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  • Friends of West Edgewater Park launch website

    Photo courtesy of Friends of Edgewater Park on Flickr A reader writes in:“As follow up to your post about Edgewater residents’ attempt to have the Edgewater Medical Center made into a public park, I wanted to share some follow-up information. Friends of West Edgewater Park (as the park committee is unofficially being called) has developed […]

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  • Man robbed at gunpoint @ Lakewood/Granville

    From EveryBlock Chicago:“I was walking home from Stella Espresso around 10pm. As I approached Granville Ave walking south on Lakewood I heard footsteps come up behind me. The footsteps grew quicker so I decided to cross the street. As I crossed the street the followed. I turned to see who it what when an African-American […]

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  • Busted: Edgewater woman arrested in illegal DVD operation

    From ChicagoBreakingNews.com: A 34-year-old woman was arrested for her role in an international operation that sold illegal DVDs, the Cook County sheriff’s office said today. Akpezi Mokedi is charged with unlawful use of unidentified sound or audio/visual recordings, a felony, after almost 6,500 pirated DVDs were seized from her apartment in the 5800 block of […]

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  • The Buzz turns 2!

    This weekend marks the 2 year point from when the Edgewater Community Buzz (originally the Edgewater Crime Blotter) first launched in May 2008 after being inspired by fellow bloggers in neighboring Uptown and Rogers Park. Our goal was to create a forum for residents to obtain and discuss information related specifically to our beautiful Chicago […]

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  • Death ruled homicide

    From CBS2 Chicago/Sun Times Newsire: The body of a man that was shot multiple times, wrapped in a bed sheet and duct-taped was found Friday in the back of a car that belongs to a missing Rogers Park man. The car belongs to Kirk Flowers, a missing Rogers Park man last seen May 8, according […]

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  • Body found in car on Rosemont

    According to a follower on our Facebook page, as well as ChicagoBreakingNews.com, a body was found in a car in the 1400 block of Rosemont in Edgewater. There was police activity in the area around a sedan which had the front passenger window shot or broken out. We will post more details as we obtain […]

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  • Clark/Ridge SBIF Rollout Meeting, Tuesday 5/18

    MDT (4619 N. Broadway) after receiving the SBIF treatment! If you’ve got a business located within the Clark/Ridge SBIF (Small Business Improvement Fund) area and you’re looking to improve the interior or exterior of your establishment, you may want to consider attending this meeting at the Broadway Armory (5917 N. Broadway) on Tuesday, May 18th. […]

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  • Study Analyzes Ridge Traffic

    From Alderman Smith’s eNewsletter:At Alderman Mary Ann Smith’s request, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) did a study to look at how changes in traffic patterns could improve the safety and quality of life along Ridge Avenue between Broadway and Clark. Priorities included providing better connections between neighbors and community resources, giving an assist to […]

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  • Beware of Census Scams

    As previously reported in February, be aware of Census scams. From the CPD: Census takers have begun visiting households that failed to mail back their 2010 questionnaire. They will also be clarifying contradictory or ambiguous data on previously returned forms. The Chicago Police Department and the U.S. Census Bureau want residents to be aware of […]

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  • Owner of Northside Toyota purchases building

    From Crain’s Chicago: “The owner of Chicago North Side Toyota Scion obtained a $3.84-million loan from Toyota Motor Credit Corp. to buy its site at 5625 N. Broadway in Edgewater. The owner, the Bob Loquercio Auto Group, had leased the site for about five years and bought it last month from the family of the […]

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  • Cab Collision in Edgewater, 1 hurt

    The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that 1 person is hurt after a cab ran over a median in an attempt to avoid debris in the road on Ashland at Catalpa this morning just after midnight. Two tires blew out on the left side of the vehicle and one passenger was injured and sent to […]

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  • Pancake Breakfast & Rummage Sale

    Epworth’s 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Rummage SaleDate: Saturday, May 15, 2010Time: 9:00am – 12:00pmLocation: 5253 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640Come and have a hot stack of fresh made pancakes and coffee. Afterwards, browse and find something you have to have at the rummage sale – most items only $3. Pancake batter generously provided […]

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