photo credit: Karie Angell Luc by Kathy Routliffe Friends, colleagues and members of Winnetkan David James’ extended family said goodbye to him on July 29, in a music and laughter-filled service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winnetka, the parish where James worshipped and professed his faith. That faith informed
by Sally Wendkos Olds A white civil-rights activist looks back. This past July, I flew to Chicago to attend the 50th anniversary of the North Shore Summer Project, a Fair Housing effort I joined in 1965 to challenge the practices that perpetuated housing segregation. This commemoration led me to look
By Lee V. Gaines The Illinois Attorney General’s Office is looking into a complaint filed by a Winnetka-based nonprofit organization that accused the village’s plan commission of violating state regulations by restricting public comment in a meeting on the controversial One Winnetka development. Gail Schechter, director of Open Communities, a
Photo credit: Winnetka-Glencoe Patch By: Gabriel Machabanski, Fair Housing Testing and Education Coordinator at Open Communities Neda Nozari Brisport, Esq., Director of Fair Housing at Open Communities In response to the Patch article about the hate messages written on the community blackboard at West Elm In recent weeks, two blackboards
Open Communities staff responds to the anti-Semitic words written on a Village of Winnetka chalkboard. By Tim Moran (Original version posted in Patch) The following letter was written and submitted by staff members from Open Communities. In recent weeks, two blackboards appeared along the sidewalk in Winnetka, one in the
by Emily Spectre WINNETKA – After a public hearing process concerning the planned development One Winnetka that spanned seven months, the social justice agency Open Communities has filed a complaint with the Attorney General asserting that the Winnetka Plan Commission violated the Open Meetings Act (OMA) by precluding public comment
Open Communities director says Commission did not allow for public comment during meeting on ‘One Winnetka’ development. By Tim Moran The Winnetka Plan Commission has been accused of violating the state’s Open Meetings Act when it allegedly did not allow for public comment during its September 30 meeting, the only
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