Events / Community Corner


SVIA Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 27 at Schiller Woods,
Grove 9 located off Irving Park Road just
west of Cumberland.
Activities include: Kid’s games, crafts,
horse shoes, volleyball, softball, bingo,
baggo tournament and much more. Kid’s
games start at 1:00 pm, and adult games
will take place all afternoon. Bring your
family and friends to enjoy a beautiful
summer day.
What to bring: Your own food to cook on
the BBQ, lawn chairs and a bag of ice for
the refreshment tubs. There will be a
community table if you would like to bring
something to share. We provide the
refreshments for everyone.

SVIA Murder Mystery Party

The Murder Mystery Company - a group of Professional Actors are coming to Schorsch
Village to entertain us with a comedy and intrigue. You do not have to be a detective to
enjoy this interactive dinner event. Dressing up and participation is encouraged but not
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: 6940 W. Belmont
Time: Doors open at 6:00, Mystery starts at 7:00.
Cost: Donation of $30 a person for mystery and dinner (cash bar).
Space is limited so buy your ticket today. Contact Tina Gjertsen at 773-286-4302 or email
Peggy Honda at to secure your spot.

SVIA Annual Golf Outing
Everything is finalized for the SVIA golf outing in
September. The 18-hole scramble will be the same
format as last year.
When: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: Tee-off Noon, Shotgun Scramble
At: Indian Boundary 8600 W. Forest Preserve Ave
Price: $65.00/person for Golf & Dinner (cash bar).
After party and dinner at:
SVIA Hall 6940 W. Belmont. Doors open at 5:00
pm. For more info contact: Ed Gjertsen 773-286-

Community News:

Improvements to the Schorsch Village Hall
The SVIA Board continues to improve and repair the hall.
Here is a list of the items we are working on.
• New air conditioning units have been installed on the
• A new ceiling including HVAC and fans will be put
in this month.
• New video and audio systems will be put in place.
• Updating the front of the building.
Thank you to all for the hard work and time spent by the
Schorsch Village Board and our community. Everyone’s
continued support makes this all possible.

Men’s Club July Steak Night
Our Men’s Club meets on the second Wednesday of every
month. The doors open at 6:00 pm and dinner with
refreshments are $15. If you bring a new person you get $5
off. Join the guys in July for their Steak Night. It is a
complete steak dinner with all the trimmings.

The rules, laws and ordinances of Chicago, Illinois and the
United States can be cumbersome, hard to understand and
difficult to deal with. Hopefully these resources will help
you understand. If you have any question call the Ward Office
773-745-4636, we will be happy to assist you in any way we
can. Don't forget about free Legal night every Monday at the
Ward Office from 5-7pm! Noise ordinance - Construction
noise - Landscaping ordinance - Landlord and tenant
ordinance - Immigrant rights - Know your rights guide -
Noise, Public Nuisance and Lighting ordinances - Complaint
Forms - Affordable Requirements Ordinance.

Chicago Public Library West Belmont Branch
June 24th-August 17th "Explorers at Play" 2019 Summer
Learning Challenge for Children 0-13. In addition you can
visit or stop by the West Belmont Branch for a
full schedule of activities including story time, crafts,
& special performances.

Chicago Park District Free Events
Shabbona Park
Dance in the Park, July 22, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Toddlers, Tunes & Turtles – Early Childhood
August 8, 5:30-7:00 pm.

Men’s Club meets second Wednesday of every month.
A group of your male neighbors and friends get together to
enjoy a home cooked meal, play indoor bags and cards.
Each month a few of the members chef it up for the group.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. A suggested donation of $15
includes dinner and drinks. Come out and play. Next
meetings are May 18 June 12.

Senior Ladies:
Senior Ladies meet and play cards the second and fourth
Thursday of the month. Doors open at 10:00 am.
Upcoming meetings are Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, Feb. 28.
Save the date:

Help us plan events you are interested in:
We have many different events throughout the year.
We are looking for your input. Would you like to have
another Paint-N-Sip? Are you interested in having a
night of dancing with live music, what about the Antique
Road Show? Maybe a Murder Mystery Dinner? Is anyone
interested in going to see A Broadway in Chicago Play and
would like us to organize it? What about a Casino Night?
Send us your ideas to

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

The 38th WARD SLOW DOWN SIGNS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! The weather is warming up and schools
will be letting out for summer vacation, which means more kids playing and riding bikes all around the
neighborhoods. As a community let's remind driver's to SLOW DOWN for the safety of all pedestrians. Stop in the
38th Ward Office 3821 N. Harlem Ave. and get your FREE sign!

Want to have a block party? Your Alderman wants to help!
Block parties are a great way to get to know your neighbors while also making your neighborhood safer. We encourage
you to invite all of your neighbors to the party as well as discuss issues that are important to the neighborhood. A united
community is a safe community and there is no better time to start than now! Contact your local Alderman Office for
permits or with questions.
36th Ward - Alderman Villegus 773-745-4636 38th Ward - Alderman Sposato 773-283-3838
29th Ward - Alderman Taliaferro 773-237-6460

New Chicago Park District Multi-Purpose Field                                                                                                                                                                                         The 38th Ward is excited to announce the new Chicago Park District multi-purpose field! This field is such a great addition
to our community and will get great use from many local schools, parks and other community groups!
A May 28 dedication ceremony celebrated the new Chicago Park District sports complex near Oak Park Avenue and Irving
Park Road which will be used by Taft High School and Saint Patrick High School. “It’s an amazing thing. ... You have to
see it up close to see how great it is for (the community),” Alderman Nicholas Sposato (38th) said of the multi-purpose
artificial playing surface. “It’s pretty soft, too.” In an interview after the ceremony, Sposato said that in the past Astroturf
would be installed over asphalt but that a mix of crush stone and sand was used under the artificial surface for the new field.
It will accommodate baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, rugby and football. A park district official reported that the district
has 2,000 reservations for the field for the remainder for 2019, according to Sposato.

City of Chicago Jobs
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is available 24/7 and allows users to search for employment with the City of Chicago, review job announcements,
complete a candidate profile, and apply for open positions - all without a single sheet of paper!
For more information and to apply for jobs with the City of Chicago go to and click on I Want To
Apply on the bottom right hand corner of the page.

The 38th Ward Office has begun collecting items for OPERATION HELP A HERO and will continue through July 4th.
Household items and basic items needed to live independently are being collected for veterans transitioning out of
homelessness. Please consider purchasing dishes, glassware, towels, silverware, pots and pans, any items that people use
in their daily life. Let’s support these brave men and women of our armed services. Any questions contact the 38th Ward
Office 773-283-3838 Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm *Only New, Store Bought Items Will Be Accepted*

Attention Veterans – Free City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers
In 2019, the Office of the City Clerk launched a pilot program expanding its No-Fee Chicago City Sticker Program for
many of our City’s Veterans. Residents who have an Illinois Driver’s license or State ID with a Veteran’s designation that
was issued on or before December 31, 2018 will be eligible to receive one City Sticker for a passenger, large passenger or
motorbike at no fee.
Ex-prisoners of War, Purple-Heart Veterans, or disabled Veterans with Illinoi PW, PR, IS, or DV plates will remain
eligible for City Stickers for no fee. You can only take advantage of this offer at the Office of the City Clerk at: 121 N.
LaSalle St, Room 107, 5430 West Gale Street, 5874 South Archer Ave, Unit A. If you require more information on this
program, contact your local Alderman’s office.

Scheduled Events

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