Corrected Recycling Schedule
Women's March 2018
Property Tax Appeals
Dear Neighbors,

You may have received a postcard in the mail or heard about the date on which your recycling will be picked up Many of these notices are incorrect, so this sets the record straight:

If you have alley pickup, your recycling will be picked up every other week, as always.  The next recycling week is the week of January 15th.  The recycling can be picked up any day of the week.

If you have curbside pickup, your recycling will always  be picked up on the same day of the recycling week as garbage day, which is Wednesday in the vast majority of our Ward. 

Women's March 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Columbus and Congress
Music and video starting at 9 a.m.
Rally starting at 11a.m.
March begins at  12:30 p.m.
Join women from all over Chicago in marching again to support fairness, justice and equality are reality in all parts of society.

Join me and other 43rd Ward marchers as we meet at the Pret A Manger, 108 S. Michigan Avenue, just south of Monroe St.  Dress in layers! If you want to join our group, email so you get our updates.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree Recycling Program begins January 6 through January 21, at Lincoln Park on Cannon Drive, opposite the Peggy Notebaert Museum.  Drop your tree off and get free mulch!  Please don't dump your tree with your trash. 
Property Tax Appeals Workshop

The Cook County Board of Review will be open for property valuation appeals for the North Township (areas south of Fullerton) through January 16, 2018.  You can file a complaint online. The Board will analyze comparable properties to determine if the property is assessed at too high a value.  Other evidence may be presented by the taxpayer as well.  

Join us for a workshop presented by Commissioner Michael Cabonargi on Tuesday, January 9th at the Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W Fullerton, at 6:00 p.m.  Bring a copy of your 2nd installment property tax bill.
Shared Sidewalk Program Opens January 9

The City's Shared Cost Sidewalk Program, an extremely popular voluntary program, opens on-line on January 9.  We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible on the 9th, as the program quickly reaches capacity.  You can only sign up by phoning 311 or on-line here

Public Hearing on Reduction of Enterprise Zone 4

Enterprise Zone 4, which currently includes a few blocks of the 43rd Ward on Clybourn, is being reduced in size significantly.  Once the Enterprise Zone designation is removed, properties will no longer be eligible to have real estate transfer taxes waived.  As this is now a highly-developed and desirable area, the designation is no longer necessary.  There will be a public hearing on Wednesday, January 10th at UI Labs, 115 N. Cherry Ave. in the Knowledge Theater at 10:00 a.m.  Click here for the map of the Zone and the proposed changes.
Upcoming Ward Events

4th Annual Polar Peace March  
Sunday, January 14
St. Pauls UCC
2335 N Orchard
4:00 p.m.

Join St. Pauls United Church of Christ and UCAN to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and address violence in our neighborhoods. A brief program of music and poetry in the St. Pauls sanctuary precedes a 1.5 mile walk. A free soup supper and fellowship follow. 

More information is here

Anti-Sexual Harrassment Training
A Webinar for the Hospitality Industry
Tuesday, January 16
3:00 p.m.

Join the Illinois Restaurant Association and attorneys from SmithAdmunsen  for a 60-minute, complimentary webinar on best practices specific to the hospitality industry. RSVP required here .

Savor Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
IO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury
Tuesday, January 23
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Chicago's favorite indoor food festival returns with local flavors from Lincoln Park's great restaurants, a silent auction, and snapshots at a vintage photo booth. Buy tickets here.

My staff and I look forward to serving you in 2018.

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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