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  • Berwyn And Lawrence Red Line Stops Could Close For 3 Years

    As the CTA attempts to undergo its largest capitol investment project in their history, they hope to rebuild 100-year-old sections of the Red Line and Purple Line to meet demands of ....


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Andersonville Prepares For This Year’s Wine Walk

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, May 4, 2015
Andersonville Prepares For This Year’s Wine Walk

With Andersonville celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the community is gearing up for extra special events throughout 2015. One of those happenings is the 9th annual Andersonville Wine Walk, which takes place Sunday, May 17, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. However, this is not your average wine tasting because participants are able to...

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To Kodiak and Back: a Story of a Spittoon

By Kathryn McLellan | Friday, May 1, 2015
To Kodiak and Back: a Story of a Spittoon

The Edgewater Historical Society was kind enough to invite me to their Spring Fundraiser. It included a silent auction ranging from options like breakfast with 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman to my favorite, a value pack of gift certificates to Gethsemane Garden Center and Father and Son Barber Shop. The item of the night, however,...

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Rustic BBQ joint sets up shoppe in Andersonville

By Samantha Witthuhn | Thursday, April 30, 2015
Rustic BBQ joint sets up shoppe in Andersonville

Smelling something off-the-bone and succulent on Clark Street? No, your head isn’t clouded with smoke. The famous Chicago barbecue joint, Pork Shoppe, is firing up the grills and slow-cooking a host of mouthwatering meats in preparation for the grand opening of its second location today, April 30. After a year chockfull of gritty construction and rustic...

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Berwyn And Lawrence Red Line Stops Could Close For 3 Years During CTA Modernization

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Berwyn And Lawrence Red Line Stops Could Close For 3 Years During CTA Modernization

As the CTA attempts to undergo its largest capital investment project in its history, they hope to rebuild 100-year-old sections of the Red Line and Purple Line to meet demands of an ever growing ridership. The Red Line project will affect the route between Belmont and Howard. Here in Edgewater and Uptown to our...

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New Million Dollar Homes To Be Built On Edgewater Medical Center Site

By Victoria Marty | Tuesday, April 28, 2015
New Million Dollar Homes To Be Built On Edgewater Medical Center Site

A total of 15 distinctive single-family homes will soon be built on what was the parking lot of the former Edgewater Medical Center. The homes will be listed at prices starting at just over $1 million. The development, located at 1675 W. Edgewater Ave., is being called Edgewater Square II. Its 3,600-square-foot-plus homes will...

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Religious Fanaticism Is Exposed In Steep Theatre’s New Play

By Victoria Marty | Monday, April 27, 2015
Religious Fanaticism Is Exposed In Steep Theatre’s New Play

“It could have been me,” Joanie Schultz writes in the director’s notes for Martyr, the new Steep Theatre Co. play about religious fanaticism. And for those who have ever felt disillusioned, have struggled to mesh idealism with reality, and who have wanted to feel they are part of something bigger than themselves, it could...

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Edgewater Metra Station Construction Pushed Back Another Year

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, April 24, 2015
Edgewater Metra Station Construction Pushed Back Another Year

The construction of the new Metra station at Peterson and Ravenswood has been pushed back another year. Slated to originally begin this year, the work will not start until 2016. The new scheduled opening will be in 2017. The delay is due to additions to the scope of work, such as improving the bridges to increase their...

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Edgewater’s Most Curious Places: 5801 N. Glenwood

By Kathryn McLellan | Thursday, April 23, 2015
Edgewater’s Most Curious Places: 5801 N. Glenwood

Our next curious building at 5801 N. Glenwood (also known as 5755 N. Ridge) was suggested by Jeane Dufrense and Marko Zaric. I should start by saying that, contrary to popular opinion, this structure most likely wasn’t built as a theater, let alone one for Charlie Chaplin, as persistent rumors claim. While it’s true...

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Go Edgewater Campaign To Promote Sustainable Travel Options

By Samantha Witthuhn | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Go Edgewater Campaign To Promote Sustainable Travel Options

Jimmying up kickstands and dusting off sneakers, Edgewater is locking the four-door, tossing the keys and sprinting, with green feet, toward sustainable travel this summer. Or at least that’s what Go Edgewater — a City of Chicago federal grant program encouraging walking, biking and public transit — hopes to do this June through September in the Edgewater...

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Crafters And Musicians Bring It To Andersonville This Saturday

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Crafters And Musicians Bring It To Andersonville This Saturday

The weather may not always feel like spring in EdgeVille these days, but you can find some sunshine and fun at a craft show to be located at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster, on Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is known as Crafters and Musicians. Founder and organizer Alexandra Jamroz has...

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Woman Injured In Edgewater High Rise Fire

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, April 20, 2015
Woman Injured In Edgewater High Rise Fire

On elderly woman was injured in a small kitchen fire this afternoon. Her condition is still unknown. The incident happened at the Breakers on the 5300 block of N. Sheridan in a 28th floor unit. The fire started around 10 a.m. and was extinguished by 10:30 a.m., however residents on that floor were asked to...

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Raven Theatre’s New Play Tackles The Topic Of Aging

By Victoria Marty | Friday, April 17, 2015
Raven Theatre’s New Play Tackles The Topic Of Aging

Some productions are hard to watch. They aren’t filled with warm jokes, they don’t toy with absurdism, and they have no intention of helping audience members escape reality. Yet that’s exactly what “The Bird Feeder Doesn’t Know” was celebrated for during a question-and-answer session after its Sunday, April 12, showing at The Raven Theatre,...

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Canine Flu Hits Edgewater, Hospitalizes Some Dogs And Closes Local Rescue

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, April 16, 2015
Canine Flu Hits Edgewater, Hospitalizes Some Dogs And Closes Local Rescue

Now considered an “epidemic,” the new strain of canine influenza that started spreading rapidly in mid-March has caused many dog owners to fear for their pets’ health. Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by an influenza A virus. The canine influenza virus (CIV) is very similar to the virus that causes equine...

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Stop The Clot 5K Run/Walk Raises Blood Clot Awareness

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Stop The Clot 5K Run/Walk Raises Blood Clot Awareness

Manu “Shaq” Ajamu Williams was a healthy 36-year-old with bulging biceps and an outsized personality when blood clots took his life last September. Now, his former fiancée is working to honor him through a 5K race that seeks to raise money for the National Blood Clot Alliance and to pay for his headstone. “Shaq...

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