Hunger Strike

Dyett High School. (Credit: CBS)

Dyett Parents’ Hunger Strike Enters Day 9

A group of South Side parents and activists have begun their ninth day of a hunger strike, as they demand the Chicago Board of Education accept their plan to turn Dyett High School into a global leadership and green technology academy.

08/25/2015

Dyett High School. (Credit: CBS)

Dyett High School Parents Plan Hunger Strike

Parents and community leaders on the South Side have taken a drastic step as they promote their vision for the future of a Washington Park neighborhood school that closed at the end of last school year.

08/17/2015

Protesters are calling for local hospitals to provide transplants to undocumented immigrants (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Little Village Hunger Strike Protests Hospital Transplant Policy

Reverend Luis Alvarengo of the United Church of Christ says it’s a matter of life and death.

07/29/2013

Hospital Bed Generic

Woman Hospitalized Amid Hunger Strike To Demand Medical Care For Immigrants

A 54-year old woman who is on a hunger strike was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital on Monday, after complaining of abdominal pain and chills.

WBBM Newsradio–06/11/2012

Jail/Prison

Lake County Sheriff On Defensive After Woman’s Death From Hunger Strike

The Lake County Sheriff is defending his jail’s handling of an inmate who died after refusing to eat.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Woman Dead After Hunger Strike At Lake County Jail

Officials say they are still trying to find any family of a woman who died recently after going on a jail hunger strike in the northern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012