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Excerpt from the 2009 quality-of-life plan: "In December 2007, the newly elected Alderman, Willie B. Cochran, convened a quality-of-life planning process to begin shaping this new chapter in our history. Through monthly meetings and workshops over the following year, we engaged more than 200 people and learned from each other that Washington Park has many assets still. We hammered out a vision and defined a new path that respects our history while responding to new opportunities.

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A growthful enterprise on Perry Street 9/28/2012

Washington Park farm will bring locally grown fresh produce and jobs for residents

LISC network delivers for Healthy Chicago 6/15/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is tapping directly into LISC’s network of neighborhood groups for ideas on how to advance his administration’s ambitious Healthy Chicago agenda.

Mid-South Side citizens proactively planning 2/23/2012

Voting is important, but coming out early on a cold Saturday in January to help plan the neighborhood – that’s citizenship

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Washington Park Consortium

6357 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 324-7592

Brandon F. Johnson
Executive Director

Amanda Deisch
Program Manager

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