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  our website .

Prior to any demolition on the site, there will be a community meeting in accordance with the extensive  community agreement 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
       6:00 pm 

WHERE: Lincoln Park High School 
  2001 N. Orchard
  School Auditorium

Parking is available in the school parking lot.

For further information, please visit the project website at  http://mi-cmh.com/.

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  http://mi-cmh.com/contact .

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. Click here 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 NO LONGER 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 EZBUY@cityofchicago.org. 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 here .
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.

CAPS Calendar

The 18th District Chicago Police Department Precinct has released its March calendar 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 the force. 

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 Tips

Recycling rules still confusing? Here's a handy guide you can print and post.

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward