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  • 47th Annual Greek Festival

    Today is the 47th Annual Greek Festival at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church (5649 N Sheridan). The event is from 12pm – 11pm. Entertainment lineup 4:30 p.m.: Opa 8 p.m.: Olympian Dance Troupe

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  • Good Morning

    It’s a smooth Sunday here in Edgewater Beach and beyond. Looks to be a pretty perfect day, so get outside if you can.

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  • Edgewater Beach Shooting

    We just learned that there was a shooting this morning (3AM) at approximately 5600 N Winthrop. Apparently one 24 year old man was shot during what witnesses described as an arguement with another man. The man shot is in critical condition. Source: http://chicagoist.com/2008/07/10/city_sees_more_shootings_thursday_m.php

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  • Thursday Evening

    Rain, rain keeps the crime away…..slow night. 7:09pm, 1119 W Bryn Mawr – Man with yellow shirt has a snake at the redline station. The CTA called this in, as the snake is frightening people. 7:43pm, All bike units being called in or to seek shelter due to thunderstorms rolling into the area. 7:45pm – […]

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  • "The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude."

    The 3rd annual Free Movies in The Park event kicks off tonight with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” You’ll also be able to catch some other excellent features Thursday evenings through August 21st! The films will begin at dusk and are being shown at Cricket Hill, located in fabulous Uptown at Montrose and Simonds in Montrose […]

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  • Good Evening from the ECB….it’s Wednesday

    6:15, 1406 W. Morse Ave. – Robbery call, woman says she was robbed at gunpoint by three black men. Only one displayed a gun, 2 of them are wearing white t-shirts. Victim’s purse and keys were stolen. Suspects fled southbound. 6:20, 2 bicycle officers heading to Millenium Park to get their bikes fixed. 6:22, 1460 […]

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  • Andersonville Retail Real Estate Drawing Attention

    Nine retail properties along Andersonville’s main drag on Clark Street were purchased by Newcastle, Ltd. – a company known mainly for buying North Side apartment buildings. According to a deed filed with the Cook County Recorder, the buildings are from 5100 N Clark to 5400 N Clark, which include Hamburger Mary’s and Andersonville Galleria. Retail […]

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  • Tuesday Night, Looks Very

    6:20, Jarvis Red Line Station – Premise check. 6:38, Mozart and Devon – Robbery in progress. Male black grabbed a woman’s purse and has fled in an unknown direction. 6:39, Albion and Fairfield – Theft in progress, female black has fled down the alley after reportedly trying to steal a baby. 2 units en route. […]

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  • Panel to take up TIF grant for Edgewater project

    A recent article in Crain’s Chicago regarding the Hollywood House senior apartments at 5700 N Sheridan. A non-profit group is planning to acquire and renovate the 197-unit complex and is looking to the city for a $9.9M subsidy. Condominium developers had approached the property‚Äôs current owner, the Hellenic Foundation, about buying the building and converting […]

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  • "The Granville" Is Coming Along

    Here’s an architectural rendering and recent photo (7/4/08) of The Granville, which is going up at the northeast corner of Granville and Broadway. The condo building is 12 stories and will include 160 units, some of which will reportedly be CPAN units (Chicago Partnership for Affordable Neighborhoods). There will be a Staples store as the […]

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  • Cool (but beautiful) Summer Day

    4:41pm, 4937 N Kenmore – Disturbance reported. Annonymous caller being harrassed by two white males. 4:44pm, Jarvis Redline stop – El check. 4:48pm, 4835 N Winchester – Ford truck parked illegally in an alley. 4:50pm, Paulina & Howard – Shots fired at the Howard redline stop. About 5 shots heard in the parking garage. Multiple […]

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  • Holiday Weekend!

    Good morning everyone! Hollywood Beach and I will do our best to listen and post over the weekend, and we’ll try to keep the “fireworks calls” to a minimum. I hope you all have a great weekend.

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  • Wednesday Night

    The storms seemed to have passed over us for the most part tonight, lets see if crime has….. 7:53pm, 4834 N Winthrop – Fireworks complaint, Hickory Playlot (I have a feeling this is not the first of these tonight) 8:00pm, 1117 W Pratt – Auto theft in progress. Hispanic male attempting to hotwire a black […]

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  • Monday Night

    6:39, 2159 W. Foster – Older white male wearing a Sox cap is disoriented and seems confused. 6:40, Rockwell and Pratt – Suspicious people, black male and black female ringing doorbells and appear to be trying to sell something. 6:51, Thorndale and Broadway – Black male panhandling and bothering customers in the Dominick’s parking lot. […]

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