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.
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.
Reverend Luis Alvarengo of the United Church of Christ says it’s a matter of life and death.
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.
The Lake County Sheriff is defending his jail’s handling of an inmate who died after refusing to eat.
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.