Video by Emily Gray Brosious | Originally published at Homicide Watch Chicago | Aug. 30, 2014
Nine people have been killed on a 2.5 mile stretch of 79th Street on the South Side — making it one of the deadliest strips in Chicago. Area residents respond to the seemingly endless gun violence plaguing the neighborhoods. — Full story at Homicide Watch Chicago
(Featured photo by Emily Brosious)
Video and Story by Emily Gray Brosious | Originally published at Gapers Block | Aug. 26, 2014
In 1995, Richard M. Daley convinced the Illinois General Assembly to do away with elected school councils and place Chicago Public Schools directly under the mayor’s control.
Since then, CPS has operated under a model whereby the mayor directly appoints school board members and district CEOs — currently Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
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BY EMILY BROSIOUS AND ANGELIQUE WHITE
Homicide Watch Chicago
As a child, Kashif Tillis‘ love of western movies earned him the nickname “Chiefy,” his mother said. Tillis, 29, was fatally shot as he sat in his mother’s car in the 7200 block of South Morgan Street about 4 p.m. Aug. 5, authorities and family said. — Continue reading this story at Homicide Watch Chicago.