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Sheriff’s boot camp teams up with Land Bank

Photo courtesy of the Cook County Sheriff's Office

Photo courtesy of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Young men in neon yellow jumpsuits and construction hats sawed down wooden remains of a derelict two-story home in Chicago’s south suburb of Phoenix, the black letters “DOC” stamped across their backs.

“We’re using saws, cutting, dismantling, hammering nails,” said worker Dion Jones, 29, of a typical day’s work on the demolition project, which started in February and was scheduled to wrap up last week.

“It’s time-consuming and it helps the time fly by,” he added. “Instead of being inside the building all day, you get some fresh air.”

The building Jones referred to is a Cook County detention facility at 3206 S. California Ave…Please click here to read Tara Kadioglu’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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