Wild Mile! Come and Enjoy the Park!

Located along the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River, the Wild Mile can be enjoyed by foot, kayak, canoe or boat.

Come down along the Riverwalk behind the Whole foods to get up close to the floating gardens. Launch from the Eastman street dock behind REI to get access to the river. Or rent a kayak at Kayak Chicago to see the river the way it is meant to be enjoyed.

Come visit by car, bike, CTA or even hop on the North avenue Water taxi.

The first floating walkway will be launched summer 2021 so stay tuned!

If you were wondering where all sorts of things are going on in relation to the Wild Mile, head to UrbanRiv.org/visit to see where the latest installations are resting, where to enter the floating walkway, launch a kayak, rent a boat, spot some turtles (sunny days only, of course). Check in for the latest developments and the best ways to see all the sights the Wild Mile has to offer!

JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE – June 19th at Park Community Church

Community Alert – Bureau of Detectives – Area 3 – Armed Robberies 001st, 002nd, 012th, 014th, 018th, 019th, 020th and 024th Districts





Summer Safety Plan

Chicago has released their comprehensive, interdepartmental summer safety plan. You can find it on the new summer safety website, available here.

Community Alert – Armed Robberies – 018th District Near North – May 31, 2021


A fundraiser to benefit Gilda’s Club – “Yes, and…..An Improvised Gala”

Gilda’s Club Chicago invites you to an evening of laughter on Thursday, June 10th at 6:00 PM CT for Yes, and… An Improvised Gala. Take a break, have some laughs and be a part of Gilda’s Club’s mission of providing social and emotional support for anyone impacted by cancer. Your support will help us continue to bring our free virtual programs to anyone impacted by cancer.
Follow this link to our webpage where you can register for the show, sponsor us or participate in our silent auction- http://bit.ly/yesand21

Instituto Cervantes Summer Full of Spanish – Special 25% off!

Make it a summer full of Spanish!  Take advantage of this 25% off discount on summer classes.  Click HERE to find out more.

CPD News Release 5/24/21 – Man charged with Attempted First Degree Murder

CAPS Beat Meetings – Upcoming May Meetings

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 urls will be posted in the links below whenavailable, usually a few days before the meeting takes place. .  All meetings are also posted on the RNRA Calendar of Events.


Beat 1831: May 25 (Tue) –  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Beat 1832: May 25 (Tue) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Beat 1833: May 27 (Thur) – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Beat 1834: May 27  (Thur) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

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

Other Resources for District 18

• Check https://twitter.com/ChicagoCAPS18

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

Mental Health Awareness Webinar presented by 18th District Community Policing

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. Please join one or both webinars to discuss the important topic of Mental Health. See attached flyer above for more information.  please note​…This is NOT a series. Similar content will be presented in each of the webinars.  The Zoom ID is the same for both.

When: May 21, 9AM
May 26, 4PM
Topic: Mental Health Awareness

Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Or One tap mobile :
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Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 821 0322 0328
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/klzWQnN5b