January 2017

City’s revitalization vision for river network includes restoring Bridgeport’s Bubbly Creek

A recent City of Chicago vision plan for Chicago’s three rivers includes clean-up and restoration that finally will eliminate Bubbly Creek’s stockyard stench, opening the waterway for recreation and better neighborhood quality of life. Bubbly Creek—at the south fork of the Chicago River’s south branch —creates a boundary between Chicago’s Bridgeport and McKinley Park neighborhoods.

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Eventful year in local communities created news and opportunities for change

The year 2016 was an eventful one in the ten communities the Gazette covers. Following is a look back at news the months it was covered in the Gazette.

ATN: January 2017

The AARP Foundation Experience Corps provides training for volunteers to help children learn to read. Upcoming sessions are Tuesday…

Fight to save St. Adalbert’s Church continues

Call St. Adalbert’s Parish on the phone, and you will be routed to nearby St. Paul’s at 2107 W. 22nd St.

Connector project to link Chinatown and South Loop

Phase one of the Wells Wentworth Connector improvement project is fully underway. The enhancements, which eventually will create a new roadway between Chinatown and the Loop, will offer another north/south option for the growing Chinatown and South Loop areas.