Month

January 2014
‘Out of the blue for no reason’ The assistant boys’ basketball coach at Marshall Metro High School remained in critical condition this morning after he was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood while driving his daughter to school, police said. … “He’s just trying to teach people how to play basketball, get the kids off...
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… “Our family supports the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms — we are not trying to take anybody’s guns away, we are just trying to ensure that nobody else knows the sadness of losing a loved one to senseless gun violence.” … Click here for full story. (Chicago Tribune)
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Twenty children or adolescents were hospitalized for firearm-related injuries every day in 2009, and 453 died of their wounds, a new report says. The study provides one of the most comprehensive recent efforts to tally the number of children hurt nationally in gun-related incidents. It was published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. A national database of patients...
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A 15-year-old boy getting out of a car was shot to death in a drive-by attack Sunday afternoon in the Little Village. His death was the third gunshot wound homicide in the Little Village neighborhood in less than two weeks and happened about 36 hours after another homicide along a gang border in that neighborhood....
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  As the debate over guns in Chicago wears on, a new billboard is raising eyebrows for its controversial message that suggests AR-15 rifles are as “Pure American” as baseball and apple pie. The advertisement, visible from the outbound I-55 Stevenson Expressway on the city’s Southwest Side, is for the gun parts company, Slide Fire. According...
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The weekend’s latest incident took place around 10 a.m. Sunday when a man was shot while shoveling snow on Chicago’s South Side. … Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, two men were found dead in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue. … Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, two men were found dead in the 9100 block...
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