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No injuries reported in Englewood fire, officials say

The blaze was reported about 5:10 p.m., at a home in the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard.

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Street outreach worker puts his advice into action

Two days before Christmas, Bilaal Evans was driving through Englewood with his wife and kids when a car pulled alongside and someone started shooting. Evans was hit in the back of the head but only grazed.

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Chicago’s Latino population spreads out, Census shows

Latinos are the second largest racial group in the city of Chicago, in Cook County, and in the State of Illinois.

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4 wounded, 2 critically, about 10 minutes apart in Englewood shootings

In one of the attacks, three men were standing in the 6600 block of South Halsted Street about 4:45 p.m. when someone exited a car and opened fire, police said.

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Artist formerly known as Kanye West makes big donation to Englewood gift giveaway: ‘We need this type of joy’

Ye donated clothing and most of the 4,000 toys that were handed out to a parade of children who filtered through Kennedy-King College’s gymnasium Sunday.

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2021 in photos: A changed world with challenges ahead

This past year, a national divide over politics and COVID-19 mitigation felt like a continuation of 2020, but with its own new set of highs and lows. Chicago Sun-Times’ photojournalists were there to capture it all.

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Families affected by gun violence surprised with holiday gifts

The Andrew Holmes Foundation and The Schofield Family Foundation partnered to spread holiday cheer to families whose children had been shot.

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Vaccinating Englewood: Community groups step in to improve 42% COVID vaccination rate

Something Good in Englewood is among those organizing mass inoculations on the South Side and the West Side, where the risks of infection are higher because of low vaccination rates.

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Gary man accused of fatal shooting on Interstate 57 now charged with killing a man weeks earlier in West Englewood

Prosecutors say a bullet casing recovered from the expressway shooting was traced to the gun used in the other attack.

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Kidz Korna gets its shipping container back; tow company apologizes

Englewood’s Kidz Korna had its holiday donations stolen in late November. But they remain focused on collecting replacement donations for their 16th annual donation drive.

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Big banks with history of lending inequities dominate competition for city deposits

Only 11 of the 48 banks contacted responded — even after City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin reached out to community banks and convinced the City Council to make it easier for smaller banks to compete for city funds.

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2 teens shot in separate shootings on the South Side

The shootings happened in Englewood and Pullman.

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Shipping container recovered, but thousands of dollars in holiday donations gone

A container holding holiday donations that went missing from an Englewood lot over the weekend was found Wednesday in Chicago Heights — but nearly all the items that had been inside, worth nearly $50,000, were gone.

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Heist for the holidays: Shipping container, filled with holiday donations, stolen from Englewood lot

A 53-foot-long white shipping container stolen from an Englewood lot sometime over the weekend contained about $50,000 in donated toys, clothes and other Christmas gifts.

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What can be done to stop Chicago’s Black exodus?

Community leaders in Greater Englewood and Austin think a concerted effort to close the gaps in homeownership, wages and life expectancy between Black and white Chicagoans could stem the city’s loss of Black residents.

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Austin, West Englewood lost the most Black residents in 10 years, the census shows. Why did they leave and where did they go?

Chicago has been losing Black residents for decades — some with hopes of finding better economic opportunities, and others seeking easier access to basic resources like grocery stores.

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Englewood school looks to bring Black-centered stories that ‘need to be known’ into the classroom

The Montessori School of Englewood’s student population is 98% Black. Now the school is hoping to raise $10,000 to stock its library with books featuring African American characters.

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South Side mural looks to show the good in Englewood

Artist Jerrold ‘Just Flo’ Anderson wants his new mural to help change the perception of his neighborhood. It features two-parent families and essential workers.

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Family of man killed by Chicago police wants cop fired; ‘This officer is on the street?’

"I miss my son daily," says Angela Wade-Brown, Turrell Brown’s mother. "I wake up missing my son, I go to bed missing my son — and then to hear that this officer is on the street?"

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As violent crime soars in Chicago, ‘safety gap’ among neighborhoods widens

West Garfield Park, the city’s most dangerous community area, has seen a rate of shootings nearly 20 times higher than downtown, a Sun-Times analysis finds. The gap is even higher with six other police districts on the North Side.

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Man fatally shot in Englewood

About 10:40 a.m., he was in the 1200 block of West 73rd Street, when he was shot multiple times.

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‘Zombie foreclosure’ no joke for Chicago widow, 70, facing city fines for home she lost in 2008

Wanda Carter lost her house 13 years ago. City Hall ended up demolishing it. But the city is still fining thousands of dollars for not keeping up the property she hasn’t owned for years.

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Chicago Architecture Biennial helps create ‘oases’ on vacant lots on South, West sides

Teams of architects from all over the world have worked with neighborhood residents to transform vacant lots into thriving community spaces.

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Englewood’s population, housing stock plummets, 2020 census data shows

Though Chicago’s population grew 2% from 2010 to 2020, Englewood’s fell more than 20%, according to Census Bureau data, and West Englewood’s population fell 16%. Those areas had the largest percentage losses in the city.

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City’s new vaccination plan aims to vaccinate 77% of all residents by year’s end

The Protect Chicago 77 vaccination initiative draws its name from the city’s 77 official community areas.

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Chicago police: Officer fatally shot man armed with knife in Englewood

Officers were responding to reports of a domestic disturbance in the 6500 block of South Harvard Avenue.

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Man fatally shot in Englewood

He was walking with a large group of people in the 6000 block of South Racine Avenue when someone walked up and fired.

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Woman injured in hit-and-run near St. Bernard Hospital in Englewood

She was struck while crossing the street in the 200 block of West 63rd Street.

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4 injured, including Chicago police officer, as residents jump from apartment building fire in Englewood

The blaze was reported about 9:45 p.m. Thursday in the 6400 block of South Morgan Street,

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Authorities release name of man killed in Englewood drive-by shooting

A 22-year-old man was driving when a black sedan pulled alongside him and fired shots, police said.

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Man missing from Englewood

Donald Brown was last seen Monday near the 7100 block of South Peoria Street.

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Man shot and killed in drive-by in Englewood

About 2:50 a.m., the 30-year-old was walking in the 200 block of West 71st Street when a black Nissan SUV approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.