Summer 2020 News

President’s Letter

As we head into the summer, it has been a most unusual year. The COVID pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways. As I write, Chicago is entering Stage 3 of the recovery, where stores, salons, and restaurants are slowly starting to open up, while practicing social distancing and strict hygienic guidelines. I implore everyone to use neighborhood businesses as much as possible. All are struggling and need our support to avoid permanently closing. Many restaurants have take-out and delivery, and some will have outside seating. Some stores have curbside pick-up or in-store by appointment. Call aheadto find out what is open and what are their procedures. Please keep in mind that the economy is opening up due to the flattening of the curve, a steady or decreasing amount of new cases and deaths. This is the result of people following the guidelines of staying at home, hand washing and wearing masks and social distancing when out. To prevent an increase in cases, we MUST maintain these behaviors as we venture out. STAY HEALTHY! Read the rest in the newsletter.

What’s been happening?

SLN invited its members to attend a ZOOM meeting organized by SLN with Congressman Mike Quigley. It’s summarized in the newsletter.

The newsletter also includes information about a demolition and special use permit for 2816 N. Southport and a plan from the Lakeview Chamber for outdoor dining.

Support our local businesses!

And we hope to see you at a meeting in September, in person and not on the Zoom Machine.

Summer at six feet

A few items regarding SLN’s summer plans:

  • We had an experimental meeting in May via Zoom, with our special guest, Congressman Mike Quigley. Thanks to those who showed up and thanks to the Congressman for spending an hour answering all questions.
  • There will be a brief newsletter sent out in the first week of June via email and via the website.
  • The Summer Party has been canceled.
  • We’re hoping that things are in a place in September such that we can resume normal meetings. The Board of Directors will be making a decision later in the summer in that regard.
  • We are working with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce on their Recovery project to safely reopen Lakeview businesses.

April Newsletter

Greetings from a safe distance!

Depending on the COVID-19 meeting restrictions, the Nominating Committee will be meeting to come up with a slate for next year. It is time for a newer group of SLN residents to rise to the occasion to move SLN forward. SLN has outstanding working relationships with our local politician and organizations. SLN is a not-for-profit organization. If you are interested or want some more information, contact us at or be ready to accept the challenge when contacted by Nominating Committee. NOTE –you must be a SLN member for at least one year to qualify for a board position.

As you know, the April meeting has been canceled and we’re betting that May will be, too. Stay tuned. Watch this space and keep an eye on our page on Facebook.

At the March meeting

Dillon Goodson made the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce’s presentation to the SLN membership.

1340 W. Wolfram –Zoning upgrade, demolition and construction of new Single-Family House. (Vote: 13 Yes, 7 No.)

1301 W. Wellington–Zoning upgrade for expansion/remodel of the current Single-Family House (Vote: 12 Yes, 7 No.)

For more Neighborhood happenings and news, read the April Newsletter.