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Chicago's largest philanthropic organization, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, announced it will invest $26 million in 16 low-income neighborhoods — Auburn Gresham; Chicago Lawn; the quad communities of Douglas, North Kenwood-Oakland and Grand Boulevard; East Garfield; Englewood; Humboldt Park; Little Village; Logan Square; North Lawndale; Pilsen; South Chicago; Washington Park; West Haven and Woodlawn. — over the next five years.
It's great news for neighborhoods that need help.

Things are changing in Englewood, a rather rough section of the South Side sadly plagued by murder and gangs and drugs. I took a visit this week, cruising down Halsted to 63rd where crews are working feverishly on the new Kennedy-King College campus. It appears to be the kind of construction that could bring revival in an area desperately in need of it.
If you live or own a business there ...

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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