43rd Ward Shredding Event Sunday
Meet Our District Commanders
Lake Shore Drive Noise
Dear Neighbors,

It's Earth Day, and this year, we have an historic opportunity to make a difference nationally and locally.

I've joined the League of Conservation Voters in seeking the passage of President Biden's American Jobs Act, which will prioritize building a new clean power economy. The letter is signed by thousands of local government officials, including Mayor Lightfoot, several aldermen, and our State Senator Sara Feigenholtz and State Representative Ann Williams, who is head of the Environmental Committee in Springfield.

This is the moment to rebuild crumbling infrastructure in a new way - to get on the path to 100% clean energy and make necessary investment to mitigate climate change.
43rd Ward Shredding & Recycling Event
Sunday, April 25th
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N Cannon Drive
(in the brick paver lot)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We will be hosting a 43rd Ward Shredding and Recycling Event at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum during Earth Month.

There is a limit of two bankers boxes of paper per person.

Masks are required and social distancing will be strictly enforced.

Let's do our part to cut down on landfill waste. Thanks!
Vaccine Clinic Success

Yesterday, we co-hosted a vaccine clinic, vaccinating over 3000 Chicagoans. We were delighted to see everyone from high school students to seniors at our event, and many of our DePaul students! Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, staff, and Jewel-Osco, who provided staff to give vaccinations.

You can see more photos on our Facebook page.
More Vaccines

The City of Chicago announced that the United Center and Wrigley Field vaccination sites are now open for all adults 18+ without an appointment beginning today.

All other sites still require an appointment. Contact the sites directly or use Zocdoc. Other sites are:

If you need help navigating some of this, please call our office at 773-348-9500, and we will help you.

Bottom line: It's easy to get vaccinated now.
City Council Roundup

At City Council this week, we were happy to co-sponsor ordinances to:

  • Crack down on motorcycle clubs who drag race on Lake Shore Drive and operate without license plates. The Sun-Times covered the story. This follows our earlier efforts to authorize noise monitoring equipment on the Drive.

  • Further tighten laws to restrict "puppy mills" from selling dogs in Chicago. Here is the Sun-Times story.

Earth Day News
Celebrate Earth Day at Lincoln Common
Saturday, April 24
8 a.m. - Noon

You are invited for a morning of shopping, learning, and playing with Green City Market, Petals Farm, and Star Farm Chicago at Lincoln Common.

Pot your own plant with free soil and seeds from Home Depot Lincoln Park (supplies are limited).

And for the kids:
  • Earth Day Sensory Bins from Play2Day
  • "Parts of the Flower" Activity + a DIY Flower Food Recipe from Club Sprouts
St. James Earth Day Clean-up
Saturday, April 24
9:00 a.m.
2101 N Fremont

The families at St. James Lutheran Church and School will be coming together on Saturday, April 24 from 9-11 a.m. to clean up the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Volunteers will clean up around Fullerton and Armitage and Halsted to Clybourn. All members of the Lincoln Park community are invited to join them for the clean-up and coffee and doughnuts in the church courtyard that morning. St. James will provide all of the clean up supplies.
Ward Meetings
Weiners Circle Liquor License Application
Community Meeting
Monday, April 26
6:00 p.m.

Please join my office and the Park West Community Association (PWCA) at a community meeting to review a proposal by The Weiner’s Circle to apply for an Incidental Consumption on the Premises Liquor License for their restaurant located at 2262 N. Clark St.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom Webinar. The restaurant team will provide an overview of the concept and operations and will answer questions from the audience regarding their proposal. My office will conduct the discussion, take notes, and record your comments.

To register, send an e-mail to zoomregistration@ward43.org.

After having registered for the webinar, you will receive an email with the link to access the zoom meeting within an hour of the start of the scheduled community meeting.

Please log into zoom and access the meeting between 10-15 minutes prior to the official start time, so that there is enough time to troubleshoot any technical problems and become familiar with its features.

Once you access the meeting, you will be directed to a waiting room, until the Host approves you to join the meeting. The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but for security reasons we will only approve attendees who have previously registered and have provided real names. You may not attend the meeting as an anonymous person.

I hope you can join my office and the PWCA to engage in a direct dialogue with the Winer’s Circle team to gain a better understanding of this proposal and obtain answers to any questions the community may have.
Meet Our District Police Commanders
Tuesday, April 27
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) is hosting a Chicago Police safety update virtual meeting on April 27 at 1 p.m.
Join LPCC for this virtual event to meet 18th District Police Commander Jill Stevens and 19th District Police Commander Chris Papaioannou.
Learn tips from the Chicago Police and local leaders about how to keep your business, employees and neighborhood safe. 
I will also be speaking at the event, joined by 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins.
Have safety questions? Submit them in advance here.
"We Will" Chicago
Citywide Plan
Kickoff Conversation
Thursday, April 29
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Mayor Lighfoot has announced a three-year citywide planning initiative that prioritizes equity, resiliency and engagement to create an inclusive and profitable vision for Chicago.

Join leaders from the Mayor’s Office, City departments and The Chicago Community Trust, for a forum about the planning for the first citywide plan in 50 years.

The event will include presentations and a moderated question-and-answer session about the community-driven process that will define the plan’s evolution over the next 18 months.
Community News
One Summer Chicago Jobs

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) announced the launch of the 2021 One Summer Chicago (OSC) application.

OSC 2021 will run from July 5 to August 13 and will include remote and socially distanced, in-person job and life-skills training for youth ages 14 to 24. The application deadline is Friday, June 11 here. More than 21,000 slots are available. 
Chicago Park District Hiring

Work for the Chicago Park District this summer! To learn more and apply, click here.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Huili Feng of Tumu Studio is raising money to support Chicago K~12 public schools with a wider selection of books that promote awareness of Asian
American history and their contributions to our communities and country.   

Learn more here and donate here.

Order From Our Local Restaurants
Savor Lincoln Park Continues Through May 2 

Savor Lincoln Park returns with a diverse line-up of locally owned restaurants and eateries featuring unique prix fixe menus, tasting menus and take-home kits available for carry-out.
There's also a silent auction!

A portion of every meal ordered supports our resilient restaurant community and the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.

For more information and to place an order, visit here.
Support Local Businesses
Let's get vaccinated,

43rd Ward Virtual Office Hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM 
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