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  • Harry Osterman to announce candidacy

    Harry Osterman will announce his plans to run for Alderman of the 48th Ward tonight at 6:30 p.m., at the Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. This will be the first official announcement of a candidate planning to run for the 48th Ward seat, which will be vacated by current Alderman Mary Ann Smith who […]

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  • Vehicles along Berwyn Ave.

    This afternoon I ran across a few of Edgewater’s more unique rides. These are just a small sampling of the many I see on a regular basis. Datsun 280 Z Plymouth Valiant Jeep Cherokee and company

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  • History of Chicago Lecture

    Urban History: The New ImmigrantsHistorian and teacher Myra Loris dazzles us once again with the latest addition to her Chicago history series. This time we are taken back to the Chicago of the 1880’s to 1920’s. We will learn how the immigration of Polish, Italian and East European Jewish people changed the face of the […]

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  • Loyola Cop Attacked

    From the Chicago Sun Times:Two men are in custody after allegedly beating a Loyola University police sergeant, sending him to a hospital early Sunday in the Rogers Park neighborhood. About 3 a.m., the uniformed sergeant saw a battery in progress in the 6400 block of North Sheridan Road, Rogers Park District police Lt. Mark Amati […]

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  • WANT Block Club Meeting

    The West Andersonville Neighbors Together block club, which consists of residents living boundaries of Foster to the south, Bryn Mawr to the North, Clark to the east and Ravenswood to the west, will hold their next general meeting on September 16th at the Ravenswood Pub at 7:30PM. For more info on WANT, check out their […]

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  • Calo Bowl

    Thanks to our neighbors from the Uptown Update for sharing this – a photo of what was once Calo Bowl at 5404 N Clark Street. The photo is courtesy of Dr. Jake’s Bowling Blog. This is the space currently occupied by the Brown Elephant. It was also a theater for a number of years, and […]

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  • The Phoenix covers safety meetings

    Great article earlier this week by the Loyola University news source, The Phoenix, regarding the recent uptick of violent crimes in the neighborhood and the community meetings that have been held. Check it out here: The Phoenix: Trouble with neighbors

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  • ChicagoNow visits Koval distillery

    As we mentioned in July, Koval Distillery now hosts tours of their facility at 5121 N Ravenswood. ChicagoNow writer Michael Lehert recently took the tour and writes about his experience. Click here to read all about it. Distillery tours cost $10 per person, which include a tasting at the end. Click here for more info.

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  • Plien Air Painters invade Andersonville tomorrow

    If you happen to see artists in black hats tomorrow morning in Andersonville, know that they are the Plien Air Painters of Chicago. The group will meet at Starbucks (5400 N. Clark St.) at 9AM to start painting for their upcoming show where art will be displayed at the Edgewater Historical Society from October 8-10. […]

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  • GRalley music event

    Third Annual Edgewater GRalley Festival Turns North Side’s “Alleys” Into Music Destination Festival Serves as Official World Music Festival 2010 Venue; Kings Go Forth to Headline Chicago, IL (August 24, 2010) – On Saturday, Sept. 25 from Noon to 10 p.m., the “alleys” of Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood will come alive with the region’s hottest music […]

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  • Another attack last night?

    We’re not sure if this is a separate incident or if one of the reports has the street name wrong – CBS2 reports of a knife attack at BERWYN and Kenmore last night around 1:50AM: Woman Cut In Arm By Robber In EdgewaterVictim Was Waiting For Bus On Berwyn Avenue CHICAGO (CBS) ― A man […]

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  • Chicago News Report: Stabbing at Bryn Mawr & Kenmore

    According to the Chicago News Report, there was a stabbing last night in Edgewater at Bryn Mawr and Kenmore. Blogger Timothy Fitz picked up the following information on a police scanner: Early this morning, some time around 2 am, someone was attacked near Bryn Mawr and Kenmore. Police described the incident as aggravated battery. The […]

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  • Hidden gem: La Fonda

    La Fonda Latino Bar & Grill (5350 N Broadway) was recently visited by blogger Cheeky Eats. She described it as a “hidden gem” – and we couldn’t agree more. Click here to read her entire review. La Fonda, despite its great food, reasonable prices, and superb service has always been fairly empty when we have […]

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  • Power outage & sirens

    A reader inquires:I was just wondering if you’ve heard any reason why the power went out last night on the east side of Winthrop from what I think was Foster to Glenlake. It was off for almost two hours. Normally, it wouldn’t be a huge concern. But we heard a lot of emergency vehicles for […]

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