A Night of Gun Violence in Chicago

A Night of Gun Violence in Chicago

By Hale Briner, age 12   On August 4, 41 people in Chicago were shot in from Saturday through Sunday morning, five fatally. The cause of the gun violence was mostly gang involved, according to the Chicago Police Department. There are many organizations trying to...

Hunger Strike in Chicago

BY AMZAD ALI, age 12, and IndyKids staff Demonstrators held a sit-in at Chicago City Hall in support of the 12 hunger strikers fighting to save Dyett High School. September 2015. PHOTO: Bob Simpson/Flickr In 2013, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that it would...

Chicago Strike: a “Teachable Moment” for Kids

By GEORGIA REED-STAMM, age 9 PHOTO: Flickr/Chicago Teachers Union September 15 rally. PHOTO: Flickr/Chicago Teachers Union Children and parents march with teachers in Chicago on September 15. PHOTO: Flickr/Chicago Teachers Union Children returning to public schools in...

Workers Take Over Factory

By INDYKIDS STAFF Photo: CHICAGO INDYMEDIA A group of 250 laid-off workers occupied the Republic Windows & Doors factory in Chicago in early December to protest a decision to shut down the factory without adequate warning. The workers were given three days’...