Posts tagged "guns"
Taxpayers have spent more money incarcerating people than educating them in areas impacted by school closings
The debate over how to stop the bloodshed in Chicago headed south last week as Illinois lawmakers took up a bill that would put more people with guns behind bars–for longer. There is a logic behind HB 2265, which was introduced by state Rep. Michael Zalewski, a Democrat from west suburban Riverside. The argument: that... Read more »
Ald. Burke urges Congress to 'get real' on gun control; U.S. Reps. Quigley, Davis like the idea but expect no progress
Race, poverty and politics: Mixed reviews on cab strike; Rep. Smith's attorney wants House to slow down; Rep. Joe Walsh has controversial week
Chicago cab drivers held a partial strike Monday, the success of which varies depending on whom you speak with. Fayez Khozindar, chair of the United Taxidrivers Community Council–which staged the strike–claimed several times this week that “80 percent” of the city’s cab drivers were on strike from 6-11 a.m., Monday. There are roughly 12,000 cab... Read more »
The Chicago Police Department loves to talk about its success in tracing confiscated guns–and for good reason. It’s true, the department is nationally recognized for the number of guns–nearly 10,000 last year alone–traced back to gun shows and smuggling rings in places like Indiana, Mississippi and Texas. The numbers suggest that police are doing a... Read more »
I was reminded of an ugly trend this morning when I looked at the news: as the weather gets warmer in Chicago, the shootings multiply. It’s not as if there’s no violence in the winter, but the warm weather that brings people out of their homes seems to also create more opportunities for people to... Read more »