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  • Undercover Mission, Sweet Occasions Edgewater

    Sometime today I will be visiting the Edgewater location to pick up something for an….occasion. I will post a summary of my stealth visit since I know everyone is anticipating the next update to the Sweet Occasions saga. Trying to decide whether I should wear a disguise.

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  • Recent crimes in the Chicago Journal

    From the Chicago Journal: Cheeseheads run over man’s foot20TH districtWhen a 37-year-old restaurant owner tried to stop two men from emptying garbage from their van in his business parking lot on the 5900 block of N. Broadway around noon Sept. 29, the two jumped into their van and ran over the victim’s foot, causing him […]

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  • Pass the sangria!

    Andersonville’s Tapas Las Rambas has been catching some attention online since its opening in August. Zagat recently featured the restaurant here, Best of the Best Dining in Chicago here, and BizBash draws attention to the private dining room available at the Spanish small plates venue located in the space of Il Fiasco at 5101 N […]

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  • Edgewater to vote on lakefront expansion

    The proposed lakefront expansion will be on the ballot for November’s election. Residents of the 48th Ward will vote in November on a referendum to prohibit expansion of the lakefront from Hollywood Avenue in Chicago to Howard Street in Evanston. It seeks to prevent construction of roadways, marinas, housing and major landfill. Lets hope this […]

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  • Fellow blogger capture’s ECB Sweet Occasions Drama

    We recently posted a few updates on Sweet Occasions closing. After the postings got burried by other updates, it seems the chatter in the “comments” got, well….interesting. Interesting enough for another blogger to write about it. If you haven’t yet read about the situation, you can do so here: Sweet Occasions Update.

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  • CTA Plans Fare Increase

    The CTA announced today that it plans to raise fares to as much as $2.25, while also eliminating any bonus to Chicago Card holders as well as raising the monthly pass price to $90 as part of its 2009 budget. Mayor Richard Daley did not OK the proposed fare hike or 2009 budget, but did […]

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  • He’s the Rocket Man………..! Well, not THAT Rocket Man

    St. Gregory the Great High School physics teacher Roy McClean recently set up a work bench in the school parking lot to demonstrate projectile motion via rocket launching for “Lend a Shoulder Day.” The event showcases student talents for donors from the Big Shoulders Fund, a non-profit foundation that provides scholarships and program grants to […]

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  • Volunteers Needed!

    The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, aka “Reeling”, is looking for volunteers to help with the event. Tomorrow, Friday October 10th, they will be holding a “Speed Volunteering” event where you can learn more about volunteer opportunities and meet new people. The event is from 6pm – 9pm at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. […]

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  • That’s one HOT dog!

    Andersonville’s own Huey’s Hot Dogs was rated one of Chicago’s Ten Best Hot Dogs in 2008 by The Chicago Traveler. Coming in at #7, Huey’s is located on Balmoral just west of Clark and besides hot dogs also serves up hamburgers and vegetarian options. Hawt diggity dawg!!!!!

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  • Our Chicago tax dollars going to the trash

    The Chicago Tribune reports that the inspector general found “widespread loafing by garbage truck crews” after spying on 75 garbage truck drivers and 145 laborers across 10 wards. In over 10 weeks of surveillance , not a SINGLE worker was observed doing a full day’s work. The report estimates that if the same work habits […]

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  • 7-11 Robbery

    According to this Chicago Sun Times Article, the 7-11 store at 1750 W Foster was held up at gunpoint this morning at 5:50am by a man wearing a black hoodie and a polka-dot scarf covering his face. The suspect fled with about $500 in cash. The gun was not fired, nor was anyone tied up […]

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  • Found Kitten

    This was observed on Craigslist. Hopefully this fabulous furry feline has been returned to it’s owner, but in case it hasn’t we’d like to help get out the good word:Found Orange/Brown/Grey Kitten! (Andersonville)Date: 2008-10-04, 12:21PM CDT We found a kitten! Near Catalpa & Clark in Andersonville. Small (perhaps six, seven month old?), orange, grey and […]

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  • Wednesday Evening

    8:11pm: Howard & Marshfield – Battery in progress, 10 males assualting each other. Its not believed that any weapons are present. 8:13pm: 6307 N Francisco – Disturbance reported, 8 gang members hanging out in the area. 8:18pm: 7300 N Wolcott – Assualt in progress. Group of black males chasing another black male, yelling at him. […]

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  • Edgewater Church Puts Homeless Shelter On The Street

    Edgewater’s Epworth United Methodist Church has given a homeless shelter which was housed there an eviction notice, according to this article in yesterday’s Sun Times. The 65-bed homeless shelter will have until the end of the month to move out. The timing of the decision raises the eyebrow of the Sun Times columnist as Chicago’s […]

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