- Community Alert: Child Luring-
- Lincoln Centre Public Presentation -
Also In This Issue

DePaul Light Project
May 20 -  22, 2015
St. Vincent DePaul Church: 1010 W Webster



Lighting Consultant and alumnus Paul Gregory, Focus Lighting, NYC and the students of The Theatre School at DePaul University present a celebration of art & light.


Click here for more information

Memorial Day Office Closures


In observance of Memorial Day, the 43rd ward office will be closed on Monday, May 25th. We will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 26th.


If you have a need for city services on Monday, please call 311 for non-emergency requests or email our office. As always, dial 9-1-1 if you require immediate assistance.


Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

Farmers Markets Now Open


Warm weather is here and many of our local farmer's markets are now open for the season. 


Green City Market: South end of Lincoln Park at Lincoln Avenue, between Clark Street and Stockton Drive, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday through Oct. 28


Division Street: Division Street and Dearborn Parkway, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 31.


Click here for full schedule

Register Bikes at the Chicago Police Department

The 19th District of the Chicago Police Department wants to deter bike thefts by providing a sticker stating,  "This bicycle is registered with the Chicago Police Department."


Register your bicycle online and pick up the sticker at 19th District Headquarters, located at 850 West Addison St. At present time, stickers are available only at this location, but the police plan to expand this effort citywide. 


If your large group wants multiple stickers for an event, please contact the 19th District CAPS office at 312-744-8320, and they will be able to assist.

43rd Ward Office

2523 N. Halsted


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Dear Neighbors, 


The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert for an incident that occurred recently in our neighborhood. 


On May 15, at approximately 4:20 P.M. on the 300 block of Webster, two males inside a white van attempted to lure two girls by motioning for them to come closer. The girls refused and ran away and the offenders fled in the vehicle.

The offenders are described as a  white male around 20 years of age, with brown straight hair wearing "goggles," and a  Hispanic male around 20 years of age with brown hair.


The girls were unharmed and the police continue to investigate. Please remind your children to be aware and alert, and as always, please dial 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity. 


If you have any information, please contact the Bureau of Detectives - Area Central at (312) 747-8380.


If my office can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 773-348-9500 or via email at

Community Presentation for Revised Lincoln Centre Development Proposal


Please join for a public presentation on Tuesday, May 26th of a revised proposal for the site located at 2518 - 2552 N. Lincoln Avenue, commonly referred to as "Lincoln Centre." Representatives of Baker Development Corp. will present their revised plans for this parcel and answer any questions you may have. My office will also be present to monitor the discussion and record your feedback.

  • WHAT: 2518 - 2552 N. Lincoln Avenue (Lincoln Centre) Redevelopment Proposal
  • WHO: Hosted by the Wrightwood Neighbors Association (WNA) and Alderman Michele Smith
  • WHEN: Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 pm
  • WHERE: The Apollo Theater; Main Stage; 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue 

Click here to read more.


Bike The Drive:

Lake Shore Drive Closed 5am - 11am Sunday, May 24th


This Sunday, May 24th,  northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive from Bryn Mawr to 57th Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from approximately 5am to 11am for the annual Bike the Drive  event, when cyclists can bike the entire stretch of the Drive. 


Vehicle access will be retained around I-55:

  • Cars can go SB on Lake Shore Drive from Roosevelt in the far west lane, exit at 18th Street off-ramp, get back on Lake Shore Drive at the 18th Street on-ramp, and continue to I-55
  • From EB I-55, cars can exit to NB Lake Shore Drive and stay in the far east lane to 18th Street where they must exit
  • From EB I-55, cars can exit to SB Lake Shore Drive and stay in the far west lane to 31st Street

All routes under and over Lake Shore Drive will be open to vehicular traffic, except the following:

  • Bryn Mawr, east from Sheridan 
  • Fullerton, east from Cannon
  • Oakwood, east from Lake Park
Please plan accordingly and allow extra time for travel on Sunday morning.



Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman