- Property Tax Seminar -
- CTA Weekend Work -
- Diversey Sewer Replacement- 
Dear Neighbors, 

Through  October 14, homeowners in North Chicago Township (south of Fullerton Avenue) may appeal their property tax assessment to the Cook County Assessor. Appealing your property tax assessment ensures a fair and accurate tax bill. 

Our office is co-hosting a property tax appeals seminar along with Commissioner Fritchey, Commissioner Gainer and Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi.

The workshop will take place on  October 1st  at the Lincoln Park Library (1150 W. Fullerton Avenue) at 6pm.  Attendees will be instructed on how to file an appeal, as well as how an appeal is granted. 

Click here for more information and save the date for October 1st. 

Have a great weekend!
CTA Weekend Work

As you know, the CTA is nearing the final stages of the rehabilitation of the Ravenswood Connector, the elevated part of the 'L' between Armitage and the Loop, used by Brown Line and Purple Line Express service, which will lead to the following closures in the ward this weekend. 

Full street closure under the CTA right-of-way from from 6pm Friday to 5am Monday:
  • 1623 - 1639 N. Dayton
Traffic modifications, maintaining one lane of travel in each direction from 6pm Friday to 5am Monday:
  • 1609 - 1630 N. Halsted
  • 665 - 798 W. North Avenue
No Parking restrictions through 5am Monday:
  • 665-798 W. North Avenue - currently in place
  • 1623 - 1639 N. Dayton - currently in place
  • 1609 - 1626 N. Halsted - beginning 6pm Friday

Residents will be very pleased to know the CTA has reported that  the weekend of September 26 and 27th, is the last weekend the CTA will be performing work in our Ward. Click here to view the Activity Notice for next weekend

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact LaTrice Phillips-Thompson, CTA Government and Community Relations Officer, at 312-681-2709 or
Department of Water Management Sewer Installation

The Department of Water Management will be installing a new sewer in W. Diversey Parkway (Sheffield-Seminary), in N. Seminary Avenue (Diversey to the alley south), and in N. Kenmore Avenue (Diversey to 500 feet south).
These improvements are needed as the old sewer main dates back to 1885, and needs to be replaced. Further, the area bounded by Diversey on the north, Lincoln on the south, Sheffield on the east, and Seminary on the west will benefit from improved drainage and reduced risk of flooding.
Work is starting on Monday, September 21st and is expected to be completed in late October, however, dates may change depending on weather and other factors. 

To perform the sewer installation on Diversey Parkway, the following detour plans will be implemented. 

Southbound Sheffield Detour -  Beginning the week of 9/21/15 and extending approximately 2-3 weeks.
  • Southbound through traffic on Sheffield Ave. will not be permitted. 
  • Northbound traffic will be unaffected.
  • Traffic will be detoured: West along Belmont Ave. to Racine Ave. - South along Racine Ave. to Lincoln Ave. - Southeast along Lincoln Ave. back to Sheffield Ave.
  • Local traffic will be permitted to access side streets and businesses along Sheffield Ave.
Eastbound Diversey Detour -  Beginning upon completion of the work in the Sheffield intersection and lasting approximately 2 months.
  • Eastbound through traffic on Diversey Pkwy. will not be permitted. 
  • Westbound traffic will be unaffected.
  • Traffic will be detoured: North along Racine Ave. to Belmont Ave. - East along Belmont Ave. to Lincoln Ave. - South along Sheffield Ave. back to Diversey Pkwy.
  • Local traffic will be permitted to access side streets and businesses along Sheffield.
  • "No Parking" signage will be posted, as needed, during work hours at varying locations from 7am to 4pm. Residents may park outside of work  hours.
Affected locations will always be able to reach homes or businesses. Outside of working hours, a lane will be left open for local traffic only.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as these much-needed infrastructure improvements are completed in our Ward. 


Michele Signature

 Michele Smith

 43rd Ward Alderman