More Police Officers
Early Voting Begins
Ward Office Closure
Dear Neighbors, 
Yesterday Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendant Eddie Johnson announced the assignment of twenty additional police officers to the 18th District (South of Fullerton) and twenty to the 19th District (North of Fullerton).  

As we await the appointment of our new 18th District Commander, we continue to plan another Community Safety Forum and will schedule it soon. 

In the meantime, please join in making our communities safer:
  • Post "Neighborhood Watch" Signs - we have them in our office or click here to print this sign.
  • Leave your porch light on at night
  • If you see suspicious people loitering in the area, call 911.
Early Voting Begins

Early Voting for the Primary Election has begun, and runs until March 19. There are many ways to vote and register to vote.

In person voting and voter registration:

Beginning Monday, March 5, all early voting locations will be open. The closest locations for our Ward are:

Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W. Fullerton 
Near North Library, 310 W. Division
16 W Adams, the "Super Site"

You may both register to vote (if necessary) and early vote at any of the  early  voting sites.  Hours of operation are: 
  • Monday, March 5 - Saturday, March 10: 9 am-5 pm
  • Sunday, March 11: 10 am-4 pm
  • Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16: 9 am-7 pm 
  • Saturday, March 17: 9 am-5 pm
  • Sunday, March 18: 10 am-4 pm
  • Monday, March 19: 9 am-5 pm (16 W Adams will be open until 7 pm)
For other locations, click  here. If you are registering to vote or changing your address, you need two forms of ID.   Here is a list of acceptable identification.

Vote by Mail:  

Until March 15, you can apply to Vote By Mail  here.

To see your ballot, click  here . As this is a primary, you must choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot. 

Primary Candidates Forum 

Monday, March 12th
1110 W. Lill  (New Life Church)

6:30 :  Free Dinner

7:00:  CAPS (Community Policing) Meeting

7:30:  Candidate Debates:

7:30 State Representative Candidate : Ann M. Williams
7:45 Cook County Board: Bridget Degnen, John Fritchey
8:15 U.S. Congress: Mike Quigley, Sameena Mustafa, Steve Schwartzberg, Benjamin Thomas Wolf and Tom Hanson

Thanks to WNA for hosting this important event. Not a member? Join at the event or online at

Plan an Earth Day Cleanup at your local Park 

Friends of the Parks is again hosting Earth Day Cleanups at local parks. To have your local park participate as one of the many Chicago Earth Day sites, please register as a Site Captain for the site by March 21st. Once a Site Captain is assigned, the  Earth Day webpage  will be updated to include a registration link for volunteers to register for that particular site. 

If your groups want to mulch trees, the Site Captain must identify a TreeKeeper or Master Gardener to help out by March 21st. If you don't have one, FOTP and our friends at Openlands will try to help you find one. 
For questions about Earth Day or these deadlines, please contact Kate Hood at (312) 857-2757 ext. 8 or

Ward Office Closure for Casimir Pulaski Day

The 43rd Ward Office and all city offices are closed today, Monday, March 5, in observance of Pulaski Day. We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday, March 6 at 9:00 a.m.   Please call 311 for any service requests today.

Michele Signature

  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||