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Review: 'American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans' locks change in the revolver

Review: ‘American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans’ locks change in the revolver

May 18, 2020

“There are guns in the streets, there will never be peace,” wrote 17-year-old James Lofton in the last line of "American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans." This line ricochets in the brain like ...

Opinion: Police sanctioned violence on CTA

Opinion: Police sanctioned violence on CTA

By Margaret Smith, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2020

Gun violence in Chicago doesn’t only exist in a few sectioned-off neighborhoods, it doesn’t just happen in dark, tucked-away alleys or between citizens whose names will soon become part of the endless,...

Attendees pack the auditorium of Pickard Elementary, at 2301 W. 21st Place, to hear community organizers and elected representatives address the issue of gun violence in the 25th ward.

Community meeting to address gun violence in Pilsen wracked with conflict

February 25, 2020

Shouts from agitated attendees echoed throughout the Pilsen elementary school auditorium, demanding action and denouncing “politically correct” language from police commanders and elected officials on st...

Eleuterio welcomes marchers to Calumet Park in Chicago, Oct. 26.

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...

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul broke down his plans of reducing gun trafficking and increasing access to trauma programs in a Monday address to the City Club of Chicago.

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...

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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...

Ten Democratic presidential candidates went head-to-head onstage to debate their stances on issues ranging from immigration to impeachment in the first round of the Democratic primary debates Wednesday evening. Photos by Wilfredo Lee / AP

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

‘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 ...

Maggie Baczkowski founded Strides for Peace in 2014 to help fund existing organizations that work to put an end to gun violence in Chicago. 

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

Olivia Deloian's great-grandfather Sam holding her grandfather, Dean Deloian.

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 ...

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