New grant aims to bolster Chicago’s hidden neighborhood gems


Choose Chicago grant seeks to help 12 Chicago neighborhoods attract more tourism: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Back of the Yards, Englewood, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, New City, North Center, North Lawndale, Roseland, South Chicago and Hyde Park.

Restore hears more about the program and hears from people in two neighborhoods who will benefit.

GUESTS: Nedra Sims-Fears, executive director, Greater Chatham Initiative

Rob Fojtik, VP of Neighborhood Strategies at Choose Chicago

Berto Aguayo, executive director of the anti-violence program Increase peace

Asiaha Butler, executive director of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE)

Ashley Woodthorp, president of the Heart of Lincoln Square Neighborhood Association


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Written by Natalia Chi

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