Schorsch Village Improvement Association

In Unity There is Strength

Schorsch  Village Informer ~ Feb/Apr 2023

This February, Schorsch Village is hosting a “Pizza Party” along
with a challenge to join us for a Trivia Night Team Contest,
featuring prizes to the winning team(s).
When: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Time: Doors Open 6:00/Start at 7:00
Where: 6940 W. Belmont
Cost: A $15 donation is recommended.

St. Patrick’s Day Party - March 11

Please join us for our now greatly acclaimed homemade traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage meal with all the fixings, which has grown famous over the years. Plan for an evening of Irish music, great food, and friends. Mark your calendars now for one of the best parties of the year.

Christmas Party Recap

The Children’s and Evening Christmas Parties were a fun time for all! Over 30 children enjoyed activities, social interaction, a magician, and a visit by Santa Claus with presents for those that were good. The Evening party was attended by over 50, who enjoyed catering from Corky’s, which featured turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and more. Santa Claus made a special trip back to the evening party to visit with some of the bigger kids. A big thanks to all the Board Members, who made both parties possible, through planning and participation.

Chicago Local Elections (2023)

The general election for local offices in the City of Chicago will be held on February 28, 2023. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election (Mayoral & Aldermanic) will take place on April 4, 2023.
The mayor serves as the city's chief executive and is responsible for proposing a budget, signing legislation into law, appointing departmental directors and committee members, and overseeing the city's day-to-day operations.[2] The current Mayor of Chicago is Lori Lightfoot who assumed office in 2019. There are ten candidates running for mayor:
Lori Lightfoot (Current Mayor)
Paul Vallas
Willie Wilson
Jesus Garcia (US House Rep, IL District 4
Brandon Johnson (District 1, Board of Commisioners)
Roderick Sawyer
Fredrick Collins
Sophia King Kambium Buckner
Kambium Buckner
Ja'Mal Green
City Council
The Chicago City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for adopting the city budget, approving mayoral appointees, levying taxes, acquiring or selling land, and making or amending city laws, policies, and ordinances.[3]
The Chicago City Council is made up of 50 aldermen in wards throughout the City. They are elected by district to four-year terms. The Wards and candidates (I = Incumbent) in our area are listed below.
Ward 29
• Chris Taliaferro (i)
• Walter Adamczyk
• Corey Dooley
• CB Johnson
Ward 36
• Gilbert Villegas (i)
• Jacqueline Baez
• David Herrera
• Leonor Torres Whitt
Ward 38
• Nicholas Sposato (i)
• Ed Bannon
• Bruce Randazzo
• Franco Reyes
• Cynthia Santos
• Gregory Schorsch

CAPS Meetings 2023 Schedule – 6:00PM on 2nd Thursday of Even Months at 6940 W. Belmont

The District 16 Jefferson Park CAPS BEAT meetings will take place at 6:00pm on the second Thursday of even months at the Schorsch Village Hall. (FEB 9 – APR 13 – JUN 8 – AUG 10 – OCT 12 – DEC (No Meeting))

2023 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program (Jan 9 6am-10pm)

The 2023 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program will be open for applications on Monday, January 9, 2023,
from 6 am to 10 pm.

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of this popular program, taking advantage of the low cost, exceptional value, and ease of participation.

Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of participants is based on availability of funds. The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so you are encouraged to apply early. Please note that if you applied for the program in previous years, you must apply again in 2023 if you wish to be considered for the 2023 program. Applications will only be accepted by calling 311, through the City’s service request website, or through the free CHI311 mobile apps on iOS Apple and Android.

What’s New in the Neighborhood

Mars Chocolate Factory will close in 2024. The Mars Wrigley Co plans on donating the historic factory to the community as a new library, gym, or nature center. Featured below are some businesses and what’s new.
Jasmine Rice
Play and Learn Center
Mars Chocolate Factory
3103 N Narragansett
2817 N Harlem
3649 N Harlem
6425 W Belmont
2019 N Oak Park
What’s New
New Menu (773-836-1288)
Reopened for dinner on Wed-Sun (773-745-6464)
Opening in Jan 2023
Replaces old Bank of America/Covid Testing Center
Closing in 2024

Chicago Public Library

West Belmont Branch is the 36th Ward Early Voting site for the 2023 Municipal Election.
Early Voting in all 50 Wards will run February 13 – February 27, 2023. Election Day is February 28, 2022.
For more information as it becomes available, visit chicagoelections.go
For adults:
Crafts & DIY for Adults Baby & Toddler Storytime
Bird Feeders: Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m. Ages 0-36 months with a caregiver
Macrame Rainbow Pin: Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m.

Please visit for a full list of dates and other activities!

For children:
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Bird Feeders: Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m. Ages 0-36 months with a caregiver
Macrame Rainbow Pin: Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m.

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 Gjersen at 773-286-4302)
Newsletter Distribution
-Door to door two block area
-About 1 hour every other month
Newsletter Development
-Familiarity with Microsoft Word and a desire to capture community events
-About 2-3 hours every other month
6940 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60634

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