Russell recently completed a nine month apprenticeship with the CTA designed for people returning from prison. He’s been offered a permanent job. “I mean this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. If it wasn’t for this program I don’t know what I’d be doing,” said Russell.
The city is chipping in $5 million in annual funding to boost Chicago’s tourism traffic.Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement Thursday at an annual meeting hosted by the city’s tourism agency, “Choose Chicago.”