Artist Tonika Lewis Johnson is highlighting historical injustices while working to revitalize vacant lots in Englewood. It’s part of her latest project, “unBlocked Englewood.” (WTTW News)

Artist Tonika Lewis Johnson is highlighting historical injustices while working to revitalize vacant lots in Englewood. It’s part of her latest project, “unBlocked Englewood.”

Isaiah Collier plays the piano. He will perform at the Englewood Jazz Festival. (WTTW News)

The Englewood Jazz Festival runs through Saturday, Sept. 16. In its 24 years, the festival has worked to cultivate a musical community at what’s said to be the “Ravinia of South Side.”

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Englewood had six elementary schools close in 2013 — the most in any neighborhood that year. But in the years since that upheaval, residents have found ways to help the community.

Save A Lot is set to open at the site of a former Whole Foods at 63rd and Halted streets. (WTTW News)

It’s been a year since Whole Foods made the surprise announcement it was shutting down its Englewood location. The store has been the site of controversy since it was announced that Save A Lot operator Yellow Banana was taking over the lease.

Community leaders demonstrated outside a controversial new Save A Lot in Englewood on April 5, 2023. (WTTW News)

Activists, community members and local elected officials have for months expressed their concerns to Save A Lot operator Yellow Banana about the poor reputation Save A Lot has among many Chicagoans, particularly Black residents.

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After years of efforts to reopen the shuttered stop, there’s been momentum in recent months — including an outpouring of support at the ballot box last week, with 93% of area voters calling on the CTA to get Racine back up and running.

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Many community leaders and residents who spoke out at public meetings didn’t want to see discount grocer Save A Lot move in, citing its limited options and poor reputation among many Chicagoans. Despite that outcry, Save A Lot operator Yellow Banana has been announced as the new tenant in the grocery store space.

“The Billboard” is a play written by Natalie Moore. (Credit: “The Billboard”)

“The Billboard,” a book-turned-play, follows a fictional health clinic in Englewood at the center of a political race and fight for reproductive rights. It was written by WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore.

A Whole Foods is under construction in Englewood at the corner of Halsted and 63rd Streets.

It's still months away from opening, but a new Whole Foods store in the beleaguered Englewood community has given residents and local entrepreneurs a lot to look forward to.

In Swahili, Kusanya means to collect and gather the people and strengths within the community to build a stronger, more hopeful, and more peaceful neighborhood. Kusanya is also a café in Englewood which has embarked on a journey of bringing hope and love to the community. 

One Summer Chicago provides teens with summer jobs. Learn about one participating organization whose founder hopes the program will help curb violence. 

Boxing Club Gives Youth Hope One Punch at a Time

Now that school is out, and summer has officially begun, children can be seen running, playing, and riding their bikes down their blocks; the same blocks where you can hear gunshots, cries, and whispers of retaliation. As the temperature outside rises, it often appears that the violence that plagues some of Chicago’s neighborhoods does too. Learn about a boxing gym that helps rehabilitate Englewood’s youth.

In tonight's edition of Biking the Boulevards, Geoffrey Baer takes us through Englewood to give us some of the neighborhood's little-known history.