Neighborhood Resources

Welcome to West Lakeview! Here’s a quick guide to some of the basics for living, working, or visiting in our neighborhood. If you see a resources missing and would like to request that it be added to this page, please email info@wlvn.org. Please note that all links will open in a new window.

Local Government 

The WLVN boundaries are split between the 44th Ward (east of Ashland Avenue) and the 47th Ward (west of Ashland). The aldermanic websites have many resources, including news about local development, information about parking passes and street cleaning, and more.

44th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney

 44th Ward website | 44th Ward newsletter |

47th Ward Ald. Ameya Pawar

47th Ward website | 47th Ward newsletter |

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Office of the Mayor | City Clerk |

County, State, and Federal Government 

Cook County

10th District Commissioner Bridget Gainer (residents east of Ashland)

12 District Commissioner John Fritchey (residents west of Ashland)

Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner

11th District Rep. Ann Williams (residents west of Lakewood)

12th District Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (residents east of Lakewood)

State Sen. John Cullerton

United States

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley

Police and Safety 

19th Police DistrictWest Lakeview is in the 19th Police District, led by Commander Mark Buslik. The community can provide input to the 19th District through CAPS (Chicago Alternate Policing Strategy) beat meetings. West Lakeview is in beats 1922 (west of Southport) and 1924 (east of Southport). View the 19th District CAPS meeting schedule here and view local crimes here.

BARR Neighbors is a community group that overlaps with the WLVN boundaries, representing residents between Belmont-Newport and Racine-Ashland. It is primarily concerned with security and is exploring private security options.

Local Institutions 

Schools

West Lakeview has several public and private schools listed below. View City of Chicago elementary school boundaries here.

Blaine Elementary (Pre-K to 8), 1420 W. Grace St.

Burley Elementary (Pre-K to 8), 1630 W. Barry Ave.

Hamilton Elementary (Pre-K to 8), 1650 W. Cornelia Ave.

Saint Andrew School (Pre-K to 8), 1710 W. Addison St.

St. Luke Academy (Pre-K to 8), 1500 W. Belmont Ave.

Lake View High School (9-12), 4015 N. Ashland Ave.

Parks

Gross Park (1700 block of Henderson)

Lois Klein Park (Lincoln and Addison)

Merryman Playlot Park (Grace and Marshfield)

Sheil Park (Southport and Cornelia)

Margaret Donahue Park (School and Lakewood)

Transportation

  • CTA buses: Bus lines run through West Lakeview or along its borders with the Ashland No. 9, Belmont No. 77, Irving Park No. 80 and Addison No. 152.
  • CTA trains: Brown Line stops located at Southport and Paulina in West Lakeview, with several more stops near our boundaries.
  • Divvy: Bikeshare stations are located at the following West Lakeview intersections: Belmont/Racine; Belmont/Southport; Belmont/Lincoln; Roscoe/Southport; Roscoe/Lincoln; Addison/Lincoln; and Grace/Ashland.
  • Parking: See more information about residential parking permits from the 44th Ward and 47th Ward.
  • Street sweeping: See street sweeping schedules from the 44th Ward and 47th Ward.

City Services

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