City Council Acts on Gun Violence
Privacy Protection for Condo Owners
Community Meetings
Street Sweeping Begins
Dear Neighbors,
City Council has supported the March for Our Lives movement by passing three measures:

A full contingent from the 43rd Ward, including students from our local schools, marched over the weekend. See more pictures on our our Facebook page or Instagram page.
New Condominium Privacy Ordinance

I co-sponsored a new Condominium Privacy Ordinance to help preserve owners' privacy. While condominium owners supply email and phone numbers to management, a new State law requires associations to make this personal information available to any resident who seeks it. Now, the new Condominium Privacy Ordinance disallows sharing the information without a rule passed by 2/3 of the unit owners.

Many condo associations publish voluntary directories. This new ordinance does not affect that practice.

A similar effort to repeal the new State law is underway in Springfield.

Community Meeting Re: 2658- 2670 N. Lincoln Ave.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
New Life Community Church
1110 W. Lill Ave.
6:30 p.m.

Our office  and the  Wrightwood Neighbors Association   will host a community meeting  to discuss revisions to plans for the gas station site and adjoining building at 2658-2670 N. Lincoln Avenue. The proposal has been downsized to reflect community feedback from our earlier December 2017 community meeting.

The revised plan includes 36 residential units (from the initial 45) and 19 parking stalls (from the initial 17). The proposed commercial space on Seminary Street is now replaced with residential duplex units, and the remaining commercial place on Lincoln Avenue will shrink to 2,240 square feet (from the original 6,500 square feet of commercial space). 

My office will monitor the meeting discussion and record your feedback.  Click   here  for more information. 
Wrightwood Neighbors and Sheffield Neighbors
Community Meeting on Finkl Site Redevelopment

Monday, April 9, 2018
New Life Community Church
1110 W. Lill Ave.
6:30 p.m.

Wrightwood Neighbors Association and Sheffield Neighbors Association seek your input at a community meeting on the Finkl Steel redevelopment now known as Lincoln Yards. Your comments about the project will inform recommendations to Alderman Brian Hopkins for the future public process.
Chicago Tribune Latest to Endorse The North Branch Park Preserve

The Lincoln Yards will be a game-changer for quality of life in our Ward. They is why our community groups, along with a growing city-wide coalition, are championing a real park on the east side of the Chicago River called The North Branch Park Preserve . Read the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times strong endorsements of this vision as the last opportunity to create true public open space in the former Industrial Corridor projected to hold 50,000 new residents.
New 18th District Commander

The Chicago Police Dept. has announced that Dan O'Shea is our new 18th District Commander. With over 20 years of service, he most recently served as Executive Officer of the 6th (Gresham) District. He has previously served as a Lieutenant and Sergeant in the Narcotics Unit of the Bureau of Organized Crime and on tactical units in the City's west side. Commander O'Shea holds a Bachelor's Degree from Lewis University and a Master's Degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Look for Commander O'Shea at spring events and visiting local businesses. Please help me welcome him to the neighborhood. 

Run to Remember Commander Bauer

Run To Remember
Gold Star Families Memorial and Park
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Sunday May 5, 2018
Start Time 8:00 a.m.

Register On-Line:
Team Name: District 018 -Cmdr Paul Bauer's Team

Please register and join the 18th District's team as we run or walk in honor of slain Commander Paul Bauer. Our goal is to win the Superintendent's Cup - the district that registers the most participants wins!
Street Sweeping Begins Monday!

Street sweeping begins Monday, April 2nd. As always, the schedule picks up from the last area swept when sweeping concluded last fall. Click for the schedules for April and May . Check our website for updates.
Ward Events
Immigrant Community Information Session with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
Lincoln Park Library
1150 W. Fullerton
Saturday, March 31
2 to 4 p.m.

All are invited to attend an information session presented by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services Chicago District Office.

Topics covered during this presentation will include “Getting Your Green Card”, “Becoming a U.S. Citizen”, and more.

A USCIS representative will be present to answer questions.

Early Easter Weekend Closure

In honor of Good Friday and Passover, the 43rd Ward Office will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. We will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2.

Have a Happy Passover and Blessed Easter,

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