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  • Robbed on the Red Line

    Red Line robberyA 20-year-old man was robbed while riding a northbound CTA red line train around 4 p.m. Jan. 9. The victim told police that two men in their late teens tried grabbing his cell phone out of his hand. When the victim resisted, one of the men displayed a gun tucked into his waistband. […]

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  • Rivendell Theatre to get permanent home

    According to the Chicago Sun Times the Rivendell Theatre Ensamble, currently located within the Raven Theatre at 6157 N Clark, is about to get a permanent home at 5775 N. Ridge, where it will be the resident company but will not own the building. The opening is planned for later this year.

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  • City Shelters Remain Unoccupied During Bitter Cold

    After following the REST shelter situation in our neighboordhood so closely, I found this excerpt from an article on the Chicago Tribune’s website today covering the cold shocking: “Perhaps surprisingly, city shelters for the homeless were relatively unoccupied. The city provides 5,000 beds spread over 90 shelters, Department of Family and Support Services spokeswoman Anne […]

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  • Brutal Cold Takes Hold

    The subzero temperatures gripping Edgewater and beyond are expected to last until at least noon tomorrow. I hope everyone is staying warm out there, and not venturing outside unless it’s absolutely necessary! Pete’s Weather provides real-time updates from a live weather station in Uptown for those who are interested. Please feel free to share any […]

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  • Grand Reopening @ Jewel

    As anyone who has recently shopped at the Jewel at Broadway & Berwyn has noticed, the store has been undergoing major changes and renovations. This morning the store was sporting store colored “Grand Reopening” ribbons and flags on the lightposts (visable if you click the picture above). Among the changes that I have noticed have […]

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  • Dick & Rahm dine in Andersonville

    According to the Chicago Sun Times, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s chief of staff, and his wife, Amy, were spotted sharing a romantic dinner in a quiet corner of La Tache in Andersonville Saturday. They then headed home to the babysitter. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin celebrated his birthday at the restaurant several weeks ago.

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  • As The Storm Approaches….

    6:57 PM, 6728 N. Fairfield – Suspicious person. Male Hispanic in a suit is going door to door and appears to be soliciting. 7:13, 6720 N. Sheridan – Intoxicated black female causing a disturbance in the lobby of an apartment building. 7:50, 5239 N. Broadway – TAC team transporting one suspect. 7:52, 1122 W. Balmoral […]

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  • Shelter To Be Run By Jesus….

    Jesus People, that is. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Uptown-based “Jesus People” will take over management of the emergency warming center at the Epworth Methodist Church at 5253 N Kenmore in Edgewater. The facility was run by REST for the previous 14 years. Read the entire article here: Chicago Tribune Breaking News.

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  • After the Snow….

    8:15 AM, 5130 N. Sheridan – Disturbance in the lobby at the McDonald’s at this address. Female offender. 8:24, 7040 N. Sheridan – Domestic battery. Male and a female fighting in an apartment, caller said male sounds verbally and physically abusive. Responding officer says there is a history of this kind of problem there, and […]

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  • Andies, shuttered by the CDPH, OK’d to reopen

    Andersonville Mediterranean restaurant Andies was shut down by city health officials on Thursday after failing an inspection by the Chicago Department of Public Health. The inspection came in response to a report that a customer had become ill after eating a dish which included chicken, couscous and veggies. Inspectors found that a faulty walk-in cooler […]

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  • News-Star says goodbye to Thorndale Deli

    As we previously reported, the Thorndale Deli closed its doors for good on December 31st. The News-Star ran a story this week covering the close of this business that called Edgewater home for 54 years. You can check out the article here: Bye Bye Ham on Rye.

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  • Recent Crimes from the News-Star

    Woman loses purse, teethA 36-year-old woman had her purse snatched while walking through an alley on the 5300 block of N. Winthrop. She told police she was on her way to work at about 6:45 a.m. Dec. 30 when she was grabbed from behind by a man in his early 20s. The robber pushed her […]

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  • Stuff to do around Edgewater

    Lookin for something to do in the coming weeks? Here’s a few things that we’ve come across: * GLBT Writer’s Salon – 1/8 @ 7:30PM (Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W Granville; Free) * Film Screening: “Dance, Girl, Dance” – 1/10 @ 7PM (Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N Clark; $10) * Bel Sonore Chamber Ensemble – 1/11 @ […]

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  • Edgewater shelter to remain at Epworth, REST to go

    According the Chicago Journal/News-Star, Mary Ann Smith has announced that an agreement has been reached to keep the emergency homeless shelter at Epworth United Methodist Church at 5253 N Kenmore. Under the agreement, changes will be made to “reflect the expressed concerns of our office, the church congregation and the community.” Residents for Effective Shelter […]

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  • Andersonville resident throws name in hat for Rham’s seat

    Andersonville resident Matt Reichel is joining the race to replace Rahm Emanuel as the Fifth Congressional District representative. According to his website Matt grew up in Rogers Park is the “youngest and most prospective” candidate in the race and offering the “freshest perspective on the very serious challenges that face this country today.” The race […]

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