Chicago Marathon Street Closures
43rd Ward Flu Clinic
Columbus Day Office Closure
Dear Neighbor,

The 39th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is  Sunday, October 9th . The Chicago Marathon involves extensive street closures throughout the City and, i f you live on one of the streets along the route,  you must move your vehicle to another location by Saturday, October 8th. Towing of vehicles begins 
at 1:00 AM on Sunday, October 9th.  Vehicles on the street at 1:00 AM will be ticketed and towed. Please be on the lookout for 'No Parking' signs along the following streets and in your neighborhood. 

Street Closures and Parking Restrictions
  • LaSalle Street: Jackson Boulevard to Stockton Drive
  • Stockton Drive: LaSalle Drive to Fullerton Drive
  • Fullerton Drive: Stockton Drive to Cannon Drive
  • Cannon Drive: Fullerton Drive to Sheridan Road
  • Sheridan Road: Diversey Parkway to Belmont Avenue
  • Broadway Street: Addison Street to Diversey Parkway
  • Clark Street: Diversey Parkway to Webster Avenue
  • Webster Avenue: Clark Street to Sedgwick Street
  • Sedgwick Street: Webster Avenue to North Avenue
  • North Avenue: Sedgwick Street to Wells Street
  • Wells Street: North Avenue to Hubbard Street
Route street closures will occur between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Sunday and streets will re-open as soon as the final runners pass through. The Chicago Police Department will close and re-open streets to ensure runner and spectator safety.

The following routes are scheduled to be available , however, additional streets may be closed by the Chicago Police Department if deemed necessary.

Available Routes
  • Lake Shore Drive's  north and southbound lanes will remain open. 
  • Inner Lake Shore Drive's north and southbound lanes will remain open from Diversey Parkway to Belmont Avenue Access to Lake Shore Drive will remain open at Belmont Avenue
  • Clybourn Avenue will remain open. 
  • Lincoln Avenue north of Sedgwick Street will remain open. 
  • Clark Street north of Diversey Parkway will remain open. 
  • Halsted Street north of Adams Street will remain open.
Click here for a full list of street closures . Good luck to all the runners!

And Support LPHS at the Marathon 
Chads' Miles For Music

Lincoln Park High School (LPHS) Band & Orchestra Conductor, Mr. Chad Smith is running in the Chicago Marathon on  Sunday, October 9th for the benefit of LPHS music students. Donations are needed to fund instruments, sheet music, guest instructors, strings, reeds, competitions, uniforms, transportation & parade participations.  Please pledge support by donating in increments of $26.20, $262.20 or $2,622.00. 

All pledges are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.  Please contact or  Mr. Smith at with any questions. 

43rd Ward Flu Clinic

Stay healthy and get vaccinated. Come out on  Friday, October 7th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the DePaul Student Center, 2250 N Sheffield, Room 380 for the 43rd Ward Flu Clinic. 

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) will be on hand providing flu shots. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you. For information about other CDPH clinic locations, please call 311.

Vigil Against Violence

Join me for a Vigil Against Violence with Che "Rhymefest" Smith, Pastor of the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church Rev. Dr. Beth Brown, DePaul University students active in racial justice appearing as MOVE (Men of Vision and Empowerment), Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli, and Executive Director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence Colleen Daley on  Sunday, October 9th at 5:00 PM at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Fullerton Parkway. 

The vigil and program are free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Compassion Project of Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church. Young men and women killed by firearms in the last year will be honored in a remembrance ceremony including a moment of silence and their names being read one by one, followed by singing, speakers and performers. 

Columbus Day Office Closure

In observance of the Columbus Day Holiday, the 43rd Ward office will be  closed on Monday, October 10th. We will re-open at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, October 11th.

Please call 3-1-1 if you have service requests during that time or 9-1-1 for emergency situations.

Arlington Place Light Installation

I'm very pleased to report the City's Department of Transportation has recently installed new residential street lighting on either side of the 400 block of West Arlington Place.  These lights, paid from my Aldermanic Menu Fund, also include a new electrical vault, modern electrical conduit wiring, new light poles and Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.  In addition, the project replaced the older, outdated infrastructure with poles that are placed on a diagonal slant to maximize on-street lighting, as well as the installation of secondary "carriage" lighting to the rear of each pole to allow additional lighting to shine onto sidewalks.  

Chicago Bureau of Electricity installing new lights on 400 Block of West Arlington

Chicago Property Tax Rebate

Eligible Chicago homeowners can apply for the  City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate   at any of these  26 neighborhood locations   including City Hall,  now through Wednesday, November 30th

Homeowners must apply for the rebate in person. Please review last week's newsletter for further information  and visit the city's webpage on the Chicago Property Tax Rebate for more details and answers to frequently asked questions .

43rd Ward Academic Internship

Our office is accepting applications for interested college students to participate in our academic internship program for the fall quarter of 2016 as well as the winter, spring and summer quarters of 2017.  Our program offers participants the opportunity to assist our office and gain helpful experience in constituent service, community outreach, public policy, legislative research as well as zoning and urban development. Interested applicants can send a resume and a writing sample to  or contact our office directly at  773-348-9500 .

Senior Health and Resource Fair

Join Representative Sara Feigenholtz and Senator John Cullerton at their annual Senior Health and Resource Fair on  Friday, October 7th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Weiss Memorial Hospital, WISE Senior Center 4646 N Marine Drive (enter on Marine). Street parking is available. 

The event is free and open to the public. 24 organizations will provide information about resources for seniors in our community. Weiss Hospital will be providing free screenings, flu vaccines, and one-on-one consultations with doctors. There will be four lectures: Hearing Loss as we Age, The Purpose of a Neuropsychological Assessment, Oral Health Issues Seniors Should Know About and Health Beyond Medicine.

For more information about this event, please contact Rep. Feigenholtz's constituent services office at  773-296-4141  or visit .

What's Doing in Lincoln Park this Weekend?

C atch some of Chicago's best culture, food and happenings in the neighborhood. Check out the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce's weekend guide for Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th. 

Leslie Wolfe's Pop-Up Exhibit & Sale

Come out on Sunday, October 9th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Old Town Triangle Art Center & Gallery, 1763 N North Park Avenue for a unique opportunity to own true Chicago treasures. Leslie Wolfe is opening her studio vault to Old Town friends and neighbors. She will be showing and selling art works that represent her life's passion. Prints, original watercolors and paintings from some of the best known Chicago artists are included in this show and sale.

The reception, exhibition and sale is one-day only. Visit with  Leslie, enjoy the camaraderie, share stories, sip wine, but most importantly, buy art! Call Old Town Triangle Association with any questions at 312-337-1938. For more information, click here

And, have a happy and healthy Jewish New Year,

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T-F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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