Weekly Update from Your Alderman- October 18, 2019

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October 18, 2019
Dear Neighbor,

On Thursday, teachers at Chicago Public Schools went on strike. The strike continues today, with all Chicago Public Schools classes and after school activities cancelled. CPS has created an interactive tool on their website to help families identify safe and supervised Contingency Sites where students can go during the hours they would normally be in class. CTU and CPS will continue negotiations today and through the weekend. I’m a strong supporter of our teachers and greatly appreciate everything they do to educate and enrich the children in our community and city. It is my hope that a settlement will be reached next week and a fair contract will be in place to support students and teachers throughout the city.

At City Council this week, a zoning ordinance regarding commercial sale of recreational cannabis was passed. Because recreational cannabis will become legal in Illinois beginning January 1, 2020, it was important that we pass a zoning law indicating where dispensaries and grow facilities can locate. While there is work to be done to ensure equity for the African American community when it comes to operating and profiting from these businesses, the passage of the zoning ordinance was a positive first step to make sure the city is prepared on January 1. I will keep you informed on how this may affect our community.

Maurice Cox was confirmed as the new Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development this week. Maurice comes to Chicago from Detroit, where he served in a similar role and previously was a City Council member. In his new role, Maurice’s responsibility will be to grow economic development in neighborhoods across the city. Our community has seen a lot of positive economic growth and development in recent years, having a ripple effect that has led to a reduction in crime and the strengthening of our schools. Every community in our city deserves investment and growth, and I look forward to working with Maurice on bringing economic development into every neighborhood.

Mayor Lightfoot’s Budget Address is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23. My staff and I will be spending a lot of time at City Hall in the coming weeks, attending budget hearings with each City department. Please send your ideas or concerns regarding the City Budget to me at harry@48thward.org. I will provide budget updates in future newsletters.

This week the creation of an Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO) Task Force was announced. This group, of which I am a co-chair, will be tasked with evaluating the current ordinance and recommending changes to make it more equitable and to better encourage and require the addition of affordable housing units throughout the city when new developments are built. The ARO, established in 2007, has created fewer than 500 units to date. Locally, we’ve able to add about 75 ARO units in our community, with more on the way. I look forward to participating in this task force and finding solutions to increase affordable housing throughout the city. Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara invites community members to apply to serve on the task force. Click here for more information and the application.

My office is hosting two important meetings next week, and I hope you’ll be able to join us. On Monday, October 26, 6:30pm, 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden and I are hosting a community town hall regarding the rising lake levels and the impacts on our community. There will be a presentation to open up the meeting, followed by time for neighbors to have their questions and concerns answered. We will be joined by representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Chicago Park District, CDOT, and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development. Click here for more information about this meeting.



Our final 48th Ward Town Hall Meeting is Tuesday, October 22, 6:30pm, at Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. 
If you cannot make it on Tuesday, we will be live streaming the meeting on Facebook Live. Thank you to the more than 150 neighbors who have joined us for our Town Hall Meetings earlier this month.

This weekend there is plenty happening in the community:Open House Chicago, the Chicago Architecture Center’s annual tour of interesting and historic sites across the city, features more than 10 sites in the 48th Ward. The event runs Saturday and Sunday, click here for more information about sites in our community.Head to Argyle Street on Saturday Night for projection art and performances telling the story of Argyle Street’s history as a port of entry for immigrants and refugees in Chicago. Part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Axis Labs will bring a creative twist to the history of Argyle. Click here for more information.On Sunday, bring the kids to Cedar Park, 5311 N. Winthrop, for the first ever Monster Mash/Berwyn Bash. There will be family-friendly activities and games, and at 2:45pm, everyone will parade along Winthrop and Berwyn to Rewired Cafe, 1107 W. Berwyn, for donuts and cider. Click here for more information.On Sunday evening, the community will join together and meet at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, for a community activation in solidarity with and celebration of trans lives. In recent weeks, the store and its employees have been harassed, and neighbors are coming together to speak out against the hateful actions. Please join your neighbors on Sunday, October 20, 6pm, for an activation that reaffirms our community’s commitment to supporting and welcoming our trans neighbors. Click here for more information on the event. I will be working in the coming months with my colleagues on the City Council to increase our advocacy with the trans community and finding ways that the city can better support all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Have a safe and peaceful weekend.

Sincerely,

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

Public Safety Update
24th District Community Conversation
Tuesday, October 22, 6pm
Warren Park, 6601 N. Western
Click here for more information

Community conversation serves as an action plan for the 24th district police to engage with community and understand what they as police should focus on in the community in 2020. 

2019 Beat Meeting Schedules
Click here to view the schedule for the 20th District CAPS Beat Meetings
Click here to view the schedule for the 24th District CAPS Beat Meeting
If you want to know which police district and beat you belong to, click here to find out.

Development Update
 St. Ita’s Convent – 5524-30 N. Magnolia Avenue
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks & Building Standards held a public hearing regarding a request from JAB Merger LLC for a zoning change from the current RS-3 zoning to the RT4 zoning. This measure passed. This change will allow the applicant to establish an eight (8) unit multi-family residential development in the existing three (3) story building with basement. This project will also have eight (8) open parking spaces located off of the alley and the building will be 34 feet tall. Any questions, please email dan@48thward.org.   

5356 N. Sheridan (formerly known as the Wing Hoe property)
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks & Building Standards held a public hearing regarding a request from MCZ Sheridan LLC, for a zoning change to permit a new four-story, fifty (50) unit residential building at the subject property. The proposed building will be 52 feet-1 inch in height. Onsite parking for twenty-one (21) vehicles will be provided. The subject property is located within 1,320 linear feet of the entrance to the Berwyn Red Line (CTA) Station. The Applicant also sought a reduction in the required off-street parking from fifty (50) spaces to twenty-one (21) spaces, pursuant to the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance. Both measures passed. Any questions please email dan@48thward.org.

48th Ward Halloween ParadeSaturday, October 26
Gather at 10am, Parade leaves at 11am
Peirce School Playlot, 1423 W. Gregory
Click here for more information

Put on your costume, grab the family, and join us for Halloween fun!

Our Annual 48th Ward Halloween Parade and Festival at Peirce School Playground, 1424 W. Gregory will kick off at 10 am with games and music. The parade will start at 11 am and go along on Glenwood Avenue to Edgewater Avenue, where we will go west to Gethsemane Garden Center‘s Halloween Festival. Gethsemane will host their annual Halloween festival, with games, music, pony rides, and more!

Thank you to our partners the Edgewater Triangle Neighborhood Association, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, 20th Police District, Helen C. Peirce School Of International Studies, and Gethsemane Garden Center!

After the fun at Gethsemane, it’s Trick or Treat time in Andersonville! Click here for full details on trick or treating at Andersonville businesses.48th Ward Fall Community Meeting Schedule 
 Town Hall Meetings

Alderman Osterman will host four Town Hall Meetings in different corners of the ward. These meetings are an opportunity for the alderman to share updates from our office and from City Hall, as well as to answer questions from neighbors and gather your ideas on how to make our community even stronger. Please do your best to attend the meeting closest to your home. We plan to livestream the final Town Hall on Facebook Live, for those who are unable to attend the meetings.

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30pm – Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark (This meeting will also be streamed from our Facebook account)

Lake Levels Town Hall Meeting with 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria HaddenMonday, October 21, 6:30pm – Galvin Hall (Loyola University), 6339 N. SheridanPlease join Alderman Osterman and Alderwoman Hadden for a Town Hall meeting about the 30-year high lake levels we are experiencing. This will be an opportunity to hear from the Army Corps of Engineers and elected leaders about how we are preparing for extreme fall and winter weather and working to protect our infrastructure.

Lake Shore Drive Northern Terminus Study Meetings

Many of you have participated in community meetings over the years for the Northern Terminus Traffic Study (NTTS) portion of the Redefine the Drive North Lake Shore Drive study. As part of this study, CDOT reviewed traffic patterns on Sheridan and Broadway north of Bryn Mawr. We will host two meetings in partnership with CDOT to review and provide feedback on proposed alternatives for new traffic plans on Sheridan and Broadway north of Bryn Mawr. These areas receive high volumes of traffic and are critical points in the community. I encourage you to join us for one of the meetings to share your feedback.

The meeting formats for both meetings will be the same, including a presentation and workshop. Additionally, the second meeting will feature an optional “walkshop” for those interested in heading out to the locations in question with CDOT engineers to discuss challenges and potential solutions out in the field. We will share more information about the meetings closer to the dates.Wednesday, October 30, 6:30pm – Broadway Armory, 5917 N. BroadwaySaturday, November 2, 10am – St. Andrew Greek Church, 5649 N. Sheridan

Chicago City Sticker Amnesty
October 1 – October 30
Click here for more information
 Today City Clerk Anna Valencia and Mayor Lightfoot announced a two step program that gives residents a chance for a new start. Beginning on October 1st through October 31st, our office is launching a City Sticker Amnesty program where residents will be able to get their City Sticker with no late fees or back charges. Residents can also purchase the Reduced Term City Sticker, our newest option in addition to the one and two year City Sticker. Residents can take advantage of this program by visiting one of our three office locations, one of four Department of Finance office locations, at one of our many Mobile City Halls or online at chicityclerk.com.  Additionally, beginning Friday, November 15 through Sunday, December 15, 2019, residents can apply for the opportunity have at least three City Sticker Tickets forgiven by going to Chicago.gov/citystickerdebtrelief. 

Open House Chicago
October 19-20
Click here for more informationThe Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 350 buildings across Chicago. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods—all for free. Have you ever walked by a building and thought, “I wish I could see what’s inside?” Now you can. Tour soaring skyscrapers, repurposed mansions, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, private offices and breathtaking sacred spaces.

Participating sites in the 48th Ward:5040-5060 N. Marine Drive Condos6018North, 6018 N. Kenmore Berger Park Cultural Center, 6219 N. SheridanChicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. RidgeChurch of the Atonement, 5749 N. KenmoreColvin House, 5940 N. SheridanEdgewater Beach Apartments, 5555 N. SheridanEmanuel Congregation, 5959 N. SheridanFirehouse Chicago, 1545 W. RosemontThe Lytle House, 5517 N. BroadwaySt. Ita Church, 5500 N. BroadwaySteep Theatre & The Boxcar, 1115 W. BerwynSwedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark 

In Search of Old Dreams: Stories of Argyle Street
Saturday, October 19, 7pm
1120 W. Argyle
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Celebrating the history and diversity of Argyle Street.

In Search of Old Dreams: Stories of Argyle Street is a video art street installation of the area’s history as a port of entry for immigrants and refugees in Chicago. Argyle Street’s neighborhood has been shaped by international wars and local transit development. This public art and site activation celebrates the architectural history of the people and the continued struggle for survival through archival newspapers, stories, and photographs.
 People Who Usually Don’t Lecture: A Storied Harvest
Saturday, October 19, 7pm
Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan
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People Who Usually Don’t Lecture: A Storied Harvest, will feature 8 speakers from diverse backgrounds telling stories about their lives as part of an international effort to elevate stories of everyday people in our communities.The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is a harvest holiday when we welcome guests of all walks of life into our portable homes. We believe that Sukkot is the perfect season to celebrate with stories and storytellers who have come to Chicago from across the globe.We invite you into our tent with a sense of curiosity as each of our featured guests shares a story from their life.We welcome you to come early to explore the Sukkat Rimon built by Could Be Architecture.

St. Andrew’s Edgewater Food Fest
October 19 & 20
St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

Come to St. Andrew’s on October 19th and 20th for their food fest! Admission is free. Enjoy traditional Greek food, beer, wine, pastries, and culture between 2-8pm on Saturday and 12-3pm on Sunday. Parking is free on church grounds. Bring flyer to get $1 off any entree.

For more information, call the church office at (773) 334-4515 or visit http://www.standreworthodox.org/

FitPop Edgewater
October 20 – November 3
Click here for more information
What is FitPop Edgewater?FitPop Edgewater is your passport to wellness, no matter your fitness level! Fitpop features several wellness-themed pop-up events throughout two weeks to help you get in tune with healthy living right here on the Northside. FitPop is open to everyone and is ideal for families, pet owners, Chicagoans looking to de-stress, casual workout enthusiasts, foodies or anyone interested in trying out new wellness routines. This pop up series is a chance to explore fresh, fun and healthy experiences to help you feel better about you, no matter your age, gender or fitness level!

Pick and choose one to six different classes from over 40 options taking place October 20 – November 3. The pop-up events explore family/pet-friendly activities, mental wellness, high-intensity workouts and unique experiences that help motivate you to experiment with new fitness trends in your neighborhood.
  Website: https://www.edgewater.org/fitpopBuy Your Ticket:  https://www.eiseverywhere.com/475125

Farm Bar Edgewater hosts Chefs Care for Real

Join us Wednesday, October 23, at Farm Bar Edgewater, 1133 W. Granville, for a day of community, friends, family and farm fare benefiting Care for Real.  Farm Bar is donating 20% back of all sales for the entire day, so come by for lunch or dinner.  Proceeds from the fundraiser will help Care for Real continue to provide the highest level of free programs and services for our neighbors in need.

CMAA Healthcare and English Classes
October 26
1016 W. Argyle

The Chinese Mutual Aid Association is also offering free healthcare and English language classes. Registration is on October 26, from 9am-2pm. Classes start November 2 and go to January 11. For all other questions and concerns call Casey M. at (773) 784-2900 ext. 125.

48th Ward Flu Shot Clinic
Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu and its potentially serious complications. The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. The office of the 48th ward will be holding a free flu vaccination clinic on October 30th from 10-2 p.m. 5533 N. Broadway.

Edgewater Historical Society Martini Fundraiser
Sunday, Nov. 3
2-5pm
Marty’s Martini Bar, 1511 W. Balmoral
Click here for more information

Come out for an afternoon Sunday Funday! A portion of the afternoon’s proceeds will benefit the Edgewater Historical Society and their important work to preserve and share our community’s history.

What’s Happening at the Libraries

Return your overdue library books without penalty
Chicago Public Library has gone fine free! Now, all existing overdue debt has been cleared and the library will no longer charge late fees on most items. For details about the new policy, check out the website.

Edgewater Events:

It’s National Friends of the Library Week Oct. 20-26! Consider joining Friends of the Edgewater Library ($10/yr.); your dues support the library with programs and materials that benefit the community. Membership forms are located on the website and in the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. 

In recognition of Friends of the Edgewater Library, show your library card or CityKey ID and receive a 10% discount at Edge of Sweetness, 6034 N. Broadway, during the entire month of October!  The cafe and bakery offers sandwiches, beverages and desserts; the discount doesn’t include custom cakes or cookies.

“The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes”
Thursday, Oct. 24

6-7:30 p.m.Friends of the Edgewater Library presents author Nina Barrett for a talk about the 1924 murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago. She’ll discuss how the case involved social class, criminal psychology, morality and justice and why these issues remain relevant today. Copies of her book may be purchased and autographed. Location: Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway, second floor.

“It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development”
Saturday, Oct. 26

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Author Janis Johnston offers an exploration of how our own childhood memories and needs influence and shape our parenting decisions. She’ll offer tips, stories and exercises to help parents face parenting challenges and explore ways of understanding ourselves, our children and family interactions. Copies of her book will be available for sale. This Friends of the Edgewater Library program will be held at the Edgewater Library.

Bezazian Events:

Storytime: Ages 0-5
Thursdays, October 17 & 24
10:30am
Click here for more information

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway St., 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

Monthly Update from the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project (EESP)

EESP has been absent from this newsletter for a while now and we are excited to be back as a part of it! For those of you who don’t know us, EESP is composed of local volunteers who actively partner with our schools, block clubs, faith groups, other community groups, & elected officials to work for a sustainable future for ourselves & succeeding generations. EESP is celebrating our 10 year anniversary in 2020!

Our vision for Edgewater and the projects we work at include waste reduction, sustainable transportation, a green oasis (includes trees, native plants, local ecology, and biodiversity), and reducing carbon footprints.

We meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9 am at the 48th Ward office – 5533 North Broadway. Our next meeting is at 9 AM on Wednesday, November 13th. 

Check out these resources and events from our members:Lakefront Trail feedback form – submit feedback on the Lakefront Trail separationCheck out Block Bins CompostingEHS (Edgewater Historical Society): Open House 19th & 20thNorthside Catholic Academy Halloween Costume Swap: Put your kids’ sugar high to good use! NCA Green team will be having a post-Halloween neighborhood clean-up. We’ll meet on Saturday 11/2 at 9 AM in front of the primary campus (6216 North Glenwood Ave). Gloves and bags will be provided but bring re-usable gloves if you have them. We’ll also be collecting Halloween costumes and storing them for a 2020 costume exchange. Clean up counts for service hours. Contact georgetully82@gmail.com with questions.Check out these articles from WBEZ:
10 Things Chicagoans Can Do Right Now To Combat Climate Change
10 Things Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Can Do To Combat Climate Change

Learn more and sign up with EESP at http://www.sustainedgewater.org/ and follow along on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sustainedgewater.org.

 Vietnamese Association of Illinois Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Brunch
Sunday, October 20, Noon – 2:30pm
Fat Cat, 4840 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Census Workers Needed
There are plenty of employment opportunities available with the US Census Bureau. Click here for more information.Andersonville is hiring!
Did you know that there is a job portal on the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce website? If you’re looking for a job or looking to hire, please check out the listings page here.

3rd Annual Healthcare Job Fair
Tuesday, November 5
10am-1pm
Malcolm X College, 1900 W Jackson
Click here for more information

The Chicago Healthcare Sector Center is pleased to invite all Healthcare employers and job seekers to participate in our 3rd Annual Healthcare Fall Job Fair to take place at Malcom X College (Conference Room)on Tuesday, November 5th from 10am to 1pm. 

Participation in this large scale event is free of charge for employers and job seekers. Complimentary parking will be offered as well.

***Registration is required in order to participate in this event***

The date of this large scale hiring event is approaching soon and capacity is very limited, so we strongly encourage employers and job seekers to register as soon as possible by clicking on the links below:
 
Job seeker registration link:                            Employer registration link:
https://conta.cc/30x61Y7                                     conta.cc/2kAHJ0x

Recommendations:

Professional attire is required to attend this event. Please refer your candidates to Dress for Success if needed.

It is highly recommended that job seekers bring many copies of their updated resumes. On-site resume printing will be limited.

A valid picture ID may be required by security during the event, so please prepare accordingly.Sciences Career Fair and Symposium
Tuesday, October 29, 1-4pm
UIC Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted

American’s Urban Campus (AUC) is proud to present a career fair and symposium for Chicago-area college undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the life, physical, and social sciences*.  This fair will be open to students from 13 Chicago-area universities**.Employers are encouraged to attend if they are seeking to recruit for positions and majors related to the life, physical and social sciences including  pharma/biotech, market research, data science, and contract research (i.e., regulatory medical writing, government, museums/foundations.For questions and to register, visit: go.uic.edu/scienceRegister at https://vcsaonline.uic.edu/careerfair/    *Sample life, physical, and social sciences majors include:  biology, chemistry, physics, math, microbiology, psychology, sociology, political science, linguistics, economics, and applied health sciences.**Participating universities are the following: University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, University of Chicago,  Illinois Institute of Technology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, Robert Morris University, Rush University, National Louis University, Loyola University Chicago, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

48th Ward Youth Advisory CouncilThe purpose of this council began with our desire to make a difference in the way youth engage, learn, and participate in the community they call home. The council plans community events that will others in the community will enjoy. They get the opportunity to meet with other leaders in our community. If you want to learn more or have any questions contact PC at pc@48thward.org.

Public Elementary School Information Night
Tuesday, October 22
7-9pm
Families Together Cooperative Nursery School, 1500 W. Elmdale (in Immanuel Lutheran Church)
Click here for more information

Includes:An introduction to issues of equity and school choice.The “ABCs of Chicago Public Schools,” a presentation on understanding and applying to Chicago Public Schools by Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS.A parent alumni panel discussing their experiences with neighborhood, magnet, and selective enrollment public schools.

Baby & Me Dance Class
Thursdays, 10:00-10:45am
Gus Giordano Dance School, 5230 N. Clark
Click here for more information

This class is for you & your little one! Parent or caregiver & child 12 to 24 months (as of 9/1/19). Have fun with music, movement, and instruments! Encourage motor skill development and musicality. 45 minute classes, 6 week sessions. Begins 10/24! 

Neighborhood Clean-up
Saturday, November 2, 9am
Northside Catholic Academy, 6216 N. Glenwood

Put your kids’ sugar high to good use! NCA Green team will be having a post-halloween neighborhood clean-up. Open to everyone in the community. We’ll meet on Saturday 11/2 at 9AM in front of the NCA primary campus at 6216 North Glenwood Ave. Gloves and bags will be provided but bring re-usable gloves if you have them. We’ll also be collecting halloween costumes and storing them for a 2020 costume exchange. Contact georgetully82@gmail.com with questions.

Demise of Dinosaurs: Rise of Hominoid Life
Monday, Oct. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Edgewater Senior Satellite Center, 5917 N. Broadway

Join Edgewater Village Chicago for a free presentation about why the once-dominant dinosaurs no longer walk the earth and how their demise allowed other species to develop.Cook County Elder Justice Center Seminar
Housing Issues for Seniors: From Evictions to Subsidized Housing
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Noon – 1:30pm
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Concourse Level – Room CL-115
Click here for more information

Seminar topics will include:How to respond if you are given an eviction notice or served with eviction court papersHow to evict a nuisance tenantSubsidized Housing 101Information on Senior HousingConstruction Activity Notices – CTA RPM Utility Relocation WorkCable Pulling & Service Transfers – 1109-1117 W. Bryn Mawr & 5530-5700 N. Winthrop (9/23-11/1) — Click for detailsUnderground Utility Work – 1100-1134 W. Argyle (10/1-11/9) — Click for detailsComEd Underground Utility Work – 1113 -1117 W Lawrence Avenue (10/14-10/26) — Click for detailsMulti-Utility Cable Pulling, Service Transfers and Associated Work – The alley west of 5336 – 5526 N. Winthrop Avenue (10/14-11/29) — Click for details​​AT&T/RCN/Comcast Utility Work – ​The alley west of 5700 – 5812 N. Winthrop Avenue (10/14-11/29) — Click for detailsCTA RPM Project UpdateCTA continues to make progress on the advance work we need to complete before we begin major construction on the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project. The work we’re doing includes relocating utility lines and equipment to make room for new track structure that will be built as part of RPM. Last month, CTA held public meetings about the project’s progress and the timeline for construction of the new Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr. That information, including Q&As from the meetings, can be found at transitchicago.com/RPM. Below is the weekly utility and demolition update for the LBMM project area:Alleys east of and parallel to the CTA Red/Purple Line between Leland and Foster and at all cross streets from Leland to Foster:Argyle:  ComEd completed underground duct bank installation in the west alley north of Argyle.Winona:  ComEd made cable connections in the manhole on W. Winona St.Alleys east of and parallel to the CTA Red/Purple Line between Foster and Balmoral and at all cross streets from Foster to Balmoral:Berwyn:  Made cable connections in the manhole on W. Berwyn Ave.Berwyn:  ComEd pulled cable into the east alley north of W. Berwyn Ave.Alleys east of and parallel to the CTA Red/Purple Line between Balmoral and Bryn Mawr and at all cross streets from Balmoral to Bryn Mawr:Bryn Mawr:  ComEd completed service transfers south of W. Bryn Mawr.Bryn Mawr:  ComEd performed a line cut in the manhole on W. Bryn Mawr.Catalpa:  ComEd completed curb restoration at 1122 W. Catalpa.Alleys east of and parallel to the CTA Red/Purple Line between Bryn Mawr and Thorndale and at all cross streets from Bryn Mawr to Thorndale:Hollywood:  ComEd continued replacing poles in the east alley south of Hollywood.Ardmore:  RCN/Comcast began pulling innerduct in the east alley south of Ardmore.U.S. Citizenship Workshop
October 12 & November 23
10am-2pm
Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, Suite #306
Click here for more information

Concerts at Unity Church – Flute & Piano
Friday, October 18
7:30pm
Unity Lutheran Church & Community Center, 1212 W. Balmoral
Click here for more information

Steady Baked Comedy Show Volume 5
Friday, October 18
9:30pm
Uptown Cafe and Gallery, 5010 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

Chicago’s Best Baker
Saturday, October 19
2pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson
Click here for more information

VAI Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Brunch
Sunday, October 20
12:30-2:30pm
Fat Cat Bar & Restaurant, 4840 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Edgewater Singers @ Hambingo!
Sunday, October 20
6:30pm
Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N. Clark St.

Poetry and Prose
Monday, October 21
7:30-9:30pm
Cafe Helix, 6237 N. Clark
Click here for more information

A Night at the Carnivale
Thursday, October 24
6-9pm
Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie
Click here for more informationSee the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

CALL TO ARTISTS for Illinois Revisited
Enter by Monday, September 23
October 18 – December 1
Berger Park, Gunder Mansion, 6219 N Sheridan 
Click here for more information

Equivocation
Produced by Idle Muse Theatre Co.
September 23 – October 20
Edge Off Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa
Click here for more information

EQUUS
Produced by AstonRep Theatre Company
September 27 – October 27
The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Sundown, Yellow Moon
Produced by Raven Theatre
October 3 – November 17
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark
Click here for more information

Mosquitoes
Produced by Steep Theatre
October 4 – November 9
Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn
Click here for more information

Information Wants to Be Free & So Do We
Friday, October 4
7-9pm
6018 | North, 6018 N. Kenmore
Click here for more information

Black Women Remembering Toni Morrison & Ourselves
Saturday, October 5
12:00-3:00pm
6018 | North, 6018 N. Kenmore
Click here for more information

Jean Sousa: Film Poems and 16MM Shorts
Saturday, October 5
7:00pm
Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge
Click here for more information

THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating
Produced by Barrel of Monkeys
October 6 – November 3
Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland
Click here for more information

Sanctuary Sunday – Brunch and Reiki Workshop
Sunday, October 6
12-2pm
6018 | North, 6018 N. Kenmore
Click here for more information

The Gate: The Dawn of the Baha’i Faith
Thursday, October 10
5:00-8:00pm
Schreiber Center, 16 E. Pearson, Room 908
Click here for more information

Ginger
Saturday, October 12
7:00pm
Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge
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Keely & Du
Produced by Redtwist Theatre
October 14 – November 10
Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr
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The Bengsons: A Benefit Concert
Wednesday, October 16
6:30pm
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.
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The Area
Saturday, October 19
7:00pm
Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge
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Laura and the Sea
Produced by Rivendell Theatre
October 25 – December 8
Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N. Ridge
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