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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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  • 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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