Lakeview Resurfaced 
and Pride Parade Street Closures
Also In This Issue
'Comfort Me' 3rd Anniversary
Help Paint Alcott School
Mid-North Summerfest
Wrightwood Neighbors Need Your Help
Pride Parade: Street Closures


Help Keep the 43rd Ward Safe - Come to Court Advocacy 

Tomorrow, June 27, 2014

9:00 am

2452 W. Belmont


Court advocates send a message that our community will not tolerate crime.   Join me to take a stand on the following cases:


Armed robbery with a handgun at the 2200 block of North Lincoln AvenueRead more.


Three counts of aggravated battery for allegedly attacking three women in Lincoln Park and LakeviewRead more.

Please email me if you plan on attending.  We can provide transportation to court. 


Saturday, June 28
10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
701 W. Armitage

Local store 'Comfort Me' is celebrating its 3-year anniversary Saturday. Be sure to stop by for treats and refreshments.

Alcott School Extreme School Makeover
June 27, and 28
9am -3pm 
Alcott School 

2625 N Orchard St 

Help Alcott School repaint more than 30 classrooms! 

 Click here to sign up for a shift or to donate supplies. Even if you can't paint, there are plenty of ways to help!  

Mid-North Association


Sat.-Sun. June 28/28
at Clark/Armitage


Hear great cover bands, food and shopping!


Wrightwood Neighbors Need your Help

July 26-27, 2014


Wrightwood Neighbors need volunteers for the Taste of Lincoln Avenue!


The annual fundraiser requires more than 300 volunteers. Click here to sign up to volunteer.  


For more information, call Mike at 708-357-2980 or email him  at 

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Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to report the complete repaving of several portions of Lakeview Avenue as follows:


Lakeview Avenue, between Wrightwood Avenue and Diversey Parkway

Lakeview Avenue, between Roslyn Place and St. James Place


As you know, the historic winter weather took a significant toll on our local infrastructure. Given the significant traffic that these portions of Lakeview Avenue experience every day, I authorized the use of Aldermanic Menu Funding, a local infrastructure budget available to each member of the Chicago City Council, to expedite the repairs to this street this summer. 


These photos show the before and after conditions of the street.





I continue to work with the City's Department of Transportation to repair the portions of the 43rd Ward that experienced substantial deterioration this winter.  I will continue to keep you apprised of the status on these improvements via my e-newsletter as we make continued progress in the coming weeks!  

Pride Parade Street Closures


The 45th Annual Pride Parade will take place this Sunday, June 29th!


To prepare for the parade, the following streets will be completely closed 5:00 am on Sunday, June 29th.  Cars will be towed!


Cannon Drive, from Fullerton Parkway to Diversey Parkway

Diversey Parkway, from Broadway to Sheridan Road/Lake Shore Drive


To view a full rendering of the parade route and street closures, please click here.


Over 1 million people are expected to attend this annual event. Traffic is expected to be heavily congested in surrounding side streets during, and for a short period after, the parade occurs.  


While the Chicago Police Department has allocated significant resources to assist in traffic management and to ensure safety, please walk or take public transportation on the day of the parade, and allow extra time for travel. 


March with Us in the Pride Parade!


March with me in the Pride Parade this Sunday!  The parade will certainly be a celebration of marriage equality, now the law in Illinois.


All are welcome to join in this exciting event.  Please email Tracy at to let us know you'll be coming and receive updates as to location and logistics. 


We'll be meeting at the corner of Montrose and Broadway at 11:30am. Let's celebrate together!




Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman