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Growing Community at LUCHA’s Tierra Linda House

It was raining – great for the new rain garden, but not so great for a community gardening day. Would anyone come? Hopeful, we set up the tents and laid out the sandwiches, and parents and youth started arriving a little after noon.   "We were so thrilled that families and volunteers showed up, despite the morning rain! It was truly a great opportunity to bond with the community organizations that supported these efforts and the tenants and community members that will... Continue reading »


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Eliminating Lead Service Lines in Hazel Crest

by CNT and Metropolitan Planning Council
January 15, 2021

Through its Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Program, CNT partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and the south suburban Village of Hazel to identify the probable location of lead service lines which connect a property to a utility’s water main. This effort also created a targeted replacement plan for the Village to remove all lead service lines over time, eliminating a potential public health threat. For more information about CNT’s Great Lakes Water Program and related initiatives click here.

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Climate change in Great Lakes means bigger storms, threats to infrastructure

Voice News | May 21, 2021

In Chicago, the number of days with temperatures higher than 90 degrees increased from around zero in 1920 to more than 20 in 2013, according to Scott Bernstein, founder of Center for Neighborhood Technology.

One of the consequences of a warming environment is increased evaporation from the land and water bodies, which means a more sodden atmosphere and an increased likelihood of more intense storms.

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