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Blue Island Poised to Adopt Active Transportation Plan

The Active Transportation Alliance has drafted a plan for Blue Island to help guide the City as it develops an Active Transportation Network. This Plan will be presented by ATA on Tuesday, February 28 at City Council. Download the Draft of Blue Island’s Active Transportation Plan Here! [7.05 MB] Building on our groundbreaking, nationally recognized Complete Streets Ordinance, the highlights ... Read More »

Community Gardens Expand

On Saturday, October 2, the Community Development Department with help from the Tommy A. Brown Sports Association and area residents built a new 2,000 s.f. garden at the former Blue Island Rec Center, 141st Street and Francisco. A project of Blue Island’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program, the garden is now ready for planting in spring 2012. Volunteers ... Read More »

Food Day, Healthy Food Drive – Thru 10/24

Blue Island’s Model Communities Coalition hosts 1st Annual, Food Day Healthy Food Drive From Oct 10-24, we’ll be collecting healthy, non-perishable food items for local food banks. Food Day is about expanding access to and promoting SAFE & HEALTHY foods, while reducing diet-related disease. So, Please read labels and avoid items with high fructose corn syrup, heavy sugar, and high sodium levels. ... Read More »

Bike Rodeo & Workshop for Blue Island’s Active Transportation Plan (8/27)

Join us to discuss walking, biking, and transit improvements in Blue Island. • Bring the kids for a BIKE RODEO! • A bicycle skills event. No bike…no problem –  we have extras you can borrow! • Snacks and light refreshments will be served. When: August 27, 2011 – 10:30a-12p Where: Blue Island Library, 2433 York Street, Blue Island, IL Download the updated Non-Motorized Plan event flyer. [En ... Read More »

Alliance for Healthy & Active Communities – June 23, 2011

Want to improve the health of your community? Join the Alliance for Healthy and Active Communities (AHAC) for their quarterly meeting – June 23, 2011! From networking to learning opportunities to cutting-edge tools and strategies, AHAC is a growing network for those looking to make suburban Cook County a healthier place to live, work and play. Date: June 23, 2011 Time: ... Read More »