Meeting to Review Upcoming Lincoln Elementary Annex Construction;   
State Parkway Resurfaced
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Property Tax Assistance
Taste of Lincoln Avenue
Movies in the Park
Free Property Fraud Alert
State Parkway Resurfaced

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Property Tax Assistance

Friday, July 25, 2014

2pm - 5pm

2523 N. Halsted


The second installment of the 2013 property tax bill is due August 1, 2014


On Friday, July 25 from 2 PM to 6 PM staff from Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer's office will be available at my office (2523 N Halsted) to offer on-site property tax assistance. Homeowners can visit Commissioner Gainer's staff to ensure all eligible exemptions have been applied and answer any questions.


Can't attend office hours? Call Commissioner Gainer's office at 312-603-4210.


Taste of Lincoln Avenue

July 26 and 27

12PM - 10PM


Come to the Taste of Lincoln Avenue, on Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood, for entertainment, food, activities and more!


Movies in the Park at 

Jonquil Playlot Park

Saturday, August 2

8:00 PM


Come to Jonquil Park to watch 

Mr. Peabody and Sherman!



Cook County Recorder of Deeds

Free Property Fraud Alert


Did you know that fraudulent documents could be filed against your property, costing you thousands of dollars?


The Cook Recorder of Deeds has a new system in place in which you will be called or emailed registrants when any document affecting you property is recorded.

Sign up online at or by calling 800-728-3858.

43rd Ward Office

2523 N. Halsted


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Dear Neighbor,


The construction of the Lincoln Elementary School Annex  will be starting soon, and the Public Building Commission of Chicago is hosting a community meeting to discuss the site and review the logistics plan for the site preparation phase of the project.   


When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Where: Lincoln School Auditorium, 615 W. Kemper Place

Who: Public Building Commission of Chicago


For more information, please contact Molly Sullivan at the Public Building Commission at


Additionally, I am happy to report that DePaul University has agreed to provide classroom space for one more year to accommodate the current overcrowded conditions at Lincoln Elementary while construction of the Annex continues.  We are very grateful for DePaul's continuing commitment to our community, and want to especially thank the DePaul University School of Education, which houses the classrooms.  

State Parkway Resurfaced

I am very pleased to report the completion of the full resurfacing of the portion of State Parkway that lies in the 43rd Ward!  The following locations have been fully repaired via my Aldermanic Menu Fund:


State Parkway, between Division Street and North Avenue. 


State Parkway suffered quite a bit from last winter's storm: 

State Parkway before resurfacing.
State Parkway after resurfacing.

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




Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman