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  • Pack The Car

    PACK THE CAR is a grass roots effort started to offer a more convenient method to donate food and clothing for local community support groups. The next PACK THE CAR event is being held in conjunction with eco-Andersonville on Saturday, July 17th from 9AM to 12PM. Drop off location will be at the corner of […]

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  • Monday night fight on Bryn Mawr

    A reader emailed us today with the following report. Did anyone else happen to witness the incident? Please let us know. Just wondering if anyone else saw the street fight on Bryn Mawr just east of Broadway early Monday evening. Two thugs put the boots to another guy, who ran off west and then north […]

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  • This Saturday: Volunteers Needed

    Please join TheNeighborhoodFirst.org in volunteering at a great community building event, Third Saturday, sponsored by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce on July 17. The event adds to the growing effort to invigorate Edgewater’s streets, including sidewalk sales, music, and art. The day starts at 9:30AM and ends at 3:30PM. You don’t need to volunteer for […]

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  • Weekend shooting?

    A reader inquires, asking if there was a shooting this weekend: Was there a shooting on Saturday night/Sunday moring near Ardmore and Kenmore? This morning police cars were line up on Kenmore between Thorndale and Ardmore. Motors running and police behind the wheels. Neighbors on the corner Kenmore and Ardmore said they heard gun shots […]

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  • Community Alert

    Wanted for Attempted Child AbductionAttn: 19th, 20th, 23rd, and 024th Districts About This Crime¬∑ The Chicago Police Department is investigating an attempt Child Abduction that occurred on July 08, 2010, at approximately 8:20 a.m., on the 6300 block of North Ridge. The victim was en route to school when she was approached by an unknown […]

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  • Criminal activity at Elmdale and Greenview?

    A reader emailed us today with the following information…. Not sure if you’re able to help but I don’t know where else to turn now. For over a year (no joke) I have been calling 911 and Smith’s office to complain about the gang and drug activity at 1456 W. Elmdale, right across from Senn […]

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  • New bike shop on Clark Street

    A reader informs us that a new bike shop is coming to Clark street: Andersonville Bikes. The store is not yet open, and we do not have any insight yet into their opening date (as always, anyone with info please share in the comments), but it will be located at 5517 N Clark.

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  • Did you know?

    (Photo from Lee Bay) The Ismaili Center Chicago, a house of worship located at 6259 N Broadway, was once the home to a house-music club in the 1980’s called AKA’s. It was here and other clubs where DJ’s spun music and people danced through the night that the house music and culture were started in […]

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  • Now Open: New Beach House at Osterman Beach

    The new beach house at Osterman Beach opened last weekend. It looks good, and will soon feature food and drink with a consession stand called Picnic from the owners of The Waterfront Cafe. Its the weekend, get out there and enjoy it, Edgewater (and make sure to tell us what you think)!

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  • Loyola planning new dorms, housing, hotel

    Although just over the Edgewater border, this news could impact some residents on the northern most end of the neighborhood. The Chicago Sun Times reveals plans Loyola University has to upgrade its Lake Shore campus located at Devon & Sheridan. The Jesuit university is considering a new dorm, market-rate homes, a student-union and possibly a […]

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