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27 people shot in Chicago over Father’s Day Weekend: Even during church

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A string of shootings throughout Chicago started on Friday night and ended Monday, according to police, totalling more than two dozen incidents that police did not know if they are connected, according to published reports. The heightened spree of 27 shooting incident is abnormally high, even for Chicago, which has become infamous for shootings and homicide in recent years, according to NBC Chicago. The last shooting in the spree involved…

Teenage Boy Shot by Police on the West Side of Chicago

Teenage Boy Shot by Police on the West Side of Chicago

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Chicago police say they were forced to shoot a teenage boy who was shooting his gun at pedestrians on Sunday afternoon.   Police say that the boy, who was on a bike, was shooting at people coming by, which led them to pursue the boy.   Police then say that after following the boy, he shot at them, forcing them to return fire and kill him. Pat Camden, a spokesman…

Report: CPS Fraud, Employee Misconduct Includes $1.13 Million in Improper Benefits

Report: CPS Fraud, Employee Misconduct Includes $1.13 Million in Improper Benefits

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    In the year leading up to the overhaul of Chicago Public Schools leadership, the school district was beset by troubling instances of fraud and employee misconduct, including $1.13 million in improper benefits paid to retired teachers, systemic abuse of the federal free lunch program at a West Side high school, and a scheme by a central office employee to use school funds to buy items he later exchanged…