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West Englewood Volunteers Launch One More Weekend Of Cleanup Events On Racine Avenue

This is the final weekend for #TheHoodTakeover cleanup projects. Find out how you can sign up to help.

Englewood have spent recent weekends cleaning up several blocks of Racine Avenue, clearing areas of trash and debris along the way.
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ENGLEWOOD — #TheHoodTakeover is in its final weekend, and the event needs more volunteers and supplies.

Organizer Shamica Wilson and a small team of volunteers have spent two weekends cleaning up litter and debris along Racine Avenue. They’ve cleared most of the 21-block stretch between 55th and 76th streets.

Now, Wilson is asking people to come out one last time to make West Englewood beautiful. The cleanup begins in the 6900 block of South Racine Avenue.

The event will run 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Monday. All volunteers must follow city safety procedures and be dressed to get a little dirty.

Have cleaning supplies? Bring them. For those without, some will be available for use. Wilson is accepting donations for cleaning supplies at, where she can receive payments via Zelle, Cash App, PayPal and Google Pay.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

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Some lots and yards have been filled with trash and debris as volunteers work to clean up several blocks of Racine Avenue in Englewood.

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