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CDOT To Expand Bike Routes In Edgewater

With the Lake Shore Trail ending at Ardmore Ave. in Edgewater and an increasing presence of cyclists on our streets, it has been announced that the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be expanding bike routes in the 48th Ward. The news was announced by Alderman Harry Osterman in an email yesterday. In that communication […]

    CDOT To Expand Bike Routes In Edgewater
    With the Lake Shore Trail ending at Ardmore Ave. in Edgewater and an increasing presence of cyclists on our streets, it has been announced that the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be expanding bike routes in the 48th Ward. The news was announced by Alderman Harry Osterman in an email yesterday.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Jon 10yr Rogers Park / 8yr Edgewater

    d3

    Of course I do - but I try my best to pair that with empathy (referred to in the second part of my statement). There is nothing wrong with having a strong opinion as long your ears remain open.

  • d3 NoHo

    ' I seem to recall that some past discussions about bike lanes (thinking about Glenwood in particular) were less than productive when people with strong biases, and not a lot of empathy, weighed in on the discussion.'

May 10

Updated 9 hours ago

What will $1,300 rent you in Chicago?

1625 W. Rascher Ave., #G (Andersonville)

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3438 N. Seminary Ave. | Photos: Zumper

3340 S. Carpenter St., #2f (Bridgeport)

6401 N. Sheridan Road (Rogers Park)

    What will $1,300 rent you in Chicago?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding housing in Chicago if you're on a budget of $1,300/month. Read on for the listings.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • headsup not available

    having bought and paid for my condo - I find in retirement my living expenses are way lower than rent - which allows me to retire "in style" Our building rents units like mine at about 3 times the cost I currently incur. Buying and eventually owning pays off in the long run.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Not everyone (especially younger) can qualify for a mortgage, despite interest rates still being relatively low. And for a co-op--another form of apt. ownership--it can be tough to get approved by the co-op board. (Some condos also require board approval). But $1300 rent for a nice 1BR with those amenities is much lower than, say, Lincoln Park, S. Loop, River N. or W., Bucktown or Wicker Park--not to mention NY, L.A., SF, DC/No.VA, or Boston.

34 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Need help changing range hood halogen bulb

(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out....

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(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out.
I don't want to go through any apps or clearinghouse websites. I just want someone strong enough to come over soon and do this for a reasonable and normal basic handyman fee. (Abt, the merchant who sold me the hood, wants me to fork over an arm & a leg and wait a week--highway robbery even with a discount). PM me if you can do this.

  • PJ is correct, that is how we replace ours too.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I have on hand only smooth-surface clear duct-tape (the texture is stupidly on the adhesive side), but I will scrounge around for the real cloth stuff, which I hope has some grippy texture. (Maybe buried in my gig bag with extra cables, batteries, etc.).

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Andersonville Midsommerfest To Add Elevated VIP Viewing Area For Concerts

The concerts at Andersonville Midsommerfest are a big draw at the event, but the crowds can cause a problematic quest for the nearest beer booth or bathroom. To help eliminate the issue, a new elevated VIP platform is being added to the North stage. The line-up is diverse at the North stage with such band […]

    Andersonville Midsommerfest To Add Elevated VIP Viewing Area For Concerts
    The concerts at Andersonville Midsommerfest are a big draw at the event, but the crowds can cause a problematic quest for the nearest beer booth or bathroom. To help eliminate the issue, a new elevated VIP platform is being added to the North stage. The line-up is diverse at the North stage with such band ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Do you really need a VIP experience seeing Chicago lame street fest coverbands? They should pay you.

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Updated 15 hours ago

How safe is the area near Lawrence/Racine, Racine/Broadway/Lawrence?

I recently signed a short-term sublet here for the summer after trying to do as much research as I could and surveying the area when I went to visit the unit. However, a building nearby, the Darlington Hotel, is apparently a shelter/drug trade haven? For some reason, given the non-activity during the day and run-down nature of the building, I assumed it was just abandoned.

Any info or tips I should keep in mind as a petite single woman, aside from the usual requisite city vigilance? Or is it/will it be extremely bad (given summer is on the horizon) to the point I should look for another subletter?

  • You will get very mixed opinions on here when it comes to safety in Uptown. For me personally I would not feel safe going for a long stroll around there by myself, but I think it depends on what you're used to and what your tolerance level is for certain...

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    You will get very mixed opinions on here when it comes to safety in Uptown. For me personally I would not feel safe going for a long stroll around there by myself, but I think it depends on what you're used to and what your tolerance level is for certain things. I do think that area is a bit better than other parts of Uptown because of the foot traffic and constant activity, plus it is really close to the train so you won't have to walk too far when you're coming and going. Where are you moving there from?

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

ISO Contractor for deck work

Morning, Neighbors -

I'm looking for references for a contractor to do some deck work on my condo building. We are looking to add roofing to the top floor of our three-story walk-up.

Anyone out there have any good experiences with local companies?

Thanks in advance.

  • Don Cortelyou Bridgeview Bank Manager

    Try Dave Hirsh of DWD Renovation.. He is an Andersonville Chamber member, regularly exhibits at Midsommarfest, is a a member of the Andersonville BNI referral group, and I know many people who are satisfied with his work. He isn't a handyman, but a contractor which is what you are looking for. He does a lot of work with decks. https://www.dwdrenovation.com (773) 657-5990

  • Call expert super seal roofing & tuckpointing Co. 773-993-5668 and ask for Samuel. I've used them on a couple projects and they're great I've even recommended them to a few of my friends and they've all had great experiences with them also. Here's a link to there website www.supersealroofing.com

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Need reliable plumbing referral (s).

I’ve missed many days of work waiting for the plumber to show up to no avail.
In the Andersonville/ ravenswood area

  • rich retired teacher from Chicago Public Schools

    Aalders Plumbing...847-975-2544.....ask for Josh wonderful guy excellent plumber

  • I use this guy 312 388 4259

2 days ago

4 new places to savor Mediterranean fare in Chicago

5449 N. Clark St. (between Rascher and Catalpa avenues), Andersonville

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1521 W Madison St., West Loop

655 W. Armitage Ave. (between Orchard and Howe streets), Old Town

Roti Modern Mediterranean 1000 W. North Ave., Bldg C, Lincoln Park

    4 new places to savor Mediterranean fare in Chicago
    If you've got Mediterranean fare on the brain, you're in luck: we've found the freshest Chicago eateries to quell your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Mediterranean food.
    http://abc7chicago.com

2 days ago

Weekly Update for the Alderman – May 18, 2018

1413 W. Catalpa

1425 W. Victoria

5645 N. Wayne

Wayne & Hollywood (west side)

Glenwood & Gregory (east side)

Berwyn & Glenwood

Clark & Hollywood (completed)

Clark & Olive (completed)

Clark & Rascher (completed)

Clark & Summerdale (completed)

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine, 5212 N Clark St.

The Call Bar in Andersonville, 1547 West Bryn Mawr

Marty’s, 1511 West Balmoral

Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St

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...great opportunity arises for youth this Saturday, May 19th in the Broadway Armory’s ballroom, 5917 N Broadway, from 10 am to 1 pm when we host our 48th Ward Youth Resource Fair...

...in our community. This week the Department of Transportation has expanded existing bike ways on Winthrop and Kenmore from Ardmore to Argyle, as well as on Glenwood, from Ridge to Devon. Tomorrow morning...

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd

Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

ComEd will be working on a transformer that is located below ground at 5701 N. Sheridan Rd. beginning on May 21st.

5630-5640 N. Kenmore

6230-6240 N. Kenmore

1255-1259 W. Granville

1531-1535 W. Thorndale

1549-1551 W. Highland

1333-1343 W. Norwood

5821-5831 N. Broadway

1042 W. Glenlake

1339 W. Rosemont

944 W. Argyle

5948 N. Greenview

6148 N. Greenview

6210 N. Wayne

1124 W. Ainslie

1214 W. Norwood

Greenview & Thorndale (west side)

Thorndale & Winthrop

Devon & Lakewood (completed)

4956 N. Sheridan Road

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavillion 2751 W. Winona

...at city wide hearings. I will be participating in the meeting at Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, on Tuesday June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Below is a...

Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m.– to- 8:30 p.m. at Corliss High School, 821 East 103rd Street.

Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 p.m.-to-3 p.m. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S Rockwell.

Tuesday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m.-to– 8:30 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W Franklin Boulevard.

Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m. at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N Narragansett Ave.

St. Ita’s Jubilee Hall 5500 N. Broadway

...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...

Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005

Burke’s Public House, 5401 N Broadway

Swift Elementary, 5900 N Winthrop

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway

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

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, 820 S. Damen Ave.

1420 W. Glenlake

Argyle & Sheridan

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

Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway

5051 N. Broadway Ave.

1109 W. Lawrence Ave.

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Uptown Library, 929 W Buena Ave

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan

IIT Tower Building, 10 West 35th St

Bridgeview Bank Parking Lot, 4753 N Broadway

1401 W. Devon Ave

Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville

Hadiya Pendleton Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn

Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr

City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr

    Weekly Update for the Alderman - May 18, 2018
    Last night, I held a public safety meeting with 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran and 24th District Police Commander Roberto Nieves, where we discussed ongoing safety issues in our community. Both commanders outlined their efforts to address summer safety concerns and the crime in our community.
    http://48thward.org

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May 09

Updated 4 days ago

Heated debate with my brother about Chicago

He clearly points out how violent Chicago is-I told him well he doesn't live here and gasp-people do like living here,not everyone is leaving. He thinks he knows the city just because he works in Stoney Island full-time and then goes back to his bubble in Indiana. I told him working here and living here are two different things. It's too bad the news doesn't talk about the good things in Chicago. They really know how to scare people. I don't even know what to say to him.

  • A.S Living and Playing in Chicago

    60660 Gal to answer your previous question yes that was the plan to move to Indiana. We reconsidered because we realized how much we loathed Indiana and how it doesn't fit into the lifestyle that we wanted,my biggest concerns was the schools for my daughter but we figured it out....

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    60660 Gal to answer your previous question yes that was the plan to move to Indiana. We reconsidered because we realized how much we loathed Indiana and how it doesn't fit into the lifestyle that we wanted,my biggest concerns was the schools for my daughter but we figured it out. We are glad we decided to stay. I don't think there truly is a perfect place out there. My husband's best friend left the country after living on the east coast,west coast and here and from an outsider he said Chicago is the best city no doubt. This is even saying this after almost getting robbed on the redline where he just punched the guy in the nose to defend himself.

  • AS..I agree there is no perfect place out there and we all have different places that match our lifestyles and what we want out of life. Everyones "best" is different. Glad you figured out your daughters school and decided to stay.

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Section Of Clark Street To Be Named In Honor Of Gay Leather Pioneer Chuck Renslow

After passing away June 29 of last year, LGBT rights champion and leather pioneer Chuck Renslow’s spirit remains in the hearts of all he had inspired after 70 years of activism and philanthropy. It has now been announced that a section of Clark Street from Ainslie to Winnemac will be named as Chuck Renslow Way. The City […]

    Section Of Clark Street To Be Named In Honor Of Gay Leather Pioneer Chuck Renslow
    After passing away June 29 of last year, LGBT rights champion and leather pioneer Chuck Renslow's spirit remains in the hearts of all he had inspired after 70 years of activism and philanthropy. It has now been announced that a section of Clark Street from Ainslie to Winnemac will be named as Chuck Renslow Way.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

5 days ago

Andersonville Wine Walk Is Back And Bigger Than Ever

The Andersonville Wine Walk has become a local tradition in the neighborhood celebrating its 12th year. With the event’s growing popularity, a third route has been added to satisfy the masses. The Andersonville Wine Walk will be held Sunday, May 20 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. This year 30 area businesses will open their […]

    Andersonville Wine Walk Is Back And Bigger Than Ever
    The Andersonville Wine Walk has become a local tradition in the neighborhood celebrating its 12th year. With the event's growing popularity, a third route has been added to satisfy the masses. The Andersonville Wine Walk will be held Sunday, May 20 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

May 07

Updated May 13

Spring Time 2018

Spring Greetings In May 2018!

  • Gardenia C. Hung Social Media Arts Community Outreach Online

    Sunday Greetings! Happy Mother's Day!

  • Happy Mother’s Day to you,
    Gardenia, an to all the
    woman here on everyblock,
    an here in Chicago, an
    across America. 😊😊

May 11

Updated May 13

Lost Cat in Andersonville/Uptown area

My cat slipped out last night. Last seen Argyle and Glenwood area. He is very friendly but probably shy or scared right now. He is all white, pink nose, ears, and paws, about 11 lbs. He is microchipped and registered through PetLink. His vet is Duke Animal Hospital. If found please contact me immediately through this post or contact his vet. https://www.facebook.com/jamie.kirschner.7/posts/10214535446332773

    Jamie Kirschner
    My little Stinkman got out tonight. He is very friendly but probably scared. He knows his name (Stinky) and will come to the right person. He is Microchipped. All white with dark eyes and pink ears...
    http://www.facebook.com
  • Aw, I hope you find him soon. He'll probably make his way back soon. Yes, keep us posted.

  • Stinky has been found and is home safe. Thanks to everyone who has been keeping an eye out and sending good wishes!

May 13

May 11

Updated May 12

Weekly Update for the Alderman – May 11, 2018

Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Avenue

The Call Bar in Andersonville, 1547 West Bryn Mawr

Marty’s, 1511 West Balmoral

Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St

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...Safety MeetingsNext Thursday, May 17th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway, join me along with 24th district Commander Roberto Nieves and 20th District Commander Sean Loughran...

...at city wide hearings. I will be participating in the meeting at Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, on Tuesday June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Below is a...

Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m.– to- 8:30 p.m. at Corliss High School, 821 East 103rd Street.

Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 p.m.-to-3 p.m. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S Rockwell.

Tuesday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m.-to– 8:30 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W Franklin Boulevard.

Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m. at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N Narragansett Ave.

4956 N. Sheridan Road

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd

Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

...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...

First Sip Café, 1057 W Argyle Street and Axis Lab, 1120 W Argyle StreetMonthly event on Argyle Street – with food specials from...

Francesca’s Bryn Mawr, 1039 W. Bryn Mawr

...May 16, (6:30-8 p.m.) at Chicago Methodist Senior Services’ Wesley Place location, 1415 W. Foster. Registration is required by May 11; there is a 25-person limit. Email edgewatervillagechicago@gmail...

Swift Elementary, 5900 N Winthrop

Burke’s Public House, 5401 N Broadway

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

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

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, 820 S. Damen Ave.

Argyle & Sheridan

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

Unity Lutheran Church, 1122 W. Balmoral

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway

5051 N. Broadway

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan

Sullivan High School, 6631 N Bosworth Ave

IIT Tower Building, 10 West 35th St

Bridgeview Bank Parking Lot, 4753 N Broadway

1401 W. Devon Ave

Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

Nox Aca Theatre, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #405

Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn

Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr

City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr

    Weekly Update for the Alderman - May 11, 2018
    Any neighborhood organization is able to request a permit to close part or all of a street to hold a block party over the summer months. Requests are made by completing a form with contact information and addresses affected by the closure of the street.
    http://48thward.org

May 12

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May 11

Owners Of Shuttered Cantina 1910 To Open Andersonville’s Newest Gay Bar In Its Place

After sitting on the market for almost two years at an asking price of  $4.25 million, the owners of the old Cantina 1910 restaurant at 5025 N. Clark will reopen the space as Andersonville’s newest LGBT bar. Co-owners Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan have named the new business the Meeting House Tavern. The duo, who […]

    Owners Of Shuttered Cantina 1910 To Open Andersonville's Newest Gay Bar In Its Place
    After sitting on the market for almost two years at an asking price of $4.25 million, the owners of the old Cantina 1910 restaurant at 5025 N. Clark will reopen the space as Andersonville's newest LGBT bar. Co-owners Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan have named the new business the Meeting House Tavern.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

May 09

Updated May 10

Andersonville Farmers Market Starts Today With Free Gift For First 100 Customers

Summer is just around the corner and that means fresh food from local farmers and vendors can be found at many Chicago area markets. Andersonville will officially open its farmer’s market today, May 9,  giving away a free tote to the first 100 customers who purchase items at the event. The market will continue each […]

    Andersonville Farmers Market Starts Today With Free Gift For First 100 Customers
    Summer is just around the corner and that means fresh food from local farmers and vendors can be found at many Chicago area markets. Andersonville will officially open its farmer's market today, May 9, giving away a free tote to the first 100 customers who purchase items at the event.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Location would be nice for new residence

  • "The market will continue each week from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. through August 29 and 3 p,m -7 p.m. September 5 through October 17 on Berwyn Ave. between Clark and Ashland."

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Rezoning Meeting Thursday To Discuss Protecting Andersonville Homes From Demolition

East Andersonville residents are concerned that their neighborhood could change drastically if more homes are demolished to make way for developments. In order to explore what can be done to protect the properties and to also gauge the feelings of area residents, the East Andersonville Residents Council (EARC) and the 48th Ward Office will be […]

    Rezoning Meeting Thursday To Discuss Protecting Andersonville Homes From Demolition
    East Andersonville residents are concerned that their neighborhood could change drastically if more homes are demolished to make way for developments. In order to explore what can be done to protect the properties and to also gauge the feelings of area residents, the East Andersonville Residents Council (EARC) and the 48th Ward Office will be ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

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