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Ring In The New Year With One Of These Edgewater Parties

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, December 22, 2014

Ring In The New Year With One Of These Edgewater Parties

There are plenty of NYE dining and party options right here in Edgewater and Andersonville. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or dine with a small group of friends, we’ve compiled a list of options for you to ring in the New Year in the neighborhood. Where do you plan to celebrate?...

Andersonville Celebrates The Holidays Big Time Tonight

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, December 19, 2014

Andersonville Celebrates The Holidays Big Time Tonight

This is a terrific night to get out to Andersonville! For those of you who have not found your Holiday mojo yet or those of you who are seriously worried that it will not be a white Christmas, this is the evening that just might get you into the spirit. The night will consist...

Antica Pizzeria’s Brick Oven Pizza Gains Popularity

By Sharon Howerton | Thursday, December 18, 2014

Antica Pizzeria’s Brick Oven Pizza Gains Popularity

In Edgewater and Andersonville there is no shortage of restaurants and any number of places where one can stop for pizza. But is there a place in Andersonville where one can be served a brick oven pizza just like in Sicily? Mario, the owner of Antica Pizzeria at 5663 N. Clark, says that business...

Edgewater Shooting Monday Afternoon Sends Residents Running For Cover

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Edgewater Shooting Monday Afternoon Sends Residents Running For Cover

On Monday afternoon, as neighborhood residents walked their usual path from the busy Thorndale Red Line to get home for the evening, shots rang out at 3;45 p.m. It caused people to run for their lives not knowing where the shots were being fired. Many ducked into nearby businesses for cover. Only 45 minutes earlier,...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Seeking Space on North Clark

By Samantha Witthuhn | Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Seeking Space on North Clark

The Cannabis Group LLC is seeking to “establish a medical cannabis dispensing organization” at the former Pie Hole Pizza Joint on 5001-03 N. Clark St. The group submitted an application for a special use zoning permit from the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 24, 2014, which is set to discuss the request...

No Injuries In Edgewater High-Rise Fire, One Pet Dies

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, December 15, 2014

No Injuries In Edgewater High-Rise Fire, One Pet Dies

There were no injuries from a fire that broke out around 3:15 a.m. this morning in Edgewater. The blaze sent fire trucks and ambulances racing to the twelve story Shore Manor high-rise at the 5800 block of Sheridan Rd. The fire started in a third floor apartment but was quickly put out. It caused so much...

Alderman Warns About Neighborhood Phone Scam

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, December 12, 2014

Alderman Warns About Neighborhood Phone Scam

In a statement released today from Alderman Osterman’s office, they warn the community to be aware of a phone scam that could happen to area residents. The calls appear to be local but they may be actually coming from Puerto Rico. The scam involves individuals who call the victim and claim that a relative has been...

Upcoming Andersonville Holiday Traditions, What’s Yours?

By Christopher Balza | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Upcoming Andersonville Holiday Traditions, What’s Yours?

As the holidays quickly approach we see our neighborhood being transformed into a warm, inviting atmosphere with brilliant white lights and festive green garland. Walking down both Bryn Mawr and Clark streets residents may gaze into the beautifully decorated store front windows and partake in any number of wonderful neighborhood restaurants. With the holidays...

Uncommon Ground Ranks In USA Today’s “Top 10″ Chicago Healthy Menus

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Uncommon Ground Ranks In USA Today’s “Top 10″ Chicago Healthy Menus

If you know anything about Uncommon Ground at 1401 W Devon Ave, it’s that the food always seems to hit the spot. The cozy space with its warm fireplaces is a great place to sip one of their house-infused vodkas and relax. But what’s even more special is what’s on top. The roof that is....

Rivendell Theatre’s ‘Women at War’ Finishes To Rave Reviews

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rivendell Theatre’s ‘Women at War’ Finishes To Rave Reviews

Rivendell just finished up their premiere production of ‘Women at War’ that ran from November 5 – December 6, 2014. The piece was extremely successful and received rave reviews, seating a packed house almost every show. The theatre company spent the last four years developing this piece that examines the complexities of being a woman at war. With national...

National Protests Come To Andersonville

By Keely Jones | Monday, December 8, 2014

National Protests Come To Andersonville

This last Sunday, Andersonville was one of the many communities across Chicago that participated in a peaceful walking demonstration to respond to the recent news regarding the death of Eric Garner in New York. This news came shortly after the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson. Tensions have been running high across the country...

C4 ‘Recovery Point’ Substance Abuse Support Center On Ridge Closing

By Sharon Howerton | Friday, December 5, 2014

C4 ‘Recovery Point’ Substance Abuse Support Center On Ridge Closing

Over the last few years, Chicago has seen a great deal of mental health facilities close their doors for several different reasons including, lack of federal funding, challenges with administration and operations, a lack of support systems, among many others. It appears as though this is also the case with a program run by nonprofit C4, called...

CPS Releases New School Rating System, Edgewater Schools Place High

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, December 4, 2014

CPS Releases New School Rating System,  Edgewater Schools Place High

Chicago Public Schools released their new rating system yesterday for the 664 schools in the district. Instead of the old three level rating system (1 being best and 3 being worst), there will now be five. Tier one consists of the top performing schools with level-1+ being best and level-1 next. Tier two consists...

Erickson’s Deli Shut Down, Another Swedish Business Faces Difficult Decisions

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Erickson’s Deli Shut Down, Another Swedish Business Faces Difficult Decisions

Erickson’s Delicatessen has been around since 1925 when Andersonville had one of the largest Swedish American populations in the country. known for such traditional Swedish food items such as herring, lingonberries, and (of course) meatballs; the deli has served the neighborhood’s dedicated customer base. Now the business is facing difficult decisions as the city has shut them down...

Andersonville Gears Up For Local Late Night Holiday Sales This Friday

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Andersonville Gears Up For Local Late Night Holiday Sales This Friday

This upcoming Friday, December 5 from 6 -10 p.m. is the 12th annual Late Night Andersonville in which 40 stores will participate by staying open late and offering sales, refreshments and entertainment. Cross off everyone on your holiday gift list while supporting local businesses at the same time. With every type of retail shop to choose from...




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