Archive for April, 2010

Davis proposes changes to federal law to include bullying

April 29, 2010

by La Risa Lynch Bullying has taking on a new dimension in the digital age and high school principal Debra Crump hopes changes to a federal law on school safety will give her teeth she needs to clamp down all bullying, including over the Internet. “When you think of bullying, you only think about physical [...]

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Wellness fair encourages teen healthy living

April 22, 2010

By La Risa Lynch Ernestine Pendleton, of Marquette Park, didn’t plan on working up a sweat when she picked up her five year-old son from a pee-wee basketball league at the South Side YMCA. But a step aerobic class demonstration piqued her curiosity. Pendleton found the live demonstration more engaging then her Wii video game [...]

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Fighting diabetes block-by-block in North Lawndale

April 14, 2010

West side hospital to offer home visits to help residents manage diabetes By La Risa Lynch Shirley Camp was in denial when she was diagnosed with diabetes seven years ago. And although her husband of 26 years suffers from the disease, Camp, a North Lawndale resident, wanted no part of the finger pricking or the [...]

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Pfleger leads march for tougher gun laws

April 5, 2010

Blair’s Bill wants social security number to register handgun by La Risa Lynch A mangled bullet still lodged in one of Garrett Evans’ leg serves as a reminder of the 2007 Virginia Tech campus shooting that left 33 people dead, including the gunman and scores injured. Evans says the Virginia Tech shooting  is an example for [...]

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