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Dog Killed, Others Injured After SUV Fires Shots And Swerves Into Park

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dog Killed, Others Injured After SUV Fires Shots And Swerves Into Park

A dog was killed and as many as three others injured on Wednesday evening in the park often know as “the meadows” at the 5400 block of N. Sheridan. A white SUV, possibly a Jeep, swerved into the large grassy area off Lake Shore Drive around 5:30 p.m. after firing several shots into the...

Urban Orchard Closing, May Be Replaced By Corporate Chain Chipotle

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Urban Orchard Closing, May Be Replaced By Corporate Chain Chipotle

The local boutique grocer in Andersonville, Urban Orchard at 5212 N. Clark, will be closing their doors at the end of January, 2015. The small store with an adjoining cafe was founded on the belief that high quality food should be available every day. Eric Mazzone and Jim Machniak, who opened the Andersonville store in...

Community Weighs In On Trumbull School’s Fate, Findings Released

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Community Weighs In On Trumbull School’s Fate, Findings Released

Trumbull School’s doors have been closed since the end of the last school year. The neighborhood has been concerned not only about the loss of the school but what will come of the building and who or what, will be residing in the building. On Monday, November 24, 2014, several hundred community members and neighbors met...

Whole Foods Releases Opening Date For Edgewater Store

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, January 19, 2015

Whole Foods Releases Opening Date For Edgewater Store

The neighborhood has long anticipated the opening of their new Whole Foods Edgewater location. Unlike Mariano’s, who quickly shuffled to rebrand the Dominick’s store they acquired at Sheridan and Foster, the Whole Foods store that is taking over the closed Dominick’s at 6009 N. Broadway took time to open. They have stated that the seven Dominick’s stores they...

ICA Brings Brings Classical Materpieces To Edgewater Families

By Sharon Howerton | Friday, January 16, 2015

ICA Brings Brings Classical Materpieces To Edgewater Families

We can hear musical masterpieces right in our own neighborhood in the form of the International Chamber Artists who perform regularly at St. Gregory the Great Parish. Almost ten years ago, founder and artistic director Patrick Godon had a vision of bringing classical music not only to an adult audience but, as the years...

Edgewater Hospital Demolition Begins

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, January 15, 2015

Edgewater Hospital Demolition Begins

The first phase of the old Edgewater Hospital demolition is underway on the site’s parking garage. Located at 5700 N. Ashland Ave., the hospital has set vacant for a number of years and there has been concern about public safety. Back in October, 2014 the property found a successful bidder, Sedgewick Acquisitions LLC.  They are currently under contract...

Area Residents Approve Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Andersonville

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Area Residents Approve Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Andersonville

Like it or not, a new medical marijuana dispensary just cleared its first big hurdle to occupy the store front at 5001 N Clark St. (former Pie Hole restaurant). If the license is approved by the State, the business will be located on the far South end of Andersonville at the corner of Clark and Argyle....

Greenest House in Andersonville Could Be Demolished

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Greenest House in Andersonville Could Be Demolished

Sitting at the southwest corner of Balmoral and Paulina, is a newly renovated modern house that sits empty on a fairly large sized lot. As I stroll by the property on my dog-walks pretty regularly, I started asking around to see if people knew why it has stood vacant for the last few years. The...

Cheetah Ranks in Top Chicago Gyms By Time Out

By Keely Jones | Monday, January 12, 2015

Cheetah Ranks in Top Chicago Gyms By Time Out

Cheetah Gym was recently named one of the top 20 best gyms by Time Out Chicago. According to the article, they made the cut for things such as the array of classes (like OldSkool and AlphaBootCamp), a wide range of equipment, Bucktown’s CrossFit and three locations to serve its members. Time Out also cites their strong neighborhood spirit including...

Andersonville 101: Think You Know The Borders? You May Be Surprised

By Leah Scull | Friday, January 9, 2015

Andersonville 101: Think You Know The Borders? You May Be Surprised

When most Chicagoans think of the section of Edgewater called Andersonville, they picture the stretch of independent and locally owned specialty shops, restaurants, and service providers located along N Clark St. It’s no surprise why. This area, known as the Andersonville Commercial Historic District, is renowned for its nightlife and unique offerings; many of...

New Community Art Space Vignette/Vignette Opening This Spring

By Samantha Witthuhn | Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Community Art Space Vignette/Vignette Opening This Spring

Bringing out the paint brushes, pottery wheels, dogs and more, Vignette/Vignette—a new community art space—is stretching canvases and spinning clay in preparation for its grand opening in Edgewater this spring. Located at 1212 W. Thorndale Ave., Vignette/Vignette will operate as a community art studio offering drop-in and month-long workshops and classes. With all the...

Carson’s Ribs Property Sells For Under Half 2006 Price, No Development Plans Yet

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Carson’s Ribs Property Sells For Under Half 2006 Price,  No Development Plans Yet

It has been a long 10 years for residents interested in the future of the old Carson’s Ribs property at 5970 N. Ridge. Back in 2005 when the rib joint closed its doors, the large 22,000 sq. ft. property went on the market for $2.15 million. Vranas and Chioros Realty Group eventually bought the property...

Two People Shot In An Apparent Drive-By Monday Night On Kenmore

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Two People Shot In An Apparent Drive-By Monday Night On Kenmore

In what was an apparent drive by shooting on Monday night at 9:10 p.m., two people were injured by gun shots in Edgewater. The incident occurred near Thorndale on the 5900 block of Kenmore. The two people who were shot, a 29-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, were standing on that block when the bullets started flying...

Edgewater’s Local Parkview Pet Supplies Closes

By Sharon Howerton | Monday, January 5, 2015

Edgewater’s Local Parkview Pet Supplies Closes

For years Parkview Pet Supplies was a small but well known establishment located on Balmoral and Broadway. It has been a favorite of pet owners particularly those whose pets may have had special dietary needs. The owner knew everyone’s name and the business had rave reviews on digital media. Over the last couple of months,...

Egdewater High Rise Fire kills Elderly Woman

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, January 2, 2015

Egdewater High Rise Fire kills Elderly Woman

An 81-year-old woman was badly injured with burns after a fire in Edgewater Beach started in her high rise apartment. The blaze broke out early this morning around 8:45 a.m. at 5333 N. Sheridan Rd. The 34 story building houses The Breakers, a senior citizen living complex. The building’s sprinkler system quickly pick out the...




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