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  • After Careful Vetting Process, Andersonville Chamber Selects New Executive Director
    After Careful Vetting Process, Andersonville Chamber Selects New Executive Director

    After the last Executive Director lasted just three months on the job, the Board of Directors of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance (ASCA) thoroughly vetted contenders for the open position. With the help of a professional search firm, the new Executive Director has been selected and has accepted the job. Sara Dinges […]

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  • Baker And Nosh Closes Original Store As They Expand Into New Locations
    Baker And Nosh Closes Original Store As They Expand Into New Locations

    Starting today, the original Baker and Nosh at 1303 W. Wilson Ave. is officially closed. It first opened five years ago, but with the tremendous success the store has received it is time to move on with some big plans. The new Uptown store, which should open late next month, will be located just a short distance away at 4600 N. Magnolia […]

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  • Final Funds Needed To Get The Andersonville Water Tower In Place
    Final Funds Needed To Get The Andersonville Water Tower In Place

    The iconic Andersonville water tower, which was taken down March 20, 2014 after structural problems from a very harsh winter, is coming closer to once again sitting atop the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark. One year ago, we reported that the campaign to get the new tower built had already raised nearly $150,000. Swedish American Museum Executive […]

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  • Man Surrenders After SWAT Team Responds To Edgewater Home
    Man Surrenders After SWAT Team Responds To Edgewater Home

    A Chicago SWAT team was called to an Edgewater home after it was reported that a man with a gun was inside, according to area police. The situation happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday evening. SWAT teams reported to the residence on the 5600 block of N. Magnolia Ave. between Ridge and Hollywood. The usually quiet residential […]

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  • Explosion Rocks Andersonville Art Studio
    Explosion Rocks Andersonville Art Studio

    An art studio in Andersonville was damaged after a small explosion rattled the neighborhood early this morning. The blast blew off part of the facade of the building, setting off a fire on the property. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. and crews were sent out immediately to the building at 1506 W. Balmoral Ave. which […]

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  • Ridge Ave Condo Development Gets Alderman’s OK, Construction Could Begin This Summer
    Ridge Ave Condo Development Gets Alderman’s OK, Construction Could Begin This Summer

    With the old Ridge Ave. Firehouse being converted into a state-of-the-art space by the Chicago Filmmakers, developers are hoping that a new condo development across the street from it will continue to revitalize the area. The proposed development at 5691 N. Ridge would allow for 9 residential condo units, 9 parking spaces, a community garden, and 3,000 square feet […]

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  • 2 Dead, 1 Wounded In Edgewater Drive-By Shooting
    2 Dead, 1 Wounded In Edgewater Drive-By Shooting

    A shooting in Edgewater early Sunday morning has left two men dead and another wounded. According to police, the incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV  began shooting in the 6300 block of N. Broadway. Two men, a 27-year-old man and a 32-year-old man, were standing on the sidewalk when they got shot. Both […]

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  • Possible Mumps Case Reported At Helen C. Peirce School
    Possible Mumps Case Reported At Helen C. Peirce School

    A case of mumps is suspected in a child that attends Helen C. Peirce School at 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave in Edgewater. Parents at the school were notified and authorities are investigating the case to avoid further spread of the virus. Chicago Public Schools put out a statement saying, “CPS is supporting the Chicago Department of […]

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  • Ms.Ollie, Co-Owner Of Ollie’s Bar, Dies After Cancer Battle
    Ms.Ollie, Co-Owner Of Ollie’s Bar, Dies After Cancer Battle

    For over 40 years, Ollie Latiker has co-owned the popular neighborhood hang-out Ollie’s bar at 1064 W. Berwyn Ave. She had seen the Edgewater area change from the gang-infested neighborhood it once was in the 1970s to the gentrified, diverse community it has become. But after decades of celebrating life with scores of dedicated patrons, Latiker (also known […]

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  • Chicago Jewish Day School In Edgewater Evacuated After Bomb Threat
    Chicago Jewish Day School In Edgewater Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    Edgewater’s Chicago Jewish Day School at 5959 N Sheridan Rd was evacuated Tuesday morning after someone telephoned a bomb threat. The incident, which happened shortly after 9 a.m., caused faculty to evacuate the school consisting of about 200 pupils from kindergarten to eighth grade. Police quickly arrived at the scene and began checking for any explosive devices. […]

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