Take Surveys on Cannabis and Scooters
Lincoln Park High School
Homecoming Parade Today
Community Meeting - Covent Hotel
Dear Neighbors,

Under recently introduced legislation by Mayor Lightfoot, cannabis sales would require a "special use" in our B-3 business districts In our Ward, this would include:

  • most of Lincoln Avenue
  • the Halsted/Armitage shopping district
  • the west side of Halsted street, north of Fullerton
  • parts of Division Street

Clark Street would NOT be included because it is not zoned B-3. (You can see a zoning map at cityofchicago.org/zoning for a detailed look).

We would require a public meeting for any proposed marijuana use in our Ward. The proposal would prohibit a cannabis dispensary within 500 feet of a school, and would restrict the total number of licenses on the North Side (north of Oak Street) to 14.

Please take our survey to express your views - and let me know whether you favor recreational marijuana dispensaries in our ward.
Chicago E-Scooter Pilot Program Survey

The City's E-Scooter pilot runs from June - October. The pilot program officially ends October 15 and the city is asking residents to provide feedback and has launched the Chicago E-Scooter Pilot Program Survey . The city will use the survey results along with injury reports, feedback from communities and stakeholder groups and detailed ridership data to evaluate the pilot and determine what to do with scooters in the future.
Lincoln Park Homecoming Parade
Thursday, September 26
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park High School
2001 N. Orchard St.

Homecoming Day is here! Lincoln Park High School will have its second Homecoming Parade through the neighborhood to show support for the upcoming game on Friday, September 27th. Bring the kids to cheer on our LPHS sports teams, led by the High School's award winning Marching Band and ROTC troop.

The Parade will step off at 3 p.m. from the High School.

  • The Parade will start on Dickens north of the high school and head East.
  • Then turn left on to Larrabee and head North to Webster; and head west on Webster.
  • Turn onto Burling and go North to Belden.
  • Turn West on to Belden and march West to Sheffield.
  • Head South on Sheffield back to Dickens; head East back to LPHS.

The parade should not last more than an hour. Chicago Police will be onsite directing traffic and ensuring the safety of the local High Schoolers. Please feel free to reach out to my office with any questions.

Our Lincoln Park Lions will face off against the Lane Tech Indians at 7:15 PM . Friday, September 27 at Lane Tech, 2601 W. Addison St. Tickets are $5 at the gate.

Come on out to the parade and game to cheer on our school! Go Lions!
Community Meeting: Covent Hotel 2653 N. Clark
Wednesday, October 2
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Alcott Elementary - Auditorium
2625 N. Orchard St.

Please join my office and the Park West Community Association (PWCA) at a community meeting to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the Covent Hotel, located at 2653 North Clark Street.

The proposal calls for the renovation of the historic single room occupany (SRO) hotel into affordable, handicap-accessible apartments with private bathrooms and kitchens, new community spaces, and amenities for current and future residents. The redevelopment will reduce the number of units from 60 to 30 in the existing structure and provde 4,900 square feet of renovated ground level retail. The plan also calls for the construction of a new seven-story building on the rear parking lot with market-rate units and 52 parking spaces, plus changes to Lehman Court to improve the streetscape.

The development team and its representatives will be present at this meeting to provide an overview of the project, as well as to answer questions. My office will be present to monitor the discuss, take notes and record your feedback. Here is the meeting notice .
Free Flu Shots at the 43rd Ward Office
Monday, October 7
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
43rd Ward Office
2523 N. Halsted Ave.

The Department of Public Health will be on-site at our ward office to administer flu shots free of charge.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging everyone six months and older to get a flu shot as soon as it’s available in your community. Due to concerns about how well the nasal spray vaccine has worked during the previous flu season, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is temporarily recommending that people get a flu shot and not use the nasal spray vaccine. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact McKay Murphy at my office, McKay@ward43.org .

As flu season approached, IDPH recommends following the 3 C’s: clean, cover, and contain:

  • Clean – frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water.
  • Cover – cover your cough and sneeze.
  • Contain – contain your germs by staying home if you are sick.
Ward Night: October 7
Monday, October 7
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Due to a scheduling conflict, Ward Night will be Monday, October 7 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We hope that this time change benefits those who prefer earlier hours. Please use Calendly t o sign-up in advance; however, walk-ins are always welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing you.
Community Events
18th District Court Advocacy Training
Thursday, September 26
7:00 p.m.
18th District Police Station
1160 N. Larrabee Ave.

Join Officer Robinson to discuss court advocacy and learn how to be an invaluable member of your community through court advocacy. Court Advocates appear in court on behalf of the community and the victims. Court Advocates send a strong message to the defendant and the courts that we will not tolerate crime in our community. For more information. contacCAPS.018district@chicagopolice.org, or at 312-742-5778.

I will be attending - please join me in this important work.
Lincoln Park Uncorked
Thursday, September 26
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Check-In at Old Grounds Social
950 W. Wrightwood Ave.

T reat yourself to some of the season’s best wines paired with delicious bites from a selection of Lincoln Park’s favorite restaurants. Gather your group and catch a pedicab to explore Lincoln Avenue businesses between Diversey and Fullerton as they transform into pop-up tasting rooms with curated selections from Vin Chicago! Get your tickets early as they are expected to sell out. Click  here f or more details and to register.
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services Presents:
Lincoln Park Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 5
10:00 a.m. - 2: 00 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Center
2145 N. Halsted St.

Bring the whole family to St. Vincent de Paul Center, on the corner of Halsted and Webster, to play on the playground, check out our facility, get your face painted, and pick up a free pumpkin! Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. RSVP today!
Fall Home Buying and Selling Session
Thursday, October 3
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Branch Library
1150 W. Fullerton Ave.

All who are interested in buying or selling a home are invited to attend a social evening with Melinda Jordan of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a Money Smart® partner.
Melinda will share key buying and selling tips, host a fun real estate trivia game (with prizes!), and offer hot chocolate and tasty treats! Please register for this event or email mjthecloser@gmail.com

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T - F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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