Mental Health Clinics
A top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city’s clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that’s simply not the case.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has called the jail the largest mental health hospital in the country.
Six people were arrested Tuesday during a demonstration at city public health offices downtown.
A small but very vocal Occupy Chicago protest group marched through the Loop Tuesday afternoon, demanding some sort of compensation for what they say were the injuries they suffered during the NATO protests.
Protesters on Saturday morning made their way to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house to demonstrate against the closing of city mental health clinics, a day before Chicago hosts the NATO Summit.
Seven advocates for mental health services got in trouble with police Monday as they protested the closing of city clinics by demonstrating outside Mayor Emanuel’s office.
Ten protesters were arrested Monday night after another protest at the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic, which is set to close next week.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Parish is lashing out at the loss of services for the struggling people in communities on the city’s South Side, particularly Englewood.
Members of Occupy Chicago were staging a sit-in outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, in protest of planned budget cuts to mental health clinics.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled plans to make Chicago a healthier city by focusing on issues of fitness, disease control, and access to health care. But at least one part of his health care agenda has its critics and they were waiting for Emanuel at one of his public events on Tuesday.