RNRA “I Love River North” Happy Hour at NO VACANCY – June 4

Celebrate Spring at RNRA’s “I Love River North” Happy Hour – Purchase your Tickets now!

When: Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: No Vacancy – 509 N. Wells Street

Guests will enjoy appetizers and libations courtesy of our generous host and sponsor, No Vacancy. All proceeds support RNRA’s neighborhood advocacy.

Space is limited! Get your tickets now!

Tickets $40 in advance and $50 at the door

Food & beverages included with ticket

Delicious appetizers and three complimentary drink tickets will be provided – redeemable for select premium spirits, wine or beer offerings

$10 raffle tickets available at the door

$10 each or 3 for $20

Winners must be present

Raffle Prizes – $265 Gift Certificate from HOTWORX – CHICAGO, IL (RIVER NORTH): Two $392 Gift Certificates from V/O Med Spa: Two $50 GIft Certificates from No Vacancy.

No Vacancy is located in the heart of Chicago’s prominent River North neighborhood. The venue features an elevated American bar fare menu–which is simply “back to basics” with superior ingredients. They wouldn’t call themselves a wine bar, but offer incredible selections by the ounce and by the glass that are typically unavailable in this format; being able to do so in utilizing their innovative wine dispensing system. No Vacancy also features an advanced draft beer dispensing system that uniquely fills each glass from the bottom—UP! Each beer glass is chilled, deodorized, and sanitized every pour using an imported technology called THRILL. The combination of these systems provide a perfect beer pour every time. The cocktail menu is designed to tease any palate—while providing some flair in places for the social media gurus. Everyone is welcome at NV…if you want to be bougie you’re in the right place, but if you want to be anything else you’re sure to find comfort. Welcome home!

Pitch in for the Parks – Ward Park Clean Up – June 15th 9:00 to 11:00 a.m

Chicago Housing Authority – Cabrini Now Kickoff Celebration – Community Driven Planning

The Chicago Housing Authority is excited to invite you to the Cabrini Now kickoff celebration and first community consultation on May 8, 5:30-7:30pm at Ogden-Jenner Elementary School (1119 N. Cleveland Ave). Cabrini Now is a community driven planning and design effort to improve the Cabrini neighborhood through housing and economic development on CHA properties.

The Cabrini Now process will build on previous community planning efforts, including the 2015 Development Zone Plan, to create an updated plan that furthers the neighborhood’s vibrant vision while responding to current affordable housing needs in the neighborhood and across Chicago. The May 8th kickoff celebration will not only provide information about the planning process that is starting for Cabrini but will also invite community members to express their vision and priorities and share what they love most about living in Cabrini.

Please see the flyers provided below. This family-friendly event is an open-house / drop-in format, so please feel free to stop by at any time.

Earth Day Clean-Up in Ward Park – Thank you Volunteers!

Thank you to everyone that came out to the RNRA and Friends of the Parks Earth Day Clean-up in Ward Park Saturday April 20th.  The park look great!  Save the date for our next clean-up “Pitch in for the Parks” on Saturday June 15th from 9:00 to 11:00.

Coffee & Conversation with the Commander – April 18th

Filming Notice – April 16 and 17

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – Join in and make a difference!

Street Sweeping Began Monday, April 1st

Chicago’s annual street sweeping season began earlier this week and runs through mid-November or later, weather permitting. Throughout the season, the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) deploys mechanical street sweepers at regularly scheduled times to clear debris from Chicago streets. Dozens of street sweepers have  begun to clear the debris and leaves that have accumulated during winter months on both residential and arterial streets.

Residents are reminded to check for the bright orange signs announcing temporary parking restrictions. These signs are posted two days prior to scheduled street sweeping events. Some streets also have permanently posted signs that specify a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited for street sweeping.

Residents can also track the City’s street sweeping fleet in real time through the Sweeper Tracker online tool.

For more information, or to view the 2024 street sweeping schedule, visit the DSS website. Residents can also call 311 or check Sweeper Tracker to find the dates and locations of street sweeping in their area.

18th Police District Council April Meeting

The 18th Police District Council April monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Arrive early at 5pm if you’d like a tour of the Anit-Cruelty Society!

Where:  Anti-Cruelty Society at 510 N. LaSalle Dr. Parking Information: The Anti-Cruelty Society’s parking lot is complimentary. Enter off Wells Street, immediately south of Grand Avenue.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Chief Tracy Senica, Juvenile Justice Division, Cook County State’s Attorney Office. Chief Senica will discuss the challenge of holding juveniles accountable for their actions while providing paths for safe and legal future.

RSVPs appreciated, but not required.

The 18th District Police Council acts as a bridge between the community and the police, voicing the community’s concerns, needs, and interests. The council works closely with local police and other authorities to improve safety and security in the district. View more here on chicago.gov.


Register Today! Earth Day Clean-up in Montgomery Ward Park – April 20th