# 11 Lincoln Bus In Service

Office Closure for Holiday Weekend
Dear Neighbor,
Alderman Smith with Alderman Pawar, State Rep. Greg Harris, and residents

The long anticipated  pilot program  for the #11 bus began on Monday, June 20th. It will run along Lincoln Ave weekdays from 10 AM - 7 PM and serve more than 40 bus stops between the Western Brown Line stop and Fullerton. This schedule was designed to correspond with the adjacent Brown Line Service and the operating hours of many of the  businesses  along the route. 

For 6 months, the CTA will collect ridership data and feedback to help determine whether the line will be permanently reinstated. You are encouraged to  ride the #11 frequently and share and share your opinion with the CTA.

Alderman Ameya Pawar and I joined residents of both the 43rd ward and 47th ward in celebrating the start of the pilot program.
Office Closed in Observance of Independence Day

In observance of our country's Independence Day, the 43rd Ward office will be closed from  Friday, July 1st, thru Monday, July 4th . We will return on  Tuesday, July 5th at 9 AM .  Please call 311 if you have service requests during that time.

Boil Water Alert Lifted

The Boil Water Advisory issued yesterday for selected buildings along Division, Lake Shore Drive, Astor and State has been lifted.  Thank you for cooperation and patience.  
Ald. Smith & fellow council members with parade participants
PRIDE Parade

Our office joined our fellow colleagues on Sunday, June 26th, walking and celebrating the Chicago PRIDE Parade's 47th Anniversary. It was a hot day but we enjoyed the festivities and hope everyone who came out had a great day.
Concert at Trebes Tonight!

Join the Sheffield Neighborhood Association for a Concert at Trebes Park today, June 28th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Listen to music by The Smoking Fish under the stars. Bring family and friends, lawn chairs and blankets, and picnic baskets and refreshments.
Roots Duo at Lincoln Park Zoo

Come out for a concert at Cafe Brauer in the Lincoln Park Zoo located at 2001 N Clark St.  on Wednesday, June 29th at 5:30 PM. Enjoy the blues and roots duo of Joe Filisko and Eric Noden. 
"Keeping It Real" Burglary Prevention Workshop

All community members are invited to the "Keeping it Real" Burglary Workshop hosted by the 19th District Community Policing Office for an in depth discussion on burglary awareness and prevention from a panel of convicted burglars. Join the 19th District on Wednesday, June 29th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Olson Auditorium, 836 W. Wellington.  

18th District Outdoor Roll Call
Kick off the long weekend outdoors and help CPD ensure this Independence Day is both fun and safe for all. Join the 18th District at  North Avenue Beach , 1600 N. Lake Shore Drive, for an outdoor roll call  Thursday, June 30th at 5:00 PM .  

Share Your Opinion about Lincoln Avenue

Please join my office and the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce in providing your input on what businesses you would like to see on Lincoln Avenue and what improvements could be made to the streetscape. Share your opinions by taking the Lincoln Avenue Corridor Plan Community Survey.  Everyone who completes the survey by Friday, June 30th and provides their email address will be entered to win a pair of tickets to 2016 Lincoln Park Uncorked: a Lincoln Avenue Win Stroll and a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant. To learn more about the Lincoln Avenue Corridor Plan read this letter.

Chicago History Museum's 4th of July Celebration

Commemorate our nation's independence at the Museum. Join us for time-honored traditions, family-friendly festivities, and a keynote oration by Cook County Commissioner  Larry Suffredin . The 57th Annual Celebration is Monday, July 4th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and will take place on Uihlein Plaza

Other highlights include patriotic musical performances, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a children's parade led by the World's Tallest Uncle Sam! Following the event, the Museum is open for FREE to all Illinois residents from 12:00 PM until 4:30 PM .
Fireworks - Did You Know?

Did you know, in Chicago, it is prohibited to have, keep, store, use, manufacture, assemble, mix, sell, handle or transport any fireworks except:

Snake or glowworm pellets; Smoke devices; Trick noisemakers known as "party poopers"; "Booby traps"; "Snappers"; "Trick matches"; "Cigarette loads"; and "Auto burglar alarms"

Possession, use or transport of any other fireworks will subject you to a fine of $200-$500 for EACH offense. Selling or manufacturing of fireworks within the City of Chicago will subject you to a fine of $250-$500, incarceration of 10-30 days or both. If you transport fireworks within the City of Chicago, your vehicle can be impounded and you can be fined $500, in addition to towing and storage fees.

If you are using any of the legal fireworks listed above, please follow these  safety tips.

Summer Camp at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Summer Camp at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will begin Tuesday, July 5th and run through Friday, August 26th this summer. Due to drop off and pick up times, Cannon Drive may experience congestion between the hours of 8:45-9:15 AM and 2:45-3:15 PM

Raiders of the Lost Ark at Oz Park

Come out and enjoy the ongoing movies in the park with a showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark at Oz Park on Friday, July 8th from 8:30 PM to 10:25 PM.

Heat Relief - City Cooling Centers

While you're out and about this holiday weekend please be aware that if you're getting too hot during the extreme heat of the summer the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) operates six Cooling Centers located inside of the City's Community Service Centers.

DFSS Cooling Centers operate Monday through Friday  from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Hours and days of service could be extended under extreme conditions. Other city facilities might be designated as Cooling Centers after hours, on weekends, or holidays. For the most current Cooling Center information at any time, call 3-1-1.

Libraries, police stations or other structures are made available after hours, on weekends, or on holidays, as conditions warrant.

Seniors are welcome at one of the City's 21 Senior Centers.

Have a great weekend, 
Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward