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Vision Zero Chicago Hopes to Engage West Siders in the Traffic Safety Conversation
raffic safety is not always the easiest issue to engage residents on, especially those with other pressing concerns, but Vision Zero Chicago s eeks 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…
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…
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…
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…

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