Text Us!
North Branch Park Preserve Meeting
City Sticker Sale
Old Town Art Fair This Weekend
Dear Neighbors,

This summer our Ward is instituting a new way to contact the office quickly and help provide the services you need - Text us!

If you see something in disrepair, please take a photo and text it, along with the address, to 773-906-4333 . Please share the closest address nearby to the issue you are reporting, and give us your name and your preferred contact information.

Of course, you can still email us at yourvoice@ward43.org, or call our office at 773-348-9500.
Making North Branch Park a Reality
A Public Park for the North Side
North Branch Park Preserve Coalition Meeting
Thursday, June 14
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
DePaul Student Center Room 314
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.

Learn about the growing coalition in support of the much-needed North Branch Park Preserve. Learn how true public open space can ease development pressures and provide multi-use open space to our park-starved area as well as link to the city riverfront park system.

Looming development is bringing a potential daytime population of 50,000 people to the Lincoln Yards project where Sterling Bay now also proposes a 20,000 seat stadium and a large entertainment complex. Not one foot of the proposed redevelopment of the entire North Branch Industrial Corridor is publicly-owned parkland.

Come to the meeting and learn about what you can do to support the creation of this park for us, our children, and grandchildren.

For more information go to: www.northbranchparkpreserve.org
Yard Waste Pick-Up
Don't Sweep Leaves into the Gutters
Bag Them and call 311

In an effort to assist residents in clearing their yards, parkways and storm drains of debris, the Department of Streets and Sanitation has implemented a coordinated collection of yard waste debris across the City.
Residents can call 311 to request separate bagged yard waste collection service throughout the season, which runs April to November.
Yard waste should be bagged separately and left in the alley or at the curb, outside of black garbage carts and blue recycling carts for pickup. Yard waste and other debris should not be thrown into the blue recycling cart as it contaminates the recycling stream. A dedicated DSS truck will collect yard waste based on 311 requests and take the bags to be composted in an effort to increase diversion from landfills.
Upcoming Events
Tonight, June 4
Stone Soup Shakespeare
Bauler Playlot (Wisconsin and Cleveland)
6:00 p.m.

Bring a picnic basket for this family friendly production set in the Old West. This comedy finds the Minola sisters, Katherina and Bianca, linked as the younger cannot marry until the older one has. When a stranger - Petruchio - comes to town who is as strange as Kate is quick-witted the two seem perfectly fitted, but are they? Will Bianca ever marry? Will Katherina find happiness? Will Shakespeare's play about taming women find a home in 2018? Only time and tour will tell!
Chicago City Sticker Sale
and CityKey ID Sale
DePaul Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Room 324
Thursday, June 7th 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The City Clerk's office in cooperation with our office will be holding their annual City Sticker sale on Thursday, June 7th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  

Only stickers expiring in June 2018 will be renewed.  Cash will not be accepted. Credit card, check, or money order are the only forms of payment accepted. 

You can also purchase a dog license or CityKey ID card. This card offers benefits such as reduced admission to many city museums. Learn more  here. You can fill out an application  here.
Old Town Art Fair
June 9 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
June 10 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

It's the official kick-off to summer in Lincoln Park. 250 juried fine artists, garden walk, foot court, and children's corner. $10 suggested donation benefits the Menomonee Boys and Girls Club, OTTA and many other local groups.

Experience the Fair in a whole new way - get the App! Old Town Tours is an app that walks you through the historic homes and gardens of the Triangle. Get it now.
Cravings on Clark 2018 
Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, June 13
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Eat, drink, and explore through one of Lincoln Park's most delicious neighborhoods at the 5th annual Cravings on Clark restaurant crawl. Guest check-in is located at HopCat Chicago, 2577 N Clark Street.

For more information on participating restaurants and to get tickets click   here .
Lincoln Park's Saint
The Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative
Monday, June 18
DePaul Student Center Room 120
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program

Lincoln Park filmmakers Lucia Mauro and Joe Orlandino will screen their 50 minute documentary, "Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People's Saint." And learn how a holy landmark rose in Lincoln Park and more about our city's "saint among the skyscrapers," Mother Cabrini.

Free admission. Register here.
Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards
Entry deadline June 20

CEGA is Chicago’s only citywide gardening honors. It’s open to the public and recognizes the hard work and creativity that make our city a healthier, more beautiful and more sustainable place. Entries are accepted for vegetable, ornamental, container, and specialized gardens (including green roofs or walls, enabling or rain gardens), as well as community gardens and urban farms.

Click here to enter. Judging begins in July, winners notified late summer, awards October 13. For more information, see chicagogardeningawards.org.

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