Join 24th District Police Commander Thomas Waldera, your neighbors and me in one of the “National Night Out” community events in Rogers Park TOMORROW NIGHT (Tuesday, August 5th). This is a nationwide event that celebrates the important role community residents play in partnership with the police in preventing and solving crimes.
As the recent arrests of two more suspects in the tragic Devon Avenue shooting demonstrates, crime prevention is not solely the responsibility of the police. It requires individual members of a community, working hand-in-hand with law enforcement, to stand up and advocate on behalf of the safety and rights of all residents.
To further build on this important partnership, National Night Out events are taking place tomorrow night in each police beat in the 24th Police District.
Below is a map of the 24th District that delineates each police beat, followed by a list of tomorrow night’s events in each beat in numerical order:
National Night Out Community Events in the 49th Ward Police Beats
Beat 2411 (west of Ridge). Beat Facilitators: Richard Concaildi and Morrine Sweer.
Time of Event: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt
Beat 2411 will be offering complimentary refreshments and handing our giveaways.
Beat 2422 (bound by Evanston on the north, Jarvis on the south, the lake on the east and Clark on the west). Beat Facilitator: Toni Duncan.
Time of Event: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Willye White Park, 1610 W. Howard
Beat 2422 will be hosting a community picnic. They will have lots of hot dogs to grill and other food items donated by area restaurants. If anyone would like to volunteer to serve or bring a side dish, please let Toni Duncan know at email@example.com. Several items will be raffled off for the children and Freddie of Freddie’s modern Kung Fu will give a demonstration, too. So plan to make it a family night and show your support.
Beat 2423 (bound by Jarvis on the north, Lunt on the south, the lake on the east and Clark on the west).Beat Facilitator: Tony Iniquez
Time of Event: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina
Beat 2423 will be serving up pizza, water, juice, and ice cream thanks to sponsors J.B. Alberto’s and Target, Kids will enjoy games and face painting. Beat 2423 will also raffle a Chico Key Fit 30 infant car seat. People ages 16 and older are eligible for the raffle. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Beat 2424 (bound by Howard on the north, Pratt on the south, Clark on the east and Ridge on the west).Beat Facilitator: Bernard Garbo.
Time of Event: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Damen and Howard
Beat 2424 is hosting a joint walk with Chicago and Evanston Neighbors. The Chicago Police Department will join in the walk and the Evanston Police Department may also join. The purpose of the walk is to be a positive presence in keeping with the theme of National Night Out and to give neighbors more information on where problems and improvements are taking place.
Route (times are estimated):
West on Howard to Hoyne (Elmwood in Evanston)
North on Elmwood (into Evanston) to Brummel Park–7:15 p.m.
East on Brummel to Callan (Winchester in Chicago)
South on Callan to Howard–7:25 p.m.
East on Howard to Wolcott
South on Wolcott to Birchwood
East on Birchwood to first alley to Dog Park–7:30 p.m.
Through/past Pottawattomie Dog Park
West on Fargo to Seeley–7:40 p.m.
North on Seeley to Birchwood
East on Birchwood to Damen
North on Damen to Howard–7:45 p.m.
This year, Beat 2424 is forgoing the picnic that usually follows the walk because (save the date) Friday, August 29th, will be the first annual Picnic in the Park and Food Truck Event at Pottawattomie Park. The event will include entertainment for kids and a film. More information on this event will be forthcoming.
Beat 2431 (bound by Lunt on the north, Pratt on the south, the lake on the east and Clark on the west).Beat Facilitator: John Warner
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Loyola Park (between Morse and Farwell)
Beat 2431 will host a picnic in the park with refreshments, raffles, and giveaways.
Beat 2432 (bound by Pratt on the north, Devon on the south, the Lake on the east and Ridge on the west). Beat Facilitator: Patrick Kenny
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Langdon Park, 1754 W. Albion
Beat 2432 will host a picnic with snacks and refreshments. Adults will receive handouts, including CAPS window signs and safety flyers, and children will receive various novelties. A prize drawing will be held at 8:30 p.m.
I hope to see you tomorrow at one of these fun and community-building events!