Vote Now for 2023 Movies in the Park! Voting closes midnight 2/15!

Movies are back for 2023 ! Cast your vote for the three films that will be shown this summer at A. Montgomery Ward Park. But act soon – voting closes at midnight on February 15! Movies are sponsored by the River North Residents Association and the Chicago Park District. Vote now!

I Love River North Happy Hour at Chicago Winery – March 7!


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CPD Community Alerts issued on 02-01-23

OEMC Private Camera Initiative

In light of our current challenging environment, RNRA encourages our member buildings to consider installing exterior cameras on their properties. The OEMC Private Sector Camera Initiative  will provide greater safety coverage in our community.


RNRA’s recent Public Safety Survey (still open) currently shows strong support (89.9%) for leveraging Camera Technology.  Additionally, the 2023 18th District Community Strategic Plan which resulted from the Fall 2022 Community Conversations has a goal of encouraging residents to install more private cameras and to have their building’s private cameras link into the OEMC Private Camera Initiative.

With the advent of the 18th District’s Strategic Decision Support Center, officers can quickly access a camera at or near an address where an assault or other incident is occurring. A common misconception is that the OEMC will be able to tap into interior cameras. The exterior cameras are linked through a separate IP address. This prevents the interior camera feed or systems from any unauthorized source. OEMC is only interested in obtaining access to cameras on the public way. To print a copy of the document below, CLICK HERE.

Register to track your vehicle with the Cook County Sheriff

The Cook County Sheriff’s office created a program to allow the public to give consent for law enforcement to access vehicle tracking information through the manufacturer if the car is illegally taken. Anyone who has a vehicle registered in Cook County may sign up.

You can register your vehicle by clicking here. Learn more about the program here.

Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability – Meet the Candidates

The City is establishing a Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, and District Councils to give Chicagoans a meaningful new role in oversight and explore and advance alternative effective approaches to public safety. Please visit our website for more information.
There will be an 18th District Council Candidates Forum sponsored by the Gold Coast Neighbors Association, Old Town Merchants & Residents Association, and 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins.
When: January 31, 2023, 6:00pm
Where: The Moody Church, 1635 N LaSalle, Room 108 (use entrance marked “1635” midblock on LaSalle side of building)
RSVP: Admission is free, but you must register. For questions email or call 773-510-7327.