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Dear Neighbors,
The 43rd Ward has some of the most organized, informed and engaged community organizations in the city. Wrightwood Neighborhood Association, Park West Community Association , Sheffield Neighborhood Association , Mid-North Association , Ranch Triangle , Lincoln Central , Old Town Triangle and Gold Coast Neighbors all have long histories of involvement in our Ward.

A s a member, you will have access to exclusive deals at local businesses, the ability to get involved in the decision-making process regarding zoning, policy matters in your neighborhood, social opportunity to make friends and meet new people, and chances to plan some of the famous street festivals that grace our area including the famous Old Town Art Fair, Evening on Astor, Taste of Lincoln Avenue and several more.

You can see our groups civic involvement as they have announced several debates in important races on the March primary ballot. We support our community organizations and hope you will join them.
Community Meeting: Verve Wine
Thursday, February 13
6:00 p.m.
St Paul's Church
2335 N. Orchard

Join my office, Mid-North Association and Lincoln Central Association (LCA) for a community meeting to discuss a potential “Packaged Goods License” application by Verve Wine for their future store located at Lincoln Common, 2349 N. Lincoln Ave. A packaged goods license allows stores to sell alcoholic beverages in their manufacturer sealed container to customers.

Representatives of Verve Wine will also be present at this meeting to provide an overview of their concept and operations, as well as to answer questions from the audience regarding this proposed venue.
Cook County State's Attorney Candidate Forum
February 18 Donna More
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Claridge House
1244 N. Dearborn
In a continuing series, hear candidates for State's Attorney of Cook County and their plan for bringing forward community safety solutions. Lexi Sutter, Emmy Award winning journalist and Gold Coast resident will moderate

You are encouraged to submit your questions by email. Register for the forum here . Brought to you by the Chicago Clark and Division Collaborative.
Cook County State's Attorney Candidate Forum
Monday, February 24
7:00 p.m.
DePaul University
Courtelyou Commons
2324 N. Fremont Street

Several of our community organizations are joining to host a forum among all the candidates for Cook County State's Attorney (incumbent Kim Foxx's attendance is pending). Three Democrats and two Republicans are competing in the primaries for the general election in November.

This is your opportunity to learn about the issues facing the Cook County State's Attorney and to get your questions answered. Send your questions to
or your can submit questions in writing at the forum. RSVPs are not required.

There is parking in a parking garage on Sheffield just south of Fullerton (adjoining Whole Foods).
Gold Coast Neighbors
12th District Forum
Thursday, February 27
6:30 p.m.
Ambassador Hotel
Second Floor Conference Room
1301 N. State Street

Our beloved State Representative, Sara Feigenholtz, has been appointed to the State Senate to take the seat vacated by the retirement of our State Senator John Cullerton. Six candidates are vying to take her seat:

Kimberly Walz Marty Malone
Ryan Podges James Garfield
Jonathan "Yoni" Piser Margaret Croke

Gold Coast Neighbors invite all who live in the 12th District to come for a lively and enlightening forum among the candidates for this important set.

  Click here  to register. For questions, please email, call 773-510-7327, or visit .
Senior Property Tax Relief
Deadline March 1st

A program administered by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office assists senior citizens who are hard-pressed to pay their property taxes. Seniors whose annual household income is $55,000 or less can apply to the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program for loans to cover property tax payments.

To apply:
  • Download the application from
  • Submit the completed application and copies of the required documents to the Treasures' Office.
  • The deadline is March 1, 2020. Applications after that date cannot be accepted
  • The First Installment for Tax Year 2019 is due March 3, 2020
  • Homeowners must reapply every year
U.S. Census is Hiring

The United States Census Bureau is hiring hundreds of thousands of people across the country for temporary jobs. Bilingual applicants are needed and encouraged to apply. Please visit the U.S. Census 2020 to apply and for more information.
Early Voting and
Election Day Information

Election Day is Tuesday, March 17 . We will be voting for President, Senator, Congressmen, State Senators, Representatives, Water Reclamation, Cook County State's Attorney, Cook County Clerk, Judges, and Committeemen.

  • February 18, 2020 - Last day to register to vote through mail
  • Feb. 19 thru March 1 - Early Voting & Registration only at the Loop Super Site at 175 W. Washington, hours here.
  • March 1, 2020 - Last day to register to vote online
  • March 2 - March 16, 2020 - In Person Early Voting & Registration (for hours and locations click here.)

Go to  or call 312-269-7900 to find your specific precinct or to confirm your voter registration.
Election Judges Needed for March Primary

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is still seeking election judges for the March 17th, 2020 election. Election judges are paid $140 for the day and an additional $50 if they received training. To apply, visit
Community Events
Ginger: The Movie
Thursday, February 13
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport

Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnen, State Rep. Anne M. Williams, Ald. Matt Martin, and myself are sponsoring a showing of "Ginger: The Movie" based on the true story of co-director Melissa Boratyn’s initial breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 23.  It’s a story of courage in the wake of devastating uncertainty, and a story of hope that reminds us to find joy in every moment, no matter what challenges we may face.

Co-directors Melissa and Jimmy Boartyn are Chicago natives and hold their Masters of Fine Art in Film from DePaul University. Ticket sales benefit the American Cancer Society. Purchase your ticket here  .
25th Anniversary Lincoln Park Branch Celebration
Saturday, February 15
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Library
1150 W. Fullerton

The Lincoln Park Branch will be celebrating its 25 th  anniversary at 1150 West Fullerton Ave. The branch opened at this address on February 14, 1995 . To note the occasion, they are having a day of events, but the “premier” one is a concert by a family mariachi band, Cielito Lindo, followed by a reception. 
Coffee with the Commander
Wednesday, February 19
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Wintrust - Old Town
100 W. North Ave.

Stop by for a cup of coffee and discuss matters concerning public safety with Deputy Chief O'Shea and Commander Stevens. This is a great opportunity to meet our new 18th District Commander and congratulate Deputy Chief O'Shea on his new position with the police department. Deputy Chief O'Shea will oversee both the 19th and 18th District, as well as the lakefront in his new role.
Savor Lincoln Park
Wednesday, February 19
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Theatre on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore Drive

Celebrate some of Lincoln Park's favorite food hotspots at Savor Lincoln Park. You can enjoy bites and sips from over a dozen of Lincoln Park's favorite restaurants and bars. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased here.
DePaul Men's Basketball Team - New Year's Celebration
Saturday, February 22
8:00 p.m.
Wintrust Arena
200 E. Cermak Rd.

DePaul Men’s Basketball invites you to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Wintrust Arena. Fans in attendance will enjoy a special halftime performance and receive a free commemorative t-shirt, while supplies last. Tickets can be purchased at  and you can save $5 per ticket by entering the promo code:  CNY20.
Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce -
New Location Open House
Thursday, February 27
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
2468 N. Lincoln Ave

Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce for a open house at their beautiful new office and enjoy a glass of champagne to toast their new storefront.

After your tour, step next door to DogHaus Biergarten for a casual reception and networking with fellow LPCC members and neighbors. The event is free to attend, with light bites and drinks provided. RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Please RSVP here .
Office Closure President's Day
Monday, February 17

Our office will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of President's Day. We will reopen with our regular business hours on Tuesday, February 18.
See you in the neighborhood,

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