Study: Summer Jobs Programs Reduce Youth ViolenceA 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.
Emanuel Points To New Study Showing Summer Jobs Program Led To Crime ReductionA 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.
Preckwinkle Funnels Extra $120K To Youth Summer Jobs ProgramCook 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.
County Commissioner: Use Taxes From Lollapalooza For Summer Jobs ProgramThe 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.
Report: Road Construction Money Went To Jobs Program Under BlagojevichThe 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.