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What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?
Nov. 13, 2013
Like Englewood, Detroit grapples with food insecurity, unemployment and poverty, but advocates say the chain grocer has found success by adapting to the community.
Can Englewood sustain a Whole Foods?
Sep. 4, 2013
Sustainable food advocates who’ve struggled to sell produce in food deserts offer advice to the organic grocery chain as it prepares for Englewood store.
Norfolk Southern under fire over environmental concerns
Aug. 21, 2013
The company has already bought and demolished some Englewood homes over the past several years to fulfill its expansion plans.
South Siders wait for mayor’s plan to pay off
Aug. 6, 2013
Months after ‘opportunity areas’ were designated, many residents in Englewood and Bronzeville are still waiting to see the city’s vision.
City tackles crime with demolitions
Jun. 25, 2013
Chicago has knocked down more than 300 buildings it says were hubs for gang activity. Some neighbors feel safer, others worry about the future of their blocks.
Tearing down homes to rebuild neighborhoods?
Jun. 24, 2013
How Chicago’s strategy of demolishing troubled vacant homes to reduce crime affects the housing market, neighborhood safety and residents' sense of place.
Activists seek celebrity aid to keep Englewood school open near garden
May. 10, 2013
South Side activists approached Jennifer Hudson to help save Yale Elementary from closure. They say the school's garden is integral to larger urban agriculture efforts.
Ed group seizes opportunity in CPS closings
Apr. 17, 2013
While school closing plans have rattled communities and teachers, some see an opportunity.
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