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  • Woman in crash dies

    A third woman has died as a result of the car crash we previously reported in early December involving 4 Edgewater residents who were members of St. Gertrudes Parrish. Kathleen O’Toole, 75, died Tuesday in a nursing home from injuries related to the crash. Source: Chicago Tribune

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  • Man freezes to death on Christmas

    ChicagoBreakingNews.com, a part of the Chicago Tribune, reports that a man froze to death in the cold on Christmas day in a park near 951 W Berwyn in Edgewater. The unidentified man in his 40’s died of hypothermia and exposure to the cold. Ironically this sad story occured just blocks from the REST shelter that […]

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Happy holidays to all of our readers. Postings will be minimal over the next week or so as we take a break to rest, relax and enjoy the holiday season. We’ve enjoyed blogging in 2008 about Edgewater and hope 2009 brings great things for the neighborhood, city, nation and world we all share.

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  • Alderman Smith Moving Rest Shelter to Edgewater Glen?

    A reader wrote in informing us of some latest developments regarding the REST homeless shelter:According to the writer, Alderman Smith is pushing for Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood to be the future home of the 65-bed REST shelter. Smith allegedly held a closed-door meeting to change the zoning of Immanuel Lutheran Church […]

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  • From the desk of Mary Ann Smith

    From the 48th Ward email update:Parking Meter Lease Gives City Major Financial Boost The recently approved 75-year lease of Chicago’s metered parking system will result in increased annual net revenue, a $600 million reserve and updated technology for the City. The full lease payment, more than $1 billion, will be paid upfront. Alderman Mary Ann […]

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  • TCF Bank in Jewel robbed

    Recent crimes from the Chicago Journal: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme A man wearing a puffy black jacket allegedly robbed the TCF Bank in the Jewel-Osco at 5343 N. Broadway. A bank employee told police that a man in his mid 20s approached him around 3 p.m. Dec. 10 and asked about opening a checking account. The […]

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  • Edgewater Nursing Home Catches Fire

    According to another blogger, The Bench, there was a fire at Bryn Mawr Care this morning. Bryn Mawr Care is a long term nursing facility located at 5547 N Kenmore. Streets were shut down for hours, but luckily no one was injured in the blaze.

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  • Woman Dies After Scarf Gets Caught In Machine

    From the Chicago Sun Times: CHICAGO (STNG) ― An Edgewater woman died Monday morning after her scarf reportedly became entangled in a machine at a West Side Garfield Park neighborhood envelope factory where she worked, authorities said. Monica Monnie, 61, of 6143 N. Kenmore Ave., was pronounced dead at 9:34 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, […]

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  • Celebrating the New Year in Edgewater

    If you would like your event listed please email: hollywoodbeach60640@gmail.com Big Jones In keeping with Southern tradition, the relish tray that arrives at the start of every meal at this Andersonville spot will include black-eyed pea salad—the little legumes are believed to bring good luck in the year ahead. The four-course meal that follows includes […]

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  • 5 reasons (not) to live in Andersonville

    Recently posted here on Live Here Chicago: 1) Local neighborhoody flavor. With all the independent stores and restaurants, Andersonville has a flavor that’s all it’s own. 2) It’s expensive, but not outrageous. At least not for the North Side of Chicago. Your housing dollars will go a little further here, and thanks to the recent […]

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  • Could all these recent robberies be related?

    From this week’s Chicago Journal/News Star Police Blotter – seems to be a handful of robberies lately from “3-4 men in their early 20’s” between the below and other crimes we’ve posted….. Women Robbed on Balmoral Four men driving a 2004 Chevy Impala robbed two women on the 1400 block of W. Balmoral. The 50- […]

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  • Community Alert

    18th,19th,20th,24th Chicago Police Districts One to three offenders – male white or white Hispanic, – 20’s to 30’s – 5’04 to 5’08 – 150-160 lbs – white or silver automobile, possibly a white hatchback with temporary plates try to gain entry into homes of lone elderly victims by deception. Offenders claim to be employees of […]

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  • More info on recent armed robbery on Balmoral

    The Windy City Times today posted an article with more information about this robbery which we recently covered as it happened listening to the police scanner.An armed robbery occurred in the North Side neighborhood of Andersonville Dec. 3.The assailants, a group of at least four men, assaulted and stole cash from the two female victims, […]

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