March Newsletter


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RNRA Announcements and Events

"I Love River North" Happy Hour

Thank You River North Bistro and Twenty-Six Chicago

Check out the photo gallery here!

Earth Day Ward Park Clean-up

RNRA & Friends of the Parks

April 20th

Save the Date and join us on Earth Day in Ward Park. We supply the tools, gloves, and bags. It's a great way to meet your neighbors while making a difference in our beautiful neighborhood. Registration coming soon!

When: Saturday, April 20th - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Where: A.Montgomery Ward Park 630 N. Kingsbury Street

Taste of River North will be back, July 19-21, bigger and better than ever! Three full days of music, great food, merchants, art, kids zone, and a lot of fun on Wells Street from Chicago Avenue to Ontario Street. Get ready for our 2nd Annual Dog Parade on Saturday! Wine and Spirits Tastings through the weekend!

Help Repair Ohio Place DFA Kiosk

The information board at the Ohio Place DFA was recently vandalized. RNRA is looking for a volunteer to repair or build a new kiosk. RNRA maintains the dog-friendly areas at Ohio Place and Montgomery Ward Park, and we depend on neighborhood volunteers and our generous sponsors to help us keep these important pet-owner resources available. If you can help with repairs, contact Mickie Gordon at [email protected].

Volunteer Opportunities with RNRA

Looking for ways to get more involved in improving our River North neighborhood? RNRA would love to find a place for you! We are looking for help producing this newsletter, serving on our Public Safety Committee, and NEW serving on our Pet Owners Committee. There are lots of other ways to get involved, both on committees and single events!

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Public Safety

Coffee & Conversation with 18th District Commander

Enjoy coffee and conversations with the 18th District Commander, Michael Barz.

When: Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Starbucks Reserve Roastery - 646 N. Michigan Avenue

Questions? Call the CAPS office at 312-742-5778.

18th Police District Council

March Meeting

This month's Guest Speaker - Supervisor Chenetra Washington - OEMC/911 Training Department

When: March 26 (Tues) at 6:00 p.m.

Where: DePaul University Campus

Arts and Letters Hall, Room 103

2315 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago

RSVPs are appreciated but not required: RSVP HERE

March CAPS Beat Meetings

CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy) meetings offer an opportunity to address crime and safety issues directly with the beat officers who patrol our neighborhood, as well as to provide ongoing feedback, which helps the police monitor crime. 

There are several BEATS in River North

Find your Beat and Meeting to Attend

View the March 2024 schedule of CAPS Beat Meeting

Aldermanic Updates

Early Voting, Vote by Mail

and March 19 Primary

Find a list of Early Voting sites and in person polling places on the Board of Elections website 

Cook County Sheriff's Office

Tracked Vehicle Partnership

Click this link to access the Sheriff’s Office Consent-to-Release-Data Form. Submitting this form allows law enforcement to access data location information for a car that has been unlawfully taken. Swift access to information can help law enforcement recover the vehicle. Receive two stickers for your vehicle to warn potential carjackers and auto thieves of your registration in the Cook County Sheriff's program.

Visit the RNRA Website for most current Aldermanic Newsletters
Community Events & Announcements

Congratulations to Anti-Cruelty

Celebrating their 125th Birthday

In celebration, on March 7th they unveiled their shortened name and introduced a new logo. The new name marks the organization's evolution from a society to a movement.

42 Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly joined Anti-Cruelty President & CEO Tracy Elliott in naming the East side of Grand Avenue between Wells and LaSalle as Honorary Rose Fay Thomas Way (Anti-Cruelty Founder). Thanks to generous donors, they have saved over 350,000 lives in the last 125 years. Find out more and donate here.

Gilda's Club Open House

March 28

River North Residential Property Managers! Stop by Gilda's Club Chicago on Thursday, March 28, between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM for an Open House specifically designed for you to learn more about how Gilda's Club Chicago can assist your residents who have been impacted by cancer. For more information and to RSVP click here.

18th District Invites

Easter Egg Hunt Donations

Help the 18th District collect items for the community Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs, baskets, favors, etc. can be dropped off at the 18th District lobby, 1160 N Larrabee, until March 29. For more information call 312-742-5778.

Near North Community

Easter Egg Hunt - March 30

Join your neighbors for a free, fun family event featuring an Easter egg hunt and other activities. Children ages 2-12 accompanied by an adult welcome! Scan the code or click here for more information or call the CAPS 18th District office at 312-742-5778.

When: Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Where: Seward Park, 375 W Elm Street, Chicago

April 2 - 18th District Shred Event

Shred papers and documents and recycle electronics safely with the help of R4 Services. This service is free of charge but open to 018th District residents only. Prescription Drug Drop-Off will also be available in the lobby of the 18th District station.

When: Tuesday, April 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: 18th District Parking Lot, 1160 N. Larrabee Street (use south entrance off Hobbie Street)

Questions, contact 18th District CAPS office at 312-742-5778 or email [email protected]

Join RNRA on Team Blue for Bauer

Register today for the 20th Annual Run to Remember on May 4th, 2024 

The Run to Remember is the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s annual 5K run/walk that raises funds to support families of fallen and catastrophically injured Chicago Police Officers. Join RNRA on "Team Blue for Bauer" in memory of Commander Paul Bauer.Let’s take home the trophy for our 18th District!

Visit the RNRA Website for a Full List of Community Events
Please Support Our RNRA Sponsors!

Special Offer for RNRA Members from PingPod

Meet new people and play ping pong! Join any PingPod Open Play or Sunday Fun Day night in March and receive an exclusive RNRA discount using promo code RNRAMARCHPLAY. Valid for 50% off through the month of March. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Reservation required.

Sundays 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

PingPod • 676 N La Salle Drive

Contact Jorge Vanegas • (312) 796-5487 • [email protected]

Shop Unique Clothing at OSKA - 660 N Wabash

OSKA is an international, individual womenswear designer collection. It gives women their own distinctive look and emphasizes their personality. Sustainability and slow fashion have been at the heart of OSKA's design. Made from high-quality, natural materials and produced in Europe.

Welcome our renewing and new sponsors for 2024.

Check the links below and bring your business to these sponsors that support our neighborhood!

Platinum Supporters

A special thank you to River North Bistro and Twenty-Six for hosting our March 6th "I Love River North" Happy Hour

Gold Supporters

Silver Supporters


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RNRA is a not-for-profit community organization established in 1997 to protect and enhance the quality of life in River North. We are proud to represent over 25,000 residents – the highest membership level in RNRA history!

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A Warm Welcome to our Newest Member!

Thank you for joining RNRA. We are stronger together! 

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