Alderman Hairston schedules follow up meeting

Staff Writer

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) has scheduled a follow-up meeting for area residents who were unable to attend last week’s ward meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., due to the meeting room’s lack of space.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Drive, in the Roberson Theater.

The meeting last week was the third installment of community conversations regarding Jackson and South Shore parks. It featured presentations from representatives from the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance, the Barack Obama Foundation, and the Chicago Department of Transportation.

The purpose of the community conversations include hearing feedback from the community about the future of Jackson and South Shore Parks with the addition of the Barack Obama Presidential Center (OPC) and to discuss other plans for park-related improvements such as renovations to the Jackson and South Sore golf courses.