Community Alert: Robberies
Dear Neighbors,

Sunday evening, November 17, several strong-armed (unarmed) robberies took place in our neighborhood. Police believe that the same crew or crews committed these offenses. Police arrested one group of juveniles, but police are seeking video of any of these incidents.

In each incident, multiple offenders approached the victims, attacked them using physical force, took or attempted to take their property, and then fled.

Incident times and locations:
  • 100 block of West Maple St.
  • 400 block of North Lower Wabash Dr.
  • 1100 block of West Dickens Ave.
  • 1700 block of N. North Park Ave.
  • 1100 block of North Clark St.
  • 200 block of West Eugenie St.

About the Offenders:
  • 2-5 Male, African Americans, 14-25 years of age
  • 1 Female, African American, 14-18 years of age

Because of the nature of these offenses, it is often difficult for witnesses to make an identification. If you live on any of the blocks mentioned, please help our police by checking your home video to see if you have any video from Sunday evening.

You can email video to

 If you have any information or video, please call Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380. Refer to matter numbers JC514212, JC514311, JC514360, JC514410, JC514438, JC514489

Ranch Triangle Ward Walk
Saturday, November 23
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Adams Playground
1919 N. Seminary

Our office will be hosting a  Ward Walk with the Ranch Triangle Neighborhood Association next Saturday to survey the Ranch Triangle section of the ward. Walk with us to check for signs, trees, streets, alleys and sidewalks that may need repair and check for graffiti or sanitation code violations.

Please download the  CHI 311 App prior to the walk in order to efficiently expedite service requests. Download the new CHI 311 App from the Apple or Google Play Store. Please RSVP to so we know to expect you. 
City Sticker Discounts and Waived Fees
For Seniors and Veterans

The office of the City Clerk is offering discounts for seniors and no-fees for some veterans. As a senior over age 65, you are eligible for many discounts including a reduced rate of $31 for a city sticker. Veterans may qualify for a no-fee sticker if they meet certain criteria, such as having received the Purple Heart, be an Ex - Prisoner of War, or if you are a disabled veteran. For more details on discounts, please visit the Clerk's website at

If you believe you are eligible based on the requirements above, please email a copy of your unexpired Illinois Driver’s License and a copy of your vehicle registration to , or present your Illinois Driver’s License and vehicle documentation at a sales location. 

Annual Residential Zone Parking may be added for an additional $25 if purchaser resides in a Residential Parking Zone.
Toiletry Drive for Lincoln Park Community Services
Through November

Please help support the residents of the Lincoln Park Community Services from now through November 30.

You can drop off any of the listed items at our ward office, 2523 N. Halsted Ave., or at the office of State Senator Cullerton and State Representative Ann Williams at 1726 W. Belmont.
Community Events
Lincoln Park High School Presents:
Seussical, the Musical
Thursday, November 21 -
Saturday, November 23
Various Showtimes

The performing Arts Department at our very own Lincoln Park High will be presenting Seussical, The Musical for three nights in a row next week, with varying showtimes. Please click on the links to register for the event. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative
"Walls that Talk"
Thursday, November 21
6:30 p.m.
DePaul Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave

Celebrate 20 years of the Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative, featuring t he film Walls that Talk: A film by the Voices & Visions Project.

This year's movie will feature local historians, architects, and Chicago residents reflecting on three historic Lincoln Park buildings: Yondorf Hall, Lincoln Turner Hall, and the Belden Stratford Hotel. Dennis Rodkin, the residential real estate reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business will be hosting.

The event is free of charge, however registration is encouraged.
19th District Coat Drive
Through November 26

The 19th District is having a coat drive and collecting coats through the week of Thanksgiving. Coats will be distributed the first week of December to persons experiencing homelessness in the 19th District. Please feel free to drop off coats at the 19th District, or at the 43rd ward office. If you have any questions, please contact the community policing office at, or at 312-744-0064.
St Teresa's 4th Annual Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 28
7:45 a.m.
St. Teresa Parish Center
1950 N. Kenmore Ave

Please join the 4th Annual Turkey Trot and participate in a free, non-competitive,1 to 6 mile, Turkey Trot. Runners, joggers, and walkers of all abilities are welcome, including children and canines! No racing, no timing, no awards, no entry fee*, no t-shirts, just lots of fun and smiles! Come dressed to trot!

I n lieu of a fee, please donate a non-perishable food item for the St. Teresa food pantry. RSVP by November 20 to .
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 30

Lincoln Park has been named one of the best places to shop by Chicago’s concierge community. Let's show our support by shopping local and supporting our incredible small business owners. Every time you pick up a coffee at your local café, grab lunch at the mom-and-pop shop, or buy a new bag from a local store, you're making an impact in your community. In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community.

Many special offers will be available in the Armitage/Halsted. Stay tuned for more info.
Lincoln Park Zoo Lights
November 29 - January 5

Join us in celebrating 25 years of ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo. This one-of-a-kind, festive holiday experience offers a free, merry, family-oriented celebration of joy right in the heart of the city.  Opening night is November 29 at 4:25 p.m. You are cordially invited to flip the switch! This event draws many people and vehicles to the area. We urge you to consider walking or using alternate modes of transportation.

All ride-share pickups and drop-offs must take place at the intersection of Webster Avenue and Stockton Drive.
Thanksgiving Office Closure and
Ward Night

Our office will have modified hours on Wednesday, November 27 and will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day as well as Friday. We will reopen with our regular business hours Monday, December 2nd for Ward Night from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Be well,

43rd Ward Office Hours: M - F 9 AM - 6 PM 
  2523 N Halsted  |  773-348-9500