PDNA Events
Follow us on Facebook  - For more information on future South Loop Events check our: Community Calendar 
Event quick links:  1. Community Meeting, Mon, Feb 16  2.  PDNA Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Sat, April 4   3.  BookSpeak Reading Group last Wed of the month  


Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance
Monday, February 16th at 7pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan
What's in Store for the South Loop in 2015? More New Developments, Improved Schools, Safety? 
With real estate development and crime incidents heating up, It is critical that community members have the opportunity to ask questions and provide valuable feedback to our Alderman, 1st District/CAPS, CPS, City Officials and Developers. Learn about construction timelines and updates to development site plans, education initiatives and more.


Meeting Date: Monday, February 16, 2015
Meeting Time: 7:00pm
Meeting Location: Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Limited parking in lot NE corner of Michigan and Cullerton
Meeting Agenda: PDNA Organization and Community Update, South Loop Business Spotlight, Education Spotlight, 1st District Police Update, Proposed Development Updates on Town homes, Arena, Hotel, Retail, Data Center, Park/Open Space and more.
Invited Guests: Alderman Pat Dowell, CPS, 1st District Police, Jack George-Golub and Sandz Prairie & 18th Townhomes, Calumet Townhomes, Principal of NTA, Jones and South Loop School, among others.
For more info on development projects email:

           Click Here to Print, Post, Share Tweet Event Poster
Saturday, April 4, 2015 
12:00 noon - 2:00pm
Egg Hunt starts at 12:15pm 
*Rain or Shine*

Bring your little ones for a fun day in the Prairie District.  Festivities will includehunting for 12,000+ eggs in Women's park (eggs will all have a small prize or candy inside), an animal petting zoo, sports and games and activities, great prizes, pinatas, treats and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!





Hosted by

Tickets Required-Buy Now Click Here

Easter Egg Hunt
Event Details

Print, Share, Post, Tweet to help us gett the word out.
The actual egg hunt
will start at 12:15pm
Tickets are

$12 per child 1-12 yrs 
$4 per 13 yrs-adult
 Tickets for children 
12 months and 
under are Free
Recommended for 
ages 12 and under
*NO Refunds

On event day, Gates Open at 11:45am


Children need to bring their own Easter basket

Participants should

come to Chicago

Women's Park - Enter on 18th St. between Prairie Ave & Indiana 


Space is Limited 
Tickets Required  



Click Here


for more info email 


PDNA BookSpeak
Current Book Selection

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
 Book Discussion Details
Next Meeting Date: 
Wed, March 25

Meeting Location: 
Historic Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Avenue
Next Book Selection
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
Upcoming Book Selections
To be announced
Join BookSpeak

 Email Rosemary Garrett to join BookSpeak or for more information on our monthly book
discussion group

PDNA Monthly BookSpeak Reading Selection

Contact Rosemary for alternate meeting location for March.

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande 

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them. And families go along with all of it.

In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures – in his own practices as well as others’ – as life draws to a close. And he discovers how we can do better. He follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down. He finds people who show us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure we never sacrifice what people really care about.

Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end.

About BookSpeak

BookSpeak is the PDNA's Free monthly book discussion forum and reading group dedicated to quality books, good people and great conversations.  Our members read and discuss fiction books, non fiction books, short stories and poetry. 

We feature discussion forums for talking about religion, politics, science, philosophy, current events and more and whenever possible we host live author chats.




About Us
The Neighborhood
PDNA Events
PDNA Photo Gallery
PDNA Store
PDNA Partners
Community Calendar
Community Issues
Media & Articles
Contact Us

Monthly Newsletter
GO SOUTH LOOP – © 2006 Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance – All Rights Reserved