Announcements

Saturday and Sunday, September 29–30
11 a.m.–7 p.m., 1030-1140 W. Granville Ave. between Broadway and Sheridan (just off the CTA Red Line Granville stop). The festival is a family-oriented event that is a feast for the senses, full of sights, sounds, smells and flavors that showcase the incredible cultural diversity and artistic talent that make up this rich and unique northside neighborhood. Hosted by Edgewater Artists in Motion, Admission cost is a suggested donation of $5. The event includes art, live music, craft beers, and food from Granville Avenue restaurants. For more information, click here.

October 14 Edgewater 5K to Close N. Sheridan Road

The annual Edgewater 5K Run/Walk will close N. Sheridan Road from Ardmore (5800 N.) to W. Sheridan (6400 N., Broadway and Devon) from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 14th. Please plan your Sunday driving around this 2-hour window. The street will reopen between 9:15 and 9:30. For full details on the street closures, please click here.

ComEd Work at 5701 N. Sheridan Road Impacts
Pedestrian and Auto Traffic


The work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 11, and will affect traffic on Sheridan Road from Hollywood to Ardmore. The construction area will be fenced off, closing the sidewalk to pedestrians. Their path will be routed through the northbound lane of Sheridan adjacent to the work site, which will be closed to traffic. The northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive will be reduced to one lane going north around the bend at Hollywood. This will result in additional traffic around the construction site for the duration of the project, anticipated to be completed on October 5th. While most of the work will be going on during the weekdays, if time becomes a factor, crews will be at the site on some Saturdays. Signage on northbound Lake Shore Drive will alert drivers to the situation beginning at Lawrence Avenue. Please see the ComEd handout for a map of the traffic changes near Hollywood and Sheridan.

Legislative Updates

The Illinois General Assembly wrapped up its spring session on May 31st. None of the bills being followed that addressed condo owners’ privacy concerns regarding Section 19 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act (see  discussion) were brought to the floor for a vote. SB572 and HB5126 were re-referred to the Rules Committee and are unlikely to be brought up in the fall session. These bills (or others like them) will have to be re-introduced next January.

For Chicagoans, the good news is that HB4910 also went nowhere. That means the ordinance passed by the City Council on March 28th that established a “Home Rule” remains in effect. This substitute ordinance overrides the provision in Section 19 that condo associations must provide homeowners’ email addresses and phone numbers to any association member who asks for them. However, if owners in an association want to nullify this ordinance, they may do so with a two-thirds majority vote. It took effect on April 18. If you have any questions about the ordinance, please contact Jerry Goodman at jerry@48thward.org.