ELVN Nominations, Elections, Membership and 2017 Meeting Schedule

Nominations for Board Members are being taken via e-mail to friends@eastlakeview.org. You can nominate yourself or other interested individuals you think would be an active board member. Be sure to provide: complete name, residential address, phone number and e-mail address. All nominations must be received by March 1st in order to be placed on the ballot.

Things to know regarding Board Membership:

  • Expected to attend all board meetings which are typically the first Tuesday of each month
  • Term is for two year period
  • Expected to represent ELVN at other organizations via attending meetings and/or participating on committees
  • Participate or lead one or more ELVN committee
  • Support annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser by selling/buying $200 worth of tickets, obtaining over $500 in donations (cash or silent auction items) and working the event for a minimum 2 hour shift
  • Must be current on your membership dues
  • Must reside or own a business within our boundaries: Irving Park to Addison, Clark to the Lake

Election of Board Members

Election of Board Members will be held at our April 4th Meeting at 7:00 pm. Your Membership Dues must be current (paid by March 14th) in order to be eligible to vote. See below for location and membership details. Voting is only available at the meeting, no proxy voting. Nominations may be made from the floor at the beginning of the meeting. Ballots will cast during the first 15 minutes of the meeting and then tabulated during the meeting. The newly elected board members will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting.

Membership Dues

Membership Dues for 2017 are due now. You can pay your membership dues via our website  or you can mail a check payable to ELVN to 3712 N. Broadway #470 Chicago, IL 60613.

Dues are $10 per individual and $50 for a business. Dues must be paid by March 14th in order to be eligible to vote for board members at the April 4th meeting.

2017 Meeting Schedule

Our meetings are open to the public and we encourage you and your neighbors to join us. If you have a topic you would like to have on the agenda, please send an e-mail to friends@eastlakeview.org at least 10 days prior to a meeting with topic information and contact person info. Below is the schedule of ELVN meetings for 2017. Meetings are subject to change so please check the website or watch for e-mails to confirm dates, time and locations.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Board only at alternate location
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
** No Meeting in July, 2017 **
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
OKTOBERFEST – Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:30 pm at Murphy’s Bleachers
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
** Community Holiday Party TBD**

Meetings take place at 7:00 pm at the 19th District Police Station Community Room …. 850 W. Addison Street

Looking forward to having many nominees and seeing all of you at the General Meeting on April 4th!

Agenda for ELVN General Meeting 2/7/17


WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: 19th District Police Station, Community Room, 850 W Addison St.


  1. Call to Order
  2. 44th Ward Report
  3. 46th Ward Report
  4. Cubs Report
  5. New Business – 2017 ELVN Meeting Schedule and 2017 Board Member Elections
  6. Old Business
  7. Adjournment

Board Member Only Session

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) CAPS Meeting Reminder

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) is in BEATS 1925 and 1923 of the 19th District of the Chicago Police Department.

19th Police District CAPS meetings for the ELVN BEATS are normally held in the 19th Police District Community Room located at 850 W. Addison at 7 PM on the first Wednesday of every even number month. (2017 CAPS meetings are presently scheduled for February 1, April 5, June 7, August 2, October 4, and December 6, 2017.)

The next CAPS meeting for the ELVN area is at 7 PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

ELVN is normally represented at 19th District CAPS/Beat meetings. You are invited to attend these meetings. You can also advise ELVN of any concerns or issues you want to be included as discussion items with our Alderman or the Police.

Support Our Friends at Lakeview Pantry

This holiday season, remember to support the Lakeview Pantry by donating funds or food items.

The most needed items are:

  • Canned fruit (juice/water packed)
  • Condiments – mayo, ketchup, etc.
  • Cooking oils, salt/pepper, spices
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Fruit Juice (shelf stable)

All non-perishable, unexpired food items are appreciated! Consider donating modest sizes.  Several 24oz cans are preferable to one 64oz can for clients to take home.

If you need support or you know someone who does, Lakeview Pantry is here to help.

As the largest food pantry in Chicago, they have served the city’s northside for 46 years.  They provide a wide range of nutritious food including fruits, vegetables, protein, milk and dairy products, cereal, and bread.

Their Social Services program offers assistance with public benefit applications, mental health counseling, job search support, as well as referrals to other community resources.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Volunteer! Individual and group opportunities available (day, evening, and weekends)
  • Donate food, funds, or organize a food drive!
  • Visit them at www.lakeviewpantry.org.  Sign up for their newsletter and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more information, call the Lakeview Pantry at 773-525-1777 or visit www.lakeviewpantry.org.

TBOX is this Saturday, December 10

Via Ald. Tunney

The TBOX 2016 pub crawl is this Saturday, December 10th, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Around 40 of the establishments along Clark Street and Sheffield Avenue will be participating. There will be no parking on Clark from Roscoe to Grace, on Sheffield from Roscoe to Waveland, on Eddy from Seminary to Clark, and on Cornelia from Clark to the alley from 5:00 a.m. Saturday to 4:00 a.m. on Sunday.

TBOX will provide a hotline to be used during the event for any and all issues, concerns, or questions: 773-478-3378. 9-1-1 should be used for all emergency calls. The 19th District will have additional resources and there will be 100 trained security personnel patrolling the streets and alleys during and after the event. Members of the security team will be identifiable by yellow vests that read “Walsh Security.” There will be zero tolerance for public drinking and security personnel will remove TBOX wristbands of unruly patrons. Barricades will be placed to deter patrons from entering alleys and keep them out of the streets. 80 trashcans, 60 portable toilets, one dumpster and 12 cleaning personnel will be stationed throughout the event area.

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) CAPS Meeting Reminder

CAPS_BeatsEast Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) is in BEATS 1925 and 23 of the 19th District of the Chicago Police Department.

19th Police District CAPS meetings for the ELVN BEATS are normally held in the 19th Police District Community Room located at 850 W. Addison at 7 PM on the first Wednesday of every even number month.

The next CAPS meeting for the ELVN area is at 7 PM on Wednesday December 7th.

ELVN is normally represented at 19th District CAPS/Beat meetings. You are invited to attend these meetings.

This will also be an opportunity to meet Commander Marc Buslik, the new District Commander of the 19th District. Commander Robert Cesario, our previous District Commander has been reassigned to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.  We thank Commander Cesario for all he has done for the 19th District and wish him well in his new role.

Agenda for ELVN meeting December 6th


WHEN: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Murphy’s Bleachers, 3655 N Sheffield Ave.


At 7:30 p.m., the Board will distribute East Lakeview Neighbors charitable donations to area civic and social service organizations.  This will be the only item of business that will be handled at this event.


Murphy’s Bleachers donates $20,000 to local schools

murphysMurphy’s Bleachers, one of the most community-supportive businesses in the Wrigley area, shows their commitment to our neighborhood again. As an article in the Columbia Chronicle describes, they are funding over $20,000 in Donors Choose requests to give back to the community and show their continued support! Murphy’s Bleachers has always been a strong supporter of East Lake View Neighbors with their continued involvement and by the late Jim Murphy generously founding our annual Oktoberfest fundraiser, for hosting it at no charge for the past 18 years! We would like to acknowledge their generosity and thank them for all they do toward the betterment of our community and for being such great neighbors.