Suspect Identified - Community Alert
Casino Survey
No Parking Pilot on Cannon Drive Continues
Ward Night
Dear Neighbors,

Chicago Police have identified Adam Bramwell as the person wanted in connection with the attempted carjacking and aggravated battery of a woman who was attacked in her garage in the 1800 block of Fremont on July 13th, as reported in our newsletter .

Chicago Police have not stated whether this subject is connected to any other incident, including the stabbing on Halsted Street on July 18.

Bramwell has two active warrants for his arrest. Area Central Detectives are seeking the public's help to locate Bramwell.

If you should come in contact with Bramwell, dial 911 immediately and DO NOT APPROACH as the subject is considered ARMED and DANGEROUS. Here is the alert .

What you can do:
• Always be aware of your surroundings.
• If confronted by an assailant, remain calm.
• If you observe the subject, do not approach – Call 911 immediately.

If you have any information about the incident or whereabouts of the above pictured subject, contact Bureau of Detectives – Area Central Violent Crimes (312) 747-8380. #JC346738
Weekend Parking Restrictions on Cannon Continue

Chicago Police thank area residents for their cooperation and patience as they take aggressive steps to combat crime coming to the lakefront. As discussed in last week's newsletter , police have identified a pattern in which groups park on Cannon Drive, go to the park and beach area long after the park is closed and create disturbances. This pattern peaked on July 20th at 3:00 a.m. when seven people were shot in a conflict between two groups.

Last weekend, Chicago Police piloted a program banning parking between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Cannon Drive. They leafletted vehicles and talked to individuals as they attempted to park on Cannon. No cars were towed. Police said that most individuals were glad to see the police on scene and cooperated. Police believe that several other cars left the area quickly and that this activity deterred crime.

The 19th District has requested that this pilot continue for this weekend. As stated before, we will evaluate the results after this weekend. These temporary measures are critical to preserve access to our parks and to curb illegal activity. Thank you for your cooperation.
Chicago Casino Survey
Through August 5th

I n keeping with Mayor Lightfoot's commitment to community engagement and transparency, the City has launched a new survey regarding a potential casino in Chicago. You can take the survey at

The survey will also be available on paper at local libraries across the City. The survey will be open through August 5th. Participation is voluntary and all answers collected will remain anonymous. Thank you, and I appreciate your participation in this important discussion.
Community Events
North Pond Wild Flower Walk
Saturday, August 3
10:00 a.m.

The plants are all showing off their summer colors! Make sure to bring a friend as you take it all in. Tours focus on wildflowers and all the wonders of the Nature Sanctuary. Register  here . For more information and future events, visit their website at
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Chicago Riverwalk from Lake to Wells
Chicago Merchandise Mart Plaza

The 18th District Community Policing Office invites you to National Night Out 2019 - Americas’s Night Out Against Crime. Meet your police service teams, while enjoying food, games, music, resources, and police demonstrations. The location right on the Riverwalk reflects a special commitment to neighbors.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
Lincoln Park Community Services
Open House
Wednesday, August 7
5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
600 W. Fullerton

Since 1985, LPCS has brought our community together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes. Enjoy light refreshments, tours and information, and how to get involved. For more information, please visit

RSVP to Jen Kouba at .
Chicago Hot Dog Fest
Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park at Stockton and LaSalle

Now in its seventh year, the Chicago Hot Dog Fest has become one of the world's largest festivals to honor the red hot. Stop by and take a bite along with a full line-up of bands, history, family activities and Vienna Beef hot dogs prepared by the city’s top hot dog vendors.

A $5 suggested donation directly supports the mission, exhibitions, and programs of the Chicago History Museum. For more information and advance tickets, click here .
Ginza Holiday
Japanese Cultural Festival
Friday, August 9: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 10: 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 11: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 W Menomonee

One of Chicago's most unique and beautiful festivals, the Ginza Holiday features live performances such as Minyou Folk Dance, Taiko Drumming and Martial Arts. Enjoy Japanese food, including the famous Midwest Buddhist Temple's Teriyaki Chicken!

The Waza, a federation of Japanese artisans dedicated to traditional crafts dating back over 300 years, will be demonstrating ceramics, papermaking, and fabric techniques. Local artisans will be selling hand-made jewelry, beautiful examples of Origami, ceramics for both function and display, Japanese clothing, and much, much more.

A $5 donation directly supports the Midwest Buddhist Temple. For more information, click here .
About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art
Through August 10
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Ave.

In its final week at Lincoln Park’s Wrightwood 659, About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and Queer Art challenges how we think of Stonewall’s place in history – and offers a comprehensive survey of 50 years of queer art.

Please visit their website here for more information and to reserve your tickets.
Belmont Village
Grand Opening

We were thrilled to participate in the opening of Belmont Village on Fullerton. Belmont Village is a Sheltered Care Facility that provides 149 private residences for Assisted Living and Memory Care. For more information, visit

Lincoln Elementary
Call for Candidates for
LSC Community Representatives
Deadline August 30

Lincoln Elementary School Local School Council is seeking candidates to fill a community representative vacancy on the LSC for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a mid-term appointment for the term ending June 30, 2020. Please see the CPS website
for information on eligibility, required training, and application materials. Application materials may also be picked up from Terry Miles in the school office.

For more information contact Lisa Barrow, LSC Chair, , Mr.
Armendariz, Lincoln School Principal, , or any other current LSC
Corporation Counsel - Job Openings
Applications Accepted through August 16th

T he City of Chicago Department of Law is seeking attorneys for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Torts Division and in the Employment Division. See   (Job Number: 320716 and 327412).  Submission deadline for both the online application and hard-copy materials is August 16, 2019. Submissions must meet all requirements posted on our website at the referenced site.
Please forward to anyone who may be interested in this opportunity.
College Interns Needed

We are seeking qualified interns interested in gaining valuable municipal government experience, assisting the 43rd Ward office in constituent services, business outreach, public policy, and legislative research.
The ideal intern should be motivated with strong writing skills, great attention to detail, and strong interpersonal communication skills.

If you're interested please send a copy of your resume and a 1-3 page writing sample to  or check out our posts on  LinkedIn  or Handshake.

Ward Night
Monday, August 5
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

We are instituting Ward Nights every first Monday of each month. Stop by my office between 5-7 p.m. and sign up to meet with me and discuss issues and matters concerning our ward. We encourage you use our appointment link  here. Walk-ins are welcome and will be scheduled around appointments on a first come, first served basis. I'm looking forward to meeting you and hearing your concerns.
Enjoy your weekend,

Michele Smith
43rd Ward Alderman
August 1, 2019
43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T - F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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