What Chicago's North Side business owners need to stay vibrant

November 30, 2010

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Devon Avenue is home to a host of cultures that shape its economy.

February 's 2011 municipal election is just around the corner. So "Eight Forty-Eight" head out into the neighborhoods to get a jump start on the issues and on WBEZ’s municipal election coverage.

Rogers Park is Tuesday's area of focus. The North Side neighborhood is driven by two vital commercial districts: Clark Street and Devon Avenue.

Much of the enterprise is the work of immigrants. So how are things faring and where is this neighborhood economy headed?

To learn more, "Eight Forty-Eight" turned to Amie Zander, the executive director of the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Music  Button: Bar Kochba, "Abdiel", from the CD Lucifer: The Book of Angels Vol. 10 (Tzadik)