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  • Dogs Will Fly This Weekend In Edgewater

    Have you ever seen a dog fly? Well this weekend in Edgewater you can. Brought to you by Bark Bark Club, see your canine pals do amazing things at the DockDogs stage during ....


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Three New Businesses Transforming Andersonville’s Busiest Intersections

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Three New Businesses Transforming Andersonville’s Busiest Intersections

The corners of two of Andersonvilles’s busiest intersections on Foster between Clark and Ashland are buzzing with new businesses that are all opening soon. Sitting vacant for a while now, Nelson Funeral Home at Foster/Ashland and both Vitamin Outlet and Icosium Cafe at Foster/Clark have left people wondering when these prime local spaces would...

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Dogs Will Fly This Weekend In Edgewater

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Dogs Will Fly This Weekend In Edgewater

Have you ever seen a dog fly? Well, this weekend in Edgewater, you can. Brought to you by Bark Bark Club, see your canine pals do amazing things at the DockDogs stage during this weekend’s Edgefest Saturday and Sunday. DockDogs is considered one of the world’s leading canine aquatic competitions. The dogs will compete in three...

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Taste Of Andersonville Hits The Strip. Which Route Will You Choose?

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Taste Of Andersonville Hits The Strip. Which Route Will You Choose?

It’s August and probably hot (though with this summer, one never knows). It’s a Wednesday evening. What could one do to brighten up a mid-week? How about considering the Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 12? Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Jessica Hammer explained that there has been a...

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20 Year Devon Liquor License Ban To Be Debated To Allow New Pub

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, July 27, 2015
20 Year Devon Liquor License Ban To Be Debated To Allow New Pub

A 20-year-old liquor license moratorium is to be debated at a public meeting tomorrow to possibly allow for a new brew pub at 1221-27 W. Devon (at Magnolia) in the 48th Ward. The moratorium, which was imposed by the City Council pursuant to an ordinance sponsored by Alderman Patrick O’Connor, has lasted 20 years. Since then, no...

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Chicago Plastic Bag Ban Starts Next Week, What’s In Store?

By Leah Scull | Friday, July 24, 2015
Chicago Plastic Bag Ban Starts Next Week, What’s In Store?

The days of the thin plastic shopping bag in Chicago are numbered; on Aug. 1, the City of Chicago’s partial plastic bag ban will go into effect and large stores, defined as a store with a floor area greater than 10,000 square feet, will be banned from giving non-reusable plastic bags to shoppers at the point of...

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Senn Principal Susan Lofton Resigns Amid CPS Investigation

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, July 23, 2015
Senn Principal Susan Lofton Resigns Amid CPS Investigation

A Chicago Public Schools spokesperson as well as Alderman Harry Osterman have confirmed that Senn High School Principal Susan Lofton has in fact resigned from her position. The resignation comes after Lofton, who has been credited with turning the school’s reputation around over the last several years, was removed as principal. Last Friday, the CPS...

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Care For Real Food Pantry Partners With Whole Foods In Upcoming Fundraisers

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Care For Real Food Pantry Partners With Whole Foods In Upcoming Fundraisers

Enjoy the chance to try some new wines and sample tasty food while helping a good cause as part of a fundraiser to benefit Care for Real tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at Whole Foods’ Edgewater, 6009 N. Broadway St. A $12 donation will grant you two glasses of wine and delicious food...

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Senn High Principal Removed Pending Investgation

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Senn High Principal Removed Pending Investgation

Edgewater’s Senn High School principal, Susan Lofton, has been removed from her position pending a Chicago Public Schools investigation. Lofton was told the news last Friday but the public announcement from the school’s inspector general wasn’t given until yesterday. Dismissal charges are being reviewed by CPS interim CEO Jesse Ruiz. In a Chicago Sun-Times article, sources said Lofton...

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Senn High Students Start College Scholarships To Aid Undocumented Classmates

By Victoria Marty | Monday, July 20, 2015
Senn High Students Start College Scholarships To Aid Undocumented Classmates

A 17-year-old Edgewater resident and native of Spain who graduated from Nicholas Senn High School this year is one of two students who has received a $1,500 college scholarship because of a new program initiated by that school’s student council. “I’m very happy and very grateful that I got the scholarship,” Almudena Rincon said...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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