Don't Become a Victim!

2019 Sheffield Street Festival






The Sheffield Street Festival will host
different live bands throughout the
weekend, with a big selection of talents,
styles, and genres. Come and rock out
with  some of Chicago’s favorite cover
bands and original artists playing your
favorite tunes!

This year we will have an acoustic band,
a Beatles tribute band playing all their top
hits, a Tom Petty tribute, a Yacht Rock
cover band, and much more!


Visit more than 100 beautiful
neighborhood gardens on a self-guided
tour. Guidebooks, which contain the map
and textual descriptions of the gardens,
are available at the Garden Center on the
lawn in front of St. Vincent de Paul
Church with a $10 donation.


2019 Sheffield Street Festival website

Robbers want one thing:  your money or property.  There are some steps you can take to help prevent becoming a victim.


  • Walk, ride, or jog with a partner
  • Avoid dark, isolated places (don’t walk or park there)
  • Be alert.  Look around.  Avoid wearing headphones or talking on your cell phone
  • Keep at least one hand free.  Don’t carry bulky purses or parcels
  • Don’t wear expensive jewelry where it is visible, particularly gold chains or necklaces.  When on the street, keep jewelry concealed under your clothing
  • Late at night, have someone meet you at the bus or train station.  have the taxi driver watch while you enter your home
  • On public transportation, try to use the busiest, best lit stop possible, both to get on and off the bus or train
  • Have your house and car keys out and ready to use
  • Follow your instincts.  If you feel threatened, go to the nearest open store or business.  Call 911 immediately
  • Get to know your neighbors and develop strategies for keeping an eye out on your block.  Knowing who lives on the block can help you all recognize when someone who is hanging out doesn’t belong there.

Working together, you and your neighbors can make your block stronger and prevent and reduce crime.  To find out how you and your neighbors can participate in neighborhood improvement activities, call Holger DelCid, 18th District Community Organizer, at 312-742-5778