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Daylight Savings 
 Time Ends
Move Clocks Back On Sunday, Nov. 1

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 am on Sunday, November 1 and will last until March 13, 2016.  Don't forget to set your clocks to "fall back" on Sunday!

Inner Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing 

On Friday, October 30th the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin repairs to Inner Lake Shore Drive, between Division and North Avenues.

The work will consist of milling and asphalt resurfacing of the street pavement, and will also result in the replacement of non-compliant ADA ramps, manhole adjustments and pavement striping. 

During this project, expected to last several weeks, temporary lane closures will be placed during non-rush hour periods to allow work to proceed.  

North Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing Project Continues

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues work on resurfacing northbound traffic lanes located on North Lake Shore Drive between Grand and North Avenues. 

Work is occurring on weekdays and evenings, Monday through Thursday, and during this period two lanes of northbound traffic will be closed to allow for expedited work to take place.

The project is expected to be complete in Mid-November.


Diversey Parkway Sewer Replacement Project Continues

Through Mid-November the sewer replacement project on Eastbound Diversey Parkway between Seminary and Sheffield Avenues will continue. 

Traffic is detoured via Fullerton Parkway during this time, so please be aware of the project when making travel plans!

43rd Ward Office

2523 N. Halsted 

www.ward43.org

 

Office Hours:

Monday

9a.m.-7p.m.

Tuesday-Friday

9a.m.-6p.m.

 

Contact us:

773-348-9500

yourvoice@ward43.org

Dear Neighbor,
 
Happy Halloween! Trick-or-treating hours in the City are from 3:00pm to 8:00pm  Saturday and to ensure Halloween is a safe and fun experience, the Chicago Police Department provides safety tips:
 
Costumes :  If you have a dark costume, place reflective tape in several parts of the costume -- across the back and on the front and sides.
 
Location : Visit homes in your neighborhood and never enter a home to receive a treat; stay on the porch or the sidewalk outside the door. 

Treats: Allow your child to accept only treats that are wrapped. Be sure to throw away any fresh fruit and any treat that  looks suspicious. 

Walk, do not run!   And always wait at the curb and look both ways before crossing the street. Cross the street at the corner and do not cut in between parked cars. Obey all traffic lights. 
 
If you are driving on Halloween, please use extra caution and be alert for any children who may be in the street!
 
And, of course, have fun! I'm looking forward to seeing many trick-or-treaters out and about tomorrow!

Charges Upgraded in Halsted 
Shooting Incident

I'm happy to announce that the Cook County State's Attorney has upgraded the charges in the recent firearm discharge that occurred on the 2600 block of Halsted Street on Saturday, October 10th. 

The suspect, initially charged with reckless conduct by the Chicago Police Department, has now been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, which is a more serious offense and is classified as a felony.

The next court date for this case is on November 5 at 9 am and I urge any interested members of the community to  join me at court advocacy.  Please email my office if you'd like to join me and your neighbors in representing our neighborhood at court.   
LPHS #1School1Community Pep Rally
A Big Success
 
A big crowd cheered on the Lincoln Park High School Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Pep Squad, and three different choral groups.  

Get involved in helping our neighborhood high school, just rated a 1+ school by Chicago Public Schools. contact Join the LPHS One School One Community Facebook Group!    
Principal Mike Boraz and me learning to march from the LP High School Marching Band!
Please Bag Your Leaves!
 
Between now and November 27th, residents can have their bagged leaf waste collected by the Department of Streets and Sanitation on their normal day of City waste service.

Please remember to ensure that no leaves be swept or blown into the street, as this clogs catch basins and sewers - and it's against the law, to boot! 

Instead, please place any bagged leaves (and other yard waste) next to your refuse and recycling carts in either the alley or the curb, and Streets and Sanitation crews will collect them to be composted for you.
 
As a reminder, yard waste should not be thrown into the blue recycling cart as it contaminates the recycling stream.

Sincerely, 

 

Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

Alderman, 43rd Ward