EAST CHICAGO | On Tuesday, October 22, at 10:00 a.m. the City of East Chicago will come together with residents and businesses for a Community Clean-Up Program that will take place on the corner of Main and Broadway and up to 139th Street. Everyone will receive gloves, rakes, brooms and other tools needed for picking up trash, painting curbs, graffiti removal, and general cleaning.
A press conference will be held prior to the start of the clean-up, where Mayor Anthony Copeland will announce the launch of The Harbor Project, a citywide revitalization plan earmarked for the city of East Chicago. This project is designed to identify renovations, new construction and opportunities for long-term economic development. The overall goal is to enhance market potential for the public and private sectors of East Chicago.
“This city was established over 120 years ago. It once had a vibrant downtown, where citizens could shop, eat and enjoy time with their families while supporting the local businesses. We need to bring that back to our city, restore the historical facades, create partnerships, invest and reestablish the economic engine of the downtown area,” said Mayor Anthony Copeland.
For more information about the community clean-up program and to join other volunteers on Tuesday, call 219-391-8200. Offices for the City of East Chicago are located at 4527 Indianapolis Boulevard.