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BYNC launches early action project for quality of life plan 11/18/2011
The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) in partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), launched an early action project as part of the Great Neighborhoods Community Planning initiative last Saturday Nov. 12. Its overall purpose is to engage residents, business owners, institutions and other stakeholders to improve the quality of life in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Neighbors force last call for liquor store 3/23/2011
Community pressure gets city to shut East Garfield Park business
Residents rally behind closing of liquor store 3/22/2011
After a 3-year grassroots effort, the city closed down an East Garfield Park liquor store neighbors and activists say was frequented by drug dealers and prostitutes.
East Garfield Park eyesore gets an overhaul 3/22/2011
For three years, residents have been fighting to give a troublesome liquor store the boot
Creating new jobs 1/4/2011
When Costco finally agreed to move into a vacant property site between Damen and Clybourn avenues in 2000, it meant much more than low warehouse prices for local shoppers. The decision marked the end of a six-year battle between the City of Chicago and low-income residents of the adjacent Lathrop Homes, organized by Church of Good News and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association.
Neighborhoods still working to close the digital gap 12/29/2010
Programs are in place, but the chasm is still wide. About this time last year, Mayor Richard Daley announced the Smart Communities program, the goal of which is to increase broadband access in five digitally underserved neighborhoods: Humboldt Park, Pilsen, Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn and Englewood.
Grants help city meet 'Digital Excellence' goals 12/7/2010
Online job training, after-school activities for kids and free netbook computer giveaways for families who complete computer training are getting a huge boost across Chicago, thanks to two federal stimulus grants totaling $16.05 million.
Smart communities bring technology to Humboldt Park 11/17/2010
Last month, over 150 Humboldt Park residents attended the Smart Communities Launch event at the Humboldt Park Field House. The event served as an opportunity to teach Humboldt Park residents about technology resources in their community and how they can use technology to improve their quality of life.
After a study, healthy changes Block by Block 11/4/2010
Part health-education campaign, part epidemiological survey, Block by Block encompasses the 72 blocks of Humboldt Park and offers residents free cooking instruction, support groups and exercise classes.
Peapod helps wash out Chicago's food desert 7/27/2010
Responds to call for help to make healthy foods available

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