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Nov 30, 2015
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Lakeview, Wicker Park, Bucktown armed robberies

From Everyblock.  LAKEVIEW — Police alerted residents Monday of a series of armed robberies to hit Lakeview, Wicker Park and Bucktown since Nov. 15.

In every case, the alert said, two or three men approached people in the street and pointed guns at them.

In a few incidents, police said, the men pistol-whipped their victims or fired off shots in other directions. In one case, a robber shot a man in his hand.

Police said the incidents were reported:

• 12:30 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 1200 block of West Waveland Avenue

• 3:55 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 2900 block of West Belden Avenue

• 5 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 3600 block of North Clark Street

• 11:41 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of North Paulina Avenue

• 1 p.m. Thursday in the 2400 block of West Wabansia Avenue

• 12:05 a.m. Friday in the 1200 block of North Hoyne Avenue

• 12:54 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of West Cortland Street

• 5:50 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of West Surf Street

• 6 a.m. Friday in the 2800 block of North Sheridan Road

Nov 29, 2015
gracelandwest
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GWCA establishes scholarship for 2016 LVHS graduate

Details at next GWCA Meeting, Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30 pm, Lake View High School Social Room. Enter via #6 door on Ashland.  Parking available in lot south of running track.  Short meeting, Holiday Pot Luck and elections.

Nov 27, 2015
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GWCA Annual Pot Luck, Meeting, Elections on December 3rd

Bring a DISH.  Bring your FAMILY.  Bring a NEIGHBOR.

We hope you can attend the GWCA holiday potluck, meeting and elections

WHEN: December 3rd, 6:30 PM

Where: Lake View High School Social Room, enter via door #6 on Ashland.  Parking is available in the lot south of running track.

 

Interested in spearheading or helping with a native plant project in 2016?  Please email jhorwich@sbcglobal.net

Nov 21, 2015
gracelandwest
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Prevent Street and Basement Flooding

Wherever you or I live in the neighborhood, we are uphill from a neighbor and downhill from another.  We’ve had our final city annual leaf clean-up.  Saturday nine neighbors, a teacher from Lake View and three students worked in cold and wet snow between storms to clean up your leaves to prevent street flooding.  To those volunteers and those in the neighborhood who have all their sidewalk, parkway and street leaves up, we THANK YOU!!.  To those who still need to do this, or have more leaves falling, leaves on your sidewalk, parkway or in your street will make their way lower and clog sewer drains.  This causes your neighbors basements to flood or your car to flood and be totaled.  Whether you rent, own a condo or own a home, street leaves are the responsibility of all of us.  Please get street, sidewalk and parkway leaves up before Thanksgiving.

The Saturday before Thanksgiving is a terrible time to volunteer.  But it’s a good clean-up date as leaves are usually down and it’s weeks after the last street cleaning.  We tried the cleanup two weeks after Thanksgiving the first year and it was 19 degrees with sleet.  We’re asking you to keep your leaves up now and put this on your calendar for 2016.  The Saturday before Thanksgiving.  From 9-11 am.

The Graceland West Neighborhood has 1,200 homes and about 3,500 residents.  We hand delivered fliers to all asking for volunteers to help clean-up leaves to prevent flooding. Thirteen children and adults ranging in age from 10 to 71 worked on Saturday to help prevent flooding that impacts 3,500.

I’m writing this as we 13 are warming up and drying our clothes.  We’d love you to get involved with the neighborhood. We work AND play.  We tackle neighborhood issues and then have neighborhood parties.  We had fun getting street leaves up today, but it would have been more fun if you’d joined us.  We know the intersections we worked on will be safe for walking, that we’ve saved some cars from flooding and made it safer for parents, children, commuters and seniors to traverse some intersections.  We hope everyone will do the same this week and keep their sidewalks, crosswalks and streets free of leaves.

And we hope you’ll get involved with YOUR Neighborhood Association.  Bring a dish and come to the GWCA holiday potluck and meeting on Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30 pm, Lake View HS Social Room, entrance # 6 on Ashland.  There is a parking lot south of the running track”.

Nov 18, 2015
gracelandwest
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Leaf Clean-up is Saturday

Hello Everyone;

Just a reminder that leaf clean up is this Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 – 11.  We plan to start at Belle Plaine and Greenview and work our way north.  There are bags and shovels so if you come you may want to bring gloves and a broom or rake.  Hope to see you there.

Nov 16, 2015
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GWCA Looking for Block Reps

 

Do you live in an apartment, condo or home on or between Montrose, Clark, Irving Park and Ashland?  GWCA, the Graceland West Community Association, is expanding our Our Block Rep and Building Rep Program for 2016.  Please contact brad@skyprocessing.com  for information.    

 

Nov 15, 2015
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GWCA Proposed Bylaw Change – December 3rd, 6:30 pm

The following GWCA Bylaw changes will be voted on at the December 3rd, 2015 GWCA meeting at Lake View High School Social Room.  Please use entrance #6 on Ashland.  The meeting begins at 6:30 pm and includes elections and our Holiday Pot Luck.  We hope to see you there.  Please bring a neighbor too.

 

Current ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership shall include people who are interested in accomplishing the purposes of the organization. These members shall include due-paying adults who shall have equal rights and privileges and who shall have one vote each in all matters put before the organization.

 

Proposed ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership shall include people who are interested in accomplishing the purposes of the organization. These members shall include dues-paying adults, businesses and non-profit organizations. Only those who have been members for more than 20 days are permitted to vote or count toward a quorum. Proxy votes are not permitted.

Voting Membership is limited to:

(a) adults residing within the geographic boundaries of the Association – Montrose, Irving Park, Clark and Ashland.

(b) representatives of businesses and non-profit organizations which are located within the geographic boundaries of the Association. These businesses and non-profits shall designate one person in their organization to vote.

 

Nov 11, 2015
gracelandwest
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Medical Cannabis Dispensary Proposed

If you click on the link below you will see details about an upcoming community meeting for a medical Cannabis dispensary looking to open 3812 N Clark St. The meeting is next tuesday evening the 17th 7 pm at cubby bear.

http://www.44thward.org/3812-clark/

If anyone has any questions please let me know.

Brad Zerman

brad@skyprocessing.com

Nov 5, 2015
gracelandwest
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Thanks 2015 GWCA Council

Accomplishments by the GWCA Council in 2015 has been enormous!  Be sure to join us at the

  • Saturday, November 21st GWCA Leaf Cleanup.  9 am at Belle Plaine and Greenview
  • Thursday, December 3rd GWCA Meeting, Holiday Pot Luck and Elections.  6:30 pm, LVHS door #6 on Ashland

Current Council:

John Bjork – Lake View High School Liaison, Lake View High School Scholarship, Membership Growth, Historic, 501 (c) (3), Block Rep Team

Bruce Braun – Leaf Clean-up and Zoning

Kathleen Dudly – Social including assists with meeting refreshments, GWCAFest, Halloween Party and Garden Walk Dinner

Laurie Gillman – Membership dues and records, Block Rep Team, Website 2016

Janice Horwich – ECO, Membership Growth, Block Rep co-chair, Aldermanic Liaison, Lake View High School Liaison,  Warner Park Liaison, Website 2016, Area Neighborhood Associations Liaison

John, “J. R.” Knight – Police Beat Rep – 1912 Liaison, Neighbors Watching materials, Block Rep Team,

Chenin Kienzler – Block Rep Training, Zoning Committee, Membership Growth, Area Neighborhood Association Liaison

Brian O’Donnell – Children’s Activities, Membership Growth, “LIGHTS ON’ blitz coordinator,

Brad Zerman – Block Rep chair, Crime Prevention and Safety Communication (website and social media) , Website 2016, Membership Growth, Blood Drive.  Please contact Brad to become a Block Rep, brad@skyprocessing.com

Upcoming Events

  1. Help GWCA & Grow add plants at LVHS (Ashland)

    October 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. GWCA Halloween Party at Warner Park

    October 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. GWCA Meeting – $20M LVHS Improvements – October 30th

    October 30 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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