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OFA organizer Eileen Soderstrom welcomes the audience at Monday's Organizing for Action Day of Action against Gun Violence at the Chicago Temple 77 W. Washington St.
Jordan S. Zoot April 15, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Too bad they aren't bright enough to distinguish between GUN violence and gang violence. The problemRead More isn't firearms...its ILLEGAL firearms in the hands of prohibited persons. Gun control doesn't work...Chicago ranks DEAD LAST in Federal prosecutions under existing firearm laws. Thats a good place to start the changes.
Grumpy Old Man April 16, 2014 at 09:20 am
There will never be a resolution of violence until we stop using the idiotic term "gunRead More violence" or "gun victim." or excuse it on the basis that it somehow just represents the tragedy of persons killed by "guns." The violence is committed by people, in the majority by gang bangers out to protect their drug dealing (these murders far surpass the news media's favorite topic - multiple murders by a single man in a single incident such as Newton, Columbine, Fort Hood, etc.). It is easy to avoid placing responsibility on these gang bangers by implying that if it wasn't for the gun they wouldn't be killing anyone. Of course if there were no guns no one would be killed by a gun but there are, and restrictions on legal ownership are ineffective against gang bangers. They don't bother to comply with them. You never hear the term knife violence and it wasn't used in reporting on the recent school incident in Pennsylvania. Until the focus is on the gang bangers and others who commit crimes, until we stop rationalizing violence on the so called economic conditions (the vast majority of blacks and Hispanics are not gang bangers, do not run around shooting or knifing people and are themselves the most frequent victims of these attacks) we will never resolve the problem of violence or bring it under control.
sklogw April 17, 2014 at 03:59 pm
If parents taught their children how to humans and not animals, spent time with them, kept them outRead More of gangs, kept them in school and out of street life, I'm sure gun violence would lessen. Look within your four walls before you blame others.
Deborah Kadin January 18, 2012 at 06:39 pm
According to District 97, both middle schools have PE class daily. The elementary schools eitherRead More have a PE class or physical education activities (PEA) daily. PEA are staff directed activities undertaken during the school day that promote health and wellness. These types of activities can be found on pages 75 to 93 of http://www.op97.org/board-of-education/documents/D97-Wellness-Program.pdf. This was created for the district by Sandy Noel and Seven Generations Ahead.
Lisa A Dodge November 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm
This is the best description and information about Heshima Kenya that I have read! Thanks forRead More letting other people know about this very important organization! Also the scarves are so beautiful just like the women we are helping...Thanks again!
John Mulu December 20, 2011 at 10:51 am
There have been some really cool shopping app recommendations over the past couple of days...I endedRead More up downloading the 'Should I Buy It?' app someone recommended and it is awesome! I was shopping for shoes and was able to quickly share them with my friends to see what they thought of them. Here is the link again to download: http://bit.ly/sibifm33
Donald B. Register September 11, 2011 at 04:26 am
Congratulations and thanks to the members of the 19th Century Charitable Association for the manyRead More ways you have added and continue to add to the quality of life in the Oak Park and Fiver Forest communities. May your work be as vital in 2111 as it is today. Donald B. Register
Stephanie July 22, 2011 at 06:49 pm
According to Oak Park Police Commander LaDon Reynolds, Strokosch's family said they haven't seen himRead More since Tuesday morning. "According to the family, this is unusual for him," Reynolds said. "He's never been reported missing before." http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/07-21-2011/Oak_Park_resident_Jassen_Strokosch_missing_since_Wednesday_morning I have seen similar statements that this is not normal or usual behavior for Jassen in many articles.
Mel July 22, 2011 at 08:13 pm
There are comments that he may be despondent, and to not approach him but report him if sighted.Read More Also, none of the initial reports referenced him as a husband, only as a father. So is the despondence based on marital issues? Who saw him on Wednesday if not his family? The reason people want to know is not to pry but in these circumstances, that this information gives us more hope and let's us know that it's not a stranger abduction or a mental illness issue.
OP Butterfly July 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm
I am so happy that Jassen has been found! The what, why and how of his disappearance are nobody'sRead More business except for his family and the police. Neither his family nor the police are stupid. They both wanted him found and any NECESSARY information needed by volunteers and the community to maximize the chances of finding him were shared. The rest is private and should stay that way.
Casey Cora April 8, 2011 at 01:51 pm
Just came across this project (via gapersblock.com) A group called the "Pocket Guide toRead More Hell" is trying to raise funds for a full-scale reenactment of the Haymarket Affair, slated to take place at Randolph and Des Plaines in Chicago, the site of the 1886 riot. Details here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/74774683/pocket-guide-to-hells-haymarket-reenactment-0
Larry spivack April 8, 2011 at 08:08 pm
Yes the Ilhs is helping on the reenactment.
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