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Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

In Englewood, Closed Harper High School Becomes Community Hub For Young People

Students can play basketball, practice yoga or connect with peers during Saturday programs organized by Teamwork Englewood.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

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Englewood Neighbors Are Painting The 58th Street Viaduct This Weekend. Here’s How You Can Help

Neighbors of all ages can paint a community mural honoring the future of Englewood during an event Saturday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Renovated Englewood Aldi Reopens Next Week With Larger Food Selection

The 63rd Street store will reopen Oct. 28 with more natural light — and food.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

One Neighborhood, 6 Aldermen: Why Englewood Residents Are Pushing For A More Unified Ward Map

"How are you paying attention to Englewood when you have three or four other communities to monitor?" a longtime resident said. "We need to get aldermen in one big area and say, 'OK, this is Englewood.'” 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. Eyeing A Run For Cook County Judge

West Side Ald. Chris Taliaferro also has his sights on a judicial seat.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

14-Year-Old Girl Wounded In Wendell Phillips High School Shooting Expected To Make ‘Full Recovery,’ Family Says

The grandmother of the teen also asked the gunman to "come forward" and turn themselves in.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Brianna Loved Makeup. Disaya Wanted To Do Hair. Family, Friends Mourn In Deadly Year For Transgender People

Brianna Hamilton, 26, and Disaya Monaee Smith, 27, were shot and killed last month in the Chicago area. Their families described them as generous, loyal and loving.

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At The H.O.O.D. House, Young Women Without Shelter Find A Safe Home: ‘This Is True Sisterhood’

While working with young, at-risk women on the South Side, Chez Smith realized many had nowhere to sleep — making it difficult to focus on anything else. She did something about it.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

His ‘Hoop Hard’ Basketball Leagues Are A Hit In Englewood. Now, He’s Fundraising For A Community Center

"It's time for me to take this to another level," said Larry Daniels, founder of Hoop Hard Or Get Off The Court.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Some Landlords Keep Their Storefronts Empty For Years — And Get Tax Breaks For It. Business Leaders Want To Change That

Small business advocates want to limit the tax breaks property owners can get on vacant storefronts. On 75th Street, three in five storefronts were vacant as of last year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A Couple Wants To Turn An Abandoned Englewood Church Into An Arts Center — But They’re Running Out Of Money And Time

Plamen Yordanov and Iuliana Foghis bought the Love, Faith and Praise Church of God in Christ three years ago to launch their own art foundation. But they've struggled to get funding for much-needed renovations.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood’s ‘Mama Brooks’ Celebrates Her 100th Birthday — And Reflects On The Life She Worked So Hard To Build

Alberta Brooks was born in the South, worked as a maid in the North and became a homeowner in Chicago, raising 10 kids. "I’m still here, and I hope that I can still do things and live to see 101."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A Cannabis Cultivation Site Could Be Coming To Chatham, Reviving A Vacant Building Near The Dan Ryan

The cultivation site would grow cannabis and infuse it into products, like hard candy and drinks. The product would be sent to dispensaries across the state.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

2 Simeon High School Students Killed In Separate Shootings On Same Day

The 15-year-old boys were shot just four hours apart on Tuesday afternoon. One of the boys lost his father to gun violence, too, a pastor said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Free Mental Health ‘First Aid’ Session Coming To Englewood Friday

Attendees will learn to form plan of action to support someone experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use problem.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Explore The Englewood Nature Trail At This Week’s Forage And Plant Walk

The two-hour stroll includes wildflower bouquet-making, a seed exchange and an edible and medicinal plant tutorial.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After Cop Kills Man In Englewood, COPA Urges Witnesses To Come Forward

Police said they shot and killed 28-year-old Turell Brown after responding to a domestic disturbance.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Bask In BBQ Delights At Growing Home’s Annual Backyard Barbecue In Englewood

Five chefs are teaming up to offer tasty barbecue to neighbors at the Sunday event.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Affordable Apartments Near Englewood Square Get City Council Approval

The 56-unit building will offer one- and two-bedroom affordable apartments, 22 parking spaces, an elevator and commercial space.

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