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Taste Of Andersonville Hits The Strip. Which Route Will You Choose?

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Taste Of Andersonville Hits The Strip. Which Route Will You Choose?

It’s August and probably hot (though with this summer, one never knows). It’s a Wednesday evening. What could one do to brighten up a mid-week? How about considering the Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 12? Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Jessica Hammer explained that there has been a...

20 Year Devon Liquor License Ban To Be Debated To Allow New Pub

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, July 27, 2015

20 Year Devon Liquor License Ban To Be Debated To Allow New Pub

A 20-year-old liquor license moratorium is to be debated at a public meeting tomorrow to possibly allow for a new brew pub at 1221-27 W. Devon (at Magnolia) in the 48th Ward. The moratorium, which was imposed by the City Council pursuant to an ordinance sponsored by Alderman Patrick O’Connor, has lasted 20 years. Since then, no...

Chicago Plastic Bag Ban Starts Next Week, What’s In Store?

By Leah Scull | Friday, July 24, 2015

Chicago Plastic Bag Ban Starts Next Week, What’s In Store?

The days of the thin plastic shopping bag in Chicago are numbered; on Aug. 1, the City of Chicago’s partial plastic bag ban will go into effect and large stores, defined as a store with a floor area greater than 10,000 square feet, will be banned from giving non-reusable plastic bags to shoppers at the point of...

Senn Principal Susan Lofton Resigns Amid CPS Investigation

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Senn Principal Susan Lofton Resigns Amid CPS Investigation

A Chicago Public Schools spokesperson as well as Alderman Harry Osterman have confirmed that Senn High School Principal Susan Lofton has in fact resigned from her position. The resignation comes after Lofton, who has been credited with turning the school’s reputation around over the last several years, was removed as principal. Last Friday, the CPS...

Care For Real Food Pantry Partners With Whole Foods In Upcoming Fundraisers

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Care For Real Food Pantry Partners With Whole Foods In Upcoming Fundraisers

Enjoy the chance to try some new wines and sample tasty food while helping a good cause as part of a fundraiser to benefit Care for Real tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at Whole Foods’ Edgewater, 6009 N. Broadway St. A $12 donation will grant you two glasses of wine and delicious food...

Senn High Principal Removed Pending Investgation

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Senn High Principal Removed Pending Investgation

Edgewater’s Senn High School principal, Susan Lofton, has been removed from her position pending a Chicago Public Schools investigation. Lofton was told the news last Friday but the public announcement from the school’s inspector general wasn’t given until yesterday. Dismissal charges are being reviewed by CPS interim CEO Jesse Ruiz. In a Chicago Sun-Times article, sources said Lofton...

Senn High Students Start College Scholarships To Aid Undocumented Classmates

By Victoria Marty | Monday, July 20, 2015

Senn High Students Start College Scholarships To Aid Undocumented Classmates

A 17-year-old Edgewater resident and native of Spain who graduated from Nicholas Senn High School this year is one of two students who has received a $1,500 college scholarship because of a new program initiated by that school’s student council. “I’m very happy and very grateful that I got the scholarship,” Almudena Rincon said...

Steep’s New Play Is a Sci-fi Thriller With a Dose Of Dark Comedy

By Victoria Marty | Friday, July 17, 2015

Steep’s New Play Is a Sci-fi Thriller With a Dose Of Dark Comedy

“You have to stop romanticizing people,” Ben, the chief villain in Alistair McDowall’s new play, tells Greg, another, younger character who is blinded by Ben’s wealth and power. “People aren’t so important.” Yet if London-based Ben uses cringe-worthy methods to become Middlesbrough, UK’s newest drug lord, his rival, Luke, sees another way forward. And...

Alert Given About Violent Daytime Robberies In Edgewater and Uptown

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Alert Given About Violent Daytime Robberies In Edgewater and Uptown

The Chicago police have put out a warning about recent violent robberies that have occurred in the Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods. The perpetrators approach the victims from behind, then knock them to the ground. The suspects then take the victims’ jewelry, wallets and other valuables.  All the occurrences have happened in the daytime on the...

Think Orange! Gearing Up For The 4th Annual Edgefest

By Sharon Howerton | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Think Orange! Gearing Up For The 4th Annual Edgefest

It’s all about the orange. No, not the fruit or the juice. It’s about the orange Edgewater Survival Kit that you may find at your favorite restaurant or other establishment. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce will be passing out these survival kits at a number of local businesses. We don’t know where, but Marketing and Events...

New Andersonville Health Food Cafe and Store Set To Open In August

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Andersonville Health Food Cafe and Store Set To Open In August

A new health food store and cafe is set to open at 5507 N. Clark by the end of August. The business will be called Progo and the cafe menu is said to have reasonably priced healthy options such as salads and wraps. They will carry Metropolis coffee and be blending up smoothies. A...

New Edgeworx Co-Working Space Opening On Broadway.

By Victoria Marty | Monday, July 13, 2015

New Edgeworx Co-Working Space Opening On Broadway.

Coffee shops hold great appeal for the work-from-anywhere set in Edgewater. But starting Aug. 1, these types of small business owners and employees will have another option from which to complete projects, email contacts and generate new customers. “Edgewater and the North Side are an incredibly diverse neighborhood and area,” said Mike Bartelt, the...

‘One Summer Chicago’ Provides Jobs For Teens On School Break

By Victoria Marty | Friday, July 10, 2015

‘One Summer Chicago’ Provides Jobs For Teens On School Break

Nathali Rebolledo and Jane Kimpaye could be doing something else with their summer. Instead, they are working five hours per day in Edgewater, painting the underside walls of the Metra viaducts along Ravenswood Avenue, as part of a program called One Summer Chicago. “I needed something to do in the summer, and I heard...

New Indie Film Shooting In Andersonville This Month

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Indie Film Shooting In Andersonville This Month

Starting last week, a new independent movie that focuses on a married couple and their struggle between relationships and technology began filming in the Andersonville neighborhood. The filming is slated to continue through July 24, 2015. The movie is called “Operator” and focuses on the relationship between the movie’s two stars, Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley”) and Mae Whitman (“Parenthood,”...

Edgewater Hospital’s Peter Rogan Remains In Custody, Poses Significant Flight Risk

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Edgewater Hospital’s Peter Rogan Remains In Custody, Poses Significant Flight Risk

The former owner of the now-shuttered Edgewater Medical Center will remain in custody pending separate criminal trials tied to the hospital’s collapse amid a massive health care fraud scheme, a federal judge ruled on July 1. Peter Rogan poses a significant flight risk, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly decided, agreeing with federal prosecutors. Rogan...




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