Weekly Update from Your Alderman- August 9, 2019

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August 9, 2019
Dear Neighbor,Congratulations to the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce on a successful EdgeFest last weekend. The weather was beautiful, the music was great, and there were a lot of pets! The first ever Edgewater Pet Mayor — Pax the Goat — was announced at EdgeFest, as well. The Pet Mayor promotion served as a fundraiser for the Care for Real Pet Pantry, raising an amazing $19,000. Congratulations to the Chamber, Bark Bark Club, and Care for Real on a successful effort and what is sure to be a new tradition in our community.

Though EdgeFest is now behind us, the summer festivities continue this weekend on North Clark St. Tomorrow Raven Theatre is hosting a Food Truck Festival from 5-8pm in their parking lot at 6157 N. Clark. Come out for food, beverages, entertainment, and more. My team will be there with 40th Ward Ald. Andre Vasquez’s office to talk with neighbors to get ideas for business attraction and infrastructure improvements in this area. Please come out to support this event, click here for all the detailsOn Sunday, Helix Cafe, 6237 N. Clark, is hosting an Artist Pop-Up sidewalk sale outside of their cafe from 10am to 6pm. This event will feature seven vendors selling locally designed and crafted goods. For more information, click here.

A high school student who lives in our community is planning a special “Pack the Trunk” event to benefit teens at Care for Real. Because Illinois food assistance programs do not provide funding for hygiene products, toiletries, or high school-specific school supplies, Abbey Cavitt is collecting these items to donate to teens who are Care for Real clients. On Wednesday, August 14, from 3-7pm, bring supply donations to the corner of Berwyn and Clark. Thank you to Abbey for seeing a need and taking action to help others. For more details and a complete list of items being collected, click here.

The Safe Summer Nights fun continues next week:Monday, August 12, 5-8pm: Food Trucks at Berwyn Station
Berwyn Ave. between the train and Winthrop
Click here for more informationTuesday, August 13, 8pm: Outdoor Movie – Blues Brothers
Patio Beef parking lot, 6022 N Broadway
Click here for more informationWednesday, August 14, 5-7pm: CAPS Night Out
Two locations: Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan (featuring Battle of the DJs) & Swift School Playground, 5900 N. Winthrop
Click here to learn more about Buttercup | Click here to learn more about SwiftThursday, August 15, 5-9pm: Argyle Night Market
Argyle St. between Sheridan and Kenmore
Click here for more informationEnjoy your weekend, shop local, and be safe and responsible when enjoying the lakefront. 


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th WardPublic Safety Update

2019 Beat Meeting Schedules
Click here to view the schedule for the 20th District CAPS Beat Meetings
Click here to view the schedule for the 24th District CAPS Beat Meeting
If you want to know which police district and beat you belong to, click here to find out.Sponsor-A-Student Backpack Drive

State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, and Alderman Harry Osterman are proud to work with the community to collect school supplies for low-income children in the neighborhood. The drive for school supplies and gift cards ends on Friday, August 23. 
Click here for more information 48th Ward Art Wall
We welcome this month’s featured artists, Emily Calvo and Vika Chala to our art wall in the 48th Ward office.  Both Emily and Vika exhibit their art as an expression of inner feeling and ethos through use of watercolor and poetry.  The exhibit will remain  on display through October 5th in our office at 5533 N. Broadway. Come and meet the artists at an informal reception on Tuesday, September 10th beginning at 5:30pm. Click here for more information.Chicago Casino Survey

Mayor Lightfoot is seeking community input on possible locations for a future casino in Chicago. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on this issue.

Click here for the surveyCity of Chicago seeks input on HUD Federal Funding

The City of Chicago is in the process of developing a new Consolidated Plan that will cover the 2020-2024 period for the use of Federal grant dollars, including funds from the following programs:Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG),HOME Investment Partnership grant program (HOME), andHousing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)One of the components of the Consolidated planning process is to identify the City of Chicago’s needs and priorities for HUD programming. This survey offers residents an opportunity to express their opinion regarding the most critical community needs and assist in the prioritization of funding over the next five years. If you would like to provide additional input outside of the survey, please email any comments to OBMGMU@Cityofchicago.org. Please note these may be included as public comment in the Consolidated Plan.

The survey (available until September 30, 2019) can be taken in English, Spanish, Polish, and Chinese at the following links:
English – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoCConPlan
Spanish – https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/CoCConPlanEs
Polish – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoCConPlanPo
Chinese – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoCConPlanChBeyond the Waters Beach Party
Sunday, August 11
Osterman Beach, 5800 N Lake Shore Drive
Click here to registerThis FREE community event is open to all individuals with physical disabilities, their family, and friends. There are a variety of adaptive sports including kayaking, rock climbing, cycling, and other beach sports and games. The event also features free BBQ food and beverages, Live DJ, Live Music, Kids Zone, Veterans Tent, and a community exhibit area.
Last year the event was attended by more than 600 people and over 300 with disabilities as well as hundreds of friends, family, and volunteers.
FREE parking at St. Andrews Church at 5649 N. Sheridan Road
We hope to see you there!
Join us for the Annual Beyond the Waters Beach Party.

Presented by:
Adaptive Adventures
Open Doors Organization
Z Life
Midwest Wheelchair Sport and Social Club
Chicago Park District
 Steady Baked Comedy Show
Friday, August 16
Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm
Uptown Gallery + Cafe, 5010 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

Come out for a great comedy show in the neighborhood! $5 suggested donation at the door, BYOB (over 21) with $5 corkage fee.

Featured acts:Sean ParkerAmanda Spizzirri        Alex Dragicevich        James Fisher  Asia Martin                 Bobby Budds              Paul MillerBerger Park Front Porch Concert
Sunday, August 25
Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

Join your friends and neighbors on the front porch of the Berger Park Cultural Center for a concert featuring Lakeside Pride Brass Quartet. Bring outdoor seats, picnic baskets, and snacks!What’s Happening at the Libraries

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., 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
 Monday Matinee /2:00 – 3:45 p.m. in the Betty A. Barclay Community Room, Monday, August 12
A father spirals down an unnerving internet rabbit hole to find his missing daughter. Their seemingly idyllic family life in San Jose unravels as he makes increasingly disturbing discoveries.  Sponsored by Friends of the Edgewater Library. 2018, 101 minutes, rated PG-13Prescription Subsidies for Seniors / 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Betty A. Barclay Community Room, Tuesday, August 13Join Humana representative Silvia Franco as she discusses subsidies available to low-income seniors who need help paying for their prescription medication.  Held in partnership with Broadway FamilyWorksWriting Workshop / 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. in the Betty A. Barclay Community Room, Tuesdays, August 13 and 27Interested in getting feedback and support for your writing endeavors?  Then join us!  Held in conjunction with the Community Writing Project, we’ll have an experienced facilitator on hand to guide a writing feedback discussion with teens and adults.Intro to Grant Writing / 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Betty A. Barclay Community Room, Thursday, August 15Johnson Consulting LLC has created complete, comprehensive materials for helping beginners who seek funding for private, public, government, and non-profit organizations.  This workshop will guide you through understanding grant research and applying for funding.  You will also learn practical and conceptual aspects of grant writing.  A Q&A session will follow the presentation.  Please register at the second floor adult reference desk or call 312-742-1945.Edgewater Library seeking used book donations before their September 28 sale
You may leave your book donations in shopping bags or boxes in the bin next to the Circulation Desk at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information Edgewater Village is seeking donations 
The not for profit, tax-exempt organization, providing educational and social programs for older adults is seeking donations of clear plastic boxes with lids in shoe and shirt/sweater sizes. The Village also needs an electric pencil sharpener. 
Donations may be dropped at the front desk of the Broadway Armory on weekdays from 9-3. Of course, monetary gifts are always welcome. Thank you, we appreciate your help.Congratulations and thanks to Voice of the People in Uptown 

This incredible organization has been providing and promoting affordable housing opportunities for fifty years.  Check out their short video and support their efforts: “Hear the Voices
 Job and Volunteer OpportunitiesRecreation Leaders Needed at Broadway Armory
The Chicago Park District is hiring three Recreation Leaders for Broadway Armory, 5917 N. BroadwayClick here to view the job description.
If you’re interested, apply at chicagoparkdistrict.com/jobs.Andersonville is hiring! 
Did you know that there is a job portal on the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce website? If you’re looking for a job or looking to hire, please check out the listings page here.The Census Bureau is hiring for thousands of jobs for the 2020 Census 
Click here for more informationSyrian Community Network Call for Volunteers
We are seeking highly motivated and committed volunteers for our After School Program starting September 9! In addition to homework support, the After School Program provides supplemental activities for students to work on skills in math, English, and social-emotional learning. Volunteers are expected to commit to one day a week for the length of the Fall Semester. Please email amanda@syriancommunitynetwork.org for more information!
Location: 5439 N Broadway
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 3 – 6PM

Volunteer at Argyle Night Market
Every Thursday from July 11 to August 29
5-7 and 7-9 weekly
Argyle, between Sheridan & Kenmore
For anyone that can volunteer for 2 shifts or more throughout the season, we’ll provide a complimentary Argyle Night Market t-shirt. 
Click here for more information

Volunteer to tutor adults in English
Chinese Mutual Aid Association is actively recruiting volunteers of all levels of experience and they provide free training as needed.
Click here for more information 

Give us a hand! Help us learn English!
Volunteers, we need you at South-East Asia Center!
Please contact Jeanine Caughlin at South-East Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway,
773-932-1141 or seacesl@yahoo.com.

Volunteer to Crew during Ride For Life Chicago weekend in Sept! 
You don’t have be on a bike to support TPAN’s programs & services! No special skill required, just a willingness to support our riders and giveback to your community! Or you can become a Virtual Rider to support TPAN’s mission. 
Click here for more information

Volunteer for Open House Chicago
Volunteers receive great benefits and will be able to select their preferred site and shift for the weekend. 
Click here for more information
 Sharpening Your Child’s Online Safety in the Classroom
Wednesday, August 14
Sullivan High School, 6631 N. Bosworth
Click here for more information

Openings at Families Together Cooperative Nursery School
Families Together Cooperative Nursery School, an exceptional preschool in Edgewater, has two open spots in their Oaks class for children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2019. 
Click here for more information

South-East Asia Center Preschool for All Program
Age: 3 to 5
City/State Licensed
Year Round: 254 days/year
True Full Day:  7 AM – 6 PM
Teachers with same qualification as CPS teachers
Global Cross-Cultural Curriculum
Four Free Nutritious Meals
Multicultural Environment
Beautiful Chicago Historic Landmark
Supportive Family Services
Free Parking
Individual Tours Welcome
1134 W. Ainslie Street (corner of 4901 N Broadway), 773-989-7433

Musical Summer Camp: Chicago Kids Got Talent
Unity Chicago Church
July 1-August 30
Click here for more information

Atonement Summer Arts Camp 
August 12-16
5749 N Kenmore Avenue
Click here for more information
 48th Ward Youth Advisory CouncilThe purpose of this council began with our desire to make a difference in the way youth engage, learn, and participate in the community they call home. The council plans community events that will others in the community will enjoy. They get the opportunity to meet with other leaders in our community. If you want to learn more or have any questions contact PC at pc@48thward.org.

 Gus Giordano Dance School is enrolling for the 2019-2020 season
Below is information for the new class schedule starting in the fall plus a limited time discount offer!
Click here for more information.

Circles and Ciphers Events
Circles & Ciphers is a hip-hop infused restorative justice organization led by and for young people who are impacted by violence. Click here to learn more.Summer Camps at Chicago Filmmakers
Sign up for a blockbuster summer! The two-week Digital Moviemaking Camps engage youth + teens (age 9-17) in all stages of the filmmaking process + encourage campers to work collaboratively to make short films. A truly unique experience, the camp is sure to ignite creativity foster critical thinking skills they can bring with them into the next school year. Click here for more information and to learn about all of the camps Chicago Filmmakers offer.
 Powers of Attorney Healthcare / Financial ClinicThe Cook County Elder Justice Center in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services under the Elder Help Desk initiative is now offering a new Powers of Attorney Healthcare / Financial Clinic every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month in the Elder Justice Center. Please see the attached announcement for further details and begin sharing this information with your friends, family and colleagues. Click here for more informationChicago History Book Discussion Group – Mayor Jane Byrne
Saturday, August 10
Edgewater Public Library, Betty Barclay Community Room, 6000 N Broadway
Click here for more information

Know Your Rights Workshop
Thursday, August 15
Broadway Armory – Senior Center, 5917 N Broadway
Click here for more information

Learn what your rights are if you are detained or arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement “ICE” and how to prepare an emergency plan.
 Construction Activity Notices – CTA RPM Utility Relocation WorkComEd Service Transfers – 5100-5232 N. Winthrop (8/12-9/20) — Click for detailsComEd Service Transfers – 5530-5628 N. Winthrop (8/12-9/20) — Click for detailsComEd Service Transfers – 5634-5722 N. Winthrop (8/12-9/20) — Click for detailsComEd Service Transfers – 5726-5812N. Winthrop (8/12-9/20) — Click for detailsUnderground Utility Work – 1109-1117 W. Bryn Mawr (7/8-8/16) #84 BUS ROUTE WILL BE IMPACTED — Click for detailsUnderground Utility Work – 1101-1126 W. Lawrence (7/8-8/30) — Click for detailsCTA RPM Project UpdateCTA continues to make progress on the advance work we need to complete before we begin major construction on the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project. The work we’re doing includes relocating utility lines and equipment to make room for new track structure that will be built as part of RPM. Last month, CTA held public meetings about the project’s progress and the timeline for construction of the new Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr. That information, including Q&As from the meetings, can be found at transitchicago.com/RPM. Below is the weekly utility and demolition update for the LBMM project area:Alleys east of and parallel to the CTA Red/Purple Line between Leland and Foster and at all cross streets from Leland to Foster:Lawrence:  Underground duct bank installation continued in W. Lawrence Ave. and is approximately 83% complete.Argyle:  Underground duct bank installation is approximately 90% complete.Foster:  ComEd resumed pulling cable into the east alley north of Foster.Alleys east of and parallel to the CTA Red/Purple Line between Foster and Balmoral and at all cross streets from Foster to Balmoral:No work was observed last week.Alleys east of and parallel to the CTA Red/Purple Line between Balmoral and Bryn Mawr and at all cross streets from Balmoral to Bryn Mawr:Bryn Mawr:  Underground duct bank installation continued and is approximately 94% complete.Catalpa:  ComEd continued pulling cable into the east alley north and south of Catalpa.Alleys east of and parallel to the CTA Red/Purple Line between Bryn Mawr and Thorndale and at all cross streets from Bryn Mawr to Thorndale:Hollywood/Ardmore:  ComEd began service transfers in the east alley north of Hollywood.Uptown Cafe presents Brazilian Swag Dance Fitness August Workshop Series
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 24
Click here for more information

Malibu East White Elephant Sale 
Saturday, August 10
6033 N Sheridan
Click here for more information

Local Merchant and Artist Pop-Up shop hosted by Evan Trad 
Sunday, August 11
9am – 1pm
Uptown Gallery and Cafe, 5010 N Sheridan

Handmade Happy Hours Pop-Up Market
Friday, August 15
Gallery 1070, 1070 W Granville Ave
Click here for more information

Sip and Paint Class
Thursday, August 22
Gallery 1070, 1070 W Granville Ave
Click here for more information

Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy
Monthly group schedule throughout April
Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy, 5537 N Clark St
Click here for more information

Free Children’s Dance Classes
Every other Sunday
Latin’s Uptown Space, 4956 N Sheridan
Click here for more information

Adult Career Education Programs
Every Wednesday and Thursday
11:00 am
Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, 1701 W 13th St
Click here for more information

Chicago Filmmakers has multiple events including film showings and classes. Click here for more information. 
Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N Ridge Ave

Chicago Community Learning Center Weekly Informational Sessions
Weekly at 11:00 am
Chicago Community Learning Center, 4753 N Broadway #602
Click here for more informationSee the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

Handmade Happy Hours – Pop-Up Market
Thursday, August 15
Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville
Click here for more information

Peace, Love, and Understanding – Art Show
Opening Reception: August 16
Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville
Click here for more information

CALL TO ARTISTS for Illinois Revisited
Enter by Monday, August 26
October 18 – December 1
Berger Park, Gunder Mansion, 6219 N Sheridan 
Click here for more information

Gallery of Contemporary Mosaic show: Essays on Stone and Light
July 6 – September 7
Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics (GoCM) located at 1127 W Granville Ave
Click here for more information

Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE DRAG SEED
July 5 – August 24 
Mary’s Attic, 5400 N Clark St
Click here for more information

Robin Witt to direct Alistair McDowall’s Pomona
July 18 – August 24
Steep Theatre, 1115 West Berwyn Ave
Click here for more information

About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art
May 22 – August 10
Wrightwood 659, 659 W Wrightwood 
Click here for more information

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents Out of Love
August 16 – September 14
Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N Ridge
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
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