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Join us at our 20th Annual Oktoberfest on Sept 23!


20th Annual Oktoberfest
$30.00 ticket price

Purchase tickets from any one of ELVN’s board members (full list here) or visit Murphy’s Bleachers to pick up tickets at the bar!

**$35.00 ticket price at the door!**

Ticket includes all food and beverages:
Oktoberfest Beer, Wine, and Sodas
Pig Roast, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Vegetables & Brats, German Potato Salad & Dessert


Great auction items in a number of price ranges, Past items include: Sports, Concert & Theater tickets, rooftop baseball game passes, autographed sports memorabilia, spa services, museum tours, boat cruise, restaurant & pet care gift certificates, jewelry, & many other items!

Previous Sponsors include: Murphy’s Bleachers, St. Joseph Hospital, The Dougout Sports Bar & Grill, Ticket Window, Testa Produce, Sysco, Patch Landscaping, Wrigley Rooftop Association, Roundy’s Supermarkets, 3639 Wrigley Rooftop, Chicago Beverage, HK Foods, Skokie Valley Beverage, Penske Truck Rentals – Wrigleyville, Four Corners Tavern Group, Chicago Roof Deck & Garden, Wells Street Popcorn, Beyond The Ivy, John Barleycorn, Carissima Salon, Frame Factory, Central Lakeview Merchants Assoc., Skybox on Sheffield, Louis Glunz Beer, Trader Todd’s, Old Chicago Inn, Wrigley Rooftops, North Halsted Business Alliance, Central Federal Savings, Brixen Ivy, Sutcliffe Pharmacy, Wrigleyville Rooftops, Chicago Cubs, River North Sales & Svc., Gold Coast Tickets, El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill, Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, and many more Chicago businesses.


Agenda for 9/4/18 ELVN meeting



  1. Call to order
  2. 46th Ward Update
  3. 44th Ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Crime Update
    • Burglaries-Watching/waiting for residents to leave
  7. New Business/Old Business
    • Oktoberfest-September 23, 2018
    • Blue Lot Update
    • Zone 383 parking follow-up-problems on Clifton
    • Pearl Jam concerts—northeast neighbors General Admission line down Waveland & Fremont
    • ELVN Family Day-Committee Formation
    • Next meeting October 2, 2018—November meeting is now November 13, 2018

8.   Adjournment
9.   Closed Session-Webmaster committee/Board appointments

Agenda for 8/07/18 ELVN meeting



  1. Call to order
  2. 46th Ward Update
  3. 44th Ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Crime Update
    1. Door-to-door solicitors for changing electric utility provider
    2. Phone snatching from cars with open windows/unlocked doors
    3. ATM Skimmers
    4. Police officer numbers in the 19th District
  7. New Business/Old Business
    1. Resignation of Justin Kreindler from Board of Directors
    2. Oktoberfest-September 23, 2018
    3. Pride Parade/Any Issues/Early Bar Closures
    4. Blue Lot Update
    5. Gill Park Follow-up
    6. ELVN Family Day-Committee Formation
    7. 24/7 Zone 383 parking follow-up
    8. MedMar Lakeview-John Sullivan
    9. Next meeting September 4, 2018—Proposal to change date of November 6 meeting due to Election Day
  8. Adjournment
  9. Closed Session- Election of Director to Executive Committee Pursuant to Article 9, Section 2 of ELVN Bylaws

Agenda for 5/01/18 ELVN meeting

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M.


  1. Call to order
  2. Update from Congressman Mike Quigley
  3. Update from Commissioner Bridget Gainer
  4. 46th Ward Update
  5. 44th Ward Update
  6. Cubs Update
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. Crime Update
  9. New Business/Old Business
    a. Octoberfest — Sept. 23, 2018
    b. ELVN Family Day
    c. ELVN Inaugural Annual Service Award
    d. 501 (c)(3) Status
  10. Adjournment

Give your input tomorrow on proposed CTA Red-Purple Bypass

The CTA is seeking community input on the location, design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements at a Red-Purple Bypass Open House to be held from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 22, at the 19th District Police Station, 850 W. Addison St.

Download the CTA's brochure on this project (.pdf).

Download the CTA's information about potentially impacted properties (.pdf)

Visit the CTA's website for more information, including conceptual renderings, information on the current Environmental Assessment, and directions on how to be added to the contact list for meeting notices and future updates about the Red Purple Modernization (RPM) project.

From the CTA's website:

Currently, when northbound Brown Line trains travel across this intersection, any northbound or southbound Red or Purple line train approaching this intersection must stop and wait for signal clearance. This means as many as three Red and Purple line trains may be simultaneously delayed. This outdated track configuration dates back to 1907 and was designed to provide local and express service, rather than connect three separate routes as it does today.


Fig. 1: The current track configuration just north of Belmont requires up to three Red and Purple line trains to stop and wait for a single Brown Line train to cross. This happens throughout every weekday, but more frequently during rush hour when trains must wait for signal clearance every three to four minutes. This configuration can produce rippling delays to services on all four tracks, delaying over 40 percent of all weekday Red, Purple, and Kimball-bound Brown Line trains.


Fig. 2: A bypass would provide a dedicated track for Brown Line trains. This means trains and thousands of customers traveling on all four tracks will no longer need to stop and wait for signal clearance at this intersection.

Drastic changes to Sheffield Avenue to come before City Plan Commission on Thursday, November 21

On October 16, 2013, the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced into City Council an ordinance to authorize the vacation of Sheffield Avenue City right-of-way and the reduction of the width of Sheffield from 33 feet to 23 feet in order to accommodate recent changes to the proposed Wrigley Field redevelopment.  The changes require that the Planned Development for Wrigley Field be amended.

The proposed amendment to the Wrigley Field Planned Development will go before the Chicago Plan Commission at on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the City Hall 2nd floor Council Chambers.

As a result of this latest Cubs proposal, Sheffield Avenue will be narrowed to a width of 23 feet.  Residential parking will be prohibited along the east side of Sheffield.  Eighty four residential units (this includes both Sheffield and Waveland) will be directly affected by this change.  Our community will lose about 50 residential parking spaces for 365 days a year to benefit the Cubs on 80 plus days a year.  East Lake View Neighbors is concerned as to the resulting impacts to charter bus loading and to fire trucks and other emergency vehicle which now use Sheffield.

The Cubs have yet to present to our community the details of the proposed changes to Sheffield.


ELVN will be at the Commission meeting to testify in opposition to the changes to Sheffield Avenue.  Join us if you can.

If you wish to advise the Mayor as to your thoughts regarding the proposed changes to Sheffield, send an email to

Bike Share in Lakeview?

Next spring, Chicago will be launching one of the largest bike share programs in the United States. Riders will be able to pick up a bike at one location and drop it off at a station near their destination.

Beginning with 3000 bikes and 300 kiosk stations, and eventually expanding to 4000 bikes with 400 kiosks, bike share will give 1 million people visiting, living, and working in Chicago a new way to travel.

On the new Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) website,, people can suggest potential sites on an interactive map and comment on those already suggested. Besides the site, CDOT is organizing public meetings to introduce the city’s new bike shareprogram.

As one Chicagoan said: “So exciting! My boyfriend and I used a bike share in Montreal and it was incredible.”

The outreach meetings will give the public an opportunity to suggest locations for stations in the proposed service area, learn more about the system and ask questions about the bikes. Renderings of the docking stations as well as a prototype bike will also be provided at the meetings. The dates and locations of the public meetings are:

October 29
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM., Pop-up meeting at Union Station

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

October 30
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Lincoln Belmont Public Library, 1659 W. Melrose Street

November 7
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Charles Hayes Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue

If you have any questions about bike share, please feel free to contact

CDOT’s bicycle coordinator Ben Gomberg, or the consultant project manager Mark de la Vergne,

Information originally from the LSNA newsletter.