Lincoln Yards Community Survey
Police Arrest Robbery Offenders
2468 N Clark Street Community Meeting
43rd Ward Shredding Event
Dear Neighbors,

The Chicago Police Department arrested two violent offenders wanted for multiple robberies.

Walter Porter and Amanda Brown of Calumet City, were arrested on August 14, on the 1100 block of W. Fullerton Avenue.

They have been charged with f our felony counts of Armed Robbery,   one felony count of Resisting Arrest and one felony count of UUW (Unlawful Use of Weapon), Poss/Carry/Conceal Weapon.

The individuals are linked to the armed robbery of two victims on the 2600 block of N. Bosworth Ave (2nd Ward), the 1800 block of W. Berenice Ave (44th Ward) and the 2800 block of N. Greenview Ave (44th Ward). These two offenders were arrested in our neighborhood, showing that crime knows no Ward boundaries.
Crime Prevention Tips

These public safety reminders are quite basic but police encourage the following:

  • Stay off your cell phone as much as possible when walking

  • Put your location services On and Install the "find my phone" app. If your phone is taken, police on the scene have the capability to allow you to log into those apps from their police cars for quick phone tracking.

  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of any suspicious people including any vehicle description and license plate information.
How Can I Make My Home—And Myself—Safer?
Gold Coast Neighbors Association Presentation
Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Claridge House
1244 North Dearborn Parkway

Enjoy beverages and appetizers in the Claridge House, the newly renovated hotel in the heart of our Gold Coast neighborhood, while learning about safety—the most important issue in our community.

Admission is complimentary for GCNA members, $20 for nonmembers, and is available in advance only.

To register, please email, call 773-510-7327, or visit GCNA thanks the Claridge House for its generous hospitality in hosting this event.

Sheffield Neighbors Association Lincoln Yards Survey

The board of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association has created a detailed survey to gather more community insight about the proposed Lincoln Yards development in the North Branch Corridor.

Thus far, over 200 responses have been submitted, but your input is sought. Take the survey here . Deadline to respond is Tuesday, September 4th.

See the recent Patch article located here.

If you live in the Sheffield neighborhood, SNA asks you to join the Sheffield Neighbors Association. Visit to learn more.
Community Meeting
 Proposed Liquor License at 2468 North Clark Street
Monday, August 27th at 6:30 PM
Galway Arms
2442 North Clark Street – Second Floor

Join our office and the Park West Community Association (PWCA) at a community meeting to review a proposal by the Fat Shallot to operate a restaurant with an Incidental Liquor License at 2468 N. Clark St.

Our office will be present at this meeting to monitor the discussion, take notes, and record your feedback. Representatives of the restaurant ownership will also be present to outline their operation as well as answer questions regarding this proposed venue.

Click here for more information.
Lincoln Avenue Closed from Fullerton to Belden
for Crane Removal

Removal of the Lincoln Common north tower crane began Monday, August 20th, and will continue until 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 23rd . Should weather cause delays, work will continue through Friday, August 24.
During this time, Lincoln Avenue will be closed from Fullerton Avenue south to the main entrance of the Lincoln Common parking garage. North/South traffic will be rerouted to Halsted Street. 
The Lincoln Common parking garage will remain open and can be accessed via the south entrance.
Lake Shore Drive Repaving and LaSalle Bridge Repair
August 21 - October 6

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has restricted LaSalle Drive to one lane traveling in each direction at North Avenue east to the Lake Shore Drive to begin work to repair the LaSalle Bridge (the bridge that carries Lake Shore Drive over LaSalle Drive). Starting on Monday, August 27, work will be expanded to to repave Lake Shore Drive between Monroe and Grand. This will require reducing Lake Shore Drive to two lanes in each direction from LaSalle to Monroe for the duration of the project.

In an effort to complete work before the annual Chicago Marathon, the Chicago Department of Transportation has an accelerated schedule, with around-the-clock lane closures and crews working double shifts.

Please take alternate routes. For updates, follow The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on social media:
Twitter: @ChicagoDOT
Facebook: CDOTNews
Chicago Triathlon
SouthBound LSD Closed
Sunday, August 26th
5:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This year's Chicago Triathlon will feature a new bike course which will require all Southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive Southbound to be closed between Hollywood and I-55 from 5:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Sunday.

For more information on the route and event schedule, please click here.
DePaul University's Neighborhood Parking Program

DePaul University is offering free parking permits to campus neighbors living in the area bounded by Altgeld, Armitage, Halsted and Wayne Streets. These parking permits start September 1st, 2018 to August 31st, 2019. The permits allow parking between 4 PM and 8 AM weekdays and all day on weekends in the Clifton Garage and in Student Campus Surface lots.

To apply, complete the 2018-2019 Area Resident Parking Permit Application form. You must present two forms of identification with your current address (driver's license, state of Illinois ID, City Key) and another proof of residence such as a utility bill with your name and current address.

Bring or mail the Application and proof of residency to the DePaul University Parking Services Office located at 2320 N. Kenmore, Room 177, Chicago, IL. 60614. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, with extended hours of 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM on Monday, August 27th to Friday, August 31st.

You will receive a "Area Resident" hang tag, which must be displayed when parking at DePaul. For more details. please call 773-325-7275 or this website.

In addition to the FREE program, area residents within the same boundaries may purchase a 24 pass to park in the Clifton Garage for $370/year. More details here.
Vote By Mail Now Available

Chicago voters can now apply for mail ballots for the General Election on November 6th. Chicago voters can request their mail-in ballot  online . Ballots will be mailed in early October.

The deadline to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot is  November 1st .

By law, any mail ballot postmarked November 7th or later cannot be counted, which might include ballots slipped in the mail on the afternoon or evening of Election Day, November 6th.
Upcoming Events
43rd Ward School
Supplies Drive
Monday, August 20th -
Friday, August 31st
2523 N. Halsted Street

Our 43rd Ward Office is collecting back to school items for needy CPS students from until Friday, August 31st, 2018.

Students need:

  • Backpacks
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Kleenex/Paper towels
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Washable markers
  • Rulers
  • Wide-ruled notebook Paper
  • Calculators

For a full list of suggested school supplies by grade, visit:

If you would like to purchase a school supply kit instead of individual items, visit:

43rd Ward Shredding Event Recycling
& Clothing Drive
Saturday, August 25th
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive

Our popular shredding event is back again!  R4 Services  and   Friends of Epilepsy Foundation  team up with the 43rd Ward to offer document shredding on-site and a clothing drive at the  Peggy Notebaert Museum , located at  2430 N. Cannon Drive.  

Turn in paper documents, lightly used clothing, and unwanted electronics but please note, no televisions, printers, microwaves, monitors, cords, or expired medications.
Chicago Tribune Food Bowl Night Market
Friday, August 24th | Saturday, August 25th | Sunday, August 26th
3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lakefront Green at Theater on the Lake
Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton

Along our city's lake shore, the Food Bowl will be featuring more than 25 curated food vendors and live entertainment. The $5.00 suggested donation will benefit the Green City Market and The Trotter Project, both based here in the 43rd Ward.

For more information about Chicago Tribune Food Bowl please visit their website .
The Stars Are Out for
Movies in the Park

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 from 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wrightwood Park
2534 N. Greenview Ave

The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 from 8:00 PM - 9:40 PM
Oz Park
2021 N. Burling Street

Mary Poppins
Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 from 8:00 PM - 10:19 PM
Jonquil Playlot Park
1001 W. Wrightwood Ave
See you in the neighborhood,

Michele Smith
43rd Ward Alderman
43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T - F 9 AM - 6 PM 
  2523 N Halsted  |  773-348-9500
Text Us for Constituent Services: 773-906-4333