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

Mamby On The Beach Canceled, High Lake Levels And Endangered Birds Blamed

The cancellation comes after weeks of meetings between event organizers, the Chicago Park District and environmental groups, who wanted the event moved.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Rock The Badges Takes Over Six Corners This Weekend

Money raised at the event is donated to charities that benefit the families of fallen police officers and firefighters.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Culver’s To Open Below New Luxury Micro Apartments In Ravenswood

The micro apartments and new Culver's will be steps away from a CTA Brown Line stop.