Weekly Update from the Alderman – May 25, 2018

Dear Neighbor,

On Monday our community suffered a deep loss with the passing of former Alderman Marion Kennedy Volini. Marion served as Alderman of the 48th Ward from 1978 to 1987. Marion’s vision and leadership brought neighbors together to work for a better, safer neighborhood for all. We are indebted to Marion for her many contributions to our diverse community. Her inspiration and legacy of dedication to our community will live on. Please keep the Volini family in your thoughts.

On Wednesday, I had the privilege to vote in support of the Barack Obama Presidential Library, which will be built on Jackson Park in the Southside of Chicago. This library will create a historic center for learning and inspiration for decades to come, a place where children from all the corners of Chicago will have the ability to go and learn about the work and service of president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. This new museum and center will be a catalyst for economic growth in the Southside of Chicago that will create jobs and economic opportunity for its residents and bring people to our great city.

The Chicago Police Department this week successfully led a narcotics mission that arrested 10 individuals for selling narcotics in the Uptown area of the 48th Ward. This joint operation with the 19th and 20th District was focused on gang and drug activity in the area south of Foster. This operation was made possible by residents calling the police about illegal drug activity. I want to thank the residents and the police officers involved in this mission. This effort will help continue to improve the safety in our community. Next week I will provide additional information on this operation.

Improving safety throughout Chicago involves strengthening the relationship between the Chicago police and residents. On Monday, I sat on a panel at the City Club of Chicago discussing police accountability and reform. Below is the video of the panel, take a look at it if you haven’t already seen it. City Council continues to review and discuss four ordinances aiming at providing police accountability and civilian oversight. Below is information about the upcoming hearings.

Our neighborhood has just gone through the tri-annual property value re-assessment process and homeowners were hit hard with higher assessments. Next week we will have a representative from Commissioner Gainer’s office that will help people through their property tax appeals. I encourage you to appeal your assessments.

This morning I went to Peirce Elementary School and met with Principal Laurie Zaimi and Principal-For-a-Day Maddox House to discuss the outstanding education that’s provided at Peirce school for kids in our community and ways I can continue to help the school.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the weekend by taking part in bike the drive on Sunday and stop by the Rosehill Memorial Day Parade starting on Thorndale and Clark between 9 am to 9:30 am.Sincerely,

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

Civilian Police Oversight: A Bridge Too Far?

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
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.

East Andersonville Front Porch Meetings Regarding Rezoning

East Andersonville residents are planning “front porch” meet-and-greets for early June for neighbors to share views about R4-to-R3 rezoning. Watch for date-time-location details on the East Andersonville Residents’ Council facebook page and website: https://www.facebook.com/earc60640  or http://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

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

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.

Author presentation offered by Edgewater Village 
Tues., June 5
1- 2 p.m.
Edgewater Library, second floor, 6000 N. Broadway

Join Erin Goseer Mitchell as she discusses her book, From Colored to Black: A Bittersweet Journey The author, born in Selma, Ala., a generation before the Civil Rights Movement began, will share stories of her experiences as a child and the hard-won wisdom of a segregated Deep South survivor. Free; the public is invited.

Create greeting cards for homebound residents 
Mon., June 4
1-2:30 p.m.
Edgewater Senior Satellite Center inside the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway

Edgewater Village invites you to participate in a Birthday Greeting Card Workshop with Susan and Betsy.  Help create cheerful birthday cards for homebound residents in the community to be distributed by Loyola School of Community Nursing. No art or craft ability is required and all materials will be provided.

Youth Update

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 28at 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.

Schools and Parents Update

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.

McCutcheon 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.

Wanted: Squarespace volunteer for Friends’ website

Friends of the Edgewater Library is looking for a Squarespace pro who lives in Edgewater, Uptown or Rogers Park to donate 10-20 hours to build a new website for our non-profit group. We’re looking for a designer who has experience building a Squarespace site from scratch. We need help only on the initial design and layout. We would like to start work on this soon, however the start date is flexible depending on the designer’s availability. It’s a great way to add to your portfolio while sharing your skills with a nonprofit. And it will enhance communications as we expand our reach to the community. If you are interested, email Joanna@bizmarkgroup.com; please put “FOEL Squarespace volunteer” in the subject line. Thanks in advance for your interest in working with Friends of the Edgewater Library on this exciting project!

Parks Updates

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

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.

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5k
Saturday, June 2
8 am
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

State of Edgewater
Thursday, June 7
8 am
The Edge Theatre, 5451 N Broadway

The 2018 State of Edgewater will feature elected officials representing Edgewater talking about their work and how it impacts Edgewater business owners and residents. In addition to our elected officials, we will present the Edgewater Visionary Award to Senn High School Teacher Joe Lev and the Chicago Transit Authority will give an update on the Red/Purple Modernization project slated to begin in 2019. Confirmed speakers: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Harry Osterman, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, Cook County Board Commissioner Bridget Gainer, State Representative Greg Harris and State Senator Heather Steans.

Tickets will include a light breakfast featuring: Edge of Sweetness Bakery and Commercial Shared Kitchen, pHlour Bakery and Cafe, Cozy Corner Restaurant and Pancake House and Whole Foods Market – Edgewater.
Click here to purchase tickets

Edgewater Yard and Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, June 2

Join businesses and over 200 households in the neighborhood-wide Sidewalk Sale!!
On Saturday, June 2, Special Service Area 26 (SSA 26), managed by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, will organize sidewalk sales on the Broadway corridor and the intersecting business districts of Devon, Granville, Thorndale, Bryn Mawr and Berwyn.  If you are a business that would like to participate, please click here to go to our website to fill out the Google form. For your promotions to be listed on our website, the form must be filled out by Thursday, May 31st. If you are a resident and would like to participate, please email edgewateryardsale@gmail.com.

Edgewater Historical Society

Chicago History Book Discussion Group
Saturday, June 9
10 am
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
 
Next Chicago history book selection: The Chicago River: An Illustrated History and Guide to the River and its Waterways, by David Solzman

The Chicago River is an elemental part of Chicago life and history. It is the soul of the city, running through the heart of downtown, and a vehicle for both pleasure and the industry that keeps Chicago humming. Examining the river’s past, contemplating its present, and forecasting its future, Solzman draws on his unparalleled knowledge to point out places of scientific and historic interest, involving everything from infamous murder cases to invasive zebra mussels. Join us for coffee and light refreshments as we discuss this book.

2018 Living Treasures of Edgewater Public Recognition and Reception
Saturday, June 9
1 pm
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Join EHS in recognizing four new Living Treasures of Edgewater. The 2018 honorees are Beth Palmer, Mary Ellen Diaz, Ally Brisbin and Carla Bruni. This award honors those individuals who have made significant contributions to the community by enhancing the quality of life for its citizens. They are residents or former residents of the Edgewater area. They are individuals who have made an outstanding achievement to Edgewater, people who have set an example of community action, helping neighbors to accomplish worthwhile goals. These are people we admire for their dedication to real change, and their determination to have positive ideas turn into reality. Please try to attend this special event honoring the people who have made Edgewater the community it is today.

“Made in Chicago” Gallery Talk 
Tuesday, May 29
7:00 pm
Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N. Ashland
Click here for more information

Join collector Andrew Clayman for a “Made in Chicago” exhibit gallery talk. See everyday objects from the past, including make-up and baking supplies, to the extraordinary, including a bottler and sheep shearing machine. Everything was manufactured in Chicago! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the gallery talk beginning at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free, but registration is requested.

Movies at Buttercup
Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd.
Click here for more information

June 9 – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca’
June 30 – Jackie Chan’s ‘Project A’
July 14 – ‘Coco’
July 28 – James Bond in ‘Thunderball’
August 11 – ‘Black Panther’
August 25 – Sergio Leone’s ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

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

CFA Out of the Vault – Personal Perspectives on the Vietnam War
Co-Presented by the Chicago Film Archives With Filmmaker Loretta Smith in Person!
Saturday, May 26
8 pm

This selection of films highlights personal and individual reflections on the impact of the Vietnam War. Ranging from award-winning student films that capture the fear of being drafted, to a political commercial that foregrounds candidate William G. Clark’s anti-war stance, to a documentary made in Garfield Ridge that gives a voice to President Nixon’s “silent majority,” to an excerpt from Chicago-based filmmaker Loretta Smith’s documentary on Vietnam veteran and anti-war activist Ron Kovic, this program brings together a range of intimate perspectives on the impact of the war.

The Promised Band
Co-Presented by Hands of Peace
Sunday, May 27
7 pm

Jen Heck’s 2016 fascinating and hilarious documentary follows a group of Israeli and Palestinian women who form a fake rock band in order to meet and socialize. The fact that none of them are actual musicians is beside the point, but some kind of cover story was necessary to provide a reason that would allow them to get together and forge connections across cultures, religion, and physical and political borders. The Promised Band documents this group of adventurous and idealistic women as they navigate the complex logistics for their meetings, learn how to actually become a believable band, and continually place themselves in jeopardy as they place their human similarities above the differences ingrained by decades of divide. (2016, 89 min, Digital Projection)

June 2018 Screenings

Dyke Delicious – The Girl King (6/9)
Uncle Fun: You’re the One (6/10 – Two Shows)
F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (6/15 + 6/16)
Kinky Boots (6/19)
CFA Out of the Vault – Secrets of Nature (6/23)
Emily Esperanza – Wretched Woman  (6/30)
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 Update

PACK the CAR this Saturday
Steven and Gregg will be rolling out PACK the CAR this Saturday9:00am-12:00pm, on the corner of Berwyn and Clark.  While you are out and about this weekend, please consider stopping by and making a financial contribution to help support Care for Real‘s free programs and services or a donation of personal care items, diapers or non perishable, self stable foods.
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.

Swedish American Museum Activist artist Vico Alvarez, author of “Rosita Gets Scared”
Thursday, May 31
6:30 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark Street
Click here for more information

Gallery 1070 Grand Opening
Thursday, June 7
6 – 8:30 pm
1070 Granville 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

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

Feast of Resistance Cooking Class Series Returns This Summer
May 31 – August 9
Peterson Garden Project Community Cooking School, 5917 N. Broadway
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

Uptown Saturday Nights: Salsa in the Park!
Saturday, June 2
6 – 9 pm
Buttercup Park Playlot, 4901 N Sheridan Rd
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

Prometheus Bound
By City Lit Theater Company
Performances April 27 through June 10
City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr
Click here for more information

Suddenly Last Summer
By Raven Theatre
Performances May 2 through June 17
Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St
Click here for more information

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
Click here for more information

The Laramie Project
By AstonRep Theatre Company
Performances June 7 though July 8
Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St
Click here for more information 

The Parlor at Colvin House
Friday, June 1
7:30 – 10:30 pm
5940 N Sheridan Rd
Click here for more information

BBE & Bella Voce
Friday, June 1
7:30 pm
Old Town’s Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall, 4545 N Lincoln
Click here for more information

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