Hyde Park Herald: Activists Renew Push For Homeless Funding at Kenwood Town Hall

By Andrea Holliday, contributing writer Mar 25, 2022

South Shore resident Anne Holcomb (right) cheered from the audience as well as the podium at the town hall at KAM Isaiah Israel on March 23, 2022. Courtesy Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

After a two-year lull, activists seeking city funds for the homeless launched a new campaign Wednesday night in their contest with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. A well-attended “town hall” meeting in Kenwood was the first of four designed to put heat on a few of the City Council’s most influential members — in this case, Alds. Sophia King (4th), Leslie Hairston (5th), Pat Dowell (3rd) and Gregory Mitchell (7th), all of whom either declined to attend or did not respond to the event invitation.