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SSA Rules Change Allows Lakeview Chamber to Pursue Park Space Idea – UPDATE

By Jordan Graham | Thursday, January 26, 2012

SSA Rules Change Allows Lakeview Chamber to Pursue Park Space Idea – UPDATE

When the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce was denied the ability to purchase an empty lot at the corner of Roscoe Street and Lincoln Avenue, 3400 N. Lincoln Ave, in October 2011, some assumed that the merchant group’s goal of building a park at that location had died and that condominiums would eventually occupy the site. That assumption may Read the Rest…

Ravenswood Community Council Rated “Not Qualified” For Contracts, City Cuts $140K Funding

By Jordan Graham | Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ravenswood Community Council Rated “Not Qualified” For Contracts, City Cuts $140K Funding

The Ravenswood Community Council (RCC) will receive almost $140,000 less in City of Chicago funding than last year after the city voted not to fund four of the five city delegate agency contracts for which the organization applied, rating it “not qualified” to execute some contracts and “less qualified” to receive others. In November, Center Read the Rest…

47th Ward Ald. Pawar to Investigate Ravenswood Community Council

By Jordan Graham | Thursday, November 10, 2011

47th Ward Ald. Pawar to Investigate Ravenswood Community Council

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) said his office would be investigating allegations of cronyism and city contract mismanagement against north side nonprofit and city delegate agency the Ravenswood Community Council in response to yesterday’s Center Square Journal article. The November 9 article accused the RCC, which received over $500,000 in city and property tax funding in Read the Rest…

Politically Connected Group Gets City Contracts, $500K A Year For Little Work

By Jordan Graham | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Politically Connected Group Gets City Contracts, $500K A Year For Little Work

A local non-profit created to provide social services continues to receive city contracts despite a 2009 city review that calls the group unfit for funding and former board member testimony that paints the agency as politically motivated. The group, which received over $500,000 in city and property tax funding in 2011, is largely directed by Read the Rest…

Sulzer Librarians Remember Deceased Coworker for ‘A Million Little Kindnesses’

By Jordan Graham | Tuesday, August 16, 2011

When Regina Corfman passed away last Tuesday at the age of 50, Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., lost a veteran employee and Lincoln Square lost a fixture in the community. For the past 24 years, local library goers came to expect to see Corfman’s brilliant red hair and ever-present smile, almost as if she Read the Rest…

Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club Family Fest & Carnival Photo Gallery

By Jordan Graham | Monday, July 11, 2011

Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club Family Fest & Carnival Photo Gallery

The quintessential carnival conjures up images of wild rides, games of chance, fried dough and young romance all packed into a bustling stretch. This past weekend’s Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club Family Fest & Carnival did not disappoint. From Wednesday to Sunday, screams of joy and terror could be heard throughout Revere Park, coming from Read the Rest…

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