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Updated 13 hours ago

Where is the outRAGE about UNUSED $7M for Job Training in Englewood?

$7M dollars is designated for job training and retraining in the Englewood Neighborhood TIF District. Download the full report at the link below, go to page 2 line item #6 Job Training and Retraining Line Item.

Excerpt from Englewood Neighborhood TIF 10 year Report about job creation -

"Permanent job creation associated with private, non-residential and completed TIF-supported projects (see Redevelopment Agreement Projects in Exhibit 8) can be estimated using industry benchmarks and other available sources. The Englewood Neighborhood RPA...

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$7M dollars is designated for job training and retraining in the Englewood Neighborhood TIF District. Download the full report at the link below, go to page 2 line item #6 Job Training and Retraining Line Item.

Excerpt from Englewood Neighborhood TIF 10 year Report about job creation -

"Permanent job creation associated with private, non-residential and completed TIF-supported projects (see Redevelopment Agreement Projects in Exhibit 8) can be estimated using industry benchmarks and other available sources. The Englewood Neighborhood RPA currently does not have any completed private projects, therefore no permanent job creation has been estimated to occur between 2001 and 2011."

So in 10 years we have not secured permanent job creation in an area with high crime and increasing unemployment rates? Is everyone to blame for this mess? Our Mayor? Alderman? Churches? Residents? Organizations? Etc? How can we as the community demand that these funds be put to good use?

Full report here: http://ragenglewood.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/t_106_englewood_10yr.pdf

  • AWOFINC Continual Growth Through Service

    Sounds like a community meeting is in order. Participatory Budgeting gets input from the entire community on proposed projects. RFP's from CBO's and faith based institutions will provide ideas and programs. Using funds to provide job training and full and part-time positions in violence prevention would support the community.

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Updated 20 hours ago

How Would Rate the Use of the Englewood Neighborhood TIF?

There is 20+ Million Dollars in the Englewood Neighborhood TIF district.

Link here for the report: https://data.cityofchicago.org/Community-Economic-Development/TIF-Projection-Reports-Englewood-Neighborhood/cp88-5t4f?

Do you think this TIF District is meeting the goals as outlined in the 10 year status report? How would you rate the progress and effectiveness? What are some examples you can cite?

Excerpt from the 10 Year Status Report - "The goal is to help assemble land for a variety of redevelopment purposes within the Englewood and West Englewood communities, including new...

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There is 20+ Million Dollars in the Englewood Neighborhood TIF district.

Link here for the report: https://data.cityofchicago.org/Community-Economic-Development/TIF-Projection-Reports-Englewood-Neighborhood/cp88-5t4f?

Do you think this TIF District is meeting the goals as outlined in the 10 year status report? How would you rate the progress and effectiveness? What are some examples you can cite?

Excerpt from the 10 Year Status Report - "The goal is to help assemble land for a variety of redevelopment purposes within the Englewood and West Englewood communities, including new institutional uses, mixed-income housing development and rehabilitation, light industrial uses, retail development and rehabilitation, and related initiatives. Funds are targeted for site assembly and preparation costs, rehabilitation work, public works projects, job training, and day care."

Go here to download the entire report - http://ragenglewood.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/t_106_englewood_10yr.pdf

  • e m bone retired

    RIP off Avenue: If it wasn't so serious, it would be laughable.....TIF in the Hood! Its just not an Englewood problem. Year in and year out, bogus politically connected contracts are let for non existent projects, money ate up and nothing to show for it. The few things that you...

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    RIP off Avenue: If it wasn't so serious, it would be laughable.....TIF in the Hood! Its just not an Englewood problem. Year in and year out, bogus politically connected contracts are let for non existent projects, money ate up and nothing to show for it. The few things that you do see being worked on, is surrounded by workers with out of state license plates on their cars. I think I got the biggest kick out of the CTA red line do over, you know the red line with the majority stops and users in the Black neighborhoods, the contracted community consultant for this program at a cost of $250,000.00 was given to a White woman by the name of Sandi Llano, ain't that a kicker. We still don't have Bobby Rush's Community Tech Center, can't seen to find the $1 million of SBC money or the $175,000.00 from the State, then there's Jesse Brunt and his cable companies fraud another multi million dollar walk away project. There the 2 white guys Giovenco and Palmer who where able to successfully secure $8 Mil in sub-contracts by fending as a minority own business, they hired some sap Black guy as the pasty....Black guy Jerome Mayes pocketed $15K, Porter got $1.8 Mil, Giovenco walked with $800,00.00, even when stealing black guy walk away with the crumbs. Rep. Will Davis (d) wife Jaclin Davis took in a salary of $137,000.00 for the Neighborhood Initiative Program, than we had Regina and Ron Evan and their "We are our brothers keeper" program, go down in flame, when the "MONEY got Funny)! I mean this stuff goes on and on, where its going to stop, nobody knows!

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    This is what Rahmbo calls cleaning up the neighborhood. buying people off and building a railroad.....The problem of Englewood solved! It no longer exists!

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"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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3rd Annual Community Clean-up Celebration & Concert

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

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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.

3 days 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/

3 days 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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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.

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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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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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Updated Apr 09

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

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Updated Apr 09

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

THE URBAN HEALTH INITIATIVE SUMMIT

The Urban Health Initiative Summit is designed to engage the communit and University of Chicago in dialogue on the mutual issues, concerns and priorities identified in the University of Chicago Medicine's Community Health Needs Assessment, specifically diabetes, childhood obesity, breast/colon cancer, asthma and access to health cared that impact the wellness of Chicago's South Side.

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