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The southwest Chicago neighborhood of Englewood has experienced many evolutions since its beginnings as a railroad village alongside a swamp in the 1850s. The area has been a haven for refugees who lost their homes in the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, a destination for immigrants from many different countries, a successful retail hub, a victim of urban flight, and today the recipient of efforts to bring this area back from decline.
Among those efforts is an ambitious $256 million revitalization plan that includes construction of commercial and residential properties, parks and infrastructure improvements. In 2008, the new Kennedy-King College opened at 63rd and Halsted, home to the Washburne Culinary Institute, a successful culinary training program.
The new college was followed by a new police station in 2009. Slowly, investment is returning to Englewood.
Englewood, once known as “Junction Grove” is located seven miles south of the Chicago Loop. At its height, over 97,000 people lived within the neighborhood’s three square miles, but the neighborhood’s population has since dropped dramatically to 30,000 as of the 2010 census.
The community is bordered by 55th Street on the north, 75th Street on the south, Western Avenue on the west and State Street on the east. The CTA’s Red Line and Green Line run through Englewood, as does the Dan Ryan Expressway.