Felony Franks Closes, Owner Looking For Jobs For Ex-Con Workers"We had seven employees when we closed the doors, and what's going to happen to them is what keeps me up at night," owner Deno Andrews said.
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.

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