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A man walks into a sex toy shop ...

Early to Bed, an Andersonville shop selling a colorful array of sex toys and devices, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Ex-cop gets probation for off-duty beating outside Andersonville bar

Erik Elkins, 47, also has to perform 40 hours of community service and is banned from working in law enforcement.

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Andersonville Farmers Market opens with higher capacity, fewer restrictions

Shoppers visiting the Andersonville Farmers Market can now bring furry friends and touch products before making their purchases. Masks, social distancing and the use of sanitizer are still required though.

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Car window shattered by ‘dibs’ chair in Andersonville

A man found his friend’s car window smashed by a chair he says was on the sidewalk when he parked last weekend.

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Local businesses brace for impact new COVID restrictions: ‘We’re not Amazon. We’re not Google.’

"There are guidelines that we’re trying to follow as best we can ... but it does make it very difficult to make ends meet," said Tony Marquez, owner of EFK Martial Arts in Edgewater. "We’re not this giant company that can take a sustained hit."

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Chicago zoning is a mess that we need a plan to fix

We haven’t produced a comprehensive land-use plan since 1966. Without one, Chicago will not grow, City at the Crossroads columnist Ed Zotti writes.

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Woman found dead in burning car in Andersonville: police

Officers responded to reports of a car fire in the 1400 block of West Farragut Avenue and found the woman’s body in the back seat, police said.

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North Side restaurant’s Fall Donut offers autumnal flavors year-round

Chef at Sweet Virginia’s Kitchen makes the pillowy, cinnamon sugar treat from her grandma’s recipe — and serves it complete with the hole.

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Burglar targets Andersonville, Edgewater garages: police

In each case, someone entered a garage through an unlocked door or pried open the door before stealing property from within, according to Chicago police.

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Summer sidewalk sale time can bring deals for you, big bucks for store owners

We spoke to some neighborhood fixtures about why these outdoor events mean more to them than just summertime fun.

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‘Sort of shocks the conscience,’ judge says of ex-Chicago cop charged in beating

Former Chicago police Sgt. Eric J. Elkins, who quit amid two internal affairs probes, had been the subject of a Chicago Sun-Times investigation.

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Sick pigeons abandoned in Andersonville

The pigeons were of several types, including King Pigeons — a large, pure white bird that resembles a dove.

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North Side challengers oust Moore in 49th, force O’Connor into runoff in 40th

Progressive challengers ousted one longtime North Side alderman from his seat on Tuesday and forced another into a runoff.

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ENDORSEMENT: Michael Negron for 47th Ward alderman

Michael Negron would bring valuable experience to City Council. He was Mayor Emanuel’s policy director and worked in the Obama administration.

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ENDORSEMENT: Harry Osterman for 48th Ward alderman

Ald. Harry Osterman says everything but a property tax is on the table to bring in new revenue to get the city’s budget in order.

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ENDORSEMENT: Patrick O’Connor for 40th Ward alderman

O’Connor gets results for the ward, no doubt about it.

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The Grid: Andersonville’s appeal is its diversity and small businesses

Here are some of the lesser-known attractions in the eclectic North Side neighborhood.

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Missing woman with dementia last seen at church in Andersonville found

Maria Rojas, 64, was located Sunday evening, police said.

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Andersonville, Edgewater Beach businesses hit by burglars: police

Burglars have been climbing through unlocked windows or prying open rear doors to gain entry to businesses, police said.

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Convicted felon charged in 2 armed robberies on North Side

Stanley Krzak, 26, was charged in connection with armed robberies at a restaurant and convenience store.

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Armed robber hits businesses in Edgewater, Andersonville

A man has robbed multiple businesses at gunpoint since Sunday in the Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods on the North Side.

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Armed carjacking duo rear ends, steals 4 vehicles on North Side

Two carjackers drive their vehicle into the rear bumper of another vehicle. When the driver gets out to check the damage, they show a handgun.

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Transit-oriented development needs to include affordable housing

If the mayor's plan to expand transit-oriented development along this route actually happens, I pray some of the units are affordable.

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Farmers markets 2018: The ultimate guide about Chicago-area farmers markets

Market organizers are offering more than just produce, trying to create community hubs that will appeal to a broad swath of neighbors.

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Andersonville neighborhood guide

Where to eat, shop and other things to do in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

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Q and A with Ji Suk Yi about her new Sun-Times video series: The Grid

I like to think of The Grid as more of an introduction – in the same way I might introduce two friends I know would really hit it off!

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When it’s cold outside, snuggle up to the fireplaces at these Chicago hot spots

Here's a roundup of some favorite places to warm up on a cold winter’s day or night.

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Bank robbed in Andersonville

A Chase Bank branch was robbed Thursday morning in the North Side Andersonville neighborhood.

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Once a city of neighborhoods, Chicago’s now about making the scene

OPINION: The city is attracting tens of thousands of affluent, professional young people.

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No injuries in ‘small explosion’ at Andersonville art studio

No one was injured in an explosion and fire Tuesday morning at an art studio in the North Side Andersonville neighborhood.

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CPS: Possible mumps case reported at North Side school

Authorities are investigating a possible case of mumps at an Andersonville neighborhood elementary school on the North Side.

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Andersonville sweet spot plans to close after 88 years

The bakery announced the news in a Facebook post Thursday night and thanked its customers for their support over the years.