Action Ridge Members Contribute to Glenstar Affordable Housing Win

Action Ridge members joined with a coalition of other affordable housing organizations and advocates to bring much needed affordable housing to Chicago’s Far NWS, and at the doorstep of Park Ridge, by supporting the Glenstar development at 8535 W. Higgins.  This building will include 59 units of affordable housing. And given the transit-oriented development’s proximityContinue reading “Action Ridge Members Contribute to Glenstar Affordable Housing Win”

Meeting Minutes ~ 11.3.21

Action Ridge General Meeting November 3, 2021 Park Ridge Community Church and Zoom 7:00pm This meeting was filmed by a crew from WTTW that is profiling Nan Parson for an episode of a digital series called “First Hand” which documents current social concerns and local people who are addressing them. The episodes in production areContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ 11.3.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 10.7.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling Agenda Items: Nan and Kristin met with Claudia Hampel, new CP&D Coordinator, and Richard Peters, staff Planner.  They may both be working on the Comprehensive Plan when P&Z takes itContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 10.7.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 9.1.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Julianna Lopez de Philbrook, Karen Banks-Lubicz, David Aslesen, Judy Fregetto Agenda Items: Michael Rabbitt from Neighbors for Affordable Housing told us about a 297 unit apartment development to be built in ChicagoContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 9.1.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 7.20.2

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Marilyn Novak, Jeanne Wells, Ginger Pennington, Karen Banks-Lubicz Announcements: Governor Pritzker will sign the Omnibus Housing Act on July 29, 2021. The Omnibus Act requires that the seats on the AH Appeals Board be filled.  TheContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 7.20.2”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.23.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Kristin led the meeting as Nan was travelling.  Agenda Items: IL HB2621 passes the legislature and is waiting for the governor’s signature (he will sign). Known as the Affordable Housing Omnibus Act, provisions include: An amendment to the AHPAA that clarifies that HomeContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.23.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.2.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Kristin and Nan thanked those that signed the public comment drafted by Nan Parson and submitted to  City Council calling for inclusion, respect, and equity .  There were over 130 signatures gathered in just a few days.  Kristin and Nan met with newContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.2.21”

SHINE A LIGHT: Perspectives on Cook County Government

September 2021 NewsletterBy Michael Rabbitt Cook County government has been referred to as “stealth government” – its offices and services being relatively unknown compared to government at the federal, state and city levels. Although our county government has a low profile, this monthly update will “shine a light” on Cook County by providing important information andContinue reading “SHINE A LIGHT: Perspectives on Cook County Government”

October General Meeting ~ Wednesday 10/6 at 7:00

Please join us and invite a friend to come in person to our October general meeting at 7:00 next Wednesday, 10/6 in the lower level of the Park Ridge Community Church.  Masks and distancing will be required to meet in person or you can attend virtually.  Email actionridge 2017@gmail.com to request a Zoom link. MarkContinue reading “October General Meeting ~ Wednesday 10/6 at 7:00”

Voter Registration at Maine West High School

An intrepid band of volunteers (most were Deputy Registrars) from Action Ridge and the Park Ridge League of Women Voters spent four hours registering students at Maine West High School on Tuesday 9/28 (National Voter Registration Day).  Karen Yee Reid from the PRLWV organized and lead the effort.  We registered 89 students today!!!!