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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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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…
There's Still Time to Help Us Sponsor Kids For Summer Camp this #GivingTuesday!
This #GivingTuesday you can help us reach our goal of $1500 to allow 60 youth to attend Auburn Gresham Gold Summer Camp.
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 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…
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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
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…
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.

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