State Hosts Resources Fair To Help Ex-Cons Stay On Positive TrackDozens of ex-convicts showed up at a Chicago Park Districrt fieldhouse on the Northwest Side on Thursday to take advantage of resources to help them make a good life for themselves outside of prison.
Ex-Felons To Keep Jobs With CTA, Cleaning BusesIt appears that 60 ex-felon apprentice car-cleaners will keep their jobs at the CTA -- but they will be cleaning buses instead of rapid transit cars for the foreseeable future.
'Summit Of Hope' Expo Aims To Help Ex-Cons Get Lives Back On TrackHundreds of ex-offenders have been turning out in suburban Harvey on Tuesday, to attend a state resources fair designed to help them reintegrate into society.
Sweet Beginnings Offers Ex-Offenders A Second Chance With HoneySweet Beginnings is a West Side company known Beeline line for its honey and skin care products. The company also gives ex-convicts a chance at developing a work history.
Jobless Crisis Hitting Ex-Offenders Much HarderThe Illinois unemployment rate is up again; it now stands at 10.1 percent. But there's one group facing a jobless rate five times worse: ex-convicts. Most former convicts want badly to work, but most employers are not interested in hiring them.
Felony Franks Hot Dog Stand Wins Overhead SignThere’s no doubt about it – when you’re driving along Western Avenue near the Eisenhower Expressway, you won’t be able to miss a hot dog stand that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts.