Tag: Woodlawn

Video: A community mourns at the funeral of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins

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Hundreds gathered at New Beginnings Church of Chicago for the funeral of 6-month-old Jonylah Emani Watkins. One week earlier, the baby was shot in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood, according to the Chicago Police Department. —Produced and photographed by Jonathan Gibby and Lucio Villa

SLIDESHOW: Community mourns death of 6-month-old baby girl

Jonylah Watkins’ mother, center, is comforted after a press conference and vigil for her slain daughter.
Updated 3/25/2013: On March 12, about 200 people attended a press conference and vigil honoring Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old baby who was fatally shot a day earlier in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood. The Chicago Police Department initially reported, and later retracted, that Jonylah was shot multiple times, and that her father was changing her... Read more »

What's Up This Week: costly Medicaid fraud, city budget hearings and more Jon Burge fallout

What's Up This Week: costly Medicaid fraud, city budget hearings and more Jon Burge fallout
Ferreting out Fraud. Illinois signed a $76.8 million contract with a private company to wade through the Medicaid rolls to identify who is not eligible for the program. The Chicago Reporter takes a look at how the process will work and concerns surrounding the evaluation of the rolls. Budget Noise A group of City Council... Read more »
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What's up this week: Is Monday D-Day for Woodlawn clinic? Plus, busy week Downstate

What's up this week: Is Monday D-Day for Woodlawn clinic? Plus, busy week Downstate
Here’s a preview of what’s happening on the political front this week: On Monday the city is supposed to finish consolidating 12 mental health clinics into six. But uncertainty looms. Last Thursday, Mark Cassello, a Huffington Post contributor, reported that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration had agreed to keep the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic open. But... Read more »

Race and poverty roundup: Woodlawn MHC victory; activists occupy office to protest DHS cuts; and more...

The fight to save the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic appears to have its first victory. According to Mark Cassello, a Huffington Post contributor, the Emanuel administration has offered to keep the Woodlawn Adult Health Center open. The center would be staffed with two therapists and no psychologists. The announcement comes after ongoing demonstrations at the... Read more »

Rev. Jackson's endorsement of NATO protest strengthens bond between anti-poverty, anti-war groups

Rev. Jackson's endorsement of NATO protest strengthens bond between anti-poverty, anti-war groups
Since plans for the NATO summit in Chicago were announced, advocates working on issues of poverty in Chicago have found increasingly common cause with anti-war protesters. The endorsement of the May 20 march against NATO earlier this month by Rev. Jesse Jackson, along with support from Rev. Phil Blackwell, National Nurses United and members of... Read more »
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