Update on Webster Attack
Dear Neighbors,
Video obtained by the Chicago Police from a Second Ward neighbor appears to show the likely assailant of the woman who was stabbed on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, around 11 p.m., in the 1200 block of West Webster Avenue. The offender fled westbound to Wayne Street.

According to police, t he offender was seen on video surveillance parking a dark blue/black Cadillac SRX on Wayne St. prior to the attack, and re-entering the Cadillac and fleeing
northbound following the attack.

The offender's description is male, approximately 5'09", wearing all black with hoody and baggy black pants. No other description is yet available.

Police are actively working on the case and are looking for video. If you have any information, contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area Central, (312) 747-8380 and reference Case JB-219041. Click here to see the alert.

Many thanks to the neighbors who have been cooperating in this investigation. We will keep you updated.

What you can do:

  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Do not wear headphones when walking.
  • Call 911 to report any suspicious persons, activity, or vehicles.

OEMC Private Sector Camera Initiative

If you have or are thinking of obtaining exterior video cameras, you may be interested in joining the "Private Sector Camera Initiative" recently launched by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC).

OEMC is seeking to gain access to exterior cameras on the public way, and camera feeds will only be viewed during emergency situations and active criminal investigations. 
I encourage private homeowners, condominium associations, rental buildings, and local businesses to participate in the "Private Sector Camera Initiative" to assist the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to make arrests and deter criminal activity. 
Please contact OEMC at (312) 746-9111 if you would like to participate in this public safety initiative. For more information, click on the following links to download the  Private Sector Camera Brochure  and visit OEMC's  website.
This new method is one of the approaches we will be discussing at our upcoming public safety summit.
Local School Council Elections on Wednesday, April 18th
and Thursday April 19th

Elections for parent and community members of our Local School Councils will take place on April 18th and 19th. Local School Councils are the governing board for each of our local schools, composed of t he principal, 6 parents, 2 community representatives, 2 teacher representatives, and 1 Non-teacher representative. Parents vote at their school, while community members vote at their neighborhood school. You can tell your neighborhood elementary school by clicking this link.

Here in the 43rd Ward, community members can vote at Lincoln Park High School in addition to their local elementary school. Please note: the Lincoln Park High Local School Council Election is Thursday, April 19th. Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

You vote for the parent representatives as well as two community members.

Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You must bring two forms of indentification, one of which must show your current address.
Street Sweeping Rescheduled for Blocks
Missed Due to Snow on Monday, April 9

The following streets that were not swept due to snow last Monday will be swept as follows:

Monday April 16 - East side of Sheffield from Armitage to Willow
Monday April 16 - West side of Dayton From Armitage to North Ave
Tuesday April 17 - West side of Bissell from Armitage to Dayton (1600 N)
Tuesday April 17- East side of Fremont from Armitage to Bissell (1600 N)

Please look for signs. Thanks to our Ward Superintendent Marty Casey for covering our streets.

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 yourvoice@ward43.org www.ward43.org