I hope you will support students across the the country marching against gun violence and for gun control legislation this Saturday, March 24th at Union Park. With gun legislation pending in the State of Illinois, now is the time to support our youth.
If you'd like to march with us, meet in front of the First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd. at 10:00 AM. Bring a sign! Please RSVP so we can watch for you.
You can take the Brown line to Washington/Wells, then transfer to the Pink Line and get off at Ashland. Or Take the Red Line to State and Lake, walk upstairs to the Green Line and get off at Ashland. The church is right at the corner.
Welcome Giordano Dance Chicago
To Lincoln Park
Last, Friday, we celebrated the relocation of the world-renowned jazz dance company, Giordano Dance Chicago to Lincoln Park. The company recently acquired the former Hermon Baptist Church at 1754 N. Clark, which will be rebuilt into a dance studios for the company. The company plans to offer a series of community programs while it completes its capital campaign. for the new structure. If you'd like to learn more about the company, click here.
The plan for Giordano Dance Chicago
Clarification re: Pedestrian Street (P-Street) Designation of
Lincoln Avenue, between Belden and Webster Streets (2200-2300 block)
I recently introduced an ordinance designating Lincoln Avenue, between Belden and Webster Streets (the 2200-2300 block) as a Pedestrian Street, commonly referred to as a “P-Street.” There has been some confusion about the notice given by the City explaining this ordinance.
This designation will have no impact on the current configuration of the block and further, no added restrictions on vehicular traffic or parking will occur once the ordinance is in effect. This P-Street designation is not a rezoning of the properties on either side of Lincoln Avenue between Belden and Webster Streets.
Several commercial streets in our Ward are P-Streets. A P-Street designation is designed to enhance the walkability of commercial streets by prohibiting curb cuts, as well as regulating the signage and window designs on the ground level of commercial buildings. For a map of the P-streets in the city, click here.
Easter Egg Hunt
Wrightwood Neighbors Association
Saturday, March 24
New Life Community Church and Jonquil Park
1110 W. Lill St.
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
9:00-9:45 a.m. Meet the Easter Bunny, crafts and snacks
Please register and join the 18th District's team as we run or walk in honor of beloved Commander Paul Bauer. The goal is to win the Superintendent's Cup - the district that registers the most participants wins!
Events this Weekend in Lincoln Park
For things to do and places to eat in Lincoln Park this weekend, click this list from the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.
Chicago Sun-Times Endorses The North Branch Park Preserve
Finally, I'd like to share a terrific
Editorial from the Chicago Sun-Times supporting our efforts to secure a park along the North Branch of the Chicago River. You can see more details of the plan at this.
43rd Ward Alderman
43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T-F 9 AM - 6 PM