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Saturday, December 7

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My girlfriend and I discovered a charming little neighborhood on the far Northwest Side this week, Edison Park. Their Chamber of Commerce has a really fascinating and well written page about the history of Edison Park, including why all the streets are alphabetized in the West Side and what role Thomas Edison had in naming the community. There's plenty of good, cheap places to eat and it even boasts a little coffeeshop: Edison Perk.

 
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