Explaining why guns are dynamite in Chicago

Sometimes the reporting on guns and crime in Chicago forgets the basic facts, and forgets too how to explain them. Here’s an excellent piece by Jim Warren who has moved to the New York Daily news. Steve@chicagoistheworld.org BY JAMES WARREN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013, WASHINGTON — When it comes to […]

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It’s More Than Guns, Mr. President

Welcome home Mr. President. Your trip home to talk about guns and jobs and the economy is uplifting. Guns matter. Guns took many of the more than 500 lives lost here last year. We had over 2,200 shootings last year, up near 20 percent in one year. So, nobody will tell you that guns are […]

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How Do We Bring Calm to Troubled Places?

From Thom Clark “From Pageantry to Tragedy” the Chicago Sun-Times cover headlined screamed out last Wednesday morning. As reported all over, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back while waiting after school for the pouring rain to stop in a neighborhood park less than a mile from President Barack Obama’s home, only a week […]

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