2 days ago

Updated 19 min ago

Log Cabin Republican Calls Police on Wrong Woman

In what appears to be another case of calling the police because someone is Black, Morry Matson, Log Cabin Republican candidate for Edgewater's Mayor, has a lot of explaining to do. His last claim to fame was promoting a multi-million dollar carnival boardwalk in front of lots of people's homes and cutting off their unobstructed views of the lake.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-woman-says-cvs-manager-called-police-because-she-had-wrong-coupon/

    Black woman says CVS manager called police because she had wrong coupon
    Camilla Hudson wanted to use a manufacturer's coupon at CVS on North Broadway on Friday night, but a manager who said he'd never seen a coupon like that called the police, she said in a Facebook post. "So, THIS just happened: I had the police called on me for attempting to use a coupon @ the CVS Pharmacy located at 6150 N.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • The important result is that CVS did the right thing. They publicly honored their customer, disciplined (fired) two employees for improper behavior on the job and preserved their reputation in the community. Matson's reputation was not damaged because it was less than commendable to begin with.

  • Andrew Linc Sq Lifer

    I'm not sure what you say is correct. You don't know what transpired. They probably got fired because she was black and raised a hoot. Corporate PR people run scared every time someone hollers "Racism". They're use to Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton years of corporate shakedowns. Hope it never...

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    I'm not sure what you say is correct. You don't know what transpired. They probably got fired because she was black and raised a hoot. Corporate PR people run scared every time someone hollers "Racism". They're use to Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton years of corporate shakedowns. Hope it never happens to you.

    Last year I witnessed a scene in Sarasota where a TJ Maxx clerk was accused of "racism" because she would take a food wrapper from a customer's hand to throw away. Instead, she pointed to a nearby trashcan. lots of hollering ensued and a lot of protesting was directed towards the camera in the ceiling. I hung around until the manager showed up to tell her that this was a baseless claim. This left a bad taste in my mouth.

    K: A legitimate coupon would have a bar code that would go thru. There's the rub.

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

winnamac coyotes back or never left ?

Saw a coyote walking in front of chappell on Wed night (11th) about 11:30pm . I was walking on the sidewalk and coyote was inside the fence. Was a decent size. Looked at each other and just kept walking.

  • So cool, I never see them. My guess, because they are so good at hiding, is that they never left.

  • I see these coyotes all the time. I only worry when I see two together then I tend to walk a little faster in the opposite direction. They are eating all the rats so I’m good with them. 👌🏼

  • They are everywhere - they mostly come around at night - but some do walk around during the day - - I found a big round 'crushed' spot in the middle of my garden plants.....perhaps a coyote decided to take a nap - -

24 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Edgewater CVS Manager Running For 48th Ward Alderman In Hot Water After Calling Cops On Black Woman

A manager at the 6150 N. Broadway CVS Pharmacy is in hot water after calling the police on a black woman who he accused of using a counterfeit coupon. That manager, Edgewater resident Morry Matson, also happens to be running for 48th Ward Alderman as an independent and was a state delegate for the Donald […]

    Edgewater CVS Manager Running For 48th Ward Alderman In Hot Water After Calling Cops On Black Woman
    A manager at the 6150 N. Broadway CVS Pharmacy is in hot water after calling the police on a black woman who he accused of using a counterfeit coupon. That manager, Edgewater resident Morry Matson, also happens to be running for 48th Ward Alderman as an independent and was a state delegate for the Donald ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Running for Alderman in the 48th????? With his judgement on this coupon/police issue - not a chance - - - - Does anyone know if he has withdrawn as yet????

Jul 06

Updated 23 hours ago

Choppers and sirens

What’s up with all the helicopters over Newgard and Pratt/glenwood. Anyone know?

  • Walt Kennedy Web Developer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

    @chrisfinn - Seems that expression of sadness, condolence and prayer for family would be more appropriate than judgement. WWJD? Ask yourself.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    Hey Walt Kennedy. that's my opinion. Or isn't this a free country anymore?

2 days ago

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Farewell Dear Neighbors

It’s been a good run here on Everyblock. May you all do well and be safe. Thank you for being caring neighbors.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Having seen the conversations from other neighborhoods, I'm grateful that our share of trolls and racists was relatively low. Relatively.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Motorcycle storage and service space on Berteau Ave between Wolcott Ave and Ravenswood Ave

Shared secure space in an industrial building for your motorcycle. Welder, drill press, air compressor and good assortment of tools available.

  • I need to rent a pneumatic wrench to loosen a nut on my water heater. Ya got one?

2 days ago

Does anyone own a pneumatic wrench that I can rent?

I want to change the anode in my water heater. I cannot get the old one out. Yes, I have a 24" socket wrench and a cheater bar. It still won't budge.
I hate to have to disconnect the gas line, and water lines, AND remove the blower just to get more room to work.
I need a little help.
Do you have any ideas?
(Yes, trolls, that was your que.)

3 days ago

One Of Sweden’s Most Acclaimed Artists Opens New Show In Andersonville

A new show from one of Sweden’s most acclaimed artists today has opened her new show at the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville now through Sunday, September 23. Karen Broos has received much attention and gathered international praise with a style of painting that is reminiscent of past Swedish masters with a more contemporary approach. […]

    One Of Sweden's Most Acclaimed Artists Opens New Show In Andersonville
    A new show from one of Sweden's most acclaimed artists today has opened her new show at the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville now through Sunday, September 23. Karen Broos has received much attention and gathered international praise with a style of painting that is reminiscent of past Swedish masters with a more contemporary approach.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jul 05

Updated 4 days ago

Ravenswood newbie looking for monthly parking & tips

Hi, I'm moving to Ravenswood later this month and am looking for monthly parking.

Prefer covered

The closer to Lawrence & Hoyne the better

Also any insight on my new neighborhood would be greatly appreciated

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

One last week for hyper-local snark. R.I.P. Everyblock.

I'll miss you Everyblock - and all you blockheads too.

  • djstranger

    It was fun! See ya Everyblock. Thanks for all the local news.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Missing drone

My friend was flying their drone on Sunday, long story short it flew off without their GPS set and now it is missing. I know this is a long shot, but if anyone sees a white drone please let me know. Last seen around Lawrence and Ravenswood. Thanks!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

electrician needed

looking for an electrician to work on two exterior lights messed up by a handy man, so someone who knows how to install lights on timers, motion sensitive lights etc.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

    "Primed for redevelopment": Cedar Street Cos. leads wave of Uptown luxury projects
    With 710 apartments, Cedar Street Companies' proposed development at Broadway and Argyle Street Uptown stands out, but not just for its size. The complex - along with similar projects by CRG and Praedium Development - is part of a growing number of luxury apartment mega-projects in a neighborhood previously known more for affordable housing.
    https://therealdeal.com
  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Hurray for progress in Uptown!

  • Debra Crawford Homeowner

    We have owned our 3 flat for 15 years and are overjoyed!! How exciting to see the beginnings of returning Uptown to the grandeur it saw in the 20’s.
    I finally feel there is hope for this community with this development and the renovation of the Uptown theater.

5 days ago

Save Andersonville Charm

Morning neighbors - as many of you know, developers are coming into our neighborhood, threatening the charm, character, and available green space. This isn't just relegated to East Andersonville, but South Andersonville, too. Our block club is trying to do what we can to preserve a rare Victorian on Carmen. If this is important to you, please consider signing this petition.

If we all work together, we can try to preserve the Andersonville we all know and love.

https://www.change.org/p/wfcw-block-club-save-1441-carmen-from-demolition?recruiter=852035554&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=psf_combo_share_message.0-VVxfBLSoapDV2z4Wiq9A.4

    Sign the Petition
    WFCW Block Club: Save 1441 Carmen from Demolition
    https://www.change.org

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Budlongwoods

Does anyone know what happened in the budlongwoods area on lincoln and Summerdale ? I saw police putting yellow tape on a condo property.

5 days ago

Parking Needed in the vicinity of the 6400 Block N. Leavitt Street

Desperately in need of monthly parking in the vicinity of the 6400 Block N. Leavitt Street.

Jul 09

Updated 6 days ago

Western Avenue

Hello all. We are new to Lincoln Square and are really enjoying the area and the community. Has anyone heard of any plans to resurface Western Avenue and perhaps new streetscaping? Compared to Lincoln, Lawrence (east of Western) and some other streets, Western Ave doesn't look so nice.

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    There was a plan floated a couple of years ago to have sections of Ashland and Western be used for express buses, with center boarding islands. The plan would have significantly reduced parking on the street and the number of places where drivers could make left turns. It would also have increased driving times. Not surprisingly, businesses and residents pushed back on those features, and those plans seem to have gone away. I also think federal transit monies needed were not available, and probably won't be for the foreseeable future.

  • Years ago there were dividers down many of the main streets the city removed them. Daley put them back with plantings. They can be a safety hazard. We watched an emergency vehicle trapped on a street with concrete dividers. There was 4 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic and no way for the emergency vehicle to get through. Just food for thought.

6 days ago

6 days ago

Fat Cat Management Perfecting ‘New Concept’ Restaurant In Andersonville

Since word broke that the management of Uptown’s Fat Cat bar are undertaking a new venture where the old Pork Shoppe used to be at 5721 N. Clark in Andersonville, they have been hit with a flurry of excitement on what the new restaurant will be. The truth is that they are still perfecting what they […]

    Fat Cat Management Perfecting 'New Concept' Restaurant In Andersonville
    Since word broke that the management of Uptown's Fat Cat bar are undertaking a new venture where the old Pork Shoppe used to be at 5721 N. Clark in Andersonville, they have been hit with a flurry of excitement on what the new restaurant will be.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jul 09

New Edgewater Lakefront Trail Construction Begins This Week, Path Will Be Closed

The anticipated renovation of the lakefront trail will commence this week through Edgewater. The trail will be closed from Ardmore through Berwyn during the construction. According to a statement from Alderman Harry Osterman, many residents have been asking about the plans. The project will separate the trail into two paths – one for bikes […]

    New Edgewater Lakefront Trail Construction Begins This Week, Path Will Be Closed
    The anticipated renovation of the lakefront trail will commence this week through Edgewater. The trail will be closed from Ardmore through Berwyn during the construction. According to a statement from Alderman Harry Osterman, many residents have been asking about the plans. The project will separate the trail into two paths - one for bikes ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jul 05

Updated Jul 09

Fireworks at Osterman Beach

Watching fireworks from Cycle and Saddle was a scary experience on July 4th if you were at Osterman Beach at Ardmore. 2 Private groups were constantly sending off HUGH fireworks in an attempt to compete with Cycle & Saddle. The noise was deafening- the sparks showered down on observers - and the Cycle and Saddle show was completed blocked out. Despite the very dangerous situation- Not a policeman in sight despite the obvious illegal activity. Watching Cycle and Saddle fireworks...

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Watching fireworks from Cycle and Saddle was a scary experience on July 4th if you were at Osterman Beach at Ardmore. 2 Private groups were constantly sending off HUGH fireworks in an attempt to compete with Cycle & Saddle. The noise was deafening- the sparks showered down on observers - and the Cycle and Saddle show was completed blocked out. Despite the very dangerous situation- Not a policeman in sight despite the obvious illegal activity. Watching Cycle and Saddle fireworks was impossible. Many finally left - and i suspect will never return to Osterman Beach for fireworks. This is a shame - a few individuals were allowed to ruin what should have been a great event. I suspect the high rises surrounding Ardmore were not happy either. Did they call police? The Alderman needs to give this appropriate attention next year. What a shame.

  • headsup not available

    not the black high rise - we were on the Ardmore side of Osterman beach and they were shooting big rockets on that beach - sound blasting off the high rises and had sparks settling on the beach causing people to scatter creating a wide 'no man's land"

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Why don't you just join Saddle and Cycle, headsup? I believe you claim to have the proper upbringing and background. That way you can enjoy the fireworks from the club next year and won't have to put up with the riff raff on the public beach. If you apply, though, I suggest you use the proper name for the club and not Cycle and Saddle as in your OP.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jul 05

Updated Jul 08

Neighbor Filling Up My Recycling Bins

One of the people who lives in the apartment/condo building across the alley from my house has decided he prefers to use my city-provided recycling bin to the recycling bins his building pays for. I know who it is because a) the recycling waste contained mail with his and his partner's name on it and b) my garage security camera took a video of him walking across the alley with his recycling over to my bins. If this were just...

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One of the people who lives in the apartment/condo building across the alley from my house has decided he prefers to use my city-provided recycling bin to the recycling bins his building pays for. I know who it is because a) the recycling waste contained mail with his and his partner's name on it and b) my garage security camera took a video of him walking across the alley with his recycling over to my bins. If this were just a one time thing it would not be that big a deal but it seems to have become a regular habit. Our bins typically get full to the point of over-flowing before they get emptied every other week so we don't need other people's recycling waste in them. I tried posting a polite note on their back alley door and bins asking him to please use his own bins, but to no effect.

Any other suggestions for how to deal with this?

  • chizzleking -- Why 311? Wouldn't you want to call 911, to get the police out there in real time?

  • I don’t think 911 is necessary for stealing a cup of coffee from outside Over Easy but I do think it might be chizzleking slingshot worthy!

Jul 07

Is there a place to meet nice people?

I've lived here for 4 years in a great building and I love the neighborhood. The only thing is, most of my friends and social events are south and I have to travel to see them.
Is there a hangout or someplace where I can meet and get to know my Edgewater neighbors?
Thanks! :)

Jul 05

Updated Jul 06

Lost keys

I know this might be a longshot but my fiancé lost her keys last night during the 4th of July at Winnemac Park.

We were there for a few hours and left at 9:45 pm and were situated behind the largest diamond field just west of the parking lot, behind the 1st baseline.

The keys include a key fob and a LOTR keychain. Yes, it is a Legolas key chain exactly as pictured here (front and back). $20 reward if found. Thank you!

Jun 13

Updated Jul 06

People walking dogs

keep your dog off my yard and out of my planting. If you want your dog to dig and tear up the outside do it in your yard. The outside is NOT a dog park. Walk your dog, pick up your poop and go home to wreck your yard. Show respect for the community. You do not have the “right” to be abusive and disrespectful to the community’s work to keep it looking nice because you can’t train fluffy. My yard is not open to your dog!

  • Joeflatwoods, your axe has been grinded dear, put it back in your tool box for another post.

  • future alderman future alderman

    if every dog that walked on my landlords parkway had a "bad poop" by the end of ANY day humans would have to cross the street! everyone wants to say "it's hardly ever"-but when 300 dogs stop on your lawn EVERY DAY just 1% is TOO MUCH-and it's MUCH more than 1%---more like 10%

Jul 04

Jul 01

Updated Jul 02

Gas Bill

I am spending next few summers in Chicago, in an older 2 flat. Landlord pays then saves copies of utility bills till my return, just saw that Dec was $74, Jan was $156. I asked landlord to call ComEd to authorize me to question them, but in the meantime, I like to get other thoughts. I set the water heater to vacation and have radiator/steam heat set on very low. There are 2 dryers in basement but only one other person lives in the building who is barely home. I know it was very cold this year, but do those amounts seem high for a 2 bed apartment with no occupancy?

  • linda kathryn connelly Andersonville resident for 30 years

    Stay with Com Ed, the rest are scammers

  • Thanks a ton, great info, I will get detailed billing info, have it put in my name and will stay away from scammers.
    I now have educated steps to take!

Jul 01

Updated Jul 02

DO YOU KNOW THIS DOG??

Found this sweet boy wandering alone, no tags, near Montrose and Pulaski. Is safe in a private home at Sunnyside and Springfield. Please help find his owners.

Jul 02

Single Family Homes

Does anyone know of anyone (or yourself) looking to sell an old, run down, in need of work single family home in Andersonville, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood? I know of a company who is looking to buy homes, renovate them and help beautify the neighborhood. I'm not looking for new listings..... let me know if there is anything off market.

Jul 01

Updated Jul 02

Woman shot @4900 N. Sheridan

To whom it may concern...you left a comment...crack pipes on the floor. Did you see them?

Jun 28

Updated Jul 02

Looking for a 2 bedroom apt. in Lincoln Square.

My bf, lab and I currently live in an Albany Park condo but we are outgrowing our 1 bed. Anyone know of a 2 bed in lincoln square or near the brownline? Our budget is up to $1,200 (which I know might be unrealistic, but hey you never know)

  • Look on Zumper and Apartments.com

  • It’s not a permanent solution but I’m trying to sublet my big 2 bedroom in Lincoln Square for 2 months from mid-August to mid-October for just about that price. 2 minutes from the western brown line.

Jun 28

Updated Jul 01

Free stuff now

Stereo equipment, Sony and Denon. New Stylus. Clay pots, wire baskets, stereo cabinet.

Jun 26

Updated Jun 29

Vicious Dog Alert

While walking my very mellow dog near Sunnyside and Artesian at 11pm tonight, a guy with three dogs lost control of them. They charged at and attacked my dog. One was a large, reddish-black German Shepherd Dog, the other two medium sized. The guy was about 25-30, wiry build, medium height. After a scary of minute of snarling and biting, I got my dog separated. The guy acted like his dogs had done nothing wrong, and when I complained, he threatened to drop his leashes and let his dogs attack mine again, and swore at me. My dog has an injured leg. Watch out for this guy!

  • future alderman future alderman

    isn't there also a slight possibility of rabies or other things? you sorta havta assume these people don't vaccinate their dogs

  • If I didn't know the owner, I'd demand the dog tag numbers after an attack - photograph the tags, if possible. - esp. if the owner won't tell you their name / address. If not possible, I'd send photos of owner and dogs to local veterinarians to see if they can identify.

May 15

Updated Jun 29

Ravenswood Montessori School

Hi-
I’m wondering if anyone has a review or opinion to share about Ravenswood Montessori School on Wilson. We are currently weighing our pre school options and we just moved very close to this school. But it seems new and I can’t find any reviews online. Any info would help. Thanks!!
-Lindsey

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Isn't Rogers Park Montessori also in Ravenswood?

  • I just came across this post. My son is at RMS in the 3-5 room and we LOVE it. He transitioned him there in February and the whole process was smooth. He is learning new things every day, you can tell that the teachers and administrators really care about the kids, and the communicate daily about what is happening in the classroom (something which not all school do).

Jun 29

Loyola RogersEdge Initiative Brings Farmer’s Market, Food And Entertainment To The Area

Loyola University has begun their fourth annual Summer on the Plaza series at the Loyola Plaza, 6550 N. Sheridan Road (which is just outside the northernmost boundary of Edgewater) on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. through October. Presented by Loyola University in partnership with Rogers Park Business Alliance and Sheridan Road […]

    Loyola RogersEdge Initiative Brings Farmer's Market, Food And Entertainment To The Area
    Loyola University has begun their fourth annual Summer on the Plaza series at the Loyola Plaza, 6550 N. Sheridan Road (which is just outside the northernmost boundary of Edgewater) on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. through October. Presented by Loyola University in partnership with Rogers Park Business Alliance and Sheridan Road ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

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