CHICAGO RISES

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Our vision is to change the conversation in Chicago to focus on the positives of the city and its residents. Chicago Rises is a place to connect. We want to foster an interactive community of fellow Chicagoans that shares information and resources with the common goal of improving our city and communities. From individuals to organizations, we are all neighbors, and we all have the ability to help make Chicago better.

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Grow Your Own Tree This Summer

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is giving out free oak saplings to residents of Cook County. All you need to do is go to one of their pickup locations to get them. You can choose between individual pots or bulk bags – it all depends on your level of commitment.

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Building Community at the Howard Area Community Center

Strung along a quiet strip of Paulina Street, just north of Howard Street and its eponymous CTA station sits the headquarters–several buildings in all, in addition to another facility on Morse Avenue and Ashland Avenue — of the Howard Area Community...

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Chicago Continues to Rise

      Late one night, when we were all in bed       Old Mother Leary left a lantern in the shed,           And when the cow kicked it over, she winked an eye and said,    “There’ll be a hot time, on the old town tonight.” Fire, fire, fire! If you grew up in Chicago,...

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Protecting Chicago Cats at Harmony House

I visited Harmony House on a rainy Friday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised by the space they have created that is welcoming and comforting to cats and humans alike. Harmony House is unique because most of the 80 to 100 cats at the shelter on any given day are...

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Chicago Celebrates National Poetry Month

On one of the first warm and sunny days of the Chicago spring, while clusters of galloping children and strolling adults soak in the long-awaited rays, a group of poetry aficionados gather in the friendly confines of Sulzer Regional Library.  The event they’ve...

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