Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Second Town Hall Meeting Date Announced

Update: "Rep. Greg Harris - 13th District, October 23, 2008

"Uptown Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

"Following the success of the first Uptown Public Safety Town Hall Meeting in July, Sen. Steans and I have scheduled a follow up Town Hall Public Safety Meeting for November 10, 2008 at 6PM in the Truman College Cafeteria.

"This meeting will provide an opportunity for us to continue to work together on community-driven solutions to the public safety issues in Uptown. Through the formation of four working groups dedicated to the areas of: Communication, Public Policy and Advocacy, Youth Issues and Business Issues we want to take a focused approach to form community-driven solutions. These four focus areas were chosen based upon the issues raised by community members during the first Town Hall.

"The November 10th meeting will give attendees the opportunity to sign up to be involved with one or more of these working groups to address public safety issues in the neighborhood.

"We hope you can join us on the 10th of November at the Truman College Cafeteria and please share this information with your friends, neighbors and anyone who has a stake in the Uptown community.

"With strong community participation and support we can continue to make Uptown safer!"

A second town hall meeting to discuss safety issues for the Uptown neighborhood has been announced by Rep. Greg Harris and Sen. Heather Steans.

As you may remember, the first one, held this past summer, was put together at the request of residents who were concerned about the violence and who were frustrated that no elected official was doing anything to address the situation. Rep. Harris and Sen. Steans responded to the community by organizing that meeting, and have held several smaller meetings since then. This larger meeting is an opportunity to have your voice heard and to hear what has been done to build on the success of the first meeting. Hope to see you there!


  1. I'm delighted about the follow thru, but wondering why the meeting is held so early? I would imagine there are a lot of people like me who can't make it this early. I know the 48th Ward is usually pretty good about having meetings a little later to encourage community input.

  2. I think there is a mistake on the flyer, someone forgot to put Helen Shiller's name on it.

  3. windycityeagle: Shiller isn't seeking your vote, but Steans and Harris are.

    Ditto for name recognition.

  4. Will Helen be there hiding in plain sight again?