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7th Ward DFSS Funded Summer Food Sites

The Summer Nutrition Program is part of a nationwide effort to ensure that low-income children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is one of the city’s sponsors of the Summer Nutrition Program with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Illinois State Board of Education. Meals vary by location and may include the following: breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. These meals will be distributed from now until […]

What’s Going On Beyond the Wall: An Update on Chicago Lakeside

This past week has been bustling with activities around the Chicago Lakeside Development.  Starting with last Wednesday’s announcement that Mariano’s Fresh Markets will build a new grocery store on the northeast corner of 87th Street and South Lake Shore Drive.  Although the new grocery store will be located in the 10th Ward, we welcome this anchor to the new development, as it will not only bring a much-needed grocer to our community, but also employment opportunities for local residents. One […]


  The Department of Water Management will soon be installing 2,407 feet of 8-inch water main in E. 80th Street, from Exchange Avenue to S. Houston Avenue and on E. 81st Street, from S. Commercial to S. Houston Avenue. The old pipe dates back to 1890 and needs to be replaced in order to expand its capacity. The anticipated start date is July 14, 2014 and work is expected to be complete by October 14, 2014. Although the street will […]