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Re-entry: one man’s road to recovery and redemption

Re-entering society successfully after incarceration can involve overcoming addictions that paved the way to prison. John Williams has found ways to try to stay healthy–physically, mentally and spiritually–while navigating the challenges of recovery. Photo Fellow Grace Donnelly documented his journey.

West Humboldt Park is full of architectural treasures like this building on West North Avenue.

Our neighborhood pick: West Humboldt Park

West Humboldt Park is a working class community with a rich Puerto Rican heritage — although demographics are shifting as gentrification creeps westward. Take a walk through the neighborhood and you will find a thriving arts community, residents who are engaged in anti-violence efforts and longtime business owners who hope things don’t change too much.