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  • Community Art Studio Searches for New Space, Seeks Support
    Community Art Studio Searches for New Space, Seeks Support

    Vignette Vignette, the up-and-coming community art studio painting the town in the Andersonville and Edgewater neighborhoods, is searching for a new location to open its doors this summer. Previously reported as opening at 1212 W. Thorndale Ave., the studio is looking for a new space to launch its drop-in and month-long classes that still lays […]

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  • New Businesses Continue To Grow On Devon
    New Businesses Continue To Grow On Devon

    Devon Ave. has had an upsurge of new businesses in the last year, and this past Saturday there was a one-year celebration to honor a few of these new shops including, Maddiebird Bakery and Audio Archaeology. With the development of the Heartland Health Center and a few locations up for rent, the neighborhood is hoping […]

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  • Edgewater’s Tutu King : Halsey Onstage Costumer Extraordinaire 
    Edgewater’s Tutu King : Halsey Onstage Costumer Extraordinaire 

    Many of us love Edgewater for its diversity. It seems that one could find about anything in this area whether it is a fast food eatery or high end restaurant, a chain grocery store or specialty food shop, apartment living or a large new construction single family home. One of the establishments adding to our unique and […]

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  • A New Sugar Fix!  Candy Store Opening In Andersonville
    A New Sugar Fix! Candy Store Opening In Andersonville

    There is a new candy store coming to Andersonville at 5225 N. Clark at the southeast corner of the Clark and Farragut intersection. The location is the previous home of the high-end unique furniture store ‘The White Attic‘ that closed back in November, 2014. ‘Coming Soon!’ signs were put up on the windows several days […]

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  • Building Fire On Winthrop Yesterday, One Injured

     Later in the afternoon on Sunday, March 15th there was a fire at 6144 N Winthrop. The fire was contained to the common area garbage chute. There were 7-8 firetrucks, paramedics and cops blocking the surrounding streets. It was reported that there was initial heavy smoke conditions that were able to be cleared up very […]

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  • 233-Unit Sheridan And Foster Apartment Building For Sale
    233-Unit Sheridan And Foster Apartment Building For Sale

    The building at 5200 N. Sheridan has currently gone up for sale and there is quite a bit of talk about investors from either coast having an interest in investing in our neighborhood. Our friends over at Uptown Update were the first to break the news. The building is being listed by Kiser Institutional Group […]

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  • You Are Beautiful Art Installation Surpasses Fundraising Goal
    You Are Beautiful Art Installation Surpasses Fundraising Goal

    Skokie, Illinois, artist Matthew Hoffman’s You are Beautiful public art project, a partnership with eco-Andersonville, will be coming to four locations in Andersonville as well as to two other neighborhoods in April thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that ended on March 4. The campaign raised well over its initial goal of $5,500. “The idea we […]

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  • New Restaurant, Pearl’s Southern Comfort, Coming to the Hood
    New Restaurant, Pearl’s Southern Comfort, Coming to the Hood

    Edgewater is about to get an extra helping of down home southern cooking with Pearl’s Southern Comfort, a southern-cuisine and barbecue eatery that will soon be joining the neighborhood. The restaurant is currently taking shape at its 5352 N Broadway location, a building that has been vacant for more than ten years. Pearl’s anticipated April […]

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  • Groupon Promotes Edgewater Packpage to Highlight Local Businesses
    Groupon Promotes Edgewater Packpage to Highlight Local Businesses

    Groupon has recently entered a partnership with the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce to attract community members and Groupon customers to to take advantage of Edgewater’s best things to eat, see and do. The ‘Explore Edgewater Campaign featuring 16 of our premier local businesses‘ promotes an array of different types of discounted packages at businesses around the hood. […]

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  • Quest Theatre’s ‘Tomato Queen’ Delights Child And Adult Alike

    It takes time and quite a bit of trial and error before Camina becomes the Tomato Queen in Quest Theatre Ensemble’s free Friday production of the musical by the same name. But along the way, this headstrong girl learns about patience, hard work, and the qualities that lead to real friendship. Written by Quest Theatre Ensemble […]

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  • Local Lions Club Celebrates 94th Year Of Service
    Local Lions Club Celebrates 94th Year Of Service

    Have you ever heard of a Lions Club? Not the kind of four legged roar that you would find at Lincoln Park or Brookfield Zoo but an international group of individuals committed to service. The Lions club is just that, an international organization with the motto, “We serve.” The first Lions Club was actually organized […]

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  • O’Connor Running to Maintain His Aldermanic Position
    O’Connor Running to Maintain His Aldermanic Position

    Chicago City Council 40th Ward incumbent Alderman Patrick O’Connor will face his first aldermanic challenge in 24 years against Dianne Deleiden, a Chicago Public Schools teacher and Edgewater resident, on Feb. 24. Economic development, public safety and parks remain some of O’Connor’s main campaign priorities. In Andersonville specifically, however, he is touting his efforts to […]

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  • 40th Ward Alderman Race Has First Challenge In 24 Years, Meet Dianne Daleiden
    40th Ward Alderman Race Has First Challenge In 24 Years, Meet Dianne Daleiden

    For the first time in 24 years, 40th Ward constituents will see something new on their ballots when they vote for alderman: two candidates. Dianne Daleiden, a Chicago Public School teacher and longtime Edgewater resident is challenging incumbent Pat O’Connor who has been an alderman since 1983. Daleiden is a registered democrat and distinguishes herself on […]

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