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Alderman Warns About Neighborhood Phone Scam

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, December 12, 2014

Alderman Warns About Neighborhood Phone Scam

In a statement released today from Alderman Osterman’s office, they warn the community to be aware of a phone scam that could happen to area residents. The calls appear to be local but they may be actually coming from Puerto Rico. The scam involves individuals who call the victim and claim that a relative has been...

Upcoming Andersonville Holiday Traditions, What’s Yours?

By Christopher Balza | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Upcoming Andersonville Holiday Traditions, What’s Yours?

As the holidays quickly approach we see our neighborhood being transformed into a warm, inviting atmosphere with brilliant white lights and festive green garland. Walking down both Bryn Mawr and Clark streets residents may gaze into the beautifully decorated store front windows and partake in any number of wonderful neighborhood restaurants. With the holidays...

Uncommon Ground Ranks In USA Today’s “Top 10″ Chicago Healthy Menus

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Uncommon Ground Ranks In USA Today’s “Top 10″ Chicago Healthy Menus

If you know anything about Uncommon Ground at 1401 W Devon Ave, it’s that the food always seems to hit the spot. The cozy space with its warm fireplaces is a great place to sip one of their house-infused vodkas and relax. But what’s even more special is what’s on top. The roof that is....

Rivendell Theatre’s ‘Women at War’ Finishes To Rave Reviews

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rivendell Theatre’s ‘Women at War’ Finishes To Rave Reviews

Rivendell just finished up their premiere production of ‘Women at War’ that ran from November 5 – December 6, 2014. The piece was extremely successful and received rave reviews, seating a packed house almost every show. The theatre company spent the last four years developing this piece that examines the complexities of being a woman at war. With national...

National Protests Come To Andersonville

By Keely Jones | Monday, December 8, 2014

National Protests Come To Andersonville

This last Sunday, Andersonville was one of the many communities across Chicago that participated in a peaceful walking demonstration to respond to the recent news regarding the death of Eric Garner in New York. This news came shortly after the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson. Tensions have been running high across the country...

C4 ‘Recovery Point’ Substance Abuse Support Center On Ridge Closing

By Sharon Howerton | Friday, December 5, 2014

C4 ‘Recovery Point’ Substance Abuse Support Center On Ridge Closing

Over the last few years, Chicago has seen a great deal of mental health facilities close their doors for several different reasons including, lack of federal funding, challenges with administration and operations, a lack of support systems, among many others. It appears as though this is also the case with a program run by nonprofit C4, called...

CPS Releases New School Rating System, Edgewater Schools Place High

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, December 4, 2014

CPS Releases New School Rating System,  Edgewater Schools Place High

Chicago Public Schools released their new rating system yesterday for the 664 schools in the district. Instead of the old three level rating system (1 being best and 3 being worst), there will now be five. Tier one consists of the top performing schools with level-1+ being best and level-1 next. Tier two consists...

Erickson’s Deli Shut Down, Another Swedish Business Faces Difficult Decisions

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Erickson’s Deli Shut Down, Another Swedish Business Faces Difficult Decisions

Erickson’s Delicatessen has been around since 1925 when Andersonville had one of the largest Swedish American populations in the country. known for such traditional Swedish food items such as herring, lingonberries, and (of course) meatballs; the deli has served the neighborhood’s dedicated customer base. Now the business is facing difficult decisions as the city has shut them down...

Andersonville Gears Up For Local Late Night Holiday Sales This Friday

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Andersonville Gears Up For Local Late Night Holiday Sales This Friday

This upcoming Friday, December 5 from 6 -10 p.m. is the 12th annual Late Night Andersonville in which 40 stores will participate by staying open late and offering sales, refreshments and entertainment. Cross off everyone on your holiday gift list while supporting local businesses at the same time. With every type of retail shop to choose from...

New Menswear Store Introduces Fresh Brands to Clark Street

By Samantha Witthuhn | Monday, December 1, 2014

New Menswear Store Introduces Fresh Brands to Clark Street

Bringing a mix of high-end and progressive menswear from designers across the globe, Notre — Andersonville’s latest destination for handpicked, highly-curated men’s fashion wear — opened its doors in the neighborhood’s ever-burgeoning shopping district on North Clark Street. Located at 5202 N. Clark Street, the dark yet inviting shop features a relaxed and lush...

Trumbull School Proposals Presented At Community Meeting

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Trumbull School Proposals Presented At Community Meeting

  Trumbull Elementary, located at 5200 N Ashland, has been empty for the last several months due to last year’s Chicago Public School closings. But last night Alderman Patrick O’Connor of the 40th ward held an open community meeting at Trumbull that had the auditorium spilling over with people to discuss potential uses for the...

Diana’s Daycare: Working With Area Resources To Achieve The Small Business Dream

By Keely Jones | Monday, November 24, 2014

Diana’s Daycare: Working With Area Resources To Achieve The Small Business Dream

Daycare is in high demand in Chicago these days. With limited options for working parents, there is a great need for affordable childcare within the city. Diana Anderson is one of the many small business owners trying to fulfill that need. Living her life-long dream of running her own daycare business, Diana has recently...

Andersonville’s Care For Real Toy Drive To Serve About 800 Children

By Sharon Howerton | Friday, November 21, 2014

Andersonville’s Care For Real Toy Drive To Serve About 800 Children

As we think about preparing for Thanksgiving or as we begin to make that list and check it twice for gifts for family and friends, how about making a place at that virtual table for the children of our community by way of the Care for Real annual toy drive? Lyle Allen, executive director,...

Saint Harridan Andersonville Pop-Up Re-Engineers Suits For Women And Transmen

By Keely Jones | Thursday, November 20, 2014

Saint Harridan Andersonville Pop-Up Re-Engineers Suits For Women And Transmen

Saint Harridan is an Oakland based shopping boutique that specializes in high-end suits, ties, shirts, pants and more for those who can’t usually find what they are looking for at a regular men’s clothing store. The pop-up is happening next to Joie De Vine, at 1748 W. Balmoral and has been going since Friday. They will be open until...

Secrets Behind Open House Chicago: Edgewater Edition

By Kat McLellan | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Secrets Behind Open House Chicago: Edgewater Edition

While waiting in line for the Emil Bach House as part of Open House Chicago (OHC), a friend commented, “I wonder how they decide what’s on the list.” I had never really thought about it but with Edgewater being featured for the first time, I realized that this was a question that needed answering....




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