- LaSalle Language Academy Awarded National Blue Ribbon -
- Paint LPHS this Saturday -
Also In This Issue

Tonight! Property Tax Seminar
Thursday, October 1
Lincoln Park Library: 1150 W. Fullerton

Join for a property tax appeals seminar at which   attendees will be instructed on how to file an appeal, as well as how an appeal is granted.   

18th District Court Advocacy Training
Tuesday, October 6
1160 N. Larrabee 
6:00 - 7:00pm

The 18th District of the Chicago Police Department is hosting a court advocacy training session. Court advocates attend court with victims to show the community cares about the outcome of cases and takes a tough stance against crime.

Alcott Fall Festival 
2625 N. Orchard
Saturday, October 3
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate back to school with activities, games, music, food and  a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the Field of Dreams! Plus, a visit from the Jesse White Tumblers!

Chicago Artists Month Exhibit at Lincoln Park Cultural Center
2045 N. Lincoln Park West
October 1 - November 15

Visit the Lincoln Park Cultural Center to view 43rd Ward resident Dominic Sondy's photography exhibition during Chicago Artists Month.

Alexander Hamilton Statue Undergoing 

Lincoln Park's popular Alexander Hamilton statue has been removed for conservation of its gilded finish. 

The statue is anticipated to be reinstalled by Fall 2016 and funding is provided by the Kate S. Buckingham Fund of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

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Dear neighbors,

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this week recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015. Sixteen Illinois schools were nominated for the award this year, but just one Chicago Public School . . . our very own LaSalle Language Academy!

This is a tremendous achievement and we're very proud of LaSalle students, teachers and staff. The National Blue Ribbon is awarded based on a school's overall academic excellence. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels, which LaSalle has demonstrated year after year. 

Last March, former Principal Elisabeth Heurtefeu submitted the Blue Ribbon application to the U.S. Department of Education, and this year, new Principal Beth Bazer has continued the success of the school.  

Community members are invited to join elected officials and the entire school on Friday, October 2nd at 9:30am at the LaSalle playground  to celebrate this achievement A big congratulations to the entire LaSalle Language Academy community! 

Just as LaSalle Language Academy is achieving great heights, so too, is Lincoln Park High School. The launch of #1school1community was a great success, with 23 classrooms and two freshman lunchrooms painted!  Click here for photos from the   inaugural   initiative

On Saturday, October 3rd, join neighbors, parents, teachers and businesses to continue painting classrooms in the school and help make the initiative a success for our kids and our neighborhood. 

Volunteers are needed for two shifts on Saturday, either  8am - 12pm or  12pm - 4pm.

Consider joining to make Lincoln Park High School a place where students can receive a world class education in their backyard. 

If you can't attend on Saturday, but are interested in getting involved, email the #1school1community committee. All are welcome!
Ella Jenkins Park

We joined the Old Town Triangle Association, the  Lincoln Central Association and the Church of the Three Crosses to celebrate Ella Jenkins, the 'First Lady of Children's Music,' on Sunday, September 27th. Be sure to visit the newly dedicated Ella Jenkins Park at Sedgwick and Wisconsin!



Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman