Neighborhood Pulse

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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.

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 and Sushi Lounge, Floriole Café & Bakery, Knife & Tine, Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, Sweet Mandy B’s, The Arrogant Frog, 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.     


February 25, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Home, 2325 North Lakewood

You are invited to attend this fun event.  Registration is $20 per person online or $40 at the door.  Seating is limited.  To reserve your place, click here.

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

Spaghetti Dinner 2016: Thanks!

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped to make this year’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner a success.  Thanks to everyone who attended and to the following businesses for their generous donations for the raffle drawing:  Arrogant Frog Bar, Athenian Room, Benefit Makeup, Bottlefork, Butcher & the Burger, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, Chicago Dog House, Cotelac, Cryo Bar, Dee’s Restaurant, Denim & Soul, Dirk’s Fish, Dynamic Liquors, Fairways, Geja’s Cafe, Gepperth’s Meat Market, Hakka Bakka, Homeslice, Jam ’n Honey, Kelly’s Pub, Kincade’s Bar & Grill, Mario’s Place, Mo’s Asian Bistro, Nookie’s Restaurant, Pat’s Pizza, Pauline’s Restaurant, Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs, Salon 9nb, Salon Soca, Shoe’s Pub, Spavia, Stella Barra, Strand Salon, Summer House, The Little Black Dress, The Warehouse Bar & Pizzeria, Underthings, Villa d’Citta.  A speical thanks to Derby Bar & Grill for the delicious food, and thanks to McGee's Tavern & Grille for the beverages.  Thanks to Whiskey Jezebel and Edd Fairman, Wizard of Sorts for keeping us entertained the entire evening.  We thank and applaud our committee who pulled the entire event together:  David Bassin, John D’Antonio, Brett Gallagher, Kate Jakubas, and Holly Panter.  

SNA 2016 Donation Requests

During the annual budgeting process, a subcommittee of SNA’s Budget Committee will evaluate the donation requests that the SNA received throughout the year.  To be eligible for a donation, the applicant must be a not-for-profit group that meets at least one of the following criteria:  (a)  it offers programs that provide a needed or useful service to residents of the Sheffield neighborhood; (b)  it is located in or near the Sheffield neighborhood and has a history of being a good neighbor; (c) it offers programs or services that the board of the SNA believes contribute substantially to the

Support Friends of Mayer Magnet School

Oscar Mayer Magnet School, located in the Sheffield neighborhood on Clifton, between Belden and Webster, is the only CPS school offering a powerful combination of Montessori, International Baccalaureate and Fine Arts to foster intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, and global citizenship for all students age three to grade eight.  This year, CPS’s budget cuts targeted these specialized, fundamental programs, but Friends of Mayer (“FOM,” the parent-and-community fundraising arm for the school) was able to reinstate that funding, thanks to the incredible support of local businesses, commu

Patrons' Party 2015: Thanks

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our Patrons.  We truly appreciate your generosity and your support.  You play an important role in helping the Sheffield Neighborhood Association continue to thrive and grow, and the SNA is successful because of people like you.   The Patrons’ Party was a ton of fun and a huge success, an event which allowed Patrons the opportunity to visit with neighbors and friends. We also want to acknowledge and thank our gracious hosts this year, Ron and Lisa Elkins of 2pointperspective.

Help Keep Our Neighborhood Clean

We have received numerous emails from neighbors about dog excrement on the sidewalks.  Please remember to pick up after your dog.  Leaving behind your dog’s excrement attracts rats and can spread diseases.  It is not only the neighborly thing to do, it is the law.  City Ordinance 7-12-420 states, “No person shall appear with a pet upon the public ways or within public places or upon the property of another, absent that person’s consent, without some means for the removal of excrement; nor shall any person fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet . . .

Auto Theft Prevention Tips

Here are some auto theft prevention tips from the Chicago Police Department, Preventative Programs/Neighborhood Relations.  Always lock your vehicle and take your keys; never leave a spare set of keys in the vehicle, such as in a magnetic box, above the visor, or under the hood; always park in well-lighted areas; make sure the windows are tightly closed when parking your vehicle; keep all valuables and packages out of site (i.e.