CHICAGO (CBS) — The CTA is expanding its apprentice program for ex-offenders to clean buses and trains.
WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports the program has 65 slots available, and will get an additional 200 positions.READ MORE: Ravinia Festival Announces Lineup For 2021 Season
Michael Russell, 38, enrolled in the program in 2010, after serving three stretches in jail for cocaine distribution.
He said the program has given him a chance to make an honest living, and also be a real parent for his three children.
“They have a father now. Before, I wasn’t really a parent,” he said.