Monthly Archives: September 2020

North Lake Shore Drive Study Public Input Opportunity

Help us continue to improve North Lake Shore Drive!

Let your voice be heard! The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Transportation invite you to provide feedback concerning the improvement of U.S. 41 (North Lake Shore Drive) from Grand Avenue to Hollywood Avenue in Chicago. Since the last public meeting, the project team has evaluated criteria and narrowed the range of alternatives. We want to hear from you! Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Public Meeting (#4) will be conducted online through an interactive website. There are multiple opportunities to provide feedback!

Interactive Website

We have created a clearinghouse of materials, interactive exhibits, and an audio-visual presentation to provide a refresher on the project and help you review project updates. The interactive site is live.

Input can be provided through the interactive website in multiple ways:

Written comments can be submitted through the interactive website, project website, or mailed to the project team. Comments received by November 9, 2020 will become part of the official public meeting record.


The North Lake Shore Drive Project Team

Please stay up to date with the project with the social media links below and our website.

Remote Learning Practices Forum

Majority leader Greg Harris & Representative Yoni Pizer invite you to a virtual event with CPS administrators, policy experts, and community stakeholders to address the challenges and potential solutions regarding remote learning curriculum.

September 30, 2020 | 6pm

RSVP via Google Form for the Zoom Link.

With special guests:

  • Pr. Patrina Singleton, Brenneman Elementary
  • Social worker Jakub Faron & counselor Olivia Haas
  • Courtenay Language Arts Center
  • Cassandra Kaczocha, Illinois Raise Your Hand

Join us for our final event of the season!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The Neighborhood Grounds Crew will get together one final time for the season on Saturday October 3, 2020 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The details are below. If you plan to attend and you have not already sent an RSVP to the Cubs, please send one to Michael Zink at with the names of any friends or family members who will join you. Thank you as always to the Cubs for their work in organizing the event!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

9:30 AM -11:30 AM

Meet at Wilton & Waveland

Please bring your own gloves. Wear your Grounds Crew shirt and a mask.We will supply bags.

We kindly request an RSVP for this event. Please e-mail Michael Zink at if you plan to attend and include the names of any friends or family who will join you.

Thank you for your support of the Neighborhood Grounds Crew!

ELVN Seeks Director Nominations

Dear friends and neighbors,

The Executive Committee of East Lake View Neighbors seeks to appoint a Director to fill the recent vacancy created by a Director’s resignation. A Director must be a member of ELVN, who is someone current in the annual ELVN dues payment and resides, owns real estate, and/or conducts business within the boundaries of ELVN. As a reminder, the boundaries of ELVN are:

  • North: W. Irving Park Road
  • South: W. Addison Street from N. Clark Street to 700 W. Addison Street, and W. Belmont Avenue from 700 W. Belmont Avenue to Lake Michigan
  • East: Lake Michigan
  • West: N. Clark Street from W. Irving Park Road to Addison Street, and the 700 W. demarcation from Addison Street to Belmont Avenue (including both sides of Elaine Place)

The appointed Director will hold office until the next Annual Meeting in spring 2021, will be put to a vote of the Members at the spring 2021 Annual Meeting and, if elected at the spring 2021 Annual Meeting, will hold the unexpired term of such person’s predecessor in office which expires spring 2022.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to be considered for an appointment as a Director of ELVN, please submit such nominations to Michael Zink at

September 15th, 2020 agenda

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

ELVN will hold its monthly meeting on Zoom on September 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the time change). 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. County Commissioner Bridget Gainer
  6. 46th Ward Update
  7. 44th Ward Update
  8. Cubs Update
  9. Treasurer’s Report
  10. Crime Update
  11. New Business/Old Business
    1. Howard Brown-1023 W. Irving Park
    2. Neighborhood Grounds Crew Pitch In for the Parks
    3. Seminary Shared Street Project-Chester Kropidlowski
    4. Next meeting is October 13, 2020 on Zoom
  12. Adjournment/Closed Session