Near North Side—Plans issued from on-high have shaped, and mis-shaped, Chicago’s Near North neighborhood for over a half century. But now there’s a new plan, one guided by folks who actually live there,… Continue
Housing, Placemaking—From a fast-unfolding plan to redevelop the historic Pullman District on the Far South Side to the stunning rehab of a run-down SRO hotel on the North, the 2015 Chicago Neighborhood Development… Continue
Economic Development, Housing—The 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhoods Award Ceremony is February 17, 2015 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
Civic Tech, Education, Financial Opportunities—Members learn about community development while working with middle-school students, teaching digital skills or playing sports.
Safety, Little Village, North Lawndale—Police, Enlace Chicago and the North Lawndale Employment Network are honored for making their neighborhoods safer places to live.
Placemaking, Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, South Chicago—A series of workshops gives LISC’s neighborhood partners an opportunity to share what they’ve learned about building community engagement, power and voice.
Placemaking—A LISC panel explored how big projects like the Lucas Museum and Obama Library can have an impact far beyond downtown.
Housing, Chicago Lawn—A rally featuring Gov. Quinn celebrates the first building in a program to buy, rehab and restore foreclosures on the Southwest Side.
Economic Development, Placemaking—In an October 16 address to a sold-out crowd, LISC Chicago’s executive director talked about the need for “civic infrastructure” to build stronger neighborhoods.
Financial Opportunities, Albany Park—Bridge programs help prepare workers for good jobs.
Housing, Lending, Quad Communities—Mixed-use miracle at 47th & Cottage re-energizes Bronzeville and reaffirms the power of perseverance.
Placemaking, Albany Park, Back of the Yards—Community groups from around the city are getting funding and training to improve their youth baseball facilities, thanks to the Cubs and LISC.
Placemaking, Little Village, Quad Communities—LISC’s partners, programs and ideas about neighborhood vitality were woven into this year’s UIC Urban Forum.
Economic Development, Back of the Yards, Quad Communities—Around the city, LISC is helping communities establish and run Special Service Areas to cover the costs of security, beautification and special events for local small businesses.
Housing, Woodlawn—A groundbreaking for senior housing and a squash facility signals the next stage of a Woodlawn redevelopment fueled by POAH, LISC and their partners.
Housing, South Chicago—With the super-sized USX/McCaffery project ready to launch on empty steel site, local groups push for neighborhood input on jobs and housing.