Chicago Community Showcase

Chicago Community Showcase Chicago Community Showcase is the intersection of the Web, community and social change. Curated by Sally Duros, this page shares information about neighborhoods in Chicago.

Chicago Community Showcase connects visitors with the exciting futures of Chicago’s neighborhoods. Whether an ethnic eatery, a local landmark building, an historic site or a place where the future is being planned and birthed, our destinations have been selected through the collective wisdom of the community that values, preserves and creates them.

Chicago Community Showcase connects visitors with the exciting futures of Chicago’s neighborhoods. Whether an ethnic eatery, a local landmark building, an historic site or a place where the future is being planned and birthed, our destinations have been selected through the collective wisdom of the community that values, preserves and creates them.

Operating as usual

Always fun!
02/04/2021

Always fun!

Join us on Argyle Street this February as Uptown continues its annual tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year! 🏮 Explore unique cuisine and goods offered by local businesses while enjoying the burst of red lanterns hanging along the street. 🏮 To welcome the Year of the Ox, we’ll be sharing a virtual program featuring traditional cultural performances as well as stories from Argyle’s past and present. 🏮 Big thanks to our partner All Together who created this art installation! 🏮 Details at www.exploreuptown.org/lunar

More on the movement by the friends of Chelsea Carr Rectanus  to keep Heirloom Books open.
11/15/2020
Friends of late Heirloom Books owner band together to help save bookstore

More on the movement by the friends of Chelsea Carr Rectanus to keep Heirloom Books open.

CHICAGO — After a used bookstore owner died, her friends are now trying to keep the business afloat. Chelsea Carr Rectanus, who was the owner of Heirloom Books on the North Side, bought two pallets…

Ok, peeps. I had a little toast of dinner with some friends and now I am going out to find some other folks to have a so...
11/08/2020
Alexi Murdoch - Orange Sky (Lyrics)

Ok, peeps. I had a little toast of dinner with some friends and now I am going out to find some other folks to have a socially distanced toast with. I know this for certain: Our salvation lies in our love, brothers and sisters.

"NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED" Artist: Alexi Murdoch Tittle: Orange Sky Album: Four Songs Released: May 06, 2003 Featured in : Dawson's Creek, The O.C....

11/08/2020
09/24/2020
ABC 7 Chicago

The Dreadhead Cowboy talks about his cause and his horses.

WATCH LIVE: Dreadhead Cowboy, Adam Hollingsworth, speaks for 1st time since Dan Ryan protest https://abc7.ws/3iW4dC9

9.24 be counted in the census.
09/21/2020

9.24 be counted in the census.

Have you completed your Census yet? If not, earn a FREE wash in a 50 Pound Washer at Bubbleland on Western this Thursday from 4pm-6pm when you complete the Census! Question call us at 866-845-1032! Let’s Rise to the Count Englewood! #Census2020 #BeCounted #GetCounted

Friends of Chelsea Carr Rectanus have created a GoFundMe Fundraising campaign to keep Heirloom Books operating for now a...
08/19/2020
Save Heirloom Books organized by Erik Badger

Friends of Chelsea Carr Rectanus have created a GoFundMe Fundraising campaign to keep Heirloom Books operating for now and to help establish a community-based future for the bookstore — in partnership with her family. Chicago can never have enough bookstores — Don't you agree? Please consider making a donation.

Tragedy struck the Heirloom community on August 7th when we learned of the sudden passing of Chelsea C… Erik Badger needs your support for Save Heirloom Books

Racism and the Self - SAND
07/31/2020
Racism and the Self - SAND

Racism and the Self - SAND

With Victoria Santos, Caverly Morgan, Sará King, and Orlando Villarraga  •  Sat., August 1 & 8, & 15, 2020 10–11:30am PDT

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
07/16/2020

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

We're thrilled to announce that this afternoon we closed on financing for the rehab of Victory Apartments Preservation Project! We look forward to the next phases: the temporary relocation of our residents, and construction!

Some of the scope of work will includes:

• New flooring throughout the building (common areas and units)
• New kitchen cabinets, sinks, countertops, and appliances
• New bathroom cabinets, tubs, and toilets

You can learn more here: https://www.bickerdike.org/development-preservation/preservation-sustainability/victory-apartments-preservation-project

07/12/2020
Thomas Hübl

Today at 11 am

This Sunday is the first online event in the free series "Healing Collective Trauma".

Among the explorations in this first event, we will address how we are born into a pre-traumatized world and how collective trauma surfaces in times of stress and change.

Learn more about the whole series and register for free:
https://www.collectivetraumaseries.com

Your registration will include access to all three LIVE events, as well as the recording afterward:

Sunday, July 12: Collective Trauma in Our World Today
Sunday, July 26: Collective Witnessing for Deep Healing
Thursday, August 6: Building Community Coherence and Resilience

Register for free:
https://www.collectivetraumaseries.com

06/23/2020
16 Shots | Full Documentary (TV14) | SHOWTIME

Tonight, June 23, 2020: You can watch the 16 Shots video on YouTube now or sign up for a joint screening and panel discussion on Zoom this evening. Film viewing at 5:45 and panel discussion at 7:45 with Jamie Kalven Invisible Institute , Daniel Ash, The Chicago Community Trust , Director Richard Rowley, and William Calloway filmmakers at 7:45. Brought to you by @Chicago Community Media Project.

A documentary examining the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van D**e and the cover-up that ensued. After the pol...

The Resurrection Project
06/22/2020

The Resurrection Project

Today is the FIRST day of the Chicago Resiliency Fund. Twenty organizations are working tirelessly to ensure Chicago residents who do not qualify for the federal stimulus assistance receive the aid they desperately need! The call volume is in the tens of thousands and many people cannot get through but please be patient and try again!

There are 20 organizations (resurrectionproject.org/chicagofund) receiving applications on different days, time and in different languages. Please note that applications will ONLY be taken by phone.

We continue to fundraise and our commitment is to reach as many families as possible!

For a list of organizations please visit: resurrectionproject.org/chicagofund, as organizations reach their current capacity the website will be updated!

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Hoy es el PRIMER día del Fondo de Resiliencia de Chicago. ¡Veinte organizaciones están trabajando incansablemente para garantizar que los residentes de Chicago que no califican para la asistencia federal de estímulo reciban la ayuda que necesitan desesperadamente! El volumen de llamadas es de decenas de miles y muchas personas no pueden comunicarse, ¡pero sea paciente y vuelva a intentarlo!

Hay 20 organizaciones (resurrectionproject.org/chicagofund) que reciben solicitudes en diferentes días, horas y en diferentes idiomas. Tenga en cuenta que las solicitudes SOLO se tomarán por teléfono.

¡Continuamos recaudando fondos y nuestro compromiso es llegar a tantas familias como sea posible!

Para obtener una lista de organizaciones, visite: resurrectionproject.org/chicagofund, a medida que las organizaciones alcancen su capacidad actual, el sitio web se actualizará.

Uptown United
06/18/2020

Uptown United

The perfect solution to feeling cooped up 💃

Mural by @rodneyduranart as part of the Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery 🙌

Growing Home Inc
04/20/2020

Growing Home Inc

#progress After winning the coveted @impactgrantschicago $100,000, we are well on our way to completing our third farm. Once complete, we will be able to produce another 8,000lbs a year for the Englewood community, which is needed more than ever right now! #healthyfood #foodaccess

This could be your organization.  #community #philanthropy #communityfoundation #organizing #equity
04/20/2020

This could be your organization. #community #philanthropy #communityfoundation #organizing #equity

Which is why we’ve awarded eighteen grants totaling more than $1.5 million to organizations and leaders with a history of building strong relationships and accelerating change in communities most affected by structural racism and disinvestment. Learn more: https://www.cct.org/about/for-the-media/press-release/the-chicago-community-trust-awards-over-1-5-million-to-community-organizers-as-part-of-new-initiative/.

Don't forget the Census! It is vitally important to Chicago
04/01/2020

Don't forget the Census! It is vitally important to Chicago

Historically, LGBTQ+ communities are undercounted and underrepresented.

Let's change that with the #2020Census! Our families and communities deserve it.

#ComeOutBeCounted on #CensusDay2020

Start at my2020census.gov today!

Yes! We bought ours. have fun while supporting the Reader.
04/01/2020

Yes! We bought ours. have fun while supporting the Reader.

Our pals over at Chicago Reader put together an ✨AMAZING✨ coloring book featuring 50 Chicago artists! 🎨

🖍Coloring book available here: https://bit.ly/2UO93qg
📚OR simply donate here: https://bit.ly/2xGbL9k

(proceeds benefit Chicago Reader and artists 50/50 💛🖤)

Be a Neighbor
03/16/2020
Be a Neighbor

Be a Neighbor

Responding to Crisis. Together. Neighbors working together to help one another and rally through the COVID-19 pandemic

A reminder: 21 of Henry Kupjack 's commissioned and personal works are available for a very limited time viewing at Navy...
04/13/2019
Kupjack Miniatures Rooms

A reminder: 21 of Henry Kupjack 's commissioned and personal works are available for a very limited time viewing at Navy Pier over Easter Weekend 4/20-4/21. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for students and seniors. Hank's miniatures replicate famous rooms. This is a rare opportunity to see rooms of the same quality as The Thorne Miniature Rooms, Art Institute at The Art Institute of Chicago. Friday night is a preview event that benefits the #ChicagoCoalitionHomeless. http://bit.ly/KupjackRoomsTix

Kupjack Studio presents 21 Miniature rooms

Henry Kupjack  was an artist who created miniature duplicates of famous rooms. This was an art he learned from his fathe...
04/07/2019
Kupjack Miniatures Rooms

Henry Kupjack was an artist who created miniature duplicates of famous rooms. This was an art he learned from his father EJ Kupjack, whose rooms are on display at The Art Institute of Chicago , The Thorne Rooms. Hank recently died and his family is making 21 of these commissioned and personal works available for a very limited time viewing at Navy Pier over Easter Weekend. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for students and seniors. Part of the proceeds will benefit the #ChicagoCoalitionHomeless.

Tickets http://bit.ly/KupjackRoomsTix

Kupjack Studio presents 21 Miniature rooms

03/13/2019

Hello Followers of Chicago Community Showcase and ChiNeighbors Twitter feed. I began this page and Twitter feed around 2010 as a free community service and an experiment in using Facebook and Twitter to deliver information to news deserts in the neighborhoods of Chicago. At the time, there was much skepticism. The information delivered through these social streams was carefully curated from information shared by community-based organizations on their Websites mostly. Very few organizations were using social media at the time I began the feed. I developed a primitive app that would automatically post on Facebook and deliver that information to my ChiNeighbors Twitter feed. The Facebook feed was automatic and the Twitter feed was also automatic, fed by RSS, but both were carefully curated daily by me as a free public service. Two years ago, I had to turn my attention toward family matters. Of course, social media continued to evolve and without my attention to them the Chicago Community Showcase page and ChiNeighbors Twitter feed fell into dormancy. It will take a while to decide what to do with these feeds in the future. If you have any thoughts please let me know. Thank you for your time. All the best.

The good work continues.
01/22/2019

The good work continues.

Our President @mrs_englewood will be on this panel hosted by @city_bureau happening this Thursday to talk about Community Benefit Agreements, what happen when Whole Foods came to Englewood and more! See flyer for details!

Community action in Englewood
10/09/2018

Community action in Englewood

Check it out - The Englewood Quality of Life Public Safety Meeting is happening this week...Oct. 11th from 6p-7:30pm! See flyer for more info!

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