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  • 5 reasons (not) to live in Andersonville

    Recently posted here on Live Here Chicago: 1) Local neighborhoody flavor. With all the independent stores and restaurants, Andersonville has a flavor that’s all it’s own. 2) It’s expensive, but not outrageous. At least not for the North Side of Chicago. Your housing dollars will go a little further here, and thanks to the recent […]

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  • Could all these recent robberies be related?

    From this week’s Chicago Journal/News Star Police Blotter – seems to be a handful of robberies lately from “3-4 men in their early 20’s” between the below and other crimes we’ve posted….. Women Robbed on Balmoral Four men driving a 2004 Chevy Impala robbed two women on the 1400 block of W. Balmoral. The 50- […]

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  • Community Alert

    18th,19th,20th,24th Chicago Police Districts One to three offenders – male white or white Hispanic, – 20’s to 30’s – 5’04 to 5’08 – 150-160 lbs – white or silver automobile, possibly a white hatchback with temporary plates try to gain entry into homes of lone elderly victims by deception. Offenders claim to be employees of […]

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  • More info on recent armed robbery on Balmoral

    The Windy City Times today posted an article with more information about this robbery which we recently covered as it happened listening to the police scanner.An armed robbery occurred in the North Side neighborhood of Andersonville Dec. 3.The assailants, a group of at least four men, assaulted and stole cash from the two female victims, […]

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  • Alderman Smith to head up new finance subcommittee

    Our very own Mary Ann Smith is teaming up with Tom Tunney to find ways to reduce the impact the city’s new stinky dumpster fee will have on condo and business owners. Passed under the 2009 city budget, the ordinance will charge private waste haulers to license every dumpster they have within city limits, to […]

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  • Loyola Community Holiday Party

    Loyola is getting into the holiday spirit with the third annual Community Holiday Party. Slated for Wednesday, December 10th 2008, the party will go from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will be held in the first floor auditorium of the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 1020 W Sheridan Rd. Entertainment and refreshments will be […]

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  • Hopleaf deal to purchase La Donna space collapses

    The owners of Hopleaf Bar at 5148 N Clark had plans to purchase the two-story building currently owned and occupied by La Donna Restaurant, but that deal has collapsed according to an article today in Crain’s Chicago. The purchase fell through when Edgebrook Bank withdrew its financing, although co-owner Michael Roper said he still plans […]

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  • Edgewater bakery featured on Metromix.com

    The front page of Metromix.com features an article about Asian bao buns, and Edgewater’s Bunz Bakery is featured and recommended. The new eatery opened this summer, and offers a wide variety of interesting treats, eats and coffee just steps from the Red Line Thorndale stop (1136 W. Thorndale ). I plan to check it out […]

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  • Break-ins Abound in Edgewater

    From the Chicago Journal: ‘Let’s go’ A 22-year-old woman was returning home on the 1300 block of W. Foster when she heard people running around inside her apartment around 9:15 p.m. Dec. 1. She told police that she heard a voice say “Let’s go” and then heard people running. She did not see the burglars. […]

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  • Winter’s here, but there’s still plenty to do in Edgewater!

    Upcoming Events: – Prohibition Party at In Fine Spirits – Today – Late Night Shopping in Andersonville – Tonight – Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train – 8pm Fri, Sat (Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark – COST: $25) – Shadowlands – 8pm Sat, 3pm Sun (Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr – COST: $22-30) – Julmarknad […]

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  • Mary Ann Smith comments on REST shelter situation

    From the 48th Ward Bulletin email: The plan to relocate the R.E.S.T. men’s shelter, which had been located at Epworth Baptist Church, to the former Pasteur Restaurant building has fallen through. Inner Voice, the not-for-profit agency that administers the management contracts with R.E.S.T. and other homeless shelter providers for the City of Chicago, evaluated the […]

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  • Bon Bon featured in Chicago Tribune article

    Article: Chicago’s sweetest spots are turning out chocolatey holiday treats bon bon, 5410 N. Clark, (773) 784-9882 Sometimes it’s not what’s beneath the tree that matters, but the sweet stuff dangling from its branches. bon bon has found a way to make those branches pop with its gigantic chocolate ornaments ($25 each) — a sugar-fueled […]

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  • ECB Follows Foot Chase and 2 Robberies in Progress

    9:32pm – Female officer calling out of breath or distressed. Appears to be a foot chase in progress 1515 W Albion. 9:33pm – All units in the area requested to respond to foot chase at 6600 N Ashland. Black male now heading south down Ashland. Now changed to 6630 N Ashland. Dispatcher is giving the […]

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  • Man Gets Prison Time In Edgewater DUI Death

    A man who struck and killed an Edgewater resident has been sentenced after pleading guilty to aggravated DUI. Boubacar Bah was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when he struck and killed Thomas Dalof, 26. Bah ran the stop sign at Lakewood and Granville Avenues, resulting in the incident. Dalof had been out […]

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  • Celebrate Repeal Day In Andersonville

    Celebrate Repeal Day (the end of prohibition!) this Friday December 5th at Andersonville’s In Fine Spirits. The festivities include before and after Prohibition-era cocktails, 1930s music and staffers dressed like gangsters. Go ahead and order The Capone (a citrus-y cocktail with Templeton Rye Prohibition Era Whiskey), Prohibition Cocktail (gin cocktail with a touch of apricot) […]

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