Schorsch Village Improvement Association

In Unity There is Strength

Schorsch  Village Informer ~ Feb/April 2024


SVIA Super Bowl Party – Sunday, February 11th

Are you ready for the Big Game? Mark your calendars and join us for
the first ever Super Bowl Watch Party sponsored by SVIA!

When: Sunday February 11th, 2024
Doors open at 4pm, party continues to the last play of the game!
Where: Schorsch Village Hall, 6940 W. Belmont

What to bring? Nothing, just yourself.

Food will be provided at no charge, including appetizers, sandwiches,
munchies, etc. Full cash bar will be available. We have several planned
activities to enhance your viewing experience including 10-line cards
and 100 box squares during the game. There are plenty of tables
available to sit and relax while watching the big game on our TV
projector. Come and join friends and neighbors for an exciting
afternoon of food, fun and football!

For reservations, please contact Tina Gjertsen: 773-286-4302

St. Patrick’s Day Party – Saturday March 9th

Schorsch Village celebrated the onset of fall with a live music dance
party. Great food and music kept our dancers going late into the night.
New attendees, Jelena Savic and Patricia Benevides joined in the
fun and were contest winners too! Rumor has it that they all turned into
pumpkins at the stroke of midnight!

SVIA Christmas Party Recaps – Dec 9th

The Children’s and Evening Christmas Parties were a fun time for all!
Over 30 children plus adults enjoyed activities, making ornaments, and
were entertained by a balloon animal maker. Santa had a present for all
the children and there were hot dogs, chips and beverages for all. The
adult party that night had 60 attendees, dinner and drinks were served
and all the ladies received a gift from Santa. Both parties were a huge
A few pictures can be seen on the right and page 2. →
See Website for Current Information:

Dance Party Pictures – Oct 14, 2023
Jelena - Jim - Patricia - Bob

Illinois Primary Election – Tuesday, March 19 2024

It's 2024, which means another presidential election is upon us.
Americans will be heading to the polls in the coming months to choose
the next President of the United States. Voters will first cast their ballots
in primary races and caucuses to pick the Republican and Democratic
party nominees. Here, in Illinois, the primary election day is March 19th
and the U.S. general election day is November 5th.
Voters in Chicago hoping to cast their ballot by mail can already apply
for a mail-in ballot for the upcoming primary election. For more
information voters can go here.

Chicago Board of Elections – Tuesday, March 19 2024

You may now apply online to Vote by Mail for the March 19, 2024
Presidential Primary Election by going to the following website:

To apply online, please enter your first and last name (no middle name),
full address (including Street Direction, Street Name, and Street Suffix)
and five number zip code to proceed. Please do not use auto-fill or leave
any spaces after numerical value in the online form.

You will be asked to choose one Party ballot type for the upcoming
election: Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Republican, and Non-Partisan
(referenda only). Per Illinois Election Code, voters may only choose one
ballot and cannot vote multiple Party ballots.

You may now also apply online to join the Vote By Mail Permanent
Roster ahead of the March 19, 2024 Presidential Primary Election – To
join the Permanent Roster go to the following website:
You may request to have your Vote by Mail ballot sent out of city or
state. Choose your best option for delivery in Step 3 of the Online

You may also choose to receive your Vote by Mail ballot in Spanish,
Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, or Tagalog in Step 4.

You may also choose to join the Accessible Vote by Mail Program in
Step 4. This program allows voters with disabilities to access and mark
their ballots through an online system and then print out their ballots and
mail in those ballots. Please note: this is not an online voting system -
the ballots in this program must be printed out and mailed to the Chicago
Election Board or delivered in a Ballot Return Envelope.

When you apply online to Vote by Mail, the Board will send you emails:
• When your ballot is mailed to you,
• When the Board receives your Ballot Return Envelope, and
• When your ballot has been processed and counted.
The Board will start mailing ballots in early February 2024. All Vote by
Mail ballots come with postage-paid Ballot Return Envelopes.
When you receive your Vote by Mail ballot, you may return it through
standard US mail and must postmark it before or on Election Day, March
19, 2024. You may also submit the Ballot Return Envelope in a secured
drop box at any Early Voting Site and on Election Day.

2023 SVIA Charitable Contributions

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the friends of Schorsch Village. This year SVIA donated $2500 in checks, personal care items, and household items. Recipients included: Marillac Social Service, Amvets, Unique, Salvation army’s battered women’s shelter, Alderman Sposato’s dog shelter, St. Cyprian’s Food Pantry’s cereal, shoe and coat drive, & Maryville Crisis Nursery’s toddler food needs
2024 CAPS Meetings – District 32 / Beat 16 (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy)
Applications will be accepted at the City’s service request
website or through the City’s 311 system by
calling 311. You may also call the 38th Ward Office at 773-283-3838
which will have extended hours that Monday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
The following link will provide detailed information regarding the 2024
Shared Cost Sidewalk Program:

Schorsch Village 
Improvement Association Upcoming Parties

Dec 09 - Children’s Christmas Party
Dec 09 - Adult Christmas Party
Feb 11 - Super Bowl Party
Mar 09 - St. Patrick’s Day Party
Patrick Sullivan
See You at our Christmas Party!

Chicago Public Library

The full calendar of winter events will be available soon at the West Belmont Branch and online at!
Come, Stay, Play Leap into Leap Year!

Fun meetup and playtime for ages 2-5 and their caregivers Drop-in for crafts and activities for kids
Fridays at 10 a.m., Feb. 9, April 12 Thursday, Feb. 29, 3-6 p.m.

Family Game Night West Belmont Book Club
Giant Uno, Dungeons & Dragons and more! Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., Feb. 8, April 11 Feb. 27: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy
March 26: Solito by Javier Zamora

April 23: The Maid by Nita Prose
West Belmont Branch Library will once again be an Early Voting location for the 2024 Illinois Presidential Primary Election
in March. It is also a convenient location to drop off your Ballot Return Envelope in their secured drop box. Early Voting
will run from March 4-18. 

A full list of hours and locations will be available soon at or call 312-269-
7900 to reach the Chicago Board of Elections.
6940 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60634

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