WTTW’s Chicago Tonight Features Building Bridges, Building Connections

They are an unlikely group of lunch mates: a handful of Chicago police officers and 12 people working to rebuild their lives after serving time in prison.

But a program through a North Lawndale nonprofit gives these two populations the chance to meet–over lunch–and discuss the issues in their communities and foster stronger ties.

Though the meetings have been held monthly for the last four years, “Chicago Tonight” sat in on the first to take place since the Laquan McDonald video was released on Nov. 24.

Brandis Friedman has the story.

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