Jubilation! We’ve Reached Our $50K Goal and Will Reboot Tomorrow

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This is how we feel right now. Photo: John Greenfield

I’ve got some excellent news for folks who are passionate about building a Chicago where everyone can get around safely, efficiently, and enjoyably. Thanks to generous contributions from readers like you, ad sponsorships, and a couple of large, last-minute donations from a foundation and a nonprofit, we are now well past out $50K fundraising goal. That means we will win the $25K grant from the Chicago Community Trust that will allow us to resume publication bright-and-early tomorrow!

We’ll have more details, including the grand tally for our three-month fundraising campaign, as well as shout-outs to key supporters, in a full post tomorrow morning. If you haven’t had a chance to contribute yet but would still like to help out, we’re still accepting donations to the Streetsblog Chicago Resurrection Fund. Revenue received over our basic $75K annual budget will be used to make SBC’s sustainable transportation reporting as effective as possible.

Thanks to all of our readers for your support and encouragement as we’ve hustled to relaunch the site over the last three months. We couldn’t have done it without you!

– John

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