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DePaul Neighbors Night


Thursday, February 15, Reception at 6:30 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m., DePaul Theatre School, 2350 North Racine

You are invited to attend this performance of Native Son.  Tickets are $15.  Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.  Enter "neighbors" to gain complimentary access to the preshow reception.

Homework Help at the Lincoln Park Branch Library

Free homework help for elementary age children is offered at the Lincoln Park Branch Library, 1150 West Fullerton Avenue.  On Wednesdays, a volunteer Homework Helper with extensive teaching experience is available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  On Thursdays, a Teacher in the Library is available from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  No registration is needed. Please feel free to contact the Lincoln Park Branch at 312-744-1926 for additional information. 

SNA Annual Meeting Thank You

SNA Annual Meeting Thank You

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended our annual meeting.  We would also like to extend a special thanks to this year’s sponsors:  Dee’s Mandarin & Sushi Lounge, Glascott Saloon, Hakka Bakka, McGee’s Tavern & Grille, Derby Bar & Grill, Sweet Mandy B’s, The Budlong Hot Chicken, The Warehouse Bar & Pizzeria.  We send a special shout-out to our committee  members, David Bassin and Holly Panter, for planning this fantastic event.

1309 West Belden

The correspondence below was sent to Alderman Brian Hopkins regarding the proposed rezoning and proposed development of 1309 West Belden.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns at

December 6, 2017

By Email

Alderman Brian Hopkins, 2nd Ward
1400 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Re:   1309 W. Belden, Chicago, IL - Application for Zoning Change

Dear Alderman Hopkins:

Community Beautification

Do you want to participate in and contribute to the beautification of the Sheffield Neighborhood?  Research has shown that community beautification programs result in increased property values, attract business investment, and improve the neighborhood reputation.  Beauty is one of the top three factors in creating community loyalty.  The Sheffield Neighborhood Association’s (“SNA”) Award-Winning Beautification program began in 2000.  Since then, more than 225 trees were planted on the parkways throughout the neighborhood.

Make A Difference

Make a difference in the life of a an adult with a disability.  Be a volunteer tutor in Anixter Center's Jack Ehrlich Literacy Program.  The program is Chicago's only free literacy program designed exclusively for older teens and adults with disabilities, and it is all about helping adults with disabilities reach their goals.  Typical goals include improving reading, writing, and math skills; finding a better job; and earning a GED.  No special skills required.  To become a tutor, volunteers must complete 15 hours of free tutor training and commit to tutoring at least one hour a week for at

Thank you, and happy 2017!

The Sheffield Neighborhood Association would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your continued support of our organization throughout this past year.  Because of you, the SNA is able to improve the conditions of life, work, recreation, health, and safety of our neighborhood.  Your support also helps us to sponsor programs and activities in the Sheffield neighborhood, such as neighborhood beautification, upgrades and maintenance of our local parks, and movies and concerts in the park.  Thanks to you, the SNA has also been able to offer financial support to o