The Other Numbers On Juvenile Crime

We reach for the stats on murders, and other crimes that stain Chicago. And we use them to tell us what’s happening. Is crime up, or down, or stuck in Chicago? But other numbers matter as well. What percent of the youths coming out of detention centers wind up back in trouble? What percent of [...]

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Written by on April 14, 2014

Keeping Youths From Behind Bars

  Illinois’ juvenile prison count has been dropping and that’s good news on several counts. It’s one measure of the success of a program called Redeploy Illinois, which works to treat youths in their communities. And Redeploy’s success is critical. Why? Because it can cost on average about $10,000 a year to help a youth [...]

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Written by on April 11, 2014

Starting clean: Justice and Juvenile Crime, news forum, April 17

Say a kid gets picked up, but never charged. What happens? That event sits on their police record forever. Of if they committed a crime, their record becomes a stain that can negate the chances of starting anew years later. From the Mayor to most criminal justice experts and advocates, giving youths and adults the [...]

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Written by on April 7, 2014

“Just Eating Beans and Tortillas”

We hear everyday that getting by is tough. Tough, especially, if you are a low-wage earner. Here’s an example of community reporting that tells this story and gives its readers a voice to identify with. This story from EXTRA came after EXTRA staff attended our workshop on low-wage workers. BY BRIAN DUDLEY+ Margarita Escareno, 37, [...]

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Written by on April 7, 2014

This April Marks the 5th Year Anniversary of Chicago is the World Radio

To show our appreciation, we’re gonna curate a special playlist for you every month on Soundcloud. Open your mind, your ears and get your global groove on! Tune in every Tuesday at 5pm Central on WHPK 88.5FM in Chicago or catch the livestream on www.whpk.org/stream.

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Written by on March 28, 2014

Justice that Heals, Not Harms

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Written by on March 25, 2014

Saving a culture so far from the other home

How do you save your roots so far from your first home? It’s the endless struggle of immigrants. By Katie Kather Ekhlass Arnihol’s house is quiet on weekday mornings. Her six oldest kids are at school. Only 3-year-old Danny is home, watching cartoons on South Sudan TV. The house is dark even though it’s a [...]

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Written by on March 24, 2014

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