From: Triangle Neighbors Association (a branch of LVCC) []
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:35 PM
Subject: Triangle Tales: April 2007 Community Newsletter
Triangle Tales E-Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 4 April 2007
In This Issue
Triangle Calendar
Space Park Design Phase
Upcoming Neighborhood Events

Triangle Calendar

April 2 (Mon) (tentative)

CTA 3-Track Service Reductions Begin

The Brown Line expansion project moves into its next phase (3-track operations) by changing the direction of Purple Line in the downtown area, closing both Southport and Wellington Stations, and putting all trains (Red, Brown, and Purple) on one track/platform at both Fullerton and Belmont "el" stops.  Initially the evening rush hour commute will be the most impacted with schedule cuts.  The CTA will decide if April 2nd is the launch date this Friday (3/30).  If it launches on 4/2, watch for LVCC volunteers the first week of April with petitions to the Mayor about the CTA.


May 2 (Wed)

Triangle Neighbors and CAPS Meeting
We're combining these two, bi-monthly meetings into one larger meeting.  Join us first for a report from the Chicago Police Department Beat 2331 of recent activity in our neighborhood at 7PM.  Then Triangle Neighbors follows at 7:30PM with its 2007-'08 elections and Space Park updates.  Everyone is welcome to attend both sessions.  

LVCC Office
867 W Buckingham
Lower Level - Back Room 
from 7PM to 9PM.

May 5 (Sat)

Space Park Semi-Annual Clean-Up
As part of the city's "Spring Clean and Green" we'll be cleaning up our very own Space Park and some of the parkways on the northern half of Triangle.   Come help us for 2-3 hours keep our neighborhood beautiful.  Tools provided but we recommend you bring gardening gloves.  Refreshments served and volunteers get a 25%discount on Recognition Wall bricks purchased that day.

Space Park 
 815-817 W Roscoe  
Starts at 11AM.

Important Numbers

LVCC Office (by appointment)
(773) 880 LVCC

44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney
(773) 525 6034

 CUBS Neighborhood Protection
(866) 4 CPD TOW

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

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

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Dear John,
Remember to tell your friends and neighbors to sign up for our newsletter so they can learn about neighborhood events (e.g. advance neighborhood ticket sales to the upcoming The Police concert at Wrigley Field) and receive a complimentary subcription to TimeOut Chicago when they pay their annual dues.   The second batch of neighborhood tickets, for the Friday, July 6th concert, goes on sale this Friday at 9AM CST.  Tickets go on sale to the public the following Monday.
In addition to the monthly Triangle Tales newsletter, we encourage you to read the minutes from the last Triangle Neighbors meeting on March 14th!
Finally, as noted below, "Cubs" parking stickers (the round ones) for 2007 season are being distributed.  If you didn't get one, contact the 44th Ward office.  The Cubs neighborhood parking stickers are free to residents.
Space Park Design Phase

Now that we have acquired both lots for our community garden park (Space Park) at 815-817 W Roscoe Street, we are entering the Design Phase.  The Space Park Committee recently met to establish guidelines for a design contest for Space Park.  The goal is to have designs submitted by April 27th, preview the top designs at our next Triangle Neighbors meeting on May 2nd, and choose a winning design in mid-May after allowing for public comments.  Designs will need to take into consideration several factors, including:

  • Design implementation not to generally exceed more than $250,000 in costs (including labor) if was to be purchased at retail prices,
  • Overall design aesthetics and flow of Space Park,
  • Providing a secure structure on all four-sides,
  • Maintaining existing trees in park and in parkway,
  • Providing ADA accessibility,
  • Recommendation on location of water sources,
  • Recommendation on lighting and electrical outlet locations, and
  • Materials to be used for memorial wall and walking paths.

The winning design will receive $1000 in a cash prize plus be recognized on the Recognition Wall with a large brick with the name of the designer(s).  If you are interested in submitting a design, please contact for more details.  

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Upcoming Neighborhood Events

March 31 - Race to Wrigley 5K Run/Walk
Kick off the 2007 Chicago Cubs season with the second annual Race to Wrigley, proceeds benefiting the Chicago Cubs Charities.   The event is limited to 5,000 participants so sign up early if you're interested.  The race goes through the streets of Wrigleyville and ends up under the famed marquee at Wrigley Field.  Top three fundraisers receive an autographed Cubs jersey. 
April 1 -Eggstravaganza 2007
Join the Lake View Chamber of Commerce at their 2nd annual Easter egg hunt.   There will be games, prizes, refreshments and even a visit from the Easter Bunny.   All the area children and their families are invited to join in the festivities.  Sheil Park (3505 N Southport) from 12N to 3PM.
April 2 - New CTA Service Reductions Take Effect
As part of the larger Brown Line project, all northbound 'el' trains (Red, Brown and Purple) will start sharing one track at both Belmont and Fullerton.  Expect longer travel times, especially in the evening rush hour commute, and try alternate routes.
April 4 - Walk the Beat
Join the 23rd District Police Department as they walk the beat of the neighborhood to check for safety opportunities.   Meet at Argo Tea at 3135 N Broadway at 6:30PM.
April 9 - Chicago Cubs Home Opener
Cubs home game opener versus Houston Astro's at 1:20PM.   Find out how you can win tickets.   And as a reminder, they are currently distributing "Cubs" round parking stickers to anyone who had one last year.  If you didn't get one and need one (recommended), you can pick one up for free at the 44th Ward Aldermanic Offices on Belmont.
April 15 - Wine Tasting and CLVN Beautification Fundraiser
Join Central Lakeview Neighbors at Kirkwood's (2934 N Sheffield) for a wine tasting fundraiser with proceeds going to beautify Agassiz School.  From 4PM to 6PM.
April 19 - Fundraiser for the Victims of the Recent Fire
Join us at Hi-Tops (3551 N Sheffield) with an all you can eat and drink fundraiser for the surving child of the recent Triangle Neighbors fire.  Your $25 donation at the door helps tremendously.
April 28 - Keep Lake View Healthy
LVCC, Illinois Masonic Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital are planning a joint forum to keep Lake View Healthy.  Free cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure screenings will be offered.  St. Luke's Church (1500 W Belmont) from 9AM to 12N.
May 12 - CLMA Mother's Day Market
On May 12, 2007, the corner of Clark and School will be transformed into a beautiful open-air bazaar for Mother's Day gifts and accessories. Merchants from Central Lake View from shops to salons to boutiques will have tables set up with special offers and merchandise for Moms of all ages. Gift certificates and packages will also be available at the event, as well as free massage stations to give you a treat of your own!
May 15 - LVCC Annual Meeting

Join us at Sidetrack (3349 N Halsted) for an evening of complimentary food and drink as LVCC holds its annual meeting.  Each year LVCC honors two individuals and recognizes the accomplishments of its 12 member branches.   LVCC will also be having its annual elections for President and "Members at Large".   All Triangle Neighbors members who have paid their 2007 dues are invited to this free event. 

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