April 13, 2021 Agenda

ELVN will hold its next Monthly Meeting on Zoom on April 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the time). If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com for details. The Agenda is below. I hope to see you then.

  1. Call to order
  2. Reports-Elected Officials
  3. 46th Ward Update
  4. 44th Ward Update
  5. Cubs Update
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Crime Update
    a. Carjackings-Be aware entering and exiting your car
  8. New Business/Old Business 
    1. 3636 N. Lake Shore Drive Project; Zoning
    2. Landmark Districting Process-Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago
    3. Next meeting is May 11, 2021 via Zoom
  9. Adjournment

Community Alert

On March 21st, 2021, at approximately 3:45am, a 29-year-old female was walking westbound in the 1000 block of School, when an unknown offender grabbed her from behind, stated he had a gun, and forced her into an alley. The offender then sexually assoulted the woman. The offender then fled eastbound on foot.

Offender’s description:

Male, Black, late 20’s to early 30’s years of age. Approx 5′ 10”, 175 lbs, wearing a black nylon covering his head. No further description at the time.

What you can do:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Pay special attention to suspicious people loitering in the area and report them to the police.
  • If confronted by an offender, remain calm.
  • Remember any unique descriptive characteristics of offenders (Scars, limp, acne, teeth etc.)
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to police.
  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender.
  • Walk in pairs.

If you have any information, contact the Bureau of Detectives — Area Three: (312) 744-8261

Wrigley Field Community Meeting

The annual Wrigley Field Community Meeting will be virtual this year and it is taking place next Thursday, March 25th, from 6-7:30pm. Staff from the Alderman’s Office, the Cubs, and the 19th District Police will be at the meeting to provide updates and answer community questions. The Cubs have already provided updates online about their cleaning and social distancing rules for the stadium. Register for the meeting.

Sculptures

Dear neighbors,

Each year East Lake View Neighbors sponsors a sculpture through the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit to place within ELVN boundaries for one year. The attached document contains ELVN’s sculpture options for the coming year. Please send your top 5 selections by e-mail to Terie Kata at tlk289@yahoo.com by Sunday March 14. Please also indicate a proposed location for the artwork in the area south of Addison to Belmont and east of Broadway to the lakefront.

Thank you for your input!

The North Lake Shore Drive Project Team

Thank you to all who participated in the North Lake Shore Drive Phase I Study Public Input Opportunity which took place during the fall of 2020. Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Public Meeting (#4) was conducted virtually through the interactive website NLSDinput.org. The meeting was a great success as the project team received over 900 comments and 3,200 public survey responses!

Over the last few months, the project team has reviewed and analyzed your comments and survey responses to assist in refining the proposed designs. To learn more about the Public Input Opportunity and next steps for the project, please check out our Winter 2021 Newsletter!

All meeting materials, along with comprehensive survey responses, are available on the project website under the Public Input Opportunity tab. For a comprehensive view of the comments received, please visit NLSDinput.org and explore comments on the ideas wall and interactive map.

We welcome feedback at any time during the project process through the online comment portal or the project email info@northlakeshoredrive.org. We look forward to continuing to work with you to Redefine the Drive!

Sincerely,
The North Lake Shore Drive Project Team

March 16, 2021 Agenda

ELVN will hold its Annual Meeting on Zoom on March 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the time). If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com for details. The Agenda is below. I hope to see you then.

—Michael

  1. Call to order
  2. Board of Directors Election; Introduction of Candidates
  3. Brief Reports-Elected Officials
  4. 46th Ward Update
  5. 44th Ward Update
  6. Cubs Update
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. Crime Update
    1. Carjackings-Be aware entering and exiting your car
  1. New Business/Old Business 
    1. 3636 N. Lake Shore Drive Project; Zoning
    2. Brandon Cunningham-Seminary Shared Street Project/Kelly Park update/ELVN Green Team
    3. Next meeting is April 13, 2021 via Zoom
  2. Adjournment

2021 CAPS Beat Meetings

Until further notice, ALL Beat Meetings will be virtual.
019th District – Commander Chris Papaioannou

10 Sector

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Sulzer Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave 6:30 p.m.
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Sulzer Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave 6:30 p.m.
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Truman College
1145 W. Wilson 6:30 p.m.
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14Clarendon Park
4501 N. Clarendon 6:30 p.m.
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15Uptown Buena Library
929 W. Buena 6:30 p.m.
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Police Auditorium
2452 W. Belmont 6:30 p.m.
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Police Auditorium
2452 W. Belmont 6:30 p.m.
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19th District
850 W. Addison 6:30 p.m.
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850 W. Addison 6:30 p.m.
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850 W. Addison 6:30 p.m.
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Police Auditorium
2452 W. Belmont 6:30 p.m.
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New Life Church
1110 W. Lill 6:30 p.m.
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Illinois Masonic Hospital
836 W. Wellington 6:30 p.m.
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342nd Unitarian Church
656 W. Barry 6:30 p.m.
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East Lakeview Neighbors Candidate Biographies 

Patrick Carlson (incumbent)

My name is Patrick Carlson.  I am an attorney who has lived in East Lakeview for nearly 22 years, and have been a homeowner here for 17.  In this time, I have seen dramatic changes and improvements to the neighborhood, but there are still may changes facing the neighborhood.  I have been privileged to serve on the ELVN Board for the past 6 years, and would like to continue for another term.  ELVN provides all members of the neighborhood a forum to raise their concerns, to participate in discussions about changes happening, and to have access to the community leaders who make decisions affecting us every day.  I have been honored to service in this capacity, and would like to continue doing so.

Terie Kata (incumbent)

My name is Terie Kata. I have been active as a board member of ELVN since 1991, serving as Chair for five years, Treasurer for twelve years and past chair of ELVN’s annual Oktoberfest fundraiser for twelve years.  I have been an active resident and property owner of the Lakeview community for 27 years. I also have been a participating member of LVCC for the past 27 years, serving on many committees as well as planning and coordinating numerous LVCC fundraising events.

Brian Murphy (incumbent)

I am Brian Murphy and I have lived, worked, and owned property in East Lakeview for most of my life.  Upon marrying my wife Jaime, we moved back into the same apartment that I grew up on Sheffield Avenue.  In the following years, my two sons were born in the same home.  I have worked in my families business at Murphy’s Bleachers and since have managed Mrs. Murphy & Sons restaurant as well as worked in property management.  For the past five years, I have served as the principle organizer for ELVN’s Oktoberfest.  During that time, Oktoberfest has raised well over $100,000 for local area charities and schools.  Throughout my life, I have watched my East Lakeview neighborhood evolve into the thriving community that it is today.  I look forward to continuing to take an active role in helping this neighborhood reach its full potential.

Jean O’Neil (incumbent)

I am a founding member of ELVN and I have been a property owner in East Lake View since 1971. I  remember the neighborhood’s past struggles with slumlords, gangs and graffiti.  I spearheaded efforts to bring a new Greeley School to the neighborhood and supported beautification of Gill Park. I even remember when the Chicago Bears played at Wrigley Field!  To this day, I continue to support the beautification and safety of the neighborhood.

Aileen Tien (incumbent)

Aileen Tienhas lived in East Lakeview for over a decade, beginning in her summer internships during law school at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  Aileen currently works for a software company in downtown Chicago that produces applications assisting law firms, corporations, and government entities with managing litigation matters.  She has served on the ELVN board since 2015 and works to ensure that area residents’ concerns are addressed. 

Mark Usiak

“My name is Mark Usiak and I first moved into East Lakeview in 1987, being a homeowner the last 14 years. I have been board president of my 137 unit homeowner association the past 11 years. I was a founding member of Halstead Neighbors, a grassroots organization that was formed specifically to challenge/rationalize proposed development in East Lakeview in collaboration with ELVN, Northhalsted Business Alliance, and 12 neighborhood condo boards. East Lakeview is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Chicago and I would welcome the opportunity to work with the ELVN Board and residents to ensure we keep raising the bar with a focus on neighborhood security, quality of life, andhomeowner value. I am a financial services executive with expertise in finance, business development, technology, and operations with work experience at the Chicago Board of Trade, UBS AG, Invesco, and Thomson Reuters.

Marty Wallace (incumbent)

“I have lived in East Lakeview for the past 40 years. I am currently an ELVN Board Member for the last few years. My wife Diane and I enjoy our walks around the neighbor, lake front, and Wrigley Field.

During our Oktoberfest Diane and I are at Murphy’s working on setting up the Silent Auction area.

I also work hard in bringing new and exciting items for the auction. I am a Real Estate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Service for the last 30 years. I am looking forward in serving ELVN as a Board Member for the next two years.

Michael Zink (incumbent)

I have lived in East Lake View for more than 9 years and have served as ELVN president since 2018.  I am an attorney at Starr, Bejgiert, Zink and Rowells, a civil litigation firm.  During my professional career, I have been elected and appointed to leadership roles in legal and community organizations throughout Chicago, including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Archdiocese, and the Advocates Society of Polish-American Attorneys.

March 2 Deadline ELVN Election voting eligibility

Dear neighbors,

To be eligible to vote in the 2021 Election for the ELVN Board of Directors, your annual dues for 2021 must be paid by March 2, 2021.

To pay your annual dues, please go to the page below to join/renew.  It is only $10 for an individual, $6 for a senior citizen, and $50 for a business/organization.  There are also opportunities to become a sponsor for $100 or a benefactor for $200, and we will happily post your sponsorship/benefactor role on our web site.  ELVN is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Please renew today, and thank you as always for your support of ELVN!