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May 20th, 2021 - City's Open Data Portal: Economic Development Incentives, City Owned Properties, Maps, Graphs & Data & MORE - Alfresco Eateries - ChiStreetWorks - Finessing Zoom - Get Outdoors: Bike Routes, Trips
Zoom Your Best Face Forward
Zoom has a ton of audio and video features to present yourself confidently, create a professional meeting experience, even add some fun. Here are some ways to elevate your Zoom meetings.
Zoom Blog, 1/8/2021

Add something fun, or your company's logo or exterior....
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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 the data for personal analysis. Much of the datasets are updated at least once a day, many several times a day. You'll find financial incentives to spur economic development, a Mural Registry, the citywide Street Sweeping schedule, where TV and movie crews are filming, traffic crash sites, and MORE - plus a YouTube video to show you how to use the portal. Click here to access the Portal.

How to Use the
City of Chicago
Open Data Portal
City-Owned Land Inventory & Map
Among the accessible information on the portal is a list of City-owned properties, sortable by Ward, Neighborhood, Zip Code, and umpteen other categories. There's is a disclaimer that data should not be used as a substitute for title research, evidence, or insurance, real estate tax exemption, or payment status. Nor for environmental or geo-technical due diligence, a substitute for legal, accounting, real estate, business, tax, or other professional advice. Whew! Click here to access property inventory.
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. Click for ChiStreetWork
CDOT's 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 - Click here for Alfresco Info'
Outdoor Patios, Rooftop & Street-side Eateries...
Getting outdoors by train, bus or bike needs a destination - Here are several lists of eateries with outdoor patios, rooftop or street-side dining in Chicago and the 'burbs.
Alfresco dining in Chicago from Yelp.
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Hard-to-find, inexpensive space in Chicagoland.
500' to 160,000 sf - Short & Long Term Leases

Michael Goldstein - (773)504-1200

Click on addresses for details & interior photos. For.pdf of currently
available space in other CPI properties, call 773.504-1200
Save the Date - from NorthBranch Works
Rockwell Street Infrastructure
Task Force Meeting, June 10th - 10 AM
Save the date for the Rockwell Street Infrastructure Task Force meeting, via Zoom. The agenda includes an update on a traffic study being conducted by the Chicago Department of Transportation and neighborhood planning efforts led by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development to ensure the Rockwell Street area,, between Belmont and Elston Avenues, remains a great place to work, do business, and live.
or contact Steve Simmons at NBW - 773/929-5552 x2226 -
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