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Leaders do post-mortem on Hatchery's outreach efforts

During Jan. 24 City Bureau event, experts dissected what went right, wrong with The Hatchery's engagement process

These are the 14 candidates running for Chicago mayor

Here's what you need to know about each of them.

Chicago Neighborhoods Front and Center at Forum for Mayoral Candidates

Hundreds of Chicagoans from Belmont Cragin to the southeast side packed an auditorium at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Saturday—many of them arriving from their neighborhoods in yellow school buses— to hear the city’s mayoral candidates talk about their plans for helping neighborhoods, which they say have been left out of Chicago’s growth.

More than 1,000 people pack UIC's mayoral candidate forum focused on improving all Chicago neighborhoods

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,000 people packed the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum on Saturday morning to watch a Chicago mayoral forum focused on doing more to improve all of the city’s 77 neighborhoods.

Rising housing prices in distressed neighborhoods foster new worries about gentrification

Some parts of Chicago that historically have seen a pattern of disinvestment are experiencing a significant uptick in housing prices, as a strong economy attracts investors to more neighborhoods.

New food and beverage incubator opens in Garfield Park

One of the largest food incubation spaces in the country is open for business in the East Garfield Park neighborhood

The Collateral Damage of $1 Vacant Lots
Chicago’s Large Lots Program seems like a good idea. But the reality has been complicated.
6 Things to Know about the Eco Orchard

The $1M Garfield Park development has garnered support and pushback

Vision Zero Chicago Hopes to Engage West Siders in the Traffic Safety Conversation

Traffic safety is not always the easiest issue to engage residents on, especially those with other pressing concerns, but Vision Zero Chicago seeks to change that.

Residents chime in on proposed fruit orchard

The Garfield Park Community Council recently teamed up with the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development and the Metropolitan Planning Council to figure out the details of the Fifth Avenue Eco Orchard — a fruit orchard that would be built near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Sacramento Boulevard. And they want the community to weigh in...

Rent on the rise: How high will rent in Chicago climb?

Denitha Polk, like many other Chicago residents with low- to-moderate income, is challenged with financial and other barriers to finding rental housing she can afford.

A report released recently by The Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University shows Cook County rentals “remain” unaffordable for the majority of low- and moderate-income households with an increasing gap in the number of available affordable units and the number of renters who need them...

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration to Create Opportunity in Chicago

We all know that small business is the growth engine of any economy. This is even more true for distressed communities where jobs are hard to come by, crime rates are high and access to fresh food is limited. To deepen Accion’s impact and with an eye towards Accion’s long term sustainability, I spent the better part of the last four years spearheading a joint venture to create The Hatchery Chicago, a $34 million facility that will be the region’s premier food and beverage business incubator when it opens later this year.  

Fruit Orchard will Add to Selection at West Side Neighborhood Market

The Garfield Park Community Council recently announced that they would be moving forward with plans to create the Garfield Park Eco Orchard in the community that would add a new variety of fresh produce to their existing neighborhood market.

An orchard on the West Side? After City Council vote and $500K in funding, the idea could come to fruition

The Chicago City Council recently voted unanimously to approve spending $500,000 to build a fruit orchard somewhere on the stretch of 5th Avenue, between Kedzie Avenue and Sacramento Boulevard.

ABC7 story on the groundbreaking for The Hatchery.

ABC7 interviews Angela Taylor and community residents at the groundbreaking for The Hatchery.

Rick Bayless to offer Food Service Training for Youth at The Hatchery

Chef Rick Bayless of the Frontera Foundation announces job training for youth at The Hatchery starting in 2018.

Chicago Kitchen Incubator Will Be More Than Just a Place to Cook

GPCC's Angela Taylor is featured in the story about the impact The Hatchery will have.

Announcing The Hatchery - a new food incubator for Garfield Park

Mayor Emanuel announces development of The Hatchery in Garfield Park.

CBS2 TV piece on the opening of The Hatchery

The GPCC's Angela Taylor is interviewed in a CBS2 news piece on the announcement of The Hatchery on July 11, 2017.

Enrolling in energy savings programs

Housing Counselor LaShone Kelly talks about the benefits of enrolling in energy education and savings programs.

Food Business Incubator Planned for Garfield Park

CBS2 TV interview with GPCC Wellness Coordinator Angela Taylor

CBS 2 in Chicago interviews GPCC Wellness Coordinator Angela Taylor about Garfield Park Community Gardens and the Neighborhood Market.

Chicago Parent Magazine on the GPCC's Neighborhood Market

Chicago Parent blog on the GPCC's Neighborhood Market

NBC5 Television Interview with GPCC Wellness Coordinator Angela Taylor

NBC5 TV interviews GPCC Wellness Coordinator and Chicago Dept.of Health  Director about the benefits of PlayStreets.

Chicago Tribune: Meet the Musical Kelly Family

Meet the incredibly talented family of GPCC Housing Specialist LaShone Kelly

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