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Study: Summer Jobs Programs Reduce Youth Violence

A study from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania has found summer job and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youths in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by nearly half over a 16-month period.

12/04/2014

The Mayor talks about about success of jobs program. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Points To New Study Showing Summer Jobs Program Led To Crime Reduction

A new study bolsters Mayor Emanuel’s argument that summer jobs programs for teenagers are helping to hold down the crime rate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/06/2013

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Preckwinkle Funnels Extra $120K To Youth Summer Jobs Program

Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle said county officials have found more money to add to a summer jobs program for youths in high-crime neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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County Commissioner: Use Taxes From Lollapalooza For Summer Jobs Program

The Lollapalooza summer music festival is, for the first time, paying amusement taxes – and now, a Cook County Commissioner wants to see the money put to good use.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

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Report: Road Construction Money Went To Jobs Program Under Blagojevich

The Illinois executive inspector general says the state Department of Transportation directed $3.1 million in road construction money to go to a summer jobs program for teens in Chicago during the Blagojevich administration.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012