Tag: Chicago

Prosecutors ask for 96 years for Van Dyke

CHICAGO — Prosecutors told a court that they want Jason Van Dyke to serve at least 96 years for the murder of Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Monday. Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of of aggravated battery, one count for each shot, in Chicago on Oct. 8. From the…

Suspect charged in transgender woman’s murder

CHICAGO — A teenager has been charged with shooting a transgender woman on the South Side of Chicago last year, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The newspaper reported that 17-year-old Tremon T. Hill was charged on Sunday with first-degree murder in the slaying of Dejanay Stanton, a 24-year-old trans woman, last August. From the Sun-Times: Officers…

UIC needle exchange and HIV testing site on west side offers expanded medical services

CHICAGO — Clinical services to prevent and treat wounds, abscesses and infections caused as a result of injection drug use are now being offered at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Community Outreach Intervention Project’s, or COIP, west side field office. Services will be provided by physicians, nurses and students from UIC’s Urban Global Medicine…

TransWorks Poetry Reading in Chicago on Jan. 11

CHICAGO — Women and Children First Bookstore will host a night of poetry by transgender authors on Friday, Jan. 11. From the Facebook event: Please join us for a poetry reading with Chicago House’s TransWorks Mentorship Program, whose mission is to empower transgender and non-binary individuals to overcome barriers to employment by fostering professional and…