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  • Simon’s Tavern In Andersonville Makes National News
    Simon’s Tavern In Andersonville Makes National News

    One in six neighborhood bars have closed down. Those are sad statistics for some. Once a booming business in Chicago, around 10,000 local taverns (affectionately referred to as ‘dive bars’) are now a dying breed. On national news CBS Sunday Morning yesterday, they featured these Chicago dive bars and focused on two in particular: Rossi’s on State Street and […]

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  • Ald. Osterman Joins Colleagues To Sponsor Syrian Refugee Resolution
    Ald. Osterman Joins Colleagues To Sponsor Syrian Refugee Resolution

    Edgewater and Andersonville have a long history in which immigrants have made our community their home. It has been an area rich in diversity and has always had an attitude favoring inclusion. On Thursday, 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman joined many of his City Council colleagues in sponsoring a non-binding resolution to continue accepting Syrian […]

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  • What Does the Edgewater Chamber, Edgewater Workbench and Kitchen Sink Have In Common? Ally Brisbin!
    What Does the Edgewater Chamber, Edgewater Workbench and Kitchen Sink Have In Common? Ally Brisbin!

    You probably have already met Ally Brisbin. Extremely active in the community,  not only is she the Marketing and Events Manager for the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, she is also the co-owner of Edgewater Workbench, a 3D printing and lasercutting studio on Thorndale. She also currently sits on the Local School Council for Swift Elementary School. Ally got […]

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  • Your Ridge Ave. Speed Camera Ticket May Be Improperly Issued
    Your Ridge Ave. Speed Camera Ticket May Be Improperly Issued

    Mayor Emmanuel’s plan was to protect Chicago kids walking near schools and parks from lead-footed drivers with the help of speed cameras. Now a report has surfaced that as much as $2.4  million in camera tickets were improperly issued by the City. A Tribune report that came out today accuses the City of issuing these fines when the […]

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  • Man Found Hanging From Tree Monday Has Been Identified
    Man Found Hanging From Tree Monday Has Been Identified

    It was a typical Monday morning and people went about their daily routine along the park on the southwest corner of Lake Shore Drive and Foster Ave. One woman however, became alarmed by an unusual scene in the park’s grassy field. That woman, 35-year-old Linda Ewen, told the Chicago Tribune she was driving by in a cab and out of the corner […]

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  • Man Found Dead Hanging From Tree Near Foster Ave
    Man Found Dead Hanging From Tree Near Foster Ave

    A man was found dead, hanging from a tree on the 5100 block of N. Lake Shore Drive. Police are saying it was a possible suicide. The body was discovered around 7:50 a.m. this morning. The man, described as being in his 30s or 40s, was found in a Chicago Park District field near Foster Ave. The scene […]

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  • Historic Somerset Place Signs Its First Retail Tenant, Alchemia
    Historic Somerset Place Signs Its First Retail Tenant, Alchemia

    At last week’s Uptown United gala, Somerset Place Apartment’s Ayman Assaf of Zidan Management Group received a Partner Award for his efforts in the transformation of the aging building. The complex located at 5009 N. Sheridan (2 blocks South of Foster but still located within the 48th ward) went through its remarkable transformation a couple years […]

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  • 5 Questions Is Back! With Pizzeria Aroma’s Jim Dababneh
    5 Questions Is Back! With Pizzeria Aroma’s Jim Dababneh

    For over 15 years Jim Dababneh has been tossing up some of Edgewater’s favorite pizzas at Pizzeria Aroma, 1125 W. Berwyn.  He has since opened the popular Chicago Grind Cafe nearby at 5256 N. Broadway and celebrated their one year anniversary. Jim is a straight talker with a sincere passion for local businesses and keeping them successful. Dababneh admits that it […]

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  • Cantina 1910 Snags Some Coveted ‘Hot List’ Spots
    Cantina 1910 Snags Some Coveted ‘Hot List’ Spots

    In an article last Wednesday, EVB commented on a Chicago Reader article which tried to make a good case for Cantina 1910 located at 5200 N. Clark Street. However, it ended up shaming Yelpers and the entire community of Andersonville. Many readers felt that Cantina 1910 should not suffer from the Andersonville-bashing Reader article but instead be […]

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  • Another Restaurant Closes At 5413 N. Clark In Andersonville
    Another Restaurant Closes At 5413 N. Clark In Andersonville

    The Andersonville storefront at 5413 N. Clark St. has been plagued by short lived eateries over the past few years after the old Ole Ole closed in 2010. In 2012, Marigold restaurant opened it doors, but closed them one year later. In late 2013, another restaurant opened at the same location, Bull Horns Taco Bar. They only lasted a few months. […]

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  • High Traffic Ridge and Bryn Mawr Corner Could See New Tenant Soon
    High Traffic Ridge and Bryn Mawr Corner Could See New Tenant Soon

    Progress is afoot at the corner of Ridge, Broadway and Bryn Mawr in Edgewater. Six apartments and one ground floor retail space at 5600 N. Ridge Ave. have now been renovated. Christine Lock Bachman, a publicist for Cedar St/FLATS, said the company purchased the property for $1.125 million from 5600 N. Ridge LLC, a private […]

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  • Marijuana Goes On Sale, Andersonville Dispensary Announces Open House
    Marijuana Goes On Sale, Andersonville Dispensary Announces Open House

    With state regulators giving the green light to authorized cannabis cultivation centers to start shipping their product last week, several medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago are expected to open today. It will be the first time the drug is allowed to be sold legally in decades. Illinois mailed out 3,300 ID cards on Oct. 30 […]

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  • New Raven Play Focuses On Survival During Hurricane Katrina
    New Raven Play Focuses On Survival During Hurricane Katrina

    “There was a time when tens of thousands of New Orleans homes were stewing in fetid floodwaters.” The destruction, according to The Times-Picayune Editorial Board, was the result of Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane that made landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. “The Play About My Dad,” the Raven Theatre’s Midwest premiere of […]

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