GRCC PresentsCommunity News

Here’s where you’ll find community events, activities, and general news.

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”

Ravenswood Summer Events Return: ArtWalk, Thirsty Ears & More

At long last, many of our favorite neighborhood festivals, celebrations, and gatherings are on the horizon. Read on for the latest updates Ravenswood ArtWalk, Malt Row on Damen, Thirsty Ears, Ravenswood On Tap, and other local events. Read more “Ravenswood Summer Events Return: ArtWalk, Thirsty Ears & More”

Bowmanville Buzz: Summer Events Return, Call for Volunteers

As Chicago reopens for business and play, our neighborhoods are springing back to life! Our friends at the Bowmanville Community Organization have been hard at work determining what events and programs they can move forward. Today, we bring you the latest Buzz from Bowmanville! Read more “Bowmanville Buzz: Summer Events Return, Call for Volunteers”

New Ravenswood Patio Rebate Program Helps Restaurants & Bars Increase Outdoor Capacity

As Chicago makes continued progress in the fight against COVID-19, local bars and restaurants are preparing for critical summer. To support these small business owners, GRCC is launching a new Ravenswood Patio Rebate program. Read more “New Ravenswood Patio Rebate Program Helps Restaurants & Bars Increase Outdoor Capacity”

RCC Book, Puzzle, and Board Game Drive for Ravenswood Senior Living

This May, the Ravenswood Community Council is launching a Book, Puzzle, and Board Game Drive to gather items for the community rooms at the new Ravenswood Senior Living facility. Click to learn how you can participate! Read more “RCC Book, Puzzle, and Board Game Drive for Ravenswood Senior Living”

Mother’s Day Gifts & Specials from Ravenswood Small Businesses

Mom’s deserve handcrafted, locally-sourced, thoughtful and unique gifts. Ravenswood is home to some of Chicago’s sweetest treats and trendiest boutiques. Our eclectic community of artisans and small businesses is the perfect place to find something special for mom this Mother’s Day. Read more “Mother’s Day Gifts & Specials from Ravenswood Small Businesses”

Webinar: Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the launch of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Join GRCC for a free webinar on this new relief program, which will provide emergency financial assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more “Webinar: Restaurant Revitalization Fund”

Good News from Ravenswood: Neighbors Organize Earth Day Cleanups & Events

Now that the snow has melted, our streets, parks, and greenways could use a little tidying! Neighborhood groups are organizing Earth Day cleanups and events to help keep Ravenswood green. Read on for details on how to participate. Read more “Good News from Ravenswood: Neighbors Organize Earth Day Cleanups & Events”

Puff Puff Laugh Comedy Show & Ravenswood Buddy Bundle

Ravenswood small businesses are celebrating 4/20, the counterculture pseudo-holiday dedicated to lighting up, calming down, and all things cannabis. We’ve gathered everything you need to enjoy a perfectly relaxing, hilarious, and delicious 4/20 weekend. Read more “Puff Puff Laugh Comedy Show & Ravenswood Buddy Bundle”

What’s Up on Malt Row? Beer & Cheese Pairings, International Whiskey Day, Patio Updates & More

It’s almost spring in Chicago, one of our four favorite seasons for a drink! There’s lots happening around Malt Row, from virtual tours and tastings to open patios for old-fashioned, in-person drinking buddies. Read more “What’s Up on Malt Row? Beer & Cheese Pairings, International Whiskey Day, Patio Updates & More”

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