October Meeting & Newsletter

automne-800pxRight off the (World Series?) bat, here’s a link to the October newsletter. What happened at the September meeting?  What’s going on in the neighborhood?  What happened with that zoning thing? Alderman said what? It’s in the October newsletter.


6:30PM – Member socializing
7:00PM – Meeting begins


  • Congressman Mike Quigley
  • 1333 W. Wolfram – zoning change

Congressman Quigley has told SLN that most 2nd Tuesdays of the month he is normally in Washington D.C. conducting business. There is a break in the action this month and the Congressman requested to appear before the SLN membership.

Mr. Quigley is currently serving on the following committees or subcommittees:

  • Founder and co-chair of the Congressional Transparency Caucus.
  • Member of the House Committee in Appropriations.
  • Subcommittee on Financial Services.
  • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.
  • Appointed by Nancy Pelosi to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (oversees the activities of the entire Intelligence Community).
  • NSA and Cyber-security Subcommittee.
  • Emerging Threats Committee.

1333 W. WOLFRAM – Up Zoning request
The owner/developer of the property is requesting a zoning upgrade from RS-3 to RT-4.0 in order to build an oversize single family home similar to the house at 1331 W. Wolfram. 1333 Wolfram is currently the side yard for the single family home at 1331 Wolfram.

A little zoning history: During his term, former Alderman Ted Matlak received a zoning upgrade request for 1331 and 1333 Wolfram from RS-3 to RT-4 to build two over-sized single family houses. This request was rejected by SLN’s NDRC. Alderman Matlak decided to allow 1331 parcel the RT-4 upgrade, as long as the 1333 parcel remained RS-3. The 1333 parcel was never built on and became 1331 Wolfram’s side yard.

This is a voting issue. The neighbors nearby will be flyered before the meeting and allowed to vote along with all paid members of SLN.

Member Socializing – 6:30 to 7:00 in the Athenaeum Lobby.
The Athenaeum opens its bar for members to purchase some beer, wine or pop before the start of the monthly meeting. Come a little earlier to the meeting for some member socializing. Your purchase helps support the operations of The Athenaeum Theatre.

September – The State of The Ward

Alderman Waguespack as mandated by tradition, “shall from time to time give to the Neighborhood Information of the State of the Ward, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”

September is that time.


Doors open at 6:30
Meeting starts at 7
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport


The Alderman will give the membership his annual update on the Ward and City of Chicago operations.


Our new 19th District, Sgt. Mary Hein will introduce herself and give a brief presentation on this year’s meetings.

1444 W. DIVERSEY – Zoning Change

Owner requests zoning change from RT-3.5 to RT-4. Owner wants to

  1. elongate the current building,
  2. add a third unit to the current building,
  3. convert the basement to a dwelling unit,
  4. add a roof deck on top of the 3rd floor and
  5. renovate the building.
  6. This will be a voting issue. The immediate area around the project will be flyered so non-SLN members will be alerted to the meeting and be able to vote.

Member Socializing – 6:30 to 7:00 in the Athenaeum Lobby.

The Athenaeum opens its bar for members to purchase some beer, wine or pop before the start of the monthly meeting. Come a little earlier to the meeting for some member socializing. Your purchase helps support the operations of The Athenaeum Theatre

South Lakeview Neighbors Newsletter

News and views of the neighborhood — What happened at the summer party — Where did Joni Gatz play on the “other side of Ashland”? All of this and more is answered in the latest SLN Newsletter. Download it here. Our advertisers support the organization, so please be sure to read all the way through to the ads!

Be a Court Advocate and a South Lakeview Neighbors Block Captain

Court Advocacy Training

This is a very brief seminar regarding becoming a court advocate. Sometimes when a crime perpetrator is in court in front of a judge local citizens [court advocates] are asked to appear in the court room to make to impress the judge etc on the concerns of the citizens.  A side benefit is if you are ever called for jury duty, past court advocates are usually dismissed.

Cook County State’s Attorney’s
Community Justice Center North
In Conjunction With the 19th & 20th Police Districts
Presents a


Learn How to Become An Effective Court Advocate
Represent your neighborhood when it needs you most!
Court advocates play a vital role in demonstrating that the community cares and will not tolerate crime.

6:30 P.M.

19th District Chicago Police Department
850 W. Addison Street
Community Room
Please R.S.V.P. by September 8th to
773-334-4066 or Lori.trier@cookcountyil.gov

South Lakeview Neighbors – Block Captain Program

We’re looking for people  to recruit neighbors to SLN monthly meetings.
As a Block Captain, you
  • will receive a PDF email about 1 week before the meeting that can be printed off.
  • will distribute monthly membership meeting flyers to neighbors on your block (drop in mailbox).
  • Approximately 40—50 houses per block.
  • can be responsible for more than one block.
Monthly meetings are September-November and February to May (7 meetings).
There are occasional emergency meetings that can be called.
Must be a current SLN member.
If interested, please contact by email or phone :
Bill Haderlein
Block Captain Program

Save the Date

We’ll have more info up soon, but here’s some upcoming meeting news:

September 13: State of the Ward / Ald. Waguespack, Introduction of our new CAPS Officer, possible zoning issue (TBD)

October 11: Candidate forums — 5th District Congressional candidates, 11th District State Rep Candidates

November 8: Election Day. Meeting canceled and moved to the 2nd Tuesday in January. (We assume that everyone would rather be watching the returns on TV.)