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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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  • Mulle’s Outdoor Adventure

    Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark)Saturday, June 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All ages are welcome for this family event to help remind children to enjoy and appreciate nature and outdoor life, through the eyes of the Swedish character Mulle. Participants can make an eco-friendly craft and enjoy an urban nature walk. Reservations are […]

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  • Lighthouses coming to Edgewater

    Press Release: 6/21/10 Chicago had cows. Wrigley has a noodle. Edgewater has lighthouses.Edgewater will be glowing this summer with handmade wooden lighthouses. Two 10-foot lighthouses will be unveiled Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at Gethsemane Garden Center, Clark and Victoria. They are sponsored by Gethsemane. The lighthouses light the way for the 2010 celebration […]

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  • Mugging on Catalpa

    (photo from Garret Rock on Flickr) We received the following information from the Lakewood Balmoral Residents Council. A troubling story considered this occured in broad daylight – we’re thankful the victim only suffered minor injuries and wish her a speedy recovery:“A 27 year old young woman was mugged on Catalpa between Magnolia and Lakewood around […]

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  • Huge Potholes on Sheridan

    A reader informed us on Facebook that there are currently two large potholes on Sheridan Road – one in front of St. Andrews Church on Sheridan, and one at 5815 N Sheridan. We recommend readers call 311, Streets and Sanitation and the Alderman’s office until these are fixed.

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  • Indie Cafe applies for liquor license

    Popular Asian restaurant Indie Cafe (5951 N Broadway) has applied for a liquor license. One of the draws to the spot was the fact that it is BYOB – we’re curious if they will still allow patrons to BYOB while they serve booze, as other businesses have done. Read our review of Indie Cafe in […]

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  • Slow Food/Goose Island Brewmaster’s dinner

    Slow Food/Goose Island Brewmaster’s dinner at Uncommon Ground (1401 W. Devon Ave.; 773-465-9801) on June 21st, for $75. An appetizer reception in the certified-organic rooftop garden—paired with Demolition—starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by four courses—paired with Sofie, Fleur, Matilda, and Père Jacques—at 7 p.m. (The menu touts its local ingredients, so ignore the Prince Edward […]

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  • Johnny Sprockets

    I just returned from picking up my bike at Johnny Sprockets Bicycle Sales and Service (1052 W. Bryn Mawr). It had been in storage for a few years and required a tune-up and cleaning. My experience with Johnny Sprockets was great from start to finish. I made an appointment, took my bike in and a […]

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  • Underground Supper Club

    According to TimeOut Chicago, Lettuce Entertain You will be hosting an underground supper club at its Lettuce Lab – its test kitchen right here in Edgewater at 5419 N Sheridan. The mysterious events will likely begin this summer, though they will not be widely publicized. If anyone catches any further information, make sure to share […]

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  • Shots fired – Winthrop & Berwyn

    From the EBNA Block Club:A little after midnight late Thursday/early Friday a bullet was shot through the living room window at 5253 N. Winthrop. The owner was in the living room, sitting in a chair by the window, with the lights on. A bullet entered midway through the top pane about 4 feet above my […]

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  • Backlot Bash, June 26-27

    2010’s Backlot Bash will take place on pride weekend, June 26th and 27th at 5238 N. Clark St. (behind Cheetah Gym). The event was started 7 years ago by a group of girls in Andersonville who wanted to establish an event to celebrate pride weekend by promoting musical artists, businesses and charities. This year’s Backlot […]

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  • EBNA Block Club Meeting

    EDGEWATER BEACH NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION (E.B.N.A.)A block club for renters, neighbors, owners and businesses Boundaries: North side of Foster to the South side of HollywoodWest side of Sheridan to the East side of BroadwayMEETING: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 (7:00pm-8:00pm)EDGEWATER PRESPREBTERIAN CHURCH – KENMORE AND BRYN MAWR

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  • Poll winner: Trader Joe’s

    Our latest poll asked: What business would you most like to see come (or return) to the Edgewater neighborhood? Trader Joe’s was the overwhelming winner taking 60% of the vote. We suggest you contact Trader Joe’s directly here and fill out their “Location Request Form,” letting them know how badly you want Two Buck Chuck […]

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  • LEN covers Furry Friends Summerfest event

    Lake Effect News visited the pet focused Furry Friends Summerfest event at the Broadway Armory. You can read all about it here, and check out Furry Friends yourself at the Broadway Armory every Wednesday this summer from 5:30PM – 8:00PM.

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  • Man robbed, 2 teens caught

    According to the Chicago Sun Times, an man in his 50’s was robbed in the 1400 block of West Berwyn just after midnight today. Two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, stole the man’s backpack but then were arrested just five minutes later by Chicago Police. Source: Chicago Sun Times

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