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Community Highlights

Bringing people together is a conscious strategy of the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp., whether it is a family fest in the summer or a winter Blues Breakfast for senior citizens. Read about some of the past events in our neighborhood, and watch the calendar for new ones.

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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
Mayor Lightfoot to announce city partnership with BMO Harris Bank to reinvest in South, West Sides
Mayor Lori Lightfoot will join the CEO of BMO Harris Bank Monday to announce a new initiative, INVEST South/West, to revitalize communities on Chicago's South and West Sides.
Hoops in the Hood 2019 Video – Watch!
This year, there was a Hoops event every day in at least one of LISC Chicago's partner neighborhoods from the end of June through August. They served 3,000 youth, nearly 10,000 community members and…
Join Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation For 2019 Benefit Dinner
We will highlight the incredible ambition of the Greater Auburn Gresham organization's work with partners and the community and raise critical funds to support the Rebuild79 campaign. Get your ticket…
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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…
Join Us on the Journey to Reimagine, Rebuild and Revitalize 79th Street!
Join the campaign to help the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Building and other redevelopment projects become our neighborhood reality on 79th Street. #Rebuild79
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…
Safe and Peaceful Neighborhood Programming at Morganway Garden in August
Auburn Gresham is taking back and revitalizing Morganway Community Garden to baack to its once beaufiful and family friendly community space, thanks to volunteers, community support and a Safe and…
MAYOR LIGHTFOOT, CITY OFFICIALS PROVIDE RESOURCES, TIPS TO BEAT EXTREME HEAT AND URGE RESIDENTS TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, along with officials from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS), Chicago Department of Public…
CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE TO HOST  “INHERIT CHICAGO” - THE ONLY INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND
CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE TO HOST “INHERIT CHICAGO” - THE ONLY INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND Over 30 Cultural Centers and Heritage Museums will host 20 Intercultural Programs in…
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.
Metra gets state funding for two new stations, Auburn Park is back on Track
The new Metra stations that will be built at Auburn Park near 79th Street, is back on track!
Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site Closes 2019 With Record Returns!
Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site is open through Tax Day, April 15th. This year Ladder Up has joined forces with Center for Economic Progress and it's been a great tax season, offering the same great…
Don’t forget: Turn Your Clocks Ahead and Test Your Smoke Detectors Too This Weekend!
Don’t forget: Turn Your Clocks Ahead 1 hourThis Weekend!
Breakfast and Blues for Seniors Feb. 24, 2018 rocked the house again
The biannual Breakfast and Blues for Seniors event is always a welcome treat for local residents, volunteers and staff.
Auburn Gresham looks to help those who help us, Give to the Red Cross
The Red Crosss helped Auburn Gresham "Sound the Alarm" and installed almost 500 smoke detectors, free of charge in the homes of local residents. To us, this is why the R ed Cross Annual Fund Drive is…
GAGDC Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) training gives tips for completing the application
The deadline to submit the City of Chicago Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, for this current round is March 5th! Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation's Special Service Area team held training…
The Small Business Center on the Road Expos are back for 2019!
The FREE expos bring business resources to the community for new and existing entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business in the City of Chicago.
"I Have A Dream" Brought to You Over Time and Space Via The Internet
On January 21, 2019, the U.S. pauses to remember one of the greatest people in our modern history, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 3rd Application Round of the NOF Program Deadline is March 5th!
We are pleased to inform you that Mayor Emanuel has opened the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund program for a third round of applications today for projects seeking grants up to $250,000.
Community Meeting: Space to Grow and Westcott Elementary New School Yard, All Are Welcome!
On next Wednesday, January 16th , Space to Grow and Westcott will have their first community meeting for the new schoolyard. You all are welcome to join. The meeting will be from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM…
John ‘Jack’ Lyle, one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 98
What a treasure to have met and spent the afternoon talking with Mr. Jack Lyle. No holes barred, he shared stories that will stay with me forever. Will need to share some of the fantastic footage…

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