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featuring political news and community information for 43rd ward residents and businesses -
2527 N. Lincoln Avenue - 773-661-2133

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Crime in the 43rd Ward! Coming soon to a theatre near you.

I was privileged to watch some of the filming of the new Johnny Depp movie, Public Enemies, from the set on Lincoln Avenue in front of the Biograph Theatre. What a treat to see the transformation of our familiar street into a re-creation of 1934. And what a reminder that our beautiful Lincoln Park was the site of the killing of a notorious bank robber, John Dillinger. Johnny Depp plays the criminal, and Christian Bale plays the FBI agent who doggedly pursued him.

And another side benefit of the preservation of the historic fronts of our community.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Our First Meeting - A Big Success

Thanks to all of you who attended our first meeting on Tuesday, April 29th. We had a full house, with representatives from the Obama and Clinton campaigns, as well as some of our elected representatives. Thanks to all of you who volunteered to organize this exciting event.

Anita Alvarez Wows Us All!

If you weren't there, you missed an exciting introduction to our guest speaker Anita Alvarez, Democratic candidate for Cook County State's Attorney. She was dynamic and informative as spoke to us and graciously answered questions. She committted to having a greater presence in the neighborhoods with community offices and to being independent in representing the people when she is elected State's Attorney! Anyone interested in learning more about Anita's campaign or in volunteering should go to Anita Alvarez.

The Secret of Democratic Power

We 43rd Ward Democrats can have a greater say in our Cook County candidates if we increase voter turnout in our Ward. My vote on the Cook County Central Committee depends entirely on voter turnout in Democratic primaries.

So how can we increase the vote in out Ward? Get involved! Here are our committees:

Become an election judge, or join our Election Judge Recruitment Committee - headed by Merle Tresser and Beryl Clemens
Get Out the Vote Committee - precinct leaders, passers and more
Event and Fundraising Committee - Plan fun events for 43rd Ward Democrats like picnics, talent shows, debates and more!
Communications Committee - Get the word out to you and other 43rd ward residents

Please contact me at michele43rd@gmail.com if you want to join! All are welcome, and many signed up at our meeting.

Community Groups

Volunteers from the Committeee to Keep Lincoln Park Public, were on hand to sign up volunteers and to keep us all informed on the latest developments with the Chicago Park District and the Latin School. As you may know, the Illinois Appellate Court recently enjoined construction of the field. To learn more go to cklpp.

And Esta Kallen, President of the League of Women Voters, invites you to learn more at lwvchicago.org/.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please get in touch if you are interested in being on a committee or have ideas for future meetings at michele43rd@gmail.com or call us for more information at 773-963-8963.