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August 10, 2012 | By Waymon Hudson and For RedEye
I happened to be on a vacation in Europe when the horrendous news of the shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater showing Batman broke. BBC news covered the shooting of 71 people and the killing of 12 nonstop. But beyond the horror of the story itself, I was struck by the tone of the international reporting--every news story ended with incredulity that the shooter had gotten his two handguns, shotgun, assault-style rifle and high-capacity clips legally. It's not a tone seen in mainstream media reporting in the U.S., where the issue of gun control is the third rail of...
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May 1, 2013 | By Melanie Zanona and For RedEye
I attended high school in Chicago's upper-class Lincoln Park neighborhood, surrounded by brownstone mansions and designer boutiques. Though I was no stranger to the concept of violence-- we went through metal detectors and had police officers on staff at Lincoln Park High School--I never thought that one of my classmates, Frankie Valencia, would be brutally shot and killed by a gangbanger outside of a Halloween party. And I definitely couldn't have imagined that one of his best friends, Ricky Pike, another classmate of ours, would also be senselessly lost to gun violence just three years later.
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January 15, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will join journalists and policymakers for a discussion about guns hosted by the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics on Tuesday night called "The Politics of Guns in America. " The university's Institute of Politics, directed by political adviser and U. of C. alum David Axelrod, event is a response to last month's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. The panel will be moderated by NBC correspondent Tom Brokaw, who is an avid hunter, and will include Mayor Emanuel; Steve Chapman, editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune; former U.S....
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April 11, 2013 | By Andy Downing and RedEye
Chicago rapper St. Millie isn't shy about revealing his innermost thoughts to both friends and journalists alike. "This is my first big interview, by the way," he admitted in a recent phone interview, "So I'm a little nervous. " Born Milton McKinney III 21 years ago, the rapper is similarly unguarded on his debut mixtape, "No Religion but Up," a soulful effort packed with songs that touch on everything from Chicago gun violence ("Hello") to his mother's struggles with drug addiction ("Dear Moms")
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March 22, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Look at the ground around Daley Plaza this Sunday, and you might be in for a jarring sight: the chalk outlines of fifty or more human bodies, scattered as though the Loop were a murder scene. That is the hope of Stephen Lukas, 25, one of the organizers behind a flash-mob style performance meant to draw attention to the gun violence that plagues Chicago and other cities. "Our goal is to get people to ask questions," said Lukas, a musical theater performer and River North resident.
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April 4, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The Chicago youth behind Project Orange Tree, an anti-gun violence effort taking root this spring, know about sacrifice. They've seen classmates and friends victimized by neighborhood violence around the city, among them Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old who was fatally shot earlier this year after being caught in gang-related fire in North Kenwood. And since April 1, they've been fasting from sunup to sundown to honor her death and inspire community members. They're also wearing the color orange, a symbol of...
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May 1, 2013 | By Melanie Zanona and For RedEye
I attended high school in Chicago's upper-class Lincoln Park neighborhood, surrounded by brownstone mansions and designer boutiques. Though I was no stranger to the concept of violence-- we went through metal detectors and had police officers on staff at Lincoln Park High School--I never thought that one of my classmates, Frankie Valencia, would be brutally shot and killed by a gangbanger outside of a Halloween party. And I definitely couldn't have imagined that one of his best friends, Ricky Pike, another classmate of ours, would also be...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013 | By Andy Downing and RedEye
Chicago rapper St. Millie isn't shy about revealing his innermost thoughts to both friends and journalists alike. "This is my first big interview, by the way," he admitted in a recent phone interview, "So I'm a little nervous. " Born Milton McKinney III 21 years ago, the rapper is similarly unguarded on his debut mixtape, "No Religion but Up," a soulful effort packed with songs that touch on everything from Chicago gun violence ("Hello") to his mother's struggles with drug addiction ("Dear Moms")
NEWS
July 24, 2012 | Stephen Markley
I write this column basically every two years. The only difference is that this time, I had perhaps my silliest RedEye column ever (that's saying something) slated for the issue where the cover memorialized the twelve peopled killed (not to mention 71 shot) in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Incongruous topics aside, I really have nothing new to say or contribute to a stale debate in a country that has basically lost its mind when it comes to the possession and regulation of firearms.
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April 2, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts, @juliaborcherts and For RedEye
As hard as we try, we can't always control how we - collectively and as individuals - are perceived or what our path through the world will be. Those twists and turns form the through-line of The Second City's 101st mainstage revue, "Let Them Eat Chaos," which journeys across time on cruise ships, in dive bars, at violin lessons and all over Chicago to shed some light - and some humor - on the confusion. To see how the cast brought order to the chaos inherent in creating a new sketch comedy revue from scratch, we asked each to share a chaotic...
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April 9, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
It's yet another homecoming for Michelle Obama. The first lady will return to Chicago on Wednesday, this time to tackle the subject of youth violence. In a luncheon hosted by Mayor Emanuel and members of the city's business community, Obama will support a campaign to raise $50 million for programs that aid at-risk youth. When the murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton thrust Chicago into the national spotlight, Obama attended the victim's funeral in Chicago, and days later invited Pendleton's parents to the State of the Union address.
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April 4, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The Chicago youth behind Project Orange Tree, an anti-gun violence effort taking root this spring, know about sacrifice. They've seen classmates and friends victimized by neighborhood violence around the city, among them Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old who was fatally shot earlier this year after being caught in gang-related fire in North Kenwood. And since April 1, they've been fasting from sunup to sundown to honor her death and inspire community members. They're also wearing the color orange, a symbol of...
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts, @juliaborcherts and For RedEye
As hard as we try, we can't always control how we - collectively and as individuals - are perceived or what our path through the world will be. Those twists and turns form the through-line of The Second City's 101st mainstage revue, "Let Them Eat Chaos," which journeys across time on cruise ships, in dive bars, at violin lessons and all over Chicago to shed some light - and some humor - on the confusion. To see how the cast brought order to the chaos inherent in creating a new sketch comedy revue from...
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March 22, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Look at the ground around Daley Plaza this Sunday, and you might be in for a jarring sight: the chalk outlines of fifty or more human bodies, scattered as though the Loop were a murder scene. That is the hope of Stephen Lukas, 25, one of the organizers behind a flash-mob style performance meant to draw attention to the gun violence that plagues Chicago and other cities. "Our goal is to get people to ask questions," said Lukas, a musical theater performer and River North resident.
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March 21, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Solving the violence problem in Chicago seems so massive, so insurmountable to its residents. "I want to do something. But what can you really do?" said South Sider Bryant Cross, 28. He found that his morale for the city where he was raised has been low given the homicide rate. After reading stories about how January was a bloody month for Chicago, he happened to go through some old photos and came across one where he was angry and shouting. He slapped a caption on it and posted it on social media.
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March 7, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Chicagoans convicted of committing violent crimes with guns could appear on a city gun registry under an ordinance advanced Thursday by City Council committee. Since 2010, any person convicted of unlawful use or possession of a firearm who lives, works or attends school in the city has been required to register with the Chicago police department as a gun offender. There are currently 584 gun offenders registered, said Chief Thomas Byrne of the Bureau of Detectives. Their names, addresses, photos and descriptions of the offense are included...
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March 21, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Solving the violence problem in Chicago seems so massive, so insurmountable to its residents. "I want to do something. But what can you really do?" said South Sider Bryant Cross, 28. He found that his morale for the city where he was raised has been low given the homicide rate. After reading stories about how January was a bloody month for Chicago, he happened to go through some old photos and came across one where he was angry and shouting. He slapped a caption on it and posted it on social media.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Chicagoans convicted of committing violent crimes with guns could appear on a city gun registry under an ordinance advanced Thursday by City Council committee. Since 2010, any person convicted of unlawful use or possession of a firearm who lives, works or attends school in the city has been required to register with the Chicago police department as a gun offender. There are currently 584 gun offenders registered, said Chief Thomas Byrne of the Bureau of Detectives. Their names, addresses, photos and descriptions of the offense are included...
NEWS
January 15, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will join journalists and policymakers for a discussion about guns hosted by the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics on Tuesday night called "The Politics of Guns in America. " The university's Institute of Politics, directed by political adviser and U. of C. alum David Axelrod, event is a response to last month's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. The panel will be moderated by NBC correspondent Tom Brokaw, who is an avid hunter, and will include Mayor Emanuel; Steve Chapman, editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune; former U.S....
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2012 | By Kyle Kramer and RedEye special contributor
*** (out of four) In the span of a year, 17-year-old rapper and Englewood native Chief Keef went from being a kid caught with a gun to a figurehead for all of Chicago's violence. Yet Keef's Interscope debut, "Finally Rich," contrary to what some may expect, is not a collection of songs about gun violence. Keef talks way more about having money and doing drugs and continues to show that he cannot be classified as a one-note artist. His songs are too immediate, not to mention fun to sing along with.
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