Top Five

The Cook County ZIP code areas with the most ex-drug offenders released there between 1995 and 2001 were all on Chicago’s West and Southwest sides. Tops was the 60624 area, where an average of nearly one of every 11 residents served time for a drug offense.

Source: Illinois Department of Corrections, U.S. Census; analyzed by The Chicago Reporter.

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Top Five

Communities with the highest number of unemployed, out-of-school
youth age 16 to 19.

# Kids 16-19

Unemployed &
out of school

 
#
%
 
Little Village
7,216
2,013
28
Austin
7,412
1,293
17
Humboldt Park
5,087
1,253
25
Chicago Lawn
4,233
898
21
New City
3,501
85
24
SOURCE: Alternative Schools Network