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March 2022

42nd Ward Public Safety Webinar with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please note the date has changed to Wednesday, March 2. If you have already signed up for the webinar, the Zoom login information will remain the same.  On Wednesday, March 2, from 4pm to 5pm, Alderman Reilly is hosting a Public Safety Webinar with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. During the webinar, Sheriff Dart’s team will discuss their crime reduction initiatives, Carjacking Task Force, and answer pre-submitted questions. Since the webinar is limited to 1,000 attendees, we encourage you to register early to guarantee entry. There…

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St James Cathedal Presents VOCES88

March 4 @ 7:30 pm

St. James Cathedral is proud to present the world-renowned ensemble VOCES8 live in concert for their official Chicago debut on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. The program, Lux Aeterna, features music by Byrd, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Paulus, and more! Tickets can be purchased here.  

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RNRA Young Professionals Mixer

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Who: Young Professionals in River North What: Opportunity to network and mingle with other Young Professionals and Neighbors of River North When: Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at 5:30pm through 7:30pm Where: Highline Bar + Lounge, 169 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654 Why: Build both professional and social networks with other career-driven individuals in River North Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

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FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

March 9 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts (Every Wednesday) Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago 55 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601 11:30 am – Doors open 12:15 pm – Concert Join International Music Foundation at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performance featuring: Gabriel Martins, cello Victor Asuncion, piano Ludwig van Beethoven – 7 Variations on ‘Bie Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’, WoO 46 Johannes Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99 You can listen…

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Gilda’s Club of Chicago “Untapped” – Annual Craft Beer Tasting Event

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Associate Board of Gilda's Club Chicago for "Untapped", their annual craft beer tasting event. Untapped will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Goose Island Barrel House, 603 North Sacramento Boulevard in Chicago. Beer enthusiasts and foodies will enjoy food pairings from Goat Group Catering, Goose Island craft beers, tours of the Barrel House, and the chance to win fabulous prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit Gilda's Club Chicago, a free support community…

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Fire Safety Webinar

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To see a PDF of this flyer, CLICK HERE The 18th District Community Policing Office in partnership with the Chicago Fire Department will host a Fire Safety Presentation.  The topics will include fire safety in highrise buildings, fire behavior, building evacuation, how to get out, common courses, and kitchen safety training. Zoom Meeting ID 880 4780 1212  

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RNRA Moms’ Night Out at FOGO DE CHAO

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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April 2022

Inaugural River North Design District Pup Crawl & Cat Walk – Benefiting PAWS Chicago

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the River North Design District as they invite Chicago's most sought after Interior Designers to reimagine pet accoutrements at 9 River North locations. Guests are invited to walk through the showrooms and bid on dog beds, dog houses, cat condos and more! Each showroom will have a signature cocktail and amuse-bouche. Tickets are $35.00.  Portion of proceeds benefit Paws Chicago.  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.* *RNDD kindly asks our guests that you leave your pets at home.  

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Public Safety TOWN HALL

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, Illinois
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  Learn more about the City's community safety efforts in the Near North, South Loop and West Loop Communities. Registration required, CLICK HERE. CLICK HERE for a PDF to print, post and share.  

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Webinar on How to use 911/311 & Smart 911

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

To see a PDF of this flyer, CLICK HERE. The 18th District CAPS Office and Office of Emergency Management & Communications is hosting a webinar for the community to better understand the operational areas such as 911 and 311 calls/dispatch and how OEMC coordinates with the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, state agencies and federal agencies. The Smart 911 program will also be discussed. ZOOM ID 838 4417 4462

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Eurostar Hotel – Public Nuisance Disciplinary Case – Status Hearing

April 6 @ 9:30 am

The City of Chicago Law Department recently filed a second public nuisance disciplinary case against Eurostar Magnificent Mile Hotel, located at 660 North State Street, the details of which were reported in Reilly Reports on December 17, 2021. The next status meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM.    The Rules and other information about the MLDC hearings being conducted on the Cisco Webex platform are available on BACP’s website. If you wish to stay up to date on the matter,…

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Community Meeting on Proposed Casino at Tribune Publishing Site – Registration Required

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dear Neighbors,River North Residents Association’s strong opposition to Bally’s casino proposal for the Tribune Publishing site is set forth in our December 3, 2021 letter to 27th Ward Alderman Burnett, 42nd Ward Alderman Reilly, and 2nd Ward Alderman Hopkins. RNRA’s letter, which may be accessed HERE, describes significant negative impacts that a large-scale entertainment complex would have on traffic, public safety and quality of life for thousands of residents in the densely populated surrounding area.On March 22, the City of Chicago announced the selection of three finalists, one of which will…

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Ward 2 Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Near North Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

To see a PDF of this flyer, CLICK HERE.

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Art on theMART’s Year of Chicago Dance projections

April 9 @ 8:30 pm - June 29 @ 9:30 pm

Choral, Marlena Novak & Jay Yim – Photography Courtesy of Art on theMart Kicking off a new year of programming is the premiere of two climate change-themed projections. ‘Choral’ by Marlena Novak and Jay Yim spotlights marine life while ‘Floe’ by Carrie Hanson, featuring contemporary dance company The Seldoms, marks the first of Art on theMART’s Year of Chicago Dance projections. The program, presented in partnership with Shedd Aquarium, premieres on April 9 at 8:30 p.m. and will run twice nightly at 8:30 and 9 p.m. through June 29. Want to watch the program from…

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Ward 2 Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Park Community Church Near North Easter Fest

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CLICK HERE for more information. CLICK HERE for PDF to print, post, and share.    

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NNUP Coffee with the Commander

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Paper Shredding, Electronic & Prescription Drop-off at 18th District CPD Station

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come shred your personal papers/documents and recycle electronics safely with the help of R4 Services.    The service is provided free of charge, but only open to 18th District residents.  Prescription drug drop-off will also be available in the lobby of the 18th District Station. When:  April 20th 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where:  18th District Police Station Parking Lot - 1160 N. Larrabee Street  

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Earth Day Clean-up of Ward Park

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Celebrate Earth Day with RNRA, Friends of the Parks and the Chicago Park District by volunteering to make Ward Park a cleaner, safer and more beautiful place to relax, play and enjoy nature.      

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018 District CPD Presents Older Adult Subcommittee Webinar

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click HERE to print a copy of the flyer. If you are a Senior Citizen, join this webinar to find out about upcoming events and senior resources.

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RNRA Walk & Talk with 18th District Commander Jon Hein

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Commander Jon Hein, 18th District Officers and RNRA leaders for a 1-hour walking tour of River North hospitality districts.  Residents welcome! When: Tuesday April 26 Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Where: Meet at the SW corner of Clark and Hubbard

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CPD 12th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1214

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We encourage residents to participate in the CAPS Beat Meetings. Unsure of your Beat?  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…

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May 2022

Run to Remember – 5K Run/Walk – Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

May 7 @ 8:00 am

Come Run or Walk with us in honor of 595 fallen Chicago Police Officers in support of Chicago Police families in need! The Run to Remember is the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s annual 5K run/walk that raises funds to support families of fallen and catastrophically injured Chicago Police Officers. Join members of RNRA and the 18th District Police Department to run on "Team Blue for Bauer" in honor of Commander Paul Bauer who lost his life tragically in the line of duty…

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Live Stream Special Casino Committee Meeting

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Live Stream Special Casino Committee Meeting Monday May 9 at 11:00 a.m. The Special Casino Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM, to hold a virtual subject matter hearing (no vote will be taken). The published agenda describes that the meeting will be held to “discuss the finalists selected to develop a casino in the City of Chicago”. A link to livestream the meeting will be added to the City Clerk’s website on May 9 at 11:00 AM.

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Community Meeting for Proposed Adult Use Cannabis Business at 605 N.Clark Street

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PTS Corp. and Bio-Pharm LLC (the "Applicant") and River North Residents Association (RNRA) will be co-hosting a public meeting to discuss the Bio-Pharm/PTS proposal to operate an Adult Use Cannabis Business at 605 North Clark Street, the former Rainforest Cafe site. This meeting is a required first-step in the Special Use Application process for cannabis businesses. You may attend in-person or via Zoom. WHO: PTS Corp. and Bio-Pharm LLC (the "Applicant") WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 6:00p.m. WHERE: Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago,…

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International Music Foundation – 2022 Spring Event – A New Classic

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about an exciting new chapter for the International Music Foundation, while enjoying a thrilling concert performance. May 11, 2022 6:00-8:00 PM The Union League Club of Chicago 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 FEATURING: The award winning Balourdet Quartet Robbie Ellis, WFMT Host, Master of Ceremonies TICKETS $125

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Tribune Site Casino TownHall – Register & Attend

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RNRA encourages residents to REGISTER & ATTEND Townhall Meeting for Bally’s Casino Tribune site. When: Thursday, May 12 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Where: UIC Isadore & Sadie Dorin Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Road Registration: Required There will also be a livestream at:  https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/mayor/iframe/live.html Representatives from the city and Bally’s Corporation will be there to share additional information, respond to questions, and hear from community members. Ample public parking is available nearby on Morgan Street, just north of Roosevelt Road. ASL interpreting will…

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BARK BACK IN THE PARK – The Anti-Cruelty Society

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 28th Annual BARK is Chicago’s oldest dog-friendly, outdoor fundraiser for the whole family! Join more than 1,200 dog lovers, canine companions, and people who want to help animals in need. The event begins with a 2.5 mile walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, followed by the best pup-party in town with food, beverages, music, family activities and dog demonstrations. For more information, CLICK HERE. In honor of National Rescue Dog Week (May 16-20), we’re offering $10 off registration…

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Community Meeting for Proposed Adult Use Cannabis Business at 612 N. Clark Street

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

GRI Holdings, LLC (the “Applicant”) and River North Residents Association (RNRA) will be co-hosting a public meeting to discuss GRI Holding, LLC’s proposal to operate an Adult Use Cannabis Dispensary at 612 North Wells St., Chicago, IL (the former Carson’s restaurant building).  This meeting is a required first-step in the Special Use Application process for a cannabis business.  You may attend the meeting in-person or via Zoom. WHO: GRI Holdings, LLC (the “Applicant”) WHEN: Monday, May 23, 2022 at 6:00…

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Memorial Day – Wreath Laying & Parade

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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June 2022

Friends of the Chicago River Big Fish Ball

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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A night to celebrate the 156-mile Chicago River system and Chicago River Blue Award winners. Specialty Games of Chance, Unique Silent and Live Auction Items. 5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Wildlife 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Shoreline Sighseeing After Party (Separate ticket) Help Friends rejuvenate the river.  All proceeds from the night will benefit programs and initiatives targeting the improvement and protection of the Chicago River system for people, plants and animals. CLICK HERE to purchase…

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Pitch in for the Parks Ward Park Clean-up

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday - June 04, 2022 - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Join RNRA and the Chicago Parks Foundation by volunteering to make Ward Park a cleaner, safer and more beautiful place to relax, play and enjoy nature.

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The 2022 Wells Street Art Festival

June 11 @ 10:00 am - June 12 @ 7:30 pm

The 2022 Wells Street Art Festival will take place June 11-12 on Wells Street between North Avenue and Division Street! This highly-anticipated Old Town neighborhood tradition showcases an impressive array of art from across the country, delicious food, and exciting local music. For more information, visit wellsstreetartfest.us. To print and post a copy of this flyer, CLICK HERE.        

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CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT – June 15th Public Safety “Walk & Talk” with 018 District CPD & RNRA Public Safety Committee

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Today's Walk & Talk has been cancelled due to the extreme heat.  Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.  To print and post a copy of the flyer, CLICK HERE.

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CPD CAPS BEAT MEETING – District 1214

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We encourage residents to participate in the CAPS Beat Meetings. Unsure of your Beat?  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…

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Alderman Burnett Community Shredding Event

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Juneteeth Observance at Park Community Church

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby
Chicago, IL 60610
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Let’s come together and commemorate this day with music, prayer, inspiration, and wisdom. Celebrate a milestone in the history of the African-American people, educate ourselves on progress made and the great work that remains, and rededicate our lives to Dr. King’s vision of the beloved community.  For more information, CLICK HERE.

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Gilda’s Club 24th Annual Awards Dinner

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gilda’s Club Chicago’s primary fundraiser, the 24th Annual Awards Dinner coming up on Tuesday, June 21st from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Galleria Marchetti at 825 West Erie Street. All proceeds will go to helping Gilda’s Club Chicago return to in-person programs. Tables and individual seats are available and we also have a silent auction up and running now at, https://event.gives/awardsdinner2022/items.  To learn more and purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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River North Live! A Riverfront Music Festival – Purchase your tickets now!

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Attention music lovers - the next generation of our classic summer festival is coming to River Park at theMART June 24-26! River North LIVE will feature three nights of amazing on-stage performances in an exciting new riverfront venue. Purchase your tickets NOW!

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River North Live! A Riverfront Music Festival – Purchase your tickets NOW!

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Attention music lovers - the next generation of our classic summer festival is coming to River Park at theMART June 24-26! River North LIVE will feature three nights of amazing on-stage performances in an exciting new riverfront venue. Purchase your tickets NOW!  

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River North Live! A Riverfront Music Festival – Purchase your tickets NOW!

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Attention music lovers - the next generation of our classic summer festival is coming to River Park at theMART June 24-26! River North LIVE will feature three nights of amazing on-stage performances in an exciting new riverfront venue. Purchase your tickets NOW!  

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Movies in the Park – Respect

June 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:55 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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  Each Summer since 2006, the River North Residents Association has hosted a series of outdoor films for residents and visitors. Community input is collected via an online survey and the selected films are shown in beautiful A.Montgomery Ward Park, located on the riverfront at Kingsbury and Erie.    ©Universal Pictures As a reminder, there is a DFA (Dog Friendly Area) located in the north section of Ward Park along Larrabee, but Park District rules prohibit dogs in the south section…

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July 2022

Casino Virtual Community Meeting about Medinah Temple – Focus on Historic Preservation

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

July 8, 2022 Reilly Reports The City of Chicago in coordination with Bally’s Chicago is hosting a Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, July 19th at 6 PM regarding the temporary casino at the Medinah Temple, 600 North Wabash Street. Click here to register for the virtual meeting. At this meeting, Bally’s Chicago will present its plans with respect to historic preservation and answer questions related to historic preservation of the Medinah Temple, since it is a Chicago Landmark. This is in advance of the Landmark Department's Permit Review Committee review…

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NNUP Coffee with the Commander

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Gilda’s Club Chicago Block Party

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Save the Date!! Gilda’s Club Chicago will host a block party on July 23rd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Food, Drink and Games will be available for all. Vaccinations will be recommended and masks will be required if entering Gilda’s Club. River North Residents can register for the Block Party and or donate to Gilda’s Club at https://www.classy.org/event/gildas-block-party/e411591

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Power Wash of Larrabee DFA (Larrabee & Erie)

July 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Boulevard Veterinary River North is the generous sponsor of our upcoming Power Wash of the Larrabee DFA. The Larrabee DFA will be temporarily closed during the cleaning. Signs are posted on the gates of the park as well. Check out My River North moble app for a special deal from Boulevard Veterinary River North.

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Movies in the Park – Spiderman: No Way Home

July 26 @ 8:15 pm - 10:43 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Each Summer since 2006, the River North Residents Association has hosted a series of outdoor films for residents and visitors. Community input is collected via an online survey and the selected films are shown in beautiful A.Montgomery Ward Park, located on the riverfront at Kingsbury and Erie.  ©Columbia Pictures As a reminder, there is a DFA (Dog Friendly Area) located in the north section of Ward Park along Larrabee, but Park District rules prohibit dogs in the south section of the…

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Public Safety “Walk & Talk” with 18th District CPD & RNRA Public Safety Committee

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

To print a copy of this flyer, CLICK HERE.

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August 2022

18th District National Night Out at Lincoln Park Zoo

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join millions nationwide as we come together to promote police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Food, Activities, SWAT, K9, Mounted Fire Truck, Zoo Rides! When: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where: Lincoln Park Zoo - 2001 N. Clark Street Follow the CAPS18 Twitter Account to keep up with current news. Volunteers Needed! Interested in volunteering? CPD needs volunteers for set-up, tear-down and working the event. Please contact: Stephanie Nomellini Police Officer, Community Relations Office 18th District,…

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Project Education Plus – 3rd Annual 5K Walk

August 11 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Holy Family Lutheran Church, 542 W. Hobbie Street
Chicago, IL
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Registration Required.  Register at QR Code on Flyer.

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RNRA’s Back to School Bash before the movie “Encanto”

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Join us as we celebrate the end of summer and the start of a new school year with games, activities, treats and more! Come for the party - stay for the season's last Movie in the Park - Disney Picture's "Encanto." Participation is free - but registration is required no later than August 12.  

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Movies in the Park – Encanto

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:42 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Each Summer since 2006, the River North Residents Association has hosted a series of outdoor films for residents and visitors. Community input is collected via an online survey and the selected films are shown in beautiful A.Montgomery Ward Park, located on the riverfront at Kingsbury and Erie.  ©Walt Disney Pictures As a reminder, there is a DFA (Dog Friendly Area) located in the north section of Ward Park along Larrabee, but Park District rules prohibit dogs in the south section of…

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Coffee with the Commander –

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Clark after Dark – Chicago’s Only Downtown Block Party

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday, August 18, 2022 USO Illinois, through the support of Alderman Brendan Reilly of the 42nd Ward and Boss Bar, gives summer its last “HOO AH!” by rocking the block at USO Clark After Dark. USO Illinois’ annual USO Clark After Dark block party celebrates America’s military service members and their families.  To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to Review Cannabis Dispensary Proposal

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The ZBA will consider the Special Use application for the following proposed cannabis dispensary at an upcoming (virtual) public hearing on Friday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. • PTS/Bio-Pharm – Proposed dispensary location: 605 North Clark Street Click here to learn more Anyone wishing to oppose the proposal should attend the virtual meeting on August 19th to provide public testimony.  • Public testimony is the preferred method of public comment. Members of the public wishing to speak must join the Zoom meeting at…

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Pitch in for the Parks – Ward Park Clean-up

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Join RNRA and the Chicago Parks Foundation by volunteering to make Ward Park a cleaner, safer and more beautiful place to relax, play and enjoy nature.  CLICK HERE to Register today.  CLICK HERE to print a copy of the flyer to post or distribute.

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BLVD Vet’s FREE Pet Friendly Photo Booth

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Larrabee DFA, Larrabee & Erie
Chicago, IL 60654
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Experience BLVD Vet's FREE Pet Friendly Photo Booth Join Boulevard Veterinary River North at the Larrabee DFA to experience their fun, free Pet Friendly Photo Booth! When: August 27 from 9-11 am Where: Larrabee DFA (Erie & Larrabee) Make sure to check out their deal on the My River North mobile app too!

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27th Ward Community Day

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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September 2022

Alderman Reilly to Host Blood Drive 

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Alderman Reilly is hosting a Blood Drive on Saturday, September 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will be held at 455 North McClurg Court. All of the donations will go to local hospitals to help Chicagoans in need. Donors will receive a $15 Holiday E-card within 5 business days, with a valid email address. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed. Please click here to register. You can also scan the QR Code on the flyer below to register.

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MEET US ON THE MILE – Plaza Picnic

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Savor the last few days of summer! Meet us on The Mile this Thursday, September 15 for a Plaza Picnic in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Ave.) and Sunday, September 18 for a Sunday in Jane Byrne Park (806 N. Michigan Ave.) featuring FREE family programming with live music, food, vendors, and more! To find out more, click HERE.    

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The Chicago Help Initiative Annual Gala – Feeding Hope

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wild Mile Workshop Series – River Storytelling Night

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Teacher, writer, and ethnographer, Devika Ranjan, leads a workshop to allow Chicagoans to share stories and write poetry as an ode to the Chicago River. REGISTER HERE.  

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MEET US ON THE MILE! – Sunday in Jane Byrne Park

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jane Byrne Park, 806 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Savor the last few days of summer! Meet us on The Mile this Thursday, September 15 for a Plaza Picnic in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Ave.) and Sunday, September 18 for a Sunday in Jane Byrne Park (806 N. Michigan Ave.) featuring FREE family programming with live music, food, vendors, and more! To find out more, click HERE.    

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Coffee with the Commander

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby
Chicago, IL 60610
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Coffee with the Commander

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Gold Coast Neighbors Fall Frolic

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wild Mile Workshop Series – 10 Essentials of Hiking with REI

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

REI Co-op leads a workshop to allow Chicagoans to learn about the 10 essential items to bring when going hiking!  REGISTER HERE.  

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We Love River North Rooftop Mixer – Benefiting RNRA

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 27, 2022 At the fabulous Godfrey Hotel I|O ROOFTOP LOUNGE – 127 W Huron Street Chicago Click here for a PDF flyer to print, post and share  

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Wild Mile Workshop Series – Riverbank Plant Night

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Peter Nagle of the Chicago Botanic Garden & Urban Rivers talks about riverbank plants of Northern Illinois and what has been learned throughout the time working with Urban Rivers and helping build the Wild Mile so far.  REGISTER HERE.  

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October 2022

2nd Ward Drive Thru Document Shredding & Electronic Recycling Event

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Dame Myra Hess Concert

October 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, 55 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illiinois 60601
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Kina Ono, violin Élider DiPaula, piano Radamés Gnattali - Flor da noite Heitor Villa-Lobos - Sonata Fantasia No. 1, Op. 35 "Désespérance" Astor Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango Manuel Ponce; arr. J. Heifetz - Estrellita 11:30 am - Doors open 12:15 pm - Concert The concert will be broadcast live on 98.7 WFMT and video streamed live on our website - www.classicalmusicchicago.org

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Chicago Police Department – Stop the Bleed Training

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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Trick-or-Treat in the Park!

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Chicago Police Department 18th District Community Conversations Part 1 – Help Create the 2023 Strategy

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby
Chicago, IL 60610
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18th CPD Paper Shredding, Electronic & Prescription Drug Drop Off

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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Larrabee/Erie DFA Power Wash

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Larrabee DFA, Larrabee & Erie
Chicago, IL 60654
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Chicago Police Department 18th District Community Conversations Part 2 – Help Create the 2023 Strategy

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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18th District CPD Presents “CTA Safety Tips Webinar”

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

To Print a copy of this flyer, CLICK HERE. ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89166331829Or One tap mobile :US: +13126266799,,89166331829# or +13092053325,,89166331829#Or Telephone:Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):US: +1 312 626 6799Webinar ID: 891 6633 1829International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kNSUFr5ez  

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Pitch In for the Parks – Ward Park Clean-up

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Howl-O-Ween Pop Up

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Larrabee DFA, Larrabee & Erie
Chicago, IL 60654
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Join RNRA at the Larrabee DFA (Dog Friendly Area) on October 29th from 9 to 11 with RNRA Sponsors BLVD Vet and Dog.Hotel | Daycare for a Howl-o-Ween Pop-Up. Costumes! Free Photos! Trick or Treat Contest! See you there! Check out their deals on My River North mobile app. Download the app free from the App Store or Google Play https://rnrachicago.org/myrivernorth/

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Halloween with the Chicago Police Mounted Patrol Unit

October 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Halloween with the Chicago Police Mounted Patrol Unit

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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November 2022

Chicago Police Department – Stop the Bleed Training

November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1822

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting This meeting will be held in-person, NOT ON ZOOM.  Please join your neighbors at: Holy Family Church 542 W. Hobbie Street Unsure of your Beat?  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.…

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CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1823

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting This meeting will be held in-person, NOT ON ZOOM.  Please join your neighbors at: Holy Family Church 542 W. Hobbie Street Unsure of your Beat?  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.…

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Conversation with 18th District Commander Jon Hein

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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RNRA’s 25th Annual Reception and Gala – Tickets on sale now!

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tao Chicago, 632 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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This is the invitation you’ve been waiting for! RNRA’s 25th Annual Reception & Gala with Guest Speakers Alderman Reilly and Commander Hein.  Exquisite food & drinks, amazing venue, multi-choice raffle & first-ever silent auction! 5:30-8pm, November 16, Tao Chicago Nightclub, 632 N Dearborn. This event is likely to sell out. Reserve tickets before November 1 and save $15.00. Guests must be 21+. Early bird discount: purchase tickets before November 1 and save $15

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CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1821

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting This meeting will be held in-person, NOT ON ZOOM.  Please join your neighbors at: The Clark Apartments - 1201 N. Clark Street Unsure of your Beat?  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…

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CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1824

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting This meeting will be held in-person, NOT ON ZOOM.  Please join your neighbors at: The Clark Apartments - 1201 N. Clark Street Unsure of your Beat?  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…

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Millennium Park

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The City of Chicago will have its official tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 18 at Millennium Park (near Michigan Ave and Washington St) at approximately 6:30 pm, immediately followed by fireworks. The 109th City of Chicago Christmas Tree is a 55-foot Colorado Blue Spruce, donated by the Glisovic family of Morton Grove. Visit this website for more details.

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The Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Magnificent Mile® Association will celebrate The Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® this year on Saturday, November 19, 2022. The lighting parade will step-off at 5:30 pm from Oak Street & North Michigan Ave. Its centerpiece is the largest nighttime parade in the U.S. — a spectacular parade down Michigan Avenue. Led by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse of The Walt Disney World Resort, the parade features fabulous floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, celebrities, musical performances, Santa Claus, fireworks and more —illuminating one million lights…

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CPD 18th District Beat Meeting – 1831 – Meeting at Victory Italian

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting. Unsure of your Beat?  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,…

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CPD 18th District Beat Meeting – 1832 – Meeting at Victory Italian

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting. Unsure of your Beat?  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,…

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CPD 18th District Beat Meeting – 1833

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting This meeting will be held in-person, NOT ON ZOOM.  Please join your neighbors at: Northwestern University Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center 303 E. Superior Treinens is on the mezzanine level of SQ, one flight up from the ground level ( stairs or elevator).  (Treinens is at the top of the staircase by the Simpson Querrey Security Desk.) Unsure of your Beat?  To find your District & Beat, click HERE.…

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CPD 18th District Beat Meeting – 1834

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting This meeting will be held in-person, NOT ON ZOOM.  Please join your neighbors at: Northwestern University Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center 303 E. Superior Treinens is on the mezzanine level of SQ, one flight up from the ground level ( stairs or elevator).  (Treinens is at the top of the staircase by the Simpson Querrey Security Desk.) Unsure of your Beat?  To find your District & Beat, click HERE.…

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CPS 12th District Beat Meeting – 1214

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We encourage all residents to participate in their CAPS Beat Meeting Unsure of your Beat?  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…

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Chicago Casino Community Engagement Meeting – Temporary Medinah Temple Site

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Public is Invited to Attend Two Upcoming Chicago Casino Community Engagement Meetings Temporary Medinah Temple Site Tuesday, November 29th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at VOCO Hotel, 350 W Wolf Point Plaza Building 1. Register Here. Permanent River West Site Monday, December 5th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Tribune Publishing facility, 700 W Chicago Ave. Register Here.

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December 2022

Free Pictures with Santa from Laricy & Cohen – Reservations Required

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reservations Required - Scan the QR Code on the flyer.

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Chicago Police Department – Stop the Bleed Training

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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