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Opponents of the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close 53 schools protest outside May Elementary Academy on the West Side, one of the schools targeted for closure. (Credit: CBS)

School Closing Opponents Call Mayor A Racist Liar

The Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools and 61 buildings, mostly in black neighborhoods, has some West Side residents vowing to fight the Emanuel administration until the end.

03/22/2013

Shepherd's Temple Baptist Church, originally built as the Anshe Kanesses Israel synagogue, is vacant and slated for demolition, but activists are seeking to save the 100-year-old structure. (Photo courtesy Preservation Chicago)

Activists Trying To Save 100-Year-Old Synagogue On West Side

An historic West Side synagogue has been from the wrecking ball for at least one more day.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012