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Crime Lab research cited in $10 million gift to expand summer jobs program for at-risk youth

More Chicago high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods will be able to participate in a summer jobs program that has been shown to dramatically reduce youth violence. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Feb. 17 announced a $ 10 million private investment that will allow the city to expand the employment opportunities in the One Summer Chicago […]

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Elburn Youth Baseball loses use of McNair Field

Elburn Youth Baseball is looking for another place to play this summer, as it has lost its home at McNair Field in Blackberry Township. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Crime Lab announces design competition for new ways to reduce Chicago’s youth violence

The University of Chicago Crime Lab is looking for the next great program aimed at reducing youth violence in Chicago. The Crime Lab, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Get In Chicago, has launched the design challenge to fund promising ideas to improve the lives of youth at elevated […]

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Buffalo Grove youth football group sanctioned over age violation

A suburban youth football organization was placed on a two-year probation this week by its governing body, after five players on a 6- to 8-year-old team were found to be older than their paperwork stated. The entire roster of teams in the Buffalo Grove Bills Youth Football organization were sanctioned Tuesday by their parent league, […]

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Teachers perform for students at Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra recital

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra students and their families got to see something out of the ordinary Sunday afternoon. Instead of the young musicians taking the stage at Elgin Community College’s Spartan Auditorium, it was 10 of their instructors who performed for them during the fourth annual EYSO faculty recital. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > […]

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Chicago summer jobs program for high school students dramatically reduces youth violence

A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Pennsylvania. The randomized controlled trial is published in the journal Science. This research comes […]

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Chicago summer jobs program for high school students dramatically reduces youth violence

A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Pennsylvania. The randomized controlled trial is published in the journal Science. This research comes […]

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Lawmakers, youth advocates join forum in Arlington Heights

A town-hall meeting in Arlington Heights tonight will explore the challenges facing suburban youth, including growing poverty, homelessness and access to drugs. Jim Slusher, assistant managing editor for the Daily Herald’s opinion page, will moderate the panel discussion with state lawmakers and youth advocates. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Milwaukee leaders head to Chicago to visit program for at-risk youth

Milwaukee leaders head to Chicago to visit program for at-risk youth A group of Milwaukee government and community leaders will go to Chicago this week to visit a youth violence prevention program that could be a model for a new pilot project here. Community Advocates and its Public Policy Institute are spearheading the … Full News […]

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Youth Baseball Board Steps Down After Cop Killer Allowed To Coach

CHICAGO (CBS) — There is a big debate in the far South Side Hegewisch neighborhood over a convicted cop killer who was allowed to coach kids’ baseball. Chicago Police officer John Mathews was murdered 26 years ago, leaving behind his wife Laura and three young children. Mathew’s son had asked the current board of the […]

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Arts + Public Life brings spirit of UChicago to Chicago youth and seniors

Arts + Public Life, UChicago’s initiative to form creative bonds with the community, hosts artist residencies, community education and projects led by local artists. One such program is a range of summer classes hosted at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, which began in early June and ends mid-August. These classes aim […]

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Michael Cera anchors a ‘Youth’ that spans decades

THEATER REVIEW: “This is Our Youth” at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★½ THEATER REVIEW: “This is Our Youth” at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★½ … Written five years after Douglas Coupland popularized the demographic term “Generation X,” Kenneth Lonergan’s “This is Our Youth” was … Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – Theater Reviews

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Antioch Youth Little League celebrates 60 years with Saturday event

America’s pastime has been around in Antioch for 60 years. The community will celebrate the 1954 debut of the youth baseball program on Saturday at Williams Park where the league’s first pitch was thrown. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Chicago Park District aims to educate youth, break world record

The Chicago Park District spent Friday trying to break the record for the world’s largest swim lesson. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Parents form ‘Hadiya’s Promise’ to keep youth from violence

The parents of Hadiya Pendleton, the young girl whose death became a national symbol of Chicago’s street violence, will launch an initiative today to address gun control laws and violence. Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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