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  • Marty’s Martini Bar Anticipated Expansion Canceled

    With a die-hard following of cocktail lovers, Marty’s Martini Bar at 1511 W Balmoral Ave. has been filling up glasses with spirits for ten years now. The narrow bar has ...


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Marty’s Martini Bar Anticipated Expansion Canceled

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, February 26, 2015
Marty’s Martini Bar Anticipated Expansion Canceled

With a die-hard following of cocktail lovers, Marty’s Martini Bar at 1511 W Balmoral Ave. has been filling up glasses with spirits for ten years now. The narrow bar has a charm of its own with a very intimate setting. However, the small space can get very crowded as the ever-growing number of patrons come in to celebrate. Over the last...

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Marty’s Martini Bar Anticipated Expansion Canceled

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, February 26, 2015
Marty’s Martini Bar Anticipated Expansion Canceled

With a die-hard following of cocktail lovers, Marty’s Martini Bar at 1511 W Balmoral Ave. has been filling up glasses with spirits for ten years now. The narrow bar has a charm of its own with a very intimate setting. However, the small space can get very crowded as the ever-growing number of patrons come in to celebrate. Over the last...

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Election Drama: Some Area Alderman Have An Easy Win, Others Not So Much

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Election Drama: Some Area Alderman Have An Easy Win, Others Not So Much

Yesterday’s voting proved to be an interesting one as area politicians worked hard to gain the support needed to win their election bids. But by the time the final numbers started rolling in, one word stole the headlines, ‘run-off’. With Mayor Emanuel unable to pull off the 50 percent he needed to clinch a second term,...

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2 Men Shot, 1 Critically On Kenmore Last Night

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
2 Men Shot, 1 Critically On Kenmore Last Night

Two men were shot last night on the 5800 block of N. Kenmore Ave. at around 12:05 a.m. A 25-year-old male victim was shot several times and is in critical condition. The other man, a 22-year-old, was shot in the leg and his condition has since stabilized. Both were taken to Saint Francis hospital. According to police...

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Local Lions Club Celebrates 94th Year Of Service

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Local Lions Club Celebrates 94th Year Of Service

Have you ever heard of a Lions Club? Not the kind of four legged roar that you would find at Lincoln Park or Brookfield Zoo but an international group of individuals committed to service. The Lions club is just that, an international organization with the motto, “We serve.” The first Lions Club was actually...

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Andersonville Walgreens Employee Deemed ‘Hero’ After Last Week’s Shooting

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, February 23, 2015
Andersonville Walgreens Employee Deemed ‘Hero’ After Last Week’s Shooting

Last week on a busy Valentine’s Saturday evening on Clark St. in Andersonville, a violent struggle unfolded in the Walgreens parking lot at 5440 N. Clark. The result of fight left two officers injured and another man arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder. Now, additional detail are surfacing abut exactly...

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Einstein Bros Bagels In Andersonville Closing, Company Downsizes Nationwide

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, February 20, 2015
Einstein Bros Bagels In Andersonville Closing, Company Downsizes Nationwide

On Tuesday, February 24, Einstein Bros Bagels at 5318 N Clark St. will be closing its doors for good.  In an effort to downsize and eliminate the restaurants that are not performing well, the Andersonville store will be among other Chicagoland locations which are also expected to be closing. Nationwide, Einstein Bros Bagels will be shuttering 39...

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O’Connor Running to Maintain His Aldermanic Position

By Victoria Grabner | Thursday, February 19, 2015
O’Connor Running to Maintain His Aldermanic Position

Chicago City Council 40th Ward incumbent Alderman Patrick O’Connor will face his first aldermanic challenge in 24 years against Dianne Deleiden, a Chicago Public Schools teacher and Edgewater resident, on Feb. 24. Economic development, public safety and parks remain some of O’Connor’s main campaign priorities. In Andersonville specifically, however, he is touting his efforts...

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Locally Owned Bistro/Retail Store Will Take Over Old Urban Orchard Spot

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Locally Owned Bistro/Retail Store Will Take Over Old Urban Orchard Spot

Since opening their first store in August of 2004 in Lakeview, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine has been a growing enterprise for its owners Greg O’Neill and Ken Miller. Within the following decade, they added a store on Lake Street in the Loop area, another in the Chicago French Market and in 2012 expanded next door to...

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Andersonville’s Most Curious Places: 5400 N. Clark aka Hamburger Mary’s

By Kat Mclellan | Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Andersonville’s Most Curious Places: 5400 N. Clark aka Hamburger Mary’s

Our next building in the Most Curious Places series is 5400 N. Clark suggested by William Collins. Currently the home of Hamburger Mary’s, it was originally built for the Swedish American State Bank in 1913. The architects were Ottenheimer, Stern, and Reichert, who only worked together in Chicago for a few years. Their most...

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Andersonville Walgreens Shooting

By Daniel Zagotta | Sunday, February 15, 2015
Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Andersonville Walgreens Shooting

Last night was a bitter cold Valentine’s Evening on the busy Andersonville strip. But luckily those freezing temps kept people inside the local businesses as dangerous events unfolded at the local Walgreens at 5440 N. Clark St. around 8 p.m. Saturday night As a man was approached by two officers for shoplifting outside the drugstore,...

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Andersonville Walgreens Shoplifter Disarms Officer And Fires Shots At Him

By Daniel Zagotta | Saturday, February 14, 2015
Andersonville Walgreens Shoplifter Disarms Officer And Fires Shots At Him

It was a chaotic scene at the Andersonville Walgreens at 5440 N. Clark St. when a shoplifter was confronted by two Chicago policemen around 8 p.m. on Saturday evening. The accused shoplifter scuffled with police, disarming one of them. He them aimed at the officers and fired shots. No one was reported to be wounded...

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40th Ward Alderman Race Has First Challenge In 24 Years, Meet Dianne Daleiden

By Laura Sabransky | Friday, February 13, 2015
40th Ward Alderman Race Has First Challenge In 24 Years, Meet Dianne Daleiden

For the first time in 24 years, 40th Ward constituents will see something new on their ballots when they vote for alderman: two candidates. Dianne Daleiden, a Chicago Public School teacher and longtime Edgewater resident is challenging incumbent Pat O’Connor who has been an alderman since 1983. Daleiden is a registered democrat and distinguishes herself...

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Steep Theatre’s Powerful New Play, The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle

By Victoria Grabner | Thursday, February 12, 2015
Steep Theatre’s Powerful New Play, The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle

“The wishes of dead people don’t usually concern us,” Roger tells the main character of The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle midway through this witty and engaging play. Yet, as becomes abundantly clear in the Steep Theatre Co.’s latest production, the intentions of the departed can, and do, make a difference....

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