With the number of homicide in Chicago topping 400 deaths on Sept. 29, city leaders organized a rally against violence in the 31st Ward in conjunction with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Ray Suarez.
At the head of the march were Emanuel, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Calude Brizard, who all agreed to march with parents, teachers and children of the 31st Ward at Schubert Elementary School, 2727 N. Long Ave., after they expressed frustration at the lack of cooperation between communities and the CPD. During the march from Schubert to Falconer Elementary School, 3020 N. Lamon Ave., the crowd chanted, “Up with hope, down with dope” and “Save our children, stop the shootings.”
Read the full story by our Assistant Metro Editor, Austin Montgomery, in the Oct. 8 edition of The Columbia Chronicle! Also check out the article here on our website!