The Chicago Cross-Community Clean-up Challenge – Join Your Neighbors!

Register today for The Chicago Cross-Community Clean-Up Challenge!

We love where we live!  Volunteer for a few hours with your neighbors to tidy up our sidewalks!

RNRA is pleased to be participating in The Chicago Cross-Community Clean-Up with several other neighborhood communities on Saturday, May 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We’ll be removing trash from our sidewalks from Kinzie to Superior and Wells to State. This good-natured competition was created in partnership with Keep America Beautiful, SOAR, Go4th South Loop, Grand Boulevard Advisory Council and The Magnificent Mile Association. Let’s show our community spirit and pitch in together and get ready for Spring!

WHEN: Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Rain date of May 8th).

WHERE: Check In and receive assignments at the RNRA table.
Chicago Fire Department (Outside of Station)
SW Corner of Dearborn and Illinois Streets
55 W. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Special Instructions: Masks are required. Social distancing must be maintained.

Street assignments and trash bags will be provided at the RNRA table. Gloves and litter grabbers will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Limited supply so please bring your own if you have them. We also suggest you bring your own reusable water bottle.

Registration Required. To register please click on the button below.

Coffee with the Commander – April 21st – 10:00 a.m.

Earth Day Ward Park Clean-Up – April 24th – Register Today!

Join RNRA, Friends of the Parks 
and the Chicago Park District 
for a Ward Park Clean-up
on Saturday, April 24th to 
Celebrate Earth Day!

By volunteering you help make A. Montgomery Ward Park a cleaner, safer and more beautiful place to relax, play and enjoy nature.

It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and make a difference in our community.

Protective gloves, trash bags and tools will be provided.  Volunteers will work in groups of ten or less and physical distancing guidelines will be enforced.  Face masks/coverings must be worn at all times.  Children under 18 years of age are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Registration is required.

If you – or your friends and family – are interested in volunteering, please register no later than Wednesday, April 21st so that we can plan for sufficient supplies.

When:  Saturday, April 24th 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: A. Montgomery Ward Park – 630 N. Kingsbury Street

For over 30 years, Friends of the Parks has been mobilizing neighborhoods to participate in Earth Day activities.  City and suburban residents volunteer at local parks and forest preserves to practice stewardship and celebrate community.  This year’s event is a partnership with the Chicago Park District, the Forest Preserves of Cook County and community groups across Chicagoland.

CLICK HERE to print a copy of a flyer.

Bureau of Detectives – Area 3 Community Alert – Seeking to Identify

To print a copy, click HERE.  

CAPS Beat Meetings – Save the Dates for May Meetings!

We encourage all residents to participate in the CAPS Beat Meetings.

To find your District & Beat, click HERE.

What is CAPS?  CAPS stands for Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy. CAPS is a partnership between police and community that is the foundation of community policing. CAPS uses Beats to develop relationships between the community and the police.

CAPS meetings offer city residents an opportunity to address crime and safety issues directly with the beat officers who patrol their neighborhood, as well as to provide ongoing feedback, which help the police to monitor crime issues. The beat meeting is a chance to meet your neighbors and come up with strategies that affect the community.


Beat Meetings will be held via ZOOM until it is safe to meet again.  ZOOM urls will be posted in the links below whenavailable, usually a few days before the meeting takes place. .  All meetings are also posted on the RNRA Calendar of Events.

Beat 1821:  May 20 (Thur) – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Beat 1822:  May 18 (Tue) – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Beat 1823:  May 18 (Tue) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Beat 1824:  May 20 (Thur) – 6:00 p.m. to 7: p.m.

Beat 1831: May 25 (Tue) –  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Beat 1832: May 25 (Tue) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Beat 1833: May 27 (Thur) – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Beat 1834: May 27  (Thur) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

CLICK HERE to view the full 2021 shedule of District 018 CAPS Beat Meetings.

Other Resources for District 18

• Check

• Call 18th District CAPS Office at: (312) 742-5778


For our RNRA Members who reside in District 12:

Beat 1214:  May 19 (Wed):  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


18th District CPD – Block Club Training Webinar – April 20th at 5:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE to join Zoom Meeting.

River West & NNUP Community Meeting – Redevelopment of 901 N. Halsted (The Grehound Site)

Alderman Hopkins – Document Shredding & Electronis Recycling Events

Alderman Reilly Hosts Community Shred Day – April 10th

Saturday, April 10 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Located at Ohio Place Dog Park, 360 West Ohio Street

Alderman Reilly is hosting a Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Ohio Place Dog Park located at 360 West Ohio Street.

Households are limited to two boxes and shredding materials will be accepted until the shred trucks are full. The flyer above provides further information about the event.

A representative from Alderman Reilly’s Office will be present to address concerns or questions regarding city-related matters.

We look forward to seeing you at the Community Shred Day!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – You can make a difference!

Our 18th District Community Policing Department is collecting diapers, diaper wipes, new socks, new underwear and new pajamas to benefit The Maryville Crisis Nursery.  Every donation helps!  You can donate through April 30th by dropping off your items at the 018th District Station lobby at 1160 N. Larrabee.