From our friends at North Branch Works:

FINKL STEEL Site- OPEN PUBLIC MEETING this Wednesday Nov. 19th 6 p.m.

WPB Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee-

You are invited to join us at this Open House-style meeting where Project Team members will be available to discuss specific project ideas, issues, and concerns that interest you. Your input will help us as we continue to develop North Branch River Works, a plan that will focus on the future of the A. Finkl & Sons Co., A. Lakin & Sons, and Gutmann Tannery sites and strive to enhance the value of surrounding neighborhoods by exploring issues related to business retention, job creation, livability, and transportation. The plan is funded through a Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
View the ideas and opinions that have already been shared by your neighbors and feel free to share your own.…/north-branch-river-works


The folks at the Athenaeum have been wonderful hosts for our meetings this season.  We’d like to inform you of a fund raiser for the theater:

This Friday November 14, 2014 join us at the Diag & 404 Wine Bar to help the Athenaeum Theatre.  

We are inviting the resident partners, theatre companies,  casts, audiences of all shows at the Athenaeum to do their bit for the Athenaeum by having a bite!


For one night only The Diag will be offering a special prix fixe menu of items to patrons.

When you order off this special menu a portion of the purchase price will be contributed to the Athenaeum Theatre! (Excluding bar and gratuity)

This event will kick off the Athenaeum Theatre’s end of year giving campaign.  Our goal is to raise $20,000 before the end of 2014!


Your support of the Athenaeum Theatre will help the 50+ not-for-profit performing arts companies who created 600 memorable performances of theatre, music, comedy and dance over the past year

Great art deserves a great home.  The Athenaeum Theatre needs millions of dollars for several capital improvement projects and needed infrastructure upgrades.

Your contribution has a multiplier effect of benefitting this 104 year old building and providing for the arts groups that call the Athenaeum Theatre home.

As a non-profit dedicated to supporting the work of non-profit performance organizations, we keep our rental prices low and our services high.

Restoration fees and our modest space rental income cover only a fraction of our operating budget. Please help us continue our mission of providing an affordable and comfortable home for music, theatre and dance companies by investing in our work today.

Your contribution supports the ongoing operation, restoration and maintenance, of this century-old arts complex.

So have a bite at the Diag and help the Athenaeum Theatre take bite out of our fundraising goal!

Diag Bar and Gril two blocks south of the Athenaeum Theatre on Southport Ave.  To donate directly to the Athenaeum Theatre visit
Thank you
Jeff DeLong
Director of Marketing & Development
773-935-6860 ext 304

The Athenaeum Theatre
Difficult to Spell, Easy to Love

Box Office 773-935-6860

If you can make it, please come to the Rally to Restore the #11 Bus.

 Monday November 17 at 6pm
CTA Headquarters
567 W. Lake Street

From our friends at Alderman Pawar’s office:

As you may have read in the Sun-Times, Alderman Pawar is as committed to the #11 as he was when he asked the CTA Board to reconsider cancelling this important bus route.

We are continuing to push the CTA to restore the #11 bus service from Fullerton to the Western Brown Line. I am writing to ask that you please write a letter to the CTA expressing your support to bring back the bus. Please state how and why you believe the loss of the bus has impacted our neighborhood, your neighbors and businesses. If you know others who have been negatively impacted by this, please ask them for a letter of support, as well.

Please provide us with your letter of support by Monday November 10, and the Alderman will bring them to the November CTA Board meeting with him. If you or members, friends or neighbors want to join him at this important meeting here are the particulars:

Monday, November 17, 6pm
CTA Headquarters
567 W. Lake Street

If you have questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact me.


Dära Salk
Community Outreach Director
Alderman Ameya Pawar – Ward 47
4243 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: 773-868-4747
Fax: 773-549-4757

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Meeting Preview

Athenaeum Theater
2936 N. Southport

7:00PM – Doors open
7:30PM – Meeting begins


  1. Veteran’s Day acknowledgement
  2. Wellington Tap – new owners
  3.  Lakeview Chamber of Commerce
  4.  Lakeview Pantry – Holiday Food Needs

Veteran’s Day acknowledgement

SLN will recognize all Veterans in attendance at the November meeting and congratulate them with a free drink from the Athenaeum Bar. To all SLN Veterans that cannot attend, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the service you provided to our Country.

Wellington Tap – new owners

Contract has been signed and inspections are going forward, but no closing date set. The prospective owners requested the opportunity to present their remodeling and rebranding ideas to the SLN membership for feedback purposes.

Lakeview Chamber of Commerce

Will discuss major issues affecting the Lincoln/Belmont/Ashland area including the demolition of the Bank of America building at that intersection and several other rehabs of large rental space on the Lincoln Ave. strip

Lakeview Pantry

Located next to the St. Alphonsus gym at 1414 W. Oakdale. The Pantry will give a presentation summarizing their operations and projected area food needs as we head into the Holiday Season.