Second chances in the Second City

Jenny De Leon was 16 when the police raided her family’s Humboldt Park home. She admits to having sold marijuana around then, but it was crack cocaine the police found that day. And her grandmother was put in handcuffs. For De Leon, it wasn’t a pleasant place to live. The majority of her housemates were addicts. Alcohol was abused. Gangs and violence were the norm. But a family’s …

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