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More than 3,600 Chicagoans living with HIV received primary care services during the first year of a partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago and Howard Brown Health. 

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In an effort to curb violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has directed resources to expand mentoring programs in Chicago Public Schools. A new effort is targeting young men and women who aren’t in school.

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Mavis Staples, a roller skating party and spirited festivals usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

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(Betty Shabazz International Charter School)

David J. Steiner died Monday while travelling through a small Ugandan village. He was there to screen his film “Saving Barbara Sizemore,” a documentary made with Englewood teens about their fight to keep their charter school open.

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The Yale Building in Englewood is one of 200 sites participating in this year’s Open House Chicago. (Eric Allix Rogers / Flickr)

International films, behind-the-scenes access and migrating hawks usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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A brand-new grocery store opens its doors in one of the city's food deserts. What does it mean for neighbors in Englewood?

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Participants take part in street yoga outside the Peace House, a community center in Englewood built by the nonprofit group I Grow Chicago. (Courtesy of Erin Vogel)

As homicide rates in Chicago soar, a new street festival looks to highlight the positive side of a South Side community that often makes headlines for crime.

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Movie poster for the documentary “Saving Barbara Sizemore” showcases student filmmakers and the film’s director.

A new documentary highlights the work of five grade schoolers who worked to keep Barbara A. Sizemore Academy open after CPS voted to shut it down late last year.

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Cheer on Chicago athletes, shop for fall accessories, take in an outdoor movie, sip sangria on a sprawling lawn, run through mud, watch dashing dogs and more this weekend.

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The South Shore Drill Team performs at the 2015 Englewood Back to School Parade. (Courtesy of Nicole Vaughn)

For the 54th year, the Englewood Back to School Parade celebrates education and pride on the South Side. 

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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.

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Forrest Claypool

Three Chicago charter schools are celebrating a victory today: a state commission has ruled they will be able to remain open, despite Chicago Public Schools' plans to close them for poor performance.

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The state's oldest and largest social service agency announces it will eliminate 30 programs and 40 percent of its staff. We bring you more on this and other news out of Springfield with Amanda Vinicky.

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For three hundred South and West Side Chicagoans, a summer job meant more than just a few extra bucks – it may have also meant a safer community. A pilot program called Target 7-11 H.I.T. paid neighbors in Englewood and the west side of Garfield Park to work as violence interrupters, during what is a notoriously deadly time of year for those communities. Brandis Friedman explains how it works.

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A campaign to boost small businesses and community development projects in Chicago neighborhoods is underway.