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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Nine New Weed Dispensaries Could Be Cleared To Open At Special March Meeting

River North and West Loop dispensaries could be approved at the March 6 meeting.

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‘Poverty Is Killing Us — All Of Us’: Lightfoot Pledges To End Generational Poverty

Approximately 22 percent of Chicagoans fall below the Federal Poverty Level, which is an annual income of $26,200 for a family of four.

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

Rohingya Refugees, ‘Citizens Of Nowhere,’ Find Support And A Sense Of Home On Devon Avenue

Nearly 2,000 Rohingya people are now living in Chicago, making the city home to the largest Rohingya population in the country.