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  • Bike Skills Day August 22

    Kids 14 and under can learn new bike skills, ride an obstacle course and have a chance to win a free bike at Bike Skills Day, Friday, August 22, 10 a.m. – noon, at 1200 W. Norwood (in front of True Nature Foods). Safe Kids Chicago, Mayor Daley’s Bicycling Ambassadors, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce […]

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  • Goudy Named Technology Magnet School

    The Chicago Public Schools has named Goudy Elementary one of 15 new “Technology Magnet Schools.” The designation gives Goudy funding to purchase professional development for teachers to help them successfully integrate technology into their classroom instruction. Goudy principal Pamela Brandt stated that becoming part of the Technology Magnet School initiative will help support Goudy’s long […]

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  • Chicago gets $2 million in federal funds to curb gangs

    The Chicago Tribune is reporting that officials today announced that at least $2 million in federal anti-gang funds has been pledged to organizations in Chicago. The money will go toward prevention, law enforcement and prisoner re-entry programs that provide job training and placement according to Deputy Atty. Gen. Mark Filip and Chicago’s U.S. Atty. Patrick […]

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  • Shots Fired, One Wounded, Police on the Scene

    Thanks to Craig for the heads up of this afternoon’s unfortunate shooting in Edgewater. Shots were fired at 5432 North Winthrop and possibly at the Catalpa and Winthrop intersection as well. One female was hit in the arm with a bullet, and is in fair condition. Witnesses say two male blacks, white tee shirts were […]

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  • Tour the Indian Delights of Devon Avenue

    August 9 10 a.m.–2 p.m. While Devon Avenue’s surrounding neighborhoods feature many cultures, this tour spotlights the area’s vibrant Indian community. It begins with a traditional welcome at the Indo-AmericanCenter. On a guided walking tour, you can shop international grocery stores, delis, jewelers and saristores. Revisit the Indo-American Center for a discussion of Indian culture […]

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  • 10,000+ HIT MILESTONE REACHED!!!!!!!!!!

    The Edgewater Crime Blotter has received over 10,000 hits since its inception. We thank everyone who visits this site frequently, and those who just somehow stumbled upon us. Again, we look to your feedback. What more can we do to assist & inform our Edgewater neighbors? Do you prefer the area updates and events? Do […]

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  • Wednesday evening

    8:41pm, 6000 N Kenmore – man with knife reported on the street. Also a suspicious persons call about a hispanic male and black male in a nearby location (Glenlake & Kenmore?), may be arguing and one man is reaching into his pocket like he may have a weapon. 8:44pm, Officer has spotted the man in […]

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  • We Are Back

    Our power was restored this morning around 1:00 AM. We’re looking forward to being able to listen to the scanner again!

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  • Serious Storms Roll Through Edgewater and Beyond

    The above photo was taken during last night’s craziness. At the time of this post we are still without power at the Edgewater Crime Blotter’s home base. We watched last night’s storms approach from the west under an eerie, low hanging, pinkish green sky. Things were strangely still prior to the storm hitting, and we […]

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  • Andersonville Sidewalk Sale

    This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is the Andersonville Sidewalk Sale. Various shops from 5000-5800 N Clark will be offering bargains on their goods on their sidewalks. Check out this flyer for a complete list of participating businesses: http://www.andersonville.org/images/sidewalk_sale_poster_08.pdf

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  • Huge Turnout at Uptown Town Hall Meeting

    The ECB attended the Town Hall Meeting this evening which was held at Truman College to address the recent uptick in crime effecting our neighbors to the south. The Uptown community turned out in full force as every seat was filled while others stood in the back elbow to elbow. The meeting was hosted by […]

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  • Monday Night

    6:51, Farwell and Wolcott – Male hispanic walking northbound looking into parked cars. 6:56, 2112 W. Peterson (Target) – Female caller claims she was beaten up at the store. 6:58, Wolcott and Granville – 12 year old caller says a group of males beat him up and stole his bike (a red and black Kent […]

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  • Thursday Evening

    8:50pm, 2127 W Howard – suspicious person looks like he is trying to break into a back window. 8:54pm, 1121 W Berwyn – alarm going off at DCI Room furniture store. 8:55pm, Pratt & Richmond – suspicious persons. 2 men on bikes looking into vehicles. 9:01pm, Berwyn Redline Stop – El check. 9:03pm, 1965 W […]

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