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West Town Neighborhood Group Meeting In Person For First Time This Month — And It’s Looking For New Members

The West Town Neighbors Association includes those who live west of Damen, north of Grand, east of Western and south of Chicago avenues.

Chicagoans enjoy the warm weather and outdoor dining along Division Street in West Town as Illinois moves into the Bridge Phase – the final step before a full reopening under Phase 5 – on May 14, 2021.
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WEST TOWN — Want to get more involved in your neighborhood? Here’s your chance.

A West Town neighborhood association will have its first in-person meeting since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and is also recruiting new members.

West Town Neighbors Association, which includes those who live west of Damen, north of Grand, east of Western and south of Chicago avenues, will meet 6:30 p.m. June 23 in the parking lot of Mitchell Elementary School, 2233 W. Ohio St.

The meeting agenda will include an election for open board positions. In the event of rain, the meeting will be postponed to June 30.

While not officially connected to City Hall, neighborhood associations frequently weigh in on matters of public importance, such as proposed zoning changes for new developments. Many neighborhood associations met virtually during the pandemic.

The West Town Neighbors Association works with the 1st and 26th ward offices to review local zoning change proposals. The group also supports local schools and works with police through CAPS to provide neighborhood safety updates.

The group has also organized neighborhood clean-ups, food drives and block parties.

Open board positions include recording secretary, corresponding secretary and treasurer. If you are interested in joining the board, or have questions about the meeting, email

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