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2nd Annual Open Streets Event – June 7

On Sunday, June 7, Greenwood Avenue will be closed from 123rd to 127th for our 2nd Annual Open Streets event! The Blue Island Community Health Coalition, the American Heart Association and the Active Transportation Alliance have partnered to host this event aimed at getting people outdoors and playing in the streets! Each block will feature a different activity from Yoga to ... Read More »

Request for Proposals/Qualifications: Parcel D Cleanup

Blue Island’s environmental consultant, V3 Companies, is requesting proposals/qualifications from qualified contractors for subcontract work related to the excavation, hauling, and disposal of oil-contaminated soils and the restoration of excavated areas within the Parcel D Cleanup area at the Northeast Mixed Use Commercial Park (119th/Vincennes). Details are provided below. PROJECT IDENTIFICATION Project Name: Parcel D (TPH Cleanup Area) Project Owner: ... Read More »

Community Meeting on Backyard Sustainability

Join us for a community meeting on sustainability practices that can be implemented in your own backyard. Where: Evangelical Community Church, 2237 W. 120th Street When: October, 23, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The meeting, supported by our 7th Ward Aldermen and Neighborhood Watch #37, will be facilitated by students from University of Illinois-Chicago. Participants will have the opportunity to visit stations ... Read More »

Earth Week Boy Scout Paper Drive

In honor of Earth Week, The Scouts of Boy Scout Troop 788 will hold a community wide paper drive to promote recycling and help the environment. When: Saturday, April 27, 8a-1p Where: Parking Lot on York across from the Library, 2440 W York St Scouts will be collecting • newspapers • magazines, • white paper (copy paper and junk mail) and • books without ... Read More »

Saturday University Begins April 13

Register today for FREE academic programs in Reading, Writing, Math and African-American Culture & History. The Black Star Project, CASA Blue Island, and the Tommy A Brown Sports Association, are sponsoring Saturday University. These volunteer-led classes run for 10 weeks starting April 13. When: Classes begin April 13th, Saturdays 9:45a-noon Where: Tommy A Brown Sports Association, Blue Island Recreation Center, 2805 West ... Read More »