2023 July CAPS Beat Meetings – Be part of the solution!

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting. This is an opportunity for you to engage with your Beat Officers.

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.

To find your District & Beat, click HERE.

July 18  (Tuesday):  Beats 1822/1823  5:00 pm. and 6:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 542 W. Hobbie Street

July 19 (Wednesday):  Beat 1214 6:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 1118 N. Noble

July 25 (Tuesday):  Beats 1831/1832 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Victory Italian, 434 W. Ontario Street

July 27 (Tuesday):  Beats 1833/1834 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Northwestern University 303 E. Superior Street

See the full 18th District 2023 schedule and save the dates on your calendar!  Click HERE.

See the full 12th District 2023 schedule and save the dates on your calendar!  Click HERE.

CAPS Beat Meetings are also posted on the RNRA Event Calendar which can be found on RNRAChicago.org and on the My River North mobile app.


Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability Nominates Three Candidates for Chicago Police Department

































Overflow Action Alert – Please take action




July 11, 2023

Overflow Action Alert issued

More rain is on its way to Chicagoland. Conserve water now to reduce the amount of water in your municipal sewers:

  • Delay showers and baths
  • Flush less frequently
  • Wait to run the dishwasher or washing machine

Flooding and sewer backups can happen for a variety of reasons, ranging from conveyance of water flow in local pipes, the groundwater table, undersized drainage designs and roof loads, and sump pumps attached to house lines. To help prevent flooding inside or around your home, there are actions you and your family can take before and during rainfall. Learn more about how to prepare for stormwater here: https://mwrd.org/flood-prevention-101.

MWRD staff work 24/7 protecting the water environment, mitigating flooding, managing waterway elevations, and keeping operations moving at its seven treatment plants. The MWRD treats an average of 1.47 billion gallons of wastewater per day, but that number can soar above 2 billion with intensive rainstorms. After consecutive days of rain, there is less capacity for the MWRD to hold and treat the additional water. Learn more about Combined Sewer Overflow prevention here: https://mwrd.org/overflow-prevention.

For more information and explanations about how the MWRD’s infrastructure and waterway system operate, visit these links:

Learn about the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP).


Understand how the Chicago Area Waterway System works.


We created a booklet about understanding how sewers work – we also have this as a PowerPoint presentation that we can bring to communities and organizations.


We offer a live virtual tour once a month, there is a recorded tour, plus we give thousands of people locally and from around the world tours of our facilities, including the TARP pumping stations and reservoir.


Coffee with 18th District Commander – Everyone is invited!

Come and enjoy coffee and conversations with our new 18th District Commander, Michael Barz. The commander hopes you can join him at this informal get-together. This is a wonderful way to welcome our new commander. To print a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE.

When: Wednesday, July 19 10:00 a.m.

Where: 600 W. Chicago Avenue

If you have any questions, please call the CAPS office at 312-742-5778.

Taste of River North – July 28th and 29th

                We’re back with our 19th Annual


For a PDF of this flyer, CLICK HERE

Taste of River North™, Wine on Wells Tasting & Dog Parade

Live music including Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella and children’s play area

The ultimate foodie fest, Taste of River North™ allows attendees to sample the best of everything trendy River North has to offer – and in one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods. Located in a new location this year, at 627 N. Wells (on Wells from Superior to Ontario). The event will take place on Friday, July 28 from 5 to 10 pm and Saturday, July 29 from 11 am to 10 pm.

Visitors will enjoy two days of great River North restaurants, artists, local merchants, and a family fun area – along with some of Chicago’s most impressive architectural views while Chicago’s best party bands rock the place.  Ten River North restaurants serving up their delicious fare for you to taste including Lure Fishbar, Moe’s Cantina, No Vacancy, Tree House Chicago, Chick-fil-A, Hubbard Inn, Bar Goa, Fogo de Chao, Avli, Ground Up Coffee and Pistores Pizza & Pastry.

In addition, on Friday, July 28 from 6-9pm the fest will host “Wine on Wells” Wine Tasting. For $20, visitors can try eight samples of international wines. Register here

Lastly, on Saturday, July 29 at 11 am, bring your furry friend to the main stage for the first ever dog parade. Register here for free to participate for a chance to win prizes.  Registration is limited to 100 dogs, but viewing is open to everyone!

Music acts include:

5:00 – House Music
6:00 – Big Suit (Talking Heads Tribute)
8:00 – Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press

11:30am – School of Rock
1:00pm – IPOP
3:30pm – Hello Weekend
6:00pm – Simply Elton
8:30pm – Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella

** Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella is the singer behind that 80s song “I Want Candy

Hosted by River North Residents Association (RNRA).  Proceeds support River North Residents Association’s neighborhood advocacy and charitable activities.  A $10 donation is suggested. East Bank Club is the presenting sponsor.

For more information, please visit https://www.tasteofrivernorth.com/


Community Alert – 018 District – Area 3 – Robbery: 6-30-23




For a PDF please CLICK HERE

Message from Ward 02 Alderman Brian Hopkins – Keep you dog(s) leashed

As a friendly reminder, please keep your dog(s) leashed when utilizing public spaces outdoors. Unfortunately, we receive many complaints from our residents about dogs off-leash attacking small dogs, young children, and adults. With school out for summer, and warmer weather upon us, we can expect more foot traffic at our famed parks and recreational attractions. Be courteous and keep your dog(s) leashed.

For a list of dog friendly areas near you, click here.

Please see the ordinance below:
7-12-030 Animals shall be restrained

Any owner who violates any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of $300.00, if the violation does not result in severe injury or death to any person or damage to another person’s property. If the violation results in severe injury or death to any person, the owner shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000.00 and not more than $10,000.00. In addition to a fine, the owner may be required to submit full restitution to the victim or may be incarcerated for a period not to exceed six months, or may be required to perform up to 100 hours of community service, or any combination thereof. If the violation results in damage to another person’s property, the owner shall be subject to a fine of not less than $300.00 and not more than $1,000.00. In addition to a fine, the owner may be required to submit full restitution to the victim.

NASCAR Chicago Street Race Information

The NASCAR Street Race is scheduled for Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2. Visit NASCAR’s website to learn about race weekend activities.

Signage for parking restrictions along the race route has already been posted. Street closures will begin on Saturday, June 10 and last until Saturday, July 15. Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive closures won’t occur until Thursday, June 29 and will fully reopen by Wednesday, July 5.

Please click here for a complete list of street closures.

Power Wash of Larrabee DFA – Temporarily Closed on July 7 from 8 to 11

Community Alert – 018 /001 Districts – Burglaries – 6/20/23