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  • #ShopEdgewater Campaign Highlights Why We Love Shopping Local
    #ShopEdgewater Campaign Highlights Why We Love Shopping Local

    As the temperatures start to drop, the pressures of holiday shopping rise. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce recently launched a social media campaign to keep local merchants at the top of mind for Edgewater residents. The #shopedgewater campaign features a daily photo of customers, staff, and owners of Edgewater businesses with a caption describing the subject’s […]

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  • Celebrate Local Art and Design In Andersonville This Weekend
    Celebrate Local Art and Design In Andersonville This Weekend

    This weekend marks the 12th annual Andersonville Arts and Design Weekend on Clark St. Enjoy a self-guided art walk, participate in an interactive production of Alice in Wonderland, and pay tribute to the anchor home design stores that make Andersonville a shopping destination! Friday night kicks things off as the Night of 100 pARTies. Stroll down […]

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  • Andersonville’s City Made Fest Features All Things Local
    Andersonville’s City Made Fest Features All Things Local

    Kick off autumn with a festival highlighting the best Chicago has to offer, City Made Fest in Andersonville. This is the first all-local street festival that highlights Chicago-made beer, cuisine, artisans, and music. The second annual City Made Fest takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, noon to 9 p.m. The festival is on Clark between Argyle […]

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  • Taste Of Bryn Mawr Tomorrow!

    This Thursday is your chance to explore Bryn Mawr and check out some restaurants you haven’t made it to yet! The Edgewater Development Corporation is hosting the Sixth Annual Taste of Bryn Mawr this Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5 – 9 p.m. Eleven restaurants are participating in this year’s dinner crawl, including Little Vietnam, Bryn […]

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  • EdgeFest Brings Global Fare, Local Art, More This Weekend

    How does global cuisine, karaoke on a big stage, and relaxing on a landscaped oasis in the middle of Broadway sound? You can find all that and more this weekend at EdgeFest. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is hosting their third annual summer street festival on Aug. 2 and 3. Last year, over 10,000 people […]

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  • Edgewater’s Comedy Show “Here Is Your Alibi” Marks One Year

    For the last year, something funny has been happening on Thorndale Ave. Lev Kalmens, an Edgewater resident, has been producing and hosting a free BYOB comedy showcase once a month at The Frontier storefront theatre since June 2013. “Here Is Your Alibi” (HIYA) features five local comics in a more intimate setting than the average […]

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  • Our Elected Officials Meet To Talk About The State of Edgewater

    This Friday, June 6, join local business owners and community leaders for breakfast and to hear from elected officials representing Edgewater. The State of Edgewater is an annual event hosted by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. It provides an opportunity for Edgewater stakeholders to hear from representatives at all levels – ward, county, state, and […]

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  • Pivot Arts Fest Invades Edgewater, Uptown, Rogers Park Starting Tonight

    What do dancers on stilts, a competitive science lab, and a House music dance party have in common?  You can experience all of them as part of the Edgewater and Uptown based Pivot Arts Festival! The Festival is a three-week series of innovative performances in non-traditional venues throughout Edgewater, Uptown, and Rogers Park. It kicks […]

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  • Andersonville Farmers Market Today!

    A sure sign of summer is the arrival of outdoor neighborhood farmers markets. This year, Andersonville is bringing a taste of summer a little earlier than usual. The Andersonville Farmers Market began Wednesday, May 20, on Berwyn Ave. between Clark St. and Ashland Ave. The market, produced by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, is in […]

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  • Three Days on Thorndale

    The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Ald. Harry Osterman have partnered to highlight developments and achievements near the Thorndale and Broadway intersection. Three Days on Thorndale is a celebration of positive activity in the neighborhood, and will take place May 29-31. Highlights of events during these days include the Centennial Celebration for Swift Elementary School, […]

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  • New Book Tackles Violence In Old Edgewater

    The Old Neighborhood: A Novel (About Edgewater) Written by Bill Hillman Review by Betty Tsamis There is no doubt that Bill Hillman delivered a hard-hitting, get-in-your-face novel with exquisite detail and overall highly crafted storytelling. “The Old Neighborhood” is not a memoir but “a novel” and the book clearly says so on the front cover. […]

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  • Solicitors In Edgeville Make Their Pitch

    As the weather warms up, solicitors on Edgeville’s streets will start delivering their pitches and asking you for money. You might encounter these solicitors while running errands on Clark Street on a warm day, or find them ringing your doorbell at the most annoying times. The solicitors I refer to in this post are those […]

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  • President Orders Employees to Be Paid More

    Last week President Obama announced that he is directing the US Department of Labor to propose revisions to modernize and streamline existing overtime regulations. Currently, an hourly employee is entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked in a workweek that exceeds 40 hours  unless the employee is deemed to be exempt. To be exempt from overtime […]

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  • Judicial Races Matter. Remember To Vote.

    In the State of Illinois, our state court judges are elected. This means that citizens decide who is responsible for ensuring justice is delivered in courtrooms across the state. The right of citizens to elect our judges is also a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Citizens should strive to elect the most qualified judges because of […]

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  • Seniors Fight for Equality in Unemployment Benefits

    There’s a battle being fought in Illinois between older workers and the State Legislature and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). IDES is the state agency that oversees and manages Illinois’ unemployment insurance fund. The battle is over something called Social Security Offset found in Section 611 of Illinois’ Unemployment Insurance Act. Social Security […]

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