Recent News

Old Town Art Fair

The Old Town Triangle Association is hosting it’s Annual Art Fair on May 15th from 6 – 10 PM, featuring live and silent auctions, raffle prizes include dinners, and Perennial’s chef’s selection of canapés and seasonal delights, and  the Old Town Art Fair Signature Cocktail.

Tickets are on sale now: $100 per person (before April 30) | $115 per person (after May 1). Click here or visit the Triangle office at 1763 N. North Park with your check or credit card to purchase.

Community Meeting for Proposed Wine Bar

Join my office and the Lincoln Central Association at a community meeting to review a proposal to open a new wine bar at 1961 North Halsted Street. My office will be present at this meeting to monitor the discussion and record your feedback. Click here for more information.

WHAT: J9 Wine Bar proposal at 1961 North Halsted Street

WHO: Hosted by Alderman Michele Smith and the Lincoln Central Association

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Newberry Math & Science Academy – School Auditorium 700 West Willow Street

Proposed Vacation Rental Community Meeting

Please join my office and the Park West Community Association at a community meeting to review a proposed short term vacation rental at 2525 North Orchard Street. My office will attend the meeting to monitor the discussion and record your feedback.
WHAT: Vacation Rental Proposal for 2525 North Orchard Street

WHO: Hosted by Alderman Michele Smith and the Park West Community Association

WHEN: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Alcott Elementary School, 2625 N. Orchard – School Cafeteria

Filming Notice

From Monday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 5th NO PARKING/TOW ZONE signs will be posted on the west side of the 1800 block of N. Burling to allow for a photo shoot. Click here for more information.

Residential Parking Permit Inventory Audit

On Monday, May 2, 2016 between the hours of 9 AM -12 PM, our office will not be able to sell any Residential Parking Pass stickers due to a regularly scheduled audit. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bauler Playlot Redesign Community Meeting

Over the past several months, the Lincoln Central Association, the Bauler Park Advisory Council and my office have worked to secure Chicago Park District “Chicago Plays!” funds for playground equipment at the Bauler Park playlot. Our goal is to begin renovations later this year. Please give your feedback at a public meeting on the initial redesign and discuss possible improvements beyond the Park District funding. Click here to view a rendering of the initial design.

Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30 PM at The Church of the Three Crosses, 333 W. Wisconsin St.

Keeping it Real

Join the Chicago Police Department’s 18th District CAPS Officers for “Keeping it Real” on Monday April 25th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at the Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby. A partnership between the Chicago Police Department and the Safer Foundation, the presentation will include important tips for keeping your property secure from thieves and include a panel of ex-burglary offenders. Plenty of free parking available. Click here for more information.

Filming Notice

Cinema Libertad, LLC will be filming a commercial on the south side of W Belden Ave between N Commonworth Ave and N Lincoln Park West on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016.

The City of Chicago has issued street parking permits for production vehicles and equipment staging, and will post NO PARKING/TOW ZONE signs from 12:00pm – 8:00pm that day. Click here for more information.


Filming Notice

Chicago Fire will be filming and have posted NO PARKING/TOW ZONE signs on the following streets on April 20th and 21st, 2016:

Wednesday April 20th 2016 at 10:00 PM to Thursday April 21st 2016 11:59 PM

BOTH sides of Stockton Dr from 100 ft North of 2021 N Stockton to 100 ft South

SOUTH side of Fullerton Ave from Commonwealth Ave to Lincoln Park West

BOTH sides of Lincoln Park West from Fullerton Ave to 2202 N Lincoln Park West

BOTH sides of Belden Ave from Lincoln Park West to Commonwealth Ave


Thursday, April 21st 2016 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Stockton Dr between LaSalle St and Dickens St

Click here for more information.