Save the Date: November 10, 2020
RNRA's 23rd Annual Meeting
We're pleased to announce the date of our 23rd Annual Meeting. With the health and safety of our neighbors and community partners in mind, this year's meeting will be virtual. Guest speakers and RNRA leaders will update attendees on public safety and health, local development and other issues of interest to those who live and work in River North.

Our special guest presenters will be:
  • 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly 
  • 18th District CPD Commander Jill Stevens

Registration will be required. Stay tuned to RNRA e-mail for a formal invitation with additional details. 

When: Tuesday, November 10th 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom Video Webinar

Until we can safely gather together in person, we look forward to “seeing you” at our virtual annual meeting in November.
Wells Street Outdoor Dining - 7 Days a Week
Wells Street Outdoor Dining Program Extended to Seven Days a Week

Starting last Friday, October 2, restaurants on Wells Street, between Huron Street and Superior Street will offer outdoor dining seven days per week. As a reminder, all east/west streets will remain open. To view a map of this closure, please click here. Please contact the participating restaurants directly for information about reservations.  

While indoor service expanded this week, the City has worked with industry experts to develop guidance for outdoor operations this fall and winter, which was distributed to businesses last week.  

Under these guidelines, tents and other structures will be allowed on the public way for the first time, Expanded Outdoor Dining Permits will be extended to last through the winter season and road closures will continue - weather permitting - in order to allow our small businesses as much time as possible to make up for lost revenues. The outdoor guidance can be found here .  
Virtual Halloween Costume Contest!
With the health and safety of our neighbors and community partners in mind, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Halloween Family Festival in Ward Park. Instead, the RNRA is hosting a Virtual Halloween Costume Contest so that neighborhood kids and their families can still celebrate and enjoy the fun and excitement of the season. 

CLICK HERE to print a copy of this flyer.
The City of Chicago announced a plan to safely celebrate Halloween in Chicago that emphasizes social distancing and other safety precautions while allowing trick-or-treating and other fun activities throughout the week.

The City’s ‘Halloweek’ guidelines will allow for a responsible celebration spread out over a full week to minimize congregation, while calling on both children and adults to abide by COVID safety precautions that are keeping all of us protected and limiting the spread of the virus. ‘Halloweek’ activities will include safe trick-or treating along with Halloween-themed programs from the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library and other City departments and partners.

For more information, CLICK HERE.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
Help our 018th District CAPS make a difference for kids in domestic violence shelters.
Join RNRA for our October Ward Park Clean Up October 17th 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Volunteer to Pitch in for Ward Park!

This year, the Chicago Parks Foundation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District and local communities, is leading a citywide volunteer initiative to help keep our parks clean.

Over the past few months, park budgets have been stretched and there are fewer seasonal employees. If we provide the volunteers, the Chicago Parks Foundation will provide clean-up supplies and safety guidelines to help support our park’s ongoing maintenance.

Join the RNRA in Ward Park on Saturday, October 17th from 9:00 am - 11:00 am and help us “Pitch in for the Parks.”

Protective gloves, trash bags and tools will be provided. Volunteers will work in groups of ten or less and physical distancing guidelines will be enforced. Face masks/coverings must be worn at all times. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  

Registration is required. Can we count on you to “Pitch in for Ward Park?”

Registration cannot be accepted until review of the Volunteer Safety Guidelines and completion of the Participant Release Waiver Form.
2020 Census Extended to October 31
Information from the census shapes our communities and influences our city’s voice in Congress. The census tells us who we are as a nation and what we need. Data collection has been extended through October to ensure a complete count. Remember, for every additional person counted in Chicago, we stand to gain approximately $1,400 that could be used towards parks, schools, and infrastructure!

Early Voting has started in Chicago
Early Voting started last week in Chicago: What You Need to Know
For the November 3 General Election, Chicago voters may use any Early Voting location in the city to cast their ballot. Starting October 1, voters can cast their ballots at the Loop Super Site and then on October 14 at any of the 50 Ward early voting sites. 

Every voter is encouraged to wear a face mask that covers the mouth and nose, whether visiting to use in-person Early Voting or to use a Secured Drop Box. Voters in line must practice social distancing with 6 feet (2 meters) of space between persons in line. For more information, CLICK HERE.
018th District CPD Community Conversation
To print a copy of the flyer above, click on the image

Everyone is Invited!
Let's Make a Difference in
Our Neighborhood Together!

Join in and participate in a two-part series to create the 018th District's
2021 District Strategic Planning Community Conversation

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting - Registration Required - REGISTER HERE

If you are unable to join virtual, please call: 1-312-626-6799,
Meeting ID 910 7035 8449, Passcode 63755

For more information or if you have special accommodations please contact the 018th District Office of Community Policiing at 312-747-1708 or CAPS.018DISTRICT@CHICAGOPOLICE.ORG
Participate in Public Surveys on
Impartial Policing Policies
Participate in Public Surveys
As part of the Department’s latest community engagement effort, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has launched a series of public surveys on several impartial policing policies, and will begin conducting discussions with community members and individuals with lived experiences to gain feedback on ways to improve or develop policies later this month.

Members of the public have until Oct. 15, 2020 to complete online surveys. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Welcome New RNRA Members!
RNRA is a not-for-profit community organization established in 1997 to protect and enhance the quality of life for those who call River North their home. We are proud to represent over 21,000 residents – the highest membership level in RNRA history! We are delighted to welcome our new members!

  • 56 W. Huron Condominium Association
  • 110 W. Superior Condominium Association
  • 360 W. Erie Condominium Association
  • Old Town Park II Luxury Apartments
  • Renelle Condominium Association
  • Residents at Hudson & Huron
  • River Village Townhomes HOA
  • Superior West Condominium Association
  • Superior House

The more properties that join, the stronger our voice!

Once a property joins, all its residents become members. If you aren’t a member, talk to your Property Manager or Community Manager about joining. We are more likely to be heard if we speak with one voice.
Support our Local Businesses!
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our local businesses!
Check out the deals on the My River North mobile app! Download the app FREE from the App Store or Google Play!

The “My River North” mobile app provides convenient access to River North news, events and resources, plus special discount offers at a variety of participating local businesses.

Show the deal on the app to the participating business, hit "REDEEM" and enjoy the discount! Check out these businesses and many more featured on the app!
Coming Soon
to My River North mobile App!
Sprouts Academy Preschool
Sprouts Academy Preschool is open and enrolling, with enhanced safety precautions like daily health screens and much more to keep your littles safe while providing loving care. Sprouts Acacemy Preschool is an engaging world where toddlers learn and explore and where curious children become inspired and ready for school. We help prepare for school from Kindergarten and beyond. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
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