Tag Archives: Lakeview

News from Lakeview Pantry: New Address and Hunger Walk

Lakeview Pantry will be moving to 3945 N. Sheridan Rd, the two-story building in which The Houndry was located, across from the red line Sheridan stop. Construction starts in September 2015, and the Pantry will move in March 2016.


Also, the 2015 Hunger Walk takes place on June 20.   Registration information can be found on Lakeview Pantry’s site.

Lake View East Festival of the Arts 2014

Art, Music, Food & Family Activities – Celebrating 10 Years in Lakeview!

LakevieweastchamberFor 10 years, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce has presented one of the most unique and popular art festivals in Chicagoland. Every aspect, from artists to musicians to vendors and everything in between, is specifically selected by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce in order to bring the best to the heart of Lakeview.

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150 juried artists featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. These original pieces are for sale in a wide range of price ranges. In addition to the art, the Festival has become a center of activity for the weekend with live demonstrations, entertainment stages, family activities and a garden oasis.

Lakeview East is a dynamic and diversified neighborhood community rich in culture, history and the arts. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce works hand in hand with their local residents and business owners and is pleased to offer its neighbors and the Chicagoland area with one of the premier fine art outdoor festivals.

For more information, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please call 773.348.8608.

Friday, Sept. 12
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 10th Anniversary Kick Off Concert
Dusk – 10 p.m. 3D projections on LVAC, 3212 N Broadway Street*

Saturday, Sept. 13
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Festival of the Arts
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. LIVE music
Dusk – 10 p.m. 3D projections on LVAC, 3212 N Broadway Street*

Sunday, Sept. 14
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Festival of the Arts
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. LIVE music

Take the Pride Parade Survey

440px-Rainbow_flag_and_blue_skiesFrom Alderman Tom Tunney, 44th Ward:

"Each year, City departments meet to recap what went well and what can be improved upon after each Pride Parade. I have created a Pride Parade survey to hear from you as we continue to examine the pride parade route and evaluate all options for next year, which could include a move downtown. Please click here to take the survey. It will be available until Friday, September 5 and we will follow up with feedback from the survey."

ELVN encourages all its members and residents of the 44th and 46th Wards to take part in this survey.

Lincoln Park Village to host two informational meetings in Lake View

CHICAGO Feb. 27,  2014   Lincoln Park Village, a leader in the pioneering village movement that is changing the landscape of aging in America, is hosting two informational meetings— onSaturday, March 15 from 3-5 pm at the Lake View Presbyterian Church (Corner of Addison and Broadway) and on Thursday, March 20 from 3:30-5:30 pm at TimeLine Theater, 615 W. Wellington.

These gatherings, open to all at no charge, will introduce attendees to Lincoln Park Village and to the village movement, now a national phenomenon coast to coast: The number of villages registered with the Village to Village Network has soared to 124 in 2014 – up from 50 in 2010. Lincoln Park Village is a nonprofit membership organization whose members stay connected, remain independent, find new friends and new ways to thrive, to contribute, to have fun — and get help if they need it.

Dianne Campbell, founding executive director of Lincoln Park Village, will speak at the meetings, as will some of the 375 Village members who are eager to answer questions about their experiences. Attendees will learn exactly how the village serves people age 50-plus throughout Chicago’s north side, including the benefits of membership, the costs, and much more. Adult children also are encouraged to attend.

Key to the village concept is seeing older adults as a valuable asset within their communities, and supporting them as they care for and about each other, thus lessening the strain on family and community resources. In this paradigm, everyone wins. According to Census Bureau projections, the population of adults 65-plus will more than double between now and 2050, to 80 million. And, as they do now, most of these older adults will want to live independently in their communities, with an occasional helping hand.

With its weavings of volunteers (for everything from free rides to help with snow shoveling to home tech support), vetted and discounted services, and seemingly endless social and educational opportunities, Lincoln Park Village represents ongoing independence  — for a generation that redefined the meaning of the word — and living well. In addition, 20 per cent of Village members currently are supported by the Member-Plus program, which ensures that all neighbors, regardless of income, can join and integrate fully into Village life.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 13

Via Alderman Tom Tunney

Bank of America Chicago Marathon logoIt’s that time of year again! Come out and cheer on all the dedicated athletes participating in this year’s Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

To help you navigate around the 44th Ward, please be aware of the following street closures:

Sheridan Road: from Diversey Parkway to Belmont Avenue
7:00 am – 10:45 am

Inner Lakeshore Drive: from Belmont Avenue to Addison Street
7:00 am – 10:45 am

Addison Street: from Inner Lakeshore Drive to Broadway
7:00 am – 10:45 am

Broadway: from Addison Street to Diversey Parkway
7:00 am – 10:45 am

Clark Street: from Diversey Parkway to Webster Avenue
7:00 am – 11:00 am

Get more information on street closures for the Chicago Marathon citywide.

Great rally! There’s still more we can do…

Thanks to everyone who came out to last night’s rally! It was great to see so many people brave the heat to support our neighborhood!

For those of you in the Loop this afternoon, you can continue to show your community support by stopping by the Planned Development committee meeting TODAY.  It’s going on right now and is expected to last past 5pm today in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St.

More info to follow based on the outcome of today’s session. In the meantime, check out these photos from the “Wrigley Wrally” last night.

Take the Survey: Last Chance to Weigh In on Wrigley Renovations!

Proposed renovations to Wrigley Field

Click for full size image.

ELVN urges you to share your opinions on the changes that are being passed for Wrigley Field and the surrounding area.

We are extremely concerned that the issues have not been clearly defined and are being passed without any vetting.  EVERYTHING on the Cubs’ wish list could be APPROVED by July 25th City Council meeting.

It is important that you express your opinions by completing the resident’s survey.  The time to act is TODAY!

What are the Details?

This document highlights some of the significant changes included in the Cubs’ proposal (.pdf).

What Can I Do?

Visit the website and take the survey at www.wrigleyresidents.com.  A report based on survey results will be given to the City Council.

What Else Can I Do?

Be advised, the process to get City approval of the FRAMEWORK is quickly moving forward. Note the following schedule of future meetings. All meetings will be in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., 2nd Floor, in City Council Chambers. We are asking for your support at the following meetings:

July 18, 11 AM – Plan Commission
The Wrigley Field Planned Development is the last item on the agenda and will be heard after the lunch break , about 1:30 PM. The entire Planned Development is on the agenda (Ballpark, Hotel, Office, Plaza, Media Building, Bleacher Walls, and Signage)

July 23, 10 AM – Zoning Committee
The Zoning Committee will receive testimony and then vote on the Planned Development.

July 24, 10 AM – City Council
The full City Council could vote on the Planned Development.

It is important that our community be fully represented at all meetings and the City and Mayor’s Office hear the concerns of the East Lake View community. Plan to attend if you can.

Bike Lake View – May 16 Neighborhood Ride

Bike Lake View

Via Lake View Citizens Council

Join the Lake View Citizens Council (LVCC) for a leisurely bike ride around Lake View.  Get to know your neighbors while exploring our bicycle-friendly neighborhood.  Helmets are required and be sure to bring bike lights and a lock so you can join us for post-ride social time.

Note: Due to the Mother’s Day holiday, we’re switching from our regular Sunday morning schedule to a special weekday evening for the month of May.

Bike Lake View is a free hour-long neighborhood social ride geared toward all of our neighbors – bring your kids and your grandparents! Local elected officials and neighborhood police are also invited to join us every month. For more information, contact Lee Crandell at crandell@gmail.com.

What: Bike Lake View neighborhood bike ride
When: 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 16
Where: Meet at Seminary & Waveland (Northwest corner of Wrigley Field)
Post-ride: Ending around 7:30 pm for social time at Trader Todd’s, 3216 N Sheffield (cash bar, children welcome with an adult)

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St. Patrick’s Day in Lake View


St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17) will bring large numbers of revelers to our Lake View Community, particularly on Saturday, March 16, the day of the downtown parade.

Our 19th District will assign extra police to the area to take enforcement actions against activities that affect the quality of life of our residents.  Parking will be restricted on the 3400 N. to 3600 N. blocks of Clark Street on Saturday.  Clark Street will only be closed to vehicular traffic if deemed necessary by the police.

Nevertheless, area residents should avoid Clark Street, particularly on Saturday after the parade (about 2:00 PM).  As always, report any problems you observe to 911.