Four protesters arrested as part of an April sit-in to fight the closure of a mental health clinic in Woodlawn were found guilty of criminal trespass Monday. [ more › ]
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,...Show More Summary
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. Show More Summary
After three nights, the tent city outside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic is no more. Police evicted protesters trying to keep it and five other mental health facilities from closing by April 30. Despite this setback, protesters told The Chicago Reporter they plan to set up camp again across the street from the clinic. Show More Summary
On April 30, the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic will be one of six mental health centers that shuts its doors. But until then, the clinic has become the epicenter in the fight against government cutbacks in Chicago, say organizers. AShow More Summary
Police once again moved in on another encampment made in front of the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic to clear it, arresting 10 more people last night. [ more › ]
Everyone was well fed—Diane Adams made sure of it. The 56-year-old ran back and forth across the Woodlawn Mental Health Center so fast her red and orange outfit blurred into a comet.
Early this morning, Chicago police removed tents and cleared the encampment set up in a vacant lot over the weekend by activists protesting the closure of a Woodlawn Mental Health clinic. [ more › ]
About a dozen tents went up outside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic after activists held a rally and previously planned health fair across the street. [ more › ]
Those who owe their lives to the Woodlawn Adult Health Center have a difficult time believing the city would shutter it.
After a tense standoff for a few hours, police began to cut through the barricade and started making arrests around 1 a.m. In total, 23 people were arrested [ more › ]
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