Schorsch Village Improvement Association

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Schorsch  Village Informer ~ Oct/Dec 2022-2023 Jan

Bingo / Pizza Party - Saturday, October 8th

Come join your neighbors and friends for an exciting evening of laughs, fun,
and excitement as we host this year’s bingo event. Pizza will be served at  about 7:00 PM and bingo will start afterwards. Cash prizes to the lucky  winners. This is an adults-only function featuring a cash bar. Schorsch Village Hall – 6940 W. Belmont.

Doors open at 6PM and the suggested donation is $15.00
Picnic / Golf Outing Awards

Indian Boundary Golf Outing - Recap

Golfers and summer were both in full swing as temperatures rose to a sunny 85 degrees. Golfers hit the SVIA hall afterwards, as an oasis, featuring cold drinks and a full Italian buffet. Group pic (above) / awards pics to the right. - A big thanks to Ed Gjertsen for putting everything together!

Christmas Party - Saturday, December 10th

Kids Party - Time 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Please join us for an afternoon of
Christmas fun. There will be food, crafts, presents, entertainment, and a visit
from Santa. This is a free event and all families and friends are invited.

Adult Party - Doors open at 6:00 PM – Dinner at 7:00 pm
Dinner, music and a visit from Santa, along with neighbors and friends await
those wishing to participate in our annual Christmas party.
Suggested donation for dinner is $15 a person.

See Website for Current Information:

Key Dates for the Fall-2022 Election Season

Sept. 29: Mail-In Ballots Can be Sent, Early Voting Begins
Oct. 06: Debate #1 Between Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Republican State Sen. Darren Bailey
The first of two debates scheduled between the incumbent Pritzker, who is seeking a second term, and Bailey, who won a
crowded June primary on the Republican side of the ballot.
This debate will take place at Illinois State University in Bloomington.
Oct. 11: Voter Registration Deadline for Mailed-in Forms
Illinois has several deadlines for those voters seeking to register, and the first will come 28 days prior to the election, as
voter registration forms must be postmarked by Oct. 11.
Oct. 18: Debate #2 Between Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Republican State Sen. Darren Bailey
The second of two scheduled televised debates between Pritzker and Bailey will take place on this date in Chicago.
Oct. 23: Deadline to Register to Vote Online
Although mailed forms will need to be submitted prior to this date, those Illinois residents who wish to register to vote on
the State Board of Elections’ website can do so prior to Oct. 23, 16 days before the election.
Potential voters who wish to register online can do so HERE.
Nov. 03: Deadline to Submit Application to Vote-by-Mail
Voters who want to request mail-in ballots must do so with their local county clerks’ office by Nov. 3, according to the
State Board of Elections.
Voters can download the vote-by-mail application HERE, and must submit it to their local election authority.
Nov. 08: Election Day – Before You Go To Vote Please Read FIND YOUR POLLING LOCATION (below)
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Election Day in Illinois, which falls on the first Tuesday after the first Monday
of the month.
Nov. 08: In-Person Registration Deadline
Residents who still wish to register to vote can do so up until the day of the election at their local county clerks’ office.
Specific polling places will be open for same-day registration on Election Day, or voters can visit their county clerks’

FIND YOUR POLLING LOCATION - 36th / 38th Ward Redistricting

Under the new map, the 36th Ward would stretch more than 7 miles along Grand Avenue, from the Far Northwest Side,
just blocks from the suburban Elmwood Park border, to the West Town neighborhood, just blocks from the West Loop.
While redistricting does not officially begin until May 2023, the polling station you voted from this last June, may now
have changed, if your address is part of the redistricting.

Many homes in the Schorsch Village neighborhood have been caught up in this transition. Please call either of the Ward
offices (see bottom of page 3) or find out for yourself on your computer or phone by doing the following:


1) Type the following in your browser, “Polling Place Lookup

2) Scroll down to third site, shown below, and open

3) Enter 5-digit zip code and submit 4) Enter 4-digit address and Select street from drop-down menu and submit
Your polling location will be displayed. Examples shown below for two street addresses in zip code 60634
Example: 3256 Newland would vote from:

6940 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60634
Example: 3300 Newland would vote from

6935 W Addison St, Chicago IL 60634
As you can see, addresses located across the street from each other may have different polling locations.

CAPS Meeting

There is a District 16 Jeff Park CAPS BEAT MEETING on October 13 @ the SVIA Hall 6940 W Belmont starting at
6PM. In addition, Please note there will NOT be a CAPS MEETING in DECEMBER.

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

Heavy Rains

As you know, Schorsch Village and Chicago’s Northwest side was hit hard in the recent storm on September 11 with a
recorded 5 to 6 inches of rainfall in an hour in some areas! This large volume of heavy rain in a short period of time
overtaxed the City’s sewer system resulting in many homes getting water backup into their basements.
If you have experienced any sewer problem or backup, you can call 311 to record your address. This will help the City
evaluate the affected areas. Also, if you have any water damaged items that are being discarded, you should leave them
out for pickup where your normal garbage is picked up. Streets and Sanitation will be working hard to get these items.

Chicago Public Library

For adults:
One Book, One Chicago Book Discussion
Maus by Art Spiegelman
Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30pm
Community Cinema: Movies at the Library
Mondays at 1 p.m. Call Vasyl (312-746-5142)
for full list of upcoming screenings!
For children:
Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays in October at 10:45
Call Ms. Janet at 312-746-5142 for more information.
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Friday, October 21, 10 a.m.
Friday, November 18, 10 a.m.
6940 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60634

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