- Ward Office Temporary Relocation
 for Construction -
- Property Tax Appeals - 
- Community Meetings: Lincoln Ave SSA -
Also In This Issue
CTA Brown Line Track Work 

Beginning at 8 pm Friday and lasting through 1:30 am Monday, the Chicago Transit Authority will resume work to rehabilitate tracks and eliminate slow zones located between the Armitage and Merchandise Mart stations.

  Make your Mark on Lincoln Elementary

Friends of Lincoln invites you to make a permanent mark on Lincoln by purchasing a personalized brick to be installed in the new sidewalk.

RANCH Triangle Earth Day Park Cleanup

Saturday, April 18th

9am - 12pm


Join on Saturday to help clean Adams Playlot Park, Privet Park, Wisconsin Pocket Park and Clybourn Park.  


Click here for more information

Honoring Pres. Lincoln at Chicago History Museum
Monday, April 20
Chicago History Museum: 1601 North Clark  

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass quintet will perform a collection of Lincoln-inspired songs at the Chicago History Museum at 10: 30 a. m. on April 20 to honor Lincoln's death on April 15. 

DePaul Theatre School Neighbors Night
Wednesday, April 22
Cocktail Reception:  6:30 pm 
Performance:  7:30pm
Fullerton Stage: 2350 N. Racine 

Join the DePaul Theatre School for Lincoln Park Neighbors Night, featuring a pre-show reception, for The Duchess of Malfi, written by John Webster and directed by Lavina Jadhwani, class of 2015.


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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.  


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43rd Ward Office

2523 N. Halsted


Office Hours:






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


Contact us:




Dear Friends, 

As many of you know, our ward office on Halsted Street sustained significant water damage over the winter months due to broken water pipes in the unit above our office. Repairs to the office will begin on Monday, April 20 and will last approximately ten business days.

Here is the schedule during the construction period.
  • On Monday, April 20, the 43rd Ward office will be closed.  We will not be selling Residential Parking Daily Permits as the City Clerk will be testing the computer sales system at our temporary location. 
  • Beginning Tuesday, April 21 until approximately May 1, you can buy Residential Parking Daily Permits every weekday from 9 am until 6 pm at our temporary office location at 2527 N. Lincoln, approximately one block from our office.
  • During construction, continue to contact us as always for constituent service requests or other issues. Calls to 773-348-9500 will be forwarded to our staff who will be working out of our downtown City Hall office and our 2527 N Lincoln office. We encourage you to email us at with requests, as our phone lines are more limited downtown than they are are at the ward office.
Please note, permits may also be purchased at the Chicago City Clerk's office at 121 N. LaSalle and  online with a customer code found on previously purchased permits or obtained by emailing the City Clerk's office.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding as our office undergoes necessary construction! We will keep you updated should any further changes arise. 

Property Tax Update: 

Lakeview Township Open for Appeals


Now until May 8th 2015,  homeowners who live in Lakeview Township (properties north of Fullerton) may appeal their property tax assessment to the Cook County Assessor's Office. Appealing your property tax assessment is an opportunity to ensure your property tax bills are fair and accurate. You may file your appeal online at


Have questions about the appeal process or need assistance to file an appeal? Contact Commissioner Bridget Gainer's Office at 312-603-4210/


Community Meetings: Lincoln Avenue Special Service Area (SSA) #35


The Lincoln Avenue SSA has helped to keep Lincoln Avenue from Webster to Diversey a clean and beautiful corridor for the past ten years. 


The SSA is run by a committee of local property owners and business operators within the SSA boundary, and is  now seeking to renew the SSA. The Lincoln Avenue SSA Advisory Committee and SSA Commission invite property owners, residents, and business owners along Lincoln Avenue to join for community meetings to discuss the proposed renewal of the SSA. 


Lincoln Avenue SSA Reconstitution Community Meetings:

  • 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
To see if you live or have a business within the boundaries of the SSA, click here.

Questions? Email Martin Sorge of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce or  visit


Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman