Posts Tagged “gun violence”

Ridley play premieres free online at Goodman Theater

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Ridley play premieres free online at Goodman Theater

Ridley play premieres free online at Goodman Theater GHOST GUN BY OLIVIA RIDLEY MAKES ITS DIGITAL PREMIERE AS PART OF “#ENOUGH: PLAYS TO END GUN VIOLENCE,” SHORT PLAY COMPETITION FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, DECEMBER 14 – 20 ON BROADWAYONDEMAND.COM. RIDLEY JOINS PULITZER PRIZE NOMINEE DAEL ORLANDER SMITH, TONY AWARD WINNER DAVID HENRY HWANG…

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Hanania joins podcaster Marc Sims on Chicago and National politics

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Hanania joins podcaster Marc Sims on Chicago and National politics

Hanania joins podcaster Marc Sims on Chicago and National politics Podcaster Marc Sims discusses the challenges facing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in fighting rising crime  and how the gun violence can be addressed effectively during his podcast, “Just a Few Questions.” Hanania and Sims also talk about the battle between President Donald Trump and Joe…

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Defending the statue of Christopher Columbus

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Defending the statue of Christopher Columbus

Defending the statue of Christopher Columbus Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot continues to turn her back on the rule of law and defending all of the city’s ethnic and racial groups, taking no action to punish ands identify individuals engaged in the destruction of statues including an attempted destruction of the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant…

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Stop focusing on guns, focus on the criminals

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Stop focusing on guns, focus on the criminals

Stop focusing on guns, focus on the criminals If Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot would stop trying to be the icon of several “movements” and start acting like a leader who can recognize the real problems, maybe Chicago wouldn’t be making headlines every week with record shootings and a growing list of gun related fatalities. By…

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Judge Pat O’Brien Urges Solutions to End Tragic Violence

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Judge Pat O’Brien Urges Solutions to End Tragic Violence

Judge Pat O’Brien Urges Solutions to End Tragic Violence Cook County States Attorney Candidate Judge Pat O’Brien criticizes incumbent Kim Foxx for failing to provide relief to the surge in violence in Cook County and especially in Chicago. After a violent Fourth of July weekend where 79 people were shot and 15 killed, including a…

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Bloomberg targets gun violence in his presidential bid

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Bloomberg targets gun violence in his presidential bid Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is taking on the challenge of fighting gun violence in his campaign to become president and win the Democratic Party nomination. Bloomberg will be on the Illinois ballot on March 17 and is considered a formidable candidate, despite his late entry…

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11 Year-old Harvey resident in critical condition, victim of gun violence

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11 Year-old Harvey resident in critical condition, victim of gun violence

11 Year-old Harvey resident in critical condition, victim of gun violence On the evening of Monday, September 23, an 11-year-old girl became the latest victim of gun violence in Chicago’s south suburban region. The young girl was in her Harvey home, near 158th and Paulina streets, when she was shot in the head by a…

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Gov. Pritzker, 11 Governors Urge Federal Action to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic

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Gov. Pritzker, 11 Governors Urge Federal Action to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic

Gov. Pritzker, 11 Governors Urge Federal Action to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic Governor JB Pritzker and 11 governors from across the country are urging President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to enact sensible gun legislation to help protect the American public from the gun violence epidemic. Since the federal assault weapons ban…

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Is there a politics to mass shootings?

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Is there a politics to mass shootings?

Is there a politics to mass shootings? The mainstream news media covered the killings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas far differently than the  news media covered the killings the same weekend in Chicago. Though the circumstances were different, with individual suspects involved in Dayton and El Paso and multiple suspects involved in multiple…

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Darwish joins coalition urging passage of HB 4116 — life in prison for illegal gun sellers

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Darwish joins coalition urging passage of HB 4116 — life in prison for illegal gun sellers

Darwish joins coalition urging passage of HB 4116 — life in prison for illegal gun sellers On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, a coalition of Illinois activists and candidates led by 3rd District Congressional candidate Rush Darwish and including Diane Latiker, Founder of Kids Off the Block (KOB); police accountability advocate Eric Russell; Mexican community activist…

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Armed suspect arrested in gun related traffic stop in Village of Lyons

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Armed suspect arrested in gun related traffic stop in Village of Lyons

Armed suspect arrested in gun related traffic stop in Village of Lyons A Lyons Police squad car pulled over a vehicle on a routine traffic stop involving excessive speeding at around 5:45 PM on Ogden Avenue between White and Leland Streets in the Village of Lyons on Tuesday. Immediately, the male driver jump out of…

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Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police

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Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police

Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police Chicago continues to be ravaged by street gang gun-related violence. Mayor Lightfoot has vowed to address the problem. But only focusing on the Chicago Police is not the answer. More emphasis needs to be placed on the residents living in the communities where the violence occurs to…

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