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East Garfield seeks greener, healthier future

East Garfield Park is a mostly low-income, African-American community that sits outside the immediate radius of high-energy gentrification -- at least for now. Located two to three miles west of the Loop on the “El” Green Line, the community’s business sector was devastated and significant amounts of its population fled after the 1968 riots, and the neighborhood has never fully recovered.

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News and articles

Points of light amid foreclosure funk 8/2/2011

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


10 Commandments of a good community tour 2/1/2011

A how-to guide for putting your neighborhood on the map.

Free meals on menu, from pantries to schools 1/11/2011

LISC/Chicago and NCP fund a variety of efforts to provide for those in need.

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Lead agency

Garfield Park Community Council

300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 638-1766 phone
(773) 638-1777 fax

Mike Tomas
Executive Director

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East Garfield boundaries

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