Edgeville Buzz

  • Edgewater Theatre Awarded Grant To Help Highlight Banned Literary Works
    Edgewater Theatre Awarded Grant To Help Highlight Banned Literary Works

    When it comes to the importance of the First Amendment and open access to information, Edgewater’s City Lit Theater Company at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr is dedicated to the philosophy. With the next several days being the Annual Banned Books Week, the nonprofit organization was awarded a $1,000 grant to help produce special dramatic readings from […]

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  • Respected Area Police Officer Found Dead Of Suicide
    Respected Area Police Officer Found Dead Of Suicide

    A respected area police officer who has served the community for 17 years was found dead this week at an area forrest preserve from a self inflicted gun shot wound. Officer Paul O. Escamilla, who was 40-years-old, was found unresponsive by Cook County sheriff’s police around 7 p.m on Monday in Bunker Hill Forest Preserve near Caldwell and […]

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  • Anti-Gay Hate Graffiti Sprayed On Front Of Area Home
    Anti-Gay Hate Graffiti Sprayed On Front Of Area Home

    Police are actively investigating an incident that occurred in the early morning hours on Wednesday after an anti-Gay slur was spray painted in black underneath a window that displayed a rainbow flag. The graffiti which contained the word “F—-T” was discovered when area neighbors woke in the morning yesterday. An image of the crime was […]

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  • Senn High Teacher And Local Actor Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Student
    Senn High Teacher And Local Actor Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Student

    A Senn High School teacher and well-established actor within Chicago’s theatre scene has been charged with a single count of criminal sexual assault with possible future felony charges to follow after an inappropriate relationship he had with one of his underage students. It was announced that Senn High’s theatre director and teacher, 40-year-old Joel Ewing, was taken […]

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  • Andersonville To Participate In An Alternative Construction Program That Could Save Hundreds Of Chicago Trees
    Andersonville To Participate In An Alternative Construction Program That Could Save Hundreds Of Chicago Trees

    The East Andersonville neighborhood came together earlier this year when it was learned that many of the century-old trees that line their streets would be cut down to make way for an impending water main construction project. However, after much protest over their removal and concern that options were not being discussed, Chicago Mayor Lori […]

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  • Man Banned From Andersonville For Series Of Sexual Assaults Strikes Again While In Custody
    Man Banned From Andersonville For Series Of Sexual Assaults Strikes Again While In Custody

    A man who was banned from Andersonville for a series of sexual assaults against women and then arrested recently for violating that order after another incident has struck again while in custody. After committing several sexual assaults aimed at women in Andersonville since the beginning of the year, 41-year-old Willie Wright was banned from the neighborhood […]

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  • New Urban General Store Opens In The Heart Of The Andersonville Strip
    New Urban General Store Opens In The Heart Of The Andersonville Strip

    A new store that describes its goods as fun, functional, inspirational and well-designed has opened in a vacant storefront in Andersonville and promises to offer a one-stop shopping for gifts, accessories, novelties, and toys. The new Enjoy urban general store at 5307 N. Clark is the second location for the company who also owns an online […]

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  • Man Banned From Andersonville After Women Report Years Of Assaults
    Man Banned From Andersonville After Women Report Years Of Assaults

    A man who was banned earlier this summer from Andersonville after multiple assaults on area women struck again three weeks ago prompting his arrest. The female victims of the crimes are now speaking out to warn others about the repeat offender. On August 20, 41-year-old Willie Wright was taken into custody after grabbing a woman as […]

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  • Third Developer Will Try To Build At 5440 Sheridan
    Third Developer Will Try To Build At 5440 Sheridan

    It has been announced that a new developer will try to build on the vacant lot at 5440 N. Sheridan. This time around however, they are scrapping the plans for a high rise and opting for a scaled down development. In a emailed statement on Friday, Alderman Harry Osterman informed the community that Cedar St. Properties […]

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  • Historic Edgewater Glen Is Showcased On The 2019 Home Tour
    Historic Edgewater Glen Is Showcased On The 2019 Home Tour

    Becoming a yearly tradition for many Chicagoans, the Edgewater Home Tour returns next weekend and will feature eight special homes in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood. The event will take place on Sunday, September 15 rain or shine. The homes, which will be open from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., will be located on Norwood, Glenlake and […]

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  • Andersonville Bakery Lost Larson Gets National Props
    Andersonville Bakery Lost Larson Gets National Props

    Following in the footsteps of Andersonville’s Swedish Bakery, Lost Larson (5318 N. Clark) has some pretty big shoes to fill especially after announcing they would be recreating the green marzipan princess cake the legendary business made before they closed a few years back. Lost Larson owner and head chef Bobby Schaffer has planted firm in the […]

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