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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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  • Recent Edgewater Crimes

    From the Chicago Journal: Burglars hit restaurant A 38-year-old man arrived at his restaurant on the 1100 block of W. Bryn Mawr at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 and noticed the building’s rear door ajar. When he inspected his restaurant, the cash register drawer was open and $10 was missing. About $250 cash was also missing […]

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  • Steep Theatre Coming to Edgewater

    The Edgewater neighborhood will soon welcome (with open arms) a new resident in the Steep Theatre Company. Construction activity is in a flurry at their new location, 1115 W Berwyn, a retail store front (formerly a small grocery store) that has sat empty for years. The new space is almost double the size of Steep […]

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  • Buy Condo, Get Smart (car)

    According to this article on DesignApplause.com, the developers heading up the Edgewater condo project at 5430 N Sheridan are offering to give away Smart Cars to anyone who purchases a unit in an effort to combat slumping real estate sales. It appears that this development is already over 80% sold.

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  • Panda Panda fails restaurant inspection

    According to Every Block Chicago, Edgewater’s Panda Panda Chinese Restaurant (5408 N Broadway) failed an inspection on September 19th for multiple violations including vermin/insect infestations & cleaniness. According to a recent review on Yelp, a customer complains about them not answering the phone, so it appears that they may be closed – either permanently or […]

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  • 6:19 – Man laying on the sidewalk on Howard. 6:20, Pratt and Bosworth – Disturbance (16-17 people blocking the sidewalk.) 6:24, 1220 W. Loyola – Robbery in progress at the Dunkin Donuts at this address. Suspect is a black male in a baby blue hat, blue shirt, possible armed. Unit is about 3 blocks away […]

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  • After 13 years in Andersonville, La Donna moving to Rogers Park

    Crain’s Chicago reports that the owner of upscale Italian eatery La Donna, Antonella Barbanente, is selling her restaurant and moving about 2 miles north to Rogers Park. La Donna will be missed as it is considered a pioneer for playing an integral role in transforming Andersonville’s popular Clark and Foster intersection into the increasingly affluent […]

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  • Fall Is Here

    Did anyone else feel the chill in the air this morning? We did. Fall seems to be upon us, and in fact today is the coolest day we’ve experienced since May.

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  • Edgewater Development Corporation Fall Fundraiser

    DATE: Friday, October 10, 2008TIME: 6:00 PM Appetizers & Dessert, 7:30 PM Production BeginsLOCATION: Raven Theatre – 6157. N Clark St. TICKETS: Pre-Register Here! $50.00 – Pre-Registered $55.00 – @ The Door Join us for another wonderful evening with your friends and neighbors. The evening features award-winning theater, delicious food & drink, a live auction, […]

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  • Trash to Treasure

    With October 1st being one of the biggest moving days in Edgewater and Rogers Park, our neighbors in the 49th Ward are holding a Trash to Treasure Swap. Sponsored by Alderman Joe Moore, the 49th Ward Green Corps and the City of Chicago Department of Environment, the event will take place the weekend of October […]

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  • Senior robbed on CTA platform & other recent crimes

    A 77-year-old man told a CTA employee through hand gestures that he had been robbed on the el platform at the Bryn Mawr Red Line station at 1119 W. Bryn Mawr around 11:15 a.m. Sept. 14. Police were able to ascertain that the victim was exiting the northbound train and was walking away when a […]

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  • Man Pleads Not Guilty To Edgewater Motel Murder

    From CBS2: A 57-year-old South Side man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the murder of a woman whose body was found stuffed in the closet of an Edgewater motel room. Edward Gibson pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealment of a homicide before Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence […]

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  • School Funding Meeting

    WHAT: Illinois House of Representatives’ Education Funding Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Thursday, October 2nd 7:00PM-10:00PMWHERE: Loyola University – ChicagoLakeshore Campus Mundelein Center – Auditorium 1020 W. Sheridan Rd. (Free parking will be available in the Loyola University parking structure located at 1110 W. Sheridan Rd.) Please join State Representative Harry Osterman and other community leaders, […]

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