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Good News: July 19, 2019

Welcome to Good News! In this space we feature positive stories of community impact and development, relevant to the areas Metropolitan serves or the programs we offer.

DuPage jail’s welding program yields first inmates graduating with ‘hope and purpose’
Daily Herald
Three inmates at DuPage County Jail earned level-1 welding certification through the six-week program taught by First Institute Training and Management.

New 79th Street Murals Beautify Vacant Lot In South Shore: ‘These Are Our Pyramids … Our Great Statues Of Rome’
Block Club Chicago
Street art veteran Max Sansing and up-and-comer Kayla Mahaffey want their newest murals to make 79th Street a destination for all Chicagoans. The murals at 1842 E. 79th St. enclose an abandoned property, which once had tall grass and broken bottles strewn about.

A West Side block club takes matters into its own hands
Austin Weekly News
The 4000 Adams Block Club gets creative in fight against rising crime.

My Block, My Hood, My City Teens Give Outsiders A New Perspective On West Side Neighborhood With Scooter Tour
Block Club Chicago
This youth-led scooter tour highlights the history and culture of North Lawndale, the neighborhood the teens call home.