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Bowmanville is a residential neighborhood located in the northern section of Chicago’s Lincoln Square community area. The community is home to over 1500 residential households, and a small but thriving industrial corridor. The neighborhood boundaries are Ravenswood Avenue, Foster Avenue, Western Avenue and Rosehill Cemetery.

Welcome to the Bowmanville Community Organization Web site. Browse the various menu links above for information about our community, and ways to get involved and engaged with your neighbors.  By joining the BCO, your $20 annual membership will support programming and outreach for your community.

The Bowmanville Community Organization (BCO) is the community’s officially recognized Chicago Neighborhood Organization. It is run by a volunteer group committed to maintaining and improving the quality of life for Bowmanville residents. Since its inception in 1987 the BCO has contributed to a solid foundation of community service and neighborliness. The BCO’s purpose is to facilitate communication within the community and with local officials and other organizations to ensure that the interests of the members of the community are being addressed.

Bowmanville is also home to a variety of quality restaurants, taverns, retail shops, small businesses and industry. Our local public schools are Chappell Elementary and Amundsen High School. Rogers Park Montessori School (RPMS) is a private elementary school (pre-K through 8th) located within Bowmanville’s boundaries.

Next BCO Events in 2014 (view full BCO calendar here):

BCO Fall Open Meeting & Election 

October 23, 7pm, North Community Bank, 5241 N. Western Avenue

Potluck snacks & drinks, please bring something to share.

Guest Speakers include

We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for Election to our 2015 Board of Directors! Thanks to those volunteering their time and leadership to Bowmanville.

The 2015 Board of Directors (to be elected October 23, 2014) :

16 Board of Director Positions with 4 officers designated:

  1. Dan Chapman
  2. B.A. Church
  3. Kate Clark
  4. William Ferguson
  5. Jeff Graves
  6. Craig Hanenberg
  7. Dan Lias                        President (president@bcochicago.org)
  8. Peter McFadden             Secretary (secy@bcochicago.org)
  9. Kathleen Moran
  10. Lori Morlock
  11. Laura Schmidt               Vice President (vp@bcochicago.org)
  12. Ann Scholhamer
  13. Jim Sinegal                    Treasurer (treasurer@bcochicago.org)
  14. Tammi Sinegal
  15. Claire Shingler
  16. Jim Yorton

2015 Nominating Committee (7 positions and 2 alternates):
Board reps:  Peter McFadden, Kathleen Moran, Claire Shingler alternate Ann Scholhamer
Member reps:  Noelle Braun-Etheridge, Laura Sabransky, Paula Palmentera, Barbara Wolke, alternate Laura Moser

Big THANK YOUs to our Okto.beer.fest sponsors NorthEdgeGroup of @properties, VoIP4biz, K’s Dugout, and North Community Bank.

Please consider a gift to our BCO GreenSpace (click to donate).
We know safely accessible greenspace is important to our community. We’ve heard it from neighbors and have seen it in the energetic response to our GreenSpace project. Our BCO GreenSpace campaign is a major initiative of the BCO right now. Your support is critical to achieving our goals.  Please donate at the link above.  To learn more about the plans, please click here for more info on the GreenSpace initiative.

Block club resources
Bowmanville has launched a “Know Your Neighbors” block program to keep our neighbors connected. Do you know who your block captain is? Check out our resources for the Block Clubs.



BCO “earth friendly” Big GreenBags Available

only $2.00!

The BCO is on facebook click here to visit.