Public Safety Update
Police Commander 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.
20th District Art Gallery Opening
The 20th District is pleased to announce that for the first time in our unit’s history, the District Community Room will be transformed into an art gallery featuring personal pieces generated by active and retired members of the Chicago Police Department. The show “Dimensions: An Exploration of Artistic Expression of Chicago Police Officers” will be on display for a limited time prior to the St Jude Police Memorial March on May 4 and 5. Chicagoans seldom have the opportunity to observe law enforcement outside of its primary role in society: this event challenges common perceptions of members of the Chicago Police Department and demonstrates the talents of some of Chicago’s Finest. Officers from across the city have been challenged to offer examples of their work in the form of oil paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture and stained glass. We are proud to present their work for all to enjoy. Please consider joining us at the opening night viewing for conversation with the artists, light refreshments and an opportunity to challenge perceptions of law enforcement.
20th District Community Room
5400 N Lincoln Ave
Friday, May 5, 10am to 9pm
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.
Spring Garden Party to Benefit EBGA and Care for Real
Spring Garden Party on Saturday, May 13 will benefit the Edgewater Beach Gardeners Association and Care for Real. Everyone welcome to share in food, beverages, entertainment and raffle of prizes from community businesses. The event will be held at The Breakers (5333 N. Sheridan) 3rd floor community space, from 4:00-6:00PM. Donation requested: $25 paid in advance; $35 at the door; $10 for children over five. Find more details or make reservations here. Click here to view a flyer.
Senn Park Paint the Path
Saturday, May 20
10am – 1pm
Join the Senn Park Advisory Council on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 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
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.
Edgewater Annual Yard Sale Registration is Open
The 23rd annual Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale, sponsored by a record number of seven block clubs and two 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.
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.
Senior UpdatesFor more information about Edgewater Village, click here.
Be sure to check out the Edgewater Village Facebook page!
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
Please join the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center (CCEJC) for the following two (2) senior enrichment seminars to be held at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, on the dates, times and room locations indicated below:
“Social Security: Rights, Responsibilities and Deadlines”
Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Courtroom 2005 – 20th Floor
- Social Security benefits eligibility requirements
- How to earn social security “credits”
- Supplemental security income (SSI) eligibility requirements
- How to create an online social security account
Seminar Speaker: Andrew Salata Public Affairs Specialist – Social Security Administration“Common Financial Frauds and Scams that Target Seniors”
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
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 OfficeBethany Retirement Community Open House
Come check out the newly renovated Bethany Retirement Community. There will be opportunities for celebration, tours, and entertainment. The Open House will be Sunday, May 7, 1 – 4pm. If you have any questions, please call (773) 989 – 1501. Click here for more information.
Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.
Silver Star Service Banner Program for Veterans
Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer welcomes Cook County’s 10th District veterans or service members that qualify to participate in the 2017 Silver Star Banner Program. Applicants should complete the attached (fillable) Silver Star Service Banner request form and include a short biography with details regarding their injury and the war zone in which it occurred. The request form must be signed and returned to our office no later than Thursday, May 11th, 2017.
Cook County Veterans Affairs will forward all requests to the Silver Star Families of America Organization. To apply, service members must meet the following requirements: Any Armed Forces personnel either currently serving honorably or those who have served honorably from ANY war, who having served in a war zone, has been wounded by enemy action or who have been injured or contracted a serious illness that could be rated at least 10 percent disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. All wounds, injuries or illnesses must have originated in a war zone, including: Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, injured in a war zone, and those who suffer from PTS, TBI, Agent Orange Effects and Gulf War Syndrome.
Cook County Veterans Affairs is coordinating its efforts through various Veteran Services Organizations and local government. We look forward to the participation of qualified veterans at the Silver Star Service Banner Program. Please note those who cannot attend may still request a banner through the Silver Star Families of America. Click here to apply or nominate a veteran for this program.
School & Youth News
Swift Elementary School Presents Cinderella
The students of Swift Elementary School will be performing Cinderella on May 11 and 12. Both shows begin at 7pm and will take place in the school auditorium. The performances are free, but donations are accepted. Click here to view a flyer.
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!
Northside Catholic Academy Hosts Admissions Tours May 5 & 9
Be a part of something greater at Northside Catholic Academy. A 2013 Blue Ribbon School, NCA offers half-day and full-day preschool, and a top-ranked K-8 academic program. NCA’s challenging and diversified curriculum includes music, art, Spanish, computer science, and gym. Yet, what’s even greater is how NCA inspires its students to grow in character, intellect and spirit. Learn more about NCA at an Admissions Tour May 5 and 9, from 9:00-10:00am. Call 773-743-6277 for more information or apply online.
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