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  • More shots on Kenmore?

    A reader writes in inquiring: More gun shots on Kenmore. Thought I heard gunshots again. 12:52 a.m. Kenmore towards Thorndale. Probably just my imagination but thought I would pass it on in case others confirm.

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  • Vincent update

    A reader shares these photos, which seem to confirm our report from the end of July regarding the closure of La Tache and the birth of “Vincent” from the owners of HB. It appears that the new owners plan to open on September 10th.

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  • BBQ in Andersonville?

    Photo from Baby Skinz’s photostream on Flickr A reader tells us… The last two nights, on Clark Street near Berwyn there’s been a strong smell of hickory or some other cooking wood. It smells really good, but I can’t figure out which restaurant would be doing that. Maybe Charlie’s is having a rib week or […]

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  • Tuesday: Crime discussion @ Lakewood/Rosemont

    Yet again, Harry Osterman has offered to meet with residents concerned about crime. He will hold an informal meeting at the corner of Lakewood & Rosemont on Tuesday, August 24th from 5:15-6:45PM to discuss the recent string of armed robberies in the area.

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  • Bryn Mawr & Broadway in 1910

    This post card was listed here for sale on EBay – a shot from 1910 of the corner of Bryn Mawr and Broadway (then called Evanston Ave) where Taqueria Uptown and a small convenience store are currently located.

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  • Best Italian: Calo Ristorante

    In our most recent poll, we asked readers what their favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant was. Calo Risotorante (5343 N Clark) garnered the most votes (38%), barely edging out Francesca’s (33%). In addition, several readers wrote in suggesting Antica Pizzeria and Pizzeria Aroma. Congrats to Calo!

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  • Care For Real Benefit dinner, Tuesday 8/24

    From the Edgewater Community Council…. Continuing the success, good food and camaraderie of the first two Chefs Care for Real dinners, Uncommon Ground is sponsoring the next dine out event on Tuesday, August 24. Order off the menu at either lunch or dinner, and Uncommon Ground will donate a percentage of your check to Care […]

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  • High Rise dwellers: help the birds!

    Photo © Jeremy Atherton, 2006 Bird Migration Season BeginsPlease Close Blinds & Shield LightsA message from Chicago Audubon Society – in cooperation with the Mayor’s Wildlife and Nature Committee and the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago Autumn 2010Help Save Birds!!Lights Out After 11 p.m. During Migration For nine years, Chicago’s tall buildings have […]

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  • Thorndale Action Task Force meeting

    2 opportunities to discuss area crime:The Thorndale Action Task Force will be meeting next Thursday, August 26th at 1130 West Thorndale @ 7PM to discuss safety on the street. Harry Osterman will be in attendence. In addition, as previously mentioned there will be a townhall safety meeting on Tuesday, August 24th at 7PM at Epworth […]

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  • Additional coverage on fatal shooting

    From the Chicago Tribune: Man shot to death in North Side alleyA 29-year-old man with a lengthy criminal record was shot in the head and killed at the mouth of an alley near his home in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side, officials said. Olutosin Bajomo, of the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue, […]

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  • Harry Osterman leaning strongly toward running

    From Gay Chicago Magazine:CHICAGO – Ill. state Rep. Harry Osterman (D-Chicago) said Aug. 16 that he is leaning strongly toward running for the 48th Ward City Council seat being vacated by retiring Ald. Mary Ann Smith, who’s held the seat since 1989. “I’ve been talking to people about the issues facing the ward and getting […]

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  • Man shot & killed in Edgewater alley

    And the violence continues – a 29 year old man was shot and killed last night in an alley right here in Edgewater. The man, who lived on the 5800 block of North Kenmore, was found with a shot to the head just after 2AM this morning in an alley at the 1000 block of […]

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  • Multiple instances of shots fired yesterday afternoon?

    After I posted about the shots fired in the alley near the Thorndale Red Line around 3PM yesterday, I received more reports of shots fired at nearby locations. One commenter said…. We witnessed a shooting (on foot) at Granville, near Metropolis Cafe. This was around 3:15 pm. Today I received an email from another reader […]

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