Spotlight on: Chicago Lawn Portal

Over the past several years, hyperlocal web sites, news sites and blogs have populated the web at an exceedingly fast rate. Many people will say sustaining hyperlocal media is impossible. I say it’s necessary.

Everyone wants their voice to be heard, and why shouldn’t they? It’s often the people on the ground–those in the neighborhoods and those active in their communities–who have the most to say, but often don’t have the resources.

So check out the Chicago Lawn Portal, which is part of the Southwest Smart Communities Initiative, a collaboration among Chicago Lawn, Auburn Gresham, and Englewood. Learn more about how we are Digitally and Socially Linking our Communities.

And if nothing else consider this:
Chicago’s neighborhoods have always been this city’s greatest strength.
[Jane Byrne]

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