More than a year into a program to train jail inmates a useful skill while providing a service to the community, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the effort is “an outrageous success,” and is expanding.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is attempting to tackle a major problem, using jail inmates as laborers.
A non-profit group was out again today trying to make the city better looking–one abandoned building at a time.
City officials were putting the finishing touches on the new Safe Passage routes for Chicago Public Schools students, and said they’re ready for the first day of class a week from Monday.
Police said abandoned buildings serve as havens for drug and gang activity.
Mayor Emanuel is cracking down on crime by targeting neighborhood businesses with ties to gangs.
Neighbors say the city is indifferent to a plague of abandoned buildings on the city’s West Side, including one where a woman’s body was found several days ago.
The daughter of a fallen Chicago firefighter plans to announce on Wednesday that she’s suing the owners of the abandoned building where her father and another firefighter were killed last year.
Christmas Eve was a good day for Gwen Ingram. She was able to get a meal and a couple of toys at the Reverend Paul Hall’s annual holiday food drive on south Ashland.