Weekly Update for the Alderman – May 18, 2018

Dear Neighbor,

Last night, I held a public safety meeting with 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran and 24th District Police Commander Roberto Nieves, where we discussed ongoing safety issues in our community. Both commanders outlined their efforts to address summer safety concerns and the crime in our community. Also, both districts will have additional bike patrols for the summer months. They reinforced the importance of neighbors calling 911 to report suspicious activity or criminal behavior.

I want to thank and commend Lieutenant Wayne Wiberg from the 20th district. Last week at the Chicago Police Department recognition ceremony, Lt. Wiberg was recognized with the Superintendent’s Award for Tactical Excellence for his heroism and leadership in a 2016 incident involving a hostage. This is Lt. Wiberg’s 3rd recognition of valor. He has made a significant impact on improving safety in our community, since his assignment to the 20th District.

A great opportunity arises for youth this Saturday, May 19th in the Broadway Armory’s ballroom, 5917 N Broadway, from 10 am to 1 pm when we host our 48th Ward Youth Resource Fair. I invite you to join me to learn about numerous opportunities and resources for the youth this summer. Through this event, they will have an opportunity to view summer job opportunities from more than 20 different organizations.

There’s a significant amount of infrastructure work planned for this summer throughout the ward. In the past two weeks, the Department of Forestry has been trimming trees, removing dead trees, and removing tree stumps. In the upcoming weeks and months there will be construction work in our community. Listed below are the planned projects for this summer and fall. We appreciate your patience, as the city goes through this critical work in our community. If you have any infrastructure requests, please contact Dan Luna at dan@48thward.org.

Part of our efforts to improve the infrastructure and livability is to expand bicycle infrastructure in our community. This week the Department of Transportation has expanded existing bike ways on Winthrop and Kenmore from Ardmore to Argyle, as well as on Glenwood, from Ridge to Devon. Tomorrow morning we’ll have a meeting with the Department of Transportation at the Broadway Armory at 10:00 am to discuss additional bike infrastructure improvements. Please join me for the meeting.

Monday night, Commissioner Bridget Gainer is holding a meeting regarding property tax assessments. This important meeting will help explain to residents how they’re able to appeal their property tax assessments. June 7th is the deadline to appeal property tax assessments. Please join us for this meeting or contact her office at (312) 603-4210 and District10@CookCountyIL.gov.

Stroll up to Clark Street this Sunday and enjoy the Andersonville Wine Walk from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Have a great weekend.

Sincerely,

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

 

CTA RPM Development Meeting 

Wednesday, May 23
6:30-8pm
St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), in conjunction with the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, is continuing its redevelopment study for sites surrounding the Red and Purple Modernization transit construction project (RPM Phase One). Because the TOD study is community-driven, we rely on your input. These meetings are the third and final round of public meetings for the RPB and LBMM study areas. At the meetings, we will confirm the outcomes of the second round of meetings and provide residents and business owners with an opportunity to:

We look forward to seeing you. If you have questions or need additional information, you may contact us at RPM@transitchicago.com or visit www.transitchicago.com/rpmproject.

CTA Substation Work at Ardmore/Broadway
Dates: 
Monday, March 5 through Friday, June 1, 2018
Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street
Work Days/ Hour: 7am to 3:30pm, daily
Work Activity: Excavation & Micropile Installation
Potential Impacts to Local Residents: 

  • The alley behind 5847 N. Broadway between Ardmore Avenue and Thorndale Avenue, along with the CTA building and the Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitary Building will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
  • There will be some noise while work is being performed due to truck activity such as beeping from back up alarms and due to equipment necessary for excavation.

If there are any questions or concerns about the work activity, contact LaTrice Phillips-Thompson at 312-681-2709.

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

  • Caisson work continues.
  • Steel & material deliveries continue.
  • Flaggers will remain on site at all times during construction hours assisting with deliveries and pedestrian safety.

Road Construction Update

ComEd will be working on a transformer that is located below ground at 5701 N. Sheridan Rd. beginning on May 21st.

Because the transformer vault is below the pedestrian sidewalk, the sidewalk will be closed and a walk-around path will be created by closing the northbound lane of Sheridan between Hollywood and the driveway that leads into the Hollywood Towers Condominium building (5701 N. Sheridan).

We realize this will cause significant traffic congestion on northbound Lake Shore Drive approaching Hollywood while the work is in progress, and ask for your patience through the construction period.

Some details:

  1. The site will be prepared for work beginning next Monday 5/21.
  2. Work will be done between 9am and 4pm daily for approximately 6 weeks.  The lane won’t be closed until the rush hour traffic cones are removed, and will reopen before evening rush hour.
  3. There will be signs on northbound Lake Shore Drive to alert drivers of the lane closure throughout the construction period.
  4.  No work will be done over the Memorial Day holiday

Street Resurfacing

West Thome Avenue, from Glenwood to Greenview
North Kenmore Avenue, from Berwyn to Bryn Mawr (completed)
West Berwyn Avenue, from Broadway to CTA tracks
North Winthrop Avenue, from Ainslie to Winona
North Wayne Avenue, from Rosemont to Devon
North Kenmore Avenue, from Granville to Rosemont
West Balmoral Avenue, from Wayne to Magnolia
West Balmoral Avenue, from Broadway to CTA

(These streets will be resurfaced as part of a future watermain project, expected in 2019/2020)

Alley Improvements – Grind & Patch

5630-5640 N. Kenmore
6230-6240 N. Kenmore
1255-1259 W. Granville
1531-1535 W. Thorndale
1549-1551 W. Highland
1333-1343 W. Norwood
5821-5831 N. Broadway

Alley Apron Replacements

1042 W. Glenlake
1413 W. Catalpa
1339 W. Rosemont
1425 W. Victoria
5645 N. Wayne
944 W. Argyle
5948 N. Greenview
6148 N. Greenview
6210 N. Wayne
1124 W. Ainslie
1214 W. Norwood

Street Bump Outs

Wayne & Hollywood (west side)
Greenview & Thorndale (west side)
Thorndale & Winthrop
Glenwood & Gregory (east side)

Traffic Circle Replacement

Berwyn & Glenwood

Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Replacement 

West Norwood Avenue, Broadway to the alley to the west (north side of street)
North Glenwood Avenue, Hollywood to the alley to the south (west side of street)
North Broadway, from 6230 to 6240 (partial replacement)
West Rosemont Avenue, from Winthrop to CTA (both sides of street)
West Hollywood Avenue, from 1320 to 1330 (replace vacated driveway)
West Balmoral Avenue, 1251 to 1259 (drainage improvement)
West Hood Avenue, 1401 to 1409 (drainage improvement)
West Highland Avenue, 1501 to 1509 (drainage improvement)
North Broadway, 5523 to 5543 (drainage improvement)
West Elmdale Avenue, 1331 to 1341 (drainage improvement)
North Lakewood Avenue,  5321 to 5333 (drainage improvement)
North Sheridan Road, 6247 to 6259 (drainage improvement)

Speed Indicator Signs

North Broadway, from Hollywood to Devon (both sides of street)
North Sheridan Road, from Hollywood to Devon (both sides of street)

Pedestrian Crossing Signs

Clark & Hollywood (completed)
Clark & Olive (completed)
Clark & Rascher (completed)
Clark & Summerdale (completed)
Devon & Lakewood (completed)

Bike Lanes

Kenmore, Argyle to Ardmore
Winthrop, Foster to Ardmore
Glenwood, Ridge to Devon

Park District

Cedar Park Renovation

Tree Planting

100 new trees throughout the ward

For future tree plantings please send us your contact information, including name, address and phone number to harry@48thward.org.

EARC Block Club Rezoning Request

In an effort to maintain the unique characteristics of the EARC neighborhood, a request was made from the EARC Block Club to look into the possibility of rezoning the area bounded by Foster, Bryn Mawr, Glenwood to Clark St., from the current RT-4 zoning to the RS-3 zoning district.

A community meeting was held on Thursday, May 10, at the Swedish American Museum, to inform the residents about this request and to answer any questions the surrounding community might have.

For more information on this requested rezoning, please visit the EARC Block Club at facebook.com/earc60640 or www.eastandersonville.org.

Public Safety Update

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Center (CJC) North Satellite Office
1st and 3rd Friday of each month
10 am – 12 pm
4956 N. Sheridan Road
Click here for more information

CJC Empowering Victim Presentations
Tuesday, June 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavillion 2751 W. Winona
Click here for more information

* 2018 CAPS Beat Meetings Schedule

Click here to view the schedule for 20th District CAPS Beat meetings.
Click here to view the schedule for 24th District CAPS Beat meetings.
Not sure which beat you live in? Click here to find out. We will share 24th District meetings when available in an upcoming newsletter.

Upcoming Public Safety Accountability Meetings

In our ongoing efforts to improve police accountability, City’s Council Committee on Public Safety will discuss the proposed ordinances at city wide hearings. I will be participating in the meeting at Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, on Tuesday June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Below is a list of other meetings in the city plus the ordinances that will be discussed:

Civilian Police Accountability Ordinance
Chicago Community Police Commission
Chicago Civilian Oversight Commission
Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability 
Click here to view the draft ordinance.
Click here to read a Chicago Tribune editorial about the proposed ordinance.

Property Tax Appeal Help
Monday, May 21
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Ita’s Jubilee Hall 5500 N. Broadway

This past week, reassessment notices were mailed to nearly 22,400 single-family and 7,000 condominium homeowners in Lakeview Township. The Assessor’s office found home values improved between 2015 and 2018 —  the Median Sale Price for homes is now $790,000 and residential assessments increased by a median of 31.24%. The real estate market is healthier- better market value, naturally, results in an increased assessed value. Appealing property taxes is always an option for residents to save money each year. The deadline to file appeals for Lakeview Township is June 7, 2018.

Operation Help A Hero
May 28th – July 4th
Click here for more information

Homeless veterans throughout Chicago need your help! The City of Chicago and Jewel-Osco are collecting new, store bought, household items for distribution to veterans transitioning out of homelessness. Too often, a formerly homeless veteran lacks the resources to purchase many of the basic items needed to live independently.

The donations can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above. All materials will be collected by Military Outreach USA and the American Red Cross to be delivered to the Jesse Brown VA right here in Chicago.

Senior Update
Senior Sewer Refund applications are open for 2018

Senior citizens (65 and over) who live in condominiums, co-ops, or other homeowner associations are eligible to receive a $50.00 rebate from the City for their share of sewer/water costs. Renewal letters were sent to all previous applicants for the refund.  If and when you receive a renewal letter, please sign and return it to our office for processing.

If you did not receive a letter, new applicants are required to provide the following information in order to receive the refund:
1.  Senior Sewer Refund application form (link to form, on website)
2.  Proof of age – Drivers License, State ID, Passport
3.  Copy of recent water bill for the property or complex
4.  Copy of 2nd Installment Property Tax bill showing Senior Tax Exemption

The deadline for filing the form is July 1, 2018.  More information about the Senior Citizen Sewer Refund can be found on the internet at this link:  http://committeeonfinance.org/claims/sewer.asp

Edgewater Village presents Living with a Sitting Disability
Thursday, May 24
1–2 p.m.
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Betty A. Barclay Community Room, second floor

Everyone sits. We take it for granted. But what happens when even that simple action is enough to cause severe back pain? Hear more about this relatively unknown medical condition from someone who has this disability.  Presented by Rick Lunkenheimer, author of Can’t Sit: Living with a Sitting Disability. Free and open to the public.

“Navigating Foreclosure:  What Happens When You Get Served With Foreclosure Papers?”
Thursday, May 24
12 pm – 1:30 pm
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005
Click here for more information

Topics to include: timeline from the beginning to the end of the foreclosure process, court processes and procedures for foreclosure cases, and protecting your rights and resources. Seminar Speakers: Honorable Freddrenna M. Lyle from Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County and Attorney Joel Stopka from Chicago Legal Clinic.

Bankruptcy:  The Decision and Consequences”
Thursday, June 7
12 am – 1:30 pm
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005
Click here for more information

Topics to include: bankruptcy Exemptions, non-dischargeable debt, and how bankruptcy affects family and friends. Seminar Speakers: Honorable Jacqueline Cox from United States Bankruptcy Court in Northern District of Illinois and Attorney Stephen G. Wolfe from Office of the United States Trustee in Northern District of Illinois.

 Youth Update

48th Ward Youth Resource Fair 
Saturday, May 19
10 am – 1 pm
Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway
Click here for more information 

Join us in gathering as a community to engage the 48th Ward youth in numerous opportunities and resources, for the summer and beyond, during this family-friendly event.

Youth Summer Opportunities
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the City of Chicago will begin accepting applications for the more than 30,000 jobs and internship opportunities available through the One Summer Chicago Program. The program helps youth, ages 14 to 24, gain valuable work experience while providing critical support resources. The application is available through May 21 at www.onesummerchicago.org

After School Matters is currently accepting applications for their summer programs. Teens can get paid to learn new skills and explore unique opportunities through Chicago. After School Matters offers more than 23,000 programs opportunities to more than 15,000 unique teens across Chicago every year! We are proud to offer a number of ASM programs here in the 48th Ward. http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens/apply/

Last summer, One Summer Chicago and After School Matters employed over 300 young people in the 48th Ward providing meaningful opportunities for teens to learn and grow professionally.

CircEsteem
Click here for more information

It’s that time of the year! The talented youth and seasoned teaching coaches have been hard at work every Saturday for the last 10 weeks, creating this year’s Spring Circus Show: CircTopia!  Over 90 youth will take the stage and share their joy for the circus with audiences for two weekends in a row. The prices for the tickets are youth: $7.00,  adults: $12.00, and family pack (2 adults and up to 4 kids): $40. Supper,
Join Supper, Sips, and Circus!, a benefit event to support CircEsteem’s scholarship fund, at Sol’s on Sheridan before the show on Saturday, May 19th.
Schools and Parents Update

Dining Out for Swift
Friday, May 18
Burke’s Public House, 5401 N Broadway
Click here for more information

It’s time to visit Edgewater’s Friendliest Hangout! Burke’s Public House, 5401 N Broadway, will donate 10% of sales on Friday, May 18 to Friends of Swift. Bring a friend and stop by for a burger, Friday Fish Fry, and a beer!

4th Annual Swift Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 19, 8:00am-5:00pm
Swift Elementary, 5900 N Winthrop
Click here for more information

Swift’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will host its 4th annual rummage sale at Swift on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Enter through the Swift cafeteria, at the South end of school on Winthrop. Please remember to bring your own bags to the sale! All proceeds will benefit Swift.

Honeybaked Ham Fundraiser for Peirce School
Are you making an order for Honeybaked Ham for the spring family gatherings, Easter, Mother’s Day or graduation parties? Support a neighborhood school, Peirce, and a local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back for Friends of Peirce.

NCA Wildcat Summer Camp Registration Now Open
STEAM into summer at Northside Catholic Academy’s 2018 Wildcat Summer Camp! New this year, NCA Wildcat Camp will be open to neighbors, friends and family, in addition to NCA and parish families. Campers will enjoy weekly themes focused on science, technology, engineering, art, math, movement and more, in addition to fun weekly field trips!NCA Wildcat Camp runs for seven weeks June 18 through August 3. Age-specific programs are available for children who are 3 by June 1 through 8th grade. Prices and registration are available at www.northsidecatholic.org or call 773-743-6277 to learn more.

CPS DREAM Fund
We’re happy to announce that this year’s CPS DREAM Fund Scholarship application is now open
Please click here for more information and to have your eligible high school seniors apply.  The deadline to do so is Friday, June 1st. As a reminder, this is a unique scholarship opportunity here in the City of Chicago exclusively available for our city’s undocumented immigrant high school seniors to apply for financial assistance to enroll in college. Funding comes from private sources as well as from district-employees through automatic payroll deduction contributions.

CPS Town Hall Meeting
Monday, May 21
5:00 pm registration
6 pm – 8 pm Town Hall
Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen

There will be headsets available for interpretation in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

McCutheon Elementary: Fundraiser Building A Brighter Future
Thursday, June 7
5:30-8:30 pm
Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway
Click here for more information

What’s Happening at the Libraries

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.
Click here for a listing of Edgewater Library events
Click here for a listing of Bezazian Library events

Friends of the Edgewater Library Presents:
Bezazian Programs

The Amazing Mr. Ash—an All-Ages Magic Show
Wednesday, May 30, 4pm
https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/5ad7574f0b0c4e2f00e5a346

Every Thursday in May at 10:30am—Storytime
These will alternate between 0-3 lapsit storytime (May 3, May 17 and May 31) and 2-4 toddler storytime (May 10 and May 24) and always end with open playtime.

Don’t forget that every Monday and Thursday afternoon we have Homework Help with Ms. Delilah and Ms. Sofia.

 Memorial Day Hiring and Resource Fair
Thursday, May 24th
9:30 am – 2 pm
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, 820 S. Damen Ave.
Click here for more information

The US Department of Veterans Affairs in partnership with Illinois Department of Employment Security-Pilsen Workforce Center cordially request your assistance in spreading the word to all our Veterans to participate in our annual Memorial Day Veterans Hiring and Resource Fair. The event this year is supported by Local Union 9 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

This Hiring event will host numerous employers and agencies to promote their employment opportunities and program services to our Veterans from the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area.

Parks Updates

Edgewater Glen Spring Plant Swap
Saturday, May 26
10 am – 12 pm
1420 W. Glenlake
Click here for more information

Andersonville Wine Walk
Sunday, May 20
3 pm-6 pm
Click here for more information

Andersonville’s favorite Spring stroll returns this year with an expanded offering of three amazing Andersonville Wine Walk routes! The Wine Walk, co-sponsored by In Fine Spirits, includes three routes (Cork, Cellar, Bottle) each featuring 10 local businesses transformed into tasting destinations. Each Wine Walker will receive a specially printed wine glass that acts as a ticket to one of the three routes. Attendees will also receive a passport booklet naming each wine you taste, so it is easy to remember your favorites!

Wine Walk patrons may check in early at 1 pm on Sunday, May 20. The event begins at 3 pm. Tickets are $35 in advance and are $40 the week of the event if available.

Commercial Property Tax Seminar
Tuesday, May 22
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine, 5212 N Clark St.
Click here for more information

Join the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and Business Partners – The Chamber for Uptown for a property tax appeal workshop presentation with Raila & Associates, P.C.. The Lakeview Township Property Tax Appeal Deadline is June 7th.

They will cover topics including: how to read and understand a property tax bill, if/ when you should consider filing a property tax appeal, the most persuasive evidence to win an appeal, the “do’s” and “don’ts” of any appeal agency, and how to navigate the Assessor and Treasurer’s websites to discover evidence for assessment reductions or refunds.

Free Mammograms

The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force would like to ensure that uninsured and underinsured residents of Ward 48 are made aware of the free screening mammograms available through our program. Following preventative health measures such as getting regular cancer screenings is an important part of maintaining good health and reducing the likelihood of later stage cancer diagnosis. More information can be found on our website: www.chicagobreastcancer.org.

Edgewater Beautification Project
Deadline June 1st
Click here for more information

The Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project announced that a limited number of pre-approved $100 grants are still available for material expenditures to plant new Corner Gardens similar to the photo shown. Beautify Edgewater and be the hero of your block.  Kim Kaulas will provide landscaping consulting services. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.  To reach the application form, follow this link.

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5k
Saturday, June 2
8am
Argyle & Sheridan
Click here for more informationJoin the Chinese Mutual Aid Association this June for a running event through one of Chicago’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods- Uptown! Starting and Finishing on Chicago’s first-ever shared street, “ASIA ON ARGYLE,” you’ll then cap off your run by eating some delicious dim sum, Courtesy of Furama Restaurant! Receive a $5 discount when you use: DIMSUMOSTERMAN

Chinese Mutual Aid Association is looking for volunteers for the second annual Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K!

Volunteers will be asked to play an integral role in making sure the 5K runs as smoothly as possible. Responsibilities include: same-day registration coordination, gear check ticketing, course marshaling, and water station monitoring.

We are looking for volunteers who are available on Saturday June 2, 2018 from 6AM to12PM.

Volunteers will be contacted approximately one week prior to the 5K to learn more about the event day schedule. Lunch, a t-shirt, and a great time are provided!

Here is the link to our volunteer sign-up form

Chicago Filmmakers Upcoming Events & Workshops

Youth Filmmaking Summer Camp (June 25 – July 6)
Youth Filmmaking Summer Camp (July 23 – Aug 3)
Teen Screenwriting Camp (July 9 – July13)
Teen Screenwriting Camp (July 23 – July 27)
Teen Screenwriting Camp (Aug 6 – Aug 10)
Teen Filmmaking Summer Camp (July 9 – July 20)
Teen Filmmaking Summer Camp (Aug 6 – Aug 17)

For more information and to register visit: http://chicagofilmmakers.org/youth-classes-workshops/classes
UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES:

Stop Motion Animation/Claymation
Sundays, April 22 – May 27
11AM – 2PM
For youth ages 10-13
http://chicagofilmmakers.org/class/stop-motion-animation-feb-25-apr-8

Teen Filmmaking Bootcamp
Sundays, April 29 – June 10
2PM-5PM
For teens ages 13-17
http://chicagofilmmakers.org/class/teen-filmmaking- bootcampsundays– april-29- jun-10

Acting for FILM – A Craft & A Business
Tuesdays, May 1 – June 5
6:30 – 9:30PM
http://chicagofilmmakers.org/class/acting-film-craft-business-may-1-june-5

Care for Real UpdateAshley Morgan Presents: Heroes and Villains
Saturday, May 19. Seating 9:30, show to follow
The Call Bar in Andersonville, 1547 West Bryn Mawr

Join Ashley, and The Call Girls, for a night of theatrical entertainment as the cast brings to life heroes and villains from comics and movies.  Your donation at the door goes completely to Care For Real.  Come for a WONDERFUL show, raise funds for a GREAT cause, then dance the night away on Andersonville’s LARGEST dance floor!

PACK the CAR hosts Martinis That Matter, Sun. May 20
Sunday, May 20, 2-5 pm
Marty’s, 1511 West Balmoral

Our friends at Pack the Car will be hosting the popular Martinis that Matter Sunday, May 20th at Marty’s, 1511 West Balmoral, in Andersonville.  Proceeds from all martinis sold from 2:00pm-5:00pm benefit Care for Real! Plus PACK the Car’s Steven and Gregg have secured lots of very cool raffle prizes.  See you May 20.

Sarah’s Circle July Donation Drive
Click here for more information

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.

Free Meals for Summer Youth Programs 
Click here for more information 

Do you run a summer program for youth 18 and under? If so, you may qualify for FREE MEALS – breakfasts, lunches, and snacks – PLUS funds to help offset labor costs. FSP participates in the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the USDA. Our goal is to find organizations that want to be a feeding site or to add meals to their existing youth program.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Chicago’s Lakefront Masterpieces –Photos By William Swislow
Saturday May 19
2:00 pm
Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Vintage Garage Sale
Sunday, May 20
10 am – 5pm
5051 N. Broadway Ave.
Click here to sign up and for more information

Uptown Shavuos Holiday Celebration
Sunday, May 20
5:00 pm
1109 W. Lawrence Ave.
Click here for more information
Click here to RSVP

Community Glue Workshop
Sunday, May 20
4-7 pm
Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.
Click here for more information

Axis Lab Presents MELT with Peregrine Bermas
Every Thursday through May
6-8 pm
4956 N Sheridan Rd
Click here for more information

Hidden in Plain Sight: Chicago’s Lakefront Masterpieces
Saturday, May 19
2 pm
Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway
Click here for more information 

Vintage Garage Chicago Midcentury Modern month
Sunday, May 20
10 am – 5 pm
5051 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Chicago Market Ownership Info Session
Thursday, May 24
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Uptown Library, 929 W Buena Ave
Click here for more information

Masonic Philosophical Society
Every Fourth Saturday of the month
1-2:30 pm
Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan
Click here for more information

24th Annual Bark in the Park: Chicago’s Largest Dog-Friendly Party
Saturday, May 19
7:30 am-12 pm
The Stadium Green next to Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive
Click here for more information

Chicago African Summit
Saturday, May 19
9:30 am-2 pm
IIT Tower Building, 10 West 35th St
Click here for more information

Thai New Year Water Festival
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20
Bridgeview Bank Parking Lot, 4753 N Broadway
Click here for more information

Uncommon Ground: Growing Healthy communities 
Thursday, May 31
5:30-8 pm
1401 W. Devon Ave
Click here to buy tickets

The Emergent Garden: An Exhibition on the Art of Spring
Every Thursday-Sunday until June 20
12-6 pm
Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville
Click here for more information

Chicago Wear Orange – Citywide Get Together
Saturday, June 2
10 am
Hadiya Pendleton Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave
Click here for more information

See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

Pivot Arts Festival
June 1 – 10
Click here for more information

Juggernaut Film Festival
June 2,3
The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave
Click here for more information

Ballroom Classes with Matt Pospeshil
June 15
7:30 – 8:30pm
Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St
Click here for more information

Three Cat Productions presents: Cabaret on the Lake
Every second Friday of the month
7:30 pm
Berger Park Mansion, 6205 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

The Gentleman Caller
By Raven Theatre
Performances March 28 – May 27
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.
Click here for more information

Birdland
By Steep Theatre
Performances April 6 through June 9
With the original run and four-week extension completely sold out, Steep Theatre Company is adding three more performances of Simon Stephens’ Birdland on June 10, 14, and 15. With the ensemble’s next production (Penelope Skinner’s Linda directed by Robin Witt) right around the corner, June 15 will be the last chance to catch this runaway hit at Steep.
Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn
Click here for more information

The Cake
By Rivendell Theatre
Performances April 6 through May 20
Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge
Click here for more information
In addition, as we do on all our productions, we have a town hall discussion on Saturday, May 19th and is a post-show conversation with Dr. E. Patrick Johnson who is the Black Gender and Sexuality Studies Chair at Northwestern and the writer of “Sweet Tea” which if you have not seen it – he is ah-mazing!

Frost/Nixon
By Redtwist Theatre
Performances April 21 through May 20
Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr
Click here for more information

Prometheus Bound
By City Lit Theater Company
Performances April 27 through June 10
City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr
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Suddenly Last Summer
By Raven Theatre
Performances May 2 through June 17
Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St
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Spark
By Three Cat Productions
Performances May 11 through June 9
The cast includes Rachel Friend, Michael Jack Hampton, Lauren Miller, and Tommy Ross.
Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan
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The Laramie Project
By AstonRep Theatre Company
Performances June 7 though July 8
Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St
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48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman

Ward Office                                                           City Hall Office
5533 N. Broadway,                                                121 N. LaSalle Room 300,
Chicago, IL 60640                                                  Chicago, IL 60602
773-784-5277                                                         312-744-6860
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment
www.48thward.org

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