From: Triangle Neighbors Association (a branch of LVCC) [triangle@lakeviewcitizens.org]
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 2:20 PM
To: info@lakeviewcitizens.org
Subject: Triangle Tales: March 2009 Newsletter - RSVP to Help
Triangle Tales E-Newsletter
Volume 5, Issue 3 March 2009
In This Issue
TNA Meeting Minutes
Renew Your Support
Upcoming Neighborhood Events
Miss the last Triangle Neighbors' Meeting?
 

Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings

Bi-Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 13th
7:00PM @ LVCC Offices
(Buckingham & Clark)

Important Numbers

LVCC Office (by appointment)
(773) 880 LVCC
www.lakeviewcitizens.org

44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney
(773) 525 6034
www.44thward.org

 CUBS Neighborhood Protection
(866) 4 CPD TOW
www.cubs.com/neighbors


 
Lake View Citizens' Council
(LVCC)
A 501(c)(3) Organization

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed under the law.

Renew Your Support for Triangle Neighbors
 
You can now renew your TN membership online and donate to help build our park. Remember donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Triangle Neighbors Logo 
Dear John,
 
We need your help tomorrow, Sunday, March 15th, to help us load up bricks that have been generously donated to Space Park (815-817 W Roscoe) from Chicago Special Events Management (CSEM) and Belgard, as part of this year's Chicago Flower & Garden Show.
 
Volunteers should RSVP today (Saturday) and be at Space Park tomorrow (Sunday) at 4:45PM to be transported to Navy Pier.  Please bring heavy work gloves (if you have them).  Wear long sleeve shirts, jeans and work boots.  We'll coordinate transportation to/from Navy Pier.  We expect this will take 3 hours but the more people we have, the quicker it will go. 
 
The bricks themselves will be delivered on Monday morning via trucks we have arranged with the help of several volunteer coordinators from Kemora Landscapes, Clean Streets and Central Lakeview Merchants Association.  Please be aware the alley between Roscoe and Buckingham will be blocked to traffic on Monday during the unloading.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
 
Remember volunteers get a 20% discount on purchasing engraved bricks for the park!

Neighborhood News & Events

 
DIPLOMAT HOTEL

There was a vacate order issued for the Diplomat Hotel. The 44th Ward office is working very closely with the Department of Human Services on relocating the residents of Diplomat in a safe and comfortable manner.
 
FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE
The Federal Stimulus Package's funds for Chicago will provide for repaving of: Addison Street from Clark to Damen; Marine Drive from Montrose to Irving Park; and Stockton Drive from Clark to Lake Shore Drive. Funding has also been proposed for the following improvements throughout the city: education, transit improvements, highway infrastructure, public housing capital funding, affordable housing, homeless prevention, energy efficiency grants, and workforce investment.
 
POLICE STATION
The new Town Hall Police Station will begin construction approximately in six weeks.
 
SPECIAL ELECTION FOR 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Early Voting for the April 7th Special Election for the 5th Congressional District will be offered March 16 - April 2. You may early vote at either Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Ave or downtown at the Chicago Election Board, 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level, Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., all locations; Sundays: ONLY at Chicago Election Board, 9 a.m. to noon
 
 
"ABC'S OF CPS"
Join Ellen Lordan from the Chicago Public Schools on Monday, March 16, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the John Merlo Branch of the Chicago Public Library (644 W Belmont). Ellen will inform parents of their school options and learn more about using the 2009-2010 Elementary and Preschool Directory. Please stop by the John Merlo Branch to see the beautiful new facade.
 
 
BROWN LINE TASK FORCE MEETING
Join representatives from the CTA and the 44th Ward Office on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. at Ann Sathers Restaurant (909 West Belmont Ave) to answer questions and hear concerns from the neighborhood about the ongoing Brown Line construction project. Topics include: the status of the Wellington station, plans for the renovation of the Diversey historic station, and CTA concession opportunities.
 
CUBS ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Inter-American Elementary School (851 W. Waveland)
There will be a community meeting to discuss the 2008 season and the issues that impacted the surrounding community. This meeting will allow constituents the opportunity to discuss concerns regarding the upcoming
2009 season. Representatives from the Cubs and appropriate City Agencies will be present to answer questions posed by the community.
 
EASTER EGG HUNT AT WUNDER'S CEMETERY
Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Noon
Wunder's Cemetery (3963 N Clark) is celebrating its Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary with this free event open to all neighborhood children and parents. Hunt for eggs and have fun with local history. Parents are asked to attend with their children for the duration of the Easter egg hunt. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSPV with name and number of children at
wunders_cemetery@sbcglobal.net or 773-525-4038. 
 
WRIGLEY START EARLY RUN
Saturday, April 18, 2009 with a 8 a.m. start at Cannon Drive & Fullerton.  The Wrigley Start Early Run spotlights efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect and raises money to support Prevent Child Abuse America's and Voices for Illinois Children's programs.  Kids Dash and Awards Ceremony to follow Run/Walk.