As families are forced out, Englewood comes to terms with a neighbor intent on expanding its rail yard operations.
by Katherine Jinyi Li •
On a sunny February day, twenty-five UofC students file out of a yellow school bus for a Chicago Studies Program oral history project at the Vivian Carter Apartments.
by Jamison Pfeifer •
In Englewood, where vacancies and foreclosures are common and neighborhood hangouts are scarce, one space, a kind of brick loft on the corner of 59th and Green, may end up as what its owner calls “a true neighborhood spot.”
by Hannah Nyhart •
Shango Johnson, of Englewood, and De’Andre Short, of Woodlawn, are Directors of Mentoring for Riah, a small organization initially founded by Mario Bates to support South Siders struggling with recovery issues.
by Taro Matsuno •
The community activist group Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E) pursues resident-driven initiatives in education and economic development.
by Josh Kovensky •
They say it takes a village to raise a child. But what does the child say about the village? What if the village happens to be a testosterone-fueled 300 million dollar megalopolis of athletics conceived by a boisterous alderman…
by Katryce Lassle •
For parents, the strike meant time off of work or shelling out for extra childcare—sometimes even improvised home schooling. For students, it meant valuable class time lost, or for the less studious, surprise no school days. For teachers, it meant…
by Hannah Nyhart •
In a sparse room on Halsted Street in Englewood, exactly one week before the Presidential election, a small group, leaning inward from a ring of swivel chairs, talked enthusiastically about participation and progress in America. The open discussion was aimed at exploring engagement in democracy—the meeting was the second of three talks across the city crafted by Chicago Public Media, Mikva Challenge, and the Project on Civic Reflection held during the weeks before Election Day