-Chicago Marathon Street Closures -
- Stockton Pedestrian Underpass Restoration -
Also In This Issue
Lincoln Ave Resurfacing
Mad Scientists of Chicago
Children's Sukkah Party
Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative
Button & Zipper Coat Drive
Marathon Street Closures
Stockton Drive Pedestrian Underpasses

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October Street Sweeping

Columbus Day  
43rd Ward Office Closed


All City offices, including my own, will be closed on October 13th.  The 43rd Ward office will re-open at 9:00 am on October 14th.


Trash removal will be slightly delayed due to the holiday, and all 43rd Ward waste hauling services will be completed by Wednesday afternoon. Recycling services will shortly follow and be completed by Thursday afternoon. 


Please email my office or call 

3-1-1  with any service requests on October 13.


Lincoln Avenue Resurfacing Update


As I reported in last week's newsletter , Lincoln Avenue is being resurfaced this fall. Due to the wet weather conditions we have been experiencing, the start date for construction on Lincoln Avenue has been revised. Both phase 1 and phase 2 of the Lincoln Avenue resurfacing will begin on Monday, October 13th.


I know all of us look forward to a  resurfaced Lincoln Avenue!

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Offers Free Admission Sundays in October


As part of a celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will offer free museum admission every Sunday in October.   


Click here for more information. 

Lincoln Park Library Presents Mad Scientists of Chicago

Wed., October 8th 

4:00 - 5:00pm


Students in grades 4 - 6 can join Mad Science of Chicago for a science fair workshop at the Lincoln Park Library. 


 Click here for more information.

Chabad Lincoln Park Children's Sukkah Party

Sunday, October 12th 

Chabad Lincoln Park's Sukkah  
1935 North Kenmore Ave

3:00 to 4:00pm


Join Chabad Lincoln Park for a children's Sukkah party featuring Shrinky Dinks, Grand Sukkot sudoku game, and much more!

for more information.
Farm to Table: The Creation of the Green City Market 

Tuesday, October 14

2250 N Sheffield Ave, 

 Rm 120 - Lincoln Park Student Center

6:30pm Reception


The Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative presents its fall program, "From Farm to Table: The Creation of the Green City Market and Its City-wide Impact." 

Button & Zipper
 Coat Drive

2523 N.Halsted


My office is pleased to be a drop-off site for this year's Button & Zipper Coat Drive! Donate your gently used coats at my office or at a drop off site throughout Chicago.


Click here for more information.

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Dear Friends,


It's hard to believe October is already here! As a reminder, today is the last day to register to vote for November's election.  However, if you are not registered by today, you can still participate during Grace Period registration:

From October 8 through October 19, you can register to vote, and vote immediately, at the Chicago Election Board, 69 W. Washington. Hours are 9-5, Monday through Saturday, and 9-3 on Sunday.

From Oct. 20 through Nov. 1, all 51 Early Voting sites will be open for Grace Period registration.  That is, you can register to vote, and vote, right here in the 43rd Ward. Our Early Voting site is the Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W. Fullerton (but note, this site will be closed on Sunday).  


Visit for more details.



Chicago Marathon Street Closures


The 37th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 12th. As you know, the Chicago Marathon will involve extensive street closures throughout the City. 


If you live on one of the streets along the marathon route, you must move your vehicle to another location off the course by Saturday, October 11. Towing of vehicles that have not been removed will begin at 1 a.m. on Sunday, October 12. In and around the 43rd Ward, these locations include the following, however, please be on the lookout for 'No Parking' signage in your neighborhood.
  • LaSalle St. from Jackson Blvd. to Stockton Dr.
  • Clark St. from Diversey Pkwy. to Webster Ave.
  • Webster Ave. from Clark St. to Sedgwick St.
  • North Ave. from Sedgwick St. to Wells St.
Street closures along the route will occur between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. City streets will re-open promptly as the final runners pass through. The Chicago Police Department will be responsible for closing and re-opening streets and will do so in a manner ensuring runner and spectator safety.

Good luck to all the runners!
Stockton Drive Pedestrian Underpasses


I'm pleased to report the City of Chicago's Department of Transportation has completed the rehabilitation of two of the pedestrian tunnels under Stockton Drive located at 2600 N. Lakeview Avenue and 2250 N. Lincoln Park West.

The underpasses are 90 year old concrete structures with a fascia stone masonry wall at each end and presented several areas of deterioration that were in dire need of restoration. 


The third underpass at 2050 N. Lincoln Park West is still under restoration and will remain closed until rehabilitation is completed.


Thank you to pedestrians and cyclists for your patience as much-needed  repairs are completed to the Stockton Drive underpasses!

CDOT crews working on the underpass at 2600 N. Lakeview.
Restored Stockton Drive.
Restored underpass at 2150 N. Lincoln Park West.


Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman