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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.
Communities strategize to fight crime 11/29/2012
Community developers and community organizers often can do more than they realize, say speakers at LISC Chicago Commercial Corridor Brown Bag Luncheon.
Treasury official: Chicago “at forefront” of development efforts 7/20/2012
Don Graves, deputy assistant secretary for small business, community development and housing policy, tours two LISC-supported developments and talked with senior scribe John McCarron about the future of community development.
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.
Vixen brings Hollywood Blvd. to Division St. 7/23/2010
Vixen Beauty Lounge gives women (and some men) Hollywood glamour in a sleek modern setting.
Gentle Wash cleans up in West Haven 7/23/2010
A $5,000 loan and plenty of hustle has grown mobile car-wash business.
Pete’s will bring Fresh to Madison & Western 9/3/2009
Residents of Chicago’s Near West Side will be able to shop at a full-service grocery store for the first time in four decades when Pete’s Fresh Market opens in 2011.
Entrepreneurs today -- no wait for tomorrow 1/12/2009
Talk of product expenses, hourly price rates, industry competitors, customer service, marketing strategies, and business pitches might seem odd for teenagers. But young people at Sunshine Gospel Ministries recently tossed around business lingo readily.
Recycling market skyrockets in Auburn 1/7/2009
Under the leadership of NCP lead agency the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC), a targeted area of homes, businesses, and schools within a one-mile-square radius are participating in a litter free and recycling pilot program that mimics the City of Chicago’s current environmental action plan.
Near West, partners revitalize retail 11/6/2008
A year after its launch, the ambitious-sounding Madison Street Retail Revitalization Initiative in the West Haven neighborhood is starting to live up to its name.

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