Public Safety Update
Police Commanders Town Hall
Please join Alderman Osterman along with 20th Police District Commander Sean Loughran and 24th Police District Commander Roberto Nieves for our annual Police Commanders Town Hall meeting on May 22 at 6:30pm at the Broadway Armory located at 5917 N Broadway. We will be discussing the current state of safety in our ward along with new initiatives and programs that will continue to better our neighborhood safe for all residents.
CJC Satellite Office Open House
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Center invites you to attend the Grand Opening of a Satellite Office at 4956 N. Sheridan on Friday, June 2, 11am. Click here for more information.
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.
Building Bridges: Supporting Immigrants and Refugees in Edgewater
Alderman Osterman and Friends of the Edgewater Library are co-sponsoring a panel discussion with local organizations that assist immigrants and refugees in Edgewater on Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. at the Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway. These organizations will include Centro Romero, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, Heartland Alliance, Pan-African Association, and the South-East Asia Center. Learn about the work of these agencies and how you can assist them in their efforts. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by The Chicago Community Trust as part of their On the Table community forums. Click here to view a flyer. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andersonville Wine Walk
Sunday, May 21 | 3-6PM
Tickets: $35 in advance or $40 week of available at: andersonvillewinewalk.bpt.me
Called “the ‘crown jewel’ of springtime in Andersonville” by local businesses, Andersonville Wine Walk will once again invite guests to walk, sip, and shop their way through the historic district on Sunday, May 21 from 3-6PM. The Wine Walk will feature 26 of Andersonville’s businesses split between two routes (North and South). Each route will feature 39 wines curated by event sponsor In Fine Spirits. Check-in begins at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark) starting at 1pm.
Learn more here: http://www.andersonville.org/events/wine-walk/
Chicago Filmmakers Fire(house) Sale
Chicago Filmmakers has purchased an historic firehouse building just up the street, and we’re hoping to lighten our load before we make the move into our new home. Swing by our office (5243 N CLARK ST) on Sunday May 21 between the hours of 11AM – 3PM for great bargains on office furniture, shelving, and some digital filmmaking equipment. We are not able to accommodate early bird sales.
Go Edgewater – Walking and Biking Tours
Circle Edgewater: Wed. May 24, 6 pm at Thorndale “L”
Ever wonder how Edgewater got its shape and borders? Was it really once part of Uptown? And which came first? What was in Edgewater before it got its name? Get answers to those and other historical questions as we ride around Edgewater’s 1.7 square miles.
Bike Tune-up: Sat., May 27th, 10 am–1 pm
Meet at the Thorndale “L” stop, for minor adjustments on bikes. Courtesy of ChainLinks of Loyola University
Green Walking Tour of Edgewater: Tues. June 6th, 6:00 pm.
Meet at Loyola University, IES Building, 6349 N. Kenmore for a tour of energy efficient buildings in the vicinity, buildings incorporating renewable energy and urban agriculture.
Click here to view the 2017 calendar of Go Edgewater tours.
Senn Park Paint the Path **New Date**
Saturday, June 3
10am – 1pm
Join the Senn Park Advisory Council to create a continuous walking path around Senn Park! We will provide the painting materials and have lots of activities including DJ Dan and sports games with coaches from the Broadway Armory. First come first served, click here to sign up.
Program (all activities are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified):
- Paint the Path
- DJ Dan (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
- Sports games, Chicago Park District
- Fitness Class, Orange Theory (12:00 p.m.)
- Book Nook, Chicago Friends School
- Children’s planting activity, Families Together Cooperative Nursery School
- Family Yoga, Chicago Park District (11:00 a.m.)
- Gallery 1070 Pop-up
- Huaraches Doña Chio
Edgewater Annual Yard Sale Registration is Open
The 23rd annual Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale, sponsored by a record number of seven block clubs and three buildings, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, no rain date. Boundaries: Foster to Devon on the south and north and Clark and Sheridan on the west and east.
Over 200 households are expected to participate in the annual community-wide undertaking which has evolved into an Edgewater tradition. Locations are in garages and front, side and rear yards and maps of all locations will be distributed at participating households day of the sale and also will be posted online. To accommodate those who drive to Edgewater for the annual sale, free parking will be available at St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church at Hollywood/Sheridan.and the Chicago Fire Station north lot, 6030 N. Clark.
For the fourth year, Special Services Area 26 (SSA), 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. A record number of 18 businesses participated last year and a list of this year’s sidewalk sales will be distributed to browsers and buyers the day of the sale. A record number of five group sites are available to participants who are unable to sell where they live. They are the Barr Funeral Home parking lot at 1228 W Granville; parking lot at 6040 N. Winthrop; Church of Atonement at 5749 N. Kenmore, Swift School at 5900 N. Winthrop and Epworth United Methodist Church, 5253 N. Kenmore.
Deadline to register for the sale is Monday, May 29. Fee of $10 per seller helps defray advertising and printing costs. To register for the sale or connect with a coordinator, e-mail email@example.com.
The seven sponsoring block clubs are BARGE Neighbors Community Organization, Edgewater Beach Neighbors Association (EBNA), Edgewater Glen Association (EGA), Edgewater North Neighbors (ENN), EPIC Block Club, North Edgewater Beach Association (NEBA), and TAHBS Citizens Council. Edgewater Beach Apartments, 5555 N. Sheridan, is participating for the fifth time this year and The Renaissance at 5510 N. Sheridan and Malibu East Condominiums, 6033 N. Sheridan, are first time sponsors. Malibu participants will be selling indoors in the Captain’s Walk. Browsers and buyers should access the building at its Sheridan road entrance.
State of Edgewater
Tuesday, June 6, 8:30am
The Admiral at the Lake, 929 W. Foster
Click here for tickets
Take an in-depth look at how Edgewater has changed over recent years and how neighborhood, city, and regional trends will impact our future.
Elizabeth Irvin, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Harry Osterman, 48th Ward Alderman
Senior UpdatesFor more information about Edgewater Village, click here.
Be sure to check out the Edgewater Village Facebook page!
Understanding VA Benefits
Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 – 7pm
Covenant Home of Chicago, 2720 W. Foster Ave.
Half the battle in coordinating VA benefits is knowing the process, and VA-accredited specialist Thomas Pizur can help you better understand it. During this strategy session, you will learn the requirements to qualify, some of the main pitfalls that get applications rejected, and how to claim the benefits that veteran seniors deserve!
RSVP with Marianna Vitkova at (773) 596-2292. Join us for this informative and educational session.
Community Panel at The Admiral at the Lake
Wednesday, June 7, 3-6pm
The Admiral at the Lake, 929 W. Foster
A panel of Admiral residents will share why they chose to stay in the neighborhood. Alderman Harry Osterman and vendors will showcase our urban location. RSVP by June 2 to 800-616-1753.
Edgewater Satellite Senior Center
The Edgewater Satellite Senior Center is located at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway.
Click here for the April schedule of events at the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center.
Click here for the 2017 full year schedule of events at the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center.
Oak Street Health Events
Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon, offers a full calendar of community events for seniors.
Click here to view the complete calendar.
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.
Senior Enrichment Seminars
“Common Financial Frauds and Scams that Target Seniors”
Thursday, May 25 – 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005 – 20th Floor
- Learn about common financial frauds and scams such as reverse mortgages, home repair, Medicare prescription drug and investment scams
- Understand the techniques criminals use to deceive seniors
- Discover what you can do to protect yourself
Seminar Speaker(s): Detective Sergeant James Hennelly, (Ret.) Cook County Sheriff’s Department; Assistant State’s Attorney Clarissa Palermo Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Unit, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
“Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation”
Thursday, June 8, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005 – 20th Floor
Topics to include:
- How to screen for, respond to and report abuse, neglect and financial exploitation;
- Mandatory reporting procedures;
- Role of adult protective services agencies; and
- Identifying common frauds and scams that involve telemarketing, home repair, debt settlement, mortgage rescue, social security benefits and more.
Seminar Speaker(s): Louis Hill, M.A., Program Supervisor, Metropolitan Family Services; Holly A. Zielke, M.A., Adult Protective Service Program Coordinator, Illinois Department on Aging; Detective Sergeant James Hennelly (Ret), Cook County Sheriff’s DepartmentChicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.
School & Youth News
Fiesta De Arte at Peirce Elementary School
Saturday, May 20
11am – 2pm
Peirce School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr
Join the Peirce Elementary School community for a fundraiser celebrating the arts! Attractions include performances, face painting, art sales, food trucks, art workshops, and more. Click here for more details.
Swift School Rummage Sale
Swift Elementary School will be hosting its 3rd Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 20 from 10am- 4pm and Sunday, May 21 from 10am – 2pm. This is a Free Family Event. The sale will be held in the Swift Cafeteria and on the school plaza at 5900 N. Winthrop Ave. Gently used clothing, household items, books and toys will be for sale; most items will be priced from $1-$3. (Bring your own shopping bag if possible)
All proceeds will benefit the students at Swift!
Northside Catholic Academy Hosts Back to Nature Parent-Tot Play Date May 20
Northside Catholic Academy is hosting a Back to Nature Parent-Tot Play Date on Saturday, May 20, from 10am-12pm. Parents and children ages 1 1/2-5 are invited to a morning of outdoor fun! Event will include a springtime planting 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 Back to Nature 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 May 19, to Melissa Soberanes at 773-743-6277 ext. 207 or email@example.com. 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.
Fine and Performing Arts Night at Swift
On May 23, Swift Elementary School will host a Fine and Performing Arts Night in their auditorium. The 1st – 4th grade classes will have their performances beginning at 1pm. The remainder of the events will start at 6pm. Click here to view a flyer for the event.
Chicago Friends School Open House
Applications are now open for K – 6 program at Chicago Friends School!
Swedish American Museum’s Pioneer Day Camps
Swedish American Museum will once again be hosting their “Pioneer the World” Day Camp!! For five days from 9am – 2pm, the Museum will be holding two sessions of imaginative five-day experiences for children 1st – 6th grade. The first session will be held July 31 – August 4, and the second session will take place August 14 – August 18. Registration fees for members is $200 and $250 for nonmembers. Extended care from 2pm – 4pm will be available for an additional $75 per week. To register or receive more information, please click here or email Stacy Nyman.
New Infant-Toddler Center at South-East Asia Center
- Welcomes 6-week to 2-year olds
- DCFS licensed. Qualified teaching staff.
- Nice classrooms full of required educational toys.
- Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks
- Free full-day parking space for parents who go to work
- Childcare fee assistance
- Convenient location and CTA accessible
Enrolling Now!! Please contact South-East Asia Center, 1134 W. Ainslie Street, 773-989-7433
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (773) 262-9871.
Northside AYSO EXTRA Team tryouts
Interested in competitive soccer? Any boy or girl, ages 8 – 11, is invited to tryout. EXTRA is a program for those players who want to play soccer at a more competitive level. EXTRA players get weekly professional instruction from UK Soccer in addition to the certified team coaches. EXTRA teams play an additional game on Sunday evenings against other EXTRA teams.
Tryouts: Tuesday, May 23rd from 6-7 PM at Lerner Park
Parents and players should meet at the field at Lerner Park, 7000 N. Sacramento. Players must wear shin guards and bring a size 4 soccer ball to try out. Water is also recommended. UK Soccer, our professional training partner, runs the tryouts. They evaluate the players and determine who makes the teams.
If your child is interested in trying out or you have any questions about the EXTRA program, please email Natalie Dumstorff at email@example.com or call 312-927-9555. GOAL!