Smart Communities, Community Development, Business & Economic Development—After years of disinvestment and decline the Chicago Avenue commercial corridor (on Chicago’s Westside) has begun a substantial rebound on numerous fronts. Some of the improvements are planned… Continue
Community Development—Be active this summer. Come out to these free health and wellness events. We have everything from cooking classes to fitness classes and they are all free!
Community Development—Please join Ceasefire and the Kells Park Advisory Council as we celebrate the 15th annual Ceasefire Peace Festival on Friday June 6th at 4PM at Kells Park, 3201 West Chicago Ave. (Chicago Avenue… Continue
Business & Economic Development—The West Humboldt Park SSA #63 is seeking a full-service sidewalk cleaning company to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of sidewalks and pedestrian ways in the West Humboldt Park Special… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Are you thinking about startng a business? Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking.
Is Entrepreneurship For You? Starting your own… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Good food is about more than feeding your body! On March 3rd, 2014 Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill opened a Free Hot Meal Site at 3506 W Chicago Avenue. It is the only hot meal site in West Humboldt Park… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Chandeliers - A little bit of Michigan Avenue right on Chicago Avenue. You might miss this little retail store underneath the Sportswear & Shoes sign at 3703 W Chicago Avenue if you don’t… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development, Healthy Stores Initiative—West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) and Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) have been awarded a grant from Citi Foundation to implement a planning process to revitalize the Chicago Avenue… Continue
Community Development—Come out and join the fun for the Annual Kells Park Easter Egg Hunt in West Humboldt Park! This free event will take place on April 18 at 2pm in Kells Park, located at 3201 West Chicago Avenue, at… Continue
Community Development—The weather is breaking and it is time to shake those winter blues! Come join us for healthy and fun Spring events. We have something for everyone, whether you're looking to brush up on your cooking… Continue
Community Development—Join us for free hot meals! Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill, 3506 W Chicago Avenue, will be giving out free hot meals to those in need. The hot meal site will have its grand opening on Monday March 3rd … Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Are you satisfied with the shopping choices along Chicago Avenue? Would you like more stores and more variety? We are conducting a survey of residents to determine what you would like to see along… Continue
Community Development—Don’t let the winter weather keep you cooped up! The West Humboldt Park Development Council and partners have plenty of winter wellness events to keep you and your family entertained this… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—One of 13 Organizations Selected by the Citi Foundation and Low Income Investment Fund to Advance the Community “Quarterback” Model
CHICAGO, December 3, 2013 – Chicago… Continue
Community Development—Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Divvy, Chicago’s bike-share system, launched a new website today to solicit suggestions and feedback from Chicagoans on the locations for the 175 new Divvy stations… Continue
Community Development—Enjoy Free Fitness Classes! Join the West Humboldt Park Development Council in starting a community fitness revolution. Shake your booty in our Hip-Hop Aerobics, Zumba, Line Dancing and Stepper's… Continue
Community Development—Are you looking for a FUN, SAFE, and FREE Halloween Event? Well, look no further! The West Humboldt Park Development Council presents Healthy Halloween 2013. The event is October 31 st from 3:30 to… Continue
Community Development—The West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) and The Kells Park Advisory Committee (KPAC) submitted four applications requesting playground equipment replacements as part of the Chicago Plays… Continue
Business & Economic Development—My few years as a freelancer were anything but routine. I participated in conference calls in pajamas, and if I thought I could get away with it, while washing dishes or folding laundry. There were… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Do you need to put together a new resume, but don’t know where to begin? Want to write your first resume? Want some tips on how to grab the attention of a potential employer through your… Continue
Community Development—Grant money for residential properties is available. Come to the July 23 public meeting for more information.
TIF-NIP provides grants for exterior home repairs on single family residential… Continue
Community Development—The West Humboldt Park Healthy Community Resource Guide is now available. The purpose of the West Humboldt Park Healthy Community Resource Guide is to provide a listing of healthy living resources… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—On June 5, 2013 Chet Jackson, Executive Director at West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC), Tom Otto, Economic Development Planner, and Jimmy Simmons, Board President, attended the Urban Land… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—At two community meetings in June Architecture For Humanity (AFH) did community presentations on streetscape and design ideas for the Chicago Avenue corridor. The West Humboldt Park Development… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Are your dreams bigger than $8.25 an hour? Invest in yourself. Only six months to the future you dream about. Find out how. Enroll in Bethel's Free Career Preparatory Program. Call Eric Courts at… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Businesses, property owners, and residents voiced support for the proposed West Humboldt Park Special Service Area (SSA) at two community meetings. The two community meetings were held on May 1 and… Continue
Business & Economic Development—10,000 Small Businesses has assisted over 100 local businesses and are looking for more! The fifth cohort of business owners will begin their completely free courses and individual advising on May 3,… Continue
Business & Economic Development—Bethel New Life Small Business Development Center is offering the following Business Workshops during May and June 2013:
Community Development—More than 47 homicides were commited in the City of Chicago last June. It was one of the bloodiest months all year. This June, a group of charter and public school students working together have… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Not long after Chet Jackson arrived in West Humboldt Park in 2011, he thought he'd found a way to get the drug dealers off the corners. He'd open a restaurant.
Jackson had just been hired away from… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—We are SO excited to announce our campaign to launch an intensive training academy for our young adults on July 15, 2013! This academy is more than a solution to the violence and lack of opportunity… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Attention companies in the Division-Homan TIF District:
Building Improvement Grants are Here!
JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING IMPROVEMENTS
For the first time, the Division-Homan TIF… Continue
Smart Communities, Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Grow Your Business Training Program Planned for May 2013
As a business owner would you like to:
Learn to think more entrepreneurially?
Learn how to better manage your business?
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—*Opening Soon* TurkeyChop 3506 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60651
Thousands of restaurants open each year looking to be the next best thing with creative dining concepts that focus on the needs… Continue
Business & Economic Development—Sidewalk Cafe Season Begins on March 1
Informational Workshop Set for Wednesday
The City of Chicago sidewalk café season begins March 1. Sidewalk Café Permits have a… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—My inspiration for this restaurant was Southern Style Bar-B-Q. While spending my childhood summers in Mississippi my family often hosted outings and barbeques. This was an event where family and… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Having a business plan is a must for small business owners, but finding the time to put pen to paper often means putting it on hold. But when you find the time, what's next? What format should it… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—BACP continues to offer free workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall in Room 805. They are open to the public, and cover a variety of topics. If you are looking to start or grow your… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Learn more about Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at City Colleges of Chicago. The program is designed to give small business owners across the greater Chicago area resources to grow.
Community Development, Smart Communities, Healthy Stores Initiative, Business & Economic Development—Healthy Eats Coming to Chicago Avenue
You can’t tell from outside, but construction is well underway at 3506 W Chicago (near St Louis). The site will become the area’s first sit-down… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Check out these upcoming November business workshops sponsored by the City of Chicago. The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and… Continue
Community Development—Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) will hold a convening of Chicagoland urban agriculture networks, organizations and practitioners to learn about each others’ advocacy/policy-related… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Adolfo Vizcaino began his career working on air conditioning and heating systems, and quickly grew to love the work. As his skills continued to increase, the longtime West Side resident knew he… Continue
Community Development—Did you know that West Humboldt Park Development Council offers seven free fitness classes at various locations throughout the West Humboldt Park Community?
Community Development, Healthy Stores Initiative—The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning has launched a new microsite and video to help support local food systems in metropolitan Chicago at www.cmap.illinois.gov/food .
Community Development, Business & Economic Development, Healthy Stores Initiative—Check out our latest newsletter for news about WHPDC and the West Humboldt Park community.
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Welcome to "Business Source," the monthly City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) official business newsletter bringing you important business licensing… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Chicago Avenue HVAC/Electical business uses SBIF grant to expand
There is one less vacant lot along Chicago Avenue in West Humboldt Park. The formally vacant City-owned lot at 3836 W Chicago… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—In January 2012 the West Humboldt Park Development Council commissioned Project Engineers Plus and UIC's Center for Business and Entrepreneurialism Studies to create a micro market study to be used… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Mr. Ross was welcomed as Community Development Planner at WHPDC in May 2012. A native of the Englewood Community, he has an outstanding passion for serving the needs of low-income, underserved,… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—On June 15, 2012 Gina Caruso, City of Chicago, Department of Housing and Economic Development, provided an overview of the Special Service Area (SSA) program to 30 community residents and business… Continue
Community Development—The West Humboldt Park Community invites all to participate in the 4th Annual Kells Park African Cultural Festival !
Business & Economic Development—This month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a major effort to simplify and streamline business licensing. This effort will reduce the number of business licenses by 60% and will lower licensing fees… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) program uses local Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues to help owners of commercial and industrial properties and/or tenants within specific TIF… Continue
Smart Communities, Community Development, Business & Economic Development—The Humboldt Park Smart Communities Program Presents:
The Humboldt Park Portal Writers
A dinner event for the potential citizen journalists of our community
Business & Economic Development—If you own a business or a commercial property within the Humboldt Park TIF district, there is $1,000,000 available to make improvements and keep you in the neighborhood.
Community Development, Business & Economic Development—First things first. If you’re ordering your barbecued ribs through anything but a thick sheet of bulletproof glass, you’re not getting real Chicago-style ribs.
Business & Economic Development—Did you know that the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs offers a regular set of business workshops free of charge?
Healthy Stores Initiative—West Humboldt Park Development Council has been engaging with store owners on Chicago Avenue in West Humboldt Park to bring healthy foods into neighborhood corner stores.
Business & Economic Development—Three years ago, Bob Laystrom was prepared to move his 50-year-old company out of its outdated facility in Logan Square for new, spacious digs in suburban Palatine.
Smart Communities, Community Development—Four Humboldt Park business owners received a free Dell Optiplex desktop computer as an earned incentive for participating in the Smart Communities Program. The Smart Communities Business Resource… Continue
Housing, Community Development—For the first nine years since moving to Chicago, the Shirk family of six lived in a 2-bedroom apartment, and had long believed that homeownership was out of their reach. Until they discovered a… Continue
Smart Communities, Business & Economic Development—The 5th Annual BEEP Entrepreneurial and Career Expo is scheduled for the final day of Money Smart Week , Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Orr High School, 730 N. Pulaski, from 10am to 2pm. The Expo… Continue
Smart Communities, Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Take advantage of these tech workshops to grow your business. The following are some of the workshops offered at the BEEP Entrepreneurial Expo this coming Saturday, April 28.
Healthy Stores Initiative—Two unseasonably warm days in March sets the stage for our Healthy Corner Store Food Tasting event.
Smart Communities, Business & Economic Development—The Humboldt park Business Resource Network now offers free online learning. Learn Microsoft Office 2010 and more in a web-based and self-paced format. Learn new skills to grow and improve your… Continue
Community Development—“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness to pull another Into the light.” ~Norman B. Rice
Smart Communities, Business & Economic Development—Humboldt Park business owners and would-be entrepreneurs learned about how to utilize the web for business applications at a workshop at the Richard M Daley Library Wednesday, February 1.
Smart Communities, Business & Economic Development—The Smart Communities program works to increase digital access and use by families, businesses and other institutions in five moderate- and low-income Chicago neighborhoods including Humboldt Park.… Continue
Community Development, Business & Economic Development, Healthy Stores Initiative—Three went a nd grabbed chips, candy, and soda. A fourth stood in front of the healthy corner kiosk and cooler and came to the check out with a small bag of grapes, an apple and a banana.
Smart Communities, Business & Economic Development—The Smart Communities program works to increase digital access and use by families, businesses and other institutions in five moderate- and low-income Chicago neighborhoods including Humboldt Park.
Business & Economic Development—The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is now accepting applications for its 2011 Small Business Technology Makeover Competition with a chance to win more than $100,000 in FREE… Continue
Smart Communities, Community Development, Business & Economic Development—The Humboldt Park Portal is a business, civic, arts and community website where residents and others can learn about the Humboldt Park neighborhood, plug into local resources and share the Humboldt… Continue
Healthy Stores Initiative—Westside Writing Project students Richard Marion and Gwen Pepin report of the ongoing problem of food deserts and its effects on the people living in these areas, particulary in West Chicago.
Community Development, Business & Economic Development, Healthy Stores Initiative—Humboldt Park residents could see more fresh produce in corner stores as a new program grows to combat the effects of the neighborhood’s food desert.
Launched by the West Humboldt Park… Continue
Business & Economic Development—Over 40 business owners and commercial property owners attended the Chicago Avenue Stakeholders Meeting Thursday, August 11 at Sanctuary Place.
Business & Economic Development—The City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) in partnership with West Humboldt Park Development Council request your participation in a business retention and… Continue
Community Development—The Richard M. Daley branch library opened on Friday July 8th! This branch library is located at 733 N Kedzie. The library will include a computer center as well as a YouMedia Center. YOUmedia is… Continue
Community Development—The Salvation Army has disclosed plans to build a community and transitional housing center on five acres in West Humboldt Park, saying the project would expand its mission to serve needy people.
Smart Communities—Your success in business today depends on your ability stay current with technology. Business owners must be able to manage and implement effective technology solutions. New technologies give… Continue
Smart Communities—Check out this great e-book which provides 64 great FaceBook content tips for business owners.
Smart Communities—The Humboldt Park Portal is a new business, civic, arts and community website where residents and others can learn about the neighborhood, plug into local resources and share the Humboldt Park… Continue
Other Community Events, Alderman Meeting—Come hear a special presentation about the proposed Special Service Area (SSA) for West Humboldt Park. Special Service Areas fund additional services such as security services, maintenance &… Continue
Smart Communities, Other Community Events—A dinner event for the potential citizen journalists of our community. Read the Flier .
Come find out more about the Humboldt Park Portal website. We are looking for community members who want to… Continue
Business & Economic Development—The Salvation Army is relocating The Freedom Center to a 5-acre site at Chicago and Christiana Avenues in West Humboldt Park. The Freedom Center is being relocated from its home of 36 years at Monroe… Continue