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  • Man Surrenders After SWAT Team Responds To Edgewater Home
    Man Surrenders After SWAT Team Responds To Edgewater Home

    A Chicago SWAT team was called to an Edgewater home after it was reported that a man with a gun was inside, according to area police. The situation happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday evening. SWAT teams reported to the residence on the 5600 block of N. Magnolia Ave. between Ridge and Hollywood. The usually quiet residential […]

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  • Explosion Rocks Andersonville Art Studio
    Explosion Rocks Andersonville Art Studio

    An art studio in Andersonville was damaged after a small explosion rattled the neighborhood early this morning. The blast blew off part of the facade of the building, setting off a fire on the property. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. and crews were sent out immediately to the building at 1506 W. Balmoral Ave. which […]

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  • Ridge Ave Condo Development Gets Alderman’s OK, Construction Could Begin This Summer
    Ridge Ave Condo Development Gets Alderman’s OK, Construction Could Begin This Summer

    With the old Ridge Ave. Firehouse being converted into a state-of-the-art space by the Chicago Filmmakers, developers are hoping that a new condo development across the street from it will continue to revitalize the area. The proposed development at 5691 N. Ridge would allow for 9 residential condo units, 9 parking spaces, a community garden, and 3,000 square feet […]

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  • 2 Dead, 1 Wounded In Edgewater Drive-By Shooting
    2 Dead, 1 Wounded In Edgewater Drive-By Shooting

    A shooting in Edgewater early Sunday morning has left two men dead and another wounded. According to police, the incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV  began shooting in the 6300 block of N. Broadway. Two men, a 27-year-old man and a 32-year-old man, were standing on the sidewalk when they got shot. Both […]

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  • Possible Mumps Case Reported At Helen C. Peirce School
    Possible Mumps Case Reported At Helen C. Peirce School

    A case of mumps is suspected in a child that attends Helen C. Peirce School at 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave in Edgewater. Parents at the school were notified and authorities are investigating the case to avoid further spread of the virus. Chicago Public Schools put out a statement saying, “CPS is supporting the Chicago Department of […]

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  • Ms.Ollie, Co-Owner Of Ollie’s Bar, Dies After Cancer Battle
    Ms.Ollie, Co-Owner Of Ollie’s Bar, Dies After Cancer Battle

    For over 40 years, Ollie Latiker has co-owned the popular neighborhood hang-out Ollie’s bar at 1064 W. Berwyn Ave. She had seen the Edgewater area change from the gang-infested neighborhood it once was in the 1970s to the gentrified, diverse community it has become. But after decades of celebrating life with scores of dedicated patrons, Latiker (also known […]

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  • Chicago Jewish Day School In Edgewater Evacuated After Bomb Threat
    Chicago Jewish Day School In Edgewater Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    Edgewater’s Chicago Jewish Day School at 5959 N Sheridan Rd was evacuated Tuesday morning after someone telephoned a bomb threat. The incident, which happened shortly after 9 a.m., caused faculty to evacuate the school consisting of about 200 pupils from kindergarten to eighth grade. Police quickly arrived at the scene and began checking for any explosive devices. […]

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  • Edgewater Women’s Day Event To Showcase Women-Led Restaurants And International Cuisine
    Edgewater Women’s Day Event To Showcase Women-Led Restaurants And International Cuisine

    The diverse culture in Edgewater has given rise to many new women-led businesses in the neighborhood. With many of these women immigrants from other countries, the restaurant scene in Edgewater is as diverse as its residents. For International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce has put together a unique dinner crawl event celebrating […]

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  • Edgewater Residents Come Together To Raise Funds For Local Refugees
    Edgewater Residents Come Together To Raise Funds For Local Refugees

    With US immigration concerns and the world-wide refugee crisis taking center stage in the news, local refugees in the Edgewater area have been in need of ongoing support. To address those needs, a group of Edgewater residents have teamed up with area restaurant Sauce and Bread at 6338 N. Clark to raise necessary funds. From 7 p.m.-10 […]

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  • Alderman OKs New Broadway Development Modified After Community Concern
    Alderman OKs New Broadway Development Modified After Community Concern

    A proposed residential building at 6145 N. Broadway has been significantly modified after developers, City Pads LLC and Catapult Real Estate Solutions LLC, heard residents concerns at a meeting last September. Most complaints were about the high number of studio apartments and the ‘look’ of the structure. At a second meeting held last week about the development, new plans […]

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  • Missing Elderly Edgewater Man With Dementia Has Been Found
    Missing Elderly Edgewater Man With Dementia Has Been Found

    A 70-year-old man with dementia was reported missing this past Saturday evening from his apartment in the vicinity of Berwyn and Kenmore in Edgewater. The incident sparked an endangered missing person alert from Chicago Police. Samuel Long, who (according to police) likes to take long walks in the neighborhood, was eventually found Sunday evening walking near the 5400 […]

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