Meetings to Discuss Proposed Traffic Changes to Broadway & Sheridan (Oct. 30th & Nov. 2nd)

The Illinois Dept. of Transportation (IDOT) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) have been leading a study to improve North Lake Shore Drive (NLSD) and the adjacent park trails for the past several years. As part of this study, CDOT reviewed traffic patterns on Sheridan and Broadway north of Bryn Mawr up to Devon as these areas receive high volumes of traffic and are critical points in our community.

On Wednesday, October 30th at 6:30 pm at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, and at 10am Sat. Nov. 2nd at St. Andrew Greek Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd, CDOT will review and provide feedback on proposed alternatives for new traffic plans. The meeting formats for both meetings will be the same, including a presentation and workshop.

As our quality of life in Edgewater Glen is greatly impacted by the amount of car traffic on Broadway, we strongly encourage residents to attend one of these meetings.


North Lake Shore Drive North Terminus Traffic Study Website:

Community Meeting Flyer:

Property Tax Exemption Forms from the Edgewater Glen Community Meeting

It was great to see so many of you turn out for the Edgewater Glen Community Meeting this week.

With over 100+ neighbors in attendance, the demand for the property tax exemption forms made available was more than we had on hand. Many of you asked if we could send out additional copies.

Please feel free to download and/or print the exemption forms here:

Taxpayer Exemption Application For Tax Year 2018

Senior Freeze Exemption For Tax Year 2018

Longtime Homeowner Exemption Application For Tax Year 2018

Disabled Persons Homeowner Exemption

Disabled Veterans Standard Homeowner Exemption

Edgewater Glen Community Meeting with Alderman Harry Osterman (Monday, October 7th, 6:30 pm)

You are invited to the EGA Community Meeting with Alderman Harry Osterman, Caitlin
Bustos of Helix Cafe, and Andrea Raila a tax analyst specializing in property tax appeals on Monday, October 7th at 6:30 pm.

The EGA Community Meeting is a great place to meet your neighbors and get up to date on the
latest goings-on around the neighborhood. This is also your opportunity to ask the Alderman
and EGA questions that affect our community.

Meeting details:

Monday, October 7th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at St Gertrude’s Social Hall 1401 W Granville

6:30 – 7:00 pm: Meet & greet with your neighbors. Free wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and
refreshments will be served. Catering by Helix Cafe

● 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Meeting

Topics of discussion with the Alderman are expected to include:

1. City budget
2. Red Line Modernization
3. Edgewater Metra station
4. Clark Street development
5. Rising lake level Impacts
6. Criminal activity

We are also happy to host Caitlin Bustos from the Helix Cafe (6237 N Clark St) and tell us
about their novel and noble social enterprise (and delicious food and drinks!).

We also welcome Andrea Raila, who will provide a brief update on tax assessment exemptions.