The annual competition, in its 26th year, honors top community development projects and architectural achievements across the city.
Austin Coming Together received the Chicago Community Trust outstanding community plan award for its quality-of-life plan.
The winners are being celebrated virtually on May 6 and 7. The live-streamed show features special guests and star appearances by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and others, as well as performances by local artists including Reginald Robinson, Open the Circle, Mykele Deville and Young Chicago Authors.
With the funds saved by holding a virtual rather than in-person event, LISC Chicago will award $75,000 in additional grants to up-and-coming community development projects throughout the city.