Woodlawn news

Woodlawn community plans summer patrols, festivals

With the goal of preventing violence from claiming any lives this summer in Woodlawn, a “Summer HOODvasion” is coming to the South Side Chicago community. The campaign, to include watchmen patrolling the neighborhood weekend nights, Saturday daytime festivals for youth and Thursday prayer corners,... more

3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Famed rooftop preacher now ready to hit the pavement

From rooftop to blacktop. Rev. Corey Brooks, the South Side preacher who spent 94 days in a tent atop an abandoned motel to raise enough money to buy and tear down the eyesore, has come up with a new stunt : He’s planning to... more

3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Rooftop Pastor Hits the Pavement

Pastor Brooks will be unveiling his plan to walk across America in an effort to raise $15 million on Sunday. more

3 years ago | NBC 5 | Permalink

City Officials And Mental Health Advocates Continue Stand Off In Chicago

From partly undoing cuts for branch library hours to extending the school day seven – not seven and a half – hours, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has scaled back major policy changes in response to public criticism. Thus far, this is not the case with the city’s plan to... more

3 years ago | Progress Illinois | Permalink

Shot Fired into Firehouse

Sniping at buildings? Firefighters at a south side fire station are accustomed to dealing with smoke and flames, but may have averted an in-house emergency on Wednesday when their sleeping quarters were hit by some sort of projectile, possibly a bullet. more

3 years ago | Second City Cop | Permalink

Impact of Mental Health Clinic Closures Already Felt: Activists

Mental health proponents are not backing down, and they say word that patients have been turned away from the services they need only add fuel to their fire. more

3 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Police Shut Down Another Protest At Mental Health Clinic

The fight is escalating to save a mental health clinic in the Woodlawn neighborhood, as protesters camp outside in the second high-profile demonstration in a week. more

3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

One For The Road: Happy Birthday, Harold Washington

Sunday was Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's 90th birthday. more

3 years ago | Chicagoist | Permalink

6 dead, at least 15 wounded in citywide shootings

Six people have been killed and at least 15 others have been wounded so far in shootings across the city this weekend. This weekend’s fatal shootings include: †David Loggins, 52, of 6538 S. Champlain Ave., shot in the neck at 1:23 a.m. Saturday in the 6500 block... more

3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

10 shot, 3 dead, on South and West sides

Three people died and seven others were wounded in shootings Friday night and Saturday morning on the South and West sides, police said. more

3 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

We Have Chainsaws?

Good practice for NATO we suppose : About two dozen people barricaded themselves inside a South Side mental health clinic Thursday, protesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plans to consolidate 12 city clinics into six. The demonstrators, including about... more

3 years ago | Second City Cop | Permalink

23 arrested protesting mental health clinic closing

City plans to consolidate services; people 'falling through the cracks,' activists say A demonstration in which activists barricaded themselves inside a South Side mental health clinic to protest the city's plan to close the facility ended early Friday when police arrested 23 protesters. more

3 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

The PI Week In Review

Chicago and Cook County News Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the Chicago Public Schools will extend the school day next year from five hours and 45 minutes to seven hours - not seven hours and 30 minutes as Emanuel and the Chicago Public Schools originally proposed. The announcement more

3 years ago | Progress Illinois | Permalink