Posts Tagged: Ukrainian village news

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

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 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.

Mar 11

The Ukrainian Village Street Sweeping Schedule is Out for 2011

Street Cleaning

Street cleaning will start up again on April 1st, 2011 and run through November 2011.

During street cleaning days, vehicles cannot park on designated street in order to accommodate the street sweeper. Please always make sure to watch out for orange signs on your block so that you know when your street will be swept.

  • Please help us keep drains and curbs as clear as possible and remove any winter debris and leaves from sewer drain covers. to prevent clogging the drains.
  • Leaves and winter debris may NOT be raked into the street for the street sweeper.
  • Please bag leaves and place them next to your trash bins. Massive piles of debris ruin the street sweeper brushes and cause breakdowns.


Ukrainian Village falls within sections 17 and 18 of the 32nd Ward with regards to the street sweeping schedule. Click here for a map of the the sections within the 32nd ward.   The streets within Ukrainian Village that are north of Augusta Boulevard fall within section 17 and those south of August fall within section 18.

  • Section 17 – Street Sweeping Schedule for 2011:
    • May 19th and 20th
    • July 12th and 13th
    • August 31st & September 1st
    • October 24th an 25th
  • Section 18 – Street Sweeping Schedule for 2011:
    • May 17th and 18th
    • July 8th and 11th
    • August 29th and 30th
    • October 20th and 21st

For more information on the City of Chicago’s street sweeping program, or to make special requests, call 311 or visit their website here.