RNRA Public Safety Survey: River North and Beyond

RNRA has published public safety recommendations in the form of a survey, to give people the opportunity to express support or opposition and to submit other ideas. The results will be posted and shared with City, County, and State Officials. We encourage everyone who loves this city to participate.

RNRA Fundraising Appeal 2022

For 25 years, RNRA has fought to protect quality of life in our community. Like many non-profits, RNRA has been severely impacted by recent events and has launched an urgent fundraising appeal. If you value principled & effective neighborhood advocacy, please support RNRA with a donation by visiting our GoFundMe page.

Thank you.

Chicago Casino Advisory Council Announced

On Sep 8, Mayor Lightfoot’s office issued a press release announcing the members of the Casino Community Advisory Council (CCAC). RNRA will be ably represented by the Volunteer Chair of our Development and Land Use Committee, Ms. Robin Schabes. We look forward to a meaningful and productive process.

We Love River North Rooftop Mixer – September 27 – Benefiting RNRA

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 27, 2022

At the fabulous Godfrey Hotel I|O ROOFTOP LOUNGE – 127 W Huron Street Chicago

Click here for a PDF flyer to print, post and share







September CAPS Beat Meetings

RNRA encourages all residents to attend their CAPS Beat Meetings.  See the schedule below.  For residents living in Beats 1831/1832, please note the change in date.  Your meeting will now be held on Wednesday, September 28.

Welcome new RNRA Board Members!

At its August Board Meeting, RNRA welcomed three new Directors: Michele Berman, Eileen Murray, and Debra Schalk. Each brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and imagination, along with the requisite love of River North. Their ideas and passion will be welcome additions to the leadership team.


Cannabis Update

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) held a hearing on August 19th to review the Special Use applications for a proposed Cannabis Dispensary at 605 North Clark Street.

At the meeting, ZBA voted to continue the matter proposed at 605 North Clark Street. It is now scheduled to be reviewed on October 21, 2022.  Stay tuned to the ZBA website for more information and for the link to the October 21st meeting.

January will mark the second anniversary of the legalization of recreational adult use cannabis in Illinois. So far, a total of 17 dispensaries have opened around the city of Chicago, including 3 in River North. For more information on the licensing process, please click here.