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Papa John’s Robbed By Hatchet Wielding Man

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, August 15, 2014

Papa John’s Robbed By Hatchet Wielding Man

At around 8pm on Thursday, the Papa john’s on Balmoral and Broadway was robbed by a hatchet wielding man. According to witnesses on the scene, the workers quickly ran out of the building and when the robber tried to escape out the front door, local bystanders and Papa John’s employees barricaded the door so...

Murray and White Opens On The Andersonville Strip

By Christopher Balza | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Murray and White Opens On The Andersonville Strip

In keeping with the Andersonville tradition, Murray & White Home Interiors adds a unique dynamic to the Clark Street corridor. What started as a love of design and decorating flourished into a bright reality for owners Travis White and JT Murray. Inspired by their visits to a home furnishings store in Texas, they envisioned...

La Colombe Coffee Opening In Andersonville At Clark And Foster

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

La Colombe Coffee Opening In Andersonville At Clark And Foster

Since unveiling La Colombe’s first coffee blends in 1994, it has been a whirlwind ride for the dynamic duo of Todd Carmichael and Jean Philippe Iberti. The coffee has gotten much notice and in the past 18 years, they have opened several cafes in Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., Seoul and right here in the West...

Devon Shooting Victim Wil Lewis’ Wife Comments On The Tragedy, Scholarship Started

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Devon Shooting Victim Wil Lewis’ Wife Comments On The Tragedy, Scholarship Started

It was a normal afternoon day on Devon Ave. July 12 when the peace was shattered by violence that has become a regular occurrence in Edgewater. As Wil Lewis stood at a bus stop, he was the unintended target of a stray bullet that ended the life of this aspiring photographer. The community was...

Making It In Edgewater, Pine and Plastic TOTES For All

By Keely Jones | Monday, August 11, 2014

Making It In Edgewater, Pine and Plastic TOTES For All

A little over a year ago, Andrew Wayne had a vivid dream in which he was wandering around a pine forest opening glass boxes that contained illuminated canvas bags of bright colors and minimalist designs. When he woke, he knew what the next chapter of his professional path would be. He vigorously began making...

Hot Diggety Dog! Two Of Chicago’s Best Hot Dog Joints In Edgewater

By Keely Jones | Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hot Diggety Dog! Two Of Chicago’s Best Hot Dog Joints In Edgewater

Edgewater and Andersonville are known for their delicious dining options, with food from every corner of the world. Now Thrillist recently highlighted two of our neighborhood joints for having some of Chicago’s most delicious hot dogs. In the city that made the “Chicago-style-hot-dog” famous, we couldn’t be more proud to have both Cookies & Carnitas and Hoppin’...

Tokyo Marina Closed, Modern Luxury Condos To Be Built

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, August 8, 2014

Tokyo Marina Closed, Modern Luxury Condos To Be Built

After 35 years in business, Tokyo Marina which was located at 5058 N. Clark Street has closed its doors. The popular sushi restaurant was a staple for many in the area and those residents were very disappointed to see them go.  Best known for things such as inventive maki rolls and real ramen, many did not...

Parlour Bar Closing Their Doors After Four Years

By Keely Jones | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Parlour Bar Closing Their Doors After Four Years

Parlour holds many fond memories for myself and others in the LGBT community. From nights dancing until my feet blistered to once witnessing a Halloween pumpkin perform kinky acts on a drag-queen, it’s safe to say Parlour hosted some of the city’s most entertaining parties. However long-term success was not in the cards for this bar. Owners Nikki Calhoun...

The Brixton In Andersonville Closes Temporarily

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Brixton In Andersonville Closes Temporarily

One of Andersonville’s popular local watering holes and a divine eating establishment was closed over the weekend but is due to open back up for business today, Tuesday August 5. The Brixton’s Facebook page reads “We apologize for the inconvenience, beloved patrons, but the restaurant is closed due to plumbing issues until Tuesday. In the meantime send your...

Shooting In Edgewater Glen Leaves Teenager Wounded

By Daniel Zagotta | Sunday, August 3, 2014

Shooting In Edgewater Glen Leaves Teenager Wounded

At 10:30 p.m. Friday a 19-year-old male was shot on the 1400 block of West Elmdale. Police say the man was walking down the street when a light-colored sedan driving by fired the shots that injured the person. The teen was taken in critical condition to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston with a gunshot wound to the back....

Edgewater Whole Foods Underway, Opening Not Until 2015

By Keely Jones | Saturday, August 2, 2014

Edgewater Whole Foods Underway, Opening Not Until 2015

Months ago the Edgewater community was buzzing about the new Whole Foods that is expected to open in 2015. In the last few weeks construction has begun inside the building located at 6009 N. Broadway. Workers have been starting bright and early each morning removing the old debris to prepare for the new business....

Driver Charged With Wednesday’s Deadly Sheridan Crash

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, August 1, 2014

Driver Charged With Wednesday’s Deadly Sheridan Crash

It has been a sad past couple of days and many residents were anxious to hear about who the driver was that killed Frank Kiley and injured several others. Last night his name was released with charges. 58-year-old Vladimir Tsemekhman of the 800 block of W. Belle Plaine Ave. has been charged with one count of reckless homicide,...

EdgeFest Brings Global Fare, Local Art, More This Weekend

By Ally Brisbin | Thursday, July 31, 2014

EdgeFest Brings Global Fare, Local Art, More This Weekend

How does global cuisine, karaoke on a big stage, and relaxing on a landscaped oasis in the middle of Broadway sound? You can find all that and more this weekend at EdgeFest. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is hosting their third annual summer street festival on Aug. 2 and 3. Last year, over 10,000...

Sheridan Accident Victim’s Name Released, Additional Details

By Daniel | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sheridan Accident Victim’s Name Released, Additional Details

It was an incredibly horrific scene on Wednesday around 11:12 a.m. when a red Ford Focus sped through a stoplight at Berwyn Ave. and Sheridan Rd at a very high rate of speed plowing into the back of a car which a man was loading with groceries. The victim,  71-year-old Frank Kiley, was a client...

At Least One Pedestrian Dead, Others Injured After 5335 Sheridan Accident

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

At Least One Pedestrian Dead, Others Injured After 5335 Sheridan Accident

Reports are still a bit unclear, but witnesses say a red Ford was trying to get around a bus heading North at 5335 North Sheridan avenue around 11:12 a.m. this morning. Somehow the red vehicle did not make it around the bus and instead plowed into  two-three parked cars at a high rate of...



















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