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.
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.
Outdoor Movies in the Ward
All movies are weather permitting and begin at dusk.
Saturday, July 1 – Sing– 8:30; Senn Park, 5887 N. Ridge; Movies in the Park
Tuesday, July 11 – Moana– 8:30; Swift School, 5900 N. Winthrop; Edgewater Film Festival
Tuesday, July 18 – Beauty and the Beast– 8:30; Pierce School, 1424 W. Gregory; Edgewater Film Festival
Tuesday, July 25 – The Lego Batman Movie– 8:30; Senn Park, 5887 N. Ridge; Edgewater Film Festival
Saturday, July 29 – Hidden Figures– 8:30; Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan; Movies at Buttercup
Tuesday, August 1 – Lilo and Stitch– 8:30; Cedar Playlot Park, 5311 N. Winthrop; Edgewater Film Festival
Saturday, August 5 – Finding Dory– 8:15; Senn Park, 5887 N. Ridge; Movies in the Park
Tuesday, August 8 – Hairspray (1988)– 8:30; Alamo Shoes, 5336 N. Clark; Edgewater Film Festival
Saturday, August 12 – Finding Dory– Dusk; Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan; Movies at Buttercup
Tuesday, August 15 – Pretty in Pink– 8:30; Patio Beef, 6022 N. Broadway; Edgewater Film Festival
Saturday, August 26 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens– Dusk- Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan; Movies at Buttercup
Go Edgewater – Walking and Biking Tours
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 773-784-5277. Letters or forms with required attachments are due in the Alderman’s office by July 1, 2017.
Super Aging in Edgewater
Every Thursday in July
Edgewater Senior Center Lounge, 5917 N. Broadway
A series of health presentations presented by Edgewater Village and the Loyola University Community Nursing Center. Beginning July 6 with What’s All the Buzz About?- The Benefits of Local Honey. Presentations are free and open to all community members. Includes light refreshments and a free raffle!
Click here for more information
Benefits and Services: Do You Know About This?
Thursday, July 6
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005
Speakers: Kate McCartin, Legal Assistance Foundation, Public Benefits Practice Group; Elizabeth Steimel, Community Engagement and Benefits Access Specialist
Veterans’ Benefits: What Am I Entitled to?
Thursday, July 20
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005
Speakers: Wendy Cappelletto, Esq., Office of the Public Guardian, Cook County, VA Accredited Attorney; Sharon Buchanan, Veteran Service Officer, Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Chicagoland 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.
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
Bring your kids for reading and fun from 12:30-1:30 every Saturday at Cochran Park around the new Little Free Library! Ages 3-6 are welcome to join this free event!
CAPS Night Out
Join us at Swift School Play Ground and Parking Lot, 5900 N Winthrop Ave, from 5PM to 7PM on Wednesdays, starting on June 28 and going through August 23, for CAPS Night Out!
All of the 48th Ward and Edgewater is invited to come together with neighbors, family, friends and the Chicago Police Department this summer to play basketball, soccer, chalk and more! There will be activities for kids and adults of all ages.
Soccer Clinic at Swift School Play Ground, 5900 N Winthrop Ave, from Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, from 10:30am – 12:00pm.
School is finally out! Wondering what to do with your kids? We hope your child will join James Kitia and a host of community volunteers for our 5th Annual Soccer Clinic! Your child will develop practical skills as well as learn good character. Water will be provided for all children from Kindergarten through 8th grade. All skill levels are welcome!
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.
Teen Summer Paid Mentorship
6018North is offering a summer paid mentorship program. Students would learn woodworking (4 days a week) and video making (1 day a week). Working with professional artists, students would learn valuable skills by building windows and a performance stage or creating videos about their experiences.
Pay is $9.00 an hour, 20 hours a week for 12 weeks.
June 27- August
For more information visit 6018north.org or email 6018North@gmail.com.
Job Openings at Sears
Sears is offering positions for Entry Level, Mid-Career and Experienced/Veteran Technicians and is offering paid training. Carpet / Air Duct Cleaning Technicians work together in the customer’s home during the pre-scheduled appointment providing cleaning services. Learn the skills and tools needed to maximize potential with our promotional opportunities.
- 18 years of age or older
- Recipients of High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Valid U.S. Driver’s License
- Ability to life/shift/move 50 lbs. regularly
Each of the jobs we host has an hourly base + commission draw pay structure. Rates begin at $10.50 and can reach $22.00 per hour on average, but are based on experience as determined by the unit manager.
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