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LCA MEMBER WINS TOP 10 AWARD
Natural Elements Salon, owned and operated by LCA member Edda Coscioni, is the "Best Place to Get Fit and Refreshed," according to online voting in the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by WGN-AM's Patti Vasquez, was held at the Steppenwolf Theatre on October 24. Other winners Molly's Cupcakes for "Best Place for Coffee & Sweets"; Nookies for "Best Place to Brunch"; Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop for "Best Place to Shop"; the J. Parker for "Best Place to Drink"; Westend Dental for "Best Neighborhood Service Provider"; Lincoln Park Zoo for "Best Place for Arts and Culture"; and Summer House Santa Monica for "Best Place to Dine." Read more about the awards.
OLD TOWN ART FAIR NAMED COUNTRY’S BEST
LCA PRESIDENT RECEIVES NEIGHBORHOOD CHAMPION AWARD
The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce initiated their "Neighborhood Champion" awards this year to be given annually to one business and one resident in Lincoln Park for the positive impact they have made in the community. The inaugural business award recipient was Green City Market and the inaugural resident award recipient was LCA President Kenneth Dotson. Read more.
LINCOLN AVENUE CORRIDOR PLAN OPEN HOUSE
Large Crowd Attends Lincoln Avenue Open House
The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, Wrightwood Neighbors Association, and Lincoln Central Association has initiated a process to develop a plan for the Lincoln Avenue corridor in Lincoln Park. This plan, funded through the Lincoln Avenue Special Service Area (SSA #35-2015), will be used to guide improvements to this important corridor in the heart of Lincoln Park. Read more about the plan.
A central tenet of the team’s approach has been the direct involvement of area stakeholders, community leaders, local organizations, business owners, and residents, with a focus on fostering an open and positive dialogue about the future of the corridor.
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jul 11, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jul 27, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Aug 8, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Aug 24, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Sep 12, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Sep 28, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Oct 10, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Oct 26, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Nov 14, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Nov 23, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Dec 12, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Dec 28, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jan 9, 2018 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jan 25, 2018 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Feb 13, 2018 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
LCA NEWSLETTER WINS ANOTHER AWARD
A CELEBRATING HEART
LCA has served as the fiscal agent for Bauler Park for many years, but President Kenneth Dotson credited 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, the Bauler Park Advisory Council, headed by Leslie Miller, and the Chicago Park District for the successful outcome. "LCA has long assisted Bauler Park," said Dotson, "but projects like this don't get done, especially not ahead of schedule, without a group of dedicated parents and neighbors, the full support of the Alderman and resources and execution from the Chicago Park District. The Bauler playlot renovation was no exception." The renovation was part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "Chicago Plays" initiative, which is providing updated equipment for playgrounds in the city.
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The Amazing Magic of Benjamin Barnes
Delicious Neighborhood Food & Beverage
Performers From Victory Gardens Theatre
Celebrate summer by joining us for LCA's 3rd annual Sunday Summer Sipper, a free neighborhood reception beginning at 5:00 pm on June 25th at Fire Station Park & Gardens (Larrabee and Armitage, behind Engine 22's station).
You'll be entertained by Benjamin Barnes, one of Chicago's most popular magicians and the co-founder and producer of Magic Chicago, the premier showcase for magic, mystery and wonder.
You'll also enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres from new neighborhood hotspots Gemini (2075 N. Lincoln Avenue) and Tobacco Road Tap Room (2249 N. Lincoln Avenue).
That's not all! Performers from Native Gardens, the hilarious hit comedy now playing at Victory Gardens Theatre, will be on hand to perform a live vignette from the play. Oh, and their popcorn machine will be on hand popping fresh popcorn for event attendees. Read more about the play.
ALDERMAN SMITH RECOGNIZES LCA’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Annual Meeting on January 25th where members and guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the newly opened Tobacco Road Tap Room (2249 N. Lincoln Avenue). Tobacco Road is owned by LCA member, Kyle Silver. (Pictured at left below with United States Congressman, Mike Quigley). Annual Meeting on January 25th where members and guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the newly opened Tobacco Road Tap Room (2249 N. Lincoln Avenue) owned by LCA Kyle Silver.
LCA’S BOB SEGAL TO BE FEATURED ARTIST
LCA Board director and professional photographer, Bob Segal, has been selected as one of three local artists to be featured at Bridgeview Bank's 2017 Art in the Park.
The 9th annual Art in the Park will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Bridgeview Bank's Lincoln Park branch (1970 N. Halsted Street.) We will provide additional detains in future editions of this newsletter. Congratulations Bob!
LINCOLN PARK & OLD TOWN NEWS FROM DNAINFO
- Tougher Penalties For Gun Offenders Gets Rauner's OK June 23, 2017Supt. Eddie Johnson said the bill should put repeat gun offenders on notice that they will go to prison.
- Police To Crack Down On Drunken Drivers in River North, Lincoln Park Friday June 23, 2017Near North Side police say they will step up DUI enforcement during an action-packed summer weekend.
- City Should Pay $200K To Man Wrongly Accused Of Firing Gun: City Lawyers June 23, 2017David Purnell was acquitted of all charges after being arrested Jan. 1, 2014.
- Family Of Boy, 11, Killed In Police Chase Set To Get $1.3 Million From City June 23, 2017Donovan was on his way with his family to get Christmas haircuts in December 2013 when he was killed.
- Take The Gay Train: CTA Debuts Rainbow Red Line Car For Pride Parade June 23, 2017Riding the train has never looked so fabulous.
- Summer Sipper Set For Sunday At Fire Station Park June 23, 2017Food, drinks and scenes from a Victory Gardens Theatre comedy draw locals to the third annual event.
Lincoln Park Community Mosaic Project
Public art fuels a sense of place while fostering a sense of connectedness. The Lincoln Park Community Mosaic Project intends to bring more visibility to the Lincoln Park Cultural Center as a space for collaborative cultural building. Their community mosaic project will celebrate the arts and cultural activities of Lincoln Park Cultural Center, including everything from lapidary, ceramics, and woodworking to kickball and dancing. Led by artists from the Chicago Public Art Group, they have begun community design workshops to gather ideas and are moving forward in securing the ideal location. Join them in celebrating the rich arts & culture found in our public parks.
RECORD CROWD AT 9th ANNUAL HOWLER AT BAULER
A crowd of 1,100 attended LCA's 9th Annual Howler at Bauler, the largest in the event's history. Special guests included 5th District Congressman Mike Quigley, 11th District State Rep. Ann Williams and 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith.
Children of all ages enjoyed games, dancing to music of, and the magic of Danny Orleans, America's premier family magician, whose performance was sponsored by our friends at Bridgeview Bank. Wizard Gary Sinclair led the annual costume parade, always one of the event's most popular activities. The Parade featured creative and amusing costumes of many types. A face painter and balloon artist were also on hand to help entertain the youngsters. Read full article.
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY HELD FOR NEW BAULER PLAYLOT
The official ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication for the new playot at Bauler Park was held on Saturday, October 29 prior to the 9th Annual Howler at Bauler. The event was hosted by Lincoln Central Association, 43rd Ward Alderman, Michele Smith, and the Chicago Park District represented by Kimberly du Buclet.
Special guests at the dedication included 5th District Congressman, Mike Quigley, 11th District State Representative, Ann Williams and Rodger Owen, Immediate Past President of LCA.
LCA has served as the fiscal agent f0r Bauler Park for many years and worked with the Alderman's office and the Bauler Park Advisory Council on the playlot renovation. See additional photos from ribbon cutting ceremony.
A GREAT NIGHT IN THE HEART
The 3rd Annual Evening in the Garden
Designed as a get-together for LCA members and guests, An Evening in the Garden proved again to be an opportunity for community enjoyment. "This event was a real contribution to the community by LCA," said member Mary Quincannon. "It brought people together in a relaxed and comfortable environment that promoted neighborhood togetherness."
Following the event, new LCA member Nada Riley commented:"This was a truly unique experience, a real community-building event, not a fund-raiser or anything like it. It was great to meet new people and get to know neighbors better."
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LCA serves as an advocate for the neighborhood. We champion green space, historic preservation, thoughtful new-home construction and public safety. LCA works closely with the Alderman’s office and other elected officials, local police and fire departments, schools and neighboring associations on a variety of initiatives for the betterment of our neighborhood. Each month, we publish a free, award winning newsletter, From the Heart, focusing on our neighborhood. Learn more about why you should become a member of Lincoln Central Association.
Tobacco Road Tap Room will be on hand at the 3rd Annual Sunday Summer Sipper this Sunday, June 25th, serving up their crispy ribs and other offerings from their delicious menu. The event will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Fire Station Park & Gardens. ... See MoreSee Less
Our friends at Lincoln Central Association are hosting a fun neighborhood event, featuring a scene from Native Gardens! Check it out -- #BeAGoodNeighbor
LCA is pleased to announce and express our appreciation to J9 Wine Bar for being a sponsor of the 3rd annual Sunday Summer Sipper to be held on Sunday, June 25th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Fire Station Park & Gardens Park (southwest corner of Larrabee and Armitage behind the Fire Station). Other sponsors include Kohl's Cares, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, BDD&C Luxury Custom Home Builders, the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Emerald City Theatre, Thomas Ward Insurance, Geja's Cafe, Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, Bridgeview Bank, Tobacco Toad Tap Room, The Harris Company-Premier Properties and AlphaGraphics. ... See MoreSee Less