Condominium Ordinance Passes
43rd Ward Shred Event
Until 2:00 today - Buy Permits at DePaul
Dear Neighbors,

At yesterday's meeting, City Council passed our ordinance to increase the vote required to approve the sale of a condominium building from 75% to 85% of ownership interests. We are grateful for the broad support for this ordinance, which should help preserve affordability in our neighborhoods.

The ordinance will take effect October 16.
Council Office of Financial Analysis

New Budget Committee Chairman Pat Dowell (3rd) and I introduced improvements to the Council Office of Financial Analysis, an office we established in 2013. COFA will gain greater independence and access to city data, removing current restrictions on the office. Under the new ordinance, COFA will post all of its reports for the pubic. Alderman Dowell and I are proud to give this office increased power and transparency for the benefit of taxpayers.

We have come far in a few short months. Almost all the reforms we discussed in January of this year have become law or on our their way. We look forward to pressing ahead with this legislation, with more to come.
Happening Right Now!
Mobile City Hall 
Thursday, September 19 
DePaul Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Until 2:00 p.m. TODAY

Right now at DePaul's Student Center: the  City Clerk's new Mobile City Hall . Residents will be able to purchase City Stickers, Residential Parking Permits, pay for Parking Tickets, Dog Licenses, and get CityKey IDs. The Clerk is partnering with sister agencies and City departments to bring even more of our City's services to where you live and work. Stop by our table for Ward Services and to download the new CHI311 app!

Ward Walk
Saturday, September 21
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lincoln Central Park
2100 N. Lincoln Ave.

Our office will be hosting a   Ward Walk with the Lincoln Central Neighborhood Association this Saturday to survey the Lincoln Central 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.
43rd Ward Shredding Event
Sunday, September 22
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
DePaul University Welcome Center
2400 N. Sheffield Ave.

My office will be hosting our Annual Shredding Event in coordination with Midway Moving and NewTech E-Scrap Recycling .

Bring all your documents for shredding, plus electronics including printers, fax machines, overhead projectors, computer equipment (CPUs, towers, laptop, servers, routers, keyboards, mice, monitors, power supplies, cables, computer components, modems, printed circuit boards) and personal electronics (CD players, DVD players, phones, cameras, camcorders, radios, stereo equipment, tape players, VCRs, iPods and MP3 players, remote controls, hair dryers).

No DVDs or videos. Check out Recycle by Cit y for information on everything you need to know about recycling in Chicago. We hope to see you there!
Lakeview Township
Tax Appeal Workshops
September 9th - October 8th

The Cook County Board of Review will be open for property valuation appeals for Lakeview Township (area north of Fullerton). 

Tax Appeal Workshops:

Thursday, September 19th at 6 p.m.
Ann Sather Restaurant
909 W. Belmont

Wednesday, October 2nd at 6 p.m .
Sulzer Library - Auditorium
4455 N. Lincoln Ave.

* Thursday, October 3rd at 6 p.m.
St. Alphonsus Church - Festival Hall
1429 W. Wellington

You can file an appeal online at .

These workshops are brought to you by Commissioner Micheal M. Cabonargi in partnership with the Lakeview Township Aldermen.
Community Events
Old Town Triangle Association Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 21
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Old Town Triangle Center
1763 N. North Park

Join the OTTA and celebrate Oktoberfest with friends and neighbors. Enjoy live music by the Frank K Duo. Savor authentic German sausages, kraut, and potato pancakes – to name just a few of the delicious food choices. Beer, wine, and cider. There will be activities for kids including a bounce house, guess the candy in the jar contest and bags! The Menomonee Club House will be open for even more games (ages 4 and up). Please Bring a Dessert to Share…Extra points for a German style treat.
18th District Court Advocacy Training
Thursday, September 26
7:00 p.m.
18th District Police Station
1160 N. Larrabee Ave.

J oin Officer Robinson to discuss court advocacy and learn how to be an invaluable member of your community through court advocacy. Court Advocates appear in court on behalf of the community and the victims. T he presence of Court Advocacy volunteers sends a strong message to the defendant and the courts that we will not tolerate crime in our community. For more information contact, or at 312-742-5778.
Lincoln Park Uncorked
Thursday, September 26
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Check-In Old Grounds Social
950 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Treat yourself to some of the season’s best wines paired with delicious bites from a selection of Lincoln Park’s favorite restaurants. Gather your group and catch a pedicab to explore Lincoln Avenue businesses between Diversey and Fullerton as they transform into pop-up tasting rooms with curated selections from Vin Chicago! Get your tickets early as they are expected to sell out. Click here for more details on the event.
Flood Jersey Barriers
Installed Along Lakefront
Through September

The City of Chicago announced a new citywide response plan to protect residents and reduce anticipated damage at the lakefront due to historic levels of water.

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) and the Department of Water Management (DWM) will install hundreds of yards of jersey barriers at eight lakefront locations that are vulnerable to flooding from storms this fall and winter. The barriers will be installed along Lake Shore Drive from Oak Street to North Avenue and at Fullerton Avenue . Crews will be working during the overnight hours through the end of the month.

Drivers using north bound Lake Shore Drive during overnight hours may encounter lane closures and are urged to use caution to avoid workers.
Active Threat Drill
Lincoln Park Zoo - Joint Training Exercise
Monday, September 23
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

In cooperation with the Chicago Police Department, the Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management (OEMC), Lincoln Park Zoo will be conducting an active threat drill on September 23rd. This is only a drill. The parking lot will be used as a staging area for emergency vehicles and drill role players. The drill will involve police officers using blanks to simulate gunfire from non-operational guns. The drill is designed to evaluate all first responders including SWAT and paramedic crews as well as OEMC’s involvement in a large scale emergency response which will include the Salvation Army. There will be approximately 400 people participating in the drill.

Emergency Training Details :
  • The zoo and parking lot will close at 3 p.m.
  • Role players and zoo staff preparation will take place between 4-7 p.m.
  • The drill is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
  • Drill to be completed by 9 p.m.
  • Debriefings and clean up to be completed by 10:30 p.m.   

The streets surrounding the zoo will not be affected, all vehicle activity will be contained within the zoo and or their parking lot.
8th Annual Women in Lodging &
18th District Collecting
Costumes and Candy
18th District
1160 N. Larrabee Ave.

The 18th District CAPS office is collecting costumes and candy for their annual Halloween Party. Children who have witnessed domestic violence may find this time of year particularly scary. CPD provides children living in shelters with a safe/protected environment and the opportunity to go trick-or-treating.

Costumes are needed for children 12 and under of all sizes. Halloween T-shirts for teenagers are also needed, as well as candy. Donations can be dropped off at the 18th District Police Station, located at 1160 N. Larrabee Ave. Please contact Officer Ailleen Robinson at, or Officer Alfred Robinson at, or at 312-742-5788.
Enjoy your weekend,

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T - F 9 AM - 6 PM 
  2523 N Halsted  |  773-348-9500