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Preliminary renovation plans for Kelly Park announced

The Chicago Park District presented preliminary plans for the long-sought renovation of Kelly Park at a meeting of the park’s advisory council on January 15. Funding from the state, the NFL, and Chicago Public Schools — along with a $100,000 grant from the U.S Soccer Foundation announced at the meeting — will go to install […]

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NFL to fund Kelly Park renovation

The NFL and LISC are donating $200 thousand for the construction of a new artificial turf soccer and football field at Kelly Park, a major victory in a two- year campaign to win renovation of the southwest side park. Mark Bachleda and Ramon Salazar of Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) made the announcement at the first […]

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Brighton Park Residents Call for More Youth Services, Responsible Gun Laws

Youth and community members of Brighton Park want an end to gun violence in the area. In a candlelight vigil held at Kelly Park yesterday honoring victims of gun violence, residents called on legislators to increase funding for youth services in the neighborhood and create responsible gun laws. “The major problem in this neighborhood is […]

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Brighton Park Safety Net Coordinates Violence Prevention Services

The Brighton Park Safety Net leadership team met on Sept. 29th at Nathan Davis Elementary School with 30 community leaders in attendance, including principals from six local elementary schools (Burroughs Elementary, Columbia Explorers Academy, Davis Elementary, Gunsaulus Academy, Shields Elementary, Pope John Paul II Catholic School) and Kelly High School, parents, social service agencies (Gads […]