March 4, 2020

Early Voting Information & Resources
Early Voting for the Illinois Primary Election began Monday, March 2nd in the 19th Police District Community Room at 850 W. Addison. Voters may also use any  Early Voting & Registration location in the city through Monday, March 16th. For more information on Early Voting, click here. For more information on registering and voting, click here
Member Networking & Social Event at Get in the Kitchen      
Join us for an evening of mingling, networking and cooking up a delicious meal with fellow Lakeview East Chamber members at Get in the Kitchen! Known as the "Party School" of cooking classes, Get in the Kitchen is ecstatic to host us for a wonderful evening of food and fun.

The menu includes small plates + a signature cocktail, featuring:

- Jalepeno Garlic Bread with Pico de Gallo & Chile

- Tequila Pineapple Braised Chicken

- Toasted Reuben Egg Rolls

- Banana with Chocolate Marshmallow Crispy Wontons



Grand Openings

Welcome  Ama La Vida  ( 2937 N. Clark)  Game Night Out  ( 2828 N. Clark, 4th Floor)  to the neighborhood! Thank you to everyone who came out to help us give them a warm Lakeview East welcome.


2908 N. Broadway
Black & Caspian is one of the most sought-after wine bistros in Lakeview East Chicago. Our modern Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar serves authentic dishes that blend traditional and oriental influences.  Highly regarded locally, our modern Mediterranean wine bistro has indoor and outdoor seating, and a reputation for excellent service. We are known for creating stunning food experiences and our meals are known for being outstanding and well remembered. Our wine portfolio flows with great international selections - wine and good food pairing forever!

3349 N. Sheffield
Bolívar and Lincoln is your new Venezuelan cafe in Lakeview and Wrigleyville area. Be carried away by the freshness of their flavors and the love put into their dishes. With passed down family recipes and great coffee (specially roasted for them) B&L will become one of your go-to places for empanadas, arepas, tequeños and more. Enjoy the great ambiance and relax while sipping an in-house blended juice or BYOB.

3202 N. Broadway
Mo:Mo Factory is a Nepalese, fast-casual restaurant inspired by Nepalese street food. The fresh yet rich Nepalese cuisine is comprised of a variety of dishes influenced by the ethnicity, soil and climate of Nepal's diverse culture and geography. When it comes to the simple, delicious, one-meal dishes of Nepal, you can't beat the famous MOMOS ( : :), served with a variety of dipping sauces.

Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Harold's Chicken3933 N. Broadway  NOW OPEN!!
Breakfast House  - 3928 N. Sheridan
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison   
CVS - 1035 W. Addison
Cuddle Bunny  - 2901 N. Clark
Dance on Broadway  - 3126 N. Broadway
Cumin - 1039 W. Belmont Ave
Everbrook Academy  538 W. Diversey Pkwy
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner  Sponsorship
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 our office for more information  by calling 773-348-8608.

The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development.  For development projects visit our website  here.
MCIMetro 5G Installation
Meade Construction Co. crews are installing underground conduit at the northwest corner of Halsted and Aldine. 

In the event that pedestrian or vehicle traffic needs to be altered to accommodate construction equipment, barriers and signage will be installed to ensure the safety of those in the area.

Work Days: Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 13th (Monday through Friday)

Work Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Parking Restrictions: "No Parking" signs, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., will be posted at the following locations:
  • 3245 - 3322 N. Halsted
  • 801 - 822 W. Aldine
There are no planned interruptions to CTA bus service.

Project Contacts:
Verizon/MCI-WORLDCOM (ATS) - Oscar Guerrero, (312)453-8130
Meade Electric (Contractor) - Chris Hanlon, (773)447-6627


  Sewer Main Replacement Project#7322

Department of Water Management (DWM) crews are installing 840 feet of new 24- inch sewer main in W Barry Ave from N Broadway to 200' east of N Pine Grove Ave. The old sewer main needs to be replaced to create a more reliable and efficient system.
For more information read here.
Storefront Opportunities

Are you or anyone you know, looking to move their business to Lakeview East? You can view Storefront Opportunities on our website here!

Congratulations to Senator Sara Feigenholtz, &  Welcome 
Representative Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer

Sara Feigenholtz, a longtime State Representative since 1995, was appointed by Democratic Party committeemen in the 6th Senate District on the North Side. She was previously an assistant majority leader in the House under Speaker Michael Madigan and was Cullerton's chief of staff before becoming a lawmaker. Feigenholtz most recently chaired the House Adoption and Child Welfare Committee. You can learn more about her here, and you can also follow her Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Join us in welcoming newly appointed 12th District State Representative  Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer . You can learn more about Representative Pizer and his work  here . You can also follow him on  his Facebook page  and his  Twitter page
Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) in the Workplace

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce requests employers take precautions in the workplace in order to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDCP) has put together an interim guide which outlines important preventive measures employers can take to help prevent the spread of diseases, such as COVID-19.  You can find the guide here.

Some basic practices you should follow are:
  • Frequent hand washing (at least 20 seconds per wash)
  • Provide hand sanitizers with at least 60-90% alcohol (perhaps include in bathrooms and common areas)
  • Lysol or similar wipes for cleaning of frequently touched spaces (doorknobs, desks, phones, etc.)
  • Employees should stay home when sick 
We are providing this information as a measure of prevention and ask that you check with the CDCP for updates for any late breaking news. We will continue to keep our businesses informed as we monitor the spread/containment of COVID-19.

We must all do our parts to prevent and prepare so that we can continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for all those who work, visit and live in our community.

Sanitation Classes - Food Handlers & Summer Sanitation,
& Call for Food Vendors

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer classes led by the Safe Dining Association for Food Safety Sanitation and Summer Festival Certification. These classes will be held locally at Ann Sather on Belmont. Seating is limited, so it is best to register early!  

Food Safety & Sanitation Class/Food Safety & Sanitation Re-certification 
Full Day Class 9am - 5:00pm
Location:  Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Avenue 

Class is fully accredited with the State of Illinois and City of Chicago
$60 Member Business Discounted Rate | $125 Non-Member Business Rate

Click here to register for
Thursday, March 26th
Click here to register for 
Thursday, April 30th 

Summer Festival Food Service Training
Evening Class 6 pm - 9 pm

Location:  Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Avenue

Class is fully accredited with the City of Chicago
$35 Member Business Discounted Rate $45 Non-Member Business Rate

Click here to register for Thursday, March 26th 
Click here to register for Thursday, April 30th

Payment Due upon registering.

* Classes are refundable only if request is received one week in advance of your class date.

For more information regarding these classes, please email

We are now accepting applications for food vendors for the  Belmont Sheffield Festival (May 23 and 24th) and the  Lakeview East Festival of the Arts (Sept. 12 and 13) .  
Please email   for more information.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce has pulled Sidewalk Sale Permits for the following addresses and weekends throughout the Summer and Fall. If you plan to have a Sidewalk Sale or Sidewalk event, you will need to have the printed permit displayed. We are still waiting on the physical permits and will send them to you once we have them. Until then, please see the dates we have pulled the permits for here.
2020 Census

Participation in the census is the right and responsibility of every Chicago resident. An accurate census ensures equal political representation and fair allocation of government resources.  The data are used to determine what resources our communities need. Funds are provided to state and local governments who then use that money to fund programs and infrastructure like healthcare, housing, education, and transportation.
The City of Chicago is committed to helping every Chicagoan participate in the 2020 Census. This is our opportunity to work together to ensure a fair and accurate count in the 2020 decennial census.  Here's how:
  • The City of Chicago, in partnership with Forefront's IL Count Me In 2020 program for Census outreach purposes, will be provide funding to community-based organizations to educate and engage their constituents on the 2020 Census.
  • Applicant organizations with budgets of $1 million or less will be given first preference.
  • Historically undercounted communities (families of color, children under five-years-old, the elderly, veterans, returning residents, individuals with high rates of mobility and housing instability, residents with disabilities, those with limited access to the Internet, and those who may be afraid to participate) are encouraged to apply.
  • In particular, the following City communities had the lowest response rates in 2010, and organizations serving these communities are highly encouraged to apply: West Garfield Park, Washington Park, North Lawndale, Lower West Side, New City, Englewood, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, South Lawndale, West Englewood, Fuller Park, and South Chicago.
  • The grant application portal went live on Forefront's website as of midnight, Monday, December 16, 2019; The portal will accept applications through 11:59pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020; Grant decisions will be committed by January 31, 2020, and funds will be disbursed by mid-February.
  • In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.
  • The temporary positions include: Census Takers, Census Field Supervisors, Recruiting Assistants, Office Operations Supervisor.
  • Candidates must complete an online job application; The application includes assessment questions about education, work, and other experience.
  • Positions for the 2020 Census are located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • Pay rates can vary by position and location; Find the pay rates in your area using the interactive map.

Construction has begun for the five year phase of the RPM project.  To find out more about this project please visit the RPM website hereThe modernization project has many steps, and it is important to know when and how you or your business may be affected.  Sign up for construction impact alerts in your community  here
ChibizHub is an online platform build by the City of Chicago to help connect small businesses with service providers.
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, March 4th |  Beats 1923, 1924 & 1925
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. |  19th District Police Station -  850 W. Addison

Tuesday, March 10th | Beat 1933
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.|Illinois Masonic Hospital - 836 W. Wellington

Wednesday, March 18th | Beat 1922
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Police Auditorium - 2452 W. Belmont

Monday, April 13th | Beat 1934 & 1935
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Second Unitarian Church - 656 W. Barry

Welcome to the Belmont Theater District - Chicago's Largest Theater District

Just minutes from downtown in Chicago's Lakeview and Lakeview East neighborhoods, the Belmont Theater District is home to more than 50 theaters and hundreds of shops and restaurants within a short walking distance. 

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International Women's Day Celebration at BottlesUp! 
3164 N. Broadway | $5/person

Bring your galpals. Bring your sistas. Bring your mums & grandmums. Bring your wives or girlfriends. Bring your daughters. Bring all the badass ladies in your life. We're celebrating International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8 with an afternoon of girl power and camaraderie! 

Join us for:
* Free headshots/buddy pic photobooth with Page & Plate
* Wines from female winemakers + a build-your-own mimosa bar
* Free chair massages from Advanced Spine & Sports Care
* Pop-up shop featuring clothing and accessories from The Colette Collection
* Brunch bites from Sarah at Proper Meals
* Sweet treats from Bittersweet Pastry Shop
* Love Note writing activity for Empower and Rise
* Raffle prizes!


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