ELVN August 2nd Board Meeting Agenda

ELVN_community_meetingEast Lake View Neighbors Association Board Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at 7:00 P.M
WHERE: 19th District Police Station Community Room, 850 W. Addison


  1. Call to Order
  2. 44th Ward Update
  3. 46th Ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Oktoberfest 2016
  6. Old Business/New Business
  7. Adjournment

Emergency response exercise to be held at Wrigley Field

cubslogoVia the Chicago Cubs

Dear Wrigley Field Neighbor,

In support of our commitment to fan safety and emergency preparedness, the Chicago Cubs, in partnership with the Chicago Police Department (CPD), will hold an emergency response exercise at Wrigley Field from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 14.

The exercise will involve CPD, Wrigley Field personnel, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, the Chicago Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.

Please note simulated ammunition and flashbangs will be used during the mock incident. To accommodate the exercise, Waveland Avenue from Clifton to Kenmore avenues will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT.

We appreciate your patience and support as we work to keep the confines friendly. If you have any questions, please contact us at neighbors@cubs.com.

The Chicago Cubs

Follow up to Tuesday’s meeting

I would like to thank Reverend Joy Douglas Strome, Pastor of Lakeview Presbyterian Church, for hosting our quarterly General/Community meeting on Tuesday night. Reverend Strome highlighted some exciting Summer programs that the Church will be conducting. She also discussed the remarkable plans for the proposed new building project. For more information, please go to lakeviewpresbyterian.org.

We had a great turnout for the meeting. Approximately one hundred (100) people from the community came to hear about Alderman Tom Tunney’s proposed Sports Plaza Ordinance and to hear from the Cubs about their competing Patio Liquor License application. These two (2) opposing proposals have received a lot of attention in the press. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the Cubs and to Alderman Tunney and his staff for their informative presentations.

Regardless of how you may feel about either plan, I urge you to take this rare opportunity to have an impact on what happens in our neighborhood. Please take a few moments to send an email to Commissioner Steadman at BACPliquorcommission@cityofchicago.org. Please send a copy to Alderman Tunney at ward44@cityofchicago.org. In your letter, please state your support or opposition to the Cubs/Ricketts Patio liquor License Application and briefly state why you are opposed to or in favor of the license. Additionally, please be sure to include your address so that the Commissioner knows that you an area resident and not a fan from outside of the neighborhood.

As I write this letter, the Cubs have sent people out to collect signatures on a petition in support for their Patio Liquor License. This may be the last and best opportunity for the residents to have a say in what happens in our neighborhood.

The deadline to have your opinion considered by the Commissioner is 5:00 today. Please send your email to BACPliquorcommission@cityofchicago.org. Please send a copy to the Alderman at ward44@cityofchicago.org.

Thank you,

Jim Spencer
President, East Lake View Neighbors Association

Cubs Patio Liquor Application

East Lake View Neighbors will be holding a general/Community meeting tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at Lakeview Presbyterian Church. The Auditorium is located on Addison Street, adjacent to the Sanctuary.

Among the topics to be discussed, we will consider the Cubs patio Liquor Application for their planned Plaza and Alderman Tunney’s pending Plaza Ordinance. The Alderman and the Cubs will be present to discuss their proposals. This topic has gotten a lot of press coverage and has proven to be quite controversial. This meeting will be an excellent opportunity to decide, for yourselves, what you want in our neighborhood.

Regardless of your feelings on the matter, the Alderman, the Cubs, and the community will appreciate your input. The deadline to express your support or opposition to either proposal is Thursday, June 9, 2016. Please send an email to the Chicago liquor Commission at BACPLiquorCommission@cityofchicago.org and copy Alderman Tunney at Ward44@cityofchicago.org.

This is a rare chance for the residents of East Lakeview to be heard and fully considered regarding what happens in our neighborhood.

ELVN June 7th Community Meeting Agenda

ELVN_community_meetingEast Lake View Neighbors Association Community/General Quarterly Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 7:00 P.M
WHERE: Lakeview Presbyterian Church Auditorium, 716 W. Addison St.


  1. Call to Order
  2. 46th Ward Update
  3. Lakeview Presbyterian Church – Pastor Joy Douglas Stone
  4. 44th Ward Update
  5. Cubs presentation of their pending Patio License Application
  6. Old Business/New Business
  7. Adjournment

Community Meeting to consider the Chicago Cubs application for a Patio Liquor License

East Lake View Neighbors Association (ELVN) will be hosting representatives from The Chicago Cubs and Alderman Tunney and his staff to discuss the Cubs’ pending application for Patio Liquor License as well as Alderman Tom Tunney’s proposed Plaza Ordinance. All members of the community surrounding Wrigley Field are welcome to attend and consider the various proposals. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the facts directly from the people involved in the issue.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in the Auditorium at Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison Street.

Condo Seminar: Best Practices for Small & Self-Managing Condominium Associations

UPDATE: Meeting will take place at Gill Park

CondoSeminar4212016An “ask the experts” opportunity

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Noon to 2 PM
Gill Park, 825 W Sheridan Road, lower level Community/Game Room

Recent changes to the Illinois Condo Act apply to all Condo Associations including the many  small and self-managed Associations. Note the quote from a local Condo Association Attorney when discussing our proposed event:

“Focusing on small associations is a very good idea, because the newer decisions by the Appellate Court basically put them on warning that even they must follow the Act subject to very stiff personal liability for the officers. And many of those small associations have no idea of what the potential liabilities are.”

Attending this event will be an Attorney Paul Ochmanek (Past Chair of Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section) and Patricia Bialek (Vice President, Property Management for FirstService Residential) who will both explain the Illinois Condominium Act and the recent changes that impact all Condo Associations.

The event will provide an opportunity “ask the experts” well as discuss your concerns about Condominium Law and share your experiences with your Condo Association Lake View Neighbors.

This is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) event. We will have water and soft drinks.

Download the flyer to post in your condo building.

Opening Day for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

Via Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th Ward

cubslogoOpening Day for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field is just around the corner on Monday, April 11 at 7:05 pm where the Cubbies play the Cincinnati Reds. Click here to see the 2016 Cubs schedule.

Please remember that on Cubs Night Games, zone 383 Residential Permit Parking on streets north of Belmont begins at 5:00 pm. Vehicles that are not displaying the proper permits may be ticketed and towed. Please call (866) 427-3869 to report any parking violations. All night games are scheduled to begin at 7:05 pm, unless otherwise noted. Below is more information and tips on Opening Day.

2016 Cubs Opening Day Information

As Wrigley Field is preparing for the upcoming baseball season, expect increased traffic and delivery trucks in the area surrounding the ballpark as well as to local businesses along Clark, Sheffield and Addison.

  • Opening Day is Monday April 11th – Game is scheduled for 7:05 pm. Gates will open 2 ½ hours prior to the game.
  • Testing for the Video Board may occur on April 9th and 10th from 8am to dusk.
  • The Wrigley Field Marquee was reinstalled this week beginning Wednesday, April 6th.
    Waveland between Clark and Sheffield will be open to two-way traffic beginning Monday, April 11th with a modified traffic pattern. Please note, Waveland may be temporarily closed to accommodate additional utility work on Non-Game Days.
  • Temporary No Parking Signs will be posted on Addison (North Side) from Fremont to Sheffield and Halsted (West Side) from Addison to the alley (between 3600 Halsted building and Whole Foods) on Monday, April 11th from 4pm to Midnight. Vehicles parked in violation of the posted signs will be ticketed and towed.
  • Residential Permit Parking (Zone 383) will be strictly enforced. As an added neighborhood protection, Permit Parking Zone 383 from Belmont to Irving and Broadway to Ashland within the 44th Ward is a Tow Zone from 5pm to 10pm. Vehicles parked in violation of Residential Permit Parking regulations are subject to ticket and/or tow beginning at 5pm for all night games
  • Residential Parking Guest Passes are valid on night games. They must be properly completed and displayed on the passenger side windshield no later than 5pm.
  • It is illegal for any person or organization, to offer for sale, expose for sale or acquire for the purpose of sale, any residential parking permit or daily parking permit. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1,500 and banned from further purchasing of residential daily parking permits.
  • Reminder: There is No Parking on Addison (North Side) from Clark to Ashland from 4pm until 11:30pm during all night games and on Eddy (North Side) from Racine East to the first alley two hours before until one hour after all baseball games.
  • Priority Towing will take place in all special areas designated as No Parking (Clark, Addison, Eddy, etc.).
  • Vehicles in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public safety hazard, such as Bus Stops, No Parking/Tow Zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc., are subject to immediate ticket and tow.
  • The Cubs Hotline is operated one hour before until two hours after all baseball games. To report night game parking violations and other quality of life issues, please call 1-866-427-3869.
  • During Pre & Post Game, at the discretion of the Police and/or OEMC, Addison between Racine and Halsted may be closed to vehicular traffic as a public safety measure. Traffic will be rerouted North/South on Racine and Halsted. While this may be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance.
  • To view the Cubs Opening Day Preparations, please view their newsletter here.