- LPHS Community Pep Rally is Friday!-
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DePaul University
School of Music
Construction Informational

You are invited to an  informational meeting TONIGHT, October 22, 2015 about plans for construction of the new DePaul School of Music building. The meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 PM at DePaul University, McGowan South, Room 108, 1110 W. Belden Avenue.

For more information, please contact DePaul University's Office of Community Relations at  312.362.8100 .

North Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing Project will Close Two Lanes Overnight between Grand and North Avenue

First Phase will focus on Northbound Lanes

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that resurfacing of North Lake Shore Drive between 
Grand and North Avenues will begin Monday, October 19th. 
All of the resurfacing, which is expected to take four weeks to complete, will take place over night and occur on weekdays (Monday through Thursday). Phase One of the project will close two lanes of northbound traffic between Grand and North Avenues. Preparatory work by the Department of Water Management has begun. 

Eastbound Diversey Closed from Seminary to Sheffield 
for Sewer Replacement

This major sewer project will run until about November 16.  Eastbound Diversey traffic is being detoured to Fullerton, so take another route to avoid traffic.  

Water Department 
Keeps You Up to Date

WaterALERT is a new system that allows residents to sign up to receive e-mail alerts on their mobile devices or home computers notifying them of any construction that will impact water service in their area.  

If your street is undergoing a water project, you'll get a letter describing the work with a Project ID.  You can register and receive ongoing email alerts about the project.  

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First Ever Lincoln Park Community Pep Rally!

Chamber Choir, Glee Club, Gospel Chorus, 
Marching Band!
Select Fall Sport Teams, Football Team 
Lots of surprises and fun

Where :    Oz Park (if rain, inside the high school auditorium)

When:   Friday, October 23 4:30pm

What to wear:  Everyone wear blue & yellow to school or work to support our team and school

This will be a great event for kids, parents, teachers - and the whole neighborhood.

Our committee of neighbors and parents continues to grow. If you are interested in getting involved, email the #1school1community committee. All are welcome!
The Cortland Bridge is Open!

After what felt like a long almost-five months, the Cortland Bridge is open for automobile traffic.  Thank you to the Chicago Department of Transportation for finishing the job early, and getting us a safe reconstruction of the bridge.

We're also grateful to CDOT for the improvements made to try to ease the congestion while the project was underway.  
Bag Your Leaves

Residents can call 311 to request separate bagged leaf 
collection from October 19 through November 27.
Bagged leaves and other yard waste should be left next to 
the refuse and recycling carts in the alley or at the curb.  
A Streets and Sanitation truck will collect the bags based on 311 requests and  take  them to be composted.
As a reminder, yard waste should not be thrown into the blue recycling cart as it contaminates the recycling stream.

Don't Forget Halloween Activities
Start this Weekend!

Click here to see the list of  local activities.
Wrightwood Neighbors Fire
 Safety Event

When: Tuesday, October 27
Where: Halsted Fire Station, 2714 N Halsted

Meet Chicago's Fire Chief and see REAL firefighters in action!  All kids will get to see a fire truck  up close and personal and get their own fire hat. Our Chicago Fire Department will demonstrate the basics of safety and fire prevention.

For more information, click here.
Lincoln Park After Dark Fashion Show

The Lincoln Park Merchants Association is hosting a show with 20+ stores featuring fabulous fashions!

When:  Thursday, October 29
When:   7:00 PM
Where:  Floating World Gallery, 1925 N Halsted

For more information, click here.



Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman