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  • Car Window Smashings

    From the BARGE block club:Hi, I was just out walking my dog (12:30 on Thursday) and I saw another van with their drivers window smashed out….just like the other two. It was parked at 1300 Rosedale. The second one was at 1270 Early, also a van, and the first one,a car, which was like 10 […]

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  • Short Sale Central?

    Catalpa Gardens is in the press, yet again. This time it is YoChicago with a writeup about the large amounts of short-sale listings in the building. The developer is also still trying to market original units for sale. Read all about it here.

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  • Street Brawl

    From a Facebook follower:Any news about the gang fight on Hollywood and Winthrop? There must have been close to 40 kids and only 5 police officers. I was afraid for the officers. Some of the kids were ready to fight the officers.

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  • And another…

    Lighthouse sighting on Broadway in front of Patio Beef! On two sides are photos of prominent Chicagoans, i.e. Harold Washington, Barack Obama, Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, etc. I like it’s “street art” style! Thanks to Diana for sharing!

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  • Lighthouses

    We came across more lighthouses in the neighborhood which are part of the Edgewater Community Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: This lighthouse sits on the side patio of Andie’s restaurant. This lighthouse sits outside of the Edgewater Historical Society and features historical photos.

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  • Sun Times profiles Edgewater Medical Center

    Check out this article from the Chicago Sun Times entitled Abandoned Edgewater Hospital is a sick site. The owner of the site has a $64.2M judgement against him along with criminal charges, but it is believed he has fled to Canada. Current zoning for the site is for single family homes, however some residents have […]

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  • What is it?

    A reader inquires: I live on Kenmore just north of Berwyn and every day I walk by this strange looking building right on the corner of Winthrop and Berwyn, just west of Ollie’s. It’s a big red door with “John Koch” written on it, no windows, and no other signs. Most of the time a […]

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  • Handgun Poll Results

    19% of respondents stated they do plan to purchase a handgun now that the Supreme Court has overturned the City of Chicago’s ban. 9% are still pondering the option while 70% do not plan to purchase a weapon.

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  • People, people, people on Kenmore

    A reader inquires: Any idea what was (is?) going on in the 5400 block of N Kenmore? This morning around 10 I was walking up Sheridan to go to the Bryn Mawr L stop when people were 3+ across lined up. The line seemed to start at a building on the east side of Kenmore, […]

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  • Windy City Ribfest

    A new street festival in the area is occurring this weekend! For more info click here. Windy City RibFest in Uptown Date: Friday to Sunday, July 16-18, 2010 Time: Friday – 5pm to 10pm | Saturday & Sunday – Noon to 10pm Location: Lawrence & Broadway | Chicago

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  • Mugging in broad daylight

    From the ECB Facebook page: I was just mugged at 10:30 in the morning, with a baby in a stroller, on Winthrop just north of the cedar playlot. (between balmoral and berwyn). a twenty-something african american guy came up behind me, grabbed me, and wrestled with me. he ripped my shorts when he grabbed my […]

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  • Lost Cat near Loyola

    Brown and Black striped Tabby Cat with Pointed Face $250 Reward Responds to “Baby” – talks a lot in a kind of loud squeak or chatter. Small girl with fat tummy and kind of a pointed or triangular head. Went out in the alley, I think – Rosemont and Winthrop area – Rosemont and Kenmore […]

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