Neighborhood school head count slips
East Village Association board minutes for Jan. 11, 2016, by Michael VanDam
Cleos late-night license
Cleos' application for a 4am liquor license has been submitted. That implies signatures have been collected from 50% of registered voters living within 500 feet of the establishment at 1935 W. Chicago Ave.
Scott Floersheimer, owner of Cleos, will be meeting Jan. 19 with Chicago Grand Neighbors Association. Ald. Proco Joe Moreno is scheduled to attend as well. CGNA is unsure what its position will be with Cleos. Neal McKnight will submit a FOIA request for the application and relevant support material.Ace Hardware condo development
Brian Foote has requested additional information about the project at 1023 N. Ashland Ave. Developers of the former Ace Hardware site should be prepared to present plans at the Feb. 1 EVA general meeting.Schools
Stephen Rynkiewicz discussed the recent Chicago Public Schools utilization figures. Wells High School, 936 N. Ashland Ave., is at just 33% of capacity. LaSalle II magnet school, Otis and Talcott are under-enrolled, while Columbus and Pritzker meet targets. A number of “welcoming schools” that received students from schools closed in 2013 are on the enrollment “watch list."