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03/02/21
A vaccine site at the United Center capable of vaccinating up to 6,000 people per day will open soon. Read more in… https://t.co/DCvKGCouhw
03/02/21
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03/02/21
02/26/21
Our virtual office will be closed on Monday 3/1 in observance of Pulaski Day. We will return at 9am on Tuesday.
02/26/21
Our virtual office will be closed on Monday 3/1 in observance of Pulaski Day. We will return at 9am on Tuesday.
02/26/21
City Council resumes at 3pm today. Watch here: https://t.co/AFQyOnC76N
02/25/21

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Update from DCEO: the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will be open only to businesses with fewer than 20 employees for 12 days. During this time, lenders will be able to focus on our smallest and most vulnerable businesses. For more details, please visit the SBA website: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources READ MORE
02/25/21
Update: the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will be open only to businesses with fewer than 20 employees… https://t.co/kXStwtjPIj
02/24/21
Playgrounds and elementary schools are reopening. Get all the details in this week's newsletter: https://t.co/jRtiLCBzKL
02/24/21

Playgrounds Reopening

Playgrounds and elementary schools are reopening. Get all the details in this week's newsletter: https://conta.cc/3qQPHzJ READ MORE
02/23/21

Mental Health Challenges for Adolescents in the Covid Era

Tomorrow (2/24) at 7PM, there will be a webinar offered by the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) at Johns Hopkins titled “Mental Health Challenges for Adolescents in the Covid Era." In this webinar, psychiatrist Dr. Karen Swartz, Director of Clinical Programs at the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorder Center, will be discussing the mental health challenges adolescents face during this extraordinary period. To register for this free webinar, please click https://www.adapeducation.org/event/mentalhealth_covid/ READ MORE
02/23/21
Horray! Thanks, @ChicagoParks Please wear a mask when you are visiting the playgrounds. Chicago lakefront, play… https://t.co/nooXPpxIPE
02/22/21

The Big Melt Is Coming, Chicago: How To Prevent Flooding As Sunshine, Warmer Temperatures Finally Arrive

Advice from Block Club Chicago on how to prevent flooding as the snow melts this week: https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/02/22/the-big-melt-is-coming-chicago-how-to-prevent-flooding-as-sunshine-warmer-temperatures-finally-arrive/ READ MORE
02/22/21
Advice from @BlockClubChi on how to prevent flooding as the snow melts this week https://t.co/bwFRFJoZiF
02/22/21
RT @BlockClubCHI: A DePaul scholarship program will send at least two North Lawndale students to college for free. https://t.co/YYEff0hBIu…
02/19/21
Elementary schools reopen for hybrid learning on March 1 and all the regular regulations that govern school days st… https://t.co/sR5m9Ziv9M
02/19/21
Elementary schools reopen for hybrid learning on March 1. This means that all the regular regulations that govern school days start up again. If you are parking in a school zone, please remove your car as soon as possible, even in advance of March 1, so that snow plows can get in and remove snow to make pick up and drop off easier. You will likely get a ticket on March 1, if you don't remove your car, so please help make the transition to school easier by moving your car. Thanks!
02/18/21

Ward 43 Vaccine Town Hall with CDPH

Alderman Smith and Dr. Kathleen Ritger are discussing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Chicago.
Alderman Michele Smith, Ward 43 was live. READ MORE
02/18/21
The 43rd Ward vaccine town hall with CDPH is TONIGHT at 6pm. Links will be sent out an hour before the event. Regis… https://t.co/fbzRK4T5Ra
02/18/21
The 43rd Ward vaccine town hall with CDPH is TONIGHT at 6pm. Links will be sent out an hour before the event. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Y3TL0CpSfC03A7GT5GTkQ READ MORE
02/17/21
Care For Friends' annual Sleepout for Homelessness is Friday. You're invited to gather around the virtual campfire… https://t.co/TPQ8fzP2Dy
02/17/21
The City has announced that indoor service at bars, restaurants and event venues can increase to the lesser of 40%… https://t.co/ovedGyYjoX
02/16/21
Please contact our office if you're willing & able to help 43rd Ward residents in need shovel snow! https://t.co/lYCzW6tsOX
02/16/21
Please contact our office if you're willing & able to help 43rd Ward residents in need shovel snow! READ MORE
02/16/21
Let's keep up the good work, Chicago, so we can get our restaurants open! https://t.co/0dfD3ieaJ9
02/16/21
A look back on 2020, from our office: https://t.co/382xL7Q3zk
02/16/21

2020 Year in Review

A look back on 2020, from our office: https://conta.cc/3qqjwH7 READ MORE
02/16/21
Snow plows are right now clearing major arteries: Lake Shore Drive, Lincoln, Halsted, Racine, Stockton, etc. If you… https://t.co/UMsBNPhJiB
02/16/21

Plow Tracker

Snow plows are right now clearing major arteries: Lake Shore Drive, Lincoln, Halsted, Racine, Armitage, Stockton, etc. If you'd like to see where the plows are or have been, please click: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/streets/supp_info/plowtracker.html Side streets will be done after the mains are clear. Please be patient and stay safe. READ MORE
02/15/21
Removable barricades on Lake Shore Drive are open at Schiller in case of emergency. @ChicagoOEMC
02/12/21

Vaccine Town Hall

We're hosting a vaccine town hall on Thursday 2/18. The registration link and more in our newsletter: https://conta.cc/3jL9Nsi READ MORE
02/12/21

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall with CDPH

Thursday February 18th at 6pm Join Alderman Smith for a virtual town hall with a Chicago Department of Public Health Medical Director to discuss the vaccine rollout in Chicago. If you have not registered already, you may do so READ MORE

02/11/21
Our virtual office will be closed on Friday 2/12 in observance of Lincoln's birthday and Monday 2/15 for Presidents' Day. We will return at 9am on Tuesday. As a reminder, our staff is working remotely right now, but we are available via phone and email. Stay warm!
02/10/21

A Safe Return to School: Virtual Parent Town Hall with Mayor Lightfoot and Drs. Jackson and Arwady

Tonight at 6pm CPS will be hosting a virtual town hall with Mayor Lightfoot & Dr. Arwady to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about return to in-person learning. Topics will include what CPS is doing to keep school communities safe, school readiness, vaccinations, and more. Tune in at chicago.gov/live, or the recording will be available for families to watch after the livestream concludes. Submit questions via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf16AMbn5n9bjge_LfdgBgB4bDKBalYmlo6rnbRI8y6ESMmXg/viewform READ MORE
02/09/21
Chair Smith & the Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight will hold a joint meeting TOMORROW at 1pm to discuss enforcement of recycling requirements for commercial and high-density residential buildings (i.e., those with five or more units). READ MORE
02/05/21
Stay warm this weekend, and follow these tips from the Department of Water Management to prevent frozen pipes. READ MORE
02/05/21

Carjacking Forum Review

If you weren't able to attend our carjacking forum on Tuesday, you can read about it in this week's newsletter: https://conta.cc/3tyDTnw. READ MORE
02/03/21

New Coronavirus Vaccine Scheduler Lets You Find Appointments From Around Chicago

The city is now using the online scheduling tool Zocdoc to help residents find vaccination appointments. More information is in this article from Block Club Chicago. https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/02/02/new-coronavirus-vaccine-scheduler-lets-you-find-appointments-from-around-chicago/?mc_cid=0e4b8a08ff&mc_eid=2d14532ee8 READ MORE
02/03/21

Community Forum on Carjackings

43rd & 44th Ward Public Safety Forum: Vehicular Hijacking. Alderman Smith and Alderman Tunney are joined by our 18th and 19th District Commanders, as well as Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan and representatives of the State's Attorneys Office.
Alderman Michele Smith, Ward 43 was live. READ MORE
02/02/21
Reminder! Our special community forum on carjackings is TONIGHT at 6pm. If you have registered, you will receive the link an hour before the event. If you haven't registered, there will be a livestream of the Zoom right here, on our Facebook page.
02/02/21

Vaccine News

Please keep your sidewalks clear! More updates from this week are in our newsletter: https://conta.cc/3rdUT0b READ MORE
02/02/21
Join me, our community's other elected representatives, and the Citizens Utility Board for a webinar about reducing cable bill costs and preventing robocalls. This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live tomorrow at 2pm. READ MORE
02/01/21
Senator Feigenholtz will be hosting a webinar on the criminal justice reform legislation (HB 3653) that was recently passed in Springfield. Tomorrow at 12pm, register here: https://forms.gle/TANZcMJBtbCtcWnC6 READ MORE
01/28/21
Carjacking prevention tips from the Chicago Police Department: READ MORE
01/28/21

Sara Feigenholtz, State Senator

We held a moment of silence in City Council to honor those we lost. So much family we never knew. Millions. Never forget. READ MORE
01/26/21

Phase 1B Vaccination Plan

Our COVID-19 metrics are moving in the right direction, but we must remain vigilant. More on new Tier 1 mitigations and the vaccine in our newsletter: https://conta.cc/3ccs7bT READ MORE
01/25/21
Join me on Tuesday (1/26) at 7PM as I discuss my work for ethics reform and government accountability in Illinois with State Senator Elgie Sims and Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7qPA0DZ5kYgxvV7tZgk6pAJ_33x5l02BTt1FQ5FBKZ8lzPg/viewform READ MORE
01/25/21

Plow Tracker

⚠️ A winter storm warning is in effect in Chicago from 4pm today until 5pm tomorrow. Heavy snow and wind are likely to create hazardous conditions, and there may be flooding near the lake. If you have to go out, please be careful. Reminder: As of Dec 1, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban is in effect from 3am–7am. Please remove all vehicles so the streets can be plowed. You can track the snow plows as they move around the city here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/streets/supp_info/plowtracker.html READ MORE
01/25/21

Aldermen and their terrified constituents demand answers to carjacking spike

"I've never seen us more united over an issue." https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/1/22/22244894/chicago-carjackings-aldermen-public-demand-answers-prevention-policing" READ MORE
01/24/21

Reopening Businesses Portal

Chicago is now in Tier 1 mitigations. Restaurants and bars can reopen indoors at lesser of 25% or 25 people per space. Help keep our businesses open and safe and consult the new measures in detail here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/reopening-business-portal.html READ MORE
01/23/21

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Chi COVID Coach: Most in these 2 groups will likely get vaccinated in Feb & Mar. Talk to your doctor, employer, pharmacy, or visit www.chicago.gov/COVIDvax READ MORE
01/21/21

COC-Council Chambers on Livestream

The Committee on Public Safety is meeting tomorrow at 10am. We'll be discussing the rising number of carjackings in Chicago and procedures needed to prevent more. Please tune in to hear about this important issue. All committee meetings are streamed live: https://livestream.com/accounts/28669066/events/8800236 READ MORE
01/21/21
Become a permanent part of Lincoln Park and support Lincoln Park High School by purchasing a "Brick" and include a message for or from an individual, group or corporation. Details are here, from the Friends of Lincoln Park High School: https://www.fundraisingbrick.com/online-orders/lincolnparkhs/ READ MORE
01/19/21

Phase 1B Vaccination Plan/Public Safety Update

Illinois is soon moving into phase 1B of the vaccination rollout plan. More COVID-19 vaccine updates are in our newsletter: https://conta.cc/3qB5X7j READ MORE
01/19/21
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01/19/21

Reopening Businesses Portal

Effective immediately, Chicago is moving into Tier 2 Mitigations. Indoor dining is still prohibited, but please check the CDPH website for more specifics on the new guidelines: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/reopening-business-portal.html READ MORE
01/18/21
The City's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection will be holding a workshop webinar tomorrow (1/19) at 3:00 pm to help businesses navigate the Paycheck Protection Program and other emergency funding opportunities. Visit www.chicago.gov/businesseducation to register. READ MORE
01/18/21
The City of Chicago, in partnership with the incoming Biden-Harris Administration, invites you to take part in the Brighter Together National COVID-19 Memorial Service, a virtual event to remember the lives lost to COVID-19. Please join us on Tuesday January 19 at 6:00 PM for this national moment of unity and remembrance. At 6:00 PM, join residents and businesses across Chicago in turning off your lights and electronics and stepping outside to your driveway or balcony, or outside of your workplace, to light a candle and observe a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. The City will be dark during this moment as we reflect on the pandemic and its impact on our city and country. At 6:10 PM, following ten minutes of reflection, please turn your lights back on, symbolizing moving from darkness to light. READ MORE
01/17/21

Virtual Event | MLK Day: King in Chicago - Chicago History Museum

Tomorrow, the Chicago History Museum will be hosting a virtual event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. It will be a great opportunity to learn about Dr. King's activism in Chicago and his message of justice, peace, and change. https://www.chicagohistory.org/event/virtual-mlk-day-2021/ READ MORE
01/17/21
Our community, along with the entire City, has experienced a surge in carjackings. As a consequence, I have been speaking regularly with the Chief of Detectives, our local Commanders, and the Cook County States Attorney's Office. This surge is unacceptable. To learn more about the issues and have your questions answered, please attend our special forum on carjackings, hosted by our office and the 44th Ward. Speaking will be our 18th and 19th District Commanders, as well as Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan and representatives of the State's Attorneys Office. RSVP is required. Register here to attend on February 2nd at 6pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PbWyHnGmTC-h-UJG2m6FWQ READ MORE
01/15/21

Carjacking Cases/Forum on Feb. 2

Updates on the COVID-19 vaccine and information about our community forum on carjackings are in the latest newsletter: https://conta.cc/3iixV4I READ MORE
01/15/21

Second Draw PPP Loans

The Small Business Administration reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this week to supply up to $284 billion toward job retention and other expenses through March 31, 2021. We want to make sure ward businesses have access to these essential funds. Businesses who did not receive a PPP loan during the first round can apply here: https://www.sba.gov/document/sba-form-2483-ppp-first-draw-borrower-application-form Certain business who have already received a PPP loan may be eligible to apply during the second round. Find out more here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program/second-draw-ppp-loans READ MORE
01/12/21
This year to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Commissioner Gainer and President Preckwinkle are launching an MLK Day of Service Diversity in Art Virtual Exhibit in collaboration with the Presidential Inauguration Committee. Students from grades K-12 are invited to send their artistic expression as they reflect on MLK Day of Service and are encouraged to be part of a dialogue around diversity and civic engagement and how we can serve as activist on MLK Day and throughout the year. The exhibit will be unveiled virtually on January 18, 2021. READ MORE
01/09/21

Shared Cost Sidewalk Program

Reminder! Applications for the Shared Sidewalk Project will be received Monday Jan 11 from 6am to 10pm. You may call 311, use the CHI311 app or submit a request online. https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/street/svcs/shared_cost_sidewalkprogram.html READ MORE
01/08/21

The Attack On Our Nation

Get this week's Ward 43 updates in our first newsletter of 2021: https://conta.cc/3q6kbwv. Reminder! Buy your new parking passes online now at ezbuy.chicityclerk.com. 2021 passes are pink. READ MORE
01/08/21
Dear Neighbors, We are still reeling from the consequences of the despicable actions of President Trump in urging an insurrection at the Capitol, which led to five deaths. This mob action included the erection of gallows, destruction of property, and attacks on police. The moral and political offensiveness of this attack is epitomized in this picture. Never before in American history has a Confederate flag been inside the US Capitol. Well over 600,000 American soldiers died to prevent this symbol of slavery from flying in our Capitol. CNN wrote a useful story of the flag's meaning that you can read here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/us/capitol-confederate-flag-fort-stevens/index.html. Our President's instigation of this attack and his lack of personal accountability for the consequences of his behavior is shameful. I support the calls of our Congressmen Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky to impeach him. Never again should we tolerate or enable a President who so disgraces our nation. READ MORE
01/07/21

Purchasing 2021 Guest Passes

Dear Neighbors, Our office is still closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working virtually Monday–Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can still call us and email us for assistance. We will update you as we finalize our plans for safely reopening. Unfortu...

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01/05/21
This weekend, winter waves were crashing against the row of temporary sandbags protecting the lakefront path at Fullerton. Even when the path is repaired, it will still be very vulnerable to high water. We need solutions for our lakefront and more green space inland. We need the North Branch Park Preserve. READ MORE
01/04/21

General Iron closes North Side facility; shredder awaits final permit to start operations on the Southeast Side

"The metallic odors are gone now. So are the piles of flattened cars, used appliances and twisted rebar fed almost every day into one of the last industrial polluters on the North Branch of the Chicago River." On Dec 31, General Iron stopped operations in Lincoln Park. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-general-iron-north-side-closed-20210104-rfah6f666jcojanwzwhjtbopky-story.html" READ MORE
12/30/20
Our office is getting ready for 2021! We will be closed on Dec 31 and Jan 1 and will reopen with usual hours on Jan 4. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year! 🎆
12/30/20

2020 E-scooter Pilot Public Survey

The eScooter pilot program in Chicago concluded on Dec 12. Now the city wants to hear your thoughts! The survey ends Jan 7, and results will help shape the future of eScooters in our city. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020PilotSurvey READ MORE
12/29/20
Every year, each Alderman receives $1.3 million dollars to spend on infrastructure projects in our ward. Next year, in addition to streets, lights and so much more, we would like to put a focus on sidewalk tripping hazards. If there is a sidewalk tripping hazard on your block, please email us (yourvoice@ward43.org) the address of the closest building. We would also like to clear our backlog of tree stump removals. If you have a tree stump that needs removing, please send us the address. Please be advised: if you have any kind of enclosure around the tree, such as fencing, the city will not remove the tree until you remove the fencing.
12/29/20

Community Safety Update

Community safety alert and holiday recycling! Read our last newsletter of 2020: https://conta.cc/3pvXEcd READ MORE
12/28/20
Commissioner Gainer will be hosting a town hall to break down small business relief in the stimulus package. Send in your questions and attend the session on Dec 29 at 1:30pm. Register: https://bit.ly/SmallBizTownHall2021 READ MORE
12/27/20
"During Kwanzaa, participants greet one another with “Habari gani” which is Kiswahili for “how are you/ how’s the news with you?” The response is “Umoja, habari gani.” “The principle of Umoja (unity) speaks to our need to develop and sustain a sense of oneness, righteous and rightful togetherness in the small and large circles and significant relations of our lives, from family and friendship to community and the cosmos. It urges us to practice a principled and peaceful togetherness rooted in mutual respect; justice; care and concern; security of person; and equitably shared goods. And it calls on us to stand in solidarity with the oppressed, suffering and struggling peoples of the world in the cooperation." READ MORE
12/24/20
Just chatted onWCPT 820 - Chicago's Progressive Talk Radio with The Patti Vasquez Show about the pandemic, the need to help our businesses, and the need for more green space for all Chicagoans, such as the Friends of the North Branch Park & Nature Preserve. Also gave a shout out and see you soon to Nookies Wells , Red Lion Pub and Delilah's. Miss you all! Have a wonderful holiday!
12/23/20
Wishing everyone a warm and peaceful Christmas! In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed Dec 24 and Dec 25. On Dec 28–30, we will be operating with reduced hours from 10am to 3pm. Stay safe and merry! 🌲 And enjoy the lights of the Oz Park tree! READ MORE
12/23/20

Extended Relief for Businesses

This week, the City Council passed expanded relief for businesses that continue to be impacted by COVID-19. The ordinance extends efforts that were implemented earlier to support businesses during the pandemic. Learn more about how we're helping our ward's businesses in this week's newsletter and where you can #ShopLocal https://conta.cc/38z8E1A READ MORE
12/21/20

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling 2021

A reminder to all that city garbage & recycling collection will not happen on December 25 or January 1. It will continue as scheduled Monday–Thursday so please keep your carts accessible throughout the week. If you're looking to recycle your Christmas tree in the 43rd Ward, please visit Cannon Dr at Fullerton Ave (East of Cannon Dr). Beginning January 12, mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information: https://www.recyclebycity.com/chicago/brief/christmas-tree-recycling READ MORE
12/18/20

Identity Theft

Be aware! There has been a recent increase in fraudulent unemployment claims across Illinois. If you see that a fraudulent unemployment claim has been filed in your name, contact your company's HR representative and call the Illinois Department of Security to report it at (800) 814-0513. You should also regularly review your bank account statements to prevent the misuse of your personal information. If you suspect any unusual activity, contact your financial institutions and law enforcement. The Federal Trade Commission has advice and other steps to prevent identity theft on their website: http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft. Stay safe and be cautious! READ MORE
12/17/20
Thanks you all for your interest in the masks and Brookfield Zoo tickets! At this time, there are no more tickets available. If you were one of the first requestors, you will receive a confirmation email from our office. Stay safe and enjoy!
12/16/20

Covid Vaccine

The first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Chicago yesterday! Precautions are still in place to #ProtectChicago. Please continue to wear your masks, wash your hands, and practice social distancing. More information is in our most recent newsletter: https://conta.cc/2K0MDAT READ MORE
12/14/20

Opinion | We need a Marshall Plan for our schools. And we need it now.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/13/we-need-marshall-plan-our-schools-we-need-it-now/ READ MORE
12/11/20

Shared Cost Sidewalk Program

Mark your calendars! The 2021 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program has set a date. The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is a voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Owners can take advantage of the low cost, exceptional value, and ease of participation. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and the number of participants is based on availability of funds. The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so you are encouraged to apply early Applications will be received on January 11, 2021 from 6am to 10pm. You may call 311, use the CHI311 app or submit a request online. https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/street/svcs/shared_cost_sidewalkprogram.html READ MORE
12/10/20
Wishing a very happy Hanukkah to all celebrating! May the Festival of Lights bring warmth and joy! ✨ READ MORE
12/10/20
Tonight at 5pm! Join Commissioner Cabonargi and me as we explain the property tax appeal process and answer your questions. Link to register is here: https://www.cookcountyboardofreview.com/Cabonargi READ MORE
12/09/20
I am committed to creating opportunities for honest and open communications about the historic and present-day implications of racism and inequality and how they continue to impact every community in Chicago. #TogetherWeHeal READ MORE
12/08/20

Vaccine Rollout

Our most recent newsletter is out! Read about vaccine rollout and safe holiday events in the ward: https://conta.cc/3qDTmRx As always, be sure to check out the list of open restaurants and businesses to #ShopLocal and #GiveLocal this holiday season. READ MORE
12/04/20

Reopening Letter | Chicago Public Schools

CPS families with students in Pre-K–8, please let your district know if you would like your children to continue learning virtually or to return to campuses. Responses are due Dec. 7: https://www.cps.edu/school-reopening-2020/reopening-letter/. Your input supports their education! READ MORE
12/04/20

These four Lincoln Park buildings could be landmarks soon

So proud to announce that the Halsted/Willow Gateway Buildings have been given preliminary landmark status. Huge thanks to Ranch Triangle & Lincoln Central Association for their dedication and to Alderman Hopkins for his support! Teamwork by all. The final decision on landmarking will come after a hearing, possibly as soon as January. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/these-four-lincoln-park-buildings-could-be-landmarks-soon READ MORE
12/03/20
Burglary community alert, property tax updates, and more in our most recent newsletter: https://conta.cc/33CGYaA
12/02/20

Shop Local 2020: A Lakeview And Lincoln Park Holiday Gift Guide

Check out the Lincoln Park gift guide from Block Club Chicago and #ShopLocal this holiday season! https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/11/25/shop-local-2020-a-lakeview-and-lincoln-park-holiday-gift-guide/ READ MORE
12/01/20
Let's support our 43rd Ward businesses this holiday season! Ideas to #ShopLocal and #GiveLocal are in this week's newsletter: https://conta.cc/36t1fRY
11/30/20

EZ>Buy - Office of the City Clerk | Office of the City Clerk

It's time to buy new parking passes! Your current residential guest parking passes will expire on Dec. 31. To make sure you don't get a ticket, stay safe, and avoid unnecessary contact, please purchase parking passes and city stickers online right now. If you order today, you will receive them in plenty of time. Buying City Stickers and Parking Passes online is convenient, and you can order 24 hours a day at https://ezbuy.chicityclerk.com/ READ MORE
11/27/20

Lincoln Park Black Friday Guide - Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce

#ShopLocal this Black Friday and support our neighborhood stores! Check out this guide from the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce: https://www.lincolnparkchamber.com/news-item/lp-black-friday-guide/ READ MORE
11/25/20
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! In observance of the holiday, our virtual office will be closed from 2pm today until 9am Monday. Please remember to celebrate safely 🦃 READ MORE
11/24/20

City Council Approves 15% Cap On Service Fees Charged By Food Delivery Apps

I am very pleased we passed an ordinance today that does not allow third-party delivery companies to charge more than 15 percent of the total order. With people staying home and restaurants relying on delivery and carryout to survive it is critical we help them stay in business. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/23/city-council-approves-15-cap-on-service-fees-charged-by-food-delivery-apps/#:~:text=CHICAGO%20(CBS)%20%E2%80%94%20The%20City,immediately%20before%20the%20Thanksgiving%20holiday. READ MORE
11/23/20

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ - Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is officially all lit up for ZooLights 2020! The zoo will remain open under Tier 3 mitigations and is operating with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Please #MaskUp and reserve tickets in advance to support this wonderful show and the zoo's wildlife: https://www.lpzoo.org/event/zoolights-presented-by-comed-and-invesco-qqq/ Watch the virtual welcome video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z3g34k6oznymadi/ZooLights%202020_Version%2003.mp4?dl=0 READ MORE
11/23/20

Arrest in Lincoln Central Crimes

Updates on the Lincoln Central Crimes, Tier 3 mitigations, and more in our most recent newsletter: https://conta.cc/339cn4h READ MORE
11/19/20
The Chicago History Museum is hosting a virtual town hall tonight at 5:30. Tune in to hear about plans for park beautification and the history trail project in Lincoln Park! Register with this form: https://tinyurl.com/CHM-Town-Hall READ MORE
11/18/20
CPS elections are happening today (elementary schools) and tomorrow (high schools). Parents and guardians, make your voices heard and vote for your Local School Council representatives! Everyone is encouraged to vote by mail if possible. Votes postmarked by election day will be counted through Nov. 30. READ MORE
11/18/20
Gov. Pritzker has announced that Tier 3 mitigation measures will begin throughout the state on Friday. Be sure to review the new regulations. Please stay home as much as possible and if you must go out, remember to wash your hands, wear your mask, and practice social distancing, especially as the weather gets colder. We need to work together to flatten the curve. We have done it before, and we can do it again. #allinillinois READ MORE
11/18/20

Buy Parking Passes Now for 2021

Buy Parking Passes Now for 2021 READ MORE
11/17/20

Flashback: At the turn of the century, Chicago’s children were hurting from too few parks. This movement changed that.

Ron Grossman’s article in The Chicago Tribune reminds us about the need for large parks in cities, especially for the well-being of our children. In the early 1900s, Chicago parks superintendent J. Frank Foster declared, “Congested, small, overcrowded playgrounds do not fill the demand and do not exert the influence on the children exerted by the large playgrounds, where they can feel and enjoy their freedom, can play without restraint and direction, and will not be compelled by large numbers to await their turn.” This remains true today. Over a century later, our children need green space more than ever. Support the North Branch Park & Nature Preserve plan to establish 24 acres of publicly-owned riverfront park and nature preserve along the Chicago river between North Ave. and Cortland St. Engage with the North Branch Park Preserve here: https://www.northbranchparkpreserve.org/growth Read more about J. Frank Foster and his fight for parks here: https://www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-opinion-flashback-childrens-playgrounds-chicago-parks-20201113-dl63lcwfc5d5blo6dfoyan3ddy-story.html READ MORE
11/17/20

Buy Parking Passes Now for 2021

COVID Thanksgiving READ MORE
11/12/20

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Chicago will begin a Stay-at-Home Advisory on Monday 11/16 to stop the rapid and dangerous spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Per Mayor Lightfoot, please only leave the house for work and essential needs. Gatherings are limited to 10 people, and you are strongly advised to not have guests over. Don't forget to wear a mask, wash your hands, and practice social distancing. #ProtectChicago Find out more here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html READ MORE
11/11/20

General Iron Fire

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11/10/20

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The City of Chicago is now accepting applications for its Chicago Hospitality Grant Program. Bars and restaurants greatly impacted by the pandemic are encouraged to apply and learn more here: chicago.gov/hospitalityfund. READ MORE
11/09/20

Photos from Alderman Michele Smith, Ward 43's post

Visiting the construction at the Lincoln Park Zoo for the expanded lion habitat and restored lion house. The habitat is more than twice as big with many more places for the lions to climb and many more exciting views. Great to visit with my friends and colleagues Senator Sara Feigenholtz and Congressman Mike Quigley. READ MORE
11/07/20

Community Alert: Hijackings

Flu shot clinic TODAY at 11 a.m. at Peggy Notebaert Museum. Registration Required. READ MORE
11/06/20

Community Alert: Hijackings

Today at 1 p.m. - Webinar on Illinois BIG grants for small businesses and child care providers READ MORE
11/06/20

Community Alert: Hijackings

Community Alert: Hijackings READ MORE
11/05/20

North Lake Shore Drive :: Redefine the Drive

The Illinois Department of Transportation is looking for your feedback on North Lake Shore Drive improvements. Share your thoughts here before Nov. 9: NLSDinput.org or learn more about the project at www.NorthLakeShoreDrive.org READ MORE
11/05/20

Basil Leaf Cafe

Visit Basil Leaf Cafe for great food and wine - and enjoy their outside cafe. READ MORE
11/03/20

Vote!

Vote! Vote! Check out your polling place by clicking here. Polls open from 6 am to 7 pm today. You can also hand in your mail in ballot and vote in person! DROP BOXES are not in every precinct - only at LPHS and other early voting sites https://chicagoelections.gov/en/your-voter-information.html READ MORE
11/02/20

Vote!

You can vote today from 8:30 am - 7 pm at Lincoln Park High School or any early voting site. More in our newsletter READ MORE
11/01/20

Vote!

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10/31/20

Vote!

You can vote today from 9 am - 5 pm at Lincoln Park High School or any early voting site. More in our newsletter READ MORE
10/30/20

Vote!

Vote! Check out your precinct on your voting card, or just click here https://chicagoelections.gov/en/your-voter-information.htmlto find your polling place. Read more in our newsletter. READ MORE
08/04/20

Office Closure & Guest Pass Sales

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08/04/20

Office Closure and Guest Pass Sales

Dear Neighbors of the 43rd Ward, Our office is curr...

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06/02/20

PEDESTRIAN CONGESTION & COMMUNITY INPUT MAP

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