Dalesha, a sexual assault survivor, graduates from high school in Chicago on June 16, 2017 with the support of Cook County sheriff's investigators who took a special interest in helping her reach her goals. Dalesha's real name and identity have been concealed at her request because her case is unresolved.
Billionaire Warren Buffett's eldest son Howard has poured millions of dollars into Decatur, Ill., a small town in mid-state Illinois that has garnered a negative reputation from its past. After multiple employers closed and drug trafficking and gang activity drove up crime rates, the town saw a large loss of population over the past decade. Howard Buffett hopes to encourage young people to build their lives in Decatur again by making it a safer and more enjoyable place to live.
Lilia Gomez, 19, is set to graduate from Chicago's Youth Connection Leadership Academy, a charter high school on Chicago's South Side. It’s taken a lot of hard work, after having a baby at 16 and dropping out of school, but she feels if she can do it anyone can.
The Chicago SummerDance outdoor dancing series kicked off June 23, 2017, in Grant Park’s Spirit of Music Garden with swing dance lessons and live music by the Outcast Jazz Band.