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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,...

Immigrants Are Haunted By Memories Of Genocide In Raven’s Current Production

By Victoria Marty | Friday, May 15, 2015

Immigrants Are Haunted By Memories Of Genocide In Raven’s Current Production

It could be described as a rather straightforward tale about a set of young immigrants coming to America to create a new life. Yet a careful look at the slideshow that begins the “Beast on the Moon” indicates that this is more than just a story about a quest for new opportunities. At the...

Edgewater Will Link To Joliet After Two Mile Bike Trail Gap Is Completed

By Victoria Marty | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Edgewater Will Link To Joliet After Two Mile Bike Trail Gap Is Completed

  More than a century has passed since famed city planner Daniel H. Burnham co-authored his 1909 Plan of Chicago to integrate a series of projects including highways, parks, railway systems and civic buildings. The goal was to grow the greater Chicago area. These days, efforts continue to connect a network of greenways and...

New Community Industrial Arts And Design Center Opens

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Community Industrial Arts And Design Center Opens

It used to be the headquarters of a radio manufacturer that was founded in 1918. Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign almost a century later, the building located at 6433 N. Ravenswood Ave. will again manufacture products — and then some. The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, which officially opened on Monday, will offer...

The Edgewater Lounge For Sale, Includes Building’s Resident Ghost

By Victoria Marty | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Edgewater Lounge For Sale, Includes Building’s Resident Ghost

For $725,000, you can buy a restaurant, a two-bedroom apartment and a ghost, too. The Edgewater Lounge, 5600 N. Ashland Ave., is a pre-Prohibition era restaurant bar that is allegedly haunted by Mary, one of its former owners. According to a 2012 story in The Columbia Chronicle, the slightly mischievous ghost may have something...

Sheridan High-Rise Fire Injures One, Second Blaze There In 5 Months

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sheridan High-Rise Fire Injures One, Second Blaze There In 5 Months

A man was injured in a high-rise fire at 5858 N. Sheridan Rd. yesterday. The victim, probably in his 20s, was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in fair condition with non-life-threatening injuries. The fire was reported around 12:40 p.m. on the 6th floor of the 12-story building. It was quickly extinguished and the situation was secure by...

31 People Charged After 5-Hour Standoff With Police Saturday

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, May 11, 2015

31 People Charged After 5-Hour Standoff With Police Saturday

A total of 31 people have been charged with disorderly conduct after party-goers barricaded themselves inside an Edgewater apartment. The charges stemmed from a 5-hour standoff with police that involved SWAT teams. A total of 33 people were detained for questioning. Those charged are 17 women, 13 men and 1 girl. Neighborhood residents are still shaken up about...

Andersonville Turns 50! Event Showcases Its Success

By Victoria Marty | Friday, May 8, 2015

Andersonville Turns 50! Event Showcases Its Success

In just under two months, Norcross and Scott, a retail shop and interior design studio located in what used to be a law and accounting office, has turned the word serene into more than just a feeling. It now encapsulates a physical space, located at 1476 W. Berwyn Ave., that’s open for business. “The...

New Whole Foods Lays Roots In Edgewater Community

By Samantha Witthuhn | Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Whole Foods Lays Roots In Edgewater Community

Blossoming Edgewater’s retail scene and bringing life back to Glenlake and Broadway Avenue, the new Whole Foods Market at 6009 N. Broadway is attracting a growing consumer base and harvesting a wealth of altruistic community partnerships; and it’s only been one week. The nationally recognized grocery chain renovated the former Dominick’s building, vacant since January 2014, and...

C4 Counseling Centers Shutting Down, 10,000 Area Patients At Risk

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

C4 Counseling Centers Shutting Down, 10,000 Area Patients At Risk

C4 (Community Counseling Centers Of Chicago) at 4740 N Clark St. announced that it will be shutting its doors on May 31. The center cares for more than 10,000 patient’s mental health needs including many Edgewater residents. The abrupt closing is now leaving those patients scrambling to find alternatives to the services  C4 was offering...

Senn Students Explore The Impact Of Violence And Incarceration In New Docudrama

By Victoria Marty | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Senn Students Explore The Impact Of Violence And Incarceration In New Docudrama

Day after day, they spent their lives behind bars, a mere number in a prison cell. But a play to be performed by Senn Arts High School students at Raven Theatre on May 19 and May 20 will demonstrate that these formerly incarcerated men are much more than just a statistic. Mechelle Moe wrote...

Andersonville Prepares For This Year’s Wine Walk

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, May 4, 2015

Andersonville Prepares For This Year’s Wine Walk

With Andersonville celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the community is gearing up for extra special events throughout 2015. One of those happenings is the 9th annual Andersonville Wine Walk, which takes place Sunday, May 17, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. However, this is not your average wine tasting because participants are able to...

To Kodiak and Back: a Story of a Spittoon

By Kathryn McLellan | Friday, May 1, 2015

To Kodiak and Back: a Story of a Spittoon

The Edgewater Historical Society was kind enough to invite me to their Spring Fundraiser. It included a silent auction ranging from options like breakfast with 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman to my favorite, a value pack of gift certificates to Gethsemane Garden Center and Father and Son Barber Shop. The item of the night, however,...

Rustic BBQ joint sets up shoppe in Andersonville

By Samantha Witthuhn | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rustic BBQ joint sets up shoppe in Andersonville

Smelling something off-the-bone and succulent on Clark Street? No, your head isn’t clouded with smoke. The famous Chicago barbecue joint, Pork Shoppe, is firing up the grills and slow-cooking a host of mouthwatering meats in preparation for the grand opening of its second location today, April 30. After a year chockfull of gritty construction and rustic...

Berwyn And Lawrence Red Line Stops Could Close For 3 Years During CTA Modernization

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Berwyn And Lawrence Red Line Stops Could Close For 3 Years During CTA Modernization

As the CTA attempts to undergo its largest capital investment project in its history, they hope to rebuild 100-year-old sections of the Red Line and Purple Line to meet demands of an ever growing ridership. The Red Line project will affect the route between Belmont and Howard. Here in Edgewater and Uptown to our...




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