Category Archives: Community News

Join the Lakeview Pantry!

I hope you are doing well! Hope your summer is going well. My name is Clare Peterson and I am the Volunteer Program Intern. With the help of volunteers, Lakeview Pantry provides fresh groceries and social services to neighbors all across Chicago. 

During the summer months, Lakeview Pantry tends to need more volunteer support as many volunteers take time off. We are in need of volunteer support Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm. We have group and individual volunteer opportunities at 4 locations and we would love for you to join us! 

Registering to become a Lakeview Pantry volunteer is a fantastic way to make new friends, raise awareness of our cause and help connect our neighbors with food and social services. To become a volunteer, individuals can register online.

We would love for your team to join us for a group volunteer opportunity! If you are interested in learning more please email Volunteer Experience Coordinator Anna at anna.nelson@lakeviewpantry.org. 

Updates on Redefine The Drive

From Alderman Tunney:

A proposal to rename Lake Shore Drive after the first permanent resident of Chicago, Jean Baptist Point DuSable, has been moving through City Council. Last week, the Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Public Way unanimously voted for this proposal to come before the entire City Council. I am not a member of that committee and have yet to have an official vote on this matter; however, I have been working with the Mayor’s Office and the co-sponsors of the renaming proposal to attempt to find a compromise. If you would like to either share your thoughts on a potential renaming or other ideas on how we could honor DuSable, the Founder of Chicago, please fill out my office’s survey by clicking here.

Over the past year, my office and the North Lake Shore Drive (NLSD) project have gathered a large amount of input from our residents on the preliminary design at Belmont Avenue, Aldine Avenue, and other key locations within the Lakeview community. My office continues to work closely with the NLSD project team to ensure that your feedback is heard, that the final designs reflect community input, and address existing issues for people walking, bicycling, driving, riding transit, and using the parks.

A follow-up community meeting for the Lakeview area is anticipated for this June, during which the project team will provide an update on comments provided, discuss the preliminary design concepts and present additional alternative designs for key areas within our neighborhood. The meeting will also allow for direct discussions with the project team so that comments and questions can be addressed.

The project recently distributed a newsletter that gives details on feedback heard during the Fall 2020 Public Input Opportunity and anticipated community outreach for 2021 and 2022. Please visit here to read the newsletter. If you would like to submit feedback as a part of the official project record, please email comments to the NLSD project team at info@northlakeshoredrive.org, and cc the Infrastructure Director in my office, Dionisios.Manoli@cityofchicago.org.

My office values your input as we work with the project team to develop a final design that benefits our community, enhances the North Lake Shore Drive experience, and improves surrounding amenities.

Retirement Reception for Captain Paul Kane

You are cordially invited to the Retirement Reception for Captain Paul Kane of the 19th District. Captain Kane attended many community meetings and worked tirelessly to promote safety in the District. Join us at the station, 850 W. Addison, on Friday June 4, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. for refreshments, food and cake as we recognize his efforts and service.

SBA Webinar for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

From Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer:

I will be co-hosting an SBA Webinar for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund with Robert Steiner, the District Director for the Illinois District U.S. Small Business Administration. Please send this registration link out to your local businesses,  also please see flyer for upcoming webinars. 

Friday, April 30th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Register now

We are fielding questions for the webinar.. Are there any questions that your chamber has or frequently asked by restaurants regarding SBA loans?

Please reach out to Bridget at Distict10@cookcountyil.gov or 312-603-4210 for any questions.

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.

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

2021 CAPS Beat Meetings

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

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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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SBA Town Hall for Entertainment and Shuttered Venues with Commissioner Gainer and Robert Steiner

SBA will be hosting an SBA Loans Q&A Town Hall for Entertainment and Shuttered Venues with Robert Steiner, the District Director for the Illinois District U.S. Small Business Administration. Please send this registration link out to your local businesses.

Tuesday, February 19th from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. 

Register Now

We are fielding questions for the webinar this Friday. Are there any questions that your organization has or frequently asked by non-profits regarding SBA loans?

Please reach out to isabel.dobbel@cookcountyil.gov or 815-761-7646 for any questions.