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Englewood Artist Launches ‘Inequity For Sale’ Exhibit Featuring 2 South Side Homes Sold Through Racist Practices

Artist Tonika Johnson has placed "landmarkers" in front of two homes in the Englewood community, each marking a home sold at steep markups in the '50s and '60s to Black homeowners.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Improvements Are Coming To 79th Street. Here’s How Auburn Gresham Neighbors Can Weigh In

A myriad of improvements, ranging from updated sidewalks to site furniture, are in store for the 79th Street Corridor.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A Grocery Store Is Opening In Englewood Thanks To Organizers Who Pushed To Bring Fresh Food To The South Side

The community-run Go Green Community Fresh Market will open its doors to Englewood neighbors on March 8. "It's not just a store, it’s a community space,” one leader said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Documentary On My Block, My Hood, My City Founder Jahmal Cole Now Streaming — And Aims To Inspire Viewers To Step Up In Their Communities

"A Tiny Ripple of Hope" follows the South Side activist through a tumultuous period in his life. It's available on a variety of streaming platforms.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Dion’s Chicago Dream Is Fighting Food Insecurity One Home Delivery At A Time

Dion Dawson, founder of Dion's Chicago Dream, is expanding access to free, fresh food from Englewood directly to your door.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Brown Sugar Bakery Owner To Expand Her Life Is Sweet Candy Business At Former Cupid Candies Factory Thanks To Grant

Stephane Hart bought the Cupid Candies factory in 2020 and launched her own candy line. With the Chicago Community Trust grant, she can accelerate renovation of the building and bring more jobs to her community.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Will Nipsey’s Be Shut Down? City Slaps South Side Restaurant With More Citations As Alderman Pushes To Close ‘Nuisance’ Business

Representatives with Nipsey’s Restaurant & Lounge will appear in a disciplinary hearing Feb. 25, but are calling on Ald. Michelle Harris (8th) to help resolve the issue before then.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Artists Group Will Give 3 Local Creators $1,000 To Support Their Crafts

The Englewood Love campaign is open to South Side artists 18 and over. The deadline to apply is Monday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Family Of Mother, Son Killed In Chatham Shooting Seek Justice: ‘Why Did You Take My Mom And Brother Away From Me?’

Jeanette Binder hopes to raise $30,000 to pay for her mother and brother's funeral. Gloria Binder, 67, and Erskine Binder, 42, were fatally shot Tuesday morning in Chatham.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Black Restaurant Week Is Back. Here Are The Black-Owned Eateries Participating This Year

Chicago Black Restaurant Week is back for its seventh annual celebration Sunday through Feb. 20. Participating restaurants this year are everywhere from Evergreen Park to Fulton Market.

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After Chatham Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Wounded, SWAT Team Searches Apartment Building For Shooter

A resident of the 79th Street building said neighbors had to stay inside for hours while police looked for someone who fatally shot a 67-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Families Of Chicago Kids Killed By Gun Violence Would Immediately Get Funds They Need To Pay For Funerals Under Proposed Law

The Mychal Moultry Jr. Funeral and Burial Assistance Act will support families who've lost children 17 and younger to gun violence by providing $10,000 to funeral and burial services.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Artist Explores ‘The Black Chicago Experience’ In Photo Exhibit

Isiah "ThoughtPoet" Veney will showcase a decade's worth of work in the exhibit "(#iKnowFolksAss) The Interlude" at Hideout Chicago on Feb. 22.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Can New Cameras On Stony Island Avenue Stop Drag Racing, Carjackings In Pill Hill? South Side Alderman Hopeful

Police observation device cameras and license plate readers will pop up in several areas, including along Stony Island Avenue, Ald. Michelle Harris (8th) said.

South Chicago, East Side

Chatham Neighbors Who Say Their Apartments Are Crumbling And Bug-Infested Demand Meeting With Owners: ‘It’s Horrible’

Residents at three Chatham apartments said BSD Realty is responsible for the decaying state of their buildings and illegally removing tenants from their units.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Elite Club Members Tried To Stop Nikole Hannah-Jones’ MLK Day Speech. So She Schooled Them Using Dr. King’s Words

After Union League Club of Chicago members said it would "dishonor Dr. King" for Hannah-Jones to give a speech, calling her a "discredited activist," she fought back with King's own words.

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With New Grant, An Englewood Nonprofit Wants To Help Young People Find Good Careers To Support Their Communities

Teamwork Englewood received a $75,000 grant from PepsiCo to offer youth programs — ranging from career readiness to stipends — to the community.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Pregnant Mom Killed In Englewood Would ‘Give Her Shirt Off Her Back’ To Help Others, Loved Ones Say: ‘She Was Amazing’

Police are asking neighbors for help finding the people who shot 29-year-old Derricka Patrick, a mother who was expecting her second baby.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Students Return To Classrooms — But Some Already Sent Home To Quarantine: ‘This Whole System Has Been A Mess’

Wednesday marks the first day of in-person Chicago Public Schools classes after five days of cancellations — but not everyone is on board with the return to school.

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Englewood Food Pantry Is Back And Ready To Serve Neighbors After Closing For The Holidays

Neighbors can visit the IMAN Food and Wellness Center on 63rd Street for items ranging from fresh groceries to personal hygiene products.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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