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Home & Business Protection Program Rebates for Security Cameras, Motion Sensor Lights & More

Chicago’s Home and Business Protection Program provides rebates to help cover the costs of outdoor security cameras, outdoor motion sensor lighting, vehicle GPS trackers, and more. All Chicago businesses, residents, and non-profit organizations can take advantage of the program. Read more “Home & Business Protection Program Rebates for Security Cameras, Motion Sensor Lights & More”

Minimum Wage Increase, Fair Workweek and Sexual Harassment Law Updates

On July 1, increases, enhancements and amendments went into effect for Chicago Minimum Wage, Fair Workweek, and Sexual Harassment laws. We’ve gathered all the info you need to keep your business compliant. Read more “Minimum Wage Increase, Fair Workweek and Sexual Harassment Law Updates”

Spoken Café, Beans & Bagels Earn “Snail of Approval” for Sustainable Food Practices

Read about two local cafés who have been awarded the prestigious Snail of Approval for meeting “the highest Good, Clean and Fair standards.” Read more “Spoken Café, Beans & Bagels Earn “Snail of Approval” for Sustainable Food Practices”

Pre Order: Limited Edition “Blind Love” T-Shirts, Proceeds Support Local Public Art

Show your love for “Blind Love” with a limited edition t-shirt designed by artist John Airo! These comfy, colorful tees feature his concept art for Ravenswood’s “Blind Love” sculpture on front and back. 100% of proceeds support public art programming from the Ravenswood Community Council and Chicago Sculpture International. Read more “Pre Order: Limited Edition “Blind Love” T-Shirts, Proceeds Support Local Public Art”

Ravenswood Metra Station Construction Update – February 2022

As spring approaches, we’ve received even more requests that usual for an update on construction of the new Ravenswood Metra Station. We reached out to 47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin’s office for the latest and are excited to shed some light on next steps and a projected timeline for the end of work. Read more “Ravenswood Metra Station Construction Update – February 2022”

Valentine’s Day in Ravenswood

Love is in the air! It may be hard to feel as we’re pummeled with snow, but it’s there. Ravenswood businesses are feeling it as neighbors “shop small” heading into Valentine’s Day. To make sure you don’t miss anything, we’ve collected details about the Valentine’s Day celebrations, specials, and gift ideas from around the neighborhood. Read more “Valentine’s Day in Ravenswood”

Clark Street Crossroads: City Announces Study of Clark St Commercial District Between Montrose Foster

The City of Chicago has started work on a new study of the commercial district on Clark Street between Montrose and Foster Avenues. Dubbed “Clark Street Crossroads,” the study will seek to enhance the vitality and walkability of the corridor. Read more “Clark Street Crossroads: City Announces Study of Clark St Commercial District Between Montrose Foster”

Small Business Improvement Funds: Clark/Montrose SBIF Applications Open in February

The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) is one of the city’s longest-running and most successful programs, helping to retain and expand small businesses in nearly every neighborhood. SBIF grants use Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenue to reimburse businesses for permanent building repairs and upgrades. These grants can cover up to 90% percent of the cost […] … Read more “Small Business Improvement Funds: Clark/Montrose SBIF Applications Open in February”

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Ravenswood’s “Blind Love”

Enjoy a behind the scenes look at the making and installation of “Blind Love” in a new short film. In 2021, the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), Ravenswood Community Council (RCC), and SSA #31 established the Ravenswood Sculpture Garden. Located along our historic industrial corridor, the Garden debuted with seven permanent sculptures. These new […] … Read more “Behind the Scenes: The Making of Ravenswood’s “Blind Love””

Join the Next Levy Senior Center Community Meeting

The Northeast Levy Senior Center (2019 W Lawrence Ave) is a community focal point for residents who are 60 and older. The Levy Center offers a variety of social, educational and recreational activities and provides valuable resources for residents. The Levy Center is supported by The NE Levy Center Village, a collaborative volunteer network that […] … Read more “Join the Next Levy Senior Center Community Meeting”

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