops will be held in the Community Hall at Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral starting at 10:00am.  For further information, contact jerry@48thward.org.

...s Basketball Team will host the Missouri State Bears at the Gentile Arena, located at 6511 N. Winthrop. Loyola University has offered the 48th Ward community an opportunity to enjoy the Loyola NCAA...

If you have any questions regarding the 2015 Argyle construction projects or would like to be signed up to a special construction newsletter, please contact Sara Dinges at 773-784-5277 or Sara@48thward.or

Internet Safety Presentation Thursday, March 19th 6pm, Senn Hall (5900 N. Glenwood) Adults only. Presented by Detective Charles Hollendoner, Special Investigations Unit, Chicago Police Department, In conjunction...

This week at the Bezazian Public Library (1226 W. Ainslie): 

20th District Police District – 5400 N. Lincoln Ave

1127 W Granville

Edgewater Baptist Church 1401 W Hollywood

Furama Restaurant – 4936 N Broadway

1541 W. Devon

1115 W. Berwyn

Ebenezer Lutheran Church – 1650 W Foster Ave

St. James Cathedral – 65 E Huron St

31 hours 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 […]

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

1 dead, 3 hurt in separate shootings on North Side

A second shooting happened around 12:05 a.m. in the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, Alfaro said.

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The two were in an alley in the 1700 block of West Touhy Avenue when an attacker came out of a white minivan, walked up to them and fired shots, Alfaro said. Police were called to the scene because of a person shot and found the two wounded, police said.

  • For the last year and a half that area up to thorndale and winthrop there has been a lot of shootings. UGH.. a new crew came in the area. get rid of them!

32 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 33 hours 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!!

45 hours ago

Updated 33 hours 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?

39 hours ago

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47 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 47 hours 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!

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

4 men hurt in separate shootings on North Side

A second shooting happened around 12:05 a.m. in the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, Alfaro said.

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The two were in an alley in the 1700 block of West Touhy Avenue when they were shot, Alfaro said.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    POOL OF BLOOD? Why didn't Greg Gornhardt post a picture of it? He loves posting pictures of gobs of blood on sidewalks.

  • Please update on call to alderman office ! Did he follow through with clean up ? Poor children to experience this is awful. Have a blessed and safe day all.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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!

3 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 […]

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Two Wounded In Edgewater Shooting

Two men, 25 and 22, were on the sidewalk in the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue shortly after midnight when they were approached by four males who fired shots at them, police said.

3 days ago

2 men hurt in shooting in Edgewater Beach neighborhood

Police officers blocked off part of a street in the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue after two men were shot there early Wednesday morning. (Alexandra Chachkevitch/Chicago Tribune)

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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

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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6 days ago

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!

5 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 5 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.

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Updated 6 days ago

Police near Berwyn and Kenmore

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

6 days ago

Feb 19

Updated Feb 21

Does anyone know of a good thyroid specialist that takes the medical card?

My brother is moving to the area and needs a new doctor. Perhaps a specialist in the endocrine area if possible. He is looking for a decent doctor that takes the medical card.

Thanks!

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    Try Swedish Covenant Hospital. Their website will tell you what insurance the doctors take and they have several endocrinologists, including Maria Cardenas http://www.swedishcovenant.org/details/maria-o.-cardenas-m.d She should take Medicaid.

    I saw her once and she spent a long time with me and answered my questions only if they had to do with...

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    Try Swedish Covenant Hospital. Their website will tell you what insurance the doctors take and they have several endocrinologists, including Maria Cardenas http://www.swedishcovenant.org/details/maria-o.-cardenas-m.d She should take Medicaid.

    I saw her once and she spent a long time with me and answered my questions only if they had to do with endocrinology. If it had to do with any other sort of medicine (including over the counter pain meds), she refused to answer, because it's outside her specialty. I still recommend her though, because of the amount of time she was willing to spend with me. Also, there's a lab to get blood draws in the same building as her, which makes things easier.

    It's important to know if your brother has regular Medicaid, or if he was pushed into an HMO/MCO. (Basically, did he have Medicaid before or after the creation of County Care? If he got Medicaid before County Care was created, anyone who takes Medicaid will take his form of Medicaid.) Either way, for primary care, he should try the Heartland Health Center on Devon. They don't have specialists, unfortunately, but if he has an HMO, he'll need a primary doctor to give him a referral to an endocrinologist. The space is brand new and it shouldn't take long to see a doctor, because it's so new.

  • dj long time RP home owner

    Just a word on specialists - if they begin to address an issue outside of their area of expertise they are on the hook to treat it. Sets up them up for malpractice issues.

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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

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