19th District Alert
Condo and Townhouse Summit
43rd Ward Office Closed for Labor Day
Dear Neighbor,

The 19th District of the Chicago Police Department has put out a Community Alert regarding robberies on August 29th.  One of the incidents was in the 43rd Ward.

Two African American men, approximately 15-20 years of age, surrounded, grabbed or placed the victim in a headlock, displayed a knife and took cellphones, credit cards or currency. The offenders then ran to a waiting black Nissan or Honda hatchback vehicle and fled with the driver, a third African American male offender.

The robberies all took place on August 29th:

* 1900 block of North Wood 3:45 P.M.

* 2500 block of North Greenview at 3:58 P.M.

* 2700 block of North Mildred 4:15 P.M.

* 3000 block of North Greenview 4:50 P.M.

* 3000 block of North Ravenswood 4:50 P.M.

* 3700 block of North Greenview at 5:01 P.M.

The 19th District has increased both marked and undercover patrols in the area. If you have any video or other information, please contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

Please take extra precautions by locking your doors, windows and cars and remember to always be aware of your surroundings. We are the eyes of the neighborhood, so if you see something suspicious dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Cumming Park Playlot Designs

Last Tuesday, I hosted a public meeting with the Chicago Park District and the Francis Parker Neighbors concerning improvements to Cummings Playground located on Lincoln Park West between Dickens Street and Webster Place. 

This is the latest playground funding we've secured under the Chicago Park District's "Chicago Plays!" program. In both plans, the existing sculptures will remain in place and wood chips and sand will be replaced.

Please tell us which design you prefer by emailing  yourvoice@ward43.org by  Thursday, September 8th .

Designed for children ages 2-5, 5-12

This European design provides a play piece for  2-5 year olds (lower left-hand corner), a the rope bridge for 5-12 year olds, plus a climbing structure for all ages, slides, monkey bars, and a parallel bar slide for older children

Included are six total swings; two belt swings, two baby swings, one group swing and one Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) swing. The sandbox will include new sand tables.

Landscape Structures 
Designed for children ages 2-5, 5-12

This design, typical of many Chicago Park District playlots, contains two play structures appealing to children aged 2-5 and 5-12 years of age. 

43rd Ward Condo & Townhome Summit
For Residents of Condos, Cooperatives, 
Townhomes and Homeowner Associations

September 12, 2016 5:30 - 8 pm 
Second Church of Christ Scientist
2700 N Pine Grove


September 14, 2016 5:30 - 8 pm
The Public Hotel 
1301 N State Pkwy

Please register at least one or two people from your building so you can attend all sessions. All are welcome.

Experts help you navigate new laws and issues such as; Airbnb/Short Term Rentals, new recycling rules for multi-unit buildings, how to support seniors & common association problems. Drinks and refreshments will be available.  For the full text of the invitation please  click here

Please join us for this first of its kind event in our Ward.
Volunteer Tutors Needed for Writing Center at LPHS

The Colleen Henry Writing Center at Lincoln Park High School is looking for volunteers to help students improve their academic writing.

Tutoring sessions are Monday through Thursday during lunch periods, during ninth period and after school. Tutors sign up for once-a-week, two-hour sessions. Tutors include interested parents, professional writers, former teachers, and those who have used writing in their work. 

A training manual and observation sessions are available. As with all other one-to-one volunteers in CPS schools, fingerprinting is required. Please contact Nancy Brandt at  nhbrandt@sbcglobal.net.

Office Closed in  Observance  of Labor Day

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, the 43rd Ward office will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2nd and re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th.

Please call 3-1-1 if you have service requests during that time or 9-1-1 for emergency situations.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend,
Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T-F 9 AM - 6 PM 
 2523 N Halsted | 773-348-9500| yourvoice@ward43.org| www.ward43.org