Archive | March, 2002

An Agenda to Build Neighborhood Commerce

“In a healthy community, people will be richer in . . . the health and pleasure of neighborhood than in their bank accounts.” -Wendell Berry From the essay, “Conservation is Good Work,” published 1991, appearing in Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community by Wendell Berry, Pantheon, 1993, pp. 40-41. If we think of this task of […]

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Beatnik Beat: Neighborhood Commerce

by Jan Christensen …and she feeds you tea and oranges/that come all the way from China… –“Suzanne,” by Leonard Cohen There was a time, not long ago, when items transported from one part of the world to another were exotic, romantic–the stuff of poets and adventurers. Now the simplest of our tools and toys, the […]

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Redevelopment Authority Commission approves Commerce Street Housing Development

by Vince Bushell The Redevelopment Authority Commission held a meeting February 21 to discuss housing development along Commerce Street, adjacent to and below Kilbourn Park. This land is located south of North Avenue and slopes down to Commerce Street. Mike Wisniewski from the Department of City Development introduced the development projects to the Commissioners, pointing […]

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RNA Urges Jewel Osco to Sell Locally-Made Products

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss The Riverwest Neighborhood Association (RNA) has voted to move ahead on a covenant with Jewel Osco that asks the grocery store not to sell any individual bottles or cans of beer, fortified wines, half-pints of liquor, or blunts, among other things. The RNA position statement, crafted in response to Jewel Osco’s […]

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A Home Away From Home? A Look Inside Family Childcare

by Tamara Key Enrolling your children in a new day care program can be a difficult task. If you look at how many child cares are in the area, the decision can become mind-boggling. Although there are many home child cares, child care centers tend to be more visible. But being visible does not always […]

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