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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Rahm Allies Block TIF Reform Vote That Could Stall Lincoln Yards Development

Emanuel has said he is determined to push through the Lincoln Yards TIF district before he leaves office this spring.

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Closing Heartland Cafe Might Become Residential Building, Owner Says

The cafe will be closed for a few months, its owner said, but he hopes to reopen — in a Rogers Park location — eventually.