I'm sorry to see the things that have happen to Fenger High and it's students. There are a lot of famous and important people that graduate from Fenger. Fenger High has a very rich heritage There are astronauts professors lawyers doctors dentist that graduated from this school. I would like to see them all come back and show the kids what they can become.www.jeraldbarnes.com
by jerald3/14/2014 5:44:08 PM
@BrickCity_TV will skools like @wyhs and @ChiTechAcademy b shown? they are ex. of schools with lots of p.o.c., high achievement, no violence
by ruserious3/14/2014 5:34:20 PM
Special Friday 'Chicagoland' live blog!
Chicago "mayor" Billy Dec and "Chicagoland" producer Yoav Attias are here to answer your questions!
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by katie.mclaughlin3/14/2014 5:31:21 PM
It's everything you always Wanted to know about Chicago(land) but were afraid to ask -- go!
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by katie.mclaughlin3/14/2014 5:31:19 PM
Episode 3 is powerful. We meet some inspirational young immigrant artists, celebrate the diversity in Chicago, and meet a war veteran.
@ruserious We completely appreciate those concerns. We focused on the major issues facing the city, but made an effort to celebrate the diversity and culture in the city as well. Hope you'll keep watching.
by CNN Original Seriesvia twitter3/14/2014 5:16:06 PM
@BrickCity_TV good to know Jim Reynolds may be featured. Millions of people in the city would like to see a balanced representation of people of color on the series. As of right now, Latinos have not really been mentioned, and blacks are only featured when the topic is failing schools/crime/gangs/death. Many feel there is more to people of color in Chicago than the tired and played out "failing schools/crime/gangs/death" narrative
by ruserious3/14/2014 5:16:06 PM
.@BillyDec When did you start your first restaurant? What's your involvement with Fenger like? #Chicagoland
by CNN Original Seriesvia twitter3/14/2014 5:15:31 PM
@ruserious Mellody Hobson has one of the most poignant comments in the show when she says that "giving back is the price you pay to do business in Chicago."