The RogersEdge Summer Movie Series will kick off the first of three movie screenings this summer at The New 400 Theater on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. As an extension from Movie on the Plaza from previous summers, this current series will premier various, family-friendly films in venues and parks located within the RogersEdge Business District where Devon Avenue, Sheridan Road, and Broadway Avenue intersect on the city’s north side.
Locals in the RogerEdge Business District has seen six new businesses pop up just in time for the summer. Learn more!
ChainLinks at Lollapalooza for Second Year
ChainLinks will be returning as a LollaCares participant for Lollapalooza 2018 to promote bike safety, sustainability and the mission of ChainLinks to more than 300,000 fans that patronize the festival which takes place August 2nd-5th in Grant Park.
RogersEdge Presents: Summer on the Plaza 2018
The fourth annual Summer on the Plaza programming kicks off this month at the Loyola Plaza, 6550 N. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park, just outside the CTA’s Loyola ‘L’ stop.
Earlier this month, Loyola and over a dozen other Jesuit colleges (AJCU) launched a call-in campaign supporting the Dream Act. The campaign was held at all three of Loyola’s campuses – Lake Shore, Water Tower & the Health Sciences campus in Maywood. With the upcoming March 5th expiration date of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, volunteers tabled and informed the Loyola community the urgency behind this advocacy campaign.
Throughout the month of February, local businesses from both the Edgewater and Rogers Park communities visited campus to interact with students, faculty and staff for the Ramblin' Around Business Showcase at the Damen Student Center.
Following a town hall meeting held by the 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore, the proposed public art design for two Rogers Park entry points have received strong support from community residents. One of the entry points is located at "the Porkchop" grassy triangle area on the Devon/Sheridan/Broadway intersection.
If you saw people with clipboards standing out on the street corner during the months of April, May and September, don’t worry, they weren’t speculating on a new high rise condo building. They were volunteers counting the number of people who walked by for a pedestrian study at key intersections of the RogersEdge Business District.
Loyola University was home to civically engaged middle school students from Edgewater and Rogers Park this summer. The 2017 Summer Civic Academy (July 5 -28) brought middle school students together from Armstrong, Kilmer, Field, Swift, Hayt, and Peirce to engage students in community problem solving on issues that impact young people.
It all began ten months ago when Loyola University approached Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) about the joining forces to address the commercial streets that are boundaries between community areas and wards. In a unique collaboration the RogersEdge partnership is growing a more prosperous business district in the Devon-Sheridan-Broadway area.
This summer, Loyola Limited successfully employed two Sullivan High School students as a part of the pilot session of EMERGE. Funded by Plan 2020, this program offers local high school students the opportunity to gain work experience and participate in professional development.