Audio from the November 17, 2020 meeting

Two topics:

  • 0 – 50m: Dillon Goodson from the Lakeview Chamber discussing the state of businesses in Lakeview and how you can help.
  • 52m: Discussion of zoning for 3056 N. Racine (Racine & Barry)

Links related to Dillon’s presentation:


November 17th Meeting Announcement & Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving!

The meeting:

Lakeview Chamber’s Executive Director Dillon Goodson and his staff at the Chamber will present topics of interest to the community. Some topics on the agenda:

  • Business closings / new openings
  • Covid-19 Pandemic effect going forward on the neighborhood business environment.
  • Pedestrian Street Designation for Lincoln Ave. and its effect on future retail and development.
  • Events scheduled for the upcoming Holiday Season.
  • Lincoln Hub (Lincoln/Southport/Wellington) and Lincoln/Belmont/Ashland are temporary traffic adjustments.
    Will they ever become permanent?
    Can they still be adjusted based on neighborhood input?

Join the meeting via Zoom:

Nov 17, 2020 6:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting starts at 7:00.

Join the meeting:

If you don’t have a Zoom capable device, dial in at (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 819 3610 4396
Passcode: 604434

At the October meeting:

Thank you to Congressperson Mike Quigley and State Rep Ann Williams for speaking at our Oct. 17 Zoom meeting. Both spoke about the impact of the pandemic, its effects on individuals and businesses and the need for government assistance to states, cities, businesses and individuals. Hopefully, it is coming sooner than later

Read more in the newsletter.

October 20 Meeting Audio: Rep. Mike Quigley and State Rep. Anne Williams

The topics included the national and state economy, COVID, foreign election interference, the importance of flu shots, and the Fair Tax proposal on the state ballot. And, both candidates remind everyone to vote!

Selected items from the chatstream:

19:21:43 From Lauryn Schmelzer : Rep. Ann Williams’ Office:
Office Phone Number: 773-880-9082
Chief of Staff: Lauryn Schmelzer –
19:32:41 From Lauryn Schmelzer : State of Illinois FY 2021 Budget Highlights:
19:32:48 From Lauryn Schmelzer :
19:48:41 From F :
19:52:19 From JoAnn Becker : There needs to be a list (name, purpose, annual budget, # employees & consultants, year created, etc.) to be developed of every governmental entity in the state, regardless of the governmental level – to include cities, villages, counties, state, etc. – then people could see duplications. Illinois has over 1500 additional entities than the next state.
19:55:37 From Lauryn Schmelzer : Flu shot event that our office is co-hosting:
19:55:39 From Lauryn Schmelzer :

October at SLN

Meeting with Congressman Mike Quigley and State Representative Ann Williams

Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 PM, on the Zoom machine.

Please login a bit early so we can start on-time. The meeting will be recorded and the audio shared on the website afterwards.

For Covid-19 safety measures, the SLN Board has decided to forego in-person monthly membership
meetings at this time.

After the successful September Zoom Meeting with Alderman Waguespack, SLN has lined-up two of our elected officials for the October ZOOM Meeting. A link to the Zoom meeting will be posted and emailed the day prior to the meeting.

At the September 20 meeting

You’ll find full details of the Alderman’s talk and Q&A in the October Newsletter. Listen to the audio of the entire meeting.

History was made on Tuesday, September 22 as SLN held its first official monthly membership meeting on Zoom. Topics included COVID, the city’s economy and budget, what “defunding” the police means, local development activity, rent and mortgage payments, and designation of Lincoln as a “pedestrian street” for zoning purposes. In addition, there were questions about CPS and policing.

Zoning affairs:

3113 N. Lincoln has received a Transit Oriented District qualification. Read what this means in the October Newsletter.

New Website Features

We’ve added a “My SLN” feature to the website. At this time, it allows you to view and update your contact information and view your membership history.

To set yourself up to use it,

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your email address: Use the address at which you receive the newsletter.
  3. Click “Get New Password”
  4. Follow the links to set a new password.

Now that you have a password, please proceed to login. In the future, you can just click on the “My SLN” link on the menu to access your SLN info. Once we’d proved this out, we’ll have the ability to add “member only” content to the website and provide better members services.

If you run into any issues with this, please email “”. Thanks.