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Good News: July 17, 2020

Welcome to Good News! In this space we feature positive stories of community impact and development, relevant to the areas Metropolitan serves or the programs we offer.

Divvy Expands To Far South Side, With 16.5 Miles Of Bike Lanes Coming
Block Club Chicago
Divvy will add 66 bike stations to the Far South Side, which will expand the Divvy network by 60 square miles in the area, according to Mayor’s Office press release. The city will also create 16.5 more miles of bike lanes in the area.

Back home in a pandemic, Evanston Township High School grads will transform school parking lot into food drive site
Chicago Tribune
Two longtime friends have been partnering up on some local activism. They recently helped raise $700 for a food drive in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, which sparked an idea. “We thought, ‘Why don’t we do this for our own community?’” Sarkor said.

Socializing Safely This Summer-Tips to Connect Among the COVID Era
Chicago Defender
With social distancing and governmental restrictions, it can feel like summer this year is canceled, thanks to the Coronavirus. However, there are still ways to connect with others while engaging in safe practices, but we may have to think creatively about creating that space.