05/20/2021: Get Around Chicago Hassle Free - Proposal Opportunity for Organizations - City's Open Data Portal - EAA Turns 30! - Outdoors: Where to Go & How - NWCC Dad's Day Promotion & Upcoming Events -
ChiStreetWork - Saves Time & Tempers

Spring and summer entice us outdoors. It's also a peak time for road and construction projects that slow traffic unless you plan a workaround for affected streets and areas. A link provided by the Chicago Department of Transportation can smooth trip time and tempers. ChiStreetWork is the City's infrastructure map portal, created to facilitate coordination between City agencies and utilities, and provide travelers with valuable information about construction activities and street impacts from construction projects, special events, and roadway moratoriums.
CDOT's Also The Place For...
“Chicago Alfresco” proposals from community organizations interested in developing outdoor community spaces for public enjoyment of dining, public life, community, arts, culture, walking, and biking.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - European American Association
2827 W. Division Street, Chicago IL - 773/342-5868
European American Association Celebrates 30th Anniversary

John Herman, President of the European-American Association, established the EAA in 1991. Starting with one volunteer and little beyond a typewriter, he's grown the non-for-profit to support a dedicated staff, 500 volunteers, and add modern office technology to the three-story building at 2827 W. Division Street.

EAA staff is diverse and multi-lingual, speaking English and ten other languages. The Association is partnered with multiple community resources: CEDA to assist people with utility bills; with the USDA, FEMA, and the Chicago Food Depository to fight hunger with its Food Pantry. Finally, with HUD and the Chicago Housing Authority to aid the homeless find safe shelter, and put home-ownership within reach of lower-income families. Click for website.
MONEY MATTERS - click on titles to read

The single most important financial tool to have is an emergency savings fund - even a small nest egg saved can spare detrimental impact to your credit score or help you lessed interest charges from credit card debt.

Personal finance expert Suze Orman explains the important factors you should consider if you want to refinance your mortgage now.
Spring's Sprung - Getting Outdoors
Via Bike: Your's or Renting a Divvy...
Patios, Rooftop & Street-side Eateries
Getting outdoors by train, bus or bike needs a destination...Here are several lists of eateries for alfresco dining in Chicago and the 'burbs.
Alfresco dining in Chicago from Yelp.
NWCC Membership Renewals
2nd Quarter 2021

Almacenes Mexico - Bionic Auto Parts -
Bishop Conway Residence - Crescent Movers
Elite Labor Service - Hawthorne Race Course -
McDonald's Restaurant/3241 W. North Avenue - Second City Roofing - Spanish Coalition for Housing - State Farm Insurance/Joe Wilson Agency
Click to see NWCC Members Roster by Category - Alphabetical
Everything's There!
The City of Chicago's Open Data Portal

Established in 2012, the City's Open Data Portal connects you with a wealth of information, facts, maps, and graphs about Chicago plus the ability to download data for personal analysis. You'll find financial incentives to spur economic development, a listing of City-owned real estate, Mural Registry, the citywide Street Sweeping schedule, where TV and movie crews are filming, and MORE - plus a YouTube video to show you how to use the portal.
Click here to access the Portal - Clickhere for City owned Property
Click here for Video on how to use the Portal
Follow NWCC on Facebook for daily posts of breaking news, events & programs...resources and webinars. 
Click HERE to visit our website
The NW Connection Chamber of Commerce, a delegate agency of the City of Chicago Neighborhood Business Development Center, is funded to provide assistance to the
Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, and North Austin Communities.