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 “Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” —Ella Fitzgerald

To celebrate Black History Month and in honor of Trayvon Martin, Demand Justice presents limited edition collaborative hoodies that show unity with organizations that demand justice in their own way. We are excited to be one of these organizations featured as a part of this initiative! You can support RAGE, Demand Justice or the other great organizations featured by purchasing a hoodie today!

Spread the word and grab your limited edition RAGE hoodie today! .

Want to learn more about the Demand Justice initative link here –!

If you live in Englewood and interested in hearing about the proposals for 63rd & Halsted, the historic firehouse and potentially new housing at the Englewood Square site register for two upcoming webinars.

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and the Englewood Neighborhood Roundtable will host a two-part public webinar on Jan. 25th & Jan. 28th to provide information and answer questions on the four developer responses to the Request for Proposals (RFP) in Englewood. Register to attend today here.

Reminder you must register in advance for this webinar:

Englewood RFP Community Presentations

Part I: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25

Part II: 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28

Get involved and share your feedback about this upcoming project!!

Also, the 2nd Annual Englewood Townhall Virtual Meeting is happening, Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6pm with the following Alderman/Alderwoman – Alds. Roderick Sawyer (6th), Raymond Lopez (15th), Stephanie Coleman (16th), David Moore (17th) and Jeanette Taylor (20th). Each will be available to address any questions from local residents and business owners and give neighborhood updates. It will be hosted via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live. Residents can register for the town hall here.

Call-in option for those without smartphone access:
Dial-in: 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 979 5370 9863
Passcode: 40078114

We hope many Englewood residents log on to all of these meetings to ensure your voices are heard!

We had an important and lively discussion on Tuesday with the Cook County Treasurer, Maria Pappas. We provided RAGE updates, discussed the tax exemptions owed to residents; especially our seniors, the scavenger sale lists and much more!

We are excited to partner with the Treasurer’s office to continue these efforts in Englewood! You can view the recording and download materials shared here –

Spread the word to any homeowners and especially our seniors who may need assistance with exemptions, refunds, etc! For specific questions email –

If you have any issues accessing the link, email us at

Join the Resident Association of Greater Englewood and Cook County Treasurer, Maria Pappas to learn more about the Black Houses Matter Initiative, Property Tax Increases, Scavenger Sale Study, and the new Senior Deferred Program. There are currently 38,000 properties on the tax sale list, 75% of these properties belong to Black Homeowners. Let’s work to spread the word to Englewood residents and get these properties remove off the Annual Tax Sale list. Register here to attend or view live on our Facebook Page.

If you have any questions feel free to email us at or call 866-845-1032. Space is limited for the webinar so register today here –

Happy Holidays from RAGE!

Posted: December 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

We would like to wish you and family a safe, peaceful and wonderful holiday!

We hope that you all enjoy a fun-filled and socially distanced holiday season!

Our offices will be closed on the following days in observance of the Christmas and New Year Holiday:

Thursday, December 24th

Friday, December 25th 

Thursday, December 31st

Friday, January 1, 2021

We will resume our normal business hours on Monday, January 4, 2021!

WTTW checked in with Englewood businesses and our Executive Director, Asiaha Butler to talk about civil unrest, black owned businesses and the Go Green on Racine Initiative happening here in Englewood.

Here is an excerpt –

“This month, WTTW News is checking in on neighborhoods across Chicago where civil unrest occurred this summer, including some instances of looting and property damage.

Our next stop is Englewood on the South Side, where businesses along commercial corridors like 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue experienced extensive damage in late May and early June. 

That week, Asiaha Butler watched as businesses near her home were broken into and looted.” – WTTW – Chicago Tonight.

Read full story here and check out the video below!

Click here to learn more about our Black Owned Business Initiative.

“Economics is the production, distribution and consumption of goods and wealth. PowerNomics then is the ability of Blacks to pool resources and power to produce, distribute and consume in a way that creates goods.” – Dr. Claude Anderson

The Resident Association of Greater of Englewood is seeking to have a deeper connection, dismantle racial systems that hinder local wealth and build greater relationships with the Black Owned Business Operators of Englewood and West Englewood. A market research report in 2006 from MetroEdge shows that there is retail leakage of ~$194M per year leaving our neighborhood which means 0.69 cents of every dollar leaves the Englewood community. This is 2.5 times higher then national average. We are working on initiatives to ensure that this leakage decreases and that our dollar is rotating back in the neighborhood. If you would like to review the MetroEdge report click here. We are certain that this leakage has probably increased since 2006, which means, ACTION needs to be taken!

As a starting point, we are creating a comprehensive directory and working to seek to additional support and promotions for existing BLACK business owners here in our neighborhood.

To help us accomplish this goal we are asking BLACK business owners who which to be included in our directory, to please complete this form!

Should you have any questions about this new initiative of our association feel free to email us at or call us at 866-845-1032.

Join us as we Fall into Autumn with our friends at Englewood Branded this Saturday 10/24 from 2pm-6pm at 1542 W. 63rd St. for a fun-filled Fall Festival! There will be a Pumpkin Patch, Music, Food, Attractions and more! This is a family friendly fall fest for all to enjoy safely!

All will be required to wear masks onsite, any questions email Corie Luckett at

Our friends and community partners at the Englewood Arts Collective are about to bring some more beauty to #OurEnglewood!  If you are down to help give feedback or help paint on Saturday, October 31st from 1-4pm near 58th & Halsted, sign up to volunteer and learn all about it at WWW.OURENGLEWOODMURAL.COM

In addition to live painting and unveiling of the mural, we’re activating the area with music, treats, and opportunities for a few other community organizations to set up a table and share the adjacent vacant space for some special *safe* socially-distant engagement! Email us to grab a spot.

Last month, Englewood Arts Collective put together a winning proposal to beautify the viaduct on 58th & Halsted St in Englewood with a mural for Mayor Lori Lightfoot INVEST South/West initiative, which is an unprecedented community improvement plan to marshal resources of multiple City departments, community orgs, and corporate partners towards 10, historically disinvested neighborhoods on Chicago’s South & West Sides.

As you may know, our association has been managing the newly created Englewood FREE Market that was launched on August 8th in collaboration with the Englewood Arts Collective and Alt_Chicago. The Englewood Market is located at the former “In & Out” store at 66th & Halsted.

Donations have been pouring in to help us keep the market stocked and on Saturday, October 3rd we will be hosting a diaper giveaway for families in need from 1pm-3pm..

Any questions or if you would like to donate diapers or any essential items for this event, please feel free to call us at 866-845-1032 or email us at