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Gun Violence

Local activists unite to combat gun violence

There were heart-wrenching stories about the unimaginable devastation of gun violence, but the people telling them were not there just to tell stories.
They were not content with 500 people in the audience merely shaking their heads, dabbing their eyes and displaying empathy because of the tragedies they have had to endure.

Legislators, Advocates Unite To Push Local & Federal Gun Control Legislation

Legislators and gun control advocates united Sunday afternoon to discuss and rally around state and federal gun control legislation being considered in the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Progress Illinois was there for the unifying, and at points emotional, event...

Governor talks anti-violence at Chicago churches

Gov. Pat Quinn spent his second consecutive Sunday at Chicago houses of worship calling for more anti-violence efforts on city streets and the need for an assault weapons ban _ pointing specifically to the recent shooting death of a 6-month-old girl.

The Chicago Democrat stopped at two churches and a Chicago synagogue to help launch an anti-gun violence campaign with religious and community leaders. Quinn, who likely faces a tough re-election next year, also used the chance to tout his budget proposal, playing up how he's retained money for early education.

Quinn, Cullerton urge activists to keep fighting for gun-control legislation

Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton met with community activists Sunday afternoon at a Gold Coast synagogue to support an effort to curb gun violence.
“The only way to beat a powerful lobby is to organize,” Quinn told a group of about 400 at the Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware. “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and organize.”
The meeting was hosted by United Power, an umbrella group of religious and community organizations from around Cook County that focuses on social issues...

Quinn Talks Anti-Violence At Chicago Churches

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn spent his second consecutive Sunday at Chicago houses of worship calling for more anti-violence efforts on city streets and the need for an assault weapons ban — pointing specifically to the recent shooting death of a 6-month-old girl

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