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Steep’s New Play Is a Sci-fi Thriller With a Dose Of Dark Comedy

By Victoria Marty | Friday, July 17, 2015

Steep’s New Play Is a Sci-fi Thriller With a Dose Of Dark Comedy

“You have to stop romanticizing people,” Ben, the chief villain in Alistair McDowall’s new play, tells Greg, another, younger character who is blinded by Ben’s wealth and power. “People aren’t so important.” Yet if London-based Ben uses cringe-worthy methods to become Middlesbrough, UK’s newest drug lord, his rival, Luke, sees another way forward. And...

Alert Given About Violent Daytime Robberies In Edgewater and Uptown

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Alert Given About Violent Daytime Robberies In Edgewater and Uptown

The Chicago police have put out a warning about recent violent robberies that have occurred in the Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods. The perpetrators approach the victims from behind, then knock them to the ground. The suspects then take the victims’ jewelry, wallets and other valuables.  All the occurrences have happened in the daytime on the...

Think Orange! Gearing Up For The 4th Annual Edgefest

By Sharon Howerton | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Think Orange! Gearing Up For The 4th Annual Edgefest

It’s all about the orange. No, not the fruit or the juice. It’s about the orange Edgewater Survival Kit that you may find at your favorite restaurant or other establishment. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce will be passing out these survival kits at a number of local businesses. We don’t know where, but Marketing and Events...

New Andersonville Health Food Cafe and Store Set To Open In August

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Andersonville Health Food Cafe and Store Set To Open In August

A new health food store and cafe is set to open at 5507 N. Clark by the end of August. The business will be called Progo and the cafe menu is said to have reasonably priced healthy options such as salads and wraps. They will carry Metropolis coffee and be blending up smoothies. A...

New Edgeworx Co-Working Space Opening On Broadway.

By Victoria Marty | Monday, July 13, 2015

New Edgeworx Co-Working Space Opening On Broadway.

Coffee shops hold great appeal for the work-from-anywhere set in Edgewater. But starting Aug. 1, these types of small business owners and employees will have another option from which to complete projects, email contacts and generate new customers. “Edgewater and the North Side are an incredibly diverse neighborhood and area,” said Mike Bartelt, the...

‘One Summer Chicago’ Provides Jobs For Teens On School Break

By Victoria Marty | Friday, July 10, 2015

‘One Summer Chicago’ Provides Jobs For Teens On School Break

Nathali Rebolledo and Jane Kimpaye could be doing something else with their summer. Instead, they are working five hours per day in Edgewater, painting the underside walls of the Metra viaducts along Ravenswood Avenue, as part of a program called One Summer Chicago. “I needed something to do in the summer, and I heard...

New Indie Film Shooting In Andersonville This Month

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Indie Film Shooting In Andersonville This Month

Starting last week, a new independent movie that focuses on a married couple and their struggle between relationships and technology began filming in the Andersonville neighborhood. The filming is slated to continue through July 24, 2015. The movie is called “Operator” and focuses on the relationship between the movie’s two stars, Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley”) and Mae Whitman (“Parenthood,”...

Edgewater Hospital’s Peter Rogan Remains In Custody, Poses Significant Flight Risk

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Edgewater Hospital’s Peter Rogan Remains In Custody, Poses Significant Flight Risk

The former owner of the now-shuttered Edgewater Medical Center will remain in custody pending separate criminal trials tied to the hospital’s collapse amid a massive health care fraud scheme, a federal judge ruled on July 1. Peter Rogan poses a significant flight risk, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly decided, agreeing with federal prosecutors. Rogan...

New Store Opening In Blue Buddha Boutique

By Lucas Van Duyne | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New Store Opening In Blue Buddha Boutique

A new bead store has opened inside of Blue Buddha Boutique as part of a joint effort to teach people how to make jewelry with their hands. “We complement each other,” vice-president and co-owner of AVP Jewelry and Beads Ana Pizarro said of the decision to partner with Blue Buddha Boutique at 1127 W....

Happy Independence Day!

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

Have a happy and safe Independence Day! We will be back on July 7th with new stories. Our social media will continue through the Holiday.

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...




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