June 2016
SPRINGFIELD — Even before a gunman opened fire over the weekend at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., killing 49 people before being fatally shot by police, efforts were underway in the Illinois General Assembly to strengthen the state’s gun laws. The Illinois House is considering a bill that would require gun dealers to be...
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Chicago Tribune story about our founder, Tom Vanden Berk. Tom Vanden Berk, who is retiring after decades leading the social services agency UCAN, is seen on June 8, 2016, in front of the organization’s new headquarters on the West Side. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune) Mary SchmichContact Reporter He can’t bear to watch the...
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Residents said the block is mostly peaceful, save for the house where the shooting occurred. DNAinfo/Alex Nitkin LOGAN SQUARE — Someone opened fire on a family standing outside a house party in Logan Square Monday evening, hitting a 6-year-old girl in her back and leaving her in critical condition. Around 8:10 p.m., the girl was outside...
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    The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) was founded by gun violence survivors
    to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield.