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Restoring neighborhoods and maybe lives as well


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Photo courtesy of the Cook County Sheriff’s website


As wind-chill temperatures hit the single digits last week, I watched a work crew begin demolishing an abandoned townhouse complex in Dixmoor.

What was unique about this demolition was that it was being carried out, in part, by men who would otherwise be in prison.

RENEW, which stands for Restoring Neighborhoods Workforce, is the latest innovation of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart…Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s column in the Southtown Star. A related story can be found here.

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