Social Media Posts

You can find our latest social media posts below. Please like and follow our social media accounts to stay up-to-date on 43rd Ward news.

06/02/20
@chicagosmayor: "We will reopen tomorrow." Let's stay strong Chicago and support our local businesses, even in the face of this pain.
06/02/20
RT @chicagosmayor: THIS MORNING: Mayor Lightfoot will join the @Chicago_Police and @ChiPublicHealth to provide important updates. Tune in h…
06/02/20
RT @cta: [Special Note] At request of public safety officials, service suspended on all rail lines and bus routes, eff. 9:30 pm. Services w…
06/01/20
Read about Social Media posts, Phase 3 reopening, and False LP Zoo reports in my latest newsletter.… https://t.co/BigkocetYd
06/01/20
RT @LPCC09: TODAY: Join us TODAY at 12:30 p.m. to hear from Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) and learn how to safely reopen your business. See you…
06/01/20
CTA is shutdown until 6 AM tomorrow morning. Details in my newsletter. https://t.co/Q88BXhALrb https://t.co/exZAvyQlq0
06/01/20
National Guard is coming, details in my newsletter. https://t.co/fRQ1TVAFTE https://t.co/naS4iTb1DZ
06/01/20
RT @chicagosmayor: REMINDER: A curfew is in effect in the City of Chicago between the hours of 9PM and 6AM until further notice. Please sta…
05/31/20
RT @BlockClubCHI: Downtown Chicago is effectively shut down with the CTA stopped and roads blocked as the city tries to deter protesters. H…
05/31/20
RT @SSKedreporter: TV news need to stop saying George Floyd “died in police custody.” As journalists, we need to say what really happened..…
05/30/20
Congratulations @NASA and @SpaceX for a successful launch! Back to space for America. Kudos to all the engineers… https://t.co/uJvwO6Suss
05/29/20
RT @chicityclerk: Hang tight, Chicago! Our offices will remain closed through the first week of June. Please continue to purchase on our 24…
05/29/20
Mayor Lightfoot announces she will open streets to support businesses during COVID-19. See the press release here. https://t.co/6lub0eMjSV
05/29/20
Right on, Madame Mayor!
05/29/20
Cautious reopening June 3, Mask Survey results, 43rd Ward business webinar and Chicago Park District Summer registr… https://t.co/hZGSIzmHrU
05/29/20

Reopening Ward 43: Phase III, Shared Streets

Logo of the City of ChicagoWard 43 Chicago:   READ MORE

05/28/20
Mayor Lightfoot and CDPH announce cautious reopening on June 3. Read the Mayor's press release. https://t.co/XXcVtTYg8A
05/28/20
Phase 3 reopening guidelines, reopening survey results, and webinars to help your businesses, read more in my lates… https://t.co/ZdEf7Ba9PA
05/27/20
Reopening guidelines issued, a paid Summer internship for High School students, and more in my latest newsletter.… https://t.co/tVv4EZzq1T
05/26/20
Even tough guys wear a mask! #COVID19 #43WearsMasks https://t.co/H7JB2OJGR8
05/26/20
Thank you Mr. T! #WearMasksIllinois https://t.co/mMhx7xqa5a
05/23/20
Please shut down and revoke the license of Pocket Puppies & other Chicago pet stores operating illegally by violating the Chicago ordinance and selling puppy mill dogs to consumers. This is unacceptable.
05/23/20
Female dogs should not solely exist to make babies. Ask yourself this... would you let your pet dog go live in the commercial breeder/puppy mill that Pocket Puppies use? I hope to goodness your answer is NO! It is a horrible life for the breeding dogs. Stop this cruelty - No pet stores!! Please revoke Pocket Puppies' license.
05/23/20
Please say no to the puppy mill pet stores!! We have enough dogs in Chicago to deal with we don't need more. Thank you.
05/23/20
Please revoke the license of Pocket Puppies and shut down this shady shop that is clearly in bed with puppy mills and unscrupulous breeders who profit off of continually impregnating dogs. DOGS SHOULD NOT BE SOLD!
05/08/20

Chicago Mayor's Office

Let's take care of our moms and wear a face covering. READ MORE
05/06/20

Virtual Community Meetings

Virtual Community Meetings READ MORE
04/29/20
Aricreative on Etsy is a local woman who makes masks.
04/29/20

Volunteer To Help Our Neighbors

Volunteer To Help Our Neighbors READ MORE
04/27/20

Small Business Special Report: Apply Now For SBA Loans

Small Business Special Report: Apply Now For SBA Loans READ MORE
04/26/20

Volunteer To Help Our Neighbors

Volunteer To Help Our Neighbors READ MORE
04/25/20
Calling all 43rd Ward Sewers! Drop off masks at the ward office (2523 N. Halsted) until 2 PM TODAY! Put them in a plastic bag and I am here at a safe social distance to say thank you. As an incentive, we have donated material to make more masks! #MakeaMaskGiveaMaskWearaMask.
04/25/20

Sewing Masks for a Safe Chicago organized by Tanya Polsky

This is a highly effective group that wants to scale up to make and donate masks, while paying out of work seamstresses! Their capacity is restricted only by donations. Please give. READ MORE
04/24/20

Stay Home Extended to May 30 - And Wear a Mask

Today is last Day to Apply for Some Small Business Loans READ MORE
04/24/20

Stay Home Extended to May 30 - And Wear a Mask

Stay home order extended through May 30, wear a mask - mandatory May 1, and a wealth of health resources in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2ziIcvh READ MORE
04/24/20

Stay Home Extended to May 30 - And Wear a Mask

Stay Home Extended to May 30 - And Wear a Mask READ MORE
04/22/20

Pedestrians complain runners are passing too close on Chicago sidewalks during the pandemic. How risky is that, and should they wear face masks?

Dr. Susan Bleasdale, medical director of infection control at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, agreed it’s unlikely that runners would transmit the coronavirus during brief encounters outside, such as passing someone on the street or sidewalk. Viral particles released in the open air, Bleasdale explained, are going to quickly drop to the ground because of their weight and become diluted by the wind and other elements. Since COVID-19 is spread most effectively in close quarters and by people exhibiting symptoms, runners who are trying to avoid direct contact pose a low risk, Bleasdale said. “There are some people," Bleasedale said, “who are suggesting you have to maintain a quarter-mile distance behind a runner because if they have virus, then it could be suspended in air and have an impact on someone at great distance behind them. That is really unlikely because of all of these factors: the low amount of virus on someone who is able to go running, the dilution in the air and that any droplets would likely fall to the ground.” READ MORE
04/22/20
The Sheffield Neighbors Association (SNA) is mobilizing the neighborhood in every way to assist Little Sisters of the Poor, who operate St. Mary's Nursing Home at 2325 N Lakewood. The facility has been hurt hard by COVID-19, and needs help. There are many opportunities to help: For more information, contact Sheffield Neighbors at info@sheffieldneighborhood.org
04/22/20

YouTube

Happy Earth Day! One of our neighbors is sponsoring a community virtual screening of The Story of Plastic, which premiers TODAY! Watch the trailer with the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37PDwW0c1so&feature=youtu.be READ MORE
04/22/20

Volunteer To Help Our Neighbors

Volunteer To Help Our Neighbors: Make Masks, Make Meals, or Make Calls READ MORE
04/18/20

COVID Deaths in Lincoln Park

Sing Along Tonight! READ MORE
04/17/20

COVID Deaths in Lincoln Park

COVID Deaths in Lincoln Park READ MORE
04/16/20
Alderman Michele Smith Please re-open the only wide place in the City where we can run safely off concrete - the path between Fullerton & Belmont. It is perfect for social distancing, but not with the temporary fencing in place. Mandate mask-wearing, but let us keep our access to exercise in this stressful time!
04/15/20

Non-Profit and Community Organizations SBA Loan Town Hall

SBA Loan Town Hall today at 12 PM, Take the U.S. Census and Old Town Virtual Art Fair details in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2VwRcnU READ MORE
04/15/20

Non-Profit and Community Organizations SBA Loan Town Hall

Non-Profit and Community Organizations SBA Loan Town Hall - Make A Mask READ MORE
04/13/20

Number of COVID Cases Have Tripled in Less than Two Weeks

Number of COVID cases triple in less than two weeks, public comment information for virtual City Council meeting, and a Gofundme for face shields in my latest newsletter. https://conta.cc/2Rut8kD READ MORE
04/13/20

Number of COVID Cases Have Tripled in Less than Two Weeks

Number of COVID Cases Have Tripled in Less than Two Weeks READ MORE
04/13/20
Are you observing Covid-19 rules and wearing a mask in Oz Park? READ MORE
04/11/20

Photos from Sacha Favelevic's post

He doesn’t get it!!!! READ MORE
04/11/20

Should You Get Tested?

#43 Wears Masks READ MORE
04/10/20

Should You Get Tested?

Should you get tested for the Coronavirus? Read about this and more in my latest newsletter. Have a Happy Easter. conta.cc/3c7QTXt READ MORE
04/10/20

Should You Get Tested?

The Great Oz Has Spoken - Keep Your Distance in the Parks READ MORE
04/09/20
Had our first virtual seder tonight. A chance to catch up with physically distant relatives who we wouldn't normally see on Passover. So that was - different - and nice. A joyous Passover season to everyone. Next year, together.
04/09/20

Temporary Ban on Liquor Sales After 9 PM

No Liquor sales after 9 PM, CARA shows runners how to run safely, and a Webinar TODAY at 2 PM in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/3c5IPGE READ MORE
04/09/20
#43wearsmasks. Waiting for my masks to arrive from custom ink. I made this one out of two sleeves of a T-shirt READ MORE
04/08/20

Running Your Business in the Age of COVID-19

CHIBIZ Webinar on Navigating your Business During COVID19 TODAY at 3 PM. Register with the link below. https://www.bigmarker.com/world-business-chicago-chibi/ChiBizHub-an-initiative-of-World-Business-Chicago-presents-Navigating-Business-in-the-Age-of-COVID-19 READ MORE
04/08/20

COVID Cases in Lincoln Park; Wear a Mask

The weather is nice, but stay home anyway, CARA asks runners to wear a mask. Details in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2wtAk9o READ MORE
04/07/20
per Chicago's Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Ordinance, which was passed in 2014. Pocket Puppies has been clearly operating illegally (through a loophole ) for 5 years. They are supposed to have IT LABELED ON THE CAGE THE RESCUE AND THEIR PHONE NUMBER. That's the law. Shame on irresponsible breeders! PLEASE, investigate where they get their puppies and to enforce the law.
04/07/20

Wear a Mask Make A Mask

Wear a Mask, Make a Mask, details in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2Xek86T READ MORE
04/04/20

Stay at Home

Read about: Staying at Home, SBA Loan Forms - Available Now, and LSC Elections are Postponed in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2RbrDHP READ MORE
04/02/20

Economic Relief for Small Businesses

Read about: Economic Relief for Small Businesses - Applications open TOMORROW, CPS Meal Pick-Up Sites, and Mortgage Relief in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2UUvmKU READ MORE
03/31/20

Governor Extends Stay at Home Order Until April 30th

Stay at home order extended through April 30, you can read more in my latest newsletter. https://conta.cc/2JsjmLc READ MORE
03/31/20

Frequently Asked Questions | Connect2Capital

Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund has gone LIVE now. Resources are limited, so apply asap. https://www.connect2capital.com/partners/chicago-small-business-resiliency-fund/faq-chicago-resiliency-fund/ READ MORE
03/31/20

Small Business Webinars TODAY

Read about: Small Business Disaster Loans, Housing Grants, and April Street Sweeping schedule in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/3dJUnRG READ MORE
03/30/20

Small Business Webinars TODAY

Read about Small Business Fund Webinars TODAY and tomorrow in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2xFpv43 READ MORE
03/30/20

Business Education Workshop Calendar

Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) will host two FREE webinars regarding the Small Business Resiliency Fund TODAY and 3/31 at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. You can register at the link below. https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/bacp/sbc/business_educationworkshopcalendar.html READ MORE
03/30/20

The New Federal CAREs Act

Read about the New Federal CARE's Act in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2Jk4wqa READ MORE
03/29/20
This is a harrowing story that this patient generously shared with us to tell us - this is very very serious. #StayHomeSaveLives
03/28/20
Alderwoman Smith, Your ward is where Pocket Puppies is located. I am writing you to urge you to investigate this business. There is concern that they are sourcing their puppies from puppy mills which is a violation of Chicago's Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Ordinance. Please enforce the law. Thank you so much.
03/27/20

Social Distancing

Read about: Social Distancing, Unemployment Benefits, and Mental Health and Charity Information in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/39o9LzN READ MORE
03/26/20
Mayor Lightfoot, AARP Illinois and Commissioner Lisa Morrison Butler from DFSS will host a live telephone town hall to address our senior population, TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. Watch it on the Mayor's Facebook and Twitter Pages.
03/26/20

What I Learned When My Husband Got Sick With Coronavirus

This article hits home. Please remember, stay home and save lives. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/magazine/coronavirus-family.html READ MORE
03/26/20

Chicago Mayor's Office

Watch the mayor live now. https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoMayorsOffice/?epa=SEARCH_BOX READ MORE
03/26/20
Watch the Mayor's daily press conference today at 1 p.m. as she and Dr. Arwady address the City on the latest developments regarding COVID-19. You can watch it on the Mayor's Facebook and Twitter pages.
03/26/20

The Lakefront Trail and Parks are Now Closed

The Lakefront Trail and Parks are Now Closed READ MORE
03/26/20
Please stay away from using the lakefront. We have to practice social distancing and congregating by the lakefront is not safe right now.
03/24/20
Many grocery stores and shops have provided seniors and vulnerable shoppers an opportunity to shop at earlier times with less crowds. Please see the list of shops below: Jewel 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Tuesday's and Thursday's Mariano's 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Daily (starting Friday) Trader Joe's 9:00 a.m. - 10: 00 a.m. Monday's Whole Foods 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (on Kingsbury St., hours vary by store) Target (first hour of shopping) Wednesday's Walgreens 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Tuesday's Binny's 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Daily
03/24/20

www2.illinois.gov

If you do not have access to paid sick leave or unable to work due to COVID-19 apply for unemployment benefits. Governor Pritzker called for a moratorium on shutoffs for utility companies and waived late payment fees, in order to provide immediate relief. https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/default.aspx READ MORE
03/24/20

What We Can Do to Help

Read about: What you can do to help others and senior shopping hours in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/39hzuts READ MORE
03/23/20
The need for protective gear for our medical community is dire. Governor Pritzker said any person or business that wants to help protect first responders should email ppe.donations@illinois.gov.
03/22/20

Governor Issues Stay at Home Executive Order

Stay Home, Stay Safe READ MORE
03/21/20

Governor Issues Stay at Home Executive Order

Rules for Staying at Home READ MORE
03/20/20

Governor Issues Stay at Home Executive Order

Governor Issues Stay at Home Executive Order READ MORE
03/20/20
Governor Pritzker has ordered a public order directing Illinois residents to stay at home from 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 through Tuesday, April 7. Please note: People can still go out for basic needs, groceries, gas, care for a family member, or to go out for a walk or walk your dog.
03/20/20

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Watch Governor Pritzker for today’s daily COVID19 update at 3 p.m. Watch live on Facebook, Illinois.gov/LiveVideo or your local news station. Just now · Subscribers of Chi READ MORE
03/20/20

Coronavirus Update - What You Need to Know

Coronavirus Update- What you need to know in my latest newsletter. https://conta.cc/2vGfCTi READ MORE
03/19/20

Alderman Michele

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03/19/20

Mayoral Address on COVID-19 Tonight

Mayoral Address on COVID19 tonight at 5:00 p.m. https://conta.cc/3bc6SDy READ MORE
03/19/20

Chicago Mayor's Office

The Mayor will address the City on the next steps to combat the COVID19 pandemic this afternoon at 5 PM. The announcement will broadcast live on network stations as well as the Mayor's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoMayorsOffice/ READ MORE
03/19/20
Read about: Coronavirus Update, Purchase Your Parking Passes Online and Support Local Businesses in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2w9UtBh
03/18/20
Polling Site: 2700 N. Pine Grove ONLY will be open until 8:00 p.m. tonight.
03/17/20
All 43rd Ward polling locations are up and running and open until 7: 00 p.m including: 2700 N Pine Grove, the Second Church of Christ Scientist (Is Now Properly Functioning) This is the polling place for Precinct 13 and 34 If you need a ride, please call our office at 773-348-9500.
03/17/20

Polling Places Up and Running

All 43rd ward polling locations are all up and running except: 2700 N Pine Grove, the Second Church of Christ Scientist. This is the polling place for Precinct 13 and 34 You can read more in my newsletter. https://conta.cc/2WkQ9d1 READ MORE
03/17/20

Mayor Lori Lightfoot @MayorLightfoot

LIVE Q&A with Dr. Arwady NOW. https://t.co/vk317WyN4F READ MORE
03/17/20
It's Election Day! If you need a ride to any polling sites, please contact our office at 773-348-9500, or email us at yourvoice@ward43.org. Voting is our most important duty as citizens of this republic. Vote like your life depends on it - it does.
03/16/20

Voting Information for Tomorrow

Voting information for tomorrow in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/3daeZCv READ MORE
03/16/20

Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

Volunteer to be an election judge on Election Day. Election Judges who serve will be paid $170. Sign-up online at: https://chicagoelections.gov/en/serving-as-a-judge-of-election.html and click on Volunteer to be a Replacement / Standby Election Judge here, or email us at yourvoice@ward43.org. READ MORE
03/16/20

All Bars and Restaurants Closed

Gov Pritzker Orders all Bars and Restaurants Closed READ MORE
03/15/20

All Bars and Restaurants Closed

All Bars and Restaurants Closed READ MORE
03/15/20

Alderman Michele Smith Page's cover photo


Alderman Michele Smith Page updated their cover photo. READ MORE
03/15/20

All Illinois Bars And Restaurants To Be Closed For In-Person Dining Amid Coronavirus Spread, Gov. JB Pritzker Orders

https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/15/all-illinois-bars-and-restaurants-to-be-closed-for-in-person-dining-amid-coronavirus-spread-gov-pritzker-orders/?mc_cid=9ebad88c44&mc_eid=2d14532ee8 Look for my newsletter in a little while with more details. READ MORE
03/15/20

Coronavirus: What You Need to know

Coronavirus: What You Need to know READ MORE
03/14/20
Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Center down. And when your body has become still, reach out with your heart. Know that we are connected in ways that are terrifying and beautiful. (You could hardly deny it now.) Know that our lives are in one another’s hands. (Surely, that has come clear.) Do not reach out your hands. Reach out your heart. Reach out your words. Reach out all the tendrils of compassion that move, invisibly, where we cannot touch. Promise this world your love-- for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, so long as we all shall live. ~ Lynn Ungar 3/11/20 The Rev. Dr. Lynn Ungar is minister for lifespan learning and editor of Quest for the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship
03/14/20

Illinois Senators: Fix the FOID Card system!

Wherever you live in Illinois, you should encourage your State Senator to support this bill. READ MORE
03/14/20

CPS Schools Will Be Closed

Early Voting until 6 pm Today READ MORE
03/14/20

CPS Schools Will Be Closed

CPS Schools Will Be Closed READ MORE
03/14/20

Important Coronavirus Updates

Read about important Coronavirus updates in my latest newsletter. https://conta.cc/2QfaHQl READ MORE
03/13/20

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For the most up to date information on the COVID-19, see https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html for daily updates. The COVID-19 hotline for Chicago is 1-800-889-3931, and the City of Chicago’s additional line is (312) 746-7425 and will be operating Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. READ MORE
03/13/20
03/13/20

live long and prosper

https://youtu.be/Iu1qa8N2ID0 The perfect greeting for our time. We'll be using this for our office to replace hand shaking. Share! READ MORE
03/12/20

WTTW Chicago

watch NOW live press conference on Coronavirus. https://www.wttw.com READ MORE
03/11/20

Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

The Mayor's and Governor's office are urging everyone to register to vote by mail. The deadline is TOMORROW, March 12. Call 312-269-7967, or file online using the link below. Early voting is also underway through March 16. https://www.chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail-application.html READ MORE
03/11/20

Coronavirus: What You Need to know

Read about the Coronavirus: What you need to know and event cancellations in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2IAcpYi READ MORE
03/11/20

Coronavirus: What You Need to know

TONIGHT: Condo Summit READ MORE
03/11/20

Coronavirus: What You Need to know

Coronavirus: What You Need to know READ MORE
03/09/20
CANCELLED - Belmont Village Presents: How to Manage Parkinson's So It Doesn't Manage You. Thursday, March 12. Due to the risk of the Coronavirus, this event has been cancelled.
03/09/20

Short-Term Rental Hearings

Read about: Short-Term Rentals Hearing, Ward Night TONIGHT, and Early Voting is Underway in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2PZj1TU READ MORE
03/04/20
Join your Local School Council (LSC) and take on a leadership role. We urge you to obtain a candidate application at any CPS school, or on cps.edu/lsc. Apply by March 5th! READ MORE
03/01/20
Read about: Short-Term Rentals Hearing, Early Voting, Office Closure, and Ward Night in my latest newsletter. conta.cc/2ToqhtC
02/27/20
18th District has issued a Community Alert involving an attempted Child Abduction in the 1600 block of North Orchard St. On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at approximately 0900 hours, in the 1600 block of North Orchard, an unknown male African American offender wearing a black skull cap, red hooded sweatshirt, blue baggie jeans and brown light Timberland boots attempted to lure a 10 year old female walking to school. Please see the alert below: 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
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
03/08/19
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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