Ward Improvements
Summer Safety Seminar Tonight
Pride Parade
Free Shred Day
Dear Neighbors,

To the delight of children and parents, CPS broke ground last week to build the LaSalle Academy Turf Field and playground. The new outdoor areas will cost $1.5 million. The playground is expected to be complete by the beginning of the school year.

Thank you to the LaSalle parents, local school council, and their terrific staff for the effort it took to create this exciting new amenity for the school and community. Click here for photos of the ceremony and here for a video.
LPCC & Clark Street SSA
Wayfinding Signage Installed

Millions of tourists visit our lakefront attractions every year - the Lincoln Park Zoo, the beach, and the Notebaert Museum. But not enough venture to Clark Street to enjoy the shopping and dining available. The Lincoln Park Chamber Park Chamber and Clark Street Special Service Area (SSA) #23 debuted new wayfinding signage from Diversey to Armitage along Clark Street and gateway entries to the neighborhood east of Clark Street.

The new signage design welcomes visitors to Lincoln Park, encourages shopping and dining along Clark Street and promotes Lincoln Park’s many cultural destinations throughout the neighborhood. Thanks to the LPCC and the Clark Street SSA for working for several years to design and implement this important project to bring more customers to Clark Street.

For more information, please contact the LPCC at (773) 880-5200 or visit lincolnparkchamber.com .
Community Events
Public Safety and Situational Awareness Seminar
TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 26
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wintrust Bank Old Town
100 W North Ave.

Chicago Police Department Sgt. Chris Schenk will discuss how to identify, prevent, and react to potentially dangerous situations in your everyday life. Thanks to Wintrust Old Town for hosting this event. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, please contact Amy Lemar at alemar@wintrust.com, or at 312- 291-2918.
A Night to Remember
Thursday, June 27
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Avenue

Attend an event hosted by Belmont Village and Lincoln Central for an evening filled with entertainment and conversation. Beginning with a reception at 6 p.m, there will be a conversation about aging, caregiving, and memory with Carlene Motto starting at 6:45 p.m, ending with a 7:30 p.m showing of the play If I Forget.

Wintrust Old Town Free Annual Shred Day
Saturday, June 29
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Wintrust Old Town
100 W. North Ave.

Protect yourself from identity theft at Wintrust Shred Days. Gather your personal, sensitive information and Wintrust will shred it for free! All paper collected is 100% broken down and recycled. Need help in determining what should be kept or shredded?  Click here  for a reference guide.

Please note: No plastic bags or electronic devices, limit 3 paper bags/3 small boxes of shredding per person.
5th Annual Summer Sipper
Sunday, June 30
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fire Station Park
On Larrabee Behind Armitage Fire Station

Stroll through the neighborhood and gardens at the 5th annual Summer Sipper hosted by the Lincoln Central Association. Renowned magician Benjamin Barnes will be back as well as Geja's, J9 Wine Bar, and more for a casual evening in the park. For more information visit the  Lincoln Central Association  website. An evening not to be missed!
March with Us
50th Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Sunday, June 30
12:00 p.m.
Broadway and Montrose

Join us for a celebration of Pride. C ontact McKay Murphy at Mckay@ward43.org to march with us.
Volunteers Needed: 36th Annual
Taste of Lincoln
Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood

The Taste of Lincoln Avenue is Wrightwood’s annual fundraiser. The Taste began in 1984 to provide financial support for our local schools and organizations through grants. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! If you or anyone within your organization are interested in volunteering at this year’s Taste, please  complete this online sign-up form.  
Winners Announced for 2019
Best of Lincoln Park Awards

The LPCC is thrilled to announce the winners for the 2019 Best of Lincoln Park Awards. The public nominated and voted for all finalists and winners. Congratulations to the 2019 Winners, including:
Best Place for Brunch
Summer House Santa Monica

Best Place for Coffee and/or Sweets
Sweet Mandy B's

Best Place to Get Fit
Barry's Bootcamp

Best Specialty Shop
Art Effect

Best Neighborhood Service Provider
Eyes in the Park

Best Place to Get Refreshed
Salon 1800
Best Place to Shop for Your Home
Serena & Lily

Best Place for Arts, Culture & Entertainment
The Second City

Best Place to Get Dressed
Alice & Wonder

Best Place to Dine
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

Best Place to Grab a Drink
Stella Barra Pizzeria
Wrightwood Neighbors Directory

Local businesses keep our neighborhood's vibrant. Thanks to the Wrightwood Neighbors Association (WNA) for publishing this directory of the local businesses in the Wrightwood Neighbors area. For a copy of the directory, please email us at yourvoice@ward43.org .
Princeton Review Free ACT and
SAT Practice Exams
Sunday, June 30
Princeton Review Classrooms
1156 W. Armitage Ave.

The Princeton Review will be hosting a series of events for High School Students that are able to take a free practice test in preparation for the SAT & ACT tests. These events are free for our community. 

For more information and to register for the SAT, click here. For the ACT, please click here.
Operation Help a Hero

The City of Chicago, the 43rd Ward and Jewel-Osco are collecting new household items for distribution to veterans transitioning out of homelessness.

Too often, a formerly homeless veteran lacks the resources to purchase many of the basic items needed to live independently. You can donate to the  Operation Help-A-Hero   drive by dropping donations to any Jewel-Osco or the 43rd Ward Office through July 3rd. 

Fourth of July Office Closure

Our office will be closed to celebrate Independence Day on the 4th and 5th of July. We will reopen Monday, July 8th with our regular business hours. Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th!

See you in the neighborhood,

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 yourvoice@ward43.org www.ward43.org
Text Us for Constituent Services: 773-906-4333