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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Longtime Director Of Logan Square Boys & Girls Club Honored With Dedication Ceremony: ‘He Will Forever Be My Hero’

John Stephan, a mentor to thousands of troubled teens throughout his decades-long career, died earlier this year after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

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Little Village Shooting Wounds Man, 20

The shooting happened Friday morning in the 2400 block of South Sawyer Avenue.

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Years In The Making, Family-Run Bombastic Cafe Brings Cozy Vibes — And Killer Espresso — To Lakeview

Lifelong Lakeview resident Richard Sykes wants people to come in, drink coffee and stick around for awhile.