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Dear Neighbor,

In case you missed our earlier newsletter this week please take a moment to fill out our 1-minute survey. This will assist my office and the Chicago Police Department to better gauge community sentiment. I will be presenting these responses to the Commanders of the 18th and 19th District as a way to help them address your questions and concerns. You can remain anonymous, or provide us with your name and address. The survey is optional and I look forward to seeing you later this month at one or more of our Safety Forums.

Please attend one of the following public safety forums:

Monday, March 13th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Life Church
1110 W Lill Street

Wednesday, March 15th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Latin School of Chicago
59 W North Avenue

Tuesday, March 21st, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. James Lutheran Church
2050 N Fremont Street

REMINDER: North Branch Industrial Corridor Open House

If you have been unable to attend a meeting for the North Branch Industrial Corridor to have your comments heard there is one further, in person, opportunity available.

You can see the full presentation from the last formal public meeting on February 21st  here. I have been told by attendees that some of their meeting comments about open space have not been included in the summaries. Please send in comments to  DPD@cityofchicago.org and copy me at  yourvoice@ward43.org. Previous presentations and meeting summaries can be found  here.

The last announced open house,  providing informal question-and-answer access on draft framework plan, is on  Tuesday, March 14th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at UI Labs, 1415 N. Cherry Avenue and residents can  RSVP here

Public comments will be accepted until Monday, April 10th. DPD will be presenting the overall redevelopment concept to the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday, April 20th. This once in a lifetime opportunity to create park space is still possible. I urge you and your neighbors to join me in the fight to preserve our neighborhood quality of life for current and future residents.

Friends of Lincoln Park Online Auction

Help support Lincoln Park High School - the annual  online auction  held by Friends of Lincoln Park (FOLP) kicks off Tuesday, March 14th and runs through Sunday, March 26th. FOLP is asking for donations of gift certificates and sports tickets. Check information on donations and sponsorship opportunities at the auction website here.

Coffee with 18th District Commander

Join 18th District Chicago Police Department Commander Paul Bauer at  9:30 AM on Wednesday, March 15th  at Eva's Cafe, 1447 N Sedgwick Street for a cup of coffee and conversation .

CTA Diversey Artwork Meeting

The CTA is hosting a Diversey Artwork Meeting for communities surrounding the Diversey Brown Line station. The meeting is an opportunity to meet renowned, Chicago-based artist, Jason Messinger on Thursday, March 16th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W Belmont Avenue. Jason was commissioned to create a new work of art for the station. Click here for more information on the meeting.

Weekend Happenings

Check out the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce's  weekend guide  here for 
Thursday, March 9th through Sunday, March 12th.

Windy City Winds Winter Concert

Windy  City  Winds Community Band holds its winter concert, Russian Masters of Music,  tonight, March 10th at 7:30 PM at St. Pauls United Church of Christ at 2335 N Orchard St. 

The concert will feature symphonic band transcriptions of great orchestral works by Russian composers, including Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Chesnokov, Gliere and Tchaikovsky. Thomas Madeja will be the featured soloist in the Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Arutunian.    The concert will be conducted by the band's co-founders Mark Mosley and Sarah Good Mosley.  

Everything But the House Drop Off Day

In honor of Chuck Goro, Managing Broker of the Lincoln Park office and a loyal member of the Lincoln Park Chamber, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Everything But The House are raising funds for the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Charitable Foundation. Start your spring cleaning early and bring your household items (valued at $150 or more) to Drop Off Day on Saturday, March 11th between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Coldwell Banker Lincoln Park, 1840 N. Clark.

Don't forget to Spring Forward Saturday night.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and see you in the Neighborhood,

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

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