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Festival starts conversation, encourages action

Festival starts conversation, encourages action

January 21, 2018

Harriet Tubman descends from heaven to provide guidance using a long-form poem. A black man uses a hip-hop song to describe his experiences in a white man’s world. A woman tells the story of a black...

$75M merger to combine  Englewood high schools

$75M merger to combine Englewood high schools

October 16, 2017

After continuous declining enrollment, four Englewood high schools will merge into one new $75 million facility in the same neighborhood, with community leaders involved in the planning and development proc...

Rusty Young, frontman and co-founder of Poco, released his solo debut album Waitin for the Sun on Sept. 15 and will be performing Oct. 25 with Poco at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St.  

Rusty Young ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ to come up

October 9, 2017

Norman Russell Young, known as Rusty Young, knew he was destined to play music. A guitar player since childhood, Young inherited the musical gene, he said, from his grandmother, who played piano for silent...

Home rehab project could bring hope to Chicago neighborhoods

Home rehab project could bring hope to Chicago neighborhoods

September 25, 2017

Recapturing a house on a block of vacant properties can give a community a sense of hope, said La Shone Kelly, housing counselor for Garfield Park Community Council. Garfield Park, along with two other...

In what is being considered one of the largest student housing sales in Chicago history, the University Center was sold for $201 million, July 20. 

UC sold in largest student housing purchase in Chicago history

September 12, 2017

The University Center student housing building was sold July 20 for $201 million in what is considered the largest student housing transaction in Chicago’s history. Matt Jaehrling, controller and associate vice president of Business Affairs, said Columbia’s proceeds for the...

West Englewood captures women of history including Englewood resident Gwen Johnson (pictured below) in new mural inspired by the women’s marches. 

Community comes together to paint its history

September 11, 2017

A once-bare wall in West Englewood now displays a vibrantly colored mural that honors historically powerful women. Installed on the side of 63rd Street Food and Liquor between Honore and Wood streets, ...

Pop Up shops put on by the Chicago Design Market on the third floor of Block 37 on State St. on Aug. 29.

Pop-up shops let creators experiment

September 5, 2017

Tanner Woodford, founder and executive director of the Chicago Design Museum, is all about “creating unexpected cultural experiences.”The museum is extending this concept by way of the Chicago Design Ma...

Multicultural Affairs honors Black History Month with alumni panel | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

The office of Multicultural Affairs and Development & Alumni Relations honored Black History Month with an African-American alumni panel discussion. The alumni talked about their experiences in their respective fiel...

Fund brings ‘Quality of Life’ to Englewood

Fund brings ‘Quality of Life’ to Englewood

By Taylor Morris

December 12, 2016

Englewood residents began raising funds to create  programs to benefit their community with college scholarships, sports equipment and career support programs. Teamwork Englewood, a nonprofit organization, ...

Local electronic rock band The War on Peace is recording a new EP to be released early next year.

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

December 12, 2016

The War on Peace is a relatively young electronic rock band, but that has not stopped it from releasing a large volume of material at a steady pace.With four EPs and several singles in addition to a taped li...

Englewood’s Whole Foods is needed solution to food desert

October 10, 2016

It was years in the making: the only grocery store in Far South Englewood, an area stricken with poverty and gang violence and placing high on “Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Chicago” lists, like one published Feb. 10 by RoadSnacks that puts it as number two, behind West Englewood. Members of the community and Chicago expressed doubts that this new Whole Foods location could work, but now that it’s open, it looks as if o...

The Old Town School of Folk Music is coming back to I Grow Chicago in Englewood after a summer partnership that brought drumming and poetry workshops to the nonprofit. 

Old Town School of Folk Music coming to Englewood

October 3, 2016

After a successful summer partnership, a North Side music school is collaborating with an Englewood nonprofit for an after-school program starting Tuesday, Oct. 4.Robin Carroll, founder and president of I Grow...

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