PORTAGE PARK — Ald.-elect Jim Gardiner (45th), who is set to be sworn in on Monday, will make an appearance the next day at a spring reception being hosted by the Six Corners Chamber of Commerce.
The free event is happening at Shilas Restaurant, 3938 N. Cicero Ave. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30 p.m.
Joe Angelastri, president of the Six Corners Chamber of Commerce and owner of City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero Ave., said the following speakers are confirmed:
• Ald.-elect Gardiner
• Chicago Police Officer John Garrido, giving an update on the 2019’s Rock the Badges event.
• Father Jason Malave from the Archdiocese of Chicago talking about how the community can work together.
• Dennis Wolkowicz from the Portage Theater speaking about entertainment in the shopping district.
The alderman-elect has opposed the current plans for the Point At Six corners development but has not offered additional details on what his plans are for the site.
Gardiner did not immediately respond to a question on what he planned to talk about at Tuesday’s reception.
The chamber hosting next week’s meeting is a separate entity from the Six Corners Association and was originally established in October 2017 to “influence public policy and foster a climate in which businesses can operate profitably as well as encourage and promote positive, well-balanced economic growth through business development.”
The Six Corners Association has been around since 2002 and is the nonprofit economic development organization that manages the shopping district’s special service area funds collected via a localized property tax.
For more information about Tuesday’s event visit its Facebook page.
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