Weekly Update from Your Alderman – August 18, 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Remarks on Charlottesville, 48th Ward Bike Drive, Bike to Books Family Bike Ride, Thank You to 48th Ward Interns, Safe Eclipse Viewing, and more!
August 18, 2017
Dear Neighbor:

This has been a difficult week for our country in the wake of the hatred, racism, and violence that was unleashed by white supremacists, the KKK and neo-nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. Furthering these tragic events was the morally repugnant response from President Trump who repeatedly found similarities between those inciting hate and racism and the peaceful protesters standing together in unity against these hate groups. There is no place in our country for these hate groups. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Heather Heyer and those injured in Charlottesville.

As we know, there are no two sides to the issue of hate and racism. There are those who want to divide our country and preach racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, hate, and intolerance toward immigrants, refugees, and Muslims. And there are those of us who stand united against this hatred and intolerance at every turn, and stand up for our American values, the rights of all people, the strength of our diversity, and the belief that everyone is created equal.

Unlike our president, we as a community know where we stand on these issues. Many times in the past we have stood together against hate, racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and intolerance toward immigrants and refugees. Our community has been home to leaders like Rabbi Schaalman who, after surviving the Holocaust, spent a lifetime teaching peace, tolerance, and interfaith understanding. His example carries on in our community.

In the uncertain times ahead it is critical in our actions, our deeds, and our words that we all stand unified against racism, hatred, and intolerance, and those that advocate those hateful beliefs. It is critical that we stand together, united to support those individuals who feel the hurtful effects of racism and intolerance, and teach peace, love, diversity, and tolerance to our next generation.

Hate has no home here!

Have a peaceful weekend.

Community updates

My office will be at the Edgewater Farmers Market tomorrow between 9am and noon to collect bike, helmet, and lock donations as part of our 48th Ward Bike Drive to benefit youth in our community. If you have a gently used bike you’d like to clean out of storage, this is the time to do it. We are halfway to our goal of collecting 48 bikes – thank you to everyone who has contributed. Click here for complete details on the Bike Drive.

In other bike news, my office is partnering with Uptown Bikes and the Bezazian and Edgewater branches of the Chicago Public Library tomorrow on an event called Bike to Books.The event starts at 9:30am in the Edgewater Library Parking Lot, 6000 N. Broadway, with a bike rodeo led by CDOT Bike Ambassadors. At 10am a bike ride will take riders along the new Glenwood Greenway to the Bezazian Library Parking Lot, 1226 W. Ainslie, where there will be a dance party, food, and book giveaways. Click here for more information.

This summer my office hosted 18 interns through After School Matters and Alternatives/One Summer Chicago. You may have seen them throughout the community, distributing flyers about free community events; helping at ice cream socials, CAPS Night Out, and the Argyle Night Market; working on service projects to beautify the ward; and educating cyclists about safe alternate routes to biking in the sidewalks. Please join me in thanking these young men and women for serving our community and wish them luck as they embark on a new school year soon.

On Monday, August 21, Chicago will experience nearly 100% coverage of the solar eclipse. My office distributed eclipse viewing glasses earlier this week, provided by Adler Planetarium, but we have run out. Please view the eclipse safely. It is my understanding that if you have not already secured eclipse viewing glasses for your family, it is difficult to locate them. Click here to learn how to make a pinhole viewer, in order to safely view this historic event.

Please stop by the final event in the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce’s Edgewater Night Out series tonight. Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon, is hosting tonight’s event, featuring hands-on craft activities with AVP Beads, Chicago Mosaic School, and Edgewater Candles. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Click here for more details.

Have a great weekend.

Sincerely,
Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward


Loyola Move-In
Loyola students will move back to the area next week. Please see below for information on parking restrictions during move-in:

  • Kenmore between Granville and Rosemont (6200-6259), both sides of the street: Monday, August 21 and Saturday, August 26, 8am – 6pm
  • Winthrop between Granville and Rosemont (6200-6257), both sides of the street: Monday, August 21 and Saturday, August 26, 8am – 6pm
  • Winthrop between Rosemont and Sheridan (6300-6359), both sides of the street: Monday, August 21 through Thursday, August 24 and Saturday, August 26, 8am – 6pm
  • 1013-1038 W. Rosemont, both sides of the street: Monday, August 21 and Saturday, August 26, 8am – 6pm

If you have any questions, please contact Summur Roberts from Loyola University at srober6@luc.edu.


Edgewater 5K – October 1

Join us for the annual Edgewater 5K Run/1mi Walk, the only race course that includes Sheridan Road and the lakefront path! The Edgewater 5K raises money for all schools in the 48th Ward, both private and public. Your investment in today’s students is an investment in the future, as many of the 48th Ward graduates stay in the community. Since the race began in 2014, we have raised $15,000 for 48th Ward schools.
Register to run or walk! 
Sign-up to volunteer!   
All event details can be found here!  


Edgewater Reads Fundraiser
Help Edgewater Reads continue to build and install unique little libraries across the 48th Ward! Just a small donation can help buy the materials necessary for providing little libraries for free to the greater Edgewater community. Help this awesome community organization reach their goal of raising $1,000 this month! Click here to donate.


Electronic Waste Recycling 
Saturday, September 9, 9am – Noon
48th Ward Streets and Sanitation Yard, 5853 N. Broadway

The Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project (EESP) together with the 48th Ward is sponsoring an electronics recycling event.  Recyclable items include:

  • Computers
  • Flat-screen displays
  • Audio systems
  • Game consoles
  • Cell phones
  • Other electronic equipment

Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays–including computer monitors and large tube TVs, will not be accepted. There will also be an on-site survey of other potential recyclables (flags, eyeglasses, etc.) for Spring 2018. If you have questions about the electronics recycling or to volunteer to help with the event, contact either EESP’s Allen Stryczek at astryczek@sbcglobal.net or Ally Brisbin from the 48th Ward at ally@48thward.org .


Shred Event in 48th Ward
The A.C.T. Group, along with CJ Jensen of Ameriprise Financial Services, will host the 4th ANNUAL SHRED EVENT to benefit Care for Real. Each year the results have increased and in 2016 our generous community donated $1290 in cash and 600 pounds of food to Care for Real and had 1500 pounds of shred!  We hope to make 2017 an even better year!!

Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9:00Noon in front of The A.C.T. Group’s office at 6228 N. Broadway.  And please remember to bring your shred, a cash (or check) donation and/or non-perishable food (EXPIRED FOODS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).


Public Safety Update

Community Alert: Residential Burglaries, 20th District
About the Crime:
This alert gives notice of four recent residential burglaries that occurred within the boundaries of the 20th District (Lincoln). These two burglaries occurred in the area approximately from Broadway to Kenmore, and Foster to Bryn Mawr. In these burglaries, the unknown offender(s) gained entry into the residence through a door or window and removed property from the residence.
Incident times and locations:

  • 1100 block of W. Balmoral on August 4, 2017 between 9:00am & 5:30pm.
  • 1000 block of W. Foster from August 6-8, 2017 between 8:00am and 11:00am.
  • 5200 block of N. Winthrop on August 11, 2017 between 11:30am & 4:35pm.
  • 5500 block of N. Broadway on August 11, 2017 between 9:00am & 3:30pm.

About the Offender:Unknown
What you can do:

  • Be aware of this crime and alert your neighbors.
  • Pay special attention to any suspicious people loitering in the area.
  • Ensure that all doors and windows are locked.
  • If possible, install a security/video system in and around your residence.
  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information.

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North: (312) 744-8263

Free Burglary Assessment
The 20th and 24th Police District are offering free home burglary assessments for our neighborhoods. We would like to do up to 5 assessments at any given time. This is a free service provided by the Police Districts. Neighbors are invited walk together during the assessment as each property may present a new opportunity for a burglar to gain access to your home. Identifying these various ways a burglar can come into a home will help everyone be a little more prepared and safer by pinpointing distinct methods to secure vulnerabilities. Please contact Marko Zaric in my office if you would like to participate in this free service. He can be reached at 773-784-5277 or Marko@48thward.org. This is for residential multi-unit buildings as well as single family homes.

2017 CAPS Meetings Schedules – 20th District
Please join your neighbors in the new year to collaborate on improving community public safety issues and new initiatives. To learn more about CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy), click here.

Click here to see schedule for 20th District CAPS meetings
Click here to identify your CAPS beat
Beat 2433 meetings are held at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. The meeting location will alternate between the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and Engine 70 Fire House, 6030 N. Clark.  Click here to download a schedule.

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Center North Satellite Office Open
Reminder that Kimberly Foxx, the Cook County State’s Attorney now has a satellite office open at 4956 N. Sheridan, at the corner of Sheridan and Argyle. Stop by on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with any questions or concerns from 10am-12pm.
Click here for a flyer with more information


Outdoor Movies in the Ward
All movies are weather permitting and begin at dusk.

Friday, August 25 – Jumanji- 7:30; 1235 W. Devon; Loyola University Chicago Community Relations (Click here for flyer)
Saturday, August 26 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens– Dusk- Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan; Movies at Buttercup
Saturday, August 26 – Bolt– 8:30; Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan; Berger Park Advisory Council (Click here for flyer)

*The 48th Ward Outdoor Movie Series is sponsored by Minas TV, 6137 N. Clark


Go Edgewater – Walking and Biking Tours

West Ridge Nature Preserve: Tues. Aug. 22th – Meet at 5:45.
Ride to Western & Ardmore Aves. with the steward around the 5-acre pond and through the wetland, savannah and woodland habitats in their second full year of development.
Theaters in Edgewater: Tues. Aug. 29 – Meet at 5:45. A behind-the-scenes tour of three Edgewater theaters. Watch a dress rehearsal and participate in a training class. Gain a better appreciation of what goes on before the curtain rises.
Full Moon Fire Jam: Wed. Sept. 6 – Meet at 7:00. Full Moon Jam’s unite performing artists and spectators through a love and appreciation of fire art, set to the beat of local musicians.  5100 N Lake Shore Dr. by the lake.   http://www.fullmoonjam.org/

Click here to view the 2017 calendar of Go Edgewater tours.


CTA is Hiring Bus Operators
The CTA is currently teaching for Bus Operators who are able to deliver friendly, professional, and reliable transit service to our customers. Applicants must be at least 21 years, have a safe driving record, and must currently hold or be willing to obtain a class A or B commercial drivers license or permit with the following three endorsements: knowledge, passenger, and air brakes.

Click here for more information


Baking Classes at pHlour Bakery & Cafe
Learn how to make tasty and flaky croissants at pHlour Bakery, 1138 W. Bryn Mawr. Classes will be held three times this summer and are open to anyone interested. Spaces are limited, so don’t wait too long to sign-up. A registration fee of $90 will be due the day of the class you choose to attend. Croissant baking classes will be held on August 11, August 25, and September 29th from 7-9pm. To register email: info@phlour.com

Click here for more information


City Colleges of Chicago Updates and Registration
Register for Fall Classes
Chicagoans who want a quality, affordable education to prepare for further college or a career should register now for the Fall 2017 semester at City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois. The registration deadline for the 16-week Fall term is Monday, August 21, 2017, with classes beginning Monday, August 28.
CCC courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends, and online. It is now easier to apply, using CCC’s enhanced application page (www.ccc.edu/apply). Visitors to www.ccc.edu/apply will find clear, step-by-step application instructions, whether they are interested in certificate and associate degree programs, continuing education or free programs for high school students.


Edgewater Photo Contest

Do you love Edgewater? Do you love great photography? If so, then you will want to be a part of the Edgewater Historical Society’s First Annual Photography Competition.

The theme this year is life along Edgewater’s waterfront, whether at the beach or anywhere else along the shoreline from Foster to Devon. From there, let your imagination call the shots.
• The competition is open to all Edgewater residents or those who just love Edgewater. All submissions must be received by email by Sept. 10.
• The winning entries will be displayed at EHS’ museum and other locations throughout the community.
• Waterfront Café gift certificates – for $100, $50 and $30 – will be awarded to the top three winners who will be announced at this year’s Edgewater Art’s Festival on September 23.
• Please email all submissions to edgewaterhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com with the subject line: EHS Photo Contest Entry.
• One submission per person please. Images must be of at least 300 dpi. Winners will be anonymously judged by EHS and winners will be notified by the submission email address. All submissions become the property of EHS.

Click here to view the flyer.
edgewaterhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com
5358 N. Ashland Chicago, Illinois 60640
(773) 506-4849
www.edgewaterhistory.org


Bookmark Aug. 28 for the No Book Club

Besides reading books, do you like talking about books, especially ones you recently read and really enjoyed? If so, there’s a new book club for you.

The No Book Club will conduct its first meeting on Monday, Aug. 28, 2-3 p.m. in the Community Room on the second floor of the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Participants can briefly talk about the book they’re currently reading, one they recently read or one they may have read not so recently.  The book can be fiction or non-fiction. Any genre, any subject. It’s a chance to hear not only snippets about books and what others suggest, but we’ll share the recommendations with the community on the library’s bulletin board.

The No Book Club is brought to you by Friends of the Edgewater Library, Edgewater Village and Edgewater Reads.  The Club will meet on the fourth Monday of each month.  Free.  No frills.  Just book talk.


Senior UpdatesFor more information about Edgewater Village, click here.
Be sure to check out the Edgewater Village Facebook page!

Edgewater Village and Northside Community Resources present a free workshop on
Landlord Tenant Relationships: Know Your Rights

Monday, August 21
10 a.m.
Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway
If questions, please contact Chris White at Northside Community Resources,
773-338-7722 or cmwhite@northsidecr.org

Elder Justice Center Workshops
Please join the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center (CCEJC) for the following two (2) September Senior Enrichment Seminars to be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois in Courtroom 2005 on the dates indicated below:

“Bankruptcy:  The Decision and Consequences”
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Courtroom 2005
Topics to include:

  • Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
  • Bankruptcy exemptions
  • Non-dischargeable debt
  • How bankruptcy affects family and friends

Seminar Speaker(s): Honorable Jacqueline P. Cox, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois; Attorney Stephen G. Wolfe, Office of the United States Trustee, Northern District of Illinois

“This Place Seems Nice:  Adult Day Care Services”
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Topics to include:

  • Types of adult day care services
  • How to choose the right service for your needs
  • Payment options

Seminar Speaker(s): Winnie Lam – Education Chair, Illinois Adult Day Service Association, Chinese American Service League; Carolyn Hicks – Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services, Inc.; Elizabeth Cagan, Executive Director, White Crane Wellness Center 


Intergenerational Arts Program

Over 8 weeks, students accepted will learn a new topic/skill each week choosing from such topics as Calligraphy, Chinese Herbs, Jewelry Making, Healthy Cooking, Dance, Studio Art, and more at absolutely no cost to them. 3 “seniors” aged 55 and older and 3 “juniors” aged 19 and younger will be matched together for the program to create bridges between generations. Each senior will be matched with one junior and vice versa.Classes will be held at Unity Lutheran Church at 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 starting October 7, 2017 each Saturday from 9am to 11am until December 2nd. There will be no class for
Thanksgiving weekend on November 25th.

Click here for more information and to apply.


School & Youth News

Chicago Early Learning – Applications Open
Chicago Early Learning is a citywide, collaborative effort to bring high quality early learning programs more readily to families in need throughout the city. We have reduced barriers for high-needs families to apply online to Chicago Public Schools and community-based preschool for their three and four year-olds at chicagoearlylearning.org.

Preschool and Kindergarten Spots Still Available for 2017-18
Great learning and discovery starts at Northside Catholic Academy. A 2013 Blue Ribbon School, NCA believes that a stimulating, joyful environment with a child-centered curriculum gives children the best start in school. NCA offers flexible half-day and full-day preschool options, and a full-day kindergarten program. NCA’s early childhood curriculum stimulates learning through play, hands-on activities, music and art. The small class size, individual attention and nurturing environment helps students thrive.
Call 773-743-6277 ext. 207to schedule a tour today.

Edgewater Library Elevate Your Voice Dance Workshops
Elevate Your Voice with the Edgewater Branch Chicago Public Library teen dance workshop series! Walk-ins are welcome and makes sure to wear clothes you can move in.
Thursday, August 24th at 4:00pm
Learn about hip hop culture and dance moves with Culture Shock Chicago.
Tuesday, August 29th at 4:00pm
Learn the art of belly dance with the Pineapple Dance Studio.
Wednesday, August 30th at 5:00pm
Learn Brazilian Samba with the Old Town School of Folk Music.

All workshops will be held in the community room on the 2nd floor. Click here for more information.


Roof and Porch Repair Program

For Home Owners,
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is offering income-eligible homeowners of 1-4 unit residential buildings an opportunity to obtain a funding grant for emergency roof and porch repairs (formerly known as the EHAF program).  Registration for the program will take on Thursday September 14, 2017 beginning at 9:00am, and ending at 5:00pm – one day only.
Applicants are asked to register online at www.cityofchicago.org/roofandporch in order to complete the registration in a shorter time-frame, providing a confirmation number.
Registered applicants will be selected via lottery on Tuesday October 31, 2017 in the Preston Bradley Hall on the 3rd floor of the Chicago Cultural Center located at 78 E. Washington Street.
Additional information is posted on the DPD website at www.cityofchicago.org/dpd.
Click here for more information


Edgewater Arts Festival

Volunteers Needed for Arts Festival
Sign up to help out as a volunteer at the Edgewater Arts Festival.
Shift Duties:

  • Artist Load-In: Direct artists to booths, hand out artist packages, maintain traffic flow.
  • Gate: accept entrance donations, hand out schedule, donation stickers. Volunteers must be friendly and outgoing to interact with festival-goers.
  • Beverages: check ID’s and provide wristbands for 21 and over, pour and hand out beverages.
  • Kids Area: assist with activities

Festival Dates and Operating Hours: Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24; 11am-6pm; Festival Location: 1040–1190 W. Granville Avenue
All Forms must be submitted by Friday, September 15
Click here for the volunteer forms


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 eventsUpcoming Events at Edgewater Branch

  • Dirty Waters:  Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss
    Saturday, August 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room
    Author R.J. Nelson will be here to discuss his experiences as Chicago’s last Harbor Boss.  Dirty Waters is a wry, no-holds-barred memoir of Nelson’s time controlling some of the city’s most beautiful spots while facing some of its ugliest traditions.
  • Summer Reading Challenge for Adults:  Read Around the World
    Through September 5
    Read books from or about at least four world regions.  Each book counts only once, even if it covers multiple regions.  From histories to mysteries, choose books right for you!  Read in any format (book, eBook, audio, etc.).  Ask your librarian for a program form to submit to the Chicago Public Library Content Curation department for a chance to win raffle prizes.
  • And coming in September–getting ready to Zumba!

Don’t miss our regular monthly programs:

Craft & Create:  Knitting
6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Community Room
Thursdays: August 24, and 31
Instruction provided by Sandy.  Knitters bring their own supplies and materials which include knitting needles and yarn.

Writing Workshop
6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Community Room
Tuesdays:  August 22
Join other writers in the Edgewater community in an exchange of feedback and support in your writing endeavors. Held in conjunction with the Community Writing Project, we will have an experienced facilitator on hand to guide the discussion.

Monday Matinee & Saturday Cinema
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Monday, August 21 & Saturday, August 26
We will be showing the 2015 science fiction film, The Martian, starring Matt Damon.

Friends of the Edgewater Library 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room
Saturday, August 26
Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Edgewater Library. The Friends enhance the materials, programming, and services of the Edgewater branch of the Chicago Public Library.

NEW!  “No Book” Book Club
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room Monday, August 28
The “No Book” Book Club is for people who enjoy reading and talking about the books they’ve read.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Edgewater Library.

Pssst! Hey Kids! We also are still doing the Summer Learning Challenge: Super Explorers  until September 1!

Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660
312-742-1945
Hours of Operation: Monday & Wednesday 10-6; Tuesday & Thursday 12-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5; Sunday CLOSED


Care for Real News

Still time to support Care for Real’s Annual School Drive!
Next week, Care for Real will begin distributing back packs to kids in need.  There is still time to help support this important program.  Please consider making a cash donation online at www.careforreal.org/donate or drop off backpacks at Care for Real Monday-Friday from 9 am-3:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am-12:30 pm.


CTA to Provide Extra Service for Chicago Air and Water Show, Cubs Games, Concerts
CTA recommends customers allow plenty of travel time and purchase fares and unlimited-ride passes ahead of time. More information about purchasing fares is below. Full travel details are available at transitchicago.com/alerts.

EVENT SERVICE/EXTRA SERVICE
Chicago Air and Water Show – Saturday 8/19 and Sunday 8/20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•  Rail:  Blue, Brown, Green and Orange Lines
•  Bus: #72 North Avenue and #151 Sheridan
•  Buses Rerouted: #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #73 Armitage and #151 Sheridan
Wrigley Field Games – Thursday 8/17, Friday 8/18Saturday 8/19 and Sunday 8/20
Reds vs. Cubs – Thursday, Aug.17, 1:20 p.m.
Blue Jays vs. Cubs – Friday, Aug. 18Saturday Aug. 19 and Sunday Aug. 20 at 1:20 p.m.
•  Bus: #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison
United Center concerts – Friday 8/18Saturday 8/19 and Sunday 8/20
Bruno Mars – Friday, Aug.18 and Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m.
Kendrick Lamar – Sunday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
• Rail: Green, Pink and Blue Lines
• Bus: #19 United Center Express and #50 Damen
Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance!
Customers can add unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to pay per-ride to their Ventra cards ahead of time via the free Ventra app, at rail station vending machines, online or at nearly 1,300 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app). Customers can also purchase from CTA vending machines 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) that include up to two transfers in two hours. Customers can also pay their fares with their personal contactless debit or credit cards.

Stay in the Loop on CTA Service
Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.


“Like” the 48th Ward Community Page on Facebook
For the latest updates on what’s happening in the ward, seven days a week, be sure to “like” our Facebook page. Here’s the link!

Ward Office Info

Ward Office
5533 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
T: 773-784-5277
F: 773-784-6630
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment

City Hall Office
121 N. LaSalle Room 300
Chicago, IL 60602
T: 312-744-6860
www.48thward.org

Upcoming Events
Hawaiian Night with Polynesian Dancers
Friday, August 18
6pm
Bethany Retirement Community, 4950 N. Ashland
Click here for more information

Epworth Community Summer Fest
Saturday, August 19
7pm
Epworth United Methodist Church, 5253 N. Kenmore
Click here for more information

Vintage Garage
Sunday, August 20
10am – 5pm
5051 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

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

Uptown Business Partners Member Mixer BBQ & Annual Meeting
Tuesday, August 22
5:30-7:30pm
SMB Help Desk, 4147 N. Ravenswood
Click here for more information

10th Annual Slow Food Vegetarian Harvest Dinner
Wednesday, August 23
6pm
Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon
Click here for more information

4th Annual Construction Expo
Thursday, August 24
8am-12pm
4550 S. Wabash
Click here for more information

Backyard Birds and Feeding with David Brooks
Friday, August 25
1:30-3pm
Bethany Retirement Community, 4950 N. Ashland
Click here for more information

Berger Park Ice Cream and Doggie Social
Saturday, August 26
4-8pm
Berger Park, 6205 N Sheridan
Click here for more information

Belly Dancing Teen Dance Workshop
Tuesday, August 29
4pm
Community Room, Edgewater Branch Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Brazilian Samba Teen Dance Workshop
Wednesday, August 30
5pm

Community Room, Edgewater Branch Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Associations Conference
Saturday, September 9
7:30am-1:30pm
Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S. State
Click here for more information

Arts & Culture

See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

Lela & Co.
By Cordelia Lynn
Performed by Steep Theatre Company
Performances July 13 – August 19
Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn
Click here for more information.

The Veil
By Conor McPherson
Performed by Idle Muse Theatre Company
Performances August 17 – September 17
The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

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