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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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

‘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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders To Hold March For Peace After 2 Mass Shootings Within Minutes: ‘There’s No Respect For Life’

The community's response to ending violence must continue to be "all hands on deck," one organizer said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

To Combat Crime, West Side Neighborhood Groups Are Trying To Build Community

"The way we think about safety is having a healthy community," said Brittany Spralls, an organizer with the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lawndale Block Club Convention Aims To Bring Back A Tradition That Helped Residents Feel Safe

The block club convention will share information on city resources that are available to organize a block club. "To create a better model of public safety, we have to have communities and blocks engaged."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Vacant West Side Lot Could Become A Hotel, Cosmetology School, Business Incubator Or Food Hall

Residents will soon be able to give feedback on the plans for 3400 W. Ogden Ave. as part of the city-led INVEST South/West program.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Community Bike Ride Saturday Will Be ‘A Symbol Of Peace’ For Local Youth

A community expo beforehand will offer free haircuts, books and sports equipment for kids. Parents will also be able to sign up their kids for summer youth programs.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Moving Freely Exhibit At West Side Mini-Museum Explores How Transportation Access Impacts Racial Equity

The monthlong exhibit examines how mobility, transit and freedom of movement intersect with social issues facing residents of North Lawndale.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

North Lawndale Residents: Ogden Commons Is Hiring For At Least 100 Positions — Here’s How To Apply

North Lawndale Employment Network is hosting a virtual hiring event 10 a.m. Saturday. " We're meeting people with all skill levels, with all backgrounds."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This LED Mural Will Light Up A Dark West Side Intersection And Make The Street More Walkable

The mural, depicting the Black Power fist over a backdrop of line patterns, was developed in partnership with community members to make the area around Homan and Harrison more pedestrian-friendly.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

How Can K-Town’s Franklin Park Be Improved? Residents Can Weigh In With This Survey

A West Side group is trying to make the underused Franklin Park safer, more walkable and more welcoming. "I want it to be improved so it looks nice, like the parks look in more affluent neighborhoods."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Grocery Store Is Coming To North Lawndale In Area That Has Struggled With Food Access

Urban Market plans to open in the Ogden Commons development in about two years as a local group works to address the root causes of health disparities.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Help Reimagine The Historic Sears Sunken Garden At A Community Design Workshop Series Launching Sunday

The new design of the Sears Sunken Garden will incorporate feedback from residents on how they want the garden to look.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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