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
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Nonprofit Presses Pause On Bold Plan To Redevelop Old St. Vitus Church Into Affordable Housing In Pilsen

Citing community concerns and historic hurdles, the Resurrection Project is going back to the drawing board.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

R. Kelly’s Studio Had Massage Table, Sauna And A Christmas Tree Inside (PHOTOS)

The city said Kelly's building houses plant-heating rooms, a steam room, bedrooms and more.

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Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club Moves Down The Street To Big Hill After Fire Damages Restaurant

The Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club menu will be served at Big Hill, which has the same owner, until further notice.