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Giving Tuesday: Ravenswood Businesses Fundraise for Common Pantry

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. One of the best ways you can get involved is here in our community! In Ravenswood, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many businesses and residents focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. On this Giving […] … Read more “Giving Tuesday: Ravenswood Businesses Fundraise for Common Pantry”

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. 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”

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”

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”

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 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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