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Lawndale Has Been Robbed Of Equitable Investment For Generations, New Study Finds
The study found $124 million leaves North Lawndale each year in wages earned by non-residents and money residents spend outside of the neighborhood. Armed with new data, Lawndale groups are trying to fix the problem.
West Side Neighborhood Groups Plan To Restore Historic Sears Sunken Garden To Its Former Glory
The National Historic Landmark fell into disarray when Sears relocated its headquarters Downtown. Now, residents want to make the garden a major public attraction again.
The City Spent Millions To Fix A West Side Library. But Just 3 Years Later, Water Damage, Soggy Books And Mold Return
The city spent $2.15 million to renovate the Douglass Branch Library in 2018 after neighbors fought for improvements. The building is once again in a soggy state, and the city will spend $1.2 million more to fix its problems.
Vacant West Side Buildings To Become Small Business Hubs Where Entrepreneurs Can Get Coaching, Free Rent And More
The Steans Family Foundation is using a $2.58 million grant from the city to build out small business hubs to attract entrepreneurs to North Lawndale, bringing jobs and wealth to the neighborhood.
West Siders Are Planning A Beautification Campaign To Make Lawndale Litter-Free
Residents are strategizing ways to remove existing litter and urge people to stop throwing trash on streets and sidewalks.
Soup For The Soul Dishes Out Hot Meals To People In Need Every Week. It’s Fundraising To Help More Families In 2022
The program has grown into a North Lawndale staple, helping people struggling with food insecurity. But organizers need more money to keep it going.
New West Side Outpatient Care Center At Ogden Commons Will Begin Accepting Patients In Early 2022
The One Lawndale Community Care and Surgery Center will offer an array of preventative and outpatient medical services aimed at making health care more accessible for West Siders.
Lawndale Resident Who Helped Bring Back The Ogden Avenue Bus Honored By Transit Equity Group
Rochelle Jackson fought for years to get the city to revive the No. 157 bus. Her efforts to expand public transit, cycling and walkability on the West Side are being recognized by the Active Transportation Alliance.
West Siders Aim To Bring Holiday Cheer To Lawndale With Neighborhood Lights Display — And They Need Your Help
For the second annual Light Up Lawndale event, neighbors are seeking donations and volunteers to help them illuminate Douglas Boulevard.
‘Living Room’ Coming To West Side Will Be An Alternative To The ER For People With A Mental Health Crisis
"The goal is to prevent people from going to the emergency room unnecessarily. We know what happens with our people: They're in a mental health crisis and they end up in jail," said Carolyn Vessel, CEO of I AM ABLE.
City Plan To Plant More Trees In Black And Latino Areas Could Improve Public Health, Crime, West Siders Say
The city earmarked $46 million to plant thousands of trees in areas lacking greenery. Neighborhood environmental groups say the investment will benefit the environment and help tackle racial equity issues.
Hundreds Of Affordable Homes Coming To North Lawndale After City Approves $5.3 Million In Funding
The funds will go to the environmental remediation work that must happen on the lots before construction on the houses can begin.
This West Side Group Is Helping Kids Try Rowing, Rugby, Lacrosse And Chess
The North Lawndale Athletic and Recreation Association is expanding the kinds of sports and activities it offers to give neighborhood youth more options.
Sinai Chicago Offers Free Rides To Patients In Effort To Remove Barriers To Health Access
Patients can now get free transportation services to any appointment within the health system.
West Side Community Garden Will Become Art Installation For Chicago Architecture Biennial, Showing The Potential Of Vacant Urban Spaces
The projects in this year's expo are meant to inspire people to radically reimagine the possibilities of what could exist in open and public spaces, especially on the thousands of vacant lots around the city.
‘Elvin Explores North Lawndale’ Coloring Book Gives Kids A Chance To Get Creative While Exploring Their Neighborhood
The coloring book was designed by a group of creatives to promote art, literacy and pride in the community.
West Side Job Training Campus Will Help Formerly Incarcerated People ‘To Do More, To Be More, To Soar’
The headquarters for the North Lawndale Employment Network will improve the nonprofit's ability to serve jobseekers, especially those who have barriers to getting a job.
Some Lawndale Residents Have Hoped For Their Own Elevated Trail For Years. Now, They Are Helping Create It
City planners will work with neighbors to brainstorm how to ensure the West Side trail has positive economic outcomes similar to that of The 606's Bloomingdale Trail while preventing displacement.
This West Side Mini-Golf Course Was Abandoned For Years — Until Local Teens Restored It
Teens designed the 18-hole mini-golf course with a wildlife conservation theme based on the colorful birds that live in Douglass Park.
Healthy Restaurant Coming To MLK Legacy Apartments In North Lawndale To Boost 16th Street Business District
The restaurant will be built in one of the commercial spaces at the MLK Legacy Apartments, supported by a city grant.