Community Activist

Arab Activist Freed Awaiting Immigration Sentence

An Arab community activist has been released from a Michigan jail to await her sentence for failing to tell U.S. immigration officials about her conviction for bombings that killed two people in Israel in 1969. Rasmieh Odeh of Chicago paid a $50,000 bond and was released Thursday, about five weeks after her conviction.

12/11/2014

Andrew Holmes (CBS)

Community Activist Andrew Holmes: ‘It’s About Helping People’

The well-known community activist is recognized with a day in his honor. CBS 2’s Jim Williams sat down with him.

02/26/2014

(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Community Activist Warns About Paintball Attacks On Halloween

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the people who fire paintball guns at trick-or-treaters think it’s funny, but the victims often end up in the hospital, because of injuries.

10/30/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Community Activist’s Son Shot In Englewood

Hal Baskin Jr., 25, was shot in the abdomen in the 6600 block of South Peoria Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

10/08/2013

Arianna Gibson, 6, (right) was shot and killed as she slept at her grandmother's house in Englewood on Aug. 7, 2011. (Family Photo)

Activist: Slain Girl’s Family Knows Who Shot Her

A Chicago activist on Tuesday was calling on a South Side family to tell police what they know about a gunman who opened fire on their home, killing a 6-year-old girl.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Evanston Police

Community Activist Criticizes Parole Sweep In Evanston

A community activist is criticizing the methods used by Evanston police during a parole sweep that resulted in the arrests of several people.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

University Of Chicago Hospitals

Woodlawn Residents To Protest At U Of C Hospital

Residents of the Woodlawn neighborhood are planning a protest at the University of Chicago Medical Center Friday, over the lack of a trauma center at the hospital despite its proximity to violence-plagued areas.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2010