Early Voting in the 43rd Ward
Pre-Construction Meeting for Former Children's Memorial Hospital Site
As you know, the sale of the
former Children's Memorial Hospital
to developers McCaffery Interests and Hines was recently finalized. The sale of the parcel will allow the redevelopment of the site to begin in the near future. For additional information about the project, please see on
Prior to any demolition on the site, there will be a community meeting in accordance with the extensive
that was entered into during the negotiations on this parcel.
During this public meeting, the development team will provide a detailed presentation of the projected construction plans and schedule, the site mobilization timetable and logistics as well as the plans for community outreach during the construction process. We urge you to attend.
WHAT: Former Children's Memorial Hospital Site Construction Meeting
WHO: McCaffery Interests and Hines
WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1st
WHERE: Lincoln Park High School
2001 N. Orchard
Parking is available in the school parking lot.
As part of our community agreement, the developer will provide regular construction updates to people who elect to receive an email update. You can sign up to receive these email updates at
Early Voting Now in the 43rd Ward
Though the date of the Illinois primary election is March 15, 2016, county-wide early voting starts TODAY, February 29th.
If you are not registered to vote, you may register to vote at the early vote locations if you bring two forms of identification, including your current address.
for more information about early voting and the upcoming elections.
What: Early Voting for the Illinois Primary Election
When: February 29th - March 12th, 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Saturday
Where: Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W. Fullerton
Chicago Residential Zone Parking Pass Changes
Beginning March 1st, there will be some changes to the City of Chicago Residential Zone Parking Program. Please note the following:
- Residents can now purchase up to three sheets of permits per 30 day period. Each sheet of 15 daily permits is $8.00.
Our office will
be able to create new resident records. If you do not have a resident record in the system, the Office of the City Clerk must create a record prior to our office being able to sell you permits. Email proof of your address and a photo ID to
. This process can take up to 2-3 business days.
Passes are available for purchase at all City Clerk sales locations. Click here to view these locations and their corresponding hours of operation. You may also purchase zone parking passes online
A Chicago City Clerk's Office employee will be in the 43rd Ward office on Tuesday, March 1st at 9 AM to count our current residential parking pass stock, and we WILL NOT be able to sell passes until the process is completed. It is anticipated to take about an hour, and we will keep residents notified via our Twitter account (@AldermanSmith43) and website updates.
Happy Birthday, Chicago!
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., is hosting a party to celebrate Chicago's 179th year. Doors open at 10 AM in the Chicago room, and the program begins at 11 AM, with free birthday cake provided by Eli's Cheesecake and lemonade to follow. Anyone who shares the same birthday will receive a special certificate. Ad
mission is free for Illinois residents.
Office Closed Monday, March 7
In observance of Casimir Pulaski Day, our office will be closed on Monday, March 7th.
City Hall, City of Chicago governmental offices and Chicago Public Libraries will also be closed on these dates to comply with the City of Chicago
mandatory holiday schedule
If you have a need for city services, please call 311 for non-emergency re
quests, or dial 9-1-1 if you require immediate assistance.
The 18th District Chicago Police Department Precinct has released its
of community meetings. CAPS meetings are a great way to receive information about crime and safety in your neighborhoods, and are presented by representatives on
There will be a special beat meeting on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church & School, 2101 N. Fremont. CPD officers will address security issues that concern 43rd ward residents, and will answer questions raised by attendees. The meeting is open to all ward residents.
Recycling rules still confusing?
a handy guide you can print and post.
Alderman, 43rd Ward