Archive for June, 2016

Wilson Underline story in Sun-Times

The Wilson Underline project is back in the news this week. Thanks to the Sun Times for capturing the Wilson Underline public space story and why thousands of community residents overwhelming support this community space that creates a people-friendly plaza.

Click here to read the Sun Times story. 

Wilson Underline Community Meeting Highlights

Thanks to the ICA folks—Lesley and Joseph—for hosting the Wilson Underline community meeting in their wonderful conference room.  Julianne Scherer and Brett Weidl gave an amazing presentation highlighting the history of the community’s vision and actions that support a dynamic public space around the $203 million Wilson Reconstruction project.  Became clear that the CTA has little regard for listening and the public process in planning.

During Q&A an attendee asked Alderman Cappleman how he is supporting his constituents on this project.  First response from Cappleman alluded he was at the meeting as an observer and it was a complicated process. As the conversation continued and audience comments suggested Cappleman take a stronger position—he agreed to step up and take a stronger leadership role in making the Wilson Underline be the welcoming community transportation hub the community wants.

DNA Info also covered the meeting. Click on link to read the DNA Info story.

We’d like to re-frame  the question and issue raised in the DNA Info article from—”Who’s paying for it?”  To, “Isn’t It a No-Brainer to Spend $203 million on the Wilson L Project and Find Another 1% to Create a Vibrant People-Friendly Public Space?”

Wilson Underline committee is drafting the letter/email letter that will go out the Mayor and a list of elected officials to keep the momentum growing—it will be coming soon.  If you are not a Wilson Underline subscriber, sign up at

We hope to have a Wilson Underline spokesperson speak at the July 5—CAPS, Sheridan Park Neighbors meeting. The unfortunate date after the July 4th holiday may hinder any one being available to attend.

Sheridan Park Block Clubs’ Host First Block Club Party on July 9

Mark your planner for the first ever Sheridan Park Block Clubs’ Party on Saturday, July 9. At the Sunnyside Mall. Children’s activities include an Inflatable, Face Painting and more and will take place mid-day. Details coming soon.

Block club dinner will begin at 5 PM.  Grilling hot dogs, hamburgers.  Asking folks to bring a pot luck dish to share. Details coming soon.

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, grilling, manning the check-in table, break down and supervising the kid’s activities.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER—Please send an email to

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Don’t forget about this important event this evening!

WILSON UNDERLINE Public Meeting is Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Don’t forget your tickets

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About this event


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


4750 N Sheridan Rd
4750 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640

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GWNA e-Newsletter, June 15, 2016


You are invited to the WILSON UNDERLINE—Public Meeting on June 21st


The much anticipated Community meeting on the Wilson Underline plan will be held:

  • Tuesday, June 21st at 7PM
  • ICA Building, 4750 N. Sheridan

Plan on attending?  Learn more and actively support the Wilson Underline project—you must RSVP. Click here to RSVP today!

In the meantime—tune in and click here to listen to the WGN “In the Loop” interview with Julianne Scherer.

Julianne, once again, dynamically presents the community design benefits the Wilson Underline will bring to our neighborhood.

Interview starts at approximately the 15 minute mark.

RSVP Today—see you on June 21st!

And always remember…

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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Graceland Wilson Neighbors Association—June 10, 2016

Wilson Underline Community Meeting on June, 21 at 7PM

Pardon our absence on the Wilson Underline project—we’ve been busy working on the next wave of activities.  We are thrilled so many folks, almost

1000, completed the Wilson Underline survey!  And an overwhelming 94% prefer the Wilson Underline public space design!

The date for Wilson Underline Community Meeting has been set.  Mark your planner for Tuesday, June 21, at 7PM.  Join us and learn more how you can become involved and support the Wilson Underline public space.

  • Tuesday, June 21 at 7PM
  • ICA Building, 4750 N Sheridan

Movie Night in the Sunnyside Mall!

featuring… PADDINGTON

Friday, June 24 at 8:30 PM

Back by popular demand, it’s outdoor movie night! The Sunnyside Mall Committee & Uptown United proudly present, the movie PADDINGTON! Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks for a movie night in the Sunnyside Mall. There will be FREE Movie Theater Popcorn and great company!

FB Event is posted here:

Underscore Theatre: So Over the Rainbow & Haymarket Closing

Our little Uptown theater that could, Underscore, made big news this past month with the world premiere of their musical Haymarket: The Anarchist’s Songbook.

This is FINAL weekend for the highly acclaimed musical so see it NOW before it is too late!

Closing Sunday, June 12th, tickets still available. Click here for tickets:Haymarket: The Anarchist’s Songbook

Also, Underscore is holding their bi-monthly Tiny Storefront Concert Series: June 15, 2016 – So Over the Rainbow. This Pride month, Underscore is celebrating contemporary LGBTQ writers and performers in the arts. Suggested donation is $5. Go to for more information.

We would love to promote more  local theaters so if you have any info, pass it our way!

Keep cool, this weekend it’s gonna be a hot one!

And always remember…

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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