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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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Community Outing Association After School at COA Youth and Family Centers

By Tom Schneider, Executive Director, COA Every day after school, the Community Outing Association (COA) provides neighborhood youth a safe, positive place to learn and have fun, and record numbers of kids are coming. COA offers a structured program that begins with homework. Study after study proves that kids attending after-school programs get better grades, […]

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