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T.I.M.E. (THIS IS MY ENGLEWOOD) 21:36 Task Force Survey

Englewood we need your help!!! The “This is my Englewood 21:36” (TIME 21:36) task force is seeking to improve the quality of life for the Englewood community.

ComEd Partners with HFS Scholars to Provide Real-World STEM Education

ComEd provides STEM education to HFS Schoalrs with five month immersive program.

ComEd: Power Grid Ready to Serve Customers this Winter

Customers can take advantage of energy efficiency offerings to save on cold weather energy costs

RAGE Hosts 8th Annual Networking and Holiday Party

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) is hosting our 8th Annual Holiday and Networking Party on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 6pm-11pm at Englewood Branded Shop located at 1546 W. 63rd St. 

Mayoral Candidate Forum

Join us for a Mayoral Candidate Forum 

Meet Mark Thompson

Teamwork Englewood has hired a new Director of Operations. 

Englewood Community Christmas Blessing!

Christmas Trees Give-a-way

Saturday, December 1, 2018 

Hosted by Pastor Willard Payton 

Is multitasking hurting your brain?

Your way of being productive may not be as effective as you think.

The Area

The Area is a documentary film about community and displacement in Chicago. Come out to see this documenary which is screening at KKC-U Building on Decemeber 3, 2018 at 6pm. A post-screening discussion will follow. 

What happens when you exercise outside in the cold?

Find out if this something you should do

What is airplane ear?

How to ease ear discomfort during air travel

8th Grade Summer Opportunity

The Family Centered Educational Agency Trio Upward Bound is now accepting applications for rising 9th graders (current 8th graders) who live in Englewood to participate in our summer STEM program. 

Join the Collaborative Team of West Englewood on Thanksgiving Day

Join us on Thanksgiving Day

Job Alert - RAGE is Hiring for PT Program Coordinator

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood is pleased to announce a new PT position available at our association. 

EQLP Jobs and Economic Development Task Force Meeting on Wednesday, 11/28/2018

EQLP Jobs and Economic Development Task Force Meeting on Wednesday, 11/28

Advocate Trinity Hospital to Host Athletes Know CPR Basketball Jam Classic Nov. 11

Join Advocate Trinity Hospital for an afternoon of basketball, music and free CPR training. 

Business Cash Flow Coaching Session Nov. 15

Business coaching opportunity

CONNECT + BUILD + TAKE ACTION - Englewood Village Meeting - 11/20

All are welcome to join R.A.G.E. for our next Englewood Village Meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Nicholson STEM Academy located 6006 South Peoria from 6pm – 8pm.

Solid Metal Group Working on an O'Hare Expansion

Solid Metal Group takes immense pride in announcing a new project that they are working on  - an O’Hare airport expansion. This project was conceptualized and rolled out by an architect from Parsons. The project to be carried out by Solid Metal Group is going to cover the Steel Tie of O’Hare Arts Expansion Series, along the mainline track, which is located at a significant distance from the current platform.

The expansion was conceptualized and approved in order to ensure that the airport successfully satisfies every individual passenger with the extensive space and added amenities. Over the last couple of years, the metal fabrication industry has held a key to the expansion of both the engineering and manufacturing sectors on a global level. Several industries, including the aerospace, construction, energy, power and automotive sectors, solely survive due to this metal fabrication industry. In 2016 alone, the consumption of steel sporadically increased by 1.3 percent since 2015. Currently, there’s an average consumption of 1600 tonnes.

The EIU had recently revised the growth outlook in 2017 and there has been an increase from 1.4 percent to 2.4 percent. Due to the high demand and consumption of steel, the businesses operating within the metal fabrication industry are constantly implementing newer trends and strategies. In addition to this, they are also embracing newer developments with the aim of spurring growth in the market. The future of several industries, are heavily reliant on the growth of metal fabrication industry.

About Solid Metal Group

Solid Metal Group is a diversified manufacturer of industrial and commercial metal. Being a leading player in the metal fabrication industry, this company particularly specializes in design and comes up with high quality steel rail items for leading railway companies across both domestic as well as export markets. The signature metal poles manufactured from the company can be extensively found along O’Hare International Airport to the BP gas stations all along Chicago, IL. Over time, the company has established itself as one of the biggest metal fabricators in the state with their exceptional services and high quality equipment. They offer equipment repair and custom modification services up and across Chicago and the surrounding areas.

For more information:

http://solidmg.com/
1633 5th Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 757-7421

Should you be drinking pickle juice post-workout?

An orthopedic surgeon weighs in on whether the pucker is worth the punishment.

Ever eat fast food? Here are some rules.

Check out this advice for convenience eaters.

Is this the secret to bouncing back post pregnancy?

Read on for more about regaining your "cool factor."

IEI COMMUNITY COOKING LESSON

 Community Cooking Lesson with San Justins Kitchen

Chicago Native Yelyna De Leon Leon Raises Immigrant Issues as Blanca in “Will and Grace”

Chicago’s Native Yelyna De Leon landed a remarkable role as Blanca in Episode 3 on NBC’s  Emmy award winning sitcom, “Will and Grace” Second Season. The character’s remarkable journey and presence allows us to see a special bond and transformation between her and Karen (Emmy award winner Megan Mullally) where drama and comedy merge into one, addressing one of the nation’s leading issues - immigration.

In Texas, Karen arrives to visit the border where she makes remarks about sponsoring the wall and illegal drugs and meets Beverly Leslie (Emmy award winner Leslie Jordan) whom she argues with over sponsorship of the wall. Both end up in the detention center with Blanca.

Blanca is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who gets captured after trying to cross the border. She was a professional in her country and a mom  who snuck across the US border fleeing the brutal gangs. She had travelled over 2,000 miles and spent her life savings paying off the cops and hiding from the cartels. In order to save her family, she let her daughter and husband escape first and now she wants to reunite with them. Blanca ends up in a Texas cell with Karen and Beverly Leslie, where she has a chance to share her personal story of grief with Karen where we, the audience, become first hand witnesses of the humane side of Karen as she shows empathy for  Blanca’s deep painful story.

“I have studied law and all I can say is that it is a slippery slope, as the laws affect everyone which is why Karen and Leslie end up in the detention center where I am being held. I am sitting there listening to their conversation but we are all in the holding cell together. Karen is still grieving over Rosario. She is telling me about it and I am there to listen to her story and she is there to listen to mine. There was definitely a bond between me and Karen and we bonded as human beings,” said Yelyna De Leon. “The writing on the show is truly amazing and so timely. When I read it, and booked it, I was so happy that this was an opportunity to humanize the immigration experience, something we don’t often get to see. This is what is really happening right now, all over the world and I look at it as a forced migration. I also loved that the role of Blanca was completely in line with my purpose, which is to represent the latino community in non-stereotypical roles with counter narrative stories that are relatable and humanize us, so I am very grateful to the show for this amazing opportunity. “

Blanca’s scene were so touching and very important, and relevant scenes especially with the current political climate, so bravo to NBC and the show’s writers for this heart wrenching deep yet funny storyline. But we were left wondering what will become of Blanca? Will Karen help her get out of jail and be reunited with her family? It would be great to see the future return of  Blanca as the writers have a lot to play with the special bond between Karen and her, especially after Rosario’s death and immigration is a subject that has many stories that need to be told.

If you liked Blanca’s character as much as I did on “Will and Grace” please tweet, instagram and shout out on Facebook @nbcwillandgrace.

To follow Yelyna De Leon on Social Media: @yelynadeleon.



About Actress, Writer and Producer Yelyna De Leon:

Born and raised on the southside of Chicago, where she fell in love with storytelling through the theater, Yelyna has been in numerous plays, television shows, “Bones,” “Shameless,” “Ray Donovan,” and the feature films, “A Better Life,” and the GLAAD award winning film “East Side Story,” to name a few. And will soon be seen in the comedies, “Milfriend” and “Bride Plus One.”

She is a “Br-ojan,” having received her BA from UCLA in Film/TV/Theater and Chicano Studies and her MFA from USC in Film and Television production. While at USC, she studied film, TV and comedy with director Barnet Kellman (George Lopez Show, Murphy Brown), writer David Isaacs (Cheers, Madmen), producers Gail Katz (Air Force One,) and Bonnie Bruckheimer, (Hocus Pocus, Beaches) and was the co-creator, head writer and showrunner for USC’s first single camera comedy pilot, “Teacher’s Lounge.

Currently the award winning, slasher feature film she wrote, produced and is in, “Murder in

the Woods,” starring Jose Julian (A Better Life), Chelsea Rendon (Vida) and Catherine Toribio (Jane The Virgin) with Danny Trejo (Machete),  is doing the festival route and garnering

rave reviews and a lot of buzz. The film premiered to a sold out audiences at the 2017 FICG in LA at the Chinese Theater, won the Best Film Award at the 2017 LA Skins Fest, and sold out every screening in Portland, NY, Denver and at the Chicago Latino Film Festival in April of 2018.

For more information: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0209680/.

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