Apr 23

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Dorothy Brown is Chicago's first black, female mayoral candidate

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown official announced her candidacy for mayor during a Sunday press conference at the Chicago Hilton Towers.

And joining Brown at the podium was Jackie Jackson, wife the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who said, "I am on board for Dorothy Brown."

Brown said after being elected to her fifth term as county clerk in 2016, she is confident she can win. She ran previously for mayor in 2007.

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Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown official announced her candidacy for mayor during a Sunday press conference at the Chicago Hilton Towers.

And joining Brown at the podium was Jackie Jackson, wife the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who said, "I am on board for Dorothy Brown."

Brown said after being elected to her fifth term as county clerk in 2016, she is confident she can win. She ran previously for mayor in 2007.

“I will work towards a Chicago where all communities are clean, safe and violence-free. I will work towards a Chicago where every Chicagoan has hope, and because of that hope, we’re not known around the world for crime and police brutality,” Brown told supporters. “But rather, we’re known around the world as a respected city and as a world-class city where all of our citizens come first.”

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Buy the Block Series | Step 2 Grab A Vacant Lot for $1

The Englewood Housing and Public Spaces Task Force is proud to present workshop 2 of the Buy the Block Series - The Large Lot Expo being held on Saturday, June 23rd at Hamilton Park - 513 West 72nd St., from 2pm-6pm.

Have you taking steps to buy the block in Englewood and grabbed you a lot for $1? Are you looking to purchase a lot for $1 through the Large Lot Program? Either way, this next event of the Buy...

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The Englewood Housing and Public Spaces Task Force is proud to present workshop 2 of the Buy the Block Series - The Large Lot Expo being held on Saturday, June 23rd at Hamilton Park - 513 West 72nd St., from 2pm-6pm.

Have you taking steps to buy the block in Englewood and grabbed you a lot for $1? Are you looking to purchase a lot for $1 through the Large Lot Program? Either way, this next event of the Buy the Block Series is the Large Lot Expo. Learn how to find which lots are available for purchase, connect with local landscapers, artists, grab resources to start a garden and more. We will have representatives from our local elected officials, Streets and Sanitation Staff from the Wards in Englewood, Openlands, Greencorps Chicago, Chicago Botanic Gardens and more. Spread the word and bring a neighbor! For more info, contact 773-488-6600.

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Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools

6500 S. Racine Avenue

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825 W. Sheridan Road

5835 N. Lincoln Avenue

5110 N. Damen Avenue

900 W. Wilson Avenue

4701 N. Ashland Avenue

2333 W. Sunnyside Avenue

3035 N. Hoyne Avenue

2534 N. Greenview Avenue

618 W. Scott Street

3843 N. California Avenue

5100 N. Francisco Avenue

4222 W. Foster Avenue

4822 N. Long Avenue

4100 N. Long Avenue

3945 N. Springfield Avenue

3516 W. School Street

2732 N. Avers Avenue

6935 W. Addison Street

6100 W. Fullerton Avenue

2200 N. Oakley Avenue

1419 W. Blackhawk Street

1330 W. Chicago Avenue

1501 W. Randolph Street

2526 W. Grand Avenue

958 N. Sacramento Avenue

1333 N. Laramie Avenue

5610 W. Lake Street

500 S. Central Avenue

4615 W. Jackson Boulevard

100 N. Central Park Avenue

515 S. Washtenaw Avenue

910 S. Aberdeen Street

1312 S. Racine Avenue

1119 W. Cullerton Street

1824 S. Wood Street

3559 W. Arthington Street

4320 W. 15th Street

4247 W. 31st Street

2901 S. Poplar Avenue

2210 W. Pershing Road

4136 S. California Avenue

4949 S. Archer Avenue

6258 W. 62nd Street

2411 W. 55th Street

1700 S. Wentworth Avenue

55 W. 22nd Street

3309 S. Shields Avenue

3770 S. Wentworth Avenue

3520 S. Cottage Grove Avenue

331 W. 45th Street

39 W. 47th Street

4430 S. Marshfield Avenue

1809 W. 50th Street

1301 W. 52nd Street

6054 S. Damen Avenue

6201 S. Stewart Avenue

5531 S. King Drive

6200 S. Drexel Avenue

1833 E. 71st Street

7740 S. Ingleside Avenue

7655 S. Ingleside Avenue

1440 W. 84th Street

2936 W. 85th Street

3939 W. 79th Street

1817 W. 95th Street

965 W. 95th Street

49 E. 95th Street

501 E. 90th Place

1215 E. 83rd Street

8930 S. Muskegon Avenue

2400 E. 105th Street

201 E. 111th Street

10436 S. Wallace Street

11250 S. Ada Street

11320 S. Western Avenue

3721 W. 111th Street

939 E. 132nd Street

    Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools
    Mather High School Pool Indoor Pool5835 N. Lincoln Avenue(773) 534-2412 Website Amundsen High School Pool Indoor Pool5110 N. Damen Avenue(773) 534-2425 Pool Website Winnemac Park Website Uplift High School Pool Indoor Pool900 W. Wilson Avenue(312) 742-7709 Pool Website Clarendon Park Website Wrightwood Pool Outdoor Pool2534 N.
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ComEd Honors Seven Local Diverse Suppliers at Annual Awards Celebration

Steven Davis, chairman of The Will Group, Chicago, was presented with the “Transformation” award at the 2018 ComEd Diverse Supplier Awards in recognition of his company’s community commitment and role in smart LED streetlight deployment throughout the Chicago area. Steve is pictured above with (l-r) ComEd senior vice president of governmental and external affairs Fidel Marquez; Anne Pramaggiore, CEO, Exelon Utilities; and Terence R. Donnelly, president and COO, ComEd. He was presented with a painting of Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville where ComEd is leveraging smart grid technology to create a Community of the Future

    ComEd Honors Seven Local Diverse Suppliers at Annual Awards Celebration - Englewood Portal
    You must have JavaScript enabled to search this site. Steven Davis, chairman of The Will Group, Chicago, was presented with the "Transformation" award at the 2018 ComEd Diverse Supplier Awards in recognition of his company's community commitment and role in smart LED streetlight deployment throughout the Chicago area.
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

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Can your back pain be treated at home?

Not all back pain requires you to see a doctor.

    Can your back pain be treated at home? - Englewood Portal
    Before you go head over heels for this at-home remedy, see if it’s right for you.
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

Jun 10

Violence Prevention Consortium - Safe and Peaceful Communities

AWOFINC is an initiative that is designed to meet the needs of families who do not have the resources to attain the supplemental services that are needed to enhance the possibility of success for their family. The mission of AWOFINC is to significantly reduce illiteracy, unemployment, youth gang activity, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and homelessness while Building Leadership And Community Knowledge. The management,staff and volunteers of AWOFINC respect the rights of individuals and are sensitive to the challenges that...

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AWOFINC is an initiative that is designed to meet the needs of families who do not have the resources to attain the supplemental services that are needed to enhance the possibility of success for their family. The mission of AWOFINC is to significantly reduce illiteracy, unemployment, youth gang activity, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and homelessness while Building Leadership And Community Knowledge. The management,staff and volunteers of AWOFINC respect the rights of individuals and are sensitive to the challenges that families face on a daily basis. 

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resources, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.  This spring summer and fall the Violence Prevention Consortium Safe Spaces Initiative will be working with local organizations and churches in Auburn Gresham, Englewood, Gage Park and Back of the Yards helping those organizations plan and execute activities and initiatives. We would like to speak with you about your organization, its outreach and community initiatives in hopes we can support you in your work. 

Might you set aside a time for us to speak with you at your office about this potential community-basedparticipatory partnership? You can contact us directly to schedule an appointment or someone from our team will contact you.

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Englewood's 2018 Large Lot Program

If you're a property owner in Englewood and are interested in owning a vacant lot on your block, please visit largelots.org to find available lots and submit an application. See the flyer for applicant eligibilty.

    Englewood's 2018 Large Lot Program - Englewood Portal
    The City's $1 Large Lot program is now open to applicants. Apply by July 2, 2018.
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

Jun 05

Boy, 12, injured in Englewood hit-and-run

...8:30 p.m. by a dark-colored SUV in a parking lot in the 6500-block of South Racine Avenue in the city's Englewood neighborhood.Police said the driver did not stop.The boy...

    Boy, 12, injured in Englewood hit-and-run
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE A 12-year-old boy was struck by a hit-and-run driver Monday night near Ogden Park on Chicago's South Side. The child was struck around 8:30 p.m. by a dark-colored SUV in a parking lot in the 6500-block of South Racine Avenue in the city's Englewood neighborhood.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jun 05

Jun 05

6-year-old injured after Englewood hit-and-run

The incident happened near Ogden Park on the 6500 block of South Racine Avenue around 8:30 p.m. The child was hit by a dark colored SUV which fled the scene.

6400-6499 S. Racine Ave.

    6-year-old injured after Englewood hit-and-run
    CHICAGO - A six-year-old was hurt after a hit-and-run in the city's Englewood neighborhood Monday evening. The incident happened near Ogden Park on the 6500 block of South Racine Avenue around 8:30 p.m. The child was hit by a dark colored SUV which fled the scene. The child's condition is unknown.
    http://wgntv.com

Jun 01

May 31

Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks to Develop the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders

(Chicago, Illinois, May 31, 2018) Nonprofit Utopia, LLC informally launched yesterday as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources. Mighty Networks is a professional networking platform that provides a safe alternative to Facebook and LinkedIn groups. 

    Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks to Develop the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders - Englewood Portal
    (Chicago, Illinois, May 31, 2018) Nonprofit Utopia informally launched yesterday as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate,
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

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May 29

Is this the #1 secret to healthy weighty loss?

The lazy days of summer are just around the corner.

    Is this the #1 secret to healthy weighty loss? - Englewood Portal
    The key to shedding pounds may lie where you least expect it.
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

May 29

Honoring Attorney Lewis Myers

Teamwork Englewood is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Attorney Lewis Myers. Attorney Myers was one of the founding board members, a friend and mentor to many. 

    Honoring Attorney Lewis Myers - Englewood Portal
    Teamwork Englewood is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Attorney Lewis Myers. Attorney Myers was one of the founding board members, a friend and mentor to many.
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

May 28

Wear Orange and Join RAGE for the Kick Off of So Fresh Saturdays at Sherwood Park - June 2nd!

The season for “So Fresh Saturdays” is here and R.A.G.E. is excited to announce that our 2018 summer park tour will launch on Saturday, June 2nd at Sherwood Park located 5701 S. Shields from 2pm-6pm.  For six years, R.A.G.E. has hosted “So Fresh Saturdays” as part of  Chicago’s larger Nights Out in the Parks effort. Each year R.A.G.E. reclaims local parks in Greater Englewood in the name of peace to offer residents a free, family-oriented, “edutainment” festival where they can enjoy games, performances by local artists, food, raffles, and relevant resources throughout the summer. This past summer, So Fresh Saturday expanding to include seven parks serving more than 7,000 individuals.

    Wear Orange and Join RAGE for the Kick Off of So Fresh Saturdays at Sherwood Park - June 2nd! - Englewood Portal
    The season for “So Fresh Saturdays” is here and R.A.G.E. is excited to announce that our 2018 summer park tour will launch on Saturday, June 2nd at Sherwood Park located 5701 S. Shields
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

May 28

2018 So Fresh Saturdays Summer Park Peace Tour Kicks Off on June 2nd!

The season for “So Fresh Saturdays” is here and R.A.G.E. is excited to announce that our 2018 summer park tour will launch on Saturday, June 2nd at Sherwood Park located 5701 S. Shields from 2pm-6pm. For six years, R.A.G.E. has hosted “So Fresh Saturdays” as part of Chicago’s larger Nights Out in the Parks effort. Each year R.A.G.E. reclaims local parks in Greater Englewood in the name of peace to offer residents a free, family-oriented, “edutainment” festival where they can...

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The season for “So Fresh Saturdays” is here and R.A.G.E. is excited to announce that our 2018 summer park tour will launch on Saturday, June 2nd at Sherwood Park located 5701 S. Shields from 2pm-6pm. For six years, R.A.G.E. has hosted “So Fresh Saturdays” as part of Chicago’s larger Nights Out in the Parks effort. Each year R.A.G.E. reclaims local parks in Greater Englewood in the name of peace to offer residents a free, family-oriented, “edutainment” festival where they can enjoy games, performances by local artists, food, raffles, and relevant resources throughout the summer.

It is with great pride that we provide this free event to residents who are often overwhelmed with negative ideas of what it means to be an inner-city resident of Chicago. The kick-off event for So Fresh Saturdays on June 2nd will include positive entertainment from over 10 local musicians and artists plus offer a community resource fair that brings together nearly 20 organizations and schools that have programming and opportunities for resident. Children of all ages can take part in a variety of games, arts and crafts, as well as a bounce house. And in solidarity with the Moms Demand Action and Everytown Survivor Network, we will also wear the color orange to honor all victims of gun violence and survivor families in our city, state and nation.
So Fresh Saturdays is true demonstration of our community coming together peacefully to celebrate with entertainment, education, activities, and food. Although we are in Englewood, So Fresh Saturdays is open to all Chicagoans who want peace in our city.

If you want to perform at a So Fresh Saturday, please email your songs, videos, links and.or soundcloud information to sofreshartists@gmail.com. If you are school, group or organization and want to secure a table as a resource provider at So Fresh Saturday, email joinrage@gmail.com to request a registration form.

May 28

Info Session for Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant – May 31st

Whole Cities Foundation and the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) have partnered for a third year to increase healthy food access.

Nonprofit organizations serving the Greater Englewood neighborhood can now apply for a $2,000-$8,000 grant for projects that grow the local food system!

Info sessions will be held on Thursday, May 31st at Teamwork Englewood located at 815 W. 63rd St. on the 2nd Fl. at 9am and at 4pm. For more info about this grant opportunity see link here: https://www.wholecitiesfoundation.org/communities-we-serve/Englewood-Chicago-IL

If you are interested in applying this info session is for you! For more info contact RAGE at 866-845-1032 or email joinrage@gmail.com.

    Englewood, Chicago, IL | Whole Cities Foundation
    Whole Cities Foundation and Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) are excited to partner with the Greater Englewood community to offer the second annual Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant. This opportunity will award $2,000-$8,000 for projects that grow the local food system and increase access to fresh, healthy food in Greater Englewood.
    https://www.wholecitiesfoundation.org

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May 25

17th Ward Alderman Honors Veterans During South Side Memorial Day Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    17th Ward Alderman Honors Veterans During South Side Memorial Day Parade - Englewood Portal
    The South Side Memorial Day Parade remembers our nation ’ s fallen heroes in this year’s inaugural procession marching through the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on May 28.
    http://www.englewoodportal.org

May 25

Man seriously wounded among 6 shot since Thursday morning

Shortly before 1 p.m., another person was shot in the 6800 block of South Elizabeth Street, in the same neighborhood.

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The latest attack happened shortly after 5:45 p.m. in the 8800 block of South Marquette Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood.

A woman was shot earlier Thursday afternoon about 2:30 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood in the 7500 block of South State Street.

Another victim was shot about 2 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 72nd Street in the Englewood neighborhood. A 41-year-old man was walking west on 72nd Street when he heard shots and felt pain in the lower back.

Another attack happened shortly after 11 a.m. on the West Side in the 4500 block of West Washington Boulevard in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

Shortly before 10:45 a.m., the man was walking in the 7100 block of South State Street when a SUV pulled up and someone fired shots. The man was struck in the stomach area, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was listed in serious condition, police said.

    Man seriously wounded among 2 shot since Thursday morning
    A 22-year-old man was among two people shot since Thursday morning in attacks on the South and West sides, Chicago police said. The latest shooting happened shortly after 11 a.m. on the West Side in the 4500 block of West Washington Boulevard in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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