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Moms Demand Action walk the path of gun sales from Indiana to Chicago

Moms Demand Action walk the path of gun sales from Indiana to Chicago

October 28, 2019

A group organized by Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America journeyed from Hammond, Indiana, to Chicago Saturday for the March to Illinois. The march highlighted the issue of cross-state gun sales...

Attorney General Kwame Raoul tackles gun violence with gun tracing, trauma services

Attorney General Kwame Raoul tackles gun violence with gun tracing, trauma services

October 23, 2019

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced plans to fight gun violence on several fronts—including stopping gun trafficking, increasing access to trauma programs and providing compens...

Gun Violence Memorial  Project debuts in Chicago

Gun Violence Memorial Project debuts in Chicago

October 6, 2019

Blair DeLane Holt was a 16-year- old student at Percy L. Julian High School riding a CTA bus home on May 10, 2007, when a gunman fired shots into the bus, fatally striking the teen in the abdomen and wo...

OPINION: Back-to-school season combats the normalization of gun violence

OPINION: Back-to-school season combats the normalization of gun violence

September 24, 2019

Scissors and colored pencils come in handy for self-defense, knee-high socks are a lifesaver as a makeshift tourniquet and a phone is great for staying in touch with loved ones to say I love you one last time. A b...

Five key moments from night one of the Democratic primary debates

Five key moments from night one of the Democratic primary debates

June 27, 2019

      From awkward Spanish to shouting matches over an obscure section of the U.S. Code many viewers probably hadn’t heard of, night one of the Democratic presidential primary...

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

January 24, 2019

On Jan. 17, freshly-inaugurated Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a new bill into law targeting illegal gun trafficking. A similar bill was vetoed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner last year on the ba...

OPINION: ‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

OPINION: ‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

By Bridget Ekis

January 20, 2019

There were 42,924 domestic violence survivors in Illinois in 2018, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Even with the Me Too movement present in our culture, society still does not ...

Notable Native: Maggie Baczkowski

Notable Native: Maggie Baczkowski

October 15, 2018

Chicagoan Maggie Baczkowski decided in 2014 to do her part to end gun violence in the city she calls home.Baczkowski created Strides for Peace, a nonprofit organization that provides funds to existing organization...

We must recognize the Armenian genocide

We must recognize the Armenian genocide

By Olivia Deloian

April 23, 2018

“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Adolf Hitler asked in an August 1939 speech as he stood poised to occupy Poland and exterminate its Jewish population.As aghast as I ...

Police-involved shootings are gun violence, too

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2018

How many people must be shot until something is done?This question has been asked repeatedly after the nation witnessed dozens of mass shootings, but now we must ask that question of police-involved shootings that continue to take lives.On April 6, a University of Chicago police officer shot and wounded Charles Thomas, a student at the university who ran toward officers while carrying a metal pipe. It appeared Thomas was su...

March For Our Lives — 85,000 assemble in Union Park

March For Our Lives — 85,000 assemble in Union Park

April 2, 2018

At only five years old, Eduardo Medel began to notice gun violence in his South Side community. While he remembers how Fourth of July filled the night sky with bright lights, he also recalls abrupt flashin...

Chicago students plan gun violence walk-out

Chicago students plan gun violence walk-out

March 5, 2018

Chloë Hancock, a senior at Jones College Prep High School and vice president of the Chicago Students Union, said social movements often start with students, and the teens from Parkland, Florida, who are t...

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