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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What Should Chicago’s New Piping Plover Chicks Be Named? A Contest Is Taking Suggestions

Suggested names for Monty and Rose's new chicks must reflect Chicago's "heritage, culture and diversity," according to the birder group.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Replay Andersonville Shuts Down Temporarily After Waiter Tests Positive For Coronavirus

"We should all expect it at some point, that someone tests positive," the owner of Replay said. "By being intelligent about it, we can live with the virus."