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  • Vincent to open today

    Vincent is set to open today. There have been many writeups regarding this new concept that will occupy the space which was formerly La Tache, but in case you want to read one more check this one out from Urban Daddy.

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  • Changes to Charlie’s?

    Multiple sources tell us that Charlie’s Ale House is planning to close temporarily to undergo a complete makeover. While the Andersonville location seems to still remain somewhat popular, we can’t help but notice that their sister locations in Lincoln Park and Munster, IN have closed. We’ve been told that Charlie’s plans to reopen as two […]

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  • M Henrietta – open for business!

    A reader shares this photo, showing the transformation the former Standees space has underwent on the exterior. In addition, another reader has informed us that M Henrietta has opened for business. They now also have a website up: http://www.mhenrietta.com/, though it does not have a ton of info aside from business hours yet.

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  • Check Please! visits Big Jones

    From Crain’s Chicago: Andersonville’s Big Jones is one of attorney Paul Fine’s favorite restaurants for business. Wonderful Southern coastal-style cuisine in a bistro decor is a memorable alternative to the more traditional standby restaurants in the Loop. Having been to other New Orleans-type restaurants in the city, Mr. Fine believes Big Jones is head and […]

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  • Another Edgewater Blog

    We invite you to check out the Edgewater Intelligencer – another blog dedicated to the Edgewater neighborhood. The Intelligencer is described as being created by “concerned citizens” who are “dedicated to exposing the real story in Edgewater.” While we are not supporting or endorsing Edgewater Intelligencer’s content, with the history of political corruption throughout Chicago […]

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  • Recognizing Local Heroes

    As school is now underway and the After School Matters program is approaching its 20th year anniversary, we’d like to recognize three individuals whose dedication has impacted many youth in Edgewater and across Chicago and thank them for their service. We will feature one instructor each Thursday, begining today with Ellen Glantz.Among her many roles […]

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  • Potential Aldermanic Candidates?

    A reader informs us that Patrick McDonough is likely planning to run for Alderman of the 48th Ward. She witnessed volunteers collecting signatures to get him on the ballot for the February election. In addition, there are rumors that Phil Bernstein may also run. We know very little about either potential candidate, and as much […]

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  • Loving Hut

    On Tuesday evening we decided to stop by Loving Hut (5812 N. Broadway). Loving Hut is described as an invitation to gourmet cuisine made with wholesome vegan ingredients. We were greeted at the front counter by a friendly employee who offered us menus. She suggested that we look them over and then come back up […]

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  • Attention Business Owners

    From the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce:FREE Workshop: City of Chicago’s Sign Permit AmnestyTuesday, September 14, 2010 at 8:30am48th Ward Office, 5533 N. Broadway* Do you know that if you have text and letters on your awning or canopy, it’s considered a sign by the City of Chicago?* Do you have all of the proper permits? […]

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  • Harry Osterman officially enters race for 48th Ward Alderman

    State Representative Harry Osterman formally announced that he is running for Alderman of Chicago’s 48th Ward yesterday evening to a hearty crowd in front of the Broadway Armory. Prior to Harry making his announcement, State Representative Greg Harris introduced several community leaders & politicians who praised Harry’s work and dedication to the community and vowed […]

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  • Lakewood-Balmoral Front Yard Sale this Saturday

    Edgewater’s Lakewood-Balmoral neighborhood plays host to an expansive yard/garage sale each year on the weekend after Labor Day. This year’s sale runs Saturday from 9AM-4PM. Multiple homes and buildings will have items for sale in their yards and on the sidewalk, and you’ll even find some garages open off the alleys in the immediate area […]

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  • Lock your windows

    A Facebook follower shared the following:Two robberies this past week. One on 1500 Elmdale while the owner was home. The other on the 1400 block of Norwood while owners gone. Both incidents involved the men climbing into open windows. The one on Elmdale, the robbers unlocked all the other windows in an attempt to come […]

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  • Book readings at Green Genes

    Green Themed Children’s Book Inspires Kids to Make a Difference for Planet Earth Chicago, IL, September 1, 2010 – – Environmental Expert and Green Business Owner, Alexandra Gnoske, has published an inspiring green themed children’s book, Loui Saves the Earth, and will be reading it this fall at Green Genes (5111 N. Clark St.), in […]

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  • Man attacked & robbed near Berwyn/Broadway

    The Chicago News Report informs us of another attack in the Edgewater neighborhood last night. Apparently a bleeding man entered a Yellow Cab at the Berwyn/Broadway or the Foster/Broadway intersection (details are not exactly clear) just after 3AM and told the driver that he had been robbed. The assailant is described as a 25 year […]

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  • Found Dog

    From Craigslist:Hi. I found a dog this morning around 9:30 am wandering near the bike path between Foster and Wilson. If you think it might be yours please respond to this ad or call 773 606 7849. I will ask you for a description.

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