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Community News:

Schorsch Village Annual Picnic - Saturday, July 31st

What to Bring: Your own food to cook on our supplied outdoor grill and also very important for a hot day; a bag of ice for the shared refreshment tub which will feature water and refreshments for everyone. Also you may want to bring outdoor chairs should you want to watch and or participate in the bags tournament.


May Steak Night / Horse Racing Party held May 9th

Grilling season was kicked off at our May Steak Night followed by a round at Men’s Club.



Indian Boundary Golf Outing - Sunday, September 19th

Schorsch Village will be conducting its annual golf outing on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Indian Boundary golf course. Check in is at 11:30 with shotgun start at 12:00. The cost is $80.00 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, $2500 for hole-in-one on designated par three hole, 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, cash bar (refreshment donations - $1 soft drinks, $2 domestic beer, $3 wine/mixed drinks).

Checks payable to SVIA Golf Outing. For additional information, contact Ed Gjersen at 773-286-4302


Schorsch Village – Christmas – Candy Cane Revival
During the 50's and 60's around Christmas time, Schorsch Village was known for Candy Cane Lane. The memory of those living here at that time and those subsequently hearing about it centered on a street in Schorsch Village displaying candy canes in every front lawn along that street. What may be forgotten was that there were also two other block themes: one featuring big bells hanging from 12 foot poles and the other being reindeers on everyone’s front lawn. This all made Schorsch Village a popular destination during the month of December. Judging by the old pictures you can find on the internet it all looks very amazing. As the years go by it has become a distant memory so that is why this year, Schorsch Village Improvement Association is planning to initiate a test trial in a smaller version of what was previously referred to as Candy Cane Lane. We are planning on using Oak Park Avenue as the test trial, placing Candy Canes with bows on both sides of the walkways in front of each house along Oak Park Avenue from Belmont to Roscoe. Mike and Tina will be coordinating the upcoming event.


Mike Doolin

Tina Gjertsen
773-286-4302 Home
312-953-0197 Cell


Multi-Family Front Yard/Garage Sale
Fri, Sat, & Sun September 10-11-12 (9-4 each day)
It’s once again time for the Schorsch Village multi-family Yard/Garage sale.

The sale will take place beginning on School Street at Oak Park & the 3300 blocks of Rutherford, Normandy, and Natoma.

Sale includes household items, tools, used clothing, jewelry and books.


Summer Programs at West Belmont Library
Kids ages 0 to 13 can join Start with Art, our drop-in summer program just for them! Our program can help kids find great books, fun new things to do and track them all summer long. Plus, there are prizes! As part of the program, find art-themed events to inspire self-expression, collaboration with friends and explorations of all the art Chicago has to offer.

Visit for more information or call Ms. Janet at 312-746-5142.

Adult Book Discussions are on Zoom through the summer. Copies are available to pick up at the library. Register online at or call Layne at 312-746-5142.

Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha: June 22, 6:30 p.m.
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips: July 27, 6:30 p.m.


Portage Park Farmer’s Market
Mark your calendars for the 2021 opening of the Portage Park Farmer's Market. The Portage Park Farmer's Market opened on Sunday, June 6th and will be held on the dates listed below from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The entrance to the market will be at the corner of Irving Park and Long. Come on out and support the local vendors by purchasing fresh fruits/vegetables and enjoying some of the delicious prepared foods. Please keep in mind that the market will be open rain or shine. Make sure to visit the market this summer and experience the awesome asset we have in our community.

10:00am – 2:00pm on the following dates: (July 18) (Aug 1, 15, 29) (Sep 5, 19) (Oct 3)


St. Cyprian Food Pantry
Drop off nonperishable food donations at:
3821 N. Harlem 6535 W. Irving Park Rd.
Monday through Friday (10:00am – 4:00pm)


6535 W. Irving Park Rd.
Monday and Thursday (7:00am - 112:00pm)
Wednesday (9:00am - 12:00pm)


The American Flag – Display Proudly
Let’s not forget to display our American Flag! Many Americans proudly choose to display U.S. flag during National Flag Week leading up to Flag Day on June 14 and around Independence Day on the 4th of July. Whether you fly the colors 24/7 or merely
during special occasions consider bringing your flag back out for all holidays!


CAPS Meetings are Returning
The CAPS meetings held at our hall are now resuming again and will be held on the second Thursday of even numbered months. The dates listed below.

CAPS meetings offer city residents an opportunity to address crime and safety issues directly with the beat officers who patrol their neighborhood, as well as to provide ongoing feedback, which help the police to monitor crime issues. The beat meeting is a chance to meet your neighbors and come up with strategies that affect the community.

SVIA Hall-6940 W Belmont
Thu Aug 12th 6:00pm
Thu Oct 14th 6:00 pm
Thu Dec 09th 6:00 pm


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:

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.

If interested in any of the above, please contact:
Ed Gjertsen
Executive Director


Advertise in the Informer
If you would like to advertise in the informer newsletter, please contact
April Kibler at 773-972-2344.


Scheduled Events

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