Next Meeting: September 12, 2017 State of the Ward

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport
September 12, 2017 7:00  PM sharp!  (Doors open at 6:30)

Meeting Topics

  • Alderman Scott Waguespack’s State of the Ward, followed by Q&A
  • Zoning issue. This will be a membership voting issue.3130 LINCOLN / LeMAY AUTO PARTS – ZONING CHANGE REQUESTOwner is requesting a zoning upgrade from B-1 to B-3.

    Follow this scenario for this one-story stand-alone building.

    The owner of Lemay Auto Parts located on 2600 Halsted sells that building and in a separate transaction the LeMay Auto Parts business to a New Owner.

    Former LeMay Owner purchases 3130 Lincoln and has the New Owner move the LeMay Auto Parts business into 3130 Lincoln.

    After moving in, the Former LeMay Owner (owner of 3130 Lincoln) and his attorney are informed or realize that the B-1 zoning at 3130 Lincoln does not allow for an auto parts store.

    The attorney applies for an upgrade in zoning to B-3. Lemay Auto Parts is currently open and operating while waiting for the zoning change.

    The major issue, there are many businesses allowed under B-3, such as an Amusement arcade or dry cleaning plant, that are not allowed under the current B-1.

  • New Business Presentation: Seafood on the Tables.
  • FREE DRINK for all SEPTEMBER MEETING ATTENDEESIn what has become a yearly tradition, all meeting attendees will receive a drink compliments of SLN. The bar tab will be donated to the Athenaeum Restoration Fund.

Read the Newsletter

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Goodbye to the Number 11

The No. 11 Lincoln bus pilot has come to the end of the line.

The CTA plans to inform the transit agency’s board Wednesday that as of Sept. 1 it’s pulling the plug on a pilot of the Western-to-Fullerton leg of the route, which was axed in 2012 and revived in June 2016 on a trial basis.

See you at the Summer Party! Read the Summer Newsletter!

SLN invites all members, family and friends to the Annual Summer Shindig.

Meet fellow members and neighbors!

  • DATE: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  • PLACE: Will’s Northwoods Inn @ 3030 N. Racine
  • TIME: 6:30PM-8:30PM
  • LOCATION: in the outside Beer Garden. Rain or shine.
  • PRICE: Free for all paid members, family and friends and those who live within the SLN boundaries and wish to join. Children and all babies are encouraged and welcome.
  • FOOD: Hot dogs, cheeseburgers, plus chef wild card items

This is the date of the MLB All-Star game so there should be no real parking or transportation issues.



Glad you asked!  Download it here.

Thanks to Ann Gruber from Ashland Lock & Home Security for an interesting presentation (really!) on what it takes to really lock a door and secure our dwellings.

Thanks to Bob and Gina Hartwig and new general manager Ian McFarlin from Bakin’ and Eggs to talk about the changes coming to that establishment.

As always, thanks to Heather Ways Kitzes from the Cubs, who told us of the latest Cubs doings for the neighborhood (but somehow forgot to bring the championship trophy along with her).

We’d also like to thank Congressman Mike Quigely, who stopped by the May meeting to report on that day’s doings in Washington. Mr. Quigley is a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Should we change how the newsletter is distributed?

We’ve been re-thinking how we distribute the newsletter… let us know your thoughts. Our initial ideas:

  1. Publish sections (President’s letter, neighborhood news, last meeting info, upcoming agenda) on a weekly basis, on Facebook and on our website.
  2. Get the “what happened at the meeting” up within a week after the meeting.
  3. Put together the “traditional” newsletter as a single document, post on the website and via snail mail (to those members not on the email list) and distribute a week before the meeting.


  1. Ads — SLN is pretty much financed by the ads in the newsletter. How would you feel about ad placement on the website and on the Faceoook group page?
  2. Fatigue — is this too much, not enough, or just right?

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