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Agenda for ELVN meeting December 6th

ELVN_community_meetingEAST LAKE VIEW NEIGHBORS HOLIDAY PARTY/GENERAL MEETING

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

AGENDA

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.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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.

Agenda for ELVN Meeting November 3rd

 

ELVN_community_meetingEAST LAKE VIEW NEIGHBORS BOARD MEETING

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: 19th District Police Station Community Room, 850 W. Addison Street

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. 44th Ward Update
  3. 46th ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Joe Lomanto presentation of proposed redevelopment of his property which includes the Lakeview Ace Hardware store in the 3900 block of North Sheridan Road
  6. Oktoberfest 2016 recap
  7. New Business/Old Business
  8. Adjournment
  9. Board Member only session

CANCELLED & TO BE RESCHEDULED: Agenda for ELVN Board Meeting Nov.1

PLEASE NOTE: *** This meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

If the Cubs play Game 6 and/or 7 of the World Series, we won’t be able to use the 19th  District Community Room. The meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled.

ELVN_community_meetingEAST LAKE VIEW NEIGHBORS BOARD MEETING

WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: 19th District Police Station Community Room, 850 W. Addison Street

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. 44th Ward Update
  3. 46th ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Joe Lomanto presentation of proposed redevelopment of his property which includes the Lakeview Ace Hardware store in the 3900 block of north Sheridan Road
  6. Oktoberfest 2016 recap
  7. New Business/Old Business
  8. Adjournment
  9. Board Member only session

Tonight’s World Series Home Game

winVia Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th Ward

Tonight, the Chicago Cubs host the Cleveland Indians for game three of the World Series at 7:08 p.m. This will be the first World Series game played at Wrigley Field in over 70 years. This historic event brings a level of excitement and anxiety Lakeview has not seen in decades.

As such, residents, businesses and visitors should anticipate heightened security around the ballpark. Arterial streets between Belmont and Irving Park, and between Halsted and Southport will likely be closed to vehicular traffic at the discretion of the Chicago Police and OEMC during these home games and clinch games. Residents close to Wrigley Field should keep photo IDs and proof of residence if not on ID available for presentation to either CPD or Traffic Management Personnel. I know the complications and stress these restrictions have, and I thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

The World Series

Games at Wrigley Field:
  • Friday,  October 28th
  • Saturday, October 29th
  • Sunday, October 30th
All home and away games start at approximately 7 p.m.

Away Games:

  • Tuesday, November 1st (if necessary)
  • Wednesday, November 2nd (if necessary)

Parking Restrictions*
Beginning at noon on Friday, October 28th through Monday, October 31st at 4 a.m.

Clark – School/ Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Irving Park (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Addison-Southport to Ashland (North Side)
Racine – Roscoe to Grace/ Clark (Both Sides)**
Patterson-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Waveland-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Waveland-Fremont to Halsted (South Side ONLY Friday, October 28th)
Clifton, Seminary and Kenmore-Waveland to Grace (Both Sides)
Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (Both Sides)
Grace  – Clark to Wilton (Both Sides)
Waveland  – Clark to Wilton (Both Sides)
Eddy – Clark to Racine (Both Sides)
Seminary– Newport to Eddy (Both Sides)
Cornelia – Clark to Racine and Sheffield to Wilton (Both Sides)
Newport – Clark to Racine (Both Sides)
Inner Lake Shore – Belmont to Addison (East Side)

*Parking restrictions have been established by the Chicago Police Department to ensure emergency access, staging of support vehicles, pedestrian and vehicular safety and  crowd control. Parking restrictions and street closures will be implemented throughout the World Series.  Please look for posted paper signs prior to parking.

**Racine will be used as the Clark Street alternate CTA Bus Route.

***Please note that truck traffic will be prohibited within one block of Wrigley Field on game days. 
Home Game Street Closures – Approximately four hours prior to game time
Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full street closure (Except Fire Lane)- Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Sheffield.
Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full street closure (Except Fire Lane) – Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Waveland.
Clark (Irving Park to Belmont) Full street closure expected to be in effect on game days as deemed necessary.
Addison (Halsted to Racine) Full street closure expected to be in effect on game days as deemed necessary.

Home Game Day Highlights:
Friday, October 28th – 7:08 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th7:08 p.m.
Sunday, October 30th – 7:15 p.m. (if necessary)

  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced beginning at 5 p.m. Vehicles parked in violation of the permit parking regulations are subject to ticket and tow. Cubs Night Game Tow Zone is in effect 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • ALL night game parking restrictions will be in place (i.e. north side of Addison from Clark to Ashland, north side of Eddy from Racine to the alley, etc.) This is in addition to any other parking restrictions implemented as listed above.
  • The area between Racine and Halsted, and Irving Park and Belmont is expected to have large crowds. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will likely be restricted. Residents are encouraged to carry current identification and/or a current lease or utility bill for access.
  • Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
  • Vehicles parked in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public hazard, such as bus stops, no parking/ tow zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow.
  • The Cubs Hotline is open one hour before until two hours after all home games. Residents are encouraged to contact the Night Game Hotline, 1-866-427-3869, for towing and other quality of life issues. Residents should call 911 to report all emergencies.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any residential parking permit, one-day permit, or other permit issued for any other parking permit program. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1500.
  • “Hospitality Teams,” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs, will be present throughout the neighborhood. The teams provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident response.
  • TAILGATING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  • LOITERING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON ANY STREETS SURROUNDING WRIGLEY FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; CLARK, ADDISON, WAVELAND AND SHEFFIELD.

For additional information, click here, or view the update Office of Emergency Management and Communication release here.

The World Series Traffic & Parking Info

winAway Games:

  • Tuesday, October 25th
  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Tuesday, November 1st (if necessary)
  • Wednesday, November 2nd (if necessary)

Games at Wrigley Field:

  • Friday, October 28th
  • Saturday, October 29th
  • Sunday, October 30th (if necessary)

All home and away games start at approximately 7 p.m.

Home and Away Parking Restrictions*

Beginning at Noon on Tuesday, October 25th through Thursday, October 27th at 4 a.m.

Clark – School/ Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Irving Park (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Addison-Southport to Ashland (North Side)
Racine – Roscoe to Grace/ Clark (Both Sides)**
Patterson-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (Both Sides)
Eddy – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)
Cornelia – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)
Newport – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)

*Parking restrictions have been established by the Chicago Police Department to ensure emergency access, staging of support vehicles, pedestrian and vehicular safety and crowd control. Parking restrictions and street closures will be implemented throughout the NLCS Series. Please look for posted paper signs prior to parking.

**Racine will be used as the Clark Street alternate CTA Bus Route.

Home Game Street Closures – Approximately three hours prior to game time

Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)- Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Sheffield.
Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane) – Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Waveland.

Home Game Day Highlights:

Friday, October 28th – 7:08 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th – 7:08 p.m.
Sunday, October 30th – if necessary – 7:08 p.m.

  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced beginning at 5pm. Vehicles parked in violation of the permit parking regulations are subject to ticket and tow. Cubs Night Game Tow Zone is in effect 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • ALL night game parking restrictions will be in place (i.e. north side of Addison from Clark to Ashland, north side of Eddy from Racine to the alley, etc.) This is in addition to any other parking restrictions implemented as listed above.
  • Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
  • Vehicles parked in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public hazard, such as bus stops, no parking/ tow zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow.
  • The Cubs Hotline is open one hour before until two hours after all home games. Residents are encouraged to contact the Night Game Hotline, 1-866-427-3869, for towing and other quality of life issues. Residents should call 911 to report all emergencies.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any residential parking permit, one-day permit, or other permit issued for any other parking permit program. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1500.
  • “Hospitality Teams,” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs, will be present throughout the neighborhood. The teams provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident response.
  • TAILGATING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  • LOITERING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON ANY STREETS SURROUNDING WRIGLEY FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; CLARK, ADDISON, WAVELAND AND SHEFFIELD.

For additional information, click here.

Early Voting

yourvotecountsThe Chicago Board of Elections is now open for Early Voting. Cast your ballot at 69 W. Washington Street through Sunday, October 9th. Starting Monday, October 10th through Monday, November 7th the Early Voting location moves to 15 W. Washington Street.

44th Ward Early Voting Begins Monday, October 24th:
Merlo Library, 644 West Belmont

Hours for Early Voting at 69 W Washington Street:

  • Monday through Saturday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sundays – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Hours for Early Voting at 15 W Washington Street:

  • Monday through Saturday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sundays – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

NLCS News

National League Championship Series

winGames at Wrigley Field Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd (if necessary)

Parking Restrictions*

Beginning at Noon on Saturday, October 22nd through Monday, October 24th at 4 a.m.

Clark – School/ Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Irving Park (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Addison-Southport to Ashland (North Side)
Racine – Roscoe to Grace/ Clark (Both Sides)**
Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (Both Sides)
Eddy – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)
Cornelia – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)
Newport – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)

Seminary & Newport – Com-Ed Substation
Beginning Saturday, October 15th at 8 a.m. through Monday, October 24th at 8 a.m.
Seminary – from Newport to the alley (both sides)

*Parking restrictions have been established by the Chicago Police Department to ensure emergency access, staging of support vehicles, pedestrian and vehicular safety and crowd control. Parking restrictions and street closures will be implemented throughout the NLCS Series. Please look for posted paper signs prior to parking.

**Racine will be used as the Clark Street alternate CTA Bus Route.

Street Closures – Approximately 3 hours prior to game time

Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)- Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Sheffield.
Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane) – Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Waveland.

Game Day Highlights:

Saturday, October 22 – 7:08 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 – if necessary – 7:08 p.m.

  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced beginning at 5pm. Vehicles parked in violation of the permit parking regulations are subject to ticket and tow. Cubs Night Game Tow Zone is in effect 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • ALL night game parking restrictions will be in place (i.e. north side of Addison from Clark to Ashland, north side of Eddy from Racine to the alley, etc.) This is in addition to any other parking restrictions implemented as listed above.
  • Please carefully check for either permanent or paper posted signs when parking your vehicle. Vehicles parking in violation of parking regulations, public hazards, bus stops, no parking/ tow zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. are subject to ticket and tow.
  • Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
  • Vehicles parked in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public hazard, such as bus stops, no parking/ tow zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow.
  • The Cubs Hotline is open one hour before until two hours after all home games. Residents are encouraged to contact the Night Game Hotline, 1-866-427-3869, for towing and other quality of life issues. Residents should call 911 to report all emergencies.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any residential parking permit, one-day permit, or other permit issued for any other parking permit program. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1500.
  • “Hospitality Teams,” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs, will be present throughout the neighborhood. The teams provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident response.
  • TAILGATING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  • LOITERING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON ANY STREETS SURROUNDING WRIGLEY FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; CLARK, ADDISON, WAVELAND AND SHEFFIELD.

For additional information, click here.

NLCS Parking and Game Day Information

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday 10/15, Sunday 10/16, Saturday 10/22, Sunday 10/23 (Games 6 & 7 if necessary)

Parking Restrictions*

cubslogoBeginning at Noon on 10/15 through 4am on 10/17
Beginning at Noon on 10/18 through 4am on 10/21
Beginning at Noon on 10/22 through 4am on 10/24

Clark – School/Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Irving Park (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Addison– Southport to Ashland (North Side Only)
Racine-Belmont to Grace/Clark (Both Sides) *Racine may be used as the Clark Street Alternative CTA Bus Route
Eddy, Cornelia & Newport– Clark to the 1st Alley West

Seminary at Newport – Com-Ed Substation
Saturday October 15th 8am through Monday, October 17th at 8am
Seminary (both sides) from Newport to the alley

*Parking Restrictions have been established by the Police Department to ensure emergency
access, staging of support vehicles, pedestrian & vehicular safety and crowd control.

  • Parking restrictions and street closures will be implemented throughout the NLCS
    Series including out-of-town games in anticipation of a series “Clinch”. Games
    scheduled out of town are October 18th, 19th and 20th at 7pm. Please look for
    posted paper signs prior to parking.

Street Closures Approximately 3 hours prior to Game

Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)- Pedestrian
access will remain open on Sheffield

Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane) – Pedestrian
access will remain open on Waveland

Limo and Taxi Information

In an effort to minimize the impact of traffic in the community around Wrigley Field, the
44th Ward, the Chicago Police Department, and OEMC have established the following
staging and pickup procedure for Taxis, Limousines and Ride Share Services for all
post season games.

  • Limousines and Ride Share Services must drop-off, pickup and stage on Irving
    Park Road between Clark and Seminary
  • Taxi Loading and Staging will be southbound on the 3300 block of Clark.

Remote Parking Lot

Parking is available at the remote lot, located at 3900 N. Rockwell, with a free shuttle to
Wrigley Field. The Lot opens approximately three hours prior to each game. Remote
Shuttle Buses will be staged on Addison west of Racine. Remote Shuttle service will run
three hours before the game until two hours after the game.

What to Expect throughout the NLCS Play-Off

  • Expect arterial street closures between Belmont and Irving Park / Halsted and
    Southport. At the discretion of the Chicago Police and OEMC arterial streets
    MAY be closed to ALL vehicular traffic beginning in the 7th Inning.
  • Please have Photo ID and Proof of Residence ready for presentation to any
    public safety officer. This may be necessary to access your home. While it may
    be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance.
  • CTA Bus Staging: CTA Westbound Addison buses may stage between Clark and
    Racine on the North side of the street. This is a decision that will be made by
    CPD should crowd control necessitate a change in CTA passenger loading.
  • PACE Bus: Clark between Waveland & Grace.
  • Disabled passengers should be dropped off only on Addison (north side) near
    Draft Kings. Vehicular traffic will not be allowed on either Sheffield or Waveland
    approximately three hours prior to the game.
  •  Media Staging: Addison south side Clark to Racine-west of Taco Bell and Clifton
    from Waveland to the alley north (both sides)
  • Streets & Sanitation support vehicles: Addison both sides from Racine to
    Lakewood & Clark at Grace.
  • Wire Baskets & Newspaper Boxes throughout the security perimeter have been
    removed for the duration of the post season. Bolted Wire Baskets will have
    secured covers placed over the tops.
  • Fox TV will be broadcasting pre and post-game shows in the parking lot at the
    corner of Sheffield and Waveland.

Game Day Highlights

Games 10/15 & 10/16 Times: 7:00 PM
Games 10/22 & 10/23 Times: TBD
Gates Open at 5pm for games on 10/15 and 10/16

  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced;
    beginning at 5pm. Vehicles parked in violation of the permit parking regulations
    are subject to ticket and tow. Cubs Night Game Tow Zone 5pm-10pm.
  • ALL Night Game Parking restrictions will be in place (i.e. North side of Addison
    from Clark to Ashland, North side of Eddy from Racine to the Alley, etc.). This is
    in addition to any other parking restrictions implemented as listed above.
  • PLEASE carefully check for either permanent or paper posted signs, prior to
    parking your vehicle. Vehicles parking in violation of parking regulations, public
    hazards, such as bus stops no parking/tow zones, crosswalks, driveways,
    alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow.
  • Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
  • The Cubs Hotline is open One Hour before until Two Hours after all games.
    Residents are encouraged to contact either the Night Game Hotline or 911 to
    report problems and issues. (1-866-427-3869)
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to
    sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any residential parking permit, one-day
    permit, or other permit issued for any other parking permit program. Violators
    are subject to a fine of up to $1500.
  • “Hospitality Teams” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs will be
    throughout the neighborhood. The team aims to provide a visible presence in
    the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident
    response.
  • TAILGATING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE
    PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  • LOITERING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON ANY STREETS SURROUNDING
    WRIGLEY FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; CLARK, ADDISON,
    WAVELAND AND SHEFFIELD.