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Edgewater Beach May Soon See New 18-story High-Rise On Sheridan

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, June 5, 2015

Edgewater Beach May Soon See New 18-story High-Rise On Sheridan

Remember the old Lakeside Motel? The old orange and blue, detailed two-story building was loved by some but disliked by many more. It was torn down in 2005 to make way for a new, slick high-rise building that was never to be built. In 2007, the Bluewater Group was ready to make a splash...

Senn High School Band Succeeds In Earning Division 1 Rating

By Victoria Marty | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Senn High School Band Succeeds In Earning Division 1 Rating

In a moment, the band room at Nicholas Senn High School in Edgewater won’t be silent. In a few minutes, the students with instruments in their hands will play crisply, each first in his or her own element, before they then blend seamlessly into one complete whole. But first they need to hear Brian...

Andersonville Red Balloon Children’s Store Closing After 10 Years

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Andersonville Red Balloon Children’s Store Closing After 10 Years

When you’ve made a career out of watching babies, toddlers and pre-teens outgrow their clothes on a regular basis, it shouldn’t be unusual for the store that stocked those very same clothes to finally outgrow its own footprint. That’s what’s happened to the Red Balloon, a children’s clothing store located at 5407 N. Clark...

Elected Officials Talk Topics At Today’s ‘State Of Edgewater’ Event

By Victoria Marty | Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Elected Officials Talk Topics At Today’s ‘State Of Edgewater’ Event

A total of six local and state legislators addressed a number of topics at the annual State of Edgewater presentation held Tuesday morning at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach. “It’s an exciting time to be in Edgewater,” 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman said, adding that businesses are opening and expanding, people are looking to...

Reports Of Shooting Incidents In Edgewater Over The Weekend

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, June 1, 2015

Reports Of Shooting Incidents In Edgewater Over The Weekend

Last night there were reports of shots fired around Sheridan and Hollywood at 10:50 p.m. There were also reports of gunfire on Friday evening on Kenmore near Ardmore around 11:50 p.m. There were no injuries reported in either incident and no arrests have been made. Friday evening’s Edgeville Buzz Facebook page reported two shots fired and that a Jeep...

Area Farmers Markets Pop Up For 2015

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, May 29, 2015

Area Farmers Markets Pop Up For 2015

With the warmer weather sneaking its way back into the air, our local farmer’s markets also come to life. They promise to give us some fresh local alternatives to liven up our everyday cuisine. Andersonville Farmers Market has already begun and will be serving up some fresh picked delights every Wednesday until September 2. Located on...

Miss Andersonville Pageant Is Resurrected! More Than The Typical Beauty Queen

By Victoria Marty | Thursday, May 28, 2015

Miss Andersonville Pageant Is Resurrected! More Than The Typical Beauty Queen

Will it be a cheerleader? A burlesque performer? An actor? A visual manager? A non-profit employee? A stand-up comedian? Only one person can become this year’s Miss Andersonville. But the beauty of this contest is that it’s not really a beauty contest at all. The winner of the Miss Andersonville pageant will be the...

Edgewater Woman Takes On Landlords Ignoring Recycling Laws

By Leah Scull | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Edgewater Woman Takes On Landlords Ignoring Recycling Laws

Does the building you live in have five or more residential units? Does your building not offer recycling? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, your building is not complying with the Chicago High Density Residential and Commercial Source Reduction and Recycling Ordinance, a 1993 city ordinance that requires multi-residential building owners, governing associations, and/or condominium boards...

Loyola Works To Reduce Growing Trend Of Violent Crime Around Campus

By Victoria Marty | Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Loyola Works To Reduce Growing Trend Of Violent Crime Around Campus

There are still no arrests in two armed robberies that took place near Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus earlier this month. The two armed robberies took place within minutes of each other on May 6 and are part of a larger trend around the Loyola Lake Shore Campus. The first involved a handgun...

Edgewater Turns The Typical Garage Sale Into Something Awesome

By Sharon Howerton | Friday, May 22, 2015

Edgewater Turns The Typical Garage Sale Into Something Awesome

No matter what the thermometer may say, it is spring in EdgeVille with an eye toward summer. This means warm days, farmers markets, festivals and, as it has been for the past 20 years, the Edgewater Neighborhood Garage Sale set to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, June 6....

Local Artist Will Turn Eyesore CTA Viaduct Into Community Mural

By Samantha Witthuhn | Thursday, May 21, 2015

Local Artist Will Turn Eyesore CTA Viaduct Into Community Mural

Local artist and Edgewater resident Cara Feeney is adding a splash of color to the community this month, readying the red line viaduct on Ardmore Avenue for a 10-foot-by-50-foot mural early this summer. She’s doing so with the help of Seamus Fitzgerald.  He’s an Edgewater resident and director of The Overhead Project, a non-stock group that...

Man Critically Wounded In Edgewater Shooting, Reports Of Earlier Gunfire

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Man Critically Wounded In Edgewater Shooting, Reports Of Earlier Gunfire

A man was critically injured this morning around 1:20 a.m. in Edgewater. The victim was driving southbound in the 5900 block of Winthrop when someone opened gunfire from the sidewalk. The man was hit in both the abdomen and hand. He drove himself to the emergency room at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. He...

Five Area Principals Join Local Aldermen To Oppose Possible New Charter Schools

By Victoria Marty | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Five Area Principals Join Local Aldermen To Oppose Possible New Charter Schools

Principals of five Chicago public high schools in Edgewater, Rogers Park, Lake View, Lincoln Square and West Ridge neighborhoods have joined together to oppose proposals to bring three charter schools to the north side. The proposals will be heard at a public hearing on Thursday. “Basically, we learned that Noble Street Charter School has...

New Details Released About Proposed Edgewater Medical Center Project

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, May 18, 2015

New Details Released About Proposed Edgewater Medical Center Project

In a newsletter released Friday by Alderman Patrick O’Connor, he shared new info and detailed drawings of the proposed Edgewater Medical Center complex. The contract purchaser for the balance of the site, MCZ, has submitted a TIF application asking for  $10.7 million in order to help them complete the project. The City’s Department of Planning is now reviewing...

C4 Counseling Centers To Remain Open After New Deal With CountyCare

By Daniel Zagotta | Saturday, May 16, 2015

C4 Counseling Centers To Remain Open After New Deal With CountyCare

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) will remain open after a critical deal was struck with Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Medicaid health plan, CountyCare. The press release about the agreement explains that C4’s current patients will have continued health services and they will also serve CountyCare users as well. Cook County Health & Hospitals System CEO,...




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