Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.

CNN Hero Jennifer Maddox, a member of the Chicago Police Department, also runs an after school program for kids who need a safe space to grow.
CNN Hero Jennifer Maddox, a member of the Chicago Police Department, also runs an after school program for kids who need a safe space to grow.

    JUST WATCHED

    Chicago cop gives kids back their childhood

MUST WATCH

Chicago cop gives kids back their childhood

Top 10 CNN Hero Jennifer Maddox is a police officer who grew up on Chicago's Southside. Today she works to give kids the safe space she had growing up. Cast your vote for the CNN Hero of the Year at CNNHeroes.com and watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.

Chicago cop gives kids back their childhood

Top 10 CNN Hero Jennifer Maddox is a police officer who grew up on Chicago's Southside. Today she works to give kids the safe space she had growing up. Cast your vote for the CNN Hero of the Year at CNNHeroes.com and watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.