What Can My Neighborhood Group
Do For Me?
Dear Neighbors, 
Our Ward has the decided advantage of established neighborhood groups.  Back when our community was less developed,  Lincoln Park and Gold Coast neighbors organized into important voices for safety, park enhancements, school improvements and beneficial development.  When re-mapping threatened to fragment the 43rd Ward and dilute your voice, the community groups demonstrated an impressive show of strength and solidarity to keep our Ward intact.  Today, our community groups are backing the fight for real park space in the North Branch Corridor. The fact is, neighborhood groups have been involved in every important improvement and decision in our neighborhoods for decades.

If you've never considered joining your community group, I invite you to learn more.  If you're not sure in which community area you live, check the below map.

Four of our neighborhood groups have upcoming annual meetings  This is a good opportunity to check them out and see how you can get involved, or lend your support by simply becoming a member.

Lincoln Central Association - Annual meeting is tonight, Wednesday, January 24th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the upstairs private room of  Tobacco Road Tap Room  (2249 N. Lincoln Avenue) and will be followed by a free neighborhood reception lasting until 8:00 p.m.

Old Town Triangle Association  - Join OTTA now and come to their annual meeting on Thursday, January 25th, 6:30 p.m. at the Triangle Center, 1763 N. North Park Ave.,  featuring a buffet dinner and drinks. RSVP and membership required

RANCH Triangle - Annual meeting is Sunday, January 28,  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at King Crab, 1816 N. Halsted Street with a buffet lunch.  Residents of RANCH - come, donate and join! 

Sheffield Neighborhood Association  - Annual Meeting is Monday, February 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Glascott Saloon, 2158 N. Halsted.

I'll be at each of these meetings, and we'll have Neighborhood Watch signs. 

Here are links to our other neighborhood groups - please contact them to join and keep the 43rd Ward strong.

Gold Coast Neighbors - is having a membership event at on Monday, February 12th, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Mario's Table, 21 W. Goethe.  Join GCN at the event and get in for free.  RSVP  here.  

Mid-North Association

Wrightwood Neighbors Association -  is having a Taste of Wrightwood 2018 on  Monday, February 12th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.,  1110 W. Lill (Corner of Seminary and Lill).  Free for members, $5 for non-members.  Learn more about WNA and join.

Upcoming Ward Events

DePaul School of
Music Concerts
Concert Hall
800 W. Belden
27 and 28

The DePaul School of Music is launching an exciting series of free concerts by faculty and other artists.  To get the entire schedule and order tickets, click here.

Theater Returns to Theater on the Lake 
2401 N Lake Shore Drive
Various Times

Theater, music, comedy and variety is now at the beautiful new Theater on the Lake.  Here's a quick rundown:

Friday, February 2, 9:00 p.m. The O'My's and Drama Du o
Saturday, February 2, 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Collaboration Theater
Community Meeting Re: 
Packaged Goods License for Walgreens
St. James Lutheran Church
2050 N. Fremont Street
Basement Community Room
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Our office and the Sheffield Neighborhood Association (SNA) will host a community meeting to discuss a potential Packaged Goods License for the Walgreens located at 834 West Armitage Avenue.  My office will be present at this meeting to monitor the discussion, take notes and record your feedback.

Click here for more information.

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T-F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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