Congratulations Oz Park
Adams Water Park Renovation Meeting
LPHS World Class Students
Dear Neighbors, 
Oz Park Athletic Field to be resodded.

Congratulations to the Oz Park Advisory Council, recipients of a generous grant from Cubs Charities' Diamond Project to re-sod the athletic field in Oz Park!

The project, beginning September 1st, will close the field in Fall, but the rest of the park will remain open. We are working to temporarily relocate users of the field, including Lincoln Park High.

Since 2014, Cubs Charities Diamond Project has invested more than $5 million to fund 45 capital projects that improve the quality, safety and accessibility of fields or indoor training facilities, as well as support 28 youth leagues and provide sports equipment to kids and programs throughout Chicago. 

If you'd like to get involved in the Oz Park Advisory Council, click
Adams Playlot Water Park Renovation

The water park at Adams Playlot, built twenty years ago, has deteriorated substantially according to the Chicago Park District. Many replacement parts are no longer available. Additionally, the rubber surfacing has also failed and has had to be repaired every year since it was replaced in 2012. 

The Park District is proposing changing the playground water feature.

Join my office, the Adams Park Advisory Council and RANCH Triangle for a community meeting with the Chicago Park District to view the proposals and register community feedback.   


Community Meeting for Adams Playground Water Park Renovation

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Adams Park Playlot Fieldhouse

1919 N. Seminary

6:00 p.m.

Run for Local School Council

The 2018 Local School Council (LSC) Elections take place  on April 18, for elementary schools and April 19, for high schools.   

Community members and parents are represented in the LSC.  If you'd like to run, please complete the LSC Candidate Form, which can be picked up at your school or at Learn more here or call (773) 553-1400.

Return the forms in person to the Office of Local School Council Relations (Garfield Park Office, 2651 W. Washington Blvd, 3rd floor) by Feb. 20th, or to your school by March 2.

LPHS Has World-Class Students

It's no surprise, Lincoln Park High has some of the best students in the world! In addition to having the top International Baccalaurate program in the nation, four LPHS students have been recognized among the best French language students anywhere. 

Freshman Finn Marloft,  Ellory Morro and  Flora Kuehn, and Junior  Paul Touboul received the best grades in  French literature outside of France from the  French Ministry of Education. 

Congratulations to these impressive Lincoln Park residents.  Their achievements reflect the commitment to world-class education provided at LPHS by students, teachers and parents.
Help LPHS Get into 3D Printing

Now let's make sure our high school has the resources to compete in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). LPHS Science/Specialized Services Teacher John Cabey is leading the effort to allow students of all levels access to 3D printing technology.

Help more than 700 students and 45 teachers enter this exciting work by clicking this   link  to the DonorsChoose project to fund the project.
Residents 65 years of age and older who own their own properties can save money on their sewer charges.  

If you own a condo with a common water bill, you should have received your 2018 Senior Citizens Sewer $50.00 Refund Renewal Form. This renewal form must be signed and returned to my office Alderman Michele Smith, 2523 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614.

If you have not received a renewal form and have NOT applied for this rebate in the previous years, you will need to fill out a Senior Citizens Annual Refund Application. You can find out more at the  Sewer Rebate Website.

If you own a home that has its own water bill , you can apply for the Senior Sewer Service Charge Exemption by submitting this  form to the City of Chicago Department of Finance,  Utility Billing & Customer Service, P.O. Box 6330, Chicago, IL 60680-6330. You will see the sewer service charge removed from your bill during the next billing cycle. The exemption remains in place until you move.  The Sewer Service Tax will remain.  For more information, click here .

Please call my office at 773-348-9500 with any questions.
Motor Vehicle Theft Police Alert  

Police remind us, never leave your car running and unattended: The 19th district police have issued an alert for a string of Motor Vehicle Thefts that in the 43rd and 44th Wards. Offender(s) wait until the victim has left a vehicle unattended with the engine running, jump in and drive away. Most incidents have been during the evening, as drivers exited running vehicles to pay for gas, deliver goods, stop in stores or simply warm up their car. Incidents have been reported in the 2400 Block of N. Halsted, 2700 and 2900 blocks of N. Lincoln, and the 1100 block of W. Diversey. To read the entire alert, click here.

Michele Signature

  Michele Smith
  43rd Ward Alderman

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T-F 9 AM - 6 PM 
 2523 N Halsted | 773-348-9500||