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*Photo: Peace Walk in Humboldt Park this past Wednesday evening.
“Hundreds of Chicagoans and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn participated in a peace walk against violence Wednesday evening in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.” ~ Ellyn Fortino from Progress Illinois
Continue reading on here: http://progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2014/08/14/chicago-activists-hold-peace-walk-against-violence-video
*Photo: Multiple people were shot in incidents in Gresham and Chatham Wednesday night.
“Eight people were shot in a violent five-hour stretch overnight on the South Side.” ~ Josh McGhee of DNAinfo Chicago
Continue reading on here: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140814/auburn-gresham/chicago-violence-wounds-eight-five-hours
*Photo: Post shooting at the 85th Bud Billiken Parade this past weekend in Chicago.
“The organizer of one of Chicago’s most popular annual parades — and the nation’s largest African-American parade — is lashing out after a shooting wounded two teens and overshadowed the rest of the day’s festivities.” ~ By: Joseph Erbentraut of Huffington Post
Continue reading on here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/bud-billiken-parade-shooting_n_5669738.html?ir=Black+Voices
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*Photo: After shooting during the 85th Annual Bud Biliken Parade.
“At least 19 people have been shot across Chicago this weekend, including two teens who were shot during a South Side parade Saturday afternoon.” ~ NBC Chicago
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*Photo: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, seeking re-election, contends with the fallout from a defunct $54.5 million program.
“Two summers ago a home invasion by gang members on the city’s South Side went wrong when one of the robbers shot another one in the back of the head, according to Chicago police. Sixteen-year-old Douglas Bufford was killed, and 19-year-old Jermalle Brown was charged with first-degree murder. His trial begins on Aug. 15, and it may attract more attention than usual in a city plagued by violent crime, just as his arrest did. Why? Because at the time of the shooting, Douglas Bufford and Jermalle Brown were also on the Illinois state payroll, earning $8.50 an hour to hand out antiviolence pamphlets.” ~ Online Wall Street Journal
Continue reading on here: http://online.wsj.com/articles/claire-groden-an-antiviolence-boondoggle-in-murder-plagued-chicago-1407537166
*Photo: Chicago, IL
“If there is one thing that gives children a positive sense of connection to their community, it is a good meal shared with others. Share Our Strength, No Child Hungry is feeding kids in the summer and throughout the year where they live, learn and play. You can help them continue to do that by attending their major fundraising event in Chicago, The Taste of the Nation on Wednesday, August 13th at Navy Pier.” ~ By Jeannie Boutelle Huffington Post Chicago
Continue reading here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeannie-boutelle/fighting-hunger-in-chicago_b_5649304.html