Condo Refuse Rebates
Recycling Changes 
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Parents and Students: Take the #1school1community survey

What do you think about Lincoln Park High School? Take this short survey and help the #1school1community team.
Shared Sidewalk Program

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)'s popular Shared Cost Sidewalk Program reopens for applications on  Tuesday, January 12, 2016 .  The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so apply early.  
Shared Cost is an extremely popular voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City.  Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of participants is based on availability of funds.

Applications will only be accepted through the City's 311 system by calling 311 or  online at

For complete information, please visit CDOT's  website for a program overview and FAQ.

Pink Residential Zone Guest Parking Passes Expire 12/31/15

Remember to buy new Blue passes that will be valid in 2016. The pink residential guest pass can, however, be used overnight on New Year's Eve 2015 as long as the time and date are before to 12:00 AM on 01/01/ 2016. . 
Xmas Tree Recycling

St. Josaphat will recycle your tree for you.  Home pickup (either inside or curbside) will take place January 3 and January 10, and includes a free tree removal bag. You can also bring your tree or wreath to the St. Josaphat's Church parking lot. All options include a suggested donation from $5-$20. Please contact Jim Gramata with any questions
Free Flu Shots

The  Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has a limited number of vouchers for free seasonal influenza vaccines for Chicago residents.  Click here for more information.
CPD Recruitment

The Chicago Police Department is looking for new recruits.  Be a part of the changing force.  

Click here  for more information.

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601 W. Diversey / Inn at Lincoln Park Plan Commission Information

Last Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved the proposal to redevelop 601 W Diversey (the current Inn at Lincoln Park).  Several public meetings led to concessions by the developer and additional community benefits, including increased parking for the neighborhood, and special traffic measures to discourage traffic from going southbound on Lehmann Court.  The documents before the Plan Commission can be found on my website.

 Refuse Rebates

T he application deadline for the condo refuse rebate program is January 31, 2016, and no rebates will be granted for refuse collection costs incurred after December 31, 2015. First year applicants will not be approved for rebates. Please bring your forms to our office no later than January 8, 2016 (you may  email  or fax forms to 773-348-9594  if preferred).  Click here   for information and forms.

Recycling Changes

Test your knowledge of changes to the city's recycling program:

Q -Do paper napkins go in the garbage cart or the blue cart?

A- Wet or dry, clean or dirty-napkins, tissues and paper towels go in the trash because the fibers are too short for recycling

City of Chicago announced that beginning January 1, 2016, all recyclables must be placed in the blue cart loose without a bag.  Recyclables contained in bags of any kind will not longer be accepted.  Click here for a fun quiz and easy to follow tips. 

Ward Superintendant Marty Casey Honored

Cheers to our Streets and Sanitation Ward Superintendant, Marty Casey.  His tireless efforts were recognized by the Wrightwood Neighbors Association December 13th  with their 2015 Community Achievement Award.   Marty works with residents and businesses on everything from snow removal to waste collection to construction site inspections.  Thanks to Wrightwood Neighbors for honoring Marty in such a thoughtful manner.  We agree that Marty does a wonderful job for our ward and our city!  

(L. WNA President Justin Moore; R. Ward Superintendent Marty Casey)
Holiday Office Hours

The 43rd Ward Office will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24-25, and New Years Eve and New Years Day, December 31-January 1. 

The office will be opened for limited hours, 10 AM-3 PM, December 28-30.  

Have a safe and health holiday. Merry Christmas!

Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

Alderman, 43rd Ward