Chicago Public Schools Closed Friday
Weather Preparedness
  Dear Neighbor,

Due to the anticipated snow storm, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will be cancelling all classes and programs  tomorrow, February 9th, 2018.
At this time, classes are expected to resume on Monday, February 12th, weather permitting.  You can find additional information on the CPS  website at , on the Chicago Public Schools Facebook page or  @ChiPubSchools  on Twitter, or hear recorded updates at  (773) 553-1000 .

Snow Alert

Don't park where you see these signs.
A Winter Storm Warning is forecasted to begin shortly and is expected to last well 
into Friday night. Chicago could get up to 14" of snow over the duration of the storm, with an additional 1-3" of snow possible on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are some helpful tips:
  • Please stay off the roads during the storm if you can. Road conditions and visibility are expected to be very poor. Check the Emergency Closing Center for status of schools, businesses, daycare centers and other organizations. 
  • Snowplows will first focus on keeping arterial streets clear during the snow storm for emergency vehicles. Follow Chicago's Plow Tracker online.
  • Once the city's Street Operations determine arterial streets are safe and clear, then plow trucks will be deployed into residential streets. 
  • Try and keep your sidewalks clear during the storm as often as you can. Lend a hand to seniors in keeping their sidewalks clear as well.
  • When shoveling please DO NOT SHOVEL SNOW INTO THE STREET. 
  • Avoid parking your vehicle on arterial streets if possible and particularly those streets with snow route parking signs. 
The 43rd Ward Service Office will be open on Friday, February 9 with regular hours, and will be closed on Monday, February 12 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday. Over the weekend, staff and I will be monitoring the storm. To report snow-related issues, please call 311 and send an email to

Reminder:  Upcoming Office Closures
Lincoln's Birthday and President's Day

The 43rd Ward Office will be closed on Monday, February 12th, in observance of Lincoln's Birthday. We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday, February 13th at 9:00 a.m.   Please call 311 for any service requests on that date.

In addition, our office will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President's Day.  We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday, February 20th at 9:00 a.m.  

Please stay safe, warm and dry.

Michele Signature

  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||