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  • Power Outages in Edgewater

    According to ChicagoBreakingNews.com 1,500 people in Edgewater are currently without power. The residents effected appear to be ComEd customers along the lakefront, in an area by Ardmore Avenue to the north, Sunnyside Avenue to the south, Marine Drive to the east and Broadway to the west. Crews are working to restore power.

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  • In Fine Spirits mentioned in Sun-Times

    The Chicago Sun-Times recently ran a story featuring wine bars around the city and mentions Andersonville’s own In Fine Spirits (5420 N Clark). If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to check out In Fine Spirits we recommend you stop in for a glass or bottle of vino to support this welcome new(er) addition to […]

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  • Restaurant Review: Los Arcos

    Always looking for good food in the area, we found fellow blogger Tamale Chica’s recent review of her experience at Mexican restaurant Los Arcos in Andersonville (5525 N Clark) interesting. The food sounds and looks amazing, but one key component of a good Mexican restaurant seems missing: the margarita. Check out her review and blog […]

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  • Aldi eyes space at Clarovista (formerly The Granville)

    Thanks to an annonymous reader for this tip – it appears that Aldi intends to lease the retail space once rumored to be potential sites for Staples and Trader Joe’s at the new Granville/Clarovista condo development at Granville & Broadway. The discount grocer Aldi has apparently notified Alderman Joe Moore in writing of its intentions […]

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  • From the News-Star Crime Blotter

    Da Bandit robs Edgewater bankA man described in his twenties wearing a Chicago Bears cap robbed the North Community Bank at 5342 N. Broadway around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 23. Employees told police that the man approached the teller windows and asked for information about bank accounts. The man then threw down a duffle bag […]

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  • Price drop at 5430 N Sheridan

    No surprise considering the real estate market, but YoChicago writes about dramatic price cuts at the development at 5430 N Sheridan. According to the story, the building is now being marketed by its third real estate company (@ Properties) and prices have droped $50,000 to $150,000 per home.

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  • 8:28, 1400 W. Devon – Caller reports that a liquor store at or near this address is being robbed. Several cars are on the scene, so other units in the are are being asked to slow it down. 8:30, 1400 W. Devon – Total disregard is announced regarding the reported robbery in progress. 8:41, 6536 […]

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  • Beautification coming for Metro tracks

    From the Edgewater Community Council:A 700 foot linear garden will be planted in the space by the Metra tracks from Ridge to Granville along Ravenswood Avenue. The garden’s plan includes hardy and self-sustaining plants, ferns, flowers, shrubs and small trees that will have interest in all seasons. We are pleased that this space, which was […]

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  • Sheli Lulkin thanked for her service to Edgewater

    The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and about 200 people honored Sheli Lulkin for her 19 years of service to the neighborhood at the Breakers last night. Lulkin is credited with quadrupling the membership of the Chamber, beautfiying the neighborhood and supporting local Edgewater businesses.Source: Medhill Reports

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  • Its a store….its a shop…its a…pizzeria?

    As one who has walked by the Great Lake storefront (1147 W Balmoral in Andersonville) a number of times wondering what it was, this article from the Slice Pizza Blog cleared up any curiosities I had. According to the blog, Great Lake is “one of the best pizzerias in Chicago.” From the exterior, the pizzeria […]

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  • Dominick’s Purchases Motel Site

    Dominick’s has purchased the former site of the Chicago Lodge economy motel on Foster between Sheridan and Lakeshore Drive which recently closed, according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. This leaves us wondering what plans they have for the site….could be a bigger expanded store or possibly a new multi-use development such as the […]

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  • Chicago Neighborhood Tours

    Uptown, Andersonville & Lincoln SquareFridays (May 29, June 26, July 24, & August 21; 10 a.m.–1 p.m.)There are multicultural and unexpected legacies on the Far North Side. A comprehensive walking tour of Uptown’s Hutchinson Street exposes the largest cache of George W. Maher–designed mansions in the U.S. Get the scoop on Uptown’s early days as […]

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  • Epworth United Church Press Release

    Press ReleaseEpworth UMC, ChicagoWarming ShelterMonday, January 26, 2009Over the past two weeks, many prayers have been answered at Epworth UMC – Chicago. As the year drew to a close, with help from the 48th Ward Alderman Mary Ann Smith’s office and the City of Chicago, Epworth was able to keep its shelter open. The shelter […]

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