Crime Alert
Women's March 2018 
Dear Neighbors, 
As a result of an armed robbery last night, I have demanded and received increased patrols of our neighborhood as well as more visible presence in our Ward.  The incident occurred in the 1800 block of Sedgwick at about 10:30 p.m..  Two male offenders approached a male and a female walking on the street and demanded their personal belongings  O ne offender displayed a handgun and the male victim handed over an unknown amount of money to. As the  offenders  fled they fired a shot. No one was injured. 

In light of this disturbing incident, I have demanded that the 18th District visibly increase patrols in our area and assign additional personnel to our area . . . which they have agreed to do.  Area Central detectives are actively working this case, seeking any video from the neighborhood.  If you have any information please contact Bureau of Detectives - Area Central (312) 747 - 8380.

What we can do as a community:
  • Post "Neighborhood Watch" Signs - we have them in our office, and are leaving a supply at Marge's, 1758 N. Sedgwick
  • Turn on your porch light and leave it on at night
  • Call 911 whenever you see anything suspicious and give details
  • If you are ever a victim of crime, please do not endanger yourself.  Give the offender your belongings.
  • Try to remember as detailed a description as you can of any suspicious person, including clothing and shoes.
2018 Women's March Surpasses Last Year's Crowds

The 43rd Ward came out strongly in support of the "2018 Women's March to the Polls." We joined 300,000 others in Chicago in an inspiring event. I was honored to speaking, calling the #MeToo movement  a turning point  to describe how our society WAS and not how it WILL BE. For more pictures and a video, see our Faceboook page.

So, remember to vote - our primary is on March 20, but early voting starts February 8th.  Plus - you can vote by mail!  Details  here .

Upcoming Ward Events

Savor Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
IO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury
Tuesday, January 23
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

LPCC's indoor food festival returns with eats from 16 different great restaurants! Plus a silent auction, and snapshots at a vintage photo booth. 
Buy tickets  here

Birding Without Borders
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive
Wednesday, January 24
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Noah Strycker is the first human to see more than half of the planet's bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. See and hear his amazing story.

Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. You must RSVP here.

DePaul School of Music Concerts
Concert Hall
800 W. Belden
January 21, 27 and 28

The DePaul School of Music is launching an exciting series of free concerts by faculty and other artists.  To get the entire schedule and order tickets, click here.

Theater Returns to Theater on the Lake 
2401 N Lake Shore Drive
Various Times

Theater, music, comedy and variety is now at the beautiful new Theater on the Lake.  Here's a quick rundown:

Wednesday, January 24, 8:30 p.m.  Mr. and Mrs. Wednesday (comedy/variety)
Friday, February 2, 9:00 p.m. The O'My's and Drama Du o
Saturday, February 2, 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Collaboration Theater
Community Meeting Re: 
Packaged Goods License for Walgreens
St. James Lutheran Church
2050 N. Fremont Street
Basement Community Room
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Our office and the Sheffield Neighborhood Association (SNA) will host a community meeting to discuss a potential Packaged Goods License for the Walgreens located at 834 West Armitage Avenue.  My office will be present at this meeting to monitor the discussion, take notes and record your feedback.

Click here for more information.

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T-F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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