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Illinois' Members of Congress React to Obama's Executive Actions on Firearms

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.06.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

President Barack Obama's proposed executive actions on gun violence were met with mixed reactions from Illinois politicians on Tuesday. Unsurprisingly...

Cops Coach Chicago Youth Baseball League To Foster Peace In Crime-Ridden Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.30.2015 | Good News

Police officers in Chicago are stepping up to the plate to coach a youth baseball team for boys and girls. The Englewood Police Youth Baseball Leag...

Man Accused Of Killing, Dismembering His Future Mother-In-Law

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.13.2015 | Crime

A Colorado man accused in the killing and dismemberment of his future mother-in-law (pictured below) said he's not a violent person. "I was pus...

Lessons Learned in Englewood: 8 Years of Reflections From a CPS Teacher

Dave Stieber | Posted 11.24.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Teachers know that kids can detect a good teacher in the first few minutes of meeting us. Well, my Englewood students could detect a good teacher in seconds.

Mayor Emanuel's Love for JRW's Team, Not Neighborhoods

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 10.27.2014 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

During their run, commentators across the country noted that the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, which is composed entirely of African-American players, hails from the city's South and Southwest Sides. Many of these neighborhoods have not received the same love from Emanuel that he has heaped on the young players.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Maintaining the Status Quo in Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.07.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

So the Chicago Mercantile Exchange wants a world-class education system yet will not give a minute fraction of its wealth and revenue to actually make this a reality?

'Englewood! Those Kids Are Animals'

Dave Stieber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

These kids, my kids that are labeled as thugs, gang bangers, and criminals have made the toughest point in my life easier.

Do Chicago Leaders Have the Will to Take Its Neighborhoods Back?

Tina Issa | Posted 11.30.2013 | Chicago
Tina Issa

Leadership -- starting at the level of mayor, but involving all in our city government -- needs to take charge, develop a plan, and take our neighborhoods back. It is about time.

The Intentional Impoverishment of Neighborhood Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Now that we have less staff, larger class sizes, and less resources our school will be demanded to improve or have the threat of being "turned around." Every neighborhood school in the city is facing similar or even worse cuts.

A Tale of Two Cities -- in One City

Matthew Bailey | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Bailey

My favorite place in the world is two racially separated sub-cities. I only really know half of this city. I don't know the solution, but I know this is a problem; segregation makes people dumb and segregation enables racism and racism is a worthless poison that has inflicted this country since its birth.

Joseph Erbentraut

Kickstarting A Community Cafe In Englewood | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago

It wasn't long after Lauren Duffy first arrived in Englewood in 2008 that the South Side Chicago community began to feel like home. After spending ...

The City That Has Problems With Synagogues

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

My congressional campaign is over, but one of the main reasons I ran remains.

Why Has New Jersey Been Forsaken?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Is there anyone who can tell us what the heck is going on? We in New Jersey have no power, no heat, no lights, in some places little food, and no gas.

Where Synagogues Are Treated Worse Than Terror Houses

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.31.2012 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Is it only synagogues that get the book thrown at them? Is there any hope that our application will ever be heard by the City of Englewood?

6-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck By Car On South Side

Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

A 6-year-old girl was killed Saturday night after a car struck her and a 16-year-old family friend as they crossed a street in a crosswalk on Chicago'...

As Gaddafi Falls, His Home In Englewood Stands

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.23.2011 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Rarely in the field of peaceful protest has one municipality done so little to object to the presence of murderers in its midst like the city of Englewood, New Jersey, over the past two years.

Homeowner Wrestles Gun From Home Intruders, Shooting One

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

A city worker was able to fight off two men who broke into his South Side home Thursday, wrestling a gun away from one of them and shooting a suspect ...

Police: Man In Women's Clothes Tried To Lure Girls With Scooby-Doo

Posted 09.17.2011 | Chicago

A man dressed in a mask, a wig, and all-black women's clothing has tried unsuccessfully to lure four girls into his cargo van in recent days, accordin...

A 30-Year Old Artisan Kimchi Brand Ready For Non-Korean Palates

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.20.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"Arirang Kimchi, for 30 years, has been in Korean markets in the East Coast area. I decided to make it my responsibility to make the brand known to no...

Catholic Priest Pulls A Weiner On Florida Beach And Exposes Himself

Posted 09.19.2011 | Weird News

Police arrested a Catholic priest for exposing himself to an undercover detective on a beach in Englewood, Fl., near Sarasota. Rev. Bernard Chojna...

What Can Make Chicago Safer?

Zack Isaacs | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

Before summer officially begins, Chicago is dealing with more than just a spike in temperatures. It seems as if hot weather brings some of the wrong p...

WATCH: Fire In Englewood Kills Three Children

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A fire at a home on Chicago's South Side killed three children, who were trapped in the burning building. Fire officials say the childre...

New Jersey Bakery Blows Top, Dusts Town With Flour

AP | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — People might have thought they were part of a recipe when a northern New Jersey bakery blew its top and shot a cloud of flour ...

Report: 11 Hospitalized Following Shooting, Bus Crash On South Side

Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

A shooting on Chicago's South Side reportedly caused a CTA bus to crash Tuesday morning. The Chicago Tribune reports that two men jumped out of a ...

As Libyans Die, a New Jersey Town Subsidizes Gadhafi

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Snipers are picking protesters off from rooftops in Tripoli. But in the city of Englewood, New Jersey the Libyan flag continues to fly high and proud. I see it every day right across my yard.