-Condo Refuse Rebates Due-
- Christmas Tree Recycling -
Also In This Issue
Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens January 13
Comm. Gainer's Donation Driver
Christmas Tree Recycling
Refuse Rebates

Tonight! Workshop: How to Appeal your Property Tax Assessment

Tuesday, December 30th


Lincoln Park Library: 1150 West Fullerton Avenue


Today is the last day 43rd Ward homeowners who live south of Fullerton Avenue may appeal their property tax assessment to the Cook County Board of Review. 


Commissioner Carbonargi is hosting a workshop tonight on how to appeal. 


Click here for more information.

Commissioner Gainer Holiday Donation Drive

Help Commissioner Gainer collect items for women in the Cook County Justice System. 

My office is pleased to be serving as a drop-off site for donations. 

43rd Ward Office

2523 N. Halsted


Office Hours:






9a.m.-12p.m. & 2p.m.-6p.m.


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Dear Friends,


I hope you have enjoyed spending time with family and friends this holiday season!


As a reminder, the 43rd Ward office will be closed Wednesday, December 31st through Friday, January 2nd and will reopen for regular hours on Monday, January 5th.


Should you need assistance while our office is closed, please call 3-1-1. You may also send us an email at or leave a voicemail at 773-348-9500 and we will assist upon return. 


Looking forward to continuing to work for our community in 2015! 

Christmas Tree Recycling

Start the new year off right by recycling your Christmas tree! The City is hosting it's annual Christmas tree recycling program from Saturday, January 3 through Saturday, January 17.  

Residents can drop-off their Christmas trees at any of the 23 Park District locations to be recycled.  In the 43rd Ward, trees can be recycled right in front of the Notebaert Nature Museum. Look for the drop-off site in the parking lot east of Cannon Drive at Fullerton Avenue. 

Please remind your friends and family to remove all lights, tinsel and ornaments from the tree before dropping them off.  


Condominium property managers and condominium board members: 2014 Rebate Applications are due to my office by January 16, 2015. One application per condominium association should be submitted by the property management company or the condominium association.


All completed 2014 refuse rebate applications must be returned to my ward office, at 2523 N. Halsted, no later than January 16, 2015, or your application may be ineligible for the 2014 rebate and subsequent years.


Application forms and additional information are available at the Committee on Finance websiteIf you have any questions about the Refuse Rebate, please contact the Committee on Finance at (312) 744-3380 or via emailYou may also contact my office at   773-348-9500.



Happy New Year!



Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman