2 days ago

Updated 42 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...

    Read full comment…

    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.

25 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?

35 hours ago

2 days ago

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

Weekly Newsletter – June 13, 2018

In a development update regarding the Edgewater Overture building at 5440 N. Sheridan Road. Last year the community and I supported a zoning change for this 16-story, 174...

If you don’t want to brave the crowds at Taste of Chicago, stop by Taste of Summer at St. Ita’s, 5500 N. Broadway, this Sunday July 15th, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to enjoy great food and music.

Cars 3 Tuesday, July 17 Plaza at Wayne and Hollywood

This fabulous Mediterranean lunch costs only $5.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the church office at 5749 N. Kenmore Avenue by Sunday, July 15. For more information, call the Episcopal Church of the Atonement at 773.271.2727

Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Ave.

Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N. Broadway St.

WARD OFFICE: 5533 N. Broadway St., Chicago, Illinois 60640

This article has 19 other Chicago locations (Show)

...in collaboration with the Chicago Police. A new security camera will be installed at the Argyle and Winthrop intersection to deter illegal activities...

...you to join me and Rabbi Craig Marantz, Tuesday night, July 17th, at Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan Road, at 7 p.m. for a Community Conversation on Immigration. We will be joined by...

...lakefront bike path renovation is currently underway and will be completed in August. Please use Kenmore and Winthrop to Foster or Argyle before heading east to link up with the lakefront trail. I...

Wednesday, July 18 5-7:30 p.m. Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd.

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N. Broadway) Development

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Edgewater Historical Society garden, 5358 N. Ashland Ave.

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N. Sheridan Rd.

Uptown neighborhood around 5100 Marine Drive

Pickup/Dropoff: Irazu 1865 N. Milwaukee

...School (CMS). This is the first GoCM exhibition in a new, permanent exhibition space at 1127 W. Granville Ave.

5211 N. Clark St.

Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden 4919 N. Winthrop

(Chicago) Southgate Media Group is hosting the first annual Women in Podcasting Festival (WiP) and is looking for podcast and panel submissions. The festival will be at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 October 6.

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd.

Uncommon Ground, 1401 West Devon Ave.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive

SelfHelp Home Chicago, 908 W. Argyle

    Weekly Newsletter - June 13, 2018
    Dear neighbor, On Wednesday we kicked off our CAPS Night Out initiative at Buttercup Park, where over 100 kids, neighbors, and local police officers joined together for a fun and safe night in our community. This was preceded by a safety walk with the District Commander Sean Loughran and local residents in the area around Argyle Street.
    http://48thward.org

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

4 days ago

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

6 days ago

Suspect wanted in Family Dollar armed robbery in Merrillville

Just a few minutes before closing time Saturday night at the Family Dollar in the 5400-block of Broadway in Merrillville, two men entered the store.Police say they pretended to be customers before...

    Suspect wanted in Family Dollar armed robbery in Merrillville
    Just a few minutes before closing time Saturday night at the Family Dollar in the 5400-block of Broadway in Merrillville, two men entered the store. Police say they pretended to be customers before each man pulled a gun on the two clerks in the store.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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 10

  • Northside Catholic Academy reviewed by a parent

    I was very impressed with the teacher/ parent communication and community. The children love their school and classmates. I ve tour a ton of schools all over the city and nothing compares to the community you will find here and academics. Everyone looks out for one another. It s a very special place.

    Northside Catholic Academy (5525 North Magnolia Avenue) Published on GreatSchools July 9, 2018 Comment

Jul 10

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...

Read full message…

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 08

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 07

Jul 06

Updated Jul 06

Weekly Newsletter – July 6, 2018

Peirce School, 1424 W. Gregory

5800 Block of N. Broadway

Steep Theatre, 1113 W. Berwyn Ave.

5500 N. Broadway St.

Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Ave.

Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N. Broadway St.

St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.

WARD OFFICE: 5533 N. Broadway St., Chicago, Illinois 60640

This article has 17 other Chicago locations (Show)

...will be closed. Pedestrians can walk along the lakefront and cyclists are encouraged to use Kenmore and Winthrop and head east at Foster or Argyle to link up with the lakefront trail. We...

Tonight, I will be a guest on Good Evening with Pat Whalen, at 9:30 p.m. at the Frontier Theatre, 1106 W. Thorndale. We will cover a range of issues at this fun and interesting local late night talk show.

Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd

1533 W. Devon Ave.

...is held Monday – Friday from Noon – 3 pm. All sessions are held at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago’s Edgwater neighborhood. To register, please visit www.raventheatre.com/education...

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Be adventurous and experience Ethiopian cuisine on July 12. ($20 per person; BYOB.) Meet at Lalibela Restaurant, 5633 N. Ashland at 6 p.m. Registration required by July 9. See details and other programs on the attached schedule.

...p.m, local musicians will entertain you in the beautiful Edgewater Historical Society garden at 5358 N. Ashland Avenue. Refreshments will be served. We are kid friendly!We are pet friendly! All are welcome...

Starting point at 1420 W. Glenlake (6100N)

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N. Sheridan Rd.

...School (CMS). This is the first GoCM exhibition in a new, permanent exhibition space at 1127 W. Granville Ave.

Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden 4919 N. Winthrop

(Chicago) Southgate Media Group is hosting the first annual Women in Podcasting Festival (WiP) and is looking for podcast and panel submissions.  The festival will be at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 October 6, 2018.

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd.

Uncommon Ground, 1401 West Devon Ave.

LUMA, 820 N. Michigan Ave.

    Weekly Newsletter - July 6, 2018
    Dear neighbor, I hope you all enjoyed the 4th of July and the fireworks that were a little loud around our community. Last night was our successful kick-off to our Argyle Night Market. Despite an early rain we had over 3,000 people out to enjoy local vendors, live entertainment and great food.
    http://48thward.org

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    The Coolest Street in Uptown Strikes Again!

Jul 06

The family in Sagittarius Ponderosa can only truly see one another in dreams

Through 7/29: Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM, Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, 773-728-7529, redtwist.org, $35-$40.

    The family in Sagittarius Ponderosa can only truly see one another in dreams
    The family of Archer (Jaq Seifert) still calls him Angela and considers him a daughter rather than a son when he moves back home to help care for his ailing Pops (Brian Parry).
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jul 06

Jul 05

Jun 29

Updated Jul 04

Weekly Newsletter – June 29, 2018

5800 Block of N. Broadway

Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway St.

...can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above...

5500 N. Broadway St.

Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Ave.

Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N. Broadway St.

St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.

...minded and progressive church open to all life-enhancing, legal, and positive changing activities at 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640. The program will start September 22nd until November 10th, meeting every Saturday...

This article has 17 other Chicago locations (Show)

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N. Broadway St.) Development

4921 N. Marine Dr. | 312.742.7522

1533 W. Devon Ave.

...is held Monday – Friday from Noon – 3 pm. All sessions are held at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago’s Edgwater neighborhood. To register, please visit www.raventheatre.com/education...

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 N. Sheridan Rd.

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N. Sheridan Rd.

...School (CMS). This is the first GoCM exhibition in a new, permanent exhibition space at 1127 W. Granville Ave.

5211 N. Clark Street

Lawrence & Broadway

Otherworld Theater, 3914 N. Clark St.

Starting at 1420 W. Glenlake Ave. (6100N)

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd.

Independent Spirits, Inc. 5947 N. Broadway St.

Meet at Provisions Uptown (4812 N. Broadway St.)

LUMA, 820 N. Michigan Ave.

    Weekly Newsletter - June 29, 2018
    Dear neighbor, Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jam Productions will announce a historic redevelopment agreement for the renovation and reopening of the Uptown Theater. The proposed $75 million dollar renovation will bring back to life this amazing theater and live music venue.
    http://48thward.org

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Why a tram on B'way, when we already have the #36 bus and the Red Line? If it's a free tram, why do we deserve one when other neighborhoods don't have one?

    As a rock music fan who doesn't enjoy schlepping out to the burbs (and burning gasoline) or the...

    Read full comment…

    Why a tram on B'way, when we already have the #36 bus and the Red Line? If it's a free tram, why do we deserve one when other neighborhoods don't have one?

    As a rock music fan who doesn't enjoy schlepping out to the burbs (and burning gasoline) or the United Center (with its post-show parking lot and Uber/taxi fusterclucks), I welcome returning the Uptown to its early-'80s glory. Having a solid music entertainment district in Uptown would benefit all area businesses (maybe create new ones), boost the tax base, and give area residents another fantastic amenity--because city transit & safety services would also be beefed up. And then there are all those short-term construction and long-term staffing jobs that would be created. (Not to mention what a shame it is to let an architectural gem sit idle or be demolished).

  • future alderman future alderman

    if they give me enough time i'll get it fixed-up for 12 mil. ps-jam does not hire union workers

Jul 04

Jul 03

South-of-the-border cuisine: Check out Chicago's 5 newest Mexican restaurants

5624 N. Broadway, Magnolia Glen

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

5481 N. Northwest Highway, Gladstone Park

3808 W. Lawrence, Albany Park

6424 S. Pulaski Road, La Fiesta Bakery, West Lawn

624 N. Ashland Ave., West Town

    South-of-the-border cuisine: Check out Chicago's 5 newest Mexican restaurants
    Looking for your next great Mexican meal in Chicago? These new spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Mexican food. 5481 N. Northwest Highway, Gladstone Park Photo: AA G./Yelp Casa De Luna is a Mexican restaurant serving up small plates, entrees and combos.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 03

Jul 03

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?

About

EveryBlock collects 22 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 5500-5599 N. Broadway.

Upcoming events

Tue

Wed

View full calendar →