Vote Tuesday, February 26 – Chicago’s Municipal Election

The RNRA encourages all eligible voters to participate in Chicago’s municipal election on Tuesday February 26. Early voting is underway. For complete election information, visit the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.


ELECTION DAY: TUES., FEB. 26, 2019 – Learn more
On Election Day, a voter may cast a ballot only at the polling place assigned to that voter’s registration precinct. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling place here.

Click here for a complete list of polling places.

Coffee with the Commander – 18th District – Change of Venue!

Coffee with the Commander is ‘On the Move’.  Please note the change in location.  The February 20th meeting will be at the 18th District Community Room – 1160 N. Larrabee.  

Join RNRA Public Safety Committee Members for “Coffee with the Commander.”  Stop by and share a cup of coffee with Commander O’Shea and Officers of the 18th District Chicago Police Department.   

Taste of River North 2019 – Get involved! Sign up today!


Want to get involved with River North’s biggest party of the year? We want you!  We are looking for River North neighbors to join us in making Taste of River North better than ever!  From children’s programming, dog events, fun on the river walk, music performances, and much more – we welcome you to help us create the best event yet. 

What will you do as a volunteer?

  • Share ideas
  • Find sponsors
  • Help plan and implement programming
  • Work at the event

The Kick-Off Meeting will take place on Tuesday evening, February 19th. Interested? Please submit the volunteer application.  Once we receive your application we’ll be back in touch.

Taste of River North Volunteer Application

Thank you for you interest in volunteering for the Taste of River North and for taking the time to complete this form. RNRA never shares personal information externally without permission.
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2019 RNRA Movies in the Park – Cast your vote today! Vote by February 26!

Cast your vote for the five movies that will be shown in the A. Montgomery Ward Park during summer 2019. Movies are sponsored by the River North Residents Association (RNRA) and the Chicago Park District.

To cast your vote, click here.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in our survey.
We value your feedback. The survey will be open through February 26, 2019.

Community Alert – 012th District – Motor Vehicle Thefts

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Community Alert – 018th District – Motor Vehicle Thefts

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Community Alert – 018th District – Seeking Information – Strong Arm Robery Offender

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Stormwater Management Tips from Department of Water Management

Even though it is still winter, certain weather conditions can lead to flooding. No longer just a problem in spring, the Department of Water Management (DWM) encourages residents to assist in reducing water from reaching the sewer system.

Community-wide efforts can greatly decrease the impact of neighborhood flooding and the extent of basement backups.  Some tips include:

• Do not dump fats/oils/greases in private drains or public catch basins.
• Avoid running a dishwasher or washing machine during storms.
• Disconnect downspout connections from the sewer system. Make sure to direct flow to areas with permeable surfaces that can properly absorb the stormwater, or use rain barrels to collect the rain directly from the downspouts.
• Install rain gardens, green landscaping, or stormwater trees in your yard to help retain rainwater.
• Resurface driveways, parking pads, or patios with permeable pavement.

Additional information can be found here.

Wild Mile – Community Meeting #2 Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the second Wild Mile Chicago community meeting last Thursday, February 7 at Leslie Hall!

For those who weren’t able to attend or for those who attended and have more thoughts to share, we still want to hear from you!

We have uploaded a copy of the presentation and design boards shown at the meeting on the ‘Get Involved’ page of the Wild Mile Chicago website.

Please look through the designs and let us know your thoughts by using the ‘Contact Us’ page on the website or by emailing

For the Design Boards, we would like to know:

• What do you like?
• What don’t you like?
• And what would you like to add that is missing?

Your feedback helps us create a more thoughtful, inclusive, and comprehensive framework plan for Wild Mile Chicago.

Community Meeting #3: March 2019 (more details coming soon)


Community Alert – Business Alert – 018th District – Thefts

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