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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…
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…
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.
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…
Enrolling in energy savings programs
Housing Counselor LaShone Kelly talks about the benefits of enrolling in energy education and savings programs.
Chicago Tribune - Residents Get Behind $1 City Lot Program
GPCC Executive Director Mike Tomas talks about the success of the Large Lots Program in East Garfild Park.
Big Data + Large Lots = Fast Start for City Program
GPCC Board Member Marie Cole talks with LISC Chicago about the City's Large Lots Program as it comes to Garfield Park.
City's vacant adjacent lot purchase program coming to Garfield Park
The City of Chicago talks about the success of its pilot program to sell vacant lots for $1 to adjacent homeowners. The program is expanding to Garfield Park in July.
White House Award for Safer Foundation
Diane Williams, CEO of East Garfield Park's Safer Foundation, was awarded a Champion of Change recipient for the organization's innovative and proven programs supporting formerly incarcerated…
Neighborhood Stabilization: 1 Year Later A Year in the Life of a Foreclosure Rehab
Over the past year and a half, Melvin Bailey, head of the Community Male Empowerment Project, has been working as a developer under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a federal program to rehab…
Residents, city officials give problem liquor store the boot, encourage healthy foods in East Garfield Park
Local residents take a stand to oust troubled liquor store.
New houses, local jobs make for better neighborhoods
Developer Melvin Bailey is putting local people to work, renovating foreclosed East Garfield Park homes through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
On West Walnut Street the scenery looks a little brighter
The transformation of empty, foreclosed East Garfield Park houses into affordable, for-sale homes is the latest positive trend in the West Side neighborhood.