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01/18/20
Thanks to everyone that made it out to march with us!! #WomensMarchChicago2020 https://t.co/sAdzkhOPql https://t.co/9zOjvlVLc8
01/18/20
The march goes on! We’re at the Starbucks located at 200 S. Michigan ave for the @womansmarchchi, hope you can join us!! #WomensMarch
01/17/20
Hi neighbors - please don't forget to shovel your snow. You can report snow removal requests to 311, or by calling… https://t.co/erKxW0H3QG
01/17/20
Increases in flooding: just one of the reasons why we need to maximize public green spaces throughout our city - pa… https://t.co/hv5jA8sX2f
01/16/20
Always something to do in Lincoln Park! Check out the Chamber's Weekend Guide. https://t.co/HqHSKrMhTN
01/16/20
Join the 43rd Ward office for the 2020 Women's March! We'll be meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Starbucks located at 20… https://t.co/4tEdNiXLlD
01/16/20
Please join us this Saturday, January 18 for the 2020 Women's March. We will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. in front of t… https://t.co/Ooc3VITDRG
01/16/20
Please join us this Saturday, January 18 for the 2020 Women's March. We will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Starbucks located at 200 S. Michigan Ave. across the street from the Art Institute. If you wish to march with us, please send us an email at yourvoice@ward43.org. Hope to see you there!
01/16/20
Read about: City Council Update, 2020 Women's March - This Saturday, and Office Closure for MLK Jr. Day in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/3afPA8Y
01/16/20
Read about: City Council Update, 2020 Women's March - This Saturday, and Office Closure for MLK Jr. Day in my lates… https://t.co/DuNHDgbJCW
01/16/20

Aldermen propose ban on all Styrofoam, single-use plastic

The vibrancy of the 43rd Ward is in large part due to our amazing lakefront. This ordinance would help protect and preserve one of the world’s greatest natural treasures, and I am proud to be a cosponsor. http://thedailyline.net/chicago/01/15/2020/aldermen-propose-ban-on-all-styrofoam-single-use-plastic/ READ MORE
01/15/20

Photos from Alderman Michele Smith Page's post

So proud to introduce this Resolution urging our President to form a special FBI task force to address the rising hate crimes against people of the Jewish faith. READ MORE
01/15/20
So proud to introduce this Resolution urging our President to form a special FBI task force to address the rising h… https://t.co/rqCLlMvkDT
01/15/20
RT @DePaulNewsline: As the university steps into a new quarter, Public Safety would like to remind the community about several university p…
01/15/20
City Council just honored Miguel Cervantes of ⁦@HamiltonMusical⁩ for the show's successful run in Chicago. I'm such… https://t.co/O0A1UU8Etp
01/15/20
The vibrancy of the 43rd Ward is in large part due to our amazing lakefront. This ordinance would help protect and… https://t.co/EbUH2i7IIm
01/15/20
RT @ilenviro: Plastic pollution is threatening access to a basic human need across Chicago-- clean water. That’s why we’re taking the fight…
01/14/20
Chicago's 2020 Tree Recycling Program ends January 18th. Please drop off your tree at Cannon Drive at Fullerton. Mulch will also be made available to Chicago residents, free of charge at six park locations, including at Cannon and Fullerton.
01/14/20
Chicago's 2020 Tree Recycling Program ends January 18th. Please drop off your tree at Cannon Drive at Fullerton. Mu… https://t.co/maHY611YgZ
01/13/20
This is another reason privately owned public spaces are not a good idea - plans can change. On another note, New… https://t.co/aEmTs76Zrv
01/13/20

Hudson Yards Promised a Park. They Didn’t Mention the Giant Wall.

This is another reason privately owned public spaces are not a good idea - plans can change. On another note, New York's open space requirement is 50% of the site area. That far exceeds Chicago's requirements. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/arts/design/hudson-yards-expansion.html READ MORE
01/13/20
01/13/20
This is what happens when private development controls much needed public space. We need @NorthBranchPark Hudson Y… https://t.co/TGZlOaGBVi
01/13/20
Going to the Women's March this Saturday the 18th? Come march with our office! If you're interested in joining us… https://t.co/CVOEJnVuy7
01/13/20

Women's March Chicago

Hope you will be marching with me at the women's march on Sat. Jan 18. I helped Ann and the other founders get their first permits to start this march. Now more than ever, we must march. We can change the trajectory of this country - if we all do our part. Now the march organizers need our help a bit. The march always cost money because logistics cost money. Please give to help the women who have worked hard to make a difference. I am.
Alderman Michele Smith Page READ MORE
01/13/20
RT @Urban_Main: "Urban parks are not luxuries, they are part of the basic physical structure needed for a functioning society." https://t.c…
01/11/20
Lakefront trail is CLOSED. Please stay off the trail. Chicago braces for high winds and waves before snow - Chicago… https://t.co/ksYkBZSpE4
01/11/20
Read about, Christmas Tree Recycling, WNA CAPS meeting, and the Old Town Art Exhibit in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2QJwuA0 READ MORE
01/11/20
Read about, Christmas Tree Recycling, WNA CAPS meeting, and the Old Town Art Exhibit in my latest newsletter.… https://t.co/PCuUPLkAW0
01/10/20

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01/10/20
Coyote Captured - Last night, Chicago Animal Care and Control inspectors responded to a call of an injured coyote at the 1700 block of N. Dayton St. Upon arrival, inspectors successfully located and safely darted the coyote with a tranquilizer. The animal is being transported to a local rehabilitation center where it will undergo further evaluation and DNA testing to confirm whether it is the same animal involved in the attack in Lincoln Park.
01/10/20

Alderman Michele


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01/10/20

DePaul Students Helped Young Boy After He Was Attacked by Coyote in Lincoln Park

So thankful these two good samaritans from @DePaulU helped in fending off the coyote that attacked the child near the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/depaul-students-helped-young-boy-after-he-was-attacked-by-coyote-in-lincoln-park/2198980/ READ MORE
01/09/20
Read about Coyote Attacks in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2FwspJn READ MORE
01/09/20

Chicago Animal Care and Control

Chicago Animal Care and Control is having press conference on their Facebook page at 12:30 to announce next steps re: coyotes.
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01/09/20
I have personally been in communication with the Executive Director of Animal Care and Control yesterday and this morning. I have been assured that a team will be out trying to locate the animal. I will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.
01/08/20

Chicago Brief. The City's best waste-saving tips.

Chicago's 2020 Tree Recycling Program runs from January 4th through the 18th. You can recycle your tree at Cannon Drive at Fullerton Ave in our neighborhood. Click on the link below for more details. recyclebycity.com/chicago/brief/… READ MORE
01/06/20
Read about the City's Shared Cost Sidewalk Program - Opening TOMORROW, Coyote Sightings, and Ward Night TONIGHT in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2rYBdEw READ MORE
01/06/20
First ward night of 2020 TONIGHT from 5-7PM. Looking forward to meeting you and discussing matters concerning our ward! READ MORE
01/05/20

Women's March Chicago

Want to march with us? Contact yourvoice@ward43.org and tell us you want to join our group! Michele Smith 43rd Ward Alderman
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12/27/19

Airbnb denies a report that it rejected a plan to require government IDs to sign up for the home-sharing service because it might hurt growth

AirBnb continues to be under scrutiny after safety concerns grow. https://www.businessinsider.com/airbnb-resisted-employee-advice-regulating-platform-2019-12 READ MORE
12/26/19
Happy Hanukkah to everyone! Let's be as strong as the Maccabees in fighting for our rights.
12/20/19

City Council Update

Read about: City Council Update, Advisory Council Created for Lincoln Yards, Holiday Office Hours, and Ward Night 2020 in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2sN3oGy READ MORE
12/19/19
This City Council is ready for reform and we will continue the fight against corruption. READ MORE
12/13/19
The 18th District will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol this Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m. - Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 a.m. CPD will saturate a designated area with patrols monitoring for impaired driving and other safety violations. The Breath and Alcohol Unit (Bat Mobile) may also be deployed in order to expedite the process of charging someone with driving under the influence.
12/12/19
Come TONIGHT for our 2nd Meet and Treat at Vanille on Clark St. You can chat with the Alderman over sweets and hot chocolate!
12/11/19
Read about a Community Alert - Cell Phone Thefts, Holiday Meet & Treat at Vanille Patisserie and Holiday Office Hours in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2LLWPdW READ MORE
12/09/19
Come meet with me TONIGHT at Le Pain Quotidien (1000 W. Armitage) from 5-6 PM. Light snacks will be provided. Looking forward to meeting you and hope to see you there! READ MORE
12/09/19
The 18th District has issued a community alert involving recently reported robberies. In each incident, the offenders approach the victims and forcibly grab cell phones from their hands. The offenders then flee the scene in a black sedan vehicle. These incidents are occurring in retail shops and on the street. The incidents are occurring in Beats 1811, 1812, 1831 and 1834. READ MORE
12/08/19
Does Chicago even street sweep anymore? Or is it just a way to raise revenue from ticketing? READ MORE
12/06/19
***Holiday Meet and Treats Monday, December 9 and Thursday, December 12 from 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM. Come chat with me and discuss matters concerning our neighborhood, or just stop by and mingle. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided from Le Pain Quotidien on Monday and Vanille Patisserie on Thursday. I'm looking forward to seeing you there READ MORE
12/06/19

Crime Update

Read about Holiday Safety Precautions, Upcoming Community Meetings, Meet & Treats, and More Holiday Events in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/33SjSKx READ MORE
12/06/19
Stopping by the 19th District to wish Happy Holidays to our great Commander Chris Papaioannou. READ MORE
12/05/19

Alderman Michele Smith (43rd Ward) on the city’s ethics: “It’s great that there’s the impetus for change now” in Chicago

Had a great conversation this morning on the WGN John Williams show @wgnkingjohn. Listen in while I speak on the new ban on elected officials lobbying for private clients, Superintendent Johnson and cannabis legalization. wgnradio.com/2019/12/05/ald… READ MORE
12/02/19
Stop by Le Pain Quotidien (1000 W. Armitage) TOMORROW from 5-6PM. Come chat with me and have some treats. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there! READ MORE
11/26/19

My Budget Vote/Holiday Events in Our Ward

Read about: My Vote on the City Budget, Upcoming Community Meetings, Holiday Events, and Ward Night in my latest newsletter. https://conta.cc/34qHMOm READ MORE
11/19/19

Community Alert: Robberies

Community Alert: Robberies - in my latest newsletter. https://conta.cc/2QuiRoH READ MORE
11/18/19
The 19th District is collecting winter coats for persons experiencing homelessness. We're asking for a final push, please drop off any coats to our ward office, 2523 N. Halsted. Big THANK YOU to all of the people that have donated so far!
11/15/19

Best Art Fair Survey

Please take the 8th Annual Best Art Fair in America survey by midnight November 20th in support of the Old Town Art Fair. The Old Town Art Fair is the best in the country, so let's help everyone know! Complete the survey and you will be entered into a drawing to win $50 gift baskets (2) from Ann Arbor, MI's, famous Zingerman's Deli. Please click on the link below to take the survey: https://www.artfaircalendar.com/art_fair/surveys.html READ MORE
11/15/19
Had a fabulous time this week at the annual DePaul tree lighting ceremony this week! Thank you @DePaulU for hosting such an amazing and fun event! Photo Credits: DePaul University/Jeff Carrion READ MORE
11/14/19

CPD detectives honored for capturing man accused of terrorizing Lincoln Park, DePaul slashing suspect

So proud of these detectives on their collaborative multi-state effort to take down this dangerous suspect involved in the DePaul slashing assault. https://abc7chicago.com/cpd-detectives-honored-for-capturing-man-accused-of-terrorizing-lincoln-park/5692371/ READ MORE
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
Read about Fighting for Reform, Snow Removal, and a Ward Walk in the Ranch Triangle in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/34XnTy6 READ MORE
11/08/19
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
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
11/07/19

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
11/05/19
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
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.
11/04/19
Tune in to @nbcchicago tonight at 5 p.m. for a segment on the latest restrictions on short-term rentals and AirBnb.
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!
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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
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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08/20/19

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
08/15/19
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
08/12/19
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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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
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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