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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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Wrigley Field Concerts

billyjoelfoofighters

Via Ald. Tom Tunney

Wrigley Field is hosting two concerts at the ballpark this week. Billy Joel returns to Wrigley Thursday, August 27! The show begins at 8:00 pm. Foo Fighters will make their first appearance at the ballpark on Saturday, August 29 at 5:30 pm. Gates open two hours before the show begins. You can find information on street closures, parking restrictions and what to expect the day of the concerts below.

Billy Joel & Foo Fighters Concert Information

Thursday August 27th & Saturday August 29th Parking Restrictions

Clark – Both Sides- Newport to Addison
8/27 & 8/29 2pm-Midnight

Clark – East Side Only- Waveland to Irving Park
8/27 & 8/29 2pm-Midnight

Addison- Clark to Racine- Both Sides
8/27 & 8/29 – 2pm to Midnight

Addison- Wilton to Sheffield- Both Sides
8/27 & 8/29 2pm – Midnight

Addison – South Side Only- Clark to Sheffield
8/27 & 8/29

Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (both sides)
8/27 & 8/29 2pm – Midnight

Racine- Grace to Green Lot Entrance – East Side Only
8/24 – 9/1

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, OEMC and the Chicago Department of Transportation have established the following pickup/outbound regulations for Taxis, limousines, and car services for the concerts:

  • Limousines and car services must stage along Irving Park Road. All pickups must occur on Irving Park Road between Clark and Seminary (East of Clark).
  • Taxis are available and will be staged on Clark south of Addison along the southbound (western) curb.

Remote Parking Lot

Parking is available at the remote lot, located at 3900 N. Rockwell, with a free shuttle to the concerts. Lots open at three hours prior to each event.

Street Closures (Full Street Closures)

Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)
Starting after the game on August 24th – Street will re-open on Monday August 31st.

Waveland (Sheffield to Kenmore) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)
Starting after the game on August 24th – Street will re-open on Monday August 31st.

What to Expect as Concert Setup/Takedown Takes Place

August 24th – September 1st

  • Trucks, Crane(s), Forklift(s), etc. will beginning lining up on Waveland at approximately 5pm (8/24) and proceed to Sheffield where they will be unloaded and move materials into the Ballpark.
  • Throughout the week, Wrigley Field will be transformed into a concert venue with the installation of staging, sound and lighting equipment. Seating areas will be added to field.
  • The Lights at Wrigley Field will be on throughout the week as the Concert Setup/Takedown takes place. Lights will be on overnight on August 24th into August 25th.Lights will be on to at least 11pm on August 25th, August 26th, August 28th and August 30th.On the show days of August 27th and August 29th, the lights will be on OVERNIGHT.
  • Trucks, Crane(s), Forklift(s), etc. will begin lining up on Waveland Saturday night, August 29th, to unload materials from the ballpark.
  • Trucks will be traveling from the Green Lot at Grace and Racine to the ballpark during both setup and takedown. All work should be complete Monday August 31st.

Sound & Lighting Checks

Sound and Lighting Checks are anticipated on Wednesday August 26th and Friday, August 28th and will be completed by 10pm.  Sound checks should also be anticipated on the day of each concert.

Concert Day Highlights

Billy Joel Concert
Gates Open at 6pm and Show begins at 8pm

Foo Fighters Concert
Gates Open at 3:30 pm and Show begins at 5:30 pm.

  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect. Vehicles parked in violation of the Residential Permit Parking regulations are subject to ticket.
  • Priority Towing will take place in all special areas designated as No Parking (Clark, Addison, & Waveland).
  • 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 will be open One Hour before until Two Hours after the concerts (1-866-427-3869).
  • During Pre & Post Concerts, at the discretion of the Police and/or OEMC, Addison between Racine and Halsted may be closed to vehicular traffic as a Public Safety measure. Traffic will then be rerouted North/South on Racine/Halsted. While this may be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance.
  • “Hospitality Teams” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs will be throughout the neighborhood between 9pm and 1am. The team aims to provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-concert crowd observation and incident response. Look for the team in bright yellow jerseys!
  • Residents are encouraged to contact either the Night Game Hotline or 911 to report problems and issues
  • TAILGAITING 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.

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.

WrigleyMap

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.

Zac Brown Band Concert Traffic and Parking

Via Alderman Tom Tunney

Zac Brown Band Concert: Saturday, September 13th at Wrigley Field at 7:00 pm

Parking Restriction

  • Clark -Newport to Addison (both sides of the street)

        9/13 from 2:00pm-Midnight

  • Clark -Waveland to Irving Park (east side only)

 9/13 from 2:00pm-Midnight

  • Clark- Patterson to Addison (west side only)

9/13 from 2:00pm-Midnight

  • Irving Park – Seminary to Southport (both sides)

 9/13 from 2:00pm – Midnight

  • Racine – Grace to Green Lot Entrance (East Side Only)

9/8 – 9/15 from 2:00pm -Midnight

Street Closures (Full Street Closures)

Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (except fire lane
9/10 thru 9/15)

Waveland (Sheffield to Kenmore) Full Street Closure (except fire lane)
9/10 thru 9/15

Limo and Taxi Information

In an effort to minimize the impact of traffic in the community around Wrigley Field, City departments have established the following pickup and drop-off regulations for taxis, limousines and car services for the concerts:

  • Limousines and car services must stage along Irving Park Road. All pickups must occur on Irving Park Road between Clark and Seminary (east of Clark).
  • Taxis are available and will be staged on Clark south of Addison along the southbound (western) curb.

Parking is available at the Cubs Remote Lot, located at 3900 N. Rockwell, with a free shuttle to the concert. The lot opens at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday September 13th.

What to Expect as Concert Setup/Takedown Takes Place

September 10th thru September 15th

  • Trucks, Crane(s), Forklift(s), etc. will beginning lining up on Waveland at approximately 7am (9/10) and proceed to Sheffield where they will be unloaded and move materials into the Ballpark.
  • Throughout the week, Wrigley Field will be transformed into a concert venue with the installation of staging, sound and lighting equipment. Seating areas will be added to Field.
  • The Lights at Wrigley Field will be on throughout the week as the Concert Setup/Takedown takes place as follows: Please note these times listed are approximate and subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

1. Wednesday September 10th until Midnight

2. Thursday September 11th until Midnight

3. Friday September 12th until 11pm

4. Saturday September 13th Overnight until Sunday morning

  • Trucks, Crane(s), Forklift(s), etc. will begin lining up on Waveland Saturday approximately 9pm where they will be loaded as materials are removed from the Ballpark.
  • Trucks will be traveling from the Green Lot at Grace & Racine to the ballpark during both setup and takedown. All work should be complete Monday 9/15

Sound & Lighting Checks

Sound Checks will begin on Thursday September 11th and are anticipated to be complete between 9pm and 10pm. Sound checks should also be anticipated on the day of the concert.
Lighting Checks will begin on Thursday September 11th and are anticipated to be complete by midnight. Additional lighting checks will take place on both Friday and Saturday.

Concert Day Highlights

  • Gates open at 5pm on Saturday 9/13
  • Performance begins at approximately 7pm with opening act Cheap Trick
  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect. Vehicles parked in violation of the Residential Permit Parking regulations are subject to ticket.
  • Priority Towing will take place in all special areas designated as No Parking (Clark, Addison, & Waveland).
  • 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 will be open One Hour before until Two Hours after the concerts (1-866-4CPD TOW).
  • During Pre & Post Concerts, at the discretion of the Police and/or OEMC, Addison between Racine and Halsted may be closed to vehicular traffic as a Public Safety measure. Traffic will then be rerouted North/South on Racine/Halsted. While this may be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance.
  • “Hospitality Teams” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs will be throughout the neighborhood between 9pm and 1am. The team aims to provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-concert crowd observation and incident response. Look for the team in bright yellow jerseys!
  • Residents are encouraged to contact either the Night Game Hotline or 911 to report problems and issues
  • TAILGAITING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED

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!

Halloween on Halsted

Halloween on Halsted

The Northalsted Business Alliance 17th Annual Halloween Parade

Traffic & Parking Advisory

The 2013 Annual Halloween Parade will be held on Thursday, October 31st along Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison.

Registration will be at 6:30pm at the staging area at Halsted and Belmont.

The event will start at 8pm on Halsted at Belmont and end (disband) on Halsted at Addison. (Neither Belmont nor Addison will be closed.)

Parking will be prohibited from 3pm to midnight on Thursday, October 31 on the following streets:

  • Halsted: Belmont to Addison: 3200N to 3600N
  • Roscoe: 800W to 824W

ALL VEHICLES LEFT ON THESE STREETS WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED!

Please be advised:

  1. Halsted from Belmont to Addison will be closed to traffic from 4pm to midnight.
  2. Melrose, Aldine, Buckingham, Roscoe, Newport, Cornelia, and Brompton, east and west from Halsted to each alley, will be closed to traffic from 4pm to 11pm.

If you have any questions regarding street re-routes, please call the 44th Ward Office at 773.525.6034.

17th Annual Halloween on Halsted Parade Participation Info

This year’s Northalsted Halloween Parade Theme is Twisted Circus! Join your friends and neighbors for the best Halloween celebration in Chicago!

Come dressed as clowns, sword swallowers, bearded ladies, and ringmasters celebrating the Twisted Circus theme of any costume creation you choose! Participation waivers are required for individuals marking in the parade. Participation waivers can be found here.

Prefer to watch instead of march? Enjoy the fun from the street beginning at 8pm.

6:30pm: Registration for the parade at Belmont Avenue
8:00pm: Parade begins and will travel north on Halsted to Addison

Costume Categories: Drag, Group, Original, Scariest, Pet

We hope you enjoy the event!

Northalsted Market Days Street Closures and Parking Restrictions

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Event Dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 10 – 11

  1. The street closures start at 2 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10.
  2. The area for the closure includes Halsted from Belmont to Addison. Closures extend to the east or west alley of the following side streets: Melrose, Aldine, Buckingham, Roscoe, Newport, Cornelia, and Brompton.
  3. Halsted Street will re-open by 5 a.m. on Monday morning, Aug. 12.
  4. Towing: Cars will begin getting towed at 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, Aug. 10, as soon as the street closes. Halsted will be cleared off first, then the side streets up to the alleys both east and
    west of Halsted.
  5. Parking is re-instated when the street opens at 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12.
  6. CTA Re-Routing: The #8 Halsted Northbound bus will get rerouted to Broadway at Belmont on the south and Waveland on the north.