Parents of former Marist High School seniors claim the students are being used as “scapegoats” by the school in response to growing social media pressure and criticism over the incident.
What's being done to quell friction in one South Side community following the fatal police-involved shooting of a 25-year-old African-American man.
You’re probably aware that Chicago has high schools specializing in math and science as well as the arts, but did you know that Chicago’s big urban school system has an agricultural high school?
School officials cited student safety concerns in canceling classes Friday after the local Black Lives Matter chapter had scheduled a protest nearby.
WBEZ reporter Shannon Heffernan joins us with the latest on the fatal police-involved shooting of 25-year-old Joshua Beal.
Malachy Towey and Kevin Henry are two of the elder statesman of Irish music in Chicago. Towey, age 93, plays the bodhrán, an Irish frame drum. Henry is 85, and plays the flute. For more than 50 years, they have been part of a vibrant Irish music scene in Chicago. Recently, Jay Shefsky stopped by at their weekly music session at Lanigan’s Pub on 111th Street, and has a profile of these two longtime musicians and friends.