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Get involved in the meetings of the HPKCC Schools Committee! Chair Joy Clendenning.
Camille at 773 373-6944.

Special Service District 61 Commission meets 3RD WEDNESDAYS at TBA OR Hyatt Place Chicago, conference room on 5225 S. Harper Ave. Meetings are open to the public. 2 meetings a quarter are at 11 am and the third at 7 pm.
Meetings are in POLSKY, 1452 E. 53RD ST.
3rd Wednesdays 11 am but the evening ones are in Hyatt Place meeting room.

Chicago Park District 2015 Board Meeting Calendar.You may also find Board Meeting dates at (Budget special Dec. 3 541 N. Fairbanks 8th Fl.

Note public meetings on the Obama Center and the Golf Course Juen 21??, 24, 27.

By Date.

June 24, Saturday, 10 am. 2nd of 3 public meetings about the Obama Center plans and golf consolidation. New information and public input and ideas. Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island.

June 24, Saturday, 10 am RainbowPUSH weekly forum. 930 E. 5oth St.

June 24, Saturday, 10 am. 4th Ward Democratic (Preckwinkle) meeting at Monumental Baptist, 929 E. Oakwood.

June 26, Monday, 6:30 pm. Cornell Park PAC meets at CTU, 5416 S. Cornell, room 304.

June 27, Tuesday, 6 pm. 5th Ward monthly meeting. La Rabida Hospital. This is the 3rd of 3 public meetings about the Obama Center plans and golf consolidation. New information and public input and ideas. La Rabida Children's Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Drive

June 27, Tuesday, 6 pm. Elm Park PAC meets at Nichols fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St.

June 28, Wednesday, 10:30 am-2 pm. Exercise, lunch ($5, 7), BIG VILLAGE FLEA MARKET, program?

??June 28, Wednesday, 6 pm. HPK CAC meeting at Kenwood or tba.

July 6, Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm. Chamber Networking Check In. At tba.

July 6, Thursday, 6 pm. Hyde Park Academy LSC meets at 6 pm. 6220 S. Stony Island

July 6, Thursday, 7 pm. HPKCC monthly board meeting at Treasure Island lower level, 1526 E. 55th St.

July 8, Saturday, 10 am. RainbowPUSH weekly forum. 930 E. 50th St.

July 8, Saturday, 10:30 am. South Shore Cultural Center Advisory Council meets at 7059 South Shore Drive, Oak Room.

July 10, Monday, 7 pm. Jackson Park Advisory Council expected to meet at the Iowa building, 56th Everett.

July 11, Tuesday, 5:30 pm. Kozminski LSC meets at 936 E. 54th St.

July 11, Tuesday, 6 pm. Carnegie LSC meet 2nd Tuesdays. 1414 E. 61st St.

July 11, Tuesday, 6 pm. Kenwood Academy LSC meets at 5015 S. Blackstone- use parking lot doors.

July 11, Tuesday, 6 pm. Reavis LSC meets at 834 E. 50th St.

July 11, Tuesday, 6:30 pm. CAPS for Kenwood (222) meets 2nd Tuesdays at Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park

July 12, Wednesday, 10:30 am-1:30 pm. Chicago Hyde Park Village Drop In. Exercise, lunch $5, 7, program-

July 12, Wednesday, 1-3 pm. Seniors 4th Ward Office Open House. 435 E. 35th St.

July 12, Wednesday, 3:30 pm. Chicago Park District Board Meeting, 541 N. Fairbanks Ct.

July 12, Wednesday, 5:30 pm. Bret Harte LSC at 1556 E. 56th St.

July 12, Wednesday, 6 pm. King College Prep LSC meets at 4445 S. Drexel.

July 12, Wednesday, 6 (sometimes 7) pm. Murray Language Academy LSC meets at 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

July 12, Wednesday, 6 pm. Jackie Robinson LSC meets at 4225 S. Lake Park.

July 12, Wednesday, 6:30 pm. Midway Park Advisory Council now meets 2nd Wednesdays. Skating house.

July 13, Thursday, 7 pm. Nichols Park Advisory Council meets at the fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St.

July 13, Thursday, 6 pm. Ray Elementary LSC meets at 5631 S. Kimbark.

July 15, Saturday, 10 am. RainbowPUSH weekly forum, 930 E. 50th St.

July 16, Sunday, 12 pm. N'Cobra reparations meets at Washington Park fieldhouse, 5531 S. King Dr.

July 17 , Monday, 8 am. Ariel School LSC meets at 1119 E. 46th St.

??July 17 , Monday, 4-7 pm. 4th Ward one-on-one with Ald. King at ?

July 18, Tuesday, 4-7 pm. One of 4 public meetings/hearings about proposed Metra schedule changes that would move most non rush (early am, midday, and late evening) trains from South Chicago and Blue Island branches to the Main Line through Hyde Park to 111th Pullman, stopping 3 stops for HP - 51st, 55th, 59th (not sure about 47th as a flag) for those time slots. This meeting at Flossmoor Village Hall. HP meeting June 22 at Polsky.

DOES NOT MEET IN SUMMER. July 19, Wednesday, 8 am. East Hyde Park Committee meets at Montgomery Place, 5550 S. South Shore Drive.

Check back- may be in evening. July 19, Wednesday, 11 am. SSA 61 Tax Commission meets at Polsky, 1452 E. 53rd St. 2nd floor east room.

July 19, Wednesday, 6:30 pm. CAPS beats for most of Hyde Park and westward meet t Treasure Island lower level, 1526 E. 55th St.

July 19 , Wednesday, 7 pm. Washington Park Advisory Council meets at 5531 S. King Dr.

DOES NOT MEET IN SUMMER. July 19 , Wednesday, 8 am. East Hyde Park Committee meets at Montgomery Place, 5550 S. South Shore Drive.

??July 20, Thursday, 4 pm. Harris Park Advisory Council meets at 6200 S. Drexel.

July 20, Thursday, 5:30 pm. Shoesmith LSC, 1330 E. 50th St.

July 22, Saturday, 10 am. Rainbow PUSH weekly forum, 930 E. 50th St.

July 22, Saturday, 10 am. 4th Ward Democratic meeting (Preckwinkle) at Monumental Baptist, Oakwood west of Cottage Grove. MAY NOT MEET IN SUMMER.

July 24, Monday, 6:30 pm. Cornell Park PAC- at CTU- but CTU may be closed.

July 25, Tuesday, 6 pm. 5th Ward monthly meeting adt tba.

?? July 25, Tuesday, 6 pm. Elm Park Advisory Council. Nichols fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St.

?? July 26, Wednesday. HPKCAC.

July 29, Saturday, 10 am RainbowPUSH weekly forum. 930 E. 5oth St.


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More Distant Meetings/hearings/opportunities

Standing Meetings

The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m., at the Treasure Island lower level Island Cellar, 1526 E. 55th St. 7 pm

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Schools Committee meets 3rd Thursdays at 5221 S. Blackstone 5:30 pm (but Aug. 2014 the 28th) Nancy Baum.

TIF Advisory Council-53rd St. Tax Increment Financing District. Does not always meet and moves around-- prefers 2nd Monday, 7 pm on odd months.

CAPS (Community Alternative Policing Strategy) meetings.

New boundaries and meeting times for merged District 002. Effective April, 2012


Beats covering or including Hyde Park and Kenwood proper:

222- 43rd to E. Hyde Park (51st), Ellis to the Lake.

223- 47-51st King to Ellis.

233- 51st-55th King to Woodlawn (55th to 60th- e. boundary is Cottage).

234- E. Hyde Park Blvd. (51st) to 55th , Woodlawn to the Lake.

235- 55th to 61st Cottage to the Lake except Jackson Park (District 3, b. Stony, 56th), Cottage/61st to Dorchester then Midway to Stony.


Meetings covering/including Hyde Park and Kenwood: All start at 6:30 pm.

222- 2nd Tuesday at Kennicott Park fieldhouse, 4434 S. Lake Park.

223- with 221 3rd Tuesday at King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove.

233, 234, and 235 - 3rd Wednesdays moved for now to Shoreland, 5454 South Shore Drive.


Jackson park and part of Woodlawn (District 003, 7040 S. Cottage Grove)

Monthly open meeting at Police Headquarters 7:30 pm 3rd Thursdays.

The East Hyde Park Committee normally meets on 3rd Wednesdays, 8:00 A.M., at Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Drive. Reports and open discussion with officials, agencies, institutions and stakeholder organizations. No summer, Dec. or Jan. meetings. Various months skipped- check this calendar.

East Hyde Park Action Committee is now meeting 1st Wednesdays, 6:30 pm. Treasure Island lower level meeting room.

Fourth Ward Democratic meeting. 4th Saturdays, 10 am, Monumental Baptist Church, 729 E. Oakwood Blvd. Often has informational speakers esp. from government offices. 773 536-8103.

The Fourth Ward holds free legal assistance, 3 lawyers, during Ward Night, every Thursday except first of the month. 4659 S. Cottage Grove until 8:30 pm.

Fifth Ward Meeting, 4th Tuesday, 6-8 pm. Place moves around and some months are skipped; call 773 324-5555. (October 28, Hyde Park Career Academy, 6220 S. Stony Island; no mtgs. November or December).
In addition, the Alderman holds open hours 2nd Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and 2nd Saturdays 10-2.

Fourth Ward- open hours 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursday evenings, ward meetings last Saturdays at 10? or 10:30. Monthly meeting 4th Saturday, 10 am, Monumental Baptist Church on Oakwood.

Twentieth Ward Meeting. 2nd Saturdays 11 am-1 pm. St. Edmund's Rectory (but may move?) 6105 S. Michigan. 773 955-5610.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7 pm. Campaign to End the Death Penalty at University Church.

Friends of Blackstone Library. Meets 1st Wednesdays 7pm at Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511.

Hearty Healthy Hyde Park meets 3rd Thursdays in the Hyde Park Co-op lower meeting room.

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce holds monthly (?) Business To Business meetings, focusing lately on business security--first Wednesday early evenings- watch the regular calendar or call for information. 773 288-0124. Website

Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities meets 2nd Tuesdays at 8 pm at United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St.

Hyde Park Committee Against War and Racism meets Tuesdays at 7, University Church, 5655 S. University, 773 955-7072

The Hyde Park Historical Society Board meets 3rd Tuesday evenings 7:30 at the Society's headquarters. 773 288-1242.

Hyde Park Kiwanis - 1st (sometimes also 3rd( Tuesdays every month, 12 pm, Ramada Inn (usually) 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive. 773 324-8645. Write to 1507 E. 53rd Street, Box #120, Chicago Illinois, 60615 or call Winston Kennedy, or Dick and Rosemary Snow at 773 324-8645.

Hyde Park (Area 5) League of Women Voters meets in Montgomery Place East Room 4th Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Usually a speaker or topic of discussion.

Hyde Parkers for Peace and Justice. 1st Wednesdays.

North Kenwood Oakland Conservation Community Council meets on First Thursdays, 6:30 pm, Kennicott Park Community Center, 4434 S. Lake Park.

Older Women's League- Owl Illinois Hyde Park
Meets in open session Alt. (even) 1st Saturdays 2 pm (social earlier) at First Unitarian Church Chris Moore Parlor, 5650 S. Woodlawn. Board meets first Mondays.

Partnership for Advancement of Refuge Rights has several subcommittees and meets Thursdays, 7 pm at 5710 S. Woodlawn. For more information or questions please contact Aruj at OR Tsion at
You may also direct your inquiries to

Rainbow Push Coalition meets Saturdays at 10 am at 950 E. 50th St.

South Side Parents meets 2nd Tuesdays at 6 pm at Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell.

Southside Solidarity Network meets Mondays at 7, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis.

South Side Stitch and Bitch klatch for women meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm at Third World Cafe, 53rd and Kimbark. Open. Still meets?

Toastmasters moved to 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 pm at Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis.773 643-8225. But a group does meet at Blackstone Library- ask there 312 747-0511.

Zonta International Hyde Park Chapter meets 2nd Thursdays ? time at Ramada Inn, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive.


Park advisory councils meeting schedule is located in the Advisory Council section of Park News web (left bar in that page). Specific and detailed notices are posted in the Park News web page and under individual parks (left bar there). News of Events/programs in the parks is found in Park News or the individual parks. The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners and committees meet 2nd Wednesdays, board not always at 541 N. Fairbanks.

Local School Councils meetings schedule is located in the Schools-School Councils page.

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