Stockton Drive Resurfaced and Richard "Dickie" Harris Way Dedication
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Veterans Day

The 43rd Ward office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day, and will resume normal business hours the following day.
Meet the Principals!

Find out why our local public elementary and high schools could be  your best choice! 

The  Wrightwood Neighbors Association is hosting their annual Public Schools Forum on Monday, November 9th from from 5:30-7, followed by a CAPS meeting from 7-9 PM. Both will be held at New Life Church, located at  1110 W Lill Ave. 

Meet the principals of the local public schools and learn more about their  curriculum  and admissions.  For more information,  click here.
CAPS Meeting

A CAPS meeting for the  18th District Sector 10 will be held Thursday, November 12th at the Old Town Triangle Association center, 1763 N North Park, from 6:30-7:30 PM. 

The Lincoln Park CAPS Hospitality Subcommittee meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18 from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Beer Bistro North, 1154 W. Fullerton. The meeting's agenda will include updates from the Chicago Police Department, recommendations for holiday safety and community updates.

To view your beat map, click here.

Lake   Shore  Drive will be fully closed to traffic during overnight hours next week, between the hours of  8:15 p.m. and 5:45 a.m. , weather permitting, for two nights in the northbound direction and two nights in the southbound direction, for resurfacing the Oak Street S-curve.

November 9th and 10th, northbound traffic will be detoured off  Lake  Shore Drive at Randolph, westbound to Michigan Ave., and then northbound onto Lake Shore Drive via the entrance ramp at Oak Street. Ramps from Randolph Street, Wacker Drive and Grand Avenue to northbound Lake Shore Drive will be closed. Local access only will be maintained to the Grand Avenue ramp and Navy Pier. Southbound Lake Shore Drive will remain open.
November 11th and 12th, southbound Lake Shore Drive traffic will be detoured off at Michigan Avenue. The detour route is south on Michigan to Randolph and east on Randolph back to   southbound Lake Shore Drive.    Chicago Avenue access to and from  Lake  Shore  Drive will be maintained. The exit ramp at Chestnut will be closed.
Lake  Shore  Drive will remain open on these nights.
Also, during the next several weeks, motorists can expect periodic single lane closures between North and Grand Avenues between 9:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. to allow for restripping, curb, shoulder and other repairs that cannot be done at night.

Inner Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing

On Friday, October 30th the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) began to Inner Lake Shore Drive, between Division and North Avenues. 

The work consists of milling and asphalt resurfacing of the street pavement, and will also result in the replacement of non-compliant ADA ramps, manhole adjustments and pavement striping.  

During this project, expected to last several weeks, temporary lane closures will be placed during non-rush hour periods to allow work to proceed.

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Dear Neighbor,
I am pleased to report the completion of the recent resurfacing of Stockton Drive, between Dickens and Wrightwood Avenues.

Last year, we repaved significant sections of Stockton Drive and this year the rest of Stockton was repaved, along with new ADA pedestrian ramps and crosswalks.

Take a look at this renovated stretch of our vital thoroughfare of our vital Lincoln Park thoroughfare:

Richard "Dickie" Harris Street Dedication

I'm pleased to join the  Lincoln Central Association in dedicating Dickens Avenue, between Lincoln Avenue and Larrabee Street the honorary Richard "Dickie" Harris Way.

Please join us Saturday, November 7th as we officially dedicate an honorary sign to commemorate Dickie's life and his impact on our community.  

For those who may not have had the opportunity to meet Dickie personally, he was a tremendous community advocate who spent countless hours engaged in neighborhood beautification, neighborhood preservation and supporting the cultural and artistic endeavors for which our neighborhood is renowned.

Please join me and the LCA to commemorate his life and accomplishments -- we'll be meeting at 2:30 pm on Saturday at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Dickens Street (Lincoln Central Park), with a reception to follow the dedication.  

I hope to see you there!
Pet Costume Contest Winner!

Last, but not least, I'd like to congratulate Ernie Munster, winner of the Barker and Meowsky  Halloween pet costume contest (seen here with fellow judge Greg Gibbs of the Chicago Bagel Authority)!

Please Bag Your Leaves!
Between now and November 27th, residents can have their bagged leaf waste collected by the Department of Streets and Sanitation on their normal day of City waste service.

Please remember to ensure that no leaves be swept or blown into the street, as this clogs catch basins and sewers - and it's against the law, to boot! 

Instead, please place any bagged leaves (and other yard waste) next to your refuse and recycling carts in either the alley or the curb, and Streets and Sanitation crews will collect them to be composted for you.
As a reminder, yard waste should not be thrown into the blue recycling cart as it contaminates the recycling stream.



Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

Alderman, 43rd Ward