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UPDATE: Judge Delays Teacher Reinstatements

A press conference was scheduled for today by the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) in order to call on CPS to use federal grant money to hire back teachers and lower the size of classes. This comes after a federal judge put a hold on an earlier order that CPS was to negotiate with the CTU to change its teacher layoff process. continue reading »

SUCCESS:  1st Latino Selected to Run Large City Hospital

This month, José R. Sanchez began his tenure as Norwegian American Hospital’s newest President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jose has the honor of being the only “Latino” CEO for any of Chicago’s numerous hospitals. continue reading »

Empty Storefronts in Chicago to be Turned into Art Galleries

Art collectives partner with property owners to showcase the work of local artists in empty storefronts across the city. continue reading »

UPDATE: CPS Agrees to Build Library at Whittier Elementary

Monday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) agreed to lease the field house next to Whittier Elementary School to a community group for $1 a year and build a library inside the school.Since September 15th, parents of the Pilsen school children have bee continue reading »

REAL ESTATE:  Siegle Inc. Seeks to Build at 977 W. Cermak Road

Siegle Inc is going before the City of Chicago's Planning Commission to obtain a zoning change at property they own at 977 West Cermak Road in the Pilsen neighborhood. The site was the former home of a Siegle Lumber facility. continue reading »

BLOG:  Vintage Shopping in Pilsen

If I had to live in a neighborhood other than Ukrainian Village, where we currently reside, I would move to Pilsen in a heartbeat. It’s got a vibrant arts district, one of our favorite restaurants and really beautiful homes and apartments. continue reading »

CRIME:  Using The CPD ClearPath Crime Reports Feature

The CPD ClearPath system which includes ALL crimes, is a useful tool! IF you search by index crimes versus non-index crimes, you don't get an accurate picture about whats going on around you. continue reading »

CRIME: Introducting New Community Crime Blogger to Site

HS News is excited to announce that the 'Logan Square Crime Reporter' will be providing a blogging on crime issues effecting the Logan Square, Avondale, Wicker Park and Humboldt Park areas. continue reading »

CRIME:  (Marquette Park) 15-Year Old Shot to Death (VIDEO)

Last night 15-year old Cornell Henderson, a student at Chicago Vocational High School was shot and killed in the southwest side of Chicago. The young man was gunned down on the 2500 block of West Lithuanian Plaza Court in the Marquette Park neighborhood. He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. continue reading »

ACCIDENT: (Brighton Park) Fiery Car Accident

Just before 11 p.m. on Sunday, a Ford truck crashed at the intersection of Western Avenue and Pershing Road in the Brighton Park neighborhood. It appears the unidentified driver continue reading »

POLITICAL:  Senatorial Candidate Mark Kirk Comes to Humboldt Park

Illinois Republican Senatorial candidate Mark Kirk came to Humboldt Park seeking Latino support and votes this November. continue reading »

Gang School Safety Team Aims to Help Students Resolve Conflicts and Avoid Gang Violence

Superintendent Jody P. Weis was joined by Gang Enforcement Commander Leo Schmitz and Sgt. Ken Boudreau in the announcement of a program today that aims towards the reduction of gang violence. Experienced Chicago Police Gang Officers interact with teenage students and explore alternatives to the perils of gang involvement. continue reading »

CRIME:  15-year Girl Wounded by Gunfire

An unidentified 15-year old female was shot as she walked at the 1400 block of North Washtenaw by a passing car. She was shot in the leg and taken to Children's Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Police are investigating. continue reading »

CRIME: Man Injured in Humboldt Park Shooting

Just before 9 p.m. Thursday, a man in his 30’s suffered a gunshot would to the leg, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. The shooting occurred on the 4200 block of West Crystal Street in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. continue reading »

Preschool Story Time (3-5 years)

Delight in wonderful stories, finger plays and crafts in these programs geared toward children ages 3 to 5, and their parents or caregivers. Date: Wed. October 20, 2010 Time: 11:00 am continue reading »