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  • New ‘People Spot’ Parklets Being Installed On Andersonville Strip, Other Improvements Also Underway
    New ‘People Spot’ Parklets Being Installed On Andersonville Strip, Other Improvements Also Underway

    Andersonville is once again installing ‘people spot’ parklets on Clark Street in Andersonville. The installation will take place today and tomorrow and will provide extra seating ares for people as well as additional greenery. The project is a collaboration between The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance. The parklets will be built […]

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  • Goddess And Grocer Officially Opens Today, Signature Rainbow Cakes Will Benefit Pulse Nightclub Victims
    Goddess And Grocer Officially Opens Today, Signature Rainbow Cakes Will Benefit Pulse Nightclub Victims

    Though new to the Andersonville neighborhood at 5318 N. Clark St., Goddess and Grocer and Goddess and Baker have been a regular fixture for years in the Chicago area. In that time, they have amassed a loyal following including many dedicated LGBT customers. So it was no wonder that when the goddess herself (owner Debbie Sharpe) heard about the horrific attack at the […]

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  • Edgewater Mourns Orlando LGBT Nightclub Shooting, Local Aldermen And Businesses Speak Out
    Edgewater Mourns Orlando LGBT Nightclub Shooting, Local Aldermen And Businesses Speak Out

    Many in the Edgewater/Andersonville area are still in shock over the brutal shooting that left 49 people dead and 53 injured in Orlando, Florida early Sunday evening. The attack, which appears to be both terror-related and a hate crime towards the LGBT community, is currently being investigated by the FBI. The shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIS during […]

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  • Andersonville Chef Works With WGN Meteorologist Tom Skilling On Personal Weight Loss Quest
    Andersonville Chef Works With WGN Meteorologist Tom Skilling On Personal Weight Loss Quest

    Patricia Butkus was a little girl when she began watching her grandmother prepare homemade soups and baked goods. Later on, the Andersonville resident attended Kendall College in Evanston to attend a culinary arts program. Since then, she’s worked in recipe testing and development; owned an upscale catering and event planning company serving Chicago and the […]

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  • Our Elected Officials Come Together To Discuss The State Of Edgewater
    Our Elected Officials Come Together To Discuss The State Of Edgewater

    “Edgewater is a special, diverse” place, 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman told an audience at the annual State of Edgewater presentation at The Breakers At Edgewater Beach on Tuesday. Businesses here are thriving, high-level schools serve a diverse population of students, crime is down, and the neighborhood is well-served by different forms of public transportation. […]

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  • Upcoming Water Main Project Will Close Ridge Ave. For Weeks Starting This Month
    Upcoming Water Main Project Will Close Ridge Ave. For Weeks Starting This Month

    Edgewater has been taken over by multiple water main improvement projects that started earlier this year. These improvements are expected to help reduce flooding in adjacent properties and prevent the need for additional sewer infrastructure. The city’s Capital Improvement Program and the Department of Water Management are now preparing for the water main installation on Ridge Avenue. This […]

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  • Big Name Movies Are Coming To Edgewater Parks This Summer
    Big Name Movies Are Coming To Edgewater Parks This Summer

    Celebrating its 16th year, Chicago once again presents Movies In The Parks. The event which officially started this past weekend, will show its first movie in Edgewater on June 21, at Kathy Osterman Beach. Come prepared with chairs, blankets and munchies and view a selection of cult, classic and animated films through early September. All movies begin […]

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  • Andersonville Midsommarfest Kid’s Activities Line-Up Released
    Andersonville Midsommarfest Kid’s Activities Line-Up Released

    One of the best things about Midsommarfest is grabbing a cold brew and watching your favorite bands perform live. However, the festival has many activities for the whole family, including children. Below is the official release of its kid’s activities line-up courtesy of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. For the complete list of Midsommarfest’s performance schedule which […]

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  • Alderman Warns Residents About Aggressive Phone Scam
    Alderman Warns Residents About Aggressive Phone Scam

    The latest round of phone scams have hit the area, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The scammers are claiming they are with the government and that the people who answer the phone must immediately pay money owed to the IRS with a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. The scammers are very aggressive and, when questioned […]

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  • Latest Renderings Of Proposed Edgewater Beachwalk Released
    Latest Renderings Of Proposed Edgewater Beachwalk Released

    The latest renderings of the proposed Edgewater Beachwalk have been released by architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill. The beachwalk plans, based on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk in Virginia, will bring back the area’s lakefront promenade, which was demolished in the early 1950s to make way for Lake Shore Drive. Smith & Gill Architects are also behind the upcoming […]

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  • Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Coming To Edgewater
    Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Coming To Edgewater

    If you are a fan of Chicago’s legendary Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza and wished they had a location in Edgewater, the wait is over. According to Alderman Harry Osterman’s office, the Chicago chain restaurant group has officially signed a lease in the area. Their new Edgewater pizzeria will be in a 2000 sq. ft. storefront at 1301 W. Devon Ave. […]

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  • Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!
    Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

    Thank you for being dedicated EVB readers. We are proud to be owned and written by Edgewater/Andersonville residents and only provide Edgewater/Andersonville news. ‪#‎KeepItLocal‬ Have a happy Memorial Day weekend!

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