Movies in the Park is back!

Located near the corner of School Street and Seminary Avenue, the outdoor flicks are being screened in the heart of Lake View. Mark your calendars for these dates:

June 9: Moana
July 14: Finding Dory
Aug. 18: Sing

The movies air at dusk, so when the sun goes down, the movie starts rolling. In addition, if it happens to rain, the movie will simply be aired one day later, same time, same place.

Sponsored by 
Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Alderman Tom Tunney Office Central Lakeview Neighbors - CLVN Hawthorne Neighbors , Mad River Chicago Barcocina  and  Chicago Cubs .

The $15 minimum wage as contained in SB 81  was just passed by the Illinois Senate and to Governor Rauner's desk on a partisan 30-23-2 roll call. The details are as follows:
  • Proposes increasing the Illinois minimum wage on the following schedule:
January 1, 2018 - $9.00 per hour
January 1, 2019 - $10.00 per hour
January 1, 2020 - $11.25 per hour
January 1, 2021 - $13.00 per hour
January 1, 2022 - $15.00 per hour.

This wage schedule applies to (1) employees who are 18 years of age or older; and, (2) employees under 18 years of age who work more than 650 hours for the employer during any calendar year;
  • Employees under 18 years of age who work less than 650 hours in any calendar year (no more than 12.5 hours per week) are to be paid as follows:

January 1, 2018 - $8.00 per hour

January 1, 2019 - $8.50 per hour

January 1, 2020 - $9.25 per hour

January 1, 2021 - $10.50 per hour

January 1, 2022 - $12.00 per hour


Click here for additional information. 


"Walking into Jennivee's Bakery in Chicago's LGBTQ-friendly Boystown neighborhood feels like being transported to a quaint, French boulangerie.  With its whimsical, gold-rimmed seating, vintage picture frames over exposed brick, beaded chandeliers and a colorful chalkboard menu, the bakery offers a comfortable, vintage feel. And, of course, its drool-inducing pastel cakes, cupcakes and other treats line the counters and front window, beckoning anyone with a sweet tooth inside." 


On Sunday we held a successful Sunday Funday Boater's Brunch at Belmont Harbor. Over 15 restaurants sampled their delicious fare to the Belmont Harbor boaters. Boaters were given goodie bags with delivery and catering menus to use throughout the summer!
We have installed our People Spots and Curbside Cafes for the season! Visit our People Spots at Aje Cafe (2942 N. Clark) and Gabby's Barbershop (2860 N. Clark) or enjoy dinner outside in our Curbside Cafe's at El Nuevo Mexicano (2914 N. Clark) and The Gundis Kurdish Kitchen (2909 N. Clark). 


We are continuing to work with the Alderman's office, NPL Construction, Water Management and CDOT to help mitigate the overwhelming amount of dust and debris from the Broadway water main project as well as the increase in damages to business properties. The project will continue through the summer and we ask that you show your LOCAL LOVE by supporting small businesses on Broadway during these challenging times of construction.

Chicago Sailing offers a variety of boats and activities that make getting off land and onto the lake easier than ever before. With lessons, charters and rentals, they can help you experience the city like you've never seen them before. Their fleet of over 20 vessels ranging from 22'-53' and staff of US Sailing & USCG certified instructors and captains means you will always have an enjoyable and safe experience on Lake Michigan. 

Lakeview Fit Body Boot Camp, located at 3161 N. Broadway, is hosting a preview event in their brand new facility this weekend. They will be raffling off over $1,000 in prizes, including a free 3-month membership!
Join the Fit Body Boot Camp team:
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 11, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Stop by to tour the space, meet the trainers and learn about their 30-minute classes that are GUARANTEED to get you in amazing shape. Visitors can also stop by tables hosted by neighboring businesses.
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To stay comfortable, no matter what the Chicago weather throws at you, you need heating and cooling equipment you can depend on. To guarantee your HVAC equipment lives up to your highest expectations for energy efficiency, consistent performance and preocise temperature control, HeatCool Service Co. provides skilled and conscientious installation, maintenance and repair services. Their NATE-certified technicians guarantee you'll get the most value from your heating and cooling investment. 

Brissa Hanzel, owner/creative director of Breeze Art Creative, is a creative - thinker entrepreneur with a variety of talents that afford her the opportunity to work with amazing people. She loves the entrepreneurial spirit, and I especially enjoy helping small businesses and women entrepreneurs launch and thrive. At Breeze Art Creatives, we help you to build long-term relationships with your clients through visual images (graphic, web design, photography) and web development, with reliability and trustworthiness. Essentially, we provide the creativity you need to give to your vision and reflecting your core values as an individual and as a business owner for your marketing success. Visit breezeartcreatives.com.


Bark by the Park staff and pups are excited to announce this special offer on Fromm Food! While supplies last - purchase a 12lb bag (any flavor) or larger and receive a free 4lb bag of Chicken au Frommage.  Lakeview East's newest pet boutique is conveniently located at 2936 N. Clark (near the corner of Oakdale/Clark).

The newest Verizon Wireless in Chicago, located at 3701 N. Halsted, is open for business! Please help them celebrate their Grand Opening by taking advantage of specials at THIS LOCATION ONLY. The super friendly staff will take care of all your wireless needs. Come in and save 20% off an accessory, now through the end of June by mentioning this ad. Also, save $250 off their 8" HD tablet! Hours are Monday through Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm. Phone: 773.661.9240.

In our continuing commitment to small producers and utilizing the highest quality, small batch ingredients, we're launching a few new seasonal items that showcase the best in seasonal produce and our core ingredients. This Spring we're excited to bring back fresh tomatoes(!), the Cali Chèvre sandwich, and fresh chèvre - including Wasabi (while supplies last) - from the amazing folks at Capriole Goat Cheese in Indiana. Take a look below! 

KICK OFF - JUNE 29TH - 7PM    
Join El Nuevo for a fun and informative evening! Sample four of Herradura's Tequilas while you listen to their tequila expert. Enjoy a welcome Margarita as well as a Three-Course Dinner. Only $45.   Click here to Reserve!  

Enjoy a martini and pizza pairing event on Thursday, June 8th from 5 - 11pm at PR Italian Bistro. Savor outstanding mini or mull-mized gin martinis with one-of-a-kind tasting pizzas made to pair. No forced pris-fixe menu, no tickets to purchase, just a fun culinary offering.  Think you don't like gin? It's because you don't like cheap gin. Luckily, they don't serve cheap gin!

Treat your father to brunch or binner
 at his favorite place! PR Italian Bistro will have a
fully-stocked & artfully supplied pasta craft table set up for kids (of all ages) to make dad and grandpa a homemade holiday card, picture frame or necklace.
Sun, June 18, Brunch: 11a-3p  |  Dinner: 3-10p

KC Chocolatier presents Mr. Robert W. Otto, the President of Chicago Gourmets as their wine pairings expert in the first of their Wine & Chocolate Tasting series, featuring KC Belgian chocolates.  
Mr. Otto has served as a Director for over 19 years on the Chicago Gourmets Board. His knowledge and expertise of wine is truly extensive. He is also the Cellar Master for the Chicago Gourmets Group.  
The event will take place on Thursday, June 8th, between the hours of 7 and 8:30pm.  
Call 773.525.7775 to reserve your ticket, $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

Saturday 6/10 @ 2-9pm
FEUD: Katy Perry Vs. Taylor Swift
Come watch the lucky boys dance to all
the hits from these dueling divas
Champagne mimosa specials for $20  
Saturday 6/17 & sun 6/18 @ 1pm
Hot Male Entertainers starting @ 2pm
- Classic 80s hits all day Saturday 
- All your favorite dance, classic &  top 40 hits all weekend long
- $4 Three Olives watermelon cocktails 
Tuesday 6/20 @ 8pm
Toga frat party night
- Watch the lucky boys dance  in togas and frat gear all night
Join Laugh Factory Chicago  in their StandUp NBC event this Saturday at 9am for a nationwide search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds.Top recipient(s) are offered an NBC Talent Holding Deal, meetings with NBCUniversal Casting execs and an invitation to showcase at NACA for the opportunity to tour the US college circuit. Pick up some tickets for this event today!

BTDChicago.com is Your Ultimate Guide to Chicago's Largest Theater District, with over 50 theaters & theater companies located in the vibrant Lakeview neighborhood. The Belmont Theater District can help you find the perfect show from over 150 shows playing in the BTD every week -- and take advantage of our Free & Under $15 Theater Tickets listing!