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  • Article: Voters Reject Lakefront Expansion

    From The Phoenix (Loyola’s official school newspaper): By: LeeAnn MatonPosted: 11/12/08Edgewater residents voted to prohibit lakefront expansion by a margin of 60 percent in response to a controversial proposal that would expand and connect lakefront parks from Hollywood Avenue to Evanston.The proposal, promoted by Chicago group Friends of the Parks has recently ignited a vocal […]

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  • Meet the Brewer @ Hopleaf – Tonight

    Short notice, but just read about this in TimeOut Chicago: WEDNESDAYIf you’re bored with the same old beer, it’s not our fault. And neither is it Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Company’s as they initiate distribution in Chicago with a “Meet the Brewer” event at Hopleaf. Brewer Tomme Arthur will be on hand to pass out samples […]

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  • Play Time!

    I saw this on page two of today’s RedEye: “Play board and collectible card games while snacking on free pizza from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the grand opening of Chicagoland Games (1207 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.).” Sounds fun!

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  • New Pizzeria in Edgewater/Andersonville

    A new pizzeria has appeared in the neighborhood. Antica Pizzeria recently opened at Hollywood & Clark (5663 N. Clark) and features Neapolitan-style pizza cooked in a wood burning stove along with pastas, salads and full entrees. It appears that they are currently BYOB (w/corking fee) until they receive a liquor license.

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  • 5:41, 2825 W. Devon – Gang disturbance. 4-5 gangbangers loitering outside the CVS at this address harassing customers. 5:48, 6019 N. Winthrop (Windale Hotel) – Female was beaten up badly by a male who is still in the hotel room with her. She reportedly has a head wound. 5:53, 5300 N. Broadway (Blockbuster Video) – […]

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  • Case against Peter Rogan gains momentum

    The case against Peter Rogan, the former CEO of the bankrupt Edgewater Medical Center, which we previously reported is gaining momentum, according to this Chicago Tribune article. Authorities in the U.S. and Canada and private attorneys for Dexia, which Rogan owes tens of millions of dollars, are winning court injunctions and other approvals they expect […]

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  • ABC7’s 190 North TV Show to Feature Edgewater Neighborhood

    ABC 7’s 190 North television show, hosted by Janet Davis, will feature a segment on the Edgewater community on Sunday, November 9th at 10:35 pm. The episode is featuring various neighborhoods and suburbs in and around Chicago. The Edgewater feature says they will “play in Chicago’s largest neighborhood” and will present the unique blend our […]

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  • AJ’s Grill closing?

    This agenda item is on the Edgewater Development Corporation/Edgewater Community Council’s next planning & development meeting: AJ’s Grill closing and reopening as CJ’s. Not sure if this is simply a name change or if “CJ’s” will be a completely new place. If you’d like to attend the meeting to learn about this and other issues, […]

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  • Election Day 2008

    In case you haven’t heard, today is election day. After months of campaigning, commercials, rallys, SNL skits, yard signs and polls this day has finally come. Local polling places did not seem to be overwhelmed with long lines early this morning. While we won’t tell you which politicians to vote for, we do want to […]

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  • From the desk of Mary Ann Smith

    Vote November 4! More than 6,600 48th Ward residents took advantage of early voting. For those of you who didn’t vote early, the polls are open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Election Day, you must vote in your home precinct. To find your precinct number and polling […]

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  • Meet local politions

    Edgewater Elected Officials Town Hall Meeting SPONSORED BY:THE EDGEWATER COMMUNITY COUNCIL (ECC) · COMMUNITY INFORMATION SEMINARS COMMITTEE (CIS) ATTEND AN INFORMATIVE COMMUNITY MEETING OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008EMANUEL CONGREGATION, 5959 N. SHERIDAN RD.7 PM TO 9 PM · FREE PARKING PROGRAM MODERATOR:Graham Grady, Long time Edgewater resident, former Commissioner of the City […]

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  • Greasy Greek Gyro’s

    A fellow blogger recently reviewed Hella’s Gyros which is located under the Bryn Mawr Red Line stop. I thought it was well written and personally I love a good dive and this has intriqued me to try the place that I always walked right by without considering checking it out. Have you ate there? If […]

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  • Goodbye (and hello)

    Edgewater is losing a Berwyn corridor retail staple according to a note on the window of florist Blue Hydrangea. The store will be closed on November 1st as the owner is changing professions. While many will miss our friends at Blue Hydrangea, there is currently a “For Rent” sign in the window leaving us wondering […]

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  • Happy Halloween

    We would like to wish everyone a great Halloween on this beautiful Friday. Hopefully everyone has a chance to get out and enjoy themselves this evening. Stay safe, and watch out for the boogeyman.

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