TODAY: Inaugural LPHS Homecoming Parade 
Infrastructure Improvements to Halsted Avenue 

Lincoln Park High School  celebrates its 1st Annual Homecoming Parade  Thursday, October 12, 20 17 with a step-off at 3:45 p.m. today at the school entrance, 2001 N. Orchard.

Over 300 students, including the marching band, cheerleaders, football and other fall sports teams will be smartly strutting to show "Lion Pride" to the neighborhood.

Children of all ages, from 2 to 92, will enjoy the spirit of our high schoolers.  So come out and watch the parade along the route, which runs from the High School to Larrabee, Larrabee to Webster, Webster to Sheffield, Sheffield to Dickens, and Dickens back to the school.

Congratulations to LPHS  Principal Boraz and Guidance Counselor Chris Merle who both ran the Chicago Marathon on behalf of the school and generated an impressive $9,600 toward the  $10,000 fundraising goal. To help them exceed that goal, click here to donate. 
And, the LPHS Parents Soccer Co m mittee  is raising money for equipment for the boys and girls soccer teams and would greatly appreciate your help - click here to donate. 

Supporting our local high school is key to giving our kids an excellent local public school option.   LPHS is the best neighborhood high school in the city. The school is receiving a $20 million upgrade, our community has helped paint 70+ classrooms and our parents and neighbors contribute time and money to the school.  Come enjoy the music today and  Go Lions!
Infrastructure Improvements - Halsted Avenue

Halsted Avenue, from Wrightwood to Fullerton, is now restored after completion of new water main projects. Watch for future projects as mentioned in a previous newsletter

Arts & Culture

October 14-15, 2017
Open House Chicago
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
The Elks WWI Memorial on Lakeview

The Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 200 buildings across Chicago. Explore  the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods-all for free.

To help plan your visit, click here.

October - November 2017 
Best of Lincoln Park Nominations
Th e Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce honors the Lincoln Park business community in the 2017 
Best of Lincoln Park Awards.
Local businesses make Lincoln Park a great place to live and work. Click  here to place a vote for your favorite businesses and organizations in the neighborhood.

October 1 through October 31
Old Town Art Center
1763 N. North Park Avenue

The Leslie Wolfe Gallery  presents the Two Takes on a Secondary Color exhibit by artist Joe Fournier. The exhibit will run until October 31, 2017.

Click here for more information. 

2017 Preservation Excellence Award
43rd Ward Recipients
Mulligan School,1855 N. Sheffield. 
Courtesy of DNAinfo.
Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington Street
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.

The defining characteristic of our Ward are its landmark districts. So we are proud that three unique buildings  in the 43rd Ward, the former Mulligan School,  1855 N. Sheffield Avenue , and homes at  2347 N. Geneva Terrace  and  2 23  W. Menomonee Street  were selected 
by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to receive 2017 Preservation Excellence Awards on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Chicago Cultural Center at 4:30 p.m. 

The awards ceremony is open to the public, contact Todd Wyatt at or 312-744-9145 to RSVP. 

October  Donation Opportunities 

Halloween Donations for Kids
Costumes & Candy
1160 N. Larrabee

Bring a smile to a child's face by helping CPD collect items for their 6th Annual Children's Halloween Party on Thursday, October 26.

New and gently used costumes and candy for children of all ages will be collected at the police station, located at 1160 N. Larrabee. We hope that you can help make this a memorable afternoon for these deserving children. 

Click here for more information about the donation drive. 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month  
Donations for Women's Shelters
850 W. Addison

The 19th District will be collecting toiletries and hygiene items  on behalf of local women's shelters during October. Donations may be dropped off anytime at the 19th District police station, located at 850 W. Addison .

Hope to see you at the LPHS Parade and Go Cubs!, 

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

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