For teachers long accustomed to school security plans that espouse hard lockdowns and classroom evacuations, new training at north suburban Barrington’s Station Middle School and other Chicago-area schools proposes a radical departure from tradition: Run. Hide. Fight.
The minister blessed the chalice of wine and loaves of bread before inviting everyone in the pews of St. Michael’s United Church of Christ in West Chicago to partake of Holy Communion, a sacrament she had once been excluded from because of her gender identity and transition.
She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won a second term Tuesday in a runoff election that hinged on serious financial challenges facing the nation's third-largest city and the brusque management style of the former White House chief of staff.