- City Council Update - 
- Welcoming New Police Leadership -
- Fullerton Shoreline Construction -
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  Reminder: Ward Office Relocated to 2527 N. Lincoln

Due to construction, our ward office is temporarily relocated to 2527 N. Lincoln Avenue until approximately May 1. 

Residential parking passes can be purchased at the location on Lincoln. Please continue to call my office at 773-348-9500 or email with any questions or concerns. 
DePaul Electronics Recycling
Friday, April 24
Fullerton and Sheffield Lot
10am - 3pm

Bring your old, expired, or unwanted household hazardous waste and electronics for free recycling!

 Click here for more information


Lincoln Park Pizza Tour
Saturday, April 25
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Buy a ticket, then eat your way through Lincoln Park! Participants walk or bike from restaurant to restaurant in the Lincoln Park area.  


Click here for more information


Lincoln Ave SSA
Important Community Meeting

Property owners, residents, and business owners along Lincoln Avenue (from Webster to Diversey) are invited to attend community meetings to discuss the proposed renewal of the SSA. 


Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.

Apollo Theater's Studio Theater

2540 N. Lincoln


Wednesday, May 6, 8:30 a.m.

Pizano's Pizza

2429 N. Lincoln


Click here for more information

Summer Jobs at North Ave. Beach

Wheel Fun Rentals is now hiring sales  associates at 3 Chicago locations: 
  • North Avenue Beach 
  • Riverwalk (Wacker & Columbus)
  • Foster Beach

43rd Ward Office

2523 N. Halsted


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Dear Friends, 

My colleagues and I were pleased to honor the Latin School girls hockey team for their recent state championship win  at the meeting of the Chicago City Council on Wednesday, April 15th.   Click here to see the resolution presented to the team. Way to go, Latin!

Burge Reparations Ordinance 

An ordinance creating a reparations package for victims tortured under former police commander Jon Burge was introduced on Wednesday. 

The proposed package provides Burge victims, immediate family members and grandchildren job training, job placement programs and free tuition at city colleges. Additionally,  Chicago Public Schools will teach students about the Burge case as part of 8th and 10th grade curriculum, and the City will work to establish a permanent memorial to victims. 

Financially, a $5.5 million fund will provide financial reparations to victims of up to $100,000 per person, with remaining funds reverting to the City. 

I support the efforts to bring this unfortunate chapter of Chicago history to a close.


For details on other matters that were passed and introduced at City Council, click here.


Welcoming  New Police Leadership


The Chicago Police Department has recently implemented changes in personnel throughout the City, and 18th District Commander Dunn and 19th District Commander Voulgaris have been promoted to new duties within the Chicago Police Department. It has been a pleasure working with both commanders and I want to thank them for their hard work on behalf of our community. Under their leadership, instances of crime dropped in our neighborhood. Best of luck to Commander Dunn and Commander Voulgaris in their new positions. 


The new commander of the 18th District is Captain George Devereux.  Devereux comes to the 18th district with 28 years of experience with the Chicago Police Department and most recently served as Executive Officer in the 6th District. 


The 19th District will be under the leadership of Capt. Robert Cesario. Capt. Cesario has been with the Chicago Police Department for 23 years and comes to the 19th District after serving as the Commanding Officer of Central Investigations. 


Congratulations to both Capt. Cesario and Capt. Devereux on their promotions. We look forward to continuing to work closely with both the 18th and 19th Districts to ensure our neighborhood remains one of the safest areas in the City. 


Fullerton Shoreline Construction 


A s you know, crews are currently working to revitalize the shoreline at Fullerton Parkway . To ensure the project is completed in a timely fashion, weekend construction activities will likely be ongoing for the remainder of the project.


Crews are aware that pedestrian activity increases significantly during the weekends and are implementing measures to minimize any impacts to lakefront trail users.


Thank you for your patience and flexibility as crews work to preserve the shoreline, create open space and renovate the Theater on the Lake. As always, please call my office with any concerns.



Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman