Archive for August, 2017

GWNA Special Edition, August 14, 2017


Man Shot to Death on Montrose early Sunday Morning


A young male was shot to death early Sunday morning in front of the Holsten Wilson Yard property at 1032 W. Montrose.  Witnesses reported seeing  a thin black male emerge from a small car with Michigan plates and fire multiple shots into the victim around 6:50 am.



According to the Crime in Boystown article ,there was an earlier report of a domestic dispute that spilled out onto the street.

Click here to read the entire article.


The Sheridan Park neighborhood has been experiencing a surge of gun violence with this most recent murder tallying domestic violence crimes with the gang related shootings.  Uptown, especially the Sheridan Park neighborhood, struggles with the highest concentration of government subsidized housing in Chicago.  Give peace a chance—starts with better, safer balance of housing. HUD guidelines for no more than 20% government housing in a community—for a fresh new start for public safety.


And always remember…


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

Indeed, that is all that ever has.

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GWNA Newsletter, August 11, 2017


Sheridan Park Yard Sale & Arts Festival coming this Saturday


The Sheridan Park Art Festival and Yard Sale is coming this Saturday, August 12! Come on out, shop for bargain treasures.  Head over to the Sunnyside Mall and enjoy the music, local artists selling their handmade creations. And indulge in the good food.


– 15+ artists
– 7 Musicians
– 5 local food vendors
– a Sidewalk Art Contest for kids to win a backpack filled with school supplies for their grade
– A raffle to win complimentary gym membership, food baskets, theatre tickets, fitness classes and much more – and with 1/2 the proceeds going to Courtenay Language Arts Center for their school lunch program
– Face painting



Event on Facebook:

20170801 SPNA Arts Fest Flyer FINAL


Sheridan Park Yard Sale will take place Saturday from 9 to 3PM.  Find all kinds of bargains. Start on Magnolia & Wilson. Maps for sellers will be posted and available.


Join Underscore Theatre’s Animation Kingdom Trivia: 08/14/17

Theatre companies do not survive by ticket sales alone and that’s why they host crazy little evenings like Underscore Theatre’s Animation Kingdom Trivia night Monday, August 14th. The event is from 6:30-9:30 and will be held at Revolution Brewery.


Join the fun and prove your knowledge of animation trivia! Click HERE for all the details and to buy tickets NOW!


Come on neighbors, let’s show local theater the support it truly deserves!


And always remember….

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

Indeed, it’s all that ever has.

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