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Neighborhoods apply ‘civic tech’ for local gains

It’s a running joke among some folks that if you need help with a technical matter, you’d best find a teenager. But as digital tools and web services become the norm, community development organizations are ramping up their tech skills and helping neighborhood residents and businesses do the same. Tech efforts are popping up all […]

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Hoops in the Hood Returns

The traveling basketball tournament returns to Back of the Yards and surrounding communities Designated neighborhood blocks will soon close down in various communities around the city, making way for the annual Hoops in the Hood, a traveling basketball tournament aimed to deter youth from gangs and drugs while promoting a healthy lifestyle. This year, Back […]

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Little Village Businesses Hang Tough in Tight Economy

* Edited by The Gate NO IMMUNITY TO HARD TIMES, BUT RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES PLAN FOR PROSPEROUS FUTURE For years, the storefronts and small businesses lining West 26th Street have sustained Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood through thick and thin economic times. Residents and shoppers throughout the region are highly drawn to the Mexican commercial strip […]