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News (updated 6/5/16):
  • The Block Club currently has only one officer, A. Kostreva, President.  If you live within the Block Club boundaries and are interested in serving the neighborhood through the Block Club, email the president.
  • Positive Loitering with neighbors on June 23 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.  See Calendar for details.
  • The annual Block Club Sidewalk Sale will take place on Saturday AND Sunday, June 18 and 19, from 9 AM to 6 PM.  This is the Block Club's sole fundraising event each year.  Table fee for sellers is $12 for both days, payable to CWBC President in advance.  Click here for more information.
  • The monthly street sweeping of our neighborhood streets will begin the first week of April and go through October.  The dates scheduled are on our Calendar page.  Look out for No Parking signs.
  • Chicago requires all buildings with 5 or more units to offer recycling.  Report non-compliance here.

The Carmen-Winona Block Club is an informal organization of neighborhood citizens who meet to discuss and act upon local concerns. By joining together, local people gain effective representation at the ward level. Our 48th Ward Alderman is Harry Osterman.


The Block Club takes a proactive interest in local affairs. It attends community programs such as the Beat 2024 meetings.  It is engaged in the work of the Margate Park Advisory Council, whose efforts resulted (among other things) in the creation of a new play lot.  It coordinates closely with a major development project in the club boundaries: the construction of a new Admiral building at the site of the old.  Volunteers are always needed to maintain the public lots on Marine Dr. at Carmen and Winona.

Each summer the club organizes a neighborhood rummage/garage sale in order to raise money for club activities.


The geographical area of the Carmen-Winona Block Club is bounded by the south side of Foster, the north side of Argyle, the west side of Marine, and the east side of Sheridan.


There is no charge to belong to the Block Club. In order to join, simply come to a meeting or click on the "Contact Us" link. Meetings are held quarterly, or as local events dictate. See "Calendar" for dates.

Volunteer Officers:

  • Adrienne K. (President)
  • Vacant (Vice-President)
  • Vacant (Treasurer)
  • Vacant (Secretary)