Schorsch Village Improvement Association

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Schorsch  Village Informer ~ Sept/Nov 2023


SVIA Golf Outing – September 17, 2023

Schorsch Village will be holding its annual golf outing on Sunday,
September 17, 2023 at Indian Boundary golf course. Check in is at
11:30 with a shotgun start at 12:00. The cost is $90.00 per golfer which
includes full round of golf, the cart, potential prizes and the after party.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st - 2nd -3rd place low gross foursomes, closest
to the pin on two par three holes, and long drive for men and women.
Golfers can proceed directly to the Schorsch Village Hall (6940 W. Belmont) upon finishing.

There will be appetizers, great dinner, and a cash bar.
Checks payable to SVIA Golf Outing.
For additional information,
contact Ed Gjersen at 773-286-4302 [email protected]

SVIA Dance Party – Saturday, October 14, 2023

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a night of great LIVE music
from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Noted performer Carl Anthony will be
providing all the memorable sounds from our youth. Join in the
celebration by wearing your favorite outfit from one of these three
decades. We’ll also be holding a dance contest. Prizes will be awarded
for the best period outfit and the dance contest winners.
Doors open at 6:00 with a superb dinner served about 7:00.
Donation for this function is $20.00/person.
This party is for adults only. Reservations required…
Call Tina at 773-286-4302.

Schorsch Village Annual Picnic held on July 29th

Beautiful weather welcomed approximately 40 friends and neighbors at
our annual picnic at Schiller Woods on Saturday, July 29th. Competitive
games for both adults and children were part of the festivities, liquid
refreshments were provided free of charge, and the SVIA grill was
available for those cooking their own food. 

It was so a pleasure to see
how a new generation, once themselves children at the picnic, now are
bringing their own children to the same annual picnic. A lot of the older
children were also interacting with and watching over the younger
children as well.

It makes us all feel that we are part of a great organization!
Pictures can be viewed to the right.

Cook County Second Installment Property Tax Bill

It has been announced that the second installment property tax bills for
Tax year 2022 are expected to be available to property owners by
November 1, 2023. Nearly 1.8 million tax bills are expected to be
released online and by mail by early November with a due date of
December 1, 2023.

Property tax bills are mailed to owners twice a year in two installments
and involve several processes and system stakeholders to ensure they
are delivered efficiently and accurately. The COVID-19 pandemic,
coupled with a critical overhaul of the technological backbone of the
system, has had a dramatic impact on the County’s property tax
processes and timelines. County officials will continue to work
closely with taxing bodies and property owners to keep them informed
of key dates.

Pickleball Court coming to Shabbona Park

Two parks in the 38th Ward are set to get pickleball courts and have
their tennis courts redone. Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St., and
Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave., will soon have pickleball courts and
fresh tennis courts, Ald. Nick Sposato (38th) announced earlier this year.
Shabbona Park’s courts could be installed in early summer, and Portage Park’s courts should be installed after that, Sposato said.

Shabbona will have three tennis courts and four pickleball courts after
the changes, according to the design of the project shared with Block
Club. The park has five tennis courts, but they have missing nets, holes
in the turf and crumbling infrastructure. The project will upgrade three of the courts and replace two of them with the pickleball courts. The pickleball design for Portage Park, which has six tennis courts that each have nets, is still being planned, and a proposed design should be unveiled to the community in early summer, Tostado said.

The improvements are funded by the Chicago Recovery Program and are
part of the Park District’s capital planning plan, which lists park improvements citywide. The projects were set to be concluded by last
year, but delays caused in part by worker strikes, financial woes and
other projects pushed them to this year, Sposato said. “The parks are pretty beat up and need a major face lift all over the 50 wards and in the 38th Ward,” Sposato said. The courts at both parks will need a one-month curing period once asphalt is poured, Sposato said. The improvements will be an added benefit to Far Northwest Siders, he said. “Everybody is into pickleball these days,” Sposato said.

As pickleball sees a boom in popularity, the Park District announced a
plan last fall to build 50 pickleball courts by 2025, bringing the city’s
pickleball court count to more than 100.

The Chicago Park District site currently lists “Pickleball at Shabbona”
with a September 11, 2023 date.

Schorsch Village 
Improvement Association

Sep-Indian Boundary Golf Outing
(Sun – Sep 17, 2023)
Oct – Dance Party
(Sat – Oct 14, 2023)
Pickleball – Shabbona Park
Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St.
has five tennis courts that no longer
function, as seen March 27, 2023.
Shabbona Park, will get four pickleball
courts and three new tennis courts, as
shown on the design by the Chicago Park
Two of the five will be turned into four pickleball courts.

Multi-Family Front Yard/Garage Sale - Fri, Sat, & Sun September 8-9-10 (9-4 each day)

It’s once again time for the Schorsch Village multi-family Yard/garage sale. This year will include School St at Oak Park, The 3300 block of Rutherford, 3313 Newland, and 2 garages at the end of the 3400 block of New England @ Roscoe

Volunteers Needed

Schorsch Village, named the 24th best community in the country by Redfin Realty, is looking for volunteers to assist with several tasks needed by the Association: (If interested please contact Ed Gjertsen at 773-286-4302)
Newsletter Development 
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word and a desire to capture community events 
- About 2-3 hours every other month
Newsletter Distribution
- Door to door two block area
- About 1 hour every other month

Chicago Public Library

Programs for Adults at the West Belmont Library
A full list of events including programs for children and teens can be found online at

Book Club
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. except for December (on a Thursday)
Light Refreshments will be served. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

• Tuesday, September 26: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
• Tuesday, October 24: One Book, One Chicago
• Tuesday, November 28: Outlawed by Anna North
• Thursday, December 28: The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Documentary Film Screening:
The Thick Dark Fog (2013, 57 mins)
Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.
A Lakota man faces his boarding school history and heals himself and his community.

Furoshiki Japanese Gift Wrap Workshop
Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Discover an eco-friendly way of wrapping gifts based on Japanese tradition. Learn about the history of furoshiki wrapping cloths and get a chance to practice wrapping a few small items on your own.

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