Violence prevention outreach worker Rodney Phillips has spent a decade saving lives in Chicago.[Lee Edwards / Block Club Chicago]

A New ‘Peace Academy’ Is Teaching Violence Prevention Workers How To Stop The Shootings

The Metropolitan Family Services' new Peace Academy looks to provide greater resources to violence prevention outreach workers.

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$22.8 Million City ‘Wellness’ Program Has No Proven Benefits, City Watchdog Says

Inspector General Joe Ferguson said the city has taken no steps to show the program works.

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Avondale Food Pantry Closed Monday Because Manager Hurt In Hit-And-Run While Waiting For Food Dropoff

Up to 50 people were left without food after the manager at Sabeel Food Pantry at 3031 W. Belmont Ave. was hit.