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ELVN Community/General Meeting – September 2 @ 7pm

ELVN_community_meetingEast Lake View Neighbors will be holding a community/general meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 7 PM in the 19th District Police Station, 850 W Addison St.


  1. Introductions
  2. Chambers of Commerce reports
  3. 44th Ward Updates
    –Gay Pride Parade Survey discussion
  4. 46th Ward Updates
    –Sedgwick Development presentation of proposed development of  3901 N. Broadway
  5. Chicago Cubs report
  6. Open Forum – An opportunity for anyone in the community to raise any issues or concerns or to provide any information of general interest to the community.
  7. Oktoberfest – Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:30 – 7:30 PM
  8. Old business/New business

We hope you can attend!

School Supply Drives

backtoschoolBoth Alderman Tom Tunney, 44th Ward, and Alderman James Cappleman, 46th Ward are sponsoring Fall School Supply Drives. ELVN members are encouraged to donate school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year. 

44th Ward School Supply Drive: Drop off any items below for grades K-8 at 3223 N Sheffield by Friday, August 22nd.

Notebooks, Folders, Markers, Crayons, Scissors, Pencils, Pens, One inch binders, Pencil holders (plastic or fabric), Pink Pearl erasers, Backpacks, Lunch boxes/re-usable bags, Boxes of Kleenex.

46th Ward School Supply Drive: Choose one of five ways you can participate:

  1. ​​Drop off supplies at Alderman Cappleman's Office, 4544 N Broadway. Please be aware that supplies will not be distributed directly to students from Ald. Cappleman's office. All donations will be delivered ot the schools for distribution to students.
  2. Drop off supplies at Uptown Hair Cuttery, 4434 N Broadway, during regular business hours, (M-F, 9-9, Sat 8-8, Sun 9-5).
  3. Shop directly from the Amazon Wish List, and all items will be delivered directly to Ald. Cappleman's office.
  4. Donate directly to Friends of the 46th Ward Schools through Paypal via the donate link on their website.
  5. Donate gift cards to Target, Office Max, Staples, Walgreens, or CVS. Please email Ald. Cappleman's office for a mailing address for donated gift cards (gift cards cannot be accepted at Ald. Cappleman's office).

For a complete list of suggested donations, visit Donations will be accepted until Labor Day.

Take the Pride Parade Survey

440px-Rainbow_flag_and_blue_skiesFrom Alderman Tom Tunney, 44th Ward:

"Each year, City departments meet to recap what went well and what can be improved upon after each Pride Parade. I have created a Pride Parade survey to hear from you as we continue to examine the pride parade route and evaluate all options for next year, which could include a move downtown. Please click here to take the survey. It will be available until Friday, September 5 and we will follow up with feedback from the survey."

ELVN encourages all its members and residents of the 44th and 46th Wards to take part in this survey.

ELVN Board Meeting reminder, Filming Notice, CAPS Cancellation, & National Night Out

REMINDER: ELVN Board Meeting Tonight, August 5

Tonight's meeting of the ELVN Board will be held in the 19th District Police Station Community Room, 850 W Addison. See the agenda below.


Introductions/Chamber Reports
Congressman Mike Quigley
46th Ward Updates

  1. Rolando Acosta – Proposed development of 3901 N Broadway and 932-940 W Dakin Ave.
  2. Lakeview Food Pantry

44th Ward Updates

  1. Wrigley Field concerts

New Business/Old Business

  1. Gill Park
  2. Board Meeting Minutes
  3. OctoberFest – Proposed Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014

Board Member Only Session

Filming Notice for Irving Park Road and Kenmore Ave.

slateWednesday 08/6/2014 7:30 PM – 08/7/2014 7:30 AM
Irving Park Road and Kenmore, in the alley along Challenger Park

The new Netflix series entitled "Sense8" will film on location in Lakeview on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. They will be filming near the area of Irving Park Road and Kenmore, in the alley along Challenger Park, on August 6 from 7:30 PM until August 7th at 7:00 AM.

In order to film for these scenes and park the necessary vehicles, the following streets will be posted NO PARKING on Wednesday, August 6th beginning at 9:00 AM and continuing until Thursday, August 7th at 8:00 AM.

  • West side of Kenmore Street from 4000-4008 Irving Park Road, 4040-4060 Irving Park Road, 4124-4142 Irving Park Road
  • Both sides of Buena Street from Kenmore Street west to Alley under El structure
  • West side of Seminary Street from Dakin Street to Irving Park Road
  • South side of Dakin Street from 833 W. Dakin Street to Broadway Street
  • North side of Grace Street between 1154 W. Grace Street and 1181 W. Grace Street
  • Irving Park Road from Kenmore to Sheridan

There will be NO PARKING On Wednesday, August 6th starting at 9:00 AM and continuing until Thursday, August 7th at 7:00PM

  • Irving Park Road from Clark to Kenmore

In addition, there will be a full street closure on Irving Park between Sheridan and Clark as well as the alley west of Kenmore from Buena to Irving from August 6th at 7:30 PM to August 7th at 6:00 AM.

If you have any concerns about this filming, please reach out to Location Manager, Monoleto Wilborn
 at 773-542-1820.

CANCELED: CAPS Beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 Meeting

The CAPS meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 6th has been canceled. Instead, police are asking residents to join them for the National Night Out TONIGHT, Tuesday, August 5th from 5-8 PM at the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse, 4501 N Clarendon. National Night Out was launched more than 30 years ago. On the first Tuesday of each August, community police officers and neighborhood groups gather outside for a night of games, meet-and-greets and crime prevention awareness. 

Community Meeting re: More Wrigley Changes

ELVN would like to strongly encourage you to attend the community meeting Monday, July 7th at 6:30 pm at the 19th District Police Station on Addison. This is your last chance to voice your concerns about the renovations to take place at Wrigley Field.


How will your quality of life be impacted with 22,000 sq ft of additional lighted and sound-producing advertising surrounding the ballpark? How will your quality of life be impacted with an additional 600 fans per game in the neighborhood? How will your life be impacted with the loss of 52 street parking spaces? How will your life be impacted with 2 additional light towers at the ballpark? How do feel about adding another facility at Wrigley capable of serving alcohol to 200 people, bringing the total alcohol serving venues at the ballpark to 23, not counting the vendors in the stands?

Monday’s meeting is the time to have your voices heard and let the mayor, landmarks commission, city council and the media know how you feel. Get your friends and neighbors to attend and tell us how your quality of life will be impacted. We need a strong and large presence to show our neighborhood is important to us 365 days per year!!

If you are unable to attend and would like your voice heard, send an e-mail to no later than 4:00 pm on Monday. We will try to have your e-mail read aloud at the meeting and submitted to the landmark commission. Only e-mails that are signed and include your address will be accepted. Renderings of the Cubs proposal can be seen at


ELVN Pride Fest Advisory

Chicago Pride Fest 2014, June 21 and 22 East Lake View Community Traffic Alert

The 12th Annual Chicago Pride Fest is scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. (The Gay Pride Parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 29th.)

Full event details for Pride Fest can be found on the Northalsted Business Alliance website.

Pride Fest Street Closures and Parking Restrictions

Waveland Avenue will be closed from Broadway to 820 W. from 9 AM Friday until Monday morning at 4 AM. (If you are a Whole Foods patron, the parking lot will remain open and you can enter from Waveland west of Halsted.)

Halsted Street will be closed between Broadway and Addison from Saturday 12:01 AM until Monday morning at 4 AM.

Bradley Place from Halsted west to 840 W. will be closed the same hours as Halsted.

NO PARKING will be allowed from 1 AM Saturday, June 21st through 3 AM Monday, June 23rd from on the following streets:

  1. HALSTED STREET: From Addison to Grace
  2. WAVELAND AVENUE: From Broadway to 820 W. Waveland
  3. BRADLEY PLACE: From Halsted West to alley near 820 W. Bradley


Be reminded, the Chicago Cubs are hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at 3:05 PM on Friday, June 20, at 6:15 PM on Saturday, June 21st and at 1:20 PM on Sunday, June 22nd. (Sunday is a Cubs Mr. Potato Head Keychain giveaway.)

We hope our East Lake View Community participates in and enjoys the event!

Bike Lake View – June 8 Neighborhood Ride

Bike Lake ViewJoin the Lake View Citizens Council (LVCC) for a leisurely Sunday morning bikeride around Lake View. Get to know your neighbors while exploring our bicycle-friendly neighborhood and socializing over coffee afterwards.

Bike Lake View is a free hour-long neighborhood social ride geared toward all of our neighbors — bring your kids and your grandparents! Our neighborhood police will be riding with us again this month. 

For more information, contact Lee Crandell at Visit the LVCC website to get involved in your neighborhood.

What: Bike Lake View neighborhood bike ride
When: 10 a.m., Sunday, June 8 (Second Sunday every month)
Where: Meet at Seminary & Waveland (Northwest corner of Wrigley Field)
Post-ride: Ending around 11:00 a.m. for social time at a TBD location in Lake View

Helmets are required and be sure to bring a lock so you can join us for post-ride coffee.

Ald. Tom Tunney’s Annual Recycling Day – June 7

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: 330 W. Diversey Parkway

Alderman Tunney will be hosting his annual recycling day on Saturday, June 7 from 9:00am-Noon at 330 W. Diversey.

COM-2 Recycling Solutions will be collecting electronics.

Here's a list of what they will take: Computers & Peripherals, Office Equipment & Products, Small Home Appliances & Home Improvement Products, Home Entertainment, Software, CDs & DVDs Cintas Document Management will provide Document Shredding Service. Please remove all staples, paper/binder clips from your documents prior to arriving at the recycling station. Limit two boxes/containers per household. – See more at:

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – June 7 & 8

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, June 7-8, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
WHERE: N. Sheffield from Belmont to School

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest will kick off Chicago's outdoor street fest season when it again welcomes the start of summer and warm weather. Located just steps from the bustling Belmont Red Line "El" stop, this wildly popular street festival in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood will again showcase the region's favorite tribute bands. This iconic fest (sponsored by the Central Lakeview Merchants Association) also features plenty of food and libations as well as artisans who will be rolling out their newest creative handiwork. – See more at: