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  • Sweet Occasions, No More

    We’ve confirmed that the Andersonville store (5306 North Clark) of Sweet Occasions & More has closed permanently on August 26th. It appears as if the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood store is also now closed, most likely hampering any possibility that the Bryn Mawr store will ever open. If anyone has any insight on what happened to this […]

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  • 20th Annual Edgewater Home Tour

    The Edgewater Historical Society will be kicking off their 20th annual Edgewater Home Tour on September 21, 2008 from 12 – 4pm. The guided tour will feature historic homes in Chicago’s North Edgewater neighborhood. For more information please visit this website: http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/tour080921/main.html *Please note the home pictured is not one of the houses participating in […]

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  • Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer

    An article today on CBS2’s website highlights the uptick of gun violence in Chicago this summer. The article also references a map of the shootings, and tracks them by district. Unfortunately, it seems like their count is understated. They report one shooting in Edgewater, while the ECB has reported 3 this summer (June 16th, July […]

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  • Chicago Area Beaches Among Nation’s Worst

    According to an article in the Chicago Journal, water quality at Chicago’s beaches is the worst for swimming compared with other areas in the U.S. The study, conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, noted that Kathy Osterman Beach, in Edgewater, exceeded national bacteria standards 100 percent of the time last year. Read the entire […]

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  • New Restaurant Coming to Edgewater?

    This Public Notice is currently posted on the door of the space that was formerly The Writer’s Lounge located at Balmoral & Winthrop. The notice is calling for a zoning change to “establish restaurant with incidental liquor sale on first floor.”

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  • Wednesday Night

    6:22, 6436 N. Hamilton – Female caller says she saw a death threat posted on her neighbor’s door. 6:25, 1438 W. Morse – Young black male stole a very bright yellow bike from 2 female victims, then fled westbound. Responding Officer is headed to a location known for stolen bike sales (1235 W. North Shore). […]

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  • Power Outages in Edgewater

    Candles were burning throughout hot Edgewater apartments and condos tonight – the power was out for a few hours for about 1000 residences according to ComEd. We were affected by the outage but our neighboring building was not, so it seems as if the outages were pretty sporadic.

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  • We’re Baaaaack

    We hope that everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and didn’t miss us too much. We’ve been traveling the past two weeks and haven’t had much time to dedicate to the Edgewater Crime Blotter but plan to continue posting and updating now that we’re back. As always, feel free to email us any info, […]

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  • Chick-ago Social

    The inaugural lesbian dance party takes over an Andersonville parking lot (across the street from T’s Restaurant) with live music by singer-songwriter Tamara Bedricky and cover bands Catfight and The Play Doctors. Also, get $5 Miller beers and Stoli cocktails. DJ Dave spins. Rain or shine. 3 p.m. Saturday. $5-$10. Clark Street and Winnemac Avenue. […]

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  • Asking Edgewater: What became of the Piser Funeral Home?

    This funeral home on Broadway, just north of Foster has sat empty for as long as I can remember. I’m curious if anyone has any insight on why it closed and what the future may hold for it? After a simple search on the internet, the only activity I could find was a proposed 5-story […]

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  • Update to St. Ita’s Parish Priest Story

    As previously reported on the Edgewater Crime Blotter, Rev. Steven Patte of St. Ita’s has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars of church funds. The pastor was jailed today, with bond set at $25,000. If convicted, Patte would face a maximum of 15 years in prison. Check out the full story in the Chicago […]

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  • Ladies, Beware!!!

    Chicago Police Area 3 Detectives have issued a warning to females in the Edgewater and Lakeview neighborhoods to be aware of their surroundings at night due to a sexual predator reportedly on the loose. Recently, there have been attacks at 5600 N. Wayne and 2400 W. Bryn Mawr. The suspect is described as a male […]

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  • Edgewater Beach Robbery Suspect Photos Released

    Chicago police have released surveillance photos of a suspect in the armed robbery of a store in the 1100 block of W. Berwyn Ave., which occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 13th. Area business owners have been asked to be on the alert. Anyone with information about this suspect or the robbery itself is […]

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