HB2775 passes with 62 yes votes!  

On Thursday, April 7th, HB2775 passed the House Housing Committee with 62 yes votes!  Our efforts do pay off! Below is a statement from the Illinois Coalition for Fair Housing, released that day. (As a reminder, Park Ridge was one of the first suburbs in Cook County to list, in their Fair Housing Ordinance, Source ofContinue reading “HB2775 passes with 62 yes votes!  “

Meeting Mintues & Folded Map Project ~ March 9, 2022

Minutes below. First, Action Ridge is grateful to be included in the Folded Map Project during which we will visit our “twin community,” Blue Island.  If you were unable to take part in our March 9th meeting, where we introduced the project and formulated groups to visit Blue Island, please take a look at the attached minutesContinue reading “Meeting Mintues & Folded Map Project ~ March 9, 2022”

Action Ridge Discussion Group ~ 2022 Calendar

Our Discussion Group is evolving. We hope you’ll join us. What began as a focused effort to educate ourselves on racism and privilege has morphed into a group that discusses books (and sometimes movies) about a wide range of social justice and environmental issues. The calendar below lists our upcoming titles. We meet on theContinue reading “Action Ridge Discussion Group ~ 2022 Calendar”

Book Group Requests Input

The Book Discussion group had a great discussion on Feb. 24 about the book by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “What the Eyes Don’t See”.  The group has decided to take the month of March off to come up with some new titles and try to recruit new readers!  If you have some books that you think wouldContinue reading “Book Group Requests Input”

General Meeting ~ March 9th

Our March 9th meeting will be a follow-up to Nan Parson’s participation in the First-Hand Series with a concentration on the subject of Segregation.  We’ll view a short film about the history of the Folded-Map project, discuss the film and then take part in the Folded-Map Action Kit activity to identify a “twin” community that weContinue reading “General Meeting ~ March 9th”

Video & Slides ~ 2/15 Meeting on Clean Energy with Go Green & Green Drinks

Park Ridge resident Tim Milburn, an Action Ridge, Go Green Park Ridge, Green Drinks Park Ridge member and environmental activist with over 40 years of technical and commercial experience in energy and environmentally-related fields, presented on Climate Change and related action at our meeting on February 15, 2022. Titled “What’s up with All These ClimateContinue reading “Video & Slides ~ 2/15 Meeting on Clean Energy with Go Green & Green Drinks”

Meeting Minutes ~ January 12, 2002

Action Ridge General Meeting January 12, 2022 Meeting began at 7:00pm. All participants were virtual. Nan Parson acknowledged Action Ridge’s fifth anniversary this year and how much the group has accomplished. Currently, AR has more than 400 people on its email list and weekly emails are regularly opened by approximately 150. Reflections on 5th AnniversaryContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ January 12, 2002”

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”