Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 2
- Protesters Blockade LSD During NFL Draft to Protest Rekia Boyd Killing, 17 Arrested (ABC)
- Blue Line Beating Victim: Witnesses Did Nothing to Stop the Attack (DNA)
- The Tribune Takes a Look at the Logan Square Transit-Oriented Development Equity Issue
- MPC: Pawar Is Right — More TOD Will Help Revitalize Lincoln Square
- Beale Accuses Uber of Using a “Manipulated” Poll to Build Opposition His Ordinace (Sun-Times)
- 4600 Block of North Broadway Closed for Wilson Track Construction This Week (DNA)
- Chicago Ride of Silence Meets Wednesday April 18, 6 p.m. at Daley Plaza
- See You at the Streetsblog Reader Meet-Up This Wednesday 5:30-9 at Jaks Tap
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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.
Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.
However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.
If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.”
Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.
Thanks again for your continuing support.