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Event quick links:  1.  PDNA Community Meeting Recap, Mon, Sept. 15  2.  BookSpeak Reading Group last Wed of the month  

Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance Meeting
The PDNA Hosted an Important Community Meeting 
on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Hyatt McCormick
View All Presentation and Rendering Links Below
Thanks to the HUGE (standing room only) group of South Loopers who attended our PDNA community meeting to review the exciting McHugh Hotel/ Data Center/ Motor Row Project and the Golub Sandz townhome development, which are both coming to the South Loop soon. We also had a very engaged discussion on South Loop Education and (TIF) tax increment financing. Thanks to Hyatt McCormcik, Alderman Pat Dowell, Rep. Ken Dunkin, Tom Tresser, Jack George, Joe Antunovich, Jeff Goulette and all of our other special guests for presenting.
Click on Link to View Detailed PDNA Meeting Presentation/Renderings
                                         PDNA Overview & Education                                     111 E Cermak Development
                                               1712 S. Prairie Development                                CivicLab TIF Presentation
                                             Landmark Rees House Move                            PDNA Meeting Photos on Facebook
Below are some of the Meida Links related to our PDNA Meeting on Sept 15, 2014
  1. Chicago Tribune                       
  2. Crain's Chicago Business
  4. Chicago Curbed      
  5. Progressive Illinois
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PDNA BookSpeak
Current Book Selection

The Dinner by Herman Koch
 Book Discussion Details
Next Meeting Date: 
Wed, Aug 27th

Meeting Location: 
Historic Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Avenue. Followed by lunch at a local restaurant to kick off the holiday season
Next Book Selection
September 24th Meeting, Catherinethe Great, by Robert Massey.To be determined
Upcoming Book Selections
October 29th: Margaret Atwood's, A Handmaiden's Tale.
To be determined
Join BookSpeak

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

PDNA August BookSpeak Reading Selection

The Dinner by
Herman Koch 

If A summer's evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the delicate scraping of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of politeness - the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But the empty words hide a terrible conflict and, with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened... Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. Together, the boys have committed a horrifying act, caught on camera, and their grainy images have been beamed into living rooms across the nation; despite a police manhunt, the boys remain unidentified - by everyone except their parents. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children and, as civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

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.



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