- TODAY: Property Tax Assistance -
- Ward Office Closed Columbus Day -
- Chicago Marathon this Sunday -
Dear neighbors, 

Visit my office today (Friday, October 9th) between 1pm and 5pm for assistance with property tax appeals. Staff from Commissioner Gainer's office, Commissioner Fritchey's office and Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi's office will be on-site to assist in filing your appeal. The 43rd Ward office is located at 2523 N. Halsted. Click here for more information.

Additionally,  the 43rd Ward office will be closed on Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day. If you need city services, please call 3-1-1 or email my office at 
Reminder: Chicago Marathon this Sunday

The 38th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is Sunday, October 11, 2015. As you know, the Chicago Marathon will involve extensive street closures throughout the City. 
If you live on one of the streets along the marathon route,you must move your vehicle to another location off the course by Saturday, October 10.  Towing of vehicles on closed thoroughfares will begin at 1am on Sunday, October 11. Vehicles that are not removed from the street by 1 a.m. will be ticketed and towed. In and around the 43rd Ward, these locations include the following, however, please be on the lookout for 'No Parking' signage in your neighborhood. 

Street Closures and Parking Restrictions
  • LaSalle St.: Jackson Blvd. to Stockton Dr.
  • Stockton Dr.: LaSalle Dr. to Fullerton Dr.
  • Fullerton Dr.: Stockton Dr. to Cannon Dr.
  • Cannon Dr.: Fullerton Dr. to Sheridan Rd.
  • Sheridan Rd.: Diversey Pkwy. to Belmont Ave.
  • Broadway St.: Addison St. to Diversey Pkwy.
  • Clark St.: Diversey Pkwy. to Webster Ave.
  • Webster Ave.: Clark St. to Sedgwick St.
  • Sedgwick St.: Webster Ave. to North Ave.
  • North Ave.: Sedgwick St. to Wells St.
  • Wells St.: North Ave. to Hubbard St.
Street closures along the route will occur between 7am and 3pm. The Chicago Police Department will re-open city streets promptly as the final runners pass through. 

The following routes are scheduled to be available  , however, additional streets may be closed by the Chicago Police Department if deemed necessary. The Chicago Transit Authority will also be providing additional service along key routes. Click here for more information.

Available Routes
  • Lake Shore Drive's  north and southbound lanes will remain open. 
  • Inner Lake Shore Drive's north and southbound lanes will remain open from Diversey Pkwy. to Belmont Ave. Access to Lake Shore Dr. will remain open at Belmont Ave.
  • Clybourn Ave. will remain open. 
  • Lincoln Ave. north of Sedgwick St. will remain open. 
  • Clark St. north of Diversey Pkwy. will remain open. 
  • Halsted St. north of Adams St. will remain open.
Click here for a full list of street closures. Good luck to all the runners!


Michele Signature

 Michele Smith

 43rd Ward Alderman