- Public Presentation: 2720 N. Clark -
- Street Resurfacings -
-#1school1community Update-
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Property Tax Update

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

St. Teresa of Avila World's Smallest Block Party
Saturday, September 19
Corner of Armitage Ave and Seminary Ave
11am - 9pm

Attend the World's Smallest Block Party , a neighborhood party in St. Teresa's parking lot. Enjoy live music, free children's activities, beer from 5 Rabbits, great food and more! Admission is free, donations welcome.

Old Town Fall Festival
Saturday, September 19th
Old Town Triangle Center: 1763 N. North Park
5pm - 10pm

Join your neighbors for a memorable evening of fun, food, a hula hoop contest, kids activities, and live music under the stars. 

St. Vincent DePaul Center Centennial Celebration
Saturday, September 19
St. Vincent DePaul Center: 2145 N. Halsted
10am - 2pm
St. Vincent de Paul Center has been serving Chicago communities since 1915. Celebrate this exciting anniversary with them!
Click here for more information
Ella Jenkins Park Dedication
Sunday, September 27
Sedgwick and Wisconsin 

Join the Old Town Triangle Association, the  Lincoln Central Association, the  Church of the Three Crosses and the 43rd Ward to celebrate Ella Jenkins at a park dedication. All neighbors are invited to honor Ella!
Windy City Winds

A new adult wind ensemble is forming which will rehearse weekly at St. Pauls Church. The ensemble aims to provide opportunities for talented amateur volunteer adult musicians to perform high quality wind music.

Windy City Winds is recruiting musicians age 18 or older with experience playing woodwind, brass or percussion instruments at the college or advanced high school level.

Send an email or call Mark at 773-732-0625 for more information.

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Dear neighbors,

Please join me on Monday, September 21st at a public presentation for the proposed redevelopment of 2720 N. Clark, currently The Edge Bar and Grill.  Per my direction, the developer will present their plans and answer any questions you may have regarding this proposal. 

The applicant plans a small private school for up to 150 children on the second floor of the proposed building. The first floor would contain approximately 9,000 square feet of ground-level retail and five (5) parking stalls.
The property is zoned as a B1-2 Neighborhood Shopping District. The City of Chicago Zoning Ordinance requires a "special use" for the school. No other zoning relief is requested.

No approvals have been granted for this project.  This meeting is being held as part of an open and transparent approval process. Click here for more information.
WHAT: Redevelopment of 2720 N. Clark Street (currently The Edge Bar and Grill) 

WHEN: Monday, September 21st at 6:30 pm 

WHERE: Alcott College Prep 2625 N. Orchard Street Ground Level Cafeteria
End of Summer Street Resurfacing and Traffic Safety Improvements

In coming weeks, the following streets will be fully resurfaced, including the replacement of curbs and gutters  and the installation of ADA compliant ramps.
  • Sheffield Avenue - North Avenue to Armitage Avenue
  • Inner Lake Shore Drive - Burton Place to Division Street
  • Northbound Lake Shore Drive - North Avenue to Grand Avenue
  • Southbound Lake Shore Drive - North Avenue to Grand Avenue
  • Stockton Drive - 2021 N. Stockton to 2600 N. Stockton
  • Wells Street - North Avenue to Lincoln Avenue 
Lanes will remain open for traffic during all these projects. Watch this newsletter for updates.

Traffic Safety Enhancements

W hen neighbors report traffic safety issues to the 43rd Ward office, we alert the Department of Transportation to ensure engineers examine the issue. 

Thanks to neighbors who contacted us, CDOT is implementing the following modifications. 

LaSalle Drive and Lake Shore Drive

Residents report that there is confusion as to the lane utilization of the eastbound lanes of LaSalle Drive leading to southbound Lake Shore Drive.  

CDOT will be installing new signs indicating which lanes continue straight and which are designated for turning. CDOT also recommended installing guide arrows and guide line pavement markings, which we will be funding through the Aldermanic Menu Fund. 

Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive

CDOT will install a 'Turning Vehicles Yield to Pedestrians' sign on the westbound approach of Fullerton and Cannon. Installation of this sign will give approaching vehicles advance warning of the possibility of crossing pedestrians. 

Halsted Street and Willow Street

In response to residents reports that the timing of the traffic signal at the intersection of Halsted and Willow was leading to traffic congestion, CDOT reset the traffic signal controller to improve traffic flow. 

Thank you to all who continue contact my office to report issues of concern. We're very proud to be able to work together to make improvements in our Ward.

Painting project continues!

Saturday October 3
Lincoln Park High School
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Upcoming Committee Meetings
Marketing and PR - Sept. 24
Community Outreach - Sept. 29
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Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman