HEADLINES

CUBS TO PAY $1M TO CITY FOR SECURITY CAMERAS

Team aims to add to security, safety around ballpark
By John Byrne, 
Chicago Tribune

"The Cubs are sending the city $1 million to pay for dozens of security cameras near Wrigley Field, Chicago aldermen said Tuesday.

The City Council Budget Committee approved the grant from the team to the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications, but it will be months before the cameras are up and running.  Wrigleyville Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th, said the city and the team will work on the placement of the cameras, which cost around $30,000 each to buy and install - and will become part of the OEMC's citywide network of security cameras.

Tunney said the majority of the 30 or so additional cameras will be "in the nexus of Wrigley Field" close to the park. But some will likely be installed as far west as the Kennedy Expressway and as far east as Lake Shore Drive, which  Tunney said he remains opposed to closing Clark and Addison streets near the ballpark during events there. "This (camera purchase) has nothing to do with that," he said. "There are too many residents and businesses in the area. Those streets are too important for people trying to get around the neighborhood."

HOTEL VERSEY RIBBON CUTTING

We attended a ribbon cutting event for the brand new Hotel Versey on the corner of Clark and Diversey last Wednesday. Our Executive Director spoke at the event about the importance of tourism and localism in the neighborhood. The lobby and rooms all got a modern, urban and unique upgrade with the theme of "stay like a local". Artwork found throughout the lobby and rooms encompass this theme on every level. Check out the space for yourself!
CITY OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS
 
Samantha Fields, Commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), will replace Budget Director Alexandra Holt.  Rosa Escareno, Deputy Chief Operating Officer to Mayor Emanuel will replace Samantha Fields at the Commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
 
BROADWAY WATER MAIN PROJECT

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.
WELCOME NEWEST MEMBERS

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Bluebird Restaurant serves comfort foods like burgers, sandwiches and mac & cheese. They are a great place to dine in or order out for delivery! Located at  2863 N. Clark St. they are conveniently located. They also operate a successful catering business and food-truck. Peruse their menu today!
VERIZON WIRELESS

New location at 3701 N. Halsted

Aje Cafe is a unique cafe that will entice your taste buds with their very own creations of salads, sandwiches, various blended healthy drinks, and last but not least, some of the finest coffee and tea in town. Check out there enticing menu2942 N Clark St.
DEALS & PROMOTIONS
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$199 FOR 2ND PAIR OF SUNGLASSES
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NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS
HELP DECORATE THE PRIDE FENCE AT NETTELHORST SCHOOL!

Once again, Nettelhorst School will be decorating their fence to help celebrate Pride. The install date is set for Thursday, June 1 from 10am until the project is finished. In case of rain it will occur on the next sunny day. Stop by and add your own intention to the fence!

Click here for a backstory on the Pride fence. 
FESTA CULTURAL, INTER-AMERICAN MAGNET SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

Join the families of Inter-American Magnet School in raising funds with an outdoor family on Saturday, June 17th from 2-8pm. Activities include food tables from various Latin American countries, raffles, art & crafts and many musical and dance performances. Proceeds from the event will go towards new learning materials for this innovative dual-language and top-performing school. Click HERE for more details.
WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR

Join State Representatives Sara Feigenholtz and Anna Williams for a free Women's Self-Defense Seminar from 10am - 11:30pm on Saturday, June 3rd at the Japanese Culture Center. 
SIPS & SLICES - PR ITALIAN BISTRO


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!
THIRD SPACE AT LAKEVIEW PRESBYTERIAN

Third Space, a program of Lake View Presbyterian Church, is thrilled to announce a summer program series with offerings for all ages. Exciting, quality classes in Lake View start at just $10.  For additional information, please contact: Pastor  Joy at 773.281.2655.
BEER SCHOOL PODCAST FROM SHEFFIELDS

3258 North Sheffield Ave. www.sheffieldschicago.com

NOTEWORTHY NOTES, BDAY EVENT!
FRIENDS TRIVIA AT GRAYSTONE TAVERN

Friends themed trivia is coming up next Tuesday, May 30th at Graystone Tavern starting at 7:30pm. Email  info@graystonetavern.com to reserve a table for your team. Bar seats and patio seating will be available first come, first serve, weather permitting.
BRIDGET MCNEILL'S
RECENTLY RENOVATED INTERIOR

Head on over to Bridget McNeill's to enjoy their patio! Check out their recently renovated interior and play a game of shuffleboard or darts! Don't forget to check out their happy hour deals and daily specials on their website. 
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
PASTORAL ARTISAN
CHEESE, BREAD & WINE

Choose from a number of delicious picnic foods and beverages like breads, cheeses, olives, finely cut meats, champagne, wines and more, packed perfectly for an afternoon spent outside! 2945 N. Broadway
WINE, WINE & MORE WINE!

Head to one of our four amazing wine shops to pick up the perfect bottle of wine to enjoy with your picnic basket!

wineHouse3164 N. Broadway
Stellar Wine820 W. Belmont Ave.
Paired Wine Co.3325 N Halsted

Pick up a gowler for your Memorial Day party or picnic at DryHop (3155 N. Broadway). They have other delicious bites that you could order to go, but a growler of beer is their specialty. 

Treasure Island Foods has a hot food section that can be package for the perfect day out and about Chicago. They also have a wonderful catering department if you're looking to throw a Memorial Day cookout! 3460 N. Broadway


Menu items are constantly changing at Lakeview Kitchen and Market depending upon which chefs have been in the kitchen that week. Variety is key at this market and they have many grab n' go options.
3109 N. Broadway.


Cafe L'Appetito has everything from pasta salad to soups, sandwiches and desserts. Everything is made fresh and ready to go!  3332 N. Broadway

ZACHI EXPRESS

Grab some delicious Mediterranean wraps to go and enjoy them by the the lake! The Lunch Special is only $6.95.
3202 N. Broadway.
MUSCLE MAKER GRILL

Muscle Maker allows people to eat better while on-the-go.  Muscle Maker Grill's menu features items with grass-fed steak and all-natural chicken, as well as options that satisfy an array dietary preferences from vegetarians to the low-carb consumer and guests following a gluten-free diet.
920 W. Belmont Ave.

Snow Junkie has the perfect snack for a warm Memorial Day weekend. Grab shaved ice or an eggette to go on your walk to the beach! 
3759 N. Racine Ave.

BLUEBIRD RESTAURANT

Bluebird Restaurant has a great selection of sandwiches to choose from. Order for delivery or grab a sandwich to pack in your picnic basket!  2863 N. Clark St.
BELMONT THEATER DISTRICT
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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!