Health professionals are urging Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to intervene in the controversy over Dyett High School so the hunger strike over the school's future can end.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and leaders with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago want state funding restored for law enforcement mental health training.
Chicago Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) visited the education activists who are on a hunger strike over the future of Dyett High School on Wednesday.
Youth with disabilities plan to protest Wednesday outside the Chicago Board of Education meeting against the $30 million in special education cuts proposed in the school district's budget.
The Dyett hunger strikers are expected to see support Wednesday morning from American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday that will prohibit Illinois public schools, including charters, from using "zero tolerance" discipline policies, unless otherwise required by law.
Leaders with Chicago Jobs With Justice will participate in a one-day fast on Tuesday in solidarity with the Dyett hunger strikers, who are in their second week of protesting.
Chicago education activists are in the eighth day of their hunger strike over the future of Dyett High School.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation on Friday aimed at preventing sexual assaults on college campuses in the state and helping victims of such attacks.