Category Archives: Ward 44

CANCELLED & TO BE RESCHEDULED: Agenda for ELVN Board Meeting Nov.1

PLEASE NOTE: *** This meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

If the Cubs play Game 6 and/or 7 of the World Series, we won’t be able to use the 19th  District Community Room. The meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled.


WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: 19th District Police Station Community Room, 850 W. Addison Street


  1. Call to Order
  2. 44th Ward Update
  3. 46th ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Joe Lomanto presentation of proposed redevelopment of his property which includes the Lakeview Ace Hardware store in the 3900 block of north Sheridan Road
  6. Oktoberfest 2016 recap
  7. New Business/Old Business
  8. Adjournment
  9. Board Member only session

Early Voting

yourvotecountsThe Chicago Board of Elections is now open for Early Voting. Cast your ballot at 69 W. Washington Street through Sunday, October 9th. Starting Monday, October 10th through Monday, November 7th the Early Voting location moves to 15 W. Washington Street.

44th Ward Early Voting Begins Monday, October 24th:
Merlo Library, 644 West Belmont

Hours for Early Voting at 69 W Washington Street:

  • Monday through Saturday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sundays – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Hours for Early Voting at 15 W Washington Street:

  • Monday through Saturday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sundays – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Follow up to Tuesday’s meeting

I would like to thank Reverend Joy Douglas Strome, Pastor of Lakeview Presbyterian Church, for hosting our quarterly General/Community meeting on Tuesday night. Reverend Strome highlighted some exciting Summer programs that the Church will be conducting. She also discussed the remarkable plans for the proposed new building project. For more information, please go to

We had a great turnout for the meeting. Approximately one hundred (100) people from the community came to hear about Alderman Tom Tunney’s proposed Sports Plaza Ordinance and to hear from the Cubs about their competing Patio Liquor License application. These two (2) opposing proposals have received a lot of attention in the press. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the Cubs and to Alderman Tunney and his staff for their informative presentations.

Regardless of how you may feel about either plan, I urge you to take this rare opportunity to have an impact on what happens in our neighborhood. Please take a few moments to send an email to Commissioner Steadman at Please send a copy to Alderman Tunney at In your letter, please state your support or opposition to the Cubs/Ricketts Patio liquor License Application and briefly state why you are opposed to or in favor of the license. Additionally, please be sure to include your address so that the Commissioner knows that you an area resident and not a fan from outside of the neighborhood.

As I write this letter, the Cubs have sent people out to collect signatures on a petition in support for their Patio Liquor License. This may be the last and best opportunity for the residents to have a say in what happens in our neighborhood.

The deadline to have your opinion considered by the Commissioner is 5:00 today. Please send your email to Please send a copy to the Alderman at

Thank you,

Jim Spencer
President, East Lake View Neighbors Association

ELVN June 7th Community Meeting Agenda

ELVN_community_meetingEast Lake View Neighbors Association Community/General Quarterly Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 7:00 P.M
WHERE: Lakeview Presbyterian Church Auditorium, 716 W. Addison St.


  1. Call to Order
  2. 46th Ward Update
  3. Lakeview Presbyterian Church – Pastor Joy Douglas Stone
  4. 44th Ward Update
  5. Cubs presentation of their pending Patio License Application
  6. Old Business/New Business
  7. Adjournment

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Community Meeting: Tuesday, November 17

Via Ald. Tom Tunney

Community Meeting Notice

Please join us for a community meeting to discuss a proposed special use to establish a medical cannabis dispensary at 3812 N. Clark Street. The team from MedMar Inc. will present their plans for the dispensary and answer questions from neighbors.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 17, 2015
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison

This is the first community meeting for the proposal at this location and your feedback is important. More information and updates are posted on the 44th Ward website.  Feel free to email or call 773.525.6034 for more information.


CAPS Meeting Reminder

“Lakeview Crime Shows Little Signs of Slowing Despite Summer’s End”

“Robbers Steal Cellphones, Wallets Near Wrigley Field: Police”

Our community is experiencing an increasing “Crime on the Streets” problem as evidenced by the news captions that now routinely appear in our Lake View Community newsletters.

You have an opportunity to get more information and to express your concerns regarding criminal activity in our community at CAPS meetings.  CAPS meetings that include Beats 1923, 1924, and 1925, the Beats that East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) is in, are normally held at 7 PM on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the 19th District Police Station Community Room (850 W. Addison).  ELVN is normally represented at these meetings.

beat map

Click for a map of all Beats in the 19th Police District (.pdf)

The next CAPS meeting for our East Lake View Neighbors community is Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

What Is CAPS?

ChicagoPoliceDepartmentThe partnership between police and community is the foundation of Chicago’s own philosophy of community policing, known as CAPS – the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy. CAPS brings the police, the community, and other City agencies together to identify and solve neighborhood crime problems, rather than simply react to their symptoms after the fact. Problem solving at the neighborhood level is supported by a variety of strategies, including neighborhood-based beat officers; regular Beat Community Meetings involving police and residents; extensive training for both police and community; more efficient use of City services that impact crime; and new technology to help police and residents target crime hot spots.

CAPS has monthly community meetings where residents have the opportunity to talk to the officers who patrol their neighborhood. Residents are encouraged to bring questions or concerns regarding safety, quality of life issues and City services.

In the robberies, multiple male offenders approached the victim on the street or in an alley and used force to steal wallets and cell phones, police said.

The following robberies in Lakeview were reported:

  • At 3 a.m. Oct. 10 on the 3600 block of North Sheffield Avenue
  • At 11 p.m. Oct. 10 in the 3600 block of North Clark Street
  • At 2:40 a.m. Oct. 11 in the 1100 block of West Addison Street
  • At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue

In the incident on Sheffield, both offenders were described as black males, between the ages of 18-21, approximately 5 feet 6 to 6 feet 1, with slim builds, police said.

In the incident on Clark, both offenders were described as black males in their 20s, one with dreadlocks and the other with a shaved head, police said.

In the incident on Addison, both offenders were described as black males, between the ages of 25-32, approximately 6 feet tall, 165 to 180 pounds. One offender had dreadlocks and both wore black jackets and blue jeans. One also wore a black baseball cap, police said.

19th District Beat Meetings in the 44th Ward – 2015

Beat 1922
3rd Wednesday of the month – Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park

Beats 1923, 1924, and 1925
1st Wednesday of the month – 19th District Station, 850 W. Addison

Beat 1933
2nd Tuesday of the month – Illinois Masonic Hospital, 836 W. Wellington – 7th Floor

Beats 1934 and 1935
3rd Thursday of the month – Inn at Lincoln Park, 601 W. Diversey

Meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Call the 19th District Community Policing Office at (312) 744-0064 to verify dates/times/locations.

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School Supply Drives

backtoschoolBoth Alderman Tom Tunney, 44th Ward, and Alderman James Cappleman, 46th Ward are sponsoring Fall School Supply Drives. ELVN members are encouraged to donate school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year. 

44th Ward School Supply Drive: Drop off any items below for grades K-8 at 3223 N Sheffield by Friday, August 22nd.

Notebooks, Folders, Markers, Crayons, Scissors, Pencils, Pens, One inch binders, Pencil holders (plastic or fabric), Pink Pearl erasers, Backpacks, Lunch boxes/re-usable bags, Boxes of Kleenex.

46th Ward School Supply Drive: Choose one of five ways you can participate:

  1. ​​Drop off supplies at Alderman Cappleman's Office, 4544 N Broadway. Please be aware that supplies will not be distributed directly to students from Ald. Cappleman's office. All donations will be delivered ot the schools for distribution to students.
  2. Drop off supplies at Uptown Hair Cuttery, 4434 N Broadway, during regular business hours, (M-F, 9-9, Sat 8-8, Sun 9-5).
  3. Shop directly from the Amazon Wish List, and all items will be delivered directly to Ald. Cappleman's office.
  4. Donate directly to Friends of the 46th Ward Schools through Paypal via the donate link on their website.
  5. Donate gift cards to Target, Office Max, Staples, Walgreens, or CVS. Please email Ald. Cappleman's office for a mailing address for donated gift cards (gift cards cannot be accepted at Ald. Cappleman's office).

For a complete list of suggested donations, visit Donations will be accepted until Labor Day.

ELVN Board Meeting reminder, Filming Notice, CAPS Cancellation, & National Night Out

REMINDER: ELVN Board Meeting Tonight, August 5

Tonight's meeting of the ELVN Board will be held in the 19th District Police Station Community Room, 850 W Addison. See the agenda below.


Introductions/Chamber Reports
Congressman Mike Quigley
46th Ward Updates

  1. Rolando Acosta – Proposed development of 3901 N Broadway and 932-940 W Dakin Ave.
  2. Lakeview Food Pantry

44th Ward Updates

  1. Wrigley Field concerts

New Business/Old Business

  1. Gill Park
  2. Board Meeting Minutes
  3. OctoberFest – Proposed Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014

Board Member Only Session

Filming Notice for Irving Park Road and Kenmore Ave.

slateWednesday 08/6/2014 7:30 PM – 08/7/2014 7:30 AM
Irving Park Road and Kenmore, in the alley along Challenger Park

The new Netflix series entitled "Sense8" will film on location in Lakeview on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. They will be filming near the area of Irving Park Road and Kenmore, in the alley along Challenger Park, on August 6 from 7:30 PM until August 7th at 7:00 AM.

In order to film for these scenes and park the necessary vehicles, the following streets will be posted NO PARKING on Wednesday, August 6th beginning at 9:00 AM and continuing until Thursday, August 7th at 8:00 AM.

  • West side of Kenmore Street from 4000-4008 Irving Park Road, 4040-4060 Irving Park Road, 4124-4142 Irving Park Road
  • Both sides of Buena Street from Kenmore Street west to Alley under El structure
  • West side of Seminary Street from Dakin Street to Irving Park Road
  • South side of Dakin Street from 833 W. Dakin Street to Broadway Street
  • North side of Grace Street between 1154 W. Grace Street and 1181 W. Grace Street
  • Irving Park Road from Kenmore to Sheridan

There will be NO PARKING On Wednesday, August 6th starting at 9:00 AM and continuing until Thursday, August 7th at 7:00PM

  • Irving Park Road from Clark to Kenmore

In addition, there will be a full street closure on Irving Park between Sheridan and Clark as well as the alley west of Kenmore from Buena to Irving from August 6th at 7:30 PM to August 7th at 6:00 AM.

If you have any concerns about this filming, please reach out to Location Manager, Monoleto Wilborn
 at 773-542-1820.

CANCELED: CAPS Beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 Meeting

The CAPS meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 6th has been canceled. Instead, police are asking residents to join them for the National Night Out TONIGHT, Tuesday, August 5th from 5-8 PM at the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse, 4501 N Clarendon. National Night Out was launched more than 30 years ago. On the first Tuesday of each August, community police officers and neighborhood groups gather outside for a night of games, meet-and-greets and crime prevention awareness. 

Ald. Tom Tunney’s Annual Recycling Day – June 7

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: 330 W. Diversey Parkway

Alderman Tunney will be hosting his annual recycling day on Saturday, June 7 from 9:00am-Noon at 330 W. Diversey.

COM-2 Recycling Solutions will be collecting electronics.

Here's a list of what they will take: Computers & Peripherals, Office Equipment & Products, Small Home Appliances & Home Improvement Products, Home Entertainment, Software, CDs & DVDs Cintas Document Management will provide Document Shredding Service. Please remove all staples, paper/binder clips from your documents prior to arriving at the recycling station. Limit two boxes/containers per household. – See more at: