EAST CHICAGO | Neighborhoods Inc. and Grow It In Chicago Coalition will co-host a backyard garden workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army, 513 W. Chicago Ave.
EAST CHICAGO | Benches in front of houses are bringing neighbors together throughout the city.
GARY | Neighborhoods Inc. unveiled its latest micro-park Aug. 24 at 8123 Oak Ave. in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood, according to a news release from the organization.
Lee Botts, Deb Weiss and Carol Smith, neighbors in Gary's Miller Beach area, sit on the bench in front of Weiss' home at 8123 Oak Ave. on Sept. 4. After dedicating so many years to environmental improvements and education, Botts has begun filming a documentary on the region's environmental s…
HAMMOND | Due to the success of its pilot project, "Please, Have A Seat!", in East Chicago, Legacy Foundation, through grants from the Lake County Community Fund and John S. and James L. Knight Fund, has awarded Neighborhoods Inc. a total of $21,500 to introduce the project in Miller, Hammon…
Ascension and Jose Tristan have a seat on the new bench installed in front of their home on Homerlee Avenue in East Chicago. The bench was one of 13 unveiled Tuesday by Neighborhoods Inc. with funding from the Foundations of East Chicago. Neighborhoods Inc.'s Please Have a Seat Program creat…
Steve Bankes, of Oak Park, Ill., started the idea for the Please Have a Seat Prograrm by sitting in his front yard while his children played outside. This grew into a patio installation on his front lawn where friends stroll by and hang out.
Keith Speaks, executive director of Neighborhoods Inc., talks Tuesday about expanding the bench program into Hammond, Calumet City and beyond.
The benches in the Please Have a Seat Program must be maintained by homeowners and accessible to the public.
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