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  • Alderman Issues Community Alert After Women Grabbed By Bicyclist
    Alderman Issues Community Alert After Women Grabbed By Bicyclist

    Alderman Patrick O’Connor put out a community alert yesterday evening warning women walking alone or with children to be aware after a man has been accused of grabbing female pedestrians from behind while riding his bike. The incidents, which happened last Thursday just west of Andersonville in the Ravenswood and Lincoln Square neighborhoods, occurred within a 30-minute time […]

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  • Annual Andersonville Art Celebration Expands To Week Of Festivities And 150+ Artists
    Annual Andersonville Art Celebration Expands To Week Of Festivities And 150+ Artists

    Showcasing the artistic spirit of the Andersonville neighborhood, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will hold its 15th annual art celebration this year focusing on nine specific creative genres: visual, theatre, dance, music, culinary, handmade, kids/family, literary, and public art. The event will also expand from a three day celebration to six days, with different activities for […]

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  • Detroit-Style Pizza Hits Andersonville At New Local Restaurant
    Detroit-Style Pizza Hits Andersonville At New Local Restaurant

    Located in the fringe between Andersonville and Ravenswood is a new area restaurant that brings Detroit-style pizza to the neighborhood. Adding to the mix of diverse eateries in Andersonville and Edgewater, three brothers bring a unique twist to pizza to the old Takos Koreanos at 1706 W Foster Ave. With the grand opening of the Fat Chris’s […]

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  • Andersonville Man Dies After Riding Six Flags ‘Extreme’ Coaster
    Andersonville Man Dies After Riding Six Flags ‘Extreme’ Coaster

    An Andersonville man collapsed just moments after riding one of Six Flags Great America’s rollercoasters on Saturday. He later died at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, being ruled as a ‘natural death.’ The 50-year-old Scott Barnes, complained about being sick after leaving the rollercoaster named Superman: Ultimate flight. Soon after, he fell to the ground on the […]

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  • Swedish American Museum Acquires Adjacent Building For Expansion
    Swedish American Museum Acquires Adjacent Building For Expansion

    With several Swedish American businesses closing recently in Andersonville, one very important cultural business will be expanding their operations. The Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark. has officially acquired the three-story building to its north at 5217 N. Clark, adding 20 percent more street level presence for the museum. With the addition, they plan  to expand upon […]

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  • Alderman Osterman Helps Pass Anti-Theft Ordinances Involving Cell Phone Stores And Car Dealerships
    Alderman Osterman Helps Pass Anti-Theft Ordinances Involving Cell Phone Stores And Car Dealerships

    An new ordinance targeting cell phone stores and car dealerships cleared the City Council today after passing the Public Safety Committee last week. The measure which was introduced by the committee which includes Alderman Harry Osterman, is expected to help deter criminals from stealing mobile devices at retail locations and vehicles for sale on auto lots. The first […]

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  • Edgewater’s ‘Triangle’ Neighborhood Opens Their Doors For This Year’s Home Tour
    Edgewater’s ‘Triangle’ Neighborhood Opens Their Doors For This Year’s Home Tour

    Once again, the Edgewater Historical Society is working with neighborhood home owners and businesses to give limited access to select properties that showcase the area’s past. For 2017, Edgewater’s ‘Triangle’ neighborhood has been selected to open their doors. Select locations that are within the area bordered by Ashland/Clark, Bryn Mawr and Ridge will be open to the […]

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  • Edgewater Arts Festival Gears Up For Its Fifth Year
    Edgewater Arts Festival Gears Up For Its Fifth Year

    The Edgewater Arts Festival has announced its dates and agenda for this year’s event. The fest will be entering its fifth year hoping to continue the growing popularity and attendance. According to Edgewater Artists in Motion (the group who puts on the event), the fest was established in 2013 to help put Edgewater on the […]

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  • After More Than 30 Years, Local Edgewater Butcher Shops Closes
    After More Than 30 Years, Local Edgewater Butcher Shops Closes

    After 30 years at 6155 N Broadway, local butcher shop Holzkopf Meat Market officially closed its doors for good this week. Previously Bornhofen Meat Market, Mark Holzkopf took over the business ten just years ago. Frank Bornhofen, who opened his butcher shop at the location in 1985 , carried the family meat-cutting business at a couple area locations […]

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  • After Uncertainty, Starbucks Plans Move Forward At Old Carson’s Ribs Site
    After Uncertainty, Starbucks Plans Move Forward At Old Carson’s Ribs Site

    Since showing interest in opening their latest Edgewater Starbucks at 5970 N. Ridge Ave.  (between Clark and Paulina), there has been some uncertainty about the company following through on those plans. Starbucks filed for a special use license to establish a one-lane drive-through at the store. According to the 40th Ward Office, the request was heard by the Zoning […]

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