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Can Englewood Breathe Life into our Vacant School Buildings?

As many of you know RAGE has been at the forefront of keeping the conversation moving in terms of what to do with the vacant schools in Englewood.  Our community was hit the hardest and is now faced with 6 vacant school buildings throughout Greater Englewood. Our work and the challenges were highlighted in a recent article published by Catalyst Chicago.

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Free Tax Help for Chicago Residents Ends on April 15!

Free Tax Help for Chicago Residents Ends on April 15!

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Batting A Thousand During Tax Season

Spring training for major league baseball teams begins in March. As you prepare to meet the April 15 deadline to file your taxes, here are some Social Security tax tips to help you knock the ball out of the park! Batter up! 

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TRANSFORMATION: Day of the Girl, True Beauty

TRANSFORMATION: Day of the Girl, True Beauty

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University of Chicago Medicine at the 2015 Black Women's Expo

University of Chicago Medicine at the 2015 Black Women's Expo

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EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEMALE LEADERS - Ombudsman Chicago Celebrates Women’s History Month

CHICAGO (March 25, 2015) –According to a 2014 report on the state of self-esteem, the majority of teen girls (seven in ten) believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way[i]. Reinforcing a healthy self-image within educational settings can be crucial to the growth and development for teens, especially with girls. This March, Ombudsman Chicago will celebrate national Women’s History Month with a series of activities created to empower and uplift students through the promotion of positive self-esteem.

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ComEd Provides $10 Million in Financial Assistance to Customers in Need

CHICAGO (March 25, 2015) – ComEd announces it has dedicated $10 million in assistance funds for 2015 to help customers struggling to pay their electric bill. ComEd is urging customers who have fallen behind on paying their electric bill to contact ComEd to see if they are eligible for payment arrangements or financial assistance.

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Ace the FAFSA Application with These Tips

Ace the FAFSA Application with These Tips

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Actress and South Side native LisaRaye in Chicago this week

"Singles Ladies" star and South Side native LisaRaye is in Chicago this week for her "Life Rocks Vision Board Workshop" tour on Saturday, March 28.

The girl from the Pill Hill neighborhood, who briefly attended Eastern Illinois University, said she will be leaving Single Ladies, which airs 9 p.m. Wednesdays on BET, after this season to pursue new opportunities.

Check her out at www.LisaRaye.com

Mar 24

Updated Mar 25

New book examines the influence of the Chicago Defender newspaper

Ethan Michaeli, my former journalism instructor at Columbia College Chicago, has written a book about the Chicago Defender newspaper and its affect on Chicago.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Thank you Ethan Michaeli!!!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Currently, the Tiki Room on 24th street is being demolished.

    The African American community in the Black Metrópolis National Heritage Area, has lost control of both former historic landmark buildings that are located in Bronzeville!!!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    24th & Michigan and 3433 South Indiana.

    If you want to understand regentrification and insider politics, research who acquired the two former Defender landmark buildings and who benefitted from the sale?

Mar 25

New legislation could restore prayer in public schools

Kudos to state Reps. Mary Flowers and LaShawn Ford for introducing House Bill 0165, which would amend the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act, and allow prayer in all Illinois public schools.

Flowers was also instrumental in getting Chicago Public Schools to create an African American Studies program for all high school students in 2014, which was mandated by a state law she sponsored more than 20 years ago.

Mar 25

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Mar 24

Help Build Two New Playgrounds: Volunteer Registration Now OPEN!

Want to get a free workout and have some fun -- all while turning two vacant lots into great, new playgrounds?

Mar 24

16th Ward Run -Off

Aldermanic Run-Off - Excerpt from Chicago Sun-Times Endorsement: Coleman is the daughter of Shirley Coleman. But during an interview, she was unfamiliar with her own answers and was woefully uninformed. Her mother accompanied her and tried to speak up during the interview. Foulkes is the stronger candidate and is endorsed. 

Mar 24

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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Kristen L. I am in the same low and moderate income renter category as you are.

    Gentrification is a planning strategy being implemented by wealthy plutocrats, from the top down, many of which are associated with the University of Chicago, which has through control of established elected officials been re-gentrifying both Hyde Park and Bronzeville.

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    once again, garcia's mouth writing checks we taxpayers have to cash.
    since when am I responsible for providing a roof over the head of a lazy, irresponsible person ?

Mar 23

Updated Mar 24

Why are some schools not entitled to libraries and librarians?

What Chuy noted in the first debate is true: nearly 50 percent of CPS schools do not have a librarian on staff, a tragedy in our information-based ecnomy. Librarians are degreed teachers who are trained in teaching students how to find, interpret and share information. Libby Elementary in Englewood/New City is considering discontinuing its program. What about your school? Contact your school and Local School Council and insist that a library and librarian be a priority.

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    once again garcia's mouth writing checks that we taxpayers have to cash

Mar 24

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