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The Conference Reporter
Is a service of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Editorial Committee, chairman Jane Ciacci.
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Recent summary issues on development: August 2010 (Harper Court), June 2011 (Harper Theater, CTS/Woodlawn Ave., general-- to be up soon. See where to find individual articles).
- Where to find recent past Reporter articles on line in www.hydepark.org. (starting mid 2004 to present). Now in volume 13!
- To June 2006 (Vol. 12, No. 2) on Harper Court issues
- To September 2006 (Vol. 12, No. 3)
- To April 2007 issue in pdf (Vol. 13 No. 1)
- To view August 2007 issue in pdf (Vol. 13 No. 2)
- To view December 2007 issue in pdf (Vol. 13 No. 3)
- List of where to find March 2008 articles (Vol. 14 No. 1)
- To view August 2008 issue in pdf (Vol. 14. No. 2)
- To view January 2009 issue in pdf (Vol. 15, No. 1) Features locator.
- To view April 2009 issue (Vol. 15, No. 2, all Garden Fair) in pdf (only location/format from now on)
- To view July 2009 issue (Vol. 15, No. 3) in pdf
- To view January 2010 issue (Vol. 16, No. 1) in pdf
- To view May 2010 Reporter FLASH (typed text version)
- To view August 2010 issue (Vol. 16, No. 2) in pdf. (This version was not the final-Annual Meeting is changed to 3 pm)
Features: Hyde Park Used Book Sale is ON! Dreams of Spring--The Fall Garden Fair, President- Harper Court- Boon or Boondoggle? HPKCC Helps Club's Teens Learn City via Transit, Elm Park Playlot..., HPKCC Schools Committee Plans Upcoming Activities, Toward a Hyde Park Village, Summertime at Blackstone Library, Save the Date-Annual Meeting and Election, Qumbya and Co-operative Living, Join the email list and fan us on facebook, Board-programs-contacts.
- To view January 2011 issue (Vol. 17, No. 1) in pdf. Responses of 4th and 5th Ward aldermanic candidates to HPKCC questionnaire;
From the President's Desk- cast an informed vote- see also in HPKCC and Membership;
HPKCC Schools Committee- Engaging communities and schools- see also in Schools;
Announcement of Feb. 5 4th Ward cand. forum; Congratulations to Shirley Newsome interim 4th Ward Alderman- see also in HPKCC and Membership;News from the Board- see also in From Board and President; Announcement of Ch Theol Sem hist. and dismantling documentation.
- To view May 2011 FLASH (Spring Garden Fair, Board news February-May 2011)
- To view June 2011 issue (Vol. 17, No. 2) in pdf.
Find articles from the June 2011 issue - The Role of the HPKCC Board in Harper Theater & Harper Court Development by Jay Ammerman.
The Chicago Theological Seminary Buildings and the Woodlawn Avenue Corridor by Jack Spicer.
Development in Hyde Park-South Kenwood and map by George Rumsey.
From the President's Desk by Jane Ciacci
2011 Membership Letter by Jane Ciacci. Call for Nominees. Hyde Park Used Book Sale 2011.
The Conference Reporter is produced quarterly by the HPKCC Editorial Committee, Chairman Jay Ammerman. We welcome your material, letters, comments, suggestions, and questions.
Membership in HPKCC includes a subscription to The Conference Reporter, published quarterly. Some back issues are available on-line (they may include information beyond the actual printed edition). If you have a topic you would like to see covered, or if you would like to submit an article, please contact us or at 773 288-8343.
We express our appreciation to Elizabeth Fromm for several years of work producing The Conference Reporter.
Reporter articles have served this website well and can be found in various pages. Visit the Membership/HPKCC News page for navigation to some recent articles online.
Paper copies are available for study, in the office only, 1513 E. 53rd Street, upstairs left. By appointment only, 773 288-8343.
Older Conference records are archived in Regenstein Library Special Collections on the University of Chicago campus.
Where to find features from the Summer 2004 Conference Reporter- those that cease to be timely are removed.
Kids and Games: CAGL's Natural Combination- Chicago Academic Games index page
Bickley Forum on Co-Ops Set for September 20- Condos_Coops index
From the President's Desk..- (HPKCC News) membership (this page- click here)
Transit Changes (When Will They Stop!)- Transit Task Force page
The Conference at Work: WhistleStop- WhistleStop page
Annual Meeting announcement & nominees- - (HPKCC News) membership (this page- click here)
In the Parks: Jackson Park Advisory Council, Guarding the Park- Jackson: Who We Are
Fall Garden Fair-this article, by Joy Rosner, was topical and so is omitted.
Someone You Should Know: Sara Spurlark- Profiles ...Someone You... page
Also, information on Blackstone Library and Blue Gargoyle specials
Where to find features from the Autumn 2004 Conference Reporter
Transit: Does Hyde Park Have a Parking Problem?- Transit Task Force page
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Appeals to HPKCC- Robie House page
From the President's Desk...- here, click
A Hyde Parker You Should Know: Gerda Schild- Profiles/Should Know page
From Obama to Raoul: An Eye on the Process- Senate Selection page
HPKCC at Work: News from the Schools Committee- Schools Committee home
The Garden at 53rd and Lake Park- Garden Fair (HPKCC's page)
Programs at the Neighborhood Club and... pulled due to lack of timeliness.
Actions of the HPKCC Board-Visit in Membership page.
Where to find features from the Winter 2005 Conference Reporter
View Winter 2005 Reporter in pdf
Community Safety Focus Group- Community Safety page
Schools forum of March 14 detailed announcement- in Schools Committee page
City services: Don't curse the darkness, call 311- Government Services page
Condos/Coops plans forums- Condos Coops Committee page
Garden Fair Mourns Loss, Announces spring dates- Garden Fair Committee page
The Historic Preservation Process and National Register Nominations- Landmarks Criteria page
Profile-Someone you should know: Ron Grzywinski- Profiles page
HPKCC represented at U of C Civic Knowledge Project Enhancing Assets Conference- Arts News
From the President's Desk, Actions of the Board Dec.-Feb.- this page, as linked
Where to find features from the Spring 2005 Conference Reporter
View Spring 2005 Reporter in pdf
Community Safety and Community Relations Update- Community Safety page
From the President's Desk and comments by Joy Nieda on Safety- Community Safety page
HPKCC Promotes Civil Behavior on 53rd Street- Community Safety page
HPKCC Board Members Aid CAGL Rejuvenation- Chicago Academic Games home
Friends of Blackstone Library Update: Reading Around the Globe- Friends of Blackstone page
Around the Parks- Parks Committee page
Harold Washington Park Discusses Framework Plan- Harold Washington Park page
Earth Day Cleanup, New Vision for Spruce Park- Spruce Park home
On the Road with the Garden Fair- Garden Fair Committee page
Transit Update: CTA Funding Woes Continue- Transit Task Force Spring 2005 Update/Report page
Where to find features from the Summer 2005 Conference Reporter
Announcement of the September 18, 2005 HPKCC Annual Meeting with board nominee bios. Above (part still relevant)
Public Safety Still a Major Concern, by Gary Ossewaarde. Community Safety
Bring Color Back to Your Garden at Fall Garden Fair, September 17, by Joy Rosner. Garden Fair Comm
CAPS: What's In It For You? by Joanne Howard. CAPS News
Standing Room Only for Condo/Coops Forum Held April 28, 2005 at South Shore Cultural Center, by Jay Ammerman. Condos/Coop page
Promontory Point Threatened by New Deal, Pressure against Legislative Rescue, by Gary Ossewaarde. August-September 2005 Point
Around the Parks-Wearing the parks down, by Gary Ossewaarde. Parks home, Park Issues
The U of C and "Community Schooling," by Joanne Howard. U of C Schools Initiatives
A Hyde Parker You Should Know: Robert Starks, by Nancy Baum. Profiles-People You Should Know
Tree Crisis in the Neighborhood, by Stephanie Franklin. Drought and Tree Care 2005
Where to find features from the Autumn, 2005 Conference Reporter
From the President's Desk, by George Rumsey, and News from the HPKCC Board. This page, below
Offensive Campus Party Reason to Re-Engage on Race, Respect, by Gary Ossewaarde. Thuggin'
Safety and Hyde Park, by Joanne Howard. HPKCC Community Safety
Around the Parks: The Point, by Gary Ossewaarde. Point August-September 05
"What's Right and What's Wrong with HPK Public Discussion." What's Right ...Wrong... page
Two Hyde Parkers You Should Know: Mary and Bob Naftzger, by Nancy Baum. Profiles
Where to find features from the Winter (March) 2006 Conference Reporter (Vol. 12., No. 1)
(To get the pictures, join the Conference and ask for the Winter 2006 issue)
Debating the Future of Harper Court. Harper page on voice of HPKCC
From the President's Desk and Recent Actions of the HPKCC Board. HPKCC home, news and membership page
Around the Parks: Parks to Keep, Take Back, or Upgrade. by Gary Ossewaarde. Parks home
2006 Award Ceremony for Local School Council Member. Schools Committee
A Hyde Park Tradition for 47 Years: Volunteering at the Garden Fair. by Trish Morse. Garden Fair Committee
A Hyde Parker You Should Know: Nancy Hays. by Nancy Baum. Profiles
All the features from the special June 2006 issue (all on Harper Court) are in the June 2006 Reporter page. (Vol. 12., No. 2)
- From the President's Desk: A Report on Harper Court. page 1
- Major Points (presented by HPKCC and residents at) the May TIF Meeting. page1
- April 11 "Express Yourself" public discussion on Harper Court. pages 2, 3
- Mission of the Harper Court Arts Council. page 3
- Principles to Guide the Future of Harper Court. page 4
- April 25 Ideas and Principles for Harper Court and for request for proposals Workshop. page 5
- Participant Evaluations from the above (April 25 Follow-Up Questionnaire: Your Opinion on Harper Court). page 6 (last question page 8)
- March 28 "Planning Meeting" on Harper Court. page 7
- What Should be Done with the Assets of the Sale of Harper Court, from April 25 evaluation. page 8
- HPKCC Board Endorses Original Harper Court Mission. page 8
- About HPKCC- Mission, Officers and Program
Features in the September 2006 Conference Reporter (Vol. 12, No. 3)
Annual Meeting Announcements. September 17 2006. Above. Bios of nominees (both this page).
From the President's Desk (Communications with Harper Court). Below
Affordable Housing Forum draws Hyde Parkers. Affordable Housing Forum page
The New Chicago Academic Games- U-CAGL. CAGL homepage.
Bulbs, Mums and Answers at the Fall Garden Fair. By Joy Rosner. Garden Fair Committee page
HP Celebrates 20th Anniversary of 57th St. Children's Book Fair. 57th Ch. Book Fair page.
Promontory Point: With park district sign-on to unique arrangement, design work can begin provided funding is obtained. Point Latest page
Swim ban changes lead park problems, could endanger the public. New Testing and Swim Bans page. Note- being repositioned, temporarily out of given page.
Big changes for UC/CTA routes, bunching on the #6 reappears, poor bike/pedestrian interface continues. Transit Webpages home (index) page
Where to find features from the December 2006 Conference Reporter (Vol. 12, No. 4)
HPKCC Holds Community Forum on the Future of the Co-op. By Gary Ossewaarde. Co-op page
Disabilities Task Force Educates Local Businesses. Also: From the President's Desk and OWL Holds Forum on Disabilities Issues. Disabilities and Disabilities Task Force page
HPKCC Parks Committee Hosts Small Parks Networking Event. By Gary Ossewaarde. HPKCC Parks Committee page
Theater, 53rd Classic Storefronts Morph into Bold Retail Plan. By Gary Ossewaarde. Theater RFP page
Hyde Park Garden Fair Sponsors Free Winter Lecture Series on Gardening. Garden Fair Winter Lectures 2007
Novel Parking Improvement District Discussed for 53rd Street. By Gary Ossewaarde. Parking District Recommendation page
CleanSlate Coming to 53rd Street. By Jane Comiskey. 53rd TIF Street Cleaning projects page
Year-End Roundup: Transportation and Parks Matters. By Gary Ossewaarde. Community News page
HPKCC Hosts Networking Dinner for School Principals and LSC Chairs. By Nancy B. Baum. Schools Committee page.
Development: New Directions Require a Broader Look--Will Public Input Be Both Sufficient and Wise? By Gary Ossewaarde. Development discussion page.
Neighborhood Club Hires New Director. By Clairan Ferrono. Collaborers in the Community page
Recent Actions of the HPKCC Board. Membership News page
Where to find features from the April 2007 Conference Reporter (13 #1)
Whole issue (typed text)
The Conference in Action: HPKCC Schools Committee Features "After School Matters." By Nancy Baum. (Its own page)
Garden Fair Schedules 48th Annual Plant Sale (and what was learned at the Garden Inspiration lectures. By Trish Morse. (In Garden Fair page)
HPKCC Board Discusses Proposed 56th & Cornell Development with Planners, Critics. By Gary Ossewaarde. (Development page; also 56th Cornell page)
Don't Leave Home Without Your Whistle! By Joannne Howard. (WhistleStop page)
A Hyde Parker You Should Know: Peter Cassel, Executive Direcor, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. By Joanne E. Howard. (Profiles: People You Should Know page)
Brief update from Disabilities Task Force
Officials Update Lake Issues, Swim Bans at Jackson Park Meeting. By Gary Ossewaarde. (JPAC: Beaches, Swimming and Pollution page)
Recent actions of the HPKCC Board (HPKCC Membership home, look for Recent Board Actions)
Where to find features in the August 2007 Conference Reporter (13 #2)
HPKCC Adopts Co-op Used Book Sale The Conference in Action. By George W. Rumsey. (in Hyde Park Co-op Used Book Sale home page)
Fall Bulb & Mum Sale: Green All Year Not Just a Dream. by Joy Rosner. (in our Garden Fair Committee page)
Party in the Parks: "Old Skool Reunion" Rocks the Neighborhood. By Jane Ciacci. (in Quality of Life issues page)
UC Forms Environmental Sustainability Task Force. By Rani Fedson. (in Env. Sust. TF home)
Update from the Schools Committee. By Nancy Baum. (in Schools Committee home page)
From the President's Desk... By George W. Rumsey. (in HPKCC Membership home page-look for Annual Meeting)
Development: Where Is It Gong? Where Would We Like It to Go? By Gary Ossewaarde with contributions of Trish Morse; with an Open Letter from HPKCC on Doctors Hospital. (in Development- look for Op Eds from Reporters- and Doctors Hospital pages)
Olympic Process and Outcome Questioned by HPKCC Committee, Neighborhood. By Gary Ossewaarde. (in Olympics home page)
"Import Substitution" Is a Poor Retail Strategy for Hyde Park. By James Withrow. (in Development- look for Op Eds from Reporters)
Nominees for Election to the HPKCC Board. (in HPKCC Membership/Overviews/Bios)
Asking for the Parks: Jackson and Nichols. By Gary Ossewaarde. (in Parks Budget)
March 2008 (Vol. 14 No. 1) Reporter--readable single put-up being sought. Find articles in context:
HPKCC and 53rd Street TIF Survey Priorities for Harper RFP ,by George Rumsey and Community Learns About, Queries RFP Process for Harper Court, by Gary Ossewaarde. Harper Court Sale page
Gardem Fair Winter Lectures Ready Members for Spring, by Jane Ciacci and Getting Started with Organic Gardening. Garden Fair Committee page
HPKCC Schools Committee Hosts Second Biannual Local School Council Recognition Ceremony (By Nancy Baum). In Schools Committee page.
September 2008. In pdf. Features locator coming.
January 2009 (Vol. 15, No. 1) Reporter--In pdf. Features by themselves in context:
Hyde Park used Book Sale 2008 a Great Success! By Jane Ciacci and Jane Comiskey. In Used Book Sale page.
Green Thoughts on Snowy Night: Garden Fair Lectures Tuesday Nights in February. By Trish Morse. In Garden Fair page.
Fron the President's Desk and Conference Adopts Two New Comittees. By George Rumsey. In About HPKCC.
Condos/Coops Forum Expores Finances and Forclosures. By Jay Ammerman. In Condos-Coops page.
The Year 2008 in Review: Big Storeis in Hyde Park-Kenwood, Chicago. By Gary Ossewaarde. In 2008 Wrap Up page.
Schools Committee holds Networking Dinner. By Nancy Baum. In Schools home page.
April 2009 (Vol. 15, No. 2) Reporter--In pdf. The entire issue is on the 50th Anniversary of the Hyde Park Garden Fair, a committee of the Conference.