- New 43rd Ward Restaurants -
- Diversey Water Main Completion -
Also In This Issue
Clark Street is Hiring
St. Paul's Oktoberfest
Old Town Oktoberfest
Public Lands Day
Shrine's Re-Opening
Shelter Donation Drive
Become an Election Judge
Diversey Water Main Completion

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September Street Sweeping


October Street Sweeping


Clark Street is Hiring!


Dozens of shops, restaurants and companies along Clark Street are searching for people to join their teams.

St. Paul's Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 27th

2335 North Orchard Street

4:00 - 10:00pm


Join St. Paul's for authentic German food and beer, games for all ages, live music, and dancing.

Old Town Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 27th

1763 N North Park Ave 

4:30 - 10:00pm


Celebrate fall in the German tradition with the Old Town Triangle Association! The fest includes kids activities and the Fall Favorites Bake-Off. 

Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 27th
North Pond Nature Sanctuary
10:00 am - 12:00pm

On Saturday, the Lincoln Park Conservancy is hosting the Annual Public Lands Day at the North Pond Nature Sanctuary. Volunteers are needed to help with planting wildflowers, mulching trees, and other activities. To volunteer, call Aaron Hammond at 773-883-7275 ext. 3.


Second Anniversary of the Shrine's Re-Opening

Sunday, September 28th

National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini 

2520 N. Lakeview Avenue 



Celebrate the Second Anniversary of the Shrine's Re-opening  with complimentary sweets, coffee, and fellowship.

Lincoln Park Community Shelter Donation Drive


The Lincoln Park Community Shelter is asking for your support by participating in their fall donation drive to stock their pantry. 


Become a 43rd Ward Election Judge


The 43rd Ward is in need of election judges for the November 4th General Election.


Election judges help with setting up voting equipment, assist at the polling location throughout the day and tabulate vote totals after the polls close.


If you are interested in becoming an election judge in the 43rd Ward, please email us or call Mary at 773-661-2133.


Click here for more information. 

43rd Ward Office

2523 N. Halsted


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9a.m.-12p.m. & 2p.m.-6p.m.


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Dear Friends,


Have you noticed all the new restaurants opening in the ward as of late? The 43rd Ward culinary scene is taking off and building on our reputation as the home of one of the finest restaurants in the world, Alinea, as well as many, many others. I'm pleased to see many new establishments opening their doors in Lincoln Park and Old Town. Following is a round-up of some of our new establishments in the ward!

  • The Hidden Shamrock, just down the street from my office on Halsted, has been a Lincoln Park institution, first opening in 1987. The bar and restaurant was closed for renovation this summer and just re-opened with a new look. Make sure to check it out!
  • Vanille Patisserie recently opened on Clark Street, providing  authentic French patisserie in the heart of Chicago. Stop in for mousse cakes, tarts, handmade chocolates and candies, fresh baked croissants and classic French macaroons.
  • Israeli-inspired street food is now available in Lincoln Park with the opening of BenjYehuda. Known for its pitas, laffas and box lunches containing falafel, chicken or steak shawarma, everything is made in house, even the hot sauce. Read more at
  • The famed Red Lion Pub, owned by Colin Cordwell, closed in 2008, was demolished and re-opened this summer. Read more about the Red Lion's story in the Chicago Tribune and visit the pub on Lincoln Avenue.
  • Join Le Pain Quotiden at their communal table to try a Belgian tartine, or a delicious dessert and coffee!
  • Enjoy seasonal food and drinks from local farms and farmers' markets at the Blue Door Farm Stand on Armitage. Menu items include a cheese board, a charcuterie board, dips and plates with sweet potato hummus, blue cheese and walnut spreads. Click here to learn more. 
  • Enjoy cooking with friends? The Social Table hosts cooking classes, and then you can enjoy the meal you created! Read more here
  • Housed in the former Trotter's restaurant on Armitage, the Charlie Trotter Project aims to honor Charlie Trotter's legacy by providing education programs to schools and grocery stores, promoting urban farming and offering solutions to food deserts. Read more about this initiative at Crain's
I look forward to Lincoln Park's reputation as a culinary hub continuing to grow. I hope you enjoy dining at all our new restaurants as much as a I do!
Diversey Water Main Project Completed on Schedule


Beginning in early July, the City of Chicago's Department of Water Management (DWM) began construction to replace the sewer lines on Mildred Avenue, between Wolfram Street and Diversey Parkway, as well as the sewer lines on Diversey Parkway, between Mildred Avenue and Halsted Street. The lines dated back to 1885 and were in dire need of replacement. 


As a result of this project, which was completed on schedule in mid-September, the area bounded by Wolfram Street, the alley south of Diversey Parkway, Halsted Street, and the alley west of Mildred Avenue will benefit from improved drainage and reduced risk of flooding. 

Intersection of Diversey and Halsted following project completion
Diversey Parkway following project completion


Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman