Daily Roundup: Chief Keef’s baptism, higher gas prices, and slain teens

Por en Deportes 02/18/13 1:27pm
Rapper Keith Cozart, aka Chief Keef, center, arrives at juvenile court on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013. (Abel Uribe/ Chicago Tribune)

Happy President’s Day, people.

We’ve got a mixed bag this morning, so here goes:

Pastor Corey Brooks, otherwise known as the “Rooftop Pastor,” has said he will baptize Chief Keef when the rapper is released from juvenile detention.

Speaking of youth, Wendell Hutson has a story about a potential lawsuit against CPS for not teaching black history and the Tribune wrote about parental input in which schools get closed.

Former Medill classmate Anthony Ponce reports about gas prices in Chicago reaching historic highs for February.

ABC has a piece about two young women killed over the weekend in separate shootings. The sister of one of the victims had just sat behind President Obama during his speech about gun violence here in Chicago.

Many shooting victims are taken to the hospital in an ambulance, but a BGA investigation shows that the city’s ambulances are in rough shape.

On a more upbeat note, Decatur student Derek Jones’s love of history could net him a $50,000 scholarship.

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson’s tenure as a public servant appears to be history, but the race for his successor is heating up with just over a week to go. State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the race-a decision that prompted a sharp reaction from Debbie Halvorson, according to the Sun-Times. Halvorson said opponent Robin Kelly should “come clean.”

The Associated Press had a story about ex-wardens talking about the safety hazards of mixing inmate groups.

DNAInfo.com had a piece about a study on Chicago’s Puerto Rican community.

Oh, and by the way, the NBA All-Star Game took place yesterday. Chris Paul took home MVP honors as the West prevailed over the East, 143-138. Our reporting team had extensive coverage of the event.