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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”

Chicago Recovery Community Development Grants

As a part of the Chicago Recovery Plan, the City is offering community development grants to Chicago entrepreneurs, small businesses and developers. The Department of Planning & Development (DPD) is accepting grant applications for funding to support commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development. The City will consider a diverse array of improvement projects, including storefront […] … Read more “Chicago Recovery Community Development Grants”

Ravenswood Light Up Nights Specials + Promotions

Ravenswood Light Up Nights returns on December 17, 18 and 19! Businesses and neighbors are kicking off the holiday season in Ravenswood by lighting it up for the weekend! We’ve got the scoop on all the special treats, promotions, and displays from GRCC member businesses. Read more “Ravenswood Light Up Nights Specials + Promotions”

Ravenswood Metra Construction Update August 2021

As of August 23rd, Leland Ave will be closed to traffic under the Metra tracks so that crews can install the new station’s platform. This closure is expected to last two weeks. Workers will maintain pedestrian access under the bridge and reopen one lane to traffic during the weekends. Read more “Ravenswood Metra Construction Update August 2021”

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