ROGERS PARK — The Chicago Police Department and its Community Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) program are teaming up with Far North Side neighbors to host National Night Out events across the neighborhood Tuesday.
In Rogers Park, Edgewater and West Ridge, police officers will join neighbors for food, games, sports and peace walks. Many locations also offer free water, school supplies and fun knick-knacks for kids.
Here is where you can participate on the Far North Side:
• Swift Elementary School Playground, Thorndale and Winthrop, 6-8 p.m.: Starting at 6 p.m., officers will be at the Swift Elementary School playground to hang out and play sports with kids, while adults in the neighborhood are invited to participate in a peace walk down Thorndale Avenue. Leading the walk will be Ald. Harry Osterman (48th), Rogers Park District Cmdr. Roberto Nieves, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, State Sen. Heather Steans, local beat officers, community policing officers and bike and patrol officers. The peace walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Thorndale and Kenmore and end back at the playground with a spread of hot dogs, sausages, soft drinks, chips and more.
• Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave., 6-8 p.m.
• Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave., 6-7:30 p.m.: Free bottled water and toys will be given out along with at least 48 school supply kits.
• Green Briar Park, 2650 W. Peterson Ave., 6-8 p.m.
• Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St., 6-8 p.m.
• Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina St., 6-7:30 p.m.
• Howard Street, 6-7:30 p.m.: Officers from the Evanston Police Department, which shares a border on Howard Street, will join with Rogers Park neighbors on a walk.
• Loyola Park, Lakefront between Morse and Farwell, 6:30-8 p.m.
• Langdon Playlot, Albion and Ravenswood, 7-9 p.m.
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