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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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  • Bryn Mawr LSD Underpass Gets New Mural

    CBS2 reported that the Bryn Mawr underpass under Lakeshore Drive received a new mural on the southern wall as part of the Growing 2008 community art project. The mural features a depicition of a community garden featuring ceramic butterflies and flowers that were made by community residents. http://cbs2chicago.com/local/edgewater.bricolage.mural.2.778068.html

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  • Feature Article: Care for Real

    Good article in the Chicago Journal regarding a program which has been giving back to the Edgewater community for 38 years. Care for Real provides Edgewater families and individuals in need with food, clothing, referral services and guidance. http://chicagojournal.com/Main.asp?SectionID=49&SubSectionID=142&ArticleID=5390

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  • Happy Weekend!

    4:59pm, Arthur & Sealy (?) – Domestic disturbance. Man threw a woman out the window. Caller is trying to revive her. 5:00pm, 6445 N Western – Devon Bank, bank security is holding someone for forgery. 5:05pm, 1211 W Thorndale – Disturbance, group of kids looking in a house’s window. Owner of the house asked the […]

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  • Andersonville Retail Property Acquired

    Realty and Mortgage Co. has purchased a large building along Andersonville’s Clark Street corridor for around $5 million. They plan to removate the building and find new tenants. Check it out!Buyer plans to renovate retail building in Andersonville

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