Many of you know Toni Preckwinkle as a longtime Chicago politician. Currently, she's Cook County Board President, a seat she's held since 2010.Before that, she served for almost 20 years as alderman of the 4th ward.But where was she at 25?
It's hard to track down Ameena Matthews. She's constantly on call, always ready to keep conflicts in the city's most dangerous neighborhoods from escalating to homicide. But she wasn't always the one breaking up the fights and trying to keep the peace — Matthews will tell you herself, she didn't think she'd live to see 25, as most of her youth was wrapped up in life on the streets.