46 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

"Englewood Back to School Parade" Community Meeting

The "Englewood Back to School Parade" is returning this year "August 23rd" Please come out to the community meetings scheduled every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month......6:30pm sharp! Meetings are held at Ogden Park 6500 S. Racine......Volunteers are needed to make this historical event a success.......We are looking for sponsors! Let's go Englewood.......

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National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

The annual National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference (NICRC) was held in Chicago March 31-April 2nd.  The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, one of conference hosts organized tours of various communities.  Englewood was chosen as one of the communities to be visited for the community development tour.  The conference is aimed CRA professionals-bankers, financiers, government officials, non profits. The basis of their work is the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) which requires financial institutions to do community development.

23 hours ago

3rd Annual Community Clean-up Celebration & Concert

3rd Annual Community Clean-up Celebration & Concert!!!

23 hours ago

Prepping Englewood Seniors For Prom

Prom is one of the most biggest moments for most high school seniors! The dancing, the partying, announcement of prom king and queen and then there is the prom photo!

Taking a good prom photo for the yearbook, your kids to look back on and great memories is what goes down in history.

The gals of UGE were on hand at the Prom With A Purpose Event hosted by the 7th District Chicago Police Department this past Saturday to show the young ladies the Do’s and Don’t's on how to apply your make-up.

To get the full scoop on the Do's and Don't visit the link below
http://www.urbangirlessentials.com/steps-to-a-successful-prom/

30 hours ago

ComEd Volunteers Provide Springtime Care in Hamilton Park

Employee volunteers from ComEd partnered with Friends of the Parks to commemorate National Volunteer Week with an environmental service project at Hamilton Park, located in the Englewood neighborhood. The volunteers picked up litter, mulched trees and flower beds, and provided much-needed springtime care to the grounds.

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Your Government in Action

As responsible voters we must be informed. Do you know who your representative is or what committees they are on and how they are voting or supporting the needs of the community? We must understand how to lobby for or identify legislation affects us. The following links below, will provide information about the Illinois Assembly members activities, allow you to archive videos for review of previous sessions, identify your representative, see how they voted, and hear the live discussions between the parties while in session, so you can better prepare for the November 2014 elections.

http://www.house.gov/content/features/st...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl...

2 days ago

Englewood School Repurposing Retreat

On Friday, April 25th we are inviting experts, residents, property managers, educators, elected officials, community leaders and more to join us for a 5 hour lock down - Englewood School Repurposing Retreat. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP no later than April 18th at joinrage@gmail.com or call 866-845-1032. Space is limited!

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Vandercook College Internet Essentials (Free)

Vandercook College

Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Internet Essentials Class Time: 6:00pm-6:45pm
Concert Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Location: VanderCook College of Music, 3140 S. Federal Street
Max enrollment: 20 people

To register for a class or if there are any questions, please contact Jeff Sadowski at jsadowski@vandercook.edu or 312-788-1166. (Note: please register prior to each class to guarantee a seat in the class…space it limited).

Shalom

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5 days ago

LARGE LOTS APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 21ST

The City of Chicago announced the Large Lot Program as a new vehicle for homeowners to purchase City-owned vacant lots on their block for $1. The program is being piloted in Englewood, West Englewood, Washington Park, Woodlawn, and parts of Greater Grand Crossing and New City.

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Apr 05

Updated 6 days ago

Website Helps Neighbors Buy Vacant Lots for $1

It was big news in Greater Englewood in March when the City of Chicago announced that it would begin a pilot Large Lot Program that allowed nearby homeowners, block clubs and nonprofit groups to buy vacant lots for just $1.

But the application deadline is April 21 and there are a lot of steps in the process, from identifying the available lots to establishing eligibility and then filing the application.

Now there's an app for that: http://largelots.org

Read more here: http://www.lisc-chicago.org/blog/9

  • PBarry Rogers Park since '61

    Excellent question about property taxes. The good programmers at DataMade have added a link to property tax data, in response to this thread, but since the lots have been city owned they show up with $0 property tax liability.

    We'll have to look to the city and county to provide some guidance on this, as it's a valid question. One wouldn't take on a property without knowing the potential tax liability; it would be like buying a car without thinking about the gas mileage.

  • PBarry Rogers Park since '61

    Large Lots was featured on ABC7 News tonight, focusing on plans to buy three lots by Tina Harbin and the Harvard Yale Homeowners Assn. More than 150 people have applied for the $1 lots.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/chicago_news&id=9498064

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Your Government in Action

As responsible voters we must be informed. Do you know who your representative is or what committees they are on and how they are voting or supporting the needs of the community? We must understand how to lobby for or identify legislation affecting us. The following link below, will provide information about the Illinois Assembly members activities, allow you to archive videos for review of previous sessions, identify your representative, see how they voted, and hear the live discussions between the parties while in session, so you can better prepare for the November 2014 elections.

http://www.house.gov/content/features/st...

  • Dee B Englewoodian since 1960.

    If the previous link is not connecting my apology try this one....http://www.house.gov/
    and click on the link to watch house live. The BUDGET is being debated and will be voted on in the house tomorrow....TUNE IN.

Apr 09

Day of Faith At The Capitol

The Community Renewal Society took some 500 churches and community leaders to Springfield to lobby for different legislation. Groups included Chicago Jobs Council, The Safer Foundation, St. Leonard's Ministries and representatives from Teamwork Englewood.

Apr 09

Putting it all “On the Table”

The concept is pretty simple – 10,000 Chicagoans eating, talking and discussing great ideas about how to make the region a better place to live.

Apr 09

Green Healthy Neighborhood Plan Approve - Now What?

There are several development plans that are being proposed for the Washington Park, Woodlawn & Englewood Communities. Please join the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce for a discussion with The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to talk about the importance of a Community Benefits Agreement.

Let's join together, block by block, community by community, once and for all for the call of Unity in our communities!

WE NEED A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT..... AND...

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There are several development plans that are being proposed for the Washington Park, Woodlawn & Englewood Communities. Please join the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce for a discussion with The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to talk about the importance of a Community Benefits Agreement.

Let's join together, block by block, community by community, once and for all for the call of Unity in our communities!

WE NEED A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT..... AND WE MUST WORK TOGETHER!
Monday, April 14th, 2014
6:30p.m.-8:00p.m.
Ace Charter Tech High School
5410 South State
Chicago, Illinois 60609
(The meeting will be held in the lunchroom)

For more information: Please contact
washingtonparkcc@comcast.net or (773) 955-0199

Sincerely,

Donna Hampton-Smith
President and CEO
Washington Park Chamber of Commerce

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Apr 08

ComEd Volunteers Provide 16th Ward with Cleaning During National Volunteer Week

Community service organizations saved an estimated $270,000 as a result of the 280 work weeks (11,200 hours) volunteered by ComEd employees in 2013. Equivalent to five and a half years of full-time service, these volunteer efforts offer nonprofit partners the opportunity to reinvest resources and better serve communities throughout Northern Illinois.

Apr 08

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Updated Apr 07

Crime in the city

Has anyone noticed whenever the media claims the rates are down, there's suddenly more shootings going on? Just wondering......

  • MrC Raised in, and serving the Englewood Community

    It seems that they spoke out, but only with anonymity. They are similar to members of the community in that they also fear retribution.

  • jan in little village long time resident

    MrC, you are right! People do not want to get involved, because they fear they'll be next! It's sad that this is what our society has become! But as you also stated, they can remain anonymous. But then you also have to feel comfortable with the police you're talking to, who are they protecting?

Apr 07

Updated Apr 07

Help Us Help Englewood Students! Vote today....

Please take 30 seconds to vote for a project RAGE is working on with Urban Prep Englewood Campus students Pride of Solidarity 2017 - Trick'd Out Open Spaces! We need your votes to make this idea a reality!

The Englewood neighborhood in Chicago needs to be beautified and Urban Prep Englewood Campus class of 2017 wants to take on that charge. The students has been working closely with RAGE and they want a communal space with shipping containers on a vacant lot by the school in Englewood.

Here is the link: http://promo.sociallev.com/7cdpb2/vote/for/2221806

Thank you in advance for the support!

  • Corey Warner 25 year englewood resident Politicsmylife chi-styl

    That should be a nobrainer, if the school and the kids want to do something with all the blight, around the school let them.. At least we know it will be used for something good other than people using it as a dumping ground.

Apr 07

Help Us Help Our Youth - Vote for Urban Prep Englewood Campus!!

Please take 30 seconds to vote for RAGE project with Urban Prep Englewood Campus students Pride of Solidarity - Trick'd Out Open Spaces! We need your votes to make this idea a reality!

Here is the link: http://promo.sociallev.com/7cdpb2/vote/f...

Thank you in advance for the support!

Apr 07

Youth Violence Prevention

How do YOU plan to participate in #NYVPW? How will you show your commitment to being #violencefree?

National Youth Violence Prevention Week April 7-11, 2014

The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness through education and open discussion about how we all can play a role in preventing youth violence. As part of this campaign, we will be promoting specific areas to address these issues including investment in young people, access to mental health services, gun violence prevention, juvenile...

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How do YOU plan to participate in #NYVPW? How will you show your commitment to being #violencefree?

National Youth Violence Prevention Week April 7-11, 2014

The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness through education and open discussion about how we all can play a role in preventing youth violence. As part of this campaign, we will be promoting specific areas to address these issues including investment in young people, access to mental health services, gun violence prevention, juvenile justice and adolescent development, and healthy communities. Bring YOUR voice to the conversation and learn how YOU can impact change in your life, family, and community.

To volunteer to serve in violence prevention programs and activities in your community, send your resume to: A Work of Faith Human Resources awofhr@awofinc.org Keyword VPC

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