- Warm Up at Local Restaurants-
- Community Meeting Tonight! -
- Lincoln Avenue Resurfaced -
Also In This Issue
Chanukah Wine Tasting.
Volunteer to ProvideTax Assistance
Unwrap Clark Street
Property Tax Update
Youth Dance at Menomonee Club
Tonight - Community Meeting
Lincoln Avenue Resurfaced

Chanukah Wine Tasting

Sunday, December 21st

The Social Table: 935 W. Armitage



Join Chabad of Lincoln Park for a Chanukah wine tasting this Sunday. 

Volunteer to Provide Chicagoans Tax Assistance


The City of Chicago offers free tax help to thousands of Chicago residents each year who need assistance filing their returns. If you are looking for a way to use your skills to help Chicago families and individuals join the 2,000+ volunteerswho provide tax assistance in Chicago each year.


Click here for more information.

Shop Local this Holiday Season and Get Rewarded!

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting Lincoln Park's first ever holiday reward program. The program, called Unwrap Clark Street, kicks off on Black Friday and runs through December 31st. 

Spend $300 or more at a minimum of 3 businesses (restrictions apply) on Clark Street, mail in your receipts and receive a $50 gift certificate to a Clark Street restaurant!

Property Tax Update for 43rd Ward Homeowners: North Chicago Township Open for Appeals


From now until December 30th, 43rd Ward homeowners who live in North Chicago Township (south of Fullerton Avenue) may appeal their property tax assessment to the Cook County Board of Review. 


Appealing your property tax assessment is an opportunity to ensure your property tax bills are fair and accurate. The most common reason to appeal is over-valuation. 


File appeals online at


Contact the following offices with questions about the appeal process or for assistance to file an appeal.  

  • Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi's (2nd District) Office at 312-603-5560

Youth Dance Lessions at Menomonee Club

Registration is open for spring dances, with session beginning January 5th.

Learn from the professional dance educators of Thodos Dance Chicago!



43rd Ward Office

2523 N. Halsted


Office Hours:






9a.m.-12p.m. & 2p.m.-6p.m.


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Dear Friends,


As the weather cools down, stay warm inside at one of Lincoln Park's many top-notch restaurants. In fact, the Michelin Guide has awarded 2015 Bib Gourmands to several Lincoln Park restaurants, including Balena, Pump Room and Riccardo Trattoria.


Have you been to the North Pond restaurant? Greg Mosko, the restaurant's pastry chef, was named one of the country's five best new pastry chefs by Food & Wine magazine.


Warm up with Cajun and Creole dishes at Epiphany Bistro, which opened in October at 734 W. Fullerton, and Snarf's Sandwiches recently opened its first Lincoln Park location. 


Have a sweet tooth? Visit Sugar Fixe Macaron, which just opened on Friday, for 18 different flavors of macarons.


Additionally, don't forget that you can still visit the Green City Market at its indoor location at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! 


Look forward to seeing you around the 43rd Ward.

Community Meeting re: 
 601 West Diversey 
 (Inn at Lincoln Park Redevelopment)

Elks National Memorial Building
2750 N Lakeview Ave.
6 pm 

For more information, click here.

Lincoln Avenue Resurfaced


I am happy to announce the completion of the Lincoln Avenue resurfacing project!   


As many residents, motorists and bicyclists can certainly attest, Lincoln Avenue had deteriorated tremendously over the years and was in desperate need of repairs. 


Given that Lincoln Avenue is a state road, and therefore ineligible for funding from local City sources such as my Aldermanic Menu, I worked very closely with Governor Quinn's office to secure the financing allowing for the resurfacing of this vital street in Lincoln Park. 


The resurfacing project began in early October, and was completed on Tuesday, December 9th.  The following locations on Lincoln Avenue were resurfaced:

  • Lincoln Avenue, between Wells Street and Larrabee Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue, between Fullerton Avenue and Diversey Parkway

To further enhance Lincoln Avenue, repairs were made to several sidewalks, curbs and gutters that were in need of rehabilitation.  Additionally, concrete "bus pads" were installed at CTA bus stop locations to prevent pavement "buckling" from occurring.


Thank you for your patience as we worked to repair these portions of Lincoln Avenue!  

Lincoln Avenue before resurfacing
Resurfaced Lincoln Avenue



Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman