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.

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Infant Among 47 Now Dead From Coronavirus In Illinois: ‘Today Is A Really Hard Day’

"Today is a really hard day. There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant."

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From Boat Tarps To Face Shields: Chicagoans Are Finding Creative Ways To Get Hospital Workers The Supplies They Need

One woman's quest to make face shields led a North Side boating supply company to start making hundreds of them.

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Chicago’s ‘We Are The Champions’ Singalong Unites Us In COVID-19 Seclusion — Including Queen’s Brian May

WATCH: Chicagoans are posting up on high-rise balconies for nightly singalongs and light shows to show support for health care workers.