This booking photo provided Sept. 24, 2013 by the Chicago Police Department shows 21-year-old Bryon Champ. Champ was one of four men charged in relation to a shooting that injured 13 people including a 3-year-old boy at Cornell Square Park on Chicago’s southwest side on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department) by Jayson KeyserAssociated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who was clipped in the leg by gunfire went looking for revenge, leading fellow gang members to a crowded park, where one of them unleashed more than a dozen bullets from an assault rifle in a shooting that wounded 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, authorities say.
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that about 850 teachers and other employees at schools scheduled to either close this month or reboot their staffs were terminated Friday afternoon. “At the 48 closing schools, 420 teachers of 1,005 total lost their jobs, plus 110 paraprofessionals and 133 bus aides and part-timers,” the paper says, citing CPS officials. At the five schools headed for “turnaround,” where the children remain in the building but all the adults are replaced, 192 staffers were laid off: 125 teachers, 20 paraprofessionals, 20 bus aides and part-timers and 27 clerks, custodians and security staffers, the Sun-Times reports.
BRYEON HUNTER CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman who reported that her 1-year-old son had been kidnapped is now being accused of killing the boy in a savage beating and concocting the abduction story as a cover-up.
ADDRESSING STUDENTS–President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Hyde Park Academy on Feb. 15, in Chicago. Obama is traveling to promote the economic and educational plan he laid out in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) By Darlene Superville Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s support for gun control has its roots in a hometown plagued by deadly shootings — a city, he said Friday, where as many children die from guns every four months as were slaughtered at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut.
Authorities said two gang members were charged with murder Monday in the death of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student who was shot just days after returning from Washington, where she performed during President Barack Obama’s inauguration festivities. Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth…
by Hadiya Pendleton Don Babwin Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Two men were taken into custody Sunday as “persons of interest” in the…