Happy Presidents' Day 

Office Closed February 12 - February 15

In observance of Presidents Abraham Lincoln's and George Washington's birthdays, our office will be closed on Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th.

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 requests, or dial 9-1-1 if you require immediate assistance.

Valentine Meet & Treat Today

I've teamed up with Vanille Patisserie to host a special Valentine theme Meet & Treat. Stop in and let's chat while we enjoy a sweet neighborhood treat! Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate and a 10% discount on purchases will be available during this event.
Vanille Patisserie
2108 N Clark St.
Thursday, February 11th
4:30-5:30 pm

Filming Notice
Scenes for an upcoming episode of the NBC television show "Chicago PD" will be filmed on Friday, February 12 from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM  on both sides of Astor from Goethe to Scott and the north side of Scott from Astor to State.  NO PARKING / TOW ZONE will be posted during these times.   Click here for more information. 

Friends of the Park Aldermanic Award
I was honored to stand with some of my colleagues and receive the Aldermanic Award from Friends of the Parks on Thursday, February 4th.    Friends of the Park s  is a 40-year old non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the use of parks and open spaces throughout the Chicago area for the enjoyment of all residents and visitors.  The award recognized my commitment to keep the lakefront open, free and clear, including my vote against placing the Lucas Museum on the lakefront.
18th District CAPS Outdoor Roll Call
The 18th District conducted an outdoor roll call at the corner of North and Vine on Wednesday, February 10th at 11 AM.  Thanks to the officers for your commitment to keeping our neighborhoods safe, and to the community members who came out in support.  

Recycling Tips

New recycling rules getting you confused?  Here's a solution:  a handy guide you can print out.

here  and put this up on the fridge.
Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward