Zoo Lights Traffic Improvements
Holiday Happenings
Dear Neighbor,

Zoolights is more popular than ever, especially during our unseasonably warm weather these last weeks.    Major tie-ups have occurred because the Zoo has been unable to clear its parking lot allowing new patrons to enter.  These traffic flow problems prompted our office to ask the Office of Emergency Management and Communication (OEMC) to place traffic aides on the scene.  OEMC personnel will direct traffic without waiting for traffic light signals at the Zoo parking lot exit allowing cars to enter Lake Shore Drive.

There will still be occasional delays in approaching Lake Shore Drive from LaSalle Drive, but hopefully, gridlock around the Zoo will be substantially reduced as cars attempt to reach the parking lot. 

Zoolights resume this Friday, December 8th and run through December 23rd, continuing again from December 26th to January 7, 2018.  Please recommend to your guests to visit on weeknights, if possible, when the Zoo is less crowded.
Fullerton Avenue Closure
Today, December 6 - Friday a.m., December 8

Belmont Village will begin its tower crane install today, Wednesday, December 6. Work continues through Friday, December 8. Fullerton Avenue between Orchard and Burling Streets will be CLOSED during this time .  

Please walk on the south side of Fullerton Avenue.  


Holiday Meet and Treat
with Alderman Smith
Le Pain Quotidien
1000 W. Armitage Ave.
Thursday, December 7
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Our Ward tradition continues of featuring local businesses during the holiday season. See you at Le Pain Quotidien for some treats and a chat about our ward and neighborhood.  This is the first of our 2017 "Meet and Treat" events and I look forward to greeting many of you again this year.  Hope to see you there!

Lincoln Park's Own Sing-Along Messiah
Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church
600 W. Fullerton Pkwy.
Sunday, December 10
6:00 p.m.

Featuring soloists and chamber orchestra, bring your score and sing along, or just enjoy. Freewill offering. Refreshments follow. 

Wrightwood Neighbors Association Presents:
Saturday December 9th
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1110 W Lill Ave (Corner of Seminary and Lill)
WNA Members: $5 per person 
Non Members $10 per person

Photos with Santa & Sleigh Rides
Meet Santa and Mrs Claus, enjoy a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar and treats, face painting too!
Not a member? Join online at www.wrightwoodneighbors.org

Oz Park Tree Lighting - A Shining Success

Hundreds came out to witness the first-ever holiday tree lighting in Oz Park.  Neighbors were enchanted by the caroling of the Lincoln Park High School Chamber Singers, and a special visit from Santa by the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.

A very special thanks to the Lincoln Central Association, who brought you this new holiday tradition.

See you in the neighborhood during this wonderful season.

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

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