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‘Get in the car before I shoot both of you’: Police issue alert after armed kidnapping attempt

Police say the kids ran to a nearby CTA bus and got on, and when they got off the bus on the 1300 block of W. Garfield Blvd., they saw the same man driving north on Loomis from Garfield Blvd.

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According to police, a teenage boy and girl were waiting at a bus stop on the 600 block of west Garfield Blvd. after school when around 4:20 p.m. an unknown man pulled up in a sedan, displayed the handgun, and ordered them to “get in the car before I shoot both of you.”

    'Get in the car before I shoot both of you': Police issue alert after armed kidnapping attempt
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police have issued a community alert after a man attempted to kidnap two children by showing them a semi-automatic handgun and ordering them to get into his car Thursday. According to police, a teenage boy and girl were waiting at a bus stop on the 600 block of west Garfield Blvd.
    http://wgntv.com

42 hours ago

Englewood - We Need Your Help - Give + Share Impact Englewood Fund for Giving Tuesdays!

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving. Everyone, anywhere, can participate! No amount is too little for this community fund! Give to the #ImpactEnglewood Fund and your dollars will be matched!

We are rising together in Englewood! When Englewood Rises, the City of Chicago will Rise - you can support our community by donating on #GivingTuesday to the #ImpactEnglewood Fund – bit.ly/ImpactEnglewood

    Support Impact Englewood, a McCormick Foundation Fund in #ILGive!
    I'm ready to support Impact Englewood, a McCormick Foundation Fund on November 28, 2017 during #ILGive. Learn more about Impact Englewood, a McCormick Foundation Fund and all the other organizations participating in #ILGive.
    https://www.ilgive.com

2 days ago

Turkey giveaway at St. Sabina Church

St. Sabina Church, 7800 S. Racine Ave., will be giving away 800 turkeys at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 18.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church, said, “During these difficult times we want to bless as many as we can to help create a meal for Thanksgiving!”

2 days ago

Gubernatorial candidates slammed Mayor Rahm Emanuel at forum

Chicago State University President Dr. Rachel Lindsey was all smiles after a Nov. 16 Gubernatorial Forum hosted by CSU. Joining Lindsey (from left) were Democratic candidates J.B. Pritzker, Tio Hardiman, Bob Daiber, state Sen. Daniel Biss, and Chris Kennedy.

All five candidates said they would support having an elected school board for Chicago Public Schools; would change the funding formula to pay for education from property taxes to an income tax; would fight to make public colleges and community colleges in Illinois free; and would not support Mayor Rahm Emanuel if he was running for reelection today.

2 days ago

South Side pastor protest security doors used by 5/3 Bank

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of Saint Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham, led a protest on Friday outside two 5/3 Bank branches on the South Side regarding its use of security doors.

According to Pfleger, both South Side branches have a two-tier door system customers must pass through before being allowed inside. Branches Downtown and in neighborhoods whose residents are mostly white, the security feature is not used even though most bank robberies occur Downtown.

Officials with 5/3 Bank was unavailable for comment.

2 days ago

Obama Library Should be west of Washington Park

It looks like this is a done deal and the Obama Presidential Library will be forced on Jackson Park, right off the Lakefront, tearing up precious park green space and bringing huge amounts of traffic to our East Hyde Park area. This library should have been built west of Washington Park not tearing up any green park space right near the Green Line elevated CTA 55th street station - excellent public transportation. The Black AA American neighborhoods West of Hyde...

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It looks like this is a done deal and the Obama Presidential Library will be forced on Jackson Park, right off the Lakefront, tearing up precious park green space and bringing huge amounts of traffic to our East Hyde Park area. This library should have been built west of Washington Park not tearing up any green park space right near the Green Line elevated CTA 55th street station - excellent public transportation. The Black AA American neighborhoods West of Hyde Park desperately need investment and tourist $s. This would have been a great, positive investment in underserved neighborhoods and extended the peace and prosperity of the Hyde Park University community West.I am sad to have to say that the Obamas especially Michelle Obama, Ariel Capital President Mellody Hobson (wife of $ billionaire Star Wars Director George Lucas) are very elitist snobs - they only hang out in super posh expensive parts of Chicago or Martha's Vineyard, Beverly Hills. The Lucas star wars museum had to be downtown right next to Soldiers Field or else it went to LA - it went to LA.

I note that Barack Obama has never attending any school in Hawaii or Harvard Law School with a tuition of less than $30,000 a year and his daughters do the same (University of Chicago Lab School, Washington DC Friends School). So the Obama's and Hollywood Lib Celebrities like to push themselves off as champions of the Poor Black masses, community organizers, but they just want the votes of poor Black AA and refuse to social mix in anyway with them or invest in meaningful ways in poor Black AA communities. It's no wonder Chicago's Black African American population has fallen by ~ 50% since 2000 as our poor people relocate to Red States governed by Republicans. Very sad.

3 days ago

Cook County vacates felony convictions for 15 black men

Here's what Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx (who once lived at the Cabrini Green public housing complex) had to say today about her decision to vacate felony convictions for 15 men wrongly imprisoned:

“I ran for this office committed to rebuilding public trust in our justice system. When our review of these cases revealed police misconduct that called their validity into question, we acted on our obligation as seekers of justice and moved to vacate those convictions," said Foxx....

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Here's what Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx (who once lived at the Cabrini Green public housing complex) had to say today about her decision to vacate felony convictions for 15 men wrongly imprisoned:

“I ran for this office committed to rebuilding public trust in our justice system. When our review of these cases revealed police misconduct that called their validity into question, we acted on our obligation as seekers of justice and moved to vacate those convictions," said Foxx.

“As prosecutors and law enforcement, we strive every day to do our work to a high standard. But rebuilding the community’s trust in our justice system requires that when we do find an injustice, we work diligently and promptly to correct it."

3 days ago

    175 years ago today, Chicago auctioned off a black man
    The handbills posted in Chicago declared: "A Man for Sale." And on Nov. 14, 1842 - 175 years ago today - an African-American man was auctioned off near the corner of LaSalle and Randolph. He may be the only black person ever legally sold into slavery in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Englewood Quality of Life Plan II Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary

On Saturday December 2nd 11AM-12:30PM, at Volunteers of America (6002 S. Halsted), the Englewood community will celebrate the one year anniversary of the Englewood Quality of Life Plan (EQLP). In April 2015, Englewood residents celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the 2005 Englewood Quality of Life Plan I. In January 2016, the community reconvened to begin the work of drafting an updated community-driven Quality of Life Plan. Attendees met to address issue areas deemed most important to the community. Each task force developed visions, goals and strategies to restore Englewood as one of Chicago’s leading communities. The steering committee convened, representing each aldermanic ward, business and community leaders. The result was a comprehensive plan focusing on Health & Wellness, Education & Youth Development, Jobs & Economic Development, Public Safety, and Housing & Public Spaces. 

    Englewood Quality of Life Plan II Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary - Englewood Portal
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

6 days ago

Chicago State University athletes aiding Hurricane Irma victims

After successfully raising $1,000 at a recent exhibition game to benefit victims of Hurricane Irma, the men's basketball team at Chicago State University is now collecting toiletries and is encouraging everyone to do the same and donate those items to the team.

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Nov 10

KIDS CAN SHOOT FOR THE STARS BY ENTERING COMED’S KIDVID CONTEST

If you have a tendency to shun the latest videogame for the latest buzzworthy movie, you might be in luck. ComEd is calling all 5th graders to enter the ComEd KidVid Contest by Nov. 10.

    KIDS CAN SHOOT FOR THE STARS BY ENTERING COMED'S KIDVID CONTEST - Englewood Portal
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

Nov 09

Updated Nov 09

Englewood Village Meeting – Tuesday, November 21st!

All are invited to the Resident Association of Greater Englewood upcoming Englewood Village Meeting at Johnson College Prep - 6350 S. Stewart Ave. on Tuesday, November 21st from 6pm-8pm!

Updates will include but not limited to:

New Englewood HS
2FM Fleet Management Facility Project
RAGE updates and more....

Light dinner will be served.

Spread the word and bring a neighbor!

  • Willie Landfair Conceived In Sin, Born In Sin, (January 23rd.)

    Quality Of Life,(Spiritual Enrichment@Teamwork Englewood.) November 21st. 2017. Thanks!

Nov 09

Veterans honored for their bravery at Chicago State University

The Veterans Resource Center at Chicago State University hosted a Veterans Day Commemorative Brunch today to honor veterans for their bravery and sacrifices.

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Nov 08

Updated Nov 08

Englewood Village Meeting – Tuesday, November 21st!!

The community is invited to have refreshments and hear about Resident Association of Greater Englewood's current projects, relevant community news and connect with others at their last bi-monthly Village Meeting, Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  All residents and visitors are welcome to the meeting from 6-8 p.m. at Johnson College Prep at 6350 S. Stewart.

    Englewood Village Meeting - Tuesday, November 21st!! - Englewood Portal
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

  • Willie Landfair Conceived In Sin, Born In Sin, (January 23rd.)

    Thanks, A Strong Community Workforce Network. (Ephesians 6:7) And do this not only to Please then while they are Watching, but as servant of Christ Jesus.

Nov 08

Career seekers flock to Chicago State University

Graduate Career Nigh at Chicago State attracted prospective students from across the city and state who were seeking a master's degree and Ph.D in a variety of fields, such as business, counseling, education, and sciences.

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Updated Nov 07

Basketball season kicks off this week for Chicago State University

The girls basketball team at Chicago State University will host Northwestern University at the Jones Convocation Center, 9501 S. King Drive, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 to kick off their 2017-18 season.

The men's basketball team will also kick off their 2017-18 season on the road at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 against the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Nov 03

DNAinfo is back!

After much push back from the public DNAinfo Chicago has restored its archive online so readers (and reporters) can go back and read all those amazing stories.

Click below to read your favorite DNAinfo story by South Side reporter Wendell Hutson (all 890 of them)!

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/about-us/our-team/editorial-team/wendell-hutson

    Wendell Hutson - Editorial Team
    DNAinfo Chicago's leading neighborhood news source-covering entertainment, education, politics, crime, sports, and dining.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Nov 03

News coverage of black neighborhoods in limbo

The sudden closure of DNAinfo.com has left a huge void in local reporting in Chicago especially positive stories about black neighborhoods on the South Side.

As a member of the 2012 launch team for DNAinfo Chicago, I am proud of the stories I wrote about Chatham, Park Manor, West Chatham, Pullman, Roseland, Englewood, Auburn Gresham, Grand Crossing, and South Chicago.

Good luck to all the wonderful reporters and editors at DNAinfo especially Andrea Watson, who took over my South Side beat in 2015, and did a fabulous job!

    November 2, 2017
    A lot of what I believed would happen did, but not all of it. Today, DNAinfo and Gothamist deliver news and information each day to over half a million people's email inboxes; we have over 2 million fans across our social channels; and each month, we have over 15 million visits to our sites by over 9 million people.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Nov 03

Nov 02

    Joe Ricketts shuts down hyperlocal DNAinfo newsrooms
    The hyperlocal news website DNAinfo shut down its newsrooms in Chicago and New York on Thursday, along with the outlet Gothamist. DNAinfo CEO Joe Ricketts announced the decision in a message on the company's websites, with all links to previous DNAinfo stories redirecting to Ricketts' note.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

Oct 31

Englewood Women's Initiative Appeals to Englewood Women Veterans

Are you a women veteran living in Englewood looking for pathways to success and economic security? 

    Englewood Women's Initiative Appeals to Englewood Women Veterans - Englewood Portal
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

Oct 31

Oct 30

ComEd is sponsoring video making contest for kids

ComEd is calling all fifth graders to enter the ComEd KidVid Contest by Nov. 10.
The winning school will receive $2,500 and the student will receive a $50 gift card and a VIP party at their school.

Visit ComEd.com/KidVidContest for more information.

Teachers at elementary schools located in ComEd’s northern Illinois service area are invited to work with their fifth grade classes to submit their video entries. Schools are welcome to submit more than one entry, but a school is only eligible to win one award.

Selected videos will be posted on the ComEd YouTube Channel for voting and one winner will be chosen in each category. Winners will be announced in November.

    KidVid Contest Extended - Create Your Masterpiece! | ComEd - An Exelon Company
    https://www.comed.com:443

Oct 30

Oct 29

Halloween Event at Metropcs

Having a Halloween event at 3146 s ashland ave Metropcs games food snacks prizes. Mainly for kids come in costume. Costume contest as well for boy and girl

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Graduate students to host panel discussion at Chicago State University

"Diary of a Black Grad Student" is a pane; discussion that will take place from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 at Chicago State University, 9500 S. King Drive.

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Oct 24

Englewood Art Fair Returns For Its 2nd Year

The wonderfully successful Englewood Art Fair returns for its second year on Saturday, October 28, from 1pm to 5pm at Hamilton Park Cultural Center located 513 W. 72nd Street. The fair will showcase the beauty, creativity and culture of Englewood with an array of affordable artwork, including paintings, ceramics, photography, apparel, jewelry and even vintage home decor. Over 20 of Chicago’s talented artists, many of whom are from Englewood, will be joining us to exhibit and sell their work.

    Englewood Art Fair Returns For Its 2nd Year - Englewood Portal
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

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