TWO Exciting Announcements
Cubs Parade Tomorrow

The parade starts at approximately 11 AM downtown and will leave Wrigley Field around 10 AM. The official route will travel along Michigan Avenue between Oak St. and Ohio St. and then along Columbus Dr. between Monroe St. and Balbo Ave. 

Fans can watch at the following locations:
  • Addison from Sheffield to Pine Grove
  • North Michigan Avenue from Oak St. to Ohio St.
  • Columbus Dr. from Monroe St. to Balbo Ave.
There will be zero tolerance for drinking on the public way.

The free Celebration Rally begins around noon at Lower Hutchinson Field in Grant Park  after the motorcade arrives.  

Please enter the site at Michigan Ave. and Jackson Blvd. or at Michigan Ave. and Congress Pkwy.  There will be security screening.

Closed water bottles only will be allowed in and food vendors will be on site.

The public should expect street closures surrounding the parade route starting as early as  Friday at 4 AM.    

Fans are encouraged to take public transportation.  CTA will offer additional service into the Loop on Friday. Please allow plenty of travel time due to street closures, traffic congestion and reroutes. 
Additional service will be provided on all eight rail lines following the morning rush period through midday. CTA downtown buses will be detoured in the during the parade. For detailed service information see
Transit customers are encouraged to buy fare cards in advance with sufficient value or to add enough value to their existing Ventra cards for their return trips later in the day.

And More Exciting News Saturday 
Lincoln Park High School 11 AM

Our own "world class" Lincoln Park High School is also enjoying a renaissance. Please join me, teachers, parents, students and neighbors and other special guests at Lincoln Park High School  this Saturday, November 5 for a very special announcement about the future
There will be a short program promptly at  11:00 A.M.  followed by school tours and refreshments.  

Whether or not you have kids of any age, we hope you will attend.  The future of Lincoln Park High School is vital to keeping families in our neighborhood. 

So, Fly the W, and cheer on our Lincoln Park High School!

Michele Smith
43rd Ward Alderman 

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