Dream Cafe and Grille co-owner Howard Bailey (right) watches Tyrue "Slang" Jones painting a mural called 'Mother of Englewood," which has drawn positive responses from area residents, even in its early stages, as seen here.

The Englewood neighborhood is often on the news for its crime. But not enough is said about the good things going on in this close-knit community. New cafes, urban gardens, murals, and community events are the result of residents working together to improve the community.

Max Herman is a freelance photographer based in Chicago.

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