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Second Chances Scarce for Many

Second Chances Scarce for Many

For some young people who have been imprisoned, rehabilitation is their opportunity to change. Yet, many do not realize there are programs available to help, advocates said. “A criminal record is lifelong and everlasting,” said Anthony Lowery, director of policy and advocacy at Safer Foundation, an organization that works to reduce recidivism in Chicago. “And the […]

Chicago to ‘Tilt!’ Towards 2020 Tourism Goals

Chicago officials said Thursday they are hoping the city’s newest attraction, a moveable platform that leaves people hanging 1,000 feet out above Michigan Avenue, will help reach its 2020 tourism goals. “It’s going to help tourism in the city and help bring new perspective,” said Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) Fioretti was one of six city […]

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Rehabilitation Programs Instead of Imprisonment for Juveniles

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Rehabilitation Programs Instead of Imprisonment for Juveniles

It costs Illinois $111,000 a year to imprison one young person yet, there is no training and rehabilitation programs to keep them from returning to prison, advocates said Thursday. “Why are the same communities sending people to prison for the last 50 years?” said Anthony Lowery, director of policy and advocacy of Safer Foundation. “Young […]

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Digging Deeper Into Domestic Violence

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Digging Deeper Into Domestic Violence

The call came in reporting a domestic disturbance on the third floor of an apartment on Chicago’s West Side. When Chicago Police Department officer Dan Dowling and his partner arrived at the scene that night three years ago, they saw a woman shaking alongside her two young children, who seemed nervous, too. The officers separated […]

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