As fewer kids enroll, big cities face a small schools crisis
On a recent morning inside Chalmers School of Excellence on Chicago’s West Side, five preschool and kindergarten students finished up drawings. Chalmers lost almost a third of its enrollment during the pandemic, shrinking to 215 students. In Chicago, COVID-19 worsened declines that preceded the virus: Predominantly Black neighborhoods like Chalmers’ North Lawndale, long plagued by disinvestment, have seen an exodus of families over the past decade.news.yahoo.com
Morning Briefing Feb. 21, 2021: Massive fire destroys Detroit grocery store, local businesses ask to be included in eviction moratorium, Michigan governor declares energy emergency
Crews work to put out the fire at the Harper Food Center that started Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. The Harper Food Center on Detroit’s east side was burned down and destroyed in a fire that happened Saturday night. Harper Food Center is on Harper near Chalmers. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Saturday declaring a Michigan state of energy emergency to ensure adequate propane distribution over the coming days. New Today: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Feb. 21, 2021Here’s a look at more of the data:
3 people killed in crash on eastbound I-94 at Chalmers
DETROIT – Three people have been killed in a crash early Monday morning in eastbound lanes of I-94 at Chalmers Street in Detroit. The crash happened before 2 a.m. According to Michigan State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Camaro was speeding when it hit a Mercury SUV. The Camaro had a 39-year-old man behind wheel and a 38-year-old woman passenger. State police report excessive speed and alcohol are contributing factors in this crash.
Community gathers to remember mother of 7 killed in Detroit crash
Community gathers to remember mother of 7 killed in Detroit crashPublished: August 2, 2020, 11:18 pmJiwyna Harris, who was a mother of seven, was killed in a car accident around 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Chalmers and Seymour streets. Police said a suspect accused of stealing a red Dodge Challenger, drove away from officers when he ran the light. He hit the Trailblazer with Harris, her 5-year-old twin girls and 12-year old niece inside.
Stolen car hits SUV, killing mother driving with 3 children on Detroit’s east side
ORIGINAL STORY: Woman killed when her SUV is struck by stolen vehicle on Detroit’s east side“It was like bam. It started with police looking for two suspects driving a stolen red Dodge Challenger with a stolen license plate. That’s when the other suspect took off down Chalmers Street, hitting a 33-year-old mother and her three children inside a Chevrolet Trailblazer. They were like ‘My mama, my mama.’ I’m telling the little girl, you going to be alright,” Jones said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Detroit residents asking for installation of new traffic signal after deadly crash
DETROIT - A deadly high speed crash was caught on a home security camera and neighbors said they were just waiting for a tragedy like this to happen. Local 4 obtained video of a car speeding through the stop sign on Frankfort Street and hitting another car. A Detroit official told Local 4 his office is not currently considering the traffic signal at Frankfort and Chalmers streets, primarily because there already is a traffic signal one block south at Warren and Chalmers and two blocks north at Chandler Park Drive. The official does not believe that the traffic volume is sufficient on Frankfort Street to justify another traffic signal. Frankfort Street currently has stop signs.