Healing the Hood

June 19th, 2008




How should a community respond when rival gangs, gun violence or drug dealing control its streets? Young people energize a community, and with the warm weather finally here, more and more will be out of doors – and potentially in harm’s way. While street violence and kids killing kids sounds all too familiar to some of Chicago’s neighborhoods, the Little Village community is taking back its streets in a more creative way. Read the rest of this entry »

In Their Own Words

May 16th, 2008


Day after day, news headlines and broadcasts report on the growing number of young people being gunned down in their communities. While there is a tremendous response from parents and community leaders, we seldom hear from the ones closest to the violence – Chicago’s youth.
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Future of Gun Control in Chicago

April 11th, 2008


For the first time in almost 70 years, the U.S. Supreme Court is addressing one of the most hotly contested constitutional debates – our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.The revival stems from a Washington D.C. court case ruling that, under the amendment, an individual’s rights are protected. If the High Court agrees, Washington D.C., and other cities with strict handgun laws like Chicago, will have to change their rules.
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