There are some other stories that may not have caught your eye between the COVID-19 news, the Eddie Johnson bombshell and Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings. If you missed something, we’ll catch you up…
Amy Coney Barrett, the federal appeals judge in Chicago currently being considered for a seat on the Supreme Court, was asked this week during her Senate confirmation hearing to explain her dissenting opinion in convicted kidnapper Hector Uriarte’s case.
Officer Gino Garcia’s mother, Brenda Sexton, herself a police officer, was beaten to death by her boyfriend in 2000. Garcia was just six, and he and his siblings discovered her battered body. Sexton was 31.
“The goal is to build a network of new teachers who look like Chicago kids, come from Chicago communities, are invested in Chicago’s neighborhoods, because ultimately they’re CPS graduates,” said Matt Lyons, CPS’s chief talent officer.
He’s been working seven days a week and is booked well into 2021 with projects, including a 26-foot outdoor trestle table made of 200-year-old reclaimed timber for a client in Hinsdale and the rehab of a 19th-century cabin in North Carolina.
Medical, community and religious leaders on the South Side are racing to build a new health care model to address chronic illness, poor access to treatment and a pandemic that is disproportionately hitting Black and Latino neighborhoods.