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  • Shots fired at Glenlake and Winthrop?

    In what seems to be a recent trend along the Winthrop/Kenmore corridor, this afternoon we received another report of shots fired. A reader says “I’m an Edgewater resident near Glenlake and Winthrop. I heard about 6-8 shots fired last night near the intersection around 10:50 PM. I went to the window and noticed a small […]

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  • ECC Executive Director Jason Liechty laid off

    The Edgewater Community Council has announced that it is laying off Executive Director Jason Liechty, effective July 1st. The non-profit was advised by Liechty to consider laying off the Executive Director (himself) to reduce expenses. ECC President Reggie Griffin will be taking over as acting interim executive director, assisted by other members of the Board […]

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  • Sunday car crash leaves 7 injured on Sheridan

    From ChicagoBreakingNews.com: Seven people were injured in an auto accident in the Far North Side’s Edgewater neighborhood about midday today, a fire official said. Three of the victims suffered serious injuries in the crash, which took place about noon near the intersection of Granville Avenue and Sheridan Road, Fire Department Kevin MacGregor said. One person […]

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  • 4th of July Celebration Details

    The following streets will be closed to traffic at 7:00 PM Sunday July 4 (Some local traffic with an official Photo ID that show your address may be let through to return home)*: * This depends on how open the streets are. Could there be gridlock?? It may be better to return home before this […]

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  • Birkam Yoga!

    Today’s Groupon features Birkam Yoga at 5715 N Clark. The deal is $40 for a 20-Lesson package, a $220 value. What a steal!

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  • Edgewater Farmers Market kicks off Saturday July 3rd

    The Edgewater Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 8 AM to 1PM from July 3rd through October 10th at 6034 N. Broadway (at Norwood). This year’s Market will feature more even more vendors and offerings, so stop by if you have the chance! More details are available at the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Car Stolen

    This should go without saying, but don’t leave the keys in your car…a reader writes: This morning around 7am I was at the Starbucks at Bryn Mawr/Winthrop, doing the Sunday Crossword, sitting inside along the window that faces Winthrop. A guy pulled up in his silver/gray car and got out of his car to go […]

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  • Stormy Nights

    We came across these photos on Flickr of the neighborhood during (after?) the recent storm and had to share them. Kudos to the Flickr user “rwchicago” – check out his entire photo stream here. (Edgewater Beach Apartments) (Bryn Mawr facing East)

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  • Blockbuster set to close?

    We’ve been wondering if our local Blockbuster video store would make it, as other video renting options such as RedBox and online/mail order options such as Blockbuster Online and Netflix become more popular than brick and mortar stores. Today we noticed a “Space For Lease” sign above the awning at Blockbuster store at Berwyn & […]

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  • More Shots Fired

    A reader wrote us last night indicating that he heard more shots fired just south of Foster behind Goudy Elementary School in the alley between Kenmore and Winthrop around 10:45PM. He claims to have heard 9 or 10 shots – this is particularly disturbing considering there was just gunfire one block north of this location […]

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  • Vintage Magic Uncorked at In Fine Spirits

    Tuesday June 29th will be your last chance this year to catch magician Scott Masterson as he commands the 35 seat room above In Fine Spirits in Andersonville. Masterson performs vintage style parlor tricks and illusions which include but are not limited to making bottles of absinthe disappear, various card tricks and even recreating a […]

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  • Andersonville Farmer’s Market

    Remember that today is the first day of the Andersonville Farmer’s Market, located on Berwyn between Clark and Ashland. The market will run each Wednesday through September 8th from 3PM – 8PM. Today’s market entertainment includes kidfriendly singer/songwriter Emily Palmer and Hillions String Band. For more info and a list of vendors click here.

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  • Andersonville house vs. condo sales

    Andersonville houses (blue) vs. condos and townhomes (red) sold monthly Did you know that there are typically less than 5 houses and less than 15 condos sold in Andersonville within any given month? The above graph (courtesy of Chicago Metro Area Real Estate) plots the ups and downs of sales figures from July 2008 to […]

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