With positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, maybes it’s time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago’s youth programs with some more cash.
According to the mayor’s office, it’s the first expansion of domestic violence shelters in Chicago in a decade.
The City of Chicago and Cook County have begun signing up young people people for programs designed to keep them off the streets this summer. And a top City official says that means work and play, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The city of Chicago this year is teaming up with Cook County government to mount its summer jobs program.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has named his team to coordinate the city’s human services, and acknowledges that they will have a very tough job.