Legends of Lawndale coaches and mentees sit in a peace circle to talk about their ideas, their emotions, and the things that happen in their neighborhood. Provided

West Side Mentors Are Showing Teens Masculinity Does Not Need To Be Toxic: ‘Vulnerability Is Not A Weakness’

The Legends of Lawndale program teaches young men to explore their emotions and unpack the ways trauma can influence behavior.

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With Chicago’s Official Fireworks Canceled, Neighbors Stage Rogue Displays

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Block Club photographer Colin Boyle captured neighbors celebrating in South Shore, Lincoln Park and on the Near West Side.

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8 Shot, 4 Fatally, In Englewood Shooting, Police Say

A 14-year-old boy was among those killed. Two boys, ages 11 and 15, were among those injured, police said.

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7-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed While Visiting Relatives On July 4th

Natalie Wallace, an East Side resident, was killed Saturday night in another act of violence against a Chicago child.