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Edgewater’s Care For Real Food Pantry Gets Makeover

By Victoria Marty | Monday, June 29, 2015

Edgewater’s Care For Real Food Pantry Gets Makeover

Clients and visitors to Edgewater’s Care for Real will likely notice some positive changes at the facility this week thanks to a mission group’s efforts to paint, move inventory and wax floors last week. UKANDU Chicago offered its assistance at no cost to the non-profit because it wanted to be a blessing, Pete Imlah...

Edgewater Car Wash Employee Shot and Killed Yesterday Afternoon

By Victoria Marty | Friday, June 26, 2015

Edgewater Car Wash Employee Shot and Killed Yesterday Afternoon

Police are looking for a man who shot and killed a 21-year-old employee of a self-serve car wash at the corner of Clark Street and N. Ridge Avenue in Edgewater around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. The shooting might be gang related, police said. Devon Matthews was...

LOVE WINS! Celebrate PRIDE This Weekend

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, June 26, 2015

LOVE WINS! Celebrate PRIDE This Weekend

Edgewater will join the celebration with the rest of the nation as the LGBT community can now legally marry. In a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision, the justices ruled 5-4 that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. This establishes a new civil right and validates the discrimination many LGBT members had been feeling. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the...

Foodies Alert! Taste Of Bryn Mawr Tonight

By Victoria Marty | Thursday, June 25, 2015

Foodies Alert! Taste Of Bryn Mawr Tonight

The latest festival planned in Edgewater this month is the 7th annual Taste of Bryn Mawr scheduled to take place on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. between Broadway to Sheridan avenues. Presented by the Edgewater Development Corp., Whole Foods and Bridgeview Bank, the Taste of Bryn Mawr offers access to specialty food, wine...

Edgewater Whole Foods Partners With Local Store Audio Archaeology

By Victoria Marty | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Edgewater Whole Foods Partners With Local Store Audio Archaeology

Tonight, when you peruse the wines, desserts, fresh produce and more at Whole Foods in Edgewater, you’ll have a chance to purchase some new and used LP records, too, as part of the store’s new partnership with Audio Archaeology. “Whole Foods moving into Edgewater was such an exciting event for so many of us...

Edgewater Hospital’s Former CEO Peter Rogan Finally Faces Charges, Pleads Not Guilty

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, June 22, 2015

Edgewater Hospital’s Former CEO Peter Rogan Finally Faces Charges, Pleads Not Guilty

The former owner and CEO of the old Edgewater Hospital 69-year-old Peter Rogan finally returned to Chicago from Vancouver, Canada to face the charges brought against him by federal prosecutors. He will answer to perjury and obstruction of justice charges about the December, 2001 closing of the hospital due to a large scale health care fraud scheme. According to prosecutors...

Miss Andersonville Winner Defies Gender Boundaries, Over $16,000 Raised

By Victoria Marty | Friday, June 19, 2015

Miss Andersonville Winner Defies Gender Boundaries, Over $16,000 Raised

He’s a first for the Miss Andersonville pageant, but Kevin Romero wouldn’t have it any other way. “The contest was a fundraiser wrapped in the package of a beauty pageant, and whoever raised the most money was Miss Andersonville,” the 33-year-old said on Thursday. “I’m the first Mr. Miss Andersonville.” Six contestants in all...

Famous Fido Moving to a Larger New Location

By Kathryn McLellan | Thursday, June 18, 2015

Famous Fido Moving to a Larger New Location

Famous Fido, an animal rescue sanctuary, is moving from 5430 N. Clark, its home for the last 10 years, to 3124 W. Irving Park. The move will likely take place in September, pending zoning and funding. “We love Andersonville, and all the support we get from Andersonville,” said Gloria Lissner, the sanctuary’s owner and founder....

Attempts To Keep 6345 Broadway Building’s Facade Unsuccessful

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Attempts To Keep 6345 Broadway Building’s Facade Unsuccessful

A former storage and moving company that then became the site of Allied Van Co. in March 1959 is being converted to office space on Broadway Avenue. Glencoe, Ill., resident Irving Dainas, proprietor of Town House Interiors, owns the structure at 6345-47 N. Broadway, which has undergone substantial renovations, according to Dan Luna, Ald....

SB 836 Passes, Rep. Cassidy Finds Middle Ground On Guns Downstate

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SB 836 Passes, Rep. Cassidy Finds Middle Ground On Guns Downstate

Earlier this month SB 836, a “fix” to the Illinois concealed carry law, passed both the House and Senate in Springfield. The bill is now awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature before it becomes law. The bill establishes a more specific protocol governing law enforcement or public safety and traffic stops when a resident is armed with...

CASE Program Encourages Chicago’s Leading Institutions To Support Local

By Victoria Marty | Monday, June 15, 2015

CASE Program Encourages Chicago’s Leading Institutions To Support Local

Two Edgewater businesses have been selected to participate in the Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) program that encourages the city’s leading institutions to support local small business growth in their neighborhoods. Blueshoon Inc., 5215 N. Ravenswood, is a boutique web development company that creates websites and applications for clients and also seeks...

School Buses Running Red Lights, Hollywood And Sheridan One Of The Worst

By Samantha Witthuhn | Thursday, June 11, 2015

School Buses Running Red Lights, Hollywood And Sheridan One Of The Worst

Last month, the ABC7 I-Team released an investigative report exposing hundreds of Chicago school buses captured on traffic cameras barreling through red lights and/or speeding down Chicago streets, with a significant bulk of the violations taking place in the Edgewater neighborhood. According to the report, roughly 347 school bus violations have been caught on traffic cameras since January...

Andersonville Gears Up For Midsommarfest During Its 50th Anniversary

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Andersonville Gears Up For Midsommarfest During Its 50th Anniversary

Get ready for music, a Maypole dance, international fare, artistic wares and more starting Friday at this year’s Andersonville Midsommarfest. The festival ends Sunday. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the annual event celebrating a neighborhood that was named 50 years ago. “We’ve been working hard this year to make sure that Midsommarfest weekend...

New Apartments And Retail Space Replace Old Warehouse On Broadway

By Lucas Van Duyne | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New Apartments And Retail Space Replace Old Warehouse On Broadway

Brand new apartments are now available for rent at Broadway Place, an old warehouse that has been gutted and rehabbed in Edgewater. According to 48th Ald. Harry Osterman’s website, what was formerly known as the Pepitone and Zengler Laundry building, 5427-35 N. Broadway, will now house 42 apartments ranging in size, from one bedroom...

Section Of Berwyn Renamed In Honor Of Ollie’s Lounge Co-owner

By Victoria Marty | Monday, June 8, 2015

Section Of Berwyn Renamed In Honor Of Ollie’s Lounge Co-owner

You’re likely familiar with her, because she co-owns a bar that’s sat on the corner of Berwyn and Winthrop avenues for 40 years. You’ve likely seen her, because she worked for decades with children in Cedar Playlot Park. And even if you never knew her name, now you will, because a corner has been...




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