RNRA 26th Annual Meeting at Tao Chicago – November 14

Join us for our 26th Annual Meeting with guest speakers Alderman Brendan Reilly and 18th District CPD Commander Michael Barz.  Enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks at the incredible Tao Chicago. For a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE.

Tickets go fast for this one and there is limited space.  


Tickets $10 or 3 for $20

The Langham Chicago and Tao Chicago – $1150 Total Value

  • One-night Stay for Two with Complimentary Club Lounge Access PLUS a Tao Chicago $250 Gift Certificate

Trump International Hotel & Tower/The Spa at Trump – $910 Value

  • One-night stay for Two with Signature Massage

Lira Guzi Salon – $100 Value

  • Gift Card



18th Police District Council October Meeting – 10/24/23

The 18th Police DisThe 18th Police District Council meeting is open to all. The Councils are tasked with making recommendations and holding monthly meetings to gather and relay information between citizens and the CPD.

When: Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 PM

Where: Cornerstone Center – 1111 N. Wells Street

RSVPS are appreciated.

RNRA FAMILY EVENT Moved to 10/28/23 – Trick or Treating in the Park

Please note due to weather the event has been moved to Saturday, October 28th.  If you have registered, your registration is valid.

Join us for games, costumes, trick or treating and more!  For a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE.  Registration required.


018 CPD – Community Engagement Opportunities to impact 2024 Strategic Planning

CPD 018 is offering three opportunities to engage in discussion to help form the 18th District’s strategic plan for 2024 on crime reduction priorities and community engagement.

“Community Conversations” will take place on two dates in two different locations on September 27 and October 11.  Registration is required.

To print a copy of the flyer to distribute, CLICK HERE.

The “Affinity Conversation” specifically designed for people who identify as part of an affinity group or are interested in helping the 18th District Community with an affinity group will take place at Park Community Church 1001 N Crosby on Sunday, Oct. 8th, 2023 @ 1:30 p.m.  No registration is required.  To print a copy of the flyer to distribute, CLICK HERE.  

If you have questions on any of these meetings, please reach out to 18th District Community Policing Office ag 312-742-5778 or email CAPS.018District@chicagopolice.org

Howloween Dog Pop Up 10/21 Erie/Larrabee Dog Friendly Area

Share your voice on the Chicago Police Department’s 2024 Budget!

Share your voice on the Chicago Police Department’s 2024 Budget! Please provide your opinion in this short 3 minute survey.

The purpose of the survey is to identify and give voice to Chicago residents’ expectations for the 2024 Chicago Police Budget.  Many residents have expressed significant concern about Chicago’s crime levels.  Declines in police staffing have heightened this concern:

Citywide, the number of police officers has fallen to 11,727 representing a decline of over 1,770 or 13% from mid-2019 when sworn officers were at 13,498.

In the 18th Police District, the number of police officers has declined to 299, when just over two yeas ago, the 18th Police District had as high as 403, representing a decline in Police Officers of 26% while crime increased 56% (Source CPD Comp Stat Reports through 9/17/23.

Ohio Place Dog Park Improvements – Starting week of 9/25

Ohio Place Dog Park Improvements

Based on constituent feedback, Alderman Reilly used the Aldermanic Menu to fund improvements at the Ohio Place Dog Park. 

Starting the week of September 25, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin repairs to the irrigation system and install sod to cover dirt patches. Residents can expect to see heavy equipment in the park. 

CDOT will cordon off sodded areas with mesh fencing to prevent dogs/residents from damaging it. Please be a good neighbor and keep your pets off the sod until fencing is removed. 

This round of improvements is expected to take three weeks to complete. 

“I Love River North” Happy Hour at The Godfrey Hotel I | O Rooftop Lounge

Another fun RNRA Happy Hour Event!  You won’t want to miss this!  Join us for delicious appetizers, drinks and great company on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 at The Godfrey I|O Rooftop Lounge!  Incredible views!  Space is limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible.  Invite your friends and family!  Proceeds support River North Residents Association’s neighborhood advocacy and charitable activities. For a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE

The  Godfrey Hotel I|O ROOFTOP LOUNGE – 127 W Huron Street Chicago.  

Community Alert -Robbery: Armed – Handgun

Click here for a PDF.

Update – Bally’s Temporary Casino at Medinah Temple

Last week, a meeting was held to brief local community and business organizations on the status of the temporary casino facility being constructed in the historic Medinah Temple building on Wabash, between Ontario and Ohio in River North. 

City officials representing the Mayor’s office, the 42nd and 2nd Wards, the Department of Planning and Development, the Department of Transportation, the Chicago Police Department, and the Office of Emergency Management and Communication were present, along with several representatives of Bally’s Corp, the casino operator. Representatives from River North Residents Association, Streeterville Organization of Active Residents, Magnificent Mile Association, Greater River North Business Association, and Neighbors of River West were also in attendance.

During the meeting, many issues of concern to the community were raised, including public safety, vehicular and pedestrian traffic management, liquor service, and parking. RNRA has prepared a brief summary of the information provided by Bally’s and City Officials, which can be accessed here. A link to this material has been posted on RNRA’s main casino page.

Practice gaming sessions, required by the Illinois Gaming Board prior to the issuance of a final operating permit, will be conducted on September 6 and 7. During these sessions, all aspects of facility operations will be monitored to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements, including gaming activities, security, and food and beverage service, are satisfied. If the results of the practice sessions are deemed acceptable by the IGB, operations could begin shortly thereafter.

Since the City Council voted to proceed with the Bally’s casino development in May of 2022, RNRA has endeavored to identify and advocate for adjustments to the plan with the goal of reducing harmful impacts to the surrounding communities, the citizens of Chicago, and the natural environment. The full recommendations can be accessed here.

Currently, RNRA’s casino-related advocacy is focused on issues with the greatest impact on public safety, quality-of-life, and infrastructure. For more information on RNRA’s continuing casino-related advocacy, click here.