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2019 Chicago Marathon

Sunday, October 13, some 40,00 runners will compete in the 42nd annual Chicago Marathon. As in years past, the marathon route does include a portion of the 46th Ward, and residents in that footprint will be impacted. Please see the information below about street closures and if you live on a street that will not have access in or out during the race:

Full Street Closures:

Inner Lake Shore Drive and Broadway will be closed between Belmont and W Sheridan Rd. W Sheridan will be close between the Inner Drive and Broadway.

Ingress & Egress Restricted:

The following blocks will have street closures on both sides, essentially locking them in for the duration of the event (7am-12pm):

  • 500-600 W Stratford
  • 500-600 W Cornelia
  • 500-600 W Addison
  • 600 W Peterson
  • 600-750 W Waveland
  • 600-750 W Grace
  • 600-750 W Sheridan
  • 3500-3900 N Pine Grove

Vehicle Removals:

If you live or park on one of the streets along the route, you must move your vehicle to another location off the course by Saturday, October 12. Towing of vehicles on closed thoroughfares will begin at 1am on Sunday. Vehicles that are not removed will be ticketed and towed to the nearest auto impound lot. For inquiries about towed vehicles, call 311 or use the city of Chicago website.

For more information or how you can participate and show your support, please visit the Chicago Marathon website.

October 1, 2019 Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Update from Congressman Mike Quigley
  3. 46th Ward Update
  4. 44th Ward Update
  5. Cubs Update
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Crime Update
    • Armed Robberies
  8. New Business/Old Business
    • Resignation of Marty Malone from Board of Directors
    • Oktoberfest Preliminary Roundup
    • The Legacy Project Gala-October 10, 2019, 5:30-8:30, 247 E. Ontario-Kit Welch
    • Redefine the Drive
    • Green Team Committee-, Maggie Koehler/John Fitterer
    • Next meeting is November 5, 2019 at the 19th District Police Station
  9. Adjournment/Closed Session

May 7 ELVN Agenda

ELVN Agenda

  • Call to order
  • Board of Directors Election Results
  • 46th Ward Update
  • 44th Ward Update
  • Cubs Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Crime Update
  • New Business/Old Business
    A. Pints for the Park-Fundraiser for Kelly Park: May 31, 2019, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Murphy’s Bleachers, 3655 N. Sheffield

B. Condominium Seminar-June 1, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 19th District Police Station

C. ELVN Open House Event

D. Next meeting is June 4, 2019 at the 19th District Police Station

      8. Adjournment

      9. Closed Session

2019 Board of Directors’ Election Candidate Biographies

Please review the candidate biographies before the election on Tuesday, April 9.

(i) = incumbant

Patrick Carlson (i)
My name is Patrick Carlson.  I am an attorney who has lived in East Lakeview for nearly 20 years, and have been a homeowner here for 15.  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 4 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
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 12 years.  I have been an active resident and property owner of the Lakeview community for 25 years. I also have been a participating member of LVCC for the past 25 years, serving on many committees as well as planning and coordinating numerous LVCC fundraising events.

Chester Kropidlowski
He has lived in East Lake View since 1991 and has been involved with ELVN in various roles for over twenty years. In 1998, he retired from the City of Chicago after 32 years with the Chicago Department of Transportation as a City traffic engineer.  His duties included dealing with Lake View traffic and parking issues and managing the night baseball Neighborhood Protection Program. Since retirement, Chester has worked as a traffic engineering consultant including consulting for both the City and the Cubs regarding the Wrigley Field program. Chester was Chair of the Transportation Committee for the 44th Ward Master Plan and was active in the development of the 46th Ward Master Plan. He is now Chair of the Lake View Citizens Council Transportation Committee and represents Lake View on the Task Force study to redesign North Lake Shore Drive. Chester and his significant other, Lenore frequently enjoy the many restaurant and entertainment opportunities available in Lake View.

Brian Murphy
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 (i)
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 (i)
Aileen Tien has 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. 

Marty Wallace (i)
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.

Heather Way-Kitzes
She is the Manager, Government and Neighborhood Relations with the Chicago Cubs, a position she has held since 2015. Prior to her time with the Cubs, she served as the Executive Director of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. Living and working in Lakeview for nearly two decades has given her the opportunity to work with many community based organizations and serve on many local and regional boards. Her favorite thing about Lakeview is the people and their passion for their community; a passion she shares. A native Chicagoan, Heather studied journalism and art history at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is married with two kids and a small poodle.

Michael Zink (i)
I have lived in East Lake View for more than 7 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.

Brandon Cunningham
I have lived on in East Lake View on Dakin for the last 5 years.  During that time, I have been an active member of his community, a registered CPS substitute teacher, and a volunteer at my 6 and 8 year-old daughters’ schools.  I support the conservancy site in Montrose Harbor documenting Purple Martins populations during the summer.  In addition, I am the president of the Kelly Park Advisory Council.  In my spare time, I go to my job as an airline captain.

Tom Rothschild
I have called East Lakeview home for 21 of the 23 years that I have lived in Chicago.  Currently the Treasurer of my condominium association, I have been active on the board of every building in which I have lived.  My work with the condominium board has led me to form relationships with the local Aldermens’ offices.  I am also an avid dog lover as many of you know from seeing me in the neighborhood on strolls with Roz.

AGENDA for 3/5/2018 ELVN Meeting

850 W. ADDISON ST. Call to order

  1. Call to order
  2. Board of Directors Election
  3. 46th Ward Update
  4. 44th Ward Update
  5. Cubs Update
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Crime Update
    A. Bicycle Shop Burglaries Surged
  8. New Business/Old Business
    A. Blue Lot Update
    B. City of Chicago Annual Wrigley Field meeting: March 21, 2019 at 6:30 at the 19th District Station
    C. Liz Houtz-Feral Cat Program
    D. Condominium Seminar March 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the 19th District Station-Chester Kropidlowski
    E. Next meeting is April 9, 2019
  9. Adjournment
  10. Closed Board Session

Agenda for 10/9/18 ELVN meeting


1. Call to order
2. 46th Ward Update
3. 44th Ward Update
4. Cubs Update
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Crime Update
A. Door-to-door solicitors claiming to be from Comcast-likely scanning to burglarize
B. Dark Cadillac Escalade believed to be involved in catalytic converter thefts
7. New Business/Old Business
A. Blue Lot Update
B. Obstructions/caution tape at Clifton & Grace after 9/30 game
C. Zone 383 parking follow-up
D. Chicago Marathon route partially through East Lakeview—down west Sheridan
between local LSD and Broadway; any issues?
E. Bob Mangan-Mangan Builders, Inc. proposed zoning change at 3839 N. Clark
F. Next meeting is November 13, 2018, including a 311 presentation
8. Adjournment
9. Closed Session

Join us at our 20th Annual Oktoberfest on Sept 23!


20th Annual Oktoberfest
$30.00 ticket price

Purchase tickets from any one of ELVN’s board members (full list here) or visit Murphy’s Bleachers to pick up tickets at the bar!

**$35.00 ticket price at the door!**

Ticket includes all food and beverages:
Oktoberfest Beer, Wine, and Sodas
Pig Roast, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Vegetables & Brats, German Potato Salad & Dessert


Great auction items in a number of price ranges, Past items include: Sports, Concert & Theater tickets, rooftop baseball game passes, autographed sports memorabilia, spa services, museum tours, boat cruise, restaurant & pet care gift certificates, jewelry, & many other items!

Previous Sponsors include: Murphy’s Bleachers, St. Joseph Hospital, The Dougout Sports Bar & Grill, Ticket Window, Testa Produce, Sysco, Patch Landscaping, Wrigley Rooftop Association, Roundy’s Supermarkets, 3639 Wrigley Rooftop, Chicago Beverage, HK Foods, Skokie Valley Beverage, Penske Truck Rentals – Wrigleyville, Four Corners Tavern Group, Chicago Roof Deck & Garden, Wells Street Popcorn, Beyond The Ivy, John Barleycorn, Carissima Salon, Frame Factory, Central Lakeview Merchants Assoc., Skybox on Sheffield, Louis Glunz Beer, Trader Todd’s, Old Chicago Inn, Wrigley Rooftops, North Halsted Business Alliance, Central Federal Savings, Brixen Ivy, Sutcliffe Pharmacy, Wrigleyville Rooftops, Chicago Cubs, River North Sales & Svc., Gold Coast Tickets, El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill, Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, and many more Chicago businesses.


Agenda for 9/4/18 ELVN meeting



  1. Call to order
  2. 46th Ward Update
  3. 44th Ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Crime Update
    • Burglaries-Watching/waiting for residents to leave
  7. New Business/Old Business
    • Oktoberfest-September 23, 2018
    • Blue Lot Update
    • Zone 383 parking follow-up-problems on Clifton
    • Pearl Jam concerts—northeast neighbors General Admission line down Waveland & Fremont
    • ELVN Family Day-Committee Formation
    • Next meeting October 2, 2018—November meeting is now November 13, 2018

8.   Adjournment
9.   Closed Session-Webmaster committee/Board appointments