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  • Andersonville Residents Draft Action Letter To Alderman With Concern Over Building Developments
    Andersonville Residents Draft Action Letter To Alderman With Concern Over Building Developments

    With many Andersonville homes being torn down over the last decade, some replaced by modern multi-unit condo complexes, residents in the East Andersonville area have drafted a letter to the Alderman with concerns over these developments. The latest home to possibly be torn down, the historic graystone at 1436 W. Berwyn Ave., has banded many residents together […]

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  • Could Edgewater See Rainbow Crosswalks In LGBTQ Community’s Honor?
    Could Edgewater See Rainbow Crosswalks In LGBTQ Community’s Honor?

    Looking to be the next American city to showcase rainbow crosswalks, a new online Care2 petition hopes to encourage the city of Chicago to do just that. The rainbow crosswalks which honor the LGBTQ community first went up in San Francisco in 2014, with Philadelphia following in 2015. After a Care2 petition gathered 22,000 signatures in […]

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  • Revised Plans Still Call For Significant Demolition of Historic Andersonville Graystone, Community Meeting Planned
    Revised Plans Still Call For Significant Demolition of Historic Andersonville Graystone, Community Meeting Planned

    A historic Andersonville graystone house that was built in 1908 by two local Swedish immigrant brothers, Christ and John Christiansen, is at the center of a battle that pits a Chicago developer (Aidan Development) against a growing number of area residents. Neighbors of the building in question at 1436 Berwyn were outraged at the idea of the architecturally significant home […]

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  • After An $800,000 Plus Renovation, Senn Playlot Reopens
    After An $800,000 Plus Renovation, Senn Playlot Reopens

    After two years of renovation planning, Senn Playlot Park at 5887 N Ridge Ave. finally reopened to the public this past weekend. The Chicago Park District removed the construction fences that blocked off the park, revealing a brand new playlot for residents to enjoy. On June 9, the Park District, contractor and members of Alderman Harry Osterman […]

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  • Big Chicks And Marty’s Rank In Yelp’s National Top Gay Bar List
    Big Chicks And Marty’s Rank In Yelp’s National Top Gay Bar List

    Gay bars have always been a safe place for the LGBTQ community to gather with friends and be themselves. Though the Pulse Nightclub shooting tragedy last year horrified the country, it proved you cannot dampen the community’s beautiful, ongoing spirit through very difficult times. Many members of the LGBTQ population first find their voices at gay bars, […]

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  • Edgewater Homes Nearly Double In Square Foot Price Since 2012
    Edgewater Homes Nearly Double In Square Foot Price Since 2012

    Many Edgewater homes on the market right now are selling for well over a million. With families buying and gutting out existing structures, several factors help drive up the price in the neighborhood. People started getting shut out of the Lakeview community to our south around 2012, a Chicago Magazine article reported. Back then, prices were around $211 […]

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  • New Andersonville All-Day Breakfast Diner Set To Open This Month
    New Andersonville All-Day Breakfast Diner Set To Open This Month

    The south end of the Andersonville strip is seeing some big changes, hoping to sway customers to head south of Foster Ave. With fresh businesses offering unique options such as Bar Roma and the Chicago Magic Lounge (opening later this year), a new all-day breakfast diner will be joining the troops soon. The Dollop diner is […]

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  • Edgewater Community’s Iconic Cow Statue Goes Missing
    Edgewater Community’s Iconic Cow Statue Goes Missing

    The Paulina and Rosehill area of Edgewater is in mourning after one of their iconic cow statues has gone missing. After flyers have been posted in the neighborhood with a $100 reward for its return, both news and social media have been broadcasting the story to help the effort. The two cow statues that have sat […]

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  • New Andersonville Bar And Restaurant Will Feature Up-Close Magic
    New Andersonville Bar And Restaurant Will Feature Up-Close Magic

    A new entertainment space in Andersonville that will serve both liquor and food will feature live, up-close magic shows. The Chicago Magic Lounge will not be the first time this type of concept has opened in Chicago, but they hope to provide a unique experience for its patrons. The business will open at 5050 N. Clark […]

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  • EdgeFest Gears Up For 2017, Entertainment Lineup Announced
    EdgeFest Gears Up For 2017, Entertainment Lineup Announced

    The annual EdgeFest street fair is preparing for its sixth year. Bringing in 10,000 attendees last year, organizers hope to exceed that number this summer. The two-day festival, which is put on by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, will feature 70 food vendors, beer and sangria, two stages of live entertainment, activities for children, a dunk tank and a […]

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  • New Pizzeria To Open On Thorndale
    New Pizzeria To Open On Thorndale

    It seems as though Thorndale Ave. in Edgewater will get a new business in the near future in the form of a pizzeria restaurant. The former T’s Paisan’s space near the red line stop at 1100 W. Thorndale, will be occupied by another local business, Apart Pizza Company. According to a DNAinfo article, owner Bianca​ Ganvik will […]

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  • Upcoming Edgewater Yard Sale To Be One Of The City’s Largest
    Upcoming Edgewater Yard Sale To Be One Of The City’s Largest

    For the last 22 years, Edgewater has grown a spirited event that has rallied the neighborhood to help sell their old treasures and find loving new homes for them. The Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale has now become one of the biggest and most anticipated community sales in Chicago. Over 200 households and seven block clubs will all […]

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