- EarthTalk: Avoiding harmful food additives
- Nighttime/alcohol enforcement patrols set for Dec. 26-28
- ComEd readies for potential winter weather
- Lee Hamilton: Time to focus on growing the economy
- Anti-corruption reform advisory question to appear on ballot
- Evidence found in Dec. 20 quadruple murder, but no arrests
- Yes, Virginia, Portillo’s is coming to Rockford
- Meet John Doe: Wake up and share that Christmas spirit, you’re the hope of the world
- Tech-Friendly: Recycle your old electronics this holiday season
- Garbage collection adjusted for Christmas, New Year’s
Real Estate News: Renovated inner-city home to be unveiled Aug. 18
• Jeremiah Development — a joint venture of four local churches — to offer open house of renovated property at 809 N. Winnebago St.
The first home renovated by Jeremiah Development will be open to the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, shortly before it will be listed for sale. Contributors, supporters, builders and board members will gather to tour the home, located at 809 N. Winnebago St., a few doors south of Whitman Street.
The project has been four years in the making. Downtown churches formed a nonprofit corporation in 2007, acquired a house and began restoring it using volunteer labor and other community resources.
Renovation of the house is now complete after nearly two years of work by volunteer and professional workers. The general contractor, Peter Joachim, and members and officers of Jeremiah Development will be available to answer questions about the house and other projects.
Jeremiah Development is a joint venture of Second Congregational Church, Court Street United Methodist Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church, all of which have agreed to work together to “… promote the well-being of the community.”
Jeremiah Development was launched publicly in 2007 with a four-church worship service that has since become an annual event. Other projects include the creation of a community garden to serve area residents and tutoring programs at Haskell School.
The renovated house is across the street from Haskell School. The home has five bedrooms, a living room with a working fireplace, renovated kitchen, two baths, dining room and a full basement. Renovation included installing a new furnace and ductwork, new wiring, new appliances, and a one-car garage. Kay Galloway will be the Realtor.
Visit www.JeremiahDevelopment.com for details.
From the Aug. 17-23, 2011, issue