3 days ago

Updated 19 min ago

Yesterday's death at the Bryn Mawr Red Line stop?

Hi, neighbors -- I'm just curious if any of you know more details about the man who was hit by the train and died yesterday. The Sun Times names him as "52-year-old James Dillen" -- but that's it. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/red-purple-line-trains-shut-down-person-removed-from-tracks-at-bryn-mawr/ Does anyone know any more about the circumstances, or about Mr. Dillen?

Thanks,
Michael

    52-year-old man fatally struck by CTA train at Bryn Mawr
    Normal service resumed on the CTA Red and Purple lines about two hours after a person jumped in front of a train Friday morning in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood, according to police. The man jumped in front of the train just after 7 a.m.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I just feel like the word troubled has negative connotations attatched to it. We never say a person who suffers from a physical illness is troubled. Troubled is usually attatched to people with mental issues not physical.you know people who have behavioral issues are often labeled as troubled. Behavioral issues are generally due to mental health issues. Its a controversial subject.

  • ok, nitpick the word. but i am a hospice volunteer and i hear similar sentiment all the time.

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

    John M. Kahoun - View Obituary & Service Information
    Share a memory on John Kahoun's tribute.
    http://www.barrfuneralhome.com
  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Many a warm summer night was spent there with a burger and a beer...or two..or three...

    One of the reasons Moody's beer garden became so popular was that it was all-ages: you could bring the family and eat outside. Also, the bar indoors was very dark--and, before anti-smoking ordinances were...

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    Many a warm summer night was spent there with a burger and a beer...or two..or three...

    One of the reasons Moody's beer garden became so popular was that it was all-ages: you could bring the family and eat outside. Also, the bar indoors was very dark--and, before anti-smoking ordinances were enacted--smoky as hell. So the outdoors became a refuge from smokers too--people still smoked outside, but they could wave the smoke away. (And you & they could see each other and move to a different table).

    I never knew any other Moody's but the one on B'way. I know it's not the end of an era, but it's always sad when a person who established something beloved passes away. May his memory be for a blessing,

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Most beer gardens that serve food are all ages. No?

Dec 05

Updated 26 hours ago

Found keys at Devon and Broadway yesterday

Car key/fob and house keys

47 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Any News on New Andersonville Restaurants?

Anyone have updates/insight on when our new Andersonville restaurants are opening?
Hutch opened pretty quickly and we've already had a tasty dinner there!

Eagerly awating:
Octavio (old Acre/Ombra)
Furious Spoon (old Johnny Brown Bag)
Greek Place (old Sunshine Cafe)
Bakery (old Goddess and Baker)

And any news on possibilities for the spaces that were Brixton (I miss their steak tartare and chicken pate!) and Adriatica?

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Loud Long Horn around Bryn Mawr and Clark 7 a.m. this morning?

around 7 a.m. a super loud long horn went off twice. It sounded like it was in my head it was so loud. So Loud I thought maybe my car in the garage was losing its mind so I went down to check.

I could not figure out the source. Anyone have a clue?

  • There was a Trash truck laying the horn on for some reason. I drove past the truck and was as confused as you are.

Jan 08

Updated 3 days ago

Moving to Edgewater

Hi! My wife and I are looking to buy our first condo, and we we're wondering what the general opinion is of Ardmore between Ridge and Clark and if there is anything we should be aware of. Thanks!

  • Parking is difficult there. More then most places.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Depends on what part of Edgewater. East of B'way, parking is difficult because of so many apt. bldgs with so few garage spaces. West has more single-family homes and 2-flats with garages, so on-street parking's easier to find. I live less than 1/4 mi. from a Red Line station, and...

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    Depends on what part of Edgewater. East of B'way, parking is difficult because of so many apt. bldgs with so few garage spaces. West has more single-family homes and 2-flats with garages, so on-street parking's easier to find. I live less than 1/4 mi. from a Red Line station, and it has almost never taken me more than 45 minutes, even in rush hour, to get as far south as Jackson St. (Track problems & the like can happen on any line). Ubers & Lyfts are plentiful; and many of the city's taxi drivers live here--easy to flag down a cab on B'way.

    I grew up in NYC, and to get from Queens to Brooklyn on the subway, you had to go through Manhattan. (My husband's commute to college--no dorms at CUNY schools--was 2.5 hrs. each way every day). The NYC subway system is deteriorating due to budget cuts. I lived in Seattle, and drove to law school in south Tacoma-->1 hr. each way). Be glad you don't live in DuPage or Kane County and commute into the Loop. And don't even ask about Los Angeles or the Miami-W. Palm I-95 corridor.

    We Chicagoans don't realize how lucky we are when it comes to commuting from a residential 'hood to downtown.

4 days ago

Edgewater Crossing Guard Out Of A Coma After Car Struck Her On Duty

An elderly Edgewater crossing guard who has been doing her job for over 30 years was struck by a vehicle from behind Monday. The woman, who was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, is now recovering after coming out of a coma and making steady progression. The 80-year-old Janet Gould has been […]

    Edgewater Crossing Guard Out Of A Coma After Car Struck Her On Duty
    An elderly Edgewater crossing guard who has been doing her job for over 30 years was struck by a vehicle from behind Monday. The woman, who was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, is now recovering after coming out of a coma and making steady progression.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 09

Updated 5 days ago

Edgewater Woman Upset With Lack Of Affordable Housing, Protests Ben Carson Talk Yesterday

Being ranked as the third most segregated city in the country, Chicago is trying to break free of that distinction. Those groups rallying for better affordable housing in more idyllic Chicago neighborhoods found an opportunity to voice their concerns when Ben Carson, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, made an appearance in […]

    Edgewater Woman Upset With Lack Of Affordable Housing, Protests Ben Carson Talk Yesterday
    Being ranked as the third most segregated city in the country, Chicago is trying to break free of that distinction. Those groups rallying for better affordable housing in more idyllic Chicago neighborhoods found an opportunity to voice their concerns when Ben Carson, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, made an appearance in ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

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

    The Color of Law is full of research on how the housing patterns of the past impact peoples' choice of neighborhoods today, and is very likely available at the library.

  • Wazzup not available

    the USA is a capitalist country. Capitalism through income generation will create various forms of housing - including a range of costs - it is the basis for the incentive to work and study hard to improve your chances of living in an idyllic environment. Everyone can make that effort.

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

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Lost Ring - Ruby Stone, Class Ring

I lost a ring at the intersection of Clark and Balmoral about a month ago. I posted and checked Craigslist, but forgot about this site. It has my name inscribed on the inside, and a red ruby stone, Roosevelt University, biology degree. Reward if found/returned.

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

    I would also check with the Police

Jan 06

Updated 5 days ago

Empty commercial spaces 1200-1400 Devon Ave

I moved just south of Devon Ave off N Wayne Ave a couple of years ago and have noticed that many of the commercial spaces on Devon Ave in my area remain vacant in both older and newer constructed buildings, leading the drag to have a certain gloominess. Does anyone know why this is? Are there just one or two landlords responsible that hold these spaces?

  • SocioloGina Researcher in my 4th Yr in Chicago

    Laura_M, I can see why you would think that. But actually the whole Arcade building, which is a historical property and has housed PP for years, is coming down now and will be replaced by some condos, etc. So that housed my dentist, a coffee shop, and other businesses as well.

  • Planned Parenthood moved a bit further south on Broadway

6 days ago

Old Swedish Bakery Property In Andersonville To Get A New Tenant

When the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark closed its doors almost a year ago, it sent shock waves through the neighborhood as residents scrambled to get there last sugar fix from the store. But what was really upsetting to some was that a bit more of Andersonville’s Swedish charm was being lost. However, the building has found […]

    Old Swedish Bakery Property In Andersonville To Get A New Tenant
    When the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark closed its doors almost a year ago, it sent shock waves through the neighborhood as residents scrambled to get there last sugar fix from the store. But what was really upsetting to some was that a bit more of Andersonville's Swedish charm was being lost.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

6 days ago

Constant sirens in Edgewater???

Hey there, does anyone know what's going on in Edgewater this morning? Specifically up and down Sheridan between Ardmore and Granville? I'm hearing constant sirens but can't seem to figure out what happened? Thanks

6 days ago

6 days ago

Swedish Covenant Hospital rents space in Swedish Bakery building

I'm glad that one of the many empty retail spots is being rent in Andersonville (seriously, I will say this again, the stretch of Clark Street is looking bleak), but I can't say I'm thrilled both personally and for the neighborhood that the best use for the old Swedish Bakery space is a Swedish Covenant doctor's office. Probably won't boost foot traffic much, and won't likely help neighboring businesses. Bottom line is that it's boring. Very boring.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180105/ISSUE01/180109946/swedish-cozies-up-to-its-heritage

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Jan 05

Updated Jan 08

Man Robs Andersonville Bank Yesterday With Coffee In Hand

A man wearing a black winter jacket, black scarf, black sunglasses, black pants and dark gloves walked into an Andersonville bank yesterday morning and presented a note to the teller demanding money. Oddly enough, surveillance footage shows the suspect ready to perpetrate the crime with a cup of coffee in his hand. The incident occurred at a Chase […]

    Man Robs Andersonville Bank Yesterday With Coffee In Hand
    A man wearing a black winter jacket, black scarf, black sunglasses, black pants and dark gloves walked into an Andersonville bank yesterday morning and presented a note to the teller demanding money. Oddly enough, surveillance footage shows the suspect ready to perpetrate the crime with a cup of coffee in his hand.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Yea i seem to remember when i lived at wilson and seeley i saw the tax bill for the building and it said lakeview. Having neighborhoods inside of neighborhoods is a bit confusing to me. Such as ravenswood which is a part of lincoln square etc. Why do we need all these neighborhood labels?

  • Jersey Joe Recent Transplant

    I like the discussion style here. We start down one topic and end up with a completely different one. How about we agree that Andersonville is no more than a state of mind? And that this criminal selected a neighborhood with a poor clearance rate. Like the bank robber, Willy Sutton said: I could rob a bank in Andersonville with one hand because no one will catch me. That, and there are a lot of good coffee shops around.

Jan 08

As The Chicago Magic Lounge Nears Opening, Secrets Are Revealed About The Unique Space

The new Chicago Magic Lounge at 5050 N. Clark is promising to offer a unique venue that will be rooted in not only magic history, but also Chicago history. Channeling Schulien’s, the world’s first true magic restaurant which closed in 1999 after an 84-year run, the theatre is hoping to become a new destination in Andersonville. […]

    As The Chicago Magic Lounge Nears Opening, Secrets Are Revealed About The Unique Space
    The new Chicago Magic Lounge at 5050 N. Clark is promising to offer a unique venue that will be rooted in not only magic history, but also Chicago history. Channeling Schulien's, the world's first true magic restaurant which closed in 1999 after an 84-year run, the theatre is hoping to become a new destination in Andersonville.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 04

Updated Jan 06

New Building Going Up On Granville Will Be Adorned With Public Art Both Inside And Out

When Blue Buddha Boutique officially closed their doors at 1127 W. Granville, landlords Rae Ann and Bob Cecrle quickly enlisted a commercial real estate professional to find a new tenant. They sought a specialized business that would help enhance the street and increase foot traffic. When Rae Ann Cecrle was introduced to Karen Ami (founder and […]

    New Building Going Up On Granville Will Be Adorned With Public Art Both Inside And Out
    When Blue Buddha Boutique officially closed their doors at 1127 W. Granville, landlords Rae Ann and Bob Cecrle quickly enlisted a commercial real estate professional to find a new tenant. They sought a specialized business that would help enhance the street and increase foot traffic.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 03

Updated Jan 03

Any idea when the water will be back on at Granville Beach?

Went to get my mail around noon and there was a literal waterfall coming out of the ceiling in the lobby. The picture doesn't show the true niagra falls of water that was flowing.

  • It was freezing and we bought this window seal kit from Lowe’s, which did wonders...and a space heater. Most of the cold came through the Ac vents and a lot came in through the windows, I think cause they’re old.

  • Yeah we covered up all our air conditioning vents with thick plastic. I just carry a space heater at this point from room to room. I will definitely try the window seal kit! And my water is back on but it is brown so I will let it run for awhile. Thank you for the great tips! xLaura

Jan 03

2017 Top 10 Stories That Helped Shaped Edgewater and Andersonville

With the new year in full swing, 2017 leaves us with some memorable moments that helped define our community. It was a year that told a story of who we are and where we are going. It was also a year where residents banded together to protect the history which has made our area so great. The most talked about […]

    2017 Top 10 Stories That Helped Shaped Edgewater and Andersonville
    With the new year in full swing, 2017 leaves us with some memorable moments that helped define our community. It was a year that told a story of who we are and where we are going. It was also a year where residents banded together to protect the history which has made our area so great.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

May 25 2016

Updated Jan 01

Airplane Noise During Fly Quiet Hours: Are we Still Reporting It ?

So tired, two nights in a row woken up at 4:08 and kept awake til after 5 by loud jets flying over - same volume as during the past two days. I understand the new flight pattern trials are going on but this is too much ! Previous two days it was 11:30 to 12:30 am and starting up at 5 am. Hard to guess when to turn my sound generating machine on as we recently had 4 am theft in area ,don't want to be unaware. Are we still supposed to be reporting jet noise thesame

  • Yes, please do report it. Fly Quiet provisions are not mandates for air traffic, just suggestions. We need to make it clear that the runway rotation and Fly Quiet as it stands are not enough to mitigate noise.

  • Thank you for posting about this, Alice. The same thing happened to me and unfortunately I just cannot sleep with anything that blocks out normal sound. I'm an early riser but 4 AM is too early.

  • Report at www.chicagonoisecomplaint.com or call 311. . Heading toward 5 million noise complaints in 2017. let each of your elected officials know they need to work on controlling the O'Hare aircraft noise and air pollution problem.

Dec 25

Updated Dec 30

Panhandles

There’s to many Panhandles on the Bryn Mawr strip !! And I know they’re not homeless !

  • Nan

    I figure that it's their karma, not mine, if a 'panhandlers' doesn't genuinely need the money. Any reason that compels someone to stand outside for hours in all weather asking for money suggests they have a problem - whether it's financial, mental disorder, or even lack of character. In any...

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    I figure that it's their karma, not mine, if a 'panhandlers' doesn't genuinely need the money. Any reason that compels someone to stand outside for hours in all weather asking for money suggests they have a problem - whether it's financial, mental disorder, or even lack of character. In any of those scenarios, the person is troubled.

    I would also caution that just because someone is not homeless, it doesn't mean they're not in desperate financial trouble. Maybe they need the proceeds from psnhadling to help pay their rent.

    The one panhandler I really wonder about is the guy on southeast corner of Ridge and Clark. He seems to be there every day. Anyone know his story?

  • Don

    Month after month year after year they panhandle for rent. Seriously

Dec 24

Updated Dec 26

Frosty the Snowman spotted at Thorndale Beach

Enjoying the snow and I bumped into Frosty

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    I'm pretty sure that's Frosty The Orangutan.

  • This really tickles me. What a cutie!

Dec 19

Updated Dec 26

Development Proposal Calls For Demolition Of Sheridan Road Mansion Housing Wing Hoe Restaurant

The Edgewater community once saw long blocks of beautiful lakefront mansions along Sheridan Road. Unfortunately, most of these properties were demolished through the past half century to make way for multi-unit developments. Now, one of the last surviving area mansions is in jeopardy as a new development proposal calls for its demise. The century-old building at […]

    Development Proposal Calls For Demolition Of Sheridan Road Mansion Housing Wing Hoe Restaurant
    The Edgewater community once saw long blocks of beautiful lakefront mansions along Sheridan Road. Unfortunately, most of these properties were demolished through the past half century to make way for multi-unit developments. Now, one of the last surviving area mansions is in jeopardy as a new development proposal calls for its demise.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Of course there is a difference. Doesnt mean somethings "demise or survival would probably be negligible" to them.

    I still work my magic on christmas no need to thank me!

  • I'd be really sad to see it go. It's kind of a landmark,and so unique to Chicago. I wasn't crazy about the food the one time I ate there, but I always loved the look of the place.

Dec 26

Dec 21

Updated Dec 24

Stolen Black Chevy Suburban from Catalpa and Bryn Mawr

Alert of stolen vehicle Black Chevy Suburban, tinted windows. Three car seats and a baby stroller inside of truck. Was parked by Catalpa and Bryn Mawr, gone missing between 8:30pm(12/20) and 7:30am (12/21)

  • J

    Speak truth, Penny. And if we don't rally to speak up, folks like Ald. Arena and Jac Charlier will destroy what we have for their own political gain.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Who's trying to "gentrify" Jeff Park?

Dec 21

Popular Milwaukee-Based Coffee Roaster Eyeing New Andersonville Location

Small businesses have been looking at the possibilities of opening new stores in Andersonville for some time now and it seems as though the gourmet coffee cafes are growing increasingly eager. With the neighborhood in need of their next caffeine fix, a small chain coffee roaster has their eyes set on the area. According to […]

    Popular Milwaukee-Based Coffee Roaster Eyeing New Andersonville Location
    Small businesses have been looking at the possibilities of opening new stores in Andersonville for some time now and it seems as though the gourmet coffee cafes are growing increasingly eager. With the neighborhood in need of their next caffeine fix, a small chain coffee roaster has their eyes set on the area.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Oct 18

Updated Dec 21

Video Shows Edgewater Thieves Stealing Packages Behind Amazon Delivery Truck

Brazen daylight robberies have been taking place throughout the Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods. Recently a criminal duo was caught on a security webcam openly taking packages from residents’ porches and unloading them into a baby stroller. According to residents, the package thieves were spotted following 20 minutes behind an Amazon delivery truck, hitting the deliveries one by one. […]

    Video Shows Edgewater Thieves Stealing Packages Behind Amazon Delivery Truck
    Brazen daylight robberies have been taking place throughout the Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods. Recently a criminal duo was caught on a security webcam openly taking packages from residents' porches and unloading them into a baby stroller. According to residents, the package thieves were spotted following 20 minutes behind an Amazon delivery truck, hitting the deliveries one by one.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Dec 20

Updated Dec 21

New Loyola Building On Broadway Will House Modern Flex-Lab Space

A new Loyola building that will house a shared lab space for students will be constructed soon at 6335 N.. Broadway in Edgewater. The previous building on the property was owned by Excel Specialty Corp., a small  factory that made industrial controls and equipment for everything from appliances to lighting systems. The building was designed by Percival Johnstone and built in 1922 as […]

    New Loyola Building On Broadway Will House Modern Flex-Lab Space
    A new Loyola building that will house a shared lab space for students will be constructed soon at 6335 N.. Broadway in Edgewater. The previous building on the property was owned by Excel Specialty Corp., a small factory that made industrial controls and equipment for everything from appliances to lighting systems. The building was designed by Percival Johnstone and built in 1922 as ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Wazzup not available

    Another great addition to Loyola's South campus and their effort to engage more within the community. This is a great addition to the campus and neighborhood - We are fortunate to have Loyola as a growing neighbor.

    Couple this effort with the Arcade building residential units - fill in the...

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    Another great addition to Loyola's South campus and their effort to engage more within the community. This is a great addition to the campus and neighborhood - We are fortunate to have Loyola as a growing neighbor.

    Couple this effort with the Arcade building residential units - fill in the empty lot next to Green Element - and this part of the south campus will become vibrant and a positive addition to Edgewater.

    Thank you Loyola!!! Since 1978 you have made tremendous improvements to your campus as well as to Edgewater and Rogers Park.

Dec 17

Dec 16

Santa in Edgewater this weekend

This weekend there are two opportunities for children to get their photos taken with Santa. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce's Northside North Pole event Saturday will transform Bryn Mawr into the North Pole. Businesses will offer free treats and holiday activities for kids, Santa and his elves will lead a parade from the CTA station, carolers will perform on the street, and The Lytle House (5517 N. Broadway) will host photos with Santa! On Sunday, Steep Theatre will host an open house with Santa in their rehearsal space at 1113 W. Berwyn from 3-5:30pm. Both events will be accepting donations for Care for Real's Holiday Toy Drive as well.

Dec 15

Celebration Planned As Santa Comes To Bryn Mawr This Weekend

That’s right! Santa will make a special appearance at the Northside North Pole (aka Bryn Mawr Ave.) this weekend and the neighborhood businesses are celebrating. It is a chance for everyone to meet Mr. C himself. He is scheduled to be at the Bryn Mawr el station on Saturday, December 16 at 11 a.m. accompanied by […]

    Celebration Planned As Santa Comes To Bryn Mawr This Weekend
    That's right! Santa will make a special appearance at the Northside North Pole (aka Bryn Mawr Ave.) this weekend and the neighborhood businesses are celebrating. It is a chance for everyone to meet Mr. C himself. He is scheduled to be at the Bryn Mawr el station on Saturday, December 16 at 11 a.m.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Dec 14

Opening Plans For Restaurant Taking Over Cantina 1910 Space, Expect Moderately Priced American Food And Full Bar

Owner Marc Wuenschel is looking forward to opening his third Chicago Hutch restaurant in Andersonville at 1477 W. Winnemac, taking over half of the old Cantina 1910 space. Hutch American Kitchen is promising to be a space that is a neighborhood-friendly eatery that is affordably priced. Wuenschel ran into many of the typical challenges trying to open the […]

    Opening Plans For Restaurant Taking Over Cantina 1910 Space, Expect Moderately Priced American Food And Full Bar
    Owner Marc Wuenschel is looking forward to opening his third Chicago Hutch restaurant in Andersonville at 1477 W. Winnemac, taking over half of the old Cantina 1910 space. Hutch American Kitchen is promising to be a space that is a neighborhood-friendly eatery that is affordably priced.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Dec 13

Updated Dec 14

a couple small handyman/woman projects

hello everyblock... i have a couple small projects i need a handyperson for...

1. one of my toilets is running and i cannot get it to stop.
2. my kitchen faucet and handles are leaking and would like that fixed.

anyone out there interested in a couple small projects? send me a phone number or email and we can chat. thanks!

Dec 14

Shooting Along Broadway Ave. In Edgewater Leaves Man Injured

A man was shot while driving his vehicle in Edgewater Monday night. According to police, the 34-year-old victim was driving on the 6100 block of Broadway headed North. Just before 10:30 p.m., a black SUV pulled along side his vehicle and then starting shooting. The man, who took a bullet to his shoulder, drove himself […]

    Shooting Along Broadway Ave. In Edgewater Leaves Man Injured
    A man was shot while driving his vehicle in Edgewater Monday night. According to police, the 34-year-old victim was driving on the 6100 block of Broadway headed North. Just before 10:30 p.m., a black SUV pulled along side his vehicle and then starting shooting. The man, who took a bullet to his shoulder, drove himself ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Dec 13

    Shooting Along Broadway Ave. In Edgewater Leaves Man Injured
    A man was shot while driving his vehicle in Edgewater Monday night. According to police, the 34-year-old victim was driving on the 6100 block of Broadway headed North. Just before 10:30 p.m., a black SUV pulled along side his vehicle and then starting shooting. The man, who took a bullet to his shoulder, drove himself ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Dec 11

Updated Dec 13

People Trying Doors - again

Had an issue with people trying doors along Clark St. Somehow my door got pushed open and ended up with a person passed out on my steps. Would not have known it unless the woman that was with the guy hadn't rung my doorbell at 5 a.m. to try to get in to get her keys. 911 called and police dispatched. They took him out on a stretcher as he was so intoxicated (there was an empby bottle of grey...

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Had an issue with people trying doors along Clark St. Somehow my door got pushed open and ended up with a person passed out on my steps. Would not have known it unless the woman that was with the guy hadn't rung my doorbell at 5 a.m. to try to get in to get her keys. 911 called and police dispatched. They took him out on a stretcher as he was so intoxicated (there was an empby bottle of grey goose next to him). The police treated the lady with the guy very dismissively not interviewing her at all or asking any questions until she mentioned that he was drinking due to finding out he had been diagnosed with HIV a week or so ago. THEN they scrambled.

no report filed just that they requested transport and treatment.

  • smartypants Be Nice

    I'm just impressed by HarleyGrrl's bravery. In this day and age I would be really freaked out if this happened at my home. Tons of compassion for anyone with HIV, cancer, type 1 diabetes, what have you, but also compassion for someone being awakened in their own home by as...

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    I'm just impressed by HarleyGrrl's bravery. In this day and age I would be really freaked out if this happened at my home. Tons of compassion for anyone with HIV, cancer, type 1 diabetes, what have you, but also compassion for someone being awakened in their own home by as disturbing an incident as this. Every building in Chicago needs to replace their crummy old doors with security doors. I just went nuts on our condo board for neglecting this after a new owner was attacked on her top floor landing by someone who had come in through our old door that never shuts all the way. Thank goodness Harley did call police. Sounds like this man ran the risk of dying from alcohol poisoning before HIV.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    2 out of 3 of my friends infected with hiv get their meds for free. The 3rd is not being treated. Hiv meds are 100% covered by medicaid.

Dec 13

With 8% Of Chicago Households Being Food Insecure, Members At Andersonville Gym Crush Donation Goals To Help

The time of year has arrived when there is a special focus on people who may be in need during the Holiday season. To help build on that giving spirit, members at a local Andersonville gym have been working together to donate an amazing amount of items to select charities. For the past three years, members […]

    With 8% Of Chicago Households Being Food Insecure, Members At Andersonville Gym Crush Donation Goals To Help
    The time of year has arrived when there is a special focus on people who may be in need during the Holiday season. To help build on that giving spirit, members at a local Andersonville gym have been working together to donate an amazing amount of items to select charities.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Dec 12

Updated Dec 13

Technical Wizard needed

I am seeking to hire a person of any age who can be my go to person for all questions technical. Example: teach me how to download and play podcasts, create interactions between computer, phone, tv, tablet, firestick, echo and so on. We are PC and android users, no apple products.

We don't have any kids and neither of us are naturals. We are glad to consider teens/students who are responsible and interested in making some money. Best case scenario is that we have someone on retainer upon whom we can call as needed and will have time to respond or come over. I will pay better than minimum wage.

Lincoln Square residents.

  • I've got a great guy for you. He has been my go to guy for many years now. His name is John Cummings phone 773-412-3867

  • Richard Wolf …It takes two to lie; one to lie and one to listen

    I speak as an IT professional.

    If you want quality help, you're probably going to have to pony up substantially more than minimum wage…especially if you want someone to visit you, in-person, and be ready to take random calls from you…you should expect to pay at least $50 per interaction,...

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    I speak as an IT professional.

    If you want quality help, you're probably going to have to pony up substantially more than minimum wage…especially if you want someone to visit you, in-person, and be ready to take random calls from you…you should expect to pay at least $50 per interaction, per hour, at the very minimum.

    I don't want to sound cynical, but I would extremely be wary of anyone (teen, student, otherwise) who would offer to provide you tech support for around $15 per hour…that would effectively be a "too good to be true" deal.

Dec 04

Updated Dec 12

Cookies & Carnitas

Does anybody know if Cookies & Carnitas will ever reopen? It was supposed to be open again November 1st, but I walked by and it is still closed.

Dec 12

Cookies & Carnitas To Re-Open Soon, Owner Considers Future Restaurants In Edgewater

To say that Brad Newman, the owner of Cookies and Carnitas at 5759 N. Broadway, has a diversified plan for his business is a pretty accurate statement. Well known for the delicious farm-to-table  food at his Edgewater restaurant and multiple farmer’s market booths including Green City Market, Newman has worked to build a quality reputation. However, many loyal patrons were surprised […]

    Cookies & Carnitas To Re-Open Soon, Owner Considers Future Restaurants In Edgewater
    To say that Brad Newman, the owner of Cookies and Carnitas at 5759 N. Broadway, has a diversified plan for his business is a pretty accurate statement. Well known for the delicious farm-to-table food at his Edgewater restaurant and multiple farmer's market booths including Green City Market, Newman has worked to build a quality reputation.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Dec 08

Updated Dec 11

Looking for my small grey cat! Lost near Foster/Paulina

hey neighbors!! im looking for my little gray striped cat Puck. he typically hangs out in our yard at 1635 W. Foster and comes in after a bit but i havent seen him since he went out at 5 this morning :(( im hoping someone just scooped him up so if you hear of anything or see him around the neighborhood please grab him and give me a call 312.874.1570. im worried about my little guy

  • Liz Houtz Tree House Community Cats Program Manager

    The best way to get a lost cat back is by setting out a humane trap at the place he escaped. You can borrow one from tree house humane society at no cost, deposit only. Only trap when you are home to check every 15 mins, keep trap covered and never trap overnight

  • Nan

    I wish Anthony would provide an update. Hoping no news is good news.

Dec 11

Story featured on the Moth podcast

Another of my stories was featured on the Moth Podcast a few days ago
feel free to listen to it on my website
http://www.nestorgomezstoryteller.com/audio.html

    Audio
    A direct link to my Uber driving story EXTRA MILE which was featured on the Moth radio hour. CLICK HERE TO HEAR IT If you like it check out the rest of my stories here on my website either the...
    http://www.nestorgomezstoryteller.com

Dec 03

Updated Dec 11

Presence Closing

I was in there this evening doing some holiday shopping, and was told that the owners are moving on. Being a guy, I didn't shop there much, but they've been there since I've live in the area. I can't think of any other non-grocery stores that have been on the strip as long.

  • HG - Hmm, I thought they had been there longer. But, as I said, I didn't shop there.

    The two that I especially miss were American Hands, and Paper Trail.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    it was so sad when American Hands owners retired and closed along with the owner of the Paper Trail retiring and closing.

Dec 08

Updated Dec 11

Starbucks Officially Will Take Over Old Carson’s Ribs Property, Construction To Begin Early 2018

After the land has sat vacant for well over a decade, Edgewater’s latest Starbucks store will be officially breaking ground on the former Carson’s Ribs property soon after the new year. According to Alderman Patrick O’Connor, the Starbuck’s lease has been ‘fully executed.’ the owner of the property at 5970 N. Ridge Ave. (between Clark and […]

    Starbucks Officially Will Take Over Old Carson's Ribs Property, Construction To Begin Early 2018
    After the land has sat vacant for well over a decade, Edgewater's latest Starbucks store will be officially breaking ground on the former Carson's Ribs property soon after the new year. According to Alderman Patrick O'Connor, the Starbuck's lease has been 'fully executed.' the owner of the property at 5970 N.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • MSA

    Yeah, Curb shows where the cab is, how many minutes away, and tracks it as it gets closer. It also lets you add a note to the driver if you want to.

  • Wazzup not available

    thanks - good to know. I will still use Uber as they are cleaning and nicer cars - but it seems we also have Lyft and Curb - awesome.

Dec 08

Updated Dec 10

Veteran Chicago reedist Dave Rempis settles into a gripping solo practice with Lattice

Sun 12/17, 2 PM, May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, free, all-ages

    Veteran Chicago reedist Dave Rempis settles into a gripping solo practice with Lattice
    Chicago reedist Dave Rempis is well established as one of the city's finest improvisers, a player who can adjust and adapt to fluid, unexpected musical situations with stunning alacrity, sensitivity, and ingenuity. But his ability to live in the moment doesn't mean he's not a thinker and a planner.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

  • "He’s one of the loudest saxophonists I’ve ever heard." Yeah I might have to pass on this one.

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