Public Safety Town Hall Meeting Will Be Next Monday (May 22nd)

Alderman Osterman is hosting a Town Hall Public Safety Meeting with 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran and 24th District Police Commander Roberto Nieves on Monday, May 22, 6:30 pm, at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. Neighborhood residents will be able to meet the commanders and discuss public safety initiatives and issues with them.

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Marko Zaric at the Alderman’s office at 773-784-5277 or

Reminder: The Edgewater Glen Spring Plant Swap Will Be Saturday, May 27th

Just a reminder that our Edgewater Glen Spring Plant Swap will be held Sat. May 27th from 10am til noon in the back yard at 1420 W. Glenlake, weather permitting.

It’s a great time to share excess plants & gardening stuff and go home with some freebies to experiment with. Meet your gardening neighbors too.

Even if you don’t have anything to share, come before noon as we usually have leftovers that need a home.

Contact Kim Kaulas at or 773-368-3949 for more info.

Teen Hub At The Armory – Community Feedback Day (Saturday, May 13th)

Columbia College’s Civic Engagement Studio invites Edgewater Glen residents to “Teen Hub at the Armory – Community Feedback Day”.

You are invited to Broadway Armory Park’s ballroom for an exhibition of design proposals for a teen-centered space dedicated to providing diverse and engaging opportunities for youth outside the classroom.

Visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to provide feedback to the Teen Hub design proposals for three underutilized spaces in the 48th Ward’s landmark Chicago Park District Broadway Armory location.

Utilizing principles of human-centered design, and drawing on research and site visits to other Chicago youth centers, Columbia College Chicago students developed ten proposals in the spring 2017 Interior Architecture Civic Engagement Studio class. In conversation with Alderman Harry Osterman, staff from the 48th Ward, the Chicago Park District, and local arts, urban gardening, and youth organizations, and with area teens, students designed for a variety of interests, activities and modes of interaction.

Proposals visualize spaces and facilities where youth are encouraged to make and mix music and media, 3D print prototype, code, collage, chat, and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities. Through specialized programming that engages with Broadway Armory organizations, teens will be exposed to new fields, and have the opportunity to be mentored by working professionals.

The Civic Engagement Studio is an upper-level design studio course in Columbia College Chicago’s Interior Architecture program that aims to immerse students in real-world design projects in collaboration with community partners in the city of Chicago.

May 13, 2017
Saturday, 10am–2pm

Broadway Armory Park | Chicago Park District
5917 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660
2nd floor Ballroom

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

48th Ward
Taylor Heidemann,
Youth Services Coordinator