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A safe place to play 2/19/2013
Health and fitness are significant issues in neighborhoods throughout the city, rich and poor alike. In Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago, neighborhood organizations, with LISC Chicago and NCP, will soon embark on another season of PlayStreets, in which streets are temporarily closed to traffic to allow residents to participate in organized fitness activities.
Purchase pool drives quantity discounts 1/16/2013
Businesses in Chicago Lawn and West Lawn have formed a pool to purchase basic services that’s saving them thousands of dollars and reaping a small profit for Greater Southwest Development Corp., which organized the pool -- and encourages its counterparts in other communities to follow suit.
For an instant, city streets become neighborhood playgrounds 10/12/2012
PlayStreets periodically closes off streets in Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago to provide safe, supervised space with organized sports, fitness and dancing programs. The aim is to reduce childhood obesity.
Mayor hails first fruit of foreclosure fight 1/19/2012
Rahm Emanuel tours West Humboldt rehab and explains the city’s Micro-Market approach 
Raising up teachers in your backyard 11/21/2011

'Grow Your Own' grads can tell students: “I went to this school.  I sat in your seat.”

Foregoing foreclosures 9/8/2011
Pilot program due this fall aims to buy and renegotiate mortgages so working families are not foreclosed
Points of light amid foreclosure funk 8/2/2011

Failed mortgages continue to dog Chicago neighborhoods, but new or improved programs show promise  

NCP and the 2010 Census 3/3/2011

Most shrank, some steadied, but all NCP neighborhoods can learn much from 2010 Census data  

10 Commandments of a good community tour 2/1/2011
A how-to guide for putting your neighborhood on the map.
Who benefits from neighborhood tours? Everyone. 2/1/2011

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