- Women's March Update -
- Uniting All Chicago-
Dear Neighbors,

I was proud to participate in the historic and peaceful Women's March on 
Chicago over the weekend. One of the lead organizers, Jennifer Fardy, a member our #1school1community board for Lincoln Park High School, asked me to work on making the event safe and successful and I was honored to represent you to be the first speaker at the rally. 

Hundreds of 43rd Ward residents, from every corner - local business people, high school and college students, moms and dads and kids - enthusiastically participated.

Chicago staged the second largest US rally  - over 250,000.  For more photos, check out our Facebook Page.

Human Relations Committee Resolution

In light of the many issues facing our country today, I joined several Aldermen in a resolution condemning "racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and all other forms of hate."  Among other items, we also pledged to recommit ourselves to stand up for the rights of all individuals to live without fear of discrimination and  "call on all Chicago residents to stand united in defense of our common values and each other's civil and human rights." 

Our ward strongly stands for the values of free speech and the resolution which passed unanimously in the Human Relations Committee, and will likely pass in City Council this Wednesday.  For a full copy of the resolution, click here.
Park District Open Meeting about our Local Parks

The Chicago Park District is asking all 77 community areas for feedback on programming, planning, and community needs. An opportunity to comment is this week and we hope you and neighbors can attend to discuss your needs.

The Lincoln Park Community Area Meeting on Parks is  Thursday, January 26 at 9:30 AM at Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N Lincoln Park West.

Parks to be discussed include:

        • Adams Playlot
        • Bauler Playlot
        • Clover Playlot
        • Clybourn Park
        • Eugenie Triangle
        • Jonquil Park
        • Mid-North
        • Noethling
        • Oz Park
        • Park No. 535 Playlot
        • Park West Playlot
        • Privet Park Playlot
        • Schaefer
        • Supera Playlot
        • Trebes Park
        • Wrightwood Park
Reminder Tomorrow Meet and Treat

Join me for a light breakfast at the Old Town Wintrust Bank on  Tuesday, January 24th from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at 100 W. North Avenue. This  neighborhood greeting event is a chance to catch up after the holidays and chat about your concerns.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

LPHS Middle School Mixer

#1school1community wants everyone to know about LPHS.  A party for 7th and 8th grade kids and parents interested in learning more about Lincoln Park High School (LPHS), called the Middle School Mixer, will be held at the LPHS Freshman Building, 2001 N Orchard Street on Friday, January 27th from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Kids can meet students from other schools and enjoy pizza, a DJ, and more. Parents, meet and ask questions of current LPHS parents and mingle with future parents like you!


Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

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