Public Safety Update
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.
It’s Your Park Day
Your park, your day, celebrate in your way! Join your local park community for a city-wide day of service on Saturday, June 17.
Operation Help a Hero
Currently, there are hundreds of homeless veterans in Chicago. When a veteran leaves a shelter or transitional housing and moves to a permanent residence, they often do not have the basic items needed to setup a home. These are things that you and I take for granted, but the men and women who bravely fought to defend our freedom often go without. Alderman Osterman is collecting household items to support our vets as they move into permanent homes. Click here to view a complete list of items that will be accepted at the 48th Ward Office from Memorial Day through July 4th.
Peterson Garden Project – Feasts of Resistance
Resistance doesn’t only take the form of protests and marches—it’s in the food we share, the stories we tell, the gardens we grow. Food shapes culture and conflict shapes food—that’s the premise of Peterson Garden Project’s new Feasts of Resistance cooking class series starting May 25. Explore, cook, and eat iconic dishes from around the world—Burma to Ethiopia, Syria to Haiti, and beyond—that were created or affected by social or political unrest. Sign up for one class or all six at http://bit.ly/PGP_Feasts.
Proceeds from this hands-on cooking series fund PGP’s summer programming for teen refugee girls in GirlForward, dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.
The locations featured in the classes highlight the countries of GirlForward participants. This summer, PGP will be working with Camp GirlForward campers to share stories from their countries as they garden and cook together. Each week, girls will tend and harvest herbs and vegetables for class, cook a dish focused on that week’s region, and sit down at the end of class to share what they’ve made.
Feasts of Resistance is just one way Peterson Garden Project supports refugees in our community. Learn more about all of PGP’s refugee programming, including garden scholarships and free cooking education, and donate to help ensure everyone is welcome at the table at http://bit.ly/PGP_EveryoneisWelcome.
Go Edgewater – Walking and Biking Tours
Bike Tune-up: Sat., June 17, 10 am–1 pm. Meet at the Thorndale “L” stop, for minor adjustments on bikes. Courtesy of ChainLinks Bike Shop.
Evening ride to Evanston; Tues. June 27, 5:45pm. Meet at the Thorndale “L” stop and take side-street bike routes to Church St. at the Purple Line station in Evanston.A leisurely ride of about 10 miles round trip.
Early Edgewater Development: Tues. July 11, 5:45pm. Meet at the Thorndale “L” stop. Edgewater farms, fields and Henrytown: Beyond Cochran’s original Edgewater developments.
Click here to view the 2017 calendar of Go Edgewater tours.
Edgewater Reads Little Free Library Build Day
Do you have Little Free Library envy? Are you interested in becoming part of a growing network of library hosts and readers? Join the Edgewater Reads crew at 10:00 am on June 17 behind Senn High School (5900 N Glenwood) for our 2nd community build day of the season!
Limited materials and tools will be provided so feel free to bring your own. We also advise bringing a building buddy to help with the assembling process and coordinating transportation for taking home your very own “LFL.”
Libraries will be free for Edgewater residents and $50 for those joining us from outside the community. These events are made possible with our amazing volunteers and by community donations. Please consider donating your time, resources or skills for future community build days and more Little Free Libraries in our community!
Limited kits will be available so please RSVP to Taylor at email@example.com. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at edgewaterreads.org
Free Film Screening at Osterman Beach
The Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago is proud to announce the second edition of Films on the Lake in partnership with the Chicago Park District.
As part of the Chicago Park District’s 17th annual free outdoor Movies in the Parks, presented by Bank of America, Films on the Lake presents a performance by The Edgewater Singers and DJ Maxime Bonnard followed by a screening of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at Kathy Osterman Beach on June 21.
Movie showing north of Bryn Mawr Ave., east of Lake Shore Drive
Free and open to the public.
7:30 pm- Performance by the Edgewater Singers and DJ Maxime Bonnard
8:30 pm- Film Screening
Senior UpdatesFor more information about Edgewater Village, click here.
Be sure to check out the Edgewater Village Facebook page!
Senior Sewer Rebate
Seniors aged 65 or over, who live in their own condominium, townhouse or co-op unit are entitled to receive a $50 rebate for their share of the associations’ sewer costs. If you’ve applied for and received this rebate in prior years, you may have received a letter from the City’s Committee on Finance to sign and remit. If you haven’t received the letter or a rebate in prior years, you’ll need to file an application form. Please click here for instructions and the correct form to use. You’ll need to submit an application form along with copies of 3 documents: 1) water bill from the homeowner’s association, 2nd installment Property Tax bill (2015), and drivers license/state ID. Send any questions to Jerry Goodman, email@example.com, 773-784-5277. Letters or forms with required attachments are due in the Alderman’s office by July 1, 2017.
Senior Enrichment Seminars
“Managing Evictions and Code Violations: Useful Tools”
Thursday, June 22, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005 – 20th Floor
Topics to include:
- City of Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance
- Conditions that create housing code violations
- Housing inspection process
Seminar Speaker(s): Claire McFarland, Esq., Executive Director, Elder Law & Wellness Initiative, NFP; Harriet J. Parker, Esq., Administrative Law JudgeChicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.
School & Youth News
Tiger Tutor Scholarships Available
A new ACT and SAT tutoring service based out of Chicago, Tiger Tutor focuses on individualized, high quality instruction. The program is dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and collegiate goals and works closely with both students and parents to provide unique study plan and curricula. Tiger Tutor is a program run by Chinese Mutual Aid Association, an over 35-year-old community-based social services agency with offices in Chicago and Elgin. Click here for a flyer with information about scholarships. For further questions about Tiger Tutor or the scholarship opportunity, please contact Tiger Tutor’s Academic and Enrollment Adviser, Grace Chan McKibben, at GraceM@TigerTutor.com.
Northside Catholic Academy Hosts Summer Parent-Tot Play Date
Northside Catholic Academy is hosting a Summer Parent-Tot Play Date on Saturday, June 17, from 10-11:30 am.
Parents and children ages 2-5 are invited to a morning of outdoor fun! Event will include a summer activity, outdoor art, and playtime. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other families with young children and to learn more about NCA’s Preschool and Kindergarten Program. The Summer Play Date will be held at NCA’s Primary School Campus Preschool Play Lot, located on the west side of 1401 W. Granville Ave. Space is limited for this free event.
Please RSVP by June 16, to Melissa Soberanes at 773-743-6277 ext. 207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is not a drop off event and all children must be accompanied by a parent. In case of inclement weather the event will be moved inside to 6216 N. Glenwood Ave.
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.
Storytime in the Parks
Storytime in the Park kicks off this Saturday, June 17 at Cochran Park! Bring your kids for reading and fun from 12:30-1:30 every Saturday around the new Little Free Library! Ages 3-6 are welcome to join this free event!
Register for AYSO Soccer! Sunday games – Northside Chicago
Soccer teams for girls and boys, ages 3-18. Fall 2017 season from Sept. 10 – Oct. 19 and Spring 2018 starts in April – games on Sunday afternoons at Rogers Park (Rockwell & Jarlath)
Playground & Schoolyard Program for kids ages 3 – 5
Registration fee for Soccer teams or 3-5 year old program: $155 for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 season (includes uniform). Family discount $10 off per sibling if you register for full fall/spring season! Want to only play the fall season? Only $105 (no discounts apply).
Register online at http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region1206. Scholarships available for those in need.
In person registration date for new players: Sun. 6/11 from 2 – 4 pm at Rogers Park Fieldhouse, corner of Rockwell & Jarlath. If you miss this, it’s not too late, you can register online and submit child’s proof of age separately.
Questions: email email@example.com or call/text (773) 262-9871.