Why is Rahm letting Chicago’s murder crisis go to waste?

By John Ruberry Chicago is five days removed from its bloodiest May in twenty-one years. Two decades Chicago had more residents, so on a per capita basis May 2016 is even worse than it seems. The Tuesday tally for Memorial Day weekend carnage was six dead and 69 wounded. You might as well add a seventh … Continue reading Why is Rahm letting Chicago’s murder crisis go to waste?

No Sharpton, no Jesse: Funeral for nine year-old victim of gang violence held in Chicago

By John Ruberry While the protests and the riots were raging in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting by a police officer of Michael Brown. a nine year-old South Side Chicago African-American boy, Antonio Smith, was shot to death near railroad tracks that mark the boundary between rival factions of the Gangster Disciples street gang. No … Continue reading No Sharpton, no Jesse: Funeral for nine year-old victim of gang violence held in Chicago