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Art on theMart resumes in March 2019! Wish to submit your art?

 

What a fantastic inaugural season of Art on theMART! The work by our inaugural artists, Jan Tichy, Zheng Chongbin, Diana Thater, and Jason Salavon, was truly spectacular and helped take the Chicago skyline to new heights. Projections resume March 2019 – see you then!

Want to see your work across 2.5 acres of theMART’s façade? You still have time! Art on theMART, the world’s largest permanent digital art projection, is calling for entries from artists to be projected this March! Submissions are still open, learn more at artonthemart.com/artist-submissions.

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Brott, Obscura Digital

Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium

Chicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this January and February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle.

That’s because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year.

Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days:

• January 17th – 21st
• February 1st, 4th – 8th, 11th – 15th, 18th – 22nd, 25th – 28th

Community Business Alert – Robbery/Thefts 6th, 12th, 18th Districts

To print, click here.

Domain Condominium Heartland Blood Drive – January 19 – Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Sign up on line:  Domain Blood Drive – Schedule here or call Marybeth 312.515.8808.  For a copy, click here.

 

 

Property Valuation Appeals by Cook County Board of Review

The Cook County Board of Review is open for property valuation appeals for NORTH, SOUTH, WEST Townships from now until January 8, 2019.

Appealing your assessment is an opportunity for residents to ensure Cook County is valuing your property fairly, which in turn affects how much you pay in property taxes.

When you appeal with the Board of Review, the staff will analyze your property’s assessment (set by the Assessor), compare it to like-properties in your area and apply a reduction in value if supported.

There is no cost to appealing your property’s assessment and the appeal will not cause the Board of Review to raise your assessment.

Here are a few helpful reminders and tips on filing an appeal:

• Property owners may file an appeal online at www.CookCountyBoardofReview.com. You will need your Property Index Number (PIN) to file online.

• Property owners can also file an appeal at the Board of Review office located at 118 North Clark, Room 601.

• If you have refinanced your property or purchased it in the last 12 months, please attach a copy of the appraisal and/or closing document or mail to our office. An appraisal or closing document is a very useful tool for the Board of Review in determining market value for your home.
• The only requirement to appeal a property assessment is a completed complaint form filed before the township appeal period closes. You do not need to provide evidence; Board of Review staff will find comparable property in your neighborhood when analyzing your home.

The Cook County Board of Review is a quasi-judicial agency responsible for adjudicating assessment appeals for all property in Cook County. Last year the Board reviewed over 400,000 appeals.

For more information, visit www.CookCountyBoardofReview.com.

Source:  Alderman Reilly Reports 1/4/19

2019 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program One-day application period opens Tuesday, January 8th!

The one-day application period for the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)’s annual Shared Cost Sidewalk Program opens Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 12:01am.

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of this popular program, taking advantage of the low cost, exceptional value, and ease of participation.

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program cost per square foot charged to property owners is well below what a private contractor would charge. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may qualify for a further discounted rate.

Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and the number of participants will be based on availability of funds. The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so apply early!

Applications will only be accepted through the City’s 311 system by calling 3-1-1 or through the City’s service request website www.cityofchicago.org/311. The property owner’s contact information and the property address are required at the time of request.

For more information, click on the following links for a program overviewFAQ, or visit CDOT’s website.

Source:  Alderman Reilly Reports 1/4/19

January 8 – CPD – 18th District Beat Meeting – 1821, 1822 & 1823

January 8 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Where:  18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee, Chicago, IL 60610

Join members of the RNRA Public Safety Committee at the 18th District Beat Meeting for Beats 1821, 1822 and 1823.

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.

For more information call the 18th District Community Policing Office at 312-742-5778

To find your District & Beat, click HERE.

Save the Date:  RNRA Public Safety Committee Meeting  – February 27, 2019

See upcoming CAPS Meetings:

  • Beat 1214
  • Watch for updates for March 2019 CAPS Meetings

Download the My River North Mobile app today from the App Store or Google Play to check news and events.  You’ll find all of your important CAPS meetings in EVENTS and Community Alerts posted in NEWS.

One Chicago for All-Mayoral Candidates Forum – Saturday 1/12/19

NNUP and 29 other LISC NCP Organizations have partnered to form the One Chicago for All Alliance http://www.lisc.org/chicago/regional-stories/call-action-one-chicago-all/ Together they are 30 organizations, representing 26 neighborhoods with a combined population of over 1 Million residents.

Hear from Chicago’s Mayoral Candidates as they present their vision for Chicago & Near North.

Candidates will be asked to address topics impacting quality-of-life;
including neighborhood access to jobs, investment, education,
housing and sanctuary for immigrants.

To Register for the bus ride to the UIC Forum, CLICK HERE.

For the flier, CLICK HERE.

January 3 – CPD – 18th District Beat Meeting 1831, 1832, 1833 & 1834

January 3 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Where:  Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL

Join members of the RNRA Public Safety Committee at the 18th District Beat Meeting for Beats 1831, 1832, 1833 and 1834.

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.

For more information call the 18th District Community Policing Office at 312-742-5778

To find your District & Beat, click HERE.

Save the Date:  RNRA Public Safety Committee Meeting  – February 27, 2019

See upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Download the My River North Mobile app today from the App Store or Google Play to check news and events.  You’ll find all of your important CAPS meetings in EVENTS and Community Alerts posted in NEWS.