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Greater Auburn Gresham’s Winter News Update

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) newsletter is available online. Some of the events and news highlighted in this issue includes news that the Community Green Jobs initiative designed to enhance the existing litter-free program will be supported with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to create 10 eco-friendly jobs. GADC’s Green Ambassadors will be trained in the specifics of community-based litter prevention, which includes a three step process to engage residents in active recycling. They will be part of an Elev8 educational conference in February.

Auburn Gresham‘s “food desert” got a bit less empty, as international grocery retail store ALDI opened a new 18,000 square foot store on the South Side of Chicago at 7627 S. Ashland Ave. Read the newsletter to see how this is bringing jobs as well as food into the neighborhood.

Mayor Richard M. Daley accompanied Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and a host of other civic and community leaders at the recent announcement of the Smart Communities Digital Excellence Initiative. This initiative is a collaboration of the City of Chicago, MacArthur Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC/Chicago) and “Smart Communities” Chicago neighborhoods: Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Humboldt Park and Pilsen.

Get all the details in the newsletter. Keep up the great work, GADC organizers. You can contact GADC’s Ernest Sanders at 773.483.3696 or via email at or The GADC offices are at 1159 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620.

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