12th District E-Newsletter
Friday, August 20

Dear Neighbor:

It has been a very busy (and hot!) summer for residents of the 12th district. With only a few weeks left, I wanted to inform you of some upcoming events in our neighborhood, including street festivals, block parties, recycling opportunities and mortgage and foreclosure services.

As always, please feel free to contact me or a member of my staff if we can ever be of assistance to you.

Very Truly Yours,

Sara Feigenholtz
State Representative, 12th District

  • Community Events
  • Mortgage and Housing Assistance
  • Electronic Waste Collections

  • Community Events

    Central Lakeview Neighbors, Block Party
    Saturday, August 21, 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    1000 block of George Street

    Central Lakeview Neighbors' annual block party will benefit the renovation of Weisman Park. A $10 donation per family or $5 donation per person includes non-alcoholic drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs and dessert. There will be children's games and activities, a magician and a special visit from the fire department. Please email Marsalek@urbancom.net with the child's sex and age for prizes.

    Pet Microchipping and Rabies Vaccinations
    Tuesday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    19th Police District, 2452 W. Belmont Avenue

    The Cook County Department of Animal Control will be offering low-cost microchipping ($10) and rabies vaccinations ($7 for a 1-year vaccination, $21 for a 3-year vaccination) for cats, dogs and ferrets. For more information contact Commissioner Forrest Claypool's office at (773) 832-4642.

    Lakeview Citizens Council, Lake View Music Fest
    Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29, 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Sheffield Avenue between Addison Street and Waveland Avenue

    The 9th annual Lake View Music Fest will feature food, vendors, arts & crafts and music from Too White Crew, Infinity, 7th Heaven, and Modern Day Romeos. Suggested donation is $5 until 5 p.m. and $7 after 5 p.m. Click here for a full lineup and more information on the event.

    Gold Coast Neighbors, Evening on Astor
    Wednesday, September 1, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Astor Street between Goethe Street and Banks Street

    The 28th annual Evening on Astor will feature food and drinks from Gold Coast vendors, dancing, music, a raffle, and children's games and activities. Admission is free of charge. Visit the Gold Coast Neighbors website for more information.

    Old Town Merchants & Residents Association, Wells Street Fall Fest
    Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Wells Street between North Avenue and Schiller Avenue

    Three stages, arts & crafts, wine sampling and games are highlights of this street festival that celebrates the best of Old Town, with the Beringer Great Steak Challenge also hosting their last regional final at the festival. A $5 donation is strongly encouraged.

    Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
    Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Broadway Avenue from Belmont Street to Roscoe Street

    Over 150 juried artists from nearly every medium will be featured at the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce's annual arts festival. Admission is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated.

    Mortgage and Housing Assistance

    Neighborhood Housing Services "Fix Your Mortgage" Event
    Saturday, August 21, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Northside College Prep High School, 5501 N. Kedzie Avenue

    Northside Housing Services and the Department of Community Development have partnered to offer a series of "Fix Your Mortgage" events. Counselors and attorneys will be on hand to provide free assistance in filing for loan modification. All borrowers on the loan should be present and bring copies of the two most recent pay stubs, real estate tax bill, homeowners insurance bill, most recent mortgage statements, account balances on other debts (including credit cards, homeowners association fees, and child support), most recent utility bill, most recent tax return, profit-loss statement (if self-employed), and proof of income (from child support, alimony or social security). For more information and to pre-register for the event, call Northside Housing Services of Chicago at (773) 329-4185.

    Circuit Court of Cook County's Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program

    The Circuit Court of Cook County has launched its Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program to assist homeowners who have received a summons to appear in court. The program provides free housing counseling and legal assistance at the onset of the foreclosure process. To schedule an appointment, fill out the online request form or call 877-895-2444.

    Electronic Waste Collections

    The City of Chicago is partnering with PC Rebuilders & Recyclers to host several e-waste collection days throughout the city. Residents can either leave unwanted electronics outside their residences before 8:00 a.m. on their ward's designated day or deliver items to the designated drop off location between 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Accepted electronics include mobile phones, video equipment, MP3 players, PDAs, VCRs, DVD players, TVs, and computers and computer equipment. The following dates have been designated for 12th District wards:

    43rd Ward:
    Saturday, August 21
    Curbside pick up: Before 8:00 a.m.
    Drop off: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1320 W. Concord Place

    44th Ward:
    Saturday, September 11
    Curbside pick up: Before 8:00 a.m.
    Drop off: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1201 W. School Street

    A full schedule of city-wide e-waste collection services, as well as more information on these ward events, can be found here.

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