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Announcing Our New Executive Director
Adrienne Whitney-Boykin has resided in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park community for 40 years. During that time she’s collaborated with other organizations to help preserve,…
Chef Wins Game Show And Uses The Prize Money To Feed His Community
Chicago's Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill has no shortage of flavor. And neither does its owner. Quentin Love's restaurant , on Chicago's west side in a neighborhood called West Humboldt Park, lives by a…
Facade Rebate Program offered in 2016
You may be eligible for a facade rebate of up to 50% of approved costs, maximum of $5,000. The West Humboldt Park Special Service Area #63 is offering a Facade Rebate Program for 2016. The…
A Recipe for Revitalizing Chicago’s Commercial Corridors
As a restauranteur, Quentin Love has a history of being ahead of the game. He started his first restaurant chain, Quench, 15 years ago on the South Side of Chicago, featuring turkey, chicken and…
606 Bloomingdale Trail Homeowners Forgivable Loan Program
Need a new roof? New porch? New Windows? Or other exeterior improvements to your home? Take advantage of a forgivable loan through the 606 Bloomingdale Trail Homeowners Program! Up to $25,000…
Chicago Avenue Mural Project Ribbon Cutting
On Friday November 20, 2015 a Ribbon Cutting was held to celebrate the completion of the Chicago Avenue Mural Project located at 3455 - 3501 W Chicago Avenue (at the corner of St Louis Ave). This…
Chicago Avenue Mural Project
On October 19 and November 05, 2015 archi-treasures along with two community artist volunteers installed a sixteen panel mural on the corner of Chicago Avenue & St Louis Avenue. This mural or…
Bro-n-Laws BBQ on Chicago's Best
Ken Johnson's Bro-n-Laws BBQ at 3820 W Chicago Avenue is featured on Chicago's Best television program in this segment which explores the Chicago bar-b-que scene and what makes Bro-n-Laws special. …
Partners in Progress announces a new year of funding to West Humboldt Park Development Council
Today, Partners in Progress announced a new year of funding to West Humboldt Park Development Council and Chicago Community Loan Fund and the other original PIP grantees.
Business District Managers Hit Streets
Business District Managers Hit Streets Gordon Walek Published: April 22, 2015 For the last couple months, the 20 participants in LISC Chicago’s Business District Leadership program have…
Find Industry Solutions at the Chicago Small Business Expo
The Chicago Small Business Expo is your opportunity to make meaningful connections with others in your niche. Bringing small business owners of the area together, this marks one of the most exciting…
Ee2 Consulting launches Kiva Zip crowdfunding campaign!
March 31, 2015 Update: In just 15 days Humboldt Park business owner Edwin Ayala has reached 86% of his crowdfunding goal. Help Edwin raise his remaining $655 for working capital through Kiva Zip. …
Here’s How to Bank Real Success in the Fight Against Gentrification
Quentin Love had already been a successful Chicago restauranteur for 15 years. But two years ago, he was approached to do something novel: Open a healthy restaurant, called Turkeychop , that doubled…
Resident Survey - We want your input!
We want your input: Please complete our Community Survey for West Humboldt Park. The survey should take you only about 5 minutes to complete. Your opinion is very valuable to us. Community…
Cubs owner Ricketts ventures into social impact investing
Many Americans see the holidays as a time to focus on charitable giving. But some in the investment community believe individuals can put their money to work with a good conscience year-round.…
Fair Deal Live Fish - Business Profile
Come meet John & Dawn House who just opened Fair Deal Live Fish at 3805 W Chicago Ave. Fair Deal specializes in live fresh water fish (Buffalo, Catfish, Tilapia, and more). Come pick out your…
Successful Equity Express Training at the Center for Neighborhood Technology
On October 23rd of 2014, 31 professionals in the nonprofit sector participated in the Equity Express Green Financial Education Train-the-Trainer Program at the Center for Neighborhood Technology…
Watch the Video: Revitalizing The West Chicago Avenue Corridor
As co-quarterbacks, the Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) and the West Humboldt Park Family and Community Development Council (WHPFCDC) are revitalizing the West Chicago Avenue Corridor.
Chet Jackson of WHPDC receives NHS Neighborhood Leadership Award
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) held its Annual Meeting and Neighborhood Leadership Awards program, "NHS @ 40: Deep Roots, Still Growing " on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the…
RFPs issued for West Humboldt Park SSA #63
The West Humboldt Park SSA #63 is seeking full-service company vendors to provide Sidewalk Cleaning Services and Security Services for the Chicago Avenue commercial corridor for 2015. Proposals are…
New Divvy Bike Share Stations Coming to West Humboldt Park
West Humboldt Park residents will soon have another way to get around the neighborhood and take trips to other parts of Chicago. The City of Chicago recently made the announcement that the Divvy Bike…
West Humboldt Park Development Council Revealing of Banners on Chicago Avenue
The West Humboldt Park Special Service Area #63 (SSA), in partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services and the West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) installed 44 banners along Chicago…
Tech Thursdays
Join other business owners, coaches and friends for breakfast as TECH T HURSDAYS 2014 highlights the latest business solutions, services and technologies September 4th to 25th from 8 to 10:30 am…
Join me at SOCIAL MEDIA WEDNESDAYS 2014
Please accept my personal invitation to join us Wednesday evenings, September 17 to October 1, for a series of free social media workshops presenting practical and affordable digital marketing…
Commercial Corridor Tipping Point
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…

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