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.

Building A Budget (for youth) – Complimentary Webinar from First Northern Credit Union

A smart budget helps you cover your expenses and still buy some of the things you want. Find out how to make—and maintain—a budget based on your needs.


  • Saturday April 10th at 12PM;
  • Tuesday April 13th at 7PM;
  • Thursday April 15th at 12PM.

All the upcoming webinars/links to register are always listed here: https://www.fncu.org/seminars/

18th District CPD Walk & Talk – Join CPD & RNRA on April 6th at 2:00 p.m.

18th District CPD Walk and Talk – Tuesday, April 6th 2:00 p.m.

Take a walk around the neighborhood with our 18th District Officers and RNRA.

• Meet us at 2:00 p.m. at Starbucks (515 N. State Street).
• From 2:00 to 3:00 we’ll walk the blocks from Wabash to Dearborn and Kinzie to Grand. No reservations needed. Just meet us there!

Please be mindful of COVID restrictions – Masks required – Practice physical distancing. Questions? Contact the 18th District CAPS Office at 312-742-5778 or email CAPS018District@chicagopolice.org.

Earth Day Month Kickoff Event – April 1st Webinar – Register Today

CLICK HERE to register.  Join Bridget Degnen, Cook County Commissioner in District 12, to kick-off Earth Month with this free webinar “What Individuals Can Do for the Environment”.  This webinar will be part of a mini series discussing the roles of individuals, government, and businesses in safeguarding the environment.

Mark your calendars for the rest of the mini-series.

  • Thursday, April 22nd at 6 PM CST for “What Government is Doing for the Environment” REGISTER HERE.
  • Thursday, April 29th at 6 PM CST for “What Businesses Can Do for the Environment.”  REGISTER HERE. 
  • CLICK HERE to see the April 2021 Earth Month calendar

You can contact Commissioner Degnen’s office at district12@cookcountyil.gov or (773) 283-7873.

Art on theMART

Claude Monet ‘Poppy Field (Giverny)’ 1890-91, image courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations

Art on theMART is back this Spring and started April 1! Kicking the season off are two new programs from The Adler Planetarium and Art Institute of Chicago. The program will run nightly at 8:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. In keeping with City of Chicago guidelines, all visitors must practice social distancing and wear a face covering while viewing the projections.

Astrographics will explore ways in which humans conceptualize and visualize their universe, and how that has changed over time. The piece will consist of four movements (Earth, Other Worlds, Stars and Beyond) which will transport the viewer from Earth to other planets and stars, then out to deeper and more speculative realms. Each of these movements features scientific visualizations based on real data showing the scale of the universe.

In conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition Monet and Chicago, Art on theMART illuminates the city’s historic riverfront building with projections of six iconic paintings by famed Impressionist Claude Monet, including Monet’s Water Lilies and Stacks of Wheat, accompanied by the classical music composition “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy.

Art on theMART will also project captivating portraits by contemporary American artist Bisa Butler in alignment with the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition Bisa Butler: Portraits.

For more information about Art on theMART and upcoming programming, please click here.

By The Hand Organization – Memorial Wall Event – March 20th

Celebrate 20 years of possible with By the Hand Organization. On Saturday, March 20, stop by between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 413 West Oak Street to see the unveiling of the By The Hand Memorial Wall—an interactive, 120-foot outdoor installation in Cabrini-Green. This is an outdoor, COVID-friendly celebration. https://bythehand.org/20-years/         Click here to see facebook page.

Seniors – Get Vaccinated at the United Center

Register at:  https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine

North Union Development – 2nd Community Webinar – March 24th at 6:00 p.m.

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will host a second virtual community webinar to review updates to the plans that were last presented in November for JDL Development’s North Union site on the Near North Side.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24.

Registration for the Zoom webinar is open now, and the presentation will be posted on the City’s website in advance of the meeting.

JDL proposes to purchase and redevelop 8.1 acres of land from the Moody Bible Institute, which would continue to own and operate an educational institution and media ministry on its remaining 9.4 acres.

Generally bounded by the CTA Brown Line tracks and Oak, Chestnut and Wells streets, the North Union site is proposed to include a variety of low-, mid- and high-rise buildings that consist of approximately 2,656 residential units, 30,000 square feet of commercial space and approximately 2.5 acres of public open space.

Thorough details about JDL’s proposal will be provided during the meeting. Members of the public are welcome to email questions for the meeting ahead of time to DPD@cityofchicago.orgward27@cityofchicago.org or ward02@cityofchicago.org by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23.

For more information, visit the City’s website. Questions and comments can always be directed to DPD@cityofchicago.org.

Women & Money – Complimentary Webinar by First Northern Credit Union

CLICK HERE for a PDF of this flyer.

CLICK HERE to register for the webinars.

CAPS Beat Meetings – March 2021

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 links will be posted when available here and on RNRAChicago.org on the Events/Calendar page.

Beat 1821:  March 18  (Thur) –  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Beat 1822:  March 16 (Tue)  –  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Beat 1823:  March 16 (Tue)  –  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Beat 1824:  March  18 (Thur)  – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Beat 1831: March  23 (Tue) –  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Beat 1832: March 23 (Tue) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Beat 1833: March 25 (Thur) – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Beat 1834: March 25 (Thur) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

Beat 1214: March 17 (Wed) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 


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

CLICK HERE to view the full 2021 shedule of District 012 CAPS Beat Meetings.


Other Resources for District 18

• Check https://twitter.com/ChicagoCAPS18

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


Other Resources for District 12

• Check https://twitter.com/ChicagoCAPS12

• Call 12th District CAPS Office at: (312) 746-8306