Archive for January, 2013

Welcome 2013 and join your neighbors for the first annual GWNA Membership Meet & Mingle event on January 17. It’s the perfect time to mix a little fun while sharing ideas on how we’ll continue to make our community a great, safe, vibrant place to live.

Block clubs have an enormous influence on shaping their community. What do you want to see in our neighborhood? Retail streets like Lincoln Square? A bustling public market? The new Wilson L Station with a patio café? Or a school that really offers innovative education?

Graceland Wilson Neighbors Meet & Mingle

  • Thursday, January 17, 6-8 PM
  • The Driftwood, 1021 W. Montrose

You can check out all GWNA accomplishments for 2012 by visiting and read the December newsletter. If you can’t make this event but want to become a member, please visit our and click on the membership link. It’s a simple step to building a safe, livable community. Annual membership is $20 per household…the more members, the more power we have for change.

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From our January newsletter:

This past Friday and Saturday, gunfire and gangs were rabble-rousing on our streets. The usual hot-spots were host to multiple gun-fire and several shootings, mostly in the gang members’ butts. Read all about it at for January 4-5.

GWNA members have actively participated in three key evictions in our community. All three evictions involved tenants whose behaviors destroy communities. To date, one tenant is gone, the second is due back in eviction court next week, and the final one is supposed to be moving before the end of January. For too long, those people that tear apart communities have been allowed to live in affordable housing without any consequences for their behavior—this will no longer be tolerated.

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Have a drink, meet your neighbors, and find out what’s going on in your neighborhood.

GWNA invites you to a fun, informative evening…

  • The latest on the new Wilson CTA Station
  • Good neighbors program
  • Turning around public spaces: Sunnyside Mall

Annual Membership $20, includes a free drink ticket.
Can’t make this event? Visit for
membership details today.

Driftwood – 1021 W Montrose

Thursday, January 17th
6 to 8 pm

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