Edgeville Buzz
  • REST Shelter Closed

    According to this latest story, the REST shelter housed at Kenmore and Berwyn is set to close today. The city and Edgewater neighborhood were unable to find another location in the area as we previously reported. The men who depended on this shelter will be forced to locate to other shelters in Uptown or the […]

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  • Missing IIT Student Found Dead

    We regret to report that Benjamin Collen, the missing student we posted a bulletin about last Friday, has been found dead of asphyxia in a fraternity house on the IIT campus. The specific circumstances surrounding his death are still somewhat unclear. We would like to extend our sympathy to his family and friends at this […]

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  • 7-11 Robber Threepeats

    The robber whom we reported held up the 7-11 at 1700 W Foster in October has struck again for the THIRD time. This latest occurance happened on November 7th at approximately 3:45am.

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  • Area Student Disappearances Raise Concern

    The recent disappearance and mysterious drowning of Northwestern University student Trevor Boehm was a tragic event that I find very disturbing. Several years ago I read a story regarding numerous very similar incidents which have occurred in and around the upper Midwest. The Edgewater Crime Blotter has just learned that there is yet another frightening […]

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  • Same owner, same sour result

    Apparently one of Sweet Occasion’s former owners, Andy Singer, is at it again. After losing a lease in Wicker Park, Andy Singer’s new venture, Sweet Thang, reopened in Roscoe Village offering cakes, pastries and a Chocolate Shoppe ice cream counter – all offerings that were available at Sweet Occasions. Not to break tradition, Sweet Thang […]

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  • TIF Talk

    What are the facts about TIFs?What do TIF’s really cost?What risk do TIF’s pose to our taxes? Find the answers to these and other questions at:IVI IPO’s TIF CRISIS FORUMMONDAY NOVEMBER 24th, 2008 7PM @ the Edgewater Library1210 W. Elmdale, Chicago

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  • Outdoor Roll Call

    The 20th(Lincoln Avenue) and 24th(Rogers Park) Chicago Police Departments invite you and your neighbors to show your support of the Chicago Police Department’s efforts to increase safety around the Thorndale and Winthrop area. Friday, November 21th 2008 7:00PM at 1100 W. Thorndale

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  • Rogers Park Public Safety Meeting on Monday, 11/24!

    There will be a Town Hall meeting regarding public safety in the Rogers Park neighborhood this coming Monday at 7PM. The meeting will be held at the United Church of Rogers Park, located at 1545 W. Morse Ave. State Representative Harry Osterman and State Senator Heather Steans will be in attendance, as well as Chicago […]

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  • Holiday Helping Hands

    This Holiday season, Care for Real will be providing families with all the fixins for a Thanksgiving Day dinner. While many block clubs, congregations and and individuals are conducting turkey drives, they could still use your help to meet their goal of helping 500 families this Thanksgiving. Turkeys can be dropped off at 6044 N. […]

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  • North Community Bank Robbed

    The North Community Bank at 5241 N Western was held up on November 3rd. A man gave a teller a note reading “I have a gun. Give me the money.” The teller gave the man $760 and he fled as the teller and another witness chased him. Seriously? Why would you chase a man with […]

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  • Update on Homeless Shelter

    From Mary Ann Smith’s office: Shelter Update and Meeting As has been reported here before, the 65-bed men’s overnight shelter located at Epworth Church was scheduled to close on November 1 and two other shelters on the north side, with more than 100 beds, closed earlier this year. Although the City is beginning to phase […]

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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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