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Andersonville Ranks In 2015 Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods Nationwide

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, January 26, 2015
Andersonville Ranks In 2015 Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods Nationwide

Andersonville got big news this past week as it was named in the top ten hottest neighborhoods in the nation for 2015 by Redfin. Specifically, it ranked #7 nationwide and #1 for the the entire Chicago area which includes the suburbs. Redfin is one of the top five real estate search engines with an...

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Upcoming Events In Edgeville
Jan 30 6:00pm Free Family Fun Night The Shift
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The ‘Greenest House’ In Andersonville Meets Its Fate

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The ‘Greenest House’ In Andersonville Meets Its Fate

A couple weeks ago we reported on the story about the ‘greenest house’ in Andersonville and the approval of the permits needed to tear down the home. It quickly became one our biggest stories of the year and earned many comments online in favor of demolition and others in support of the structure to...

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Edgewater Chamber Partners With Loyola To Bring Match.com CEO Sam Yagan To Speak

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Edgewater Chamber Partners With Loyola To Bring Match.com CEO Sam Yagan To Speak

As current CEO of Match.com, Sam Yagan has brought his unique style of professional expertise to the world of love and romance. Yet he has done so much more over the last decade. In 1999, he co-founded SparkNotes, a free study guide for students which covers everything from literature and poetry to math and economics. Then...

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Andersonville Ranks In 2015 Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods Nationwide

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, January 26, 2015
Andersonville Ranks In 2015 Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods Nationwide

Andersonville got big news this past week as it was named in the top ten hottest neighborhoods in the nation for 2015 by Redfin. Specifically, it ranked #7 nationwide and #1 for the the entire Chicago area which includes the suburbs. Redfin is one of the top five real estate search engines with an...

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Witnesses Say SUV Driver Purposely Ran Over Dogs On Wednesday Evening

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, January 22, 2015
Witnesses Say SUV Driver Purposely Ran Over Dogs On Wednesday Evening

The neighborhood is shocked and heartbroken for the dogs and their owners of a horrible incident Wednesday evening. Normally a very peaceful area, “the meadows” (which is the grassy area from Berwyn Ave. to Bryn Mawr Ave. and between the Sheridan high rises and Lake Shore Drive) was a horrific scene of brutality in which one...

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Dog Killed, Others Injured After SUV Fires Shots And Swerves Into Park

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, January 22, 2015
Dog Killed, Others Injured After SUV Fires Shots And Swerves Into Park

A dog was killed and as many as three others injured on Wednesday evening in the park often know as “the meadows” at the 5400 block of N. Sheridan. A white SUV, possibly a Jeep, swerved into the large grassy area off Lake Shore Drive around 5:30 p.m. after firing several shots into the...

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Urban Orchard Closing, May Be Replaced By Corporate Chain Chipotle

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Urban Orchard Closing, May Be Replaced By Corporate Chain Chipotle

The local boutique grocer in Andersonville, Urban Orchard at 5212 N. Clark, will be closing their doors at the end of January, 2015. The small store with an adjoining cafe was founded on the belief that high quality food should be available every day. Eric Mazzone and Jim Machniak, who opened the Andersonville store in...

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Community Weighs In On Trumbull School’s Fate, Findings Released

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Community Weighs In On Trumbull School’s Fate, Findings Released

Trumbull School’s doors have been closed since the end of the last school year. The neighborhood has been concerned not only about the loss of the school but what will come of the building and who or what, will be residing in the building. On Monday, November 24, 2014, several hundred community members and neighbors met...

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Whole Foods Releases Opening Date For Edgewater Store

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, January 19, 2015
Whole Foods Releases Opening Date For Edgewater Store

The neighborhood has long anticipated the opening of their new Whole Foods Edgewater location. Unlike Mariano’s, who quickly shuffled to rebrand the Dominick’s store they acquired at Sheridan and Foster, the Whole Foods store that is taking over the closed Dominick’s at 6009 N. Broadway took time to open. They have stated that the seven Dominick’s stores they...

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ICA Brings Brings Classical Materpieces To Edgewater Families

By Sharon Howerton | Friday, January 16, 2015
ICA Brings Brings Classical Materpieces To Edgewater Families

We can hear musical masterpieces right in our own neighborhood in the form of the International Chamber Artists who perform regularly at St. Gregory the Great Parish. Almost ten years ago, founder and artistic director Patrick Godon had a vision of bringing classical music not only to an adult audience but, as the years...

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Edgewater Hospital Demolition Begins

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, January 15, 2015
Edgewater Hospital Demolition Begins

The first phase of the old Edgewater Hospital demolition is underway on the site’s parking garage. Located at 5700 N. Ashland Ave., the hospital has set vacant for a number of years and there has been concern about public safety. Back in October, 2014 the property found a successful bidder, Sedgewick Acquisitions LLC.  They are currently under contract...

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Area Residents Approve Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Andersonville

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Area Residents Approve Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Andersonville

Like it or not, a new medical marijuana dispensary just cleared its first big hurdle to occupy the store front at 5001 N Clark St. (former Pie Hole restaurant). If the license is approved by the State, the business will be located on the far South end of Andersonville at the corner of Clark and Argyle....

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Greenest House in Andersonville Could Be Demolished

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Greenest House in Andersonville Could Be Demolished

Sitting at the southwest corner of Balmoral and Paulina, is a newly renovated modern house that sits empty on a fairly large sized lot. As I stroll by the property on my dog-walks pretty regularly, I started asking around to see if people knew why it has stood vacant for the last few years. The...

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Cheetah Ranks in Top Chicago Gyms By Time Out

By Keely Jones | Monday, January 12, 2015
Cheetah Ranks in Top Chicago Gyms By Time Out

Cheetah Gym was recently named one of the top 20 best gyms by Time Out Chicago. According to the article, they made the cut for things such as the array of classes (like OldSkool and AlphaBootCamp), a wide range of equipment, Bucktown’s CrossFit and three locations to serve its members. Time Out also cites their strong neighborhood spirit including...

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