Holiday Party, December 13

happy-holidays-ornament-800pxThe annual Holiday Party will be held on December 13, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Will’s Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine.

All SLN Members, their families, and neighborhood friends are invited to the party.  If your membership has expired, you’ll be able to renew it on your way in.

You’ll have a good time with your SLN friends!  As usual, we’ll have a couple of raffles to benefit local organizations, along with lots of good food from Will’s kitchen and beverages from their bar.

If you have a local business and would like to contribute a gift certificate or some other raffle prize, please contact us at

Save the date:  January 10 — The South Lakeview Neighbors School Forum.

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November Newsletter and NO MEETING

dre-voting-machine-800pxNo November Meeting due to the Presidential Election

HOLIDAY PARTY – Tuesday, December 13 @ 6:30PM

Mark your calendar for the SLN Holiday Party to be held at Will’s Northwoods Inn. Food prepared by Will’s kitchen and open bar. Free for all SLN members and family. Liquor raffle and split the pot raffle.

The Newsletter

Download the November newsletter.  This month’s features include

  • Sam’s take on the election and Veterans Day
  • Congressman Quigley at the October meeting
  • SLN and Neighborhood News
  • News from our elected officials and CAPS
  • Bill’s musings after a day on the 606
  • Susan’s review of Fahlstrom’s


Public Safety Meeting


From State Rep Ann Williams:

As you are aware, our community has faced increasing concerns about public safety and gun violence over the past few months. In response, we are hosting a Public Safety Forum to discuss these issues from a state perspective, as well as provide some helpful tips on crime prevention. 
I hope that you will join us this Thursday to hear from a panel of experts on gun violence prevention and pubic safety advocacy. 
Thursday October 27th
6:00 -7:30 pm
St Luke’s Church
1500 W Belmont Ave
See you there,

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.