Police officers and the residents they serve will take part in National Night Out on Tuesday, an annual event to help build relationships and promote community partnership in an effort to make neighborhoods across the country safer.
Several National Night Out events were scheduled to take place across the Chicago area Tuesday evening. Some of those include:
1st District: Enjoy refreshments and giveaways as well as a meet-and-greet with officers and neighbors, plus a chance to learn about police programs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Women's Park, located at 1801 S. Indiana Ave.
12th District: Celebrate with the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls at an event with food, games, music, demonstrations, resources and a car show with trophies to be awarded for best in show. Event takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the United Center's Parking Lot C, located at 1902 W. Madison St.
18th District: Stop by for a family-style barbeque with kids activities like face-painting and a bouncy house, games and giveways. CPD's SWAT, mounted and K9 units will also be there, as well as the Chicago Fire Department. Event takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the 18th District's Near North station, located at 1160 N. Larrabee St. The River North Residents Association will be leading the inaugural RNRA Community Walk from Ward Park to the event beginning at 4:45 p.m.
Nearly 50 neighborhoods registered to host National Night Out events between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., with plans for bounce houses, ice cream socials, live music, cookouts, kids’ parades and more. City employees from the police, fire, public works and utility departments will attend many of the events with trucks, giveaways and information for families. The city of Naperville will be introducing the police department's new "Paws on Patrol" dog walker watch program, encouraging residents out walking their dogs in their neighborhoods to act as "extra eyes and ears." The city of Naperville has also partnered with Naperville Area Humane Society and A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter for a donation drive, in which residents are encouraged to bring needed items from those listed here. A full list of registered neighborhoods and events can be found here.
From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 1707 St. Johns Ave., Councilman Michelle Holleman and Police Chief Lou Jogmen will host National Night Out with the police department as well as Boy Scouts of America and with volunteer help from the Highland Park High School Football Team. Activities include a donut eating contest, K9 presentation, cop selfie station, obstacle course, bounce house, DJ, dunk tank, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, refreshments and more. Officials will also be collecting unused prescription drugs for safe disposal.
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Three Oaks Recreational Area, located at 5517 Northwest Highway
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gary Morava Recreation Center, located at 110 W. Camp McDonald Road, hosted by the Prospect Heights Park District, Police Department and Fire Protection District
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave.
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at North School Park, located at 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., hosted by the Arlington Heights Police Department and Park District
Several events beginning at 5:30 p.m.:
Twiggs Park, located at Dodge Avenue and Simpson Street
The Evanston Public Library, located at 1703 Orrington Ave.
The Evanston Animal Shelter, located at 2310 Oakton St.
Kamen Park, located at 908 Seward St.
Penny Park, located at Lake Street and Ashland Avenue
At Howard Street and Ridge Avenue
At 1504 Washington St.