Working Group Meeting Results – Sept. 12th, 2018

On September 12th, 2018 the first meeting of the Working Groups took place at Golden Towers Senior Living Community in Chicago Heights.

An integral part of the Choice Planning Process is the working group. The Working Groups function as subcommittees of the Steering Committee.

The five Working Groups are where the solutions to problems are found and initiatives to transform the neighborhood are generated and considered.

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Following a presentation by Bill James of Camiros, each working group met and came up with 3-4 key elements that will be important in creating the positive experience needed to transform the Downtown/East Side area into a neighborhood of choice.

There is an individual web page  for each of the 5 groups, they can be found under the working group drop-down menu to the left, or by clicking the links below:

The full presentation can be found here: HERE

All the working group responses can be found HERE


New Photos & Documents uploaded!

New photos and documents have been added to the website!

We have uploaded:

  • Photos of the June 23rd Celebration Event
  • Posters and a report of the June 23rd event
  • The presentation and agenda for the July 31st Steering Committee Meeting
  • The updated Data Book with maps and information on the Downtown and East Side

Take a look and let us know what you think!


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Community Picnic!

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Your Community… Your Voice!

Please join us for a Community Picnic

June 23rd Noon-3:00 PM

13th St and Wentworth Avenue, Chicago Heights

What to expect…
Food, Games, Pony Rides, Giant Slide, Music

Come and share your ideas for the neighborhood revitalization plan!

Hosted by…
Mayor David A. Gonzalez, City of Chicago Heights
Director Richard J. Monocchio, Housing Authority of Cook County

Chicago Heights Awarded Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant

Chicago Heights, IL is one of six communities to receive a Choice Neighborhoods (CN) Planning grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). By combining the resources available through HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Program with our commitment to community improvement and high quality mixed-income neighborhoods we can revitalize the Downtown and East Side neighborhoods. Through an inclusive community planning process, we will develop concrete strategies for improving and investing in our neighborhoods, providing high-quality housing and connecting people to opportunity.