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'Parkways' closes roads, opens communities 9/18/2008
Ald. Rey Colon (35th) and other local leaders want Chicago cyclists and pedestrians to fill several major West Side boulevards in October to promote active lifestyles and community interaction.
Mural adds style, substance to Garfield plaza 9/9/2008
East Garfield Park residents and leaders gathered on August 30 for the ribbon-cutting on a new mural, constructed this summer by 15 high-school students under the tutelage of local muralist Gerry Lang, located across from the newly installed plaza at California Avenue, Madison Street and Fifth Avenue.
Oasis planned for abandoned rail line 7/22/2008
France boasts the only elevated park in the world, but Chicago plans to match the feat with the Bloomingdale Trail. Like its Parisian counterpart, the Promenade Plantée, and New York City's proposed High Line, the trail here would transform an abandoned railroad viaduct into an oasis and cut a green slice through a dense urban streetscape.
Students create ‘Litter Free Zone’ on 79th 6/11/2008
About 100 high school students in Auburn Gresham are working to make their community litter-free.
South Chicago shows its green 5/20/2008
"We've been green in the 10th Ward a long time, but people just don't realize it," says Angela Hurlock, executive director of Claretian Associates, NCP lead agency for South Chicago. On Saturday, May 31, attendees at the 10th Ward Green Summit saw for themselves.
"Toolkit" tells how to buy city land 9/27/2007
Interested in acquiring city-owned land? A report just out from the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, based on the experiences of LISC/Chicago and two NCP lead agencies, tells how.
Fresh food brings neighborhood benefits 9/19/2007
In three Chicago neighborhoods this summer, organic gardens, farmers markets and a small urban “farm” produced better nutrition -- and more -- for residents.
Englewood farm crops now on sale 5/7/2007
The first growing season is underway at Growing Home’s new urban farm in Englewood, and the Farm Stand opens Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m., starting August 8.
Little Village leaders meet with schools president 12/5/2006
On Monday November 20th, six members of the Little Village Pro-Park Committee met with President of the Chicago Public Schools, Rufus Williams, to discuss the demolition of the Washburne Trade School Building to make way for park space. 
Block clubs present "Radical Makeover" 11/15/2006
National TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" has inspired North Lawndale residents to create their own local version: "Radical Makeover: Block Club Edition."

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