Jul 14

Updated 2 hours ago

4 dead, 29 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

Officers found a man, thought to be in his 50s, unresponsive on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head in the 1500 block of West 72nd Street about 12:45 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

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William Lewis, 28, was standing on the street in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue about 3:20 p.m. when someone walked up, pulled out a weapon and shot him in the back, police said.

Lewis, of the 4700 block of North Hermitage Avenue, was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead at 3:58 p.m., authorities said.

About 1:15 a.m., a 47-year-old man got into an argument with a mother and son in the 6200 block of South Rockwell Street, left the apartment, then returned with a gun and shot both people in the chest, police said.

The shooting happened in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street, police said.

Two 16-year-old boys were standing on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street when a white van drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said. Both teens were shot in the leg and taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    Yes. I'll be voting for Rahm again. The Detroit-bound, same ol' same ol' criminal pension class alternative is not an option. : )

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Behold the Karen Lewis pivot!

9 hours ago

Jean Carter-Hill Community Garden

Youth workers from I.E.I are giving their time and effort to make the Englewood Community a better place. By painting, de-weeding, trimming, and cleaning of the garden.

9 hours ago

UGE's Summer Rummage Sale and Extravaganza

UGE's Summer Rummage Sale and Extravaganza

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Updated 33 hours ago

Englewood Code Camp

Englewood Code Camp is a one-week, 30-hour course that introduces participants to the tools and skills for web development and careers in technology.

  • Shanah B Englewoodian, Media Personality and Journalist

    Excellent to see the youth in Englewood become tech savvy by learning web coding and coding language. Awesome

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ALDERMAN LANE HAS TO GO!!!

She has done nothing in the predominantly black community she's the alderman in. Where is she spending the money!!

Jun 11

Updated 2 days ago

Lee Goodman: Stop Conceal Carry Coalition

President Obama's comments about yesterday's shooting at an Oregon high school demonstrate the urgency of our work to reduce gun violence. Here are excerpts from his remarks:

“Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. "Right now, it's not even possible to get even the mildest restrictions through Congress, and we should be ashamed of that." “If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change.” “My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this...

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President Obama's comments about yesterday's shooting at an Oregon high school demonstrate the urgency of our work to reduce gun violence. Here are excerpts from his remarks:

“Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. "Right now, it's not even possible to get even the mildest restrictions through Congress, and we should be ashamed of that." “If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change.” “My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage. We’re the only developed country on the Earth where this happens. And it happens now once a week, and it’s a one-day story. “A lot of people will say this is a mental health problem – it’s not a gun problem. The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It’s not the only country that has psychosis, and yet, we kill each other in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than any place else. Well, what’s the difference? The difference is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses, and that’s sort of par for the course.”
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What can be done?
It's time for us to be honest about the situation. It's time for America to admit that the Second Amendment is at the core of the problem we are having with guns. The fundamental concept that every American has a right to have guns must be challenged – and changed.
More than 600 people have signed our petition to repeal the Second Amendment. If you have not yet signed, please go to www.PeacefulCommunities.org now and add your name to the growing list of people who are ready to move our country in the direction it needs to go. Once you sign, forward this message to a friend.
Let's show President Obama and Congress that the American people are willing to do what needs to be done to make our country safer for everyone.

  • Drew 60626 Lifetime Democrat

    Hi. I'm very sorry about the violence in your neighborhood, but please don't just blame it on guns alone. We all know that gang culture, poverty, lack of education and lack of jobs are the main factors. Also, Lee Goodman is a very well known extreme radical who simply despises law-abiding gun owners like me. I own a legally bought handgun that I keep in case some criminal was to break inside my home in the middle of the night. I choose to protect my family. What's wrong with that?

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Walmart Breaks More Ground In Southside Communmities

Walmart Breaks More Ground In Southside Communmities

3 days ago

Enrollment now open for Quality Early Learning

Are you, family members or friends looking for quality early learning care for your children that is also affordable?  If so enrollment is now open for Metropolitan Family Services' early learning programs in Chicago, located on the city's Southwest, South and Northwest Sides.

3 days ago

John's Hardware and Bicycle Shop

"If We Don't Have It, You Don't Need It", is the motto of John's Hardware and Bicycle Shop which has been servicing Englewood for several decades. This family owned business provides general hardware for home repairs, quality used bicycles and also landscaping.

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4 days ago

Remembering Ryan Harris

The 16th Annual Family Memorial Picnic for Ryan Harris took place on Monday at the Ryan Harris Memorial Park in Englewood.

4 days ago

So Fresh Saturdays Tour - Next Stop at Ogden Park - August 2nd!

R.A.G.E. is excited to present So Fresh Saturdays at Ogden Park! This is a FREE, family-friendly, resident driven, “edu-tainment” series that showcases various artistic expressions, provide resources for the community and educational workshops for all ages. The goal of the series is to create a safe space in the parks of the Englewood and West Englewood community. There will be a fashion show, musical entertainment, a workshop, FREE food, and more!

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R.A.G.E. is excited to present So Fresh Saturdays at Ogden Park! This is a FREE, family-friendly, resident driven, “edu-tainment” series that showcases various artistic expressions, provide resources for the community and educational workshops for all ages. The goal of the series is to create a safe space in the parks of the Englewood and West Englewood community. There will be a fashion show, musical entertainment, a workshop, FREE food, and more!

Ogden Park is located at 6500 S. Racine from 3pm-8pm and for this stop, RAGE will be partnering with Donda's House to host an open mic for young people ages 15-24, giving them the opportunity to perform in the AAHH Festival hosted by Common Ground Foundation.

For more info contact RAGE at 866-845-1032 or email us at joinrage@gmail.com!

4 days ago

Positive viewing

I highly recommend watching Hidden Colors 1 , 2, & 3. There is something to be revealed in each film. Any age group will be enlightened. An Afro American based documentary

4 days ago

get healthy

Englewood Community health center located at 641 W. 63rd street has a walking group on Wednesdays from 2pm-3:30pm which is free and open to the public!! healthy snacks provided post walk.

4 days ago

Culture connection 360

July/August/September
hidden colors 3 & other cultural documentary/ film screenings!
8/2/2014 DR. Runoko Rashidi (Hidden colors 2) Live Presentation!!!
8/16/2014 Culture connection Anniversary celebration!
400 W. 71 Street(71st & stewart) call (773)527-6015 for more info and tickets

4 days ago

RAGE Partners with Donda's House to Host Open Mic at So Fresh Saturdays!

So Fresh Saturdays hosted by R.A.G.E. is a FREE, family-friendly, resident driven, “edu-tainment” series that showcases various artistic expressions, provide resources for the community and educational workshops for all ages. The goal of the series is to create a safe space in the parks of the Englewood and West Englewood community.  At Ogden Park located at 6500 S. Racine from 3pm-8pm, RAGE will be partnering with Donda's House to host an open mic for young people ages 15-24, giving them the opportunity to perform in the AAHH Festival hosted by Common Ground Foundation.  

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Good Morning Everyone

Get Happy and Fit in 2014
Englewood community health fitness class will be doing yoga for pain relief every Wednesday from 10:30am -12:pm at 641 W. 63rd Street all classes are FREE and open to the public

  • DaShanda #WatchTheParents

    Holy Angels Out Reach Church at 5638 S. Ashland helps the community by passing out food and clothing every Wednesday. On August 30,2014 from 12-4pm they will be having a back to school jam which is free and also open to the public

4 days ago

Volunteers/Donations Needed

Hello all...

My name is Cassandra I am a 36 year old from Englewood and am opening up my own non profit...

We're in need of volunteers and donations... Monetary or "in kind" are fine.

Visit the website and see how you can assist.
www.A-AFP.org

Or call 773.916.7716

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5 days ago

"Hoops in the Hood More Than Just Basketball"

TWE's staff member Michael Tidmore and his fellow coaches have been working closely with our community youth to coach them up so that they will perform well at this important tournament.  "We are more focused on how our youth will conduct themselves and show good sportsmanship at the tournament and not just working on playing basketball", says Michael Tidmore.  Hoops in the Hoods is providing a peaceful setting for our youth, and they are responding in a very positive and productive way by showing up and being involved on a team, cooeprating and working together as a group. 

5 days ago

Greencorps Youth Learn Bike Repair Skills

On a neighborhood ride recently, students from Greencorps needed to use a newly learned skill--fixing a flat!  In addition to learning to build and properly ride, they are learning bicycle safety and repair.  Look for the blue shirts and green bikes riding around your neighborhood.  

5 days ago

Summer As An OSC + Intern at the Peace Center

My name is Shaquana Beal I’m a youth worker at the peace center. In my first week I learned how to balance family, work and school. On July 3rd we feed 120 people for 2 weeks in a row. On the second week I learned about womanhood, I learned that you have to take care of yourself, have your own house, go to college, have a job, and to respect yourself. I really enjoy the field trips that we have gone on. We also learned how to be responsible, I learned that you can’t blame anybody for what you have to do and that you cant leave your team hanging. I also learned that you have can’t give up on your team and also learned that there's no I in team.

5 days ago

How I Am Stronger Than Violence

I Am Stronger Than Violence!                                 

Jul 22

Updated 6 days ago

The fight is not over, It has just begun.

The was a rally protesting the closing of Simeon's Auto and electrical shops. This can not take place. The buck stops at the mayors' feet and Ald. Brookins is again asleep at the switch. If we lose these shops the mayor and alderman will pay at the polls.

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Jul 21

Updated Jul 24

New charter school for at risk youths

I recently learned that Emmanuel Christian Church has entered into an agreement w/ CPS to open an alternative high school at 83 rd & Damen. No community engagement efforts just trying to slip in without notice. Smh!

  • You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it...

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    You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it is a school for youth who are expelled from CPS and CPS approved alternative schools. It is a school that had to have armed security guards. Once we got on CPS and the archdiocese of Chicago they moved, Many of the churches that once had schools are looking for ways to generate revenue from the spaces since the school closed.

  • Carol R A concerned Mom & citizen.

    Wow! This is very concerning. I will do just that. Thank you.

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