43rd Ward Office Closed for Labor Day
Cummings Park Playlot Designs
Condo and Townhouse Summit
Dear Neighbor,

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, the 43rd Ward office will be closed at 
2:00 p.m. today, September 2nd and re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th. We will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

Please call 3-1-1 if you have service requests during that time or 9-1-1 for emergency situations.

Cummings Park Playlot Designs

Last Tuesday, I hosted a public meeting with the Chicago Park District and the Francis Parker Neighbors concerning improvements to Cummings Playground located on Lincoln Park West between Dickens Street and Webster Place. 

This is the latest playground funding we've secured under the Chicago Park District's "Chicago Plays!" program. In both plans, the existing sculptures will remain in place and wood chips and sand will be replaced.

Please tell us which design you prefer by emailing  yourvoice@ward43.org  by  Thursday, September 8th .

Designed for children ages 2-5, 5-12
This European design provides a play piece for  2-5 year olds (lower left-hand corner), a rope bridge for 5-12 year olds, plus a climbing structure for all ages, slides, monkey bars, and a parallel bar slide for older children

Included are six total swings; two belt swings, two baby swings, one group swing and one Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) swing. The sandbox will include new sand tables. 

Landscape Structures 
Designed for children ages 2-5, 5-12

This design, typical of many Chicago Park District playlots, contains two play structures appealing to children aged 2-5 and 5-12 years of age., as well as swings, several slides, monkey bars, and a climbing wall.
43rd Ward Condo & Townhome Summit
For Residents of Condos, Cooperatives, 
Townhomes and Homeowner Associations

September 12, 2016 5:30 - 8 pm 
Second Church of Christ Scientist
2700 N Pine Grove


September 14, 2016 5:30 - 8 pm
The Public Hotel 
1301 N State Pkwy

Please register at least one or two people from your building so you can attend all sessions. All are welcome.

Experts will help you navigate new laws and issues such as; Airbnb/Short Term Rentals, new recycling rules for multi-unit buildings, supporting seniors and common association problems. Drinks and refreshments will be served.  For the full text of the invitation please  click here

Please join us for this first of its kind event in our Ward.

Refuse and R ecycling  Schedule Next Week
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, please note these important changes to the refuse and  recycling schedule next week.  The Department of Streets and Sanitation will work extended hours due to the holiday weekend, however, you may experience a potential delay of a day in pickup of your refuse. There is no recycling pick up for the 43rd Ward this upcoming week.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend,
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| yourvoice@ward43.org| www.ward43.org