Public Safety Workshop Tonight
Property Tax Appeal Assistance
Lincoln Yards Community Meeting
Dear Neighbors,

I strongly encourage you to attend tonight's safety workshop, called "Keeping It Real" sponsored by the 18th District Police and my office. Public Awareness is a critical part of the city's safety strategy.

This is an innovative workshop on how to make yourself and your home safer. A wide range of experts will speak including reformed burglars on parole.

Attendees say this is one of the most valuable public safety exercises in which they have participated.

Street parking is available. If you have not yet attended one of these workshops, I urge you to come.

Keepin' It Real Burglary Workshop
Hosted by the 18th District Chicago Police
and 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith
Thursday, September 13th
St. James Lutheran Church, 2101 N. Fremont Street
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheffield Neighbors Association
Community Meeting on Lincoln Yards
Depaul University Student Center
2250 N Sheffield, Room 314 AB
Wednesday, September 26th
6:00 PM, Doors Open at 5:30 PM

The Sheffield Neighborhood Association (SNA) has finished their community survey on the Lincoln Yards development proposal in the North Branch Corridor, and invites you to join in reviewing the latest details on this development and the recently completed SNA survey.

SNA reports it received 883 responses and 388 open ended responses in the optional section.

69.9% of the respondents live in the 60614, 11.4% in the 60647 and 8.4% in the 60622 zip codes.   91.5% were within walking distance of the site.
How to Appeal your Property Tax Assessment
Hosted by Board of Review Cook County Commissioner Michael Carbonargi
and 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith
Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N Seminary
Thursday, September 13th
6:00 PM

Staff will help property owners learn the appeals process and answer any questions about specific bills. Please bring your second installment of your property tax bill.

For more information please visit Cook Country Board of Review Website .
Register to Vote Online

The deadline to register to vote in the November 6th election and early voting begins September 27th. Residents may register to vote online by using a current Illinois driver's license or state ID. For more information on voting and elections, click here .  Ballots will be mailed in early October.

The deadline to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot is  November 1st .

By law, any mail ballot postmarked November 7th or later cannot be counted, which might include ballots slipped in the mail on the afternoon or evening of Election Day, November 6th.
Evening in the Garden
Fire Station Park
Thursday, September 13th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come celebrate the 5th anniversary of Evening in the Park presented by the Lincoln Central Association (LCA). This reception styled event is an opportunity to meet your local neighbors and celebrate saluting the volunteers of the neighborhood. 

Hors d'oeuvres & wine will be served from our very own neighborhood food and beverage establishments including J9 Wine Bar and Geja's Cafe. Enjoy illusions and magic close-up by Chicago magician, the amazing Benjamin Barnes .

If you live in the Lincoln Central Neighborhood and wish to become a member of the Lincoln Central Association neighborhood group please visit their member benefits page .
Lebowski Fest
Friday, September 14th
The Lincoln Park Zoo
6:30 PM

Celebrate 20 years of The Big Lebowski with a live Creedence Tribute by The Fortunate Sons band, screening of the film at Lincoln Park Zoo, and free carousel rides at the Lincoln Park Zoo at 2200 N Cannon Drive. All ages are accepted. Children 5 and under Free! For more information please take a look at the website here. To purchase tickets for entry click here.
Chicagoland Hiring Event
Wednesday, September 19th

The Hospitality Hires Chicago is an event for employers and job seekers to meet and interview. Working with Chicago’s premier workforce agencies, this provides employers with an opportunity to take a strategic approach to finding your next best hire and for job seekers to find their next best employment opportunity.

All participants must complete the first interview in preparation for the main hiring event. Details about location, time, and more will be provided upon registration. Call 1-312-281-7925. Visit online to schedule your first interview or Text "HIRE2" to 77453.

For more information please visit Hospitality Hires Chicago website.
Illinois Solar Tour
Saturday, September 22nd
Home of Lisa and Ron Elkins

Local architects, Lisa and Ron Elkins, of 2 Point Perspective Architecture & Interiors are opening their home again this year for the Illinois Solar Tour. Come by for bagels and coffee and learn about the environmental, money saving, benefits of solar power! 

For more information please visit the Illinois Solar Tour Website.

To our constituents who celebrate - I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

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