- Vacant Storefront Victory -
- Dayton Resurfaced -
- 523 W. Diversey Presentation -
Also In This Issue
LPMA Instagram Contest
St. Paul's Rummage Fest
Solar Chicago
Fiesta de Avila
Become an Election Judge
Lincoln Park Docents Needed
Clark Street Survey
Dayton Street Resurfaced
Presentation: 523 W. Diversey
Vatican Guest Visits Shrine

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September Street Sweeping


Lincoln Park Local

September 4, 2014


4pm - 7pm

Intersection of Belden & Lincoln


Support your community by shopping local at Lincoln Park Local, and enjoy free samples from local businesses!

Lincoln Park Merchants Association Instagram Contest

September 4, 2014



The Lincoln Park Merchants Association is hosting an Instagram contest on Sept. 4th and the winner will receive a $25 prize to Comfort Me and Oh, Olive!


St. Paul's Rummage Fest

September 6, 2014

8:00am - 2:00pm

St. Pauls United Church 

of Christ

2335 N. Orchard Street


The rummage sale includes eight rooms and a full sized gym filled with merchandise from community donations. 


Click here for more information. 

Solar Chicago Event

September 10, 2014


Room 325

 DePaul Student Center 

2250 N. Sheffield Ave 


Solar Chicago, a new group solar panel discount program for homeowners in the Chicago metro area, is available now! 


Come to our Solar Chicago Workshop to learn more! 


Click here for more information. 

Fiesta de Avila

September 13, 2014

St. Teresa of Avila Church Parking Lot
1037 W Armitage
11am - 9pm


St. Teresa of Avila Church invites you to join for an afternoon of games, fiesta themed food and beverages, and exciting music! 

Become a 43rd Ward Election Judge


The 43rd Ward is in need of election judges for the November 4th General Election.


Election judges help with setting up voting equipment, assist at the polling location throughout the day and tabulate vote totals after the polls close.


If you are interested in becoming an election judge in the 43rd Ward, please email us or call Mary at 773-661-2133.


Click here for more information. 

Volunteers Needed for the LIncoln Park Docent Program


The Lincoln Park Conservancy is seeking volunteers to give free tours to the public. 


The training consists of six consecutive Saturday mornings beginning on October 11, 2014. Register by contacting Sue  at (773) 883-7275 or by email.  

Take the Clark Street Consumer Survey


Take the Lincoln Park Chamber's survey about what businesses you'd liketo see on Clark Street!


Hurry! The survey closes September 8th! 



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Dear Friends,

I recently attended court to continue our fight against vacant storefronts along Clark Street, one of several hearings on this issue residents and I have attended in recent months.

As reported in earlier newsletters, the goal of these cases was to urge landlords to rent the vacant stores. I am very pleased to report that six of the previously long-vacant storefronts have been rented since these cases began, including the following. 
Additionally, the storefront at 2544 N. Clark (formerly Oodles of Noodles and Chicago Creamery) will be fully renovated and replaced with a more modern storefront, and I look forward a new tenant moving into this location.  

At court, the city's attorneys also announced that all the targeted buildings have been brought into compliance with building codes, representing a significant reinvestment in our community.  

The success of this effort represents a major accomplishment for our community. 
Thanks to everyone who has supported these efforts and joined in advocating at these court cases! 
 Dayton Street Resurfaced

I'm happy to report that the resurfacing of Dayton Street from Wrightwood Avenue to Schubert Avenue was completed last week! 
Dayton Street before resurfacing
Dayton Street after resurfacing
Community Presentation: 
523 W. Diversey


Join me on September 8th at a public presentation for the proposed redevelopment of 511 - 523 W. Diversey Parkway / 2753 - 2773 N. Hampden Court, currently the Market Place Foodstore. Per my direction, the developer will present their plans and answer any questions you may have. 


Please note, no approvals or final plans have been granted for this project. This is the first of several meetings that will be held as part of an open and transparent approval process. Click here for further information.

Meeting hosted by Alderman Smith and 
Park West Community Association
Vatican Guest Visits Cabrini Shrine


On August 8, 2014, the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago welcomed a very special guest from the Vatican. Monsignor Giacomo Pappalardo, who works closely with Pope Francis, had heard so much about the Shrine he wanted to visit while he was in Chicago!


Congrats to the Shrine on hosting such a special visitor!


 Linda Thornton, Manager, Dr. Henri Tilmehdesh, Monsignor Giacomo Pappalardo, Fr. Ted Ploplis, Rector, Sr. Brieget Zanin, MSC, and Mickey Smith, Liturgical Coordinator


Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman