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Kelly Park Advisory Council Neighborhood Sale – May 13, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017
9AM to 2PM
Kelly Park (Seminary between Grace & Irving Park)
All proceeds support the beautification of Kelly Park

There are 4 ways to participate. Download the flyer here.


Bring gently used household items and clothes and let the KPAC volunteers sell them for you. In-kind donations will be tax deductible. Drop off at 3800 N Alta Vista Terrace on Friday, May 12, 9 AM to 12 Noon or 4 PM to 8 PM. All items must be in good condition. No soiled, broken or incomplete items will be accepted. Email to let us know what you plan to donate so we can advertise your stuff.


Make a $50 donation to KPAC and sell your own stuff. We set up your table and advertise for you. You keep the profits! $35 of your donation will be tax deductible. Buy your table at


Sign up to help set up, work the cash box and break down the sale on May 13th. Email with your availability.


All your purchases on May 13th will support the beautification of Kelly Park. Find an antique gem from your neighbor’s attic or seek out great deals on new gear for your kids.

ELVN Elections, Membership Info, and Other News

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. 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.

Candidates for 2017 ELVN Board Election

Mark N. Lundgren
Marty Wallace
Aileen Tien
Justin Kreindler
Jean O’Neill
Michael Zink
Brandon Cunningham
Patrick Carlson
Beth Murphy
Joshua Ring

Annual Wrigley Field Community Meeting

The Annual Wrigley Field Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the 19th Police District, 850 W Addison, Community Room. Doors open at 6pm. This is an opportunity for neighbors to hear reviews and reports of the 2016 baseball season from the Cubs and City departments. It is also an opportunity for neighbors to voice any concerns, comments, and suggestions they have regarding last season.

Get Involved with Kelly Park

Join the Kelly Park Mailing List on Google Groups! There’s a lot going on with the park lately, and we hope you get involved! Also check out their page on Facebook.

St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser at Murphy’s Bleachers

Murphy’s Bleachers will be hosting “Buzzed for Babies” on April 23rd. “Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer!” Learn more about this event on the St. Baldrick’s Foundation website.


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  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

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.

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.

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.


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


  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.

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