Welcome to the Sauganash Community Association
The Sauganash Community Association is a non-profit organization focusing on uniting residents to promote the common good within our community.
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Respect your neighbors by practicing fireworks courtesy, the noise and lights of fireworks can often have a frightening effect on our veterans, children and animals. Please keep your at-home fireworks to a minimum (preferably none). Support you local BOOM by watching fireworks at a safe and centralized location near you!
The SCA wishes to thank you for your ongoing support, YOU make what we do in our community possible! Look for our annual membership renewal mailer for 2021-22 calendar year in your mailbox! You can also pay your $40 membership dues before the 4th of July Parade at the SCA membership table located in the park near Kostner and Thorndale, or online by clicking on the icon below!
The SCA’s annual parade steps off at 9:30 AM with marching bands, a firetruck and more, led by Honorary Parade Marshal Paula Fitzgerald. Sauganash and Sauganash Park residents are invited to join in by foot, bike, wagon, vintage/specialty car or float at 9:00 am at Thorndale and Kostner. The parade will conclude with a flag raising ceremony at the War Memorial at Peterson and Forest Glen Avenues, the ceremony will be MC’d by longtime radio host Karen Hand.
Unfortunately, due to the delay in obtaining the City permit and in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, the SCA will NOT be hosting the post parade park event. We look forward to hosting the event next year!
Groups, vehicles or floats: please email email@example.com so we can assist you in planning your participation.
This year the Sauganash Community Association will distribute 150 Decoration Recognition Ribbons to “red, white and blue” Sauganash homes and special community prizes will be awarded to the 3 most outstanding 4th of July displays. The SCA team will be out and about during the week before the 4th and photos of decorated houses will be posted on our SCA social media sites. Let’s celebrate this year’s Independence Day with a blast of patriotic displays!
As a result of misuse of the park, the Chicago Park District announced that Sauganash Park will now close at 9:00 PM each day of the week, indefinitely. Increased police patrols have also been implemented. Reminder: City curfew for minors ages 12 – 18 is 11:00 PM.
Tell us what you are doing this summer in our neighborhood! We pitched in to clean up our park last weekend. The grounds at Sauganash Park look fabulous!
In light of recent events in our neighborhoods, Alderman Nugent is hosting a ward-wide virtual community safety meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to provide residents with primary source information regarding safety in our ward. The Chicago Police Department 16th & 17th Districts will join the Alderman to answer questions from our community. Questions should be submitted in advance of the meeting through the meeting link or directly to Ward39@CityofChicago.org.
Once again, record snowfall is forecast for our area. The plows are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. tomorrow when the snowfall is expected to end. Because of the sheer volume of snow, we’re only aiming for down the middle and where it’s clear. It will not be possible to clear the streets completely. We are not asking people to try to move their vehicles during the plowing to clear both sides. Our goal is to provide a basic ability to navigate our streets safely and provide access for emergency vehicles. This will likely be long before the city plows can reach our side streets. Plowing is a hefty expense and is only one of the services and events funded by the Association. The last plowing event cost over $10,000, and at mid-February, this may not be the last snow of the season. Even though the whole neighborhood benefits, it is funded by only about 30-40% of the neighborhood who joins the association.
Consider helping your elderly neighbors. If you have a fire hydrant in front of your property, please make sure it is cleared of snow so emergency personnel can see and access it. For information on city plows, visit Chicago Plow Tracker or call the Ward office.
Wttw’s “Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Sauganash features SCA board president Michelle Whatley and other local leaders focusing on Sauganash’s famed holiday lights and the pandemic’s impact on local business, schooling and life.
About Our Organization
Learn more about the Sauganash Community Organziation and what we offer the community.
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