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  • Chicago’s traffic cameras OK’d by appeals court

    The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in support of the city of Chicago to continue and expand the use of mounted cameras to photograph cars that run red lights. We’ve seen these cameras at the intersection of Broadway and Foster, and wouldn’t be surprised to see more in Edgewater soon. A lawsuit was […]

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  • Petition for landmark district in Edgewater

    The Edgewater Historical Society is sponsoring a petition to create a landmark district in Edgewater in an effort to preserve landmarks and historical structures in our neighborhood. Check out their website for more information and to sign the petition: http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/

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  • Young woman’s body found in alley

    A reader wrote in:“I was going to work @ 5:45 this A.M. I saw a young women ( i think) dead in the alley just north of Sheridan and Foster. The person was about 20 feet north of foster in the alley just west of sheridan . police were on the scene. its a pretty […]

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  • Next Edgewater Planning & Development Meeting

    EDC-ECC Planning & Development MeetingThursday, Jan. 8, 20097:00 p.m.6044 N. BroadwayAgenda:1. Bananas Foster Cafe, John Winslow-Owner, Block Club is NEBA. New business presentation & request for incidental liquor license.2. 1100-1112 W. Granville building renovation plans. John Ritzu – Architect, Frieda Mashni – Owner. Block Club is NEBA.

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  • A Clark Street staple closes its doors

    We just received word that Tomboy has closed its doors for good last week. The place never seemed to be super busy recently, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise to me. However, I did enjoy the spot, with their creative menu and funky/contemporary atmosphere. Tomboy will be missed! p.s. I over heard some […]

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  • From the News-Star Crime Blotter

    Break-in at small storeA business owner discovered a pair of scissors propping open the back door of his store on the 1900 block of W. Foster. The man arrived around 2:45 p.m. to open his store when he pushed the door open and the scissors fell to the ground. A few drawers were ransacked, but […]

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  • Edgewater deli set to close

    The Thorndale Delicatessen, an Old World Jewish sandwich shop which has been open in Edgewater since the 1950’s, will be closing its doors for good tomorrow according to Crain’s Chicago. The owner, J. Donald Shaw Jr., 65, tried to find a buyer for his business, but was unsuccessful due to the economy.

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  • Woman in crash dies

    A third woman has died as a result of the car crash we previously reported in early December involving 4 Edgewater residents who were members of St. Gertrudes Parrish. Kathleen O’Toole, 75, died Tuesday in a nursing home from injuries related to the crash. Source: Chicago Tribune

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  • Man freezes to death on Christmas

    ChicagoBreakingNews.com, a part of the Chicago Tribune, reports that a man froze to death in the cold on Christmas day in a park near 951 W Berwyn in Edgewater. The unidentified man in his 40’s died of hypothermia and exposure to the cold. Ironically this sad story occured just blocks from the REST shelter that […]

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Happy holidays to all of our readers. Postings will be minimal over the next week or so as we take a break to rest, relax and enjoy the holiday season. We’ve enjoyed blogging in 2008 about Edgewater and hope 2009 brings great things for the neighborhood, city, nation and world we all share.

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  • Alderman Smith Moving Rest Shelter to Edgewater Glen?

    A reader wrote in informing us of some latest developments regarding the REST homeless shelter:According to the writer, Alderman Smith is pushing for Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood to be the future home of the 65-bed REST shelter. Smith allegedly held a closed-door meeting to change the zoning of Immanuel Lutheran Church […]

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  • From the desk of Mary Ann Smith

    From the 48th Ward email update:Parking Meter Lease Gives City Major Financial Boost The recently approved 75-year lease of Chicago’s metered parking system will result in increased annual net revenue, a $600 million reserve and updated technology for the City. The full lease payment, more than $1 billion, will be paid upfront. Alderman Mary Ann […]

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