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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.

National League Division Series Post Season Games at Wrigley Field

Friday, October 7th, Saturday, October 8th & Thursday, October 13th (if necessary)

Parking Restrictions
Beginning at Noon on Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th at 4 a.m.

Clark – School/Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Grace (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Racine-Roscoe to Clark (Both Sides)
Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (Both Sides)

Seminary & Newport – Com-Ed Substation
Beginning Friday, October 7th at 8 a.m. through Sunday, October 9th at 8 a.m.

Seminary (east side) from Newport to the alley and Newport (north side) from Seminary to the alley

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.

  • Expect street closures between Belmont and Irving Park / Halsted to Southport. At the discretion of the Chicago Police and OEMC, arterial streets MAY be closed to ALL vehicular traffic. Please have Photo ID and Proof of Residence available for presentation to either CPD or Traffic Management Personnel. While this may be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance.

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.

What to expect throughout the Play-Offs

  • ALL garbage baskets throughout the security perimeter will be removed throughout the entire post season.
  • Expect an increased police presence during all home games as well as any away game that is considered a “Clinch Game.”
  • Clinch Game parking restrictions will be imposed on Clark Street from Newport to Grace at the direction of the Chicago Police Department.
  • Expect various media throughout the neighborhood and around the ballpark Friday and Saturday for early morning broadcasts, afternoon/evening programming and post-game coverage.

Game Day Highlights:
Friday, October 7th Game begins at 8:15 p.m. – Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 8th Game begins at 7:08 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 13 – Time TBD

  • 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.
  • Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
  • Vehicles parking 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 either the Night Game Hotline, 1-866-427-3869, or 911 to report problems and issues.
  • 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 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.

Cubs Charities to Award More Than $860,000 to 2016 Diamond Project Grantees

cubslogoVia the Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO – Cubs Charities will award more than $860,000 to 14 Diamond Project grantees this year to help improve youth baseball and softball fields across 14 Chicago neighborhoods. On Tuesday, September 20, Cubs Charities will present a $150,000 grant to James G. Blaine Elementary School, a 2016 Diamond Project grantee, during “Go Cubs Go Day” at the school. The grant will support a new turf field surface and general field maintenance, logos, backstop and netting.

Since 2014, Cubs Charities’ Diamond Project has awarded nearly $1.8 million in grants to support 28 youth leagues and 32 capital improvement projects across Chicago. The Diamond Project, one of Cubs Charities’ three signature programs, provides funds to nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations to expand opportunities for children to play baseball and softball and improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local baseball fields or indoor training facilities.

Cubs Charities Board Chair Laura Ricketts, a Cubs player and Cubs mascot Clark will be on hand to celebrate the occasion.

WHAT:        2016 Diamond Project check presentation at James G. Blaine Elementary School

WHEN:        Tuesday, September 20, program to begin at noon

WHERE:      James G. Blaine Elementary School, 1420 W. Grace St.

Follow up to Tuesday’s meeting

I would like to thank Reverend Joy Douglas Strome, Pastor of Lakeview Presbyterian Church, for hosting our quarterly General/Community meeting on Tuesday night. Reverend Strome highlighted some exciting Summer programs that the Church will be conducting. She also discussed the remarkable plans for the proposed new building project. For more information, please go to lakeviewpresbyterian.org.

We had a great turnout for the meeting. Approximately one hundred (100) people from the community came to hear about Alderman Tom Tunney’s proposed Sports Plaza Ordinance and to hear from the Cubs about their competing Patio Liquor License application. These two (2) opposing proposals have received a lot of attention in the press. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the Cubs and to Alderman Tunney and his staff for their informative presentations.

Regardless of how you may feel about either plan, I urge you to take this rare opportunity to have an impact on what happens in our neighborhood. Please take a few moments to send an email to Commissioner Steadman at BACPliquorcommission@cityofchicago.org. Please send a copy to Alderman Tunney at ward44@cityofchicago.org. In your letter, please state your support or opposition to the Cubs/Ricketts Patio liquor License Application and briefly state why you are opposed to or in favor of the license. Additionally, please be sure to include your address so that the Commissioner knows that you an area resident and not a fan from outside of the neighborhood.

As I write this letter, the Cubs have sent people out to collect signatures on a petition in support for their Patio Liquor License. This may be the last and best opportunity for the residents to have a say in what happens in our neighborhood.

The deadline to have your opinion considered by the Commissioner is 5:00 today. Please send your email to BACPliquorcommission@cityofchicago.org. Please send a copy to the Alderman at ward44@cityofchicago.org.

Thank you,

Jim Spencer
President, East Lake View Neighbors Association

Wrigley Neighborhood Issues Update

Hello Wrigley Neighbors:

We wanted to make you aware of the outcome of a meeting that was held on March 27th by the local community organizations, the 19th district police, OEMC, Aldermen Tunney’s and Capplemen’s representatives and the Chicago Cubs regarding neighborhood protection, pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow and safety for the 2015 season which begins this Sunday night.

Many issues were addressed at the meeting, below are the highlights of what you should expect throughout our community:

The police are requiring a lane of street be cleared and available for emergency vehicles on both the 3600 block of Sheffield and the 1000 block of Waveland on days when events are held at Wrigley Field and the rooftops to ensure public safety. The street will not be open to regular vehicles.

The police are going to send messages to the limo and taxi companies, along with UBER and similar companies, warning them not to be parked / standing on our residential streets or they will be ticketed. They are also going to instruct them that the designated drop-off/pick up area is on Addison near the corner of Sheffield.

OEMC is going to instruct the traffic aides to allow residents into the area with proof of residence, i.e., driver license, so you should not be endlessly rerouted to reach your home.

There are no plans by the Cubs to open any type of walkway on the Eastbound side of the 3600 block of Clark St. this season.

All Charter Busses are scheduled to load and unload and park on Irving Park Rd between Seminary and Clark. Additional busses will be directed to park on the East side of the 4100 block of Clark St. Bus passengers will be met by Cubs employees in green jackets to show them the way to the ballpark using Clark Street. They are being discouraged from going through Kelly Park, although I imagine some will, along with the people parking in the Irving Park Lot.

Busses with special needs passengers will unload on the North side of Addison in front of the Captain Morgan Club, along with shuttle busses to/from the remote parking lot on Rockwell and Irving Park Rd.

We have requested the Cubs provide a crossing guard for the intersection of Seminary and Grace to facilitate pedestrian crossings.

We have requested that portable toilets be placed near the entrance of the Irving Park Rd lot, near Grace St in the Blue lot, Near the entrance of the Green lot and some in the Orange lot next to the Piano Man bar on Clark.

Pedestrian traffic to and from the Addison Red Line are going to be directed by Cubs personnel in green jackets to use the alley behind the 3600 block of Sheffield for access, due to narrow sidewalk ways on Sheffield and the entire street being inaccessible to pedestrians.

The Blue lot will not be accessible to pedestrians or the Cubs shuttle golf carts going to the Green lot. The Blue lot is going to be fenced off and used for VIP parking and the area for the player parking will be tented, including side walls. This will remain 24/7 for the entire season. Please be cautious when walking around that area.

The Cubs are planning on having the gigantic Jumbotron in left field working for opening day and beyond.

The police have also told business owners and are asking residents that no deliveries are to be scheduled 2 hours prior to games in the area from Halsted – Racine and Grace – Roscoe. This does not apply to UPS, Fed Ex, etc., but should help facilitate traffic around the park.

The Cubs are promising upwards of 20 employees in green jackets to help with the busses and pedestrians. This is in addition to the people in the yellow jackets after games.

On Opening Night they are having the bank “Fall Out Boys” play 3 songs on the field before the game. Estimated start time is 6:30, the gates will open at 4:30.

Below is the map provided by the Cubs. The yellow area shows the bus parking / loading area. The Orange is the street closure. They are also planning on closing the 3700 blocks of Clifton and Kenmore to all but local traffic with barriers.

The Gold parking lot on corner of Clifton and Waveland will be used to media trucks and the cable will run over the conduit from the corner of the Blue lot to the ballpark. We have been assured that this is just temporary and they will be buried at some point in the construction.

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Download a PDF of the map above here.

The Cubs have sold 32,000 tickets for opening night.

If you see a problem, report it to the HOTLINE at 866-427-3869. It now goes directly to the 19th District and to the Wrigley Task Force. You should also call 911 for emergencies and 311 to report other problems. If you don’t call, our neighborhood doesn’t get allocated the resources needed to remedy the problems, so call even if the offender is going to be long gone before someone arrives. This pertains to rats, people urinating in public, taxies & others zooming down alleys, limos parked on residential streets, etc. While it may seem silly to call, it needs to be tracked by the city that there are issues.

If you have questions that were not answered in this e-mail contact Mike Lufrano or Matt Kenny of the Cubs, your alderman or the appropriate city agency.

Annual Wrigley Field Community Meeting

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The Annual Wrigley Field Community Meeting

Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 19th Police District Community Room, 850 W. Addison

The Wrigley Field Advisory Meeting is an opportunity for neighbors to hear reviews and reports of the past season from the Cubs and City departments such as the Chicago Police Department, Streets & Sanitation, the Department of Transportation and the Office of Emergency Management and Communication. It is also an opportunity for neighbors to voice any concerns, comments and suggestions they have regarding last season.

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.

Agenda

  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!

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

ALL VEHICLES LEFT ON THE STREET WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE!

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!

2014 Cubs Home Game Schedule (Night Games Highlighted)

See the list of Cubs 2014 home games below.  Night games are highlighted.

 

Date

Opponent

Time

Broadcast

1

Fri, 4/4

Phillies

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

2

Sat, 4/5

Phillies

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

3

Sun, 4/6

Phillies

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

4

Tue, 4/8

Pirates

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

5

Wed, 4/9

Pirates

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

6

Thu, 4/10

Pirates

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

7

Fri, 4/18

Reds

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

8

Sat, 4/19

Reds

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

9

Sun, 4/20

Reds

1:20p

WCIU, MLB.TV

10

Mon, 4/21

D-backs

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

11

Tue, 4/22

D-backs

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

12

Wed, 4/23

D-backs

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

13

Thu, 4/24

D-backs

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

14

Fri, 5/2

Cardinals

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

15

Sat, 5/3

Cardinals

12:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

16

Sun, 5/4

Cardinals

7:05p

WGN, ESPN, MLB.TV

17

Mon, 5/5

White Sox

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

18

Tue, 5/6

White Sox

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

19

Fri, 5/16

Brewers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

20

Sat, 5/17

Brewers

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

21

Sun, 5/18

Brewers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

22

Tue, 5/20

Yankees

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

23

Wed, 5/21

Yankees

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

24

Tue, 6/3

Mets

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

25

Wed, 6/4

Mets

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

26

Thu, 6/5

Mets

6:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

27

Fri, 6/6

Marlins

3:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

28

Sat, 6/7

Marlins

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

29

Sun, 6/8

Marlins

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

30

Fri, 6/20

Pirates

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

31

Sat, 6/21

Pirates

6:15p

WGN, MLB.TV

32

Sun, 6/22

Pirates

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

33

Mon, 6/23

Reds

7:05p

WCIU, MLB.TV

34

Tue, 6/24

Reds

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

35

Wed, 6/25

Reds

6:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

36

Thu, 6/26

Nationals

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

37

Fri, 6/27

Nationals

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

38

Sat, 6/28

Nationals

12:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

39

Sat, 6/28

Nationals

6:15p

WGN, MLB.TV

40

Fri, 7/11

Braves

3:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

41

Sat, 7/12

Braves

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

42

Sun, 7/13

Braves

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

43

Tue, 7/22

Padres

7:05p

CSN+, MLB.TV

44

Wed, 7/23

Padres

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

45

Thu, 7/24

Padres

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

46

Fri, 7/25

Cardinals

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

47

Sat, 7/26

Cardinals

3:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

48

Sun, 7/27

Cardinals

TBD

WGN, MLB.TV

49

Mon, 7/28

Rockies

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

50

Tue, 7/29

Rockies

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

51

Wed, 7/30

Rockies

7:05p

CSN+, MLB.TV

52

Thu, 7/31

Rockies

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

53

Fri, 8/8

Rays

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

54

Sat, 8/9

Rays

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

55

Sun, 8/10

Rays

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

56

Mon, 8/11

Brewers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

57

Tue, 8/12

Brewers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

58

Wed, 8/13

Brewers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

59

Thu, 8/14

Brewers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

60

Tue, 8/19

Giants

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

61

Wed, 8/20

Giants

7:05p

WCIU, MLB.TV

62

Thu, 8/21

Giants

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

63

Fri, 8/22

Orioles

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

64

Sat, 8/23

Orioles

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

65

Sun, 8/24

Orioles

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

66

Mon, 9/1

Brewers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

67

Tue, 9/2

Brewers

7:05p

CSN+, MLB.TV

68

Wed, 9/3

Brewers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

69

Fri, 9/5

Pirates

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

70

Sat, 9/6

Pirates

3:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

71

Sun, 9/7

Pirates

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

72

Mon, 9/15

Reds

7:05p

CSN+, MLB.TV

73

Tue, 9/16

Reds

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

74

Wed, 9/17

Reds

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

75

Thu, 9/18

Dodgers

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

76

Fri, 9/19

Dodgers

1:20p

WGN, MLB.TV

77

Sat, 9/20

Dodgers

3:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

78

Sun, 9/21

Dodgers

1:20p

CSN, MLB.TV

79

Mon, 9/22

Cardinals

7:05p

WGN, MLB.TV

80

Tue, 9/23

Cardinals

7:05p

WCIU, MLB.TV

81

Wed, 9/24

Cardinals

7:05p

CSN, MLB.TV

 

TONIGHT: Rally 6:30pm @ Clark & Patterson

Capture2Please join us tonight for the rally to request the city to negotiate and fully vet the proposed planned development for Wrigley Field prior to any approval.

YOUR support and your voice are needed to save our streets from being annexed to the Cubs and the area becoming a digital media circus and open container free-for-all.

Hope to see you there!

When: TONIGHT at 6:30pm
Where: Clark & Patterson


Also, don’t forget to take the survey at wrigleyresidents.com.  Time is running out to voice our concerns. Survey results will be tallied on Friday and presented to city officials.