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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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In Swahili, Kusanya means to collect and gather the people and strengths within the community to build a stronger, more hopeful, and more peaceful neighborhood. Kusanya is also a café in Englewood which has embarked on a journey of bringing hope and love to the community. 

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One Summer Chicago provides teens with summer jobs. Learn about one participating organization whose founder hopes the program will help curb violence. 

Boxing Club Gives Youth Hope One Punch at a Time

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Now that school is out, and summer has officially begun, children can be seen running, playing, and riding their bikes down their blocks; the same blocks where you can hear gunshots, cries, and whispers of retaliation. As the temperature outside rises, it often appears that the violence that plagues some of Chicago’s neighborhoods does too. Learn about a boxing gym that helps rehabilitate Englewood’s youth.

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Rendering of Whole Foods slated to be built in Englewood in 2016

The announcement to bring a Whole Foods Market to Englewood has angered some local residents. Paris Schutz explains the controversy, and has more on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's decision to keep Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson for another year.

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In tonight's edition of Biking the Boulevards, Geoffrey Baer takes us through Englewood to give us some of the neighborhood's little-known history.

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