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Water Tower Coming Down Today. What To Expect.

By Nora Brathol/Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, March 20, 2014

Water Tower Coming Down Today. What To Expect.

The iconic Andersonville water tower is poised to come down today from its lofty perch over the neighborhood.  Clark Street has been closed between Foster and Berwyn since this morning but traffic seems to be moving along well. Cranes are in position on Clark Street to remove the structure while crews from ComEd and...

Demolition to Begin on Broadway/Foster Development. Chipotle Possible Future Tenant

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Demolition to Begin on Broadway/Foster Development. Chipotle Possible Future Tenant

It has been 10 years since Piser Weinstein Funeral Home got out of Dodge and left for Skokie. They left a valuable tract of land vacant at 5206 N. Broadway that includes the funeral home and huge parking lot.  Most recently, big red  X’s were slapped on the front of the building to warn first responders that the...

5 Questions: Scott Crestodina, Independent Spirits, Inc.

By Nora Brathol | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5 Questions:  Scott Crestodina, Independent Spirits, Inc.

Meet Scott Crestodina, owner of Independent Spirits, Inc. For over a decade, Scott has been dreaming of opening a spirits store in Edgewater. That dream came true on July 19th, 2013 when he opened Independent Spirits Inc. at 5947 N. Broadway in Edgewater (and almost completely sold out of product that first weekend).  Scott picked...

Andersonville Shocked About Iconic Water Tower’s Demise

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Andersonville Shocked About Iconic Water Tower’s Demise

It was sadly announced on Monday by the Swedish American Museum that the iconic water tower that has long been a symbol of the neighborhood will be coming down. Located at 5011 N. Clark St. in Andersonville, the water tower is perched atop the museum and became famous about a decade ago when the Swedish...

Shots Fired at Thorndale and Broadway

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Shots Fired at Thorndale and Broadway

Shots were fired last night around 10:30pm at the Broadway and Thorndale intersection. There were no injuries or fatalities, but this will mark Edgewater’s second shooting in the last week. Last Wednesday, March 12, a 23 year-old man was shot at 7:40am at the 5800 block of North Kenmore. He was taken to Illinois...

Building Fire Closes Entrance To LSD

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, March 17, 2014

Building Fire Closes Entrance To LSD

It has not been easy going for Lake Shore Drive users the past couple days. Yesterday the Drive closes due to the crash and standoff at Fullerton that did not reopen until 4:30am this morning. Then again this morning at just before 8am (the peak of rush hour) the entrance to Lake Shore Drive...

President Orders Employees to Be Paid More

By Betty Tsamis, Esq. | Monday, March 17, 2014

President Orders Employees to Be Paid More

Last week President Obama announced that he is directing the US Department of Labor to propose revisions to modernize and streamline existing overtime regulations. Currently, an hourly employee is entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked in a workweek that exceeds 40 hours  unless the employee is deemed to be exempt. To be exempt from...

Edgeville’s Pothole Chaos. What Can You Do?

By Betty Tsamis, Esq. | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Edgeville’s Pothole Chaos. What Can You Do?

This winter season in Chicago has brought no shortage of potholes. In fact, many City residents agree that this could be one of the worst pothole seasons ever. Adding to citizens’ concerns is an observation by City management that companies contracted by the City to resurface  streets may have done shoddy work. Shoddy pothole repair...

Old Carson’s Ribs Land Up For Auction. New Development Potential.

By Daniel Zagotta/Keely Jones | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Old Carson’s Ribs Land Up For Auction. New Development Potential.

The building that was once Carson’s Ribs, located at 5970 N. Ridge Ave.  (between Clark and Paulina), has been vacant for years and currently sits lifeless at a major intersection in the Andersonville and Edgewater area. On May 21, 2014, the building will be up for auction by Fine and Company.  Many neighbors have been eager...

Judicial Races Matter. Remember To Vote.

By Betty Tsamis, Esq. | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Judicial Races Matter. Remember To Vote.

In the State of Illinois, our state court judges are elected. This means that citizens decide who is responsible for ensuring justice is delivered in courtrooms across the state. The right of citizens to elect our judges is also a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Citizens should strive to elect the most qualified judges because...

Puppy-mills No More! Hello Famous Fido Rescue Dogs.

By Keely Jones | Monday, March 10, 2014

Puppy-mills No More! Hello Famous Fido Rescue Dogs.

Chicago is joining cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix in the fight to ban and shut down pet stores that support inhumane treatment of pure-bred animals. One City passed legislation to do so 2 weeks ago. In March of 2015 the ordinance will go into effect and Chicago pet stores will not...

Car Explodes Into Flames On Sheridan

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, March 10, 2014

Car Explodes Into Flames On Sheridan

A fiery crash on Sheridan at Hollywood occurred this morning around 3:50am. According to reports a van was traveling at a high rate of speed, possibly ignored a red light and slammed into a smaller white vehicle. The van then flipped over on its side, careened into a light pole and burst into flames....

5 Questions: Lyle Allen, Care for Real

By Nora Brathol | Sunday, March 9, 2014

5 Questions:  Lyle Allen, Care for Real

Meet Lyle Allen, Executive Director of Care for Real. Originally from St. Louis, Lyle has lived in Chicago for over 20 years and is proud to call Edgewater home.  As the previous director of the League of Chicago Theatres and the Green City Market, Lyle became the Executive Director of Care for Real about...

Yoga Options In Edgeville. Time to Warm up!

By Keely Jones | Saturday, March 8, 2014

Yoga Options In Edgeville. Time to Warm up!

This winter has yet to let up in 2014 and that has made it difficult to warm up inside and out. But there is a solution to this awful winter weather… YOGA! Full disclosure, I am a yoga instructor at studios all around Chicago. As such, I have witnessed the ebbs and flows of...

New North Broadway Developments. Make Your Voice Heard

By Keely Jones | Friday, March 7, 2014

New North Broadway Developments. Make Your Voice Heard

Have a suggestion about our neighborhood’s streets, bike lanes, stores or green space?  Then NOW is your opportunity to voice your opinion about ways to improve our neighborhood’s look and feel as the North Broadway Corridor plan gets under way. The City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development is sponsoring an economic development...

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