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(Courtesy U.S. Open Tennis Championships)

We speak with tennis coach and Chicago native Kamau Murray, who founded XS Tennis in 2005 on Chicago’s South Side.

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Stacy Stoltz performs in “Walk A Mile.” (Credit: Mali Anderson)

A new theater festival takes the stage in September to share true stories about addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues related to mental health. 

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Breast cancer survivor Janet Polson at the last year’s Brushes with Cancer gala. (Ben Kurstin)

Everyone who has been touched by cancer has a story to tell. Through Brushes with Cancer, artists find inspiration from those stories to create reflective works of art.

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(Courtesy of the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago)

To counter the divisiveness of President Trump’s proposed border wall, artist and Pussyhat Project co-founder Jayna Zweiman is seeking the public’s help to create 2,000 miles of welcome blankets to give to new immigrants.

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(Monika Wnuk / Northwestern  University)

Northwestern University students spent more than a year designing and building a fully solar-powered home that will soon be part of an international competition organized by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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There’s a new floating attraction along Chicago’s Riverwalk. We go for a look.

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(Luna Lights, Inc.)

Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults. How one local company is trying to prevent them from occurring, while allowing older adults to maintain their independence.

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There was once an extensive network of African-American golf leagues and clubs across the country. As the golf world opened up, most of them faded away. But one that remains is the Chicago Women's Golf Club. We go for a visit.

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For decades, it’s been the one place in Chicago where you can get a giant serving of corned beef or pastrami, with some juicy political gossip on the side. 

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In 1917, Woodrow Wilson was president. Telegrams were a popular way to communicate across long distances. World War I began. And a Chicago company got its rolling start.

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Chicago-based health care technology firm Outcome Health just raised $500 million, making it the biggest Chicago startup since Groupon. We meet one of the company's founders.

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Meet Lombard native Zeshan Bagewadi—known as Zeshan B—who sings classic soul covers and originals with a big, opera-trained voice.

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Half Acre Beer Co. (Credit: Brew Bokeh)

A local chamber of commerce has rebranded a Chicago neighborhood as Malt Row, where it says you’ll find the greatest concentration of microbreweries in the city.

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Chef Rick Bayless' photo for The Uplifted project. (Kentaro Yamada)

Two years ago, Park Ridge resident Kentaro Yamada began work on a series of human interest portraits – with a twist: each would include a prized possession levitating before the subject’s eyes.

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A Portage Park range takes a whack at bringing axe-throwing to Chicago.

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Simple Mills CEO and Founder Katlin Smith (Credit: Simple Mills)

“I started Simple Mills with that mission of cleaning up the inner grocery aisles and taking processed foods and making them unprocessed and out of simple, whole food ingredients that you can pronounce,” said CEO Katlin Smith.