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Recycling Tips

New recycling rules getting you confused?  Here's a solution:  a handy guide you can print out.
Click here and put this up on the fridge.

Gold Coast 
Filming Notice

Filming of the television series "Empire" will take place in the ward February 4th at 8:00 am until February 5th at 2:00 am. NO PARKING / TOW ZONE signs will be posted in the following areas:  North side of Burton, Astor to State;  West side of Astor, 1500 to 1526 N;
Both sides of State St., 1500 to 1600 N;  North side of North Ave, State St. to Lake Shore Drive. For a complete list of filming dates and locations, 
Lincoln Park Branch Library Presents:

Thyra Edwards and Langston Hughes: Internationalism and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)  Featuring Guest Speaker Cranston Ramirez-Knight, Ph.D.
S aturday, Feburary 6th
Lincoln Park Library
1150 W Fullerton
2-4 p.m.
Click her e  for more information.

Taste of Wrightwood

All of your  favorite local restaurants come together to offer a variety of  top-¬≠notch samples, and you can learn the benefits of joining Wrightwood Neighbors Association.

Monday, February 8th
1110 W Lill Street
6:00 pm

Valentine Meet & Treat

I've teamed up with Vanille Patisserie to host a special Valentine theme Meet & Treat. Stop in and let's chat  while we enjoy a sweet neighborhood treat!  Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate and a 10% discount on purchases will be available during this event.

Vanille Patisserie
 2108 N Clark St.
Thursday, February 11th 
4:30-5:30 pm

43rd Ward Office

2523 N. Halsted


Office Hours:


9 a.m.-7 p.m.


9 a.m.-6 p.m.


Contact us:


Dear Neighbors,

As CPS is facing unprecedented challenges, here in the 43rd Ward we continue to show unwavering support for our students.  You are invited to participate in these special school events.  Whether or not you have kids, good local schools benefit everyone. Excellent public education is one of the most important ways to keep our neighborhood and city strong.  

Join your neighbors in this ward-wide effort to support Lincoln Park High School.  It's a fun way to meet people and give something of lasting value to our students and teachers. 

Paint the School
More Classrooms! 
Lunch, snacks, paint and supplies provided
Saturday, February 6
9 AM - 2 PM
Sign up here

Love sports? Want to be part of Lincoln Park history?  Help create a field where young athletes can compete and grow.  

Kick-off for 
the New 

Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 4th
Fairways, 1141 W. Armitage
7:30 PM

Neighborhood Night 
at Lincoln Elementary

140 years and still going strong, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School was erected in in 1871, with additions built in 1894, 1939, and 2015.  Join t he faculty, students and staff of Lincoln Elementary School for a special neighborhood open house.

Neighborhood Night at Lincoln Elementary
Monday, February 8th.  
Doors open at 6:30 P.M.  

Very proud 8th grade Ambassadors will present 30-minute guided tours at 6:45 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. Principal Mark Armendariz will address guests at 7:15 P.M.   Please enter the school through door #14 in the sparkling new west building. 

Congratulations to LaSalle Language Academy's Robotics Team 
 State Champions!

LaSalle Language Academy trounced 63 final teams to win First Place in the Lego Robotics Championship. 

Taking first place means LaSalle's "Around the World Robotics" team advances to a final global competition this spring.  They will either be traveling to St. Louis in April for "Worlds," or to the "US Open" in California in May.


Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

Alderman, 43rd Ward