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Winter WonderlandWinter Wonderland

EVENTS—You are invited to our Winter Wonderland. December 17th from 4pm -7pm on 79th & Throop

Brighten Up 79th StreetBrighten Up 79th Street

EVENTS—Businesses along the 79th St corridor are encouraged to display the spirit of the season with their best decorations! December 1st - 16th, community residents will vote online for the businesses with… Continue

BACP Free Small Business Training November and December Schedule!BACP Free Small Business Training November and December Schedule!

Local Businesses, Business, Housing, Economic Development, All news—BACP offers free business education webinars every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Topics include business licensing, operations, financial resources, marketing, and more. Programs are free… Continue

Happy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Education, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Happy Thanksgiving from GAGDC!

Healthy Lifestyle Hub Grand OpeningHealthy Lifestyle Hub Grand Opening

Healthy Lifestyle Hub—Click link to see photos which recap of the AG Healthy Lifestyle Hub Grand Opening and Open House Apologies if we did not capture your photo. Your presence was very much appreciated! On 11/11/22 from… Continue

GAGDC Benefit DinnerGAGDC Benefit Dinner

EVENTS—It is that time again GAGDC's Benefit Dinner Get your Tickets Now

Fall Health Fair on the BlockFall Health Fair on the Block

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Rapid Resource Info Line Community UpdatesRapid Resource Info Line Community Updates

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Free Tree Sapling at UGC's South Chicago FarmFree Tree Sapling at UGC's South Chicago Farm

Community Events, Business Events—Hello Neighbor , Join us at the Green Era Campus and Urban Growers Collective (UGC)'s South Chicago Farm for free tree saplings! Urban Growers Collective is teaming up with Chicago Region Trees… Continue

Auburn Gresham’s 3rd Annual 'Walk-A-Thon'Auburn Gresham’s 3rd Annual "Walk-A-Thon"

SSA #69 Meetings, Business Events, Community Events, All events, Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, SSA #32 Meetings—Hello Auburn Gresham Network! This is a friendly reminder to register for Auburn Gresham’s 3rd annual "Walk-A-Thon" Saturday, September 24th at 11am . The walk will start at the Dan Ryan Woods-… Continue

16TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL   SEPTEMBER 10, 2022  10AM - 8PM16TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 10, 2022  10AM - 8PM

The Vision, Local Businesses, Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news, Newsletter—Join Us for the 16TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL ♦ SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 10AM - 8PM!

79th Street Corridor TIF Was Open 8/1/22 - 8/31/22 (NOW CLOSED)79th Street Corridor TIF Was Open 8/1/22 - 8/31/22 (NOW CLOSED)

Community Events, SSA #32 Meetings, All events—August 2022 OPENS: 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 CLOSES: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 79th Street Corridor Belmont/Cicero Chicago/Central Park West Irving Park Informational Webinar 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 |… Continue

Auburn Gresham Artist in Resident Unveils 'Colors of Community'Auburn Gresham Artist in Resident Unveils "Colors of Community"

Business Events, Community Events, All events, SSA #32 Meetings—We're preparing to cross the finish line on the Auburn mural the community inspired with our Invest South/West Department of Cutural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Artist In Residence. Dorian… Continue

Virtual Small Business Forum August 9th!Virtual Small Business Forum August 9th!

Business News—Join us 006th District Business Subcommittee, Special Service Area Commissioners and Greater Auburn Development Corporation for the the Annual 2022 Small Business Forum, on August 9, 2022 at 10:00am.… Continue

Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalizationAuburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization

Rapid Info / Resource Call-in Line | Every Wednesday and Friday at 6PM | Call 551-241-6209Rapid Info / Resource Call-in Line | Every Wednesday and Friday at 6PM | Call 551-241-6209

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Please update your records, the new Rapid Info Response Line phone nmber is 551-241-6209. Dial in for community updates every Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. All are welcome to listen in!

Upcoming City of Chicago Business Education WebinarsUpcoming City of Chicago Business Education Webinars

Business, Housing, Economic Development—Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars through March 19th and many more updates...

'Auburn Gresham: Your Voice Matters' Quality of Life Plan"Auburn Gresham: Your Voice Matters" Quality of Life Plan

About Auburn Gresham—Thanks to the collective works from each of the Auburn Gresham community "Your Voice Matters" Task Forces was used to create the newly updated“ Auburn Gresham: Your Voice Matters" community… Continue

BACP Small Business Expo - SATURDAY July 23rd!BACP Small Business Expo - SATURDAY July 23rd!

SSA #69 Meetings, Business Events, Community Events, All events, Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, SSA #32 Meetings—BACP Small Business Expo - SATURDAY July 23rd, 2022 The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Small Business Expo returns this free in-person expo on Saturday, July 23… Continue

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF FINANCING OF A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT 836-58 WEST 79TH STREETNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF FINANCING OF A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT 836-58 WEST 79TH STREET

Community Events, Business Events, SSA #32 Meetings—NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF FINANCING OF A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Notice is hereby given that on July 18, 2022, at 10:00 A.M., a public hearing will be heldbefore the Committee on Finance… Continue

Join Food Certification Class July 11, 2022, 1-2pm!Join Food Certification Class July 11, 2022, 1-2pm!

Business Events, SSA #32 Meetings, Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival—Please help us pass the word. The class registration is open until all slots are filled! We are announcing that Monday, July 11th from 1pm-2pm will be our second food certification class. As a… Continue

Cinema Chatham Re-Opening GAGDC Fundraiser Pre-screening of Jordan Peele's latest thriller 'NOPE'Cinema Chatham Re-Opening GAGDC Fundraiser Pre-screening of Jordan Peele's latest thriller "NOPE"

Community Events, Business Events, All events—Support Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation's pre-screening of Jordan Peele's latest thriller, "NOPE," on Thursday, July 21st! Happy Hour begins at 5:30p and showtime at 6:30 pm. For only… Continue

79th Street Renaissance Festival 9.10.22, SAVE THE DATE79th Street Renaissance Festival 9.10.22, SAVE THE DATE

SSA #69 Meetings, Business Events, Community Events, All events, Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, SSA #32 Meetings

Spring Health Fair on the BlockSpring Health Fair on the Block

Community Events, Business Events—It's that time for the Spring 2022 " Heath Fair on The Block!" This year's fair will be hosted on Wednesday, May 25th 11am-2pm, on the sidewalk, between 79th and Racine to 79th and Ma y . This year's… Continue

The South Side is getting a facility to turn food waste into natural gasThe South Side is getting a facility to turn food waste into natural gas

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—GAGDC is one the largest class b investors in a renewable gas project in Auburn Gresham will include a anaerobic food digester that will use food waste to produce renewable natural gas.

AG Food Give Away Food-A-Versary Event!AG Food Give Away Food-A-Versary Event!

Community Events, Business Events, All events—We are approaching the anniversary of the day GAGDC kicked off the FOOD STABILITY POP UP in 2020, during COVID-19. Let's get ready to have some fun, AGAIN, while we be of service to the community. (… Continue

Earth Day Celebration at Barton Elementary is the Bomb!Earth Day Celebration at Barton Elementary is the Bomb!

Education, Community Highlights, All news—Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) partnered with the Stein Learning to bring Earth Day celebration to, Barton Elementary School.

GAGDC and Elevate Amp up for Seniors!GAGDC and Elevate Amp up for Seniors!

The Vision, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—...with the first 20 seniors scheduled for application intake, GAGDC was amped up with the collaboration of Elevate.

Help Bring a Mosaic Mural to Auburn Gresham!Help Bring a Mosaic Mural to Auburn Gresham!

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Promoting Stronger Neighborhoods One Network and Partner at a Time - AGNN!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Auburn Gresham has a vision for a strong future. A collaboration of residents, businesses, partners and the city of Chicago are in it together!

UIC Neighborhood Centers to provide support for African American CommunitiesUIC Neighborhood Centers to provide support for African American Communities

Local Businesses, The Vision, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, Newsletter—UIC has engaged over 60 community and UIC stakeholders in a collaborative effort to increase the enrollment and retention of African Americans.

Major progress at the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HubMajor progress at the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—There’s been some major progress at the Auburn Gresham healthy lifestyle hub site since construction commenced in March.

Chicago REMOTE Small Business EXPO!Chicago REMOTE Small Business EXPO!

Business Events, All events—Save the Date for BACP’s Remote Small Business Expo featuring 30+ exhibitors offering 1:1 business guidance, webinars, speak with city license experts and a phenomenal keynote speaker. Mark… Continue

New 'Excelerator Fund' Partnership Reimagines a Model for Equitable Investments in NeighborhoodsNew "Excelerator Fund" Partnership Reimagines a Model for Equitable Investments in Neighborhoods

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights, Newsletter—The Excellerator Fund is a joint venture developed by Latinos Progresando and Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation to drive equitable social and economic recovery through reimagined… Continue

Draft Day Dream, 'My Chicago Bears!'Draft Day Dream, "My Chicago Bears!"

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Carlos Nelson will forever be associated with QB Justin Fields. Here’s how the Auburn Gresham community leader got to the NFL stage weeks after losing his father, an avid Chicago Bears fan.

83rd Street Mosaic Community Mural Design Discussion83rd Street Mosaic Community Mural Design Discussion

Community Events, Business Events—Come join a Community Meeting Design Discussion, to plan for a Mosaic Mural to be located at the Metra viaduct near 650 W. 83rd Street. Let's hear your history of this area of Auburn Gresham (AG) and… Continue

Auburn Gresham Constituent Services Pop-up Office

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Join the ZOOM ROUNDTABLE focused on Development in the Auburn Gresham communityJoin the ZOOM ROUNDTABLE focused on Development in the Auburn Gresham community

Community Events, Business Events—As a part of the Department of Planning and Developments (DPD) continued dialogue with community stakeholders around the INVEST South West Initiative, we invite you to the June 2021 Neighborhood… Continue

Metra gets state funding for two new stations, Auburn Park is back on TrackMetra gets state funding for two new stations, Auburn Park is back on Track

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, Newsletter—The new Metra stations that will be built at Auburn Park near 79th Street, is back on track!

Happy Two Year Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!Happy Two Year Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Happy Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

Man known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pickMan known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—chicagobears.com Carlos Nelson, GAGDC's CEO known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick

Health Fair on the Block!

Community Events, Business Events, All events—GAGDC's bi-annual Health Fair on the Block will be back May 27th, on 79th Street, between May and Racine. See flyer for details!

CEO sends big THANK YOU to the team for its Resiliency during the organization's COVID-19 pivot yearCEO sends big THANK YOU to the team for its Resiliency during the organization's COVID-19 pivot year

Community Highlights, All news—It has been slightly over one year when COVID-19 descended upon Auburn Gresham and GAGDC pivoted and even ramped up efforts to serve the community!

With the Competition for the Chicago Prize Behind Them, South and West Side Community Organizations Keep Doing the WorkWith the Competition for the Chicago Prize Behind Them, South and West Side Community Organizations Keep Doing the Work

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Solutions are not easy, but these projects are at the forefront of the conversation from organizers continuing to do the daily work of building coalitions to shore up power.

Meet Auburn Gresham - United Way of Metro Chicago Neighborhood NetworkMeet Auburn Gresham - United Way of Metro Chicago Neighborhood Network

The Vision, Local Businesses, Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news, Newsletter—United Way Metro Chicago Highlights Auburn Gresham's Neigborhood Network work. That's what's up!

Pritzker Traubert Foundation announces recipient of the Chicago Prize - Official Press ReleasePritzker Traubert Foundation announces recipient of the Chicago Prize - Official Press Release

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Always Growing, Auburn Gresham has been awarded the first ever Chicago Prize, a $10 million grant competition of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation that sought to invest in collaborative initiatives… Continue

The State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South SideThe State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South Side

Auburn Gresham in the News, Education, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—The State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South Side.

AGREEN THUMB’S - UPAGREEN THUMB’S - UP

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—State gives boost to urban farm project that is expected to bring jobs, food, renewable energy to South Side

Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB Proclaims Hope for a Deserving CommunityAuburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB Proclaims Hope for a Deserving Community

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—In a neighborhood that for generations has been disinvested now comes a financial windfall. "Now we're here proclaiming, yes! There's hope being instilled, there's resources coming," said Carlos… Continue

Auburn Gresham wins $10M to revitalize neighborhood

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Auburn Gresham won $10 million to help revitalize parts of the neighborhood

Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!

Local Businesses, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!

Auburn Gresham Building Gets New Life to Promote Health!Auburn Gresham Building Gets New Life to Promote Health!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Can one iconic building along a key commerical cooridor lead the way to improve the health of a neighborhood? Community leaders and organizations in Auburn Gresham are progressing on a transformative… Continue

Chicago Group Given $10 Million For Community Redevelopment In Auburn GreshamChicago Group Given $10 Million For Community Redevelopment In Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development—The “Always Growing, Auburn Gresham” group received the grant from the Pritzker Traubert Foundation to advance a plan to turn the four-story building into a “Healthy Lifestyle… Continue

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!

Chicago’s New Planning Chief Has Fresh Eyes For INVEST South/WestChicago’s New Planning Chief Has Fresh Eyes For INVEST South/West

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Chicago’s new planning commissioner, Maurice Cox, observed something very quickly when he met with community groups across the city. An empty building on West 79th Street, owned by the Greater… Continue

INVEST South/WestINVEST South/West

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development—INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement initiative from Mayor Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations and corporate partners… Continue

Network News: Updates from the Chicago Rehab NetworkNetwork News: Updates from the Chicago Rehab Network

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development—Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation staff capacity building is in full effect! The Chicago Rehab Network's real estate development training is highly regarded across the country. Check out… Continue

New Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhoodNew Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhood

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—After years of planning, Metra and government officials on Monday announced a timetable to design and start construction of a new station in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city’s South… Continue

Stimulating Economic Growth in Vital CommunitiesStimulating Economic Growth in Vital Communities

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Organizations in Chicago’s Vital Communities spur development to increase the power of residents as they advance socially beneficial projects.

A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic DevelopmentA Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development

006th District National Night Out!

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Virtual Business Forum August 9, 2022!

Business Events, Community Events, SSA #69 Meetings, Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, SSA #32 Meetings—Hello Business Owners, Business Forum Scheduled for August 9, 2022 This virtual forum will have speakers from the city and state who manage each of the grants in this email and take questions from… Continue

79th Street Renaissance Festival 9.10.22, SAVE THE DATE

SSA #69 Meetings, Business Events, Community Events, All events, Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, SSA #32 Meetings

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Family Tire
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646 W 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
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(773) 488-7122
725 W 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
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400 West 76th Street, Suite 320
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