Clean streets for $20 per week, offers River North organizations
Loop North News

River North

(Above) A Cleanslate Chicago worker cleans a street west of the Loop in the 27th Ward. Image obtained from Cleanslate Chicago.

13-Aug-17 – Streets in River North should be tidier with resumption of a weekend street cleaning program.

River North Clean Streets is a non-profit project managed by River North Residents Association and River North Business Association. They have engaged Cleanslate Chicago to have crews clear trash, broken glass, cigarette butts, and pet waste from sponsored blocks. Businesses and residents can sponsor one side of a block for six months for a tax-deductible $520, paid in advance, or both sides for $1,040.

The streets are cleaned on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Workers also clean out tree pits, storm drains, and over-flowing trash bins. They separate recyclables from trash and report to the city any new graffiti.

Cleanslate gets its workers from The Cara Program, a nonprofit that helps people with employment barriers – like homelessness, poverty, and criminal records – get back to work.

RNRA says utilizing the Cara workers is less expensive than paying its own employees or letting city workers do the same job for union wages.

More info...

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 13-Aug-17 12:18 AM

Loop North News

FREE WEEKLY EMAIL UPDATE

See what’s news in the Loop
and Near North Side.

Signup for our weekly email. No ads and no charge. Just enter your email address here...

Number of subscribers:
See this week’s update

‘Floating Museum’ docked at Riverwalk through August 28
Chicago home loan rates fall to 3.7 percent, so where are the listings?
Marina City commercial property fully leased
Clean streets for $20 per week, offers River North organizations
Eating disorder facility gets zoning permit to operate at 1 East Erie
Arrests at Cubs home games down 46 percent so far this year
Million-dollar North Side condo market on a roll
Louis Rocah, architect who helped design Marina City, dies at age 90
More stories

Today
59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Strong in tradition and one of the largest free admission events of its kind, the show headliners include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. More info.

Today
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Smoke, nearby, the first U.S. solo exhibition of Mexico City-based artist Tania Pérez Córdova. Exploring the idea of forms becoming memories, objects growing into experiences, and sculptures turning into events, Córdova’s work confronts audiences with partial narratives – what the artist has chosen to show within the formal frame of her work is intended to make you think of what is outside of it.

By embedding a stranger’s SIM card in a porcelain block or an active debit card in a wood-fired clay platter, Córdova’s sculptures contain traces that connect them to an active life elsewhere. As the exhibition title suggests, if there is smoke nearby, then something is burning – even if you cannot see the fire.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue. Map. More info.

August 21
Looking for a spot to view the solar eclipse with no obstructions? Lake Michigan, and Shoreline Sightseeing will go there on August 21. During the 75-minute cruise, special glasses provided by Adler Planetarium will be distributed to all passengers to enable safe viewing at all times. Shoreline’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Cruise will board at 12:30 p.m. and depart Navy Pier’s Dock Street at 12:45 p.m., returning at 2:00 p.m. The fullest solar blockage by the moon is expected to be at approximately 1:19 p.m., so passengers will be onboard and center stage for the height of this incredible experience. Tickets: $25 adults, $15 children 3-12, free for children 2 and under. Cash bar available. Map. More info.

More events

S&P 500
2,425.55 4.46

NASDAQ COMPOSITE
6,216.53 5.39

LOOP/NORTH
42.55 0.02

Biggest Gainers & Losers

CONTINENTAL MATERIALS CORP.
18.60 1.60

LITTELFUSE INC.
176.39 1.49

JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
87.35 1.00

Downtown Chicago Stocks