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Ald. Michele Smith

Rendering of a new annex for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (Credit: Public Building Commission)

Construction Of School Annex To Turn Lincoln Park Street Into Playground

Residents of a block in Lincoln Park have threatened to file a lawsuit, after learning their street will be closed during the day for about a year, to help make way for construction of an addition to the local elementary school. During construction, the street will be used as a playground for Lincoln Elementary.

07/25/2014

Artistic rendering of new residential towers at the old Children's Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park. (Credit: McCaffery Interests)

City Panel Backs $300M Redevelopment Of Old Children’s Memorial Site

The Chicago Plan Commission has given its approval for the hotly-disputed proposal for a $300 million redevelopment of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital site, over objections from Lincoln Park residents.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2014

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Ald. Smith Asks Residents To Go To Court To Help Fight Crime

A North Side alderman is making a case for people becoming court advocates, by showing up in court in cases involving their community, no matter how “minor” the alleged crime.

WBBM Newsradio–08/15/2013

Photo Of Walgreen Sign. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Report: Despite Complaints, Walgreens Expected To Go Ahead On Lincoln Park Church Site

Some neighbors are voicing concerns about a three-story Walgreens drugstore that is now planned for Armitage Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

Developer Dan McCaffrey envisions a dense redevelopment of 1,000 apartments at the former site of Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park. (CBS)

Aldreman Rejects Redevelopment Plan For Old Children’s Memorial Site

Following a series of community meetings and input from area residents, Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) has rejected redevelopment plans for the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Chicago city workers install a new sign at Diversey Parkway and Wilton Avenue, reminding drivers to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. (Credit: CBS)

City Begins Installing New ‘Stop For Pedestrians’ Signs

You’ve no doubt seen those striped crosswalks around the city of Chicago, where drivers are supposed to stop for pedestrians. Now drivers are getting an extra visual cue.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

A huge blue sculpture went up on Oct. 28, 2011, outside a new home under construction in Lincoln Park. Some neighbors were worried the sculpture isn't safe. (Credit: CBS)

Lincoln Park Residents Furious About Likely Ward Split

Two Chicago aldermen are holding a public forum Wednesday to hear residents concerns over proposed ward redistricting plans.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Ald. Michele Smith (43rd)

New Alderman Files To Curb Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment

Newly-elected Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) is already following through on a campaign promise, and trying to curb the redevelopment plans for the old Lincoln Park Hospital.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment

City Council Approves Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment Plan

The full City Council on Wednesday gave the green light to a controversial redevelopment plan – at the last Council meeting for the retiring alderman who supports the idea.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment

Vote Stalled For Lincoln Park Hospital Development Plan

A plan to put offices, residential units, and a grocery store on the old Lincoln Park Hospital site was stalled at a City Council meeting today.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011