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With the Fourth of July weekend almost here, we want to know: What will you be cooking this holiday?
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Yesterday, we asked you: What would you like the city to do for your neighborhood? Here’s what some of you said…
“Stop renaming streets and use that money in poor and middle-class communities to enhance and give skills to young adults.” — Patricia Jones
“Instead of liquor stores and churches on every corner, add some trauma centers because the urban communities are in dire need of healing. Englewood, Roseland, North Lawndale, etc. are so dark — why is it so dark? Put some lights in these areas, please. The majority of the vacant houses, buildings, etc. in most of these areas are not on the market for the local residents to buy. Why?” — Kashmir Bonner
“Build a sports center, a pool, skating park or a woodshop. Have a service kitchen that can be rented out to help non-store front food vendors prepare their foods.” — Maria Guerrero-Suarez
“Fund our school correctly, make the lights brighter on the street and cut the vacant lots. I live in Chatham.” — Carol Smith
“Build us a library because we haven’t had one in the Avondale neighborhood ever! Make it a multi-use center with a library, a senior community center and affordable housing. It’s been done so there is precedent.” — Zoby Soto
“Add grocery stores or a business district in the Clearing, Garfield Ridge/Midway area.” — Valentin Galvan
“Living wage jobs for workers. Skilled worker training programs for youth not going to college. Incentivize home ownership and finance business ownership within impoverished communities. Train and develop youth from at-risk communities to become law enforcement in their own communities. Sensitivity training for police with police settlements coming out of their personal pensions and insurance instead of taxpayers pockets.” — Dion Williams
“Reduce the width of car lanes to promote slower/safer driving and with this new space, develop protected bike lanes on every major street or increase the outdoor space a business can operate in front of. Give the streets back to the people!” — Ethan Robert.