“June 4, 2021
June is Pride Month, which is always been a special time in our community. The Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown communities have a great tradition of being inclusive neighborhoods for our LGBTQIA+ neighbors. Our community boasts dozens of queer-owned and operated independent businesses, including organizations like Chicago Therapy Collective who leads the way in helping organizations with equity and inclusion practices through trainings and programs like Trans Inclusive Chicago. I am proud to live in and serve a community that uplifts their neighbors all year long, not just in June. Please enjoy any Pride-related celebrations you participate in this weekend, and consider doing so locally at our bars, restaurants, and shops in the neighborhood!
This week I joined Mayor Lori Lightfoot, CTA President Dorval Carter, US Senator Dick Durbin, US Congressman Mike Quigley, 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman, and other leaders for the official groundbreaking of the CTA Red Purple Modernization project. It was a symbolic day for our community – the culmination of more than a decade of advocacy and organizing to get these sorely needed and transformative improvements to an essential asset in our community and city, the Red Line.
I brought with me an artifact from my days as a State Representative, a brochure from 2007 proposing improvements to the Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations. This brochure from 14 years ago is symbolic of our community’s dedication to this project, and I am confident that in 14 years we will look back on the challenges posed by intensive construction in our community as worth it. And as we emerge from the pandemic, please do your best to support the businesses who are facing a massive construction project as they recover from COVID-19 impacts. Please click here to learn more about how you can find and receive information about community impacts from the CTA RPM project.
After a 2020 hiatus, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce has shifted from Saturday morning to Monday evening Farmers Markets this summer. The Edgewater Monday Market will run every Monday, 3-7pm, through the month of June, in the Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N. Broadway. This year’s market boasts a full lineup of vendors, including fresh produce, local honey, coffee, and more. I hope to see you one of these Monday nights at the Armory. See below for a roundup of all of the farmers markets in our community this summer.… ”
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