Public Presentation for 2720 N. Clark and Wells Street Resurfaced
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There are only a few days left of street sweeping this year. Please check this  map and  schedule to see if your street is included.
Tomorrow is 
Veterans Day
Office Closed

The 43rd Ward office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day, and will resume normal business hours the following day.
CAPS Meeting

A CAPS meeting for the  18th District Sector 10 will be held Thursday, November 12th at the Old Town Triangle Association center, 1763 N North Park, from 6:30-7:30 PM. 

To view your beat map, click here.

S-Curve of Inner Lake Shore Drive Closures Continue This Week

Lake   Shore  Drive from Randolph to Oak will be fully closed to traffic during overnight hours this week, between the hours of  8:15 p.m. and 5:45 a.m. , weather permitting, for two nights in the northbound direction and two nights in the southbound direction, for resurfacing the Oak Street S-curve. 
November 10th, northbound traffic will be detoured off  Lake  Shore Drive at Randolph, westbound to Michigan Ave., and then northbound onto Lake Shore Drive via the entrance ramp at Oak Street. Ramps from Randolph Street, Wacker Drive and Grand Avenue to northbound Lake Shore Drive will be closed. Local access only will be maintained to the Grand Avenue ramp and Navy Pier. Southbound Lake Shore Drive will remain open. 
November 11th and 12th, southbound Lake Shore Drive traffic will be detoured off at Michigan Avenue. The detour route is south on Michigan to Randolph and east on Randolph back to   southbound Lake Shore Drive.    Chicago Avenue access to and from  Lake  Shore  Drive will be maintained. The exit ramp at Chestnut will be closed.
Lake  Shore  Drive will remain open on these nights.
Also, during the next several weeks, motorists can expect periodic single lane closures between North and Grand Avenues between 9:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. to allow for restripping, curb, shoulder and other repairs that cannot be done at night.
Inner Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing

On Friday, October 30th the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) began to resurface Inner Lake Shore Drive, between Division and North Avenues. 

The work consists of milling and asphalt resurfacing of the street pavement, and will also result in the replacement of non-compliant ADA ramps, manhole adjustments and pavement striping.  

During this project, expected to last several weeks, temporary lane closures will be placed during non-rush hour periods to allow work to proceed.

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Dear Neighbor, 
Please join me on Monday, November 16th at 6:30 PM for a second community presentation for the proposed redevelopment of 2720 N. Clark, currently The Edge Bar and Grill.

The applicant has revised the traffic management plan presented at the Sept. 21 meeting based on feedback from the community. Applicant seeks a special use to establish the "Alt School," a proposed K-8 private school proposed for this location.
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WHAT: Redevelopment of 2720 N. Clark Street
WHO: Park West Association and Alderman Smith     
WHEN: Monday, November 16th at 6:30 pm

WHERE: Alcott College Prep 
   2625 N. Orchard Street 
   Ground Level Cafeteria
Wells Street Resurfacing 
Project Completed
I'm pleased to report the recently completed construction of Wells Street between North and Lincoln Avenues. 

The project included concrete surface removal, curb and gutter removal and replacement, sidewalk upgrades, the installation of an ADA compliant ramp, traffic control and protection, and new pavement marking. 

Take a look at this renovated stretch of our vital Old Town thoroughfare:

Advocate for Restoration of 
#11 CTA Bus 
A public hearing regarding the proposed Chicago Transit Authority Budget will take place on Monday, November 16th at 6:00 pm at CTA headquarters located at 567 W. Lake Street on the second floor conference room. 

Please attend this hearing to advocate for the re-institution of the #11 bus route within Lincoln Park.  As many residents know, the route formerly ran down Lincoln Avenue and connected residents to the many businesses within the 43rd Ward.   

Written commentary may be sent to the Assistant Secretary of the CTA Board Gregory Longhini
Ticket Amnesty Program
The City of Chicago will be offering a Debt Relief Program to individuals and businesses that owe eligible debt to the City from  November 15 -December 31, 2015
Eligible debt includes unpaid parking and red light camera violations, fines imposed by the Department of Administrative Hearings (e.g. building code violations, drinking on the public way), and taxes (both non-filers and tax assessments) incurred prior to January 1, 2012. Please note that violations or tax obligations that are in a payment plan or pending legal activity with the City are not eligible.
Please click here for more information about the program.

Please Bag Your Leaves!
Between now and November 27th, residents can have their bagged leaf waste collected by the Department of Streets and Sanitation on their normal day of City waste service.

Please remember to ensure that no leaves be swept or blown into the street, as this clogs catch basins and sewers - and it's against the law, to boot! 

Instead, please  place any bagged leaves (and other yard waste) next to your refuse and recycling carts in either the alley or the curb, and Streets and Sanitation crews will collect them to be composted for you. 
As a reminder, yard waste should not be thrown into the blue recycling cart as it contaminates the recycling stream.



Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

Alderman, 43rd Ward