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23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Honor Top Community Projects23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Honor Top Community Projects

Placemaking—More than 1,500 people gather to acknowledge excellence in architecture, community organizing, real estate development and other efforts to strengthen neighborhoods.

A Neighborhood of All StarsA Neighborhood of All Stars

Placemaking, Little Village—Founded by LISC Chicago, Hoops in the Hood gives hundreds of Chicago students an opportunity to play basketball, compete in tournaments and show their team spirit.

Neighborhood Group, CPD Awarded for Making Uptown's Argyle Street Pedestrian FriendlyNeighborhood Group, CPD Awarded for Making Uptown's Argyle Street Pedestrian Friendly

Economic Development, Uptown—The Night Market, a collaboration between Uptown United and the 20th District of the Chicago Police Department, has brought new life to Uptown's Argyle Street.

Englewood Quality-of-Life Business Competition Announces WinnersEnglewood Quality-of-Life Business Competition Announces Winners

Economic Development, Englewood—Englewood companies vie for recognition - and cash - in the Englewood Quality-of-Life Business Competition.

Large Lots in Englewood – Vision and Hard Work Create New Community AssetsLarge Lots in Englewood – Vision and Hard Work Create New Community Assets

Placemaking, Englewood—This photo essay takes you through the beginning of Sammiria Malcone, Linda Maalik and Delece Williams’ journey to beautify vacant lots in their Englewood neighborhood.

Lending a HandLending a Hand

Economic Development, Housing, Lending—It’s clearer than ever how loans from LISC play a critical role in redeveloping communities across the city.

Streets Cleaned, Vets Honored in Day of ServiceStreets Cleaned, Vets Honored in Day of Service

Economic Development, Auburn Gresham—On Veterans Day, volunteers rolled up their sleeves to clean vacant lots in Auburn Gresham.

‘Meeting Halfway’ Builds Partnerships between Community Organizations and Banks‘Meeting Halfway’ Builds Partnerships between Community Organizations and Banks

Financial Opportunities—Through Meeting Halfway, community organizations and banks are working together to bring mainstream financial services to people who desperately need them.

This IS EnglewoodThis IS Englewood

Economic Development, Financial Opportunities, Englewood—New Whole Foods grocery a welcome tipping point for Englewood.

Business District Leadership Program Graduates New CohortBusiness District Leadership Program Graduates New Cohort

Economic Development—A new Business District Leadership class hits the streets.

Reclaiming Southwest ChicagoReclaiming Southwest Chicago

Housing, Chicago Lawn—Chicago Lawn, ravaged by foreclosures during the economic downturn, is now seeing the benefits of a shrewd strategy to return abandoned homes to productive use.

Halfway Point for Englewood Quality-of-Life Planning - Ready to ActHalfway Point for Englewood Quality-of-Life Planning - Ready to Act

Englewood—In Englewood, quality-of-life planning is a community affair.

Ten Years of Hoops in the Hood: An Oral HistoryTen Years of Hoops in the Hood: An Oral History

Health, Placemaking—Hoops in the Hood - Participants sound off about the impact of a decade of neighborhood basketball and organizing.

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