EGA’s Fall meeting is Oct 6th. Mark your calendars friends!

Hi Neighbors! If you live in Edgewater Glen and want to meet your neighbors from other parts of The Glen, come up to EGA’s Fall Meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday, October 6 at 7:00 PM in St. Gertrude’s Social Hall (SW corner of Granville and Glenwood). Please feel free to share with friends who live in the neighborhood but may not be connected on here.

Trying to figure out which Edgewater block club you belong to? Checkout the Edgewater Block Club Map and contact information here.

Thanks for the submission Steve. We are looking forward to meeting everyone!

(see details below)


“The annual fall meeting of the Edgewater Glen Association (EGA) will be on Monday, October 6 at the St. Gertrude’s Social Hall at the SW corner of Glenwood and Granville.

We expect to have a presentation by the Edgewater Chamber Executive Director as well as other speakers. Refreshments begin at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7 PMEGA is one of the oldest continuously operating neighborhood associations in the city. Dues are $10.00 a year.

If you live within the boundaries of the Glen (Broadway to Clark, south side of Granville to Norwood), please join us.”

– Steve Meiss, Board Member and Past President EGA

Local Business Spotlight: Clark-Devon featured in Popular Mechanics

Well… these guys have been helping everyone in the neighborhood with all our home rehab projects since 1924 and we LOVE them.

We are thrilled to have Clark-Devon Hardware as our inaugural Local Business Spotlight submission. Recently featured in Popular Mechanics and DNA Info Chicago (below).

Thanks for the shop local submission Frank! (Hood Avenue Neighbor)


Popular Mechanics Article

Edgewater Glen Daily iOS & Android Apps Coming Soon!


Hi Neighbors!

A bunch of us over here at EGD Headquarters geek-out in the space where grassroots community development, technology and mobile user experience design intersect.

We thought it would be fun to give a whirl at designing & developing our own iOS and Android apps for Edgewater. This site’s responsive template is pretty flexible for a variety of different screen sizes and mobile devices at the moment but still thought it would be fun to tinker, learn some new technologies and take it to the next level.

If you have an interest in civic apps built with open data (Open City Link) and have any local neighborhood app ideas… by all means, let’s collaborate.

We’ve got a few 1871 ideas brewing up beyond our EGD prototyping lab as well! 🙂

Drop us a line:

Open Gov Hack Night

Around the Hood: City Made Fest Band Lineup!

City Made Fest

If you missed out on the inaugural City Made Fest last year, time to mark your calendars. This was easily Edgewater’s best little underground block party featuring local businesses, brewers and artists from all across Chicago — right in our town center.

It looks like our A-ville friends & neighbors have lined up a great group of local Chicago bands this year. See you in town!

Lightfoils (Website)


Son Monarchas (Website)


Sure Fire Groove (Website)



Jason Maek & Zaena (Website)




Deanna Devore (Website)


Congress of Starlings (Website)


Stann Champion’s Roots Rock Society (Website)


Antony & The Tramps (Website)


Brent Kimbrough & Company Quintet (Website)




Neighborhood History: Ridge before & after

Ever wonder how our quaint Clark & Ridge intersection got to be the way it is today?

Arguably not one of our neighborhood’s finest moments in urban design & planning… we came across this fascinating animated gif of the Hollywood extension of Lake Shore Drive into the neighborhood sometime between 1952 & 1962. It is like a gigantic snow plow drove right through Magnolia Glen. We thought it might be interesting to some of our neighborhood history buffs.

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We’re always on the lookout for historical images of the neighborhood. If you find any cool old photos in your attic that might be fun to share with the neighbors, send ’em in!


All things local. All things Edgewater Glen!