Jan 26 Community Crime Forum

ELVN’s next Community Crime Forum will take place on January 26 at 7:00 by Zoom.  Please register in advance to obtain the Zoom information to attend.  We have significantly expanded the number of permitted attendees. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ELVN looks forward to seeing you on Zoom on January 26!

January Meeting Cancelled

In light of this month’s crime forums, East Lake View Neighbors will cancel its January 18 general meeting. We look forward to seeing you on January 26 at 7:00 for our next crime forum. The information for that event will be sent on the coming days.

Follow-up to the ELVN Crime Forum

Dear ELVN Friends,

Thank you to those who attended ELVN’s first crime forum and to all of our speakers.  We apologize for the technical problem that restricted the number of attendees on Zoom.  For ELVN’s next forum on January 26, we will use a different platform that will accommodate a greater number of participants.  Thank you to those who livestreamed the meeting to ensure that a greater portion of the community could watch the program in real time. The video of ELVN’s first crime forum will be posted to the ELVN web site at www.eastlakeview.org and will be sent by e-mail blast soon.

The information to attend ELVN’s next crime forum on January 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. will be provided in the coming weeks.  We look forward to seeing you then!

Armed Robberies 018th and 019th Districts Community Alert

This alert gives notice to citizens in the 018 and 019th Districts of numerous recent robbery incidents, which occurred during the months of November and December. In each instance, individuals armed with semi-automatic firearms approach unsuspecting victims on the sidewalk and street and demand victims’ property. After victims relinquish their property, the subjects enter into a waiting vehicle driven by a co-offender and flee the scene. In several incidents, the victims’ vehicle was taken. In the two most recent incidents, two separate victims each sustained a gunshot to one of their legs. Incident times and locations:

  • 800 block of W. Wolfram St on November 17, 2021 at 9:20 pm
  • 3900 block of N. Janssen Ave on November 2021 at 10:05 pm
  • 2300 block of N. Lincoln Ave on November 27, 2021 at 5:35 pm
  • 1800 block of W. Wellington Ave on November 28, 2021 at 1:00 am
  • 1000 block of W. Barry Ave on December 1, 2021 at 8:15 pm
  • 1600 block of W. Cornelia Ave on December 1, 2021 at 8:53 pm
  • 1400 block of W. Cornelia Ave on December 1, 2021 at 8:55 pm
  • 2200 block of N. Fremont Ave on December 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm
  • 800 block of W. Newport Ave on December 4, 2021 at 10:40 am
  • 2200 block of N. Lincoln Ave on December 6, 2021 at 8:50 pm
  • 2300 block of N. Clark St on December 6, 2021 at 9:47 pm
  • 1000 block of W. Addison St on December 7, 2021 at 9:00 pm
  • 1000 block of W. Addison St on December 7, 2021 at 9:07 pm
  • 800 block of W. Barry Ave on December 10, 2021 at 11:45 pm
  • 600 block of W. Melrose St on December 10, 2021 at 11:50 pm
  • 1700 block of W. Wrightwood Ave on Dec 11, 2021 at 12:10 am
  • 2100 block of N. Fremont St on December 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm
  • 1000 block of W. George St on December 14, 2021 at 10:15 pm
  • 1200 block of W. Montana St on December 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm
  • 600 block of W. Buckingham Pl on December 28, 2021 at 11:44 pm
  • 400 block of W. Aldine Ave on December 29, 2021 at 1:00 am

About The Offenders:

Multiple (2-5) African American males, 13-25 years of age, dark hooded sweatshirts, wearing ski masks

What you can do:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • When out at night or the early morning hours alone, stay in well-lit areas
  • Pay special attention to suspicious individuals loitering in the area
  • Report suspicious activity immediately
  • If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
  • Call 911 immediately if you are a victim or witness to a crime and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any physical/clothing identifiers in addition to any vehicle description and license plate information
  • If approached by a witness to an incident, request they remain on scene when possible or obtain contact information
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
  • If you have any information please contact the Bureau of DetectivesArea 3 Detective Division: (312) 744-8263

ELVN First Crime Forum—January 6, 2022

Dear Friends, East Lake View Neighbors will host its first Zoom Community Crime Forum on January 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  Alderman Tunney of the 44th Ward, Alderman Cappleman of the 46th Ward, and a representative of the 19th District Police will be present.

Please contact Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

A second ELVN Community Crime Forum will take place January 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  The Zoom information for that meeting will be sent closer to the event.
I hope that you can join us at these important gatherings.

December 2021 Agenda

ELVN will hold its next Monthly Meeting on Zoom on December 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the time). The meeting will be held via Zoom.  If you wish to attend via Zoom, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com.  The Agenda is below. I hope to see you on Zoom.

  • Call to order
  • Reports-Congressman Mike Quigley and Other Elected Officials
  • 46th Ward Update
  • 44th Ward Update
  • Cubs Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Crime Update 
    • Carjackings-Be aware entering and exiting your car
  • New Business/Old Business 
    • 2021 Neighbor of the Year
    • Assisting Homeless/Encampments
    • Snow Shoveling for Seniors and People With Disabilities This Winter
    • Next meeting is January 18, 2022
  • Adjournment

Winter Shovelling

Dear friends and neighbors, Last winter a group of ELVN volunteers shoveled parking spaces and sidewalks for seniors and people with disabilities when those requests came—and it was a rousing success!  

ELVN will again compile a list of shoveling volunteers for the upcoming winter months. Whenever shoveling requests arrive, they will be sent to the list so that one or more of the volunteers can get to work!  Please contact Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com if you wish to be placed on the shoveling volunteer list.  Thank you as always for all you do for the community!

November 2021 Agenda

ELVN will hold its next Monthly Meeting on Zoom on November 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the time). The meeting will be held via Zoom.  If you wish to attend via Zoom, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com.  The Agenda is below. I hope to see you on Zoom.

  • Call to order
  • Reports-Elected Officials
  • 46th Ward Update
  • 44th Ward Update
  • Cubs Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Crime Update 
    • Carjackings-Be aware entering and exiting your car
  • New Business/Old Business 
    • 2021 Neighbor of the Year Nominations
    • Snow Shoveling for Seniors and People With Disabilities This Winter
    • Next meeting (Holiday Festivities) is December 14, 2021
  • Adjournment