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11/14/19
I'll be interviewed on @JohnHowellWLS at 6:00 tonight on @wlsam890 on lobbying and ethics reform. Join us.
11/14/19
@cmzalenski Thank you for the compliment!
11/14/19
RT @ad_quig: .@AldermanSmith43 and @mattoshea19 say aldermen should be banned from lobbying, and other elected officials should not be allo…
11/14/19
So proud of these detectives on their collaborative multi-state effort to take down this dangerous suspect involve… https://t.co/AogAFKdDuc
11/14/19
If you're looking for something to do on this cold afternoon, check out "Suggested Donation Thursday"@Nature Museum. https://t.co/IOEbxalKVd
11/14/19
Had an amazing conversation with these incredible Sergeants aspiring to become district commanders with the @Chicago_Police. Best of luck to this group! I was honored to speak with them. READ MORE
11/14/19
Had an amazing conversation with these incredible Sergeants aspiring to become district commanders with the… https://t.co/IeFussXknt
11/14/19
Read about Fighting for Reform, Snow Removal, and a Ward Walk in the Ranch Triangle in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/34XnTy6 READ MORE
11/14/19
Read about Fighting for Reform, Snow Removal, and a Ward Walk in the Ranch Triangle in my latest newsletter.… https://t.co/3jEMKwaZY8
11/08/19
Hi neighbors, just a reminder that our office will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Please take a day to remember the fallen and honor our veterans. READ MORE
11/08/19
Local resident, Mark Buciak will be spearheading a blood drive this Sunday, November 10th at Old St. Pat's (129 S. Desplaines St.) from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-in's are welcome READ MORE
11/08/19
Hi neighbors, just a reminder that our office will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.… https://t.co/euuq2XIXSM
11/08/19
LED lighting installation began on the East side of N Halsted. They are moving at a fast pace with a goal of completion before December for Phase 3A. READ MORE
11/08/19
Please help support our toiletry drive for the Lincoln Park Community Services from now through November 30. https://t.co/up6zC1Rq8R
11/08/19
So proud of these bright students representing LP High! https://t.co/sVfXHMPV9Q
11/08/19
Local resident, Mark Busiak will be spearheading a blood drive this Sunday, November 10th at Old St. Pat's (129 S.… https://t.co/zrrxNxOonk
11/08/19
The Chicago Board of Education will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, November 12, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 6:30… https://t.co/QdsAIxkIRd
11/08/19
Look for hearings soon. Aldermen looking to rework Chicago’s rules on Airbnb, other vacation rentals, to increase p… https://t.co/FW5XiQa608
11/08/19
Want to weigh in on the new ⁦@ChiPubSchools⁩ budget or the proposed return to school days? Go to this meeting. https://t.co/gAfeGT40a2
11/07/19

Chicago Smart Lighting Program

Hello Neighbors- Here is the two week look ahead map for SMART Lighting LED installation in our ward! http://chicagosmartlighting-chicago.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/installation-map READ MORE
11/07/19
Read about Airbnb Regulations, A Community Alert, and Veterans Day Office Closure in my latest newsletter. https://conta.cc/2JYgqa2
11/07/19
Read about Airbnb Regulations, A Community Alert, and Veterans Day Office Closure in my latest newsletter.… https://t.co/rfoQOYKaQu
11/06/19
Please join the 18th District TONIGHT for the 2nd part Community Conversation at Park Community Church (1001 N. Cro… https://t.co/QNxnl5FEog
11/05/19
You can drop off old electronics at one of the City's drop off locations. It's the law and it's good for the environment too. Please note the electronics listed in the flyer will only be accepted. The site below is the nearest location in our area. Get there early, once the truck is full - no more electronics can be accepted. 1150 N. Branch Tuesday, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. 1st Saturday of the Month, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. READ MORE
11/05/19
Congratulations to ⁦@AndyShawBGA⁩ for winning the Watchdog Award from ⁦@BetterGov⁩ So glad to have his help in my… https://t.co/srfy8YflxS
11/05/19
The 19th District Community Policing Office (CAPS) is having a coat drive from now through November 26th. Please drop off coats at the 19th District or our ward office. Coats will be distributed to people experiencing homelessness in the 19th District in December.
11/05/19
The 19th District Community Policing Office (CAPS) is having a coat drive from now through November 26th. Please dr… https://t.co/bNqcoJeeia
11/04/19
Tune in to @nbcchicago tonight at 5 p.m. for a segment on the latest restrictions on short-term rentals and AirBnb.
11/04/19
Tune in to @nbcchicago tonight at 5 p.m. for a segment on the latest restrictions on short-term rentals and AirBnb.
11/01/19
We started our meal with a traditional Jewish blessing before we dug into our lovely spread. We had some of my fa… https://t.co/BvTLdEy4Mo
10/31/19
Area Central Detectives Unit has issued a community alert of robbery related incidents that occurred during the month of October. In each incident, a female victim walking alone on the sidewalk is approached by two to three offenders who take a cell phone or purse from the victim using force. In one of the robberies, the offenders threatened to shoot the victim but no weapon was observed. READ MORE
10/31/19
Ghouly Park Halloween has been cancelled this evening due to our snowy weather. We hope you have a safe and warm Halloween!
10/30/19

The City Budget

Read an Update on Budget #1: The Deficit and Pensions, Home Invader Sentenced, Veterans Day Closure, and New Office Hours in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2WqHjs5 READ MORE
10/29/19
Congratulations to Maureen Belling on her retirement from the Chicago Park District! Loyal friends and fans gathered at Adams playlot this past Sunday to wish her well after 35 years with the Park District. So happy to be part of the celebration! READ MORE
10/25/19
More Halloween Fun! The 12th Annual Howler at Bauler " The Haunt of the Neighborhood" is this SATURDAY from 3-5 p.m. at Bauler Park. Looking forward to all of the fun Halloween festivities this weekend! READ MORE
10/25/19
Calling all Trick or Treaters! Don't forget to come out for the 11th Annual Spooktacular from 1 - 4 p.m. this SUNDAY! READ MORE
10/24/19
It was a gorgeous sunny day at the Sunshine Playscape Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today! Thank you to all of the generous donors that made this day possible! READ MORE
10/23/19

LED Lights are Coming

Read about New LED Lights Coming to the Ward, a Community Alert- Cell Phone Thefts, Webster Ave. Bridge Closure, and Halloween Events in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/31ELFNk READ MORE
10/22/19
Come out for a Community Bonfire this Wednesday, October 23rd, from 6-8 p.m. at Bauler Playlot, 501 W. Wisconsin. Meet your neighbors, learn how to build a fire and roast marshmallows! Brought to you by the Park District's Night out in the Parks!
10/21/19
19th District Community Alert: One or two offenders entered into businesses and approached individuals seated with cellular phones resting on tabletops. One offender removed the phones from the tabletops before fleeing from the business on foot. If you have any questions, please contact Area North Detectives Unit at 312-744-8263. READ MORE
10/19/19
Hey Michele! Crossing my fingers I’m in a classrooms on Monday. If not, it’d be great to see you at LPHS! READ MORE
10/18/19
Our community Shred Event is this Sunday from 1- 4 p.m. at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Dr). Bring paper documents and electronics, excluding T.V.'s. Please note -there is a two box limit.
10/17/19

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As CTU and Mayor Lightfoot's Office work toward fair contract agreements with our teachers and school support staff, please click on the link for a Contingency Plan Overview. gallery.mailchimp.com/4e9bbd2cd197f6… READ MORE
10/17/19
Read about a Community Alert: Arsons, Car Break-Ins - Lead to an Arrest, and our Community Shred Event in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/31jMtXT READ MORE
10/16/19

Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU 73 Strike

Read about the CTU and SEIU 73 strike in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2OTg9Zl READ MORE
10/15/19
19th District: The Bureau of Detectives Arson Unit has issued a Community Alert regarding Arson Incidents. The offender uses available materials to set city garbage cans, garages on fire. If you have any information, please call the Arson Section at 312-746-7618. READ MORE
10/11/19
We're happy to report that we are now back up and running! Thanks to a quick response by ComEd, we and our neighbors now have our power back. Feel free to stop on in to get Guest Parking Passes!
10/11/19
Our ward office is experiencing a brownout and our computers are down. We cannot sell parking passes for the time being. We will update you as soon as we receive info from Commonwealth Edison
10/10/19
Read about a Community Alert, City Sticker Amnesty Month, and a Shred Event in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2VxM4iZ READ MORE
10/10/19
The 19th District has issued a Community Alert and are seeking to identify the following suspects-Wanted for Home Invasion on the 400 block of West Fullerton. If you have any information, please contact the Area North detectives unit at 312-744-8263. READ MORE
10/09/19

LaSalle Language Academy Ribbon Cutting

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10/08/19

LaSalle Language Academy Ribbon Cutting


Alderman Michele Smith Page added 18 new photos. READ MORE
10/04/19
Don't forget to stop by the ward office on Monday, October 7th and get your FREE Flu shot , from 10AM- 2PM! The Department of Health will be on-site administering shots.
10/04/19
The Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards will host several community meetings on the recently introduced Cannabis Zoning Ordinance. For more information go to https://chicago.legistar.com/Legislation.aspx with legislative text Cannabis. READ MORE
10/02/19
Congratulations to LaSalle Language Academy on the grand opening of their playground and field!! So happy to be part of today's ribbon cutting ceremony! Here is a before and after shot! READ MORE
10/02/19

Cannabis Survey Results

Read about the Cannabis Survey Results, a Community Meeting on the Covent Hotel-TONIGHT, Free Flu Shots at the Ward Office, and Ward Night in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2nT9enC READ MORE
09/27/19
Happy Friday! Today we hosted the 4th grade Girl Scout’s from St. Clement School. We had a wonderful discussion on government, how to compromise and how to make amazing parks and green spaces in our community! READ MORE
09/26/19
Our Lincoln Park High Lions are marching through the neighborhood for their homecoming parade! So proud to be part of the homecoming festivities! Go Lions!! READ MORE
09/26/19
Thanks again to the Lincoln Park Community Services for inviting us to the Ribbon Cutting at their new and first home at 1521 N Sedgwick. • • We’re so inspired by their dedication to helping uplift the most vulnerable people in our community. They supply permanent and temporary housing for homeless individuals and provide them resources for future stability and success. Keep up the amazing work! READ MORE
09/26/19

Take Surveys About Cannabis and Scooters

Read about the Lincoln Park High Homecoming Parade TODAY, take surveys on Cannabis & E- Scooters, and a Community Meeting on the Redevelopment of the Covent Hotel in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2mVglv2 READ MORE
09/25/19
So happy and proud to welcome the Lincoln Park Community Services brand new facility to Old Town. Thank you for providing resources and support for people experiencing homelessness in our community READ MORE
09/20/19
The 43rd Ward Shred Event is happening this SUNDAY, 9/22 from 9-12 p.m. at the DePaul University Welcome Center, located at 2400 N. Sheffield Ave. Hope to see you there!
09/20/19

Suspect Charged with Multiple Felonies in Connection with Halsted Stabbing

Special Report: Charges filed in DePaul Stabbing. conta.cc/30zB7yt READ MORE
09/20/19
*CORRECTION to an event publicized in our newsletter. The OTTA (Old Town Triangle Association) Oktoberfest is a "Members Only" event. Apologies for the confusion on our part.
09/19/19

Condo Ordinance Passes

Read about the 43rd Ward Shred Event, Condominium Ordinance Passes, and Mobile City Clerk Event TODAY at DePaul in my latest newsletter. https://t.co/deV8PvsS5W READ MORE
09/19/19
I sent emails to the alderman's office THREE times regarding a parking issue on Lincoln Avenue in front of my business. No one ever responded. I guess Michele Smith doesn't care about the issues of the businesses in her ward.
09/19/19
Thank you Clerk Valencia for bringing City services to our neck of the woods! Stop by the DePaul Student Center from 10 - 2 p.m. TODAY! READ MORE
09/19/19
City Stickers, Residential Parking Passes, pay for Parking Tickets, and get your Dog License at TODAY's Mobile City Clerk at the DePaul Student Center (2250 N. Sheffield) from 10- 2 p.m.
09/18/19
Fabulous time last night at the art installation of Prehistory, an ephemeral video projection created by artist Annette Elliot. Special thanks to the LP Chamber of Commerce, and Lincoln Commons for a spectacular evening! READ MORE
09/18/19

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction/videos/559857114752678/ Senator Durbin speaking right now!
Alderman Michele Smith Page READ MORE
09/17/19

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Nominate your favorite park volunteer! Nominations for the VIP or "Volunteers in Parks" Awards close THIS WEDNESDAY. Click the link below to pull up the form. files.constantcontact.com/d88c77d8001/cc… READ MORE
09/17/19
Join us TONIGHT from 7-8 p.m. at the southwest corner of Fullerton and Halsted to celebrate the launch of Prehistory, an ephemeral video projection created by artist Annette Elliot. Enjoy a complimentary treat from Mon Ami Gabi’s signature ice cream cart! READ MORE
09/13/19
REMINDER: Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Budget Town Hall at Roberto Clemente Community Academy (1147 N Western Ave) is tomorrow at 9 AM to 11 AM. We highly recommend you attend and provide your feedback!
09/13/19
Community Alert: 19th District. Area North detectives has issued an alert regarding Residential Burglaries. READ MORE
09/12/19

Aldermen OK guidelines for release of inspector general reports on serious incidents, including deaths of Laquan McDonald, David Koschman

This new ordinance permits disclosure in the most serious cases with the most compelling public interest. https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/9/11/20861365/inspector-general-reports-laquan-mcdonald-koschman-deaths-city-council-police-lightfoot READ MORE
09/11/19

General Iron Agrees with City to End Operations Dec. 31 and Move by March 2020

General Iron Agrees with City to Cease Operations by Dec. 31, 2020 and Decommission Plant by March 2021. You can read about it here: conta.cc/30bceJ6 READ MORE
09/11/19

More Protections for Condo Owners

Read about New Protections for Condo Owners, More Transparency in Government, Public Art Debut, and a Community Meeting in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/30e1J8d READ MORE
09/11/19
Neighbors! Several areas near Fullerton and Lincoln Park West will be restored starting September 18, 2019. Please note: "Asphalt restoration for the sites below will start on Wednesday; 9/18/19 and finish on Friday; 9/20/19, weather permitting. This project comes as an effort by AT&T, Crown Castle and Ledcor to build up their infrastructure in order to bring advanced fiber technology to the area. Wednesday; 9/18/19: Mill Thursday; 9/19/19: Pave Friday; 9/20/19: Stripe DOT# OUC # Location DOT1089047, 2018-83895, Fullerton & Cannon DOT1087883, 2018-82226, Fullerton & Lincoln Park W DOT1097844, 2018-83018, Roslyn & Lakeview DOT1112853, 2018-85602, Fullerton & Cannon DOT1101348, 2018-85660, Lincoln Park W & Belden"
09/09/19
REMINDER: 'A Conversation on Clean Energy' led by Rep. Ann Williams, Senate President John Cullerton, and Rep. Sara Feigenholtz is tomorrow, September 10th from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at Center on Halsted on 3656 N Halsted. READ MORE
09/09/19

Photos from Alderman Michele Smith Page's post

We were incredibly excited to attend the ribbon cutting for Lincoln Commons! We're excited to have this new development find a home in our Ward. READ MORE
09/05/19
Area Central detectives unit has issued a community alert involving a sexual assault and attempted kidnapping on the 2300 block of North Orchard Ave. READ MORE
08/28/19

Dickens Neighborhood Greenway Presentations

Hello Neighbors, below is the link to the Dickens Neighborhood Greenway presentations. Footprint and detailed maps are included. Click here!  

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08/28/19
LABOR DAY WEEKEND CLOSURE: We hope everyone will enjoy Labor Day weekend! Our office will be CLOSING EARLY Friday, August 30th @ 2 PM & will be CLOSED on Monday, September 2nd. Please get your parking passes before Friday @ 2 PM here at our office!
08/26/19

The race to beat the clock on Lincoln Yards: How a delay could have stopped the megadevelopment from getting $1.3 billion in taxpayer money

This certainly answers the question: What was the big hurry? https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-lincoln-yards-tif-blight-question-20190826-3tjv44ljqradbfe22yynyzcjie-story.html READ MORE
08/25/19
Rat infested burnt down garage that has been like this for over a year. Can we address this now!!!! READ MORE
08/25/19
Please address this! READ MORE
08/25/19
This needs to be addressed. It has been going on way too long! How many calls do we have to make to finally get this addressed? READ MORE
08/22/19

Dickens Greenway Meeting

Dickens Greenway Meeting Tonight at Lincoln Park High School READ MORE
08/21/19
VENUE CHANGE - DICKENS GREENWAY COMMUNITY MEETING Venue change for the Dickens Greenway meeting - The new location will be at Lincoln Park High in the auditorium, 2001 N. Orchard Ave., this Thursday, August 22, from 6-8 p.m.
08/21/19

Dickens Greenway Meeting

Dickens Greenway Meeting Thursdayat Lincoln Park High School READ MORE
08/20/19

Dickens Neighborhood Greenway 2nd Community Meeting

May 30, 2019 Greenway Presentation- Dickens Neighborhood Greenway VENUE CHANGE:

08/19/19
#NewBusinessMonday We’re starting a new segment highlighting the new businesses or re-openings in our ward! • Check out @wearlively’s brick and mortar store at 823 W Armitage. They make clothing both inspired by women and for women. You can now try all their products in their store! • • • #chicago #business #brickandmortar #do312 #do312chicago #newbusinesschicago #wearlively #wearlivelycrew READ MORE
08/19/19
NEW BUSINESS MONDAY: Check out the Lively store experience at 823 W Armitage, just one of the many new online to brick and mortar retailers here in our ward! Lively is both inspired by women, and made for women. You can now try on all their products, and check out their incredibly picturesque store. READ MORE
08/19/19
There is a Community Meeting TONIGHT for the Redevelopment of Edith Spurlock Sampson apartments. Please join us at 6:30 PM at St. George Orthodox Church (2701 N Sheffield).
08/15/19
Please join CDOT for the second community meeting on the Dickens Neighborhood Greenway on August 22nd from 6:00 p.m at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center. We hope to see you there! READ MORE
08/15/19
We are looking for recruits for our Fall Internship program! If you know any college students interested in government, public policy, legislations, or community relations, send them our way! READ MORE
08/15/19
The Navy Blue Angels will be arriving around 10 a.m. this morning "spotting flights" around the beach area until 4:00 p.m., in preparation for the Air & Water show this weekend! One of my favorite events of the year!
08/13/19

Filming/Photo Shoot Notice (Chicago City Council) — Nextdoor

Check out our new post on Nextdoor regarding a photo shoot notice, provided to us by the City of Chicago Film Office. READ MORE
08/12/19

Lightfoot cracks down on absenteeism and abuse of family leave among city workers

I am glad the Mayor is stepping up on this issue! READ MORE
08/12/19
Take a look at the plans for the Sunshine Playscape located near North Pond. They’re breaking ground and we should have this wonderful new park soon. #chicago #chicagoparks #do312chicago #do312 #chicagogovernment READ MORE
08/12/19

Air and Water Show 2019, August 17-18

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08/09/19

Suspect Apprehended

Read about a Suspect Apprehended in connection to the DePaul and Fremont Attack, 19th District (Town Hall) DUI Saturation Mission, and a Community Meeting on the Redevelopment of the Edith Spurlock Apartments in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/31qTE0F READ MORE
08/08/19

Improving Our Parks Together

Read about Park Improvements, Cannon Dr. Parking Restrictions Continue-Police Cite Success, and the Old Town School of Music Open House in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2yIYYQC READ MORE
08/05/19

Community Alert Update - Suspect Identified

Don't forget Hot Dog Fest this weekend! READ MORE
08/02/19

Filming Notice (Chicago City Council) — Nextdoor

Check out our Filming Notice post on Nextdoor. READ MORE
08/01/19
18th District Community Alert - Burglaries This alert gives notice to residents of the 18th District of recently reported burglary incidents on Beats 1812 and 1813. In each incident, the offender forced entry into buildings through windows or doors, took property from within, and then exited the location. READ MORE
08/01/19

Community Alert Update - Suspect Identified

Read about a Suspect Identified in a Community Alert, Chicago Casino Survey, Cannon Drive -No Parking Pilot Program Continues, and Ward Night in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2SXpEq9 READ MORE
08/01/19

Community Alert Update - Suspect Identified

Community Alert Update - Suspect Identified READ MORE
07/26/19
OFFICE CLOSURE: our office will be closed today for training and summer cleaning. If this is a non-emergency (tree trim, pothole, construction, etc.) please call 311, and if you're calling to report an emergency or crime call 911. If you're leaving a message for one of our staff members, please leave your name, number, address, and a detailed account of the issue.
07/25/19

Community Alert Update

Read about a Community Alert Update, Ethics Reforms Pass Council, Parking Restrictions on Cannon Dr, and Ward Night in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2SHeyp3 READ MORE
07/25/19
Chicago Police will be implementing a pilot program establishing a "Parking Prohibited Tow Zone" along Cannon Drive from Fullerton to Diversey between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. This pilot will begin this Friday for this weekend. READ MORE
07/24/19
Without a dissenting vote, City Council passes historic ethics reform. Proud of our new Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight, our Mayor, and all of City Council for moving our city far towards transparency and reform.
07/23/19
COMMUNITY ALERT: The 18th District has issued a Community Alert for reported robberies on the 1500 block of North Sedgwick that occurred on Sunday, July 14th in the afternoon, and Sunday, July 21st in the evening hours. CPD recommends that you: - Always remain aware of your surroundings - That if you're confronted with an assailant that you try to remain calm - To try and remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, tattoo's, acne, limp, etc.) - Call 911 immediately and provide a detail description of any suspicious people. Attached is the Community Alert, if you have any information contact Bureau of Detectives at 312-747-8380. READ MORE
07/22/19
In June, CPS introduced three important policies to the Chicago Board of Education. They were approved in order to help empower students, offer families greater choice, and to better align the 'school quality rating program' to the districts Five-Year Vision. They are as follows: 1) *Accelerated Placement Act Policy: This policy provides options for families seeking accelerated educational opportunities for their students including: early enrollment in Kindergarten, grade acceleration for students in 3rd to 6th grades, and single subject acceleration. This program is meant to open doors for all students to reach their full potential. *Which was signed by the Governor on August 25th, 2017 to mandate that all school districts in Illinois adopt policies that provide placement of students to their appropriate curriculum-level. 2) SQRP 2.0: Essentially CPS is fine-tuning their previously existing school rating policy. These changes will include: Grade 3-8 OnTrack as a formal factor in rating students success in high school, the high school model will be implementing 'Learn.Plan.Succeed' as a formal factor for rating to the college enrollment metrics, and the creation of models for specialty high schools and detention centers as they were not previously rated. Every school in our ward is either a Level 1 or Level 1+ per the latest ARA in fall 2018, which means we are in Good Standing. The SQRP program emphasizes growth in order to create more equitable ratings for schools, and these changes should help them improve that goal. 3) Student Bill of Rights & Code of Conduct: The Student Code of Conduct was revised for the 2019-2020 school year to include: shifting focus towards therapeutic responses to drug use by students, including prohibiting the use of vaporizer devices that contain tobacco or other illegal substances in CPS schools, updates made to the Anti-Bullying policy to align better with the Non-Discrimination Policy, and revisions to the sexual misconduct codes to better align with Title IX practices. All of these policies is for the betterment of our students, our schools, and our community.
07/18/19
43rd Ward Alderwoman Michele Smith, I urge you to join fellow Aldermen Reilly, Lopez, Cappleman, Cardenas, Cardona, Gardiner, Hadden, La Spata, Martin, Osterman, Michael Rodriguez, Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez, Sigcho Lopez, Silverstein, Sposato, Taylor, Tunney, Vasquez, Villegas and Waguespack in co-sponsoring O2019-4125, the humane legislation recently introduced by Alderman Hopkins to ban horse carriages in Chicago. Chicago Animal Alliance documented the carriage horses working on the 4th of July when it was 90-91 degrees at Northerly Island, which is too hot according to Chicago's law. Also documented were 3 horses being overworked the previous Saturday and 3 horses overworked in May. Every time we monitor the horses, the operators break the law in numerous ways. Here is a recent video with her of a horse being constantly bit and bombarded by flies. This is also one of the horses who was overworked. She was still on the street at 10:35 pm, yet we documented her at 2 pm - right there, she's been overworked by 2.5 hours, but we don't know what time she left the stable - could have been 10 or 11 am, which means she was likely worked 12 hours or so, which is more than double what Chicago's law allows. https://www.facebook.com/JodieWiederkehr/videos/10156154544471669/
07/13/19

Electric scooters may not be around for long…

I thought I’d share this video. There seems to be some major concerns over this pilot program and am skeptical of the data these companies might give, let alone the environmental impact. READ MORE
07/01/19

A parting gesture from the Emanuel administration along the North Branch

Once again, the public was not consulted on crucial issues about the North Branch Corridor. The best outcome - turn the General Iron site into @northbranchparkpreserve. READ MORE
07/01/19
We had an amazing time at #chicagoprideparade We are so grateful to be able to support the lgbtqa+ community in our ward, our city, and the world! • • • #loveislove #pride #chicagopride #politicians #lgbta #do312 #chitownlove READ MORE
06/26/19

Public Safety Seminar Tonight

Read about a Public Safety Seminar TONIGHT, Pride Parade and a FREE Shred event in my latest newsletter. https://conta.cc/2Npryky READ MORE
06/13/19

Fritz Kaegi Listening Tour

Read about New Ethics Reforms, Assessor Kaegi Town Hall Meeting, and an update on the shooting in Old Town in my latest newsletter. https://conta.cc/2RdlFoB READ MORE
06/11/19
Thank you to the community members and court advocates that showed up to Bond court for the shooting in Old Town. The offender was denied bail and remains in custody. The next court date is June 14 in Skokie.
06/09/19

North Avenue Shooter Charged

North Ave. Shooter Charged and in custody. Here's an update: https://conta.cc/2I3mmhj READ MORE
06/07/19

A North Branch park: Mayor Lightfoot can make it happen

We need to strike while the iron is hot to make this 24 acre park a reality. I am hopeful and confident that we will under the new administration. https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-lori-lightfoot-north-branch-park-20190608-story.html READ MORE
06/07/19

1 killed, 3 seriously wounded in Lake Shore Drive shooting near Fullerton

We are grateful for the prompt response of CPD to order blue and white cars on all of LSD from Friday through Monday to protect citizens. We are also hopeful that these victims cooperate to help end the cycle of violence. #WearOrange https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-lakeview-east-4-shot-1-fatally-20190607-story.html#nt=oft12aH-1gp2 READ MORE
06/06/19
Coffee with a Cop TONIGHT! Join the 18th District officers at 5:00 p.m. at the Starbucks at 210 W. North Ave. For coffee and conversation. No agenda- just opinions, thoughts and concerns. READ MORE
06/06/19

Summer Events

Read about an updated community alert, Ward Walks, The Old Town Art Fair, and a calendar of Summer events in my latest newsletter. https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Summer-Events.html?soid=1103700524419&aid=F5yx7xsJgA4 READ MORE
06/04/19
At the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Lori Lightfoot speaking about need for investment in neighborhoods: "Greatness in part of the economy is not enough. ... without full comprehensive neighborhood investment. . . The promise and greatness is illusory." "We have to unite in a common cause to make the greatness of Chicago available to all Chicagoans. " READ MORE
05/21/19
It was an immense honor to witness this historic moment alongside my colleagues and our new mayor. Mayor Lightfoot has signed an executive order restricting Aldermanic prerogative; however, as Mayor Lightfoot noted, “This is the start, not the end, of a series of good government ethics reforms we’ll be bringing to the city.” I am proud to serve Chicago as the new Chairman of the Committee on Ethics and Good Governance. We have a lot of work to do, and I’m ready to get started 💪🏽 . . . #chicago #chicagopolitics #chicagopolitician #chicagoalderman #lorilightfoot #lorilightfootformayor #chicagoreform #politicalreform #goodgovernance #michelesmith #instachicago #summertimechi #downtownchicago READ MORE
03/20/19

March 20, 2019

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03/20/19
🏆🏈⚽️A New Field for Lincoln Park High School It is gratifying to announce that the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District have an initial plan for a new turf field for Lincoln Park High School football, soccer and other field sports. The new field will be located just east of the Diversey Driving Range. The preliminary plan, shown above, features a full sized field, bleachers and easy access to parking at the existing lot. Existing restroom facilities are near the adjacent driving range. CPS will increase the high school bus budget to ensure that athletes can readily get to the field. In addition to Lincoln Park High School sports, the field will also be available to the community in general at all other times. This is part of a larger project which includes fixing drainage in adjoining areas of Lincoln Park, and adding naturalized areas near the Barry Street underpass. We will be coordinating meetings with Lincoln Park High School sports and the Park District to ensure that the field meets the needs of our students. Construction of the field will begin as soon as plans are finalized, with the goal of opening for fall athletics. Until then, our teams will continue to use the Near North Field at North and Larrabee for practice. This culminated a multi-year effort to find a location and resources to build a field since there is no more available land in the 43rd Ward to build recreational facilities. Thanks to CPS, the Park District and the Mayor's Office for working together to help us win this for the high school and the community. A very special thanks to our neighboring Alderman Tom Tunney (44th), in whose Ward this field will be located, for supporting our vision - and understanding that our students and neighborhood athletes need space to play. We are very excited to announce this new era for the Lincoln Park Lions football, soccer and other field sports. Go Lions! . . . #GoLions #LPHS #lincolnparkhighschool #lincolnparkchicago #lincolnpark #chicagoland #chicago #CPS #NEWFIELD #LionsPride #lphslions #lincolnparkhigh #lionpride #lincolnparkarts #lincolnparkrealestate #lincolnparkcraftdistrict #ward43 #43rdWard #Schools #1school1community READ MORE
03/15/19
Thank you for having me participate as a judge at Alcott Elementary's History Fair. The 5th and 6th graders did an outstanding job!! . . . #Ward43 #OurSchools #Schools #LincolnPark #lincolnParkschools #LPHS #chicagogram #chicagoland #chicago #lincolnparkchicago #lincolnpark #lincolnpark43 #lincolnparkcraftdistrict #lincolnparkchi #lincolnparkzoo #lincolnparkconservatory #chi READ MORE
03/15/19

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

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03/08/19
Happy #InternationalWomansDay to all of the amazing women out there. Today I want to honor Mayra Bradwell, the first woman admitted to the Illinois State Bar. READ MORE
03/04/19
Chicago was incorporated as a city on March 4th, 1837. So here is a big shoutout from your 43rd Ward Office of Alderman Michele Smith! . . . #HappyBirthday #Chicagosbirthday #ChicagoBirthday #BirthdayVibes #chicagogram #lincolnpark #chicagoans #chicagolife #chicagofood #chicagocityworld #chicagocityguide #chicagorealestate #chicagolifestyle #birthday #birthdaylove #birthdays #birthdayparty #chicagoart #chicagocubs #chicagowhitesox #182 #weloveyou READ MORE
02/11/19
In observation of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, our 43rd Ward Government Office will be closed tomorrow. (Tue. Feb 12th). We will return to our desks on Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 9:00 AM. . . . #Ward43 #43rdWard #43Ward #43 #lincolnparkchicago #lincolnparkrun #lincolnpark #chicagoland #chicago #chicagoelections #chicagolandphotographer #chicagoland #lincolnsbirthday READ MORE
01/23/19
Let’s meet and have Mediterranean food at Cedar’s Palace, 655 W Armitage with Alderman Michele Smith. . . . #MeetandTreat #Ward43 #inthe43rd #43rdWard #LincolnPark #cedarspalace #armitageshopping #LincolnParkChicago #Chicago #Chicagoans #chicagoland #chicagofood #chicagogram #chicagolife #foodie #talk #treat #Food #mediterraneanfood #LP #aldermansmith #halstedstreet READ MORE
01/19/19
Due to the recent weather. The Women In Government Event is CANCELLED. We will return with a later date. Please stay safe during the winter storm while city crews clear the streets. READ MORE
01/18/19
TOMORROW - Saturday, January 19th at 10:00AM. In light of the 3rd Anniversary of the Chicago Women's March, we are hosting a Women In Government event, an #OperationActiviationChi at the Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W Fullerton. Speakers Include: - Representative Sara Feigenholtz - Representative Ann Williams - Representative Melissa Conyears-Ervin - Commissioner Bridget Degnan - Alderman Michele Smith EVENT RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/388348848580388/ . . . #WomensMarch #OperationActivation #operationactivationchi #wmc #womeningovernment #government #womeninspiringwomen #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportwomen #womeninbiz #womenintech #womenpower #LincolnPark #43ward #Ward43 #43rdWard #lincolnparklibrary #lincolnparkchicago #depaul #depaulu READ MORE
01/11/19
On Sat. January 19th at 10:00AM. In light of the @womensmarchchi third anniversary, is Operation Activation. They are asking marchers to take ownership of their activism by participating in their communities. State & Local Legislators are coming together to host, “Women In Government” an event for marchers to engage with their legislators about the most critical changes that we must make to face the future effectively, share experiences, how interactions in the workplace have changed the past 2 years, and more. • Location: Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W Fullerton. • Speakers Include: Rep. Ann Williams, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Rep. Conyears-Ervin, and Alderman Michele Smith. . . . #OperationActivationCHI #womensmarchchicago #womensmarch #womensmarchchi #2019 #WomenInGovernment #WMC #WMC2019 #OperationActivation #womens #womensissues #pink #love #march #womensmarchsigns #womensmarch2019 #womensupportingwomen #womensrights #womenintheworkplace READ MORE
01/08/19
Reforms include: removing workmen’s comp from the Finance Committee, auditing it and all other Council Committees, changing City Council Rules and ethics ordinances so that an alderman with an interest in legislation can’t participate in consideration of that legislation at all, and other rules changes. Also will seek to make City Council Office of Financial Analysis completely independent. . . . . #Reform #Chicago #CityCouncil #Chicagoans #CityOfChicago #CityHall #Legislation #lincolnpark #independent #Analysis #inthe43rd #43rdWard #Ward43 #43Ward #oldtownchicago #oldtownchi #goldcoast #goldcoastchicago #lincolnparkneighborhood #LP READ MORE
12/14/18
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus tomorrow! Saturday, December 15th from 3:00PM to 6:00 PM. Located at 1110 W Lill, the corner of Seminary and Lill. Take a sleigh ride through the neighborhood. Enjoy Hot Chocolate, treats & kids activities, face painting too! 🎄🌟☃️🎅🏼🤶🏽 • Hosted by Wrightwood Neighbors Association, a 43rd Ward neighborhood group. • WNA members $5; Non-Members $10. • Tickets for sleigh rides are available on site! . . . #SleighRides #Holidays #Chicagoland #LincolnPark #43rdWard #inthe43rd #OldTown #GoldCoast #Santa #MrsClaus #Christmas #chicagoholidays #WNA #43rd #snowday #snow #Chicago #depaul #depauluniversity #depaulu #snow❄️ #Hotcocoa #Hotchocolate #facepainting #Gifts READ MORE
12/12/18
Happy Holidays! Featuring our fabulous @depaulu shadowees, our intern Sam, and @chicagosmayor 🎄☃️ . . . #Chicago #Chicagoans #BlueDemons #LincolnPark #OldTown #Ward43 #43rdWard #HappyHolidays #Holidays #chicagoland #chicagogram #chicagolife #depaul #inthe43rd #Mayor #Alderman #ChicagoLoop #CityHall #Chi READ MORE
12/10/18
Let’s meet and have a treat! Come to the Chicago History Museum’s North and Clark Cafe this Tuesday, December 11th at 5:00 PM. . . . #MeetandTreat #inthe43rd #43rdWard #43Ward #ward43 #Lincolnpark #GoldCoast #OldTown #Chicago #ChicagoHolidays #Holidays2018 #dessert #ChicagoCafe #cafe #sweettreats #aldermansmith #43aldermansmith #ChicagoHannukah #chicagochristmas #hannukah #clarkstreetchicago #chicagoan READ MORE
12/09/18
See you at 5:00PM Sunday! For more information: @chabadlincolnpark . . . #Frozen #Chanukah #lincolnpark #43rdWard #Chicago #oldtownchicago READ MORE

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