First Time Homebuyer Seminar

ELVN board member Susan Hagan is offering a seminar for first time homebuyers on April 23. RSVP to Susan at 773.203.8815.

Homebuyer seminar flyer

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Plans for Wrigley Field’s Green Lot

Take a look at the Cubs' plans for the renovation of the Green Lot (.pdf)

Comments? Concerns? Email ELVN at friends@eastlakeview.org.

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Lincoln Park Village to host two informational meetings in Lake View

CHICAGO Feb. 27,  2014   Lincoln Park Village, a leader in the pioneering village movement that is changing the landscape of aging in America, is hosting two informational meetings— onSaturday, March 15 from 3-5 pm at the Lake View Presbyterian Church (Corner of Addison and Broadway) and on Thursday, March 20 from 3:30-5:30 pm at TimeLine Theater, 615 W. Wellington.

These gatherings, open to all at no charge, will introduce attendees to Lincoln Park Village and to the village movement, now a national phenomenon coast to coast: The number of villages registered with the Village to Village Network has soared to 124 in 2014 – up from 50 in 2010. Lincoln Park Village is a nonprofit membership organization whose members stay connected, remain independent, find new friends and new ways to thrive, to contribute, to have fun — and get help if they need it.

Dianne Campbell, founding executive director of Lincoln Park Village, will speak at the meetings, as will some of the 375 Village members who are eager to answer questions about their experiences. Attendees will learn exactly how the village serves people age 50-plus throughout Chicago’s north side, including the benefits of membership, the costs, and much more. Adult children also are encouraged to attend.

Key to the village concept is seeing older adults as a valuable asset within their communities, and supporting them as they care for and about each other, thus lessening the strain on family and community resources. In this paradigm, everyone wins. According to Census Bureau projections, the population of adults 65-plus will more than double between now and 2050, to 80 million. And, as they do now, most of these older adults will want to live independently in their communities, with an occasional helping hand.

With its weavings of volunteers (for everything from free rides to help with snow shoveling to home tech support), vetted and discounted services, and seemingly endless social and educational opportunities, Lincoln Park Village represents ongoing independence  — for a generation that redefined the meaning of the word — and living well. In addition, 20 per cent of Village members currently are supported by the Member-Plus program, which ensures that all neighbors, regardless of income, can join and integrate fully into Village life.

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2014 Cubs Home Game Schedule (Night Games Highlighted)

See the list of Cubs 2014 home games below.  Night games are highlighted.

 

Date

Opponent

Time

Broadcast

1

Fri, 4/4

Phillies

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

2

Sat, 4/5

Phillies

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

3

Sun, 4/6

Phillies

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

4

Tue, 4/8

Pirates

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

5

Wed, 4/9

Pirates

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

6

Thu, 4/10

Pirates

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

7

Fri, 4/18

Reds

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

8

Sat, 4/19

Reds

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

9

Sun, 4/20

Reds

1:20p

WCIU, MLB.TV

10

Mon, 4/21

D-backs

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

11

Tue, 4/22

D-backs

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

12

Wed, 4/23

D-backs

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

13

Thu, 4/24

D-backs

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

14

Fri, 5/2

Cardinals

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

15

Sat, 5/3

Cardinals

12:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

16

Sun, 5/4

Cardinals

7:05p

WGN, ESPN, MLB.TV

17

Mon, 5/5

White Sox

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

18

Tue, 5/6

White Sox

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

19

Fri, 5/16

Brewers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

20

Sat, 5/17

Brewers

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

21

Sun, 5/18

Brewers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

22

Tue, 5/20

Yankees

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

23

Wed, 5/21

Yankees

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

24

Tue, 6/3

Mets

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

25

Wed, 6/4

Mets

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

26

Thu, 6/5

Mets

6:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

27

Fri, 6/6

Marlins

3:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

28

Sat, 6/7

Marlins

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

29

Sun, 6/8

Marlins

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

30

Fri, 6/20

Pirates

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

31

Sat, 6/21

Pirates

6:15p

WGN, MLB.TV

32

Sun, 6/22

Pirates

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

33

Mon, 6/23

Reds

7:05p

WCIU, MLB.TV

34

Tue, 6/24

Reds

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

35

Wed, 6/25

Reds

6:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

36

Thu, 6/26

Nationals

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

37

Fri, 6/27

Nationals

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

38

Sat, 6/28

Nationals

12:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

39

Sat, 6/28

Nationals

6:15p

WGN, MLB.TV

40

Fri, 7/11

Braves

3:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

41

Sat, 7/12

Braves

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

42

Sun, 7/13

Braves

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

43

Tue, 7/22

Padres

7:05p

CSN+, MLB.TV

44

Wed, 7/23

Padres

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

45

Thu, 7/24

Padres

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

46

Fri, 7/25

Cardinals

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

47

Sat, 7/26

Cardinals

3:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

48

Sun, 7/27

Cardinals

TBD

WGN, MLB.TV

49

Mon, 7/28

Rockies

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

50

Tue, 7/29

Rockies

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

51

Wed, 7/30

Rockies

7:05p

CSN+, MLB.TV

52

Thu, 7/31

Rockies

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

53

Fri, 8/8

Rays

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

54

Sat, 8/9

Rays

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

55

Sun, 8/10

Rays

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

56

Mon, 8/11

Brewers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

57

Tue, 8/12

Brewers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

58

Wed, 8/13

Brewers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

59

Thu, 8/14

Brewers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

60

Tue, 8/19

Giants

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

61

Wed, 8/20

Giants

7:05p

WCIU, MLB.TV

62

Thu, 8/21

Giants

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

63

Fri, 8/22

Orioles

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

64

Sat, 8/23

Orioles

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

65

Sun, 8/24

Orioles

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

66

Mon, 9/1

Brewers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

67

Tue, 9/2

Brewers

7:05p

CSN+, MLB.TV

68

Wed, 9/3

Brewers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

69

Fri, 9/5

Pirates

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

70

Sat, 9/6

Pirates

3:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

71

Sun, 9/7

Pirates

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

72

Mon, 9/15

Reds

7:05p

CSN+, MLB.TV

73

Tue, 9/16

Reds

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

74

Wed, 9/17

Reds

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

75

Thu, 9/18

Dodgers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

76

Fri, 9/19

Dodgers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

77

Sat, 9/20

Dodgers

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

78

Sun, 9/21

Dodgers

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

79

Mon, 9/22

Cardinals

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

80

Tue, 9/23

Cardinals

7:05p

WCIU, MLB.TV

81

Wed, 9/24

Cardinals

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

 

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ELVN Community/General Meeting – March 4, 2014

ELVN will be hosting a Community/General meeting at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the 19th District Police Station Community Room (850 W. Addison). We will be holding our Annual ELVN Board Election. A list of candidates can be found on our website.

Agenda items will include:

  • ELVN Board Elections
  • 44th Ward Updates
    Proposed Sports Plaza Ordinance (SportsPlazaOrdinance.pdf)
    2013 Annual City Wrigley Field Community Meeting (March 12, 2014)
  • 46th Ward Updates
    Proposed 3936 N Sheridan/Dakin Development (This is a proposed 8-story building that will have 60 residential units with some retail. The development will require a zoning change from B1-2 to B3-5.)
  • Wrigley Field Redevelopment Update and Related Issues
    2014 Schedule
    Proposed Sports Plaza Operational Parameters (SportsPlazaProposedOperations.pdf)
    Green Lot Improvements (including discussion of impacts to Racine Avenue)
  • Presentation of Holiday Party/Fundraiser Donations to Unity Green at Gill Park
    Unity Green – www.unitygreen.org

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2014 ELVN Election Slate

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) is announcing its 2014 Election Slate! Read the bios of the members below who are running for election to the ELVN Board of Directors.  Remember, to vote at our Board of Directors elections on March 4, you must have already renewed your membership.  Per ELVN bylaws, payment cannot be made on the day of the election, so be sure to renew your membership now!

The elections will take place at ELVN’s March 4th Community Meeting at 7 pm at the 19th District Police Station Community Room. We will be discussing the (Cubs) Plaza Ordinance and the development at 3800 N Broadway, among other topics.

ELVN Election Slate – Member Bios

Terie Kata has been active as a board member of ELVN since 1992, serving as Chair for five years and Treasurer for ten years. Terie and co-chair James Murphy raised ELVN fund-raising to new highs in attendance and profits at our annual Oktoberfests. She has been an active resident and property owner of the Lakeview community for 22 years. She has been a participating member of LVCC for 20 years, serving on many committees and has planned and co-ordinated numerous LVCC fundraising events. She is also active in a variety of community and business organizations.

Pat Nagle has lived in Lakeview for the past 17 years and has worked as an attorney for 19 years. Currently, he serves as a federal Administrative Law Judge. He has been an ELVN member for the past several years and is a member of Alderman Cappleman’s Zoning Committee. His wife and he are raising two children in the neighborhood and he is invested in making this community an optimal place for people to live and work.

Chester Kropidlowski has lived in East Lake View since 1991 and has been a board member for over 12 years, chair for the two years. In 1998, he retired from the City of Chicago after 32 years with the Chicago Department of Transportation as a City traffic engineer. His duties included dealing with Lake View traffic and parking issues and managing the night baseball Neighborhood Protection Program. Since retirement, he has worked as a traffic engineering consultant including consulting for both the City and the Cubs regarding the Wrigley Field program. Chester was Chair of the Transportation Committee for the 44th Ward Master Plan and was active in the development of the 46th Ward Master Plan. He and his significant other, Lenore frequently enjoy the many restaurant and entertainment opportunities available in Lake View.

Tom Rothschild has called East Lakeview home for 21 of the 23 years he has lived in Chicago. He has been on the board of ELVN for two years and helped streamline the database. Currently the Treasurer of his condo association, Tom has been active on the board of every building in which he has lived. His work with the condo board has led him to form relationships with the Aldermen’s offices.

Dafna Stempel has owned a home just steps from Wrigley Field for the past seven years. In that time frame she has been involved in many of the fundraisers and events benefiting the local community. Dafna also actively works on many of the concerns related to the Wrigley Field redevelopment.

Jim Spencer, 51, is a real estate investor and manager. He bought an apartment building in East Lakeview in 1996 and has been active in the neighborhood since then. He and his wife have lived in the neighborhood since 2004. Jim has served on the ELVN Board since 2012. Jim also serves on the board of LVCC and is a member of CDDC.

Paul Bauch is a 22 year resident of Lakeview and has lived on the 3600 block of Sheffield for the last 10 years. He has been an ELVN director since 2004. Paul is also a director at large of the Lakeview Citizens Council, the Activities Chairman of the Junior Board of the Chicago 100 Club (charity benefiting survivors of first responders); a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council of the Big Shoulders Fund (charity benefiting inner city Catholic schools) and the co-captain of its marathon team. Paul was formerly was a parent advisor at the Francis W. Parker School; the ELVN Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy beat representative, and a director of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association. Paul is an attorney that represents a number of local businesses.

How can I become a member of ELVN or renew my membership?

Our dues for an individual are $10. (See other membership options.)

You can join East Lake View Neighbors by signing up via PayPal or mailing in your membership application (.pdf) and dues payment (instructions on form). All members will receive our email newsletters, community announcements, and invitations to special events.  To vote at our Board of Directors elections in March, you must have paid dues at least two weeks prior to the March meeting. Joining ELVN is a great way of supporting your neighborhood!

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2014 ELVN Meeting and Event Schedule

ELVN normally meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the 19th Police District Community Room (850 W Addison Street). Note actual schedule below:

  • 7 PM Tuesday, 1/7/2014, rescheduled for Tuesday 1/21/2014: Board Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 2/4/2014: Board Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 3/4/2014: Community/General Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room (Board Elections)
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 4/1/2014: Board Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room (Executive Position Elections)
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 5/6/2014: Board Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 6/3/2014: Community/General Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room
  • No Meeting in July
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 8/5/2014: Board Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 9/2/2014: Community/General Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room
  • 3 PM Sunday, 9/28/2014 or 10/5/2014: Oktoberfest (tentative) @ Murphy’s Bleachers
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 10/7/2014: Board Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 11/4/2014: Board Meeting @ the 19th District Community Room
  • 7 PM Tuesday, 12/2/2014: Community/General Meeting/Holiday Event @ Murphy’s Bleachers (tentative)

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Community Alert

Please read these important messages sent to ELVN by the 44th Ward Aldermanic Office:

Community Alert – Strongarm Robbery

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Crime Prevention Tips

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Please note, you have an opportunity to express your concerns regarding criminal activity in our community at CAPS meetings.  CAPS meetings that include Beats 1923 and 1925, the Beats that East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) is in, are normally held at 7 PM on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the 19th District Police Station Community Room (850 W. Addison).  ELVN is represented at these meetings.

Because of the New Year’s Day Holiday (Wednesday, January 1, 2014), we anticipate the first 2014 CAPS meeting will be held on January 8, 2014.  When confirmed, we will advise you.

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Drastic changes to Sheffield Avenue to come before City Plan Commission on Thursday, November 21

On October 16, 2013, the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced into City Council an ordinance to authorize the vacation of Sheffield Avenue City right-of-way and the reduction of the width of Sheffield from 33 feet to 23 feet in order to accommodate recent changes to the proposed Wrigley Field redevelopment.  The changes require that the Planned Development for Wrigley Field be amended.

The proposed amendment to the Wrigley Field Planned Development will go before the Chicago Plan Commission at on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the City Hall 2nd floor Council Chambers.

As a result of this latest Cubs proposal, Sheffield Avenue will be narrowed to a width of 23 feet.  Residential parking will be prohibited along the east side of Sheffield.  Eighty four residential units (this includes both Sheffield and Waveland) will be directly affected by this change.  Our community will lose about 50 residential parking spaces for 365 days a year to benefit the Cubs on 80 plus days a year.  East Lake View Neighbors is concerned as to the resulting impacts to charter bus loading and to fire trucks and other emergency vehicle which now use Sheffield.

The Cubs have yet to present to our community the details of the proposed changes to Sheffield.

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ELVN will be at the Commission meeting to testify in opposition to the changes to Sheffield Avenue.  Join us if you can.

If you wish to advise the Mayor as to your thoughts regarding the proposed changes to Sheffield, send an email to letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org.

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Photos from ELVN’s 2013 Oktoberfest

Thanks to all of you, East Lake View Neighbors’ 2013 Oktoberfest was a great success!

Check out some photos below, and find more on ELVN’s Facebook page.

 

ELVN celebrates Oktoberfest 2013

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