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Garfield Park urban farm planning upgrades
FarmWorks wants to build rain garden to help prevent flooding
City Wants To Fix Dangerous West Side Streets By Adding Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Islands And More With $6 Million Infrastructure Plan
GARFIELD PARK — Some of the most dangerous streets in the city for deadly crashes are on the West Side. Now, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and West Side community members are hoping to change that with…
Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden hosts Food Sovereignty Action Day Sat. May 18th
Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden will be hosting a Food Sovereignty Action Day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. The event, organized by Advocates for Urban Agriculture, will bring together community…
Hatching New Businesses: How Accion & The Hatchery are Supporting Entrepreneurship
EAST GARFIELD PARK — A few years back, Accion Serving Illinois and Indiana, a nonprofit lending organization that provides fiduciary support to underserved populations, had an unexpected…
Affordable housing developer tapped for East Garfield Park project
The firm Preservation of Affordable Housing plans a $22.3 million environmentally friendly mixed-income housing development in the West Side neighborhood after winning a design competition.

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