Illinois legislators created the Urban Weatherization Initiative in 2009, promising $425 million in taxpayer money would go to train workers in predominantly African-American neighborhoods to fix energy-efficiency problems in homes. More than 1,900 people have been trained for these jobs, but only a fraction have been put to work or found jobs utilizing their skills outside the program.

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