A neighborhood of firsts, the Near West Side was the first laid low by riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968. That sad episode and its aftermath nearly wiped out its main drag of West Madison Street and triggered an exodus of jobs from the once-mighty Kinzie Industrial Corridor.
News and articles
Communities seek to follow the lead of West Haven, which has attracted a Pete's Fresh Market; restaurants another bricks-and-mortar goal of food activism
Residents of five NCP neighborhoods and four others in Chicago once again had the opportunity to seek free tax preparation help in 2011.
Neighborhoods salute beginning of school 9/11/2010
Community organizations in three NCP neighborhoods on August 28 took advantage of the waning days of summer to help residents gear up for the challenges and opportunities that a new fall season inevitably presents. Vacations are over, school’s beginning, life goes on.
- Hoops in the Hood: More than a game 9/2/2010
- Hot town enjoys Hoops, markets, festivals 8/6/2010
- Fruits, vegetables and community 8/6/2010
- Microbusinesses survive in tough times 7/23/2010
Near West Side Community Development Corp.
216 S. Hoyne Ave. Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 738-2280 phone
(312) 738-2308 fax
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