Schorsch Village Improvement Association
           Working to improve our community


Merchant of the Month
Joseph's Finest Meats celebrates 40 years by firing up the grill! 
Join Joseph's Finest Meats, your old-fashioned  neighborhood butcher shop, on July 22nd from  noon till 4:00 PM as they celebrate 40 years of  serving only the finest meats to Schorsch Village and the Chicagoland area.  

To celebrate, they'll be firing up the grill and handing out FREE homemade Italian sausage sandwiches till 4:00 PM.  

Joseph's Finest Meats opened in 1977 and has since served generations of families in the community.  "We like to think that the butcher is much like an extension of one's family" said Ben Camarda, manager of Joseph's.  "And who better to celebrate our 40th anniversary with than our extended family - the community." 
Joseph's Finest Meats is located at 7101 W. Addison St (3 blocks east of Harlem Ave) on the southwest corner of Addison St and Nordica Ave.  

Upcoming Events
Schorsch Village Annual Picnic Saturday
 July 29 at Schiller Woods, Grove 9 located off Irving Park Road just west of Cumberland.  
What to Bring: Your own food to cook on the BBQ, lawn chairs and a bag of ice for the refreshment tub.  
There will be a community table if you would like to bring something to share. We will provide free refreshments for everyone.  
Activities include: Kid’s games, crafts, horse shoes, volleyball, softball, Bingo, Baggo tournament and much more. Kid’s games start at 1:00 p.m. and adult’s games take place all afternoon. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a beautiful Chicago Summer Day. 

Save the Dates:

The first SVIA fall party will be Saturday, September 9.  
Steak Night at Men’s Club is Wednesday, July 12. A donation of $15 includes food and refreshments. Doors open at 6:00 pm.  
Sept. 8-10 is SVIA’s Annual Multi Family Yard Sale It begins on School at Oak Park & includes the 3300 Blocks of Rutherford, Normandy & Natoma. 
Annual SVIA BTB Golf outing Sat, Oct 14th at Indian Boundary Golf Course. The after party is at the SVIA afterwards. Doors open at 6:00. 

Men's Club

Young men, old men, all men are welcome to the SVIA Men’s Club. Men’s Club meet the second Wednesday of every month. $15 donation includes food and refreshments. $5 discount for every member that brings a new member! (3 max)

Community Corner

Beginning 6/26-9/1/17, The Greater Chgo. Food Depository will provide lunch Mon-Fri for children 0-18 at Austin Branch Library 5615 Race Ave from 1:55-2:15 and at the West Belmont Library 3104 Narragansett from 2:45-3:05.  

St. Cyprian’s used shoe drive St Cyprian’s Ecumenical Food Pantry is having Their 2nd annual used shoe drive.  Shoes can be Dropped off @ 6535 W. Irving Park Rd on Mon or Thursday from 9-11 or you can call 773-283-9178 for additional days and times. 
Recently senior citizens have been the victims of thefts and attempted thefts by individuals posing as tradesmen, city employees or utility workers. These individuals are very convincing and often work in groups. Commonly, one person diverts the victim’s attention while others enter the home through the back or window and steal valuables. Always look to see who is at the door before you open it. If you do not know them, DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR. Please keep aneye on your elderly neighbors as well. If in doubt, call 911!

What to Do in the Neighborhood

Chicago Public Library: West Belmont

Looking for something to do or to learn something new? The Chicago Public Library: West Belmont offers a variety of different activities and events varying from children's classes and story time, learning a new hobby, such as cooking, to financial advisory classes and career management. For more information check out their website at 

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