Most days Badu works from his home office in Uptown. Jonathan Ballew/Block Club Chicago

A Former Uptown Gang Member Became A Millionaire At Age 26. Now He Wants To Bring Financial Literacy To His Neighborhood

Jeff Badu hosts financial workshops for young people and the homeless while also buying up property in communities facing displacement.

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Expungement Clinic, Job Fair Saturday Aims To Help Those Hurt By The War On Drugs Benefit From Legal Weed Business

People can get help clearing non-violent offenses, find jobs and learn how social equity applicants can enter the industry.

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Girl, 11, Escapes After Man Tries To Pull Her Into His Car In West Englewood, Police Say

The girl ran off and the man tried to chase her during the Wednesday incident, police said.

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Puppy Stolen From Animal Rescue Is Found On Street

The puppy, Smarties, has been returned to the Anti-Cruelty Society.