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November 2021

CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1822

November 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1823

November 16, 2021 @ 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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Webinar from Cushing Co – Are your SEO Efforts Really Working?

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Ditch the vanity metrics!  It is time to rethink how you measure your search engine optimization efforts. If your goal is to help customers find your business through search engines, and become a customer, is your SEO really moving the needle? If you can’t answer that – this presentation is for you. Your SEO should grow leads, sales, get people contacting your business! What We’ll Cover: ☑ Why Ranking is a Bad Metric for SEO: don’t miss the big picture! ☑ Meaningful Metrics: New Leads, Sales,…

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City of Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

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Mag Mile Lights Festival and Parade

November 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival returns on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Free family fun culminates in the grand Tree-Lighting Parade down North Michigan Avenue with Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World Resorts in Florida. The event-filled day begins at 11:00 a.m. starting at Lights Festival Lane (401 North Michigan Avenue), with the parade of floats commencing at 5:30 pm.  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Lights Festival Lane Activities (Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue) 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM…

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Instituto Cervantes – Chicago Flemenco Festival 2021 – De paso

November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The Instituto Cervantes of Chicago will once again be home to the Chicago Flamenco Festival, now in its 19th edition. This festival, organized and directed by the Instituto, is recognized as being the only one of its kind in the Midwest. During those five weeks, eight live performances and an extensive parallel program that includes documentaries, conferences, and workshops, are presented for audiences of all types, fulfilling the festival’s objective of contributing to the culture and identity of Hispanics in…

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Instituto Cervantes – Chicago Flemenco Festival 2021 – De paso

November 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

The Instituto Cervantes of Chicago will once again be home to the Chicago Flamenco Festival, now in its 19th edition. This festival, organized and directed by the Instituto, is recognized as being the only one of its kind in the Midwest. During those five weeks, eight live performances and an extensive parallel program that includes documentaries, conferences, and workshops, are presented for audiences of all types, fulfilling the festival’s objective of contributing to the culture and identity of Hispanics in…

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CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting 1831

November 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We encourage residents to participate in the CAPS Beat Meetings. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82898005076 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…

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CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1832

November 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We encourage residents to participate in the CAPS Beat Meetings. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82898005076 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…

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CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1833

November 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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CPD 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting – 1834

November 24, 2021 @ 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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Howl at the Moon Thanksgiving Eve Party

November 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Turkey is good, but booze is better! Celebrate the long holiday weekend with some live music, dancing and drinks. Our Thanksgiving Eve Party is Wednesday, November 24th. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. Reservations not required! Enter to win a happy hour party on our website for free entry and discounted drinks!  Click Here to enter!    

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Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, from 8:00am to 11:00am, and will run along State Street, from Ida B. Wells Drive to Randolph Street.  The parade will be broadcast live on VPOD-TV 59.3 and on VPOD-TV’s Roku station. This year’s lineup includes a variety of marching bands, floats, specialty units, and much more. To view the complete 2021 lineup click here. To accommodate the parade, the following street closures will take place: • State Street, between Washington and…

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December 2021

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts – Free

December 1, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago 55 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601 11:30 am - Doors open 12:15 pm - Concert Join us on Wednesday, December 1 at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performance.  You can also listen to the concert live on 98.7 WFMT or watch the video on the International Music Foundation website. Vincente Della Tonia Jr. Heitor Villa-Lobos – Carnaval das Crianças, W157 Mozart Camargo Guarnieri – Dança Negra…

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts – Free

December 8, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago 55 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601 11:30 am - Doors open 12:15 pm - Concert Join us on Wednesday, December 8 at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performance. You can also listen to the concert live on 98.7 WFMT or watch the video on the International Music Foundation website. Igor Pikayzen, violin Tatyana Pikayzen, piano Franz Schubert – Fantasie for Violin and Piano in C Major,…

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

December 15, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago 55 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601 11:30 am – Doors open 12:15 pm – Concert Join us on Wednesday, December 15 at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performance. You can also listen to the concert live on 98.7 WFMT or watch the video on the International Music Foundation website. Hyejin Cho, piano Cécile Chaminade – Écossaise, Op. 151 Robert Schumann – Piano Sonata No. 1 in …

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Chicago Casino Public Presentations

December 16, 2021 @ 12:45 pm - 7:00 pm

The event will include presentations by each of the bidders for the Chicago casino as well as an opportunity for public questions and comments. The program will be livestreamed.  Additionally up to 200 members of the public will be randomly selected to attend the event in-person. If you are interested in attending in-person, please CLICK HERE To livestream the presentation on the day of the event, please CLICK HERE CLICK HERE To see RNRA's response to the proposal at Chicago's Tribune…

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Howl at the Moon – Ugly Sweater Bash

December 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Bring your hideous, most horrendous, fugliest Christmas sweater to our Ugly Sweater Bash! The uglier, the better because your crime against fashion give you the chance to win a prize for ugliest sweater! Hilarious sweaters, an ugly sweater contest, drinks, live music and more sounds like a killer holiday party combination, doesn’t it? So hit the thrift store and come on down! $10 cover per person. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. Enter to win a happy hour…

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The Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria – New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Ring in 2022 with us! The Brasserie will offer an elevated à la carte menu, featuring meal enhancements such as caviar and truffle chips, seared scallops, and Wagyu ribeye beef. The rich menu is only to be outdone by the rare and iconic selection of high-end champagnes and spirits, courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Chicago’s collection. Late night light bites Waldorf Astoria style – duck wings, flatbreads, and shaved truffles, and more. Seatings are available from 5:00-11:00pm. Live music from the Champagne Allstars…

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Howl at the Moon – New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

New Year’s Eve 2022 at Howl at the Moon Chicago! Our variety of packages offer you and your friends everything you need to kiss 2021 goodbye, and start the New Year having a blast. It will be the biggest New Year’s Eve party in all of Chicago! 2022 will not know what hit it. Come to Chicago’s best New Year’s Eve party! For more information, Click Here.  

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Bar Moxy – New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2021 @ 8:45 pm

Ring in 2022 with our Last Naughty Night New Year’s Eve Party. You will feast your eyes, ears and stomachs with all the indulgences you desire before you commit to #NEWYEARNEWYOU. Your experience will include preferred seating to listen to Chicago based DJ Avi Sic and view some of the city's best Go-Go dancers. All reservations are per person and will include a glass of champagne, specialty cocktail and NYE inspired shooter. Each reservation will be entered in to our "Win a…

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Fremont – New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

New Year's Eve 2022 9pm to Last Call $90 Presale Tickets Premium Drink Package | Passed Appetizers | Champagne Toast | DJ | Photographer CLICK HERE for tickets: Email RSVP@4Cbars.com for Table Packages    

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Expanded New Year’s Eve Fireworks

December 31, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

The City announced plans to welcome in the New Year with a 1.5-mile-long midnight fireworks display along the lakefront and Chicago River. These will be the largest fireworks display the City’s ever had and will be accompanied by a live simulcast from WGN. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic still threatening the health and safety of Chicago residents, the City has introduced health guidelines that will encourage visitors and residents alike to celebrate safely. Promptly at midnight, a fireworks display choreographed…

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January 2022

The Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria – New Year’s Day Brunch

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Keep the bubbles and the 2022 celebration flowing at brunch with everlasting rosé and live music to ring in the new year. Seatings and live music from the Champagne Allstars are available from 10:00am-2:00pm. Time: 1/1/22 10:00am-2pm Location: The Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria 11 E. Walton Street For more information and reservations, CLICK HERE.

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FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

January 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, 55 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illiinois 60601
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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 on Wednesday, January 5 at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performance featuring pianist Simon Karakulidi. You can also listen to the concert live on 98.7 WFMT or watch the video on the International Music Foundation website. Vaccination status and masks: In an effort to maximize…

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Straight Talk with Tom Dart Cook County Sheriff – Electronic Monitoring

January 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Sheriff Tom Dart  for Straight Talk on Electronic Monitoring on Monday, January 10 at 5:30pm on Zoom. Submit questions and hear from the Cook County Sheriff on the latest data on electronic monitoring - who's on it, why they're placed on it, and how to fix it. Please sign-up for the webinar using this link and submit your questions.  

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2nd Public Nuisance Case Filed Against Eurostar Hotel, 660 North State Street

January 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

In April 2021, the Law Department filed a public nuisance case against the Eurostar Hotel. The case was resolved via the Mayor’s License Discipline Commission, resulting in Eurostar paying a $10,000 fine and agreeing to a Plan of Operation.  Earlier this month, shots were fired inside a guest room at the hotel. This incident confirms that the business has not made necessary steps to abate the nuisance and safety issues previously identified, and is not adhering to the agreed upon…

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FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

January 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, 55 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illiinois 60601
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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 on Wednesday, January 12 at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performance featuring: Sophia Stoyanovich, violin Derek Wang, piano Christopher Theofanidis - Fantasy for Violin and Piano Billy Childs - Incident On Larpenteur Avenue Augusta Read Thomas - Toft Serenade John Adams - Road Movies for Violin and…

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36th Annual Interfaith Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Click HERE to view the virtual program.  

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FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

January 19 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, 55 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illiinois 60601
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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: Avalon String Quartet Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 18 No. 6 Libby Larsen - Bagatelle After Beethoven's Op. 18 No. 6 *world premiere You can also listen to the concert live on…

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Vehicular Hijacking Task Force Webinar with Sheriff Tom Dart

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Alderman Brian Hopkins for a discussion with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and staff from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office on their continued work with the Vehicular Hijacking Task Force. This online webinar will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5:00pm. To sign up for this webinar, and to submit questions for the panel, please click this Zoom link, or visit aldermanhopkins.com.  

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90’s Night at Howl at the Moon

January 21 @ 7:00 pm

It does not matter which 90’s trend was your favorite because we will be rocking them for 90’s Night at Howl at the Moon on Friday, January 21st and Saturday, January 22nd! That’s right, dust off your “Macarena” dance moves and that old Starter Jacket because we will be partying like it is 1999. We will have prizes, drink specials and all the 90’s music you can dance to. Don’t miss out!  https://www.howlatthemoon.com/90s-night/ Doors at 7pm / Show at 8…

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FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

January 26 @ 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: Argus Quartet Juri Seo – Respiri – in memoriam Jonathan Harvey Alicia June - String Quartet in A minor Dorothy Rudd Moore – Modes Germaine Tailleferre – String Quartet Rhiannon Giddens; arr. J. Garchik – At the Purchaser’s…

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Taco Maya Customer Appreciation Day

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Taco Maya, 22 West Ontario Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Taco Maya wants to show their appreciation to customers.  Stop in on Thursday January 27th for Customer Appreciation Day for a $1.00 Taco (Limit one per guest)

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Alderman Reilly & Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Blood Drive

January 28 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Alderman Reilly and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are co-hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, January 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at 355 East Erie Street. The Alderman’s goal is to collect 30 pints of blood at the event. All of the donations will go to local hospitals to help Chicagoans in need. Walk-ins are not allowed. Please schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-258-4825 or visiting www.vitalant.org (use group code ORD0SRAL). You can also scan the QR…

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February 2022

FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

February 2 @ 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 on Wednesday, February 2 at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performance featuring: Geneva Lewis, violin Sahun Sam Hong, piano Clara Schumann - Three Romances, Op. 22 Darius Milhaud - Printemps, op. 18 Lili Boulanger - Deux Morceaux for violin and piano Germaine Tailleferre…

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FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

February 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 on Wednesday, February 9 at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performance featuring: Zheyu (Crystal) Jiang, piano Chen Yi – Variations on “Awariguli” Claude Debussy – Two Preludes, Book II Franz Schubert – Fantasie in C major, Op. 15, D. 760, “Wanderer” Vaccination status and masks:…

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LOVE ROCKS – VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

February 11 @ 7:00 pm

The most romantic day of the year is almost here, but we’d never kiss and tell. Celebrate with your favorite rock stars only at Howl at the Moon for our “Love Rocks” Valentine’s Day Party! We will have drink specials, giveaways, date night packages, live music and so much more. Flying solo like a free bird? Don’t stop believin’, after all, life is made of small moments like this!  https://www.howlatthemoon.com/valentines-day-party/

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Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - February 14 @ 10:00 pm

Saturday, February 12 - Monday, February 14 Waldorf Astoria 11 E Walton Street Chicago, IL 60611 Celebrate love with exquisite Valentine's dinner specials on Saturday, February 12th & Sunday, February 13th at the Brasserie! Then on Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14th, the Brasserie is offering a three-course prix fixe in addition to our ala carte menu to celebrate with your love. First Course Acadian Pearl Oysters, Green Apple Mignonette Or Root Vegetable Salad, Fromage Blanc, Crispy onion Second Course Lobster…

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FREE Financial Wellness Webinars from First Northern Credit Union

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

February 16 @ 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: February 16 Alexander Hersh, cello Victor Asuncion, piano Nadia Boulanger – 3 Pieces for Cello and Piano Claude Debussy – Cello Sonata Leoš Janáček – Pohádka “A Tale” for Cello and Piano Alexander Scriabin; arr. G. Piatigorsky…

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Public Safety Webinar presented by 18th District CPD Community Policing

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ZOOM MEETING NUMBER WAS INCORRECT ON FLYER.  USE NUMBER BELOW                                     ZOOM MEETING ID: 864 4369 7342 Join the 18th District on Thursday, February 16th at 4:00 p.m. for a virtual Public Safety Webinar via ZOOM. The webinar will cover how best to employ common safety tips and how utilize emergency response services. Any questions call (312) 742-5778 Community Policing Office

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FREE Financial Wellness Webinars from First Northern Credit Union

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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FREE Financial Wellness Webinars from First Northern Credit Union

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Interested in Becoming a Police Officer? Bowl with a Cop!

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Chicago Police Department is hosting a Bowl with a Cop event Tuesday, February 22 from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Diversey Bowl, located at 2211 W. Diversey. Walk-ins are welcome, however, registration begins at 5 pm. Please register using this link. If you have any questions, please contact Officer Welbel at 312-533-0956, or Officer Jackson at 312-590-1641.

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FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

February 23 @ 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: Katherine Beck, mezzo-soprano Chris Reynolds, piano Joseph Haydn – Arianna a Naxos, Hob.XXVIb:2 Gioachino Rossini – “Una voce poco fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia H. Leslie Adams – “For You There is No Song” from Five…

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Vehicular Highjacking Webinar presented by 18th District Community Policing

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join the 18th District Community Policing office for a discussion on the important topic of Vehicular Carjacking. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, sign in with Zoom meeting ID number 83960189024 Passcode: 412275 . If you have any questions, please contact the 18th District Community Policing office at 312-742-5778.  

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State of the Wards 2022 – Ward 02 & Ward 27

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join The Old Town Merchants and Residents Association on Thursday, February 24th for a virtual update from local elected officials: Alderman Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward) and Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. (27th Ward). Please feel free to submit questions for the Aldermen ahead of the event: either in your Zoom registration, or by emailing OTMRA@OldTownChicago.org.  

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Near North Unity Program Monthly Meeting

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Near North Unity for their monthly meeting via ZOOM. Register here to receive Live Zoom link Monday afternoon. Link to pre-register sign up  https://forms.gle/iUYHScZGPX9Bx5H79 On the Agenda... Communities 4 Construction Revolution Workshop Information about upcoming Community Easter Event Project Education Plus NNUP advocacy work for CPS Safe Passage The Near North Unity Program (NNUP) was formed in November 2010. NNUP seeks to promote and strengthen community cohesion in Chicago’s Near North community and to connect existing sub-communities into a…

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March 2022

FREE Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

March 2 @ 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: Stephanie Zyzak, violin Filippo Gorini, piano Franz Schubert – Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 162, D574 Robert Schumann – Drei Romanzen, op. 94 You can listen to the concert live on 98.7 WFMT or…

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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

Click here for a PDF flyer to print, post and share.      

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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

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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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