4 hours ago

President Obama Returns To Community Organizer Roots At U. Of C. Today

Obama got into town over the weekend, and met with at-risk young men at the Youth Peace Center of Roseland, 420 W. 111th St., Sunday, the Tribune reports. 

    President Obama Returns To Community Organizer Roots At U. Of C. Today
    HYDE PARK - Former President Barack Obama will address young community organizers Monday at the University of Chicago, marking his first speech since leaving office in January. Billed as a "Conversation on Civic Engagement," Obama has invited six young activists to join him on stage to talk about their work on initiatives, including voter registration drives, mentoring programs and food drives, according to Kevin Lewis, an Obama spokesman.
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4 hours ago

WATCH: Obama returns to University of Chicago for forum

Obama was invited to a neighborhood center at 420 W. 111th by former Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Duncan is now a managing partner at the nonprofit Emerson Collective and working on projects to help reduce crime in Chicago by training and finding jobs for at-risk young men.

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In a forum with students at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Obama was planning to discuss civic engagement and community organizing, joined by six younger activists.

    WATCH: Obama returns to University of Chicago for forum
    Former President Barack Obama was set to return Monday to the University of Chicago, where he once taught constitutional law, for his first post-presidential public appearance. "So, what's been going on while I've been gone?" Obama asked with a smile as he took his seat on stage. "It is wonderful to be home."
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

7 hours ago

7 Killed, 31 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

...a Roseland neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side. They were in a vehicle at 97th and Yale when someone approached and opened fire. A 21-year-old man was shot in the...

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...Ryan D. Thornton was sitting in a vehicle at 12:33 p.m. in the 400 block of East Garfield when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside fired shots, authorities said. Thornton was shot...

...p.m. Saturday, a male walked up to 26-year-old Fredrick Stewart in the 2800 block of East 76th Street in the South Shore neighborhood and fired shots, striking him in the left eye and...

...with multiple gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of a parked SUV in the 5900 block of South Paulina. He was dead at the scene, police said. His name has not been been released...

...Side. A male and a 25-year-old man were inside a building in the 6500 block of South King Drive when they were both shot, police said. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where...

...the South Side. A 19-year-old woman was standing on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of West 81st Street when someone shot her multiple times from a passing black van, police said. She suffered...

    7 Killed, 31 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Seven people were killed and at least 31 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The violence brought the city's toll to at least 980 people shot, 170 fatally, since the start of the year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

14 hours ago

14 hours ago

  • Outdoors is Where We Need to Be!

    Ms. Varmatos is asking for $482.33:
    My students need clipboards, pens, and colored pencils for outdoor and indoor experiments.
    Christian Fenger Academy High School Comment

25 hours ago

Police: 1 killed, 1 wounded in Roseland shooting

The shooting happened about 1:05 p.m. at 97th and Yale, police said.

    Police: 1 killed, 1 wounded in Roseland shooting
    One person was killed and another was wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago Police. The shooting happened about 1:05 p.m. at 97th and Yale, police said. One person, whose gender and age weren't immediately known, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

37 hours ago

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