North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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.
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.
West Side Groups Relaunch Plans To Open STEAM Academy— This Time Without Merging 3 Neighborhood Schools
Educators have tried to create a school with specialized science, tech, engineering art and math programs in Lawndale for years.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
As Divvy Expands On South And West Sides, City Asks Residents: Where Should New Bike-Share Stations Go?
The bike-share program is expanding on the West, Northwest and Southwest sides of the city, from Dunning to West Lawn.
Here’s How West Side Residents Can Help Decide What The Old Silver Shovel Dumps Will Become
Six development groups pitched plans for the site Tuesday and Wednesday. The city will now evaluate the proposals, taking into account resident feedback.
West Side Residents Can Sign Up To Get Free Groceries Delivered
Organizers will deliver boxes to residents' doors biweekly in North Lawndale and Little Village. The boxes will contain up to 45 pounds of fresh fruits, veggies, meat and dairy.
West Side Leaders Hosting ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ About Systemic Racism: ‘We Have To Get On The Same Page’
The virtual events will be a series of frank conversations about what racism is and how it still impacts Black people in Chicago.
Plan To Close 3 West Side Schools, Build STEAM Academy Scrapped For Now After Parent Pushback
The community members behind the proposed school said they will resume their planning after the pandemic and work to convince skeptical parents in the meantime.
West Side Job Readiness Campus Gets $2.5 Million Boost From City Grant
The workforce development center will house programs for returning citizens, as well as a community events space and cafe.
On The West Side, Soup For The Soul Aims To Feed Neighbors Through Winter As Pandemic Rages On
Neighborhood groups created Soup for the Soul at Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church to build food access and a sense of community.
West Side Parents Protest Plan For New STEAM School: ‘Take The Money … And Invest That Into Our Existing Schools’
Proponents of the new school say the proposal is overwhelmingly popular among Lawndale residents. But some say closing three schools is too high a price to pay.
These 6 Projects Would Help Revitalize North Lawndale If $10 Million Chicago Prize Is Awarded, Organizers Say
The "Advancing North Lawndale Together" project held a community meeting to share updates and get feedback.
The Ogden Bus Is Coming Back After 12 Years, Thanks To The West Siders Who Fought For It
The No. 157 bus route was truncated in 2008 due to low ridership, but since then residents have been pressuring CTA to bring the Ogden bus back.