READI is the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, a radical new experiment from Heartland Alliance that could change how Chicago communities treat violence.Heartland Alliance

Radical New Program Finds Men Most Likely To Be Shot — And Hires Them

For 18 months, extremely high-risk people are given transitional jobs, cognitive behavioral therapy and legal and social services to help them pave a different future.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published
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Massive Redevelopment Of Tribune Printing Plant, Union Station Gets The OK From Key City Commission

The $2.5 billion project could break ground in 2020 and faces two more votes at City Hall before it wins final approval.

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Chicago Man Arrested In Budlong Woods Raid Now Charged With Helping ISIS

The man is charged with "using social media to spread propaganda supporting violent jihad, to recruit operatives, and to encourage others to carry out terrorist attacks."

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Zella In Lincoln Park To Close At End Of Month

The restaurant is hosting a costume contest before its lease is up, though.