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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.
Altgeld Park, Little Village gain green fields 11/1/2012
Funders, neighborhood partners work to turn grass and dirt playlots into football, soccer field.
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.
Connecting the dots 1/30/2012
How community planning and organizing gave new life--in the form of green businesses--to the old Cooper Lamps factory in Logan Square.
Communities' Census message? Count Me In 3/26/2010
Five NCP lead agencies have been working for months to encourage residents to participate in the 2010 U.S. Census.
Closing ceremony: The winner is ... the kids 4/15/2009
Ordinarily empty during Spring Break, Crane Technical Prep High School on Saturday, April 11, was instead the scene of the final matches of the Spring Into Sports competition that had engaged students from throughout the city the entire week.
Sunday Parkways = healthy communities 10/2/2008
Chicago took a giant step on Sunday, October 5, by banning motorized traffic from a four-mile section of its historic parkways so thousands of pedestrians, cyclists, in-line skaters and others could exercise to their heart's content. And presumably to their heart's benefit.
'Hoops in the Hood' tips off for 2008 6/19/2008
The first of seven Hoops in the Hood basketball leagues got underway on June 13 as a new generation of youngsters entered what has become a Friday night tradition.

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