Bike and Save in Lakeview

Lakeview businesses are now offering deals for customers arriving by bike who show their helmet! The Lakeview and Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce have partnered with the local business community to promote their bike-friendly neighborhood with the Bike-Friendly Business discount program. Look for the Bike-Friendly Business window decals in storefronts around the neighborhood. The discounts are part of Lakeview’s Bike-Friendly Business District program, which promotes shopping local and markets neighborhood businesses to a growing and vibrant customer group: people who ride bikes. Join the conversation about biking in Lakeview on social media by using the tag #BikeLakeview. Learn more about bike-friendly discounts and biking in Lakeview at

The Low-Line Market Is Back at Southport CTA Station on Thursdays

Now in its second year of operation, the Low-Line Market is a prepared food and farmers market, with the goal of creating an experience where neighbors can meet and gather while enjoying greater access to a collection of high quality produce, prepared foods and handcrafted goods from local farms and vendors. By increasing availability of local food sources within convenient walking distance of a high-traffic residential area, the Low-Line Market aims to increase sustainability within our community. Find it Thursday evenings at the auxiliary exit of the Southport Brown Line CTA Station. June 5 – September 4: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; September 11 – October 16: 3:00 p.m. – Sunset. Learn more at

lvchamberThe Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and SSA 27 are hosting a public open house meeting to share plans for a placemaking project that seeks to make Lincoln Avenue between Diversey and Belmont a more attractive place to visit and do business. Please stop by any time during the open house to learn more about plans for new landscaping, seating and pedestrian improvements.

Public Open House
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Heritage Littles, 2868 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

Questions? Contact Lee Crandell,, 773.472.7171.

Read more about the Lincoln Avenue Beautification Project

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Time & Place:
Basement, St. Alphonsus Church
1429 W. Wellington
7:00PM – Doors open
7:30PM – Meeting begins

1. U.S. Congressman Michael Quigley
2. Election of Officers and Directors
3. Attendance Raffle

Congressman Mike Quigley – 5th District
The Congressman is normally in Washington D.C. during the 2nd Tuesday of the month. In January, his District Scheduler, Melanie Thompson contacted SLN and let us know that there was no Congressional session scheduled for May 2014 and the Congressman was interested in speaking before the SLN membership. The date was locked in and the Congressman will make his first appearance as the featured Speaker at an SLN meeting.

Most recently, Congressman Quigley traveled to Ukraine with a bipartisan delegation to assess the effect of ongoing U.S. efforts to support Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression following the illegal annexation of Crimea.

Election of Officers and Directors
The SLN bylaws require and election of Officers and Directors at the May meeting.  See the May newsletter for information about the slate from the Nominating Committee.

Attendance Raffle
We’ve been selling raffle tickets to those in attendance at meetings. It all comes together at this meeting.  Who will be the lucky member?

What happened at the April Meeting?
It’s all in the May Newsletter.  If you’re not already on the email distribution for the newsletter, sign up now.