Short-Term Rentals Hearing
Early Voting Starts Monday
Office Closure: Casimir Pulaski Day
Ward Night
Dear Neighbors,

As you know, I advocated for strong regulation of short-term rentals when the city enacted its ordinance in 2016. We did so at a time when the concept itself was still new and untested in our city.

Chicago's law contains some good innovations, such such as the prohibited buildings list, but it’s clear that the ordinance needs to be updated to tighten compliance and protect neighborhoods.

On Wednesday, March 4, the License and Consumer Protection Committee, of which I am a member, will be hosting a subject matter hearing to discuss how the City Council can best revise our ordinance. I encourage you to attend, listen and add your voice to the conversation.

Short Term Rental Ordinance Reform Hearing
City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
11:00 a.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers
121 N LaSalle St., Second Floor

This is our opportunity to share our stories and to urge for greater regulation. If you have comments, please attend the meeting to testify or contact us at .
Election Day and Early Voting
Early Voting March 2 - 16
Election Day March 17

Early voting for the March Presidential Primary begins Monday, March 2 through March 16. The Lincoln Park Library Branch (1150 W. Fullerton) is the closest location in our area.

Please note: There are new election machines this year at polling sites. Watch this video to show you how they work. For more information, please visit the Board of Elections website.
March Ward Night
Monday, March 9
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ward Office
2523 N. Halsted Ave

We will be having ward night on Monday, March 9th. Please sign up using the Calendly link, however, walk-in's are always welcome. Hope to see you soon!
Condo Seminar
with Attorney Sima Kirsch
Wednesday, March 11
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Church
2335 N. Orchard St.

Our office, along with local community groups, will be sponsoring a condo seminar with attorney Sima Kirsch. The focus will be on your rights as individual condo owners. If you have any questions, please email us at, or call us at 773-348-9500.

2020 Local School Council Elections
Applications Due March 5 at 3:00 p.m.

If you are a parent, community member, student, or teacher looking to get more involved with your school, we encourage you to consider running in your school’s LSC election. The application window for the  2020 LSC elections is open now through March 5th at 3:00 p.m.  To apply, download the application forms below and return them to the CPS Office of Local School Council Relations, 2651 W. Washington Blvd, 3rd Floor

Parents and community members have the option to file a   Form 4-20 Candidate Statement , school staff candidates must file a   Form 5-20 School Staff Candidate Information Form and high school student candidates must file a   Form 6-20 Student Candidate Information Form.
Community Events
Chicago History Museum
Toast to Chicago
Wednesday, March 4
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Toast to Chicago’s 183rd birthday at a free celebration that highlights the city’s rich heritage. Festivities include family-friendly activities, performances, pop-up activations, and birthday sweets! Museum admission is free for Illinois residents on this day.  RSVP appreciated.
18th District Public Safety Workshop
Thursday, March 5
6:00 p.m.
Jesse White Center
410 W. Chicago Ave.

Learn about the importance of street safety and crime prevention awareness. If you have any questions, please contact the 18th District CAPS office at
One Earth Film Festival
2040: The Regeneration
Saturday, March 7
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
St. Clement Parish
2524 N. Orchard

2040: The Regeneration explores what the world would look like in 2040 if we began now to us our best efforts to mitigate climate change. Called one of the best documentaries on climate change and living smarter, the content is appropriate for children 5th grade and up.

The screening is free; donations are accepted. St. Clement and St. Vincent dePaul are co-hosting the event. Watch the trailer here .
St. Teresa of Avila Presents: Camino Frances!
Sunday, March 8
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Teresa of Avila
1950 N. Kenmore

Enjoy homemade French gastronomy from Le Puy en Velay to Spain with a selection of wine and beer. Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for young adults under 30, and $10 for children. Purchase tickets online at Adults pay $45 at the door.

Lunch is sponsored by Teresa of Avila Parish and the Francophone Catholic Community of Chicago. Proceeds benefit the parish and its outreach programs.
Gold Coast Neighbors Spring Membership Event
Monday, March 9
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Maple & Ash
8 W. Maple St.

Enjoy beer, wine, and appetizers courtesy of Maple & Ash while talking with your neighbors and learning about your Gold Coast community.

Admission is $20 per person for a GCNA member, $25 for a nonmember. To reserve your place  click here  to register. Please register in advance as walk-in's are not permitted.
Ward Office Closed Casimir Pulaski Day

Our office will be closed on Monday, March 2 in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. We will reopen with our regular business hours on Tuesday, March 3.
See you in the neighborhood,

43rd Ward Office Hours: M - F 9 AM - 6 PM 
  2523 N Halsted  |  773-348-9500