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Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro on Feb. 27 announced a new Workforce Development Program aimed at providing 25 jobs for local residents in Northwestern’s campus construction, renovations and maintenance projects. The City will announce an open call in the weeks ahead for residents interested in applying for the program. Northwestern also pledged $1 million to go towards local businesses as well. Pictured above are Deputy City Manager Joseph McRae, Mayor Tisdahl, Northwestern Associate Vice President of Facilities Management Ron Nayler and Mr. Schapiro.       Story and photo by Matt Simonette