November 7, 2018
The 22nd Annual Giver's Gift

The 22nd Annual Giver's Gift has begun! Now through Friday, December 21st collect $300 in receipts from Lakeview East neighborhood stores and get a free $50 Lakeview East gift card to spend at participating stores.
3rd Annual Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-Off 

Join us next Saturday, November 17th from 1pm-5pm for the 3rd Annual Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-off at Sidetrack! Lakeview East businesses will compete in a show down for the best chili. Want to take part in the action? Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased here.
Business Storefront Holiday Garland

 We are offering fresh garland for business storefront windows at a significant discount again this year! This offer is a benefit of Chamber membership and is available to all active members and businesses located in SSA 17 or SSA 8.

For only $60 your business will receive:
50ft. strand of fresh frasier/balsam garland
2 stands of clear lights
Installation and take down

Minimum order: $60
Additional garland available at $1 per foot

To order you can do so online here or call the Chamber office at (773)-348-8608.

If you any have questions please email

Upcoming Save the Dates
Annual Lakeview East Holiday Tree Lighting
Wednesday, November 28th

Holiday Extravaganza in Lakeview East
Saturday, December 1st

Lakeview East Holiday Party
Thursday, December 13th
2018 Halloween Hoopla

This year's Halloween Hoopla was a success! Thank you to everyone who braced the cold weather and rain for a fun day with us at Nettelhorst School on October 28th. Also a big thank you to our sponsors MBFinancial, Charles Schwab, Wintrust, Chiro One Wellness, Fitness Formula Clubs, Big Star, Whole Foods, Target, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Jewel Osco, Bombay Wraps, and Countryside Bank!
Member Spotlight
John Manchester

                                              John at ABC7 (second left)

John Manchester, along with his wife Jill, are the owners of one of the best candy stores in Chicago - Windy City Sweets (3308 N. Broadway). 

In 2011, John and Jill decided to purchase a business, but weren't so sure what type of business they would buy. Jill, a hardcore passionate candy lover since a young age, badly wanted a candy store. John on the other hand, was looking to buy something related more to his previous experiences in engineering. But after taking a look at Windy City Sweets and tasting the homemade chocolates from baker and former owner Jerry Sherwood, John agreed to buy the candy shop.

Windy City Sweets has been a staple in Lakeview East for 25 years, with Sherwood putting his love for candy and baking into every single bite. Since Windy City Sweets was bought by the Manchesters, Sherwood continues to still be the main chocolatier and baker at the shop.

For the past 7 years, John and Jill have continued to instill the joy and timelessness that Windy City Sweets brings to their customers. The store has also been a member of the chamber for 2 decades, and a great one at that! They will continue to be a staple in our neighborhood for a very long time - and we're extremely happy to have them here!

Click here to see John and Jill on an ABC7 segment from last Halloween!

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email

Savon Spa (3635 N. Halsted St.) strives to give their clients a luxurious, purifying organic spa experience in an elegant setting reminiscent of old world Paris.  They promise an atmosphere of serenity, warmth, and beauty.
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Big City Optical -  3232 N. Broadway
Bombay Wraps - 3149 1/2 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
Platinum Fades  - 3309 N. Clark 
Dance Moi - 3352. N Broadway
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Sapphire Nails 3011 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
Legend Tasty House -  3139 N. Broadway  NOW OPEN!
Hero Coffee Bar - 2950 N. Sheridan NOW OPEN! 
Solid Core - 3312 N. Broadway
The Roost Carolina Kitchen - 3474 N. Clark
Kings Barber Studio - 3264 N. Clark NOW OPEN! 

The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development. For development projects visit our website here.
Parking Passes

The 2019 residential parking passes are here! They are valid to be used now, but make sure that you use the 2018 ones before the end of the year. The new ones are purple (see below), while the 2018 passes are red.

Surge Pricing

The surge pricing that has been going on for the past 2 years in Wrigleyville during Cubs games and entertainment at Wrigley Field is no more. Alderman Tom Tunney agrees that this is a big win for the small businesses in the Wrigleyville area!

You can read more about this topic in the Chicago Tribune, here.
19th District Community Alternative Policing Strategies (CAPS)

The 44th Ward is served by the 19th District (bounded by Lawrence, Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton, and the Chicago River). Each police district is divided in beats, and each beat has a team of beat officers assigned to it. Police representatives from these teams and local community leaders conduct the CAPS meetings. For more information on CAPS, visit the Chicago Police Department's web page,  How CAPS Works

Upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Wednesday, November 7th from 7:00-8:00 pm  - 19th District Beat 1923, 1924, and 1925 Meeting
Location:  19th District Police, 850 W. Addison

Monday, November 12th from 7:00-8:00 pm  - 19th District Beat 1932 Meeting
Location:  New Life Church, 1110 W. Lill

Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30-7:30 pm  - 19th District Beat 1933 Meeting
Location:  Illinois Masonic Hospital, 836 W. Wellington

Thursday, November 15th from 6:30-7:30 pm  - 19th District Beat 1913 Meeting
Location:  Courtenay School, 4420 N. Beacon

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.   Click here to view the workshop schedule for Wednesdays and Fridays in November 2018.
Featuring Wrigleyville restaurants, bars, nightlife, local happenings and more, this website will be your one stop shop guide to one of Chicago's favorite neighborhoods. Keep up to date with everything happening in the area and browse the local businesses that give Wrigleyville it's charm. Make sure to also "like" Wrigleyville Chicago Neighborhood page on Facebook for all the hottest deals and news in town.
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner Sponsorship Now Available

The Lakeview East Street Pole Banners are located throughout the District are still available for sponsorship. Banners are located on Broadway, Clark, Belmont, Addison and Diversey. Chamber members and local businesses have the opportunity to sponsor new banners or renew your current banner sponsorship at a discounted rate. 

Wrigleyville Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $500 each
- Non-Members - $1,000 each

Surrounding Lakeview East Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $250 each
- Non-Members - $400 each

Please contact Kate McKenna for more information at or by calling 773-348-8608.


Fall Puppy Training is still running at Bark by the Park! Classes are lead by Lakeview's Jesse from Canine Perspective. Join them Saturdays from 11am-12pm to help your barker learn the basics. To learn more about the program, click here .


Bobtail Ice Cream is now a cashless business!


Yoga Body Elements is holding a Diwali potluck tonight! Click here to get more info and look for future events. 

Are you feeling lucky? Do you like standup comedy and a chance to win prizes? Well thankfully the Google Gods pointed you in the right direction! Jackpot Comedy brings the best comedians Chicago has to offer on one night and every audience member has a chance to walk away with gift cards, swag, and most importantly, laughs! Get your tickets now and don't forget to show up, you never know when your number will be called! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Book your holiday party with Aurelio's Wrigleyville!

Tired from Halloween? Make tonight game night at Bonus Round Game Cafe.  When was the last time you yelled Yahtzee?

Renaldi's Pizza has introduced an entirely new brunch and lunch menu that runs Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm! Click here to see the menu.
Mia Francesca's and the Francesca's Restaurant Group is partnering with neighborhood organizations to give back to the community. As a participating organization, they will give back 15% of sales to the organization. For more information and how to participate, click here.
The International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) has awarded Nancie King Mertz's painting "Waiting on Wabash" the Prix de Pastel award (the organization's top award). Congratulations Nancie for another amazing accomplishment!

   Once again this year, Ann Sather will offer diners a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner and are also taking orders for Thanksgiving pies! For more information click here.

Former Lakeview East Chamber employee and author David Jay Collins, will read scenes from his novels this upcoming Friday at The Leigh Gallery!


Mary Meyer School is accepting applications for the 2019/2020 school year!
For more than 75 years at Mary Meyer School, children have learned through purposeful play. We are currently accepting preschool applications for the 2019/2020 school year for children who will turn three years of age by 12/1/2019. Prospective parents can apply via our website at . Contact the schoolhouse to schedule a Prospective Parent Meeting at 773.549.0870 or Let's Learn, Let's Play!

Bombay Wraps was featured on  WGN TV's Lunchbreak! Learn how you can cook like the chefs FROM HOME with this Chicken Tikka Masala recipe and demo here!



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