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Auburn Gresham in the News

The Auburn Gresham community has partnered with several residents, businesses and organizations who have graciously contributed their time and efforts to illustrate on our successes as Chicago's Best Kept Secret. Occasionally, we have an opportunity to share some of our practices and reflections.

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COVID-19 Response Effort - Food Stability Pop-Up
When a already existing food desert becomes even more arid, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) Pops-up into a call to action,
Anonymous African American donors step up to tackle food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic
ABC News Live takes us inside Chicago's Auburn Gresham community.
Topics @2pm: Call the Rapid Resource Information Line!
The latest topics for GAGDC's Rapid Resource Information Line (RRIL), call in everyday to 1-727-731-8195, from 1:55pm - 2:15pm, to hear 5-10 minutes of key topics to keep you connnected.
Auburn Gresham COVID-19 VIRTUAL Town Hall Recap
The City's Racial Equity Rapid Response Team (RERRT) https://www.chicago.gov/…/press…/2020/april/RERRTUpdate.html - is partnering with local community organizations and is hosting…
COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting for Auburn Gresham Residents 4/25!
The Office of Mayor Lori E Lightfoot and the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation invite you join a COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting for residents living in or near Auburn Gresham.
Auburn Gresham COVID-19 Community VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
Join the Office of the Mayor, the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp and Neighborhood Network Partners this Saturday, 4/25th, at 10:30am for a VIRTUAL TOWN HALL on FACEBOOK or Call In…
TONIGHT, 4/22 7PM CT |Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Rowland to host BET COVID-19 Benefit Concert Saving Ourselves
WBEZ RESET: The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund
United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust created The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits serving many in need.
Coronavirus is crippling Chicago's census outreach
Coronavirus is crippling Chicago's census outreach-- Mayor Lightfoot, already worried the city could lose billions of dollars in the 2020 headcount, had worked to boost participation. Now COVID-19 is…
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!
Invest SouthWest Proposed Community Plans
DPD and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) hosted events across the South and West sides to launch INVEST South/West. The family-friendly events where well attended and…
Mayor Lightfoot Announces New Strategy to Support Revitalization on City’s South and West Sides
INVEST South/West aligns public, private, and philanthropic funding to create a network of communities for planned growth
Chicago’s New Planning Chief Has Fresh Eyes For INVEST South/West
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…
Giving Thanks Today and Everyday
Happy Thanksgiving to all the communities and clients we serve! #GiveThanks
INVEST South/West
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…
Thank You Sponsors, Partners and Friends for Joining Us For Our 2019 Benefit Dinner
We highlighted the incredible ambition of the Greater Auburn Gresham organization's work with partners and the community awardee partners who excel daily in the community. Thank you for helping us…
Mayor Lightfoot Announces Plans to Quadruple Funding for Bus Program on Chicago’s Most Popular Routes
CDOT-CTA Bus Priority Zone Program to receive more than $20 million to support Mayor’s commitment to relieve traffic blockage on Chicago’s Streets
Network News: Updates from the Chicago Rehab Network
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…
17TH WARD SERVICE OFFICE
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New Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhood
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…
14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!
14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!
14TH ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
It's finally time! 79th Street is closing for the weekend, for our 14th annual 79th Street RenFest. Come and celebrate with us. This year we are raising awareness and $$s to Rebuild79. Join us by…
Brewer Coffee and Custard 79th Street Corridor TIF
The story of Brewer Coffee and Custard began with a family recipe. Owner Elijah Brewer III started experimenting with his mother's custard recipe at home and had a dream of one day owning his own…
Auburn Gresham boosted by annual festival
he Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side is known for a lot of things and one of them is the annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival. Now in its 14th year, the free, outdoor festival will run…
Mayor Lightfoot Wraps Up Community Listening Tour to Form Partnerships and Learn About Key Neighborhood Priorities
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined the One Chicago for All Alliance to wrap up a six-part “community listening tour” that the mayor participated in throughout Chicago from April to June.

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