Weekly Update from Your Alderman – May 26, 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Public Safety, Thank You Officer Flisk, Impeachment Resolution, Bike the Drive, Happy Memorial Day, and more!
May 26, 2017
Dear Neighbor:

Thank you to the many neighbors who joined us earlier this week for the annual Police Commanders Town Hall Meeting at the Broadway Armory. We were joined by 20th District Commander Sean Loughran and 24th District Commander Roberto Nieves. As a community, we have worked diligently over the last six years to improve safety in our community, and the commanders reminded us all that this approach must continue and we must stay vigilant. Please call 911 if you see suspicious or illegal activity. If you’re interested in getting more involved in safety initiatives on your block, please see the schedule of CAPS meetings below and attend meetings for your beat. If you have any public safety concerns, please share them with Marko Zaric in our office at marko@48thward.org or 773-784-5277. Police will be deploying additional officers this holiday weekend throughout the city, including in our community.

On Tuesday we said thank you and farewell to someone who has had a very active hand in improving safety along the Bryn Mawr Ave. business district. Officer Jack Flisk has been a foot patrol officer on Bryn Mawr and worked with community members and businesses to address safety concerns over the years. Officer Flisk is retiring after serving over 20 years as a Chicago Police officer. Officer Flisk has played a critical role in ensuring safety on Bryn Mawr, which has had a positive effect on our entire community.

Last Saturday, my office co-sponsored, along with the Friends of Edgewater Library and the On the Table project of Chicago Community Trust, a panel discussion called Building Bridges: Supporting Refugees and Immigrants in Edgewater. I would like to thank Espoire Habimana of the Pan-African Association, Jims Porter of RefugeeOne, Laurie Hasbrook of the St. Gertrude’s Parish Refugee Ministry, San O of South-east Asia Center, and Daysi Funes of Centro Romero for explaining the work of their agencies and how others can assist. Thanks go also to Joanna Hazelden, Branch Manager of the Edgewater Public Library, which hosted this event. We would like to continue the conversation and the process of building bridges — not walls! — in the 48th Ward. If you would like to join us in planning future events, please email harry@48thward.org.

This week Alderman Pawar, myself, and other aldermen introduced a resolution to City Council urging Congress to begin impeachment proceedings for the president. Donald Trump has been in violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution, and has issued regressive executive orders – including but not limited to the Muslim travel ban, defunding of Planned Parenthood, discrimination against our LGBTQ neighbors, and has sought to obstruct the FBI’s investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. I will keep you updated on the progress of this resolution, click here to view it.

This Sunday is Active Transportation Alliance’s annual Bike the Drive event, when Lake Shore Drive is closed to motorists to allow cyclists the rare opportunity to ride along the iconic highway. Please be aware that Lake Shore Drive will be closed to cars from 5am to 11am on Sunday. If you are participating in the ride, please ride safely. Click here for more information and to register for the ride.

The Pivot Arts Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 1. This series of innovative performances throughout Edgewater and Uptown is in its fifth season. Pivot Arts partners with local businesses to produce engaging and thoughtful entertainment ranging from community conversations, to improv, to a puppet parade in the community. Please check out the festival calendar and consider attending an event.

Today Lickity Split, 6056 N. Broadway, is donating 10% of their sales to Swift Elementary School. As this weekend marks the beginning of summer, treat your family to some custard and support our neighborhood fine and performing arts magnet school!

If you’re staying in town this weekend, be sure to catch the Memorial Day Parade at Rosehill Cemetery on Monday, May 19, beginning at 10am. In the spirit of Memorial Day, my office is participating in Operation Help a Hero, a drive to collection supplies for homeless veterans transitioning to permanent housing. See more details below.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

2017 Planned Infrastructure Improvements in the Ward
Each year my office works with constituents and city departments to coordinate infrastructure improvements throughout the ward. These improvements keep our neighborhood safe, healthy, and clean. Please see the list below of planned menu projects for this year.

Alley Apron Improvements
5718 N. Glenwood
1053 W. Thorndale
1052 W. Thorndale
1023 W. Thorndale
5646 N. Wayne
5616 N. Glenwood
1415 W. Bryn Mawr
1340 W. Rosemont
1217 W. Catalpa
1040 W. Ainslie

Street Resurfacing
Balmoral, from Broadway to Kenmore
Wayne, Ardmore to Early (proposed)
Ardmore, Sheridan to cul-de-sac (proposed)
Thorndale, Broadway to Sheridan (proposed)

Park Distict Improvements
Senn Park Improvements
Dog Park – Bryn Mawr & Lake Shore Dr. (proposed)

Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Improvements
Magnolia & Granville (intersection improvement)
Winthrop & Foster (Goudy School)
Thome & Glenwood (NCA School)
Elmdale & Greenview (Immanuel Lutheran Church)
Broadway & Thorndale (S/E corner)
Ainslie & Kenmore (north side of Ainslie, Kenmore to the alley west)

Bump-Out Installations
Wayne & Ridge (on Wayne, north of Ridge)
Elmdale & Broadway (on Elmdale, west of Broadway
Thorndale & Lakewood (1263 W. Thorndale)

Stop For Pedestrian Sign Installation
Devon & Wayne (proposed)
Foster & Lake Shore Drive (proposed)
Clark & Farragut
Clark & Summerdale
Clark & Rascher
Clark & Olive
Clark & Hollywood

Art Projects 
Peirce School Mural
Berwyn LSD Viaduct Mural
50/50 Neighborhood Art Project
Broadway Armory Sculpture (proposed)

Pedestrian Refuge Islands 
Rosedale & Broadway (proposed)
Norwood & Broadway (proposed)
Hood & Broadway (proposed)
Rosemont & Broadway (proposed)

Street Light Pole Painting
Marine Drive, Ainslie to Foster
Broadway, Ainslie to Foster
Sheridan, Bryn Mawr to Hollywood (proposed)
Wayne, Bryn Mawr to Foster
Clark, Ridge to Devon (proposed)

Misc. Improvements
Glenwood Greenway Bike Lane – complete
Devon & Glenwood – Crosswalk Improvements
Bryn Mawr & Sheridan – Bus Pad Installation (proposed)
Bryn Mawr & Sheridan Intersection Improvement, east of Sheridan (proposed)
Flood Light Installation – Winthrop & Winona, Dog Park at LSD & Bryn Mawr and Argyle, Sheridan to Marine

Ward Services

Garbage Collection Day ChangesAs a result of grid garbage tweaks, there will be minor changes to some collection days in our ward. The changes are effective June 12, and affected neighbors will receive a flyer from Streets and Sanitation on June 5 to notify them of the changes. Please click here to see a map outlining affected areas and showing the new collection day.

Parking Restrictions – Dim Sum and Then Some 5K
On Saturday, June 3, Chinese Mutual Aid Association is hosting a 5K run along the lakefront and through the Uptown community. Please be aware that the following parking restrictions will be in place for this event:

  • 5am to 10am Margate from Mcutcheon to Marine
  • 5am to 10am Argyle from Sheridan to Marine

For more information about the event, contact Carlos Jaramillo at CMAA at

City Sticker Renewal
If you missed the date to renew your city sticker (expiring in June, 2017) at the 48th Ward office, you can still visit a neighboring Ward throughout June, and of course visit the online site (https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/ezbuy/main.do) at any time. Here are dates and times for the nearby Wards for their sticker renewal dates:

June 1 – 46th Ward – 4544 N. Broadway
June 3 – 47th Ward – 4455 N. Lincoln
June 14 – 40th Ward – 5850 N. Lincoln
June 17 – 49th Ward – 7356 N. Greenview

Street Sweeping is Under Way!
The 2017 Street Sweeping Schedule is now available. Click here to view the schedule. Please contact our office with questions or concerns.

1436 W. Berwyn Ave. Update
The development team for 1436 W. Berwyn Ave. met this week with city officials to discuss zoning and land use for the site. There will be a larger community meeting about a revised proposal for the site held early next month. We appreciate your continued input regarding this proposed project.

Teen Update
Loyola University Civic Action and Leadership Academy
Loyola University Chicago is hosting its Civic Action and Leadership Academy from July 31 – August 4. High school age students are welcome to register through May 31. During the Academy, students will be guided by Loyola University undergraduate students as we explore our communities, volunteer and serve in our communities, and gain deeper understandings of how young leadership can impact the issues they care about in their communities. Click here for more information.

Public Safety Update

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.

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

Green Walking Tour of Edgewater: Tues. June 6, 6:00 pm.  Meet at Loyola Univ., IES Building, 6349 N. Kenmore for a tour of energy efficient buildings in the vicinity, buildings incorporating renewable energy and urban agriculture.
Buildings–Historic & Newer; Tues. June 13, 6:00 pm. Meet at the Thorndale “L” stop. Explore the contrast of Edgewater’s historic buildings with newer buildings reflecting changing economic times.
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.

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

48th Ward Summer Kick-Off! — June 3

Join us for a fun-filled day throughout the ward on Saturday, June 3! This is a great opportunity to enjoy the countless assets in our community!

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K – 8am
Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information and to register

Edgewater Farmers Market Season Opener – 8am
Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Edgewater Yard & Sidewalk Sale – 9am
Over 200 sellers throughout the community
Click here for more information

Senn Park Paint the Path – 10am
Senn Park
Click here for more information

Pivot Arts Celebrate Community Parade – 1:30pm
Swift School Playground, 5900 N. Winthrop
Click here for more information

Uptown Saturday Nights: Salsa in the Park! – 6pm
Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

Unity Lutheran Church 100th Anniversary Banquet – 6pm
Unity Chuch, 1212 W. Balmoral
Click here for more information

Edgewater Annual Yard & Sidewalk 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. 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 edgewateryardsale@gmail.com.

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!

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.

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, jerry@48thward.org773-784-5277.  Letters or forms with required attachments are due in the Alderman’s office by July 1, 2017.

Senior Enrichment Seminars 
“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
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

AYSO Soccer

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 registrar@rpayso.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 nallman157@gmail.com or call 312-927-9555. GOAL!

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 events
Friends of the Edgewater Library seeks input for programs
Do book clubs, movies, a speaker series, performances and discussion groups interest you? What other programs and activities would you like Friends of the Edgewater Library to consider offering the community?

Please take a moment to complete a short survey (click here to download) and drop it off in a box at the counter next to the library’s circulation desk at 6000 N. Broadway.  Printed copies of the survey also are available there.  Friends of the Edgewater Library is a volunteer, non-profit organization that supports the Edgewater Branch Library with materials and programming.

Care for Real News
Visit Care for Real’s table at the 23rd EPIC Yard Sale
Care for Real will have a special table at 1262 W. Elmdale in conjunction with the 23rd Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale, Saturday, June 3 from 9:00am-4:00pm (rain or shine).  Many of the Block Club participants are also donating treasures for us to collect funds in support of our free programs and services.  Stop by and meet our team!  Special thanks to Lynn Pierce, EPIC Yard Sale Coordinator and Steve and Debra Northey for hosting our location.

City Lit Theater Cares for Real!
City Lit Theater is offering Special $20 tickets to the following performances of London Assurance:  Fri. June 9, 7:30pm, Sat. June 10, 7:30pm, Sun. , June 11, 3:00pm, Fri. June 16, 7:30pm, and Sat. June 17, 7:30pm.  50% of the ticket price will be donated to Care for Real! To purchase tix online, use the code CARE when purchasing at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2592667 or mention CARE to purchase tickets at 773-293-3682.

Pace Service to Brookfield Zoo this Summer

Take Pace service to the Brookfield Zoo this summer! Route 772 connects the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA Red Line station with the Zoo, with service from May 27 to September 4. Cost is only $1.75 each way with the Ventra® Card, or $2.00 cash fare. Click here to view the schedule.

College Scholarships AvailableThe Chicago Department of Family and Support Services is accepting applications for the 2017 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship program. The CSBG Scholarship program provides financial assistance to low-income students enrolled in post-secondary educational programs.

Students who are enrolled full-time in an Illinois college, university or vocational/certificate program by September 15, 2017, may qualify for a scholarship, which can range from $500 to $3,000.  Funds may be applied to tuition, books, uniforms and fees related to the individual’s course of study.  Recipients must have primary residence in the city of Chicago and meet income guidelines.

Additional information about program criteria, the income guidelines and a downloadable application are available at www.cityofchicago.org/fss.  Applications must be received at our office by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 9.

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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

Upcoming Events
Commercial Leasing 101
Friday, May 26
Iripino Real Estate, 4234 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Edgewater Glen Spring Plant Swap
Saturday, May 27
10am – noon
1420 W. Glenlake, backyard
Share excess plants & gardening stuff & go home with some freebies for your outdoor spaces. Come & meet your gardening neighbors, too. For more info contact Kim Kaulas at kaulas@rcn.com or 773-368-3949

Bike the Drive
Sunday, May 28
Lake Shore Drive
Click here for more information

Movies in the Park – Berger Park
Young Frankenstein

Friday, June 2
8:30 pm

Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan

In this outrageous comedy, young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits his family’s Transylvania estate and wacky staff and discovers there is more than just madness to the legends of his grandfather’s attempts to reanimate human tissue.

PG | 106 minutes | 1974
*Closed Captioned
Start time is approximate, all movies begin at dusk.
Movies in the Parks is presented by Bank of America.

23rd Annual Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale
Saturday, June 3
9am – 4pm
Boundaries: Foster to Devon on the south to north and Sheridan and Clark on the east and west
Interested in selling during this year’s Neighborhood Yard Sale? The deadline to register is May 29! Cost is $10. For more information or to register, please email edgewateryardsale@gmail.com.

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):

  • Sports games, Chicago Park District
  • Fitness Class, Orange Theory (12:00 p.m.)
  • 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
  • Falafel

Unity Centennial Banquet
Saturday, June 3
Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral
Join Unity Lutheran Church as they celebrate 100 years in the Viehe-Naess building. There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6pm, followed by a catered dinner at 6:30pm. Cost is $25, and you must register by May 15. Click here for more information and to register.

Lake Shore Drive Northern Terminus Community Meeting
Tuesday, June 6
5:30 – 7:30pm
Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood
The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Transportation have initiated the Northern Terminus Traffic Study (NTTS). The purpose of the NTTS is to address the transportation issues at the northern terminus of North Lake Shore Drive at Hollywood Avenue. This study is complementary to the Phase I Study on North Lake Shore Drive (NLSD) from Grand Avenue to Hollywood Avenue. The meeting will be held in an open house format from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. with a presentation at 6:00 P.M.Exhibits will be on display and project team members will be present to discuss the project and answer questions.

Chicago History Book Club – Pullman Strike
Saturday, June 10
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information.

Arts & Culture

See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

The Firebirds Take the Field
By Rivendell Theatre
Performances April 18 – May 27
Rivendell Theatre
5779 N. Ridge
Click here for more information.
$15 tickets with code Friends & Family until May 6

Not About Nightingales
By Raven Theatre
Performances April 19 – June 4
Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark
Click here for more information.

By Steep Theatre Company
Performances April 20 – May 27
Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn
Click here for more information.

Lady X- A Musical
By Hell in a Handbag
Performances April 21 – June 8
Mary’s Attic
5400 N Clark St
Click here for more information.

That’s Weird Grandma: I Still Know What You Did Last Spring
By Barrel of Monkeys
Performances April 24 – May 22
Neo- Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland
Click here for more information.

Time Stands Still
By AstonRep Theatre Company
Performances May 11 – June 11
Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark
Click here for more information.

Ethereal Abandonment
By Ellyzabeth Adler and Lucy Vurusic Riner
Performed by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and REIdance Group
Performances May 12 – May 20
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
1650 W. Foster
Click here for more information.

Pivot Arts Festival
By Pivot Arts
June 1 – June 11
Click here for more information.

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