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Feb 06
Nov 29

Small Business Improvement Fund TIF Rollout Meeting

AUSTIN COMMERCIAL TIFCity of Chicago Small Business Improvement Fund Application Rollout The Small Business Improvement Fund, or SBIF, is a City of Chicago grant program intended tohelp small business owners renovate, expand, or start-up businesses along commercialcorridors in Chicago neighborhoods. Small business owners and property owners that lease tosmall businesses... read more →
Sep 24

Austin’s Power Run

The 3rd Annual Austin Power of Life Saturday morning 5k run brought thousands to Chicago Ave + Mayfield.  It wasn’t just about the race, but to bring attention to the economic renewal underway on the westside of Chicago. The pre-race celebration landed on the first day of fall with a righteous... read more →
Sep 20

Retail Thrive Zone Satellite Offices

To further assist and continue the success of the Thrive Zone program, we will be providing city services to your local communities through satellite offices. These satellite offices will include services from the Department of Buildings, Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, and Department of Public Health. The purpose for this... read more →
Sep 20

Austin Power 5K Walk/Run Race Day Info

The 2017 Austin POWER of Life 5K Walk/Run is taking place on Saturday, September 23rd. With more than 1,000 people expected to attend, we are anxiously awaiting this special event in support of those impacted by diabetes. PACKET PICK-UPPacket pick-up will be held on Thursday, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd... read more →
Sep 12

2018 Roof & Repair Program

2018 Roof & Porch Repair Program_____________________________________________A grant program for income eligible Chicago homeowners to make repairs on their roofs or porches. Interested parties must register in a lottery for a chance to apply for funds. __________________________________________ONE DAY LOTTERY REGISTRATION9a.m. to 5p.m, Thursday Set, 14, 2017online at  call 311_____________________________________________The lottery drawing... read more →
Jul 24
Jul 08

The Austin Village Beautification Initiative

AV 72 Chicago began  Phase One of the Austin Beautification Initiative recently. It’s a partnership with the Westside Health Authority Youth Employment Division + the Good Neighbor Campaign.  All three teams combined outreach efforts to local business and property owners.  Chicago artists are just are excited about AV 72 Chicago’s... read more →
Jun 27

King, Mandela and The Austin Thrive Zone

Westside Health Authority Founder, Jacqueline Reed is a powerful presence in the Austin area.  The organization she built equips local residents with a community infrastructure that touches, healthcare, technology, law enforcement intervention, youth empowerment and everything in between. During this feelgood Friday night gathering she shared a story of her daughter recently... read more →
Jun 19