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  • City of Chicago - Links to all city departments such Tourism, Inspector General, Health and other city services. Includes information on parks, police, current events, local government issues and business resources and regulations.
  • Chicago Federal Executive Board - Regional coordinating group for Federal government leadership. Offers programs and events, bylaws, membership information, resources, and forms.
  • Chicago Housing Authority - Official site of the CHA, with news and information on their role in providing housing options.
  • City of Chicago Financing - Financing options for businesses include micro loans, short term loans and business development loands.
  • Department of Streets and Sanitation - News, programs, and services, snow route information, newsletters, and information on bureaus of forestry, rodent control, electricity, sanitation, street operations, and traffic services.


  • After School Matters - Non-profit organization for teens to become paid apprentices or club members in arts, sports, technology, and communications programs. Lists programs and sponsors, and provides application form and requirements.
  • Alternative Schools Network (ASN) - A not-for-profit organization working to provide quality education with a specific emphasis on inner-city children, youth and adults. Features details on community based and community-run programs to develop and expand training and other educational services, along with publications and listing of schools.
  • Blue Gargoyle - Adult learning program in Hyde Park. Offers classes, learning groups, and individual tutoring to students ages 16 and older who want to improve their reading, writing, math, computer, and job readiness skills
  • Chicago Foundation for Education - Provides four major programs to assist teachers and students in the classroom. Information on workshops, professional development and training programs are featured.
  • Chicago Learning Guide - Online version of Chicago Learning Guide Magazine, a quarterly print publication promoting educational activities for adults and youths. Features a directory of recreational and professional learning providers and opportunities.
  • Right Angle Foundation - Creates awareness of and provides funding for prestigious university-sponsored summer programs that increase access to higher education for low-income high school students in Chicago's West Town community.
  • Urban Life Center - Offers credit earning programs through city living, real world work experience and experiential seminars about diversity, the arts and economics. Includes information such as FAQs, academic terms and internships.

Society and Culture

  • Chicago - Cinquera Sister Cities - A solidarity project between the City and the Cinquera, El Salvador. Site offers history of relationship and Cinquera, along with local recreation, arts and entertainment events, and ecotourism efforts.
  • Chicago Collections - Trivia, quotes, song lyrics, and humor about the Windy City.
  • Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs - Features an upcoming events calendar, and overview of programs and services, along with description of divisions and contacts.
  • Chicago Society - An affiliation of fine private clubs throughout the greater Chicago Metropolitan area and worldwide membership clubs. Newsletter, member benefits and links to member clubs featured.
  • Habitat for Humanity for Pilsen/Little Village - Not-for-profit Christian based organization which builds and remodels homes on the lower west side. Includes history, affiliations, projects and accomplishments, and contacts.


  • Chicago Historical Society - Collects, interprets, and presents the city's history to the public through exhibitions, programs, research collections, and publications.
  • Chicagoland Historical Bus Museum - Not-for-profit, educational organization which preserves, restores, and operates antique buses for the public-at-large. Photo gallery of transit buses are showcased.
  • Glessner House Museum - Home designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Information about tours, exhibits, collections, history and location.
  • Museum Campus Chicago - A lakefront park connecting the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the Field Museum and the John G. Shedd Aquarium. Perfect for tours, family excursions, and education.
  • The Museum of Broadcast Communications - Online version of this repository of broadcast information features educational programs and exhibits and a searchable database of television, radio, commercial and news archives.
  • Oriental Institute - Research center at the University of Chicago. Site includes directory of websites about the Near East, research project and archive information, departments and projects, and access to publications.


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