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SBIF Success!

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 Avenue has undergone a transformation.

Thermal Electric, Inc, a ten-year old HVAC and electrical company at 3838 W Chicago Ave, acquired the lot and expanded their operations.  This stretch of Chicago Avenue has not seen much in the way of new construction recently.  A new Chicago Avenue streetscape was completed in 2011 but few commercial property owners have invested in their properties. That is, until now…

WHP Healthy Corner Store gets National Attention

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.

Exelon Gymnasium Ground-Breaking for Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy

 On October 27, 2010 the Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new gymnasium to be built behind the charter high school located at 3645 W Chicago Avenue.  Windy conditions necessitated moving the formal program inside.