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Happy Two Year Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

Happy Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

U of I Board of Trustees approves Mile Square lease

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a lease on Thursday for a new Mile Square health clinic in Auburn Gresham, in the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB.

Artists in Residence in four INVEST South/West neighborhoods - Auburn Gresham Selected Dorian Sylvain!

Mayor Lightfoot announced the artist residence program in four neighborhoods on the south and west sides. artists were selected through a community led process. This will lead to public art and cultural programs for Auburn Gresham, Austin, Englewood and new city back of the yards!

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

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 using physical development to spur economic activity, strengthen civic infrastructure, and improve the safety, well-being, and economic mobility of residents in the city’s South and/or West sides.

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 Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, that the city says it will help redevelop.

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

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

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.

Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property

Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property unveils Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation’s (GAGDC) newly rehabbed property located at 7227 S. Vincennes Street in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development

A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development

A big week in Economic Development Funding for Chicago's neighborhoods!

Last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched two new programs that will make significant funding available to support new and existing businesses on Chicago's South, Southwest, and West Sides. Both the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and the Retail Thrive Zones programs offer grant funding up to $250,000 to commercial real estate projects on select neighborhood commercial corridors. To learn more about these programs and their application processes, please visit the program websites.

23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, February 28, 2017

SAVE THE DATE The 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards will be held on February 28, 2017. Online and advance registration for the event will begin in January 2017. Walk-in tickets can be purchased that day. Awards ceremony 4:30pm.

Streets Cleaned, Vets Honored in Day of Service

On a day dedicated to those who have served this country, through bouts of rain and blustering winds, more than 50 volunteers combed through a vacant lot in Auburn Gresham and collected trash on 79th street as a service of their own.

Northwestern Students Talks Trash With GAGDC!

Northwestern Students Talks Trash With GAGDC and there is nothing dirty about it!

Community Votes! and Dream Projects Are Spot On

The communities of the greater Auburn Gresham area made sure their voices were heard, over the past six months. On March 10th, almost 200 in attendance casted early votes and thier selected community dream projects are spot on!

Your Voice Matters February Task Force Schedule

Your Voice Matters February task force schedule. Feel free to download and copy for your neighbors and friends!

New Metra Station Slated for Auburn Gresham

New Metra Station Slated for Auburn Gresham...

SSA #32 July 17, 2014, Business Workshop Recap

On July 17, 2014, the Greater Auburn- Gresham Development Corporation’s Special Service Area (SSA) #32 held a Business Workshop, for the Auburn-Gresham business community, at Urban Partnership Bank, in the REDLine CTC and Business Center. The workshop topics included "How to Market your business on the Internet" and "How to Obtain Grants for Building Improvements (Improve Your Facade)!" For information on future workshops, contact CHERYL JOHNSON or MATT MADSEN at (773) 723-3557 or visit 7903 S. Racine, Chicago, 60620.

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