Sheli Lulkin – Activist Sorely Missed
by David Nicosia –
It is with sadness that we note the passing of Sheli Lulkin this past December. Sheli was a staunch and long-standing activist for the Sheridan Road community.
She served for 32 years as president of the Association of Sheridan Condo/Co-op Owners (ASCO), a watchdog organization that monitors and fights for issues affecting condo owners. Most recently, Sheli helped lead the charge to defeat an attempt by the State Fire Marshal to mandate sprinklers in our condominium units.
Sheli was born in Israel and moved to Edgewater to attend Loyola University as a graduate student in political science. In 1989 she went to work for the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and was executive director when she left in 2009.
Sheli has been honored with the Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award, ASCO’s Edgewater Living Treasure Award, and named to Chicago’s Senior Citizen Hall of Fame. To hear from Sheli herself, view this short video: www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/local/oral-histories/3a
Those who knew Sheli knew that she had a great sense of humor. Walking with her through any part of Edgewater or even City Hall, it seemed as if EVERYBODY knew her. You couldn’t sit with her at a restaurant without at least one person coming up to say hello.
Sheridan road is a better place because of Sheli Lulkin and she will be greatly missed!
David has been Park Tower’s ASCO representative for the past five years.