Monthly Archives: August 2020

Kelly Park Volunteer Clean-Up Effort

Saturday, September 5th • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

John H. Kelly Park • 3800 N. Seminary Avenue

Chicago’s parks need you to pitch in!

This summer, the Chicago Parks Foundation is leading a citywide volunteer initiative to help keep the parks clean. In partnership with the Chicago Park District and our communities, we look forward to coming together to pitch in for the parks.

Over the past few months, park budgets have been stretched and there are fewer seasonal employees. The Chicago Parks Foundation is providing cleanup supplies and safety guidelines throughout the city to help support the parks’ ongoing maintenance. Please join us and share the park love!

The Chicago Parks Foundation is the 501c3 partner of the Chicago Parks.

How it works

  1. REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER at the park(s) of your choice by selecting the dates/times you will show up to volunteer.

  2. SHOW UP SAFELY! Cleanup supplies will be provided for you onsite, and you can do your part by:

    • wearing a face mask/covering (required at all times; supplies are limited, please bring your own!)
    • sticking to a group of fifty (50) people or less and consciously practicing physical distancing
    • wearing protective gloves and avoiding hazardous materials like glass and needles
    • review the full Volunteer Safety Guidelines prior to your cleanup
    • if you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms at the time of your cleanup, please stay home – no need to alert us!
  3. Check back on the Chicago Parks Foundation’s website throughout the summer as more parks sign up to join us and additional dates/times are listed, or contact about organizing a cleanup effort for your park.

August 11, 2020 ELVN Agenda

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

ELVN will hold its monthly meeting on Zoom on August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at for details. The Agenda is below. I hope to see you then.


  1. Call to order
  2. Congressional Update-Office of Congressman Quigley
  3. State Senate Update-Office of Sen. Feigenholtz
  4. State Representative Update-Office of Rep. Pizer
  5. 46th Ward Update
  6. 44th Ward Update
  7. Cubs Update
  8. Treasurer’s Report
  9. Crime Update
  10. New Business/Old Business
    1. Resignation of Maggie Koehler from Board of Directors
    2. Seminary Shared Street Project-Chester Kropidlowski
    3. Neighborhood Grounds Crew Upcoming Outing
    4. Next meeting is September 15, 2020 on Zoom
  11. Adjournment/Closed Session