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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

New Sushi Restaurant Opens On Bryn Mawr

By Victoria Marty | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Sushi Restaurant Opens On Bryn Mawr

A new sushi restaurant owned and operated by two brothers has opened in Edgewater. It’s the third sushi restaurant that has opened in that location. Blowfish Contemporary Sushi Restaurant held its grand opening on March 23 at 1131 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. It has opened in the former location of restaurants Yokozuna and Shinobu, between...

True Nature Foods Leaving Edgewater, Merging With Heartland Cafe

By Victoria Marty | Monday, April 13, 2015

True Nature Foods Leaving Edgewater, Merging With Heartland Cafe

True Nature Foods in Edgewater will be merging with the Heartland Café in Rogers Park sometime in June, owners of both businesses said on Monday, April 13. Paula Companio said her decision to move True Nature Foods to the Heartland Café is in some ways a response to Whole Foods’ plans to open a...

Edgewater Development Corp’s Director Leaving After 6 Years

By Victoria Marty | Thursday, April 9, 2015

Edgewater Development Corp’s Director Leaving After 6 Years

The executive director of the Edgewater Development Corp. will be leaving her position effective Friday, April 10, to start her own full service real estate development company. Trinette Britt-Johnson has spent nearly six years leading the EDC. She helped establish the local non-profit community based organization to redevelop Edgewater’s commercial resources to better serve...

Giordano’s Unveils Grand Opening Date Which Will Benefit Water Tower Fund

By Sharon Howerton | Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Giordano’s Unveils Grand Opening Date Which Will Benefit Water Tower Fund

For some time, there has been a “buzz” in Andersonville — not just Edgeville Buzz but the “buzz” of Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza opening its newest location at 5207 N. Clark St. The long-awaited public opening is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28. EVB has learned that the new location has a capacity...

2 New Bars Add To The Spirited Clark/Balmoral Intersection

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2 New Bars Add To The Spirited Clark/Balmoral Intersection

The intersection of Balmoral and Clark has transformed in the last 10-15 years with the addition of several bars that cater to diverse interests including handcrafted martinis, dancing and drag shows. In 2002, Atmosphere opened at 5355 N. Clark and gave the corner a shot in the arm with strippers and dancing. Since then, it has added drag...

The View From Andersonville’s Second Floor Businesses

By Victoria Marty | Monday, April 6, 2015

The View From Andersonville’s Second Floor Businesses

You could call them heads above the rest and just leave it at that. After all, businesses like Salon 10 and RE: Chiropractic + Wellness actually are above you, in a physical sort of way. Both are located on Andersonville’s historic Clark Street, and while the services they offer are very different, the benefits...




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