Buy your vehicle sticker, clean out your file cabinets, buy your meals for the week and celebrate the weekend with Pride. There’s plenty to do this weekend in Rogers Park and environs:
I am pleased to report the Chicago City Clerk’s office once again will be selling City vehicle stickers at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview, this Saturday (June 23rd), from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.There is no additional fee for this convenience.
The prices for City vehicle stickers are as follows:
- Small passenger vehicles (under 4,500 lbs): $85.00
- Larger passenger vehicles (4,500 lbs or more): $135.00
- Senior Citizens (for small and larger vehicles): $30.00
- Truck (16,000 lbs or less): $200.00
- Motorcycle: $45.00
A vehicle sticker in a residential permit parking zone will cost an additional $25.
Please bring your driver’s license or renewal form and know your vehicle license plate number. The Clerk’s Office prefers payment by check or money order, but will accept cash or credit card payments. If you’re a senior citizen, make sure you have an ID to receive the senior discount.
During the City Vehicle sticker sale, a mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction’s Mobile Shredding Truck will be parked in the lot outside my office, providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward.
Stop by my office at 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis) on Saturday, June 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and get rid of any old or unwanted papers. Because the documents are shredded, you won’t have to worry about anyone being able to read your private information. Just bring your old documents to the truck, where they will be shredded on the spot in front of you and then taken away to be recycled.
Bring any documents you no longer need or want but that might contain personal or private information. Examples include:
- Bank statements
- Outdated medical records
- Pay stubs
- Old bills and receipts
- Credit card offers
- Tax returns older than seven years
One word of caution: make sure you keep your newly purchased city vehicle sticker at a safe distance from the shredder!
I know it’s a hassle that the Market’s been moving around a lot . . . but it’s always for a great cause! This week, the Glenwood Sunday Market is moving one block south of its usual location on Glenwood to make way for the Pride North Festival.
Please shop the Market this Sunday (June 24th), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., onGlenwood west of the tracks between Morse and Farwell for the very best locally and sustainably grown and produced food
Remember, the Glenwood Sunday Market accepts Discover, Visa, MasterCard and Link Cards. Just buy your tokens at the Friends of the Market tent and shop away! Their tokens never expire!
This Sunday, June 24th, is the 43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade. I know the Pride Parade is not in Rogers Park, but every time I march in the parade, it seems like half the neighborhood is there. Join Barbara and me for a fun-filled afternoon as we march in the parade and celebrate our diversity.
This year, we’ve got lots to celebrate. With the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Americans can serve the country they love without having to hide who they love. President Obama has come out strongly in favor of marriage equality, and recent federal court rulings have struck down as unconstitutional major parts of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Join us as we celebrate these victories and march with pride. Please RSVP by replying to this e-mail, or call Wayne at 773-973-4949. Make sure to include your name, phone number and t-shirt size in your response.
Please note the parade route has changed this year. Meet us at 11:30 a.m. on Montrose between Racine and Magnolia. Look for our sound truck decorated with our signs. Our position number is 71. The parade steps off at 12 Noon.
After we march in the Pride Parade, Barb and I are heading back to the 49th Ward where we’ll stop in at Chuckie’s Bar, 1412 W. Morse, to take in a rare exhibit of photos from Pride Parades past. Rogers Park resident Craig Gernhardt, former publisher of Gay Chicago Magazine, dug into the archives of his magazine and will present Pride Parade photos from the 70’s, 80’s 90’s and 2000’s, including a special Mayoral exhibit featuring photos of Jane Byrne, Harold Washington, Richard Daley and Rahm Emanuel.
Chuckie’s owner Alex Samardzija will be offering up beer and pizza specials, beginning at 3 p.m., this Sunday, June 24th, and a DJ will be spinning old disco songs into the night.
Cap off your Pride Day celebration at Pride North, a street festival on the west side of Glenwood between Lunt and Morse. Sponsored by the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood, last year’s Pride North festival drew an estimated crowd of 2,700, who danced to the sounds of MooseBox (the combined talents of DJsMarc “Moose” Moder and Voxbox) and street festival staple Sixteen Candles, who kept the crowd going with their special blend of ’80s hits.
Joe and Barbara Moore