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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Englewood Public Safety Taskforce announces a new $953,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice

The Englewood Public Safety Taskforce announced today a new $953,000 grant it received from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)The DOJ’s Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) initiative provides resources to convene diverse local partners, including police, sheriffs, prosecutors, researchers, municipal agencies, service providers, community developers and residents.


New $953,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice awarded to the Englewood Public Safety Taskforce. 

Chicago Dental Society Launches Oral Safety Campaign

Just in time for school sports season, CDS dentists are making custom-fit mouthguards more accessible and affordable for families, by offering 50% off for kids and youth.

19th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival

The 19th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival is happening Saturday, September 15, 2018 12pm- 6pm at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center 513 W. 72nd St

Eat Away Your Risk of Heart Disease?

Find out what food may be linked to lower rates of heart attack and stroke

Family Fun Night

Come one, come all! Bring the entire family out for a fun movie night featuring Black Panther, Friday, Sept. 21st at 6pm. 

Roll N Peace- Da Remix

On Friday, July 13th Think Outside Da Block partenred with the EQLP Public Safety Task Force and the CPD 007th District CAPS for a night bike ride, Roll N Peace. With more than 200 participants we are doing it again. Friday, September 14th at 8pm join us for Roll N Peace- Da Remix. Meet us at 63rd and Ashland (parking lot next to the CTA Green Line).

Youth Council with Ci3 at University of Chicago

Learn more about your sexual health care, rights, and design this fall by joining our Youth Advisory Council.

Build on the Block with RAGE - 9/7 & 9/8!

Join R.A.G.E. and Chicago Cares for a fun- filled volunteer opportunities - Building the Block! The volunteer assignment starts on September 7th and September 8th from 10am - 2pm and will continue throughout the fall at the RAGE office - 6620 South Union Ave. Register at - to sign up today! All are welcome!

Midnight Circus Returns to Hamilton Park

The Hamilton Park Advisory Council is excited to announce that the Midnight Circus is headed to Hamilton Park Cultural Center located at 513 W. 72nd St. for the second time this year on Saturday, 9/8 and Sunday 9/9!

FUNNY is coming to Englewood

Funny is coming to Englewood

Our FUNNYraiser is fastly approaching. 

Friday, October 5th we will have the hilarious, James Stephens III.

ComEd Helps Customers in Bronzeville Community Save Money and Energy with New Mobile App

ComEd is piloting an app in the Bronzeville community that helps customers save on energy and contribute to local non-profit organizations. The Save and Share™ mobile app allows residents who live in and near Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood to save on energy bills – and give back to their community at the same time.

The Save and Share app is available to Bronzeville residents who opened their current ComEd account before April 17, 2018, and live in the 60608, 60609, 60615, 60616, 60621, 60637 or 60653 ZIP codes. Visit for more information.

To Usher in the Fall, Brews, Brats & Brass Gets a New Name and a New Vibe - Introducing the Fall Forward Festival in Hyde Park September 14-16

Chicago, Ill - Eat, Drink, Be Events is revamping and renaming its Brews, Brats & Brass Oktoberfest to the Fall Forward Festival in Hyde Park taking place from September 14-16. Attendees will enjoy even more top-notch food ranging from salty to sweet, live music, and full bars.

The Fall Forward Festival includes autumn beer and ciders along with amazing Jack Daniels cocktails all wrapped around an intimate whiskey tasting, amazing food, live music and great drinks.

It’s the same level of fun with a new name just in time to pay homage to the end of summer and the transition into fall. This year’s musical acts include  Lee Farmer, Gemini Jones, MYS Michelle ,DJ Shon Dervis and Ernie Adams and more, with food featurings from Krave Chicago, Surf's Up and Prime Catering plus much more.

“Serving as the official festival representing the “last hurrah” of the summer,  the weekend is intended to bring our community together while celebrating how it has and will continue to ignite our future, especially right here in Hyde Park” said Wallace E. Goode, Jr., Executive Director of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce.

The event is presented by Eat Drink and Be Events, The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Jack Daniels.

The festival takes place on 53rd and Lake Park West (behind Hyde Park Bank-across from Promontory).

Schedule is Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 2pm-10pm, Whiskey Sampling is from 3pm-6pm,

Sunday 2pm-8pm with Whiskey Sampling running from 3pm-6pm.

Admission is $15 which includes one beer or wine ticket. $30 for a three day pass and $25 for the Whiskey Tasting Pavilion to experience a fantastic variety of balanced and flavorful whiskey options to try including the very popular Jack Daniels.

Eat, Drink & Be Events is a socially conscious Chicago-based special event company that focuses on bringing high quality food and beverage events to emerging communities.

The mission of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce is to assist local member businesses in conducting their business in our community. As a resource for member businesses, the HPCC provides information regarding the programs and services offered by various City of Chicago agencies, acts as an advocate for its members’ interests within the community and to the City of Chicago, offers a forum for members to meet with other local business leaders to discuss their business interests and community matters. HPCC’s work for its members and with other community organizations has resulted in a healthy and strong business community in Hyde Park.


Jack Daniel's is a brand of Tennessee whiskey and the top-selling American whiskey in the world. It is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee, by the Jack Daniel Distillery, which has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 1956. Jack Daniel's is distilled in a process that gives it the title of a Tennessee whiskey, a term recognized by the federal government in 1941, almost 80 years after Daniel started distilling the stuff. The process is different from other American whiskeys in that the spirit is filtered through layers of sugar-maple charcoal. At the distillery, visitors might see huge piles of maple wood being burned on “ricks.” The wood falls into itself as it is burned, making charcoal. The whiskey is then filtered through it over a period of four days, then through white wool to remove any of the charcoal.


Follow the festival on facebook, instagram and twitter. Tickets are on eventbrite


Advancing 25 Leadership Institute

ADA 25, Advancing Leadership Institute is a fairly new program seeking to cultivate leadrship and encourage public sector impact within the disability community. 

Pop Up Jazz Festival

Come out today at 5pm to enjoy the soothing sounds of Jazz in the air. 

See you at the Englewood Square! See flyer for more details. 

Advocate Trinity Hospital Named Among Best in Heart Failure Care

Hospital Named Among Best in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report

Advocate Trinity Hospital Announces New President

Rashard Johnson named as President of Advocate South Suburban and Advocate Trinity Hospitals

Jobs on the Block 2018 is coming up!

The Englewood Public Safety Task Force announces Jobs on the Block 2018 - Aug. 30th

So Fresh Saturday’s Back to School Edition – Aug. 25th – Donations & Volunteers Needed!

So Fresh Saturday’s Back to School Edition – Aug. 25th – Donations & Volunteers Needed!

Build the Backdrop for Your #GivingTuesday Story by Refining Your Community Needs Assessment Skills

The Nonprofit Utopia community will be hosting 2 free webinars to help nonprofit professionals strengthen their community assessment skills.  Facilitated by Valerie F. Leonard, the community's founder, the webinars will provide an overview of the community assessment process and help participants demonstrate need, even in communities that seem to be over-resourced.

MadeGood Foods in collaboration with My Dental Gallery and Razzmatazz Games & Grill host FREE Back to School Bash for Chicago’s south side area youth

To ensure children residing on the south side of Chicago are well equipped and excited to head back to school, MadeGood, a company dedicated to providing healthy snacks that are school safe, organic and rich in nutrients, is partnering with My Dental Gallery and Razzmatazz Games & Grill to host a first-of-its-kind Back to School Bash from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 at 3900 S. Ashland Ave.

“The Back to School Bash is a part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring all students are well-equipped for the school year,” says Nima Fotovat, president of MadeGood Foods, Inc. “Because nearly two children in every classroom have a food allergy, we’re thrilled to provide book bags filled with school supplies and allergy-friendly, school-safe snacks for students to enjoy throughout the school day. We’re also thankful to USA Expo and American Family Insurance for jumping at this opportunity for additional support in making this a possibility”.

During the event, students will enjoy a variety of free products, including fully stocked book bags packed with MadeGood’s Granola Bars and Crispy Squares, free game cards for all-day play at Razzmatazz Games & Grill, and free dental cleanings from Dr. Ogbonna Bowden, DDS, owner of My Dental Gallery. To top it off, children can get free haircuts from award-winning barber Mark Lawrence, the owner of Shop Official, and up-and-coming barber, Martese Cole.

"We’re thrilled to host the Back to School Bash in partnership with MadeGood and My Dental Gallery,” said Simon Horwell, general manager at Razzmatazz Games & Grill. The celebration is another avenue for children to authentically be themselves and enjoy the experience, innocence and fun of being a child, in a safe setting, and we’re pleased to be a part of this experience.”

“As someone born and bred on Chicago’s South Side, I respond to any opportunity to give back to my community and this event is a great example of business leaders coming together to influence our youth positively,” said Dr. Ogbonna Bowden DDS, owner of My Dental Gallery. “Every child should have access to dental care, but that’s not always the case. It’s my hope that free cleanings for students will ensure each child shows up for their first day of school with fresh and clean pearly whites."

About MadeGood

MadeGood® is dedicated to providing healthy snacks that are rich in nutrients, allergy friendly and minimally processed. All products contain wholesome and organic ingredients that are ethically sourced. MadeGood is a good choice for your health, your family’s health and the planet’s health. Trust in something better. For more details, visit or follow @madegoodfoods on Twitter.  

About Razzmatazz Games & Grill

Located on Chicago’s South Side, Razzmatazz Games & Grill is a 20,000-square foot indoor entertainment complex with thrilling games, attractions and slides for adults and kids of all ages. The entertainment center has over 80 games, Route 66 bowling, bouncy houses and inflatable slides, as well as a full service bar and restaurant. Open daily, it hosts birthday parties and event outings for any group type. Visit to learn more.

About Chicago Indoor Sports

Located next to Razzmatazz, Chicago Indoor Sports is Chicagoland’s premiere 90,000 square-foot indoor sports facility, featuring state-of-the-art turf fields and a basketball court. Additionally, the facility hosts special events, trade shows and conventions. Guests can always enjoy delicious meals and cocktails at the full service bar. Visit to learn more.

About My Dental Gallery

My Dental Gallery is a state-of-the-art facility that utilizes the latest technology to provide patients with the highest quality dental care. Boasting a wide variety of services and procedures, My Dental Gallery can help you enjoy a restored and vibrant smile. Visit our Woodlawn Chicago Dental offices to enjoy special amenities, including cell phone charging stations, cable television, custom music options, and ultra-leather reclining chairs.


Our Deepest Condolences

Teamwork Englewood is deeply saddened to announce the passing of community resident and activist, Hal Baskin. 

Services are as follows: 

Friday, August 17th:  Viewing at A R Leak & Sons 7838 S. Cottage Grove 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, August 18th: Wake 10:00am-11:00am Funeral 11:00am-12:00pm Freedom Temple 1459 W. 74th St. 

Thought Leadership: The Often Overlooked Organizational Capacity Building Strategy

When we talk about nonprofit capacity building, we typically refer to ways we can strengthen our organizations’ leaders and internal systems so that we can make a stronger impact to our clients and communities. We usually look at factors like board development, human resource development, financial management, networking ability, impact, and program management.

Transformation: Making The Electric Grid Smart

The six-year ComEd Smart Grid journey transformed the electric grid, boosted local economy with new jobs, helped small businesses grow and resulted in record-breaking reliability, fewer outages, faster restorations, thousands of jobs and more control for customers.

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