| April 30, 2019
The measure, which will take effect in November, will ensure that housing providers don’t consider certain aspects of someone’s criminal record — such as arrests, juvenile records, and sealed and expunged records — when making housing determinations. Commissioner Brandon Johnson, an Austin resident who was elected to the board last year, was the chief sponsor of the amendment.
| January 18, 2018
There are 4.1 million people in Illinois with criminal histories who can vote, unlike some other states, including several in the South, that prohibit voting after someone is released from prison.
| July 26, 2017
The West Side nonprofit is among 32 groups nationwide receiving money from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue to provide job training and other services to former inmates looking for a job.
| November 19, 2014
Uber held a job fair Monday in Austin to attract new drivers.
| June 11, 2014
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (Tau Gamma Omega chapter) is putting on the six-hour event, which will include presentations, prizes and health screenings.
| March 14, 2014
Richard Boykin, former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, touts his Capitol Hill experience in his quest to get elected to the Cook County Board.
| March 13, 2014
After going to prison on corruption charges, Ike Carothers said his 11-year tenure on the Chicago City Council makes him the best choice for the Cook County Board.
| March 1, 2012
At a town hall meeting Feb. 25, he and activists urged residents to spread the word about a bill that could help ex-offenders get jobs, housing and grants for college.