Jun 14

“Real Stories” event at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

There is a powerful event coming up on Friday June 6th from 5:30-8:00.

Southside students will be coming to Ukrainian Village to present for us. Their project includes photographs, poems and interviews to give a voice to the voiceless and tell the “Real Stories” of the people in their community. These High school freshmen have been exploring the ideas of stereotypes across our Chicago neighborhoods. Students’ writing ranges from their experiences with gangs and violence to being one of the first in their family to graduate high school, to the pride in their families and communities. You can flip through the book they made in this link to see the types of things they share: http://www.blurb.com/books/3250614-our-voices-our-stories-our-truth

This will happen *Friday June 6th* at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (2320 W Chicago Ave), please try to stop by to show them that our community cares about their work. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/282752895227805/?source=1

Aug 11

Alert: Attempted Residential Break-in Yesterday Afternoon

Yesterday one of our neighbors who lives near Damen & Iowa reported an attempted break-in at the building in the middle of the afternoon.

It looked kinda like a truck the scrappers who pick up metal and appliances drive. This truck was parked in front of our building as he was ringing the doorbell and was no longer there after he ran away. The man was a tall, skinny black dude in his late 30’s. He was wearing a White Sox hat, a tan work shirt, and dark work pants.

You can read all the details here on their post on the Ukrainian Village neighborhood page on everyblock.com.

You may recall there were some break-ins in that area about a month ago, and we’ve heard of a number of garages and residences being broken into this summer along Walton, Augusta, Iowa, Leavitt and Rice.   Last week District 13 police issued a crime alert relating to the recent burglaries and the description is similar to the one mentioned yesterday.

District 13 Crime Alert Ukrainian Village – August 9th 2011

If you see anything suspicious please be sure to call 911 to report it,  and don’t forget to attend the CAPS meeting for our area as well.  Ukrainian Village is part of the 13th Chicago Police Distrcit and falls within beat 1312. Beat 1312 meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at St. Helen’s School.   Check out the calendar for the district for other area CAPS meetings.

If you want to follow recent crime statistics for our neighborhood, you can check the crime information page on our website or visit everyblock.com and look for crime statistics for a particular neighborhood or zip code.  They also allow you to subscribe to daily email updates of newly reported crimes in a certain area.

May 11

Farmers Market at The Empty Bottle Sunday May 15th

“The Empty Bottle hosts a monthly indoor Farmers Market featuring at least 12 local and organic vendors. Not limited to only produce or meat, the market also features everything from organic coffee, baked goods, and ice cream! The best part? The bar is open during the market featuring drink specials made with local ingredients!”

The next market day will be Sunday May 15th from 11:00am – 4:00pm 11:00am – 3:00pm at The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Avenue, Chicago IL 60622


Empty Bottle Farmer's Market 2010 (photo from the Facebook page for the Emtpy Bottle Farmer's Market)

Apr 11

REMINDER: CAPS April Meeting for Beat 1312 Tuesday 4/12

CAPS meetings for beat 1312 in the 13th District are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at St. Helen’s School Cafeteria, 2437 West Augusta.

Apr 11

Guest Speaker at the Upcoming CAPS Meeting on Tuesday April 12th

There will be a guest speaker for CAPS meeting next week on the 12th.  Teresa Chamgler, a representative from the Assessors Office will speak on Home Owner and Senior exemptions.

CAPS meetings for beat 1312 in the 13th District are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at St. Helen’s School Cafeteria, 2437 West Augusta.