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On The Block With Dr. Moss

Dr. Moss talks Gun Crime Dealers and Solutions to Take Guns Off the Streets with the Chicago Morning Takeover.

Demonstrations Continue Outside Police Chiefs Conference in Chicago

After 66 people were arrested during a protest on the first day of an impressive gathering of police chiefs in Chicago, the demonstrations continued Monday as the conference proceeded.

Police chiefs conference continues at McCormick Place

More than 14,000 law enforcement officials from around the country are in Chicago on Monday for the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, which has drawn protesters all weekend.

The conference, which is being held at the McCormick Place, aims to showcase different crime-fighting tools to fight violence. It is the largest conference of its kind.

Obama to speak to police chiefs group in Chicago on Tuesday

President Obama will travel to Chicago Tuesday to address a meeting of police chiefs from around the world and he's expected to call for stricter national gun laws.

White House aides say the president will address the international association of chiefs of police and he's well aware of the overwhelming problem of gun violence in the city.

He plans to address that and the broader topic of violence and how police can work more effectively to deal with it in their communities.

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At Oak Park meeting United Power asks Quinn for commitments on gun violence and affordable housing

Gov. Quinn paid a visit to Ascension Church Sunday afternoon for a United Power for Action and Justice (UPAJ) meeting that packed the church with more than 800 people. Ascension hasn't been that full since Midnight Mass, which, as it happens, was the last time Quinn visited Ascension, so he's used to standing room only in church.

Park Ridge City Council ditches assault weapon ban

Before a crowd of largely gun-rights supporters, the Park Ridge City Council quietly agreed Monday not to pursue a local law banning assault weapons.

The Working Catholic: The importance of not standing by

Commandments, God delivered many more. Among them (Leviticus 19:16 in NABRE) is this: You shall not “stand by idly when your neighbor’s life is at stake. I am the Lord.” This commandment provides the theme for a new campaign on responsible gun manufacturing, gun retailing and gun use.

His Father’s Murder Drives a Rabbi’s Pursuit of Gun Control

In the months after his father’s murder in early 1999, those months stretching formlessly between the mourning ritual of shiva and the impending trial of a suspect, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher received many messages of solace. There was one type, however, that tested every atom of clerical forbearance he possessed.

No more idle bystanding

While many Chicagoans were out at their favorite pub on St. Patrick's Day, I was at a Jewish Temple with nearly 500 Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, and some non-religious people, all eager to learn what we can do together to push for accountability on gun violence. The meeting was hosted by United Power for Action and Justice, of which a number of churches in Oak Park and River Forest are members, including my parish, Ascension Catholic Church.